January 22, 2020

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ASDIP FOUNDATION is a structural engineering software for design of concrete footings. The new version of this software will be released shortly. This document is a brief overview of some of the most important new features included in ASDIP FOUNDATION 4.

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ACI 318-14 Compliance

ASDIP FOUNDATION now fully complies with either ACI 318-11 or 14.

Custom Load Combinations

Now you can specify your load factors and create a set of custom load combinations. When you have defined a set of load combinations you can save that set for future use. This is very useful to create a set of combinations different to the default ASCE 7, for example the AASHTO load combinations, or load combinations applicable in other countries. ASDIP FOUNDATION 4 then will use the user-defined combinations to proceed with the design.

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Sorted Results by Load Combination 

The previous version only showed the controlling combination for the different limit states. Now in ASDIP FOUNDATION 4 the graphic results can be sorted by load combination for bearing, shear, punching, bending, etc. With this new feature you can do a granular check in great detail and find out the results for any load combination, as opposed to get just the "controlling results". This is a very useful and important checking tool during the design process. Of course this feature applies to the standard ASCE 7 combinations and to the custom load combinations as well.

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Wall Footing Design

Now ASDIP FOUNDATION includes the design of footings for bearing walls under vertical and out-of-plane loads. The wall can be placed eccentrically on the footing, as normally occurs in walls near the property line. This is a requested module for long time and now it forms part of ASDIP FOUNDATION 4.

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Pile Cap Design

Now ASDIP FOUNDATION includes the design of pile caps subject to vertical, horizontal, and biaxial bending. The pile cap can be supported by up to 20 piles, and the program checks the pile axial, one-way shear, punching shear, and bending stresses. This is also a long-time requested module that now forms part of ASDIP FOUNDATION 4. The program allows eccentric columns, accidental pile offset, and multiple options to optimize the reinforcement. No more designs using published tables and charts for specific standard conditions, when you can model your pile cap in a software.

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Takeaway

ASDIP FOUNDATION 4 includes the design of Spread Footings, Combined Footings, Strap Footings, Wall Footings, and Pile Caps, among dozens of other improvements. The design of such systems may be completed and optimized within minutes, which otherwise would be very cumbersome and time-consuming.

For our collection of blog posts about foundation design please visit Structural Footing Design.

Detailed information is available about this structural engineering software by visiting ASDIP FOUNDATION. You are invited to download the Free 15-day Software Trial, or go ahead and Place your Order.

Best regards,

Javier Encinas, PE

ASDIP Structural Software

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