Wood Calculator Software

Structural Calculation Software

Enhance your projects with precision and efficiency with the Engineering Wood Calculator Software

A must-have engineering tool for structural engineers, to streamline the verification process of wood beams and columns made of sawn lumber, timber, glulam and structural composite lumber under normal and fire conditions.

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A must-have engineering tool for structural engineers, enabling efficient design of light-frame and heavy timber construction according to the American NDS ASD/LRFD and the Canadian CSA O86 standards.

One (1) year subscription
Standalone license
One (1) user
Technical Support included
Windows PC only
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USD$ 250/year

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Why buying the Wood Calculator software?

The Wood Calculator software streamlines the verification process of wood beams and columns made of sawn lumber, timber, glulam and structural composite lumber under normal and fire conditions. It eliminates the necessity of inputting 3D analysis models and it is an efficient validation tool to quickly verify design results of specific elements of complex models.

The Wood Calculator software is an engineering tool developed by SAFI Structural Software. Established in 1986, SAFI is a technology-driven company designed to empower engineers to tackle complex structural challenges with ease. With a rich history of 38 years of continuous development, the Wood Calculator software stands as an example of innovation in the construction industry.

Highlighted Features

  • Powerful features

    Powerful tool for users to validate and design wood beams and columns, compliant with American LRFD, ASD and the Canadian O86 standards.

  • Efficient validation

    Efficient validation tool to verify design results of specific elements of complex models.

  • Easy-to-use

    Intuitive and easy-to-use engineering tool featuring automatic selection of sections.

  • Real-time visualization

    Graphical interface to see in real time models, support conditions and loads.

Technical Specifications

Details key technical specifications, requirements, and standards. 

American Standards:
Limit States Design of Wood Structures
2018 National Design Specification NDS (LRFD)
Allowable Stress Design
2018 National Design Specification NDS (ASD)

Canadian Standards:
CSA O86 Engineering design in wood
CSA O86-09, CSA O86-14, CSA O86-19
Users can choose the most suitable model from the wide array of options available in the SAFI Wood Calculator:

• Simple beams with common support conditions
• Continuous beams with up to four spans
• Cantilever beams
• Gerber beams
• Columns with offset loads with common support conditions

• The input data consists of choosing a section shape, defining basic loads, specifying member design parameters, setting deflection limits, and indicating fire resistance properties.

The Wood Calculator summarizes results for each member and displays them on the screen for:
• Reactions
• Summary of reactions
• Internal deformations
• Internal forces
• The SAFI Wood Calculator efficiently conducts computations for continuous beams and columns to accomplish one of the following tasks:

Verification of the limit states design under normal and fire conditions:
• Tension
• Compression
• Bending
• Shear
• Bearing (supports)
• Tension-Bending
• Compression-Bending
• The SAFI Wood Calculator provides American and Canadian wood material libraries categorized by wood type (sawn lumber, glulam) and species.

• Manufacturer database for Glulam and Structural Composite Lumber (SCL), such as Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL), is included.

• The software enables users to create custom materials, sections, and built-up sections according to their specifications.

• The SAFI Wood Calculator features an editable database, allowing users to add or modify custom wood materials.

• Users must select the wood standards against which the verification calculations are conducted and define the combined loads for verification and design computations, which are automatically generated by the Wood Calculator.

• Dead load patterns
• Live load patterns
• Fire load combination
• Service load combination

American Standards:
Limit States Design of Wood Structures
2018 National Design Specification NDS (LRFD)
Allowable Stress Design
2018 National Design Specification NDS (ASD)

Canadian Standards CSA O86 Engineering design in wood:
CSA O86-09, CSA O86-14, CSA O86-19
• Users can customize various wood design parameters, such as unbraced length, bending coefficients, and second-order effects coefficients, to fine-tune the model.
• Load combinations are automatically generated by the program based on various codes such as the NBCC, BOCA, UBC, ASCE 7, and Eurocode.
• The program can automatically perform load patterns for continuous beams.
• Users can customize load combinations and load patterns to fine-tune the models.
• The SAFI Wood Calculator considers dead, live, wind, snow, and seismic loads.
• Easy input of concentrated, uniform, and variable loads.
• Graphical tools are available to validate the models, section dimensions, and loads.
• Verification results are accessible for a specified model.
• Result summaries are directly displayed on the screen for each member of the model.
• Detailed report and executive report (critical values) as selected by users.
• Graphical or numerical visualization of results.
• A customized list of input data and results can be printed.
• All graphics and numerical results can be printed or copied to the clipboard for use by external programs.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ's)

Welcome to Our FAQ Section: Answers to our most common questions

The Wood Calculator software streamlines the verification and optimization process for standard wood sections found in the SAFI database. It eliminates the necessity of inputting analysis models or manually ensuring compliance with standard section requirements.

The Wood Calculator software enables users to quickly verify, design and optimize wood beams and columns. It is also an efficient validation tool to verify design results of specific elements of complex models.

The Wood Calculator is used by structural engineers, project managers, University researchers and professors, students,  mechanical engineers, architects, structural technicians, estimators and designers, other members of the construction industry.

The Wood Calculator software is used as a standalone application or in combination with the GSE Timber – General Structural Engineering (GSE) software.

GSE Timber is a 3D Structural Analysis and Design software offering the capability to design and analyze timber structures, including light-frame wood and engineered wood structures. It aligns with industry standards such as the 2018 National Design Specification (NDS) for Wood Construction and the CAN/CSA O86-19 standards, ensuring compliance and precision in timber structural engineering.

The GSE software provides the flexibility to work with two key types of timber structures: beam-column frames and light framing. The Light Framing package extends the Mass Timber features. This addition enhances the software’s ability to automate parametric generation, analysis, and design of bearing walls and shear walls, streamlining the design process for these critical components.

GSE Timber, with its robust capabilities for timber and engineered wood structural design, empowers engineers to efficiently create and analyze timber-based structures, while maintaining compliance with the latest industry standards. This versatile tool is critical for timber engineering professionals working on a variety of projects.

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