APF WOODFASTEN

Analysis of connection with metallic joints means

  • Free software for structural analysis and design of metal dowel type connections

    WoodFasten is free

    Aids in the analysis and design of metal dowel type connections

  • Free software for structural analysis and design, 3D view different metal dowel type fasteners

    Visualisation of 3D connections

    Design and analyse in 3D different metal dowel type fasteners: nails, screws, dowels, bolts

  • Free software for structural analysis and design with Eurocode 5 and NTC2018

    Eurocode 5 and NTC2018

    Design in accordance to EC5 and NTC2018

  • Free software for structural analysis and design of metal dowel type connections
  • Free software for structural analysis and design, 3D view different metal dowel type fasteners
  • Free software for structural analysis and design with Eurocode 5 and NTC2018

APF WoodFasten

Structural Analysis Software

Design, checks and optimizes connections in wooden structures. APF WoodFasten aids in the analysis and design of the connections with metal connecting means.

APF WoodFasten let You design metal dowel type fasteners (nails, screws, dowels, bolts), according to Eurocode 5 (EC5).

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

APF WoodFasten reports warn 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 calculation details and images.

The user interface is designed to simplify your work, you can change every values (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 WoodFasten 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.

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The following ULS are checked:

  • Connected members: tension parallel
  • Connected members: compression parallel
  • Connected members: shear and bearing resistance
  • Fasteners: shear and bearing resistance
  • Connection: load-carrying capacity

Activation

Activate APF Nexus WoodFasten, 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 WoodFasten, the software to professionals for structural calculations analysis and then choose your license.

Manuals

PDF copy of APF Nexus WoodFasten's manual to professionals that need to manage joints in wooden structures is available in the resource section.

features

Design, check and optimise the joints in timber structures

  •  Design connections with 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), 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
  •  Clear and easy to read report in HTML or DOCX
  •  Materials covered:
    • solid timber (softwoods: C14 ÷ C50, hardwoods: D18 ÷ D70)
    • glulam (GL24h ÷ GL36h, GL24c ÷ GL36c)
  •  You can add any number of actions

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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