APPS AND DIGITAL TOOLS

ACE Column Designer

Advanced Column Engineering : ACE Lite app + ETABS plug-in
WINDOWS 10 APP

DESCRIPTION

Check the capacity of your column design using the ACE app, which calculates a 3D interaction diagram of the column section. This enhanced technique enables leaner and less-conservative solutions. Use the ETABS plug-in to directly export your structural elements into ACE. The plug-in’s 3D graphics enable a clear and intuitive understanding of your designs, so optimisation is easier and the design process is streamlined.

The table data provided by Eurocodes are often too conservation. Fire design in this app therefore integrates advanced methods compliant with Eurocode EN 1992-1-2, based on the temperature profiles of the section under fire.

This tool is open source. The code can be found on our Github site Magma Works.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

ACE Lite has been developed to work alongside ETABS version 17 and higher, running on Windows 10.

The download includes the app installer and ETABS plug-in. Once the plug-in is added to your ETABS model (Tools -> Add/Show plug-ins), you can export your column geometries and load them into ACE.

Current download is ACE Lite v.1.1.2

We recommend the following minimum requirements:
14Mb disk space | 4Gb RAM

LICENCE

Copyright 2020 Magma Works

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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