The Beam Analysis Tool provides complete analysis of deflection and stresses caused by direct forces on simply supported beams. Its intuitive interface enables immediate productivity, while more advanced features allow great flexibility in problem definition.
As a plug-in, works with both 32 and 64 bit versions of TurboCAD Pro and Platinum 20 ,21, and 2015. The Beam Analysis Tool facilitates best practices by saving the beam information and all analysis diagrams directly in the drawing file, alongside the beam. This is useful for collaboration, and also saves a great deal of time when plans change and analyses need to be updated. Further collaboration is supported by options to save beam analyses as XML files, or to publish configuration details and all diagrams as HTML files to post on an intranet or extranet.
The Beam Analysis Tool is specifically designed for use by structural, mechanical, and civil engineers; architectural designers; designer/builders; general contractors; municipal planning departments; and students.
Why Choose Beam Analysis Tool?
Save time and money. Get a fast Return on Investment from immediate productivity gains. With the intuitive, easy-to-learn, easy-to-use, easy-to-revise software, there is no need to start from scratch when a change needs to be made, even weeks into a project.
Perform better beam analyses. Use standard cross-sections or your own custom-created cross-sections. Analyse with a high degree of precision, and exercise complete control over your analysis configurations.
Collaborate effectively; quickly review and revise. Having analysis diagrams available via HTML, XML file, or in the drawing allows anyone who needs to review the beam to do so. As revisions occur, having the associated analysis in the drawing acts as a reminder to revise calculations, which can be launched directly from the analysis information.
The Beam Analysis Tool opens in its own window within the CAD application. The default settings use imperial units with a beam that is a W_10x19 Wide Flange Steel Section, 30 feet in length, with a 100 pound point load in the middle. It has a Fixed End support on the left and a Roller support on the right. From there you can change the length of the beam, add supports and loads (including torsion), and see all effects.
The next several pages include details about Beam Analysis Tool.
The Beam Analysis Tool is available as a plug-in for TurboCAD Pro v20. The tool requires a licensed copy of the base CAD platform running on a supported operating system. TurboCAD system requirements for your version to determine support for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 versions.
The Beam Analysis Tool requires an additional 14 MB free disk space.
The version running on TurboCAD Pro 20 can read/write and exchange intelligent beam objects in drawings saved as TCW, and DWG file formats. All versions of the Beam Analysis Tool support the same intelligent beam object XML exchange format and write to the same HTML style pages.
FORCE NORMAL - Showing the vertical “shear” forces on the beam.
FORCE AXIAL - Showing the horizontal forces on the beam.
DEFLECTION - Showing the deflection along the beam.
MOMENT - Showing the rotational moment forces along the beam.
STRESS - Showing the stress forces on the beam.
TORSION MOMENT - Showing the rotational moment forces perpendicular to the beam.
TORSION DEFLECTION - Showing the torsion deflection perpendicular to the axis of the beam.
TORSION STRESS - Showing the torsion stress forces on the beam.
TurboCAD Pro (32 and 64 bit) or
TurboCAD Pro Platinum (32 and 64 bit)