An easy to use continuous beam analysis program for the Microsoft Windows platform. This program is priced reasonable and is starting to have a significant following of Engineer's and Technicians across the United States. Copies have also been sold to firms in Canada, England and even Belgium (hence there are four metric input/output outputs to choose from) . This program can handle multiple span, and point, uniform, varying uniform and applied moments in the positive and negative direction. Other configurations are Cantilever left, right side or both sides and it also has a Hinge Option. This program is very simple to run. As one inputs the information the beam is drawn in real-time, this allows the user to visually view the input data. The output screen allows the user to add particular values to the plot and print them out. The results file has information associated with the analysis and shows the Max and Min shear, moment and deflection values and their locations on the beam.
A typical single span beam can be run in under 2 minutes, it is very easy to set up. Large firms have purchased BeamPro even though they have powerful programs as they tell me BeamPro is much simpler and faster to setup for simple and multi-span configurations. The Program was written to utilize the graphical features of the windows environment. In this day and age one would expect to see the problem and solution graphically. I wrote this program because others like it were in the $100 + range. This program has been tested pretty thoroughly by many engineers (15 years now!) and I believe it to be in the best possible shape it could be in.