Ease of Use
The software incorporates visually interactive user interface which displays changes in real time. The user inputs different variables for load and reinforcement requirements and the software automatically calculates if the variables are acceptable as per applicable building code. ADS can determine code compliance for the 2012 IBC/IRC (US), 2005 NBC (Canada) and 1997 UBC (California). A built-in reporting tool is also available which allows the export of text and graphic reports for complete transparency and design validation.
ADS is compatible only with Windows 7 and newer operating systems. It can be downloaded for free by filling out the download form. On successful completion of the download form, an activation code will be emailed to the registered email address within 2-3 business days. ADS can also be used for 30-day trial period without an activation code.