Update history​


New predefined section series

In version 2024.b, the following predefined section series have been implemented:

  • NHBC UK Timber
    Timber sections.

  • SYS (Thai Standard)
    Steel sections for Thailand.

Other improvements and corrections

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

  • Exporting ramp reinforcement.

  • An option has been added to allow the use of the combinations of the CIRSOC - 05 standard when selecting the AISC 360 rolled steel or AISI-S100 formed steel standards.

  • The generation of loads corresponding to the tendons in waffle slabs with post-tensioned reinforcement has been improved in cases where the tendon passes through a drop panel. Previously, the difference in the eccentricity of the drop panel with respect to the waffle slab was not taken into account.

  • The grouping of portal frames has been improved by obtaining drawings of them. The comparison criteria have been modified to allow more precise detection of portal frames with the same geometry and reinforcement.

  • An error that could occur when editing the foundation elements of some example jobs has been fixed. This was due to the fact that these jobs did not have all the files that had been generated during the analysis in any of the jobs.

  • An error in the export of reinforcement bars has been fixed. This could occasionally happen when a rebar had a very gentle change of direction.

  • An error that occurred when the "Number of colours" was changed to 24 in "Colours for the representation of contour plots" has been fixed.

  • The report for rectangular slabs has been improved. In some cases, when the reinforcement provided is due to the minimum amount, it was not displayed correctly.

  • An error that occurred in the "Solution of the equation system" phase of the analysis and which prevented this phase from being completed has been corrected. In the case detected, it occurred in a linear element of more than 12 metres (with 57 force points) of a job with 29 load cases and 87 vibration modes.

  • An error that occurred when editing a bolt-type punching shear reinforcement, defined as "Radial", has been corrected. The error occurred if the number of rows was 1 and was changed to a different value.

  • An error that occurred when selecting "Quantities" in "BIMserver.center > Share" if there were steel sections with haunches in the job has been fixed.

  • The seismic and capacity checks of the ACI14 and ACI19 and Bolivia-20 standards have been improved when the category is C.

  • The "Delete all the elements from the list" button has been added to the punching shear studs library panel.

Locking the reinforcement of concrete sloped beams

An option to lock the reinforcement of sloped beams has been implemented in the dialogue box for editing the reinforcement of sloped beams. With this option, users can lock the reinforcement that has been calculated for a given sloped beam after it has been revised or modified. This way, when re-analysing the job, the reinforcement remains locked and the strength checks are carried out with that reinforcement.

Ramps. Initial and final support

The support at the beginning and at the end of each section of a ramp is now optional. This possibility can be useful when the ramp is designed with lateral supports.

Ramps. Initial screed and elevation change

Users can now enter an initial screed and elevation change in the desired ramp sections.

Stairs and ramps. Editing reinforcement

In the "Stairs" and "Ramps" menus, the "Edit reinforcement" option has been implemented. With this option, users can edit the diameter and spacing of the top and bottom reinforcement in each section. Once modified, a check is made to see if the reinforcement provided is sufficient. Should any of the reinforcement not be sufficient, the corresponding warnings are displayed.

Implementation. NB 1225001: 2020 (Bolivia)

“Norma Boliviana del Hormigón Estructural 2020"

Implemented in CYPECAD and CYPE 3D.

Implementation. NSRM-2021 (City of Managua - Nicaragua)

Norma sismorresistente para la ciudad de Managua (2021)

Implemented in CYPECAD and CYPE 3D.

Furthermore, the "Limit drift between floors due to seismic action" has been implemented in CYPECAD for this code. In version 2023.e, this limit was implemented for other seismic codes that were already in the program in that version. More information on the limit drift between floors due to seismic action can be found in this new feature.

Implementation. ANSI/AISC 360-22 (LRFD)

"Specification for Structural Steel Buildings" (2022).

Implemented in:

  • CYPECAD and CYPE 3D for analysing and checking rolled and reinforced steel sections.
  • CYPE Connect and StruBIM Steel for analysing and checking steel connections.

Improvements in the connection to BIMserver.center

Version 2024.b includes the following improvements and corrections to the connection of applications to the BIMserver.center platform:

  • After sharing a contribution, there is a delay before it becomes available in the BIMserver.center project. This could result in another application not having immediate access, even if the export was made from the same computer. Now applications can read contributions from the "File directory stored in local cache" before they are accessible in BIMserver.center.

  • It is now possible to export a contribution without an internet connection. When this occurs, a confirmation dialogue box will appear to inform users that if the contribution is exported, it cannot be shared in the BIMserver.center project. The contribution can be read in another application as long as it is on the same computer and linked to the same project. However, for the contribution to be available on the platform, users will need to "Share" it again with an internet connection.

  • The uploading process has been improved to allow larger files to be included.

  • An error that did not allow users to connect to the platform when the "AppData" system folder was not accessible has been fixed.

  • An error that showed the user as logged in when the session had already expired has been fixed.

  • The warning messages displayed when there is a problem in the communication with BIMserver.center have been improved.

  • Now, when creating a new project, the same default fields are used as in the BIMserver.center website.

Links to the BIMserver.center platform

From the BIMserver.center project information window (displayed by clicking on the project name shown in the project information bar - upper right part of the application window) you can access the project page of the BIMserver.center platform via a link that has been inserted in the text indicating the project name.

Likewise, from the information window about the project contributions ("Contributions" option in the project information window), users can access the page of each contribution in the BIMserver.center platform. These links are inserted in the texts indicating the name of each contribution.

Notifications on the project status

The status information bar of the BIMserver.center project is located at the top right of the window of the programs included in the Open BIM workflow. This bar has been available in the applications since version 2022.e and shows a warning icon when there is a problem with the connection to the project, as well as other things. Now, in version 2024.b, users can obtain more information about the warning by hovering the mouse cursor over the icon.