APF WoodTruss

Software for truss analysis - practical and versatile

  • New update, aids in the analysis and design of timber frame trusses

    WoodTruss 3.3 update

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

    What's new

  • Design and analyses different timber trusses (King post, Queen post, Fink, Howe, Fun, Scissor)

    Large range of truss

    Analyses different timber trusses (King post, Queen post, Fink, Howe, Fun, Scissor) and edit the load-duration class for each combination of actions

  • Performs structural fire design according to Eurocode 5

    Structural fire resistance

    Structural fire design, for both unprotected and protected surfaces (fire protection claddings), in accordance to Eurocode 5

  • New update, aids in the analysis and design of timber frame trusses
  • Design and analyses different timber trusses (King post, Queen post, Fink, Howe, Fun, Scissor)
  • Performs structural fire design according to Eurocode 5

APF WoodTruss

structural calculation software for timber frame trusses

Design, check and optimise wood member sizes. APF WoodTruss aids in the analysis and design of timber frame trusses (King post, Queen post, Fink, Howe, Fun, Scissor)

APF WoodTruss lets you design timber trusses (King post, Queen post, Fink, Howe, Fun, Scissor), according to Eurocode 5 (EC5).

All You have to do is specify the dimensions, the constraints and the loads. APF WoodTruss creates the load combinations according to Eurocode 0 and Eurocode 1 and performs all the required checks for ULS and SLS

APF WoodTruss reports warns you in case of unacceptable design of the timber structure

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 value (cross sections’ size, truss span, etc.), recalculate and the results are immediately available.

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

APF WoodTruss performs a finite element analysis of the timber truss, as a two dimensional timber structure, with the supports having the degree of stiffness selected by the user.

Internal forces, support reactions and deflections are displayed by the graphical interface separately for each load case and for every timber frame trusses (tie beams, rafters, struts).

APF WoodTruss performs structural fire design according to Eurocode 5, using the reduced cross section method, for both unprotected and protected surfaces. Surfaces can be protected by fire protective claddings whose properties are defined by the user.

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The following ULS are checked

  • Tension (parallel)
  • Compression (parallel)
  • Bending (simple or combined)
  • Shear
  • Stability (axial, lateral torsional)

At SLS, the deflection of the timber truss is checked (instantaneous and final).

Activation

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

Manuals

PDF copy of WoodTruss's manual to professionals that need to manage timber frame trusses is available in the resource section.

features

Design, check and optimization of timber structures (Fink truss, Howe truss, etc.).

  •  Design timber trusses
  •  Check strength, buckling, and deformations (you can choose which checks to perform)
  •  Structural fire design, for both unprotected and protected surfaces
  •  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
  •  Takes into account the contribution of deformation due to shear in deflection calculations
  •  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 concentrated or distributed loads
  •  Load Combinations are defined automatically (with support for custom combinations)
  •  You can add any number and type of supports and define their stiffness
  •  Semi-rigid connections (as percentage of restrained rotation)
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King Post Truss

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Queen Post Truss

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Fink Truss

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Howe Truss

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Fan Truss

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Scissor Truss

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Updates

What's new in version 3.0

  •  It is now possible to export geometry and nodal actions in APF WoodJoint 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
  •  Analysis of structures where members have the same or different time-dependent properties
  •  Expanded and revised automatic generation of design situations and combination of actions
  •  It is now possible to edit the load-duration class for each combination of actions
  •  Specific detailed report of the selected design situation
  •  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 truss types: Queen post, Fan, Scissors
  •  New parametric options for new and existing truss types: webs span, overhang location and length, ridge height, ...
  •  Structural fire design, for both unprotected and protected surfaces (fire protection claddings)
  •  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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