SAP2000 v15

"SAP2000 Integrated software for structural analysis & design"

"The SAP name has been synonymous with state-of-the-art analytical methods since its introduction over 30 years ago. SAP2000 follows in the same tradition featuring a very sophisticated, intuitive and versatile user interface powered by an unmatched analysis engine and design tools for engineers working on transportation, industrial, public works, sports, and other facilities. " from the SAP2000 product page


SAP2000 is available in MacLean M210 and Cummings G13 (aka CADlab). It is also available on the PC Loaner Laptops.

Hardware requirements
  • Minimum Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64.
  • Windows XP/Vista/7
  • Minimum 4GB RAM.
  • Hard disk with at least 6 GB free space.
  • 1024x768 graphics resolution or better running 16 bits colors.

Installation on a Personal Computer

A CD to install SAP2000 on your own Windows PC/laptop is available from in Maclean 126.

To install:

  1. Insert CD
  2. double click on "install.cmd" to install
  3. Wait for the SAP2000 icon on the desktop then continue.

License Server

SAP2000 locates the license server with the help of the "C:\Program Files (x86)\Computers and Structures\SAP2000 15\lservrc" file which should contain:


SAP2000 uses sentinel LM to contact the "License Server" and checks if the dongle is on the server. 30 licenses are available.

The SAP2000 Academic Licensing is licensed for research and educational purposes.

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