ETABS Compare Levels

ETABS is available in three levels:

Plus, Nonlinear, and Ultimate

  User Interface
Plus
Nonlinear
Ultimate
One Window, Many Views
Hardware Accelerated Graphics
  Modeling
Plus
Nonlinear
Ultimate
Templates
Model Views
Analytical Model Views
Physical Model Views
Grid Systems
Drawing Tools
Intelligent Snaps
Architectural Tracing
Plans and Elevations
Plan and Elevation Views
Developed Elevations
Interactive Table Data Editing
Meshing Tools
Object Based Meshing
External Meshing
Line Constraints
  Building Components
Plus
Nonlinear
Ultimate
Towers
Beams, Columns, Braces
Section Properties
Shells (Walls, Floors, Ramps)
Shear Walls
Wall Stacks
Piers and Spandrels
Link Elements
Floor Diaphragms
Nonlinear Link Elements: Gaps and Hooks
Nonlinear Link Elements: Plasticity, Dampers, Isolators
 
Automated Bucking Restrained Brace (BRB) modeling (CoreBrace)
Friction-spring hysteretic damper and Bilinear Maxwell oil damper property
 
Nonlinear Hinges
 
Single Degree-of-Freedom Frame Hinges
 
Isotropic PMM Frame Hinge
 
Parametric PMM Frame Hinge
 
 
Fiber Frame Hinges
 
 
Fiber Wall Hinges
 
 
Modeling Hinges as Links for FNA
 
 
Nonlinear Layered Shell Element
 
 
Design Strips
 
 
General Design Strips
 
 
Automatic Width Strips
 
 
Post-Tensioning (P/T)
 
 
Autostrip and Layout
 
 
  Loading
Plus
Nonlinear
Ultimate
Automated Code Based Loading
Seismic
Wind
Point, Line, Area, and Thermal Loads
Cladding
Live Load Reduction
Open Structure Wind Loading
Pattern Loading
Tendon Loads and Losses
 
 
  Analysis
Plus
Nonlinear
Ultimate
SAPFireTM Analysis Engine
Eigen Analysis
Ritz Analysis
Mulitple 64-Bit Solvers
Dynamics
Response Spectrum Analysis
Time History Analysis
P-Delta
Buckling
 
 
Pushover
 
Staged Construction
Single Stage from Initial State
Change Sections
 
 
Multiple Stages
 
Time Dependent Stiffness
 
 
Creep and Shrinkage
 
 
Load Cases and Combinations
Model Alive
Nonlinear Analysis
 
Wilson FNA (Fast Nonlinear Analysis) Method
 
Direct Integration Time HIstory
 
 
Material Nonlinearity - Frame, Hinges and Links
 
 
Geometric Nonlinearity - Large Displacement
 
  Performance Based Design
Plus
Nonlinear
Ultimate
Stable and Fast Nonlinear Analysis (FNA) implemented for PBD
 
 
Automated Nonlinear hinges in shear walls based upon user/design reinforcing
 
 
Steel and concrete material models with performance levels (confined and unconfined)
 
 
Automated PBD hinges and procedures based upon ASCE 41-13
 
 
Steel and concrete fiber models for shear walls and columns
 
 
D/C ratio plots and tables for fast performance evaluation
 
 
Material strain as performance measure for D/C ratios
 
 
Several new hysteresis options for nonlinear hinges
 
 
Options for hysteretic stiffness and strength degradation
 
 
Quasi-static (Dyanmic) option for Static Pushover analysis of complex models
 
 
Generalized displacement constraints for strain evaluation
 
 
Output averaging of responses over several time history runs
 
 
  Design
Plus
Nonlinear
Ultimate
Steel Frame
Concrete Frame
Composite Beam and Column
Shear Wall
Steel Joist
Strip Based Slab Design
 
 
FEM Based Slab Design
 
 
Punching Shear Check
 
 
Post-Tensioning Stress Checks
 
 
  Output and Display
Plus
Nonlinear
Ultimate
Mixed Units
Deformed Geometry
Shell Force and Stress Contours
Reaction Diagrams
Tabular Output
Section Cuts
Video Animations
Rendered Views
  Reporting
Plus
Nonlinear
Ultimate
Report Generation
  Tools
Plus
Nonlinear
Ultimate
Section Designer
Application Programming Interface
  Import and Export
Plus
Nonlinear
Ultimate
Supported Formats
Building Information Modeling
CSiXRevit Compatible