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## Tributary areas of columns and how to best calculate them

This article explains what tributary areas are, why they are important and presents a simple geometric method to calculate them. The chosen units displayed in the examples is expressed in meters, but all numbers are applicable in feet as well. How do columns work? The fact that columns are everywhere in buildings may not be […]

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## Analysis of floor supported by 8 columns and 4 walls

Analysis of floor supported by 8 columns and 4 walls. If you’re interested in testing out Tribby3d to automate column load calculation, don’t hesitate to sign up for the free beta version at https://tribby3d.com/sign-up

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## Tribby3d version 0.12 is finally here!

Tribby3d version 0.12 is now released and live at tribby3d.com! Lots of new exciting features: Added ability to define area loads and intersect these with tributary areas. Added “Breakdown” to show a text summary of area load and tributary area intersection results. Added property tab to the side panel, which enables object level data inspection […]

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## 33 columns, 4 walls and one floor with two openings

Tributary areas of structure including 33 columns, 4 walls and one floor with 2 openings. Easy-peasy using Tribby3d! Also check out the actual areas in m2 and the initial configuration. If you’re interested in testing out Tribby3d to automate column load calculation, don’t hesitate to sign up for the free beta version at https://tribby3d.com/sign-up

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## Area loads are finally coming to Tribby3d!

Column force calculations are finally coming to Tribby3d! Column point loads can be calculated by multiplying the column’s tributary area with applicable area loads. For some structures, several area loads might overlap with the same column’s tributary area. Then the loading zones must be intersected with the tributary area to find out how much each […]

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## Calculating tributary areas of columns using Tribby3d

Happy Friday all! Using tributary areas for calculating column loads is a great way to achieve results fast, especially in early design stages. With Tribby3d, that gets even faster! Check out https://tribby3d.com/solution to learn more, and visit https://tribby3d.com/sign-up to sign up for the free beta.

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## Improved visualization of columns

Improved visualization of columns in 2d! Based on user feedback, this hotfix addresses to make it easier to distinguish columns from the rest of the structure when seen from above. Check out https://tribby3d.com/sign-up for more info and to sign-up for the free beta.

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## Happy new year!

The Tribby3d team wishes all our users and followers a happy new year and best wishes for 2021! Check out https://tribby3d.com/sign-up for more info and to sign-up for the free beta.

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## Improvements to text label visualization

We’ve been busy making improvements to the text label visualization in the viewport lately, which luckily seems to be working well in 3d too! Stay tuned for Tribby3d version 0.12 which will be released soon. As always, check out https://tribby3d.com/sign-up for more info and to sign-up for the free beta.

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## Coming soon to Tribby3d: Area Loads!

Coming soon to Tribby3d based on a user request: the ability to draw custom area loads which can be used together with tributary areas to calculate column forces!