Software Comparison


Comparison

The following table compares the features of spWall 5.xx and its predecessors spWall/pcaWall and TILT.

FEATURE TILT/pcaWall v1.0 - 2.0 pcaWall v3.0 spWall v3.6x spWall v4.0x spWall v5.xx
General
Operating System Microsoft Windows 3.1 or above Microsoft Windows 98 or above Microsoft Windows XP and Vista Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7/8/10 Microsoft Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7/8/10
Evaluation Version No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Electronic Documentation Help file (.HLP) Help file (.HLP)
Manual file (.PDF)
Help file (.HLP)
Manual file (.PDF)
Help file (.CHM)
Manual file (.PDF)
Help file (.CHM)
Manual file (.PDF)
Printed Documentation Yes On demand On demand On demand On demand
Context Sensitive Help No No Yes Yes Yes
Digitally Signed Installation No No Yes Yes Yes
Network Licensing No Yes Yes Yes Yes
License Server Redundancy No No Yes Yes Yes
Input Data File pcaWall v2.00 (.WAL) pcaWall v3.00 (.WA3)
pcaWall v2.00 (.WAL)
pcaWall v3.00 (.WA3)
pcaWall v2.00 (.WAL)
spWall v4.00 (.WA4)
pcaWall v3.00 (.WA3)
pcaWall v2.00 (.WAL)
spWall v5.00 (.WAL)
spWall v4.00 (.WA4)
pcaWall v3.00 (.WA3)
pcaWall v2.00 (.WAL)
Export to DXF No No No Yes Yes
Data Import from Text Files No No No Yes Yes
Input Auto Saving Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Recent file list No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Keyboard Shortcuts No No No Yes Yes
On-line Checking for Program Updates No No Yes Yes Yes
Digital Signature for Improved Security No No Yes Yes Yes
Modeling and Calculation
Capacity About 3,500 nodes 10,000 nodes 10,000 nodes 10,000 nodes 10,000 nodes
Code/Standard ACI 318-95
CSA A.23.3-94
ACI 318-02
CSA A.23.3-94
ACI 318-05
ACI 318-02
CSA A.23.3-04
CSA A.23.3-94
ACI 318-11
ACI 318-08
ACI 318-05
ACI 318-02
CSA A.23.3-04
CSA A.23.3-94
ACI 318-14
ACI 318-11
ACI 318-08
ACI 318-05
ACI 318-02
CSA A.23.3-14
CSA A.23.3-04
CSA A.23.3-94
Metric Units Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
US Customary Units Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Default Definitions and Assignments No No No Yes Yes
Second Order Analysis Yes Yes Yes (by default) Yes (by default) Yes (by default)
Cracking Coefficients Yes (same value for service and ultimate load levels) Yes (same value for service and ultimate load levels) Yes (same value for service and ultimate load levels) Yes (different values for service and ultimate load levels) Yes (different values for service and ultimate load levels)
Wall Cross-sectional Forces No No No Yes Yes
Wall Shear Strength No No No Yes Yes
Displacement Check No No No Yes Yes
Center of Gravity No No No Yes Yes
Point and Line Loads Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Uniform Area Loads Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Linearly Varying Area Load No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rectangle and Circular Stiffeners Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
T-shaped Stiffeners No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Different Wall-reinforcement Limits for Vertical and Horizontal Directions No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Different Cover at Interior and Exterior Wall Face No No No Yes Yes
Circular Layout for Stiffener Longitudinal-reinforcement For circular sections only For both circular and rectangular sections For both circular and rectangular sections For both circular and rectangular sections For both circular and rectangular sections
Visualization and Reporting
Geometry View - Planar Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Zoom In / Zoom Out Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Geometry Panning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Display Settings via Pop-up Menu No No No Yes Yes
Annotation for Subsets of Nodes Assigned with Loads, Piles, and Restraints No No No Yes Yes
Text Results - View Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Text Results - Print Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Text Results - Save to file Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Text Results - Copy to Clipboard No No No Yes Yes
Text Results - Print Highlighted Selection No No No Yes Yes
Contours & Diagrams- View Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Contours & Diagrams- Print Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Contours & Diagrams- Print Preview No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Contours & Diagrams- Copy to Clipboard No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Annotated Contours & Diagrams No No Yes Yes Yes