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I have made an excel file for this purpose that I've been using since 1992 and have updated for new codes as required. It does calculate the accurate lateral deflection of the plywood shearwall poer code and compares it with allowable drift at each story. It can analyze and design up to  4 story . It specifies Nailing, Sill plate, Holdowns and Anchor bolts requirement. I have been using it for apartment buildings as well as other wood frame staructures.

The spreadsheet is based on the optional City of LA or CBC 2001, but I can provide an option for IBC 2003 or 2000 tables as an alternative.

If you or others are interested send me a private email at k(--nospam--at) .

Casey (Khashayar) Hemmatyar


From: ndz28(--nospam--at) [mailto: ndz28(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2007 9:19 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: shear wall program


I was just wondering if any one of you is familiar with the Woodworks shear wall software. I need a program that can comply with the flexible and rigid diaphragm requirements of the code and also provide me with wall deflections.  I have several larger buildings to do in Los Angeles,  and doing these calculations manually are rather time consuming. This would be used on 3-4 story apartments with mostly stacking units.  Does any one have any likes, dislikes or any other recommendations.  How easy is it to learn to use, model, and how accurate is the results?


Thank you