Is there any documentation or manuscripts for calculation verification ?
because there is a slight difference between the result of ETABS and RCDC (ETABS need more rebar area then RCDC)
The strong column and weak beam check is related to the moment capacity of beam & column , which is related to the reinforcement arrangement
RCDC use geometry and force to estimate the bending moment capacity , if engineer use larger steel area for final design , I think RCDC can't reflect the result of this change...
is there any update for flexural and shear check as per ACI code ?
HiRCDC calculates the Beam capacity as per Area of steel calculated as per available bending moment. The detailing of the reinforcement is done as per best possible arrangement of available diameter. Generally area of steel provided would always be more than area of reinforcement required. if user provides much more steel than the actually arrived from available diameters, then it is not captured in joint check as it doesn't read reinforcement provided in beam from beam design file.attached is the Joint check validation document for your reference.
/cfs-file/__key/communityserver-discussions-components-files/5932/Column-Beam-Joint-Check-Validation-Document_5F00_ACI-38M-2014.zipin the latest version of RCDC (126.96.36.199 OR 188.8.131.52) beam capacity is calculated slightly on higher side and it is now corrected in the new version ( V 10.0.0). the New version will be available by mid of February.