What's New

About V5.4.3.1

Structural Toolkit has had a major update including an updated PDF writer, support for reactions from and to the Analysis, copying of printables to selected sections, and a network checkout feature to safely transfer your project locally, creating a zip archive on the original disk location to speed up operations involving reactions calculations (Once you close the project, the files are transferred back and the zip removed). There is a major update to the double span timber roof and floor beams to allow point loads in one or both spans, and the custom steel properties has received a major overhaul with new unequal flange beams, T beams and flat plates. The masonry module has also had a major review including solidity for cored and hollow masonry affecting the compressive and bending capacity of solids and improved fire rating calculations of hollow masonry blocks. Stormwater detention has also received a useful update allowing separate ARI for the permissible site discharge ad storage, and lots more.

For the analysis, there is improved Print Views functionality to allow copying and customisation of the print layouts as well as being able to transfer to and from another analysis; and the group display has received an update to improve the diagram stability (they were disappearing at times). The join function has also been improved allowing joining of cranked members and lots more.

For a full list of changes refer to the Change Log

About V5.4.2.4

Restored the Custom Concrete Column function, minor improvements and corrections.

About V5.4.1

Minor updates to AS3600-2018 Concrete modules as well as the introduction of variable and uniform torsional udls to the Analysis. Intermediate results for non-uniform axial elongation was also corrected which could result in a linear analysis failure. And lots more...

About V5.4

This major updated includes support for AS3600-2018 Concrete Structures as well as a number of minor updates to modules. A problem with slow panning in the Analysis Viewer (on some systems) has also been addressed. And lots more...

About V5.3.4

The main components (spreadsheet support, analysis viewer and PDF) have been upgraded. Reactions calculation options have been incorporated and the member summary now includes span. Support for on-demand analysis seats on a network license has also been developed. And lots more...

About V5.3

The .NET framework platform has been updated from 4.0 to 4.6 as well as a number of framework components meaning that XP is no longer supported. There are also minor program improvements including a correction to reactions from unopened linked analysis members and several module updates.

About V5.2

Version V5.2 introduces the ability to apply reactions from other floor and roof members (See the tutorial in the Learning Centre), refinements to the Concrete Column FRP and addition of quasi-dead case for timber (refer appendix G1), linked Timber Member analysis dead combination check, as well as other minor refinements and fixes. The Analysis has received some improvements to the move functionality and some other minor interface improvements and corrections.

Read the article on using reactions.

About V5.1

Version 5.1 introduces an extensive update to the Timber Library incorporating 20 additional timber selections (including Hyne, Unilam, LP Building Products, Smart LVL, SolidStart LVL and formwork products); timber service class and variable J2 for certain timber sections; new Steel Library incorporating revisions to the Steel Iw and J properties for PFC's from the OneSteel Edition 7 and associated amended Steel Properties module reflecting changes; Custom Steel sections have E and G definable; auto Page Numbering of Exported Projects; modification to shear capacity of RHS/SHS sections including non-uniform shear; smoother Preview and PDF measuring; and in the Analysis improved corrections (including not allowing Linear Analysis corrections); fixed the sign of the local intermediate rotations; and also corrected intermediate unform axial load deflections and intermediate global rotational displacements for pin ended members.

About Tools V2.3

Support for on-demand analysis seats on a network license has been developed.

For a full list of changes refer to the LM Change Log