19/08/2019 – Ver. 75 – Automatic definition of the wind action according to the international version of Eurocode EN 1991-1-4, improvement of the calculation of the seismic mass and improvement of the stability of many features
In the latest version of the software we have added the following new features:
- Automatic definition of the wind action according to the international version of Eurocode EN 1991-1-4: in case the project uses Eurocodes as the reference standard, it is now possible to adopt the values of the wind actions on walls and roofs automatically calculated by the software according to the procedure provided in the international version of EN 1991-1-4. The software automatically proposes the values of the wind action components starting from the basic wind velocity on the site and applying all the relevant factors mentioned in the standard. Also, some of the pressure coefficients on walls can be automatically calculated according to the location of the wall and according to the building shape relative to the wind directions.
- User-defined wind pressure and/or pressure coefficients: it is still possible to manually edit the automatically proposed wind actions for a specific load definition for both roofs and walls or, alternatively, it is possible to edit only the pressure coefficients cp while maintaining the automatic calculation of all the other parameters required for the definition of the wind action.
- Improvement in the seismic mass calculation: improvement in the management of the translational seismic mass and of the rotational inertia of linear loads.
- Bug fixing and small improvements