Simulate Early, Simulate Often... In Rhino
currently you can only apply uniform loads;
you should think of the triangular loads, such as occurs in the beam-wall connections (onplate).
I designed a simple roof beams on four double-T and I had problems to apply thereaction constraint at the edge of the beam-wall.
The calculation I had done manually, using the book "Mechanics of Structures ", published by McGraw Hill, but I had trouble inserting the plate-wall reaction forces, because they were triangular, I folded on the vector equivalent to one third of the triangle.
Another problem: I have made a comparison of price/effectiveness between Scan andSolve software with other published on the "Plug in third-party" of www.rhino3d.com.
Software compared: the bundle Cadre Pro and Straus7:
Straus7 prise $ 4,000 + VAT, OK!,
but Cadre Pro (the full software package of 5) price 620+ VAT.
Question: The cost of SnS is not excessive ($ 695 + VAT), since for now it has all the functionality of Cadre Pro?
I think the advantage that SnS is "internal" Rhino does not justify a higher price.