Simplified input with three-dimensional grids
In EdiLus-ST, the modeling of steel structures is based on three-dimensional grids (Magnetic Grids).
The software proposes Magnetic Grids of different shapes (standard, pyramidal, conical, cylindrical, spherical, helical, trellis) which can be modified and composed in order to obtain three-dimensional models of any type.
Graphical input with parametric objects (BIM)
All structural elements (columns, beams, trusses, purlins, braces, etc.) are parametric objects with their own characteristics and specific properties. Advanced automatic member recognition features, active in the magnetic grid space, make structural modeling extremely fast, flexible and precise.
Automated input of structures and reticular trusses
The Magnetic Grid greatly simplify the modeling of three-dimensional reticular structures. Flat lattice beams can be inserted using the TRUSS parametric object, choosing from a range of models (Vierendeel, Pratt-Mohniè, Howe, Polonceau, Neville, English, Warren, etc.).
Graphical design of connections
Designing connections (beam/column, column/foundation, beam/beam, truss nodes, splice plates, etc.), is an integrated editing feature integrated within EdiLus where the connection design process is made extremely easy and straight forward.
Just select, for example, a column and a beam, and view the different types of available connections (flange, bracket or custom) to choose from.
You can also define and customize the features of the selected connection type (geometry and plate materials; positioning, diameter and bolt material, thicknesses and weld material; even define plate stiffeners, etc.).
In addition to a 2D view of the connection’s construction details, the software also provides a highly detailed 3D view too.
Connection management also regards braces and trusses.
Copy/paste for fast connections input
Connections can easily be duplicated to selected nodes with the same configuration by simply using the copy and paste functions.