When it comes to sunshades, engineering connections to the building can be the most challenging part of the design process and can take up valuable time, but the ability to create custom designs instead of using standard off-the shelf products opens a world of possibilities. ILI is pleased to introduce a new online tool that can help! ILI’s sunshade bracket calculator sizes brackets for most simple custom sunshades and anchorage types. Designing with the correct bracket up front helps reduce lead times related to engineering and ensures that brackets are sized to meet appropriate design loads.


The calculator is free and easy to use. Instructions for determining and selecting the building’s risk category, anchorage type, sunshade projection and tributary width are included on our website. After entering this information, the calculator will deliver an anchor specifications document, cross sections and plan view details in .PDF and DXF formats. Projects are saved for future use and can be edited as needed. 


Our engineers are also available for consult on any project, regardless of complexity or size. So sign up, sign in and save time while designing a custom sunshade that will add to the function and design of your next project!

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