A major feature of SSS is the Layout and Connection Details Generator. The drawing generator is included within all 7 primary design modules. The drawings can be printed or exported in the AutoCAD® DXF format allowing the drawings to be easily transferred into other drafting software.
SSS provides detailed drawings for the following design modules and framing components:
Curtain wall framing including typical studs, window openings, and door openings with bridging members and clip connections between members and the structure.
Load bearing framing including typical studs, window openings, and door openings with bridging members and clip connections between members and the structure.
X-Braced Shear Walls including boundary members, diagonal strap bracing, and strap track and boots with screw and bolted/welded connections between components and structure.
Floor/Roof Framing including designed members and connections to the structure.
Roof Truss design including the top, bottom, vertical and diagonal chord members with plated or web-to-web connections between chord members.
MidWall design including designed infill studs, Midwall section, and the anchorage connections.
Basic Software Modules
Choose from a wide-variety of common curtain wall applications, such as bypass, infill, spandrel, parapet, and opening conditions. Complete the assembly with TSN's connections and Hilti's fasteners.
Optimize load bearing stud elements in low and mid-rise structures. Select fromStandard sections or the optimal SigmaStudsection.
Shear wall design is simplified with the power of SSS 7. Newly added special seismic design requirements provide clients with multiple design options.
Choose from TSN'sPrimeJoistor Standard sections to quickly select a steel-framed floor system.
Design roof rafters and joists quickly and easily with SteelSmartSystem's Roof Module.
Select from a variety of common trusses, or create your own truss to design the members, connections, fasteners, and lateral bracing elements.
Simplify and optimize the design and construction of a short wall or half wall in residential and commercial cold formed steel framing.
Advanced Software Modules
The Lateral Load Generator/Distributor tool uses the dimensions and load specification for a building and calculates the total lateral wind and seismic loads according to ASCE 7 Standard “Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures”.
Plots framing layout of the wall and adds the connection design data (clip designation, number of fasteners, embedment, and screw pattern) to the typical connection detail. The drawing also includes framing members’ cross-sections and shapes. The drawing can be exported in AutoCAD;DXF format.
BIM Plugin for Revit
SteelSmart® Framer: Plugin for Revit
The SteelSmart® Framer provides engineers and contractors with a powerful tool to better design, estimate, and communicate light steel framing on projects using Autodesk® Revit® Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. Easily model every stud, track, shear walls, and connector. Export complete material take-off for better estimation and planning of your project.
Advanced Structural Analysis
Extreme Loading for Structures Software or ELS, is an advanced non-linear structural analysis software tool designed specifically for structural engineers. ELS allows structural engineers to study the 3D behavior of structures through both the continuum and discrete stages of loading.