SAFE is the ultimate tool for designing concrete floor and foundation systems. From framing layout all the way through to detail drawing production, SAFE integrates every aspect of the engineering design process in one easy and intuitive environment. SAFE provides unmatched benefits to the engineer with its truly unique combination of power, comprehensive capabilities, and ease-of-use.
Laying out models is quick and efficient with the sophisticated drawing tools, or use one of the import options to bring in data from CAD, spreadsheet, or database programs. Slabs or foundations can be of any shape, and can include edges shaped with circular and spline curves.
Mats and foundations can include nonlinear uplift from the soil springs, and a nonlinear cracked analysis is available for slabs. Generating pattern surface loads is easily done by SAFE with an automated option. Design strips can be generated by SAFE or drawn in a completely arbitrary manner by the user, with complete control provided for locating and sizing the calculated reinforcement. Finite element design without strips is also available and useful for slabs with complex geometries.
SAFE provides an immensely capable yet easy-to-use program for structural designers, provideing the only tool necessary for the modeling, analysis, design, and detailing of concrete slab systems and foundations.
SAFE 2016 Enhancements
- Elasto-Plastic Behavior: Option to model elasto-plastic behavior for point, line and area (soil) springs now available.
- Area Springs: Precedence now given to area springs applied through area objects with null properties. This allows spring properties to be overwritten over portions of large slab areas by using areas with null properties.
- Modulus of Rupture for Cracked Deflection: Modulus of rupture for cracked deflection calculations can now be overwriten separately for each concrete material property. Previously a single overwrite applied to all concrete materials.
- Tendons: Tendon vertical profile form redesigned for easy input and editing as the data for all spans of the tendon are now visible and editable at the same time.