New features

2024.c Version

17 October 2023

New features common to several programs

Incorporation of manufacturers' libraries

Version 2024.c of the CYPE programs listed below incorporates product libraries from different manufacturers so that they can be downloaded and used in the BIM model generated by the program.

  • CYPE Architecture
  • CYPE Construction Systems
  • CYPELEC PV Systems
  • CYPEPLUMBING Water Systems
  • CYPEFIRE Hydraulic Systems

Managing the visibility of templates in the view configuration window

As of version 2024.c, applications with a 3D working environment can manage the visibility of templates from the view configuration panel. For this purpose, the "DXF-DWG templates" tab has been added, where a list of all the templates imported into the project is displayed together with a checkbox to indicate which ones should be shown in the view.

Display floor view templates in the 3D view

For 3D views defined within applications with a 3D working environment, the "Show selected templates in each floor view" option has been added. When activated, the templates visible in each of the floor views will be displayed in the 3D view in the dimension corresponding to these views.

Implementing codes and improving their enforcement

Concrete structures

Implementation of national annexes to Eurocode 2 (EN 1992) in CYPE Connect and StruBIM Steel

In version 2024.c of CYPE Connect and StruBIM Steel, the national annexes to Eurocode 2 have been added for the following countries:

  • EN 1992-1-1 (Design of concrete structures. Part 1-1: General rules and rules for buildings)

    • Germany
      DIN EN 1992-1-1/NA:2015
    • Austria
      ÖNORM EN 1992-1-1/NA:2018
    • Belgium
      NBN EN 1992-1-1 ANB:2010
    • Bulgaria
      BDS EN 1992-1-1:2005/NA:2015
    • Cyprus
      CYS EN 1992-1-1/NA:2019
    • Croatia
      HRN EN 1992-1-1/NA:2015
    • Denmark
      DS/EN 1992-1-1 DK NA:2021
    • Slovenia
      SIST EN 1992-1-1:2005/A101:2006
    • Spain
      AN/UNE EN 1992-1-1:2015
    • Estonia
      EVS EN 1992-1-1:2005/NA:2015
    • Finland
      SFS EN 1992-1-1/NA:2016
    • France
      NF EN 1992-1-1/NA:2007
    • Greece
      ΕΛΟΤ EN 1992-1-1:2005/ΝΑ:2010
    • Ireland
      IS EN 1992-1-1/NA:2010-01
    • Italy
      UNI EN 1992-1-1/NA:2010
    • Latvia
      LVS EN 1992-1-1:2005/NA:2020
    • Lithuania
      LST EN 1992-1-1:2005/NA:2011
    • Luxembourg
      ILNAS EN 1992-1-1:2004/AN:2020
    • Malaysia
      MS EN 1992-1-1:2010/NA
    • Norway
      NS EN 1992-1-1:2004/NA:2021
    • The Netherlands
      NEN EN 1992-1-1+C1:2011/NB:2020
    • Poland
      PN-EN 1992-1-1:2008/NA:2016-11
    • Portugal
      NP EN 1992-1-1:2010/AN
    • United Kingdom
      BS EN 1992-1-1:2004/NA:2005
    • Czech Republic
      ČSN EN 1992-1-1/NA:2011
    • Romania
      SR EN 1992-1-1:2004/NB:2008
    • Serbia
      SRPS EN 1992-1-1/NA:2015
    • Singapore
      SS EN 1992-1-1:2008/NA
    • Sweden
      SS EN 1992-1-1:2005/NA:2010-12
    • Switzerland
      SN EN 1992-1-1/NA:2014
  • EN 1992-4 (Design of concrete structures. Part 4: Design of fastenings for use in concrete)

    • Germany
      DIN EN 1992-4/NA:2019
    • Austria
      ÖNORM EN 1992-4
    • Cyprus
      CYS EN 1992-4:2018/NA:2019
    • Croatia
      HRN EN 1992-4:2019/NA:2022
    • Estonia
      EVS EN 1992-4:2018/NA:2018
    • France
      NF EN 1992-4:2018/NA:2022
    • Latvia
      LVS EN 1992-4:2018/NA:2019
    • Norway
      NS EN 1992-4:2018/NA:2019
    • The Netherlands
      NEN EN 1992-4:2018/NB:2019
    • United Kingdom
      BS EN 1992-4:2018/NA:2019
    • Serbia
      SRPS EN 1992-4/NA:2020
    • Singapore
      SS EN 1992-4:2021/NA
    • Switzerland
      SN EN 1992-4/NA:2019

Implementation. ABNT NBR 6118:2023 (Brazil)

"Norma Brasileira ABNT NBR 6118:2023. Projeto de estruturas de concreto".

Implemented in CYPECAD and CYPE 3D.

Implementation. SIST EN 1992-1-1:2005/A101:2006 (Slovenia)

Slovenian national annex to Eurocode 2: Design of concrete structures. Part 1-1: General rules and rules for buildings.

Implemented in CYPECAD and CYPE 3D.

Rolled and welded steel structures

Implementation of national annexes for Eurocode 3 (EN 1993) in CYPE Connect and StruBIM Steel

In version 2024.c of CYPE Connect and StruBIM Steel, the national annexes to Eurocode 3 have been included for the following countries:

  • EN 1993-1-1 (Design of steel structures. Part 1-1: General rules and rules for buildings)

    • Germany
      DIN EN 1993-1-1/NA:2010-12
    • Austria
      ÖNORM B 1993-1-1:2007
    • Belgium
      NBN EN 1993-1-1/ANB:2008
    • Bulgaria
      BDS EN 1993-1-1/NA:2008
    • Cyprus
      CYS EN 1993-1-1:2005/NA:2009
    • Croatia
      HRN EN 1993-1-1:2014/NA:2015
    • Denmark
      DS EN 1993-1-1 DK/NA:2019
    • Slovenia
      SIST EN 1993-1-1:2005/A101:2006
    • Spain
      AN/UNE EN 1993-1-1/NA:2013
    • Estonia
      EVS EN 1993-1-1:2005/NA:2015
    • Finland
      SFS EN 1993-1-1/NA:2019
    • France
      NF EN 1993-1-1/NA:2007
    • Greece
      ΕΛΟΤ EN 1993-1-1:2009/NA
    • Ireland
      IS EN 1993-1-1/NA:2005
    • Italy
      UNI EN 1993-1-1/AN:2010
    • Lithuania
      LST EN 1993-1-1:2005/NA:2011
    • Luxembourg
      ILNAS EN 1993-1-1:2005/AN-LU:2011
    • Norway
      NS EN 1993-1-1:2005/NA:2008
    • The Netherlands
      NEN EN 1993-1-1+C2:2011/NB:2011
    • Poland
      PN EN 1993-1-1:2006/NA:2010
    • Portugal
      NP EN 1993-1-1:2010/AN
    • United Kingdom
      BS EN 1993-1-1:2005/NA:2008
    • Czech Republic
      ČSN EN 1993-1-1/NA:2011
    • Romania
      SR EN 1993-1-1:2006/NA:2008
    • Serbia
      SRPS EN 1993-1-1/NA:2013
    • Singapore
      SS EN 1993-1-1:2010/NA
    • Sweden
      SS EN 1993-1-1/NA
    • Switzerland
      SN EN 1993-1-1/NA:2016
  • EN 1993-1-8 (Design of steel structures. Part 1-8: Design of joints)

    • Germany
      DIN EN 1993-1-8/NA:2010-12
    • Austria
      ÖNORM B 1993-1-8:2015-11
    • Belgium
      NBN EN 1993-1-8/ANB:2010
    • Bosnia
      BAS EN 1993-1-8/NA:2019
    • Bulgaria
      BDS EN 1993-1-8:2005/NA:2011
    • Cyprus
      CYS EN 1993-1-8:2005/NA:2019
    • Croatia
      HRN EN 1993-1-8:2014/NA:2014
    • Denmark
      DS EN 1993-1-8 DK/NA:2019
    • Slovenia
      SIST EN 1993-1-8:2005/A101:2006
    • Spain
      AN/UNE EN 1993-1-8:2013
    • Estonia
      EVS EN 1993-1-8:2005/NA:2006
    • Finland
      SFS EN 1993-1-8/NA:2019
    • France
      NF EN 1993-1-8/NA:2007
    • Greece
      ΕΛΟΤ EN 1993-1-8:2005/NA:2010
    • Ireland
      IS EN 1993-1-8:2005/NA:2005
    • Italy
      UNI EN 1993-1-8/AN:2010
    • Latvia
      LVS EN 1993-1-8:2005/NA:2014
    • Lithuania
      LST EN 1993-1-8:2005/NA:2010
    • Luxembourg
      ILNAS EN 1993-1-8/AN-LU:2011
    • Norway
      NS EN 1993-1-8:2005/NA:2009
    • The Netherlands
      NEN EN 1993-1-8+C2:2011/NB:2011
    • Poland
      PN EN 1993-1-8:2006/NA:2011
    • Portugal
      NP EN 1993-1-8:2010/AN
    • United Kingdom
      BS EN 1993-1-8:2005/NA:2008
    • Czech Republic
      ČSN EN 1993-1-8:2006/NA:2012
    • Romania
      SR EN 1993-1-8:2006/NB:2008
    • Serbia
      SRPS EN 1993-1-8:2012/NA:2013
    • Singapore
      SS EN 1993-1-8:2010/NA:2016
    • Sweden
      SS EN 1993-1-8/NA
    • Switzerland
      SN EN 1993-1-8:2005/NA:2016

Implementation. SANS 10162-1:2011 (South Africa)

South African National Standard. The structural use of steel. Part 1: Limit-states design of hot-rolled steelwork (SANS 10162-1:2011).

Implemented in CYPE Connect and StruBIM Steel for designing and checking steel connections.

Implementation. SIST EN 1993-1-1:2005/A101:2006 (Slovenia)

Slovenian national annex to Eurocode 3: Design of steel structures. Part 1-1: General rules and rules for buildings.

Implemented in CYPECAD and CYPE 3D.

Cold-formed steel structures

Implementation. SIST EN 1993-1-3:2007/A101:2009 (Slovenia)

Slovenian national annex to Eurocode 3: Design of steel structures. Part 1-3: General rules. Supplementary rules for cold-formed members and sheeting.

Implemented in CYPECAD and CYPE 3D.

Loads on structures. Wind loads

Implementation. SIST EN 1991-1-4:2005/A101:2008 (Slovenia)

Slovenian national annex to Eurocode 1: Actions on Structures. Part 1-4: General Actions - Wind Actions.

Implemented in Portal frame generator.

Loads on structures. Seismic loads

Implementation. INPRES - CIRSOC 103 (Argentina)

Reglamento INPRES - CIRSOC 103. Reglamento argentino para construcciones sismorresistentes. Parte I – Construcciones en general (2018).
Reglamento INPRES - CIRSOC 103. Reglamento argentino para construcciones sismorresistentes. Parte II – Construcciones de hormigón armado (2021).

Implemented in CYPECAD and CYPE 3D.

Implementation. SIST EN 1998:2005/A101:2009 (Slovenia)

Slovenian national annex to Eurocode 8: Design of structures earthquake resistance. Part 1: General rules, seismic actions and rules for buildings.

Implemented in CYPECAD and CYPE 3D.

Loads on structures. Snow loads

Implementation. SIST EN 1991-1-3:2004/A101:2008 (Slovenia)

Slovenian national annex to Eurocode 1: Actions on structures. Part 1-3: General actions - Snow loads.

Implemented in Portal frame generator.

Implementation. NTP RK 01-01-3.1 (4.1)-2017 (Kazakhstan)

Normative and technical document from the Republic of Kazakhstan. Actions on Structures. Part 1-3: Snow loads (according to SP RK EN 1991-1-3:2003/2011) (modified on 30.12.2021).

Implemented in Portal frame generator.

Safety in case of fire

Improvements in the implementation of the SCIE regulation with Portaria n.° 135/2020, de 2 de junho (Portugal)

In version 2024.b, the Portuguese fire safety regulation "Regulamento Técnico de Segurança contra Incêndio em Edifícios (SCIE)" was implemented in CYPEFIRE for projects of type "Utilização-tipo I - Habitacionais". Version 2024.c extends the types of projects that can be solved in CYPEFIRE with the SCIE regulation according to "Portaria n.° 135/2020, de 2 de junho" and they are as follows:

  • Utilização-tipo II «Estacionamentos»
  • Utilização-tipo III «Administrativos»
  • Utilização-tipo IV «Escolares»
  • Utilização-tipo V «Hospitalares e lares de idosos»
  • Utilização-tipo VI «Espectáculos e reuniões públicas»
  • Utilização-tipo VII «Hoteleiros e restauração»


Implementation I.S. 010 (Peru)

"Norma técnica I.S. 010 Instalaciones Sanitarias para Edificaciones".

Implemented in CYPEPLUMBING Water Systems and CYPEPLUMBING Sanitary Systems.


CYPE Architecture

User furniture library

CYPE Architecture allows users to import furniture objects and create their own library. The library allows objects to be imported in ".ifc", ".obj" and ".step" formats.
In the "Furniture" tab, there is now a new "User objects" section with two options:

  • Library
    From here, users can import objects and create their own library that can be used in the current project or in other CYPE Architecture projects. The library also allows users to modify the properties of the imported object (type, scale factor, drawing both sides of the surface areas).

  • Insert
    This option is used to insert the objects available in the user library. When searching for objects to insert them, they are sorted according to the classification indicated in the library.

Isolate layer. New "Layer management" option

The "Isolate layer" option has been implemented in the "Own elements" section. This option allows users to isolate the active layer, turning off the rest of the layers available in the project.

To turn all the layers of the project back on, simply click on the visibility column of the project's own elements and select "Show all".

"Insertion point" improvements

Version 2024.c includes two improvements concerning the insertion point:

  • New "Edit insertion point" receiver
    This new receiver can be found in the "Building elements" section of the Architecture tab. It allows multiple editing of the insertion point of beams and columns.

  • Furniture objects allow the insertion point to be selected when the furniture is entered.

Improvements in the "Subtract" tool

The "Subtract" tool, available in the "Intersection solutions" section, now allows users to select multiple elements.

Open BIM Construction Systems

Improved definition of windows and skylights

The following changes have been made to the definition of windows, doors and skylights: 

  • The "Height" and "Width" fields have been added.

  • In windows and skylights, the characteristics for "Glazing", "Fittings" and "Accessories" have been separated into tabs. The technical data associated with the glazing and fittings can be found within these tabs.

  • Manufacturer products can now be selected when defining the fittings.

Sorted types of construction systems

As of version 2024.c, the types of construction systems are sorted into a tree diagram and are grouped in the following sections:

  • Walls and partitions
  • Floor slabs
  • Openings
  • Stairs and ramps
  • Thermal breaks

IFC Builder

Dockable windows

As of version 2024.c, IFC Builder includes the new dockable window system (implemented in other programs in version 2023.e) which replaces the main screen user interface. The interface is now composed of the "Work area", "Options" and "3D View" windows. These can be moved and resized. These windows can be floating windows, pinned to a location within the main application dialogue box, dragged out of the main application dialogue box, or even moved to another monitor.

Toolbar changes

The following changes have been made to the layout of the application toolbar buttons:

  • The toolbar tabs have been grouped into a single menu.

  • The options for "Point cloud", "Walls and partitions", "Floor slabs", "Openings" and "Columns" are now drop-down menus.

  • The option to import an IFC file has been added to the toolbar via the "Import IFC" option. This way, importing is not needed during the process of creating a new job.

Open BIM Site

New WMS services for obtaining maps

As of version 2024.c, Open BIM Site allows maps to be obtained through WMS services from the following data sources:

  • France
    • geoservices - Services WEB Experts - Ortho
    • geoservices - Services WEB Experts - Parcellaire


Electrowelded meshes (new CYPECAD module)

As of version 2024.c, CYPECAD now allows users to include electrowelded mesh for use in the analysis of flat slabs in a similar way to the use of the base reinforcement. As well as designing the reinforcement taking into account the electrowelded mesh, the program also allows users to detail the reinforcement, obtain reports and drawings as well as detailed measurements of the reinforcement.

Electrowelded meshes are part of a new CYPECAD module, so in order to use them, users must have the corresponding permission in their user license.

Electrowelded mesh and base reinforcement

For analysis purposes, the electrowelded mesh and the base reinforcement are treated in the same way, bearing in mind that, when designing the slab reinforcement, both elements provide a uniform mechanical ratio throughout the slab.

For flat slabs, the program now allows users to choose between assigning base reinforcement or electrowelded mesh.

When selecting the "Electrowelded meshes" option, the program allows users to choose from all the references defined in the library. New meshes can be added to the library by defining their reference and characteristics.

The X and Y axes of the mesh can be made to coincide with the reinforcement axes of the slab, or they can be rotated by 90°.

The program designs the necessary reinforcement bars in addition to the mesh, using the reinforcement tables for slabs with electrowelded mesh.

Editing electrowelded meshes

If meshes have been assigned to any of the panels, the "Electrowelded meshes" option will be activated in the "Flat/Waffle slabs" menu in the "Results" tab. After analysing the job, the program will automatically generate a mesh distribution proposal for the top and bottom reinforcement of the flat slab sections, which can be checked and modified using this option (Electrowelded meshes). The editor allows users to delete, move and trim the existing meshes. It also includes different features to make it easier to enter new mesh in the desired areas.

The criteria for automatically generating the mesh distribution can be configured in the menu "Job" > "Floor slab options" > "Generation of electrowelded meshes".

The layout of the electrowelded meshes should ensure that the floor slab panel is completely covered by the mesh panels, taking into account that each panel should overlap with the next one in the overlapping area.

Electrowelded meshes report

The "Reports" menu of the program includes the new "Electrowelded meshes" report, which contains information on the types of mesh used in the job as well as their characteristics and the quantity of panels per floor, taking into account, where appropriate, the necessary trimming to adapt them to the geometry of the floor slab.

Electrowelded meshes drawing

The "Drawings" menu of the program includes the new "Electrowelded mesh" type of drawing. As with other CYPECAD floor plans, the elements to be shown can be configured in this drawing by means of a series of options.

The drawing shows a floor with the layout of the electrowelded meshes, a detailed model of the different meshes used in the job, and details of each of the trimmed panels. A summary table with the quantities and weights of each of the elements in the drawing is also included.

Frame editor - Editing resources

In version 2024.c, editing resources are now included in the editing of each frame. The main purpose of this new feature is to be able to add notes on the detailing of the reinforcement in order to finish editing in another CAD program.

Other improvements and corrections

CYPECAD version 2024.c includes the following improvements and corrections to the program for some specific cases:

  • The "Redesign" option has been added ("Results" tab > "Flat/Waffle slabs" menu. This option already existed in the same menu, in the "Match reinforcement" option. By launching it, the groups of flat or waffle slabs in which any modifications have previously been made to the base reinforcement, electrowelded mesh or matching lines are redesigned.

  • An error that occurred when checking contour lines when a minimum value was set higher than the maximum value of the current view has been fixed.

  • An error that occurred in " > Share" if there was a corbel associated with a column that was exempt on the lower floor has been fixed.

  • In "General options" > "General drawing options", users can now display the axes corresponding to the symbols of the flat slab floors identified with a red colour for the X-axis direction and a green colour for the Y-axis direction.

  • The import of IFCs for walls where the program that generates the IFC does not describe the material layers has been improved. In these cases, the wall thickness is obtained from the specific property for the measurement.

  • In the frame editor, an error that could occur in some specific cases when extending a reinforcement bar after having changed the "Assembly options" to "On-site" has been fixed.

  • The export to Arquimedes and BC3 files has been improved. For the blinding concrete surface, a value of 0 was previously exported for a foundation beam in contact with slabs on the ground, which was not embedded in a slab.

  • An error that could very occasionally occur in "Results > Envelope > Analytical Model" and in "BIMserver.centre > Share" if the "Analytical Model" option was checked, has been fixed.

  • The 3D view of walls has been improved. In the case of beams embedded in the wall, the lower and upper sections of the wall overlapped with the beam. This has occurred since version 2022.c due to the changes made for the implementation of "Concrete wall continuous reinforcement in intermediate floors".

  • The drawing of "Sections" has been improved. In waffle slabs with different rib widths in x and y, these would be displayed as interchanged.

  • An error that occurred when a wall was in contact with a slab whose plane was not parallel to the plane assigned to the beam associated with the wall has been solved. A warning is now displayed so that users can resolve this situation.

  • An error that occurred when generating the "Reinforced concrete and masonry wall elevations" drawing in the case of walls in contact with timber joist floor slabs has been fixed.

  • An error in the geometry check options of the groups has been fixed. After the check was carried out, the information for linear or point loads outside the plan was not displayed. This error appeared in version 2024.a when another error was fixed.

  • An error that could very rarely occur when displaying the 3D view of a job in which non-rectangular pile caps had been defined and which had intersections with centring or tie beams, has been fixed.

  • An error that occurred when checking envelopes of composite beams has been fixed. Due to a correction in a recent version, this error arose and only affected composite beams.

  • The update of DXF/DWG templates has been improved. When updating templates, if new layers appear, they are made visible automatically. Before, they had to be activated manually.

  • The "Beams" > "Define beam" and "Beams > Adjust" snaps have been improved. The "Columns", "Walls" and "Beams" lines from "BIM model templates" are now taken into account.

  • The copying of "Editing resources" from one floor to another has been improved. Results no longer need to be lost in order to make a copy of these elements.

  • The checking of the flexural strength of columns, in accordance with ACI 318-19 Article, by considering the increased axial force in addition to the continuity of the column above the checking point has been improved.


Rigid diaphragms

In version 2024.c rigid diaphragms have been implemented in CYPE 3D. The relative displacements between nodes belonging to the same rigid diaphragm are restricted. Therefore, each diaphragm can only rotate and move as a whole.

In the "Diaphragms" menu the following options can be found:

  • Edit
    Allows users to define and edit the diaphragms. Loads can be defined for each diaphragm. To do this, in the "Entered loads" table, users can select the loadcases, the load in the global "X" direction, the load in the global "Y" direction and the coordinates of the application point.
  • Assign
    Allows users to assign a diaphragm to a selection of nodes or shells. Furthermore, the assignment can be removed.
  • Generate by levels
    If levels have been defined, this tool generates a diaphragm for each level and assigns that diaphragm to all nodes in the level.

Shells with orthotropic material

In version 2024.c the orthotropic material for shells is implemented in CYPE 3D. This material, for example, is of interest for the analysis of structures with cross-laminated timber panels.

Shell stiffness factors

In version 2024.c the editing of the stiffness multiplying factors for the stiffness of the shells is implemented in CYPE 3D. The factors are assigned to a selection of shells.

Internal fixity of shells

As of version 2024.c, the new "Generic" option has been added to the internal fixity of shells. This option allows you to define fixed, free or elastic displacements and rotations in local axes of the selected edge.

CYPE Connect / StruBIM Steel

Installation in German and Japanese

As of 21 September 2023, all downloads of the CYPE Connect and StruBIM Steel applications (versions 2024.b and later) from the the platform will be available for installation in German and Japanese.

These applications can now be installed in the following languages:

  • Catalan
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

"Move" operation

A new operation has been implemented to move bars or plates taking another element as a reference. This operation has two options, to move in the direction of the "z" axis or to move in the "xy" plane of the selected element. By means of these movements, the position of one element is linked to another. Should the reference element change its dimensions or position, the selected element will automatically move with it.

  • In the Z axis
    Moves a plate or a bar, starting from the selection of one of its plates, in parallel until one of its faces attaches to the face of another element. To perform this movement, both faces must be parallel.
  • In the XY plane
    Moves a plate, in its plane, until one of its edges reaches the plane defined by the face of another plate. It also moves a bar, from the selection of one of its plates, in the plane of the plate until one of its edges reaches the plane defined by the face of another plate.

Reference plan in the bisector of two bars

As of version 2024.c, the "Reference plane" operation includes the "Bisector" option to define reference planes on the bisector of the two bars defined by the user. This plane can be used as a reference for attaching plates, adjusting bars for splices, etc.

Reference plan at the intersection between a bar and one of the plates in another bar

As of version 2024.c, the "Reference plane" operation includes the "Intersection" option for defining reference planes at the intersection between a bar and one of the plates in another bar.

Reference plan at the intersection between a bar and the envelope of another bar

As of version 2024.c, the "Reference plane" operation includes the "Intersection (Envelope)" option to define reference planes at the intersection between a bar and the envelope of another bar. This plane can be used as a reference for attaching plates, adjusting bars, etc.

Options existing up to 2024.c allow planes to be defined in any position, the advantage of using these new options is that the position of the plane is referenced to other elements so that if the dimensions or the position of the bars change, the position of the plane will also change. This is particularly useful when combined with the use of the connection library.

Plate edge reference plan

As of version 2024.c, the "Reference plane" operation includes the "Edge" option to define reference planes on the edge of a plate.

Adjust bar to the envelope of another bar

As of version 2024.c, the "Adjust bar" operation includes the option for adjusting bars to the envelope of other bars. Up until version 2024.c, to make a similar adjustment in the case of the web of an open section, users had to adjust and apply a displacement, which varies according to the width of the bar.

Local reference system for openings, bolts and anchors

The editing of the origin of the local reference system of openings, bolts and anchors has been implemented. Above the coordinate editing table, the "Origin" section appears with the editing of the "X" and "Y" displacements and the rotation angle. These displacements are applied to the group of elements contained in the table. For bolts, the original reference system corresponds to that of the first plate, for anchors and openings it corresponds to that of the selected plate.

Longitudinal centring of additional bars

Up until version 2024.c, bars entered with the "Bar" operation always had their origin located at the start of the bar. As of version 2024.c, if the "Centre longitudinally" option is activated, the origin will be at the centre of the bar.

Filtering by text in the selection of library connections

As of version 2024.c, the panel for importing library connections includes the option to filter by text. When entering text over the filter field, the list of connections will show the ones that include that text in the reference or description.

Thumbnail view of the library connections

As of version 2024.c, the connection library includes a thumbnail view of the connection. This view helps users to locate connections. The export panel shows a thumbnail view by default. Clicking on "Capture the current view" will update the thumbnail by capturing an image of the 3D view.

The connections saved in the library prior to version 2024.c will appear with the thumbnail yet to be defined. To capture the thumbnail, simply click on "Capture the current view (Thumbnail)".

StruBIM Steel

Search tools for parts and assemblies

Two new search tools are implemented in StruBIM Steel version 2024.c, one to search for parts and one to search for assemblies. When selecting the tools a panel appears that allows users to enter the reference to be searched for, in the 3D view the elements corresponding to the search will be marked.


Installation in Chinese

As of version 2024.c, AcouBAT by CYPE can also be installed in Chinese. The languages this application can now be installed in are as follows:

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish


Maximum distance from the end of the staircase to the building exit

As of version 2024.c of CYPEFIRE, users can manage the maximum distance travelled from the end of the staircase in the check panel ("Evacuation" section, "Maximum length from the end to the exit of the building" option).

To do this, simply activate the check on the panel and specify the maximum permissible distance.

Evacuation origin

Evacuation origins are used to associate the occupation (or part of it) of a space with an evacuation route, in order to check evacuation paths, lengths and exits.

This new tool allows us to consider the evacuation of spaces which, due to their characteristics, do not require an evacuation route in their interior (dwellings) or which, due to their size or geometry, do not require one either.

It can also be used to distribute the occupation of a single space over different spans of the evacuation route.

New report - Annex

In the management of the reports, a new type of report, the Annex, has been included. In this report, users can find additional information on the fire sectors included in the project.

This information can be checked, modified and created from the checks applicable to each of the fire sectors in the standard.

Calculation of the surface of the fire compartments

As of version 2024.c, users will be able to manually define whether they want to exclude the surface area of the different spaces from the fire compartment to which they are assigned.

The different zones that include this possibility are:

  • Staircases
  • Protected lobbies
  • Protected zones
  • Risk rooms

CYPEFIRE / CYPEFIRE Hydraulic Systems

Categorising errors

In order to improve user experience and learning, the categorisation of errors displayed by CYPEFIRE and CYPEFIRE Hydraulic Systems has been improved.

All errors are now ranked from most serious to least serious and both programs will display the highest ranked errors first. In most cases, the correction of these errors solves less serious errors and also displaying and correcting them in stages can contribute to a better understanding of the job.

CYPEFIRE Hydraulic Systems

Installation in Polish

As of version 2024.c, CYPEFIRE Hydraulic Systems can also be installed in Polish. The languages in which you can install this application are now as follows:

  • Catalan
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish


New descriptive report of the thermal envelope in the simulated model and limit transmittance checks

The results output of the program has been enhanced with the new "Building envelope" report, available in the toolbar of the "Analysis" tab. This new report, which can be accessed without having to analyse the model, provides the results of the transmission heat transfer coefficient calculated according to EN ISO 13789:2017 and the air permeability of the thermal envelope. A breakdown by elements is provided and the thermal transmittance (U) value of each element is compared with the limit value set by the user.

The limit transmittance values for each type of building element can be set in the "Building" tab, under "General parameters", where the new "Thermal envelope" section appears. By activating the "Boundary conditions of the thermal envelope" checkbox, the program will check the limit transmittance of the building elements both in the "Check" button of the model and in the new "Building envelope" report.

Also, in the "Air permeability of the building envelope" section, users can now define a "Limit value of the air change rate with a differential pressure of 50 Pa", which will also be checked in the new report.

New calculation report for the reduction factor

Within the "Complementary reports", we have added the "Calculation of the reduction factor (b)" report, which contains the methodology and detailed results from the calculation of the heat transfer to the unconditioned spaces of the building in accordance with EN ISO 13789:2017.

The results provided in this new report are used in the calculation of the heat transfer coefficient of the building envelope report.

New assistants for entering energy conversion factors and site data

In the "Energy Sources" option, in the "Energy conversion factors" section, assistants have been added to load the national values for Spain, Portugal, Poland and Slovenia. Furthermore, users can import and export the values defined in this section in order to reuse them in other projects.

Exporting the calculated values of the indoor air temperatures of the zones to a CSV file

As a result of the simulation, a new file with .csv extension is produced which contains the calculated values of the indoor air temperatures of the zones and the outdoor air temperature, for each hour of the year. These numerical values coincide with those represented graphically in the complementary "Internal comfort" report.

The new temperature results file is available in the _dat directory next to the file containing the job:
… \ […]_dat\Energyplus\Project_cons.res\Zone air temperatures.csv


Comments composition for quantities tables

In Arquimedes version 2024.c, the "Link" option has been added to the "Comments composition for the quantities table" dialogue box. This dialogue box is opened by clicking on the edit button with the same name: "Comments composition for the quantities table", which is located next to the combination used for the extracted quantities.

The "Link" option refers to the Entity-Item linkage (assignment between the Revit entity and the Arquimedes item). This linkage has a combination for extracting quantity lines and, among other things, two comment compositions (one for each comment column, "Comment" and "Comment2"). Using the "Link" option, each of these comment compositions can now be customised for the link so that it does not affect any other links.

Entity-Item links are unique. Therefore, if the comments for the link are customised and the "Link" option is activated, this change only affects that link or Entity-Item assignment.

Quantity extraction

Next to the "Quantity extraction" option, a drop-down menu has been implemented in Arquimedes version 2024.c that allows users to select the type of quantities table to be used for extracting quantities.

If the quantities are to be extracted for a certificate table, it should be noted that quantity extractions are not cumulative, but partial (the contents of the quantities in the "Assign items and quantity extraction" window are always transferred to the quantity tables). Therefore, this table provides a partial quantity in progress and not at source. This means that the certificate has not been closed. The same applies if the quantity is extracted for the completed job table.

Coping and pasting quantity tables with a reference

In certain processes where a quantities table with an item reference was copied and pasted into other items, which also had a reference and one after the other, an error occurred which has been fixed in version 2024.c.

Open BIM Quantities

New predefined work section structures

New predefined work section structures have been added for creating a new "Set of measurement rules" (in Open BIM Quantities) or a "Mapping file" (in applications with a "Bill of quantities" tab):

  • RICS NRM 1-3
    This includes the sections of the New Rules of Measurement (NRM) as defined in volumes “NRM 1: Order of cost estimating and cost planning for capital building works” and “NRM 3: Order of cost estimating and cost planning for building maintenance works”.

  • DIN 276 2018-12
    This includes the cost groups defined in DIN 276 2018-12.

  • GuBIMClass
    System for classifying building elements according to their main function in a BIM environment.

Tags in the rules of measurement

As of version 2024.c, tags can now be associated with the rules of measurement defined within a "Set of measurement rules". When editing the reference of a rule, the "Tags" field now appears, allowing several independent text strings to be inserted. In order to make it easier to enter tags, when adding or modifying a tag, a button appears, with a blue arrow icon, which launches a list of the tags defined so far.

In the list of rules of measurement, a "Tags" column has been added which not only shows the tags linked to each rule but also allows the elements that appear in the list to be filtered. To do this, a button has been added to the column header. Clicking on this button displays a window where a list of tags can be specified. When accepting the window, only the rules that contain the entered tags will be displayed. This makes it easier to manage rules when there are a large number of rules in the project.