The following is a guideline for new users to help assist in understanding the many different screens available in CAESAR II and how to navigate between them.
When you first launch CAESAR II, the home screen launches. This window must always be present while you are using CAESAR II. When you activate any one of the modules of CAESAR II, it is opened up in a separate window, and this home screen is greyed out. The other window must be closed before you can access a different module. Below is a brief description of each module in this picture:
- Home tab - used to manipulate CAESAR II files or review and publish results.
- Analysis tab - used to activate WRC 107/297, or other independent calculator modules.
- Interfaces tab - used to convert neutral files or PCF files into CAESAR II files.
- Create a new file.
- Loads a file into memory.
- Open the piping input window for the file you have loaded into memory.
- Creates a new underground file, based on whatever file is loaded into memory.
- Creates or opens a structural file. If a piping file is loaded into memory, this button is greyed out.
- Reviews the load case editor for the file loaded into memory.
- Reviews the dynamic analysis module for the file loaded into memory. A static analysis must have been ran on this file prior to opening dynamic analysis.
- Reviews previous static analysis results.
- Creates *.dwg stress isometrics from CAESAR II models.
- Edit configuration settings for your environment or analysis properties.
- Edit or review your material database.
- Opens FEA Tools or B31.J essentials to allow you to convert your existing CAESAR II file to use the new B31.J SIF values.
To look at my model, I'm going to click on #6, Piping input:
On this screen we can manipulate the analytical model. First I'm going to edit the default icon size here: https://1drv.ms/i/s!AleJji7SehcbhifhVwG8Mfx3QId2
After setting up the analysis, I'm going to use the "batch run" icon to run my analysis. A shortcut to this is Alt + F, B:
This screen is for reviewing static results, diagnosing issues in the model, and preparing reports.
Click on this icon to review a 3D plot of the model. Click on this icon to shortcut your way back to piping input:
To quickly review analysis results, follow this guideline: https://1drv.ms/i/s!AleJji7SehcbhigqGrZ-38je5jwe