SkyCiv Releases Eurocode 3: Design of Steel Structures
Following the much anticipated Beta release of the AISC 360 design module, SkyCiv has released its second most voted design module: Eurocode 3 - Design of Steel Structures. SkyCiv has users from 160 countries, with a large number concentrated in Europe. As we are committed to delivering the design codes that are relevent and useful to our users, Eurocode 3 was the natural next step in our software development.
While both versions produce professional PDF reports of design checks, the integrated version allows users to run design checks for multiple load combinations within one workflow. This is available for free (for a limited time) under the Professional Plan. The design modules are both in beta (which promotes user feedback and further development) but have undergone an internal verification process. You can review our Eurocode Verification results.
The Integrated Eurocode 3 Design Software in action
What Will it Calculate?
The Eurocode 3 Design Software calculates the Ultimate Limit State and Serviceability checks based on section classes 1-4. This includes design resistance checks for tension, compression, shear, bending and combined forces. The software will also run checks on buckling for both compression and lateral-torsion. The results can be viewed in PDF for standalone and integrated, in addition to providing a graphical representation (integrated only). Finally, the integrated software is capable of importing and applying multiple load combinations from EC0 and EC1. A full list of the results calculated by the design check software can be found on our Eurocode Verification page.
What Makes SkyCiv's Design Modules Different?
For starters, our standalone version is FREE: simply create an account and visit our "Design" tools to get started. Secondly, as we are cloud based, the software is directly accessible via web browser with nothing to download or install. This means it is completely functional on Mac, PC, tablet or smartphone! Finally, the software is automatically updated and verified from our end, so you'll never have to worry about changes to the design code.
What Codes are next?
In terms of steel, we are looking to develop Australian and Canadian design codes to meet the high demand from our users. We are committed to delivering the design modules our users need, so if you have any design code recommendations, please email us at [email protected]
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