Material Database in BCDsteel

BCDsteel includes a Material Database of commonly used structural steels for Australia, China, Europe, Japan, Korea and US.

Other steels can be simply defined by the user if required. User defined materials are saved with the users settings. These are not affected by updates to BCDsteel.

All the information for a particular model is stored in the data File for that model. This includes all the materials used in that model. This means a model analysed by one person can be sent to someone else and re-analysed on a different computer even if it includes non-standard materials or sections properties.