Whats New

SDC Verifier 5.1

New Features:

  • AISC ASD 1989 9th edition, July 1989;
  • API RP 2A-WSD 21th edition, October 2007;
  • ASME VIII, Div.2 – 5.5.2 Screening Criteria for Fatigue Analysis (beta);
  • Eurocode3 weld strength (Section 4, EN1993-1-8):

  • Waves Load (beta, only Femap):

  • Project Wizard – a wizard to quick start/setup the project:

  • DNV weld strength split on 2 standards – C101 and C201;
  • Job of Jobs – possibility to create load combinations/envelopes using results from different Analysis;
  • Mapped Sections – select a shape from the library and link to existing property (should be used when shape dimensions are not defined in the model but required for the standard);
  • Improved performance for huge amount of loads (10K+);
  • Load Selector – a content of load group option. It is possible to build flow tables on the Load Group items:

  • AISC2010 – automatically fill stiffener distance, option for torsional check, for shape checks intersection with user selection;
  • Beam Member Finder – edit duplicate members. Export members to components:

  • Display Unit System – user can use different unit system for calculations and displaying tables/plots. (Simcenter, Ansys):

  • Report improvements:
    • Selection highlight feature for tables

  • User title and automatic title – when user title is blank an automatic title is used:

  • Governing loads tool included in default report;
  • Report Content is a separate item and can be moved;

    • Text item – option to show title. Style is applied only to text, title style is automatically defined based location:

    • Load Content – option to exclude loads;
    • Group and ungroup commands:

    • Tabular data for loads and constraints (Ansys);
    • Description table for beam/bar release plots (only Femap):

    • Possibility to set Selection for mass tables, beam/bar release (only Femap);
    • Bolt Preload and Element pressure loads (only Femap);
    • RBE2 and RB3 connections (only Femap);
    • Connection Regions (only Femap);

    • Contact properties and connectors (only Femap);
    • Layups (only Femap);
    • Properties data – Spring/Damper, GAP, Mas Matrix, etc. (only Femap).
  • Checks improvements:
    • Easier to edit/copy and remove parameters;

    • (<,>,<=, >=, =, <>)for parameter highlight limit;

    • improved error messages when check cannot be calculated.
  • Select beam members in Selection List:

  • Table: show min/max/abs/delta at once (in previous version only one value was displayed):

  • Update dialog is improved – user decides if results should be cleared:

  • Label with max value for Governing Loads tool:

  • Model style option in views (only Femap);
  • Embed SDC Verifier menu into Mechanical (Ansys):

  • Read sub steps results (Ansys);
  • Read nodes/elements from geometrical NamedSelections (Ansys).

Bug fixes:

  • Memory management issue key was not found in dictionary;
  • Wrong description pictures for NastranChan2, ShapeT;
  • Rename function in checks;
  • AISC360, square is added into formula (E4-4);
  • Governing loads error message for beam models with percent of elements = 100%;
  • Coincident nodes plot, elements were highlighted instead of nodes;
  • Weld Finder: fixed issue with midside nodes. Solids are removed from selection;
  • Break Page issue for Classification Plots;
  • Copy/Paste structure in report issue when subchapters were created;
  • Filter only 1D properties for characteristics/classifications (e.g. for Section Build Type);
  • Show unreformed models in report, does not work;
  • View, amount of digits not set;
  • Reading GP forces in v19 and v19.1 (Ansys);
  • Read axial force on model with beam and plates (Ansys).

Version History