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Foundation3D is a spread and combined footing analysis/design tool that completes soil or pile supported foundation with minimal input.  This tool is perfect for designing foundations for industrial equipment such as horizontal exchangers and vessels, vertical vessels or towers, pipe racks and other plant supports. 

We know that in the plant design world, civil/structural engineers are the last to receive crucial information but are the first ones required to produce final deliverables such as foundation design drawings. Therefore, automation in foundation design is a must in achieving an important milestone of a very compressed project schedule.

With Foundation3D you can consistently expect to meet or exceed your project schedule demands. From equipment-specific automated load calculations to generating design sketches, Foundation3D will increase your productivity significantly at every stage of your project.

MAIN FEATURES

  • International Design Codes: Supports many international concrete design codes to help complete your global projects
  • User Defined Parameters: Provides many customizable design options such as concrete cover, pile arrangement and many others to help meet various types of project specifications
  • Load Generation: Calculates various types of equipment loads - including wind loads - quickly and accurately, saving you load calculation time
  • Load Cases and Combinations: Generates commonly used load cases and combinations for equipment foundation design, saving you significant design time
  • Soil/Pile Supported Designs: Completes both soil and pile supported foundation designs in an integrated environment, allowing you to consider many “what-if” scenarios for an optimal solution
  • Analysis/Design Modes: Supports both analysis and design modes to complete your grass-roots or revamp projects, reducing the total cost of ownership
  • Multiple Foundation Components Design: Completes design of various components of a foundation such as pedestals and footing, saving you the cost of learning multiple software solutions
  • Rebar Layouts: Provides rebar layouts in pedestals and footings with customization options
  • Material Quantities: Generates material quantities so that you can provide accurate cost estimates to your customers every time, at every phase of the project
  • Detailed Design Sketches: Generates a detailed design sketch with foundation plan, elevation, and sections, allowing you to summarize the completed design effectively
  • 2D Drawings: Interfaces with popular CAD engines to generate 2D construction drawings, helping you manage your design-drawing environment and human resources effectively
  • 3D Models: Interfaces with popular modeling tools to generate 3D models of the completed foundation design, allowing you to meet or exceed compressed, constantly changing project schedule requirements
  • Multiple Reporting Options: Generates different kinds of customizable reports for your internal or client needs
  • Import Wizard: Imports support geometry and reactions from any superstructure software solution to complete foundation design quickly, increasing your productivity.
ADDITIONAL FEATURES
  • Considers buoyancy effects
  • Supports unlimited number and type of load cases and combinations
  • Allows selection from multiple methods of calculating bearing pressures on the footing base
  • Completes design based on the percent base required in compression for soil supported foundations
  • Supports octagonal block foundations
  • Allows symmetrical and unsymmetrical arrangement of piles
  • Considers wide beam and punching shear in footing and pile cap design
  • Supports positive and negative reinforcement in the footing and pile cap
  • Allows anchor bolt arrangement on pedestals for display on sketches, drawings and models

     

OUTPUT

Detailed Design Sketches

  • Foundation Plan: Plan, Elevation and Section Views with reinforcement and dimensions
  • Pile Location Plan: Pile layout plan with compression, tension piles and dimensions for pile supported foundations

Construction Drawings:

  • AutoCAD
  • Microstation
  • SmartSketch

3D Modeling:

  • AutoCAD
  • PDS (Frameworks Plus)
  • PDMS

Reporting

  • MS Excel
  • HTML

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Units: English, Metric and SI compatible
  • Building Codes: American Code ACI 318 2011, Australian Code AS 3600 2009, British Code BSI 8110 1997, Canadian Code CSA A23.3 04, International Building Code IBC 2006, Euro Code EN 1992-1-1 2004, Indian Code IS 456 2000, Singapore Code CP 65 1999, Wind Code ASCE 2011
  • Rebar Tables: Customizable English and Metric Rebar tables
  • 2D CAD Interface: Autodesk AutoCAD, Bentley Microstation, Intergraph SmartSketch
  • 3D Modeling Interface: Autodesk AutoCAD, Aveva PDMS, Intergraph PDS
  • Other Interfaces: Coade’s PVElite, CASE Center GT Strudl

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Software: None
  • Processor: Personal computer with Intel Pentium-based on AMD Athlon-based processor
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows 7
  • Memory: 128 MB RAM
  • Disk Space: 60 MB minimum free disk space
  • Screen Resolution: 800 X 600 minimum, 1024 X 768 preferred

 

     
     
         
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