BuildSoft Software

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Structural analysis software
conforming to building structural codes

Moment connections

  • End plate, angles or welded
  • Haunches, stiffeners, ..., ...
  • Optimal bolt positions
  • M, V and N
  • Rotational stiffness graph

Shear connections

  • Shear end plate
  • Fin or single plate
  • Angles
  • Optimal bolt positions
  • V and N

Column bases

  • I or rectangular cross-section
  • Haunches, stiffeners, ..., ...
  • Optimal bolt positions
  • M, V and N
  • Rotational stiffness graph

Tubular connections

  • Type T, Y, DY, X, K, N, KT & DK
  • Round, square, rectangle or I cross- sections
  • M_i, M_o and N

Input

Easy and fast definition of connections from an extensive library of typical connection designs.

Quick graphical editing of connection with a simple mouse click, directly on the 3D representation.

Analysis

Optimization of bolt positions according to EN 1993-1-8, IS 800 and AISC-LRFD.

Fast identification of undersized and oversized components through colour coding on connection geometry of each component’s level of exhaustion.

Reporting

Creation of drawings including annotation. Export capability to DXF, allowing for further elaboration in CAD environment.

Automated creation of design analysis report with preview capability. Report can be saved as RTF file.
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