Software for Event Rigging

Powerful and easy-to-use structural analysis software for rigging
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Structural Analysis in Rigging

Rigging, in engineering terms, refers to the act of suspending heavy objects or equipment from one level to another, up or down, with the aid of suspended cables, ropes, trusses, and spreader beams. Rigging is regularly applied at conferences, events, and other aspects of entertainment. Event technicians and service consultants apply a range of technical knowledge and experience to determine the safety and success of their temporary structures.

When designing and planning rigging work for entertainment, having a rigging software will make your life much easier. A lot can go into the design of rigging structure, including lighting design, sound design, set design, anchor points, dynamic loading and specifications for the venue. Clients often want more weight, for less anchor points which can be a difficult balance to achieve - particularly working by hand. The nature of this temporary work, means you need to be able to design these staging structures in an efficient manner. An easy-to-use structural engineering software will help you calculate and analyse the safety of your rigging structure in a matter of seconds.

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Comprehensive and Clear Reporting

The planning must take into account the loads applied to the system by the weight of fittings, equipment, and other items. This must take into account the capacity of all elements including trusses, hoists, and points of attachment. In a matter of seconds, you can have your anchor points (and their reaction forces) analyzed under complicated structures and loadings. Further analysis can also be done, under single truss spans using a Single Member Report, where you might want to triple check the safety of a sensitive point. With powerful cloud structural analysis software, bring your laptop with you anywhere, and mock up quick drawings and analyses of the rigging structures on the spot! From quick checks to complex projects, SkyCiv has you covered. In a matter of minutes, you can start calculating anchor point reaction.

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Reaction and Anchor Points

Design and analyse reactions and anchor points in a matter of minutes. Ditch the hand calculations and work fast with 100% result accuracy!

Anchor points are clearly displayed in the UI with reaction forces and weights clearly displayed in the graphical UI or the PDF reporting.

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Weight Reports

Export a summary of the anchor points and their weights in a clean, professional PDF report. No longer outsource these weight reports when you can produce them yourself in minutes!

Hand your reports over to conference engineers, colleagues and clients - showing professional reports and results on your structure design.

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Further 3D Analysis

3D render your structure and your results with color contours. Rotate around and see your 3D model from every angle for the full structural analysis experience.

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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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Benedick_Miller - master event technician

True Logik GmbH

Benedick Miller is a qualified master event technician with years of experience working with different entertainment rigging companies all around Europe. "I use SkyCiv Cloud Structural Engineering Software for load calculations for entertainment industry rigging, for trade shows and live events. This involves hanging of temporary truss structures to suspend lighting, audio and video equipment and scenic elements. As well as construct free-standing “ground-support” truss structures."

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