• 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…

  • DS EC 02: Fire design of unprotected 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…

  • Intro – validation of Diamonds

    Content Analysis Static SLL 01: Fixed beam with various loads SLL 02: Shear deformation in simply supported beam SLL 03: Beam on three supports SLL 04: Stepped cantilever loaded with torsion SLL 05: Bending of rigidly connected beams SLL 06: Beam on elastic foundation SLL 07: Beam on elastic foundation,…

  • Error: Access to the path [local working folder] is denied

    When you try to save a model or close Diamonds, you get the error: [NL]: Toegang tot het pad [een lokaal pad] is geweigerd. Solution In this article we talk about preference settings (language, color, units, …). They’re stored in the folder My Documents on the C-drive. The path to…

  • Hot keys

    Below you will find a list of all short keys available in Diamonds. It is not possible to adjust the short keys or define short keys yourself. Suggestions for new short keys can be send to support@buildsoft.eu. SHIFT Aid when drawing orthogonal (0°, 90°, 45°) lines Select additional elements ALT…

  • Error: Syntax error or premature end of file on line xxxx

    You exported the pratical reinforcement as a dxf. When you try to open the dxf in AutoCAD, you get the error Syntax error or premature end of file on line xxxx. Invalid or incomplete DXF input — drawing descarded Solution 1 (recommended) [In Diamonds 2024] Close all Diamonds 2024 projects….

  • DLL 06: Cantilever beam with eccentric mass – eigenfrequencies

    Description 1. The eccentricity of the mass is created by adding bar BC to the model. The purpose is that bar BC is significantly stiffer than bar AB. Results Case 1 Case 2 References Mécaniciens, S. F. D. (1990). Guide de validation des progiciels de calcul des structures: SDLL 15:…