ADAPT-Modeler Spec Sheet
Using a fully graphical environment, ADAPT-Modeler allows you to generate a 3D structural model of an entire concrete floor system, including support conditions and loading, quickly and easily. The model can then be analyzed and designed using ADAPT-RC, for conventionally reinforced floors, ADAPT-PT for post-tensioned floors, or ADAPT-Floor Pro for Finite Element analysis and design of floor systems and beams.
For Graphical Creation of Structural Models Using Component Technology.
The program comes in ACI, IBC (International Building Code) and a number of other building codes.
The program supports the following units:
ADAPT-Modeler is an entirely graphical program that acts as a module of ADAPT-Builder. ADAPT-Modeler is designed to generate a structural model of a complete floor system using Component Technology. Once the model is created, ADAPT-Modeler will generate all the ADAPT input files for ADAPT-RC or ADAPT-PT. ADAPT-RC and/or ADAPT-PT will then perform the analysis and design steps of the operation.
ADAPT-Modeler allows the user to "draw" a 3D model of the floor system, and specify all material properties, loads and other design parameters as the model is created. Alternatively, user can import an existing dwg or dxf drawing file of the floor system for structural modeling. After the geometry is input and viewed in a three dimensional rendering for accuracy check, with minimum additional user interface the program automatically divides the structure into design strips, idealizes the strips and exports the data directly to ADAPT-PT or ADAPT-RC. Each design strip may then be run in ADAPT-PT or ADAPT-RC directly from the ADAPT-Modeler window, or each set of input data may be saved and run later in ADAPT-PT or ADAPT-RC.
The program comes with an easy to follow step-by-step example, tutorial and other helpful aids to guide you through the modeling process. ADAPT-Modeler helps to reduce errors in input data and saves valuable engineering time in noncreative and repetitive data generation and verification. It enables the structural designer to concentrate on the design efforts where time is best spent!