By running Design Concrete (Static) from the Design ribbon, you effectively combine analysis and design (with the exception of slab design) into a single automated process.
Up to three separate analyses are automatically performed in order to generate the design forces required for the concrete beam, column, and wall design:
- 3D Analysis
- Grillage chasedown analysis
- FE chasedown analysis
The sets of forces established from the FE chasedown analysis are considered by default for the design of each concrete member type. They can however be switched off should you decide that they are not required. The control for doing this for beams is located in Design Settings > Concrete > Beam > General Parameters. A similar control is provided for columns and walls also.