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BeamChek is the quick, accurate and easy to use structural design software for residential architects, professional home designers, engineers, and design/build contractors. 

Calculate beams, joists, and rafters with confidence and speed. The BeamChek database includes steel, wood, timber, glu-lams, and structural composite lumber. 

Our software is a one time purchase and not a costly subscription.
Many of our users have been with us for almost 30 years!

Advanced Wood Beam Analysis  v2023

● Size beams, rafters, floor joists, hips and valleys
● Enter up to a dozen multiple, complex loads
● Solve simple span or overhanging conditions
● Select from 57 wood species or input custom values
● National Design Specification® (NDS 12, 15 and 18) 
New Southern Pine Values
● Size steel, glu-lams and Structural Composite beams
● Design columns with steel and wood
● Click instant help buttons for diagrams & code information
● Built-in boundary and error checking
● Easy to read printout with a loading diagram 

Simple User Interface

BeamChek is not just another Spreadsheet requiring Microsoft Excel, nor is it full of cryptic icons just for the sake of having icons. BeamChek is part of a new generation of simple, no-nonsense, software solutions. Our goal is to save you time.

The following features (many requested by our users) have helped BeamChek evolve into the fastest and easiest to use software of its kind.









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You will find...

  • Fewer menus to hunt through, common default settings, and minimal jumping between forms. 
  • Consistent input procedures for beam applications and conditions. 
  • More buttons for quick selections of common settings. This means less typing and faster results!
  • Compare acceptable beams in two species groups, each in two grades, before you select a specific member width, depth or grade. 
  • Complete boundary and error checking.
  • Instant help buttons with code information, explanations, and diagrams to assist new users.
  • A manual is provided on the Publications Page and is also available in the software help file.
  • Easy to read, concise printouts show all the necessary data to document your beam selection.

  "Easy to Install, great program!"
AR in Hawaii

"Helpful and time saving."
ET in No. Carolina

"Nice program. Easy to Use."
RO in Pennsylvania

"Screens are easy to use and understand."
 PZ in Illinois

"Installation was simple... happy with features."
KH in So. Carolina

"BeamChek is easy to learn and use..." 

Does this sound like advertising hype?

It's not.  Are you wondering why our nearest competitor will charge you for technical support to use their software?

We can't answer that.  We do know that if you have a BeamChek question or difficulty you can always call us for help.

Our thousands of BeamChek users call infrequently, so we won't need to pick your wallet if you do happen to call for assistance.

Select 'Features' for screen captures and software details. 

Select 'Demo' to download and try our free demonstration version.  

Select 'Publications' to review the manual and examples.

A single user license is only $195.00  Available only as a dowload from this website.

We no longer mail out CD Roms and printed manuals. Save the trees and the Roms! 

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Call if you need technical assistance (please no phone orders) 1-425-776-7373 

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AC Software, Inc.

330 Dayton St. Suite 6 Edmonds, Washington 98020

Telephone 1-425-776-7373     E-mail: BeamChek@gmail.com

Since 1994