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New design and detailing tool for steel frames

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Ayrshire Metal Products has launched a new version of its design and detailing software AyrSuite Plus2. The new tool is available free on request and has been designed to assist structural engineers, consultants, architects and steel fabricators.

Ayrshire says that a number of new functions have been integrated into the new version, making it more comprehensive and easier to use. A new steel frame optimisation feature allows automatic selection of the most cost effective solutions for sections, bracings and openings.

BRE’s automated wind speed and dynamic pressure programme BreVe is embedded into the new version. It makes the calculation of location specific wind cases quicker, easier and more accurate.

Another new feature is its Balanced Airflow calculator which automatically works out internal pressure, using both BS6399 and the method laid in the SCI guide, and then points the specifier towards the most economic design.

Other new features include C-Detail for floor beam and accessories. Within the steel framing module, floor/ceiling joists design criteria are now expanded to include floors with vibration and ceilings with access.

The framing Design and Detail module now also includes automated fixing design and selection to ensure that designers can advise installers of the requirements when fixing panels to hot rolled steel or other materials.

To obtain a free CD with AyrSuite Plus2 Tel: 01327 300990 or email 

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