Steel Base Plate Design Software

Powerful column base plate design software for AISC, Eurocode and Australian Standards
Member Design for ACI 318, AS 3600, BS 8110,
CSA A23 and EN 2. All with powerful, clean reporting.
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SkyCiv Base Plate Design

Base Plate Design software that is true to the SkyCiv product line - powerful, online and easy to use. This design software will allow you to model the anchors, welds, stiffeners as well as the actual base plate and concrete supports.

With quick design calculations, the software will give you a clear pass or fail for a range of design standards including American, European and Australian Standards. With comprehensive and clear step-by-step reporting, you'll also understand exactly what the software is doing. Model a range of different column base plate designs, using SkyCiv!

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Easy and powerful modeling, design and reporting
Modeling in SkyCiv Steel base plate design software


  • Pick from a variety of sections from American, European and Australian libraries
  • Supports I Beams, HSS and Circular Shapes
  • Baseplate, Shear lug and Foundation inputs
  • Add custom anchor points and materials
  • Stiffeners and Welds
  • Add a number of load types and load combination
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Full Calculation Reports

SkyCiv believes engineers should have access to all the information of their designs. This includes the calculations made by the software. SkyCiv Base Plate Design reports show the full step-by-step calculations, structural engineers can review:

  • References to relevant chapters and checks (for ACI / AISC, Eurocode and Australian Standards
  • Custom Company logo and model setup information
  • Detailed calculations of anchor, concrete and other checks
  • Relevant assumptions and failure criteria
  • Clear pass/fail summary results
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SkyCiv Steel base plate design software 100% Online

100% Online

SkyCiv structural design software is all on the cloud, which means you can get instant access simply through a web browser. There is nothing to download, install or maintain. Simply login to your SkyCiv Account and visit the column base plate design software directly. Online structural analysis software has a range of benefits over traditional software:

  • Instant access - there's nothing to download, no installation and no license keys
  • Updates are automatically rolled out to the user
  • Access your files and software from anywhere at anytime
  • Fully compatible on PC, MAC, tablets and mobile devices
  • Reduces the clutter on your computer
  • No IT requirements
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Steel Base Plate Design Module

Steel Base Plate Connection often serves as the critical interface between steel and concrete.
SkyCiv Base Plate and Anchor Design currently supports the following capabilities when designing

  • Design checks in compliance with ACI 318 or AISC, Australian Standards, European and Canadian Standards
  • Supports multiple load cases such as Dead, Live, Earthquake, Wind and etc.
  • Base plate load capabilities of axial, bi-axial and uplift loads.
  • Built-in section libraries for Wide Flange, HSS, Pipe and Rectangular column shape type under AISC, CSA, EN and AS.
  • Easy Anchor bolt layout
  • Checks the Concrete/Pedestal design (Bearing pressure)
  • Checks the Steel plate design
  • Checks the Weld design
  • Checks the Design for Anchor (Pullout, Pryout, Sideblow, Breakout).
  • Detailed step-by-step reporting with clear graphical output.
  • Calculation formulas and code references are visible


Faster, Easier and All-in-One.
No Installations. No Lock-ins.

Save thousands of dollars in expensive installation and ongoing maintenance. Flexible pricing, pay for what you need.

Easy Modelling

Speed up your structural modelling with easy-to-use features. Model your structure faster and easier.

Collaborate and Share

Share and collaborate on models with your team in real-time, easily control user permissions and access, and more.

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Tried and Tested by Real Engineers around the World
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It is used for various civil and mechanical engineering courses and the students love it. We are happy with the continuous updates to SkyCiv as well, highly recommended.

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“It was easily the most intuitive package available to learn; it is particularly easy to build the 3D model and define nodes, members, supports, materials, sections, then apply loads & combinations.”

Stuart Agars, Managing Director of Struct-Sure Limited

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