Update history

Since version 2022.a, the applications integrated within the Open BIM workflow via the platform include a tool for managing project reference systems. This option is available from the configuration window that appears when linking or updating a project via the "Geographic location and reference system" option. As of version 2023.d, the applications now allow users to run a graphical environment where they can visually define a reference system for their model. To do this, the "Geographic location and reference system" window now contains the "Visual editing of the local reference system of the model" option.

From the "Visual editing of the local reference system of the model" window, the origin and orientation of the reference system of the model can be indicated in the workspace with the "Define the reference system of the partial model" tool. Both the axes of the reference system of the model, which we have just entered and the axes of the reference system of the site can be viewed in the workspace. The latter appears with a "Site" tag.

To make it easier to define the reference system, the 3D models corresponding to the project contributions selected during the linking process are displayed. The management of the visibility and object snaps of these models is carried out from the "Elements read" menu in the left sidebar of the window. The "Views" menu can also be found in the same options bar, from which different types of 2D and 3D views of the model can be generated. These tools can already be found in several CYPE applications. For more information on how they work, please refer to the User’s Manual for the 3D work environment tools available in CYPE applications.

Apart from 3D models, 2D drawings or plans can also be imported from CAD files (".dxf", ".dwg", ".dwf") or images (".jpeg", ".jpg", ".bmp", ".png", ".wmf", ".emf", ".pcx"). These files and object snaps are managed through the "DXF-DWG Template" and "Template object snaps" options accordingly.

Once the editing is complete, the coordinates and orientation of the reference system of the model with respect to the reference system of the site are moved to the corresponding fields in the "Geographic location and reference system" window.

The "Font size" option has been added to the general configuration menu of the applications. This tool allows users to increase or decrease the basic size of the font used in the user interface of the programs. Thanks to this implementation, the accessibility of the applications has been improved while also ensuring the correct visibility of the content on devices with different screen resolutions.

To enter a "Basic size" the "Set custom font size" option must be checked. The size users can enter is the application's basic font size. Any other font sizes that may exist in the program's interface will be automatically modified proportionally according to the change in the basic size.

It is important to note that, as this is a common parameter, its modification will affect all installed CYPE tools.

As of version 2023.a, CYPE 3D allows users to assign the values of critical buckling axial forces and critical lateral buckling moments for rolled and cold-formed steel elements as an alternative to the buckling and lateral buckling lengths.

This new feature provides a tool to consider values for the axial and critical moments of the element other than those calculated automatically by the program. The options (Bar menu > Buckling / Lateral buckling) are available for the following codes:

  • Eurocodes 3 and 4
  • Código Estructural (Spain)
  • EAE-2011 (Spain)
  • CTE DB SE-A (Spain)

Version 2023.a of all CYPE programs that have the "Print/Save the current view" tool (usually all programs that display graphic information in a window) allows any generated 3D model to be exported in FBX format. This is one of the most common and accepted formats among rendering software (Twinmotion, Enscape, Sketchup+Vray, among others).

Exportation in FBX format is found in the dialogue box that opens when selecting the "Print/Save the Current View" button in any of the programs that include this tool. This feature allows users to export any element that is visible in the current window at that moment in FBX format (as well as elements that have been imported from other programs).

"Código Estructural (Real Decreto 470/2021)".

Implemented in CYPECAD and CYPE 3D for analysing and checking composite concrete and steel columns.

In previous versions, it was already implemented for analysing, designing or checking other structural elements:

  • For analysing and designing concrete structures (v.2022.c) in:
    • CYPE 3D
    • Reinforced concrete cantilever walls
    • Embedded retaining walls

  • For analysing and checking steel connections (v.2022.c) in:
    • CYPE Connect
    • StruBIM Steel

  • For analysing and designing steel structures (v.2022.d) in:
    • CYPE 3D

Version 2022.h of CYPE software is a closing version of version 2022.

In addition to the new features and improvements that are explicitly outlined in each version of CYPE software, process optimisation involving internal improvements to our programs is normally included. All programs are systematically checked during each revision, and improvements are made to improve their performance. As a result, we advise our users to always update their version to the latest revision (in this case, v.2022), regardless of whether or not new features in version 2022.h are explicitly mentioned for the program they are using, the country for which they are using CYPE software or the language in which it is installed.

In this version, the generation of structural drawings with an actual profile has been improved. The new implemented technique (multithreading) has reduced generation time by up to 90% (depending on the configuration of your computer) and also increases the robustness of the generation process.

Furthermore, both welds and bolts of the modelled connections can now be included in this type of drawing.