Wind tunnel data is huge and tedious to input in ETABS. The data is produced from wind engineering team’s softwares and usually provided in Excel format. If the building is not regular, number of load cases could be more than 20.
How to import all this data into ETABS 9.7 is a big issue because ETABS only lets you export the data to Excel. There is no import facility from any database or Excel sheet. Unlike SAFE and SAP, ETABS does not offer the facility to use interactive database editing too.
I encountered this problem in a recent project and imported the bulk of numbers successfully in ETABS by using Excel and VBA. Please leave your comments on the topic and share your experience on projects that involved wind tunnel loads.