GSE: STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING SOLUTION
3D STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS AND DESIGN SOFTWARE

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INTEGRATED 3D STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS AND DESIGN SOFTWARE FOR STEEL, CONCRETE, WOOD AND ALUMINUM STRUCTURES

The GSE Structural Engineering Software is a fully integrated analysis and design software for structural engineering. The software accounts for advanced structural analysis as well as design of steel, concrete, wood and aluminum structures. This engineering software solution is used worldwide by several notable international companies in production work for building innovative structures.

The GSE is a robust and reliable structural software based on more than 30 years of Research and Development. The program, designed with the latest technological innovations in its field, is equipped with a sophisticated and user friendly graphical interface.

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INTUITIVE MODELING FEATURES

EASY AND PRODUCTIVE MODEL GENERATION
• Local coordinate systems
• Linear or circular lines of constructions for model creations
• Automated commands for model creation such as move, rotate, extrude, copy, attach, subdivide and others
• Models can be edited either graphically or by means of spreadsheets
• Element can be created in batch or one by one
• Elements of the models can be selected either graphically or according to a set of criterions
• Persistent groups of selected objects can be created and edited graphically or by means of spreadsheets
• Definition of physical members
• Selection and edition of physical members
• Definition of loading surfaces
• Multiple edition grids with user defined spacing, angles and labels
• Powerful edition and automatic generation tools
• Members can be subdivided in any number of equal segments or at specific positions
• Similar connected members can be merged together
• Elements of the structure can be renumbered according to several criterions
• Element attributes can be set graphically or by means of spreadsheets (sections, analysis parameters, rotation angles, etc.)
• Element attributes can be edited in batch or element by element
• Loads can be edited graphically or by means of spreadsheets
• Contour lines for finite element plates with customized bounds
• Wizard based geometry generation
• A large number of pre-defined frames
• Circular and parabolic arches
• Cylinders and cones composed of beams and/or plates
• Physical elements concept to group different elements
• Surfaces can be used for load transfer and self-weight calculation
• Surfaces can be used to simulate diaphragm effects

ADVANCED 3D STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS

ADVANCED 3D STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS

The GSE Structural Engineering software is a technology built on a powerful user-friendly interface offering comprehensive analysis options and intuitive modeling features.

The advanced structural analysis of the GSE software allows the engineer to achieve specialized analyses crucial to any projects related to the construction industry.

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GSE STEEL DESIGN

GSE STEEL DESIGN

Part of the GSE software, GSE STEEL allows to verify, design and optimize the steel members of a structure as well as composite steel-concrete beams.

The SAFI STEEL CALCULATOR™ is included when selecting the GSE STEEL DESIGN option.

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GSE CONCRETE DESIGN

GSE CONCRETE DESIGN

Part of the GSE software, GSE CONCRETE allows to verify and design the concrete members of any structure.

The SAFI CONCRETE CALCULATOR™ and the SAFI FOOTING CALCULATOR™ are included when selecting the GSE CONCRETE DESIGN option.

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GSE WOOD DESIGN

GSE WOOD DESIGN

Part of the GSE software, GSE WOOD allows to design and analyze wood structures such as light wood framing or engineered wood structures. The GSE WOOD allows to combine these two types of structures (beam-column frame and light framing).

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GSE ALUMINUM DESIGN

GSE ALUMINUM DESIGN

Part of the GSE software, GSE ALUMINUM is the industry standard for the design and verification of aluminum structures of any type. The program designs or verifies the whole or a part of a structure using standard sections or parametric section shapes (over 30 shapes available).

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DISPLAY FEATURES

•3D solid display of all section shapes
•Ultra-fast 3D visualization in wire frame or solid modes
•Customized display of all graphical objects
•Partial model visualization available
•Results can be displayed on screen for the whole or a part of the structure
•Results can be displayed for each element separately by means of graphics and numerical results spreadsheets
•Results can be displayed for a set of elements by means of numerical results spreadsheets
•Graphical display of seismic and dynamic analysis results
•Model size limited only to the physical capacity of the computer

PROFIT FROM AN IFC IMPORT

IFC (INDUSTRY FOUNDATION CLASSES)
The integration of IFC in the program enables importation of models from a large number of architectural and structural software.

IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) is an open and neutral data format allowing the definition of related classes to all construction objects.

It is dedicated to the building sector and aims to software interoperability (all editors, all applications).

IFC is the most widely used protocol for information exchange and sharing between different platforms of BIM (Building Information Modeling).

DATA EXCHANGE

•AutoCAD interface to import and export models by way of a DXF file
•The SDNF (Steel Detailing Neutral File) interface exports beams, columns and braces to SDNF compatible detailing softwares
•The KISS (Keep It Simple Steel) interface exports beams, columns and braces to KISS compatible estimation softwares
•If required, members subdivision and account for physical elements will be carried out automatically
•The solid view of the structure may also be exported when exporting to AutoCAD
•IFC-Architecture interface for importing models from Revit or other IFC compliant programs.

COMPREHENSIVE REPORTS PROVIDED

•Results can be visualized either graphically or numerically
•Input data and results may be printed for the whole structure or partial structures using a graphical selection or a range of elements
•Customized list of input data and results to be printed
•Reports are available in several formats including SAFI™ reports, Microsoft Excel worksheets, Microsoft Access databases and ASCII text files
•All graphics can be printed or copied to the clipboard for use in external programs