Load Path Tracking
All your load reactions are dynamically tracked from roof to foundations. No more copy pasting reactions between two or more calculations.
With ClearCalcs’ load linking feature, reactions between members as point loads or line loads are dynamically tracked, so the loads inherited into the lower member are always updated automatically.
Save all your calculations within the same project and easily link reactions between beams, columns, and foundations as point loads or line loads where applicable. In this way, you can dynamically track loads through a structure.
No need to copy and paste reactions between calculations! If the top calculator's reactions change, the loads being inherited onto the lower calculator will update automatically. This includes all loads such as dead, live, snow, seismic, and wind.
Create your calculations for your design. For example, if you want to find out the load reactions between a roof rafter to your columns, create a Wood Beam: Roof Rafter and Wood Column calculations in ClearCalcs. Want more tips on how to create your first calculation, check out this resource.
Once you have created your calculations, click on the chain link icon to link a load (reaction) from another calculator in your project.
If you make changes to a beam which is linked and bearing onto others, make sure to check those sheets to ensure they are still passing (you can see their status in the sidebar or member schedule).
The program basically does the work for you...Wow, I can finally throw away the last of my spreadsheets!
Jason Michael Neal
J. Michael Engineering
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