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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 – 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

Updates

User Guide and Tutorials

User Guide

The User Guide is a live document which is updated periodically by the WoodWorks® Design Office Technical Support staff. For ease of use, the User Guide has been split into multiple documents. The document known as the User Manual, includes instructions for operating the WoodWorks® Design Office programs as well as information on the software design settings. All of the tutorials for Sizer, Shearwalls, Connections and the Database Editor have been split into multiple documents which can be downloaded as individual tutorials or as packages of all the tutorials for each program. Detailed engineering information used in the WoodWorks® Design Office programs can be found in the help files, which are accessible through the program help menu or by clicking F1.

Click here to download of the User Manual

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