• Error: I/O error 103

    When using the structure generator in 12-Build, you get the following error: Solution Reset the 12-Build preferences.

  • About the Section factor

    After a thermal analysis , the ‘Section factor’ can be requested in the data table . But this value does not correspond to section factors that you can find in (most) tables (such as this one). This is because Diamonds shows the shadow factor ksh multiplied by the section factor…

  • Error: unable to create an OpenGL rendering context

    You’re sending a connection from Diamonds 2024 to Powerconnect. At the moment the connection enters PowerConnect, you get the following error: The error does not occur when you do the same steps in Diamonds 2023r01 (or older). Solution You’re computer probably contains more than one graphical card. You can check…

  • How to model a spiral staircase?

    This article describes how to model spiral staircases in Diamonds. Regardless the shape of the stairs itself, some form of simplification will always be necessary. We illustrate the two shapes using concrete stairs, but the same applies for staircases in steel. Shape 1 – individual steps are recognizable Note: the…

  • DS EC 04: Fire resistance of a welded box section

    Description Results Temperature of the cross-section after 30min exposure to ISO 834 fire Intermediate results in Diamonds for bending around the y’-axis in fire state Verification in the field of resistances Verification in the field of temperatures References EN 1993-1-1: 2005+AC:2009 EN 1993-1-2: 2005 Schaumann P. & Trautmann T. (2005)….

  • DS EC 03: Fire design of protected HEB column exposed to the standard fire curve

    Description Results Case 1: cold state Intermediate results in Diamonds for buckling around the y’-axis in cold state 1. The difference arises because Access Steel calculates with rounded profile properties, while Diamonds uses exact profile properties. Furthermore, there is also a discrepancy in the Access Steel calculation sheet: is calculated…