The fischer Compufix anchor design software has become the established standard among planners and structural engineers. This is demonstrated by 35,000 live updates ad 9,500 downloads last year alone. Fischer now offer the internet-based anchor design software, which needs no prior programme installation.

The internet version is identical in all important functions and illustrations with the well-known fischer Compufix 7.3 version. After logging in, first-time users and occasional users will appreciate the clear input masks arranged in levels when working with the anchor design software. And the help utility programme and narrative audio files help getting unstuck.

User prompting during the actual design and dimensioning allows a variety of different approaches. No matter how the fixture and the anchor plate are designed and planned, the state bar delivers the data and information on all important computation parameters at a single glance.

If the design value falls below a certain minimum variable, simply raise it to the required minimum value by clicking the corresponding entry in the state bar. This saves a lot of additional computing work.

The tried and tested programme structure has been maintained and optimised in the internet version. Additional criteria before the actual design computation speed up the selection of the suitable anchor.

When selecting the type of installation, the user can choose between pre-fixing and through-fixing installation and internal thread anchors, specify the desired effective length and diameter, define the steel grade, choose either cracked or non-cracked concrete, or static or dynamic load. In addition, the user can browse through a library of profiles and define the bending angle in interspaced or spaced installations.

Other important elements for the design are the concrete grade and details on any reinforcements and rebars set close to the edges.

Fixings can be designed in compliance with the European Technical Approval and the DIBt Approval, or by following the Fischer Technical Handbook. And finally, the design can be saved as a PDF document or printed in an abridged or standard version. Recommended system requirements include Acrobat Reader and a digital internet access.