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Analysis and Design of Concrete Sections
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.
The Most Powerful spColumn Is Here!

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.

Slenderness Considerations

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 with ETABS.

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.

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