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How to extract reinforcement percentage from ETABS?

We can see reinforcement percentage requirement of columns and beams in ETABS. Many a times we want to get a summary of concrete design results, we do this by copying the table from display menu and pasting the same in Excel. Some of our smart colleague use Microsoft access for the same.

The results summery are being shown something like as shown below. This result does not show reinforcement percentage required for the columns.

Now the question is how to get the result where we can find reinforcement percentage requirement of columns? What if we can get result summery something like below?

That is a better way of presenting the results. You can do so. Just follow some simple steps shown below.
1. Run your model and do concrete design.

2. God to file → print tables → concrete frame design.

3. Select output summery and rtf format and press OK.

4. Save file and open the same. You will find a table showing the result format you wanted.
5. Copy the table and paste i…

How to Change currency format to Indian style in Windows 7?

How to Change currency format to Indian style?
Do you see currency as 1,333,452,265 instead of 1,33,34,52,265 ? you can change the currency style to Indian grouping style. Just follow the steps shown below:

1.Goto control panel and open Date, Time, Language and Regional Options.

2.Click on Change the format of numbers, dates and times.

3.Click on Customize.

4.Click on currency.

5.Select from drop down list in Digit Grouping.

6.Change the grouping pattern to 12,34,56,789. 

Click apply and OK. Now open Excel, type any number, change its format to currency and see the change of grouping. Bingo, you have changed the currency grouping style to Indian. Enjoy. 

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