IES, Inc. Software for Structural Engineering

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What will VisualFoundation do for you?

Design Mat Foundations, Slabs on Grade

Automate much of the work involved in finite element modeling, building models with higher-level constructs like slabs, walls, colums, and piles.

Design Pile Caps

VisualFoundation will take care of the modeling details while you specify the locations, sizes and structural configuration of your foundation, supports, loads.

Analyze Complex Geometry and Soils

The software will analyze with your loads to determine moments, shears, displacements and bearing pressures using FEA. Stability checks and punching shear calculations are done automatically.

Get Demands, Meet Code Requirements

VisualFoundation will then help you check to make sure the footing meets IBC/ACI requirements, and will tell you about the steel requirements for the slab. Concise reports let you move from analysis to design smoothly and efficiently.

Why use VisualFoundation?

You have choices in the marketplace, for mat footings--even among IES tools !  VisualFoundation shines in a number of areas:

What's New in Version 7.0?

IES released the latest upgrade in August 2016 with the following feature additions or improvements.

General

Modeling

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Analysis

Design