Rcdc column steel too heavy from mdb file

I am exporting mdb file from etab . But it got too much smaller size than usual. And I got results from rcdc depending upon that file . But results are not proper for column. So kindly suggest solution on that.

  • Hi

    please make sure that all the design settings like concrete grade and sizes of members are same for comparison.

    also make sure that the effective length factor calculation in E-tabs and RCDC should be same to compare results.

    i would request you to check all above parameters before comparing results from E-tabs and RCDC. if all parameters are same, generally results are matching. 

    still , if you have aby issues, please share result outputs of E-tabs and RCDC for comparison and mark your comments to understand your query better.