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 in 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 special bridge column 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.
Design, Optimize, Trace And Compare Results
Don't investigate! Design. spColumn 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
Evaluate design results and interaction diagrams quickly and make model adjustments on the fly
using Print & Export Tools. The design summary can be easily customized and deisplayed on one page.
Final modeling decisions can be communicated to the reporter and made part of the final report including interaction
diagrams at any angle, Mx-My diagrams at any axial load level, 3D failure sufaces at any orientation, and superimposed multiple
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.