IES Foundation Tools

See also: General Product Comparisons.

QuickFooting QuickFooting: For a single column on a single concrete pad. Done right, with lots of details.

VisualFoundation: More complex foundations, stability checks, punching shear, general rebar requirements.

VisualAnalysis VisualAnalysis: Analysis only, dynamics, lateral forces, more complexity and less specific to foundations.

 

Your Design Task QF
QuickFooting
VF
VA
VisualAnalysis
Design a spread footing under  a column Best Possible, or Partly
Detail the rebar & pedestal Possible, or Partly
Work with pre-factored loads from a metal-building design Possible, or Partly Possible, or Partly Possible, or Partly
Handle an eccentric column Possible, or Partly Possible, or Partly Possible, or Partly
Design per CSA A23.3 (Canadian) Possible, or Partly
Design a combined footing (multiple columns on a pad) Possible, or Partly Possible, or Partly
Design a wall footing Possible, or Partly Possible
Export to VisualAnalysis Possible, or Partly  
Import from VisualAnalysis Possible, or Partly Possible, or Partly  
Design a footing on piles Possible, or Partly Possible, or Partly
Circular or other irregular geometry? Possible, or Partly Possible, or Partly
Model holes in slabs, or multiple slabs Possible, or Partly Possible, or Partly
Variable or stepped thickness of foundation slab Possible, or Partly Possible, or Partly
Handle lateral loads on footing Possible, or Partly Possible, or Partly Possible, or Partly
Automatic stability calculations Possible, or Partly Possible, or Partly Possible
Soil bearing pressures under any geometry Possible, or Partly Possible, or Partly
Punching shear for individual columns and groups Possible, or Partly Possible
Slab shear checks Possible, or Partly Possible, or Partly
Slab steel reinforcement sizing Possible, or Partly Possible, or Partly
Design grade beams above or below the slab Possible, or Partly Possible, or Partly
Include pile supports with capacity limits and punching shear Possible, or Partly Possible
Advanced automatic FEA meshing, with support for refinement Possible, or Partly Possible, or Partly
View a complete hand-calculation type report Possible, or Partly

Key:

BestBest IES tool for the job.           

GoodGood tool, but limited configuration, features, or materials.

PossiblePossible, if you already own this product for other tasks.  

 Blank = Not Applicable.

* VisualAnalysis comes in three levels, not all features are in all the levels. Compare VisualAnalysis Levels.


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