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" Truss D & E has allowed my company to do a lot more work in a lot less time. I have used the competition’s programs and have found Truss D & E to be the best yet. I am very pleased with their products and would recommend it to any sanctioned individual in this field of business." Phillip Esswein Esswein Engineering Group

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Truss D & E

Truss D & E

Truss Design & Estimating (D&E) is a complete automated solution for truss design. Our software can design trusses with light-gage steel, structural steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. This easy to use program will save you time and money in analysis, design and estimating of metal trusses.

Truss D & E Modeling

Truss D & E Modeling

Truss D&E modeling software is easy to use and has only one main input screen. Design up to 6 floors in a building. Clients' say that what would have taken them 2 days to design in Truss D&E they now do in minutes with Truss D&E Model. There is no CAD experience necessary.

3D Viewer

Truss D & E

3D Viewer allows you to view your building design, trusses and walls in 3D. The 3D program must be used with Truss D&E modeling but is not required. Once the layout is created in the modeling program a simple click of a button will access the model in 3D.



WallPanelPro is a wall design and analysis software that integrates with Truss D&E and Truss Modeling. It is easy to use and learn. WallPanelPro includes Component design of Beams/Joists, Column/Wall Stud, Headers, and Rafters.

Arch D & E

Arch D & E

The Arch Design and Estimating software program helps engineers analyze and design light gauge arch structures fabricated from K-Span, Superspan, Quickspan, Model 600 and Model 900 light gauge panels.

Steel Truss Design Software

Welcome to John F. Butts and Associates (JFBA), makers of the leading Steel Truss Design & Estimating software in the industry. Design and engineer trusses or entire buildings with light gage steel with our steel framing software. 

Attention Truss Engineers and Fabricators

If you are a truss engineer or a contractor that wants to fabricate cold formed steel trusses, or if you are a civil engineer, structural engineer or builder involved in residential, commercial or municipal construction, then you need this software.

  Click here to see how much money and time our software will save you!

Most Features and Flexibility

Our Truss Design & Estimating software offers more features and flexibility than any truss software on the market. Here are a few of the advantages of Truss Design & Estimating:

  • Save money by creating trusses with nonproprietary sections
  • Increase revenue by developing your own proprietary truss shapes for resale
  • Easy to use - no CAD knowledge required
  • Save enormous amounts of time by using Modeling and WallPanelPro.
  • Use both Metric and Imperial Units
  • Create standard or complex trusses simply, quickly and accurately within minutes. No more fighting software to create some oddball truss shape.
  • Let your imagination run wild! Truss Design & Estimating assists you in reaching your dreams.

Jump to our downloads page and download a free demo of Truss Design & Estimating so you can check out the software yourself.

Come discover the software that truss design engineers from around the world have been using since 1992.