SteelSmart Software Update: Enhancing Performance with Build 151

SteelSmart Software Update: Enhancing Performance with Build 151

In our continuous efforts to refine and perfect the SteelSmart Software (SSS), we are excited to announce the latest update with build 151. This update is dedicated to improving the user experience by addressing specific bugs, ensuring our software remains at the forefront of structural design efficiency and reliability. While we strive to make each update impactful, this particular build focuses on enhancing the software’s precision and stability without introducing new features.

Focused Improvements

The modifications in build 151 are tailored to refine existing functionalities, ensuring that your design process is smoother and more reliable. Here’s a closer look at the key updates:

  1. Wind Zones Output Precision: We’ve addressed an issue in the Load Generator, specifically in the exported report, where the listed values for Wind zones were not accurately reflected. This fix ensures that the data you rely on for your structural analysis is precise and dependable.
  2. Corrected Screws Direction in AL Clip Connections: In response to feedback regarding the orientation of screws in connection outputs for AL clips used in Header/Sill, we have made necessary adjustments. This fix enhances the accuracy of the connection details, ensuring your designs adhere to the highest standards.
  3. Improved Load Distribution and Aspect Ratio in Shear Walls: Recognizing the critical role of shear walls in structural integrity, we have made fixes in load distribution and aspect ratio calculations within the Load Generator. These improvements aim to provide more accurate analysis, empowering you to design safer and more efficient structures.
  4. Enhanced Support for Double Clips in Walls: For designs utilizing the toe2toe layout, similar to those in floors, we have enabled the use of double clips in walls. This enhancement aligns with our commitment to provide versatile and robust design options for our users.

Our Commitment

At Applied Science International (ASI), we believe in transparency and continuous improvement. While the specifics of these bug fixes are highly technical, they represent our ongoing commitment to providing a software solution that meets the evolving needs of our users. We understand that the success of your projects relies on the tools at your disposal, and we are dedicated to ensuring that SteelSmart Software remains a reliable partner in your work.

Looking Forward

While build 151 focuses on refinements, we are always looking ahead to how we can further innovate and enhance the SteelSmart Software. We welcome feedback from our community of users, as it is invaluable in guiding our development process. Your insights help us to identify areas for improvement and opportunities to introduce new features that address your design challenges.

Stay Updated

To benefit from the improvements in build 151 and ensure your software is running optimally, we encourage all users to update their SteelSmart Software. For more detailed information on the update process and to access support, please visit our website at https://www.appliedscienceint.com/.

We thank our users for their continued trust in ASI and the SteelSmart Software. Your engagement and feedback are what drive us forward. Together, we are shaping the future of structural design software.


About Applied Science International (ASI): ASI is at the forefront of developing innovative software solutions for structural design and analysis. With a focus on advancing the field through technology, ASI is committed to providing tools that enhance efficiency, accuracy, and creativity in the engineering community.

Current SSS subscriber? Update today!

Users with current subscriptions can now log in/download/install the new updated version of SSS 8.5 (Build 151). Simply log in to your ASI Portal to update your software.

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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!