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Program Updates in the Last Quarter


PROKON EXTENSIONS FOR AUTOCAD AND REVIT

D04 Prodesk Suite - AutoCAD and Revit Extension

2018/09/10 Ver. 3.0.16
  • Sumo export now supports section rotation on curved members.
  • Sumo export did not export pad footing thickness, corrected.
  • Hosted line loads using the hosted coordinate now correctly exported.
2018/08/20 Ver. 3.0.15
  • Added support for horizontal plane shell import from Sumo.
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STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS

A01-64 Sumo Structural Modeller 64-bit

2018/09/14 Ver. 3.0.120
  • Added section tonnage statistics.
  • Additional meshing error checking added.
  • Adding multiple pad footings or point supports caused connection errors, corrected.
  • Coordinates on the property palette did not use display units, corrected.
  • In-span loads on columns caused errors during design link export, downgraded to warnings.
2018/09/07 Ver. 3.0.119
  • Frame import merged colinear beams with differing rotation angles, corrected.
  • Row deletion in tables now supports discontinuous selection ranges.
  • Viewing deflection contours after a seismic analysis caused errors, corrected.
  • Loose nodes occurred at slab edges near column cut-outs corrected.
2018/09/04 Ver. 3.0.118
  • Truss wizard now inserts a default HD bolt material.
  • Truss wizard did not assign the gable rafter section, corrected.
  • Edits of the beam, column and rigid link coordinates in the property palette were not reflected in intersection calculations, corrected.
2018/08/29 Ver. 3.0.117
  • Added a portal frame wizard.
  • Single selection did not always highlight properly, corrected.
  • TAB selection did not cycle selected objects, corrected.
  • Amended the precision of beam rotation angles when exporting to Frame.
  • Sumo crashed when printing a view containing text, corrected.
  • Plane area wind load intersection tolerances were too strict, corrected.
  • Results filter crashed Sumo if automatic rigid links were present, corrected.
2018/08/28 Ver. 3.0.117
  • Added a portal frame wizard.
  • Single selection did not always highlight properly, corrected.
  • TAB selection did not cycle selected objects, corrected.
  • Amended the precision of beam rotation angles when exporting to Frame.
  • Sumo crashed when printing a view containing text, corrected.
  • Plane area wind load intersection tolerances were too strict, corrected.
2018/08/20 Ver. 3.0.116
  • Default beam colours now based on section settings.
  • Added additional error checking during animations.
  • Added a baseplate connection object.
  • Baseplate object can now be exported to design link.
  • Baseplate objects are now added to trussed frames by the wizard.
  • Additional error checking added to the slab drawing and grip translation commands.
2018/08/14 Ver. 3.0.115
  • Improved selection preview speed for large models.
  • Added a multiple value indicator for checked properties.
  • Added bolt materials to the material import dialog.
2018/08/06 Ver. 3.0.114
  • Added stub geometry to the pad footing object.
  • Added stub geometry to the base design link and group.
  • Column design links now support multi-segment columns.
  • Sending several views could crash Sumo when saving, corrected.
2018/07/23 Ver. 3.0.113
  • Trussed frame wizard now supports export to the Wind module.
  • Trussed frame wizard now removes zero pressure wind loads.
  • Beam, monolithic beam and column commands no longer draw 'ghosted' objects.
  • Monolithic beam, slab, plane shell and wall objects now show certain properties in mm or in.
2018/07/18 Ver. 3.0.112
  • Additional error checking added to curve connections.
  • Monolithic beams did not update graphics in the diagram views, corrected.
  • Corrected a label on the import materials dialog.
  • Adding wind load objects could crash Sumo, corrected.
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.
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A01-Lib-64 Sumo 64-bit Libraries

2018/08/20 Ver. 3.0.18
  • Small update to the user interface library.
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A01 Sumo Structural Modeller 32-bit

2018/09/14 Ver. 3.0.120
  • Added section tonnage statistics.
  • Additional meshing error checking added.
  • Adding multiple pad footings or point supports caused connection errors, corrected.
  • Coordinates on the property palette did not use display units, corrected.
  • In-span loads on columns caused errors during design link export, downgraded to warnings.
2018/09/07 Ver. 3.0.119
  • Frame import merged colinear beams with differing rotation angles, corrected.
  • Row deletion in tables now supports discontinuous selection ranges.
  • Viewing deflection contours after a seismic analysis caused errors, corrected.
  • Loose nodes occurred at slab edges near column cut-outs corrected.
2018/09/04 Ver. 3.0.118
  • Truss wizard now inserts a default HD bolt material.
  • Truss wizard did not assign the gable rafter section, corrected.
  • Edits of the beam, column and rigid link coordinates in the property palette were not reflected in intersection calculations, corrected.
2018/08/29 Ver. 3.0.117
  • Added a portal frame wizard.
  • Single selection did not always highlight properly, corrected.
  • TAB selection did not cycle selected objects, corrected.
  • Amended the precision of beam rotation angles when exporting to Frame.
  • Sumo crashed when printing a view containing text, corrected.
  • Plane area wind load intersection tolerances were too strict, corrected.
  • Results filter crashed Sumo if automatic rigid links were present, corrected.
2018/08/28 Ver. 3.0.117
  • Added a portal frame wizard.
  • Single selection did not always highlight properly, corrected.
  • TAB selection did not cycle selected objects, corrected.
  • Amended the precision of beam rotation angles when exporting to Frame.
  • Sumo crashed when printing a view containing text, corrected.
  • Plane area wind load intersection tolerances were too strict, corrected.
2018/08/20 Ver. 3.0.116
  • Default beam colours now based on section settings.
  • Added additional error checking during animations.
  • Added a baseplate connection object.
  • Baseplate object can now be exported to design link.
  • Baseplate objects are now added to trussed frames by the wizard.
  • Additional error checking added to the slab drawing and grip translation commands.
2018/08/14 Ver. 3.0.115
  • Improved selection preview speed for large models.
  • Added a multiple value indicator for checked properties.
  • Added bolt materials to the material import dialog.
2018/08/06 Ver. 3.0.114
  • Added stub geometry to the pad footing object.
  • Added stub geometry to the base design link and group.
  • Column design links now support multi-segment columns.
  • Sending several views could crash Sumo when saving, corrected.
2018/07/23 Ver. 3.0.113
  • Trussed frame wizard now supports export to the Wind module.
  • Trussed frame wizard now removes zero pressure wind loads.
  • Beam, monolithic beam and column commands no longer draw 'ghosted' objects.
  • Monolithic beam, slab, plane shell and wall objects now show certain properties in mm or in.
2018/07/18 Ver. 3.0.112
  • Additional error checking added to curve connections.
  • Monolithic beams did not update graphics in the diagram views, corrected.
  • Corrected a label on the import materials dialog.
  • Adding wind load objects could crash Sumo, corrected.
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.
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A01-Lib Sumo 32-bit Libraries

2018/08/20 Ver. 3.0.18
  • Small update to the user interface library.
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A03-64 Frame Analysis 64-bit

2018/09/11 Ver. 3.0.44
  • Range check error fixed - occured when plotting output.
2018/09/11 Ver. 3.0.43
  • Range check error fixed - occured with more than 500 load cases and combinations combined.
2018/08/14 Ver. 3.0.42
  • Corrected "List Index out of bounds" error sometimes occurring when run in Windows 7.
2018/07/03 Ver. 3.0.41
  • Improved convergence for shells under non-linear analysis.
  • Implemented Intel solver version 2018.3.210.
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A03 Frame Analysis 32-bit

2018/09/11 Ver. 3.0.44
  • Range check error fixed - occured when plotting output.
2018/09/11 Ver. 3.0.43
  • Range check error fixed - occured with more than 500 load cases and combinations combined.
2018/08/14 Ver. 3.0.42
  • Corrected "List Index out of bounds" error sometimes occurring when run in Windows 7.
2018/07/03 Ver. 3.0.41
  • Improved convergence for shells under non-linear analysis.
  • Implemented Intel solver version 2018.3.210.
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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

2018/09/18 Ver. 3.0.32
  • Sign problems when processing Sumo output files, fixed.
2018/09/04 Ver. 3.0.31
  • Bending moments for vertical elements occasionally inverted.
2018/08/23 Ver. 3.0.30
  • Bending moments for elements with beta angle of 180 degrees were occasionally inverted.
2018/08/17 Ver. 3.0.29
  • Occasional problem with restoring effective length from saved files, fixed.
2018/06/19 Ver. 3.0.28
  • Inconsistency when selecting from preferred sections, 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.
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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

2018/08/22 Ver. 3.0.20
  • Corrected inactive controls occurring when running in Windows 7.
2018/08/17 Ver. 3.0.19
  • Corrected combinations of slenderness moments for unbraced colums - AS3600 code.
  • Added output option in calcsheet for summarised results.
  • Output options stored as defaults.
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C22 Concrete Section Design

2018/09/11 Ver. 3.0.17
  • Corrected formulas in output for EC2. Formulas showed beta instead of lambda. Formula in output for maximum concrete strain with fck>50 corrected.
2018/09/03 Ver. 3.0.16
  • EC2: Fy was used iso Fyw for calculation of torsional links.
2018/08/29 Ver. 3.0.15
  • Corrected calculation of T section total perimeter u in Torsion calculations for Eurocode 2.
  • Corrected formula in calcsheets relating to the maximum allowed neutral axis depth for BS8110 and related codes.
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.
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G02 Wind Pressure Analysis

2018/09/11 Ver. 3.0.23
  • Duo pitch wall Cpe for zone B was incorrectly drawn, corrected.
2018/08/31 Ver. 3.0.22
  • Added a minimum slope check to SABS 0160:1989.
2018/08/24 Ver. 3.0.21
  • Changing building parameters did not update the calcsheet, corrected.
2018/08/16 Ver. 3.0.20
  • Enabled form persistence.
  • Using the arrow keyboard keys to navigate the building grid could cause errors, corrected.
2018/08/15 Ver. 3.0.19
  • Temporarily disabled form persistence.
  • File-New did not clear the file name, corrected.
2018/08/06 Ver. 3.0.18
  • Removed the wind speed limits from all codes of practice..
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G03 Gutter Size Design

2018/07/06 Ver. 3.0.05
  • Hint on "Risk Factor" fixed.
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PROKON SYSTEM

Prokon32 PROKON Calcpad

2018/08/01 Ver. 3.0.28
  • Project files larger than 1GB can now be accommodated.
2018/07/27 Ver. 3.0.27
  • Exception after using "Support" function fixed.
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LM PROKON License Manager

2018/09/07 Ver. 3.0.43
  • Corrected "offline mode" message displaying (when actually online) when first making the program visible (error introduced in version 3.0.42).
  • Added checks to prevent "Failed to set calendar date or time" error that sometimes occurred.
2018/09/05 Ver. 3.0.42
  • Changed program initialisation sequence to prevent "Failed to set calendar date or time" error that sometimes occurred.
2018/08/22 Ver. 3.0.41
  • Corrected disabled license selection option for trial license (error introduced in version 3.0.40).
2018/08/22 Ver. 3.0.40
  • Improved License Details information when working offline.
  • Improved refreshing of License Details to accept change in license.
  • Encrypted proxy server credentials.
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Sections Section Database

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