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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.

Training Videos

Click here for a list of WoodWorks® Software training videos.

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, Shearwalls, Connections and the Database Editor tutorials have been split into multiple documents which can be downloaded as individual tutorials. Detailed engineering information used in the WoodWorks® Software programs can be found in the help files, which are accessible through the program help menu or by clicking F1.

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 predetermined 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 storey 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 shearwalls to check the shear capacity of a single shear resisting element.

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

Tutorial 3: Two Storey Structure – Tutorial goes through the steps to create a shearwalls model including load generation.

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.

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

Tutorial 6: Concept Mode – Three Storey Building – Tutorial goes through the modelling of a three storey 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.

Tutorial 2: Tutorial goes over how to add steel sections into the existing steel beam database included in the Canadian edition. (Feature not yet available in US edition).