The report functionalities have been simplified and it is now easier to navigate and find and enable the information you need. It has now the ability to move the different sections up or down, by a simple drag’n’drop operation.
Calculation formulas that were introduced in V.8 are now presented as an option in the report, a feature that was requested by many of our users.
Custom pictures and documents can be now inserted in the report, to enrich the information that needs to be communicated.
Many of our users has been asking for a more powerful and flexible modeling of anchoring, and we are really happy that this has been added in V8.2! The new General anchoring capabilities simply allow you to create any type of anchoring – even with multiple concrete blocks – and connect multiple plates to the same anchors. We also now support a gap between the base plate and the concrete block.
Cap plates and internal stiffeners are now available for hollow section members.
The Splice connection has been simplified a lot since it requires only one operation to connect both members, saving a lot of time for the input. We have also implemented the Backing plate option that automatically creates a copy of the plate from the other side of the flange/web.
Another important new operation is a new type of cut that has been implemented – the Mitre cut – that allows a seamless continuous connection between 2 members with an angle, another major request from our users.
One of the most often asked questions from prospects and customers was the input of slotted holes, something that is widely used in practice. We are happy to say that we now support it! The user can simply choose this option through the Plate editor, and the software doesn’t take into any shear forces for these bolts. Even more, the user has the option to define every bolt individually so that both standard and slotted holes co-exist in the same plate.
For the Welds, we implemented another unique feature, the option to define Partial and intermittent welds, something that gives the designer great flexibility and the possibility to optimize the connections with safety always secured.
Another improvement for the Welds is the better welding of RHS profiles when the members have the same size.
In previous versions of IDEA StatiCa, the only way that forces were transfer from a plate edge to another edge or surface, was through the weld. There are cases though where an edge is not welded but still, through compression, stresses need to be transferred. In V.8 we have solved this problem with the new Edge-to-Edge and Edge-to-Surface elements.
We have also added new functionalities that improve the productivity and make the user interface even easier. In detail:
Finally, we are no longer supporting the 32-bit installation, only 64-bit will be available from now on.