Release Notes

Version

This is the latest version in progress.

The last stable version is v2.2.0. To see it select versions: ‘stable’ in the left bottom corner.

Current changes

Current changes from stable version are noted here.

28.11.2022 - Version 2.2.0

Modified objects:

  • StructuralCurveAction and StructuralCurveMoment

    • Enum “Force action” extended with value “On internal edge”. “Internal edge” requirement changed:

      • Old requirement: yes, if Force action = On edge and Edge column has no value

      • New requirement: yes, if Force action = On internal edge

    • 2D member reqiurement extended

  • StructuralEdgeConnection

    • Support on an edge can be now assigned to internal edges

    • Enum “Boundary condition” extended with value “On internal edge”

    • Integer “Edge” now required for Boundary condition = On edge, On subregion edge, On opening edge

    • New String “Internal edge”

  • StructuralLoadCombination

    • new value “Nonlinear” for attribute “Type”

  • Project and model specification

    • new national codes added:

      • EC-ТКP-EN (Belarusian NA)

      • EC-BAS-EN (Bosnian and Herzegovinian NA)

      • EC-BDS-EN (Bulgarian NA)

      • EC-EVS-EN (Estonian NA)

      • EC-MSZ-EN (Hungarian NA)

      • EC-IST-EN (Icelandic NA)

      • EC-LVS-EN (Latvian NA)

      • EC-LST-EN (Lithuanian NA)

      • EC-MSA-EN (Maltese NA)

      • EC-MKC-EN (North Macedonian NA)

      • EC-NP-EN (Portuguese NA)

      • EC-SRPS-EN (Serbian NA)

      • EC-SN-EN (Swiss NA)

      • EC-TS-EN (Turkish NA)

      • SIA 26x

  • StructuralLoadCombination

    • Typo fixed in National standard: value “EN-ULS(STR/GEO) Set B” changed to “EN-ULS (STR/GEO) Set B”

  • StructuralCurveMember and StructuralCurveMemberRib

    • “Begin node” and “End node” properties removed

  • StructuralPointSupport

    • Point support can now be assigned to beams (not only nodes)

    • New enum “Boundary condition”

    • String “Node” now required only for Boundary condition = In node

    • New properties “Member”, “Coordinate system”, “Origin”, “Coordinate definition”, “Position x [m]”

New object added:

18.11.2021 - Version 2.1.0

Modified objects:

  • StructuralLoadCombination

    • new optional enum: “Type”

  • StructuralCurveMember

    • “Beginning node”, “End node”: attributes changed from “required” to “non required”

    • description modified

  • StructuralCurveAction

    • “Value 2”: required only if Direction = X, Y or Z and Distribution = Trapez

    • “Vector 2”: required only if Direction = Vector and Distribution = Trapez

  • StructuralCurveActionFree

    • “Value 2”: required only if Direction = X, Y or Z and Distribution = Trapez

    • “Vector 2”: required only if Direction = Vector and Distribution = Trapez

  • StructuralCurveMoment

    • “Value 2”: required only if Distribution = Trapez

  • RelConnectsRigidLink

    • “Hinge position”: enum definition clarified

New object added:

  • ResultInternalForce1D - result object for internal forces on 1D members

    • new attribute: “Combination key”

    • edited attributes: Case, Load case, Load combination, Member replaced by Member and Member Rib

21.12.2020 - Version 2.0.0

In version 2.0.0:

New attribute added:

  • Project and model specification - Model sheet, National code added

  • StructuralPointAction - Possible to input angled point force, Extended Direction enum, Added Vector attribute

  • StructuralPointActionFree - Possible to input angled point force, Extended Direction enum, Added Vector attribute

  • StructuralCurveAction

    • Possible to input angled line force, Extended Direction enum, Added Vector 1 and Vector 2 attribute

    • Extended Force action enum by “On subregion edge” and “On opening edge”

  • StructuralEdgeConnection

    • Added enum attribute “Boundary condition” to allow input on different types of edges (2D member, 2D opening, 2D subregion)

  • StructuralCurveMoment - Extended Force action enum by “On subregion edge” and “On opening edge”

  • StructuralCurveFree - Possible to input angled line force, Extended Direction enum, Added Vector 1 and Vector 2 attribute

We removed default column value.

We included more attributes as required to ensure all important and structural engineering relevant data will be exchanged

11.12.2020 - Version 1.1.0

In version 1.1.0:

New object added:

  • Structural Proxy Element - object which allows to describe general solids

4.12.2020 - Version 1.0.9

In version 1.0.9:

  • LCS type is required value for StructuralCurveMember

  • Added ID for Model and Project sheet in

    • Project and model specifications

    • StructuralStorey

    • StructuralCurveMemberVarying

  • New object StructuralSurfaceActionDistribution to describe load panels

  • Added detailed description for Global coordinate system property in Project and model specifications

26.11.2020 - Version 1.0.8

In version 1.0.8, few small formal changes were made

  • Thermal load for 2D members - removed delta T attribute, to specify single value for constant temperature change, use attribute “TempT “

  • Added Id attribute for Project and Model information

  • “Project nr.” changed to “Project nr” (removed dot) in Project information

  • removed “V” in front of SAF version attribute at Model information

13.11.2020 - Version 1.0.7

In version 1.0.7, three major additions were added

  • Thermal load for 1D members

    • StructuralCurveActionThermal

  • Thermal load for 2D members

    • StructuralSurfaceActionThermal

  • New types of eccentricities (structural and analysis) for

    • StructuralCurveMember and StructuralSurfaceMember

23.10.2020 - Version 1.0.6

In version 1.0.6, four major additions were added

  • “Parent ID” added for

    • StructuralSurfaceMemberRegion

    • StructuralSurfaceConnection

    • StructuralEdgeConnection

    • RelConnectsStructuralMember

    • RelConnectsSurfaceEdge

    • StructuralCurveAction

    • StructuralSurfaceActionFree

    • StructuralCurveMemberRib

    • StructuralCurveConnection

    • StructuralCurveMoment

    • StructuralSurfaceActionThermal

    • RelConnectsRigidCross

    • StructuralCurveEdge

    • StructuralCurveMember

    • StructuralSurfaceMember

    • StructuralSurfaceMemberOpening

  • “Area” attribute added for

    • StructuralSurfaceMemberRegion

    • StructuralSurfaceMember

    • StructuralSurfaceMemberOpening

  • Formcodes description was updated

    • Formcodes

  • Structural and Analysis eccentricity was introduced for:

    • StructuralCurveMember

    • StructuralSurfaceMember

Changed objects:

  • StructuralCrossSection

    • Form code is required value for CSS type “compound”

  • StructuralCurveMember

    • Simplified System line alignment description

14.04.2020 - Version 1.0.5

In version 1.0.5, four major additions were added

  • “Parent ID” for StructuralCurveMember and StructuralSurfaceMember

  • new object StructuralCurveMemberVarying to define tapered, arbitrary, haunch beams

  • new object StructuralStorey to define storey levels

  • new enum describing cross section LCS type in StructuralCrossSection

New objects:

  • StructuralCurveMemberVarying

    • New object for description tapered, arbitrary, haunch beams

  • StructuralStorey

    • New object for description structural storey, floor levels

Changed objects:

  • CompositeShapeDef

    • Added LCS explanation

  • Geometry

    • Added SAF geometry strings column

    • Edited values for bezier, added further explanation

  • Introduction

    • Added general LCS vector description

    • Updated pictures (LCS is now self explaining)

  • Project and model specifications

    • Added description column

    • Added enum LCS of cross section

    • Added RigidCross in the list of objects

    • New feature for ignored groups and objects and add list of groups and objects

  • RelConnectsStructuralMember

    • Added definition of fully rigid connection

  • StructuralCrossSection

    • Formcode is now required for manufactured cross sections

    • Removed LCS of cross section enum

    • Added new enum “LCS of cross section”

  • StructuralCurveAction

    • Specified rel vs abs

  • StructuralCurveMember

    • Added Parent ID

    • LCS type “Standard” not used anymore

    • Added column “Arbitrary definition” to link to StructuralCurveMemberVarying

    • Fixed typos

  • StructuralCurveMemberRib

    • Updated description column

    • New picture explaining LCS of the rib

    • Fixed typos

  • StructuralCurveMoment

    • Specified rel vs abs

  • StructuralMaterial

    • Quality and Name is recommended to set the same value

  • StructuralPointAction

    • Specified rel vs abs

  • StructuralPointMoment

    • Specified rel vs abs

  • StructuralSurfaceActionThermal

    • Specified meaning of temperatures

  • StructuralSurfaceMember

    • Added Parent ID column

    • Fixed typos

  • StructuralSurfaceMemberOpening

    • Added all supported geometries

  • StructuralSurfaceMemberRegion

    • Fixed typos

  • Supported shapes of parametric cross section

    • Added missing parameter “s” for I Section with haunch Asymmetric

10.10.2019 - Version 1.0.4

In version 1.0.4, “Id” row was added to all supported objects.

Changed objects:

  • Project and model specifications

    • Attribute “ADM version” was deleted

    • Improved description in a manner that is clear that model and project sheets are defined in rows and not in columns like other objects

    • “Created” and “Last update” attributes have changed the format of the date and time

    • Added excel examples

  • StructuralSurfaceActionThermal

    • added attribute “2D Member Region”

  • StructuralSurfaceActionFree

    • C vertexes explained in detail, added images

  • Introduction

    • Minor changes in formatting

  • StructuralSurfaceMember

    • Description extended for the edges numbering of surface members

  • RelConnectsRigidMember

    • Added link to StrucutralSurfacesMember for explanation of edges numbering

    • Enums for constrains sorted

  • RelConnectsRigidLink

    • Added description about coordinate system of RigidLink

    • “Type” column deleted

    • Enums for constrains sorted

    • Added description to hinge position

  • StructuralCurveMember

    • Bezier, Spline and Parabolic arc are supported

  • StructuralCurveActionFree

    • Bezier, Spline and Parabolic arc are supported

  • StructuralCurveMemberRib

    • Bezier, Spline and Parabolic arc are supported

19.8.2019 - Version 1.0.3

New objects:

  • RelConnectsRigidCross

  • RelConnectsRigidMember

Changed objects:

  • Introduction

    • Local Coordinate System of 1D and 2D members described in detail

  • RelConnectsRigidLink

    • General update of all attributes: Functionality reduced on Nodes only (due to implementation of internal nodes), new enums for displacements

    • Added new properties

  • Geometry

    • Edited size of pictures

    • Pictures updated

  • StructuralSurfaceMember

    • Edited size of pictures

  • StructuralEdgeConnection

    • Updated notes

  • StructuralPointAction

    • Minor changes pages set up

    • Updated pictures

  • StructuralCurveAction

    • Minor changes pages set up

    • Updated pictures

  • StructuralSurfaceMemberRegion

    • Updated picture

  • StructuralCurveMoment

    • Updated pictures

13.6.2019 - Version 1.0.2

New objects:

  • Geometry

23.5.2019 - Version 1.0.1

New objects:

  • CompositeShapeDef

Changed objects:

  • Supported shapes of parametric cross-section

    • Updated images of parametric cross-sections

  • StructuralPointActionFree

    • Excel sheet link fixed

  • StructuralPointMoment

    • Excel sheet link fixed

  • Formcodes

    • Updated “Corresponding Description ID of the profile” for L section

  • Supported shapes of compound section

    • Unification of terminology

  • Supported shapes of parametric cross-section

    • Shape Enum correction: “I Section with haunch Asymmetric”

  • StructuralEdgeConnection

    • Excel sheet link fixed

  • RelConnectsStructuralMember

    • Excel sheet link fixed

  • RelConnectsSurfaceEdge

    • Excel sheet link fixed

  • StructuralLoadGroup

    • Excel sheet link fixed

  • StructuralLoadCase

    • Added values for “Load type”: Temperature, Wind, Snow, Maintenance, Fire, Moving, Seismic and Standard

    • Removed values for “Load type”: Primary effect

    • “Specification” Enum replaced by “Duration” with following possible values: Short, Medium, Long and Instantaneous

    • Excel sheet link fixed

  • StructuralPointAction

    • Excel sheet link fixed

  • StructuralCurveAction

    • Excel sheet link fixed

  • StructuralCurveActionFree

    • Excel sheet link fixed

  • StructuralSurfaceActionFree

    • Notes updated

    • Excel sheet link fixed

  • StructuralCurveMemberRib

    • Alignment description updated

    • Defined new value: “Eccentricity ez”

    • Extended description for “Type of connection” and “Layer”

    • Minor changes in table style

  • StructuralCurveConnection

    • Defined new value as Enum: “Type”

  • RelConnectsRigidLink

    • Redefined default value for “Hinges”

  • StructuralLoadCombination

    • Added excel example sheet

  • Project and model specifications

    • New value defined “SAF version”

    • Extended definition of the Values: Type of data, Value example or enum definition, Required value, Default value

    • Minor text changes

  • StructuralMaterial

    • Excel sheet link fixed

  • StructuralCrossSection

    • Defined new Enum for Cross-section type: “General”

    • For Cross-section type “General” is further specification moved to CompositeShapeDef

    • Excel sheet link fixed

  • StructuralCurveEdge

    • Excel sheet link fixed

  • StructuralCurveMember

    • Excel sheet link fixed

  • StructuralSurfaceMember

    • Updated description for: “Edges”

    • Excel sheet link fixed

  • Startup page

    • Major update of changes in Version 1.0.0 (Release Notes)

  • StructuralPointConnection

    • Excel sheet link fixed

  • StructuralSurfaceMemberOpening

    • Excel sheet link fixed

  • StructuralSurfaceMemberRegion

    • Excel sheet link fixed

  • StructuralPointSupport

    • Excel sheet link fixed

  • StructuralSurfaceConnection

    • Excel sheet link fixed

  • StructuralSurfaceAction

    • Excel sheet link fixed

19.3.2019 - Version 1.0.0

New objects:

  • StructuralCurveConnection

  • RelConnectsRigidLink

  • StructuralLoadCombination

  • StructuralCurveMoment

  • StructuralCurveActionThermal

  • StructuralSurfaceActionThermal

  • Changed objects:

  • StructuralCrossSection

    • Added new types to parametric shapes of Cross-section (I Section with haunch Asymetric, T Section with haunch, Trapezoid) - in annex

    • Added definition of general cross-section

    • Added support for compound cross-sections

    • Added attributes for analysis properties of the cross-section

  • StructuralMaterial

    • Quality is required value

    • Added new design properties for timber material (in Annex)

  • StructuralEdgeConnection

    • Coordinate system: added “Global” option

  • StructuralPointSupport

    • Added parameters “Compression only”, “Tension only” for three translation constraints (X, Y, Z)

  • StructuralCurveConnection

    • Added parameters “Compression only”, “Tension only” for three translation constraints (X, Y, Z)

  • StructuralEdgeConnection

    • Added parameters “Compression only”, “Tension only” for three translation constraints (X, Y, Z)

  • StructuralCurveMemberRib

    • Alignment: add user defined value

  • StructuralCurveMember

    • Behaviour in analysis: add new options for tension only and compression only

  • StructuralSurfaceMember

    • Added support for variable thickness

    • LCS definition by vector

    • Support for circle slab (Circle by point, Circle by 3 points)

  • StructuralPointAction

    • Deleted attribute “extend”

  • StructuralLoadGroup

    • Enum of “Load group type” attribute changed

  • StructuralLoadCase

    • Deleted attribute “Specification”

  • StructuralSurfaceActionFree

    • Added names of the vertexes of the polygon

  • Model specification

    • Added attribute for SAF version