Acronym 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. 


News Releases 

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 Nordic website 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 Web Joist’s website 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 LVL Global website 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 G2's website  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 LVL Global website 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  Western Archrib website for more details.

Jan 1, 2008   

SODA  - Acronym is no longer responsible for the SODA steel design software. For SODA products, sales, and support, please go to the  SODA website. or email sales@sodaspace.ca.

 Coming Soon

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.