How to Save Beam Designs with WebStructural

Saving steel and wood beam designs to the cloud is easy with WebStructural. Saving to the cloud offers a few benefits over traditional desktop-based apps. First, once a project has been synced to the cloud, you can access it anywhere, from any browser as long as you remember your credentials! Second, you'll never lose projects due to local hard drive issues. WebStructural uses battle-tested cloud storage technologies to safely and securely save your projects.

Here's a quick tutorial to help you make the most of WebStructural Pro.

1. Start a new project

Start a new project (or open an existing project, but if you can do that you probably don't need this tutorial). Click Start a new beam:

Now you should see an Untitled Project:

2. Make some changes

Once you've created your new project you can start making some changes. So go ahead, change spans, change shapes, change materials or change design codes. When you start modifying any project, WebStructural will mark the project as "modified" and notify you by adding a link next to the project title that says Project modified, save now?. Note, here I've changed the title of the project to "Make Some Changes" and added another span. WebStructural has automatically marked the project as modified.

3. Save It

At this point you can Save your project by either clicking the Project modified, save now? link or clicking the Active Project link and selecting Save from the menu.

4. Safe

Note the Project modified, save now? link has been updated to All changes saved. Your project is now synced to the cloud. You can access it from any browser as long as you log in with your credentials.

And that's it, quick and easy.

We hope this tutorial helps you design steel and wood beams faster. As always, let us know if you have any suggestions or requests.

Happy Engineering,

The WebStructural Team