Simpson Strong-Tie Adds Hanger Selector App to Suite of Software and Web Applications for Architects, Engineers and Contractors

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, introduced today the HS Hanger Selector web app, which uses 3D visualization along with calculations based on specific user input to help designers and builders find the most cost-effective joist, truss, and multi-truss hangers based on installation type, hanger options, and demand load.

Originally hosted within the Joist, Truss and Multi-Truss tool tabs in the Connector Selector app, as well as Joist Hanger Selector, the new, standalone Hanger Selector will allow even faster and easier access to help users quickly zero in on the appropriate hangers and see representative products incorporated into a visualizer tool based on inputs like slope and skew, lumber species and finish, fastener type, project dimensions, and more.

“The new Hanger Selector app is an evolution of the popular joist and truss tabs within our Connector Selector and is designed to quickly determine the right hanger for the job,” says Russ Anderson, Senior Project Manager, Engineering Technology for Simpson Strong-Tie. “Tools like slope and skew calculator and job settings input and the 3D Viewer make finding hangers simple and reliable, and the app includes an output report to build material lists.”

The HS Hanger Selector app from Simpson Strong-Tie joins a family of software and web application technologies that deliver innovative, cost-effective product and design recommendations for any project. Whether building in wood, concrete, cold-formed steel, or structural steel, these solutions make it fast and easy for architects, engineers and contractors to complete any job.

The HS Hanger Selector app will replace the JHS Joist Hanger Selector as well as the SASC Slope and Skew Calculator.

For more information about the new Hanger Selector app or to use any of the software and solutions from Simpson Strong-Tie, visit