The program now works fine with either commas or dots as decimal separator.
Update 2.3.0 – 5/6/13
Corrected a problem with a label showing the incorrect units in the Base Plate module.
Fixed the anchor rods properties being retrieved in English units even when the Metric units were selected.
Update 2.2.9 – 4/12/13
Added anchor rod sizes 7/8″ and 1-1/8″ diameter.
Deleted anchor rod material A354-BD. Per ACI 318 D.5.1.2, ftua cannot be greater than 125 ksi, therefore this material doesn’t comply with this provision. A354-BC does comply.
Update 2.2.8 – 4/7/13
Added ”Check for Updates” and “Updates History” to the Help menu bar.
Update 2.2.7 – 3/1/13
Fixed a problem with the steel database. The problem arose when you sorted the table by clicking on any of the headers, the program extracted the properties of the section corresponding to the unsorted table. Now it works correctly.
Internal programming modifications to the steel beam module to manage more efficiently the memory resources, resulting in a faster performance.
Update 2.2.6 – 2/10/13
The reinforcing bars database was further enhanced to accept: Imperial US (ASTM A615), Metric Canada (CSA G30.18), and Metric Europe (EN 10080).
Update 2.2.5 – 11/14/12
Updated the licensing parameters.
Update 2.2.4 – 7/22/12
Improved the user interface. Now all windows have a non-sizable border and the minimize button has been added.
Update 2.2.3 – 7/12/12
Corrected formulas of the concrete breakout calculation in both tension and shear of the Base Plate Design module.
For consistency, now the shear lug design uses the same phi and omega factors as the anchor rods in shear.
Update 2.2.2 – 7/8/12
The Base Plate Design module was modified to include the anchor rod offset in the transverse direction as part of the input data. This will improve the accuracy of the calculation of the concrete breakout strength in shear.
Update 2.2.1 – 6/19/12
Now the partial composite percent can be specified. As an alternate, ASDIP may calculate it, as it was before. The percentage cannot be less than the minimum % specified in Criteria, nor more than 100%.
A problem with the calculation of the camber in beams was corrected.
Update 2.2.0 – 6/15/12
It corrects a bug introduced in version 2.1.8, not allowing to retrieve data files previously saved. After loading an existing data, please save the file in order to update the data format.
Update 2.1.9 – 6/14/12
Corrected an error in the calculation of the percentage of partial composite action.
Added number of studs for full composite information to the Detailed tab, to further clarify the results.
Update 2.1.8 – 6/2/12
Metric rebars have been added.
Update 2.1.7 – 4/14/12
Corrected a problem where the concrete f’c field was greyed at some instances of the cb-factor.
Update 2.1.6 – 3/24/12
Improved the robustness of the program. Minimum values for f’c and fy are 1 ksi or 7 MPa or 70 Kg/cm2.
Update 2.1.5 – 3/12/12
Corrected a problem in Design | Beam | Find, associated with the recently added w2 load. The calculation form was correct but the design module ignored the w2 load, this giving a different ratio.
Update 2.1.4 – 3/4/12
Corrected graph to show the “Continuously Braced” condition in beams.
Minor graphic improvements in all modules.
Update 2.1.3 – 2/25/12
The Beam Design module now accepts two independent partially distributed loads, w1 and w2. The user interface has also been improved. For example if the load start dimension is larger than the end, now the program matches both dimensions. The last version showed a pop-up message.
Update 2.1.2 – 2/3/12
In the Base Plate module now it’s possible to specify the number of rebars per rod as anchor reinforcement. This is useful when the anchors are in tension in a pedestal and the force needs to be transferred to the vertical rebars of the pedestal. The program reports the required development length, both straight and hooked, of the specified rebars. Future releases will include these checks internally.
Update 2.1.1 – 1/27/12
The program now authomatically verifies if there is an update available at startup. If so, it downloads and installs the update, otherwise it runs the program normally.
Update 2.1.0 – 1/13/12
The program is now DPI aware, which means that it may run in different DPI settings in your computer.
Update 2.0.9 – 9/16/11
A “Rename” button has been added to the Project Manager.
Corrected graph to show the “continuously braced” condition in beams.
Update 2.0.8 – 4/1/11
The combined forces ratio was reported incorrectly. Formula H1-1a was reported as H1-1b and viceversa. The calculated ratio, however, was calculated and applied correctly.
Update 2.0.7 – 2/7/11
Fixes a problem with the Copy button in the Project Manager.
Update 2.0.6 – 12/20/10
A problem was corrected with anchorage in base plates when there were no tension rods. The program calculated as zero the shear capacity of rods.
Multiple minor improvements in all modules.
Update 2.0.5 – 11/20/10
Now the minimum partial composite as % of the full composite may be specified in Design | Criteria of the Steel Beam module. This is useful to force the program to use more studs in order to reduce the deflection.
The Steel Beam Criteria values are now saved if the “Save as default” check box is checked.
Update 2.0.4 – 9/22/10
Problem corrected with anchorage in base plates for uplift.
Update 2.0.3 – 7/30/10
A reported problem with printing the Steel Beam module was fixed.
Update 2.0.2 – 7/14/10
Added “Save as default” option to the Units dialog box in the Project Manager.
Update 2.0.1 – 7/2/10
There was an internal problem with the location of the database file that affected the Design dialog box.
The negative moment from the cantilevers was not correctly accounted for in the calcs of the non-composite beams.