Release Notes
Current version 2.1.0

Release notes

18.11.2021 - Version 2.1.0

Modified objects:
  • "Load type" string: updated condition (required only for "Load group type" = Variable)
  • new optional enum: "Type"
  • "Beginning node", "End node": attributes changed from "required" to "non required"
  • description modified
  • "Value 2", "Vector 2": required only if Direction = X, Y or Z and Distribution = Trapez
  • "Value 2", "Vector 2": required only if Direction = X, Y or Z and Distribution = Trapez
  • "Value 2": required only if Distribution = Trapez
  • "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

Specification improvements

Improvements in the specification are not changing the functionality or compatibility of SAF. These changes only improve the understandability of SAF documentation.
14.9.2021 Edge indexing issue: GitHub - discussion
  • "Load type" string: condition moved from description (required only for "Load group type" = Variable)
  • "Load applied to" string: attribute is not required (required string was in contradiction with description) ​​​​​​​

Release notes

8.8.2021 - Fixing flaws in SAF spec v1.0.9 and v2.0.0

Following changes were done based on the proposal discussed on GitHub - discussion, GitHub - issue.
  • Object renamed from StructuralSurfaceActionDistribution to StructuralSurfaceActionDistri. Original name exceeds the allowed number of characters for the name of an excel sheet.
StructuralSurfaceAction (SAF 1.0.9)
  • added new column: "2D member distribution" - reference to StructuralSurfaceActionDistri
  • added new column: "Force action" - enum defining on which object is load applies (On 2D member, On 2D member region, On 2D member distribution)
  • change of a rule: "2D member column" required only if Force action = "On 2D member"
  • new column added for reference: "2D member region" - reference to StructuralSurfaceMemberRegion
  • new column added for reference: "2D member opening" - reference to StructuralSurfaceMemberOpening
StructuralCurveMoment (SAF 2.0.0)
  • new column added for reference: "2D member region" - reference to StructuralSurfaceMemberRegion
  • new column added for reference: "2D member opening" - reference to StructuralSurfaceMemberOpening
  • new column added for reference: "2D member region" - reference to StructuralSurfaceMemberRegion
  • new column added for reference: "2D member opening" - reference to StructuralSurfaceMemberOpening

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 was 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
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