Masonry Design Software
Software is being used for each and everything these days. No field or profession could escape the penetration
of software into the respective industries.
Although this could be understood for the clerical or similar types of jobs, it is quite difficult to understand
what software does when it comes to masonry. Anyway, there are many areas where software can be some help when it
comes to masonry. Masonry design is one such area where the software could be a great help.
Let’s try to understand what software is for the benefit of many of us who do not have a proper understanding in
information technology. Software is a man made system that helps us to do certain things such as calculation and
simulation. Although software can be different and more advanced that what I just described, I selected this
definition for my own advantage. When it comes to masonry design, it is the calculations and simulations that we
use in the software systems.
Imagine the following scenario. You are the person who is responsible for masonry
design in one of the project. When it comes to determining the thickness of the walls, the type of
the bricks to be used in order to support the weight of the house, you consider a lot of things and make a lot of
calculations. This is again true when it comes to installing new columns or joins.
The process of calculating what is required could take even days, depending on the project that you are working
on. If you make a mistake somewhere at the beginning, you may have to repeat the whole exercise all over again. As
a matter of fact, this process is hectic and waste a lot of time. Therefore, the smart people have come up with
software packages that can be used for such masonry design tasks.
There is a number of masonry design software available for your use. Some masonry design software is quite
sophisticated and they have dozens of features to ensure that it gives you accurate and comprehensive output for
your design tasks. Usually these software packages come with a premium price tag as the market for masonry design
is quite niche. Therefore, this software can be afforded by the companies, rather than by the individuals. For
individuals, there are masonry design software that are available for free and these free masonry design software
offer the basic features for calculations and saves a lot of your time.