ACE Column Designer
Advanced Column Engineering : ACE app + ETABS plug-in
WINDOWS 10 APP
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.
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This tool is open source. The code can be found on our Github site Magma Works.
ACE 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 v.1.1.8
We recommend the following minimum requirements:
14Mb disk space | 4Gb RAM
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