Operating since 1972, Fitzroy develop and support two software packages for structural engineers:
- SCALE *** Structural CALculations Ensemble ***
- SAND *** Structural ANalysis & Design ***
Everything shown on this website is included in the SCALE system.
SAND includes everything on this website with the addition of non-linear analysis.
SCALE *** Structural CALculations Ensemble ***
SCALE is a computer program for producing structural engineers' calculations and component details for the design of a variety of components such as beams, columns and slabs, using steel, concrete, masonry and timber.We use SCALE because it produces neatly composed calculation sheets which can easily be checked.
SCALE incorporates a library of over 1000 proforma calculations, any of which may be selected for use when SCALE is run. The content of this library is continually under review, proformas being added or modified as codes of practice develop and change. Many proformas now include a parallel set of calculations for Eurocodes and British Standards, the transition to use Eurocodes will be fully implemented by the time Eurocodes become mandatory.
SCALE includes LUCID for reinforced concrete detailing and SPADE for steelwork, masonry and timber detailing. Each program takes the form of a text file - written using a simple notation for control. The engineer may alter or extend any program, or write his/her own and add them into the ensemble. SCALE includes NL-STRESS for 2D/3D elastic analysis with linking between analysis and design.Recommended software for our large and small offices.
SCALE is used in over 2000 firms. Together the users produce over one million pages of structural calculations per year; SCALE has condensed print and summary options for saving paper.
SAND *** Structural ANalysis & Design ***
SAND includes all of SCALE and extends its capabilities by providing the full version of NL-STRESS, which includes non-linear (plastic and stability) analysis capabilities. SAND also includes numerous pre and post-processors for NL-STRESS including vehicle loads, guyed masts and wave forces.
All programs are compiled in-house directly from source-code, all programs have been awarded the Works with Windows Vista logo and Compatible with Windows 7 logo, all programs run and are supported on 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows. Fitzroy is not reliant on any third-party for provision of software, users are not reliant on any extra software to use SAND and SCALE.