Software for Cold-Formed Steel Design

Take advantage of the advanced and integrated SkyCiv platform to bring your cold formed steel structure (light gauge steel structure) project from conception through construction.
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Design with Cold-Formed Steel, quickly and easily.

SkyCiv Structural 3D allows users to quickly and easily model their cold-formed (light gauge) steel structures, Z, C, Hat shapes from common international libraries and then perform design checks from AISI S100 and AS 4600 to complete the design process. Our design module also includes open step by step reporting as well as an optimizer which helps users test all sections in a particular library, to find the most efficient shape.

Developed by engineers. For engineers. Users of the SkyCiv suite drive the majority of changes and additions to the platform. SkyCiv software developers all come from a structural engineering background, with the majority being previously consulting structural engineers.

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Our "ease-of-use" methodology

SkyCiv Structural 3D is easy to pick up and use immediately -- don’t waste weeks of your time learning other software. The streamlined user interface gives you all the modeling power, without the headaches of congested toolbars or menus.

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Fully Customizable and Integrated Section Properties

Whether its a database shape from one of the various country databases or a custom built shape using a variety of preset shapes. The Section Builder will use a full FEA analysis to obtain the section properties of single material or composite sections. Have a section drawn as a DXF? Directly import that shape into Section Builder to analyze. All shapes used in the Section Builder are directly integratable with the SkyCiv analysis modules.

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Full Featured Modeling Tools and FEA Analysis

SkyCiv Structural 3D is easy to pick up and use immediately -- don’t waste weeks of your time learning other software. The streamlined user interface gives you all the modeling power, without the headaches of congested toolbars or menus. Take advantage of the various modeling tools that make generating any type of structural cold-formed steel (light gauge steel) model a breeze.

With SkyCiv’s FEA solver, run your structural model using the following analysis methods: Linear Static, Buckling Analysis, P-Delta Analysis, Dynamic Frequency, and Response Spectrum.

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Integrated Design Module with Exportable and Detailed Design Reports

When your structural model is complete, import it and the analytical results directly into the Member Design module to run full design checks in accordance with a variety of design codes including:AISI S100-12 LRFD/ASD, AS/ NZS 4600-2005.

Enforcing the same “ease-of-use” methodology, the Member Design module will walk you through any required inputs and display the results clearly and concisely. To further investigate any member, look at the individual member’s design report containing all of the hand calculations and other pertinent information, then export it as a PDF or HTML document. Use these reports as deliverables in your structural calc packages.

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3rd-Party File Import Support

Get a headstart on your structural steel model using the various supported 3rd-party file types such as: Revit (.RVT), .DWG, .DXF, .CSV, and Others in development!

With correctly formatted 3rd-party files, the majority of the modeling of your 3D steel structure can be completed, including material properties and section properties.

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A better design workflow

SkyCiv structural design software is 100% cloud, giving you instant access through your web browsers. Simply log into your SkyCiv account and visit the software directly. You can now access your files from anywhere and at any time.


SkyCiv software is built with a number of great modeling, editing, and reviewing features that help you achieve a much faster modeling workflow. These range from the pen tool, bulk editing, camera roll, and more.

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Clear step by step calculation reports help the engineer understand exactly what the software is doing - no more blackboxes!

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Share and collaborate in real-time with your team using our file sharing and permission control functionalities. They also allow the SkyCiv Support team to view your models so support can never be easier.

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One account gives you access to all SkyCiv software, allowing you to make the most of our structural engineering software.

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