Last Updated January 18, 2018

Overview

ETABS is a sophisticated, yet easy to use, special purpose analysis and design program developed specifically for building systems.

ETABS 2016 features an intuitive and powerful graphical interface coupled with unmatched modelling, analytical, design, and detailing procedures, all integrated using a common database. Although quick and easy for simple structures, ETABS can also handle the largest and most complex building models, including a wide range of nonlinear behaviours necessary for performance based design, making it the tool of choice for structural engineers in the building industry.

Why ETABS?

Perform slab design with post tensioning New!

RC slabs and foundations systems with or without post tensions can now be designed in the new ETABS 2016. Slab design can be either by strip-based or FEM based. Punching shear design checks are also automatically performed.

Automated calculation of foundation spring properties from soil profile data New!

Spring and dashpot properties are automatically generated under footings to model soil-structure interaction from soil profile data.

Automated floor vibration analysis for heel drop effects New!

Define vibration analysis paths on floor slabs, along with parameters defining demand and capacity. Automated time-history analysis is performed for each case.

Full compliance to Eurocodes, and other major international design codes

Full Compliance to Eurocodes with Singapore National Annex, and major international design codes for concrete, steel, and composite sections.

Full 3D FEM analysis

Full 3D finite element analysis considers the stiffness of slabs, beams, columns, and wall elements all together and thus providing most accurate FEM Results.

Save time with our blazing fast solver

Blazing fast SAPFire engine can perform complex analysis in a fraction of time.

Awarded as of Top Seismic Product of the 20th Century

ETABS was the first widely adopted structural software to offer seismic analysis capabilities of three-dimensional buildings and is continuously doing so with its vast seismic analysis capabilities ranging from automated static seismic loads, response spectrum analysis, time-history analysis, and even generation of artificial earthquake by spectral matching!

Dynamic analysis capabilities

Dynamic analysis includes modal, response-spectrum, or time-history analysis.

Directly account for second-order effects

P-delta effect to account for geometric nonlinearity for global and/or local effect.

Comprehensive sequential construction analysis

Nonlinear staged-construction analysis to account the effect of sequential construction or demolition. It allows changes in member properties, loads, and may also consider effects of time-dependent material properties such as concrete strength, creep, and shrinkage.

Automated performance based design

Performance-Based Design (PBD) is a major shift from traditional structural design concepts and represents the future of earthquake engineering. These new procedures help assure that the design will reliably meet a desired level of performance during a given earthquake.

BIM integration

Direct two-way integration with BIM system such as Revit and Tekla Structures.

Generate drawings and details easily

Drawing generation which include RC frames, shear walls, and steel frame detailing.

Industry standard for all major building/structure projects

With proven track record, it’s the most trusted analysis and design software by major consultants all over the world.