Computes wind load calculations by analytical method rather than the simplified method.
Provides the user with options for determining wind loads for buildings, chimneys, tanks and similar structures, trussed towers, signs and domed structures.
Allows the user to describe the topography by using parameters for the topographic conditions included in ASCE 7-05 Section 6 or ASCE 7-10/16 Chapter 26.
Allows the user to construct a "building" structure by adding sections. The software does not constrain the user to a set of preordained footprints.
Provides a composite drawing of the structure as the user adds sections.
Program incorporates all roof types and combinations defined in ASCE 7-05 or ASCE 7-10/16, Chapters 27-28.
Allows the user to define roof slopes in terms of degrees or as a ratio (x:12) and to input all salient roof dimensions.
The software allows the user to obtain wind loads for the main wind force resisting system (MWRFS) at pre-selected height intervals or user-defined intervals.
When a building is completely defined in terms of geometry, the program will also perform the computations for the wind loads of user defined Components and Cladding.
For standards ASCE 7-05 (and later), open structure provisions have been added to allow monosloped, pitched and troughed roof shapes.
The user can click on various intermediate values of the MWFRS results to obtain the details of the calculations for a specific value, including: Velocity Pressure, Gust Effect Factor, Cp, Cf and Net Pessures.
The software prints a full PDF report of wind loads for the MWFRS and Components & Cladding methodologies.