MasterSeries: PowerPad (Student Edition)
MasterSeries: PowerPad (Student Edition) is a FREE version of our commercial PowerPad Plus structural analysis and design software suite.
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.
We offer students and lecturers, a free student license of PowerPad Plus for 1 year.
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.
The PowerPad - Student Edition has additional features to the commercial PowerPad Plus licence. As a Student You also get Full BIM integration and a taster of FEA analysis.
To download your your MasterSeries: PowerPad Plus (Student Edition), click on the Download Here tab above.
PowerPad is a Lite version of MasterSeries, incorporating limited versions of core MasterSeries programs. A summary of the features can be found below. You can also view a more comprehensive list here.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Masonry Design - Design cavity walls, freestanding walls, piers, and columns
- Pile Cap Design - Design pile caps to truss, beam and deep beam theories
- Retaining Wall Design - Design concrete and masonry retaining walls
- BIM Integration - Integrate with other popular software products like Revit® Available only in PowerPad Student Edition!
- FE Analysis - Finite element analysis for up to 300 quad elements Available only in PowerPad Student Edition!
- Office Tools - Customisable calculation templates, exporting to MS Word and Excel
- Beam Designers - Simple steel, concrete, and timber beam designers
- Multiple Codes - Design to both Eurocode and British Standard
The PowerPad - Student Edition has the following restrictions:
- Data files are not compatible with normal commercial versions of MasterSeries and PowerPad
- Data files can be read by other student versions or your university's commercial version
- You will not have access to the Calc Wizard part of PowerPad as it requires MS Word
- “For Educational Use Only” statements on screen and all output
- You will not be able to export to MS Word or Excel
- It is not permitted to use the software for commercial purposes
- The licence is valid for 1 year, but you can re-apply
Use the following links to directly download your student version.
1. Download the installation package
2. Optional Revit ad-on
- 64 bit only
- Windows 7, 8, 10 & 11
- The educational version is NOT available for Apple Mac
- Educational version data files, are NOT compatible with the commercial version
PowerPad (Student Edition) outputs to PDF and any Windows printer, as well as DXF drawings of all the details.
- DXF/DWG sample output from Retaining Walls Download ZIP
- DXF/DWG sample output from connections Download ZIP
- DXF/DWG sample output from Concrete Download ZIP
- Sample output to EuroCode View PDF
Operates Fully Standalone
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