FAQ

How do I install demo version on my computer?

Download a software installation pack [akses-RCBD.zip] form www.akses.in
Unzip the software installation pack.
Install Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 by running file : dotnetfx.exe
Install akses-RCBD 2017 Demo by running file : aksesDemoInstall.exe
Start akses-RCBD 2017 Demo by clicking on its desktop icon.

Is there any limitation on the number of member elements in a building frame that can be modeled?

No. A building frame model can have any number of member elements. Educational version has limitaion of about 1100 member elements.

How do I use design panels of Slabs, Beams, Columns & Footings without generating a model?

You can use all the design panels by directly entering your values of LOADS, MOMENTS AND SHEAR FORCES in the respective fields in the design panels.

How do I get my project analyzed without purchasing the software?

Even if you are not able to use the analysis command in the free demo version, if you email us your zipped data folder at akses.rcbd@gmail.com,  we will analyse your data files and send them back to you so that you will be able to design all the elements yourself.

How do I backup my project?

Hold down [Ctrl] key and click on ‘Save Project’ to backup the current project.

How do I restore my backed up project?

Hold down [Ctrl] key and click on ‘Open Project’ to restore the backed up project.

Can I import floor plan from an architectural CAD drawing?

You can import center-lines from the architectural drawings. Please go through Example link at the bottom of contents in the HELP to find out how it is done. 

How do I generate a model of my project?

Please go through Example link at the bottom of contents in the HELP to find out how it is done.

How do I view all joint coordinates?

Hold down [Ctrl] key and click on ‘List Joint’ to view all joint coordinates.

How do I delete multiple joints using window select?

Press left mouse button and drag mouse to select multiple joints while delete command is in process.

How do I list rotation of a member in x-z plane?

Hold [Ctrl] and press on list member.

How do I Edit Member Alpha [rotation] of Vertical Collinear Members?

Hold down [Alt] key and Click on Edit Member. Click on joint of desired vertical member in plan views. Click [Yes] to set alpha = pi/2 of all vertical members along that joint. Click [No] to set alpha = 0 of all vertical members along that joint.

How do I edit U.D. Loads of multiple members?

Hold down [Alt] key and Click on Edit U.D. Load. Window select multiple members. Input existing value of UDL on members. Input new value of UDL on members.

How Do I delete All U.D. Loads?

Hold down [Ctrl] key and Click on Delete U.D. Load.

How do I create circular beam?

Create 10 – 20 joints along the length of the desired circular beams and connect these joints by normal beam elements.