SAFE, analysis and design of floor systems. From framing layout to detail drawing production, SAFE integrates every aspect of the engineering design process in one easy and intuitive environment. SAFE provides unmatched productivity to the engineer with its truly unique combination of power, comprehensive capabilities, and ease-of-use.
SAFE offers a single user interface to perform modeling, analysis, design and reporting. A new model explorer is available for quick access to objects, properties and forms.
SAFE is ideal for modeling foundations, basemats, and footings. Easily model soil supports and zero tension soil models with uplift analysis. The area assignment of soil supports is based on the subgrade modulus, and they automatically adjust whenever the mesh changes. Basemat foundation models can include pedestals, walls, columns, beams, and piles in addition to the foundation area.
Design strips are used to define how reinforcement requirements are to be calculated. SAFE can automatically define the strips for you, or you can define them yourself.
SAFE includes the ability to define post-tensioning in slabs, as banded or distributed tendons. An interactive tendon editor simplifies the task of laying out the tendon profiles. Tendon layouts can also be automated based on strip position and direction.
SAFE offers a wide range of code-based design features for reinforced concrete and PT beam, slab design and composite steel beams. View a full list of supported design codes:
Deformed geometry can be shown after running the analysis. Values are displayed instantaneously when hovering over the model. The deformed geometry can be displayed as filled or line contour plots.
SAFE V20.2.0 Enhancements
Design: The CSA S16-19 code has been added for composite beam design.
Structural Mode: The age of concrete at which loading is applied can now be specified for long-term cracked-section analysis. Previously, the age at loading was assumed to be 7 days.
Analysis: Analysis and design will now be automatically rerun if cracked short-term or long-term deflection analysis is requested and a previous design to determine the amount of required rebar is not available.
Graphics: Extruded views have been enhanced to show joint-offset overwrites for shell area objects.