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5 Fast check are available to find the most suitable foundation.
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7 [[image:1585297793568-648.png]]
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9 In [[image:1585297807458-873.png]]// Configuration// dialog, the user can set design options, like //Design Approach,// soil’s //Safety Factors, //the load combination’s //Limit state //and //Settlements parameters//.
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14 |(% style="width:98px" %)[[image:warning.png]]|(% style="width:1392px" %)In Foundation design only //Check// is available, //Manual design// or //Auto design// not.
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16 In //Design approach //tab, the user can select the design approach which influences the combination of effects. For more details, see Eurocode 1997-1:2006 Chapter 2.4.7.3.4.
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18 In //Safety factor //tab, the user can set the safety factors of soil properties, resistance and permanent actions.
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20 In the //Load combination //tab, the user can set the limit states for each load combinations according to the selected //Design approach//.
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22 In the //Settlements// tab, the user can set for which types of load combinations (quasi-permanent, frequent, characteristic) he wants the settlement check to be performed and define the limit values of the relative displacements and rotations. For more details, see Eurocode 1997 H Annex.
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24 By [[image:1585297913999-808.png]] //Design calculation parameter //command the foundation’s calculation parameters can be set:
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26 1. __Isolated foundation__:
27 1*. settlement limit value
28 1*. preparation method (Cast in-situ or Precast)
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31 1. __Wall foundation__: 
32 1*. settlement limit value
33 1*. maximum distance of calculated sections
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35 1. __Foundation slab__
36 1*. settlement limit value
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38 1*. Put additional check points for settlement calculation. These points automatically generated at the slab region’s vertices and at the joint of columns and foundation slab.
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41 Design calculations can be done by //Check// command or in //Calculation dialog. //Under //Check// command the user can check either the objects or display the relative settlements.
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45 |(% style="width:98px" %)[[image:warning.png]]|(% style="width:1392px" %)For foundation slabs only relative settlements can be calculated with SLS combination. Due to this the design calculations for foundation slabs will not run the ULS combinations.
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47 After displaying the //Foundation utilization //results, foundation design calculations can be seen by //Detailed results// command.
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51 When choosing //Display options//[[image:1585298309616-717.png]] the following dialog appears.
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53 //Go to…//  [[image:1585298315061-680.png]] command helps the user to navigate in detailed results.
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