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Anchor Pro v2.0 - Anchor Design for Masonry per MSJC Code

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Overview

Anchor Pro is an easy-to-use computer program to calculate the tensile and shear strengths of a single anchor or a group of anchors in masonry in accordance with the provisions of the 2005/2008/2011/2013 editions of the Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures, which are referenced by the 2006/2009/2012/2015 editions of the International Building Code (IBC) Chapter 21, respectively. Headed or bent bar anchors designed by ASD or Strength Design are supported. Through a simple and intuitive interface, it only takes a few minutes to input all the necessary information for the program to calculate the strengths of a single anchor or a group of anchors in all applicable tensile and shear failure modes. Users can quickly check a short version of the output to get final results or they can go through a descriptive, long version of the output to go through the critical steps of calculation in order to have a better understanding of different failure mechanisms. It is an ideal tool for doing quick iterations for design purposes as well as computing the design strength of existing anchor(s).

Major features:

  • Unlimited licenses with no annual or maintenance fees
  • Incorporates provisions of the latest edition of the MSJC code.
  • Incorporates headed bolts and hooked bolts
  • Anchors can be arranged in grid and perimeter patterns
  • Supports application of direct tension, shear forces in x- and y-direction, and bending moments about three axes.
  • A clean and intuitive user interface
  • Detailed output showing all calculation steps

Details
Author:
P. Dasgupta, Ph.D., P.E. and A. Hajihashemi, Ph.D., P.E.
System Requirements

Processor: AMD Athlon or equivalent - 1 GHz minimum
Memory: 512 MB minimum
Hard Drive: 1 GB
Operating System: Windows XP/Vista/ 7/ 8/10 (32 or 64 bit) on a PC

FAQ
Q1. How does the license work?

A1. Once a license is purchased, you can activate the program on any number of computers within your organization. You will need an Internet connection for activation.

Immediately after purchasing a license, you will be able to activate a temporary license while your permanent license information is being processed. Please go to “Help > License Activation” on the program interface, type in your Order ID in the space provided and click “Submit” to activate your temporary license. This temporary license will remain valid for one week.

Once your permanent license has been processed (typically within 24 business hours), you will receive an email notification from us. Please go to “Help > License Activation” on the program interface, type in your Order ID and your Security Code (found in the email notification) in the spaces provided and click “Submit” to activate your permanent license. Once the permanent license is activated, you will not need an Internet connection for running the program.

Note the company name you entered while ordering Anchor Pro will be displayed on the program interface as well as on the program output. If you purchased the program for personal use, the billing name will be displayed instead of the company name.

Q2. Where is the license file located?

A2. Depending on the security settings of your computer, the license file could be found in one of the two folders shown below:

For 32-bit Windows
1. C:\Program Files\Anchor Pro v2, or
2. C:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\Anchor Pro v2

For 64-bit Windows
1. C:\Program Files (x86)\Anchor Pro v2, or
2. C:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\Anchor Pro v2

Download

Download Anchor Pro v2.0 from the link below. If you have not purchased a license yet, you can run the program in Trial mode, allowing you to get a feel for how the program works. Trial does not expire, but please see the limitations of the program in the Trial mode.

After you have purchased the program, your license will be processed and you will be notified by email when your copy of Anchor Pro v2 is ready to be activated, at which time, you will be able to activate your license by going to "Help > Activate License" link on the main menu of the program.

Trial mode limitations

  • Maximum number of anchors cannot exceed 4.
  • The specified compressive strength of masonry is fixed at 2500 psi.
  • Maximum diameter of anchors cannot exceed 0.5 inch.
  • The grade of anchor steel is fixed at AWS D1.1 Grade B.
  • Supports only 2011 edition of the MSJC standard.
  • Supports only Allowable Stress Design.