Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications

 
  •  Structural analysis powered by Digital Canal’s STRAAD finite element analysis, allows unlimited flexibility in support and load conditions. You can even design beams supported by an elastic foundation (grade beams)!
  • Analyze and design continuous columns and beams of up to 15 spans/stories.
  • Beams can consist of multiple members allowing for the analysis and design of long and/or beams that require more than one piece of lumber.
  • Rafter analysis with or without vertical ridge beam support.
  • Designs per NDS 05 for support bearing, axial tension & compression, bi-axial bending, shear, torsion and deflections.
  • Material databases include user-defined, NDS 2005 and product catalogues from APA, Louisiana Pacific, Weyerhaeuser, Georgia Pacific, FinnForest, Rosboro and Boise Cascade.
  • Automatically determines roof wind loads using ASCE 05.
  • Automatically determines roof snow loads, including design drifts, using ASCE 2005.
  • Automatically determines concentrated roof, floor and garage loads per IBC 2006. Loads are automatically moved across the beam.
  • Automatic live load patterning.
  • Automatic live load reduction using IBC 2006.
  • Automatic load combinations using ASCE 2005 / IBC 2006.
  • Design of incised members.
  • Independent configurations for lateral bracing can be entered for the top and bottom flange.
  • Shear deformation for I-beams is computed and designed for.
  • Wizards guide you quickly through the input process.
  • Reports are in Microsoft Rich Text Format which is recognized by Microsoft Word and nearly all word processors.
  • U.S. and metric units available, including architectural notation.
  • Printable graphics include: to scale geometry, loading, shear, moment, torsion, and deflection diagrams. Diagrams can be generated for a single load case, combination or for the entire loading envelope.
  •  Structural analysis powered by Digital Canal’s STRAAD finite element analysis, allows unlimited flexibility in support and load conditions. You can even design beams supported by an elastic foundation (grade beams)!
  • Analyze and design continuous columns and beams of up to 15 spans/stories.
  • Beams can consist of multiple members allowing for the analysis and design of long and/or beams that require more than one piece of lumber.
  • Rafter analysis with or without vertical ridge beam support.
  • Designs per NDS 05 for support bearing, axial tension & compression, bi-axial bending, shear, torsion and deflections.
  • Material databases include user-defined, NDS 2005 and product catalogues from APA, Louisiana Pacific, Weyerhaeuser, Georgia Pacific, FinnForest, Rosboro and Boise Cascade.
  • Automatically determines roof wind loads using ASCE 05.
  • Automatically determines roof snow loads, including design drifts, using ASCE 2005.
  • Automatically determines concentrated roof, floor and garage loads per IBC 2006. Loads are automatically moved across the beam.
  • Automatic live load patterning.
  • Automatic live load reduction using IBC 2006.
  • Automatic load combinations using ASCE 2005 / IBC 2006.
  • Design of incised members.
  • Independent configurations for lateral bracing can be entered for the top and bottom flange.
  • Shear deformation for I-beams is computed and designed for.
  • Wizards guide you quickly through the input process.
  • Reports are in Microsoft Rich Text Format which is recognized by Microsoft Word and nearly all word processors.
  • U.S. and metric units available, including architectural notation.
  • Printable graphics include: to scale geometry, loading, shear, moment, torsion, and deflection diagrams. Diagrams can be generated for a single load case, combination or for the entire loading envelope.