• The use of mixed units has been implemented throughout the program for all
input, display, and reporting. This is under user control, including the option to
use consistent units. For example, you could mix feet for coordinates, ksi for
stress, and in2/ft for rebar area per length. Similarly, in the metric system
you could use meters for coordinates, MPa for stress, and mm2/m for rebar area
• DirectX graphics mode is now available for all drafting, modeling, and display purposes. DirectX provides faster 3-D graphics on machines with a capable
graphics card. The Standard graphics mode is compatible with all machines and
remains the default.
• The Architectural Layer tracing for importing DXF/DWG files has been
significantly enhanced for object recognition, speed, and ease of use.
• Dimension lines now automatically adjust with the movement of associated
grid lines and objects.
• Tendon high and low points are shown in plan views as distances from the top or bottom of the slab.
• T-beams and L-beams can now be explicitly specified as being inverted.
• Wide beams can now be converted to equivalent thicker slabs when desired.
• Temperature loading has been added, including the ability to specify different temperatures above and below the slab (temperature gradient).
• Distributed lateral forces and moments can now be applied to beams, and distributed lateral forces can be applied to slabs. These lateral loads can also be imported from ETABS.
• Analysis of cracking deflection has been enhanced to include the effects of
creep, shrinkage, and axial loads.
• Design combinations can easily be converted to nonlinear load cases for
• Integrated wall forces are now reported as reactions.
• Distinct middle and column design strips have been implemented for R/C design, which improves design reporting and detailing. Full-width column strips are
normally used for P/T design.
• User-specified reinforcement may be defined. Design can take this into account
and report the additional rebar needed, if any, to meet code requirements.
• Punching-shear design has been enhanced to account for edges and corners,
with user overwrites provided for additional control.
• One-way shear design has been added to the design strips for all codes.
• For design using FEM results (rather than design strips), the effect of P/T upon strength design has now been implemented. FEM-based design is an effective alternative to strip-based design when strips cannot be easily or
• The effect of P/T upon design can now be ignored in local regions for both
strip-based and FEM-based design.
• The automation and user-control of beam sections used for analysis and design
has been enhanced to better consider the interaction with the slab.
• Chinese design code and language translation have been implemented for users
with a Chinese license.
• Usability, control, and reporting have been significantly enhanced for the
Detailer, including single-level Undo/Redo.
• A comprehensive set of keyboard shortcuts has been added for power users.
• Overall enhancements for usability, speed, look and feel have been implemented throughout the program.
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