The LUSAS Programmable
Interface (LPI) and a user-defined results calculation facility
provide the means to customise modelling and results processing tasks
to your specific requirements and provide the opportunity for you to
carry out structural optimisation and simple checks to particular
using VBScript to access LUSAS facilities and functionality,
user-defined menu items and dialogs can be created, direct links to
Word and Excel can be made for data transfer and repetitive tasks can
- For modelling, the
parameterisation of all sorts of structures such as space frame
roofs, tanks, silos and culverts is possible.
- For results
processing, design checks can be made and reinforcement quanties
can be calculated.
- When used with
automated iterative analysis structural member sizes and
configurations can be optimised.
user-defined results calculation facility allows LUSAS model and
results parameters to be used in arithmetic expressions to give
spreadsheet-style capabilities inside all LUSAS software products. It
offers an alternative to external results manipulation. However,
unlike external spreadsheet calculations, because all calculations are
done inside LUSAS and based upon current model and results data, the
values obtained can be automatically be recalculated at the press of a
button if the model data is edited or if results change.
definition, the user results components created can be selected by
name from the Component drop-down list on the Contours, Values, and
Diagrams layers properties dialogs. All standard LUSAS results
processing, viewing, animating, graphing, printing and report
capabilities can be used with any user-defined results components
to LUSAS Civil &
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