The "Footing"allows to input the footing below the foundation. The footing dimensions and its material parameters are required. A soil footing requires the user to introduce the footing bearing capacity, a concrete footing then requires its shear bearing capacity and friction between a concrete footing and the first block.
The bearing pad is accounted for as specified by the user. A restriction according to Fig. 4-4, page 73 of NCMA manual is neither automatically enforced nor checked by the program. The bearing pad must be introduced into the program such that it complies with the design criteria.