best rcc designing softwares in india
below are list of some of the best rcc designing softwares in india1. SCADDS/Nucleus RC 2007
this is the best rcc designing softwares which i have come across in india.i liked this software because this is the only software i know in india which can design Staircases.i can do the structural design with much more detailed than other rcc designing software.it does the designing and detailing of beams,slabs,Columns,Footings and Staircases of 2D & 3D structures.
the ease of designing is more difficult in this software than in other softwares.You cannot import staad file and you can only export the structure of staad file without the loading.In SCADDS/Nucleus RC 2007 you can see the 3d model of the structure.There is no limit to the number of floors you can design.Though the rcc designing is not easy the rcc calculation is easy to get.There is no trial Nucleus RC 2007 software available.you need a hardware lock to use the software.
2. STRUDS 2008
Though this is the one of the most popular structural software in india,this is the second best software i like.i like the ease at which you can use the software.it takes less time to do the entire rcc designing.STRUDS is an software solution for the usage of structural engineers for the analysis of 2D & 3D structures and the design of different R.C.C. / Steel components such as Slabs, Beams, Columns, Footings and Trusses with design sketches running on Windows 95/98/2000/XP/NT platforms.It can export and import the staad file. There is additional facility to DXF import of Building Plans from CAD drawings. The design features are less than nucleus 2007.Unlike SCADDS/Nucleus RC 2007, struds cannot design staircases.you have to assume it as a 1 way slab.In STRUDS 2008 you cannot see the 3d model of the structure.There is a limit to the number of floors you can design.Upto 53 floors you can design.Though the rcc designing is easy the rcc calculation is not easy to get,you have to re-design the full structure.There is a 30 days trial STRUDS 2008 software available.
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3. STRUDS 2009
this is the latest version of struds.The release of latest STRUDS 2009 (Aug.) version allows you to design inclined members such as a sloping beam.But still you cannot design staircae by struds 2009. hope this feature is introduced in future releases.But still it is simple and good piece of software for structural engineers.hope also that struds will introduce a feature by which one can design circular slabs.
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this is like struds.it does RCC designing and detailing of beams & slabs at all levels, columns & footings. The ease of use is very easy.The features are less than nucleus 2007.
Unlike SCADDS/Nucleus RC 2007, BUILD-MASTER cannot design staircases.you have to assume it as a 1 way slab.There is no limit to the number of floors you can design.upto 50 floors you can design.There is demo BUILD-MASTER software is available.
5. STAAD.Pro V8i
this is an internatinal software.it is one of the most widely used structural softwares in the world.It is one of the most reliable structural software. But i could only design beams and columns according to is: 456-2000. Unlike SCADDS/Nucleus RC 2007, STAAD.Pro V8i cannot design staircases. the ease of use is quite difficult because of complex features.There is a trial STAAD.Pro software available.you have to register at their site to be able to download.the latest release of STAAD.Pro V8i is built 5.
like struds it is quite reliable and widely used across the world.It is good for analysis and design of building structure.It is a bit complex to use if you want to design complex structures.I would use etabs as a alternative to staad pro.There is a trial version of etabs available to download on their site.the latest version avaliable is etabs 9.5.
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