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Quality Assurance

Here at SkyCiv, we're serious about quality control. As engineers, we understand the importance of reliability and delivering a safe product to clients. Our development is all done inhouse by qualified engineers to ensure the highest quality product.

Above all this, we have well-established quality control processes that ensure the accuracy of our results. For peace of mind, we've listed below some of the process we have in place to ensure the quality of our products:

Auto-solver checker

Before releasing any update, we run an auto-solver checker. This will run through hundreds of files, testing the results of our solver with known values. This will check that every single result of these files (reactions, shear forces, stresses, deflections etc..) are consistent with the known value. As some of these structures are quite large and different, this will literally compare millions of results. We will not release an update unless this solver checks out at 100%.

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The result output of our 200-file solver checker

Bug Tracking

Our software can be used by a number of web browsers across hundreds of different types of devices. We do however experience the occasional User Interface bug. These are automatically captured and sent to our developers to investigate and can be repaired immediately for all users. We also appreciate users letting us know of such bugs so that we can further improve the experience for everyone.

Tried and Tested

Our software has been extensively used - with more than 3 million solves and counting. This means SkyCiv has been put through the test of millions of combinations of users, projects, usage-styles and devices. These are engineers who often double check the results to verify the safety of their structures. Engineers are quick to recognise and contact us of any inconsistencies with their results or checks.

Built by Engineers, for Engineers

Our in house product development team is comprised entirely of qualified Structural and Mechanical Engineers. With years of experience in hands-on Structural Analysis and Design, our team knows exactly what they are building. This ensures there are no gaps between product development and technical knowledge; it is all integrated. The quality is also dependent on the fact that our software is all built completely in-house, by full-time SkyCiv employees - nothing is outsourced to ensure our product remains at a higher standard.

Our team is also extremely passionate about every corner of the software. We will spend hours planning and building a function to make sure it runs as we want it to. I believe anyone who has used our software can see the close attention to detail we put into making the software intuitive, powerful and enjoyable to use.

Open Reporting

SkyCiv's design modules are all open with full step-by-step calculations in a professional PDF format. This allows engineers to review the full calculations, assumptions, result criteria and clearly labelled Design Code references so you can track exactly what is being calculated by our design software. This ensures the quality of our design software, as engineers can review and check the logic and calculations are correct. Click here for a sample AISC 360 Design Report from SkyCiv's Structural 3D software.


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