Masonry Design Software

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EdiLus MASONRY is the BIM software for calculating masonry structures for new and existing buildings.

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In a single graphical environment you can obtain:

  • BIM model of the structure with great detail in both traditional or reinforced masonry
  • structure stress states in every point with FEM calculations

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International technical regulations

The EdiLus solution allows structural engineers to design and work with reinforced concrete, steel, timber and masonry structures in compliance with the Eurocodes (EC) and relating national annexes and with the Brazilian Technical Standards (NBR). More info

Reinforced masonry structures with parametric objects input | EdiLus MASONRY | ACCA software

Modelling of traditional or reinforced masonry structures with parametric objects input

The advanced BIM technology available in EdiLus MASONRY allows you to design structural elements in both two-dimensional or three-dimensional modelling environments by selecting the object characteristics at any time during the design phase.

Thanks to specific input functions you can proceed in accurately defining the geometry, the mechanical characteristics of masonry walls and of any structural reinforcements to be applied to existing walls.

EdiLus MASONRY allows you to calculate buildings in traditional or reinforced masonry, even with special interventions such as plating in reinforced concrete, carbon fibers, etc. For mixed structures, reinforced concrete elements can also be used.

From a simple "object-oriented modelling" procedure (walls, beams, columns, slabs, stairs, roofs, ties, etc.) quickly obtain the complete input of the calculation model with material definition, load analysis, legal checks, etc.

EdiLus MASONRY performs the static calculation of the masonry elements of the building as a whole identifying a sophisticated structural model that takes into account all the typical elements used when designing masonry buildings (jambs, lintels, hole wrappings, beams in generic materials, masonry columns, arches and vaults, balconies, etc.).

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Calculation of structural elements in reinforced concrete and in wood integrated within a masonry structure | EdiLus MASONRY | ACCA software

Calculation of structural elements in reinforced concrete and wood integrated within a masonry structure

In predominantly masonry structures, EdiLus MASONRY allows you to insert:

  • reinforced concrete elements to model the sub-structure foundations or small attached masonry buildings (you can also add a limited number of columns/shear walls, beams, walls, slabs, foundation slabs, floors and stairs to the structure too)
  • wood elements to model roof tops, porches and other additional structures attached to the building.

EdiLus MASONRY calculates solid and laminated wood using the powerful and easy to use object-oriented modeling process. Elements can only be one-dimensional (beams and pillars) with rectangular and circular sections.

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Design and calculation of solid wood and glulam elements | EdiLus MASONRY | ACCA software

Design and calculation of solid wood and glulam elements (beams, columns, trusses and purlins)

With EdiLus MANSORY you can model roofs, porches and other timber based components to complete a reinforced concrete or mixed structure.

You can integrate one-dimensional solid wood and glulam elements into the structure (such as beams and columns with rectangular and circular section types) and complex objects such as trusses (an advanced parametric input allows you to customize the model, its composition, geometry and dimensions).

A specific function allows you to automatically insert connection purlins in just a few clicks.

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FEM model with shell elements obtained automatically | EdiLus MASONRY | ACCA software

FEM model with shell elements obtained automatically

The schematization with triangular HP-SHELL elements with variable refinement allows to know, from the modelled simple structure, the actual tensional state of the masonry elements in every point.

The HP-SHELL model allows you to take into account all the elements that characterize an existing masonry building (variation of materials, demolition and restoration interventions, unaligned openings, presence of different materials and interventions in succession over time, etc.).

Resistant masonry elements (wall bay and fascias) and the execution of the relating legal verifications, the analysis of local mechanisms (overturning and bulging) and the design/verification of reinforced concrete or masonry foundations are identified automatically.

You can check the calculation results using color mappings representative of: displacements, stress state of the masonry elements in every point, stresses, collapse accelerations, etc.

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Graphical analysis of calculation results | EdiLus MASONRY | ACCA software

Graphical analysis of calculation results

Only with the modeling of the structure in strict compliance with the different types of materials present, without assuming any simplification hypotheses, allow you to check the calculation results using color maps which are representative of:

  • displacements
  • masonry stress states in each point
  • stresses
  • collapse accelerations
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Prints and exports of calculation documents, comparison sheets, drawings, formwork layouts | EdiLus MASONRY | ACCA software

Prints and exports of calculation documents, comparison sheets, drawings, formwork layouts..

With EdiLus automatically produce:

  • Calculation and Technical Reports
  • Calculation Tables
  • highly detailed Working Drawings
  • 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.

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Comparative table

  EdiLus CONCRETE EdiLus STEEL EdiLus MASONRY
Reinforced concrete elements
Columns, Slanted columns, Shear walls   50 elements 10 elements
Beam, Deep beams   80 elements 10 elements
Walls   280 m² (*) 2 elements
Slabs   280 m² (*) 2 elements
Stairs      
Slab (calculation section)      
Reinforced concrete elements (foundation)
Winkler beam      
Plinth, Plinth on poles, Plinths in glass      
Walls   280 m² (*)  
Poles      
Steel elements
Steel columns      
Steel beams      
Steel trusses      
Bracing      
Masonry elements
Masonry pillar      
Reinforced masonry      
Wall      
Masonry Reinforcement interventions      
Ties, pre-tensioned cables      
Masonry foundation      
Elements in wood and laminated wood
Timber columns/laminated wood      
Timber beams/laminated wood      
Timber trusses/laminated wood      
Technical regulation
Eurocodes CEN-EN Eurocode (EC)      
Eurocodes UNE-EN Eurocódigo (EC)      
Eurocodes NF EN Eurocodes (EC)      
Eurocodes BS EN Eurocode (EC)      
Eurocodes NP EN Eurocódigo (EC)      
Eurocodes HRN EN Eurocode (EC)      
EurocodiciSS EN Eurocode (EC)      
ABNT - Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas ABNT Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas (NBR) **      
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NOTE:
(*) A total of up to 280 m 2 can be inserted between slabs, slabs and walls.
(**) With the "ABNT Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas (NBR)" it is possible to design only NEW reinforced concrete buildings.

FAQ

With EdiLus it is possible to proceed with the design and verification of new or existing reinforced concrete and ordinary masonry structures and new reinforced masonry and steel structures.

EdiLus is a structural calculation software specially designed and developed for the modeling and calculation of buildings intended for residential, public, office and commercial use. It is in this context that you can make the most of all the power, simplicity and modelling speed of EdiLus. The EdiLus solution isn't suitable for designing bridges, infrastructure works, railway networks, structures with precompressed elements and dams.

With EdiLus you can perform static and seismic linear analyses.

With regard to seismic calculations, it is possible to choose between equivalent static analysis and modal dynamic analysis.

EdiLus can be integrated with optional modules for the design and calculation of reinforced concrete structures, masonry structures, steel structures, structures with wooden elements and adaptation of existing buildings.

By integrating the appropriate calculation modules, it will therefore be possible to proceed with the calculation and verification of mixed structures.

Yes, with the Masonry module and the Concrete module it is possible to analyze seismic improvement or adaptation interventions for existing and mixed structures.

With the Masonry module, you can design seismic adjustment or improvement interventions with reinforced concrete plating, carbon fibers (FRP), fiber-reinforced materials (FRCM), ties, pre-compression cables, etc.

With EdiLus Concrete, for reinforced concrete buildings, you can design seismic improvements or adaptation interventions in which it is possible to apply both reinforcements on existing elements and insert new structural elements such as new columns, walls, share walls, bracings, etc. to model for example roofs, rised level structures and carry out an overall verification.

Accessing a special menu, you can choose the type of intervention from the following:

  • FRP Plating for Bending;
  • Plating with FRP for shear stresses;
  • Height Incrementation;
  • Reinforced concrete jacket linings;
  • Steel Jacket linings;
  • FRP plating;
  • Node Confinement;
  • Reinforcement with reinforced plaster mortar on walls;
  • Reinforcement with FRP on Walls;
  • Underpinning.

EdiLus Masonry adopts the innovative calculation method with triangular HP-SHELL schematization with multilayer variable thickening that allows you to perform the modeling of the structure in strict compliance with the different types of materials present, without assuming simplified assumptions on the data of the materials that are necessarily approximate.

The schematization with HP-SHELL elements allows you to know, from the simple structure drawn, the actual stress state of the masonry at each point and to take into account in the model all the elements characterizing an existing building in masonry (variation of materials, non-aligned holes, presence of different materials, interventions over time, etc.).

The resistant wall elements (spandrels and piers) are automatically identified and the relevant legal checks are also carried out.

You can also request the analysis of local mechanisms (overturning and facades bulging) and the design/checking of reinforced concrete or masonry foundations.

Yes, with the EdiLus Steel module you can design and calculate steel structures or individual steel elements within structures made of other materials.

EdiLus allows you to also calculate wooden elements to complete reinforced concrete or masonry structures such as roofs, canopies, etc.

The module is not designed to calculate a full wooden structure as it does not provide the specific settings for the seismic calculations of this type of structure (behavior factor, dissipative checks of the structural elements, etc.).

However, it is possible to model and calculate a completely wooden structure by defining the NON-DISSIPATIVE behavior or by paying attention to the correct definition of the behavior factor (to be defined manually) or any other settings for the seismic calculation.

EdiLus has been developed for the design of new buildings and for the verification of interventions such as improvements and seismic adaptations of existing buildings that therefore involve the behavior and verification of the structure as a whole.

It doesn't support the verification of isolated repairs.

However, this does not mean that it is not possible to model and verify/design even individual elements or some structural parts (such as roofs, foundations, etc.).

It is up to the user to demonstrate that the local intervention does not change the behaviour of the other parts or on the structure as a whole and that the interventions do not result in a reduction of the pre-existing safety levels.

With EdiLus you can export all relevant construction drawings in dwg/dxf file formats, PDFs and the 3D view of the structure in the IFC format, typical of BIM models.

Automatically obtain all the project documentation directly from the BIM model, in accordance with the most recent legislative provisions: carpentry frameworks, reinforcement schedules, general technical reports, calculation results, geotechnical report, working drawings, maintenance plans and the structure's cost estimate (with PriMus).

Steel member connections design is integrated within the structure calculation.

With regard to the steel module, you can choose between different types of connections (flange, square, gusset plates, splice plates, anchor bolts, etc.) and define the geometry with graphical input and guided in compliance with the regulatory indications.

With regard to the wood module, you can define wood-wood connections with metal type connectors for 90° intersections between horizontal beams and/or columns and wood-r.c. connections with socket-type metal connectors between wooden columns and RC foundations or between 90° intersections with horizontal beams and RC columns and/or walls.

In addition, for some situations it is also possible to define a notch type connection, in the contact areas, where the software proceeds to shape the rods appropriately by defining notches in detail and support areas to perform a timely contact tensions check.

The software provides a detailed view of the construction details contextual to the three-dimensional view of the object connection.

With special duplication functions, you can replicate each connection in all the other similar conditions present in the structure.

Please note that connections can only be entered and calculated for some types of sections and for some predefined geometric configurations.

This means that you will not "always" be able to get a full connections check.

With EdiLus, read the calculation results directly on the model.

See loads, stresses, deformations, stresses, vibration modes, safety coefficients, collapse accelerations, etc.

Also, view the various calculation results in 3D and color mapping for quick control.

Of course! You can import drawings in DXF/DWG format at various levels of the program.

We have also developed special functions that allow the automatic generation of structural objects starting from the imported dxf/dwg.

EdiLus is the first Italian BIM authoring software for structural calculation with buildingSMART international certification for IFC import and export. 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.

Absolutely. EdiLus allows you to export the 3D view of the structure in the IFC format typical of BIM models.

The following regulations are currently implemented in EdiLus:

  • Brazilian NBR Standards for Reinforced Concrete and Steel Construction;
  • Eurocodes.

Of course! A special Reinforcements editor allows quick modification and customization of the reinforced concrete elements with an immediate review of the structural members while keeping everything under control.