Cold-Formed Steel Beam Calculator to AS/NZS 4600:2018

Easy to use online Cold-Formed Steel Beam software for Australian standards.


Perform fast and accurate Cold-Formed steel design with the ClearCalcs AS/NZS 4600:2018 calculator. Using the new direct strength method provisions, and with a broad database of common Australian cold-formed steel sections, the CFS beam calculator enables the fast, accurate design and analysis of light gauge steel sections. Even various unusual shapes such as furrings and top hats are supported, with live computation of Finite Strip Method signature curves.

Presets Available

Presets enable you to quickly design a wide range of different calculation types using smart, prefilled settings to save time.

  • Generic Beam
  • Rafter
  • Roof Bearer
  • Underpurlin
  • Strutting / Counter-Strutting Beam
  • Verandah Beam
  • Hanging Beam
  • Ceiling Joist
  • Roof Lintel
  • Wind Beam
  • Floor Joist
  • Floor Bearer
  • Floor Lintel
  • Retaining Wall Sleeper

Key Sections in the Cold-Formed Steel Beam Calculator

  • Graphs by Load Case
  • Web Hole Properties (AS/NZS 4600:2018, Cl D1.1.2)
  • Loads (AS/NZS 1170.x)
  • Wind Loads
  • Design Criteria
  • Member Properties
  • Load Case Analysis (AS/NZS 1170.0)
  • Unfactored Load Analysis (AS/NZS 1170.0)
  • Section Moment Capacity (AS/NZS 4600:2018, Cl 3.3.2)
  • Member Global Buckling Capacity (AS/NZS 4600:2018, Cl
  • Member Local Buckling Capacity (AS/NZS 4600:2018, Cl
  • Member Distortional Buckling Capacity (AS/NZS 4600:2018, Cl
  • Shear Capacity (AS/NZS 4600:2018, Cl 7.2.3)
  • Bearing Capacity (AS/NZS 4600:2018, Cl 3.3.6)
  • Combined Bending and Shear (AS/NZS 4600:2018, Cl
  • Combined Bending and Bearing (AS/NZS 4600:2018, Cl 3.3.7)
  • Effective Second Moment of Area (AS/NZS 4600:2018, Cl 7.1.4)
  • Deflection Analysis (AS/NZS 4600:2018, Cl 7.1.4)

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