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What are the softwares that are essential for :

  • Structural Analysis and Design (Civil engineering)
asked Jul 26, 2016 in Civil Engineering by jiya (218 points)
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I have had a research on software for "Structural Analysis and Design" , I think it would be helpful for engineering students especially civil engineers .

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Frame3DD :

  • Frame3DD is free open-source software for static and dynamic structural analysis of 2D and 3D frames and trusses with elastic and geometric stiffness.


STAAD Pro

  • "STructural Analysis And Design" software , very famous software though among civil engineers


Robot Structural Analysis Professional 

  • A software from big player "Autodesk"
  • Free trial available


CompoSIDE

  • It is a web based designing module , you could try them with a free account


CloudCalc

  • Also a cloud based software / online software for Structural and analysis design


Napior

  • Another online solutions for engineers


Skyciv 

  • An online engineering tool.
  • Find number of tools in their portal


SAP2000

  • Do not get confused with SAP (accounting software , SAP2000 has nothing to do with that SAP)


SAFI™ 3D

  • Structural analysis software from Safi Quality Software Inc


Scia Products

  • ScieEngineer
  • Scia Design Forms


Tekla Products 

  • Model Designing and sharing softwares


IES softwares

  • For structural engineers
  • Free trial also available


Prokon

  • Structural analysis software , they were first developed in 1989


RCDC

  • Software from s-cube


S-View 

  • S-view , a product from S-Frames


GT STRUDL

  • A structural design and analysis product serving for 40 years.
  • CAD module in GT STRUDL has similar interface that of AutoCad


RFEM - FEM Structural Analysis Software

  • 30 Day free trial available


PowerConnect and other softwares from buildsoft


Risa

  • From Risa Technologies
  • Demo download available


I would suggest that you should try the above softwares and see the features rather sticking to only one and avoiding other softwares.

And please start your try from all the above online / cloud based softwares before digging into offline exe softwares :)


Note : Above list is not a complete one , there may be other softwares but i have listed popular among them

answered Jul 26, 2016 by jiya (218 points)
selected Jul 26, 2016 by jiya