ADAPT Builder 2019 : Integrated Structural Analysis for Concrete Buildings
ADAPT-Edge allows for the analysis of gravity and lateral loads on an entire concrete building structure from roof to foundation, including automated load takedown. Edge can be used as a stand-alone product or together with ADAPT's specialized design software for floor and foundation systems – Floor Pro and MAT. In this way, Edge helps to simplify the analysis and design process by using only one model for floor, foundation, and building analysis and design. Unlike other general purpose programs, Edge is specifically designed for the rapid modeling of concrete structures and gives the option of adding prestressing or post-tensioning to any slab or beam member.
Edge lets users switch from full structure to single-level views of their project models with the click of a button, without losing the analysis solution calculated at the bulding level (like wind and seismic), allowing for the efficient running of design cycles and member optimization, level by level. This unique building/single-level switching capability is the underlying innovation that will transform how structural engineers approach their concrete building projects - offering a truly integrated design process. Building analysis results are availabe in single-level mode as sets of internal reactions that can be re-combined with a new analysis cycle carried out in single-level mode.
Edge automatically accounts for the composite interaction of all vertical and horizontal elements including differential shortening and secondary effects of post-tensioning, if present. Edge offers a truly integrated approach to the modeling, analysis and design of concrete structures. We invite you to take the challenge and experience for yourself how Edge can speed up your concrete building design process.
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