Leading on from yesterday’s continuous beam functions, today’s download covers four frame analysis spreadsheets, with increasing levels of complexity. For those interested in the workings of the program I recommend working through each spreadsheet, but for practical applications the final two versions (Frame4.xlsb and 3DFrame.xlsb) provides the best functionality.
The spreadsheets may be downloaded from:
For instructions on linking to the compiled solver routines (provided with Frame4 and 3DFrame) see:
If you are using 64 bit Windows first see:
For 32 bit Windows go straight to:
The last blog posts on Frame4.xlsb are: Extending Frame4 with on sheet formulas, and Using Frame4 for truss analysis.
The latest on 3DFrame.xlsb are: 3DFrame – 3D Frame analysis for Excel and 3DFrame v1.01