5 Best Structural Design and Analysis Software

In this article, We are going to explain the best structural design and analysis software based on the popularity, mostly used, ease in use and structure design options.

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Structural Design and Analysis Software

The all best structure analysis and design software’s are listed below. These software’s are mostly used in practical field to serve a unique design product.

  1. Staad Pro
  2. Etabs
  3. Safe
  4. Tekla Structural Designer
  5. SAP 2000

Structural Design is a one branch of civil engineering which is one of the most important and complicated branch.

1. Staad Pro

staad-pro

Staad Pro is one of the most popular structural design and analysis software which can analyze and design every type of structure such as Steel Structure, RCC Structure, PEB Structure etc. Staad Pro is a product of Bentely System Company.

Staad Pro software user interface is very easy to understand. Its includes simple step vise step tabs of inputs such as geometry, property, specification, supports, loads, analysis and design.

Staad pro includes all design codes of India, USA, Europe and other countries.

Click Here To Learn More About Staad Pro : Staad Pro Tutorials for Beginners

2. Etabs

etabs

Etabs is also one of the most widely used Analysis and design software. Its also design every type of structure such as Steel structure, RCC structure, PEB Structure etc. Etabs is developed by Computers and Structures, Inc.

Etabs user interface is not too easy to understand but its includes extra analysis and design features. Also the geometry and other aspects in etabs is easy to understand.

Etabs one feature that is Similar Story/One Story is my favorite features. its save too much time.

The Etabs provides more features (in graphical way) to easily understand the analysis and design output of any structure.

Etabs also includes all design codes of India, USA, Europe and other Countries.

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3. Safe

safe structure design software

Safe is also most popular software for analysis and design of RCC Structure. Its also developed by Computers and Structures, Inc.

Safe is mostly used for design of Column-Foundation, Slabs, Combined and Raft Foundation and other Thin shell RCC Member.

Safe also includes all design codes of India, USA, Europe and other Countries.

The User Interface of Safe structure software is almost similar to Etabs.

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4. Tekla Structural Designer

tekla structure

Tekla Structural Designer in not widely used software for structure analysis and design due to new in a industry of Structure Design. But its includes the very useful and impressive features.

Tekla Structure Designer is also used to design all type of Structure such ac RCC and Steel. But we mostly recommend it to use in case of steel structure.

Because Steel structure understanding is little bit complicated where tekla provide 3d render view which shows the all steel structure detailing including bolts and plates.

Tekla Structural Designer is also provide facility of BIM Managing that is one of the amazing feature of it.

Tekla Structural Designer is developed by Tekla Software Company. And its also includes all design codes of India, USA, Europe and other countries.

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5. SAP 2000

sap 2000 software

SAP 2000 is another most popular structural analysis and design software. Its also Developed Computer and Structures, Inc.

SAP 2000 is also used for design of all type of structure such as RCC and Steel. Its provide 2D and 3D design Facility.

Its also included all design codes of India, USA, Europe and other Countries.

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