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Software Versions & Building Codes

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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.

Training Videos – Version 2019

Sizer Program

Shearwalls Program

Connections Program

Training Videos – Design Office 11

Training Videos – Design Office 10

Sizer Program

Shearwalls Program

Shearwalls Program – Tutorial 5.1: Design and Site Information

Shearwalls Program – Tutorial 5.2: Structural Data and Loads

Shearwalls Program – Tutorial 5.3: Wind and Seismic Shear

Shearwalls Program – Tutorial 5.4: Deflection , Hold-down, Drag Strut and Wind Suction

Shearwalls Program – Tutorial 5.5: Story Drift

 

User Guide and Tutorials

User Guide

The User Guide is no longer available. Please refer to the Training Videos and Tutorials.

Sizer Tutorials

All Tutorials (1 to 6) – These documents include all of the tutorials described below. View

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shearwalls Tutorials

All Tutorials (1 to 6) – These documents include all of the tutorials described below. View

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

Tutorial 2: Quick Start – Tutorial demonstrates the major steps for creating a shearwalls model. View

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

Tutorial 4: Structure and Roof Block Strategy – Tutorial provides a strategy for creating structure and roof blocks in Shearwalls. The following video provides additional guidance on the subject. View

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

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

Connections Tutorials

All Tutorials (1 to 4) – These documents include all of the tutorials described below. View

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

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

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

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

Database Editor Tutorials

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