Multiple, Complex Loads for
Beams, Joists and Rafters
Please note: v2005 thru v2020 are nearly identical and operate similarly.
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The Selection Form
BeamChek quickly calculates hundreds of beam possibilities filtering out all but the most appropriate sizes and presents them in an easy to compare table that includes two grades in two species groups and glu-lams too. The sizes listed are easy to read nominal sizes!
The Beam Report
The report lets you readily determine if a beam is adequate without scrutinizing a jumble of numbers. The percentages compare critical to actual attributes of your selected member and the status of each is plainly listed as OK or FAIL. You may change the width or depth with a mouse click and have it recalculated instantly without leaving the form! The dead load deflection can be reviewed for its impact on the beam's appearance in the project and a camber height is recommended.
Custom glu-lam grades, glu-lam 'header' sizes, and LVL beams in common stock sizes from several manufacturers may also be analyzed with user entered values. Values may be saved to disk for repeated use. Non-standard timbers may be sized in half- inch increments from 5x5 to 12x20 using the custom values form.
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