What’s New in SDC Verifier

Our team is constantly improving SDC Verifier to ensure it remains at the forefront of structural engineering tools. With each new release, we introduce a number of exciting updates, including innovative features, updated standards compliance, and bug fixes. Here you can find detailed information about the latest developments and enhancements in the latest version of SDC Verifier. Stay informed and discover how our commitment to excellence can benefit your structural design and analysis projects.

What's New in SDC Verifier 2024 R1

New Features:

  • New standards:
    • ABS Plate Buckling (2022)
    • ABS Plate Buckling 2022
    • ABS Plate Buckling (2024)
    • ABS Plate Buckling (2024)
    • BV NR615 Plate Buckling (2023)
    • BV NR615 Plate Buckling (2023)
    • AS 4100 (2020)
    • AS 4100 2020
    • Eurocode3 Welds 1D (EN1993-1-8, 2005)
    • Eurocode3 Welds 1D (EN1993-1-8, 2005)
  • Usage of Rainflow Counting tool in fatigue standards: Eurocode3 Fatigue (EN1993-1-9, 2005), EN 13001 Fatigue (2018), DIN 15018 (1984), F.E.M. 1.001 (3rd, 1998);
  • Replaced Elemental (beta) method with Elemental-Nodal method in Weld Force Summation tool and Weld Strength standards: Eurocode3 Welds (EN1993-1-8, 2005), DNV OS-C101-LRFD Weld Strength (2011), DNV OS-C201-WSD Weld Strength (2011);
  • Support of new CAE (Femap 2401, Ansys 2024 R1, Simcenter 3D 2312)
  • For SDC Verifier and SDC for Femap analyses of following types (with options) were added: Normal Modes, Nonlinear Static;
  • Import of beam model from file (for SDC Verifier and SDC for Femap):
    • Import of beam model from file 1
    • Import of beam model from file 2 1
  • Possibility to read element orientations from geometry in Ansys.
  • Added flow tables, criteria and contour plots for Rainflow Summation Check;


  • Updated formulas of checks ‘12..Shear Check’ and ‘14..Bending Check’ in Eurocode3 Members (EN1993-1-1, 2005) standard to apply reduction of shear area to respective axis instead of reduction to full cross section;
  • Updated formulas in ABS FPI Plate Buckling (2014) standard;
  • Added possibility to select multiple items in project tree:
    • Added possibility to select multiple items in project tree
  • Added possibility to use custom defined legend and High Fidelity option in Ansys;
  • Added possibility to import/export factors for Predefined Load Cases from/to Json files;
  • Added option in Predefined Load Cases to show duplicated combinations for the same categories;
  • SDC Verifier specific:
    • Improved importing of Geometry or Analysis Model;
    • Added possibility to set random colors for properties and materials;
    • Added possibility to view list of geometry and option to show/hide;
    • Possibility to show/hide contact regions and connections;
  • Increased performance of Rainflow Counting Tool calculations and decreased project loading time when loading history for load groups;
  • Increased performance of optimization tool for plate element thickness rule;
  • Added option in preferences to export data to Excel using COM object (installed Excel required) or OpenXML (installed Excel is not required);
  • Several UI updates and other minor improvements.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed formula of parameter ‘UF Combined’ in check ‘7..Utilization Factors’ in Eurocode3 Connections (EN 1993-1-8, 2005) standard;
  • Fixed formulas of parameters ‘Elastic resilience of section 2’ and ‘Elastic resilience of section 3’ in check ‘4..R3 Dividing the working load/load factor’ in VDI 2230 (Part 1, 2015) standard;
  • Fixed optimization tool result not being attached as result file for checks that are calculated for directions;
  • Fixed incorrect weld throat calculations in optimization tool for double-fillet weld when using t/2 option;
  • Fixed result file for Fatigue summation check being deleted on project saving;
  • Improved precision of comparisons in check formulas;
  • Fixed load types are being missed on model update;
  • Fixed issue when load could not be changed to user chapter in report.
  • Fixed GP Force results were not automatically read when building a table for Weld Check;
  • Fixed application crash on clicking Help button;
  • Fixed parameters options and improved formula parsing for Rainflow Summation Check;
  • Fixed when first plot on peak finder always used automatic legend;
  • Fixed titles with center coordinate not updated when splitting stiffeners on nodes or elements;
  • Fixed model Unit System not being taken into account when displaying Rainflow Counting tables data;
  • Ansys specific:
    • Fixed issue when tree in Mechanical was not filled when starting new project from workbench in embed mode;
    • Fixed hot spot locations not being displayed;
    • Fixed incorrect setting deformation option for plotting loads other than Individual Load;
  • Simcenter 3D specific:
    • Fixed incorrect setting deformation option for plotting loads other than Individual Load;
    • Fixed weld part throat was not plotting in Weld Finder Tool;
    • Fixed an application crash when reading constraints data;
    • Fixed building extreme table of GP Force results for RBE elements;
    • Fixed model distortions when plotting deformations;
    • Fixed empty items generated in Report while Simcenter 3D window being minimized;
    • Fixed materials editing;
    • Fixed reading/displaying of beam End B properties;

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