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S-FRAME ANALYSIS R11 - Design, Model and Analyze structural engineering projects in an intuitive and

customizable model management system. Easy enough for simple projects, powerful enough for the most

All Editions of S-FRAME® Include
• Fast, SPARSE solver with support for the 64-bit operating system and multi-core processors, capable of analyzing virtually unlimited-sized models.
• Advanced mesh generators for specified regions using triangular or quadrilateral elements or a mixture of both elements.
• Seamless S-STEEL Design integration option for manual or automatic steel section design and optimization for all or just
part of a structure. New in R11
• Intuitive, Easy to use modeling environment.
• Powerful model management system – simple user-defined grouping of input and output.
• User defined coordinate systems – Cartesian, cylindrical, spherical to aid in the modeling process.
• Strip and wall integration lines for automatic calculation and easy output of FE modeled slab, beam, or shear wall
sectional forces, which can be exported to S-CONCRETE, a concrete section design tool.
• Powerful FE concrete Slab Design capabilities supporting numerous design codes: ACI, CSA, EC2, BS, etc.
• Open Structure Wind Load Generator in accordance with API Specification 4F:2008.
• Automatic one-way (short, long, or in any direction) or two-way area load distribution.
• Pier Element tool groups wall integration lines to produce a “pier” for automatic calculation of resultant pier force and
• Continuous Member tools for the assembly of Physical Members from existing analytical members or the disassembly of
Physical Members into analytical members.
• The latest CISC and AISC databases. New in R11
• Newly Designed Bidirectional BIM links to TEKLA® Structures and Autodesk® Revit® New in R11
Revit® 2012, 2013 and 2014 support for Beam, Column, Wall, Floor, Beam System, Truss, Loads and Load
▪ TEKLA 18.0, 18.1 and 19.0 support for Beam, Column, Wall and Slab, Loads and Load Cases/Combinations.
▪ Round-Tripping support retains S-FRAME data not recognized in the Revit/TEKLA environment throughout consecutive
import/export cycles as the model is analyzed in S-FRAME and updated in Revit /TEKLA.

• Newly Designed AutoCAD® DXF link. New in R11
Import DXF layers as members, shells or panels, pre-assign properties to layers, limit import by layer or individual entity
S-FRAME model group folder creation for imported layers
▪ Support for unit conversions of imported DXF files
▪ Automatic joint tolerance checking to ensure connected models
▪ New 3D visualization window, fast rendering supports for large models
▪ Control model appearance by layer & background colors, toggle on/off layer views, hide layers, number formatting, etc.
▪ File import information includes units, entity counts, layer names & colors, entity types and locations
▪ Integrated Help system window

▪ Automatic

• S-VIEW, a fully integrated Validation and Visualization Tool. New in R11

Powerful visualization tool for S-FRAME model viewing, sharing and validating in a collaborative environment

3 and 4 node plate. New in R11 . • Buckling analysis. • P-Delta (2-step) analysis. NBCC2010 .multiple loads on multiple lanes and lanes may follow any 3D path. .support for cyclic/harmonic loading force or acceleration & time history functions. IBC 2006.influence line diagrams. truss.Generate and save response spectrum design curves at any joint from a time history analysis. . • Stressed and unstressed vibration (eigenvalue) analysis. linear spring and inactive elements. New in R11 Link-beam element with hysteresis material properties. New in R11 Quasi-Static Nonlinear Analysis. New in R11 Convergence criteria based on Energy and out-of-balance force. Scale and reuse these curves in subsequent response spectrum analysis. • Response spectrum analysis: . • Moving load analysis: .equivalent static force procedure (ESFP) for NBCC 2005. • Sophisticated 3 and 4 node elements participate fully in P-Delta and non-linear analysis. • Mode shape/deflection animation. . membrane and shell elements. Advanced Non-Linear Static and Time History Analyses using full Newton-Raphson iterative solver with incremental loading. Rigid and flexible diaphragm modeling. • Time history analysis: . New in R11 Non-Linear Buckling Analysis. New in R11 Partial releases and base isolators with hysteresis material properties.automatic response charts and automatic response spectrum.five different modal combination methods including CQC and SRSS. Powerful load-combination methods • Beam.option to scale to code base shear (ESFP/ELF).multi-support base motion for seismic analysis. Support for both linear and nonlinear Base Motion Time History and Multi-Support Base Motion Time History Analysis with the ability to combine dynamic load cases with static load cases. no need for multiple runs. Non-linear ground springs supporting hook and gap characteristics. • Response spectrum curve generators for NBCC 2010. • True cable. .Standard Edition • • • • • Support for rigid offsets. .equivalent lateral forces (ELF) for ASCE 7-05. . Simple creation of panels (and holes) with automatic meshing and loading options.constant or variable time step. import time history data. . New in R11 Pushover Analysis. . and ASCE 7-05. Enterprise Edition (in addition to the Professional Edition features) • • • • • • • • • • • Improved staged construction: allows 4D analysis and design of structures with discrete changes over time.definable vehicle patterns. .torsional sensitivity evaluation and accidental torsion calculations. Professional Edition (in addition to the Standard Edition features) • New Direct Analysis Method (DM): S-FRAME now supports the rigorous second-order analysis required by the new AISC 360-10 specification that accounts for both P-Δ and P-δ effects in a single run. NBCC 2005. New in R11 Non-linear moving load analysis. tension or compression only elements and Fabric Elements.