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New Release LEAP Bridge V11.00.00

Leap Bridge has released V11.00.00.  For list of enhancements and additions visit their product update page LEAP Bridge V8i Enterprise is a consolidation of all configurations of LEAP Bridge (i.e. LB Suite, LB Precast and LB Cast-in-Place). This single executable … Continue reading

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Blender 3D 2.60a Release

Blender 3D 2.60a was released on Oct 24, 2011.  The 2.60a release is a bugfix release for 2.60 shown in the changelog.  The changelog/release notes for 2.60 show all of the great new features that were added. Features of 2.60 … Continue reading

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New Features in RISASection 2.0

From RISA: RISA Technologies has recently released RISASection 2.0. This new version of the program contains the following new features to enhance your modeling ability: DXF Import You now can import a 2D shape into RISASection, via DXF file. For … Continue reading

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RISA-2D Version 10.1 is Now Available

From RISA RISA-2D 10.1 includes fully integrated concrete wall design. Model concrete walls and RISA-2D will design the reinforcement! This update also includes code updates to make RISA-2D fully compatible with IBC 2009. Visit the RISA-2D product page to learn more about this exciting release. via [http://risanews.com/risa-2d-version-10-1-now-available/]

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How Do Projected Loads Work in RISA?

RISA-3D, RISA-2D and RISAFloor have the capability to project distributed and area loads onto members.  How do they work, and how do you choose the right loading for an inclined member?  Find this answer and more in RISA’s article.  

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LEAP Product Updates v10.00.02

LEAP Bridge v8i (SELECTseries 2) v10.00.02 is a maintenance release and incorporates the following fixes to itself and its component programs: LEAP Bridge v10.00.02 LEAP CONSPAN v10.00.02 LEAP RC-PIER v10.00.02 LEAP CONBOX v10.00.02 LEAP GEOMATH v10.00.02 Visit here to see … Continue reading

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Calculator to Estimate Time to Freezing for Water in an Insulated Pipe

The Whole Building Design Guide (www.wbdg.org) has updated their online calculator to estimate time to freezing for water in an insulated pipe. Reference: 2009 ASHRAE HoF, Chapter 23, Equation 1 (pg 23.4) This calculator estimates the time for a long, … Continue reading

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RISA – How is the Seismic Weight Calculated for Seismic Load Generation?

RISA News has published an article on seismic weights and load generation for use with RISA Floor and RISA 3D:   In addition to the self weight check box options, you can also add applied loads to the Seismic Mass calculation.  To … Continue reading

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How Do I Avoid Instability Warnings in a RISA-3D Model?

Have you ever asked, “How Do I Avoid Instability Warnings in a RISA-3D Model?”  If so, then RISA News has answered your question in their article with the same title. Have you ever received an instability warning when running a three … Continue reading

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New Release LEAP Bridge v10.00.01

Bentley has issued a new version of their Leap Bridge suite (v10.00.01).  This major version includes numerous added features, enhancements, and bug fixes.  For a full extensive list head on over to their product update blog. New Release LEAP Bridge … Continue reading

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