Update history​

StruBIM Steel

Improved use of data entry tables

Up until version 2025.a, in order to paste information from the clipboard into the data entry tables, these tables needed to have several rows greater than or equal to that of the source table to be pasted. Therefore, only the information in the rows of the table was copied, without adding new ones.

As of version 2025.a, when pasting tables from the clipboard, if the number of rows of the source table is larger, the number of rows needed to paste the whole table will be created.

Improved operations list

Version 2025.a includes the following options and improvements to the operations tree:

Drag and drop
This feature allows users to select, move and drop operations or groups of operations to another position. With this new tool, an operation can be moved to the desired position without having to go through the intermediate positions one by one.

The operations list includes an identifying icon for each operation in the list.

Move to the top
Moves the selected operation or group to the top of the list.

Move to the end
Moves the selected operation or group to the end of the list.

Allows users to search for operations by text.

Delete all the elements in the list
Deletes all operations and groups of operations from the list.

Groups of operations

As of version 2025.a, the CYPE Connect and StruBIM Steel connection editors allow users to sort the list of operations including groups of operations.

In the operation list options bar, there is a "New group" option for adding groups. This option adds a new empty operation group.

When a group is selected, new operations are added within that group.

To move an existing operation into or out of a group, the tools must be used to move it up or down, depending on the position. Operations can also be dragged and dropped into or out of a group.

Groups of operations can be collapsed or expanded, to display or hide the operations they contain.

The activate or deactivate option, located to the left of each group's name, affects all the operations it includes. A group of operations can be activated or deactivated by clicking on the option.

Pressing the "Copy" option with a group selected copies the group with all its operations.

The "Delete" option allows users to delete the group and all the operations it contains, or to delete the group and keep the operations ungrouped.

If a group is selected, the "Export selected operations to the library" option exports all the operations contained in that group.

Link to the project owner's public profile on BIMserver.center

Now, from the BIMserver.center project information window (displayed by clicking on the project name visible in the top right bar of the application), the owner's public profile page can be accessed on the BIMserver.center platform via the link inserted in the text representing the owner's name.

Element selection tool. Copy multiple times

As of version 2025.a, it is now possible to copy ("Ctrl+C") a group of elements and paste ("Ctrl+V") them in several places with the selection tool. In previous versions, the elements selected for copying could only be pasted once.

The "Element selection" tool was implemented in version 2021.e.

Improved options bar for entering elements in the work area

The following changes have been made to the options bar for entering elements in the work area:

  • New “Force elevation” feature
    The "2D Mode" and "3D Mode" options have been replaced by the "Force elevation" option. When the "Force dimension" option is activated, when snapping a model component, its position will be projected onto the work plane, where the new element will be inserted.
    Alternatively, when snapping a model component, the new element will be inserted at the exact position of that component, even if it is outside the working plane.

  • Viewing limits warning
    If, when entering an element in a model view, it lies beyond the visible range, a warning is now displayed in the options bar. This warning, "The point entered is beyond the limits of the view", alerts users about the position of the element beyond the visible area on the screen, allowing for a quick and accurate correction.

Quick access toolbar

As of version 2025.a, CYPE applications with a "Ribbon" have a customisable quick access toolbar (QAT), located in the top left corner of the program. This bar contains a set of commands that are separate from the active ribbon tab.

To add or remove a command from the quick access toolbar, a button has been included to access the configuration of the toolbar. Clicking it displays a window where users can add commands from the application's menus. Specific commands can be selected or all the commands found in a menu can be added using the "Assign all" button.

The list of commands added to the quick access toolbar provides options to perform the following actions:

  • Move up (move to the left) or move down (move to the right) commands in the toolbar.
  • Add a dividing line to the right of the button.
  • Remove a command or dividing line from the toolbar.

Each application can include several commands in the initial settings of the quick access toolbar and can be restored using the "Default settings" option. Furthermore, applications that are connected to the BIMserver.center platform include the "Update" and "Share" options in their default settings.

Implementation. GB 50017-2017 (China)

National Standard of the People’s Republic of China: Standard for design of steel structures GB 50017-2017.

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

Implementation. SBC 306-CR 2018 (Saudi Arabia)

The Saudi Building Code for Steel Structures SBC 306-CR 2018.

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

New groups and applications. Installing and uninstalling

In version 2025.a, CYPE Menu (which can now be downloaded exclusively from the BIMserver.center platform) has new program groups.

  • Architecture
  • Structures
  • MEP (Mechanical and Plumbing)
  • MEP (Electrical)
  • Energy and acoustic simulations
  • Project management
  • Project documents
  • Interoperability

Most of the CYPE applications are sorted into these groups. In previous versions, most of these applications could only be downloaded as single applications from the BIMserver.center platform.

By downloading and installing CYPE Menu, users will only have the CYPE programs menu installed, but none of the applications included in it will be downloaded or installed. Initially, each of the icons representing the CYPE Menu applications appears in a box with a grey background. When clicking on any of them for the first time (or on the button under the application's name), a contextual menu will appear allowing users to download and install the latest version of that application or an earlier version if available. Earlier versions (from 2024 onwards) will be available for those programs that include paid modules. Normally, free applications will only allow the latest version of these programs to be installed. Any installed version of any application can be uninstalled.

When an application has been installed, by clicking on the button under its name, the context menu that appears includes the "Uninstall" option.

More information on this program menu can be found in the FAQ "How to download and install programs from CYPE’s general menu".

The CYPE Menu download of versions before 2025 (with the applications included) is still available in the download area of the CYPE website.

CYPE Menu. Exclusive download from the BIMserver.center platform

As of version 2025.a, the CYPE program menu can only be downloaded from the BIMserver.center platform.

The CYPE Menu application was already available from version 2024.b on the BIMserver.center platform. Now, in version 2025.a, the advantages of CYPE Menu compared to previous versions, which were downloaded from the download area of the CYPE website, are as follows:

  • As of version 2024.b
    • Once CYPE Menu has been installed, the applications it contains will be installed from this new menu when they are opened for the first time.

  • As of version 2024.f
    • CYPE Menu allows users to manage the updates of the applications it contains.

  • As of version 2025.a
    • New program groups and many CYPE applications that could only be downloaded directly from BIMserver.center are included.
    • The version of each application to be installed can be selected (from version 2024 onwards).
    • Previously installed applications can be uninstalled.

Further information on the new features can be found in the following new features of CYPE Menu version 2025.a.

In the download area of the CYPE website, the download of the program menu for versions prior to 2025.a (in 64-bit and 32-bit) will still be available. In this download area, there is also a link to the BIMserver.center platform "Store" for downloading the 2025.a version of "CYPE Menu".

As a result of these changes, the 32-bit version of the CYPE Menu is no longer available in version 2025.a. As of 18 February 2019 (version 2019.f), the CYPE programs have been running on 64-bit systems. Since then, only the classic CYPE menu could be installed on 32-bit systems. All other applications (downloadable from the BIMserver.center platform) only worked on 64-bit systems. We believe that 32-bit programming is no longer feasible to take advantage of the superior performance of 64-bit processors and operating systems. Users who still want to use certain 32-bit CYPE programs (those available in the "CYPE Menu" prior to version 2025.a) must install a version prior to 2025.a from the download area of the CYPE website, but will not be able to upgrade their programs to later versions. Please refer to our FAQ question "Which version should I download, 64-bit or 32-bit?" for more information on the 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

Perimeter weld

The "Adjust bar" and "End plate" operations include a new option when defining welds: the choice between perimeter welding or parametric welding. Up until version 2024.f, welds were always placed parametrically on wings and webs, depending on the type of section.

The new perimeter welding option will add welds along the entire contact area between the selected elements. For circular hollow sections, the weld must always be a perimeter type.

Perimeter welds shall be shown on the drawings with their corresponding symbols.