EngiLab Beam.2D 2014 is an easy-to-use yet powerful engineering tool for the structural analysis of plane (2D) frames for Windows, using a 3-DOFs (Degrees of Freedom) per node approach.
It features a full Graphical User Interface (GUI) for pre- and post-processing and uses the Finite Element Method (FEM) for plane trusses for its analysis needs.
This is a major software update. The program is now based on .NET Framework 4 and it was written from scratch. The philosophy of the new program is based on the previous version but in fact it is a brand new release, written from the beginning. The new features include the following:
Modern, easy-to-use and powerful Graphical User Interface for Pre- and Post-Processing (Zoom, Pan features, Mouse middle button and wheel support)
More smooth graphics, graphical objects filled with color with transparency
Editable input file in text
Built-in Section Properties Calculator for most standard sections
Support for Trapezoidal and Triangular Loads along Elements (previously only Uniform Loads were supported)
Body (Acceleration) Loads (e.g. Gravity - Self Weight)
Full analysis report in Rich Text Format (RTF) containing all the results
Full validation of the Analysis results (Sum of FX, FY Forces, Sum of Bending Moments should be all zero): Global (Model) Equilibrium check, Individual Element Equilibrium check
Import of DXF Drawings as Analysis Models
Showing intermediate values on screen for the NVM Diagrams. Automatic scaling of Diagrams.
Showing intermediate values on screen for deformation. Automatic scaling of Deformation.