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Oct 22, 2018

Tower 7 Build 7655 has been released.

The most important change is related to procedure for taking into account II order influences in colums for unbraced systems. Beside this change, this Build contains a few fixes and small improvements.


Feb 21, 2018

Tower 7 Build 7650 has been released.

The most important changes are related with improvement in algorithm for taking into account II order influences in EC8 (Capacity Design) for beams snd column design.

  • Changed meaning of load case coefficients in SRSS combinations. Instead of square root from c1xI^2 + c2xI^I2, the new mining is square root from (c1xI)^2 + (c2xII)^2.
  • Changes in calculation procedure and report for interstorey drift check. Beside those changes, this Build contains a few fixes and small improvements.

Dec 07, 2017

Tower 7 Build 7640 has been released.

The most important changes are related with improvement in algorithm for calculation of column buckling effects in EC2 concrete design and some new functionality in concrete design of beams and columns according to EC8 (Capacity Design) Beside those changes, this Build contains a few fixes and small improvements.


Nov 29, 2017

Issued new certificate of compatibility with Russian standards. See Download section of this site for download.

This certificate is valid thru November 27-th, 2019.


May 11, 2017

Denoting the 20th anniversary of program Tower

In cooperation with Faculty of Civil Engineering in Belgrade, on Wednesday, May 17-th, 2017. at 11:00 o'clock in Ceremonious Hall of Faculty of Civil Engineering, Radimpex Software organize lectures performed by our distinguished expert-consultatnts and developers of program Tower - docent dr. Saša Stošić and docent dr. Zoran Brujić. Free admission.


Mar 29, 2017

Tower 7 Build 7631 has been released.

The most important new features are: concrete design of beams and columns according to EC8 (Capacity Design) for ductility class DCH and DCM (available in Expert configuration of program Tower, only), support for concrete design utilizing FRP (Fiber Reinforced Polymer) reinforcement, updated Russian seismic codes... This is the more detailed list of main new features in Tower 7 Build 7631:

  • Concrete design of beams and columns according to EC8 (Capacity Design) for ductility class DCH and DCM (available in Expert configuration of program Tower, only),
  • Support for concrete design utilizing FRP (Fiber Reinforced Polymer) reinforcement
  • Updated Russian seismic codes (according to revision from 2014.) and added Kazakhstan seismic codes,
  • added support for arbitrary defined parameters of spectral curve in SIA seismic codes
  • in timber design added support for design and stability check of circular cross section
  • added option for exporting symbol of coordinate system in exported blocks
  • improved algorithm for calculation of buckling effects in EC2 concrete design

Beside those new features and changes, this Build contains a significant number of fixes and small improvements.


Dec 10, 2015

Tower 7 Build 7520 has been released.

The most important new features are: option for adding new steel types for EC3 design, improvement in displaying influences in indirect elements for MMS and SRSS combinations, total shear force in slabs, improvements in EC2 concrete design... This is the more detailed list of the main new features in Tower 7 Build 7520:

  • option for adding new steel types for EC3 design
  • for multimodal seismic load-cases and its SRSS combination, for their combination with other ordinary load-cases, display of influences in indirect elements enabled
  • Added new type of influence in slab – total shear force |V| obtained as square root from sum of squares Vz,x and Vz,y
  • Obtaining relative beam deflection – relative to arbitrary plane
  • In EC2 concrete design, for user defined combinations, enabled determination of combination's type (permanent/transient, seismic or accidental) from data about load's type defined in Load combination scheme dialog
  • In EC2 concrete design, in Cross-section calculation dialog, enabled assigning a load type (permanent/transient, seismic or accidental) for every set of loading / influences
  • in EC2 concrete design, in Load combination scheme, enabled user defined “psi” coefficients for “Variable” load type
  • in EC2 concrete design, improved report for Load combination scheme by adding an information about combination's type, adding a report for user-defined combinations with combination's type and adding a report for combinations for cracks and fissures
  • In the module for Report creation, added “AutoText” functionality. “AutoText” is a text which automatically appends at the Block's Title text or Block Signature text
  • In the module for Report creation, enabled adjusting of decimal points used for displaying Blacks scale ratio. The tag %R0 displays Block's scale ratio without a decimal point
  • In Visibility dialog added option for displaying the Description of indirect elements
  • In modal analysis, in the dialog for selecting the current mode, added option for setting level of foundations. If assigned, calculation of the effective masses participation will use masses above foundation level, only. Improved report of effective masses participation.

Beside those new features and changes, this Build contains a significant number of fixes and small improvements.


Nov 27, 2015

Issued new certificate of compatibility with Russian standards. See Download section of this site for download.

This certificate is valid thru November 27-th, 2017.


Apr 07, 2015

Tower 7 Build 7422 has been released.

Among the numerous new features, the most important are: calculation of cracks and deflections is completely implemented according to EC3 , including new kinds of combining and calculation, significant improvement in moveable load analysis - fully compatible with curved path and combination of curved and straight path of moveable load (automatic concatenation of paths) and time history analysis, export of point support reactions into a new file as concentrated forces, significant improvement in reports for seismic and modal analysis. Beside that, it contains significant number of minor changes, improvements and bug-fixes.


Oct 13, 2014

Tower 7 Build 7321 has been released.

The most important new feature is implementation of method of direct dynamic analysis in seismic analysis. This feature is available for users with Expert license only (64-bit license). Beside that, it contains significant number of minor changes and improvements related with slab punching, steel and timber design and analysis of moveable load, along with certain number of corrections previously reported errors.