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ASDIP FOUNDATION Structural Design Software

Complete Your Footing Design Quick and Confidently

ASDIP FOUNDATION


ASDIP FOUNDATION is a structural engineering software utilized by engineers for design of pile caps and concrete footings, such as spread footings, strap footings, combined footings, and wall footings, per the latest ACI 318 provisions.

This foundation design software substantially simplifies time-consuming calculations for structural engineering design. Load combinations per either ASCE 7 or user-defined.

ASDIP FOUNDATION 4 has been released, including great new features such as Custom Combinations, Sorted Results, and two new modules for Wall Footing and Pile Cap design. Please download the trial version.

Key Benefits of ASDIP FOUNDATION

  • Quickly model your concrete footings with the simple and efficient graphical user interface.
  • Confidently optimize your design and comply with design Code provisions.
  • Impress clients and plan-checkers with eye-catching condensed or detailed reports.
  • Extensive documentation, solved examples, and blog posts to guide you throughout the software.
  • Use your valuable time wisely while ASDIP FOUNDATION does the hard work for you.
  • Create, organize, manage, and store your electronic calculations safely.

USER FRIENDLY – RELIABLE RESULTS – WELL DOCUMENTED


After using this engineering software for a few months I believe it works very well for its intended purpose. ASDIP is very simple to use, is reasonably priced, and the calculation output is organized with a nice looking readable layout.
Chris Krus, PE
Lansing, Michigan

ASDIP FOUNDATION INCLUDES FIVE DESIGN MODULES:

  • SPREAD FOOTING
  • STRAP FOOTING
  • COMBINED FOOTING
  • WALL FOOTING
  • PILE CAP DESIGN

A pile cap is a structural element that supports the structure and transfers the loads to group of piles. The pile size and layout are selected in such a way that the maximum pile forces are under the allowable limits. ASDIP FOUNDATION design software computes the pile reactions induced by a square or rectangular concrete pile cap subject to vertical load and biaxial moments. The software performs concrete design based upon Ultimate Strength Design Method within ACI 318. Load combinations per either ASCE 7 or user-defined. Columns may be eccentric in two directions.

The pile cap is assumed to be perfectly rigid with constant thickness and rotates about its mass center to maintain equilibrium of forces. Batter piles can be specified easily to increase the lateral capacity of the piles group. ASDIP FOUNDATION checks multiple limit states for one-way shear and punching shear, including special checks at the column face, per the CRSI Design Guide methodology.

Input

The input options are straightforward and logically presented in tabbed pages. The required input data includes the pile cap and column dimensions, material properties, allowable pile axial and lateral capacity, and service and factored loads. In addition, the software accepts a number of load cases, such as dead, live, snow, wind, and seismic to be combined internally. Modeling a single set of pre-combined loads is also possible.

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Output

The program checks the maximum axial pile forces for the service combined loads, including the additional moments due to column eccentricity, if any. It performs the concrete footings design, which includes the one-way shear, punching shear and bending for the factored combined loads. In each case the controlling load combination is identified and reported.

A detailed step-by-step report is available to the touch of a tab, which is updated with every new change. In addition, ASDIP FOUNDATION uses a pre-formated colorful text-with-values output for easier identification of the problem areas. ASDIP FOUNDATION generates a graphical view of the designed footing and the resulting pressures and forces. The program also generates the moment and the shear plan views for the controlling combination, as well as a view of the construction section and elevation with the reinforcement information.

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The image gallery below shows annotated screen shots of the software. Click on any image to enlarge.

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Key Features of ASDIP FOUNDATION

Modeling:

  • Any Windows® Operating System. No additional software required.
  • Full compliance with:
    • ACI 318-11 or 14
    • ASCE 7-05 or 10/16
  • Versatility to model a full set of load combinations, or just a single pre-combined load.
  • Specify water table location for buoyancy check.
  • Customizable design criteria, options, and conditions.
  • Three different unit systems available:
    • US (in, ft, Kip, ksi)
    • SI (cm, m, N, MPa)
    • MKS (cm, m, Tn, Kg/cm2)
  • Rich user interface to model the geometry, materials, loads and rebars.
  • Multiple load cases such as dead, live, roof live, snow, wind and seismic.
  • Column may be eccentric on footing in both directions.
  • Column can be modeled as a short pedestal supporting a steel column.
  • New clean and uncluttered layout design.
  • Multiple visual controls to model the reinforcing steel.
  • Combined footings can be either rectangular or trapezoidal.
  • Specify proportion of passive and friction acting together for sliding resistance.
  • Change any parameter and see the effect immediately for what-if analysis.
  • Buoyancy effects due to the presence of water table.
  • Custom load combinations.

Calculation results:

  • Complete footing design and footing-column interface.
  • Complete stability analysis for overturning, sliding, uplift, and bearing.
  • Graphic display of bearing pressures, one-way shears, punching shears, and moments.
  • Plain concrete strength considered.
  • Column / pedestal structural design included.
  • Percentage of passive / friction acting together.
  • Software finds the controlling combination for each condition to optimize design.
  • Exact mathematical solution of bearing pressures, shears and moments under biaxial loading.
  • Detailed step-by-step reports with exposed formulas and Code references.
  • Combined text-with-values output message updated with each change.
  • Outstanding output with Print Preview.
  • Three ways to show the calculations: At-a-Glance, Condensed, and Detailed.
  • Construction sketch of your footing updated with each change.

Usability:

  • Project Manager handles calculations and files for you.
  • You are in complete control of every single aspect of the design.
  • Design your concrete footings in minutes (not hours).
  • Verify every design step quickly. Not a “black box”.
  • No silly assumptions or math shortcuts. Confident, accurate, and reliable results.
  • Focus your attention on engineering, and let ASDIP FOUNDATION handle all the mathematical complexity.
  • Multiple calculations stored in a single project file.
  • Safely create, organize, manage, and store your electronic calculations.

TESTIMONIALS



I recently purchased all four of the ASDIP structural engineering software modules. After using this engineering software for a few months I believe it works very well for its intended purpose. ASDIP is very simple to use, is reasonably priced, and the calculation output is organized with a nice looking readable layout."

Kris Krus, PE
Lansing, Michigan