November 2023


SPACE GASS is a general purpose structural analysis and design program for 2D and 3D frames, trusses, grillages, beams and plates. It includes a full complement of features that make it suitable for any job from small beams, trusses and portal frames to large high rise buildings, towers and bridges.


To see the new features recently added, refer to New features.


Its emphasis on graphics means that you easily see the status of your model at all times. In fact, the extensive range of graphical editing tools allow you to input your model or make changes entirely within the graphical editor. Of course, if you prefer to work with datasheets or other methods of input then they are available too.


A structure wizard automatically generates the initial data for many typical structures which you can then manipulate to create the exact model you want.


State of the art solvers for linear and non-linear static analysis, dynamic analysis and buckling analysis are available. Steel and concrete design modules for various international codes of practice are also available.


Graphical and text reports can be generated for any parts of the structural model. Comprehensive filters that can be defined graphically allow you to customize your graphical views and output reports to include just want you want to see.


Although SPACE GASS is a comprehensive program with many advanced features, its logical menu structure, toolbars and graphical emphasis makes it easy to learn and use, even for first time users. If you have questions or need help then you will probably find the answers in this manual.