SupportIT is design and
analysis software for modelling the shoring of excavations in
stratified soil using sheet pile or soldier pile and lagging
walls. Calculation methods are based on the British Steel
Piling Handbook and the US Steel Sheet Piling Design
soil, sheet pile, soldier pile, lagging
and frame databases.
and different soils on the active and passive
sides of an excavation.
User-selectable and editable
pressure models (Rankine, Coulomb, Terzaghi)
give complete control over pressure values in calculations.
Calculates the minimum sheet or
soldier pile penetration required for cantilever,
free earth support and fixed earth support. Also
calculates the embedment required for a specified factor of
safety, and models "no toe" designs.
Factor of safety calculation (Net/Gross
Models sloping or
irregular ground, surface loads and foundations.
Models stepped excavations.
Raked struts and/or
soil anchors available.
Calculates strut or anchor
loads, and provides graphical or tabular output of
pressure, bending moment, shear force and
deflection in side elevation and plan view.
Generates construction stages
with method statement for installing designs using
various methods (dig and push, pre-drive, etc).
Reports on design safety. Unique
Rules Of Thumb feature ensures safe designs.
Point-and-click editing of
designs and user-friendly data entry. Excavation depth, soil
layers, sheet pile, soldier pile, frame positions, etc are
defined by double-clicking the item and changing the relevant
Comprehensive Help file
includes tutorial and calculation methods.
Manual in pdf format.
Can be customised with
your logo and contact details.
Metric or imperial
units can be selected at any time. Users can work in metric
and produce imperial output, or vice-versa.
Windows 95 or later.
layouts available, including side elevation and plan view:
SupportIT manual (V2.00).
SupportITmanual and tutorial may be downloaded from
the table above. The manuals can be read with Acrobat Reader
5.0 which can be downloaded from
will work in
without key disks. Demonstration files in the Designs
folder may be loaded and edited in a limited fashion. The
results of calculations may be viewed in the usual way.
Restrictions on editing include items such as the depth of an
excavation and the number of soil layers in
Demonstration copies of
SupportIT can be downloaded from the
Install Files page.
The full versions of
SupportIT can be activated using a key disk.
Prices of key disks are:
A discount of 25% of the
purchase price is available for additional copies. Further
discounts are available for multiple copies.
versions for your customers or sales persons are also
available. Prices depend on the number ordered.
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