MasterBeam: Steel Single Beam Designer (Free)

Free analysis and design of single span simple and cantilever steel beams. Design to the Eurocode, British Standard and SABS.


Standalone module, requiring no other MasterSeries modules

Free single span version of MasterKey: Steel Beam Designer.

MasterKey: Steel Beam Designer is a specialist structural software application providing analysis and design of steel beams. The degree of integration, simplicity of input and speed of design make MasterBeam: Steel Beam Designer the ideal software tool for common beam calculations.

Analysis Features
  • Uniformly Distributed, Partial Distributed, Varying & Point Loads
  • Fully Interactive Analysis with results updating as you edit
  • Design to EC 3, BS 5950 & SABS 0162
  • Automatic Load Factors
  • Simply supported beams
  • Propped Cantilevers
  • Encastre Beams
  • Cantilevers
Section Types
  • British, European, American, Chinese, & South African Steel Section Data Bases
  • Generate I-Section Plate Girders on the fly.
  • Angles, Channels & Tees, eg Ang, L, PFC & RSC
  • Compound I-Sections with secondary Channels
  • Compound I-Sections with Plates on Flanges
  • Hollow-Sections eg SHS, RHS, CHS, LCHS...
  • I-Sections eg UB, UC, W, IPE, IPN...
  • Add sections to the Database
  • Double Sections
Design Features
  • Switch between Euro Code and the BS Code to compare results
  • Automatic design, optimisation by weight or depth of steel
  • Fully Restrained or restrained at user defined points
  • Generate and re-size one-off sections at design time
  • Design of commonly used compound steel sections
  • Specialist checks such as Appendix-G stability
  • Design concrete encased I sections as beams
  • Set Depth Limits for auto design

Steel Beam Design can be done using 3 different MasterSeries modules as follows:

  1. MasterBeam: Steel Single Beam Designer Free Version - Simple 1 span beams
  2. MasterBeam: Steel Continuous Beam Designer - Simple 1 to 16 span continuous beams and sub Frames
  3. MasterKey: Steel Design - Requires MasterFrame and designs steel beams in any MasterFrame structure

MasterBeam Steel Beam Designer is designed as a complementary, alternative, software tool to using the full power of MasterFrame and MasterKey Steel to design simple, continuous beams and sub frames.


To get your free copy select the "Start Your Free Trial" button opposite, and fill in your details. We will then email you download details.

For 30-days you will have the full 16 span version, after which it will then automatically downgrade to the single span free version.

Stand Alone Product

Operates Fully Standalone

Part of Building Design Suite

Not part of the Building Design Suite

Included in PowerPad

Included in PowerPad

Integrated Product

Operates Fully Standalone Only

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