Project and model specifications

Structure of sheets "Project" and "Model" is different from all the other sheets. Properties are oriented in columns not in rows as usual.

Project

In the list called “Project”, you can specify basic information about your project.

The specification in excel

Name of the row

Type of data

Value example or enum definition

Required value

Description

Name

String

Park Office

no

The name of the project

Description

String

Administrative complex

no

The description of the project

Project nr

String

23/2019

no

Project numerical designation

Created

Date Time

2018-12-16 15:48:50

no

Creation time, in UTC, in format yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm

Last update

Date Time

2018-12-23 23:58:59

no

Last update time, in UTC, in format yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm

Project type

String

Building construction

no

The type of the project. The project type can be assigned to e.g. "Building construction" or "Infrastructure construction"

Project kind

String

New building

no

The kind of the project. The project kind can be assigned to e.g. "Extension", "Finish", "New building", "Reconstruction"

Building type

String

Business

no

Kind of use of the building such as Administrative, Residential, etc…

Status

String

Planning stage

no

Status of the project

Location

String

South Bohemia

no

Location of the designed project

Id

String

bba1ede8-4106-47fd-b5e1-48637ab87f50

no

ID of project.

Model

In the list called “model” you can specify basic info about your project.

The specification in excel

Name of the row

Type of data

Value example or enum definition

Required value

Description

Name

String

Park Office - object A

no

The name of the model

Description

String

Highrise

no

The description of the model

Discipline

String

Load-bearing structure

no

Discipline can be set as Undefined, Architecture, HVAC, Load-bearing structure, Terrain, Facility etc.

Level of detail

String

Draft

no

Describe level of detail of the model

Status

String

Planning stage

no

Description of model status

Owner

String

Person A

no

Define the owner of the model

Revision number

String

rev.02

no

Current revision number

Created

Date Time

2018-12-16

no

Creation time, in UTC, in ISO format year-month-day

Last update

Date Time

2018-12-19

no

Last update time, in UTC, in ISO format year-month-day

Source type

String

Structural analysis model

no

Definition of the source data

Source application

String

Scia Engineer

no

Definition of the source application

SAF Version

String

1.0.3

yes

Definition of used version of the Structural Analysis Format

Source company

String

Statical company

no

Define the author company of source data

Global coordinate system

Enum

X vertical

Y vertical

Z vertical

minus X vertical

minus Y vertical

minus Z vertical

yes

Define the space orientation of the coordinates system for model

Right hand rule applies all the time.

X vertical - X axis goes against gravity

Y vertical - Y axis goes against gravity

Z vertical - Z axis goes against gravity

minus X vertical - X axis goes in direction of gravity

minus Y vertical - Y axis goes in direction of gravity

minus Z vertical - Z axis goes in direction of gravity

* For further explanation see notes below

LCS of cross-section

Enum

ZYX

MinusYZX

MinusZMinusYX

YMinusZX

YZMinusX

MinusZYMinusX

MinusYMinusZMinusX

ZMinusYMinusX

yes

Define the LCS orientation of used cross-section.

With row "LCS of cross-section" the user is able to define, how the LCS of cross section is defined in his software. This will give opportunity to receiving application of SAF file to correctly interpret LCS of cross section with different standard. The x-axis is always in the centre line and all possible cases are described by this enum.

For further explanation see notes below

System of units

Enum

Metric

Imperial

yes

Define the type of units system used in model

National code

Enum

EC-Standard-EN

EC-ONORM-EN (Austrian NA)

EC-NBN-EN (Belgian NA)

EC-BS-EN (British NA)

EC-CYS-EN (Cypriot NA)

EC-CSN-EN (Czech NA)

EC-DS-EN (Danish NA)

EC-NEN-EN (Dutch NA)

EC-SFS-EN (Finnish NA)

EC-NF-EN (French NA)

EC-DIN-EN (German NA)

EC-ELOT-EN (Greek NA)

EC-IS-EN (Irish NA)

EC-UNI-EN (Italian NA)

EC-LU-EN (Luxembourgian NA)

EC-MS-EN (Malaysian NA)

EC-NS-EN (Norwegian NA)

EC-PN-EN (Polish NA)

EC-SR-EN (Romanian NA)

EC-SS-EN (Singaporean NA)

EC-STN-EN (Slovakian NA)

EC-SIST-EN (Slovenian NA)

EC-UNE-EN (Spanish NA)

EC-SS-EN (Swedish NA)

IBC

NBR

yes

Sets national code used for structural analysis

Ignored objects

String

StructuralCrossSection;StructuralPointAction

no

Field used for update work-flow

Specify the object(s) that should be excluded from update

Multiple objects are divided by a semicolon

See notes for all SAF objects

Ignored groups

String

SupportsAndHinges;StructuralLoad

no

Field used for update work-flow

Specify the groups(s) that should be excluded from update

Groups are parent to objects - each group consists of multiple objects

Multiple groups are divided by a semicolon

See notes for all SAF groups

Id

String

bba1ede8-4106-47fd-b5e1-48637ab87f47

no

ID of model.

Notes

Global coordinate system:

LCS of cross-section:

  • The graphical interpretation of values for row "LCS of cross-section" is represented below. Please keep in mind that x-axis is always in centre-line of the member. "LCS of cross-section" desribes how is LCS of CSS library handled and how is CSS applied on the the member.

  • The first axis of the enum is the vertical one, positive direction is Zref. The second axis of the enum is the horizontal one, positive direction is Yref. Last is the axis in cente-line of the member, positive direction is Xref.

System of units

  • Column headers should respect this setting and change unit accordingly, also values should be in specified units

  • See table of units for headers

Ignored objects/groups:

  • See table of units for headers