Discontinuation of Support for TrusPlus software December 31st, 2022
In order to continue delivering a high-quality and supportable software platform, Alpine is ending
support for its TrusPlus design software. This will help move all customers forward to a better software
solution and allow Alpine to focus more efficiently on its current software. The TrusPlus software has
been a valuable tool to its users for many years, but due to the number of remaining users, Alpine must
focus its support and development efforts on the IntelliVIEW platform to provide better service.
Starting in 2023, Alpine engineers will no longer seal truss drawings transmitted from TrusPlus
software. Alpine will also stop providing software support, with the exception of licensing, for TrusPlus
and will no longer be adding new building code information to the software after 2022. However,
Alpine will continue renewing TrusPlus licenses into 2023. Customers designing trusses in TrusPlus
should contact their sales rep or Software Consultant to discuss plans to eliminate their dependency on
Alpine engineering and software support for TrusPlus.
This announcement does not impact IntelliBuild wall panel design software or the Winbatch output
TrusWal created TrusPlus in the 1980s and the software has been serving truss manufacturers ever
since. TrusWal was purchased by ITW in 2004 and merged with Alpine in 2006 when ITW made that
acquisition. The TrusPlus software was enhanced until 2013 when Alpine put its full software
development focus into the IntelliVIEW software suite.
DesignReview was first deployed in 2001 and has been in use since then to facilitate the review of truss
designs produced by TrusPlus. DesignReview also allowed for electronic based processing of truss
designs replacing the long existing paper-based processing. Electronic processing of truss designs not
only made output more readable and homogenous but sped up the processing and turnaround of truss
designs. In addition, DesignReview reduced storage costs of sealed truss designs as the designs were
stored electronically and not in a paper files. As technology expanded, the electronic truss design
format adapted easily to be emailed allowing for even faster turnaround.