Climatic Loads Generator – create automatically climatic loads (i.e., wind and snow) and their corresponding load cases


Modeling and defining the values of all climatic loads is a time-consuming process and a source of possible errors. The amount of time spent for the calculation of climatic effects can be significantly reduced, while assuring more accurate results. You can obtain in no time the climatic loads intensity and distribution on your structure using a fast and easy-to-use Advance Design function: the 3D Climatic loads generator.

Implemented Eurocode 1 and National specific standards

Advance Design provides several climatic standards such as NV 2009 (France), NP082-04 / CR1-1-3-2005 (Romania), Eurocode 1, Canadian (NBC2010 or 2015) and US (ASCE 7-10) codes, with different national appendixes:

  • General
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Romania
  • Germany
  • Czech Republic
  • Poland
  • Slovakia

The choice is done in the global project’s settings.

Wide applicability

Automatically generated wind loads and snow loads on a structure
Automatically generated wind loads on a signboard

The structure and roof shape is taken into account, therefore you can create loads on portal frames, parapet walls, lattice structures, scaffolding elements, buildings with dominant face, panels, horizontal roofs, two slopes roofs, isolated roofs, protruding roofs, roofs with awning, etc.

Examples of automatic generation of climatic loads on various structures

Wind loads on multiple roofs

Snow loads on multiple roofs

Wind loads on awning

Snow accumulation on portal frames with a negative slope

Snow accumulation on portal frames with a negative slope

You can automatically generate all the climatic loads on a structure in an efficient way, which saves a great amount of time:

  • Select the appropriate climatic standard.
  • Generate windwalls on 3D structures.
  • Create load case families for snow or / and wind and configure the advanced properties (if necessary).
The properties window for the snow and wind case families

Access the snow and wind loads values map to define the structure location.
With a single click, the values of the wind speed, wind pressure, snow load and exceptional snow loads on the structure faces and roof are automatically defined according to the selected region:

Automatically updated values, according to the selected structure location Eurocode 1 with French Appendix: Snow EN 1991-1-3 NF and Wind EN 1991-1-4 NF

Launch the climatic generator

The climatic load cases and loads are automatically displayed in the graphic area and also, in the Pilot, in the corresponding loads family, providing access to an efficient management:

Accurate and prompt update

If the structure or the loads properties are modified after generating the climatic loads, a single click is enough to update the loads, according to the new conditions.

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