Dear Valued Customers,
It’s been a long road since I first came up with the StruCalc idea in 1991. I realized existing industry solutions were too much focused on the engineering and ignored the user experience. I always wanted to bring my vision of intuitive interfaces to the software world of engineering.
Since the beginning there has been ups and downs, booms and busts. StruCalc almost didn’t survive the 2008 recession but we managed to keep it going due to the loyalty of our customers over the years.
In 27 years, what I’ve realized, is that our industry is starving for new cutting edge technology for engineers, high quality assurance, 24/7 customer support, and a really strong focus on the end-to-end user experience with intuitive design StruCalc principles. It’s clear the market needs a really strong software development team to manage and stand behind it’s software, instead of industry alternatives; engineering companies who service okay support and delivers what the industry accepts.
I’m happy to announce a new team of talented individuals at The Vitruvius Project, capable of delivering, what I believe, is the latest and greatest for next level engineering software. Our industry needs and deserves it. I have handed off the ownership of StruCalc to this amazing team. I will be staying on as a consultant to work with them and will help contribute my expertise and advice on the interface side portion of their projects.
I’m thrilled with this opportunity of being apart of this team, but even more, seeing what The Vitruvius Project is bringing to the table for the structural engineering and architect community.
All versions of the new platform include full calculations done with a new engine which the TVP engineers built from the ground up, including load combinations with complete loading capabilities. Their NEW features seem to be endless. The Vitruvius Project also has a great management team, they will deliver products the market has never seen before. It gives me great pride knowing the StruCalc user base will be in better hands with a better product. The future is bright for StruCalc users.
Please bear with them your patience, as they are transitioning the StruCalc user base and settings up their new systems. They will be releasing a much more comprehensive platform in Beta, in the coming weeks (July). The original plan for StruCalc 11.0 will be replaced with STRUCALC By Vitruvius. In addition, our StruCalc Plus version will be replaced with BASE by Vitruvius.
Be sure to visit their website www.thevitruviusproject.com for more information on the release of their new product, and also be sure to put in your request for Beta access. They are taking sign-up’s now.
Thank you for all the years of loyal support.
Peter Bambe, P.E., M.S.