How to interpret Max./ min. Plate Results for any load case?

Actually, for any single load case, there could be multiple plates which could be the worst. Say, the worst plate element in shear and the worst plate element in bending would be different. Also, if we are considering the concurrent forces, the worst element which needs to be considered for design could be altogether a different element!
Hence, once the tables are generated, a user needs to interpret the worst result manually. As such, even if this is implemented in midas Civil, the process would be quite similar to what needs to be done in Excel. 
One of the quicker ways to obtain the plates with the worst effects manually is as follows:
1. Create an envelope of all the applied load cases/ combinations
2. Check the maximum and minimum for all components of forces () for the required component of forces in the legend.
3. Note the plate nos. with max and min results for the envelop load combination (Max & Min).

4. When generating the result table, kindly enter only these plate numbers.
Creation date: 10/28/2017 11:36 PM      Updated: 9/11/2023 2:55 PM
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