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BC Calc

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Not Enter the Bearing with Clear Span

When using Clear Span length, it would be nice not to have to enter a bearing size. While this seems like it would NOT be a real-world scenario, it is a time saver that I have used in other single member sizing programs. In commercial projects, we...
about 5 years ago in BC Calc 1 Already exists

Dynamic Load to Move with End of Member

I want the ability to assign loads other than the Standard Load to be associated to the end of the member, so that when I change the length of the member in BCCalc, that the Load will adjust with the length change. For example, if I have a 16' I-J...
about 5 years ago in BC Calc 1 Planned

Job Analysis Summary - Select joists instead of multi-select

When trying to switch members on the Job Analysis Summary screen, the program automatically multi-selects multiple members. This is not typical Windows or computer functionality and is frustrating.
about 5 years ago in BC Calc 1 Already exists

Update BC Calc to comply with current building codes, (IBC 2018).

The software's value is significantly limited if it is referenced to a building code that it is outdated by four code cycles.
about 5 years ago in BC Calc 1 Already exists

Perhaps remove or change the 'getting started' message once a user has been registered for a period of time.

A user expressed that the message seemed unnecessary after being a subscribed user for some time. Perhaps the option to (un)check 'show this at startup'?
about 5 years ago in BC Calc 0 Planned

Choose a default lateral connection type for each wall member type

I would like to pick default lateral connection types for each wall component so that I can default common studs to nailed connections, king studs to angle clips and headers to angle clips.
about 5 years ago in BC Calc 1 Planned

Allow fractions for hole size input (i.e. 4-3/8" or 4 3/8")

Hole size input currently allows integers and decimals but not fractions. When inputting a fraction, the program rounds the number and users might think it accepted the fraction input unless they go back to check. Fractions can be used for the loc...
over 5 years ago in BC Calc 1

Make a settings default option for the Input Mode: Out to Out vs. Clear Span

Many customers use the "clear span" option for the input mode in spans. It would be great to have the option to make this the default for users. An option in the settings of the members would be great.
over 5 years ago in BC Calc 1 Planned

Add project info while in joist/beam design

When you are designing an individual joist/beam, the Project Information button is not available. You have to go back to the Analysis Summary to add your project information. It seems that you should be able to add project information at any time....
over 5 years ago in BC Calc 1 Already exists

Save vs Save As for offline mode files

Currently each save event in offline mode brings up the saveas dialog where I have to select the folder path and the filename. That's expected for the first time I save a file, but once I've made those choices, I want to click the save button and ...
over 5 years ago in BC Calc 0 Already exists