Design Office Suite 11

All three programs: Sizer, Shearwalls, and Connections for the design of beams and columns, seismic- and wind-resisting shearwalls, and nailed- bolted- and screwed-connections.


With WoodWorks® Sizer, you can size beams, joists, columns and wall studs to meet the 2015 National Design Specification® (NDS® ) for Wood Construction.

  • Specify dead, live, snow and wind loads
  • Automatically pattern loads
  • Generate a materials take-off summary based on your design
  • Design for point, line, area, triangular, and trapezoidal loads simultaneously
  • Automatically check all load combinations as per IBC 2015, ASCE 7-10
  • Analyze the critical load cases for reactions at supports, shear, bending, and deflection
  • Generate detailed analysis reports and diagrams
  • Generate a list of acceptable sections for dimension lumber, heavy timbers, glulam, LVL, or I-joists
  • Use the Materials Database editor to customize the software to your needs

Design Entire Structures – Concept Mode

  • Configure and design a complete structure in plan
  • Do preliminary designs of structures considering gravity loads using the graphical design and analysis work area
  • Perform multi-storey gravity load analysis – sizing all structural members and reporting the reactions at the base
  • Export elements from Concept Mode for further analysis into either Beam Mode or Column Mode

Design Beams – Beam Mode

  • Design individual wood bending members
  • Use Beam Mode to verify the design of critical bending members
  • Generate deflection, shear and bending moment diagrams for any beam or joist in your project
  • Design single or multi-span beams and joists with or without cantilevers
  • Design beams for gravity and uplift loads
  • Design beams for gravity and uplift loads
  • Specify full, clear or design span
  • Design supporting members for bearing
  • Design Beams with end and interior notches

Design Columns – Column Mode

  • Design individual wood columns, walls, and beam-columns
  • Use Column Mode to verify the design of critical compression members
  • Design columns and wall studs to resist both axial and lateral loads
  • Generate deflection, shear and bending moment diagrams for a single column or wall stud


With WoodWorks® Shearwalls, you can perform complete shearwall design and lateral load analysis.

  • Design shearwalls for multi-storey “regular” and some “irregular” (as defined by code) shaped buildings
  • Determine hold-down and drag-strut forces and display them graphically
  • Design shearwalls with or without hold-downs
  • Generate an elevation view to show loads and forces on each shearwall
  • Assign loads to shearlines following a flexible or rigid diaphragm analysis
  • Import CAD .wmf files to establish the building footprint
  • Model wood structures up to six stories
  • Specify openings in shearwalls such as windows and doors
  • Model roof shapes, including hips, valleys, gables, and overhangs

Wind Load Generation

  • Generate wind pressure and resulting diaphragm loads as per NBC low-rise and medium- rise procedures
  • Input specific site information
  • Manually input lateral loads or modify wind loads that were automatically generated
  • Report shearwall material designs for all wind load cases
  • Check the capacity of wall sheathing and nailing to resist wind suction (components and cladding loads)

Seismic Load Generation

  • Generate seismic loads as per the NBC
  • Input site-specific seismic information
  • Manually input lateral loads or modify seismic loads that were automatically generated
  • Report shearwall material designs for all seismic load cases


With WoodWorks® Connections, you can design new connections or check the capacity of existing ones.

  • Produce fully dimensioned, CAD-quality drawings
  • Generate a material list for fasteners and steel plates
  • Run designs using bolts, nails, timber rivets, shear plates or top-mount hangers

Post & Beam Connections

  • Design connectors for beam-to-beam, beam-to-column, and column-to-foundation connections

Lapped Shear Connections

  • Design single or double shear connections for wood-to-wood, wood-to-steel, and wood-to-concrete configurations

Pricing and details

Design Office Suite
(includes Shearwalls, Connections, and Sizer)

Number of Copies New License
(unit price)
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Upgrade from DO8 (unit price)

Single copy $995 $497.50 $646.75  $796.00
2 copies – 25% discount* $746.25  $373.13  $485.06  $597.00
3 copies
30% discount*
$696.50  $348.25  $452.73  $557.20
4 copies
40% discount*
$597.00  $298.50 $388.05  $477.60
5-9 copies
50% discount*
$497.50 $248.75  $323.38  $398.00
10+ copies
60% discount*
 $398.00  $199.00 $258.70  $318.40

* discount applies if ordered on a single order.

Before you purchase please ensure you have:
  1. Reviewed the system requirements.
  2. Read and understood the PDF License Agreement.
  3. Used the demonstration version of the software.
  4. Viewed our Tutorials, Training Videos and FAQs.

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