Computer Aided Structural Analysis

CASA-IV Feature list CASA logo

On the table below, hover over a feature name to see an explanation of the feature, and hover over a  diamond  or  n/a  for version-specific information.

Table key:tick : Includeddiamond : Limited in function
circle : Optionalcross : Not included

The Standard Edition is being phased out in favour of CASA-M, but remains available to current customers for additional licences. For new customers considering CASA-IV we recommend the Advanced Edition.


User interface

FeatureStandardAdvanced
Interactive 3D view
Solid rendering
Point-and-click & drag-and-drop interface
Information pop-ups
Simple mouse gestures to drag, pan, and move
Take me there
“Flight-simulator”
Cameras and video trajectories
Comprehensive view settings
Colour coding and translucency effects
Interactive graphical results
Smooth viewpoint transitions
Textured surfaces
Visibility cut-off
Visibility fading
Multiple sheets

Modelling

FeatureStandardAdvanced
3D frame geometry and loading
Arbitrary nodal supports
Sprung nodes
Nodal point loads
Nodal settlements
Prismatic beam elements
(members)
Arbitrary member orientations
Member pin releases
Member shear and axial releases
Rigid links
(offset nodes)
Member trapezoidal loads
Fabrication errors
(Lack of Fit)
Temperature effects
Named objects
Geometry groups
Independent loadcases
Material libraries
Section libraries (steel - British)
Section libraries (steel - European)
Section libraries (steel - American)
Section libraries (steel - Australian)
Section property generator
Advanced section property generator

Editing

FeatureStandardAdvanced
Graphically interactive editing
Context edit menus in graphical interaction
Graphical highlighting
Name lists with auto-completion
Field locks
Renumbering
Global sorting
Selective sorting
Consolidation
Geometry generation
Drag-and-drop copying
Member splitting
Merging files

Analysis

FeatureStandardAdvanced
3D linear static elastic analysis
Second-order non-linear static elastic analysis
Natural frequency analysis
Group exclusion
Maximum model size 600Unlimited †
Loadcases 6Unlimited †
Swaycases 6Unlimited †
Automatic gravity loading
Mass cases Unlimited †
Combinations Unlimited †
Dynamic amplification
Automatic bandwidth management
Multiprocessor support

Output

FeatureStandardAdvanced
Graphically interactive browsing of results
Sorting of results
Customised report generation
Nodal displacements
Nodal reactions
Member forces & stress
Stress contours
Natural mode animation
Printing
PDF “printing”
SWF Flash videos
Customer logos

Miscellaneous

FeatureStandardAdvanced
Files of compact size
Save results
Redistributable reader

Table key:tick : Includeddiamond : Limited in function
circle : Optionalcross : Not included

The Standard Edition is being phased out in favour of CASA-M, but remains available to current customers for additional licences. For new customers considering CASA-IV we recommend the Advanced Edition.


Specifications and differences between versions are correct at time of publication, but are subject to change. Where a feature is described as being limited, it is in relation to the capabilities of the higher versions of CASA available at the time of publication. Please note that some basic video cards may not fully support all visual effects. †The term “unlimited” means that there is no specific limit set, but may be practically restricted by the amount of available memory, storage space, or computer speed.

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