Integrated BIM technology with powerful calculation functions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.