Version 4.5

SoftwareWhat’s new in 4.5

  • Eurocode3 - Cross Section and Buckling Resistance. Cross section class is calculated automatically based on loads:

  • Governing Loads Tool - finds critical loads out of a large group of load combinations:

  • Peak Finder Tool - displays peaks using special plot with an overview in a table:

  • Presentation Designer - generates PowerPoint Presentation in SDC Verifier.

  • SDC Results are stored on disk. They are grouped in folders by the Jobs and the Loads All results are grouped.

  • Project Analyzer tool. By default SDC Verifier calculates results when necessary (plot or table requested). To run calculations in non-working hours use Project Analyzer.

  • Load Selectors new features: Select Previous or Recent Selection (last 10), Quick selection of all loads of selected type (e.g. Load Sets):

  • Views - new interface and more options:

  • Advanced options. New: Custom Levels, Threshold Modes, Vector Scale.

  • Beam Member Finder - Y, Z and Torsional lengths on single form:

  • Joint Finder - full control over Joints

  • Beam Member Finder -edit single member in 3 directions at once.

  • Beam Member Finder Filter:

  • Weld Finder Exceptions:

  • Eurocode3 Fatigue Updated: The Fatigue Check is replaced with Fatigue Damage and Fatigue Stress Overshoots. Fatigue Group and Load Group results are shown in one table:

  • Predefined Report for Plate Buckling. Select Loads, Views, preferred structure and plate buckling report is ready:

  • Panel Finder: Find All button - recognize sections and plates in all directions. Custom Section found automatically:

  • A filter in Plate Buckling Table. See only the plates that have Buckling Factor above the limit. It is possible to display only the plates that fail (BF > 1). The Plates values are sorted in descending order:

  • Plate Buckling Expand Flow Table - one section (frame, longitudinal, deck) over few loads:

  • Selection and Load containers in Report. Copy between the selection/load containers and SDC will update the selection/load for plots and tables automatically. New Created tables/plots are automatically added under the corresponded container (automatic sort).

  • Copy plot/table from one check to another.

  • Content is inserted automatically in Word

  • Schedule to generate few reports

  • Numbers in table aligned to the right

  • Generation Time in Preface

  • Model Quality Tools

  • Replace Load/View/Selection

  • New rules in Selector: All welds + Welds exceptions + Plate Free Edges, Plates with free edges, Weld tips and Add Visible.

  • Moment Ratio tool: calculates min/max bending moment for the full member. The kc coefficient is automatically calculated for Eurocode3:

  • Formula Editor: intelligence - a list of suggested variables, highlight surrounding scopes, tooltips, shortcuts:

  • New variables in checks:

  • Convert forces into Multiple NodalForces and edit all at once:

  • AISC 360-10: evaluate wrapping, neutral offset. Evaluation is not performed automatically. The dialog with the list of properties that will be evaluated is displayed. It is possible to skip evaluation but that will influence on calculations:

  • Bar/Beam properties. Shape picture with dimensions. Shape for End B:

  • Renumber

  • Copy between standards

  • Characteristic-based on type

  • Use maximum instead of minimum for Cm Type (conservative):

  • Predefined Tables in Job

  • Use Current Project in Open as Template

  • Contour Plots for beams in Checks

  • Short names for plots

  • Warning message overall direction is selected but the formula is not defined

  • Safety Factor for Individual Loads and Load Sets

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