An API (Application Program Interface) is the ability to connect to our software directly, without going through the user interface. Simply put, API’s allow users to submit some kind of input, perform an action, and return with a response.
Other industries have been taking advantage of APIs for quite some time: Travel sites that allow you to search for the best flights from a variety of different providers are using the API’s from those airlines to give you that information directly in one location. Without API’s, you would need to go to each airline website individually. With the SkyCiv API, we can use the same concept for structural engineering. From a single click, you can generate a model, run an analysis, design checks and respond with a simple pass/fail result, without the need for any visual or graphical user input.
APIs are driving our industry forward, for faster more efficient structural design.