SkyCiv Section Builder Software

Comprehensive web-based section analysis software to analyse geometric, bending, shear and torsion properties as well as reinforced concrete design.
Comprehensive web-based section analysis software to analyse geometric, bending, shear and torsion properties as well as reinforced concrete design.
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SkyCiv Section Builder

Build your sections out of multiple shapes from templates, or define your own via points, line paths, or a DXF import from CAD! Model and analyse your sections faster than ever!

SkyCiv Engineering Software is completely cloud based. This allows users to access their programs and files from a web browser, from anywhere, anytime! No need to install or update the program. This is a cost effective solution with no further costs such as maintenance or updates.

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General Section Designer Plugin

The software also comes equipped with general concrete section designer, which allows you to model, analyze and design concrete sections with reinforcement. The software is powerful to take any type of section built through the Section Builder. Simply add reinforcement and analyze to get your moment and axial capacities, stress/strain results and interactive M-N curves. Click here for more information on our SkyCiv GSD plugin.

Features

Powerful Analysis And Design
Database of
Sections
Custom
Shapes
Concrete Section
Designer
Composite
Sections

Standard Templates and Database of Sections

Several templates available to get you started!

  • Rectangular/Square
  • Hollow Rectangular/Square
  • Circular
  • Hollow Circular
  • I-beam
  • T-beam
  • L-beam (Angle)
  • Double Angle
  • Channel
  • Double Channel
  • Triangular
  • Hollow Triangular
  • Box Girder
  • Multiple Cold Rolled Shapes
    • Change dimensions via the form or dimension lines
    • Load from an international database of sections from USA, Australia, UK, Canada, India and Europe.
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    SkyCiv Arm and Leg Beam

    Custom Shapes

    • Need to model a shape not available in our templates? Specify your own custom shapes:
      • Points Shape: Define points and create your own polygons. Specify fillets at any point.
      • Line Shape: Define a line path and create a polygon with a thickness and radius.
      • DXF Import: Prefer to sketch in CAD first? Simply save to a DXF file and import into SkyCiv's Section Builder for analysis.
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    Concrete Section Designer

    The SkyCiv General Section Designer plugin allows you to add reinforcement and loads to test your section's moment and axial capacities. Design your concrete sections easily, using SkyCiv General Section Designer:

    • Add template or custom shapes via Section Builder
    • Easy reinforcement input and editing capabilities
    • Load in common materials, or add your own custom materials
    • Apply multiple loads, testing more than one case in one go
    • Review moment and axial capacities, stress/strains, stress contours and utility ratios
    • Review real-time M-N interaction curves
    SkyCiv Composite Beam

    Composite Sections

    Need to model sections made up of different materials? We have you covered:

    • Assign individual materials to individual shapes.
    • Preset materials means you can select your material from a drop down list for fast entry!
    • Calculate section properties via the Transformed Section Method.
    • Original section properties also presented in comparison.
    • Easily model laminar beams and other built-up sections made up of different materials.
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    Hand Calculations

    Get full, step by step, hand calculations for your section properties! Hand calculations available for:

    • Area
    • Centroid
    • Moment of Inertia (About z, y, zy (when relevant), and principal axes
    • Angle of Rotation

    Hand calculation feature current available for Rectangular, Hollow Rectangular, Circular, Hollow Circuluar, I-Beam, T-Beam, Angle (L-Beam), Channel, and Triangular sections.

    Hand Calculations

    Get full, step by step, hand calculations for your section properties! Hand calculations available for:

    • Area
    • Centroid
    • Moment of Inertia (About z, y, zy (when relevant), and principal axes
    • Angle of Rotation

    Hand calculation feature current available for Rectangular, Hollow Rectangular, Circular, Hollow Circuluar, I-Beam, T-Beam, Angle (L-Beam), Channel, and Triangular sections.

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    SkyCiv Crossed T Beam

    Built-Up Sections

    Model your built-up section by adding multiple shapes:

    • Add shapes from one of our many templates.
    • Operations including rotation, translation, and mirroring can be used to specify relative positioning.
    • Calculate geometric, bending, shear, and torsion properties.
    • Utilises meshing and FEA to solve torsion constant and warping constant. More accurate than approximate methods which only work for some geometries.

    Fully Integrated

    The great thing with SkyCiv, is under one account you are given full access to all our Structural Analysis Software. The Section Builder is then also:

    • Fully Integrated with SkyCiv Structural 3D
    • Fully Integrated with SkyCiv Beam
    • All included in one account - full access to all the above software under one account!

    Fully Integrated

    The great thing with SkyCiv, is under one account you are given full access to all our Structural Analysis Software. The Section Builder is then also:

    • Fully Integrated with SkyCiv Structural 3D
    • Fully Integrated with SkyCiv Beam
    • All included in one account - full access to all the above software under one account!

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    Case Studies

    Tried and Tested by Real Engineers around the World
    Actual bridge truss designed in skyciv structural analysis software

    Real-life verification from SkyCiv users

    "Big advantage was that I didn't have to commit to an expensive licence. Very easy to use and thorough results. Would highly recommend and will continue to use the software in the future."

    Benefits

    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 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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    SkyCiv-KipCon
    “The ease of use and the presentation of the results are both awesome. I have had ongoing interaction with the support team and everyone is excellent!”
    Mitch Frumkin, CEO of Kipcon
    SkyCiv-TexasAM

    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.

    Dr Kenneth R. Leitch, Assoc. Prof. Texas A&M
    SkyCiv-StructSure

    “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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