The effects of soil-foundation interaction, e.g., the differential settlement, may have a significant impact on building response. ETABS offers a modelling option to automatically generate foundation springs and dashpots for isolated column footings (i.e., shallow foundations) based on footing geometry and soil profile definitions. Soil profiles may consist of any number of layers and associated properties, and there is no limit to the number of footing and soil profile combinations that may be defined.

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