FAQs


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Which design codes does this program support?

For information on supported codes please visit spSlab features.

What is the difference between spSlab and pcaSlab?

pcaSlab, also formerly known as ADOSS, was renamed spSlab to better relate and support the registered trade name of the publisher, StructurePoint, formerly the PCA's Engineering Software Group.

Does this program calculate long-term deflections?

Yes, in version 2.00 or higher.

What is the difference between spSlab and spBeam?

spSlab has integrated all of the functions of spBeam although spBeam is still a standalone software. Users who do only one-way slab/continuous beam design may choose spBeam. spSlab can design both one-way slab/continuous beam and two-way slab systems.

I already have spSlab. Do I need spBeam?

No. spSlab has integrated all of the functions of spBeam although spBeam is still a standalone software. Users who do only one-way slab/continuous beam design may choose spBeam. spSlab can design both one-way slab/continuous beam and two-way slab systems.

Do I have to have two cantilevers in this program?

No. Cantilevers are optional.

Does this program take into account crack control requirements for maximum bar spacing?

Yes for one-way slab and continuous beam systems.

Does spSlab design corner reinforcement for two-way slabs?

Yes.

Does this program support moment redistribution?

Yes for one-way slab and continuous beam systems.

Can I open spBeam and ADOSS data files in spSlab?

Yes.

Does this program consider torsion?

Yes.

What method does this program use?

Equivalent Frame Method.

Can I use this program to investigate and design waffle slabs?

Yes.

Can I use this program to investigate and design a continuous beam?

Yes.