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Known Bugs in MASSNovember 11, 2020 / 0 Comments
Building Structure Cost Comparison Study in Atlantic Canada: Multi-Residential StructuresOctober 5, 2020 / 0 Comments
MASS Version 4.0 is now available – adds multi-storey design and more earthquake design optionsJuly 27, 2020 / 0 Comments
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Known Bugs in MASS
Building Structure Cost Comparison Study in Atlantic Canada: Multi-Residential Structures
A new study, conducted by local 3rd
MASS Version 4.0 is now available – adds multi-storey design and more earthquake design options
It’s real, and it’s spectacular! We are very excited to announce this new release, available immediately
MASS Bug Notification: Maximum Allowable Axial Load Overestimated for some Shear Walls with Fully Grouted Flanges
When software bugs are found, notifications are posted in the Known Bugs page, on the
MASS Bug Notification: Software Crashes Unexpectedly
In any windows architecture application, there is a limit of 10,000 GDI objects. Internally, there a number of
MASS Bug Notification: Saved Projects and French Canadian Language Settings
Have you ever saved a MASS file you were working on, only
MASS Website and Activation Server Outage – Updated
Update for MASS Version 4.0 Release: Online Activation functionality has been restored.
Updated Pricing Announced for all MASS Licenses
Starting in 2010, Masonry Analysis, Structural Systems (MASS) has been available as
New Masonry Design Course for Engineers Announced in Mississauga
CMDC is proud to announce that the Engineered Masonry Design Course (EMDC) is going to be offered starting on Friday April 13th, 2018. Registration is currently open with only a
How to use MASS to help with Pilaster Design
Masonry Analysis Structural Systems is a versatile tool that can be used
What is the Difference Between Fixed and Cantilever Pier Designations in a Shearline?
The Shearline module in MASS is a useful tool to quickly and easily determine
How to model individual storeys of a multi-storey shear wall within MASS
The MASS software is a useful
What is the Difference Between Height and Total Height when Designing a Shear Wall in MASS?
If you have ever designed a multi-storey shear wall and wondered why the
Official Release of MASS Version 3.0 brings current Codes and Standards to a Familiar Software Interface
National Masonry Design Programs is proud to announce the official release of Masonry Analysis Structural Systems
What is MASS Version 2.2.1? (and why you should install it)
Back in April of 2016, the release of MASS Version 2.2 marked what was
MASS Bug Notification: Critical buckling load overestimated for some reinforced walls under high axial load
When software bugs are found, notifications are posted in the MASS website Known Bugs
What is the difference between the length, clear span, bearing length, and design length of a masonry beam in MASS?
When creating a new beam in MASS, it can initially seem confusing to be shown so many different terms regarding lengths and spans. This post breaks down the difference between
What is the Difference Between “.masonry” and “.masonry14” Projects?
What’s the difference? How can old projects be opened/converted? Which
Masonry Beam Design: How to design beams with what might seem like less than the minimum reinforcement ratio
While there is no way around satisfying the minimum steel requirements in the CSA S304,
Why does MASS use unreinforced analysis for a design with reinforcement?
The CSA S304-14 divides masonry wall
How to use MASS to Design Walls that Span Horizontally
The vast majority of masonry walls designed to resist out-of-plane bending are
Understanding the χ factor and how it can help with masonry beam design
Have you gotten design failure messages along the lines of “there is
Bars spaced at 200mm? Consider fully grouting your walls
The issue at play here is that by
How to start designing in MASS using the new 2014 S304 Standard
MASS Version 3.0 introduces a new set of
Offline Activation: How to start using MASS without an internet connection
As mentioned in our Activation
Help! Online Activation is not working
If you can read this article but
The Definitive Activation Guide for MASS
In order to be able to activate
Why can’t I add stirrups to my masonry beam?
This is one of the most common question we get having to do with masonry beam design so if this is
What to do about MASS software crashes
While the majority of our users are using MASS trouble-free, we get calls and
Clearing up the Confusion around MASS Licenses
Each year around this time, hundreds of calls and emails come through our office asking about the MASS
MASS License Purchases and Renewals: What’s the difference and which is best for me?
This post is part of a
Discounts! You are already renewing MASS but why not save money while doing it?
When does my MASS license expire?
This post is part of a quick FAQ series Luisa and
Why do I have to renew MASS every year?
This post is part of a quick FAQ series Luisa and I are putting together to make it easier to find answers to the questions you are looking for. To
Why your MASS installer is opening as a text file
If you are reading this then chances are you have downloaded a new version of MASS and have encountered a strange quirk in Firefox. Does this look familiar? Then read
Launch of new CMDC website creates a new avenue for MASS technical support
Have you ever been designing with MASS and come across an issue that you needed a quick answer for?
With the launch of the new CMDC website, we are hoping to