Introduction

Osdag is a cross-platform free and open-source software for the design (and detailing) of steel structures, following the Indian Standard IS 800:2007. It allows the user to design steel connections, members and systems using a graphical user interface. The interactive GUI provides a 3D visualisation of the designed component and creates images for construction/fabrication drawings. The design is typically optimised following industry best practices.
Osdag is primarily built upon Python and other Python-based FOSS tools, such as, PyQt, OpenCascade, PythonOCC, and svgwrite. It uses SQLite for managing steel section databases. Osdag is currently under development. A beta version of Osdag containing some shear connection design modules was released in June, 2017. This and all subsequent versions are available for downloading at Resources page.