Design, analyze and detail foundations with S-FOUNDATION, the most customizable and automated foundation software available.
S-FOUNDATION automatically generates and manages the underlying structural FEA model as you create the foundations. Analyze with a linear or non-linear analysis, followed by a design-code assessment to produce detailed engineering reports.
Customize and automate any part of the process while maintaining complete control over geometry, material, reinforcing, and loading.
Easily merge the foundation substructure model with the S-FRAME Analysis or S-TIMBER superstructure model for further evaluation.
Model Virtually any Foundation
S-FOUNDATION will model virtually any foundation including isolated footings, combined footings, continuous footings, wall footings, strap footings, and mat foundations.
Foundations can include pedestals, walls, piles, steps, holes, and areas of increased or decreased thickness.
Quick and Easy Footing Creation
Easy to use graphical tools help users define a footing component database to efficiently model footings.
S-FOUNDATION modeling tools are designed for efficiency with standardized keyboard shortcuts found in other S-FRAME and 3rd party software to help users become productive quickly.
Model Mat Foundations of any Shape and Size
No matter what shape and size your architectural drawings specify, virtually any mat foundation can be modeled quickly and easily in S-FOUNDATION.
Automatic Finite Element Model Generation
The underlying finite element mesh is automatically and quickly generated using the same industry-leading mesh algorithms used in S-FRAME. Mesh constraints are fully adjustable by the user. Update your model and watch the algorithms redefine a new mesh using your constraints.
S-FOUNDATION Import and Export
Full S-FRAME Import and Export Integration
Import the superstructure model from S-FRAME and use the model as a guide to easily model your footings and foundations. Base reaction loads from the superstructure analysis are automatically applied to the foundation model. After completing the foundation model, analysis, and design, transfer the model back into S-FRAME for further analysis. The imported foundations will provide more accurate and realistic support conditions for the superstructure.
Import from 3rd Party Structural Analysis and CAD Programs
Run S-FOUNDATION as a stand-alone analysis and design foundation application or integrated within S-FRAME Analysis. With S-FRAME Analysis, two-way data transfer automatically applies foundation loading conditions and post-processing from S-FRAME Analysis, then combines the optimized foundation model with the S-FRAME Superstructure model for a more detailed soil-structure interaction analysis.
Alternatively, import geometry and loading data using CSV files to use as the starting point for your model. Import support data (locations, reactions, preliminary foundation design) from 3rd party analysis software, create the model, and optimize the foundations.
Design using the rigid or flexible (FEA) method.
S-FOUNDATION’s analysis, design and detailing capabilities are built on the proven and trusted S-CONCRETE and S-FRAME FEA solver and design engines.
Automated Design Wizards optimize foundations quickly and efficiently.
S-FOUNDATION Analysis and Design Results
View code check results to any desired level of detail – including intermediate calculations, formulas and code clauses.
Filter results on multiple criteria to pinpoint areas of interest.
Advanced 3D model visualization, comprehensive and customizable reports in PDF or Excel™ format.
Automation and Customization
Customizable Design Wizards
S-FOUNDATION includes design wizards to help design foundations according to your custom constraints. Wizards use the S-FRAME OpenAPI, are open source and fully customizable to meet your design requirements.
Customizable Modeling Wizards
Included modeling wizards in the foundation software provide a starting point for modeling your standalone model and allow further customization to meet user needs.
S-FOUNDATION is available in two versions: Professional, and Enterprise.
- Windows 10 (64-bit version) operating system
- Min 2 GB RAM, Recommended 4 GB or more
- Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card – Must support hardware vertex processing
S-FOUNDATION Latest Enhancements and Additions
S-FOUNDATION 2020 Release includes new enhancements and additions
- Multi-Strap Foundation Design – connect multiple pads with strap-beams in any configuration
- Model Pedestal Rotation in any angle relative to the pad orientation
- Model Pile Group rotations at any angle relative to the pad orientation
- New improvements to S-FOUNDATION’s file integrity checking, including checks for unconnected objects, overlapping objects, foundations defined above or below the soil level limits and more