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Archives for February 2014

StruCalc 9.0.0.7 Beta Version Released!

The seventh version of the beta has been released today. If you are using StruCalc 9.0.0.5 or higher when you open then program it will ask you to install the new version. If you are still using an earlier version of the beta program please uninstall all 9.0 products from your machine and then install the latest patch from here.

StruCalc 9.0.0.7 Updates Include

Hip Beam Module

  • Updated and improved printouts showing much more of the design information on the final print preview
  • Verified engineering calculations for all cases not including a support wall

Saving New Members

  • A user found bug that was losing design information when closing out new tabs in certain instances was updated

Roof Beam

  • New point load is now enabled

Multi-Loaded Multi-Span Beam Module

  • When using cantilevered ends the loads on the center span are no longer lost on save/retrieve

Pressure Treated Members

  • When using the incising factor and a pressure treated wood species it now reflects that on the printouts

Project Manager

  • Updating the building codes for entire StruCalc 8.0 projects is now allowed in the Project Manager in 9.0 to the new building codes

Roof Rafter

  • Printing issues have been addressed

Footing

  • Printing issues have been addressed

2012 Building Code Updates

  • NDS 15.4-2 for Glulam columns is now in the program
  • Wood column calculations where a Y-axis side loading with Kf factor < 1 check was not using the correct code Fce calculation for the X-axis check. This only affected built up columns and has been updated.

Known Issues

  • The Hip Beam Module engineering calculations have been verified for all use without the support wall features. If you are using the support wall features and have any concerns please send us your project files as we are currently in the middle of stringent testing on this new feature. Currently, we don’t recommend this feature is used for professional design work without hand calculations to verify the results.
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Attention! StruCalc Offices Close Temporarily Due to Inclement Weather

StruCalc has had to close it’s corporate office in Corvallis, OR due to inclement weather. Please be patient with our support representatives as snow and freezing rain has shut down travel. We expect this to continue through the weekend.

**UPDATE** Monday, February 10th

StruCalc offices and technical support are open this week

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StruCalc 9.0.0.6 Beta Released

The sixth version of the beta has been released today. If you are using StruCalc 9.0.0.5 when the program opens it will automatically ask you to install the new version. If you are still using a previous version of the program please uninstall all 9.0 products from your machine and then install the latest patch from here.

StruCalc 9.0.0.6 Includes

Multi-Loaded Multi-Span Beam Module

  • When using cantilevered ends the loads on the center span are no longer lost on save/retrieve
  • The Zeroes message box that was being used for beta testing is no longer active

Project Manager

  • Updating the building codes for entire StruCalc 8.0 projects is now allowed in the Project Manager in 9.0 to the new building codes

Known Issues

Roof Rafter

  • We are aware there are printing issues with continuous footings as well as Roof Rafter’s these are currently being addressed for StruCalc 9.0.0.7

2012 Building Code Updates

  • New shear reduction factor, Cvr, section 5.3.10 for reference has been added.
  • New limiting equation for axially loaded members: 3.9-4
  • New limiting equation for axially loaded members and built up axially loaded members with eccentricity: 15.4-2 and 15.4-4 still being developed
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