GBW32 V5.0 is the update to GBW32 v4.0. GBW32 V5.0 is a 32 bit Windows 3D Finite Element program that uses standard third order beam and truss elements to model a wide range of Civil and Mechanical structures. The graphical user interface is powerful and easy to use to quickly model a structure, apply loads and constraints, and analyze the model. GBW32 V5.0 supports release nodes for all loadings, batch analysis, auto analysis, has an undo/redo feature and a built in property section calculator. Displacements, loads, stress information and animation are available to determine the effect of the applied loading and constraints. Results can be viewed with a few mouse clicks. Models can be imported/exported as a DXF file. Model, material and geometry files are ASCII text and can be created/edited within the program or from another source. Loads available include global loads and moments at nodes, global uniform loads, acceleration and angular velocity. Local element loads include trapezoidal loads, axial, torsion, moment and thermal loads. Constraints or springs to ground can be applied in all 6 degrees of freedom. Models can be created within the graphical environment or imported as a DXF file. An on-line help file describes all aspects of the program with numerous examples and a How Do I... section. Nodes can be renumbered.