Version 1.02.13 Released – Expanded Load Types


CloudCalc is pleased to announce the release of Version 1.02.13, the application’s 33rd update since its initial launch on June 2, 2014.  You can verify that you automatically have this latest version by clicking on the Help Menu – the bottom of which shows the active version number.  (If, for some reason it does not show this version, you may need to force a hard-refresh of your browser, via Ctrl-F5 on a PC or Cmd-Shift-R on a Mac.)

The highlight of this release is the expansion of the available Load Types from the previous four types (Self Weight, Dead Load, Live Load, and Occasional Load) to nine types: Self Weight, Dead Load, Live Load, Roof Live Load, Earthquake, Rain Load, Snow Load, Wind Load, and Other Occasional Load.  Additionally all Concentrated and Uniform Loads may be assigned user-created Load Names, either individually or in groups.  Since loads may be manipulated (edited, displayed, or analyzed) either by Load Type or by Load Name, this effectively provides an unlimited number of predefined or users created Load Types.  Up to eight different Load Types or Load Names, each with individual Load Multiples, may be assigned to each of the Static Load Cases. Continue reading

Visit CloudCalc at NASCC 2017


Visit us in Booth 8095 to learn the benefits of using cloud-based engineering software

CloudCalc, Inc.  would like to invite all those attending this year’s NASCC — the Steel Conference (March 22-24, 2017 in San Antonio, TX) to visit us in Booth 8095.  Once there, you will learn exactly why CloudCalc — Structural Analysis in the Cloud –was selected by the AISC/Modern Steel Construction Magazine as one of the Hot Products of last year’s NASCC show! Continue reading

Version 1.02.11 Released – Optimization for Larger Models


CloudCalc is pleased to announce the release of Version 1.02.11, the application’s 31st update since its initial launch on June 2, 2014.  The highlight of this release is the optimization of the program to handle larger models better and faster.

In the past we have heard from a number of our users that CloudCalc loses its effectiveness as the model size increases.  Typically as the models extended beyond a few hundred elements, the analysis time would often exceed the time out settings of the user’s browser.  Additionally, data-intensive operations, such as displaying the List View mode for very large models, often exceeded the patience of the user. Continue reading

Version 1.02.10 Released – Enhancements to Units Management


CloudCalc is pleased to announce the release of Version 1.02.10, the application’s 30th update since its initial launch on June 2, 2014.  The highlight of this release is the addition of several enhancements to CloudCalc’s Units management.

Units management is done through the Tools->Units menu option.  The new features are: Continue reading

Happy Birthday CloudCalc!


As of today, CloudCalc is a member of the ‘Terrible Twos’

Happy Birthday to Us!  As of today, June 2, 2016, CloudCalc, Structural Analysis in the Cloud, officially turns two years old.  So far the growth and development of CloudCalc has been as fun, exciting, and unpredictable to watch as that of any human two-year-old.  So forgive me if I act like a proud papa and start regaling you with all the cute stories about my baby.


For example, I could tell you about CloudCalc’s overdue delivery.  The due date was originally June 1, 2014, but problems arose that caused a complicated delivery.  11 days before the due date, my computer overheated and crashed, threatening an anticipated 10+ day repair period (you can read about that episode here).  But things worked out OK, and CloudCalc popped out, ready to meet the world, only one day late, on June 2.  Other famous June 2 birthdays?  The Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts, Jerry Mathers (TV’s “the Beaver”), and the Marquis de Sade. Continue reading