So If I have a bunch of walls or coupling beams in a high rise tower and I want to view envelope loads of all my load combinations etabs takes a while to generate all that information over and over again.
Once you export it all into a spreadsheet, visualizing it into rhino would be nice to
have it on hand to refer to.
send it to the web if needed to describe something to another team member.
A good example is design changes. Lets say over the course of SD to DD I change my wall design 4-5 times due to architectural changes. It would be nice to know why I designed my wall how I did based on some diagram of the forces or how the model behaved at one point it time (forces being a proxy)
In the past we would just create a PDF of elevations with forces and maybe drop the EDB file
but im just thinking out loud