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    Structural Enterprise

    Technology to build your business on

3D Analysis and Design Software Suite

Use what you want, when you want it, with our bundled software suite of STAAD, RAM, and Microstran. These applications have been proven worldwide for decades in the design of infrastructure projects both large and small. You get reduced upfront costs, simplified business transactions, and the power of interoperability at your fingertips. Benefits to you include: 

  • Complete workflows
  • Greater reuse of information
  • Unlimited access for each user
  • Lower cost of ownership
With Structural Enterprise, you can design in any infrastructure sector, with multiple materials, using any analysis method that is appropriate for the job. Structural Enterprise helps you: 
  • Design structural components such as timber members, trusses, masonry walls, concrete tilt-up walls, retaining walls, and foundations using RAM Elements.
  • Design industrial and civil structures using STAAD.Pro Advanced, RAM Connection, and STAAD Foundation Advanced.
  • Design multi-story concrete buildings using RAM Frame Analysis, RAM Concrete, RAM Concept, and RAM Foundation.
  • Design multi-story steel buildings using RAM Steel, RAM Frame Analysis, RAM Frame Steel Design, RAM Connection, and RAM Foundation.
  • Design industrial structures using Microstran, Limcon, and STAAD Foundation Advanced.
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.
  • Analyze machine vibration and settlement

    • Analyze machine block foundation for dynamic loading. Leverage wizard-based input for faster FEA solids model creation, including rotating and reciprocating machines, various loading, and soil spring options. Perform in-depth analysis review using dynamic graphs and detailed formulae in reports.
       
  • Analyze steady state dynamic performance

    • Increase performance up to 2,000 times faster with STAAD’s advanced stiffness matrix solving application. Tackle large geometric models with multiple load cases without compromising analysis quality. Achieve top-notch performance for dynamic analysis.
  • Calculate punching shear

    • Calculate and design concrete slab/column connections for punching shear, including the effects of unbalanced joint moments.
  • 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 and analyze with finite elements

    • Complete building analysis, design, and drafting for the entire structure accurately and efficiently using our state-of-the-art finite element analysis. Reduce or eliminate the time spent waiting for results using our fast solvers.
  • Design and analyze structural models

    • Quickly model your entire structure, including decks, slabs, slab edges and openings, beams, columns, walls, braces, spread and continuous footings, and pile caps. Efficiently automate many of your time-consuming design and analysis tasks and produce practical system and component designs that are document ready.
  • Design any structure using a single application suite

    • Design infrastructure projects, both large and small, with our bundled software suite of STAAD, RAM, and Microstran. Effectively manage all of your structural projects using complete and integrated workflows.
  • Design beams, columns and walls

    • Optimize or analyze beams, columns, and walls for gravity and lateral loads to quickly obtain safe and economical designs. Confidently produce designs in compliance with global design specifications and building codes.
  • Design cold-formed steel members

    • Design light gauge steel members using a comprehensive cold-formed sections library without needing to use a separate special-purpose application.
  • Design foundations to international standards

    • Design a wide variety of foundations, from simple spread footings to complicated mats and specialized machinery pads. Complete your designs with confidence thanks to extensive support of international standards.
  • Design lateral resisting frames

    • Perform extensive building-code checks for seismic and wind forces on braced frames and moment frames. Quickly obtain safe and reliable designs for all of your structural projects.
  • Design post-tensioned and conventional systems

    • Design elevated concrete slabs with or without post-tensioning. Consider all major aspects of slab design including service, ductility, and strength limit states, code-prescribed requirements, long-term deflections, punching shear, and walking vibration.
  • Design structural steel connections

    • Design and detail structural steel connections, including beam-to-beam, beam-to-column, brace end, and complex multi-member connections. Simplify the arrangement of plates, stiffeners, bolts, and welds with a comprehensive library of standard connection types. Easily compare the economy and practicality of connection scenarios.
  • Design to international 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 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.
  • Import section shapes created in DXF

    • Quickly import metric or imperial custom-defined section profiles detailed in DXF drawings. Alternatively define regular shapes with simple key dimensions or pick from a range of standard libraries.
  • Integrate slab and foundation designs

    • Design slabs and foundations using specialized applications that are integrated within the master analysis model. Create design calculations and reinforcing drawings. Add the design information in BIM models by using ISM.
  • Integrate steel connection designs

    • Design structural steel connections within a single integrated environment. Transfer joint geometry, member sizes, and joint forces from the 3D analysis directly to the steel connection design application. This allows for efficient reuse of information and reduces the amount of rework required when the structure changes.
  • Integrate structural workflows across applications

    • Transfer structural model geometry and design results from one application to another and synchronize changes over time. Perform design reviews across your entire team with seamlessly integrated 3D applications and BIM platforms.
  • Model building structures

    • Model, analyze, and design with intuitive applications tailored especially to the needs of building structures. Quickly obtain comprehensive and thorough designs that conform to international building code requirements.
  • Produce section property reports

    • Quickly calculate section properties and easily produce detailed reports on your custom section profiles.
  • Produce structural design documentation

    • Generate structural design documents including necessary plans and elevations that are used to convey the design intent. Changes made to the 3D model are automatically updated in the documentation.
  • Produce structural details

    • Produce detailed 2D drawings directly from design results established in the structural model. Customize the style and format of the drawings using settings offered within the software.
  • 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.
  • Utilize international section profiles

    • Complete your structural model using a vast array of international section profile databases, which are included at no extra charge. Take advantage of global design opportunities around the world.
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