Enhancement of the Work in Scia Engineer's Environment by Employment of XML Programming Language

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The productivity of the work of engineers in the design of building structures by applying the rules of technical standards [1] has been increasing by using different software products for recent years. The software products offer engineers new possibilities to design different structures. However, there are problems especially for design of structures with similar static schemes as it is needed to follow the same work-steps. This can be more effective if the steps are done automatically by using a programming language for leading the processes that are done by software. The design process of timber structure which is done in the environment of Scia Engineer software is presented in the article. XML Programming Language is used for automatization of the design and the XML code is modified in the Excel environment by using VBA Programming language [2], [3].

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  • [1] EN 1995-1-1:2004 (E) Eurocode 5 Design of timber structures Part 1-1: General - Common rules and rules for buildings.

  • [2] FLAMER M. - BASTIAENS A: Advanced Structural Optimization Capabilities of Scia Engineer AEC bytes Tips and Tricks Issue #56 Jan 31 2011.

  • [3] PODVAL J.: Scia Engineer Optimizer Tutorial (Scia Engineer 2011) Jan 2011.

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