Simpson Strong-Tie Co. Inc.

Simpson Strong-Tie Introduces Concrete Anchor Design Software with 3D Interface

Simpson Strong-Tie introduces its Anchor Designer professional designer software to comply with ACI 318, ETAG and CSA code requirements. The software features a fully interactive 3D graphical user interface with intuitive navigation and real-time design.

Anchor Designer enables structural engineers to satisfy the strength design provisions of ACI 318 Appendix D, CAN/CSA A23.3 Annex D, ETAG 001 Annex C or EOTA TR029 design methodologies. The software quickly and accurately analyzes an existing design or suggests anchorage solutions based upon user-defined design elements in cracked and uncracked concrete conditions.

The software supports Imperial and Metric-Sized Simpson Strong-Tie mechanical and adhesive anchors, and also offers cast-in-place solutions. Anchor Designer can calculate up to 16 anchors in a single plate, along with single or multiple variations of anchor models. The substrates in the program include concrete, light-weight concrete and concrete over metal deck.

Anchor Designer replaces the Simpson Strong-Tie Anchor Selector for ACI 318 and Anchor Selector for ETAG software, and is compatible with design files created with those programs. The software is free and available in English, German, French and Danish. Download Anchor Designer from the Simpson Strong-Tie website. For questions or comments about using the software, email Simpson Strong-Tie.