Structural Design Made Easy
by Engineers' Compendium
Powerful modules and design aids for structural engineers
In the next few minutes you will discover tools that will forever change how you do your structural designs.
Clients Want Cost-effective Solutions
To deliver a cost-effective solution, you have to investigate many alternatives. OPT_SHED automates the task and lets you examine countless options. Have you ever thought about the permutations that are possible?
The First Step Is To Get Your Loads Right
Anybody can design a cheaper structure by making it unsafe. If that's your bag then you are at the wrong place, because we are talking about designing for the correct loads, not an ounce more and not an ounce less.
What About That Constant Repetition?
If you have been a structural engineer for any length of time, you will have designed hundreds of concrete slabs. We know the answers by heart, but we go down the same course again and again.
Much Of Our Work Has Become Too Complex
There was a time when designing reinforced concrete columns was a simple matter. No longer. The science of engineering keeps advancing, and with it does the complexity of design. To design a rectangular column with the mandatory bi-axial bending involves 320 separate assignment statements and calculations.
Most Of Our Time Is Taken Up By Mundane Calculations
There is a mountain of mundane calculations engineers do on a daily basis. The tasks are too varied and not heavy enough to justify a computer program. Often they are trivial tasks that do not crop up frequently. As a result, we have to do some research, dig in old text books, look up codes, and do an inordinate amount of work compared to the value of the task.