Position your company to gain business advantage and develop world class structural steel jobs thanks to SCS

SCS is developed and marketed by:

Steel Studio Inc.
775 Pleasant St. - Ste 5
East Weymouth, MA 02189 - USA

SCS is also developed by:

Mech Studio srl
Via Monte San Michele 1
42121 Reggio Emilia - Italy

Some features of SCS - Steel Connection Studio HOMEPAGE
  • define multiple load case combinations
  • input full range of loads (axial, shear on both axes, bending on both axes, even torsion!) for most connections
  • nicely check 'sum up' of results, where all checks are quickly reported with maximum design ratio (governing case)
  • check results in details for each limit state
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  • see your joint updating 'live' even in the initial phases when all data aren't input yet
  • input different material properties for each different steel part (members, plates) of the connection
  • have your software shape the geometry you want, you don't have to adapt to what software does (wide range of options to edit geometry)
  • use stiffeners to decrease thickness of connected elements, just as some fabricators ask you to do
  • change units in one click
  • choose if you want to apply 13th or 14th edition of AISC code
  • set up options like colors of drawings
  • see the governing limit state change 'live' as you modify geometry/loads/members
  • have material resistance change according to thickness as required by standards
  • design welds
  • export scaled sketch to dxf
  • just print sketch and add your notes for detailers
  • change method of calculating joints
  • see formulas used in calculations and see them in equation style formatting
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  • write loads in the 'load table' as formulas that the software can remember
  • include formulas in the report
  • create your own check modifying the report (save in .rtf and edit it in Microsoft Word or similar)
  • impress your customers with professional reports
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  • design splices where bolts on flanges have different size and geometry from web bolts
  • design splices only connected on web
  • design splices only connected on flanges
  • design bolts by friction
  • choose base plate method to resist shear (friction, anchor bolts, shear lug, combinations among them)
  • write down your notes in the dedicated window
  • follow suggestions in the comment area to effectively design joints
  • automatically see if there are interferences to anticipate problems in fabrication
  • filter off any material, bolt class or bolt size that you don't use often
  • add your own profiles
  • give files with custom member properties to your peers and have custom properties directly imported into the 'new' computer
  • add web plate to members to satisfy check requirements like column web panel, block shear, bearing, strength of notched beams, etc
  • notch beams or use haunches (top and/or bottom)
  • create advanced bolt geometries in apex connections or end plates to optimize design
  • calculate continuity plates, backing plates, diagonal stiffeners, Morris stiffeners and much more in moment connections
  • print t-stub details of moment connections
  • calculate rigidity of connections
  • design braces according to your preferred method (UFM, Kiss, UFM variants...)
  • check very special geometries of bolts or welds in the 'general check' module
  • satisfy your international customers offering a wide range of codes you can check connections according to
  • gain insights of various global codes making comparisons between different codes
  • get really quick in design joints; the way you want them to be, not the way the software can (only) do it
  • save a lot of money picking up a speed in connection design
  • win business making customers happy with reliable and economic design
  • overwrite default values of eccentricities (bolts, plates, welds) if you want different values
  • choose if you prefer to calculate bolt reactions using instanteneous center of rotation method or elastic method
  • choose hole size of bolts
  • open many joints (files), also of the same kind, simultaneously
  • and much more! download your trial now and check it out yourself
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