SuperBeam's options include design and checking of simply supported steel and timber beams and steel and timber columns, all to BS449/BS5268. More ...
ProSteel's options include design and checking of simply supported beams, column design and checking, analysis of openings in beam webs and simple connection design, all to BS5950:2000-1. More ...
EuroBeam includes nearly everything in SuperBeam and ProSteel, but, as the name suggests, design and checking is to Eurocode 3 (steel) and Eurocode 5 (timber). The steel design options are a little more restricted than ProSteel's - see chart below. EuroBeam 3 adds RC beam design and checking. More ...
Which one should I buy?
There is some overlap between SuperBeam and ProSteel. For some people one or other will do everything you need. If you need both, you can buy them together at a discounted price. EuroBeam contains nearly everything in these two but for now you may prefer to sticking with tried and tested BSs for actual designs, whilst using EuroBeam to gain familiarity with Eurocodes.
The key differences between the programs are shown here:
steel beam design
|Yes: to BS449||Yes: to BS5950||Yes: to EC3|
|Channel section beams||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Cold-formed hollow section beams||No||Yes||Yes|
|Class 4 (slender section) beams||N/A||Yes||No|
|Analysis of steel beams with intermediate restraints between supports||No||Yes - up to five intermediate restraints||Yes - up to five intermediate restraints|
|Automatic determination of effective length from entered restraint conditions and/or intermediate restraint positions||No||Yes||Yes|
|Analysis of openings in steel beam webs||No||Yes||Yes|
timber beam design
|Yes: to BS5268||No||Yes: to EC5|
|Steel column design||Yes: to BS449||Yes: to BS5950||Yes: to EC3|
|Channel section columns||Yes||Yes||No|
|Cold-formed hollow section columns||No||Yes||Yes|
|Class 4 (slender section) columns||N/A||Yes||No|
|Timber post and stud design||Yes: to BS5268||No||Yes: to EC5|
|Flitch beam design||Yes||No||Yes|
|Reinforced concrete beam design||No||No||Yes|
|Connection design and checking
(simple (non-moment) angle cleat, end plate and fin plate connections with a single row of bolts)
|Steel beam splices||No||Yes||Yes|
|Text and OLE pages||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|User script option (TJI floor joist and IG/Catnic box lintel examples included)||Yes (for beams)||Yes (for beams)||Yes (for beams)|
|Interactive script generated page option||No||No||Yes (stair rise and going calculator example included)|
|Copy calculation output in RTF format||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Online beam checking
||No||No||Yes: EuroBeam.net - (while update cover current)|
Price and ordering information
For new users SuperBeam and ProSteel single user licences cost £200 respectively or £300 if you want both. EuroBeam single user licences cost £250. Multiple licence discounts, additional product discounts and reduced upgrade prices for registered users of earlier versions are also available. For full details see our ordering page
Prices are for single user licences and exclude VAT
All our programs run on Windows XP, Vista,
and Windows 7/8/10 (32-bit or 64-bit) systems