MasterSeries: PowerPad

The essential structural analysis and design suite for small building projects. 

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MasterSeries PowerPad is a complete structural analysis and design suite. It is the ideal software choice for Engineers who require a wide range of Design 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.

MasterSeries PowerPad configuration

Note: PowerPad is NOT a set of pro-formas, but lite copies of our real programs bundled together. View the case study below to see PowerPad in action

Click here to view a Case Study of PowerPad designing a House Extension, then scroll to the bottom to watch the video.


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

  • Simple steel, concrete, and timber beam designer
  • 2D & 3D 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.
  • Frame Analysis Pro - Gravity Area loading, Member Design Groups, Report generation. New for 2018
  • Finite Element Analysis - Slab & Raft analysis New for 2021
  • 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.
  • Wind Analysis - Accurate wind loading for GB & Irish sites using the BS & EuroCode New for 2018
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

3 Versions

There are three 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.

PowerPad Plus

MasterFrame Pro with 200-member integrated analysis and design. (member limit increased for 2021)

PowerPad Pro 500

MasterFrame Pro with 500-member integrated analysis and design

PowerPad Student

A free student edition of PowerPad Plus.


MasterSeries PowerPad is available to purchase as a traditional Perpetual Licence or rent as a low-cost Subscription Licence.

All licences are networked single concurrent user licences with multiple registered users allowing maximum use of each licence.


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 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.


MasterSeries PowerPad is available to purchase as a traditional Perpetual Licence or you can rent as a low-cost Subscription Licence

Subscription licences are from as low as £85 GBP + VAT equivalent per month, when purchased on an annual basis

All licences are networked single concurrent user licences with multiple registered users sharing access, allowing maximum use of each licence.

No locking of licences to a PC, or complex licence transfer processes.

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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