The innovative and revolutionary new ETABS is the ultimate integrated software package for the structural analysis and design of buildings. Incorporating 40 years of continuous research and development, this latest ETABS offers unmatched 3D object based modeling and visualization tools, blazingly fast linear and nonlinear analytical power, sophisticated and comprehensive design capabilities for a wide-range of materials, and insightful graphic displays, reports, and schematic drawings that allow users to quickly and easily decipher and understand analysis and design results. From the start of design conception through the production of schematic drawings, ETABS integrates every aspect of the engineering design process. Creation of models has never been easier - intuitive drawing commands allow for the rapid generation of floor and elevation framing. CAD drawings can be converted directly into ETABS models or used as templates onto which ETABS objects may be overlaid. The state-of-the-art SAPFire 64-bit solver allows extremely large and complex models to be rapidly analyzed, and supports nonlinear modeling techniques such as construction sequencing and time effects (e.g., creep and shrinkage). In the last 30 years TABS and ETABS have set the international standards in structural analysis and design. They first took into consideration the characteristic properties of a building’s mathematical model, thereby allowing the graphical creation of a building’s model in the same sequence that the it will actually be constructed (slab by slab, floor by floor). Worldwide, ETABS is considered the most popular analysis and design software. The “Top Seismic Product of the 20th Century” (2006) and “Honor Αward in Engineering Software” (2002) awards, establish it as the innovator in structural analysis and design and the reference point for the entire market.
The latest version of ETABS continues in that tradition, incorporating structural element terminology that is used on a daily basis (Columns, Beams, Bracings, Shear Walls etc.), contrary to the common civil engineering programs that use terms such as nodes, members etc. Additionally, it offers many automatic functions for the formation, analysis and design of the structural system in an efficient, fast and easy way. The user can easily create a model, apply any kind of load to it and then take advantage of the superior capabilities of ETABS to perform a state-of-the-art analysis and design.
ETABS is the solution, whether you are designing a simple 2D frame or performing a dynamic analysis of a complex high-rise that utilizes non-linear dampers for inter-story drift control.