VisualAnalysis: Compare Levels

Key Features Analysis
Only
with
Design
Advanced
with Design
Plane Frames (Steel, Concrete, Wood, etc.) Yes Yes Yes
Plane Trusses (Steel, Wood, Cold-formed, etc.) Yes Yes Yes
Beams & Columns Yes Yes Yes
Sketch Models or DXF Import Yes Yes Yes
Member and Nodal Loads Yes Yes Yes
Building Code Load Combinations Yes Yes Yes
Static Analysis (1st order,
P-delta, AISC Direct Analysis)
Yes Yes Yes
Result Graphics and Reports Yes Yes Yes
3D Space Frames (Steel, Concrete, Wood, etc.) Yes Yes Yes
3D Space Trusses (Steel, Wood, Cold-formed, etc.) Yes Yes Yes
Plane Grids (floor systems) Yes Yes Yes
Load Case Manager Yes Yes Yes
Tapered Members,
Offset Members
Yes Yes Yes
Spring Supports Yes Yes Yes
Plate/Shell Elements Yes Yes Yes
Parametric Model Generation Yes Yes Yes
Copy & Paste Model & Loads Yes Yes Yes
Mirror Copy Yes Yes Yes
Member Format Painter Yes Yes Yes
Smart Renaming Yes Yes Yes
Area Loads
(tributary areas, independent from model elements)
Yes Yes Yes
Thermal Loads Yes Yes Yes
Plate Loads Yes Yes Yes
Dynamic Mode Shapes Yes Yes Yes
Dynamic Response Spectrum Yes Yes Yes
Animated Results Yes Yes Yes
Element Search Yes Yes Yes
Zoom on Select Yes Yes Yes
Node Merge Yes Yes Yes
Reporting: Easy, Powerful, Flexible, Professional Yes Yes Yes
Integration (ShapeBuilder, VisualFoundation,
QuickFooting, VA-Revit Link)
Yes Yes Yes
w/Design
AISC Steel Design Checks
ASD / LRFD
  Yes Yes
NDS Wood Design Checks
ASD / LRFD
  Yes Yes
ACI Concrete Beam / Column Checks   Yes Yes
ACI Concrete Slab Bending Checks   Yes Yes
ADM Aluminum Checks   Yes Yes
NAS/AISI Cold-Formed Steel Checks   Yes Yes
Advanced w/Design
Connection Design via VAConnect     Yes
Stress & Deflection Checks for Custom
and Tapered Members, any Material.
    Yes
Design Parameter Overrides,
width constraints & weak deflection checks
    Yes
Auto-Meshed Areas     Yes
Rigid-Link Members     Yes
Scissor-Joints     Yes
Custom 'Blob' Shapes (raw A, I, S, J)     Yes
Catenary Cable Elements     Yes
Semi-Rigid Member Connections     Yes
Time History Analysis     Yes
Dynamic Forcing Function
(e.g. machinery vibration)
    Yes
Moving Loads (truck & lane, influence lines)     Yes
Result Superposition Combinations     Yes

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