Quantifire is estimation and fire engineering software for structural steel. Features include rapid import from lists, critical temperature calculations and cellular beam critical temperature and product thickness calculation. For more information please contact PFP Specialists.

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Latest Changes

What’s New in Quantifire (updated 2021-10-15)

Main User Guide

Quantifire Main User Guide (updated 2021-09-01)

Quick Start Guides

  1. Installation (updated December 2020)
  2. Getting Started (updated April 2020)
  3. The Import Canvas (updated April 2021)
  4. Beams with Web Openings (updated March 2020)
  5. Analytics with Power BI (updated August 2020)
  6. Teams (updated December 2020)
  7. Optimiser (updated April 2021)

Video tutorial

  1. Getting started
  2. Importing Sections
  3. Cellular Beam Module
  4. Eurocode Critical Temperature Calculator
  5. Optimisation Module

1. Getting started

Sections in this video (links take you to Youtube):

  • 00:35 Opening the software and logging in
  • 01:30 Starting a new project in estimation mode
  • 02:17 Selecting products
  • 02:30 Private database functionality and external Quantifire licences
  • 03:36 The MTO Builder page overview
  • 04:04 Editing system costs, application settings, primers and topcoats
  • 04:34 User inputs overview
  • 06:55 Inputting by length, area or weight
  • 08:04 Entering a composite beam with and without voids filled
  • 09:23 Entering custom sections
  • 11:50 Advanced settings
  • 12:22 Showing extra information columns
  • 12:42 The editing buttons
  • 13:58 Changing some or all sections at once
  • 15:04 Creating an output report
  • 17:33 Setting and editing notes on a report
  • 19:04 Review of the technical basis output report
  • 20:35 Not included in this video

2. Importing Sections

Sections in this video (links take you to Youtube):

  • 00:40 Importing from a file
  • 01:00 Familiarisation with the import canvas layout
  • 01:25 Column headers and auto-detection
  • 02:13 Profile matching
  • 04:24 Consolidation of long data lists
  • 04:50 Importing from the canvas to the estimate
  • 07:31 Starting with a blank canvas
  • 10:34 Handling non-standard section prefixes

3. Cellular Beam Module

Sections in this video (links take you to Youtube):

  • 00:36 Overview of beams with web openings and fire protection
  • 01:58 Products with cellular beam datasets
  • 02:53 Entering a cellular beam section – serial sizes and fabricated plates
  • 06:45 Entering user defined failure criteria
  • 09:14 Allow Quantifire to determine the failure criteria
  • 11:39 The cellular beam calculator
  • 13:15 Entering the opening geometry manually, e.g. for irregular spaced openings
  • 14:01 Automatic generation of regular opening geometry
  • 16:35 Overview of the structural report output

4. Eurocode Critical Temperature Calculator

Sections in this video (links take you to Youtube):

  • 01:23 Entering a section with the advanced temperature calculation method
  • 01:49 Default settings for advanced calculations
  • 02:43 The critical temperature calculator
  • 03:20 Starting with known loading
  • 04:52 Starting with ultimate limit state (ULS) utilisation values
  • 05:51 Starting with accidental limit state of fire (ALS-Fire) utilisation values
  • 08:46 Composite beams
  • 10:44 Columns
  • 13:02 Tension members
  • 13:53 Applying critical temperature calculations to entire projects

5. Optimisation Module

Sections in this video (links take you to Youtube):

  • 00:28 Overview of cost-benefit analysis optimisation
  • 03:31 Example using an SHS hollow section
  • 04:16 Entering cost metrics
  • 06:09 Manually entering potential alternative sections
  • 06:28 Automatic generation of potential alternative sections
  • 08:56 Optimisation results
  • 09:54 Replacing a parent section in the estimate
  • 10:20 Combining alternate sections with a Eurocode Tcrit calculation