A spread and combined footing analysis/design tool that completes soil or pile supported foundation for industrial equipment.


What’s New :-

Foundation Design Suite  – 2021R1 Release

Foundation Design Suite has many new user interface as well as engineering enhancements including addition of a new product called ds-Tank3D in this new release 2021R1. Some of the major user interface enhancements are listed below.

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Complete a single mat design in Mat3D Design Mode reducing your foundation design time

Complete a footing group design in Mat3D Design mode eliminating guesswork and time-intensive effort in determining foundation sizes that will work under a structure’s support columns

See Mat3D automatically create spread, combined and mat footings based on user-specified design criteria eliminating the need to guess different footing sizes

Easily determine if a single mat is a better option than individual footings under a structure’s support columns reducing overall design time

Create multiple load combination sets each with a specific “Use For” case such as Bearing, Stability, Sliding, Concrete Design and more helping adhere to many international concrete design codes

Clone one or more load combination sets from an existing load combination set minimizing your load combination creation time

Complete tank ringwall foundation design for small and large storage tanks helping you complete this type of design with various user specified options in seconds

Specify different concrete parameters for footing and pier such as concrete compressive strength, unit weight of concrete helping you optimize foundation design with respect to concrete strength usage

Specify different reinforcing steel parameters for footing and pier such as yield strength, unit weight of steel helping you optimize foundation design with respect to rebar strength usage

Foundation3D is a spread and combined footing analysis/design tool that completes soil or pile supported foundation for industrial equipment such as horizontal exchanger, horizontal vessel, vertical vessel or tower, pipe racks and other miscellaneous plant design supports with minimal input.

Foundation3D is a spread and combined footing analysis / design tool that completes soil or pile supported foundation with minimal input. This tool is perfect for designing foundations for industrial equipment such as horizontal exchangers and vessels, vertical vessels or towers, pipe racks and other plant supports. We know that in the plant design world, civil / structural engineers are the last to receive crucial information but are the first ones required to produce final deliverables such as foundation design drawings. Therefore, automation in foundation design is a must in achieving an important milestone of a very compressed project schedule. With Foundation3D you can consistently expect to meet or exceed your project schedule demands. From equipment-specific automated load calculations to generating design sketches, Foundation3D will increase your productivity significantly at every stage of your project.

Main Features

International Design Codes

Supports many international concrete design codes to help complete your global projects

User Defined Parameters

Provides many customizable design options such as concrete cover, pile arrangement and many others to help meet various types of project specifications

Load Generation

Calculates various types of equipment loads – including wind loads – quickly and accurately, saving you load calculation time

Load Cases and Combinations

Generates commonly used load cases and combinations for equipment foundation design, saving you significant design time

Soil/Pile Supported Designs

Completes both soil and pile supported foundation designs in an integrated environment, allowing you to consider many “what-if” scenarios for an optimal solution

Analysis/Design Modes

Supports both analysis and design modes to complete your grass-roots or revamp projects, reducing the total cost of ownership

Multiple Foundation Components Design

Completes design of various components of a foundation such as pedestals and footing, saving you the cost of learning multiple software solutions

Rebar Layouts

Provides rebar layouts in pedestals and footings with customization options

Material Quantities

Generates material quantities so that you can provide accurate cost estimates to your customers every time, at every phase of the project

Detailed Design Sketches

Generates a detailed design sketch with foundation plan, elevation, and sections, allowing you to summarize the completed design effectively

2D Drawings

Interfaces with popular CAD engines to generate 2D construction drawings, helping you manage your design-drawing environment and human resources effectively

3D Models

Interfaces with popular modeling tools to generate 3D models of the completed foundation design, allowing you to meet or exceed compressed, constantly changing project schedule requirements

Multiple Reporting Options

Generates different kinds of customizable reports for your internal or client needs

 Import Wizard

Imports support geometry and reactions from any superstructure software solution to complete foundation design quickly, increasing your productivity.