Release Notes Connector Selector Software US
    New Release Notes:

      Version 2022.7.14
    • Updated:
      Updated expiration date for DLLs
      Fixed a bug relating to zero load values for IUS/MIU Hangers
      Fixed a bug relating to APHH load values
      Fixed a bug relating to LSSJ load values
      Fixed a bug showing HGU7.25X option when skewed
      Added references to NEW Hanger Selector web application
      Added LSL Nailer option
      Version 2021.9.23
    • Updated:
      Fixed a bug with installer where new version doesn't correctly install when an old version is present
      Revised version numbering
      Revised expiration date for DLLs (08/24)
      Fixed a bug that didn't allow users to open previously saved files
      Fixed several bugs related to LSSR Hangers and Cost Index
      Fixed a bug where some products referenced older catalog pages
      Fixed a bug related to CMU walls and Hurricane Ties
      Fixed a bug where incorrect hanger heights were shown
      Version 2020.12.04
    • Added:
      THA hangers, MAX nailing options for top flange installations
      TNT masonry screws for concrete and masonry connectors
      HTU hangers, short header applications
    • Updated:
      B & WP series hangers, multiple load updates for various headers & Nailers
      THA series multiple load updates for both face mount and top mount (separate from max TF nail applications mentioned above)
      H hurricane ties, various load updates
      THGB skewed loads
      BA2.1/11.88 dimensions to match correct joist
      LUS screw application joist quantity
    • Removed:
      Anchor tab (See our new Post-to-Foundation Designer application)
      Holdown tab (See our new Post-to-Foundation Designer application)
      Ply Join tab (See our Fastener Designer web application)
      Version 2020.4.16
    • Added:
      HWP’s expanded specials ability
      Various new models to accommodate special orders
    • Updated:
      HUS26 loads
      LSSJ28 header height limitations (shouldn’t show on 2x6’s)
      THGQ max bottom chords to match C-2019 catalog
      THA422 face mount load increase
      SD screw values in double shear hangers (no longer includes 0.83 toe nail factor)
      HWPH Offset Top flange factors
      BA hangers to limit Top Flange Slope options to no less than 14” in height, and limit TFO to no less than 9-1/4
      Acceptable joist width on BA1.62’s
      THGQ SPF loads to match C-2019
      Floor truss heights to fit corresponding DGF hangers
      WMU joist nails quantity
      Blocked WMU loads when slope&skew. Block uplift loads when skewed.
      HB’s updated joist nail lengths on narrow hangers
      BA series specials uplift values
      Limited certain combinations of BA series Top Flange Sloped with skews
      Added LVL PSL LSL header options to LRU’s
      Added GluLam header options to EGQ’s
      Uplift factors for specials to match catalog notes.
      HWPH 4x’s SPF loads
      LSSR, update the joist nail quantity’s when skewed to match catalog tables, set overrides in calc., remove LSSU’s while in calc program
    • Corrected:
      PBS44AZ, correct name typo
      WP312 correct height from 9-1/8 to 11-1/8
      HB610 correct height to 9-3/16
      HB612 correct height to 11-1/8
      HB614 correct height to 13-1/8
      ITS joist nail quantities
      Version 2019.1.2.0
    • Removed:
      Several Incorrect I-Joist sizes
    • Corrected:
      Drywall Hangers are shown as a solution for Floor Trusses
      Fixed Installed Cost Index (ICI) issue affecting some products
      Version 2019.1.1.0
    • Added:
      Add CPTZ series Concealed Post Tie's
      Add new WP series hangers to replace various discontinued products
      Add new EGQ sereis hangers in Glulam widths
      Add new MPB88Z moment post base
      Add various 2-11/16 PSL hangers
      Add (L)THJA26's on 2x4 bottom chord applications
    • Updated:
      Update IUS, HTU, SUR & LRU's series hangers to allow short nails on 4x headers
      Update STHD foundation end distances
    • Removed:
      SDS tip loads
    • Corrected:
      correct LTHMA nail quantity
      Version 2018.1.1.0
    • Added:
      APB88 &1010's
      Double 2x mudsill anchorage
      DG, DGB & DGH drywall hangers
      APL & APHH decorative hangers
    • Updated:
      SDS screw names from fraction to new decimal nomenclature
      Limits of concealed flange hangers skewed over 45 degrees
      ANSI/TPI limits calculation
      Adjust rounding to nearest 5 lb method
      Version 2017.1.3.0
    • Added:
      ANSI/TPI added 2014 option
      APB architectural post bases
      UA/HUA ornamental hangers
      HWP/HWPH hangers
      LSSJ skewable hangers
      MPBZ post bases
      URFP foundation plates
      CB64 column base
      PPB66 column base
      CCQ84 & 94 column caps
      DHU drywall hangers added skew option
      WMU masonry hangers with uplift
    • Updated:
      MASA, added 8X and 10X sill sizes
      MASB, updated loads
      MAB, added 8X and 10X sill sizes
      SSTB, updated CMU loads
      HDU11, updated loads
      LTT19, added 2x6 stud
      HD5B, added 2x loads
      AB series post bases, updated various dimensions and loads
      B, BA & ITS added steel header option
      H ties, ETA, LGT, VGT various table updates
      LGT/VGT added lateral loads
    • Removed:
      Version 2016.1.1
    • Added:
      Add 4x nailers in Hem Fir
      Added new Hem Fir joist and header sizes.
    • Updated:
      Fix Glulam 5.5x22. Was listed twice while no 22.5 available. Same 5.5x20.625.
      Allow HGLTV’s on multi-ply LVL headers. New testing proved application.
      Updated B series specials allowable loads
      Updated LSSU loads when installed with SD screws.
      Adjusted hanger dimensions used for double floor trusses
      Set expiration warnings to only start after March 31 one year after release, and expiration stop-working to only happen March 31’s 3 years after release.
    • Updated:
      Remove PC Series (replaced by PCZ series)
      Removed 2x nailers 2x14 and larger.
      Version 2015.2.4
    • Added:
      23-7/8 depth LVL
      UA/HUA variable width hangers
      Version 2015.1.1
    • Added:
      PCZ series post caps
      JBA and LBAZ solid sawn joist hangers
      BA sizes
      ABU's in Rough sizes
      HTT5 designed for 3/4" anchor
      CC 84 & 94
      SDWC screw as a hurricane tie
    • Updated:
      Post & Column Bases cracked concrete capability
      MIT's now work on 3x ledgers
      W series on skewed floor trusses now get the "Type B" nomenclature added to the specials callout
      LRU now slopes to 49 degrees
      LRU updated uplift loads and installed cost
      THASR/L now skews to 84 degrees
      PF series, updated loads
      ITS, added optional uplift loads
      THGQH updated fastener quantities & Loads
      HTHMQ, update screw lengths
      EGQ series now skewable
      Adjust minimum slope and skew limits for specials on various hangers
      Expand footing width selection to accommodate large PAB series anchors
      GLTV, updated LVL and LSL loads
      SUR/L series now allows up to 50 degree skews
      New I-Joist size 2-9/16 x 9-1/2
    • Removed:
      Unused Glulam sizes
      Obsolete HIT35 models
      Version 2014.1.1
    •    Added new DU,DHU,DHUTF series drywall hangers
      Expanded selection of hangers rated for use with SD9 & SD10 screws.
      Added new PFB series post frame hangers
      Added new KBS1Z knee brace stabilizer
      Added new PPB porch post bases
      Expanded selection of girder ply's available to THGQ series.
      Added a "Style" filter for showing only screw attached hangers
      Adjusted skew limits on HUC concealed flange hangers
      Expanded selection of hangers available for sheathed or drywall covered stud walls, including gaps.
      Version 2013.0.2
    •    Added HTHMQ
      Added HTHGQ & 5 ply trusses
      Added THGQ SCL sizes
      Added HHSUQ
      Added ABU5-5, 5-6 & 10
      Added CB612
      Added HHGU11
      Added HGLT7.12
      Added H10A-2
      Added HDU14, 4x6 loads
      Updated HDC loads
      Updated STHD loads
      Updated WPU & HWU uplift loads
      Updated HHB and GLT series loads
      Updated LSU26 loads
      Updated LBV, DF 16d loads
      Updated GLTV uplift loads
      Added EGQ DF loads
      Updated THJU26 loads
      Added H10A sloped application
      Added Walls as a header type
      Added ability to manually enter models into the job list
      Updated LRU pricing so it sorts correctly.
      Version 2012.3.1
    • Stock List updated to work with Windows 7
      Version 2012.2.1
    • Now accepts a Dead Load-only at LDF of 90%.
      Version 2012.1.1
    • Installed Cost Index updates on the LIU series hangers.
      Version 2012.1.0
    •    Simpson Strong-Tie® models that were added to the Connector Selector
      Hinge connectors for 5-1/2" wide beams; LRU slopable hangers; H10A-2 hurricane tie; ABW post bases including rough sizes; MTHMQ multi seat truss hangers; EG, MEG, LEG Bolted glulam hangers
    • Updates
      DTT's changed from 5/8" to 1/2" anchor
      Added W and B info to THGB truss hanger results
      HTU's now work on EWP headers
      Limit skews on HUC's to lesser of 45 degrees or when inside nail holes get blocked
      Added Hem Fir as a header type
      Set ANSI/TPI2007 as default truss design
      Version 2011.2.3
    •    Added a Hinge Connector tab: glulam hinge connectors can now be selected based on download & lateral loads.
      Version 2011.0.2
    •    Added cracked concrete and Seismic design categories to MASA, SSTB, SB and STHD anchors.
      Added link from Holdown tab to new Anchorage tab. Link pre-populates many of the Anchorage questions with Holdown information; Added PAB series anchor bolts. These now give anchorage choices above 1" diameter; Added CC4.62 size Column Caps; Added Skew options to LGU,MGU,HGU series; Added HDB series holdowns; Added CB610; Added LTA2; Added TSP; Removed anchor bolts from Holdown tab and gave them their own Anchorage tab.
      Removed discontinued products
      Changed web stiffener requirements.
      Update loads & products per changes in the 2011 catalog
      Version 2010.4.5
    •    Allowed for point loads to be applied for SDW screws in the "Ply Join section."; Lowered the allowable loads for the MIT hangers when used with 2-1/4" and 2-5/16" wide I-joists.
      Version 2010.4.1
    •    LBV series hangers have had their uplift loads restored. An error was causing many of them to show 0 uplift.; SDW series screws have been added to the Ply Join section.; Ply Join section has been changed to show "tip" loading.
      Loads increased on some narrow sizes of double shear hanger due to a change in code calculation requirements.
      Version 2010.1.2
    • New Products:
      MBHU Masonry beam hanger; CCQM Masonry column cap
    • New Applications:
      Added many hangers and connectors for use with SD9 and SD10 screws
      Added Southern Pine species to Post Base applications
      Added Hem Fir species to holdowns
    • Corrections:
      Limited HTT4&5 holdowns to minimum 3" thick stud; Limited META, HETA and HHETA Lateral loads for double installations on single ply trusses to single installation values.*
      Added missing 22 and 24" LVL joists and headers
      * A reduction in the allowable lateral load for the META, HETA, HHETA double installation according to table footnote 6 on p. 145 of the C-2009 catalog was not being applied by the program between March 2008 and this release. The note limits lateral loads for double straps installed on a single ply truss to no more than the corresponding single strap loads on the previous page
    • Replacements:
      Removed ITT & IUT composite joist hangers. Replaced by ITS and IUS hangers; Removed HTT16 and HTT22 tension ties. Replaced by HTT4 and HTT5 tension ties; Removed MAS mudsill anchors. Replaced by MASA mudsill anchor; Removed CBQ column bases. Replaced by CBSQ column bases.

Connector Selector Software

US Version US Version: 2022.7.14
Canadian Version Canadian Version

Category: Wood Connectors
Updated: July 14, 2022
Size: 35 MB

Release Notes  

Simpson Strong-Tie Connector Selector (Allowable Stress Design) software tells you which products are appropriate for your connection then sorts them by least installed cost. The built-in Job List can track your projects and print a shopping list, including nails! An easy to use stock list identifies which products you keep in stock.

US (Allowable Stress Design) and Canadian (Limit States Design) versions are available. Enter your email address below. For European editions of the Connector Selector software please refer to our European sites.



  • Easy to use connector selection software,available free of charge.
  • Helps find lowest cost connector.
  • Highlights stocked or preferred hangers.
  • Joist and header hanger solutions for commonly used Solid Sawn lumber,I-joists,SCL,Glulam and trusses. Wood species and masonry type considered during selection process.
  • Automatically applies connector load adjustment factors for modifications (i.e. slopes,skews,etc.) and specifies proper model numbers for easy order placement.
  • Regular upgrades posted on our website for easy downloads.
  • Linked to the PDF catalog page of selected connector.
  • Save or export,print solutions,job files,and material lists. Including total fasteners required.
  • Minimum system requirements:Windows 95 or higher and Internet Explorer 5 or higher.


Connector Selector Basics

The Hurricane Tab

The Joist Tab

The Truss Tabs


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