Why you should buy STRAP
input wizards quickly create many standard types of ‘parameterised’ structure.
‘Fastmenus” speed editing with a right-hand mouse click.
Cylindrical and Cartesian co-ordinates can be mixed.
can be merged and replicated to form larger models, with scaling if applicable.
beams and elements may be copied complete with their properties.
may be generated to fit mathematical equations.
meshes may be automatically generated to user constraints and with
beams/elements are easily removed from the display for clarity.
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orientation may be shown diagrammatically or by fully rendered
beams and elements can be checked for inadvertent duplication.
views can be saved and restored with up to four viewing windows.
are shown graphically, to scale and by type.
Self-weight may be automatically applied including a percentage taken
Area loads make it easy to apply patterns of loading to surfaces – user
decides how loading is distributed (to nodes, beams or elements) – including
one way distribution if required. Patterns can be stored.
varying loads can be applied over a beam string.
(identical) loads can be edited individually or simultaneously.
loads and adjacent/alternate span loadcases can be generated automatically.
can be copied from one part of a model to another.
on both clad and unclad structures.
mouse-click gives instant results for a selected beam.
units can be different from input units.
results can be obtained at up to 20 points in span.
Deflections can be animated.
Extensive processing of results is possible, including many sorting options
and post-processing of load combinations.
may be presented along user defined section lines in elements. Output
can be limited by a range of techniques including zoom and remove. Wood and Armer design moments are standard for plate elements.
reports can include user defined drawings.
DESIGN AND DETAILING:
something for nothing! STRAP's intelligent RC Design module takes
almost all its input from existing model data. It even identifies beam and
column strings, automatically sizing supports on the basis of member
dimensions. All design envelopes are taken from the STRAP results and used
with user defined defaults to size main, shear and compression
reinforcement. A deflection check is included. Optional column, beam
and slab detailing with schedule production.