December 12, 2023

asdip-steel-6-release

ASDIP STEEL 6 has been released. ASDIP STEEL is a structural engineering software for the design of steel members such as beams, columns, baseplates, anchor rods and connections. This document is a brief overview of some of the most important features included in this new version of ASDIP STEEL.

Circular Base Plates

ASDIP STEEL 6 includes the design of circular base plates under a variety of vertical / horizontal loads and bending moments. Design of anchor rods per ACI 318-19. Multiple options in the user interface to model this type of base plates easily.

Switch instantly to rectangular base plate with a click of the mouse. You can model biaxial loads and the analysis algorithm will show the bearing pressure diagram and the tension in the anchors, for any combination of loads including uplift. No simplifying assumptions in the theory.

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HSS Shear Connections

The software includes the design of shear connections for HSS columns per the latest AISC provisions. The previous version only considers wide flange columns. Connections include Single Angles, Double Angles, Shear Plates, Through Plates, and Tees.

Connectors can be either welded or bolted. The software calculates the connection strength for the different limit states, and it performs the design check per code.

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HSS Moment Connections

ASDIP STEEL 6 includes the design of moment connections for HSS columns per the latest AISC provisions. The previous version only considers wide flange columns. Connections include Welded Flange, Flange Plate, and End Plate. Multiple graphical options for easy modelling.

The software calculates the connection strength for the different limit states, and it compares to the combined loads. Detailed calculations are generated for a granular check. Multiple design checks per code.

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Web Openings Design

New module. Sometimes it's required to create an opening in the web of a beam to pass pipes, ducts, or other utilities. ASDIP STEEL 6 includes the design of web openings in W-beams per the AISC Design Series #2.

The software calculates the shear and bending capacities of the section at the opening location, and it checks the moment-shear interaction. In addition, it designs the required reinforcement, and it performs the design checks.

The user-interface has been designed to model beams with web openings easily. Design method per ASD or LRFD. At-a-Glance, Condensed, and Detailed reports with increasing degree of details in the calculations.

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Takeaway

ASDIP STEEL 6 has been released, including the design of HSS Shear Connections, HSS Moment Connections, Circular Base Plates, and a new module for Web Openings. The design of such systems may be completed and optimized in minutes with the use of the software.

You are invited to download the Free 15-day Software Trial of our family of products, or go ahead and Place your Order.

For our collection of blog posts about steel design please visit Structural Steel Design.

Best regards,

Javier Encinas, PE

ASDIP Structural Software

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