We’re happy to announce the release of SteelSmart System Version 7.5!  We’ve made a number of great improvements including the optimization of several modules to make designing cold formed steel structures easier as well as the addition of a few new products from The Steel Network (TSN).

Users with active subscriptions can download the latest version of SSS  by logging into thier account on the ASI Portal.

Read the list of new features below or download it here

What’s New in SteelSmart System 7.5?

All Design Modules:
  • Added 2015 IBC, AISI S100-12, & ASCE 7-10
Load Bearing & Curtain Walls:
  • New framing connectors DriftTrak® DTLB-HD, DriftTrak® DTSLB-HD, and VertiClip® Splice800
  • New header/sill clip connector StiffClip® HS
  • New filter applicable connection clips with attached stud member parameters
  • New Allow removal of openings in user-defined stacked openings template
  • Updated StiffClip® allowable forces
  • New Single SigmaStud® configuration for Jambs
  • Updated stiffness data for StiffClip® CL and update deflection calculations for cantilever walls considering deflection due to base rotation
  • Updated header-to-jamb double clip StiffClip® AL connection design
X-Braced Shear Wall:
  • New StiffWall® column built-up sections
  • New “Check Safety” option in StiffWall® module
  • New Twin Stack StiffWall® temple in addition to Single Stack, and allow design of Twin Stack groups
  • Updated deflection calculations for MidWall® considering deflection due to base rotation
Load Generator & Distributor:
  • New “Court Yard” building shape to list of building shapes
  • Updated “Shear Wall Data” with Twin Stack StiffWall® option
Roof Trusses / Roof Rafters:
  • New load cases for Roof and Truss modules (OL1, OL2, OL3)
  • New option to select varied member sections for truss web members
  • New selection of truss joint extension distance, in case of B2B or WC connections
Utilities / Tools:
  • New option to calculate section properties for custom stud and track sections
  • Updated screw connection design module according to latest design code
User Interface:
  • Enhanced graphics in Output Reports and drawings in Drawing Generator
  • Modified report group viewer to allow delete of saved entries
Resources & Help:
  • New & Updated light steel framing details
  • Updated Technical Manual, User Manual, & Verification Samples