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CADS RC Pad Base Designer

CADS RC Padbase Designer executes the designing or checking of bases task rapidly and reliably and sets you free to be a true designer applying time and skill to higher level activities.

CADS RC Pad Base Designer can be used  standalone or as part of the CADS integrated analysis, design and detailing solution. It can check a user-defined base design or autodesign an optimum solution to suit user and code criteria. Batch processing and common design groups are available when integrated into CADS A3D MAX. Calculations and details of the selected solution can be printed onto a single A4 sheet or exported to Microsoft Word and detailed automatically in AutoCAD using the CADS RC Pad Base Detailer Macro.

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  • BS 8110 and Eurocode 2 (EC2)
  • Rigorous reinforced concrete design/checking
  • Import data from Frame Analysis
  • Automatic and User defined load combinations
  • Bases for off centre columns (both directions)
  • True biaxial design capability
  • User-configurable printed results
  • Print results in Microsoft Word®
  • Automatic Detailing in AutoCAD with CADS RC


Stand-alone or Linked to CADS Structural Software
CADS RC Pad Base Designer can be used on its own, enabling engineers to enter the forces and moments to check designs, or it can be used as an integrated solution with frame analysis programs such as CADS Analyse 3D, A3D MAX and SCIA Engineer.

CADS RC PAD Base Designer is available in fully integrated versions operating within CADS Analyse 3D, A3D MAX, SMART Portal 2D and 3D. This also enables the batch processing of bases for complete frames.

Easy to Use and Versatile
CADS RC Pad Base Designer has a comprehensive set of design options covering mass concrete, reinforced bases, strip footings, bases for off centre columns in both directions and loading acting horizontally with uplift, or moment in either axis. This ensures that the engineer has ultimate control, whether a simple or more complex solution is required, with full error diagnosis.

The Autodesign facility enables the user to specify parameters and preferences to produce a fully automatic design in reinforced or mass concrete.

Comprehensive on Screen Results
Designers find all the information they need displayed on the screen which means fast optimisation of the design.

Printing Facilities
The program produces a full and rigorous design check of the selected bases. The engineer can then select brief or detailed
output. The option to create output in MS Word enables project calculation files to be created.




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