By: Javier Encinas, PE | March 20, 2019
ASDIP CONCRETE is a structural engineering software for design of concrete members. The new version 4 of this software will be released shortly. This document is a brief overview of some of the most important new features included in ASDIP CONCRETE 4.
ACI 318-14 Compliance
ASDIP CONCRETE now fully complies with either ACI 318-11 or 14.
Custom Load Combinations
Now you can specify your load factors and create a set of custom load combinations. When you have defined a set of load combinations you can save that set for future use. This is very useful to create a set of combinations different to the default ASCE 7, for example the load combinations applicable in another country. ASDIP CONCRETE then will use the user-defined combinations to proceed with the design.
Beam Design Manager
The design of continuous beams is now simpler and straightforward with ASDIP CONCRETE. Now the Design Manager will perform the design based on your loads and preferred bar sizes. The Design Manager will find the number of required bars and the required lengths along the continuous beam to make sure that the bending capacity ratio is less than 1.0. Likewise, it will find the required number of stirrups along the beam to satisfy the shear demand along the beam.
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Masonry Wall Design
Now ASDIP CONCRETE includes the design of masonry bearing walls subject to out of plane loads. You can switch between concrete / masonry wall just with a click. Now the bearing walls can be either one or two-story high. The software will magnify the moments due to slenderness effects.
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ASDIP CONCRETE includes the design of multi-span continuous beams, biaxial columns, and concrete / masonry bearing walls under out-of-plane loads, among dozens of other improvements. The design of such systems may be completed and optimized within minutes, which otherwise would be very cumbersome and time-consuming.
ASDIP CONCRETE 4 will be released the first half of April, 2019. Users who purchase ASDIP CONCRETE 3 now at the current price will receive the new version 4 at no additional charge.
Javier Encinas, PE
ASDIP Structural Software