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
Last modified 10d ago