Frequently Asked Questions:
Calculation & Code:
All levels of Vitruvius run on a proprietary finite element method (FEM) calculation engine built from the ground up and stringently tested against industry standards. It supports full LRFD and ASD design as well as many custom features.
Vitruvius currently supports the 2018 International Building Code (IBC), 2015 IBC, 2012 IBC, 2016 & 2019 California Building Code (CBC), and 6th Ed. (2017) Florida Building Code (FBC). Codes that will soon be added include: 2018 International Residential Code (IRC), 2015 IRC, and 2012 IRC.2016
Yes, this is a feature we plan to add in the future.
Vitruvius supports a number of specialty codes including the ASCE 7-16, ASCE 7-10, 2018 NDS, 2015 NDS, 2012 NDS, AISC 360-16 and AISC 360-10 for steel design, ACI 318-14 and ACI 318-11 for Concrete, and TMS 402/602-16, TMS 402/602-13, and TMS 402/602-11 for Masonry.
Licensing & Registration:
Vitruvius has flexible licensing options. Every license of Vitruvius is the same price–there are no upfront or hidden fees or expensive main licenses. You can buy as many licenses as you wish.
Yes, using Vitruvius requires an internet connection
The Vitruvius Cloud will feature industry-leading security and redundancy in an effort to achieve 99.9% uptime. We can guarantee 99% uptime outside of any planned maintenance breaks.
Yes. We understand that users’ needs fluctuate. As such, we will strive to keep all of our memberships as flexible as possible. Monthly memberships can be upgraded or downgraded each month. Annual memberships can also be upgraded and will be pro-rated, but cannot be downgraded.
All levels of Vitruvius are available with potential discounts for government agencies. Volume licensing is also available. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to receive a call from a sales associate.
No. We understand the need to work from home, on site, at the office, or while traveling. All Vitruvius cloud licenses can be used anywhere you need to use them.
Cloud licenses are limited by concurrent use–not total installations. For this reason, they require an internet connection at all times. You can have as many user installations as you need, as long as there is not more than one concurrent user per cloud license. If you wish to use Vitruvius on different computers or you have a few users who need access but not at the same time, then one cloud license could suffice for your situation. However, if you have a larger company with many user who need constant access, then you may want to look into multiple cloud licenses.
All Vitruvius platforms require either a monthly or annual membership. The annual memberships reflect 10% savings over monthly memberships. The Vitruvius team is passionate about modernizing the software industry for engineers. A low monthly fee for all users means that Vitruvius is more accessibility to those who otherwise couldn’t afford a full-featured solution while also allowing us to continue to unveil new features and provide unparalleled support.
Yes. Any Vitruvius project file can be opened in any version of the platform. However, if a project file contains features that are not included in the version that it is opened with, those features and designs will be read-only.