Introducing SteelSmart System 8.5: The Future of Cold-Formed Steel Framing Design

Introducing SteelSmart System 8.5: The Future of Cold-Formed Steel Framing Design

Dive into the latest advancements in cold-formed steel framing design with SteelSmart System 8.5! Developed exclusively for The Steel Network, Inc., this innovative software is packed with new features like the Project concept, enhanced GUI navigation, updated user guides, and much more. Whether you’re a current subscriber or new to SteelSmart, our latest video will guide you through all the groundbreaking updates. Don’t miss out on optimizing your design and detailing process.

Current SSS subscriber? Update today!

Users with current subscriptions can now log in/download/install the new updated version of SSS 8.5. Simply log in to your ASI Portal to update your software.

New to SteelSmart System?

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SteelSmart System 8.5 Now Available

SteelSmart System 8.5 Now Available

 

Applied Science International (ASI) is happy to announce the release of SteelSmart System 8.5, a cold-formed steel framing design software developed exclusively for The Steel Network, Inc. (TSN).  This innovative steel stud design software provides structural engineers with a solid tool engineered for optimal design and detailing of light steel framing studs, joists, shear walls, and connectors.

Unlike its previous versions, SSS introduces the Project concept where many components can coexist in a single project and can be checked, solved, summarized, and have gathering output reports. Multiple Load Generator building files can also be used in the project structure.

 

Updates include:

SSS Project Features:
  • Adding/Removing/Importing different components to project.
  • Creating/Removing/Importing different building data to project.
  • Adding aggregated components report and utilities reports to project.
  • Enhanced reports to include a cover page, where three different templates are available.
  • User preference data that is applied on new created components in project.
  • Batch solving of components.
  • Saving of project in one folder.
  • Project information data enhancement where a project logo can be attached.

Plus…

Enhanced GUI navigation and state preserving in input and output.
Updated SteelSmart System user guide, technical reference and verification samples.

Current SSS subscriber? Update today!

Users with current subscriptions can now log in/download/install the new updated version of SSS 8.5. Simply log in to your ASI Portal to update your software.

New to SteelSmart System?

Request a free trial today!

SSS 8.0 B104 Now Available

SSS 8.0 B104 Now Available

SteelSmart System 8.0, developed exclusively for The Steel Network, Inc. (TSN) by Applied Science International, offers designers a premium structural design software tool that streamlines the design and detailing of light steel framing studs, joists, shear walls, and connectors.

SSS 8.0 B104 is now available, with some great new improvements requested by users.

New updates in SSS 8.0 B104 –

  • More than 15 stories are now allowed in the Load Generator (up to 20 stories).
  • Wind load is now calculated by the Load Generator on roof overhangs in case of flat/monoslope roofs.
  • For user-defined wall studs, base support can be selected as roller allowing for either vertical deflection only or vertical deflection and drift.
  • Minimum span is now 6” instead of 1’.
  • Openings can be over 20’ wide (up to 36’ wide).
  • Box section options were added for framing of window sill.
  • Track members are allowed for Beam framing (one piece or two pieces back-to-back).
  • For Truss components, output of members and clips can be exported as an MS Excel Sheet.

Current SSS subscriber? 

Update today! Users with current subscriptions can now log in/download/install the new updated version of SSS 8.0 B104.

Simply log in to your ASI Portal to update your software.

New to SteelSmart System?

Request a free trial

 

SSS 8.0 Online Tutorial – Window Opening Simply Supported Wall

SSS 8.0 Online Tutorial – Window Opening Simply Supported Wall

Learn how to design a cold-formed steel window opening in a simply supported wall using SteelSmart® System 8.0. This free online cold-formed steel design software tutorial also covers the design of light steel framing connections for header, jamb, sill, and steel studs.

This tutorial video is the first of six tutorials that will be made available to the industry for self-training purposes.

New to SteelSmart® System?  Request a trial today!

 

 

 

SteelSmart System 8.0 – NOW BETTER THAN EVER

SteelSmart System 8.0 – NOW BETTER THAN EVER

 

Applied Science International (ASI) continues to lead the cold-formed steel industry in design software.  SteelSmart System 8.0, developed exclusively for The Steel Network, Inc. (TSN), provides structural engineers with a structural design software tool engineered for optimal design and detailing of light steel framing studs, joists, shear walls, and connectors.

Hold on to your seats, and get ready for an amazing ride! Our biggest update ever has been released for SteelSmart System (SSS) 8.0, making the software you know and love better than ever!

 

New GUI

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SSS 8.0 clients are raving over the new GUI (graphical user interface)!

  • Modernized GUI modules that make the application components more organized and easily identified.
  • Full Screen GUI with window scaling and adaptive screen DPI switching.
  • Easier navigation through various modules and within single module states.
  • MS office-like application backstage screens to edit application wide settings from a single place separate from the technical GUI modules.
  • Organized and grouped input controls for each part of the problem under question.
  • Interactive parametric geometry editing capabilities.
  • Geometry editing facilities for common tasks (e.g., Apply single parameter to all Spans in the problem under question).
  • Enriched interactive 3D viewing capabilities for input model and output design results with selective display-units preference.
  • Application wide interactive unit system switching between Imperial and Metric units.
  • Enhanced document viewer used throughout the application modules with printing capabilities.

 

Going above and beyond

Beyond the new and improved GUI, SSS 8.0 is packed full of additional updates!

Technical Updates:
  • Enhanced Cold Formed Steel Design Modules.
  • Updated Section list for various section types.
  • Multi-Span Load Bearing Opening Design Templates were added to the application with accumulated vertical load calculations.
  • Enriched StiffWall® Module output in both application output and reports.
  • Fastener design capabilities are now included in Clip Designer Utility.
Licensing:
  • Enabled License Selection Feature to let user choose between available licenses from the GUI.
  • Ability to use existing SSS 7.8 license and migrate it into new SSS 8.0.
Documentation:
  • Updated Verification Manual with reviewed and enhanced samples covering all modules of the application with easy browsing.
  • Enhanced presentation of the Component Details Library with printing and saving capabilities. in the distribution of nonuniform roof/floor load on the supporting load-bearing studs.

 

Same modules, different look

SSS 8.0 might look a little different these days with its updated GUI, but your favorite cold-formed steel design software continues to offer the following design software modules to provide you with the most comprehensive steel framing design tool on the market.

 

Current SSS subscriber? Update today!

Users with current subscriptions can now log in/download/install the new updated version of SSS 8.0. Simply log in to your ASI Portal to update your software. 

 

Haven’t boarded the SSS 8.0 train yet?  All aboard!

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