spColumn is structural engineering software for designing and investigating reinforced concrete sections
subject to combined axial and flexural loads.
Top-selling worldwide, spColumn delivers a clean and simple interface for model editing and 3D
visualization of the nominal and factored failure surfaces. Batch processing and integration with
AutoCAD and ETABS are some of the many program features.
Obtain the P-M interaction diagrams of rectangular, round, or irregular sections with any reinforcement
layout to determine strength under the combined effects of axial and flexural loads. Calculate uniaxial and
biaxial bending strengths and consider the effects of slenderness using the moment magnification method all
in accordance with the latest American (ACI 318-19) and Canadian (CSA A23.3-19) Concrete Codes & Standards.
With a radically simple user interface, spColumn is the premier tool for engineers worldwide to design
irregularly shaped sections that may contain openings or boundary elements. Widely used for the design
of shear walls, elevator shafts, building cores, bridge piers, and typical building framing elements,
spColumn can investigate sections that are impossible to find on design charts or do by hand calculations.
The most significant upgrade to spColumn since its inception features a pioneering interface
for intuitive modeling, fast results, logical reporting, and sophisticated tools all cleverly integrated into a
simple and friendly workspace.
Modeling Sections With Multiple Solids & Openings
Create models with multiple solid shapes containing multiple openings using spColumn's quick and
simple tools for building cores with elevator shafts and unique bridge columns and pile bent piers.
Examine column slenderness and stability in sway and non-sway frames and the impact of
second-order (P-Delta) effects on moment magification using spColumn's powerful slenderness module.
Review member lateral stability index requirements in acoordance with ACI 318 provisions.
Design, Optimize, Trace And Iterate Results
Don't investigate! Design.
spColumn's design features are less well known. Explore this powerful option
in a new interface and observe design optimization while tracing intermediate and final results proposed by spColumn.
Compare Strength And Capacity of Multiple Sections
Superimpose and compare interaction diagrams of different sections in a new simple interface.
Investigate detailing options, design envelopes, request for changes or contrast as-built over designed
conditions and make informed decisions quickly with the Superimpose tool.
Evaluate Design Results And Interaction Diagrams With Print & Export Tool
Make model adjustments on the fly using print & export tools. Customize your design summary,
modeling decsions, and final design . Include interaction diagrams at
any angle, Mx-My diagrams at any axial load level, 3D failure sufaces at any orientation, and superimposed
multiple interaction diagrams.
Batch Processing of column and Wall Pier Groups
Run and solve hundreds of columns or walls in groups using the powerful spColumn batch processing tool.
Load model files into the batch processor, specify perferred report types and criteria, and sit back and watch the processing
complete as design results are tabulated live with a summary report ready for review.
spColumn Import Load Data From ETABS Models
Import load data from the ETABS building analysis files using one of two files formats EDB or XML.
coupled with batch processing, this import feature allows fast interation analysis & design cycles leveraging interoperability
spColumn Import/Export to AutoCAD
spColumn provides multiple options to import and export section shape and reinforcing, bypassing
the standard user interface. Import column, wall, or pier sections as DXF files directly from software such as
AutoCAD to spColumn. The final designed section can be exported as DXF files from spColumn back to AutoCAD.