The primary objective of this FOSSEE project is to develop a design of simple frame and open-source software for structural steel design as per the Indian Standard IS 800 : 2007. This software will include multiple components for the design of: connections (beam-to-column, truss, welded, bolted), tension members, compression members and flexural members. Future plans also include the design of simple frames.

The emphasis of Osdag will be on the design of connections, which is a part typically not paid adequate attention to in a commercially available structural steel design software. It should be noted here that it is not the goal of this project to cover the entire gamut of provisions and specification of IS 800, but rather to help its users gaining confidence in using certain aspects of this design standard.