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NEW CADS Analysis and Design CD 2014

 11th Jun 2014

The CADS Analysis and Design CD 2014 brings a range of enhancements and fixes to the CADS software suite, including updates to CADS Analyse3D MAX and the CADS RC Designers PLUS the latest SMART Engineer Eurocode templates. More information is available below with full details here.

Analyse3D MAX

  1. In the print layout a new option “Maximum effects for member types” has been included under “Analysis Results”.
  2. The axis triad showing the global X, Y and Z axis is included in the diagram output when visible in the main view.
  3. An option to display the results dialog after analysis is now available from A3DMAX.
  4. The speed of DXF import for large jobs has been substantially improved.
  5. In the Eurocode version, calculation of effective area and section modulus for slender circular hollow sections (CHS) is now based on the NCCI guidance ‘Design recommendations for hot-finished elliptical hollow sections’.
  6. The straightness tolerance for joined member creation with design/check has been relaxed.
  7. Eurocode concrete grades have been added to the materials editor.
  8. RC design results from CADS RC Design software products are now updated in A3D MAX when a Details file is edited.

NEW SMART Engineer Templates for Eurocodes

Eurocodes logo

- Timber members - EN 1995-1:2004 Checks:

  1. Column ­ axial force and bending
  2. Floor joists
  3. Trimmer joists and lintels
  4. Ply web I and box beams

- Timber members - EN 1995-1:2004 Design:

  1. Column ­ axial force and bending
  2. Floor joists
  3. Trimmer joists and lintels

- Timber connections - EN 1995-1:2004 Design:

  1. Joint ­ Single shear connection
  2. Joint ­ Double shear connection

- Wind loading to Eurocode 1 (EN1991-1-4:2005 + A1:2010 to UK National Annex)

A full list of SMART Engineer templates can be found here


A number of fixes and corrections are also included with full details available by clicking here.

You can request a copy of the CD by emailing

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