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Timber Structural Design Software

General Structural Engineering (GSE)

Structural Analysis and Design Software for Wood Structures

GSE TIMBER Software

General Structural Engineering (GSE)

A must-have engineering tool for structural engineers for analysis and design of timber structures, including light-frame wood and engineered wood structures in accordance to the 2018 National Design Specification (NDS) for Wood Construction and the CAN/CSA O86-19 standards.
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Why buying the GSE Timber software?

The GSE Timber program allows 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.

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.

The GSE Timber software is another robust 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 GSE Timber software stands as an example of innovation in the construction industry.

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Technical Specifications

Key technical specifications, requirements, and standards. 

Part of the General Structural Engineering (GSE) software suite, GSE Timber is a specialized module that offers 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 Timber 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.
• National Design Specification (NDS) for Wood Construction ASD & LRFD
• CSA O86 Engineering design in wood
• P-Delta and Non-Linear analysis, Seismic Static, Seismic Spectral and Dynamic analysis

• Design of Sawn Lumber, Glulam, SCL elements

• Wood sections and extensive material libraries
• Rectangular sawn lumbers
• Composite sections (LVL, PSL, LSL)
• Glue-Laminated timber (glulam)
• Built-up sections
• Open-web, engineering joists and wood panels
• Guided automated material selection based on section size, species and grade
• Custom sections to be defined and analyzed

• Calculation of bending, compression, tension, shear, bearing and combined resistance of wood elements

• Fire resistance and verification included

• Complete check of deflection according to a comprehensive set of criterions

• Displayed graphically on the 3D model through color representation or presented numerically in spreadsheets and reports

• Automated parametric generation of the engineering model based on walls, openings, sheathing and anchor parameters
• Wall outlines can be copied to generate structure faces and various stories efficiently

• Possibility to create and store windows and doors openings in a library

• Segmented or Perforated approach
• Lateral resistances check
• Lateral deflections (nail slip, anchorage slip)
• Hold-Downs, Continuous rods anchorages
• Design of floor diaphragms
• Vibration limit state calculated for sawn lumber floor joists
• Truss vibration verification
• Calculation of CLT design properties

• Customizable, user-friendly, and exhaustive report generation in multiple formats including Word document and Excel worksheet 

• Generate executive report summary by printing the results for only the critical load combination

• Possibility to hide or dim a selection of elements of the model

• Allows for graphical or tabular editing of selected elements

• Animated graphical results, buckling and vibration modes

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The GSE (General Structural Engineering) software provides a powerful and flexible platform for structural engineers to streamline their design workflows and optimize design time.

The ability to run multiple material design simultaneously is a significant advantage offered by the GSE (General Structural Engineering) software. This feature provides structural engineers with enhanced flexibility and efficiency in their design processes. This means that engineers can work with different materials like steel, concrete, wood or aluminum within the same software environment. This flexibility allows for efficient design and analysis of structures that may involve various materials.

By integrating various design and analysis tools, GSE aims to help engineers optimize their design time. This efficiency is critical in today’s fast-paced engineering projects, allowing for quicker turnaround times and cost-effective designs.

Within the GSE (General Structural Engineering) software suite, GSE Timber is a specialized module that offers the capability to design and analyze timber structures, including light wood framing 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.

GSE Timber 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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GSE steel is a specialized software application integrated within the General Structural Engineering (GSE) software suite. GSE Steel is a powerful and versatile software tool for structural engineers and designers working with steel and composite steel-concrete structures. Its support for various design codes and parametric section shapes, along with its user-friendly interface and optimization capabilities, make it a valuable resource for efficient and accurate structural design and analysis.

GSE Steel supports multiple international design codes, including:

   – American AISC 360 (LRFD and ASD)

   – Canadian CSA 16

  – AISI S100-16 and CSA S136-16

   – European Eurocode 3 and 4

   – Indian IS 800

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The GSE (General Structural Engineering) software includes a powerful suite of tools for integrated structural concrete design, slab engineering, and slab generation.

GSE Concrete is a comprehensive module within the GSE software, enabling the design of concrete members under various conditions, including linear, P-Delta, non-linear, seismic, and dynamic analyses. This feature-rich component ensures precise concrete design for a wide range of structural scenarios.

GSE Concrete offers support for several international building codes, including the American ACI-318, the Canadian CSA-A23.3, and the Egyptian code ECCS 203. This ensures compliance with regional standards and regulations for concrete structural design.

The GSE Concrete software suite, with its comprehensive concrete design, slab engineering, and slab generation capabilities, empowers engineers to tackle diverse concrete-related projects efficiently and accurately, meeting industry standards and codes.

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GSE Aluminum is a specialized software application integrated within the GSE (General Structural Engineering) software suite used for the design and verification of aluminum structures of various types.

GSE Aluminum supports industry-standard design codes, including:

– GSE Aluminum complies with the 2020 Edition of the Aluminum Design Manual published by the Aluminum Association (AA ADM-2020)

– The software also adheres to the CAN/CSA S157 design code

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