Excellent software for innovation
Our business is on special designs for innovated processes that involved equipments and systems with structures that works in specific environments, so SkyCiv Structural 3D help us on the design with iteration process. We started of using SkyCiv Structural 3D when we developed a 6 m of diameter door for vacuum application with a huge hinge using just SkyCiv Structural 3D, it was the only option for designing on real time when we are welding and fabricating on shop, supporting the improvement process that changes the design every day.
The easy way of modelling, ideal for experienced and non experienced designers.
The mesh size when uses plates, I mean the most of the cases is just fine, but sometimes we design with our own plate design, so mesh and number of nodes are critical.
Long time user loves the new features
SkyCiv was there when I needed them a few years ago and getting this business going. They are there every time I need help. Very nice to have this software for our business.
I like that you are continually improving and upgrading the software and developing new features all the time. I am an old school engineer doing a lot of analysis via spreadsheets and long hand formulas. When we started designing various solar carports and other structures I needed to quickly evaluate spans, member sizes etc and this program really helped a lot! The cost is also very reasonable while about every other engineering product is expensive and some very complicated.
I am probably ignorant but I would love to easily change the display fonts for the output and be able to shift the info to eliminate blank page spaces. Analysis output typically takes a lot of pages and I hate having too many with info most will never use.
It's nothing special
I have used both enercalcs and SkyCiv, which have similar capabilities. I prefer Enercalc because it is much more intuitive and easier to set up the simple calcs you want to do.
It was useful for analyzing a built-up steel section and had good visualization capabilities. Everything is saved in their cloud, which is a nice feature to have.
The types of structural analysis that are offered are limited. There may be more functions in the future, but for now it is useful only for a small number of projects.
intermediate stage - user review
skyCiv Structural 3D
Linear and Non linear analysis easily carried out through this software. it gives speed result of them and easily access their files and program from web browser anytime.
Structural analysis software on the cloud. yes, easy to use . it is considering the less time for Structure analysis.
No, powerful analysis and design the structure through this software. It subjected to easily modelling functionality. it provides good and easy process for understanding and then analyzing.
Great software for solving structural problems
I am using the software to investigate the behavior of a construction given various elements to build it with. It is really easy to learn and you can use the built-in templates or make your own. It also allows the use of plates that can be meshed giving you a glimpse of FEA. The one thing that is outstanding is their service. Extremely helpful and going far beyond what you would expect in this day and age. I actually had one of the developers assist me, even making some drawings for me. I never had that happen with any software support and I can wholeheartedly recommend it.
Easy to learn, very flexible, great customer service, ability to specify custom materials
While I have not explored it in detail it seems the DXF import feature needs some work
The program as well as the customer service is excellent !!
Ease of use and excellent results
The ease of use and the presentation of the results are both awesome. I have had ongoing interaction with the support team and everyone is excellent !
As with any program of this type it takes some time to really learn the functionality and become aware of everything it does, but, once you get there it is awesome.
Easy to learn
I have designed catwalks, stairways, platforms, and large (100 ft diameter) helipad roof. Their recent design optimizer for section selection is also a great plus!
Easy to learn. I didn't dig too much into user manuals. Lots of help from skyciv support team.
SkyCiv team is continually improving the software. Currently, it is well suited to my needs.
Great customer service!!
Great! I accidentally purchased the most expensive plan (my mistake, I’m pretty sure) so I emailed in a panic, and they responded within a few hours!! Immediately [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] from SkyCiv refunded me the money and gave me the plan that I actually wanted. Best customer service ever:)
It’s very user-friendly and helpful for classes.
I don’t really like that some of the features, like the beam diagram with more than two point loads, are not free.
This review concerns only the BEAM module.
I used the Beam Module on a special project and it served my needs quite well. I like the way beam and loading information are entered into the program. Solving is pretty quick and the results look quite good.
I will be using the software only occasionally because of the nature of my work.
This Software makes Structural Engineering easy
We supply construction material in all the world, with the software we can design different systems since the interface is very versatile, quality of the presentation on reports is great giving us all the tools we need to get projects approved faster and at fair cost.
This is the most friendly engineering software I ever use, great reports and very intuitive interface, I travel to the world due to my job and I feel proud to present our reports and designs using this software to my peers and clients.
I have just had one reason to contact the technical support and my problem was resolved on minutes.
The interface for mobile devices (Iphone) has to improve, not a handicap in overall since you will normally be designing in a laptop or desktop but I will like this to improve.
Had a really good experience with SkyCiv. I use the software for simple analysis and did not want to pay thousands of dollars. It helped me make simple checks (mainly deflections and bending stress) without having to hand calculate them. Highly recommend them, they were also very quick to reply to issues/questions as well.
Have to be experienced in engineering
Program is for users who are very much knowledge about engineering. For them it is very easy to make structural frames etc.
Like any other program, it has its own difficulties like getting the structure in the 3d model.
Response from SkyCiv Engineering
Sorry to hear your experience was less than positive with only 3 stars. We pride ourselves on our customer service, so would like to see if there is anything we can do to turn this experience around for you.
We work really hard at creating an intuitive and easy user experience, but do understand that there may be limitations if the user isn't as knowledgable in structural engineering. The software is built for structural engineers, as the type of work the program does is very technical by nature.
So could I ask what the main challenges were? Is there anything we can do to improve in this area for engineers with less technical background?
Look forward to hearing your response.
Very Helpful and Useful Engineering Software
I found SkyCiv very useful for some of the work I have been undertaking over the last few months. Big advantage was that I didn't have to commit to an expensive licence. Very easy to use and thorough results. Would highly recommend and will continue to use the software in the future.