Plan Analyst Product Overview

Plan Analyst - International Building Code

Plan Analyst for the IBC (International Building Code) is the original, and best, solution for building officials, architects, and designers to quickly ensure a commercial building’s compliance to code. This proven software application is much faster and more accurate than a manual plan review/code study! Don’t spend hours manually finding the code requirements related to your specific project, doing the calculations, then creating a report.

Plan Analyst - International Residential Code

Plan Analyst for the IRC (International Residential Code) is the original, and best, solution for building officials, architects, and designers to quickly ensure a residential building’s compliance to code. This proven software application is much faster and more accurate than a manual plan review/code study! Don’t spend hours manually finding the code requirements related to your specific project, doing the calculations, then creating a report.

Plan Analyst - Code Design Calculators

Beam and Column Calculator

Users rave about this best selling product. It has the easiest input of any beam calculator on the market.  You simply select the beam material. Options include sawn lumber, engineered wood and steel. Select beam size. Enter the loads on the beam and Plan Analyst checks bending, shear and deflection.  A complete drawing will be created showing the beam with loads, bending, shear, and deflection.  You can easily edit any of the description and see the new results.

Deck Calculator

A fast and easy way to check and/or design residential decks. Input is simple but very versatile. With a few clicks of the mouse, you select the guardrail style, offsets/cantilevers at the house, style of attachment to the house and support condition. You then dimension the deck and finally you select structural details. Plan Analyst will calculate all beams, joists, footings and connections. Plan Analyst will then create a drawing with all of the information required to design or build a custom deck.

Sign Calculator

Design professionals can quickly try different footing sizes, support sizes or types of material to determine the best sign design for this location. Now you have complete confidence in code compliance, preventing delays when the plans are submitted for approval.

Plan check professionals can quickly review plans for code compliance, Plan Analyst will make the process faster and more efficient. Plan Analyst contains many different types of support material so there is no need to change software or the procedure you use when projects contain different materials. This will make the plan review process faster, easier and more accurate.

You simply fill in the forms to describe the size, shape and location of signs, support material and size, type of soil and footing diameter.  Plan Analyst will then complete all of the time consuming calculations and create a detailed drawing of this sign.