GSA Video Tutorials

This page offers a selection of tutorials, some presented as videos, some as PDF. Clicking the link runs the tutorial directly. GSA models are offered for some tutorials

An approximate run-time is given for each video.

The version of GSA used to create each tutorial is also stated.
(While the appearance of tutorials created in previous versions may differ from the current version, the information remains relevant.)

What's New videos and presentations

Videos and presentations summarising the new features in GSA are accessible via the What's New page.

Getting Started With GSA

Instructions on making the model used in this tutorial can be found here.

  1. Getting Started With GSA
    video: 7 minutes, GSA 8.4

Data Backup in GSA

A demonstration of the data backup systems in GSA

  1. Data Backup in GSA
    video: 4 minutes, GSA 7.6

Lists and Sets in GSA

A demonstration of the functionality use of lists and sets in GSA

  1. Introduction
    video: 3 minutes, GSA 7.6
  2. Lists
    video: 2 minutes, GSA 7.6
  3. Sets
    video: 4 minutes, GSA 7.6
  4. Conversion Between Lists and Sets
    video: 3.5 minutes, GSA 7.6
  5. More Help
    video: 1 minute, GSA 7.6

The Lists Toolbar in GSA

A demonstration of the use of the Lists toolbar in GSA Graphic Views and Output Views

  1. The Lists Toolbar in GSA
    video: 4 minutes, GSA 7.6

Volumes in GSA Graphic Views

A demonstration of the use of Volumes to identify what is to be drawn in GSA Graphic Views

  1. Volumes in GSA Graphic Views
    video: 2.5 minutes, GSA 7.6

Saved Views in GSA

A demonstration of the scope and functionality of saved views in GSA

  1. Introduction
    video: 1.5 minutes, GSA 7.6
  2. Default View Settings
    video: 1.5 minutes, GSA 7.6
  3. Preferred Views
    video: 1.5 minutes, GSA 7.6
  4. Saved Views
    video: 3 minutes, GSA 7.6
  5. Managing Saved Views
    video: 1.5 minutes, GSA 7.6
  6. More Help
    video: 0.5 minutes, GSA 7.6

Creating Axes in GSA

A demonstration of the creation of user axes in GSA Graphic Views

  1. Creating Axes in GSA
    video: 4 minutes, GSA 8.0

Grid Planes and the Current Grid in GSA

A demonstration of the definition and use of Grid Planes, and of the functionality of the Current Grid

  1. Introduction
    video: 2 minutes, GSA 8.0
  2. The Current Grid
    video: 5 minutes, GSA 8.0
  3. Other Ways of Setting Up Grid Planes
    video: 5 minutes, GSA 8.0

2D Polylines in GSA

A demonstration of the functionality of 2D polylines and the current polyline

  1. 2D Polylines in GSA
    video: 3 minutes, GSA 8.0

Grid Loading in GSA

A demonstration of the use of grid loading in GSA

  1. Introduction
    video: 4 minutes, GSA 8.0
  2. Creating Grid Loading
    video: 5 minutes, GSA 8.0

Steel Code Checking in GSA

A demonstration of the functionality and use of steel design features in GSA

  1. Introduction
    video: 4.5 minutes, GSA 8.0
  2. Generating Steel Members
    video: 3 minutes, GSA 8.0
  3. Steel Member Restraints
    video: 3 minutes, GSA 8.0
  4. Steel Member Results
    video: 3 minutes, GSA 8.0

Bridge Analysis in GSA

A demonstration of the functionality and use of bridge analysis features in GSA

  1. Introduction
    video: 0.5 minutes, GSA 7.6
  2. Creating an Alignment
    video: 1 minute, GSA 7.6
  3. Defining Influence Effects
    video: 2 minutes, GSA 7.6

Footfall induced vibration

A demonstration of Footfall response calculation in GSA

  1. Footfall calculation
    video: 4 minutes, GSA 8.2

Explicit Colour

A tutorial and video on the explicit assignment of colour to GSA entities

  1. Explicit entity colour definition
    video: 3 minutes, GSA 8.4

GSA ‘Step Through’ Tutorials

'General Use of GSA' training exercise

A tutorial based on the main training exercise used in the 'General Use of GSA' training course

  1. Tutorial notes
    PDF, GSA 8.2
  2. GSA models
    Zip file of GSA data files, GSA 8.2

Importing a GSA model into Revit

A step by step guide on importing a GSA model into Revit Structure using the GsRevit 'Import From Oasys GSA' tool

  1. Tutorial notes
    PDF, GSA 8.4
  2. GSA models
    Zip file of GSA data files, GSA 8.4