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S-Frame general use questions

S-Frame general use questions

S-Frame general use questions

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Hey All,

I figured I'd throw this question out here, as I've searched the forum and most responses related to S-Frame are quite old.

For those of you with experience using S-Frame and the subsequent suite of programs, how do you find them for general building modelling? At our company we use the WoodWorks software for residential and general wood design, RISA-3D for more unique problems (timberframes, steel frames), and ETABs/SAFE for concrete and steel commercial/midrise buildings. We also have MIDAS Gen but are phasing that out somewhat. I feel that our software selection is pretty good, but I'm always curious if there's a better option out there. As an aside, we are in the process of developing additional spreadsheets/design tools internally.

I've been keeping my eye on the S-Frame webinars and find that the program seems pretty solid in terms of analysis/design, and transparency when reporting calculations. I know that the obvious answer is to download the demos and take it through some of our past projects and work through tutorials, but in the mean time I figured I'd ask your opinion.

Note, I am in the Canadian market and focus on residential design and midrise steel/concrete/wood buildings.

RE: S-Frame general use questions

we used S-CONCRETE once upon a time and overall it was a nice piece of software with good documentation and their tech support was fairly decent.

Open Source Structural Applications: https://github.com/buddyd16/Structural-Engineering

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