|Easy to use
STEEL is based on a high quality interactive graphics visual interface that allows fast data input and structural modeling with capabilities for making modifications easily. Moreover, it has the capability for 3D Frame input in *.dxf format. Models can be generated from existing libraries included in the program.
STEEL can automatically produce any 2D or 3D building views and it offers a special module for rendering. Members can be easily selected using special filters and their properties can be modified through dialogue windows. There is no upper limit at the number of nodes or members.
STEEL performs analysis of 2D and 3D Frames with dynamic response spectrum analysis. It offers up to 12 user defined loading cases including dead load, live load, static, seismic, wind, snow loading and temperature stresses. The process is highly customised to accept parameters according to any seismic code (such as EC3 and EC8).
STEEL is upgraded with modules for designing frame connections, wizard for the automatic design of welded or bolted connections of trusses and wizard for the design of foundations and tie-beams.
Final Drawings – Results Overview
STEEL produces high quality drawings in Autocad’s file format (dxf) and an incredibly detailed report in modern rich text format! The user has the overall overview of the results at every step of the program. STEEL can print on screen the deformed shape of the model, eigenmodes animation, member results and stresses. Drawing modification can be done using the known
4MCAD engine, which is included in the package.
By summarizing, STEEL is an autonomous, productive tool for any Engineer. It can be easily used to analyse and design any steel structure having reliable methodology based on the most modern techniques and standards. Its scientific background is verified with many announcements at European and International Conferences and Magazines.