The latest new release of the STAAD.Pro V8i SELECTseries 4 QA&R has been published on the Bentley SELECT server and is now available for download.
The new release has undergone quality assurance testing, including QA processes required for applications that are to be used on nuclear projects, notably the specific 10CFR21 reporting requirements. This has resulted in a large number of updates/fixes reported in the revision history documentation, the company says.
In addition, the solution includes Enhanced ABS/SRSS Combination Results. This new feature allows ends of members to be given reference tags to represent a connection type. These tags will be transferred with the model into an ISM repository, allowing any detailing application that pulls the model from the ISM repository to detail an appropriate connection.
An XML template has also been provided to allow the capacities of connections for given column/beam combinations to be quickly checked against the analysis results. Also, where specific connection types are associated with releases (e.g., a shear connection having MZ release), the release can be assigned at the same time as the connection tag.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.