NEW GENERATION PORTAL SOFTWARE
Fully Eurocode compliant
The best Portal program just got better. Re-written using the latest
software technology, it's faster, handles more frame geometries, more
loading types and has no built-in limits. Sophisticated analysis
techniques include advanced second-order and in-plane stability methods
all in accordance with the very latest portal design recommendations.
Using new software technology and intelligent wizards, QUIKPORT xp is
even easier to use with state-of-the-art on-line video tutorials and an
advanced help system. What's more, it's Eurocode ready and even has
QUIKPORT xp has just about every feature you could ever want in a
portal program. Uniquely, it has elastic, elastic-plastic and
rigorous minimum weight plastic design - all in the one program.
It also has advanced 2nd order and stability methods. So whatever your preference, whatever the frame geometry,
will deliver the goods where other programs fail.
Because it imposes no restrictions on frame geometry and has no
built-in limits, QUIKPORT xp
handles a much wider variety of frames than any other plastic
design program. In addition to single-span, multi-span, propped
or tied portals, it can be used for any 2D frame. Its wide range of loading
types further adds to its considerable versatility.
Like all QUIKSOFT programs, QUIKPORT xp is outstandingly easy to
use. Just sketch the frame, sketch the loading, choose your analysis/design
method and view the results. Helpful advice is just a keyclick
away. To make things even easier, we've included a unique 'input wizard' which
even generates the geometry and loading (including wind/snow) for a range of standard
QUIKPORT xp's unique object mode allows you to drag 'n drop, edit
or copy any structural element faster and easier than ever before.
Save your alternative designs in QUIKPORT xp's own project-based
filing system. Compare prices using its built-in price calculator.
Click any object to modify its properties
- Comprehensive portal frame analysis and design program
with no built-in limits
- Elastic, rigorous minimum weight and elastic-plastic design
methods including 2nd order effects.
- Unique CAD-like input, just sketch your frame or use the intelligent input
- Wide range of loading types, just sketch the loading or use the wizard.
- Automatic frame and member stability checks, including in-plane stability to
BS5950:pt 1:2000, EN1993-1 and SCI guide.
- Amplified moment method and advanced 2nd order elastic/plastic analysis
- Comprehensive on-screen and printed output with links to CAD
via DXF and CIS/2
Quikport's 'true-view' can be
exported to CAD and combined with connection details from QUIKJOINT
QUIKPORT xp's superb design
and check wizards can fully automate frame design (including stability checks)
leading to typical design times of 15 minutes per frame as validated by
customers. However, you are always in control and the program output is detailed
and easy to follow.
QUIKPORT xp's advanced 2nd order analysis engine offers a wide range of facilities
including the amplified moment method, 2nd order refined plastic hinge analysis
and 2nd order elastic-plastic hinge analysis.
When you're satisfied with your design, print the fully annotated
scale drawing or export it to your favourite CAD system using DXF or CIS/2. Member
details, moments and forces may be passed to
for virtually automatic connection design and detailing.
If you're using
someone else's program you don't know what you're missing. Find out now by
downloading an evaluation copy.
really is the most advanced portal frame design
program. Using the same up-to-date and innovative
interface as QUIKFRAME xp, the program is faster, even more
user-friendly and incorporates all the latest elastic, plastic and
Switch instantly between input screens.
Switch instantly between display modes. Analysis
is automatically run when necessary so your results are always valid
for the current frame model.
The popular INPUT wizard is retained so that data
entry for standard frames is extremely simple with frame loadings,
including wind and snow loadings, being automatically calculated for
all frames in a building. Purlin and sheeting layout tools complete
The DESIGN and CHECK wizards have substantially
increased speed. Unlike other programs, QUIKPORT xp automatically
considers all aspects of a frame including capacity, stability,
in-plane stability, second-order effects and the addition of stays.
Elastic, elastic-plastic, rigorous minimum weight, advanced
second-order refined hinge analysis, elastic critical load (for any
geometry) are just some of the methods in use. However, the Engineer
always has control over the final design.
There are no built-in limits in QUIKPORT xp, only
the limits of your computer. A wider range of steel sections may be
used although there are some restrictions on certain members.