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Troy, MI, United States, 2009/04/06 - NISA DesignStudio offers many new structural design capabilities - NISA DesignStudio Version 16, a cost-effective software solution for structural engineers, has been released with a host of new and enhanced features.
NISA Product Director, Vipul Kinariwala said, “I am pleased to announce the release of NISA DesignStudio Version 16. The solution has gained in popularity and acceptance among the structural engineering community since its launch in 2006. User surveys helped us to develop the solution further and include some critical enhancements to significantly increase the productivity of our customers.”
DesignStudio, developed for engineers who predominantly analyze and design multistoried buildings, apartment complexes and industrial enclosures made of RCC & steel, has excellent reporting functions and automatically generates detailed AutoCAD® drawings. Known for ease of use, DesignStudio also offers linear static, eigenvalue, response spectrum, P-Delta and construction sequence analyses.
Version 16 offers numerous significant improvements over the previous release. For better interoperability, it includes an improved STAAD Pro® interface. New enhanced modeling and design features include automatic generation of shell elements from floor panel definition, automatic shell model generation for flat slabs, raft foundations as per rigid beam theory, flat slabs using equivalent frame method with shell elements, shear walls, corbels, as well as five additional types of concrete staircases. Automatic drawing generation for the above, beam support identification and reporting are also enhanced. To make the solution even more user-friendly, automated selections of sectional sizes for beams and columns and isolated footing sizes from a user specified list have been introduced.
For an even more streamlined approach, DesignStudio now offers enhanced load specification options including the ability to copy loads across levels, automatically compute seismic forces and static accidental torsion. It also contains seismic ductile detailing design provisions for IS: 13920. Expanding DesignStudio’s structural drawing library, the new release also includes rebar rationalization for beams & columns.
For more information on NISA DesignStudio please visit the NISA Software website.
About NISA Software
The NISA suite (nisasoftware.com) is one of the most comprehensive Finite Element Analysis software packages available and addresses the needs of the mechanical, civil, and structural engineers in a wide range of industries. NISA features a completely integrated pre/post- processing environment within a state-of-the-art GUI, seamless interoperability with leading commercial CAD software, excellent technical support and flexible purchase options. NISA is part of Cranes Software International Limited.