Dubuque, IA, April 9, 2013 -Digital Canal Corporation, a leading provider of professional structural engineering and design software, announces the release VersaFrame – Version 6.

VersaFrame 6 features advanced design and analysis tools like freeze all except plane, story drift calculation and additional automatic geometry generators (nodes from grid, member by nodes, shell 4s by nodes and bricks by nodes). The new version of VersaFrame also has ability of defining tension only/compression only members and rigid diaphragms.

Digital Canal continues to adopt the latest design codes within VersaFrame 6 as well. In continuation, we have introduced ACI 2011 and ACI 2008 in the new version of VersaFrame.

Upgrading to VersaFrame 6 is important for engineers because of its special modeling features. ‘Story drift’ calculation, ‘freeze all except plane’ and an ability to define tension/compression only members were features requested by clients in the past. The automatic geometry generators will save time and increase ease of use. In addition, the rigid diaphragm element, VersaFrame 6 also has ability to orient the rigid diaphragm in any regular or user defined plane.

VersaFrame 6 is fully functional in Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems.

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