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ShamiqSaeed

Unable to print summary report in ETABS

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Assalam U Alaikum everybody.

Im trying to display the summary report for my model in ETABS 9.7.4 but its giving the error "printing error occured", I printed summary reports of the same model this morning only but its giving this error now, i thought i had made some blunders in the settings so i reverted back to the source file as it was in the morning but its giving the same error, other models reports are being printed. Help would be appreciated

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1. Import the original text file again.

2. If it doesnt work, assuming you have lateral loads, goto Tables > and show reactions for Ex, Ey ..etc...once the reactions are tabulated. Close and then try again printing the summary report from File menu.

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The problem was with it printing the reactions and tabulating eccentricity ratios and drift ratios etc within the text file. It would create the text file till T calculations but the rest of the data would be missing after it gave the "printing error occured" dialog.

The only change I was making to the file was that I was changing the stiffness modifiers for the basement retaining wall from 0.01 to 0.0001, except f22 which was left as 0.1. Other than that, I did not change the meshing or anything else. What I dont understand is that how can that cause a problem in it printing the summary report

 

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17 hours ago, ShamiqSaeed said:

The problem was with it printing the reactions and tabulating eccentricity ratios and drift ratios etc within the text file. It would create the text file till T calculations but the rest of the data would be missing after it gave the "printing error occured" dialog.

The only change I was making to the file was that I was changing the stiffness modifiers for the basement retaining wall from 0.01 to 0.0001, except f22 which was left as 0.1. Other than that, I did not change the meshing or anything else. What I dont understand is that how can that cause a problem in it printing the summary report

 

That shouldn't cause any problem. Try uninstalling and reinstalling ETABS.

Thanks.

 

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22 hours ago, ShamiqSaeed said:

The only change I was making to the file was that I was changing the stiffness modifiers for the basement retaining wall from 0.01 to 0.0001,

That might have caused some inconsistencies in the calculations (very small/large values) and could have caused this error. There is not much diff in behaviour if you change from 0.01 to 0.0001 so keep the previous value.

5 hours ago, UmarMakhzumi said:

That shouldn't cause any problem. Try uninstalling and reinstalling ETABS.

Thanks.

 

That would not solve the problem i reckon.

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