IES, Inc. Software for Structural Education

Easy * Versatile * Productive

Serving Since 1994

VisualAnalysis Edu

Free for Structural Education

Since 1994, IES offers VisualAnalysis to universities within the USA and Canada. Hundreds of professors have taught thousands of students about structural analysis with this software tool. Many former students are now using the commercial version.

Model frames, trusses, beams, tanks, towers, walls, etc. in VisualAnalysis


If you are a student or instructor at a qualified school, download the free VisualAnalysis Edu. Note: Version 17.0 expires 9/30/2018; visit the download page to get version 18.0.

What is VisualAnalysis?

VisualAnalysis is a general-purpose structural analysis tool using the finite element method. Analyze beams, columns, frames, trusses, walls, tanks, buildings, bridges, and more.

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