Advanced Window Glass Design (AWGD) performs all required calculations to design window glass according to ASTM E1300-09, ASTM E1300-12 and ASTM E1300-16. The Glass Association of North America (GANA) endorses Advanced Window Glass Design as being the best tool available to aid in designing window glass to resist wind and long-term loadings.  Members of the GANA technical council served in program development and each now uses a copy of the program. 

The below table describes the features of the Advanced Window Glass Design program. 

Features Pricing

New functionality

  1. Analytical method for laminate thickness, non-PVB interlayers, duration and temperature changes. 
  2. A procedure for detailed Insulating Glass Unit (IGU) design.
  3. Ability to create load combinations.
  4. Calculation of maximum principal stress for rectangular lite units. 
Carries out all computations in ASTM E1300-09, ASTM E1300-12 and ASTM E1300-16.
Performs computations associated with the ASTM E 1300-16 Analytical Method.
Uses ASTM E1300 methodology to facilitate design computations for Jumbo glass up to a long dimension of 10 m (400 in.) depending on nominal thickness and edge support.
Uses ASTM E1300 methodology to facilitate design computations for probabilities of breakage of 1 lite per thousand.
Allows users to seamlessly create load combinations, including loads of different time durations.
Performs calculations for non-rectangular glass lites (by the bounding rectangle approach).
Incorporates effects of elevation and temperature change in insulating glass load sharing computations, limited to the analytical method.
Allows users to pick from PVB to Ionomer Interlayer materials for laminated glass or specify parameters for custom interlayers.
Allows users to design to a specified probability of breakage (Analytical Method).
Allows users to design to a specified maximum principal tensile stress (Analytical Method).
Allows users to design to a specified deflection limit.
Facilitates calculations for three-ply laminates.
Facilitates calculations for triple-glazed IG units.
Initial Purchase
Annual Fee
Initial Purchase
Annual Fee
*Network Licenses: 40% Discount on initial purchase for current owners of AWGD single user version. This discount does not apply to annual fees. You must contact SDG to obtain discounted prices. You may email or call (800) 366-5585. Due to the nature of the network and terminal versions we do not offer discounts on the prices. PRICE PER SEAT!

Sytem Requirements

Operating Systems
Windows 7
Windows 8.1
Windows 10

Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2 / 2016 / 2019

SDG will issue a license for AWGD for one year after purchase. If you wish to continue using AWGD, you must renew annually. Failure to renew the license will result in AWGD not operating. SDG must do this to continue operating and providing technical support. For every year your serial number has expired, you will be charged an annual fee until that amount equals the cost of the new purchase.