About and history of AxisVM

The primary applications of AxisVM are in the design of buildings, and industrial and geotechnical structures. Due to its powerful finite element solver and practical modeling tools, it has also been used in bridge design, and in the design of composite structures, machines, and vehicles.

Besides the basic configurations, optional design modules are available for structures made of reinforced concrete, steel, timber, and masonry members and connections. In addition, thanks to the special elements and analysis capabilities, users have successfully applied AxisVM to the design of innovative and custom structures.

Civil engineers on 5 continents use AxisVM for the analysis of structures with confidence that their final engineering product will meet the most up-to-date engineering analysis and design requirements. Structural analysis software that is intuitive and graphically driven is exceptionally easy to use and truly easy to start. With linear, nonlinear, buckling, vibration, seismic and dynamic analysis of truss, beam, rib, membrane, plate and shell two and three dimensional structures. Response-spectrum, pushover and time history analyses. Code based design modules for steel, concrete, timber and masonry materials.
Along with the Eurocode some national standards that can be used: SIA, NEN, DIN, NTC, STAS, MSZ. Available Languages: English, French, German, Dutch, Czech, Romanian, Slovak, Hungarian, Spanish, Italian, Serbian, Polish, Bulgarian, Portuguese.

•   Established in 1991. Started the development of one of the world’s first native 3D graphical user interface for structural analysis and design based on FEA methods.

•   Axis-3D was offered as a DOS program. Axis 3D version 1,2,3 and 4 followed.

•   In 1997, the product name was changed to AxisVM. The new Windows program provided structural and mechanical engineers a complete Visual Modeling software package that rapidly became known as ’..the easiest to use and the easiest to learn...’. English, Hungarian, and Romanian languages were available, and the first internationally sales started.

•   In 1999, AxisVM 5 was released which increased speed and capacity of the program. German language was added.

•   In 2000, the AxisVM 6 became the first structural engineering software to enter the Building Information Modeling workflow. At the time the Virtual Building concept was developed by Graphisoft as part of ArchiCAD which evolved in what today is known as BIM. Later in the year, a co-development agreement was made with StaDATA of Italy, adding considerably to the software production of the company. Italian language became available.

•   In 2002, Technosft Bv., a Netherlands software company also became a co-development partner and the Dutch language was offered. AxisVM users were found in 9 countries.

•   By 2005, AxisVM users were working in English, Hungarian, Dutch, German, Romanian, and Italian and Spanish languages, in 17 countries. During the year, the BIM concept had replaced the many legacy programs like Virtual Building, and AxisVM 8, included the international IFC format to propel the growth of BIM modeling as needed by structural engineers.

•   From 2006 until 2012, the company has added more international partners and the now well-known AxisVM software was in use in more than 25 countries. Czech, Slovak, French, Serbian, Portuguese and Polish languages became available. In 2007, AxisVM 8 offered an Open API package for third party developers. AxisVM 10, released in 2010 expanded the API package to a full development platform.

•   In 2013, AxisVM will become the first structural software to open a Structural APP store, with 3rd party software programs available to all AxisVM users. AxisVM 12 was released including the ever growing list of features, capabilities, and functions that were delivered by 45+ developers and partners. More than 4500 users of the software continue to contribute on the highest level to the growth, safety, and demands of the AEC industry.