New update to FEA design software

August 16th, 2021

The version 15 update adds new features and ensures compatibility with current versions of AutoCAD and Rhino. MPanel Software Solutions has updated its MPanel FEA (Finite Element Analysis) to meet the changing needs of fabricators and ensure the program works with the latest design software. The updated software is an additional module that allows a […]

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WEB-EXTRA: Creating ‘The Canyon’

May 1st, 2021

Installation of "The Canyon" fabric sculpture at the Salt Lake City International Airport. Photo: Rainier Display. EDITOR’S NOTE: For the new terminal complex at the Salt Lake City International Airport, a specially commissioned public art installation involved architectural fabric. The visually stunning fabric sculpture “The Canyon” by public artist Gordon Huether was accomplished by a […]

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Shade sail design: How to get it right

November 5th, 2020

During IFAI Virtual Expo 2020’s educational presentation “Shade Sail Design: How to Get It Right,” Timothy Akes, a software expert for MPanel Software Solutions, told participants that design is by far the most important, misunderstood and underestimated aspect of delivering a great and long-lasting shade sail project. “The shade sail shape and how you design […]

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Shade sails add usability to outdoor spaces

September 26th, 2017

“Shade Sails 2.0” was one of the opening presentations Sept. 26 at IFAI Expo 2017. The presentation featured Tim Koehler, Lawrence Fabric and Metal Structures Inc., and Tim Akes, MPanel Software Solutions, who discussed two projects that could handle wind and snow loads. The first project at Southwest Illinois Community College was an outside study […]

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