Cloud-Based Structural Software

Cloud Computing Advantages

  • Flexibility — use anywhere at any time
  • Cloud modules are upgraded immediately
  • No need for authorizations or authorization codes
  • Reasonable monthly fee compared to our competitors

Cloud Computing Advantages

  • VersaFrame
  • Cold Formed Steel
  • Steel Design
  • Retaining wall
  • Spread Footing
  • Wind Analysis
  • Concrete Column Design
  • Concrete Beam Design
  • Masonry Wall
  • Timber Design
  • Shear Wall Analysis
  • Multiple Load Footing
  • Pile Group Analysis
  • Static Pile Analysis
  • Flat Slab Analysis & Design
  • Aluminum Design
  • General Section Properties
  • Composite Steel Design

Cold Formed Steel Design


  • A completely new program with a very attractive and simple user interface created using WPF technology
  • Program will design Flexural and Axial members for standard shapes defined by AISI (American Iron and Steel Institute)
  • These members will be designed in compliance with Cold Formed Steel Design Manual 2017 and in conjunction with AISI S100-16 specifications
  • ASD, LRFD, and LSD methods of designs will be available along with the respective load combinations

Aluminum Upgrades

  • Compliance with Aluminum Design Manual (ADM) 2015 – ASD and LRFD Methods
  • Standard Load Combinations specific to ASD and LRFD methods now available
  • A new shape – ZEE is included with the database which can be used for member design and check
  • Shear results and capacities are calculated for both major axis and minor axis
  • Total of 4 alloys: 6005A-T6, 6061-T6, 6063-T5, and 6063-T6 are now included for member design and check

Pile Cap Upgrades

  • Compliance with ACI 318-14 design code – Minimum steel requirement and development length criteria
  • Updated examples in the manual. Also updated section references to code sections
  • Updated hand calculation for example 4 based on ACI 318-14
  • Implemented additional error checking features

Timber Design Upgrades

  • Design and Check mode available for Timber Beam and Beam-Column in adherence to latest NDS 2018, IBS 2018 and ASCE 2016 Engineering Standards
  • Upgraded Timber section database to SQLITE database for better and faster software functionality
  • Snow Loads, Wind Loads and Load Combinations have been updated to follow respective sections of ASCE 7-16 Standards
  • New Deeper Timber sections added to 3-1/2” and 5-1/2” Glulam Southern and Glulam Western sections
  • User defined sections can now be saved and analyzed
  • Fixed section properties for single and double beam TJI sections
  • Fixed deflection diagrams when cantilever end / s present

Wind Analysis Upgrades

  • Implemented ASCE 7-16 wind provisions
  • Implemented External Pressure Coefficients and Design Wind Pressures for new zones (1′, 2e, 2n, 2r, 3e, 3r) for Gable and Hip Roofs – Components and Cladding
  • Revised tables of Chapter 30, Part 1 and Part 2 (Components and Cladding) have been implemented in the new Software
  • New wind maps are now available including for Hawaiian Islands
  • New wind maps for Risk Category IV are included
  • Relevant Figures and Table images taken directly from the ASCE 7-16 standard have been integrated and displayed in Software for reference

QuickWall Upgrades

  • Design concrete stem and foundation in compliance with ACI 318-14 Ultimate Strength Design
  • Design of masonry stem in compliance with IBC 2018 and TMS 402-16
  • Compressive strength of masonry based on the compressive strength of concrete masonry units of Type M mortar, updated to new specifications
  • Completely re-written using the latest advanced Microsoft technologies
    • Including to-scale graphics that update in real-time with every change in input values
    • Reports automatically display in Microsoft Word (or word processor of your choice)

Spread Footing Upgrades

  • Updated Design Code to ACI 2019
  • New load combinations as per ACI 2019
  • Better user control of load combinations including ability to delete multiple load combinations at once
  • RTF report has been reformatted for cleaner presentation and sharper print quality

Structural Engineering Design Software For Engineering Firms

Are you unhappy with your current structural engineering design software? Does your structural engineering software not meet your needs? Then it’s time to consider Digital Canal. We understand that companies need to do more with less today. Being more efficient is a priority in all areas of business. At Digital Canal, our time-tested, proven software products ensure you have the professional quality that you need to fulfill the daily demands of your profession.

Structural Design Software for Engineering Firms

At Digital Canal, we offer 19 design software for engineering firms. Here is a sampling of our software products:

  • Retaining Wall
  • Steel Design
  • Wind Analysis
  • VersaFrame
  • Concrete Column Design
  • Pile Group Analysis

We don’t just sell our products and leave you to figure it all out by yourself. One area in which we truly excel is customer service and technical support. While it’s not very glamorous, it does make all the difference. We take a great deal of pride in our client services. That’s why 92 percent of our clients give our technical support a rating of very good or excellent. Our technical support isn’t handled by our dealers, either. It’s impossible for a dealer to provide you with the same level of support our software developers provide.

Structural Engineering Design Software

Our software comes complete with manuals and tutorials that will optimize your time when you are in training. If you have questions, you can call Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST, and we will answer your training questions one-on-one. We use GOTOMEETING, which allows us to virtually come in front of you to walk you through the problem area.

About Digital Canal

While Digital Canal may be relatively new, our products have stood the test of time for more than 20 years. With more than 11,000 clients around the world, we have the confirmation we need to know that what we do helps our clients’ businesses grow. We know that in order to make our company grow, your company has to grow. In order to increase our profits, we have to help your profits increase. It’s a simple formula, but one that we believe we’re rather good at. With our structural engineering design software, you will soon agree.

Contact Digital Canal Today

Are you ready to make sure you have the best design software for engineering firms? Give us a call at 800-449-5033. We are ready to provide your company with the engineering software you really need.