SAFE is an easy-to-use program for modeling, analysis, design, and detailing of concrete floor systems and foundations.
From layout through to detail drawing production, SAFE integrates every aspect of the design process in one easy and intuitive environment. Laying out models is quick and efficient with the sophisticated drawing tools, CAD import or spreadsheet. Slabs or foundations can be of any shape, and can include edges shaped with circular and spline curves.
Post-tensioning may be included in both slabs and beams to balance a percentage of the self-weight. Suspended slabs can include flat, two-way, waffle, and ribbed framing systems. Models can have columns, braces, walls, and ramps connected from the floors above and below. Mats and foundations can include nonlinear uplift from the soil springs, and a nonlinear cracked analysis is available for slabs.
Generating pattern surface loads is easily done by SAFE with an automated option. Design strips can be generated by SAFE or drawn in a completely arbitrary manner by the user, with complete control provided for locating and sizing the calculated reinforcement. Finite element design without strips is also available and useful for slabs with complex geometries. Comprehensive and customizable reports are available for all analysis and design results.