Tower

News

May 05, 2010

Version 6 Build 1410 released.

Added function for exporting geometry to Metal Studio.


Nov 18, 2009

Version 6 Build 1408 released.

Fixed problem with installation and false virus detection in Build 1407.


Nov 18, 2009

Issued new certificate of compatibility with Russian standards.

This certificate is valid thru November 30, 2011.


Nov 12, 2009

Version 6 Build 1407 released.

Implemented several new features - the most important are related with ifluences in proxy entity for multimodal seismic load cases, implemented EC 2 (EN 1992-1-1:2004), implemented general Wood & Armer method...

There is more detailed list of new features in this Build:

  • Calculation of influences in proxy entity enabled for multi modal seismic load cases and for SRSS combinations
  • Enabled change of LCS for proxy entity
  • Implemented EC 2 (EN 1992-1-1:2004) European Standard for concrete design
  • TPBK (Croatian Standard for concrete design) separated from EC 2 (ENV 1992-1-1:1991)
  • For EC based design codes added an option for arbitrary defining partial factors for materials
  • For non orthogonally reinforced slabs implemented general Wood & Armer method for incorporating twisting moments in slab design.
  • Implemented option for JUSSRPS name change in standard for steel design

Except those new features, the program contains several optimizations, improvements and minor corrections.


Apr 20, 2009

Version 6 Build 1350 released.

Implemented several new features – added new code for steel design (EN 1993-1-1:2005), added another seismic code (Eurocode 8 - ENV) and implemented import from IFC format.

Except those new features, the program contains several optimizations, improvements and minor corrections.


Dec 24, 2008

Version 6 Build 1315 released.

Implemented several new features – the most important are: calculator for slab punching control, added a new convention for expressing area of shear reinforcement, additional marking of influences in surface and linear entities...

This is more detailed list of new features in this Build:

  • individual selection of configuration files for preserving during installation
  • fully automatic configuration of communication with HASP keys in network installation.
  • added feature for automatic generation of boundary conditions on walls – bypassing walls in seismic analysis.
  • added new advanced options for seismic analysis – adjusting axial rigidity.
  • additional marking of influences (isolines or diagrams) for surface and linear entities.
  • changed convention of displaying influences in indirect elements – influences are transformed according local coordinate system of current 2D view.
  • option for adjusting density of integration in proxy element.
  • added option for assigning multiplier for surface reinforcement areas
  • two conventions for expressing area of shear reinforcement.
  • calculation and adopting longitudinal reinforcement according to envelope of acting tensile force
  • option for splitting large txt reports of concrete, steel or timber design.
  • improvement in punching shear control and implementation of calculator for punching shear control.

Except those new features, the program contains several optimizations, improvements and minor corrections. Notice: The implementation of importing models from IFC format was postponed and scheduled to the next build.


Oct 15, 2008

Version 6 Build 1225 released.

This version contains several minor changes - optimizations and corrections.

The most important changes in this Build are:

  • several corrections in punching shear control for slabs.
  • a change of material names in steel design acc. Eurocode.
  • several corrections in timber design acc. Eurocode.
  • correction in defining procedure for arbitrary seismic spectra.
  • optimisation in printing graphical blocks containing rendered picture.
  • minor correction and optimisation in conversion of Planet and Tower4 files.

Sep 12, 2008

Version 6 Build 1219 released.

Implemented several new features – the most important are: punching shear in slabs, timber design according EC5, SRSS scheme for load-case combining, globalization of labels for auxiliary axes...

There is more detailed list of new features in this Build:

  • separate visibility of slabs from walls and beams from columns (described in user manual, chapter 2.7)
  • editing of parameters for spiral surface (3.1.9)
  • new features in load-case combination defining – “Always combine with” and “Alternative” (3.2.1)
  • globalization of labels for auxiliary axes (3.4.1.2)
  • SRSS scheme for load-case combining (6.2.2)
  • punching shear in slabs (6.12.3)
  • steel design – improved stress control report (6.13.3)
  • timber design according EC (6.14.6 – 6.14.10)
  • improved export of graphic blocks in bmp and dxf (6.18.4)
  • improved generation of reports for entity groups – added new types of sorting (6.19)
  • paper editor – added option for changing order of chapters in “Annex” folder (6.21.7)
  • concrete design SNIP – N 2, СНиП 2.01.07-85 - change of partial coefficients for snow load (in combining scheme)

Except those new features, the program contains certain number of other improvements, optimizations and minor corrections.


Apr 14, 2008

Version 6 build 1112 released.

Implemented several new features – the most important are: relative deflection in slabs, additional functionality in editing of graphical blocks, dynamic list for view picking, user defined shortcuts for commands...

This is more detailed list of new features in Build 1112:

  • preserving current visibility state of model
  • list for view picking
  • level’s plan view is enabled for inclined views
  • multiple font change in drawing parameters dialog
  • user defined shortcuts for activating commands
  • relative deflection of slabs
  • DXF export of graphical block from report view
  • improved functionality in graphical blocks editing – multiple text selection, move and delete
  • command ‘Save’ in report view

Except those new features, the program contains some improvements and minor corrections.


Mar 17, 2008

Official presentation of program Tower 6

Radimpex Software in cooperation with Faculty of Civil Engineering in Belgrade, organizing presentation of program Tower 6. The presentation will be performed in Friday, 28-th March 2008. in 12h, in Ceremonious Hall of Faculty of Civil Engineering in Belgrade.