The MIDAS team has presented midas Design+ 2019 version 2.1, is a collection of handy structural component design and detailing tools, which are easy to use and speed up the day-to-day design process.
Enhancements in midas Design+ 2019 (v2.1):
– Add Steel Design as per AISC360-16 and AISC360-16M
Supported Design Items: Steel Beam/Column, CFT Column, SRC Column, Crane Girder, Bolt Connection, Steel Stai
About midas Design+. midas Design+ is a Unit Member design Software developed by MIDAS. It caters to the design needs of the engineers for quick and efficient design of various building components such as beams, columns, stair case, steel connections, slabs, basement walls, footings etc. After obtaining the design results and the detailing, the engineers can also obtain the AUTOCAD drawings for the designed items. The user can easily perform the parametric study by easily modifying the design parameters and cross section.
midas Design+ combines the design and drawing generation for all the members be it a beam, column, slab or staircase, and can design it based on the latest ACI code and produce the AutoCAD drawings for the same. Its simple GUI eases the process of input of loads and design parameters thus making it a perfect software for structural and peripheral design.
midas Design+ has been created to simplify the input required from the engineer and the input is in the sheet format widely used by the engineers. The parameters can be defined from the excel directly by copy and paste. The diagrams are provided with the parameters input so as to make it more intuitive. These parameters can be modified at any point during the design process.
midas Design+ has been equipped with a smart solver and the easy GUI makes it efficient, the calculations are almost instantaneously done. This allows for the optimized design, many sections can be defined at the same time and the optimum of them can be selected based on the bill of material given automatically from the program.
midas Design+ seamlessly connects with midas Gen, the Finite Element Analysis for the superstructure and midas Design can import the section parameters and the load combinations from the midas Gen analyzed model. This allows for the quick design/checking of the sections after analysis in midas Gen. Also, if the section shape needs to be revised, it can be sent back from midas Design to midas Gen.