An API (Application Program Interface) is the ability to connect to our software directly, without going through the user interface. Simply put, APIs allow users to submit some kind of input, perform an action, and return with a response.
Other industries have been taking advantage of APIs for quite some time. For example, flight comparison websites use APIs from a variety of flight providers to help you search for the best deal without having to visit each airline's website individually. SkyCiv API applies the same concept to the structural engineering context. With a single click, you can generate a model, run an analysis, design checks and respond with a simple pass/fail result, without the need for any visual or graphical user input.
APIs are driving our industry forward for faster and more efficient structural design.