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Software Versions & Building Codes

Click here for a summary of our software versions and corresponding building codes.

System Requirements

System Requirements

Minimum

Recommended

Notes

Processor Speed

1 GHz

2GHz

Single core; or equivalent performance in multiple core processors.

RAM

1 GB

4 GB

 

Screen Resolution (Pixels)

1024 x 768

1440 x 900

Wide screen, adjust for other aspect ratios. Does not support screen resolutions with a width greater than 2800 pixels. Cannot be reliably used on 4K systems.

Free Hard Drive Space

80 MB

150 MB

Minimum is for download and installation; recommended includes 100 typical project files.

Operating Systems

Windows 10, 8, 7 (32- and 64-bit)

Note: Currently not compatible with tablets and touch screen laptops.

User Guide

The User Guide is a document created by the WoodWorks® Software Technical Support staff. The User Guide has been split into multiple documents each representing each program of the WoodWorks® Software. These documents include instructions for operating the WoodWorks® Software programs as well as information on the software design settings.

Click here to download the Sizer User Guide.

Click here to download the Shearwalls User Guide.

Click here to download the Connections User Guide.

Tutorials

Sizer Tutorials

Tutorial 1: Beam Mode – Determine the beam size based on given loads and allow Sizer to suggest solutions.

Tutorial 2: Beam Mode – Determine the capacity of a pre-determined Beam size.

Tutorial 3: Column Mode – Determine the column size based on given loads and allow Sizer to suggest solutions.

Tutorial 4: Column Mode – Determine the capacity of a pre-determined Column size.

Tutorial 5: Concept Mode – Create a gravity load model of a two story structure.

Tutorial 6: Concept Mode – Create the gravity load model which is demonstrated in the concept mode overview video.

Shearwalls Tutorials

Tutorial 1: Design a Single Shearwall – Tutorial demonstrates how to utilize shear walls to check the shear capacity of a single shear resisting element.

Tutorial 2: Quick Start – Tutorial demonstrates the major steps for creating a shear walls model.

Tutorial 3: Two Storey Structure – Tutorial goes through the steps to create a shear walls model including load generation. This tutorial matches the model created in the following online video.

Tutorial 4: Structure and Roof Block Strategy – Tutorial provides a strategy for creating structure and roof blocks in Shear walls.

Tutorial 5: Matching Published Design Examples – Tutorial goes over how to reproduce results from specific AWC publications.

Tutorial 6: Concept Mode – Three Story Building – Tutorial goes through the modelling of a three story apartment building. A technique for creating standard walls on each storey is demonstrated.

Connections Tutorials

Tutorial 1: Tutorial goes over how to design a diagonal brace bolted connection.

Tutorial 2: Tutorial goes over how to design a bolted beam to column connection.

Tutorial 3: Tutorial goes over how to design a screwed lap splice connection.

Tutorial 4: Tutorial goes over how to design a collector or drag strut using a steel to wood lap splice connection.

Database Editor Tutorials

Tutorial 1: Tutorial goes over how to modify a custom SCL database.