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  • Esteem 11 Online Demo on 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at January 12 2022 (Wednesday GMT+8). If you did not receive any email invitation and you are interested to join please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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Important Notice

Esteem 11 has been officially released.

Click here for the Esteem 11 Brochure and New Features List

There is an early-bird 10% discount for Esteem 11 till 15 Jan 2022. Note: price quoted between now and 15 Jan 2022 would have a validity date until 31 Jan 2022.

Esteem 11 is released

For those eligible for free upgrade to Esteem 11 we will contact you regarding the new Esteem 11 release.

  • Starting from 1 March 2022 onwards, technical support for Esteem 10 will be stopped and thereafter you need to have Esteem 11 and active yearly maintenance to get free training, technical support and upgrade. 

 

 

ESTEEM 11

Integrated Total Solution Reinforced Concrete Structural Software 

Overview

 
Input & Model

  • 2D Key plan, Elevation Input and 3D Model view
  • Input Grid(G), Slab(S), Beam(B), Column(C), Wall(W), Brick-wall(K) object and
    set custom properties such as material, size, element drop
    Note: Grid, Slab, Beam, Column, Wall, Brick-wall object will be abbreviated
    as G, S, B, C, W and K respectively
  • Non-orthogonal floor key plan grids with regions 
  • Floor key plan with fully integrated project management and status control of analysis and design stages
  • Mapping of elements to identification of slab, beam, column and wall in input
  • Toggle input object Slab(S), Beam(B), Column(C), Wall(W), Brick-wall(K), Loadings(L)
    and All input objects using short-cut key of S, B, C, W, K, L and A respectively
  • Grid bounded objects, input objects of S, B, C and W are bound to grids
  • Break or merge structural objects of B, S and W at intersecting grids
  • Auto generation of input objects slab(bound by B and W), beam(between C) and
    column(at G or B intersection) under respective input mode
  • Command-driven icon to change or delete of same type of input data(G, S, B, C, W and K)
    selected by individual click or window drag-select
  • Highlighting of input data(G, S, B, C, W) connected to selected grids and group delete
    them all with ‘Delete’ key
  • Input point(P), uniform distributed line(U), general-variable line(V), area(E), patch(H)
    and brick-wall(R) loads to respective objects of slab(P,U,E,R,H), beam(P,U,V,R),
    column(P) and wall(P,V)
  • Input circular(I), rectangular(T) and polygonal(O) openings to respective objects of
    slab(I, T, O), beam(I, T), column(I, T, O), wall(T)
  • Import key plan from another Esteem project
  • Copy key plan to multiple other floors
  • Overlay upper or lower floor key plan object slab, wall column, wall on current key plan input
  • 2D plan and side elevations view
  • 3D view Orthographic, Perspective view 
  • 3D Model wireframe or solid rendering
  • 3D Model Walk-through mode and Fly-Through animation

New Features

  • Import dwg/dxf 2d drawings and use them as a tracing background and
    to auto assign dwg entities as input objects
  • Auto change to element input mode by double-clicking the element 
  • Colour coded icon of analysis and design status  

Auto Mesh Generation & 3D Analysis

  • Total integration of floor key plans for 3-D analysis and input of beam, column and wall for automatic 3-D modelling, including wall opening, offsets of beam, column and wall
  • Automatic data feed-back from floor plan analysis for 3-D analysis and vice versa for floor plan design
  • of beam and column with full integration of: 
    • All floor plans gravity load effects for 3-D analysis based on actual beam support in total input
    • Wind and notional load effects for total project design and detailing of beam, column, wall, pile and pad footing
  • Post-analysis load combinations, graphical deflection and analysis textual output
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Automatic adaptive mesh generation for well-graded triangular and quadrilateral shell elements
  • Beam pattern loading analysis in 2D
  • Wind and Notional Load Analysis in 3D
  • Ritz or Eigenvalue Seismic Dynamic Analysis in 3D
    Seismic Modal Response Spectrum (EC8, EC8, EC8 Malaysia & Singapore or User Defined)
  • P-Delta analysis of selected load combinations 
  • Steel member section
  • Stage Construction Analysis
  • Moment, shear, torsion, displacement, loading, forces diagram for Beam and Column
  • Moment, shear, top and bottom steel area contour in X and Y direction for Floor
    Slab(2D) and Transfer Slab(3D) & Raft(3D)
  • Vertical Displacement contour for Floor Slab(2D) and Transfer Slab(3D) & Raft(3D)
  • Diaphragm stress and Soil pressure contour for Floor slab and Raft respectively in 3D
  • Moment, shear, diaphragm and principal stress contour for Wall in 3D

New Features

  • Faster Beam Free Nodes Checking for Meshing

Design

  • Compliance with the BS8110:1985 / 1997 and EC2 & EC8 code of practice
  • Full Design for Slab, Beam, Column and Wall
  • Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Conventional, Stage Construction, P-Delta, Seismic Design
  • Foundation Design for Pile and Pad
  • Design Calculation Report
  • Export out Design Calculation Report to Rich Text Format file to be viewed in MS Word

New Features

  • Steel member design check from Class 1 to Class 4 complying to EC3
  • Slab Displacement contour in 2D based on non-reduced slab stiffness
  • Slab design based on band-width contour cut
  • Pile offset from edge of core wall to increase capacity of foundation
  • Column and wall design based on FE end restraint
  • Column and Wall Design with Reduced Subframe Moment
  • Wall framing beam design is made obsolete and unnecessary for Wall 
  • Multi-section beam deflection checking using weighed effective depth
  • Beam end/inner span deflection check is based on its fixity to Wall end
  • Auto fix Beam End Release on Wall
  • Flat Slab Design *(To be Release)

Detailing

  • Auto-Drafting Design Detailing to meet Design Requirements
  • Auto arrange beam and slab detailing cuts to fit imported Title Block drawing
  • Detailing Schedule Table for Column, Wall and Pile & Pad Foundation
  • Comprehensive and total output
    - Concise textual calculation and detailing output
    - Captivating user-friendly graphical interface
    - Compatibility to CAD drawing DWG and DXF files
  • Column & Wall mark on Floor plan as in detailing schedule table
  • Choice to freely configure rebar detailing and drafting
    - Customised to local consultants context and culture
    - Completed details of slab, beam, column, wall and footing for drafting, including(but not limited to) the column/wall schedule, footing key plan and schedule for both pad and pile foundation
    - Configure freely the design and detailing parameters for automatic selection and detailing of rebar
    - Control fully the vertical drop in slab and beam
  • Column and Wall Design with Reduced Subframe Moment
  • Export out 2D detailing to DXF or DWG file

New Features

  • Wall link detailing in schedule table and is needed if vertical rebar steel % >= 2%
  • Column & Wall mark on Floor plan as in detailing schedule table
  • Show only necessary grids for 'cleaner' grids and dimensions in detailing plan
  • Flat Slab Detailing *(To be Release)

BIM

  • Revit integration, import and export between Esteem models and Revit 2013-2021 models 
  • IFC2x3 geometric export of Esteem model including pile and pad foundation
  • Export Esteem 3D models to 3D DXF
  • Export Esteem model to Esteem Viewer which is a free software from Esteem to only view floor key plans and 3D model

Quantity Take-off

  • Quantity take-off for Concrete & Foam-work, Steel Rebar, Mesh and Costing results for
    Slab, Beam, Column, Wall and Footing
  • Export quantity take-off results to MS Word and Excel

File Utility

  • Backward compatibility:- Newer software versions is able to open Esteem projects created in previous
  • versions

 New Features

  • Forward compatibility:- Older software versions from Esteem 11 onwards is able to open Esteem projects created in newer versions 

Screenshot Features

Real Job Modeling 16 Storey Building with Wall Detailing Scheduling

 

Import dwg/dwf 2d drawing to use it as tracing background and to auto assign dwg entites as input objects

 

Intuitive GUI Input Grids, Regions, Beams, Columns, Walls, Brick-walls, Openings and Loadings object

and set custom properties of each input object 

Wall Pile Offset Detailing

Flat Slab Detailing

 

Seismic Simulation of Structure

 

 Beam Moment diagram & Wall Contour Moment Diagram

 

 Slab Contour Moment 

 

Steel member deflection check calculation report

Steel section check report exported out to MS Word

 

 3D view of model in Esteem Software

Autodesk Revit import of IFX2x3 model exported from Esteem 

 

Autocad import of 3D DXF model exported from Esteem

 

Quantity Takeoff of Slab Foamwork

Quantity Takeoff Export to MS Excel and Word

What's New

New Features / Improvement of Esteem 11
1. Advance Import combining tracing and import in one-screen.
2. AutoCAD 2020 & 2021 import or tracing compatible.
3. BIM Autodesk REVIT 2020/21 compatible.
4. IFC2x3 Export
5. Multiple Sub-slabs merging.
6. Auto fix Beam End Release on RC Wall.
7. Steel member design check from Class 1 to Class 4 complying to EC3.
8. Wall Detailing Schedule with Wall & Column Marks on Floor Plans.
9. More economical Column and Wall Design based on FE end restraints.
10. Multi-section beam deflection checking using weighed effective depth.
11. Beam end/inner span deflection check is based on its fixity to RC Wall end.
12. Faster Beam Free Nodes Checking.
13. Wall framing beam design is made obsolete or unnecessary.
14. Wall link detailing is added in schedule table and needed for every vertical rebar if it is >= 2%.
15. Pile offset from edge of core wall to increase the capacity of the foundation.
16. Reduced sub-frame moment giving more economical column and wall design.
17. More economical Slab Design based on band-width contour.
18. Slab displacement contour based on non-reduced 2D sub-frame stiffness.
19. Forward Compatible. Allow project files created in Esteem 11 and future releases to be used in previous Esteem versions (only applicable for Esteem 11 and future releases). E.g. project files created in Esteem 11.0.41.0 can be used in Esteem 11.0.18.0.

20. Option to show only support/necessary grids giving ‘cleaner’ grids and dimensions in detailing plan view
21. *Flat Slab design and detailing.

 

*Flat Slab design and detailing feature will be released in Esteem 11 soon.

 

Recommended System Requirements

 System Requirements for Esteem 11

  Basic Recommended Additional Notes
 Operating   System

 Microsoft Windows 7 SP 1 (64-bit only)

 Windows 8 (64-bit only)

 Windows 10 (64-bit only)

Windows 11 (64-bit only)

 Microsoft Windows 7 SP 1 (64-bit only)

 Windows 8 (64-bit only)

 Windows 10 (64-bit only)

Windows 11 (64-bit only)*

*Windows 11 (64-bit) has to be stable official release

(cannot be Windows 11 Insider Preview Build)

 Processor  Intel CoreTM i5 or equivalent 2.5 GHz processor

Intel CoreTM i7 or equivalent 3.2+ GHz  processor

 Only multi-core processing i.e. uses all the number of cores available to   improve its performance is implemented for:
 1) Computation engine in Esteem for the structural design stage
 2) Loading the Esteem project into the software
 Memory / RAM  8GB



 32 GB or more



 The memory size required is based on the size of the projects, large   projects like 3GB in size will have better performance when there is at   least 32 GB memory
 Graphics /  Display card

 NVIDIA GeForce 210 or equivalent 512   MB memory graphic card with

 Open GL  4  support

NVIDIA GeForce GTX1050 or equivalent 2GB memory graphic card with Open GL 4 support

 Graphics cards may include integrated graphics card, however, for   smoother experience in viewing large models, it is recommended to get a   dedicated graphics card
 .Net   Framework  .NET Framework Version 4.7 or later  .NET Framework Version 4.7 or later  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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