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Structural Design

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EdiLus is the BIM analysis and structural design solution for new and existing buildings with reinforced concrete, steel, masonry and timber elements.

With EdiLus, in a single graphical environment you can automatically:

  • model the structure by simply using parametric objects;
  • perform a static and dynamic analysis of the structure with an integrated FEM solver;
  • view the analysis results graphically mapped ad on each structural member;
  • design and verify all structural members with the support of an interactive diagnostics tool;
  • automatically produce reports, tables, schedules and detailed construction documents.
  • view the structure in the Real Time Rendering view and navigate through the BIM model using a simple web browser and from any device (BIM Voyager).

The professional solution that allows you to take part in the BIM process with all the security and reliability of a software certified by buildingSMART .

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Why use EdiLus?

EdiLus has an integrated BIM design technology with powerful calculation functions. 
A single environment for modeling, analyzing, designing and preparing construction documents. Work safely in the BIM process.

Modeling, Analysis, Design and Reporting

A single modeling, design, analysis and document drafting environment.

Model your structure using intelligent objects with geometric, materials and their spatial information. Model the structure to to define node inputs, loads, constraints.
The calculation model is automatically recognized from the model. Automatically produce the entire set of construction documents, detailed structural calculation results and reinforcement schedules.
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Integrated Design

Integrated FEM solver and graphical visualization of the analysis results

With the integrated FEM solver, quickly analyze complex structures even of large dimensions.
View each object with its tensions and deformations and even modify it directly from the drawing layout. Read the calculation results, loads, stresses, deformations directly from the model or simulate the structure's displacements with the help of a selective colour mapping to concentrate on even the smallest details for a precise analysis of the structure.
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Structural engineering regulations

International technical regulations

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

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Work safely in the BIM process

Import and export in the IFC standard format to collaborate in the BIM process with the various role players of the construction industry with the reliability and data security of a software certified by buildingSMART.
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Structural design with 
International regulations

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
EdiLus CONCRETEEurocodes

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
EdiLus STEELEurocodes

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
EdiLus MASONRYEurocodes

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
EdiLus CONCRETE
EdiLus CONCRETEABNT - 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.

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.

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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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Prices and Special offers
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Design of Concrete Structures Subscription valid for 3 PCs € 29 / Monthly€ 348€ 299 / 1 Year
Design of Steel Structures Subscription valid for 3 PCs € 29 / Monthly€ 348€ 299 / 1 Year
Design of Masonry Structures Subscription valid for 3 PCs € 29 / Monthly€ 348€ 299 / 1 Year
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FAQ

Yes, EdiLus is a modular solution that allows you to calculate multiple types of structures.

EdiLus is a modular solution and consists of:

Comparison table of the EdiLus solution:

  EdiLus CONCRETE EdiLus STEEL EdiLus MASONRY
Reinforced concrete elements
Collumns, 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
stalls 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)
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.

Sure. EdiLus - like all ACCA software - is available in a free trial version.

You can try EdiLus for a month using the full professional version and test run all EdiLus modules CONCRETE, STEEL and MASONRY.

During the trial period you also have free access to our online services such as video tutorials, start up courses, forums, online technical support even before proceeding with a purchase.

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