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MODELING (N, P):
Object Based Graphical Interface, Model Templates for Most Steel & Concrete Building Systems, Models Created Using Building Terminology, Beam/Column/Brace Frame Objects, Wall/Slab/Deck Shell Objects with Internal Meshing, Story Definitions using the Concept of Similar Stories, Common Labeling of Objects between Similar Stories, Editing with Move, Merge, Mirror and Replicate, Accurate Dimensioning with Guidelines and Snapping, Rigid, Semi-Rigid and Flexible Floor Diaphragm Definitions, Powerful Extrusion Command for Generating Ramps, Auto Line Constraints for Mismatched Wall Meshes, Quick Draw Options for Object Creation, Draw Command for Easily Adding Openings to Floors, Support for Multiple Coordinate Systems, Powerful Grouping and Selection Options, Automatic Generation of Code Lateral Wind and Seismic Loads, Transfer of Loads from Decks/Slabs to Beams and Walls.

ANALYSIS:
Static and Dynamic Analysis for Frame/Shear Wall Buildings (N, P), Response Spectrum Analysis with Eigen or Ritz Vectors (N, P), P-Delta Analysis (N, P), Automated Center of Rigidity Calculations (N, P), Gravity, Pressure and Thermal Loading (N, P), Frame Objects Drawn as Physical Members (N, P), Automatic Meshing of Decks/Slabs for Diaphragm Analysis (N, P), Wall/Slab/Deck Modeled as Shell, Plate or Membrane Type (N, P), Seismic Acceleration or Displacement Time History Analysis (N, P), Wind Load Forcing Functions (N, P), Explicit Panel-Zone Deformations (N, P), Construction Sequence Loading Analysis (N), Frame Hinges for Axial, Flexural, Shear & Torsional Behavior (N), Nonlinear Static Pushover Analysis (N), Viscous Dampers (N), Base Isolators (N), Gap Object for Structural Pounding (N), Nonlinear Time History Analysis with the Wilson FNA Method (N), Large Displacement Analysis (N).

DISPLAY:
3D Perspective Graphical Displays (N, P), Static Deformed and Mode Shapes (N, P), Loading Diagrams (N, P), Animation of Deformed Shapes (N, P), Force Diagrams and Stress Contours (N, P), Integrated Force Diagrams for Wall Piers and Spandrels (N, P), Selective Results Displayed On-Screen with Right-Button Click (N, P), Tabular Display of Model Input & Output (N, P), Graphical Section Cut Definitions for Forces and Stresses (N, P), OpenGL Viewer (N, P), Display of Displacement and Force Time History Records (N, P), Time History AVI Files (N, P), Response Spectrum Curves from Time History Analysis (N, P), Nonlinear Force-Deformation Plots (N), Graphical Display of Nonlinear Hinge Status (N).

DESIGN (N, P):
Steel Frame Design for Numerous Domestic & International Codes, Concrete Frame Design for Many Domestic & International Codes, Composite Beam Design for American, British & Canadian Codes, Concrete Shear Wall Design for American, British & Canadian Codes, Design for Static and Dynamic Loads, Member Selection and Optimization, Automatic Tributary-Area Live Load Reduction, Graphical Section Designer for Complex and Built-Up Shapes.

ETABS DATA EXCHANGE:
Export Model to Access Database, Export Stories to SAFE for Foundation Analysis/Design, Cut & Paste Portions of Model to Excel Spreadsheet for Editing, Import/Export Model in CIS/2 STEP File Format, Steel Buildings Detailed in ProSteel 3D Using an Import/Export link, Import/Export Project Data with Autodesk Revit Structure, Export Steel Models in the Steel Detailing Neutral File Format, Import/Export Data Using IFC Standards, Import Files in the following program formats:
    AutoCAD
    FrameWorks Plus
    IGES
    STAAD
    STRUDL.

STEEL FRAME AND FLOOR MODELING FEATURES:
Integrated Object Based Steel Building Models, Special Modeling of Steel Frames with Concrete or Composite Floor, Rigid, Semi-Rigid, Partial, Multiple and Flexible Floor Diaphragms, Cracked Properties and Lateral Drift Control, Automatic Generation of Code Lateral Wind and Seismic Loads, Automatic Transfer of Vertical Loads from Floor Decks to Framing, Steel Frames Interacting with Complex 2D and 3D Shear Walls, Steel Frames Interacting with Elevator Cores/Curved Shear Walls, Steel Frames Interacting with Straight/Spiral Parking Garage Ramps.

STEEL FRAME DESIGN FEATURES:
Fully Integrated Steel Frame Design, Automatic Member Sizing No Preliminary Design Required, Virtual Work Based Optimization for Lateral Deflections, Grouping of Members for Member Sizing, AISC-ASD & LRFD, UBC, British, Canadian, Italian, Indian and Euro Codes, Design for Static and Dynamic Loads, Code Dependent or User Defined Loading Combinations, Automatic Calculations of Live Load Reduction Factors, Automatic Calculation of K-Factors & P-Delta Effects, Integrated Section Designer for Composite & Built-Up Sections, Interactive Options for Design and Review, Interfaced with SAFE for Detailed Floor Slab and Base Mat Design, Design for Effects of Torsion.

STEEL JOIST (SJI) DESIGN FEATURES:
Standard and Envelope Design Types (K & KCS Series Joists), Automatic Member Selection from Built-In or User-Defined Database, Joist Capacities for Different Span Lengths, User-Defined Joist Parameter (Depth, Weight & Moment of Inertia).

STEEL SEISMIC FRAME DESIGN FEATURES:
Response Spectrum and Time History Based Structural Dynamics, Seismic Requirements for Special Moment-Resisting Frames, Seismic Requirements for Concentric/Eccentrically Braced Frames, Check of Panel-Zones for Doubler and Continuity Plates, Design of Intermediate/Special Moment-Resisting Frames, Interactive Evaluation of Floor Diaphragm Shears Using Section Cuts, Diaphragm Flexibility Effects to Obtain Chord & Collector Forces, Effects of Accidental Torsion with Centers of Rigidity.

STEEL FRAME DESIGN OUTPUT FEATURES:
Controlling Steel Member Sizes, Color Coded Controlling Steel Stress Ratios, Doubler Plate And Continuity Plate Design, Connection Design Forces, Design Data in Database Format.

STEEL DETAILING FEATURES:
IFC, CIS2, Steel Detailing Neutral File, ProSteel 3D, Revit Structure, SAFE.

POWER FEATURES FOR STEEL STRUCTURES:
Effects of Construction Sequence Loading (N), Automated Effects of Panel-Zone Deformations on Lateral Drift, Meshing Techniques for Interacting Shear Walls and Floors, Models Using Line Constraints, Eccentricities Due to Changes in Member Dimensions, Analytical Effects of Member Centerline Offsets In 3D, Effects of Beam-Column Partial Fixity, Three-Dimensional Pushover Analysis (N), Buildings with Base Isolation and Inter-Story Dampers (N), Element-Based P-Delta Effects for Local Buckling Instabilities (N), Data Exchange with Detailing Packages.

CONCRETE FLOOR AND FRAME MODELING FEATURES:
Integrated Object Based Concrete Building Models, Special Modeling of Concrete Frame and Floor Systems, Rigid, Semi-Rigid, Partial, Multiple and Flexible Floor Diaphragms, Cracked Properties Property Modification Factors, Lateral Drift Control, Automatic Generation of Code Lateral Wind and Seismic Loads, Automatic Transfer of Vertical Loads to Framing Systems, 2D and 3D Shear Walls Interacting with Beam-Column Frames, Elevator Cores and Walls with Openings and Curved Shear Walls, Frames interacting with Straight and Spiral Parking Garage Ramps.

CONCRETE FRAME DESIGN FEATURES:
Fully Integrated Concrete Frame Design, ACI, UBC, British, Canadian, New Zealand, Italian, Indian, Mexican and Euro Codes, Design for Static and Dynamic Loads, Grouping for Design Envelopes, Automatic or User Defined Loading Combinations & Design Groups, Automatic Calculations of Live Load Reduction Factors, Design for Biaxial-Moment/Axial-Load Interaction & Shear, Automatic Calculation of Moment Magnification Factors, Magnification Override Option with the Evaluation of P-Delta Effects, Integrated Section Designer for Complex Concrete Sections, Graphical Display of Biaxial-Moment/Axial-Load Interaction Diagrams, Interactive Options for Design and Review, Interfaced with SAFE for Detailed Floor Slab and Base Mat Design, Design for Effects of Torsion, Virtual Work Based Optimization for Lateral Deflection Control.

CONCRETE SEISMIC FRAME DESIGN FEATURES:
Dynamics Response Spectrum and Time History Analysis, Seismic Design of Intermediate/Special Moment-Resisting Frames, Seismic Design of Beam/Column Joints, Seismic Check for Strong-Column/Weak-Beam Design, Automatic Link Beam Modeling and Design, Evaluation of Concrete Floor Diaphragm Shears Using Section Cuts, Diaphragm Flexibility Effects to Obtain Chord & Collector Forces, Effects of Accidental Torsion with Centers of Rigidity.

CONCRETE SECTION DESIGNER FEATURES:
Integrated Section Designer for Creating Complex Concrete Sections, Rectangular, Circular or Cross Sections of any Arbitrary Geometry, Powerful Graphical Interface for Locating Reinforcement, Calculates Section Properties & Biaxial Moment, Calculates Section Moment-Curvature Relationships.

CONCRETE FRAME DESIGN OUTPUT FEATURES:
Biaxial-Moment/Axial-Load Interaction Diagrams, Longitudinal Reinforcing Requirements at User Defined Stations, Shear Reinforcing Requirements at User Defined Stations, Graphical Displays of Reinforcing Layouts, Design Data in Database Format.

CONCRETE DETAILING FEATURES:
Interfaced with CSiDETAILER for Detailing of Beams and Columns, Interfaced with SAFE for Detailed Floor Slab and Base Mat Design, Plans and Elevations, IFC, Revit Structure, Reinforcing Details & Bar Schedules.

POWER FEATURES FOR CONCRETE STRUCTURES:
Effects of Construction Sequence Loading (N), Effects of Time Dependent Creep & Shrinkage (N), Automated Effects of Panel-Zone Deformations on Lateral Drift, Meshing Techniques for Shear Walls and Floors, Models Using Edge Constraints, Eccentricities Due to Changes in Member Dimensions, Analytical Effects of Member Centerline Offsets In 3D, Effects Of Beam-Column Partial Fixity, Three-Dimensional Pushover Analysis (N), Buildings with Base Isolation and Inter-Story Dampers (N), Element-Based P-Delta Effects for Local Instabilities (N).

CONCRETE FLOOR AND SHEAR WALL MODELING:
Integrated Object Based Concrete Building Models, Complex 2D and 3D Shear Walls, Elevator Cores and Walls with Openings and Curved Shear Walls, Shear Walls Interacting with Sloped/Spiral Parking Garage Ramps, Special Modeling of Concrete Flat Plate Floor Systems, Rigid, Semi-Rigid and Flexible Floor Assignments, Cracked Properties Property Modification Factors, Lateral Drift Control, Automatic Generation of Code Lateral Wind and Seismic Loads, Automatic Transfer of Vertical Loads to Framing Systems, Vertical Area Loads in Any Shape or Configuration, Arbitrary Line and Point Loads.

CONCRETE SHEAR WALL DESIGN:
Shear Wall Design Fully Integrated with Entire Building, Calculates Reinforcing Requirements for Overturning & Shear, American, Canadian, British and Indian Codes, Reinforcing Requirements for 2D Planar Walls, Reinforcing Requirements for 3D Elevator Core with Openings, Reinforcing Requirements for Curved Shear Walls, Reinforcing Requirements for Spandrels & Link Beams, Design Includes Torsional Effects, User Controlled Interactive Design & Review, Accurate Capture of Shear Lag, Automatic Integration of Forces for Piers and Spandrels, 2D Wall Pier Design, 2D Wall Spandrel Design, 3D Wall Pier Check for Provided Reinforcement, Interfaced with SAFE for Detailed Floor Slab and Base Mat Design, Design Data in Database Format.

CONCRETE SEISMIC SHEAR WALL DESIGN:
Dynamics Response Spectrum and Time History Analysis, Automatic Link Beam Modeling and Design, Ritz Vector Analysis, Evaluation of Concrete Floor Diaphragm Shears Using Section Cuts, Diaphragm Flexibility Effects to Obtain Chord & Collector Forces, Effects of Accidental Torsion with Centers of Rigidity.

CONCRETE SECTION DESIGNER:
Integrated Section Designer for Complex Concrete Sections, Rectangular, Circular, or Cross Sections of Any Arbitrary Geometry, Powerful Graphical Interface for Locating Reinforcement, Calculates Section Properties and Biaxial Moment, Calculates Section Moment-Curvature Relationships.

CONCRETE DETAILING:
Interfaced with CSiDETAILER for Detailing of Beams and Columns, Interfaced with SAFE for Detailed Floor Slab and Base Mat Design, Plans and Elevations, IFC, Revit Structure, Reinforcing Details & Bar Schedules.

POWER OPTIONS FOR CONCRETE STRUCTURES:
Construction Sequence Loading (N), Effects of Creep & Shrinkage (N), Panel Zone Deformations, Meshing Techniques for Shear Walls and Floors, Models Using Line Constraints, Eccentricities Due to Changes in Member Dimensions, Base Isolation (N).

MODELING OF PARKING STRUCTURES:
Integrated Object Based Concrete and Steel Models, Column, Beam, Brace and Shear Wall Object Libraries, Elevator Cores and Walls with Openings, Curved Shear Walls, Straight and Spiral Ramps, Rigid, Semi-Rigid and Flexible Floor Diaphragms Assignments, Automatic Generation of Code Lateral Wind and Seismic Loads, Automated Transfer of Vertical Loads to Framing Systems.

DESIGN OF PARKING STRUCTURES:
Integrated Concrete Frame, Shear Wall and Steel Frame Design, Design for Static and Dynamic Loads, Grouping for Design Envelopes, Automatic or User Defined Loading Combinations, Automatic Calculations of Live Load Reduction Factors, Designed for Biaxial-Moment/Axial-Load Interaction & Shear, Automatic Calculation of Moment Magnification Factors, Integrated Section Designer for Complex Concrete Sections, Virtual Work Based Optimization for Lateral Deflection Control, Reinforcing Requirements for 2D Planar Walls, Reinforcing Requirements for 3D Elevator Core with Openings, Reinforcing Requirements for Spandrels & Link Beams, Design Includes Torsional Effects, User Controlled Interactive Design & Review, Accurate Capture of Shear Lag, Interfaced with SAFE for Detailed Slab and Base Mat Design.

DESIGN RESULTS & OUTPUT FOR PARKING STRUCTURES:
Longitudinal Reinforcing Requirements at User Defined Stations, Shear Reinforcing Requirements at User Defined Stations, Biaxial Moment-Load Interaction Curves, Color Coded Steel Stress Ratios, Connection Design Forces, Design Data in Database Format.

COMPOSITE FLOOR MODELING FEATURES:
Completely Integrated Physical Member Model, Powerful Tools for Creating Simple & Complex Framing Layouts, Optimized Automated Member Selection, Automated Load Transfer from Deck to Framing System, Vertical Area Loads in any Shape or Configuration, AISC-ASD & LRFD, British and Canadian Specifications, Automatic Calculation of Effective Deck Widths, Numerous User-Specified Design Preferences, Shored and Un-Shored Design, Optimal Design for Strength and Deflections Member by Member Camber Evaluation, Floor Vibration Analysis with Murray Damping, Interactive Design and Review, Design Groups for Controlling Member Sizes, Interfaced with AutoCAD to Produce Framing Plans.

COMPOSITE FLOOR DESIGN FEATURES:
Fully Integrated Composite Floor Design for Entire Building, Recognizes Similar Nature of Typical Floors, Orthogonal and Skewed Deck Systems, Composite Design for Transfer Girders, Design of Cantilevers and their Backspans, Automatic Member Sizing No Preliminary Design Required, Optimization for Minimum Weight or Price, Camber and Stud Requirements, User Specified Stud Distribution, Wet and Dry Loading Combinations, Code Dependent or User Defined Loading Combinations, Automatic Calculations of Live Load Reduction Factors, User Controlled Deflection Criteria, Virtual Work Based Automatic Drift Control for Steel Frames, Grouping of Members for Member Sizing, American, Canadian, British and Indian Codes, Design for Static and Dynamic Loads, Integrated Section Designer for Composite & Built-up Sections.

COMPOSITE FLOOR DESIGN OUTPUT FEATURES:
Load, Force & Deflection Diagrams, Reports Moments & Shears for Many Stages of Composite Action, Detailed Stud Layout, Serviceability Reports for Loading Conditions, Design Data in Database Format.

COMPOSITE FLOOR DETAILING FEATURES:
Detailed AutoCAD Framing Plans, Completely Integrated Manufacturing Model, CIS/2, SDNF, IFC and MS/ACCESS File Exports, Controlling Steel Member Sizes, Doubler Plate And Continuity Plate Design, Connection Design Forces.

STEEL JOIST FLOOR MODELING FEATURES:
Completely Integrated Physical Member Model, Powerful Tools for Creating Simple & Complex Framing Layouts, Optimized Automated Member Selection, Automated Load Transfer from Deck to Framing System, Vertical Area Loads in Any Shape or Configuration, Optimal Design for Strength and Deflections, Interactive Design and Review, Design Groups for Controlling Member Sizes, Interfaced with AutoCAD to Produce Framing Plans.

STEEL JOIST FLOOR DESIGN FEATURES:
Fully Integrated Steel Joist Floor Design for Entire Building, Recognizes Similar Nature of Typical Floors, Standard (K) or Envelope (KCS) Design Types, Total Load and Live Load Design Parameters, Orthogonal and Skewed Deck Systems, Automatic Member Sizing No Preliminary Design Required, Code Dependent or User Defined Loading Combinations, Automatic Calculations of Live Load Reduction Factors, Virtual Work Based Automatic Drift Control for Steel Frames, Grouping of Members for Member Sizing, AISC-ASD & LRFD, UBC, British, Canadian, Italian, Indian and Euro Codes for Steel Frame Design, Design for Static and Dynamic Loads, Integrated Section Designer for Composite & Built-up Sections.

STEEL JOIST FLOOR DESIGN OUTPUT FEATURES:
Load, Force & Deflection Diagrams, Design Calculation Sheet for Each Joist, Design Data in Database Format.

STEEL JOIST FLOOR DETAILING FEATURES:
Detailed AutoCAD Framing Plans, Completely Integrated Manufacturing Model, CIS/2, IFC, SDNF and MS/ACCESS File Exports, Controlling Steel Member Sizes, Doubler Plate and Continuity Plate Design, Connection Design Forces.