IN 45

COUNTRIES

IN 11

LANGUAGES

8 000+

USERS

100 000+

PROJECTS

IN 45

COUNTRIES

IN 11

LANGUAGES

8 000+

USERS

100 000+

PROJECTS

STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS & DESIGN SOFTWARE

The primary applications of AxisVM are in the design of buildings, and industrial and geotechnical structures. Due to its powerful finite element solver and practical modeling tools, it has also been used in bridge design, and in the design of composite structures, machines, and vehicles.

Besides the basic configurations, optional design modules are available for structures made of reinforced concrete, steel, timber, and masonry members and connections. In addition, thanks to the special elements and analysis capabilities, users have successfully applied AxisVM to the design of innovative and custom structures.

INTUITIVE, 3D GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE (GUI)

All phases of the structural design (data input, analysis, results processing, reporting) can be performed within an easy-to-use GUI.

With the 3D graphical platform and the available advanced graphical editing tools, models can be built very quickly. As a result of the user-oriented modeling interface and the guidance provided with the step-by-step tutorials and training videos, anyone can master the fundamentals within a few hours.

REPORTS

Reports can be created based on tables, drawings, and detailed design calculations with additional headings and text lines. Reports are auto-updating, i.e. generated based on the most current model data and results.

Building reports is made faster and easier by through predefined and customizable templates, which are available for certain types of structures. Templates define the range of elements, loads, and results, and determine how they will be presented in the report.

BUILDING CUSTOM OR
COMPOSITE CROSS-SECTIONS

AxisVM includes an extensive database of cross-sections from different manufacturers and many types of shapes (I, T, U, L, boxes, tubes, etc.) can be created parametrically. The integrated cross-section editor makes it easy to modify an existing cross-section or create a custom shape or a composite cross-section. Certain parametric composite cross-sections built from two or three different materials (concrete-filled steel tube or box with an optional inner section, rectangular or circular concrete-encased profiles) can also be defined. The editor automatically calculates the cross-section properties required for the analysis.

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BIM-BASED COLLABORATION

BIM (Building Information Modeling) is a system for the storage and management of building data. A model of the building is constructed with objects representing the geometry, connections, and their properties.

A high-level BIM connection using an IFC type file or a dedicated interface facilitates bidirectional data exchange with any BIM-based application (ArchiCAD, AutoDesk ADT, Revit, Nemetschek Allplan, Tekla Structures, ...). By automatically tracking changes and updating the model, AxisVM makes it easy for civil engineers and architects to collaborate.

HIGH EFFICIENCY SOLVER

• Geometrically and materially linear or nonlinear analysis capabilities

• Static and dynamic analysis modules

• Determination of structural vibration modes and frequencies

• Pushover analysis

• Fast multi-threaded solvers

AXISVM API
(APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACE)
INTEGRATING EXTERNAL APPLICATIONS INTO AXISVM FOR SPECIAL TASKS

AxisVM, similar to other Windows applications, supports the Microsoft COM technology to access, control, and read data from external programs. Add-ons based on the COM technology enable parametric 3D design, collaboration with external programs, and iterative analysis of alternative structural solutions.

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DESIGN

• Design and verification of reinforced concrete beams, columns, walls, wall cores, plates, shells, pad and strip foundations

• Steel or timber (softwood, hardwood, Glulam, LVL) beam structures.

• Optimization of steel and timber cross-sections of beam structures.

• Fire resistance verification for steel and timber beam structures.

• Determination of the utilization of the CLT (XLAM) panels.

• Check of masonry walls for eccentric loading and shear.

SEISMIC AND DYNAMIC ANALYSES

Modal response spectrum analysis, pushover analysis, and time-history analysis are all available to perform structural seismic design according to Eurocode, NTC, or SIA standards. The effect of dampers and isolators on the structural response can be taken into account in the design.

Numerous dynamical problems (e.g. machine induced vibration) can be solved with the dynamic analysis module. With footfall analysis, the effect of human-induced vibration on floors and stairs can be evaluated according to various international standards.

MODELING SPECIAL SLAB TYPES

Special slabs can be modelled and analyzed in AxisVM.

The composite ribbed domains have a parametric grid of ribs in the local x and y, and the plate and rib materials can be different. Hollow core slabs are lightweight floors with rectangular or circular channels. Trapezoidal steel sheets and composite slabs with profiled steel sheeting can also be defined parametrically. Arbitrary stiffness conditions can be defined with the help of a custom stiffness matrix input.

A MODULAR SYSTEM TAILORED TO YOUR NEEDS

AxisVM has nine different basic configurations with a broad range of available finite elements and analysis types.

The basic configuration can be supplemented with additional design or interface modules to meet the needs of the everyday practice.

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INTUITIVE, 3D GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE (GUI)

All phases of the structural design (data input, analysis, results processing, reporting) can be performed within an easy-to-use GUI.

With the 3D graphical platform and the available advanced graphical editing tools, models can be built very quickly. As a result of the user-oriented modeling interface and the guidance provided with the step-by-step tutorials and training videos, anyone can master the fundamentals within a few hours.

REPORTS

Reports can be created based on tables, drawings, and detailed design calculations with additional headings and text lines. Reports are auto-updating, i.e. generated based on the most current model data and results.

Building reports is made faster and easier by through predefined and customizable templates, which are available for certain types of structures. Templates define the range of elements, loads, and results, and determine how they will be presented in the report.

BUILDING CUSTOM OR
COMPOSITE CROSS-SECTIONS

AxisVM includes an extensive database of cross-sections from different manufacturers and many types of shapes (I, T, U, L, boxes, tubes, etc.) can be created parametrically. The integrated cross-section editor makes it easy to modify an existing cross-section or create a custom shape or a composite cross-section. Certain parametric composite cross-sections built from two or three different materials (concrete-filled steel tube or box with an optional inner section, rectangular or circular concrete-encased profiles) can also be defined. The editor automatically calculates the cross-section properties required for the analysis.

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BIM-BASED COLLABORATION

BIM (Building Information Modeling) is a system for the storage and management of building data. A model of the building is constructed with objects representing the geometry, connections, and their properties.
A high-level BIM connection using an IFC type file or a dedicated interface facilitates bidirectional data exchange with any BIM-based application (ArchiCAD, AutoDesk ADT, Revit, Nemetschek Allplan, Tekla Structures, ...). By automatically tracking changes and updating the model, AxisVM makes it easy for civil engineers and architects to collaborate.

HIGH EFFICIENCY SOLVER

• Geometrically and materially linear or nonlinear analysis capabilities

• Static and dynamic analysis modules

• Determination of structural vibration modes and frequencies

• Pushover analysis

• Fast multi-threaded solvers

AXISVM API
(APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACE)

AxisVM, similar to other Windows applications, supports the Microsoft COM technology to access, control, and read data from external programs. Add-ons based on the COM technology enable parametric 3D design, collaboration with external programs, and iterative analysis of alternative structural solutions.

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next arrownext arrow
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DESIGN

• Design and verification of reinforced concrete beams, columns, walls, wall cores, plates, shells, pad and strip foundations

• Steel or timber (softwood, hardwood, Glulam, LVL) beam structures.

• Optimization of steel and timber cross-sections of beam structures.

• Fire resistance verification for steel and timber beam structures.

• Determination of the utilization of the CLT (XLAM) panels.

• Check of masonry walls for eccentric loading and shear.

SEISMIC AND DYNAMIC ANALYSES

Modal response spectrum analysis, pushover analysis, and time-history analysis are all available to perform structural seismic design according to Eurocode, NTC, or SIA standards. The effect of dampers and isolators on the structural response can be taken into account in the design.
Numerous dynamical problems (e.g. machine induced vibration) can be solved with the dynamic analysis module. With footfall analysis, the effect of human-induced vibration on floors and stairs can be evaluated according to various international standards.

MODELING SPECIAL SLAB TYPES

Special slabs can be modelled and analyzed in AxisVM.
The composite ribbed domains have a parametric grid of ribs in the local x and y, and the plate and rib materials can be different. Hollow core slabs are lightweight floors with rectangular or circular channels. Trapezoidal steel sheets and composite slabs with profiled steel sheeting can also be defined parametrically. Arbitrary stiffness conditions can be defined with the help of a custom stiffness matrix input.

A MODULAR SYSTEM TAILORED TO YOUR NEEDS

AxisVM has nine different basic configurations with a broad range of available finite elements and analysis types.
The basic configuration can be supplemented with additional design or interface modules to meet the needs of the everyday practice.

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PRODUCTS

AxisVM X5

AxisVM is a finite element analysis and design software optimized primarily for structural applications.

AxisVM RAPIDO

The AxisVM Rapido program is a powerful tool for designing and verifying continuous beams made of reinforced concrete, steel, or timber.

AxisVM EDUCATION

Free version of AxisVM with a 180-day renewable license.

PRODUCTS

AxisVM X5

AxisVM is a finite element analysis and design software optimized primarily for structural applications.

AxisVM RAPIDO

The AxisVM Rapido program is a powerful tool for designing and verifying continuous beams made of reinforced concrete, steel, or timber.

AxisVM EDUCATION

Free version of AxisVM with a 180-day renewable license.