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S-PAD  (Steel Member Design and Optimization)


Use S-PAD DESIGN to quickly check a column, beam or brace without the need to build a complete detailed model. Simply input design loads and effective lengths of the steel elements - be it beams, columns or braces – then run that quick check in seconds, or even better, run an auto-design to identify the optimum section.

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S-PAD DESIGN includes advanced code checking capabilities as well as auto-design to all the design codes supported by S-STEEL DESIGN for both strength and serviceability. S-PAD DESIGN can be used as standalone application with a simple spreadsheet-like interface to S-STEEL DESIGN's powerful steel-design and code check capabilities.

S-PAD Features

•   A simple and intuitive spreadsheet layout.

•   Simply input strength and stability design forces, effective lengths in compression and unsupported lengths in bending of a steel element (beam, column or brace) and run a quick code  check or even an auto-design to help identify an optimum section.

•   Input can be pasted in from external spreadsheet programs.

•   Support for
AISC 360-16, AISC 360-10, 360-05 LRFD/ASD
CSA-S16-2014 & 2009 & 2001
EN 1993-1:2005, EN 1993-1:2005/UK Annex, BS 5950:1990, BS 5950:2000
EN 1993-1:2205/ Singapore Annex Hong Kong Structural Use of Steel 2005, 2011
AS 4100-1998, NZS 3404:1997

•   Support for American, Canadian, British, European and other international section sizes.

•   Code relaxation available for more conservative designs.

•   Quickly checks a member's capacity (beam, column, or brace) without the need to
build a complete detailed model.

•   Uses a simple, intuitive spreadsheet layout which allows up to 20 design cases to
be evaluated simultaneously.

•   Input files can be saved and can contain multiple worksheets each with up to 20
design cases.

•   Detailed design calculations can be viewed for all section shapes

•   Features exactly the same superb output as S-STEEL as well as the same comprehensive
set of design constraints giving the engineer full control of all design parameters.

•   For auto-design an automatically sorted list of adequate sections is produced to easily
identify optimum sections and detailed design calculations can be viewed for all sections.

•   Code check or automatic redesign options for strength and span deflection for steel members.

•   Supports code checks for both strength and serviceability. Serviceability checks include
comprehensive deflection criteria and an option to consider camber.

•   Flexible output/reports for designs and code checks.

•   Full clause references to codes of practice.

•   Material listing for weight, surface area and costs.

•   User defined constraints for accurate design criteria.

•   Unparalleled quality of printed results – complete breakdown of code results for members that pass or fail.

•   Least weight, cost, depth and surface area design criteria.


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Comprehensive Design Constraints.

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S-PAD design code check output