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3.1 General Data

In window 1.1 General Data, you can specify the design standard and the actions. The tabs manage the load cases, load combinations, and result combinations for the ultimate and serviceability limit state designs.

Figure 3.1 Window 1.1 General Data
Design Acc. to Standard / NA
Figure 3.2 Standard and National Annex for reinforced concrete design

You can specify the standard according to which you want to perform the ultimate and serviceability limit state design. The following standards for reinforced concrete are available in the list:

Table 3.0

EN 1992-1-1:2004/A1:2014

European Union

DIN 1045-1:2008-08


DIN 1045:1988-07


ACI 318-14


ACI 318-11


CSA 23.3-14 (R2015)


SIA 262:2013


GB 50010-2010


You can purchase each standard separately.

You can use the button to hide and display old standards in the list. They are marked in red.

National Annex

For the design according to the Eurocode (EN 1992-1-1:2004/A1:2014), you have to specify the National Annex whose parameters apply for the checks.

Figure 3.3 National Annexes for EN 1992-1-1

Click the [Edit] button to view the preset parameters (see Figure 3.4). You can also access the Parameters of National Annex dialog box with the [Nat. Annex] button that is available in every input window.

Figure 3.4 Parameters of National Annex dialog box

In this dialog box, you can find all design-relevant coefficients specified in the National Annexes. They are listed by the Eurocode's clause numbers.

If other specifications apply for partial safety factors, reduction factors, compression strut angles, etc., you can adjust the parameters. To do this, first click the [New] button to create a copy of the current National Annex. In this user-defined Annex, you can then change the parameters.

Figure 3.5 User-defined comment

In this text box, you can enter a user-defined note to describe the current design case, for example.

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