How to dynamically track load paths through a structure.
Engineers rely on tracking load paths regularly when designing structures. In residential house construction, for example, a continuous load path is important because it helps redistribute dead, live, and wind loads, and transfer these forces from the roof to the foundation.
Conventionally, load paths are calculated manually by hand or via spreadsheet. For example, when you want to increase or decrease the size of an upstream member, you need to look at the reactions on the spreadsheet or paper, and manually type or copy paste those reactions down the load path, which is both a massive time sink and highly prone to mistakes as revisions are made.
Join our structural engineers to learn tips to easily determine the load path in a structure, and find out how you can easily link reactions between beams, columns, and foundations in ClearCalcs so you can dynamically track loads through a structure, and ultimately, help you deliver great design faster.
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