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$ Static and dynamic analysis for just about any structure.
$$ Adds material specification checks and member optimization.
$$$ Adds nonlinear and productivity benefits.
Major benefits and capabilities. See the User's Guide for complete details and training videos.
|Common Benefits & Features||Simple||Design||Advanced|
|Model 2D or 3D Frames & Trusses, Tanks, etc.||+||+||+|
|Any Materials: Database or Custom||+||+||+|
|Members Elements, extensive Shape Database||+||+||+|
|Elastic Spring Supports||+||+||+|
|Parametric Model Generation||+||+||+|
|Sketch Models, DXF Import, Spreadsheets||+||+||+|
|Node, Member, Plate & Area Loads||+||+||+|
|Copy & Paste Model & Loads||+||+||+|
|Custom Load Combinations||+||+||+|
|Automatic Building Code Combinations||+||+||+|
(1st order, P-delta, AISC Direct)
|Element Forces, Stresses, Displacements; Nodal Reactions||+||+||+|
|Dynamic Analysis: Modal & Response||+||+||+|
|Result Graphics and Plots||+||+||+|
|Reporting: Easy, Flexible, Professional||+||+||+|
|Model Validation, Reasonable Results Checks||+||+||+|
|Design Check Features||Simple||Design||Advanced|
|AISC 360-16, 10, 05 ASD and LRFD, CISC S16-14 Steel||+||+|
|NDS 2018 Wood||+||+|
|ACI 318-14 Concrete||+||+|
|ADM 2015 Aluminum||+||+|
|NAS/AISI 2016, 2012, 2010 Cold-Formed Steel||+||+|
|Optimal Member Search (database or parametric)||+||+|
|Advanced Productivity Features||Simple||Design||Advanced|
|Auto-Meshed Plates in Areas||+|
|Custom 'Blob' Shapes (raw A, I, S, J)||+|
|Stress & Deflection Checks for
Custom Members & Materials
|Design Parameter Overrides||+|
|Catenary Cable Elements||+|
|Semi-Rigid Member Connections||+|
|Time-History Analysis with Forcing Function||+|
|Moving Loads (truck & lane, influence lines)||+|
These customer-created projects illustrate the versatility VisualAnalysis offers.
With VisualAnalysis, your possibilities are endless. IES customers have designed all of the following:
Work more efficiently by integrating other tools with VisualAnalysis: The free trials are completely functional. Trials come with training videos and email support.
The IES Building Suite includes VA plus VisualFoundation, VAConnect, and ShapeBuilder at a discount. Available in the Quick Order form, this bundle is an excellent value. These tools work together to help you get jobs out the door.