Structural Engineering Analysis Software

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The BIM solution for easier design processes and highly professional results.

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The structural analysis and design software for new and existing buildings with reinforced concrete, steel, masonry and timber elements.

A single environment for modeling, analyzing, designing and preparing construction documents in compliance with Eurocodes (EC) and relating national annexes.

Structural analysis design software for new/existing buildings with reinforced concrete, steel, masonry and timber elements | EdiLus | ACCA Software

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Design the structure by simply using parametric objects | EdiLus | ACCA Software

Design the structure by simply using parametric objects

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.

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Perform static and dynamic analysis of structure with integrated FEM solver | EdiLus | ACCA Software

Perform a static and dynamic analysis of the structure with an integrated FEM solver

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.

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View analysis results graphically mapped and on each structural member | EdiLus | ACCA Software

View the analysis results graphically mapped and on each structural member

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.

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Design all structural members with support of an interactive diagnostics tool | EdiLus | ACCA Software

Design and verify all structural members with the support of an interactive diagnostics tool

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.

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Produce reports, tables, schedules and detailed construction documents | EdiLus | ACCA Software

Produce reports, tables, schedules and detailed construction 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.

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Get a detailed BoQ directly from the structural model

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.

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Import/Export in the IFC format for sharing on collaborative platforms | EdiLus | ACCA Software

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.


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Integration in usBIM, the BIM management system | EdiLus | ACCA software

Integration in usBIM, the BIM management system

EdiLus integrates with a BIM management system usBIM, 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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Seamless integration with Edificius | EdiLus | ACCA software

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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Integration with Real-Time Rendering | EdiLus | ACCA software

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.

Publish structural model online and view project from a simple web browser | EdiLus | ACCA software

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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Solutions

EN 1990 Eurocode 0 Basis of structural design
EN 1991 Eurocode 1 Actions on structures
EN 1992 Eurocode 2 Design of concrete structures
EN 1993 Eurocode 3 Design of steel structures
EN 1995 Eurocode 5 Design of timber structures
EN 1996 Eurocode 6 Design of masonry structures
EN 1997 Eurocode 7 Geotechnical design
EN 1998 Eurocode 8 Design of structures for earthquake resistance
EdiLus CONCRETE | ACCA software
EdiLus CONCRETE | ACCA softwareEurocodes

Design of Concrete Structures

The software for the analysis and structural design of new and existing reinforced concrete buildings according to Eurocodes (EC). BIM modeling, automatic reinforcement design and scheduling, accurate working drawings.

EdiLus STEEL | ACCA software
EdiLus STEEL | ACCA softwareEurocodes

Design of Steel Structures

Steel structures analysis and design software according to Eurocodes (EC). 3D BIM modeling with "Magnetic Grid" technology, 3D design and verification of member connections.

EdiLus MASONRY | ACCA software
EdiLus MASONRY | ACCA softwareEurocodes

Design of Masonry Structures

The software for verifying load-bearing masonry structures, either ordinary or reinforced, for new and existing buildings according to Eurocodes regulations (EC). BIM modeling, static and dynamic analysis with HP-BEAM and HP-SHELL elements.

NBR 6118 Projeto de estruturas de cemento
NBR 6120 Cargas para o cálculo de estruturas de edificções
NBR 6122 Projeto e execução de fundações
NBR 6123 Forces devidas ao vento em em edificações
NBR 8681 Ações e segurança nas estruturas
NBR 15421 Projeto de estruturas resistentes a sismos
NBR 8800 Projeto de estruturas de aço
EdiLus CONCRETE | ACCA software
EdiLus CONCRETE | ACCA softwareABNT - Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas

Projeto de Estruturas de Concreto

O software para a análise e o projeto estrutural de edifícios de concreto armado, novos e existentes, de acordo com as normas técnicas brasileiras (NBR). Modelagem BIM, projeto automático das armaduras, desenhos executivos precisos.

EdiLus STEEL | ACCA software
EdiLus STEEL | ACCA software ABNT - Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas

Projeto de Estruturas de Aço

O software de análise e projeto de edifícios de aço de acordo com as normas técnicas brasileiras (NBR). Modelagem 3D BIM com tecnologia "Magnetic Grid", projeto e verificação das ligações de forma gráfica.

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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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(*) 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.