User resources for our registered users

Click Underlined Titles to read the publication online, click "View the PDF version" to view, save, or print the publication.

Note: To view and print Adobe Acrobat PDF files you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not already have the Reader installed you may download it for free from the Adobe Software website at

Please remember, these are all copyrighted works and may not be distributed without our written permission. Thank you. 

This material is protected under United States federal copyright law and international treaties and may not be reproduced or distributed without the express written permission of the author. Violations of our copyright and trademark rights are aggressively pursued as allowed under United States and international laws.

AC Software, Inc. Copyright 1994-2023 All Rights Reserved









    About Us

    Contact Us

1. Wood Design

This is a free booklet with basic information for engineering novices. Covers the basics of residential vertical load paths and wood design. 

View the PDF version

2. BeamChek Examples
Example problems demonstrating BeamChek features, proper steps and correct data entry. These are a "must read" when learning to use BeamChek.

View the PDF version

3. BeamChek Manual
The BeamChek manual is also available in the BeamChek software "help" file and on the CD in an Acrobat PDF file.

View the PDF version

4. Structural Composite Lumber Table of Sizes
The Structural Composite Lumber sizes currently supported in BeamChek.

View the PDF version

5. Structural Composite Lumber Table of Values
Structural Composite Lumber Values. Users need to keep up to date with values provided from the manufacturers.

View the PDF version

"I've never had tech support this good!"
RD in Texas

"Great Software"
GB in Missouri

"Fun to use and well documented"
RH in California

"We own an expensive engineering software program that does everything, but everyone in my office prefers BeamChek for their everyday work. Its fast and easy!"
WD in Nevada

"I've run BeamChek since 1996 and still use it everyday"
ER in Vermont

Since 1994

Copyright 2023
All Rights Reserved

AC Software, Inc.

330 Dayton St. Suite 6 Edmonds, Washington 98020

Telephone 1-425-776-7373     E-mail: