I showed this to my BIM team and they thought it was great. I wonder where Autodesk is going with all of these iPad apps. Be sure to give this app to your kids. We don't have enough future engineers in the pipeline.
Autodesk ForceEffect Version 2.0 Now Available!Autodesk ForceEffect is a free app available for Apple iPad and iPhone from the iTunes App Store that allows engineers including structural engineers to model and simulate concepts.Real time solving capabilities provide immediate feedback on the performance of a design, enabling you to bring engineering to the point of the problem.The version 2.0 brings a set of great functionalities. One of them is ability to add a load evenly distributed along an existing element at any angle. Thanks to this you will better simulate conditions like snow on rooftops or wind loads.
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