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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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 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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Full capabilities for everything you need in base plate design

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

More benefits from SkyCiv

100% cloud, no installations

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.

Faster modeling

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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Customizable reports

SkyCiv software allows you to tailor your own analysis reports in PDF and CSV formats, with full step-by-step calculations made by the software.

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Easy collaboration & share

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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Fully integrated

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

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Flexible pricing, no lock-in contracts required

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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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