Canadian Edition

New version 2020 (v.11) now available! Conforms to CSA O86-19 and NBC 2015

WoodWorks® programs are now available separately: 

Sizer 2020

With WoodWorks® Sizer, size beams, joists, columns, wall studs and panels constructed from lumber, timber, glulam, structural composite lumber (LSL, LVL, PSL), steel (W and HSS), wood I-joists and CLT.

      • Specify dead, live, snow, wind, seismic, and other load types distributed as point, line, area, triangular and trapezoidal loads for up to 100 loads per member

      • Analyzes all load combinations as per the National Building Code of Canada (NBC), including pattern loading and concentrated live loads

      • Designs for all critical load combinations for shear, bending, deflection, vibration, and bearing as per the CSA O86 Standard

      • Optimizes structural member sizes using material database and generates a material list for design

      • Includes editable database to add or modify custom wood materials

Design Structures – Concept Mode

      • Configure and design wood structures up to 6 storeys for gravity loads

      • Structural members are transferable to the Beam or Column Mode for detailed analysis

Design Structural Members – Beam and Column Mode

      • Designs structural members including single or multi-span, cantilevered, and inclined beams and joists, wall studs, columns, beam-columns and CLT panels

      • Designs W-shaped steel beams and HSS steel columns using CSA S16
      • Generates shear, bending moment and deflection diagrams

      • Designs for bearing, notches, and Simpson Strong-Tie beam and joist hangers

      • Designs for fire resistance

      • And much more!

Yearly Subscription Fee: $175

Subscription benefits

      • Free Technical Support on the latest version of the software
      • Automatically receive updates/new versions

Licensing details

Concurrent licensing: floating license that can be used on any number of computers. Each license purchased grants one simultaneous use of the software. License Agreement.
 

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The 3 Day trial period starts upon installation

Shearwalls 2020

WoodWorks® Shearwalls, design light wood frame structures up to 6 storeys. At the push of a button, wind and seismic loads are generated, forces are distributed, and shearwalls are designed.

      • Automatically generates wind loads as per NBC Static Procedure or Low Buildings Procedure

      • Automatically generates seismic loads following the NBC Equivalent Static Force Procedure

      • Distributes lateral loads to shear lines according to flexible and rigid diaphragm analyses

      • Distributes lateral loads within shear lines based on shearwall stiffness or capacity

      • Designs shearwalls with or without hold-downs
      • Optimizes shearwall design by iterating and automatically selecting the most economical sheathing (plywood, OSB or gypsum) and nailing patterns

      • Includes designs of shearwall sheathing and nailing for out-of-plane wind loads

      • Calculates shearwall deflection using “3-term” or “4-term” deflection equations

      • Checks storey drift for wind and seismic as per NBC requirements

      • Automatically detects seismic irregularities and implements corresponding NBC provisions
      • Determines anchor bolt and drag-strut forces

      • Allows additional manual load inputs for shearwall design

      • Import .pdf, .bmp, .wmf and .emf files from AutoCAD as templates for floor layouts

Detailed and transparent reporting of results, including:

      • One-page design summary of all critical design results and alerts

      • Shearwall materials summary table (for developing a shearwall schedule)

      • Shearwall force versus resistance tables
      • Shearwall deflection and wind and seismic storey drift tables

      • Hold-down design tables

      • Sheathing and nail withdrawal design table for wind pressure

      • Drag-strut force tables

      • Tabulated results for wind and seismic load generations and torsional analysis

      • And much more!

Did you know? Modelling a structure is quick and easy: start from a blank slate or use a pdf or wmf file as a template. See our video showing how typical buildings can be modeled in minutes!

Yearly Subscription Fee: $200

Subscription benefits

      • Free Technical Support on the latest version of the software
      • Automatically receive updates/new versions

Licensing details

Concurrent licensing: floating license that can be used on any number of computers. Each license purchased grants one simultaneous use of the software. License Agreement.
 

Download Trial   Purchase Licence Key
The 3 Day trial period starts upon installation

Connections 2020

With WoodWorks® Connections, you can design connections consisting of nails, lag screws, wood screws, bolts, shear plates, heavy steel plates, and more. The results are displayed as fully dimensioned CAD quality drawings.

      • Model single-shear or double-shear wood-to-wood, wood-to-steel and wood-to-concrete connections with multiple configurations

      • Iterates through fastener database for design optimization and produces a material list for fastener options

      • Generates a detailed and transparent display of connection analysis and design results

      • Produces fully dimensioned drawings with some drawings exportable as .dxf files for use in AutoCAD

      • Includes editable database to add or modify custom wood materials

Yearly Subscription Fee: $50

Subscription benefits

      • Free Technical Support on the latest version of the software
      • Automatically receive updates/new versions

Licensing details

Concurrent licensing: floating license that can be used on any number of computers. Each license purchased grants one simultaneous use of the software. License Agreement.
 
 

Download Trial   Purchase Licence Key
The 3 day trial period starts upon instalation