Design and Calculation of Concrete Structures

Find out how BIM technology makes structural calculations simpler!

Design your structure intuitively and get reinforcement schedules and all relating construction drawings automatically...

Concrete Structure Design Software

EdiLus CONCRETE is the BIM software for the calculation of reinforced concrete structures of new and existing buildings.

  • EdiLus CONCRETE is modular: it can be integrated with specific modules for the design and calculation of steel and masonry structures.
  • EdiLus CONCRETE is integrated: in a single graphical environment, get the BIM model of your structure, FEM calculations, graphic analysis of the results and automatic reinforcement bars sizing.
  • EdiLus CONCRETE is complete: it produces all project documents (working drawings, calculation reports, etc.).
Structural Engineering Software
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Structure modelling by simply inserting parametrical BIM objects

Static and dynamic analysis of the structure with integrated finite element solver

View analysis results graphically on each point of the structure

Design of all structural elements with the support of an interactive diagnostics

Reports, tables and construction documents are detailed automatically and directly from the drawing

Structural design aspects and BoQs directly integrated in the software

Why choose EdiLus CONCRETE?

BIM technology integrated with powerful calculation functions
Work in a single environment for modeling, structural analysis, and construction documents editing. Collaborate in the BIM process in a secure data sharing environment.

BIM modeling and object-based SNAP aids make designing simple and intuitive...

The BIM technology in EdiLus CONCRETE allows you to design two-dimensional or three-dimensional structural elements by selecting the characteristics of the objects at any time during the design phase.
Each object is represented graphically and dynamically connected to a database of information that univocally identifies it in its dimensional, geometric and physical characteristics (materials, mechanical properties, etc.).
Any data assigned as an object characteristic constitutes a new input element for the calculation and each change immediately becomes a new condition to address durrng the verification process.
The input allows the insertion, modification and deletion of objects keeping the plan views, cross-sections or axonometric views of the structure fully under control. All data is stored in a single database and in a single file, with all the advantages that follow.

...the integrated FEM solver and the graphic analysis of the calculation results allow the strucural designer to automatically size the reinforcements

EdiLus CONCRETE automatically sizes the reinforcements of the various structural elements in compliance with regulatory requirements.
You are free to customize the reinforcement bars; each modification will correspond to the updating of the rebar bending schedules, shear and torsion diagrams.
The internal diagnostics helps you to verify correctness of any modifications made to the model in real time. In addition, you can keep manual changes and customizations made to the reinforcement schedules.
Reinforcements can also be displayed in 3D; the three-dimensional view of reinforcements allows you to easily examine the various structural elements in detail. Thanks to the 3D reinforcement design function, each object is able to automatically increase its information level following the structural calculation with the increase in the definition and detail of the object (LOD) and the consequent level of definition of the project. The new LOD of the project achieved following the calculation can be exported in the IFC format and shared to allow the construction of a shared digital model which is continuously defined and updated with more detail.

What can I do with EdiLus CONCRETE?

Pressure on walls and additional loads

Design of new and existing reinforced concrete buildings

EdiLus CONCRETE allows the design of new and existing buildings in reinforced concrete in compliance with Eurocodes (EC) and relating national annexes and Brazilian technical standards (NBR)*. It performs a static and dynamic analysis of the structure with an integrated FEM solver with verifications exclusively in limit states.
It performs the necessary calculations for vulnerability analysis and for the design of interventions to improve the seismic behaviour of existing buildings in reinforced concrete.

*With the technical regulations of the "ABNT Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas (NBR)" it is possible to design only NEW buildings in reinforced concrete.
Modeling of shallow and deep foundations

Design of buildings with shallow and deep foundations

EdiLus CONCRETE allows the user to model both shallow and deep foundations. Reinforced concrete piles can be modeled under any type of foundation (Plinths, foundation slabs and Winkler beams). It performs the verification of vertical and horizontal limit loads and the compressive-bending and shear checks at the Ultimate Limit State for each individual pole. It also provides the "foundation socket" object for both piles on poles and on direct poles, so as to model structures with plinths based on foundation sockets.

Design of slabs

Design of concrete slabs with infill-blocks

EdiLus CONCRETE allows you to design any type of infill-block floor slab: cast in situ, prestressed joists, lattice rafters and prefabricated panels (predalles slabs). From the simple definition of the slab structure, the "continuous beam" calculation scheme is automatically obtained with the generation of all load combinations. Reinforcements, generated automatcially, are freely customizable by the user.

Structural design with 
International regulations

  • ABNT - Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas
    NBR 6118Projeto de estruturas de concreto
    NBR 6120Cargas para o cálculo de estruturas de edificações
    NBR 6122Projeto e execução de fundações
    NBR 6123Forças devidas ao vento em edificações
    NBR 8681Ações e segurança nas estruturas
    NBR 15421Projeto de estruturas resistentes a sismos
    EN 1990 Eurocode 0Basis of structural design
    EN 1991 Eurocode 1Actions on structures
    EN 1992 Eurocode 2Design of concrete structures
    EN 1993 Eurocode 3Design of steel structures
    EN 1995 Eurocode 5Design of timber structures
    EN 1996 Eurocode 6Design of masonry structures
    EN 1997 Eurocode 7Geotechnical design
    EN 1998 Eurocode 8Design of structures for earthquake resistance
    UNE-EN 1990 Eurocódigo 0Bases de cálculo de estructuras
    UNE-EN 1991 Eurocódigo 1Bases de proyecto y acciones en estructuras
    UNE-EN 1992 Eurocódigo 2Proyecto de estructuras de hormigón
    UNE-EN 1993 Eurocódigo 3Proyecto de estructuras de acero
    UNE-EN 1995 Eurocódigo 5Proyecto de estructuras de madera
    UNE-EN 1996 Eurocódigo 6Proyecto de estructuras de fábrica
    UNE-EN 1997 Eurocódigo 7Proyecto geotécnico
    UNE-EN 1998 Eurocódigo 8Disposiciones para el proyecto de estructuras sismorresistentes
  • Eurocodes structuraux
    NF EN 1990 Eurocodes structuraux 0Bases de calcul des structures
    NF EN 1991 Eurocodes structuraux 1Actions sur les structures
    NF EN 1992 Eurocodes structuraux 2Calcul des structures en béton
    NF EN 1993 Eurocodes structuraux 3Calcul des structures en acier
    NF EN 1995 Eurocodes structuraux 5Conception et calcul des structures bois
    NF EN 1996 Eurocodes structuraux 6Calcul des ouvrages en maçonnerie
    NF EN 1997 Eurocodes structuraux 7Calcul géotechnique
    NF EN 1998 Eurocodes structuraux 8Calcul des structures pour leur résistance aux séismes
    BS EN 1990 Eurocode 0Basis of structural design
    BS EN 1991 Eurocode 1Actions on structures
    BS EN 1992 Eurocode 2Design of concrete structures
    BS EN 1993 Eurocode 3Design of steel structures
    BS EN 1995 Eurocode 5Design of timber structures
    BS EN 1996 Eurocode 6Design of masonry structures
    BS EN 1997 Eurocode 7Geotechnical design
    BS EN 1998 Eurocode 8Design of structures for earthquake resistance
    NP EN 1990 Eurocódigo 0Bases para o projeto de estruturas
    NP EN 1991 Eurocódigo 1Acções em estruturas
    NP EN 1992 Eurocódigo 2Projeto de estruturas de betão
    NP EN 1993 Eurocódigo 3Projeto de estruturas de aço
    NP EN 1995 Eurocódigo 5Projeto de estruturas de madera
    NP EN 1996 Eurocódigo 6Projeto de estruturas de alvenaria
    NP EN 1997 Eurocódigo 7Projeto geotécnico
    NP EN 1998 Eurocódigo 8Projecto de estruturas para resistência aos sismos
  • Eurocode
    SS EN 1990 Eurocode 0Basis of structural design
    SS EN 1991 Eurocode 1Actions on structures
    SS EN 1992 Eurocode 2Design of concrete structures
    SS EN 1993 Eurocode 3Design of steel structures
    SS EN 1995 Eurocode 5Design of timber structures
    SS EN 1996 Eurocode 6Design of masonry structures
    SS EN 1997 Eurocode 7Geotechnical design
    SS EN 1998 Eurocode 8Design of structures for earthquake resistance

Integrated BIM technology
with powerful calculation functions

Object Technology

Object-oriented BIM technology

EdiLus BIM technology allows you to draw structural elements in two-dimensional or three-dimensional form by selecting the object characteristics at any time of the design phase.
Each object is represented graphically and dynamically connected to a database of information that univocally identifies it in its dimensional, geometric and physical characteristics (material, mechanical, etc.). The data assigned to the object characteristics compose an element input for the calculation process and each modification immediately and dynamically becomes a new verification condition.
The input allows you to insert, modify and delete the objects keeping constantly under control plan views, cross sections or the axonometric view of the structure.
All data is stored in a single database and in a single file, with endless advantages for the design workflow.

Finite Element Modeling

FEM solver integrated into the software

With the integrated FEM solver, quickly analyze complex structures even of large dimensions. The calculation process uses high-performance elements such as:

  • triangular HP-SHELL elements equipped with "drilling" degree of freedom;
  • the HP-BEAM element, with flexible beam, 2 hinges on each side, rigid arms, freely oriented, end junctions and elastic soil behaviour at the flexible part, allows to obtain rigorous calculation results, without the approximations deriving from less appropriate schematizations.

The solver is further enhanced by the automatic discretization function of the shell elements, which allows the designer to consider the real displacements between the various structural elements and allows to define variable thickening between the edges and the inside of the shell mesh.

Displaying calculation results

View results graphically

EdiLus represents the results directly in graphical form by means of easy to read diagrams or 3D colour maps. Loads, tensions, stresses, thanks to object-oriented technology, can be queried by the user for complete control of the performed analysis.

With a 3D colour mapped animation of the structure, EdiLus allows you to simulate and evaluate the dynamic evolution of the designed structure under the effects of an earthquake.

Interactive diagnostics

Interactive diagnostics

A powerful diagnostic reporting tool quickly and precisely highlights any modeling errors and regulatory requirement verifications. The detailed explanation of any modelling errors, dynamically connected to the object, guides the user in troubleshooting. The diagnostics is active in every phase of the design: at each modification it checks if errors have been introduced or if any errors already present have been corrected.

Technical reports

Project documents

With EdiLus automatically produce Calculation and Technical Reports, Calculation Tables, highly detailed Working Drawings and Bill of Quantities. All construction drawings are composed directly within the program by simply dragging and dropping the single drawings into the working drawings layout already pre-formatted with a wide range of title-blocks. All produced drawings can be printed or exported in standard formats including dxf, dwg, pdf, rtf, etc.

Structural cost estimating

Detailed BoQ of the structure

The Structural design process and Bill of Quantities phases are fully integrated with each other in a single workflow. Structure design and the calculation, together with the steel rebar schedule definitions, steel connections, etc., automatically produce the relating material quantities with powerful BoQ features integrated directly in EdiLus. Any changes made to the stucture are immediately updated in the Bill of Quantities too maintaining a constant alignment between the structural model, the relating project documents set and the structural element quantities. For advanced quantity surveying features, the data can be integhrated and exported to PriMus.

Integration and interoperability in the BIM process
for a unified and shared design workflow

IFC BIM Standard

Import/Export in the IFC format for sharing on collaborative platforms

EdiLus can import and export structural models in the IFC standard format. IFC is the "common" file format, an information model, which allows design team members (architectural, structural, plant engineering, etc.) to exchange their BIM models between each other regardless of the software they use. EdiLus's IFC 2x3 import and export features are both IFC Coordination View 2.0 certified by buildingSMART International.
With EdiLus you can, for example, import the digital model of the architectural project created with an architectural BIM design software (for example: Edificius, Revit, Allplan, ArchiCAD, VectorWorks, etc.) and continue to work on the structural design and analysis aspects in 3D in accordance with the design requirements as established by other design team disciplines.

IFC Certification

BIM Integration

Integration in usBIM.platform, the BIM collaboration platform

EdiLus integrates with a CDE collaborative platform usBIM.platform, to finally fulfil the idea of a unitary and shared design workflow.

Download the BIM models in the IFC format of architectural or plant projects from the cloud and proceed with advanced 3D modelling of the structure in a collaborative workflow; export the BIM model in the IFC format together with construction documents and calculation results back to the cloud choosing which folder to save the files setting the relevant file access permission levels for each authorized user.

The BIM collaboration platform allows all team members to have an open and continuous dialogue with each of the stakeholders involved in the construction during its life cycle as designers, construction companies, maintenance companies, plant and technical installation companies, customers, etc.

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BIM Integration

Seamless integration with Edificius

Thanks to the integration with the Edificius BIM software, it is possible to make Architecture designs and Structures interact, with the advantage of obtaining a simplified and rapid input of the structure (thanks to object recognition within the model) and a convergence of structural and design details.
But there are many advantages: optimization of operatiing flows, time, costs, design errors, unwanted duplications and interferences are nearly reduced to zero and, above all, high integration between the design phase and the execution phase.

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Real Time Rendering
and online navigation of the structure

Real Time Rendering

Integration with Real Time Rendering

EdiLus is integrated with Real Time rendering technology allowing the structural design team to view a photo-realistic simulation of the structure in real time. The advantage is extraordinary: you can navigate within the structure in a realistic 3D view and experience the construction details in first person especially for quality control purposes.

BIM voyager

EdiLus-VR and BIM voyager: publish and share the structural model online and view the project from a simple web browser.

Thanks to the integrated EdiLus-VR feature, you can publish the digital model on the BIM voyager platform to share the project with clients, architectural designers, installers or with component manufacturers.
The BIM voyager service even allows you to publish working drawings, calculation results, construction details, etc.
Simply using the basic functions of the most widely used browsers, navigate within the structure freely without the need of any dedicated software.
Even from the building site, everyone involved on a given project can access data and information relating to the structural information and take a virtual journey in the virtual model to get a closer look at all design aspects with great simplicity and naturalness.

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