The author, Alfredo Boracchini, is SCS team leader
Our team leader is the author of the book above, check out the flyer here

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
  • AUTOMATICALLY design connections from Sap2000/Etabas/Staad by importing geometry, loads and let the software do the job for bolts, welds, plates, types of joints....
  • change data by clicking dimensions in the sketch
  • rearrange the position of the dimensions in the sketch
  • use stiffeners to decrease thickness of connected elements, just as some fabricators ask you to do
  • change units in one click
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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)
  • 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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  • choose if you want to apply 13th, 14th or 15th 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 or Tekla
  • 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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