MasterSeries: PowerPad

MasterSeries PowerPad is a complete structural analysis and design suite. It's the ideal choice for those who require a wide range of capabilities at an extremely affordable price.


MasterSeries PowerPad is a complete structural analysis and design suite. It is the ideal choice for those who require a wide range of capabilities at an extremely affordable price.

By bundling lite versions of the core analysis and design programs, MasterSeries PowerPad delivers a wide range of well-established programs (not pro-forma's) at less than a third of their full version price.

At the heart of PowerPad is our powerful MasterFrame analysis module. This integrates directly with our steel, concrete, composite and timber design modules to give you a seamless, fully integrated, 3D analysis and design environment.


PowerPad is a Lite version of MasterSeries, incorporating limited versions of core MasterSeries programs. A summary of the features can be found below. 

  • Frame Analysis - Analysis of beams, trusses, plane frames, grillages and space frames. With options for tension-only analysis, P-delta, the inclusion of haunches etc.
  • Portal Frame Analysis - Create 1 to 3 bay portal frames and analyse them as elastic, or plastic. You can also account for sway stability, and use P-delta analysis.
Member Design
  • Steel Design - Integrated design of steel members for axial, moment, strut, tie, Annex-BB(G)
  • Concrete Design - Integrated design of concrete beams, columns, and pad foundations
  • Timber Design - Integrated design of axial with moment members, joists, rafters, and flitch beams
  • Composite Design - Integrated design of primary and secondary composite beams
Connection Design
  • Simple Connections - Carry out the design of flexible end plates, fin-plates, angle cleats and more
  • Moment Connections - Design connections for the eaves, apex, baseplates, splices etc
Concrete and Masonry Design
Other Features
  • Office Tools - Customisable calculation templates, exporting to Word and Excel
  • Beam Designers - Simple steel, concrete, and timber beam designers
  • Multiple Codes - Design to both Eurocode and British Standard

  • Upgrading to PowerPad Pro 500 also includes all the advanced features of MasterFrame Pro

There are four versions of PowerPad, allowing you to pick a package that best suits your needs. And, if those needs should grow over time, you can always upgrade. 


MasterFrame Standard with 100-member integrated analysis and 15-member design.

PowerPad Plus 

MasterFrame Standard with 100-member integrated analysis and design.

PowerPad Pro 500 

MasterFrame Pro with 500-member integrated analysis and design plus the power of MasterFrame Pro.

PowerPad Student 

A free student edition of PowerPad Plus.


PowerPad offers a broad range of programs at an affordable price. What’s more, the suite is fully extendable, with the option to upgrade any PowerPad component to its full MasterSeries version, for less than the standard list price. So when extra capability is required, there is a quick and easy upgrade path available that doesn’t require you to replace your PowerPad software, or waste time learning new software.

Typical Upgrades

  • For frame analysis, you can upgrade to a larger version of MasterFrame, or MasterFrame Pro. You can even upgrade PowerPad to the full MasterSeries Building Design Suite
  • Got a lot of members to design? You can reduce and remove the design limits by upgrading to the full versions of the steel, concrete, and timber design modules
  • If you want to add reinforced masonry, highway loading, or layered soil to your retaining wall design
  • In composite beams, you can upgrade to account for web openings and additional loads 
  • In masonry, you might want to add more openings, or include bed reinforcement
  • When you land a large project and need to design larger connections

PowerPad outputs to Word, Excel, PDF, any Windows printer, as well as DXF drawings of all the details.

Note: For security reasons we don't supply Word output files as they contain macros.  Instead, the Word output has been converted to a PDF file.

Stand Alone Product

Operates Fully Standalone

Part of Building Design Suite

Not applicable

Included in PowerPad

This is PowerPad

Integrated Product

Integrated analysis & design in steel, concrete, timber and connections

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