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The Engineer's Toolkit

The Engineer's Toolkit is a collection of programs written with the specific aim of reducing the amount of time required to complete the design of secondary steel.

Engineer's Toolkit includes design of members to various Codes and Standards;
-American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) (ASD and LRFD)
-American Petroleum Institute (API) (WSD and LRFD)
-British standards institute (BS5950 and Eurocodes)
-Steel construction Institute (FABIG)
-Canadian standards association (S16 steel design)

Engineer's Toolkit also includes:
-Roark rings. Ring analysis using Roark's formulae with the option of using a 2-D plane frame equivalent
-Roark standard plate stress calculation
-Plane frame analysis and code checking
-Ocean wave particle motions and forces on structures
-Analysis of beams and single degree of freedom oscillators to time-history blast loading
-Calculation of the geometric properties of any user defined section

Toolkit is now available in two compiler versions; the original (VB5) and as VB.NET. The VB5 compiler version is best suited to run on Windows XP to Windows7 however the .NET version will install and run on all present and future versions of Windows.

Current users can continue to use the VB5 version but should consider moving to .NET on future versions of Windows. The versions are totally independent so both can be installed on the same computer and both are covered by the same Toolkit licence. Users upgrading to .NET will be supplied with the .NET version of the licence file upon request.

The improvements made in the .NET version include;

  • Inclusion of AISC 360-10 as a separate application
  • Selection of sections (filter by shape) on code check applications
  • Addition of joint design for AISC (Chapter K) and BS EN 1993 (part 8)
  • Calculation of plastic moduli in complex sections
  • Batch analysis of Roark ring load cases
  • Redesigned screens in some applications
  • Stiffened plate to DNV-RP-C201. Specifically for the design of stiffened deck plate
  • Vortex induced vibration checks to DNV-RP-C205
  • Analysis of continuous beams-specifically for deck stringers

To evaluate this application please download and install the .NET version. A 30 day trial period will begin when the application is first run.

Toolkit (.NET compiled version)    (11MB)

Existing users wishing to install the now superseded VB5 compiled version should click here

The Engineer's Toolkit is available on an annual multi-user license basis and is priced according to the number of users. For pricing details contact us directly.

From time to time individual applications within Toolkit are updated.

Check for updates and download from: Toolkit Updates (.NET)

For users wishing to check for updates to the now superseded VB5 compiled version click here.

NB. IT/IM departments should ask users which compiler version they are using before installing/updating. The .NET version has 'Toolkit (.NET)' in the title of the opening form.

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