West Point Bridge Designer 2014 1.14.77
A practical and effective application whose main purpose is to provide you with a realistic experience that will help you understand how engineers design highway bridges
The main purposes of West Point Bridge Designer are to provide you with an opportunity to learn how an engineering process works and design a highway bridge in no time.
The application comes with the right tools in order to help you understand how structures work and to create, test and optimize your bridge design.
The main window of West Point Bridge Designer is sectioned by two panels from where you can easily view the bridge design you have created and the member list. This way, you can view each used component and adjust the design the way you want.
Also, the utility provides you with a floating bar that enhances your experience when working with these kinds of designs. You can simply choose the tools you want in order to draw joints as you create your structural model or simply erase an object without having to select it first.
Because it is designed around the idea of helping users to learn more about the overall process that engineers need to accomplish, West Point Bridge Designer aims to demonstrate how they improve the efficiency of the design process.
You may choose one bridge model from a wide variety of samples or site configurations and once your bridge can successfully carry the highway without causing any crashes, you can easily continue to refine your design.
Still, if your bridge collapses, you can also strengthen it by simply modifying the properties of the structural components or changing the used materials.
More interesting about this application is that it provides you with the possibility of anticipating the overall cost of your project. Thus, you can view each used material and quantities and the price for each material and object.
Whether you need to design a steel truss bridge, or simply optimize and record your bridge design, West Point Bridge Designer proves to be a reliable tool when it comes to performing such actions. It provides you with a tool for visualizing structural behavior and teach you how civil engineers do their work.
Reviewed by Cristina Jitaru, last updated on March 7th, 2014
West Point Bridge Designer
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What's New in This Release:
- Old-style graphics option:
- Computers lacking the graphics features needed for the Second Edition load test walk-through can still enjoy animation by selecting old-style graphics, similar to the original.
- A recap of Second Edition features:
Application descriptionWest Point Bridge Designer was developed as an open source and accessible piece of software that lets children create ...