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Forte® Software

Single member sizing for everyone

Whether you’re an architect or engineer sizing joists, beams, posts or studs, Forte® software performs load calculations and identifies solutions for the conditions and geometry you specify. Size for a specific spacing, member depth or just the best economical fit.

Get assistance with our software, training, or technical support.


DOWNLOAD THE LATEST FORTE SOFTWARE

NOTICE: We have identified two issues with Transfer Reactions that require user’s attention in Forte software. Please review the software advisories to understand how to mitigate these issues. FSA1703a | FSA1703bThe current version now addresses both software advisories.

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Release notes and system requirements

  • English | French
  • Version 5.3 will replace your current installation of Forte v5.2
  • Supported Microsoft® Operating Systems include: Windows® 10, Windows 8 and 8.1, and Windows 7
  • Read the full system requirements

Installation instructions

  • Save the .exe file locally
  • Temporarily disable anti-virus software
  • Close down existing install of Forte
  • Double click .exe to install

FORTE FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Graphical user interface and intuitive workflow – Forte software is designed to be used right away with practically no learning curve.
  • Ability to balance cost and performance with the TJ-Pro™ Rating System — the solutions list provides a view into product combinations that can save money while delivering on-floor performance expectations.
  • Loading assistance for complex conditions – easily calculate and apply loads on one tab using a variety of tools.
  • Ability to size engineered wood and dimension lumber in one tool – compare design results and select the most effective solution.

Frequently Asked Questions


FORTE SOFTWARE SCREENSHOTS

These are just a few of the many ways Forte visually makes the job easier.


With the latest Forte software, you can:

  • Define multiple member connections — choose to include fastener schedules along with the member design for attaching member plies of a beam assembly together. Select from a variety of nails, screws or bolts.
  • Specify the required building code year — select the building code required to design members. The building code, along with the year (e.g., IBC 2015), will be included on the member reports.
  • Design members for lateral loading using ASCE 7-10 — new building code options (IBC 2012 and IBC 2015) will now reference ASCE 7-10 for lateral design of members for stud, column and header applications. Choose IBC 2009 to use ASCE 7-05 for lateral design.
  • Increase productivity —quickly determine the best solution to use for a member now with additional information about which design accessories are required for each solution.
  • Integrate with Autodesk® Revit® — users’ modeling and design structures using Revit software will now have the ability to design Trus Joist® products using the MWF Advanced Revit extension from StrucSoft Solutions. Visit StrucSoft Solutions for more information.

FORTE TRAINING VIDEOS

We have many training videos to make using Forte software a breeze.

 

View the video play list using the icon on the top left of the video.

Watch specific instructions on how Forte software works.

 

Visit our YouTube playlist for more videos on how to use Forte software.


OPEN FILE EXCHANGE

Send members to Forte for analysis from your software

We provide the Forte File Format Utility to software developers looking to enhance their software so it exports floor, wall, and roof members to the Forte application for analysis. This allows your customers to skip remodeling spans, supports, and loads in Forte and instead send these calculations to Forte with all the necessary information pre-populated.

Learn more about this interactive guide for software developers wanting to transfer information into Forte files from their own software applications.

Sign up to be part of the Open File Exchange


Questions about software?

Contact Software Support
800-833-9491

software@weyerhaeuser.com

Using our software and need training?

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Need a repair or sizing help?

Visit Technical Support
888-453-8358

techsupport@weyerhaeuser.com

Product Literature

  • mm-southwest - Forte Materials – South West (CA, NV, AZ, NM)
  • mm-gulfsouth - Forte Materials - Gulf South (sKY, TN, LA, MS, AL, GA)
  • mm-midatlantic - Forte Materials - Mid Atlantic (PA, NJ, DE, MD, eWV, eVA)
  • mm-newengland - Forte Materials - New England (NY, VT, NH, ME, MA, CT, RI)
  • mm-northcentral - Forte Materials - North Central (eND, eSD, NE, KS, OK, AR, MO, IA, MN, WI, IL, KY, IN, MI, OH, wWV)
  • mm-northwest - Forte Materials - North West (WA, OR, ID, UT, MT, wND, wSD, WY)
  • mm-southatlantic - Forte Materials - South Atlantic (wVA, NC, SC, sGA, FL)
  • mm-southcentral - Forte Materials - South Central (TX, CO, sWY)
  • mm-canadaeast - Forte Materials - Eastern Canada (ON, QC, NB, NL, NS, PE)
  • mm-canadawest - Forte Materials – Western Canada (AB, SK, MB)
  • mm-canadabc - Forte Materials – British Columbia (BC)
  • svc-f-rn - Forte Release Notes
  • svc-4005 - Product Overview: TJ-Pro Ratings
  • svc-4130 - Product Overview: Forte Sizing Software
  • tb-218 - 2012 International Building Code (IBC) Wind Load Compliance with Forte Software
  • tj-1013 - Trus Joist No Red Tag Guarantee