Have you seen fabulous bridges in the major cities around the world? They take different shapes and have different aesthetic beauty. Have you ever wondered how these bridges are designed before construction? Your guess is as good as mine. The engineers made use of computer programs to develop the bridge model. Software applications helped them to make an accurate estimation of the materials to be used, to built resilience into the structure, to determine the tonnage capacity of the bridge and the overall cost implication of the project.
This tool is a comprehensive application that has everything an engineer needs to design a bridge from start to finish. This tool is designed to teach you a lot about engineering design. The user interface of this application is split into two. From the first window, the user can view the bridge design while the second window provides a list of all the members used in the design. This dual window allows the user to apply the components to make the necessary adjustment to the bridge design.
The application has a floating bar where the designer can pick tools to be used to create the joints of the structural models. The program also presents to the designer with inbuilt models which the user can refine for the project.
The best part is that the program can present the user with the complete list of items need for the project along with the overall cost estimate. This application is a must-have for civil engineers.
West Point Bridge Designer is licensed as freeware for PC or laptop with Windows 32 bit and 64 bit operating system. It is in science category and is available to all software users as a free download.