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Program Updates in the Last Quarter


STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS

A01-64 Sumo Structural Modeller 64-bit

2018/07/13 Ver. 3.0.111
  • Input of hosted loads sometimes duplicated the load in the analysis model, corrected. This error was only present in the session in which the input was done.
2018/07/11 Ver. 3.0.110
  • Commands executed after copy and move operations could crash Sumo (introduced 3.0.108), corrected.
2018/07/09 Ver. 3.0.109
  • Table display was corrupted when the message table was unpinned from its docking position, corrected.
  • Concrete bean detailing design link now checks the selection set.
  • Importing a Sumo model into itself caused duplication errors, this operation is no longer allowed.
2018/07/04 Ver. 3.0.108
  • Improved connection updates due to property palette edits.
  • Missing object hatches could cause crashes, corrected.
  • Improved non-linear convergence in shell models.
  • Modified the rounding behaviour of the analysis settings pages.
2018/06/26 Ver. 3.0.107
  • Added automatic minimum envelope combination for shell contours.
  • Displacement tooltips were not visible, corrected.
  • Improved memory management.
  • Reduced the memory required for a buckling analysis.
  • Added error handling for invalid subframe strips.
  • Point supports did not update connections properly when moved (required a regenerate), corrected.
2018/06/18 Ver. 3.0.106
  • Added automatic maximum envelope combination for shell contours.
  • Beam section changes invalidated meshes, corrected.
  • Nodes included in window selections even if not visible, corrected.
  • Colour properties did not flag multiple values, corrected.
  • Reference properties did not flag multiple values, corrected.
  • Bounds check added for printer errors.
2018/06/08 Ver. 3.0.105
  • Sum of loads calculated for UDL's on triangular shells in the local z direction was incorrect (Only affected the equilibrium check).
  • The equilibrium check was too strict for large differences in minimum and maximum reactions.
2018/05/31 Ver. 3.0.104
  • Objects created via the API did not display, corrected.
  • Sumo crashed on exit if it was opened using the API, corrected.
2018/05/25 Ver. 3.0.103
  • Added multi-criteria filters for the results view.
  • Added perpendicular snap.
  • Added a display manager option to the application settings.
  • Level views did not render properly on the design link view, corrected.
  • Opening a file using the Windows shell caused display problems, corrected.
  • Downgraded load case and combination name length violations from critical errors to errors.
  • Corrected reaction contour display.
  • Corrected modelling filter command.
2018/05/24 Ver. 3.0.103
  • Added multi-criteria filters for the results view.
  • Added perpendicular snap.
  • Added a display manager option to the application settings.
  • Level views did not render properly on the design link view, corrected.
  • Opening a file using the Windows shell caused display problems, corrected.
  • Downgraded load case and combination name length violations from critical errors to errors.
2018/05/21 Ver. 3.0.102
  • General Prokon preferences now read from registry.
  • Monolithic beams section data now stored in the analytical model.
  • Added a Continuous beam detailing link.
  • Sub-frame strip handling of line loads improved for near orthogonal line loads.
  • Setting load case visibility during load input could crash Sumo, corrected.
  • Load case and combination names are now checked for length and uniqueness.
2018/05/17 Ver. 3.0.101
  • Load case and combination visibility can now be toggled independently in different views.
  • Results filter is now applied to the input model as well.
  • Deflection plots did not always reflect the applied filter, corrected.
  • Filter button now remains depressed to show that a results filter is active.
  • Added plane shell object to the results filter options.
  • Beam force plots now include interior values in scale calculations.
2018/05/10 Ver. 3.0.100
  • Added a 'Local Z' direction for beam distributed and point loads.
  • The display did not always refresh after rotating, corrected.
  • Added additional checks when loading 2D meshes.
2018/05/07 Ver. 3.0.99
  • Section numbers in the output file did not necessarily retain the same order in successive design link exports, corrected.
  • Design links for Strut, Combine and Timsec now generate user specified output files in the current working folder.
  • Additional node checks added.
2018/05/04 Ver. 3.0.98
  • Material names no longer include the Sumo name when exported to Frame.
  • Sumo now only sets load group visibility when switching load groups in a results view if the 'Show input model' option is checked.
  • Changing object type visibility caused node number changes, corrected.
2018/04/20 Ver. 3.0.97
  • Additional checks added to the plane area load object.
  • Plane area wind loads lost custom additions and removals after a regenerate command, corrected.
  • Plane area wind loads did not persist warnings and errors in die database, corrected.
  • Changing beam, column and rigid link fixities modified node numbers, corrected.
  • Very short connection curves are now discarded.
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A01-Lib-64 Sumo 64-bit Libraries

2018/04/20 Ver. 3.0.17
  • Upgraded solver to Intel MKL 2018 Update 2.
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A01 Sumo Structural Modeller 32-bit

2018/07/13 Ver. 3.0.111
  • Input of hosted loads sometimes duplicated the load in the analysis model, corrected. This error was only present in the session in which the input was done.
2018/07/11 Ver. 3.0.110
  • Commands executed after copy and move operations could crash Sumo (introduced 3.0.108), corrected.
2018/07/09 Ver. 3.0.109
  • Table display was corrupted when the message table was unpinned from its docking position, corrected.
  • Concrete bean detailing design link now checks the selection set.
  • Importing a Sumo model into itself caused duplication errors, this operation is no longer allowed.
2018/07/04 Ver. 3.0.108
  • Improved connection updates due to property palette edits.
  • Missing object hatches could cause crashes, corrected.
  • Improved non-linear convergence in shell models.
  • Modified the rounding behaviour of the analysis settings pages.
2018/06/26 Ver. 3.0.107
  • Added automatic minimum envelope combination for shell contours.
  • Displacement tooltips were not visible, corrected.
  • Improved memory management.
  • Reduced the memory required for a buckling analysis.
  • Added error handling for invalid subframe strips.
  • Point supports did not update connections properly when moved (required a regenerate), corrected.
2018/06/18 Ver. 3.0.106
  • Added automatic maximum envelope combination for shell contours.
  • Beam section changes invalidated meshes, corrected.
  • Nodes included in window selections even if not visible, corrected.
  • Colour properties did not flag multiple values, corrected.
  • Reference properties did not flag multiple values, corrected.
  • Bounds check added for printer errors.
2018/06/08 Ver. 3.0.105
  • Sum of loads calculated for UDL's on triangular shells in the local z direction was incorrect (Only affected the equilibrium check).
  • The equilibrium check was too strict for large differences in minimum and maximum reactions.
2018/05/31 Ver. 3.0.104
  • Objects created via the API did not display, corrected.
  • Sumo crashed on exit if it was opened using the API, corrected.
2018/05/25 Ver. 3.0.103
  • Added multi-criteria filters for the results view.
  • Added perpendicular snap.
  • Added a display manager option to the application settings.
  • Level views did not render properly on the design link view, corrected.
  • Opening a file using the Windows shell caused display problems, corrected.
  • Downgraded load case and combination name length violations from critical errors to errors.
  • Corrected reaction contour display.
  • Corrected modelling filter command.
2018/05/24 Ver. 3.0.103
  • Added multi-criteria filters for the results view.
  • Added perpendicular snap.
  • Added a display manager option to the application settings.
  • Level views did not render properly on the design link view, corrected.
  • Opening a file using the Windows shell caused display problems, corrected.
  • Downgraded load case and combination name length violations from critical errors to errors.
2018/05/21 Ver. 3.0.102
  • General Prokon preferences now read from registry.
  • Monolithic beams section data now stored in the analytical model.
  • Added a Continuous beam detailing link.
  • Sub-frame strip handling of line loads improved for near orthogonal line loads.
  • Setting load case visibility during load input could crash Sumo, corrected.
  • Load case and combination names are now checked for length and uniqueness.
2018/05/17 Ver. 3.0.101
  • Load case and combination visibility can now be toggled independently in different views.
  • Results filter is now applied to the input model as well.
  • Deflection plots did not always reflect the applied filter, corrected.
  • Filter button now remains depressed to show that a results filter is active.
  • Added plane shell object to the results filter options.
  • Beam force plots now include interior values in scale calculations.
2018/05/10 Ver. 3.0.100
  • Added a 'Local Z' direction for beam distributed and point loads.
  • The display did not always refresh after rotating, corrected.
  • Added additional checks when loading 2D meshes.
2018/05/07 Ver. 3.0.99
  • Section numbers in the output file did not necessarily retain the same order in successive design link exports, corrected.
  • Design links for Strut, Combine and Timsec now generate user specified output files in the current working folder.
  • Additional node checks added.
2018/05/04 Ver. 3.0.98
  • Material names no longer include the Sumo name when exported to Frame.
  • Sumo now only sets load group visibility when switching load groups in a results view if the 'Show input model' option is checked.
  • Changing object type visibility caused node number changes, corrected.
2018/04/20 Ver. 3.0.97
  • Additional checks added to the plane area load object.
  • Plane area wind loads lost custom additions and removals after a regenerate command, corrected.
  • Plane area wind loads did not persist warnings and errors in die database, corrected.
  • Changing beam, column and rigid link fixities modified node numbers, corrected.
  • Very short connection curves are now discarded.
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A01-Lib Sumo 32-bit Libraries

2018/04/20 Ver. 3.0.17
  • Upgraded solver to Intel MKL 2018 Update 2.
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A03-64 Frame Analysis 64-bit

2018/07/03 Ver. 3.0.41
  • Improved convergence for shells under non-linear analysis.
  • Implemented Intel solver version 2018.3.210.
2018/04/26 Ver. 3.0.40
  • Corrected slow program response with high number of beam section properties.
2018/04/19 Ver. 3.0.39
  • Corrected Access Violation error.
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A03 Frame Analysis 32-bit

2018/07/03 Ver. 3.0.41
  • Improved convergence for shells under non-linear analysis.
  • Implemented Intel solver version 2018.3.210.
2018/04/26 Ver. 3.0.40
  • Corrected slow program response with high number of beam section properties.
2018/04/19 Ver. 3.0.39
  • Corrected Access Violation error.
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A05 Plane Stress/Plane Strain Analysis

2018/06/12 Ver. 3.0.04
  • Implemented ribbon control interface.
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A11 Single Span/Cantilever Beam Analysis

2018/06/19 Ver. 3.0.08
  • Implemented ribbon control interface.
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A12 Beam on Elastic Support Analysis

2018/06/20 Ver. 3.0.04
  • Implemented ribbon control interface.
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STEEL MEMBER DESIGN

S02 Member Design for Combined Stress

2018/06/19 Ver. 3.0.28
  • Inconsistency when selecting from preferred sections, fixed.
2018/05/09 Ver. 3.0.27
  • NZS 3404 - Adjustment to section slenderness calculation.
2018/05/07 Ver. 3.0.26
  • Problems related to reading of Frame output files in other folders, fixed.
2018/05/04 Ver. 3.0.25
  • Recompile to remove 'FP' tag which was for internal usage.
2018/04/17 Ver. 3.0.24
  • Exception after selecting Canadian Code, fixed.
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STEEL CONNECTION DESIGN

S11 Base Plate Design

2018/07/16 Ver. 3.0.32
  • Added support for older file formats.
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CONCRETE DESIGN

C01 Continuous Beam/Slab Design

2018/07/10 Ver. 3.0.30
  • Opening CB by double clicking on file name now saves to the same name.
2018/05/16 Ver. 3.0.29
  • Exception message after double clicking on a .C01 file, fixed.
2018/05/10 Ver. 3.0.28
  • Design link from Frame: Frame moments and shear now saved with CB file.
2018/05/08 Ver. 3.0.27
  • Design link from Frame: Max number of beams and sections increased.
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C02 Captain: Prestressed Beam/Slab Design

2018/07/03 Ver. 3.0.19
  • Corrected ShearReinforcement diagrams at ULS - sometimes showed negative values.
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C11 Rectangular Column Design

2018/07/16 Ver. 3.0.15
  • Range check error fixed.
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C12 Circular Column Design

2018/06/26 Ver. 3.0.11
  • Calcsheet corrections for Eurocode 2: zero moment output for bi-axial bending corrected.
  • Biaxial moment calculation explanation added for clarity - Eurocode 2 and AS3600 - 2009.
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C13 General Column Design

2018/05/30 Ver. 3.0.18
  • Corrected divide by zero error in Eurocode calculations.
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C14 Concrete Retaining Wall Design

2018/05/02 Ver. 3.0.10
  • Corrected shear key passive pressure calculations.
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C15 Concrete Base Design

2018/05/04 Ver. 3.0.31
  • Increased max no. of load cases to 5000 and pressure grid to 200x200.
  • Improved memory management to enhance performance.
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C21 Section Design for Crack Widths

2018/05/14 Ver. 3.0.07
  • Added NZ 3101 - 2006 code.
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C22 Concrete Section Design

2018/07/03 Ver. 3.0.14
  • Corrected stress block depth formula on calcsheets for AS3600 - 2001/9 - para 8.1.2.2 in code.
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TIMBER DESIGN

T01 Timber Member Design

2018/07/10 Ver. 3.0.07
  • Message warning about load factors>1 corrected.
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MASONRY DESIGN

M01 Masonry Section Design

2018/06/22 Ver. 3.0.04
  • Implemented ribbon control interface.
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M02 Masonry Wall Design

2018/07/02 Ver. 3.0.07
  • Implemented ribbon control interface.
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GENERAL APPLICATIONS

G01 Prosec: Section Properties Calculation

2018/07/04 Ver. 3.0.08
  • Torsion value was occasionally 0 after ribbon update.
2018/05/29 Ver. 3.0.07
  • Implemented ribbon control interface.
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G02 Wind Pressure Analysis

2018/05/29 Ver. 3.0.17
  • Implemented ribbon control interface.
2018/05/23 Ver. 3.0.16
  • Corrected display on low resolution monitors.
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G03 Gutter Size Design

2018/07/06 Ver. 3.0.05
  • Hint on "Risk Factor" fixed.
2018/05/23 Ver. 3.0.04
  • Implemented ribbon control interface.
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PROKON SYSTEM

Material Material Database

2018/06/01 Ver. 3.0.04
  • Implemented ribbon control interface.
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Sections Section Database

2018/06/20 Ver. 3.0.03
  • Implemented ribbon control interface.
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