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Mat3D  is a general purpose yet comprehensive mat foundation design software. It completes both soil and pile supported, multi-load point mat foundations quickly and accurately. Because it designs pedestals, soil-supported mats or pile-supported pile caps in minutes, you will experience significant productivity gains in completing mat foundation designs.

Whether you are designing mat foundations for a precast concrete parking structure, equipment, or a building, Mat3D’s easy-to-learn and easy-to-use graphical interface will get you going in just a few minutes. Even if you use Mat3D after a significant time lapse from its first use, you will not require any re-learning; you can expect to become productive instantly.

Mat3D will help you meet or exceed your project schedule demands consistently. With its ability to design foundations subjected to unlimited load cases and combinations, to generating design sketches and material quantities in minutes, Mat3D will increase your productivity significantly at every stage of your project.


  • 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 Cases and Combinations: Generates concrete design code dependent, commonly-used load cases and combinations for 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
  • Multiple Foundation Components Design: Completes design of various components of a foundation such as pedestals, mats or pile caps, saving you the cost of learning multiple software solutions
  • Rebar Layouts: Provides rebar layouts in pedestals and mats 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 detailed design sketches with mat foundation plan, elevation and sections, including custom 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


  • 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
  • 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
  • Provides an option to consider perimeter soil resistance on mat foundations subjected to high uplift loads


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
  • Custom Sections: User selected custom elevation views with reinforcement details

Construction Drawings:

  • AutoCAD
  • Microstation

3D Modeling:

  • AutoCAD
  • PDS (Frameworks Plus)
  • PDMS


  • MS Excel
  • HTML


  • Units: English, Metric and SI compatible
  • Building Codes: American Code ACI 318 2014, 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
  • 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: CASE Center
    GT Strudl


  • 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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