Can RF-STEEL AISC optimize cross-sections for Serviceabillity?

Answer

The RF-STEEL AISC module does not optimize cross-sections for the Serviceability Limit State design. Optimization is only calculated for the Ultimate Limit State design. 

Users must manually adjust the cross-section in RFEM or within the add-on module and can export the cross-section back into RFEM. In either scenario, the model must be rerun in order to calculate the correct internal forces with adjusted member size. 

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