What is StruCalc?


StruCalc 8.0 is the next generation of structural analysis software. The intuitive interface combined with the power to design multiple span members using steel, wood, flitch beams or manufactured lumber propels StruCalc ahead of the competition.

This is the features page for StruCalc 7.0, a now outdated version of our software. To see what StruCalc 8.0 looks like please go to our homepage and follow the links from there.

Feel free to browse any of our detailed information pages by following the below links:

Features for StruCalc 7.0

  • Steel Angle design-braced or unbraced with leg up or down.
  • Cantilever column design
  • Fully customizable database-add or remove materials and control what sizes appear in StruCalc
  • Round member design
  • Multi-span I-joist design
  • 2006 building codes
  • 2005 NDS values
  • 2005 AISC Steel values

Minor New StruCalc 7.0 Features

  • Loading diagram now scales to show relative load strengths.
  • Added Two partially distributed loads to the column module
  • Added a second wall load to the floor joist module
  • Can now change the building code for an entire project
  • Autosize by double clicking on the desired value
  • multiple steel plates for Flitch beam design
  • Button to clear all inputs in the multi-loaded beam module
  • Copy Autosize options to Notes at end of Calculations
  • Set default grades or steel shapes

StruCalc Features

  • Includes Ten Design Modules
  • Multiple Span Analysis with Increased Loading Options
    • Up to three spans with cantilevered ends
    • Six point loads per span
    • Four trapezoidal loads per span
    • One uniform live and dead load per span
  • Rectangular and continuous footing design
    • Sizes and specifies reinforcement
    • Load calculator assists in load determination
    • Specify column type (Steel, wood, concrete or masonry)
    • Design for overburden pressure
  • Laterally loaded column design
    • Stud wall design
    • cantilever column design
    • Structural Composite lumber columns
    • Deflection criteria for laterally loaded columns
    • Design for vertical and lateral loads
    • Up to three lateral point loads
    • One lateral uniform load
    • Multiple laminated solid sawn columns
  • Multi-span Hip beam design
  • Shear, moment, and deflection diagrams
    • View diagrams for all load cases
    • Determine values at any point along a beam
  • Negative loads
  • Improved loading diagram
  • Tube steel beams in all beam modules
  • Wide flange steel columns
  • User notes on print-outs
  • Built in translator to open StruCalc 5.0 files
  • Comprehensive Material Database
    • Solid Sawn lumber from the 91, 97, 01 and 05 NDS
    • All Available Glulam Combinations including new NDS Stress Class’s
    • Structural Composite Lumber from six Manufacturers
    • Wide Flange Steel beams and Columns (five shapes)
    • Equal Leg Single Angle design
    • Tube Steel Beams and Columns
    • I-Joists from six Manufacturers
    • Flitch beam design with solid sawn or structural composite side members
  • All major Building codes
    • Use any year NDS with any Building Code
    • 2006 International Building Code
    • 2006 International Residential Code
    • 2003 International Building Code
    • 2003 International Residential Code
    • 2001 California Building Code
    • 2000 International Building Code
    • 2000 International Residential Code
    • 98 International One and Two Family Dwelling Code
    • 94 and 97 Uniform Building Code
    • 94, 97, and 99 Standard Building Code
    • 93, 96, and 99 BOCA National Building Code
    • 95 CABO One and Two Family Dwelling Code
  • Column Design Module
    • Stud Wall Design
    • Laterally Loaded Columns
      • Has a uniform load, 3- point loads and 2 partially distributed lateral loads
    • Built-up columns
  • Footing Design Module
    • Rectangular, continuous and square footings
    • Calculate reinforced or non-reinforced footings (plain)
    • Load calculator auto sets your live and dead loads!
    • Add soil surcharge over footing
  • Building Materials
    • Solid Sawn Lumber
      • All 2005 NDS solid sawn wood species and grades
      • Choose western or southern types
      • Design with round lumber for log homes!
      • Create MEL/MSR lumber
    • Glulams
      • All 2005 NDS glulam wood species and grades
      • Choose western or southern types
    • Structural Composite
      • APA EWS LVL Stress Classes
      • Boise Cascade
      • Georgia Pacific
      • iLevel Trus Joist
      • International Paper
      • Louisiana Pacific
      • Pacific Woodtech
      • Roseburg Forest Products
    • I-Joists
      • APA EWS LVL Stress Classes
      • Boise Cascade
      • Georgia Pacific
      • iLevel Trus Joist
      • International Paper
      • Lousiana Pacific
      • Pacific Woodtech
      • Roseburg Forest Products
    • Steel
      • All AISC 13th Edition Steel Shapes & Calculations (W, M, S, HP, C, MC, L)
      • Use equal and unequal steel angles
    • Tube Steel
      • Rectangular
      • Round
      • Square
      • Design beams and columns
    • Plus Enter your own custom materials!
  • Flitch Beams
    • Solid Sawn & Structural Composite Beams
    • Choose flitch plate width
    • Choose flitch plate width
    • Build multi-material composite wood flitch plates!
  • Hip/Valley Beams
    • Individual or linked roof pitch
    • Individual or linked side length
    • Auto-calc the slope adjusted beam length
    • Add an intermediate support for a two span beam
    • Cantilever hip beam with point load at cantilever end
  • Loading Diagram
    • Quickly view 2-d scaled models of your beams, columns, and footings
    • Mouse interaction with models allows quick access to detailed loading information
  • Shear, Moment & Deflection Diagrams
    • Calculate and view controlling shear, moment, and deflection at specifc points of your beam for specific load cases
    • Project Manager
    • Save time by quickly copying designed members from project to project to cut down on repetitive work!
    • Quickly and easily search and update version 5, 6, & 7.0 project files to StruCalc 8.0
    • Printing
    • Print Previews
    • Each designed member prints to one professional page including a loading diagram and all associated calculations and conclusions
    • Quickly print, save to .pdf, or auto-email to client’s and building officials your calculated members
    • Do the same printing and email features with entire projects full of individual members in seconds!