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6 = {{id name="About FEM-Design"/}}About FEM-Design =
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10 FEM-Design offers a powerful, yet easy to use package that can be tailored to suit the exact analysis and design needs of the structural engineers using the finite element method.
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15 As FEM-Design is a full 64-bit software, all memory of the computer can be utilized. In previous 32-bit versions the memory usage was limited to 2 Gigabytes, which could cause out of memory error message when displaying results at large models. The analysis core was already 64-bit in earlier versions.
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17 |(% style="width:121px" %)[[image:warning.png]]|(% style="width:1369px" %)32-bit operating systems are not supported anymore!
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19 (% style="text-align:justify" %)FEM-Design runs on Microsoft Windows® Vista, 7, 8, and 10 operation systems. Single elements or a complete building, made from any number of materials and structural elements can be analyzed with ease related to Eurocode 2, Eurocode 3, Eurocode 5 and Eurocode 7.
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28 The FEM-Design software system is a group of modules developed for different 2 and 3 dimensional structural problems, but it provides additional special features such as 2D drawing services and 3D solid modeling too.
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30 The list of available FEM-Design modules depends on your license.
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32 The following tables present the features and functionality of FEM-Design modules.
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34 |(% colspan="7" style="background-color:#1d5998" %)(% style="color:#ffffff; font-size:14px" %)**3D Modules**
35 |(% style="background-color:#f4f4f4; width:523px" %) |(% style="background-color:#f4f4f4; width:181px" %)Analysis|(% style="background-color:#f4f4f4; width:204px" %)Foudation Design|(% style="background-color:#f4f4f4; width:140px" %)RC Design|(% style="background-color:#f4f4f4; width:154px" %)Steel Design|(% style="background-color:#f4f4f4; width:136px" %)Timber Design|(% style="background-color:#f4f4f4; width:140px" %)File format
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37 **3D Structure**
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39 Combinations of shell elements, slabs, walls, bars, beams, columns and foundation elements with arbitrary loads.
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41 [[image:commandcenter_fd3dstruct_00100.png||height="75" width="75"]]
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43 Linear
44 Non-linear
45 Dynamic
46 Imperfections
47 Second order
48 Stability
49 Seismic
50 Cracked-section
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52 Isolated foundation
53 Wall foundation
54 Foundation slab
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56 RC shell
57 RC bar
58 Punching
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60 Steel bar
61 Steel bar-shel
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63 Timber bar
64 Timber panel
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67 **3D Frame**
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69 Two and three - dimensional frames and trusses with arbitrary loads.
70 [[image:commandcenter_fd3dframe_00100.png||height="75" width="75"]]
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74 Linear
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76 Dynamic
77 Imperfections
78 Second order
79 Stability
80 Seismic
81 Cracked-section
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83 RC bar
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85 Steel bar
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87 Timber bar
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90 **Steel Joint**
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92 Total of 51 solutions and 7 steel joint types (according to the Swedish Institute of Steel Construction).
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94 [[image:commandcenter_fdsjoint_00100.png||height="75" width="75"]]
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97 |(% colspan="7" style="background-color:#1d5998; width:523px" %)(% style="color:#ffffff; font-size:14px" %)**2D Modules**
98 |(% style="background-color:#f4f4f4; width:523px" %) |(% style="background-color:#f4f4f4; width:181px" %)Analysis|(% style="background-color:#f4f4f4; width:204px" %)Foudation Design|(% style="background-color:#f4f4f4; width:140px" %)RC Design|(% style="background-color:#f4f4f4; width:154px" %)Steel Design|(% style="background-color:#f4f4f4; width:136px" %)Timber Design|(% style="background-color:#f4f4f4; width:140px" %)File format
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100 **Plate**
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102 Slabs, slab-systems or other 2D elements loaded perpendicularly to their planes.
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104 [[image:commandcenter_fdplate_00100.png||height="75" width="75"]]
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106 Non-linear
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108 Cracked-section|(% style="width:204px" %) |(% style="width:140px" %)RC slab
109 RC bar
110 Punching|(% style="width:154px" %)Steel beam|(% style="width:136px" %)Timber beam
111 Timber slab|(% style="width:140px" %).pla
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113 **Wall**
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115 Plane stress problems, shearand load bearing walls, elements loaded in their planes.
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117 [[image:commandcenter_fdwall_00100.png||height="75" width="75"]]
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121 Cracked-section|(% style="width:204px" %) |(% style="width:140px" %)RC wall
122 |(% style="width:154px" %) |(% style="width:136px" %)Timber panel|(% style="width:140px" %).wal
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124 **Plain Strain**
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126 Structure with long extension and uniform section such as retaining walls, pipes etc.
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128 [[image:commandcenter_fdplstrain_00100.png||height="75" width="75"]]
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137 = {{id name="Start the program"/}}Start the program =
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140 FEM-Design modules can be started from dialogs appear after choosing one of the following ways:
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143 * Click Start button of Windows status bar and select All Programs → FEM-Design...
144 * Double click the shortcut, if it is placed on the Desktop.
145 * From FEM Design Center.
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149 |(% style="width:93px" %)[[image:light.png]]|(% style="width:1397px" %)CTRL + Left mouse button will open the last model.
150 Shift + Left mouse button will open history in a jumplist
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152 We suggest to pin the command center so right clicking the icon on the tray will open a jumplist where all the modules available.
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154 Starting a design module (or a new project) offers possibility of code selection for structure design. Code selection influences:
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158 * the range of available modeling materials,
159 * automatic combination of load groups,
160 * the method and result of foundation, reinforcement, steel and timber design
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165 The current code of a project can be modified any time during input process (structure and load definition) at (% class="mark" %)Settings > All... > Calculation > Code, configuration(%%). Changing a code will modify all materials and design parameters according to the selected new code by using an editable conversion table.
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