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StruBIM Embedded Walls

Exporting bars from the StruBIM Embedded Walls and StruBIM Deep Beams programs to the BIM model

The StruBIM Embedded Walls and StruBIM Deep Beams programs export the reinforcement of the structural elements they consider to the BIM model. They can now be imported by the StruBIM Rebar program to produce the joint BIM model of the reinforcement from these and other programs.

The programs that currently export bars corresponding to the reinforcement are the following:

  • StruBIM Shear Walls
  • StruBIM Embedded Walls
  • StruBIM Deep Beams

General improvements

Version 2021.g of CYPE’s programs is a closing version of the 2021 version.

As well as the new features and improvements expressly indicated in each version of CYPE software, process optimisation involving internal updates for all our programs is normally included. In each revision, all programs are systematically checked and changes are made to improve their performance, therefore, we recommend that our users (in this case those of v.2021) always update their version to the latest one, regardless of the country for which they are using CYPE software or the language in which it is installed.

Code implementation. BRITISH STANDARD BS 8110-1:1997

Structural use of concrete. Part 1: Code of practice for design and construction.

Implemented in:

  • CYPE 3D
  • Shear walls
  • Reinforced concrete cantilever walls
  • Foundation elements

64-bit Version

As of the 2019.f version, CYPE programs (those downloaded from our website and those downloaded from the BIMserver.center platform) are compiled for 64-bit systems. The 64-bit compilation of CYPE software implies the use of the superior features of 64-bit processors and operating systems compared to those of 32 bits.

Please bear in mind that you must have a 64-bit operating system to be able to work with any 64-bit software.

In any case and as a temporary measure, the 2019.f version is available in 64 and 32 bits on the download area of our webpage. The programs that can be downloaded from the BIMserver.center platform are only available in 64 bits. If you have a 64-bit operating system, you can work with either the 64-bit and 32-bit version of our software, although we strongly recommend that you install the 64-bit CYPE software version.

You can see which operating system is installed on your computer by clicking on "Control panel > System".

Since 64-bit microprocessors began to be massively introduced into personal computers from 2003 and from the Windows XP version, Microsoft already offers the two versions of its operating systems (32 and 64 bits). We understand that almost all our users will have computers with 64-bit processors (x64) and 64-bit operating systems.

It could occur that a user may wish to work with a computer with a 64-bit processor but with a 32-bit operating system. It would be very strange if the computer had a 32-bit processor (x86 - computers over 15 years old). If any of these is your case, we advise you to talk to your hardware or software provider to update your situation as soon as possible. However, you can download the 32-bit version and work with CYPE programs that can be downloaded from our website until your situation is up-to-date.

Code implementation. NTC 2017 (Mexico City)

Normas Técnicas Complementarias. Diseño y Construcción de Estructuras de Concreto (2017)

Implemented in StruBIM Embedded WallsEmbedded retaining walls and Reinforced concrete cantilever walls.

Download CYPE programs from the BIMserver.center platform

As of the 2018.i version, StruBIM Embedded Walls has been added to the BIMserver.center platform where it can be downloaded by users.

StruBIM Embedded Walls (new program)

StruBIM Embedded Walls is the new version of Embedded Retaining Walls that is integrated in the Open BIM workflow. Both programs have the same features, and design and check different types of embedded walls (reinforced concrete, pile, mini pile, steel sheet pilings and generic embedded walls) for building and civil works.

StruBIM Embedded Walls is downloaded exclusively from the BIMserver.center platform. Users whose license is updated to the 2018 version of “Embedded Retaining Walls” can also use “StruBIM Embedded Walls” with any of the modules they have acquired. To do so, they will simply have to copy the permits of their local physical or electronic license key to BIMserver.center.

The workspace of StruBIM Embedded Walls is slightly different to that of Embedded Retaining Walls. The buttons that represent the program tools look and have been organised differently, although they have the same functions. The advantage of using StruBIM Embedded Walls is its integration in the Open BIM workflow.

StruBIM Embedded Walls includes an additional tool that allows users to define the path of the walls on plan (with the option to import DXF or DWG files). This way, when the project is exported to the BIM model, each span of the wall will be placed at its position in the architectural model.

StruBIM Embedded Walls exports the anchors and elements that correspond to each type of wall (concrete volume, reinforcement, piles, mini piles or steel sheet pilings) to the BIM model.

More information will soon be available on the “StruBIM Embedded Walls” webpage.

Increase loads at a specific elevation

As of previous versions, users could introduce loads along the top of the wall (horizontal -Q-, vertical -N- and moment -M). Now as of the 2015.d version, these load increments can also be specified at a specific elevation of the wall. The loads can be introduced at any phase and the program automatically and simultaneously takes them into account in all the following phases. In the case of Cantilever walls, the load can be defined as a permanent or live load, as occurs with the loads applied along the top of the wall.