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Release Notes Anchor Designer™ Software
    Version 2.5.6163

  • Added ACI 318-14 design method.
  • Added CSA A23.3-14 design method.
  • Added Titen 2 screw anchor for use in uncracked concrete in accordance with IAPMO UES ER-449, dated September 2016.
  • Updated ET-HP data for Temperature Range 110/75 °F to match C-A-2016.
  • Updated SET-XP (ETAG) data to comply with revised ETA-11/0360, dated May 2016.
  • Removed discontinued products, Strong-Bolt and 3/8” Torq-Cut
    Version 2.4.6025.3546

  • Updated data for SET-XP epoxy adhesive anchors for cracked and uncracked concrete in accordance with ICC-ES ESR-2508, dated March 2016.
  • Updated minimum spacing for 1/4-inch-diameter Titen HD screw anchor for cracked and uncracked concrete in accordance with ICC-ES ESR-2713 issued June 2016
    Version 2.4.5940

  • Updated data for Torq-Cut self-undercutting anchors for cracked and uncracked concrete in accordance with ICC-ES ESR-2705 issued March 2016.
  • Updated data for 1/4-inch-diameter Titen HD screw anchor for cracked and uncracked concrete in accordance with ICC-ES ESR-2713 issued February 2016.
  • Added data for installation in top of metal deck with 2-1/2 inch concrete thickness for 3/8-inch-diameter carbon and stainless steel Strong-Bolt 2 wedge anchor in cracked and uncracked concrete in accordance with ICC-ES ESR-3037 issued August 2015.
  • Updated data for PAB and headed stud cast-in-place anchors.
  • Update lambda factor in accordance with the latest ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria AC193 for mechanical anchors in lightweight concrete.
  • Added an option to design anchorage in accordance with EOTA TR 045 Design of Metal Anchors for Use in Concrete under Seismic Actions.
  • Added new BoAX-FMC expansion anchor for ETAG 001 Annex C, EOTA TR 020 Fire Exposure and EOTA TR 045 Seismic design methods.
  • Added an option to select Polish language.
    Version 2.4.5673

  • Updated data for AT-XP adhesive anchors for cracked and uncracked concrete in accordance with IAPMO UES ER-263, dated June 2015
  • Added Blue Banger Hanger cast-in-place internally threaded inserts for cracked and uncracked concrete in accordance with ICC-ES ESR-3707, dated October 2014
  • Added 1/4-inch-diameter Titen HD screw anchor for cracked and uncracked concrete in accordance with ICC-ES ESR-2713, dated May 2015
  • Added AWS and W59 headed studs
  • Added anchorage design option in the topside of concrete-filled profile steel deck
  • Added anchorage design option for mechanical and adhesive anchors in Seismic Design Category C-F to assume uncracked concrete
  • Updated data for AT-HP bonded anchor in non-cracked concrete in accordance with ETA-14/0383, dated October 2014
  • Added anchorage design option under fire exposure in accordance with EOTA TR 020
  • Added Spanish language option
  • Improved multi-design window interface and functionality
  • Updated temperature range selection menu
    Version 2.4

  • Updated data for AT-XP adhesive anchors for cracked and uncracked concrete in accordance with IAPMO UES ER-263, dated June 2015
  • Added Blue Banger Hanger cast-in-place internally threaded inserts for cracked and uncracked concrete in accordance with ICC-ES ESR-3707, dated October 2014
  • Added 1/4-inch-diameter Titen HD screw anchor for cracked and uncracked concrete in accordance with ICC-ES ESR-2713, dated May 2015
  • Added AWS and W59 headed studs
  • Added anchorage design option in the topside of concrete-filled profile steel deck
  • Added anchorage design option for mechanical and adhesive anchors in Seismic Design Category C-F to assume uncracked concrete
  • Updated data for AT-HP bonded anchor in non-cracked concrete in accordance with ETA-14/0383, dated October 2014
  • Added anchorage design option under fire exposure in accordance with EOTA TR 020
  • Added Spanish language option
  • Improved multi-design window interface and functionality
  • Updated temperature range selection menu
    Version 2.3.5555

  • Updated data for SET-XP epoxy adhesive anchors for cracked and uncracked concrete in accordance with ICC-ES ESR-2508, dated January 2015.
  • Updated data for ET-HP epoxy adhesive anchors for cracked and uncracked concrete in accordance with ICC-ES ESR-3372, dated January 2015.
    Version 2.3.5365

  • Added base plate yield stress information in the calculation output.
  • Added SET-XP (HDG) values for ETAG design method.
  • Updated torsion calculation for CSA design method.
    Version 2.3.5332

  • Base Plate Thickness Calculator - A new functionality to calculate required base plate thickness added. It can be accessed from the button located in the Products section of Inputs tab.
  • Added an indicator “↕” in the “hef” column for adhesive and CIP anchors to denote variable embedment depths.
  • Updated software behavior when saving PDF file.
  • Updated to allow base plate dimension to be added without "0" in front for fractional dimensions.
  • Updated to remove Fsk <= 60 kN limit for non-cracked concrete in ETAG design method.
    Version 2.2
  • Updated data for ET-HP anchoring adhesive in cracked concrete in accordance with ICC-ES ESR-3372.
  • Added adhesive anchors for ACI 318-11 design method.
  • Updated required minimum base plate edge distance.
    Version 2.1
  • Updated data for ET-HP anchoring adhesive in uncracked concrete in accordance with ICC-ES ESR-3372.
  • Added data for through-set Torq-Cut self-undercutting anchor in accordance with ICC-ES ESR-2705.
  • Updated the list of load combinations in Load Wizard for ACI 318-11 design method.
  • Added Vinylester Adhesive anchor to ETAG design method.
  • Added Superplus, Safety Bolt and Liebig Anchors to ETAG design method.
  • Added a new filter, Anchor Filter by Region, in ETAG design method.
  • Added pages 1 and 2 of the calculation output in Design Result tab.
  • Updated embedment depth increments for Metric adhesive anchors to 5 mm.
  • Added hot-dipped galvanized (HDG) to anchor filter.
  • Added design summary information in Calculation Summary tab.
  • Updated “save as” behavior when saving .sta file.
    Version 2.0
  • Initial Release.

Anchor Designer™ Software for ACI 318, ETAG and CSA

Version: 2.5.6163

Category: Anchor Systems
Updated: November 18, 2016
Size: 288 MB

Release Notes   Requirements


Simpson Strong-Tie® Anchor Designer™ Software is the latest anchorage design tool for 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. Anchor Designer will quickly and accurately analyze an existing design or suggest anchorage solutions based upon user-defined design elements in cracked and uncracked concrete conditions.

The real-time design is visually represented in a fully-interactive 3D graphic user interface, supports Imperial and Metric-sized Simpson Strong-Tie mechanical and adhesive anchors, and offers cast-in-place solutions. Anchor Designer can calculate single anchor solutions or up to 16 anchors in a single plate. Previous designs from existing Simpson Strong-Tie anchor design software may be uploaded into Anchor Designer, and the detailed output is provided in convenient PDF format.

Additional features include:

  • Easy-to-use menus.
  • Ability to calculate single anchor model or to calculate multiple anchor models at once.
  • Multi-lingual options include English, German, French and Danish languages.
  • Rectangular and circular base plate geometries with the option to include slotted holes.
  • And much more!

Want to learn more? Sign up for our Anchor Designer Software online course.

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Features/Benefits

  • Fully interactive 3D graphic user interface.
  • Easy-to-use menus.
  • Includes prequalified Simpson Strong-Tie post-installed Imperial and Metric sized mechanical and adhesive anchor solutions for cracked and uncracked concrete.
  • Includes cast-in-place anchor solutions for cracked and uncracked concrete.
  • Single and multiple anchor layouts.  Multiple anchor layouts allow for up to 16 anchor bolts in a single base plate.
  • Rectangular and circular base plate geometries with the option to include slotted holes.
  • Ability to combine loads using “Load Wizard” feature.
  • Ability to calculate single anchor model or to calculate multiple anchor models at once.
  • Axial and moment forces can be applied simultaneously in all x-, y-, and z-directions.
  • Calculation summary tab provides for fast and easy verification of calculations. Detailed calculation output is provided in PDF format for saving and printing.
  • Multi-lingual options include English, German, French and Danish languages.
  • LiveUpdate feature allows notification and download of the latest version of the software as updates become available.
  • Compatible with saved calculations from Anchor Selector for ACI 318 and Anchor Selector for ETAG.

Anchors Supported

For ACI 318 Appendix D and CAN/CSA A23.3 Annex D design methodologies:

  • Strong-Bolt® 2 wedge anchor
  • Strong-Bolt® wedge anchor
  • Titen HD® screw anchor
  • Titen HD® threaded rod hanger
  • Torq-CutTM self-undercutting anchor
  • AT-XP® adhesive with threaded rod and rebar
  • SET-XP® adhesive with threaded rod and rebar
  • ET-HP™ (formerly ET) adhesive with threaded rod and rebar
  • PAB pre-assembled anchor bolt
  • Heavy hex bolt
  • L- or J-bolt

For ETAG 001 Annex C and EOTA TR029 design methodologies:

  • Titen HD (THD) concrete screw anchor
  • Throughbolt WA torque controlled expansion anchor
  • BoAX-II torque controlled expansion anchor
  • SET-XP adhesive with threaded rod and rebar
  • AT-HP adhesive with threaded rod
  • Vinylester adhesive anchor
  • Superplus self-undercutting anchor
  • Safety Bolt torque-controlled expansion anchor
  • Liebig Anchor torque-controlled expansion anchor

System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8.1 with .NET Version 3.5

System Requirements for .NET Version 3.5: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-en/library/bb882520(v=vs.90).aspx

 

RAM Memory: Min. 512 MB

 

Display resolution: 1024 x 768 pixel or better, 96 DPI

 

Graphics card: True color (24/32 Bit)

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

The 3D rendering in the 3D-Model tab is too dark.

Please unselect ‘Hardware acceleration’ from the Options menu, then exit and re-open the program.

How do I select different embedment depths for adhesive and cast-in-place anchors?

Please click the embedment depth under ‘hef’ column in the Products section.  It will open a drop down menu for the selected anchor presenting various embedment depths options.

How do I select a different unit of measure?

For ACI 318 methodology, the default unit of measure is Imperial. For ETAG Annex C/TR029 and CSA A23.3 methodologies, the default is Metric. The default settings can be changed from the Project settings section of the Inputs tab.

Support

Have questions? Please contact us at anchor-designer@strongtie.com


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