Structural BIM Design Technology
for a Connected World
Achieve faster design times
Achieve faster design times
Manage changes easily
Manage changes easily
Produce intelligent drawings quickly
Produce intelligent drawings quickly
Deliver full design documentation effortlessly
Deliver full design documentation effortlessly
Supports International Design and Seismic codes
Supports International Design and Seismic codes
First class support from Prota’s experts
First class support from Prota’s experts

Overview

ProtaStructure is an innovative structural BIM solution for structural engineers to model, analyze and design buildings quickly and accurately.

From one central model easily compare different schemes and automate your steel and concrete design, reducing design time and increasing project profitability.

Use advanced integrated features including grouped member design, 3D FE Analysis, staged construction and seismic design, foundations and punching shear checks to quickly produce results.

Handle changes with ease and seamlessly coordinate projects with architects, owners and other stakeholders with intelligent BIM integration.

Produce high quality drawings and all design documentation from ProtaStructure automatically using included ProtaDetails and ProtaSteel.

Save time and increase project profits with ProtaStructure.

The 64-bit Architecture and Enhanced Technology Platform

ProtaStructure 2021 is now fully compatible with 64 bit operating systems. We have further optimised this bringing enormous advantages to speed and model management. This means that you will be able to operate, analyse, design and detail any sized model faster than ever before.

A Modern Interface with Fluid User Experience

ProtaStructure 2021 welcomes you with a modern user interface designed from scratch for ease of use without compromising efficiency.

A Modern Interface with Fluid User Experience

Leading BIM Integration – Powered by ProtaHUB

Developed with BIM in mind seamlessly communicate and refine models with other leading BIM systems including Autodesk Revit, Tekla Structures, ArchiCAD and latest data formats including IFC’s.

Leading BIM Integration – Powered by ProtaHUB

Advanced Seismic Analysis and Design

ProtaStructure delivers advanced Seismic Analysis and Design technology allowing engineers to confidently deliver projects to demanding earthquake code regulations. See how automated checks for irregularities, capacity design and building rehabilitation can save you hours of design time.

Advanced Seismic Analysis and Design

New Analysis Post Processor

A Faster, Integrated Experience
The new integrated 64-bit Analysis Post Processor provides significantly superior performance with the help of the latest graphics technologies and methodologies. Displacement animations, diagrams, and contouring are now much faster. Switch instantly between analysis and model displays or tile them for concurrent viewing.

Enhanced Foundation Design Including Automated Pad Footing and Pile Caps

New Performance Based Design

Take advantage of new non-linear push over and time history analysis together with performance based design, assessment and retrofitting of your buildings.

Convert Any Parametric Truss to a Custom Truss

You can also start with any parametric truss in the library and customize it to your needs. As you develop this, you can return back to the parametric truss library and come back to your custom design as needed. Your draft is cached for you, in case you change your mind.

Free Member Modelling

Create any free geometry in 3D modelling environment using free frame members. Then select and convert them into a single truss element.

One Central Model

Build one model. ProtaStructure enables you to model simple or complex concrete and steel buildings with speed and ease.

True Structural BIM Modeling

Use physical objects including trusses, beams and slabs to create and visualize models quickly and efficiently.

Automated Loading

Save time with automatic loading including yield line, finite element, wind and seismic loading coupled with automated load combination generation to your chosen code of practice.

Automated Loading

Advanced Analysis

Take advantage of features including Finite Elements, Rigid Zones, Staged Construction, Seismic, static and non-linear approaches to solve both simple and complex projects.

Automated Design

Fully automated design of all steel, concrete, and foundations elements, to range of international codes including British, European, US and Seismic Standards.

Optimised for Economy

Use interactive features including auto grouping, iterative transformed section design, and merged core walls to optimise building design economy. Quickly assess a range of design alternatives to establish the most cost-effective solution for your clients.

Enhanced US codes including Seismic

Following new codes of practice are supported and the support for existing ones are enhanced in ProtaStructure 2021:

  • Thailand Seismic Code (DPT 1301/1302-61)
  • Thailand Wind Code (DPT 1311-50)
  • Indonesia Seismic Code SNI1726-2019
  • Eurocode 2 and Eurocode 3 Poland National Annex
  • Enhanced US codes including Seismic

Seismic Assessment

Use advanced features including pushover analysis to assess and rehabilitate existing structures.

Manage Changes

Easily deal with inevitable project changes and quickly check and update your design where required.

Seamless Documentation

Clear, concise documentation of all your design and seamless high-quality drawing production using included ProtaDetails and ProtaSteel.

Faster Learning Curve: In-Product Learning and Help

We are proud to introduce our new in-product learning tools. You will be onboard in no time with this faboulous new interactive help, perfect for both those new to Prota or those wanting to extend their knowledge.