Software Inc. was founded in 1986 to produce computational engineering
solutions for professional design offices and engineering institutions
throughout North America.
Acronym develops the WoodWorks® Design Office suite of applications, and the MASS® Masonry Design Software.
Feb 28, 2017
WoodWorks Custom Version: Version 6.4 of WoodWorks® Sizer for Nordic Structures released, for design of Nordic’s I-joist, glulam, and CLT products. Refer to the for more details.
December 2, 2016
WoodWorks Custom Version: Version 2.0 of WoodWorks Sizer for Web Joist of Chehalis, Washington released, for design of their open web trusses and Web-i I-joists. Refer to for more details.
November 24, 2016
WoodWorks – Major release: WoodWorks Design Office, version 11, including upgrades to NDS 2015, IBC 2015 and SDPWS 2015 design standards. Please refer to the WoodWorks website for more details.
October 26, 2016
MASS – Major release: MASS® masonry package, version 3, including upgrade to the S304-14 design standard. Please refer to the Canada Masonry Design Centre website for more details. MASS is also produced in conjunction with the Canadian Concrete Masonry Producers Association.
Jan 16, 2016
WoodWorks Custom Version: A custom version of our WoodWorks Connections program was provided to Nordic Structures.
November 2, 2015
WoodWorks Custom Version: Version 2.0 of WoodWorks Sizer Canada for LVL Global of Ville-Marie, Quebec released, for design of their laminated veneer lumber products. Refer to the for more details
September 11, 2015
WoodWorks – Major Release: Version 9.3 of the Canadian edition of WoodWorks® Design Office includes update to CSA O86-14 design standard. Please refer to the WoodWorks website for more details.
March 10, 2015
WoodWorks Custom Version: G2 Structural has taken over the WoodWorks® Sizer custom version from Alliance Lumber, and rebranded the products G2T open web trusses and G2T weld-down trusses. Refer to for more details.
September 17, 2013
WoodWorks Custom Version: Version 2.0 of WoodWorks Sizer USA for LVL Global of Ville-Marie, Quebec released, for design of their laminated veneer lumber products. Refer to the for more details
July 9, 2013
Acronym moves to its new offices at 180 King St. S, Waterloo Ontario.
July 4, 2008
WoodWorks Custom Version: A new custom version of WoodWorks Sizer was provided to Western Archrib, Inc. of Edmonton, Alberta, for design of their glulam products. This replaces the SOLVER 4 software previously created for WA by Acronym. Refer to the for more details.
Jan 1, 2008
Major release of WoodWorks Design Office Canada, version 10. Will include update to NBC 2015, especially for wind and seismic load generation, also cross-laminated timber design, beam hanger selection, HSS steel columns, power driven nails, hold-down database update, proprietary shear resisting elements, and numerous graphical improvements in Shearwalls. Expected later in 2017.
WoodWorks Sizer for Nordic Engineered Wood, version 6.5, including CSA O86 and NDS CLT design, shearwall design, span table generation, web hole table generation, multi-ply beam connection design. Expected mid-2017.
MASS 3.1 to contain significant new design procedures for multi-storey shear walls and boundary elements. Expected later in 2017.
Launch of the Canadian edition of our new LoadWorks load generation program. Expected later in 2017.