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SUPPORTS ASCE 7-05, 7-10 and 7-16

This is the product page for MecaWind Pro. For MecaWind Standard, see this page. MecaWind Standard is MecaWind Pro but without the advanced graphics.

MecaWind is a cost-effective program used by Engineers and designers to perform Wind calculations per ASCE 7-05, ASCE 7-10, and ASCE 7-16. The program is simple to use, and offers a professional looking output with all necessary wind calculations. The user also has a great deal of control at their fingertips to customize their output to suit their needs
 

MecaWind Pro offers the same calculations, with the added benefit of being able to graphically see all Main Wind Force Resisting System (MWFRS) pressures on each surface.  Seeing the pressures graphically gives the user a real advantage at being able to visualize what is physically occuring.  Figure 3 shows a typical MWFRS graphic.  The user can turn on/off different surfaces, change colors or rotate and manipulate the graphic just as you could in any 3D modeling package.  In addition  you can toggle between Wind Direction, +/- Internal Building Pressures and Minimum wind pressures with ease.

The base version of the software is MecaWind, and it offers the most costeffective option of performing wind calculations. MecaWind Pro offers the same calculations, with the added benefit of being able to graphically see all Main Wind Force Resisting System (MWFRS) pressures on each
surface. Seeing the pressures graphically gives the user a real advantage at being able to visualize what is physically occurring. The figure below shows a typical MWFRS graphic. The user can turn on/off different surfaces, change colors
 or rotate and manipulate the graphic just as you could in any 3D modeling package. In addition, you can toggle between Wind Direction, +/- Internal Building Pressures and Minimum wind pressures with ease. 

MecaWind Pro also offers the ability to calculate the total reactions at the base of the structure. This is no simple calculation, given the complexity of the pressure distributions on the roof. MecaWind Pro takes all pressures into account, and gives a simple summary of the base reactions. 

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Main Screen and Main Window of MecaWind Pro


Reporting Summary of Base Reactions for Each Case



Advanced MWFRS Graphics

FAQs

Does the program have a help manual?

A help manual is provided with the program in the form of a pdf file. You may print the file or
view it electronically.

Is technical support available for the software? 
Yes, technical support is available through Meca by email.

Does it meet State Codes (FL, HI, etc...)?

Any state using ASCE 7-10 or 7-16. It's difficult to keep up with all state requirements, but it appears all states are now following
ASCE 7. Specific states that we know reference ASCE 7 include: Florida, California, Texas, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Hawaii.

What is the latest version of the ASCE 7 Standard? 

The latest version is ASCE 7-16.

I'm not an Engineer, is the software going to be difficult to learn? 

The software itself is fairly simple to use; however, the program follows the ASCE 7 standard, and honestly it is not always a simple standard to follow. You probably already know this, and that's why you are looking to purchase software. The ASCE 7 standard uses a lot of terminology and has a lot of notes and special exceptions. The software helps navigate through those issues, but it still requires some familiarity with the ASCE 7 standard.

Do I need a copy of the ASCE 7-10 or ASCE 7-16 standard?

It is recommended to have a copy of the standard.

Does the program come with a tutorial?

There are online videos which can be helpful in getting up to speed. There is also an ebook, which is a great tool to explain wind load calculations and how to use the software to calculate wind loads.

Does the software handle oddly shaped buildings (T, L, U, etc...)?

The MecaWind Pro does come with the L-Shaped Building Feature, however there is not an option in the software for other oddly shaped buildings  ike T and U. These shapes can be handled by making multiple analysis runs of the software. There is a good example of this in the eBook that we offer. 

Youtube Videos of MecaWind (these are of MecaWind PRO). Not all features available in MecaWind.

MecaWind PRO New Features (1 of 2)

MecaWind PRO New Features (2 of 2)

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