BuildSoft Software

DIAMONDS

Structural analysis software
conforming to building structural codes

Steel

On executing the Eurocode and AISC steel resistance and buckling verifications, the appropriate cross-section classification is taken into account.
Buckling lengths and lateral torsional buckling supports are specified in no time or automatically calculated. Based on these checks Diamonds performs a cross-section optimization.
Connections can be transferred to  PowerConnect
  • Eurocode 3 (UK, DE, ES, PL, ...) and AISC- LRFD
  • Extendable built-in section library
  • Cross section classification
  • Buckling length calculation
  • Lateral torsional buckling supports
  • Cross section optimization

Concrete

Diamonds calculates the optimal reinforcement solution according to Eurocode and ACI. This serves as a starting point for a practical reinforcement definition.
You can then calculate cracked deflections and crack widths for bar and plate elements or verify punching for plates and footings. For beams, complete reinforcement drawings can be generated with  ConCrete Plus
  • Eurocode 2 (UK, DE, ES, PL, ...) and ACI
  • Cross section classification
  • Cracked deflection with creep
  • Crack widths
  • Deformation in time
  • Punching verification

Timber

Diamonds calculates the deflection with creep effects, based on the service class.
On execution the Eurocode timber verifications, buckling lengths and lateral torsional buckling supports are taken into account.
These can be user-assigned or automatically calculated. Based on these unity check verifications, Diamonds calculates the most optimal cross-sections.
  • Eurocode 5 (BE, NL)
  • Service class and load duration class
  • Buckling length calculation
  • Lateral torsional buckling supports
  • Creep calculation

Input

Diamonds power is due to it being one of the easiest to use and learn on the market, thanks to its intuitive user interface, without losing any functionality. The graphic input not only mean an enormous saving of time, but also lowers the risk of making mistakes, thanks to the permanent visual control over the model.
The learning curve is very short - we can guarantee that in no time you will be up and running with Diamonds, training is days not weeks. Therefore new users are productive straight away.
They will soon be assessing the impact of specific design changes on structural behaviour and use the available analysis results to optimize the economy of the designs.

Analysis

Diamonds’ analysis engine is based on the robust and powerful PARDISO sparse solver technology.

Combining high speed performance with minimal memory usage, Diamonds will solve both simple 2D and complex 3D structural analysis models in no time.

Reporting

Thanks to the unique sub-reports concept, you can quickly compose a complete and well-structured custom report. Simply define the appropriate model orientation and visibility for each individual sub-report. Diamonds produces for you a table of contents based on the heading of one or multiple sub-reports. Reports can be printed out directly (with preview mode) or can be saved as an RTF file (Rich Text Format)
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