Cranes Software announces the release of the NISA/CIVIL Version 16
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Cranes Software announces the release of the NISA/CIVIL Version 16

Bangalore, October 13, 2008: Cranes Software International Limited, a provider of Enterprise Statistical Analytics and Engineering Simulation Software Products and Solutions today announced the launch of NISA/CIVIL Version 16 - the latest version of its industry leading FEA package 'NISA/CIVIL'. NISA/CIVIL addresses a range of issues of vital significance to architects and civil engineers working with RCC and Steel structures.

NISA/CIVIL Version 16 comes with a more than 40 new features and marks a significant improvement over the previous version. Some of these are:
  1. Concrete Design as per Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), India - AERB/SS/CSE-1 and Steel Design conforming to AERB/SS/CSE-2 & American institute of steel construction (AISC) AISC-2005
  2. Design of Flat slabs (equivalent frame method), Rafts (Rigid Beam Theory - IS) and Shear Walls
  3. Automatic Wind Load generation as per ASCE 7-05 and Seismic Loads generation conforming to ASCE 7-05 & BS EN 1998:1-2004
  4. Automatic selection of design size for beams, columns & isolated footings – with user defined footing size options. Additional features such as support height specification, overburden pressure and eccentricity of column for isolated footings
  5. Design and drawing generation of Concrete staircases, rebar rationalization for beams and columns
  6. Seismic ductile detailing design provisions as per IS:13920
  7. Exporting FE input details and analysis results to Microsoft® Excel™
Commenting on this occasion Mr. Pradeep Kumar - Sr. Vice President, CAE R&D Services, Cranes Software International Limited said, “In addition to providing some crucial design enhancements like Shear wall design etc., the new version is developed with a strong emphasis on ease of use. This includes easy navigation and enhanced automation of core functionalities like load generation, beam selection etc. With this release, we have continued to expand on the seismic capability which is crucial to the Power Generation Sector by providing Seismic codal support as per Indian, American and British Standards and AERB codes of practice.“

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