Vitruvius Features Comparison:

 
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2018 International Building Code:
2018 International Building Code
  2018 National Design Specification:
2018 National Design Specification
  Imperial Analysis (Metric Coming Soon):
Imperial Analysis (Metric Coming Soon)
  24 Load Combinations:
24 Load Combinations
  LRFD/ASD Design:
LRFD/ASD Design
  3 Span Beams and Joists:
3 Span Beams and Joists
  Live and Dead Loads:
Live and Dead Loads
  Steel:
Steel
  Wood:
Wood
  I-Joists:
I-Joists
  Glulams:
Glulams
  Structural Composite:
Structural Composite
  Isolated Footings:
Isolated Footings
  Continuous Footings:
Continuous Footings
  Collar Ties:
Collar Ties
  MEL/MSR Lumber:
MEL/MSR Lumber
  Embedded Posts:
Embedded Posts
  Stud Wall:
Stud Wall
  Multi-Span Columns:
Multi-Span Columns -
  Wind, Snow, Seismic, etc. Load Inputs:
Wind, Snow, Seismic, etc. Load Inputs -
  Advanced loading on Footings:
Advanced loading on Footings -
  10 Span Beams and Joists:
10 Span Beams and Joists -
  Out of Plane Loading:
Out of Plane Loading -
  Masonry Beams:
Masonry Beams - -
  Concrete Beams:
Concrete Beams - -
  Wood Shear Walls:
Wood Shear Walls - - -
  Steel Connections:
Steel Connections - - - -
  Steel Rotation:
Steel Rotation - - - -
  Concrete/Masonry Shear Walls:
Concrete/Masonry Shear Walls - - - -
  Concrete Columns:
Concrete Columns - - - -
  Masonry Columns:
Masonry Columns - - - -
  Concrete Walls:
Concrete Walls - - - -
  Masonry Walls:
Masonry Walls - - - -
  Moment Frames:
Moment Frames - - - -
  Wood Hangers:
Wood Hangers - - - -
  Wood Diaphragms:
Wood Diaphragms - - - -
  Combined Footings:
Combined Footings - - - -
  Curved Glulams:
Curved Glulams - - - -
  Cold Formed Steel:
Cold Formed Steel - - - -
  P-Delta Analysis:
P-Delta Analysis - - - -
  Torque Design:
Torque Design - - - -
  Steel Base Plates:
Steel Base Plates - - - -
  Anchor Bolt Design:
Anchor Bolt Design - - - -
  Composite Beams:
Composite Beams - - - -
  Hinged Beams:
Hinged Beams - - - -
  Retaining Wall:
Retaining Wall - - - -
  Basement Walls:
Basement Walls - - - -
 
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2018 International Building Code:
2018 International Building Code
  2018 National Design Specification:
2018 National Design Specification
  Imperial Analysis (Metric Coming Soon):
Imperial Analysis (Metric Coming Soon)
  24 Load Combinations:
24 Load Combinations
  LRFD/ASD Design:
LRFD/ASD Design
  3 Span Beams and Joists:
3 Span Beams and Joists
  Live and Dead Loads:
Live and Dead Loads
  Steel:
Steel
  Wood:
Wood
  I-Joists:
I-Joists
  Glulams:
Glulams
  Structural Composite:
Structural Composite
  Isolated Footings:
Isolated Footings
  Continuous Footings:
Continuous Footings
  Collar Ties:
Collar Ties
  MEL/MSR Lumber:
MEL/MSR Lumber
  Embedded Posts:
Embedded Posts
  Stud Wall:
Stud Wall
  Multi-Span Columns:
Multi-Span Columns -
  Wind, Snow, Seismic, etc. Load Inputs:
Wind, Snow, Seismic, etc. Load Inputs -
  Advanced loading on Footings:
Advanced loading on Footings -
  10 Span Beams and Joists:
10 Span Beams and Joists -
  Out of Plane Loading:
Out of Plane Loading -
  Masonry Beams:
Masonry Beams - -
  Concrete Beams:
Concrete Beams - -
  Wood Shear Walls:
Wood Shear Walls - - -
  Steel Connections:
Steel Connections - - - -
  Steel Rotation:
Steel Rotation - - - -
  Concrete/Masonry Shear Walls:
Concrete/Masonry Shear Walls - - - -
  Concrete Columns:
Concrete Columns - - - -
  Masonry Columns:
Masonry Columns - - - -
  Concrete Walls:
Concrete Walls - - - -
  Masonry Walls:
Masonry Walls - - - -
  Moment Frames:
Moment Frames - - - -
  Wood Hangers:
Wood Hangers - - - -
  Wood Diaphragms:
Wood Diaphragms - - - -
  Combined Footings:
Combined Footings - - - -
  Curved Glulams:
Curved Glulams - - - -
  Cold Formed Steel:
Cold Formed Steel - - - -
  P-Delta Analysis:
P-Delta Analysis - - - -
  Torque Design:
Torque Design - - - -
  Steel Base Plates:
Steel Base Plates - - - -
  Anchor Bolt Design:
Anchor Bolt Design - - - -
  Composite Beams:
Composite Beams - - - -
  Hinged Beams:
Hinged Beams - - - -
  Retaining Wall:
Retaining Wall - - - -
  Basement Walls:
Basement Walls - - - -
 
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*Annual price on the website reflects a 10% savings over the monthly plan
**We are not launching a pre-order of our highest level platform Elevate at this time, and do not plan to. Instead of a big launch all at once, Elevate design modules will be released as Beta products monthly to all of our Base Level III users with full access. Base Level III will have an integrated method for allowing the users to help determine which features are delivered in which order. Once all the features are complete, we will launch Elevate officially for purchase without an extended beta or pre-order. So if you are interested in becoming an Elevate user in the future, be sure to sign up for Base Level III to have the earliest access possible.

Vitruvius System Features:

 
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Vitruvius Interactive Loading Diagrams:
Vitruvius Interactive Loading Diagrams
  Vitruvius Cards:
Vitruvius Cards
  Vitruvius Links & Diagrams:
Vitruvius Links & Diagrams
  Vitruvius Reports:
Vitruvius Reports
  Vitruvius Autosize:
Vitruvius Autosize
  Vitruvius Calculators:
Vitruvius Calculators
  Vitruvius User Management:
Vitruvius User Management
  Vitruvius Cloud Licensing:
Vitruvius Cloud Licensing
  Vitruvius Templates & Layouts:
Vitruvius Templates & Layouts
  Vitruvius Quickhelp:
Vitruvius Quickhelp
  Vitruvius Notes:
Vitruvius Notes
  Multi Monitor Support:
Multi Monitor Support
 
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Vitruvius is introducing new interactive Loading Diagrams. Design and Edit with clicks of your mouse. Change spans, supports, and loads. Click on them to see and change design information.

A revolutionary way to organize and display the most relevant information with custom sorting capabilities. These cards are highly interactive and integrate with Vitruvius Loading Diagrams when applicable.

COMING SOON – Vitruvius Reports are the next evolution of the single page printouts that were introduced to the industry with StruCalc 8.0. Not only are there still single page capability, but each design will be able to have customized diagrams selected from over 100+ combinations added to each report. Vitruvius Reports will evolve into a full, collated, print project with links to view connected designs.

Vitruvius continues the ability to autosize your designs after the initial setup, no need for iterative development and guessing. The much improved system contains limitations for adequacy, deflection, and other options to focus your results.

Vitruvius doesn’t want to take away the familiar design inputs that StruCalc users have enjoyed for years. To compliment the incredibly easy to use and new Vitruvius Interactive Loading Diagrams, we have included pop up calculators for all the legacy inputs. The calculators also include many new input options that Vitruvius Engineers have come up with to make your data entry even quicker.

Finally, a real, easy to use, cloud licensing system. No need to log in to Amazon Web Services. Just launch your application and login. Have 20 employees but only want 5 licenses? Cloud Licensing enables all your employees to install the software and manage the concurrent use. This is not limited by IP address or network and there is no additional installation.

Take control of your company! Admins are able to delegate access and permissions and setup user access. See who’s online in your company.

COMING SOON – Quickly load pre-design Design Module templates. No more recurring, repetitive design setups. Share these with your friends and the community. Default snow loads, wind loads, spans, sizes, etc. Create your favorite screen layout and save it for future use.

Vitruvius is building a knowledgebase for structural engineering resources. This will include training videos, walkthroughs, and in-app quickhelp that displays quickly without annoying pop-ups.

COMING SOON – Save pre-defined Notes to quickly add them to different designs and projects or add custom one-time notes to current designs.

COMING SOON – The first platform in the industry to allow design of more than one design at a time on multi-monitor, or view entire connected Link Diagrams in detail.

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. We believe it to be the fastest and most accurate calculation engine in the industry.

Soon! All levels of Vitruvius will support both metric and imperial calculations and units.

Vitruvius currently supports the 2018 International Building Code (IBC), 2015 IBC, 2012 IBC, 2016 California Building Code (CBC), and 6th Ed. (2017) Florida Building Code (FBC). Codes that will soon be added include: 2019 CBC, 2018 International Residential Code (IRC), 2015 IRC, and 2012 IRC.

Yes! Please submit a request to codes@tvp.global. We do not charge for this service, however, we cannot guarantee lead times for adding new codes. It is dependent on the complexity of the differences between your local code and the international codes.

Yes! Vitruvius Engineer’s are currently researching and testing the Canadian, Australian, British, and European codes with our calculation engine.

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.

Monthly memberships are available for our StruCalc and Base 1-3 plans. A monthly membership will be made available for Elevate once it goes live. Make sure you’re on our mailing list to get notified about new features and updates!

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 and soon you will be able to deploy them as either stand-alone or cloud licenses. Currently, stand-alone licenses are unavailable.

Stand-alone licenses will be registered to a single computer through an easy process. Computers with their own stand-alone license will be able to be used in offline mode. Currently, stand-alone licenses are unavailable.

Currently, yes. In the future, initial registration will require an internet connection but you will have the option to register your license in “standalone mode”. After registering a license on a device in standalone mode, you will be able to use Vitruvius on that device without an internet connection until it’s time to renew your registration. If you opt for cloud licensing, an internet connection will be required for continued use.

Users may experience intermittent outages during Beta. Once the platform is live, 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. Please contact us at 1-800-279-1353 or email support@thevitruviusproject.com if you need to make a change to your membership.

All levels of Vitruvius are available with significant discounts for government agencies. Volume licensing is also available. Please email us at support@thevitruviusproject.com with any questions or to receive a call from a sales associate.

Nope! Even better–we’re proud to offer all levels of Vitruvius for free to all current teachers and professors. Please email us at support@thevitruviusproject.com with your request.

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. If you need to move a registered stand-alone license it is a simple process to deactivate on one machine and move to another location.

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. Please contact us at 1-800-279-1353 or email support@thevitruviusproject.com if you need to make a change to your membership.

Yes. Vitruvius has an intuitive interface for managing your licenses and users. Each company will be able to decide if they would like a standalone or cloud server installation on their initial installation. If Cloud is chosen, there is an option to give lockable access to individual users to mimic a standalone license that is not shared in the concurrent use pool.

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.

Nope! Even better–we’re proud to offer all levels of Vitruvius to current students–from undergraduate through PhD coursework–for free! Please email us at support@thevitruviusproject.com with your request.

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