• STAAD(X).Tower - Tower over the competition

    STAAD(X).Tower

    Tower over the competition

Design Software for Communication Towers

Efficiently analyze and design monopoles and self-supporting and guyed communication towers thanks to STAAD(X).Tower’s powerful physical modeling and parametric tools. You will save time and complete projects faster through automatic model generation, including categorized panels and legs. Easily edit your model to achieve the precise shape and configuration you desire. You can design and attach external components such as antennas, appurtenances, and platforms, and generate wind, ice, and seismic loads following TIA codes and other standard reference loads.
    • Analyze gravity and lateral load
    • Comply with seismic requirements
    • Design to international design standards
    • Generate design loads and load combinations
    • Model structural steel
    • Perform geometric nonlinear model analysis
    • Share structural models
Capabilities
  • Analyze gravity and lateral load

    • Design and analyze simple or complex structures for a wide range of loading conditions, including those induced by gravity such as dead and live loads, including skip conditions, in combination with lateral loads including wind and seismic.
  • Calculate ice loads

    • Perform structural wind ice load calculations, including any appurtenances located on the structure. Calculate the effective ice area for structure and ancillaries required for force calculations based on the desired ice thickness.
  • Comply with seismic requirements

    • Design and detail seismic force-resisting systems, generating seismic loads according to the relevant building code. Consider these forces in the design of elements and, where applicable, the design of frames and the larger structural system. Enforce the ductility requirements of the selected design code in element proportioning and detailing.
  • Design to international design standards

    • Extend the reach of your business practice and take advantage of global design opportunities by using a wide range of international standards and specifications in our design products. Complete your designs with confidence thanks to extensive support of U.S. and international standards.
  • Generate design loads and load combinations

    • Apply code-prescribed wind and seismic loads to the structure using built-in load generators. Calculate relevant loading parameters automatically based on the structural geometry, mass, and selected building code provisions without the need for separate hand calculations. Combine these lateral load cases with gravity and other types of loads using load combination generators.
  • Model structural steel

    • Model structural steel shapes such as beams, columns, and braces, based on country-specific steel tables or user-defined shapes. Complete your steel design by modeling steel connections, either standard or custom, and automatically adjust based on the connecting members. Model comprehensive steel plate-work, including gusset plates and chute work.
  • Perform geometric nonlinear analysis

    • Incorporate second-order and non-linear effects resulting from significant structural displacements into your analysis results. Design flexible structures with confidence, as you can account for the additional forces from increased displacements.
  • Share structural models

    • Transfer structural model geometry and design results from one application to another and synchronize changes over time. Quickly share the structural model, drawings, and information with the entire team for review.
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