Getting High on Wind

Getting High on Wind

Getting High on Wind I am an amateur cyclist, and I typically ride my bike on trails in my home of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma at an elevation of 700 ft [213 m].  One year I took my bike on a vacation to Breckenridge, Colorado at an elevation of 9,000 ft [2743 m].  The...
MecaWind is like Driving a Car

MecaWind is like Driving a Car

MecaWind is like Driving a Car The new MecaWind release provides a new way to select the method used for the Main Wind Force Resisting System (MWFRS) and the Components and Cladding (C&C). The results can be different based upon the MWFRS method and C&C method...
It’s not my Default

It’s not my Default

It’s not my Default There is a feature in MecaWind that is seldom used, but can be very helpful. It’s a feature under the File Menu called “Save Current File as Default”. What does it do? When this feature is is selected, it takes the current...
ASCE 7-16 Wind Changes

ASCE 7-16 Wind Changes

ASCE 7-16 Wind Changes The ASCE 7-16 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures was released in the Summer of 2017, and some jurisdictions are starting to reference this standard. MecaStack has a built in calculator for ASCE 7 wind loads on the stack, but...