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Cold Formed Steel Software & Services

As a developer of cold formed steel software, The Steel Network, Inc. (TSN) strives to be more than simply a manufacturer of light steel framing construction materials. We endevour to be a resource partner for building owners, architects, engineers, general contractors, shop drawers, light steel framing contractors, drywall contractors, panelizers, manufacturers, and everyone in between. We offer a wide range of design software and services available to help every party involved, at every project stage, and for any size cold-formed steel / light steel framing project.

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Light Steel Framing Design Software

Cold-Formed Steel Design Software

SteelSmart® System
Cold-Formed Steel Design Software

The SteelSmart® System (SSS) provides construction professionals with a structural design software tool engineered for both fast an accurate design of light steel framing studs and connectors. SSS raises the bar for the design and analysis of cold formed steel by seamlessly integrating the well-known analytic power of its predecessors with additional functionality and accessibility. The following design software modules are available:

  • Basic Design Modules: Curtain Wall, Load Bearing Wall, X-Brace Shear Wall, Floor Framing, Roof Framing, Roof Truss, and Moment-Resisting Short Wall.
  • Advanced Design Modules: Lateral Load Generator/Distributor and Layout & Details Generator.

CFS BIM Software

SteelSmart® Framer
BIM Steel Framing Plugin for Autodesk® Revit®

The SteelSmart® Framer (SSF) provide engineers and contractors with a powerful new tool to better design, estimate, and communicate light steel framing on projects using Revit Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. SSF is a fully integrated 3-D BIM modelling plugin that allows users to:

  • Create wall styles & layouts for standard wall types
  • Easily model every stud, track, shear walls, and connectors
  • Know exact quantities and lengths for all all light steel framing
  • Export complete material take-off to Excel for the whole structure, plus separate panel lists
  • Export panel drawings with panel material lists
  • Export plan layouts

Light Steel Framing Design Services

Steel Framing Design Assistance Services

Design Assistance Services

The Steel Network redefines value engineering opportunities when framing with Cold-Formed Steel (CFS) systems.  CFS is proven to reduce overall costs and accelerate construction schedules, while meeting building code requirements. TSN is happy to assist you in evaluating opportunities to find savings by using its light steel framing systems.

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Steel Framing Project Lead Service

Project Lead Service

Looking for Light Steel Framing Projects in Your Area? We've got our finger on the pulse of the Light Steel Framing Industry, and we'd love to help you find work. Sign up for our leads list and we'll send over load bearing, curtain wall, drywall and other applicable work that we come across in your area.

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Custom Light Steel Framing Clip Design

Custom Clip Design

Have a challenging condition that requires a custom clip/connector? Our agile manufacturing processes allow us to create custom products on a daily basis without disrupting operations. We'll work with you every step of the way, from looking at the Engineering details and figuring out what kind of clip you need, to fabricating your custom steel clip based on your specifications. We can even do load testing should you require it. If you can dream it, we can probably make it.

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Light Steel Framing Technical Support

Technical Support

Hage a techincal question about one of our products or light steel framing in general? We have some of the most knowledgeable staff in the Light Steel Framing Industry, and we are happy to help solve all of your technical problems.

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Steel Framing Specification Review Service

Specification Review Service

When is the last time your company when through all of its standard specifications to ensure all the information was up to date? Odds are it's been a while. The Steel Network (TSN) recognizes that updating specifications with the newest information isn't always the top priority for your Architectural firm, but at the same time, it is an important exercise to ensure you stay abreast of the newest developments in construction and design. To offset this need, TSN offers a complimentary specification review for Cold Formed Metal Framing and Non-Load Bearing Steel Framing.

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Protective Design Consultation for Light Steel Framing

Protective Design Consultation

Protective design requirements for federal and private construction projects are continuously evolving. The Steel Network, Inc. through its subsidairy Applied Science International, LLC (ASI) now offers a new complimentatry Protective Design Consultation Service, to help provide TSN customers with a basic review of their blast and progressive collapse requirements they have on their light steel framing project and provide recommendations on how to most economically address them.

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Light Steel Framing Research & Development

Research & Product Development

TSN has a full Research and Development team composed of software developers, engineers, and industrial scientists.  Our R&D team publishes several technical papers each year and has released an average of five (5) new products every year for the past 25 years with countless improvements on product line offerings and information availability.

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