Automatic generation of wind load according to Building Code. The positive and negative wind pressure is generated on the example of a multi-storey building with account of different parameters (wind region, terrain category, constructional and aerodynamic coefficients).


In this video there will be introduced new features in SAPFIR 2022. We will discuss automatic load generation on beams though proxy objects.


  • 12 May 2023
  • LIRALAND

Snow mound in SAPFIR 2022

  • 12 May 2023
  • LIRALAND

Snow mound in SAPFIR 2022

This video shows how to collect snow load automatically and to apply snow mound in LIRA-CAD.


  • 12 May 2023
  • LIRALAND

Special loads in SAPFIR 2022

  • 12 May 2023
  • LIRALAND

Special loads in SAPFIR 2022

This video shows new type of load in LIRA-CAD: Special load. In this video you will learn what is special load, how to apply it and in what situations it is needed.


The "Moving load" tool is mentioned to specify traffic loads on different types of structures: stylobate pavement, floor slabs of parking, bridge structures, motorways, etc.


  • 12 May 2023
  • LIRALAND

Moving loads in SAPFIR 2022

  • 12 May 2023
  • LIRALAND

Moving loads in SAPFIR 2022

This video shows how to create and edit moving loads and combination of loads.


Soil pressure

Soil pressure

For various purposes it can be useful to model the soil pressure on the basement walls. The commands necessary for this purpose are presented on the "Create" tab, "Loads" panel.


  • 12 May 2023
  • LIRALAND

Earthquake loads in SAPFIR 2022

  • 12 May 2023
  • LIRALAND

Earthquake loads in SAPFIR 2022

This video shows how to apply seismic load by accelerogram in LIRA-CAD.


This video shows how to create and apply soil pressure to basement walls.


Thermal loads

Thermal loads

The article describes how to model thermal loads in SAPFIR. To model the thermal loads in LIRA-CAD module of the program, use the specialised tools available on the "Analytics" tab, on the "Analytical load" panel, in the "Loads" drop-down list.