If the dome support conditions are defined for the solution together with the structure, the dome is solved interactively with the structure. Dome analysis is already done with the Analysis + Design (F9) command.

If the dome support conditions are defined as a separate solution with the building, the dome solution is made with Dome + Vault Analysis.

Location of Dome Analysis Command

You can access the Dome Analysis command under the Analysis heading of the ribbon menu Analysis and Design tab .

Process steps

  • Switch to the story you want to analyze dome.

  • Click on the Dome_Vault Analysis icon under the Analysis Design icon.

  • The shell analysis option will appear.

  • Check or uncheck the Use alternate meshing algorithm option.

  • Click the OK button to continue the process.

  • Dome analysis will be made.