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My first reply was sent back as being too long so sorry if this comes through twice.

Coincidentally the below (abbreviated) e-mail was just sent out this morning.

Thomas Hunt, S.E.

  The Simpson Strong-Tie Anchor Designer Software for ACI 318, version 3.0, is now available for free download at
The updated software makes it easy to analyze and design anchorages using the ACI 318, Appendix D design method.
Main features of our Anchor Designer for ACI 318 software include:
  • Ultimate strength design.
  • Intuitive, easy-to-use graphical user interface.
  • Capability to save input and results.
  • Capability to print out results with detailed calculations for verification. Not black-box design software.
  • Products included: Strong-Bolt™ anchors, Titen HD® screw anchors, SET-XP™ anchoring adhesive, IXP™anchors with SET-XP™ epoxy adhesive, heavy hex bolts, L-bolts and J-bolts.
  • Base materials included: Normal weight, lightweight concrete, and normal-weight and sand-lightweight concrete over metal deck.
Version 3.0 updates include:
  • Simpson mechanical anchor tested in accordance with AC355.2 and ICC-ES AC193 is added.
    • Titen HD screw anchor in both cracked and uncracked concrete.
    • Titen HD screw anchor in soffit of normal-weight and sand-lightweight concrete over metal deck.
    • New Simpson adhesive anchors tested in accordance with ICC-ES AC308 are added.
      • IXP anchor with SET-XP epoxy adhesive in both cracked and uncracked concrete.
      • SET-XP epoxy adhesive anchor with various steel inserts in both cracked and uncracked concrete.
      • Steel grade selection is added for cast-in-place heavy hex bolt and L-bolt. User now can select steel grade of either ASTM F1554 Grade 36, 55 or 105.
      • 7/8" diameter is added for heavy hex bolt and L-bolt.
      • Strong-Bolt anchor installation in soffit of normal-weight and sand-lightweight concrete over metal deck is added.
      • Strong Bolt anchor category is updated from category 2 to 1 for 1/2" and 5/8" diameter anchors.
      • Updated to reflect latest information from Simpson Anchoring and Fastening Systems catalog, C-SAS-2008.
      • Updated help file.
      Visit to download your copy of the software and start saving time today!

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