CSi SAFE v12.3


Version: 12.3.0 Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP, Windows Vista SAFE is the ultimate tool for designing concrete floor and foundation systems. From framing layout all the way through to detail drawing production, SAFE integrates every aspect of the engineering design process in one easy and intuitive environment. SAFE provides unmatched benefits to the engineer with its truly unique combination of power, comprehensive capabilities, and ease-of-use. Laying out models is quick and efficient with the sophisticated drawing tools, or use one of the import options to bring in data from CAD, spreadsheet, or database programs. Slabs or foundations can be of any shape, and can include edges shaped with circular and spline curves. Post-tensioning may be included in both slabs and beams to balance a percentage of the self-weight. Suspended slabs can include flat, two-way, waffle, and ribbed framing systems. Models can have columns, braces, walls, and ramps connected from the floors above and below. Walls can be modeled as either straight or curved. Mats and foundations can include nonlinear uplift from the soil springs, and a nonlinear cracked analysis is available for slabs. Generating pattern surface loads is easily done by SAFE with an automated option. Design strips can be generated by SAFE or drawn in a completely arbitrary manner by the user, with complete control provided for locating and sizing the calculated reinforcement. Finite element design without strips is also available and useful for slabs with complex geometries. Comprehensive and customizable reports are available for all analysis and design results. Detailed plans, sections, elevations, schedules, and tables may be generated, viewed, and printed from within SAFE or exported to CAD packages. SAFE provides an immensely capable yet easy-to-use program for structural designers, provideing the only tool necessary for the modeling, analysis, design, and detailing of concrete slab systems and foundations. MODELING • Object Based Graphical Interface • Model Explorer for Easy Access to Program Features • Model Templates for Typical Slabs and Foundations • Arbitrary Geometry and Loadings, including Variations in Thickness • Automated Mesh Generation • Slab, Beam, Column/Brace, and Wall/Ramp Objects • Slab/Foundation Area Objects with Thick Plate • Automated Soil Spring Supports • Editing with Move, Mirror, Nudge, and Replicate • Accurate Dimensioning with Guidelines • Intelligent Snaps and Architectural Dimensions • Quick Draw Options for Object Creation • Selective Data Input On-Screen with Right-Button Click • Area, Line, and Point Loading • Post-Tensioning with Automated Load Balancing (PT) • Powerful Grouping and Selection Options • User Controlled General Design Strips • Enhanced Graphical Display for Easy Model Checking ANALYSIS • Slabs and Foundations Modeled with Area Objects • Beams Drawn as Lines – Automatically Meshed into Elements • Orthotropic Bending with Thick Plate Behavior • Beams with Flexural, Shear, and Torsional Deformations • Column and Wall Stiffness Above and Below Slab • Thickness Variations, Drop Panels, and Openings • Nonlinear Cracked Analysis • Nonlinear Long-Term Creep and Shrinkage • Nonlinear No-Tension Soil Model • Slab Discontinuities Due to Construction Joints or Elevation Changes • Automatic Meshing with Constraings at Mismatched Slab Meshes • Variations in Soil Modulus of Subgrade Reaction • Multiple Load Cases and Combinations DESIGN • Slab and Beam Concrete Design for American, Australian, British, Canadian, Chinese, European, Hong Kong, Indian, New Zealand and Singapore Codes • Both Strip Based and Finite Element Based Design • Punching Shears Checks and Shear Stud Design • Post-Tensioning Strength and Serviceability Design (PT) • Twisting Moments Included • Automatic T-Beam Effects • Design Based on General Design Strips