The SAP name has been synonymous with state-of-the-art analytical methods since its introduction over 30 years ago. SAP2000 follows in the same tradition featuring a very sophisticated, intuitive and versatile user interface powered by an unmatched analysis engine and design tools for engineers working on transportation, industrial, public works, sports, and other facilities.
From its 3D object based graphical modeling environment to the wide variety of analysis and design options completely integrated across one powerful user interface, SAP2000 has proven to be the most integrated, productive and practical general purpose structural program on the market today. This intuitive interface allows you to create structural models rapidly and intuitively without long learning curve delays. Now you can harness the power of SAP2000 for all of your analysis and design tasks, including small day-to-day problems. Complex Models can be generated and meshed with powerful built in templates. Integrated design code features can automatically generate wind, wave, bridge, and seismic loads with comprehensive automatic steel and concrete design code checks per US, Canadian and international design standards.
Advanced analytical techniques allow for step-by-step large deformation analysis, Eigen and Ritz analyses based on stiffness of nonlinear cases, catenary cable analysis, material nonlinear analysis with fiber hinges, multi-layered nonlinear shell element, buckling analysis, progressive collapse analysis, energy methods for drift control, velocity-dependent dampers, base isolators, support plasticity and nonlinear segmental construction analysis. Nonlinear analyses can be static and/or time history, with options for FNA nonlinear time history dynamic analysis and direct integration.
From a simple small 2D static frame analysis to a large complex 3D nonlinear dynamic analysis, SAP2000 is the easiest, most productive solution for your structural analysis and design needs.
What is new in Sap 2000 v12
The release of CSI 's SAP2000 V12 is coming. Advancements have been made to almost every aspect of the program, including analysis engine, gui and reports. This fully integrated application for the modeling, analysis, and design of structures continues to be available in three levels: Basic, Plus and Advanced. The new and innovative features of Version 12 are listed below.
There are also five specialty add-on modules to the Advanced Level of SAP2000, namely, the Object-Based Bridge Design Module, the Staged Construction Module, the Offshore/Wave Module. These modules need additional licensing. To have detailed information about the SAP2000 modules please click here. The SAP2000 OAPI (Open Application Programming Interface) feature is now free with every SAP2000 license.