MasterPort: Portal Frames Plus

Advanced analysis and design of elastic-plastic 3D portal frames and ancillary steel work. Design to Eurocode, British Standard, and SABS.


MasterPort Plus is an innovative approach to the generation, analysis and design of elastic-plastic portal frames. The software provides a complete management system, where all structural aspects of a 3D portal frame building design can be considered with ease. 

Using a range of comprehensive frame generation tools, MasterPort Plus enables you to model and design almost any portal frame structure in minutes. 

MasterPort Plus includes all the features of MasterPort Lite, with the added benefits of full 3D Modelling, automated wind loading and snow loading, along with advanced design group management.

Rapid Model Generation
  • Fast and easy portal frame modelling for multi bay, props, lean-tos, mezzanine floors, parapets, canopies and much more
  • 3D portal frame generation at the click of a button
  • Crane loading generation
Automated Load Application
  • Automatic Wind loading with full external and internal pressure co-benefits calculated 
  • Automatic internal volume calculation for internal pressures
  • Control of dominant openings on each building face
  • Automatic wind size reduction factors applied
  • Automatic Snow Loading, including drift cases
  • Intelligent design management of portal members, gable members, bracing components etc.
  • Automatic member sizing and positioning of purlins, side rails and torsional restraints
  • Buckling analysis calculation of in-plane elastic critical load factor
  • Eurocode 3 design using guidance from SCI P397 on member LTB
Optional Add-Ons

MasterKey: Wind Analysis

MasterPort Plus automatically creates wind loading surfaces and calculates co-efficients of pressure, with the wind site pressure being enter by the user. Add MasterKey: Wind Analysis to automatically determine the wind site pressure.

MasterCAD: BIM Integration

Generation of full portal frame General Arrangement drawings and 3D Model drawings in an instant. BIM integration with other software packages, like Revit, Tekla, and any other system which implements IFC specification.

MasterKey: Moment Connections

For the design of eaves, apex, base-plates and beam and column splice connections. 

MasterKey: Pad Foundations

Full pad design with bearing, sliding, bending and punching design checks.


You can print MasterPort Plus output calculations and graphics to any Windows printer and to PDF. Users of Office Tools, can also export results directly to Microsoft Word (not supplied).

Sample output:  View PDF 

Stand Alone Product

Requires no other MasterSeries modules

Part of Building Design Suite

Not part of Building Design Suite

Included in PowerPad

Not part of PowerPad

Integrated Product

Integrates with MasterCAD BIM and Concrete & Connection Design

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MasterSeries: Building Design from concept to construction.

Date and Time of Webinar Tue, Mar 05. 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM GMT

This webinar will show you how the Fast, Powerful & Flexible MasterSeries Building Design Suite will empower you to generate and design complete building models with ease.

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