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Retaining Wall Program

Retaining Wall Program

Retaining Wall Program

Hello everyone:

I was wondering what Retaining Wall Program people use out there.  We were using RetWall for a long time.  However, the disk became corrupt and our IT guys deleted it off the engineering computer.  

I am just wondering what people are using.  I have done the last few by hand, and it takes a long time.  Especially since I like to try a couple different things to optimize my design.  


RE: Retaining Wall Program

I like ProSheet - free from Arbed or whatever they're called these days. Check www.skylinesteel.com. - it's for steel sheet pile wall, though.

RE: Retaining Wall Program

I used a program called "Retain-Pro" (http://www.retainpro.com/)a few companies ago. We do so much MSE design where I am we don't actually have to design the wall. We develop the layout drawings, spec the MSE wall and Reinforced Earth gets the contract and does the rest. We hardly ever get to do a special design, so when we do , we just run the numbers on our own spreadsheets.

RE: Retaining Wall Program

I either use Enercalc or a speadsheet I wrote.

RE: Retaining Wall Program

For seeting design I like civiltech shoring www.civiltech.com
for concrete retaining walls, I like unisoft unibear
or IES QuickRwall
IES does a good job printing out calculations to follow.
Unisoft is very flexible and I also use it for underpinning design.

RE: Retaining Wall Program


RE: Retaining Wall Program

The son of the man who wrote Retainpro is who owns EnerCalc.  Retainpro is essentially an expanded and more robust module of what is in Enercalc and works very well.

RE: Retaining Wall Program

I have been using quikwall by digital canal

RE: Retaining Wall Program


RE: Retaining Wall Program

Hi Guys,

I am trying to design a 10' retaining wall to retain against the soil on a sloped bare land, I don't know which way I should design the footing, I mean the heel portion of the footing should be toward the slope (under the slope) or opposite side? which way is more common and better.


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