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Shockproof Investments (PTY) Ltd entered a new phase during 2012. A new company- Design and Connectors SA (PTY) Ltd was formed. Design and Connectors is the distributor of TRUSS4, which is connected with, punched metal plate fasteners (nail plates).

The TRUSS4 software program was designed by Fine Ltd, which has been offering the most comprehensive and integrated suite of engineering software products for over a decade.

TRUSS4 offers the complete processing of a project from the truss design and quotation, to the manufacturing documentation and it automatically generated outputs for machinery equipment. When flexibility, performance and saving counts, there is only one solution, a user friendly and efficient program, in a fraction of the time. TRUSS4 offers a powerful and affordable product with simple controls and high reliability. The program is designed in such a way that working with it is simple and can be used by employees with basic computer skills.

TRUSS4 is fully backed by Engineers, who will over see all the designs and offer a full service to fabricators as part of the Design and Connectors SA package.

TRUSS4 is representative of advanced computer technology and structural engineering combined, making it accessible for hardware shops to design and provide a free quote to customers, at the retailers input price. The fabrication of the trusses can be done by a TRUSS4 fabricator using the consumables from the hardware shop or the hardware shop can set up there own fabrication unit.

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TRUSS4 Software
GEO5 Geotechnical Engineering Programs
GEO5 Geotechnical Engineering Programs

Czech company Fine has been developing and supplying software for structural engineering since 1989. The company particularly offers three main products: GEO5 – geotechnical engineering software, FIN10 – software package for structural engineering analyses and design, TRUSS4 – suite of programs for analysis of timber roof design

FINE Civil Engineering Software
FINE Civil Engineering Software

The GEO5 suite of programs is designed to solve various geotechnical problems. The easy-to-use suite consists of individual programs with a unified user-friendly interface. Each program is used to analyze a different geotechnical task but all modules communicate with each other to form an integrated suite.

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