CSC Orion v 14
A dedicated analysis, design and drafting solution for reinforced concrete building structures
Orion provides a unique central 2D/3D modelling environment from which automatic analysis, design and drafting is derived for the engineer.
Orion is perfect for any size concrete building project and caters for a wide range of concrete structural systems.
Multiple tender schemes can be assessed in a fraction of the time taken by conventional software. Once the project is secure, detailed design and drafting time is dramatically reduced. Project changes are handled automatically by simply amending the central model or loading. Orion updates the rest, enabling your company to provide a responsive service to demanding clients.
Detailed calculations, material quantities, structural layout plans, beam and slab elevations and column schedules are all produced automatically from one central model.
Orion is based on a physical model. This facilitates the automatic generation of downstream analysis, design and detailing information.
Models can be generated directly using a host of intuitive commands. Alternatively, DXF drawing references can be imported directly from CAD to assist model creation.
Flexible graphical environment with easy 2D graphical input for model generation.
Create and work with beams, columns and slabs handled as objects not analytical elements.
DXF import for automatic creation of columns
Option to import architects' layout from AutoCADTM. The architectural drawing can be "traced over" to generate the Orion Model.
3D rendered visualisation with fly-through animation for checking and also impressive client presentations.
Orion supports friendly cut, copy, paste and mirroring functions to speed up repetitive operations.
Beams can be input without the need for a grid
DXF import for automatic creation of columns
Axes can now wrap corners providing design and detailing for curved building facades
Transfer beams, including walls on transfer beams.
Columns can be supported at any level.
Rigid links - automatic connectivity of beam and columns at eccentric intersections.
Orion uses a very fast, dedicated building solver to assess the complete structural system. The dedicated concrete finite element package allows detailed assessment of floors.
Automatic calculation for centre of gravity and rigidity.
Fully automated FE Shell and Mid Pier wall modelling options
Automatic calculation of all self weight loads from all slabs/beams/columns/walls.
Automatic calculation of beam loads derived from all uniform and/or concentrated slab loads.
Automatic generation of building notional horizontal loads.
Automatic generation of beam pattern loads.
Option to include additional lateral loading such as wind loading.
Option for automatic generation of Finite Element Mesh for detailed analysis of floors and raft foundations.
Updated rigid diaphragm modeling options.
Fully automated FE shell and mid pier wall modelling options (as discussed in the Structural Engineer - Feb 2006).
Finite element floor module provides fast results for flat slabs, conventional slabs and raft foundation systems.
Floor diaphragms can be set at any floor level and discrete diaphragms are fully supported.
Automated batch design or interactively user-controlled design. Orion supports a range of structural systems including beam-slab, waffle slabs, ribbed slabs, pre-cast, flat slab (plate) and flat slab with drop panels.
High quality "As-built" design and analysis calculations automatically generated and compiled in pdf format:
Post processor provides graphical displays of all 3D analysis results including transparency for clarity of results in the model view.
Automatic batch design mode for all elements, or you can interactively control the design of each column, wall, or beam member.
Automatic design of regular slabs based on Design Code Moment Coefficient Method.
Foundation design for pad and strip footings and raft systems.
Element grouping for standardisation of similar sections and layout.
Outstanding quality of printed design calculations.
Pass/Fail design status view.
From the central model, Orion will automatically generate high quality, practical drawings in minutes. Simply make changes to the model and quickly assess the impact on your drawings using check mode.
Fully compatible with popular CAD software.
Orion will automatically generate a complete quantity take-off for concrete, reinforcement and formwork. This can be tabulated or included within the drawings.
Automatic slab detailing in plan and in section.
Area of steel contour plots with DXF export.
Automatic beam elevation drawings including curtailment and link arrangements, with sections and reinforcement schedule.
Automatic column schedule drawings, column elevation drawings, or column application plans with reinforcement schedules.
Automatic material quantity listings including quantities of reinforcement in schedules.
Drawings from Orion are fully compatible with AutoCADTM and other DXF compatible CAD software. Full layer and pen control is included.