Here you will find links to design software from a range of New Zealand timber products manufacturers and groups.
Software includes design for engineered wood products, joist and rafter layouts, crib retaining walls, and structural members. Links to ordering free software including for truss systems, bracing framing and connectors are also provided.
The NZ Wood Design Advisory Centre is aimed at facilitating larger-scale commercial building projects using structural timber. The centre provides free feasibility and concept engineering advice in association with New Zealand’s leading structural engineering consultancies.
Visit the website for more information.
Pre-fabricated components are displayed with their components drawn separately and apart.
Common types of timber carpentry joints.
Examples of timber window detailing approved by a building consent authority
The Timber Design Society website has links to worked examples for Beams and Columns
Sesoc provides software for members for timber pole retaining walls with design to NZS 3606.
DesignIT Series 3 is a fast and simple yet deceivingly powerful engineered timber specification tool taking the designer beyond New Zealand Standards and utilising the cost efficiencies of CHH engineered timber products. Available for Windows based operating systems only.
Layup Engineered Woodproducts Add-on is available for ArchiCAD and Revit CAD packages. LAYUP aids specifiers in the fast and simple production of joist and rafter layouts. It is one of the integral design components of CHH’s LVL specifier proposition. Once the layout is drawn up a simple click of the mouse will label, calculate and produce a schedule of quantities able to be used by merchants, making ordering and delivery of components smoother than before. Available for both Windows and Mac OS based operating systems.
CHH also have a section specifically for engineers. Designed to allow engineers quick access to available design information relating to the design and development of timber-based solutions. View the CHH Engineers Zone here
NelsonPine LVL is designed for use as structural members in residential and commercial construction.
GIB® EzyBraceTM is a design spreadsheet to calculate bracing for timber framed buildings covered by the non-specific design standard NZS 3604:1999.
Stratalam is the New Zealand engineered wood product that offers a high standard for cutting edge design. It is an umbrella New Zealand brand, a quality symbol adopted by a committed group of New Zealand’s leading glulam manufacturers.
Australian engineering and software company HR Design have produced QuickDesign software that addresses both Australian and New Zealand codes and covers a suite of engineered timber products. A 30 Day trial can be downloaded from the website and full details are available on the following link.
Carter Holt Harvey Wood Products