Structures integrated with CYPE 3D and CYPECAD


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Online in a group, approximately 15 students per course.


CYPE Technical Support Department.


Learning through practical exercises on individual computers.


Certificate of achievement and course attendance. A minimum attendance of 75% is required.


General objectives

  • Learning the processes of data entry, analysis of results and processing of information to obtain the project’s graphic and written documents.
  • Acquiring the necessary skills for using the programs.

Target group

  • Architecture, engineering and construction professionals.
  • Students in their final years of technical studies who are interested in learning about this tool that is so widespread in firms and technical offices.
  • Companies, organisations and groups wishing to attend these courses from their offices.

Lesson plan

  • Introduction to CYPE 3D and steel structures by means of simple practical exercises: beams, columns, portal frames.
    • File management.
    • Job menu. Codes, actions, materials, etc.
    • Designing and modelling structures.
    • Describing nodes and bars.
    • Definiting effective length factors and stress limits.
    • Defining actions and loads.
    • Design menu, force diagrams, stresses, checking of bars and U.L.S.
  • Studying the structure to be designed, preparation and input of data with the Portal frame generator and export to CYPE 3D.
    • Entering the steel structure to be analysed using the Portal frame generator.
    • Analysing the purlins on the roof and the bracing purlins of the building.
    • Exporting to CYPE 3D.
  • CYPE 3D.
    • Finalising the process of entering the structure to be analysed: columns in the lateral wall, lintel of the side façade, ridge beams, braces, lintels, loft, etc.
    • Analysing the results. Checking of bars.
    • Welded and bolted connections. Rotational stiffness.
    • Baseplates.
  • Studying the concrete structures in CYPECAD.
    • Characteristics of materials, loads.
    • Floor data.
    • Foundation data.
    • Drawing templates.
    • Entering columns.
  • Entering floor slabs and singular elements.
    • Entering walls and beams.
    • Entering waffle slabs.
    • Special loads: envelopes, partitions, lifts.
    • Staircases.
  • Analysing results and solving the structure.
    • Checking the elements in the structure: columns, beams, walls, and floor slabs.
    • Help for analysing the different elements that make up the structure: force diagrams.
    • Checking the deformations of the structure, one element at a time, and the global behaviour of the structure when faced with different actions.
    • Editing and adjusting the reinforcement.
  • Foundation analysis.
    • Entering the foundation elements.
    • Analysing and editing the foundation elements.
  • Integrated 3D structure.
    • Importing steel structure from CYPE 3D.
    • Compatibility of combinations of wind actions.
    • Analysing the integrated structure.
    • Analysing and checking results after analysing the integrated structure.
  • Graphical editing of results.
    • Editing reinforcement in columns and floor slabs.
    • Setting up printers.
    • Configuring and editing plans.
    • Justifying results and reports.


    • Basic computer skills.
    • Basic knowledge of architecture, engineering or construction.
    • Laptop with mouse, wifi connection and USB port.
    • Installing CYPECAD and CYPE 3D.

To optimise your training time, please bring your personal laptop with the programs already installed. To do so:

  1. Your system must meet the minimum requirements for running CYPE programs: Minimum requirements.
  2. Register on the free platform and download and install the latest version of the following programs:
    • CYPECAD.
    • CYPE 3D.
    • Alternatively, download and install the complete program package from the CYPE general menu, which includes CYPECAD and CYPE 3D. If you plan to use a “Temporary license version”, choose this option in the installation process and enter the key provided.
  3. Installation information:
  4. Confirm that each program opens correctly and access any of the example jobs:

Should you experience any issues, please contact Technical Support prior to beginning the training.

Common issues:


Teaching material

  • Temporary internet license for private use during the course and training.
  • Course guide and exercise material.
  • Certificate of achievement and course attendance. A minimum attendance of 80% is required.


  • Based on the course approach and the methodology used, a maximum of 15 students is recommended.
  • The method of payment will be the one agreed upon in the accepted quote for the training course.
  • Taxes and fees are not included in the price. Please inquire about discounts when taking the course at CYPE’s offices or at the offices of its distributors.

Would you like to carry out this practical course in your company or organisation?

Our team will be in touch with you when a new session can be arranged.

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