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Tyler_K

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Hello,

 

Can any structural design analysis be done within this software? I see that you can spec beams, joists.. ect but is there anyway that it can automatically determine what is needed per code? If not, is there any other additional software that can be purchased? 

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Tyler

 

The software is for graphic representation of building design...Depending on the code jurisdiction, engineered systems such as beams, trusses and engineered floor systems may/will require sealed drawings and layouts from a structural engineer licensed in your state. Some areas have stricter regulations on what can be built without any type of sealed drawings...for instance...in the areas I design in, most any residential structure under 3500 sq feet requires no engineering for basements and framing unless trusses or floor systems are used...typical construction standards of design and workmanship need to be met...additional software would be needed but sealed drawings will like still be necessary...

 

Regarding the truss/floor system engineering, sealed engineering drawings and layouts are provided by the truss supplier with the purchase of the product

 

Hope this helps

 

Regards

 

Rick

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1 hour ago, Tyler_K said:

is there anyway that it can automatically determine what is needed per code?

 

No

 

1 hour ago, Tyler_K said:

is there any other additional software that can be purchased? 

 

Yes. A web search will find them. There is also free software like Forte, and simple span tables.

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