Steel Base Plate Design Software

Powerful column base plate design software for AISC, Eurocode and Australian Standards
Member Design for ACI 318, AS 3600, BS 8110, CSA A23 and EN 2. All with powerful, clean reporting.
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SkyCiv Base Plate Design

Base Plate Design software that is true to the SkyCiv product line - powerful, online and easy to use. This design software will allow you to model the anchors, welds, stiffeners as well as the actual base plate and concrete supports.

With quick design calculations, the software will give you a clear pass or fail for a range of design standards including American, European and Australian Standards. With comprehensive and clear step-by-step reporting, you'll also understand exactly what the software is doing. Model a range of different column base plate designs, using SkyCiv!

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Easy and powerful modeling, design and reporting
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  • Pick from a variety of sections from American, European and Australian libraries
  • Supports I Beams, HSS and Circular Shapes
  • Baseplate, Shear lug and Foundation inputs
  • Add custom anchor points and materials
  • Stiffeners and Welds
  • Add a number of load types and load combination
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Full Calculation Reports

SkyCiv believes engineers should have access to all the information of their designs. This includes the calculations made by the software. SkyCiv Base Plate Design reports show the full step-by-step calculations, structural engineers can review:

  • References to relevant chapters and checks (for ACI / AISC, Eurocode and Australian Standards
  • Custom Company logo and model setup information
  • Detailed calculations of anchor, concrete and other checks
  • Relevant assumptions and failure criteria
  • Clear pass/fail summary results
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100% Online

SkyCiv structural design software is all on the cloud, which means you can get instant access simply through a web browser. There is nothing to download, install or maintain. Simply login to your SkyCiv Account and visit the column base plate design software directly. Online structural analysis software has a range of benefits over traditional software:

  • Instant access - there's nothing to download, no installation and no license keys
  • Updates are automatically rolled out to the user
  • Access your files and software from anywhere at anytime
  • Fully compatible on PC, MAC, tablets and mobile devices
  • Reduces the clutter on your computer
  • No IT requirements
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“The ease of use and the presentation of the results are both awesome. I have had ongoing interaction with the support team and everyone is excellent!”
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It is used for various civil and mechanical engineering courses and the students love it. We are happy with the continuous updates to SkyCiv as well, highly recommended.

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“It was easily the most intuitive package available to learn; it is particularly easy to build the 3D model and define nodes, members, supports, materials, sections, then apply loads & combinations.”

Stuart Agars, Managing Director of Struct-Sure Limited

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