STV VP, National Bridge Practice Leader
At a broad level, the goal is greater synergy across the nation,
more collaboration, less rework, and less learning curve.
Software is a key part of making that happen.
AECOM Structural Engineer
The Bridge Wizard is a wonderful tool for engineers to efficiently build models and the graphical interface made modeling and reviewing the U-girders and bridge models very easy. We found great power in the program’s ability to model time-dependent properties of concrete as well as construction staging. The ability to import structural features such as girder cross sections and strand and duct profiles expedited our modeling. Defining groups for objects and loads make the construction staging very simple to organize and assign.
Midas provides great technical support and a plethora of training and project specific webinars. The engineers responding to technical questions are prompt, courteous and are experts in the field. The webinars are archived and provide all the information needed to start building models. If you can’t find the info in a webinar, the support personnel are eager to help teach and provide guidance.
WSP Senior Supervising Engineer
As a user of Midas Civil since 2006, I have been very pleased with the capabilities and features of this structural analysis software. It has become my go-to software for post-tension bridge modeling, rail-structure interaction analysis, load rating, and grillage model analysis. The multiple methods for inputting data (user interface, spreadsheet or text editor) and extracting results allows me the flexibility to create and post-process designs efficiently. Whether I am performing complex construction stage analysis, non-linear behavior or creating custom section properties, I know that Midas Civil is capable of the task.
Burns & McDonnell Senior Structural Engineer
Burns & McDonnell was awarded the design of the new departure level bridge for Delta Airlines Terminal D at LaGuardia Airport. The departure bridge was a horse shoe shape that included some very complex geometry and even a more complex design. The design consisted of curved steel girders, post-tensioned straddle bents, and steel box bents. This was not the ideal project to use and learn a new piece of software. Midas had so many tutorials on their website and videos on YouTube, learning the new software was much easier than expected. I was very impressed with how effective their bridge wizards generate the models along with the accuracy of the steel code checks. What I like best about Midas are their monthly webinars that cover tutorials or other consultants talking about how they recently used Midas