SCI extends stainless steel design software
SCI is to add Montanstahl’s range of laser fused and hot rolled structural sections to the design facility of its online stainless steel design facility software, Stainless Steel in Construction.
The software will be extended to include Montanstahl’s channels, I sections, T sections and angles. An online section database containing more than 500 section sizes will be developed so that users can select a particular section from the Montanstahl range for use in the design software.
The software’s calculation engine comprises four modules: gross section properties calculator; section classification and effective section properties calculator; member capacities calculator, and fire resistance calculator.
Once complete, the software will be subject to SCI’s rigorous QA procedures prior to launching on the internet. The product is expected to be available in early 2009.