The space frame analysis and design software was developed by Ajay Kadam in 1989 which is used for the analysis and design of a broad range of structures. The space frame analysis is performed using the finite element method. The software has a pre-processor and a post-processor. The pre-processor is used to generate the geometry of the structure and the loads that are going to act on the structure. There is no restriction on the shape or the maximum number of members of the structure. The user can generate the shape of a structure by defining the origin and the terminal nodes of a member. Members can be rigidly connected to each other or there can be rotational hinges about any three principle axes of a member.

The pre-processor can generate load due to self weight of the member. In case of a building frame, the slab load is automatically distributed on the peripheral beams as per the yield line theory. The user does not have to workout the rectangular and triangular load that act on the peripheral beams in such a case. The user can define point loads, uniformly distributed loads or uniformly increasing load of any magnitude or location. The loads can be applied in any direction on a member or a joint of the structure. The structure is generated by a graphical user interface where the geometry of the structure is constructed on the computer screen with the help of a mouse.

The post-processor performs the finite element analysis. The individual members of a space frame are analysed for internal axial forces, torsional moments, bending moments in both principal directions of the cross section, and shearing forces in both principal directions. Six diagrams of these forces are drawn for each member. All of these forces and moments are worked out at ten sections along the length of each member. The post-processor has design routines for RCC slab, beam, column and footing. All the requirements of the building code are checked while designing a member. Slabs are checked and designed for moment, shear, deflection and development length of the reinforcement. Beams are also checked and designed for moment, shear, deflection and development length of the reinforcement. Columns are checked and designed for axial load, uniaxial and biaxial bending, and length effect. Footings are designed for bending, one-way shear, punching shear, development of reinforcing steel and dowels. While designing all these members requirements of minimum and maximum steel, spacing of steel, section of the concrete are checked.