CloudCalc, Inc. would like to extend an invitation to all those who will be at the 2016 NASCC (the Steel Conference), held April 13-15 in Orlando, FL to attend our presentation. The presentation, entitled Structural Analysis in the Cloud: What’s in it for You?, will take place in the St. George 104 room of the Gaylord Palms Convention Center, from 3:00-4:00PM on Thursday, April 14.
This presentation is intended to introduce the audience to the benefits that accrue by doing structural analysis on the cloud, specifically through the use of CloudCalc, the on-line browser-based, structural engineering software which analyzes steel structures to the AISC ASD and LRFD codes. In this presentation you will see the following benefits:
- Cloud-based software promotes collaboration. Learn how the use of cloud-based software ensures that all project team members are assured of having access to the same data and the same version of the software. See how easy it is to share structural models with others.
- Cloud-based software promotes mobility. See how the use of a browser-based software such as CloudCalc allows you to access, modify, and analyze your models from any device that supports a modern browser – whether that is the PC in your office, or the PC at your client’s office – or whether it is a Mac, a tablet (Android or iPad), or even a smartphone. Consider how much better informed your decisions regarding field modifications would be if proposed changes could be analyzed right on the spot, rather than awaiting your return to the office, or wherever the original calculation resides.
- Cloud-based software is always up-to-date, all without IT support. The CloudCalc software has been adding new functionality at a rapid pace, with an update being released approximately every three weeks. The beauty of a cloud-based app is that you the user have access to the latest version whenever (and from wherever) you log on. And that is without having to wait for your IT department to perform any installation or upgrade (in fact, being browser-based, nothing at all gets installed on or downloaded to any of your devices). Many studies confirm that the cost of IT support for software typically runs between 2 and 5 times the license cost of that software, so consider how much money your firm could save by selecting software that requires no IT support at all.
- Cloud-based software provides licensing flexibility. Engineering firms are used to experiencing a cyclic project workload – how easy is it for you to balance your software licenses to the cyclic workload? With the business model of perpetual licenses and mandatory maintenance charges that PC-based software typically offers, it is not very easy. Unlike PC-based software, the cloud embraces the pay-as-you-go SaaS (Software as a Service) model. With CloudCalc it is very easy to add licenses as needed, simply log on at cloudcalc.com and you are ready to go.
We hope that you will join us on April 14 at 3:00 at the 2016 NASCC and give us the opportunity to show you Structural Analysis in the Cloud – and more importantly What’s in it for You. If you can’t attend the presentation, make sure to visit us at Booth 208!
CloudCalc analyzes steel structures against the AISC ASD and LRFD codes. It offers the following features:
- Installs no software on your machine – it runs completely within most browsers
- Promotes mobility – runs on computers, tablets or smartphones (Android or iOS)
- Allows modeling either via text-based data entry or via graphics-based commands, including gesture/touch support
- Provides unlimited Undo and Redo
- Includes a database of 5,000 AISC, BS (British), and IS (Indian) structural shapes
- Performs static analysis for Dead, Live, and Occasional loads
- Calculates natural frequencies and modes of vibration for the structure, plus animates those modes
- Performs Response Spectrum analysis
- Checks results against the AISC ASD/LRFD code
I hopt to see you in Orlando! In the meantime, I invite you to try CloudCalc, the scalable, collaborative, cloud-based structural engineering software. www.cloudcalc.com – Structural Analysis in the Cloud.
By Tom Van Laan
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