APF WoodJoint

Software specific for timber joints

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    WoodJoint 3.4 update

    Eurocode 5, .NET Framework 4.7 and more. Try the new functions that make this version more powerful, simple and reliable to use

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    Wide range of timber joints

    Choose from a range of steel, wood, screw or bolt joints

  • APF WoodJoint structural calculation  software  connections clear and manageable thanks to 3D visualization

    View range in 3D

    Clear and manageable thanks to 3D visualization

  • APF WooJoint update, try the new functions that make this version more powerful
  • APF With WooJoint choose from a range of steel, wood, screw or bolt joint
  • APF WoodJoint structural calculation  software  connections clear and manageable thanks to 3D visualization

APF WoodJoint

software for analysis timber structure joints

Design, check and optimise the joints in timber structures. APF WoodJoint aids in the analysis and design of traditional carpentry connections and modern nailed, screwed or bolted connections with metal plates.

APF WoodJoint lets you design traditional carpentry connections or modern timber joints (nailed, screwed, bolted) in accordance Eurocode 5 (EC5).

All you have to do is specify the dimensions, the configuration and the actions. APF WoodJoint performs all the required checks for ULS, according to Eurocode 5.

APF WoodJoint warns you in case of unacceptable design of the connection

The results are displayed in the graphic environment and the user can save a detailed report with calculations and images.

The user interface is designed to simplify your work. You can change every value (size of the structural members, fastener type, etc.), recalculate, and the results are immediately available.

All the design variables, such as load coefficients, material properties (mechanical properties of timber and fasteners), can be adjusted by you, according to your needs (or the requirements of any National Standard or National annex to the Eurocodes).

APF WoodJoint performs a structural analysis of the connection, examining the fastener as well as the connected members. The forces acting on the structural elements are displayed by the graphical interface, for each load case separately.

APF WoodJoint lets you design many types of connections: carpentry joints (front notched joint, mortise and tenon joint, with stirrups and tension ties), steel-plate to timber connections (bolts with side gusset steel plates, apex plate, heel plate, point plate, slice plate), connections to supporting beams (with screws, steel hangers, steel angles, dovetails).

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The following ULS are checked

  • Connected members: cross section strength
  • Fasteners: shear and bearing resistance
  • Steel plates: load bearing capacity
  • Connection: load-carrying capacity

Activation

Activate APF Nexus WoodJoint, the software that allows you to make structural calculations and analysis in order to simplify your work.

Licence

Please read the terms of use for APF Nexus WoodJoint, the software to professionals for structural calculations analysis and then choose your license.

Manuals

PDF copy of WoodJoint's manual to professionals that need to manage joint in timber is available in the resource section.

features

Design, check and optimise the joints in timber structures.

  •  Design traditional timber carpentry connections
  •  Design modern connections with metal plates and metal dowel type fasteners
  •  Check the strength of connected members, the fastener resistance, and the overall load-carrying capacity (you can choose which checks to perform)
  •  Quick summary of utilization factors
  •  Design is in accordance with Eurocode 5 (EN 1995-1-1:2004 + A1:2008 + A2:2014), all nationally determined parameters are editable
  •  Connections can be formed with fasteners in single or double shear
  •  Timber-to-timber and timber-to-steel connections
  •  Different metal dowel type fasteners: nails, screws, dowels, bolts
  •  Outputs figures and charts in JPEG or PNG, outputs drawings in DXF
  •  Clear and easy to read report in HTML or DOCX
  •  Materials covered:
    • solid timber (softwoods, EN338:2009 C14 ÷ C50; hardwoods, EN338:2009 D18 ÷ D70)
    • glulam (EN 14080:2013 GL20h ÷ GL32h, GL20c ÷ GL32c)
  •  You can add any number of actions

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Updates

What's new in version 3.0:

  •  It is now possible to import geometry and nodal actions from APF WoodTruss 3.0, with a simple Copy and Paste function
  •  Updated to the last version of Eurocode 5: EN 1995-1-1 11/2004 + errata corrige AC:2006 + update A1 06/2008 + update A2 05/2014
  •  Specific detailed report and drawing of the selected design situation and action group
  •  Revised conversion of all drawings in DXF format
  •  User interface and dependencies updated to the .NET Framework 4.7

What's new in version 2.0:

  •  New types of joints: connection to supporting beam with crossed screws, steel hanger, dovetail and single fastener, intermediate support with steel angle or single fastener, apex steel gusset plate, slice steel gusset plate.
  •  You can export drawings to the DXF file formats
  •  You can now save and share common settings between applications: unit tables, document styles, eurocode parameters, ...
  •  Small changes to the user interface

Software Requirements

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 10
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7

Hardware Requirements

  • 1.0 GHz or faster processor
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 1 GB of available hard disk space
  • 5400 RPM hard drive
  • DirectX 9-capable video card running at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution
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