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Comprehensive documentation to help your users get started with LAVA Structural engineering software. Click here to find the comprehensive LAVA Help Manual, your go-to resource for detailed descriptions and step-by-step guidance on utilizing every feature of our program.
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Why Choose LAVA Software?

LAVA, which stands for Lateral and Vertical Analysis software, is a structural engineering software focused on wood design and analysis for 1-6 story buildings. LAVA offers robust engineering calculations, providing an easy-to-read, hand-calculation output that is ready for submission to building officials.
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LAVA Feature Review

Explore the power and versatility of LAVA, the cutting-edge software designed for structural engineers. In this short video, we take you through a comprehensive overview of LAVA’s features, showcasing its loading presets, lateral and gravity load calculation and automated load…

How To Install LAVA

This is a step-by-step process on how to install LAVA. Step 1: Open Chrome and navigate to Step 2: Login to the website using your LAVABuild username and password. Step 3: Download the LAVA installer. Step 4: Navigate to…

How to Upgrade LAVA

This is a step-by-step process to upgrade to the next version of LAVA. Note: Follow these steps if you have LAVA already installed on your computer. If you do not have LAVA installed, you can launch the installer without any…