The National Design Specification (NDS) for Wood Construction (ANSI/AWC NDS-2018) incorporates design provisions for both allowable stress design (ASD) and load and resistance factor design (LRFD). This specification is adopted in all model building codes in the United States and is developed by the American Wood Council (AWC). With the add-on module NDS 2018, SkyCiv Structural Design Software allows users to design timber structures modelled with member elements according to this standard.
Module NDS 2018 performs all cross-section resistance designs, stability analysis, and deformation analysis provided by the national design specification for wood construction. In timber construction, the serviceability limit state represents an important design. The conservative limit deformation is preset, but can be modified if necessary.
SkyCiv NDS Wood Design Software Features: