November 5, 2020


ASDIP STEEL is a structural engineering software for design of steel members and connections. A new version of this software is coming soon. This document is a brief overview of some of the most important new features included in ASDIP STEEL 5.

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AISC 360-16 and ACI 318-19 Compliance

ASDIP STEEL 5 now fully complies with AISC 360-16 and ACI 318-19.

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 7-05, or 10/16, for example the AASHTO load combinations, or load combinations applicable in other countries. ASDIP STEEL 5 then will use the user-defined combinations to proceed with the design.


Biaxial Base Plate Design

Now ASDIP STEEL includes the design of base plates for vertical and horizontal loads, and biaxial moments. More options to model the location of anchor rods. The anchor rods and shear lugs will be designed accordingly per the latest ACI 318 provisions, including seismic. This is a requested feature for long time and now it forms part of ASDIP STEEL 5.


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Continuous Steel / Composite Beam Design

Now ASDIP STEEL 5 includes the design of steel and composite multi-span continuous beams. This is also a long-time requested feature that now forms part of ASDIP STEEL 5. The previous version included single-span beams only. In addition, now the program allows to model more load types, such as uniform, concentrated, variable, and moment loads per span.


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Moment Connection Design

Now ASDIP STEEL 5 includes the design of moment connections per the AISC provisions. This is a new module requested for a long-time by our customers, and now it is part of ASDIP STEEL 5. The Shear Connection Design module was also improved. More connection types will be added to the software.


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ASDIP STEEL 5 includes the design of Biaxial Base Plates, Anchor Rods, Shear Lugs, Steel Columns, Steel / Composite continuous beams, Shear Connections, and Moment Connections, among dozens of other improvements. The design of such systems may be completed and optimized in minutes, which otherwise would be cumbersome and time-consuming.

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Detailed information is available about this structural engineering software by visiting ASDIP STEEL. 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

  • Hi, I’m an old ASDIP user. I’d like to know if this great upgrade will have these features:
    -Allow composite beam design without a decking (only a concrete slab)
    -Calculate beam deflections.
    -To specify angle or channel connectors instead of studs (Some times, we have to design a composite beam where it’s not worth to get an electrical device to provide the power needed for welding the studs).
    -Pick a user defined 3-plate beam or column, instead of an AISC section.

    P.S. Congratulations on your connection module, it seems to be a great addition to ASDIP Steel.

    • ASDIP STEEL 5 will let you model a concrete slab without a decking, and it will calculate the deflections of composite beams. This version only includes shear studs, but angles or channels will be added later. Only AISC sections can be used, but more databases will be added later. Thank you for the suggestions.

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