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ETABS - Civil Engineering Software

why you should learn the ETABS software


ETABS is more updated with the latest version of ETABS of 2015, hence revisions in code provisions and developments are incorporated every version. The CSI, parent company of ETABS is in close touch with IIT's and NICEE with field work and lab observations are incorporated in ETABS.
STAAD Pro sometimes illogical and when checked manually proves to be. This is why reputed structural consultants in Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai moved to ETABS long ago, in addition to reasons mentioned above
ETABS is an integrated software for the structural analysis and design of building. ETABS offers 3D object based modeling and visualization tools, linear and nonlinear analytical power, design capabilities for a wide- range of materials, and graphic displays reports, and schematic drawing that allow user to quickly and easily understand analysis and design results. ETABS integrates every aspect of the engineering design process. CAD drawings can be converted directly into ETABS modeling. Design of steel and concrete frames, composite beams, composite columns, steel joist and concrete and masonry shear walls is included, as is capacity check for steel connections and base plates.

What do you need to know before Starting?

ETABS is highly efficient analysis and design program developed especially for building system. It is loaded with an integrated system with an ability to handle the largest and most complex building models and configuration. It can be used to design civil engineering structures mainly buildings. While learning a structural analysis software one should know on what basis the software performs analysis and design.


  • In a single window you can view many aspects, quick access to objects properties and forms.
  • It also have hardware accelerated graphics for fast motion and rotation of structure.
  • Many templates are available.
  • Data table is much more interactive and editable using on-screen dockable table which can be edited in spreadsheets.
  • Import and Export are supported by many software, such as Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD, etc. and exporting of a model to an Microsoft access database.


In as much as we would like it to be, ETABS and other structural analysis and design software cannot cover everything we have in mind. Sometimes they don't commute structures with buckling members.


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