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Software update simplifies design process

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A new Corus software package, known as the Slimflor Integrated Design Suite (SIDS) and designed by SCI, has been launched and is now available from the Corus Construction website.

The new updated package designs and analyses flooring solutions of both Slimflor Beams and Asymmetic Slimflor Beams and supersedes a suite of individual programmes.

John Moran, SCI IT Manager said SIDS simplifies the design process by allowing designers to define a problem and then making assumptions for Slimflor solutions.

“The designer can just enter the spans and loads and SIDS will offer a potential beam solution,” he said.

The user is then able to refine the solution to incorporate elements such as fire protection and service holes in the beams.

Corus Construction and Industrial Marketing and Product Development Manager, Roger Steeper said: “This software gives steel designers a simpler, quicker and more usable design solution.”

A SIDS phase two is currently in preparation. This package will incorporate Rectangular Hollow Sections and will be available this Summer.

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