• Release Announcement: LARS Bridge CONNECT Edition X 64 (SES) V20.00.00.32

    LARS Bridge CONNECT Edition x64 V20.00.00.32 is now available for download on Bentley Software Downloads.

    LARS Bridge CONNECT Edition V20 is a modernized version of LARS using a completely new format and new capabilities. Please see the attached release note for changes to the LARS Bridge in this update.

    • Fri, Jun 26 2020
  • Release Announcement: RM Bridge CONNECT Edition V11 Update 8 (V11.08.00.29)

    We are pleased to announce the release of RM Bridge CONNECT Edition V11 Update 8 (V11.08.00.29), which is now available on Bentley’s Software Fulfillment Center. This release includes the following features to enhance BIM workflow, user experience, and product performance:

    1. BIM Workflow: Read Concrete Diaphragms from OpenBridge Modeler (OBM)
    2. External Tendons in Modeler
    3. Indian Code Update per IRC 2017
    4. TrackSup Action…
    • Fri, May 29 2020
  • What is New in OpenBridge Designer Connect Edition 10.08?

    OpenBridge Designer CONNECT Edition V10.08 is available for all users!

    OpenBridge Designer CONNECT Edition is a unique application that combines modeling, analysis, and design into one comprehensive bridge product, as it creates a true bridge BIM physical model from the conceptual phase all the way through construction. The application utilizes the modeling capabilities of OpenBridge Modeler and the analysis and design…

    • Fri, Jan 31 2020
  • What's New in LEAP Bridge Concrete CE V19 Update 4? (Dec. 30, 2019)

    LEAP Bridge Concrete CONNECT Edition V19 Update 4 is now available to all users on Bentley Software Downloads. This update release contains enhancements and bug fixes. The enhancements are summarized below.

    • New GUI consolidation of LEAP Bridge Concrete in OpenBridge Designer
      This enhancement offers a new LEAP Bridge Concrete GUI, which is similar to that of LEAP Bridge Steel, in OpenBridge Designer under the BIM workflow…
    • Thu, Jan 2 2020
  • What's New in LEAP Bridge Steel CE V19 Update 5? (Dec. 30, 2019)

    LEAP Bridge Steel CONNECT Edition V19 Update 5 is now available to all users on Bentley Software Downloads. This update release contains enhancements and bug fix. The enhancements are summarized below.

    • AASHTO LRFD Section 6 Appendix A6
      This enhancement offers users the steel bridge code checking as per AASHTO LRFD Section 6 Appendix A6.
    • Interoperability of LEAP Bridge Steel and OpenBridge Modeler
      This enhancement offers…
    • Thu, Jan 2 2020
  • Release Announcement: LARS Bridge CONNECT Edition V10 Update 9

    LARS Bridge CONNECT Edition 10.09.00.03 is now available for download on SELECT.  Please see the attached release note for changes to LARS Bridge in this update.

    • Mon, Dec 2 2019
  • New Release! RM Bridge CONNECT Edition V11 Update 7, (Nov 2019 - Release 3)

    RM Bridge CONNECT Edition V11 Update 7 (V11.07.00.12) includes the following enhancements and error corrections:

    1. Reinforcement Design -Phase I
    2. New Takeda Hysteretic Spring Element
    3. New Action (SupCoex) for Reporting Concomitant Envelope Results in Different Element
    4. Optimization for Live Load Analysis
    5. TrackSup Action for Displacement Results
    6. Enhancements in GUI
    7. Distributed uniform loads for FEM
    8. Error Corrections

    For the…

    • Fri, Nov 22 2019
  • What's New in LEAP Bridge Steel CONNECT Edition V19 Update 3? (Oct 15, 2019)

    LEAP Bridge Steel CONNECT Edition V19 Update 3 is now available to all users on Bentley Software Downloads. This release is focused on addressing a few important issues identified in the previous market versions of LEAP Bridge Steel. In addition, it also contains an enhancement related to drilled shaft in the substructure module of LEAP Bridge Steel.

    For the detailed release notes, please see the attached PDF file.

    • Wed, Oct 16 2019
  • What's New in LEAP Bridge Concrete CONNECT Edition V19 Update 3? (Oct 15, 2019)

    LEAP Bridge Concrete CONNECT Edition V19 Update 3 is now available to all users on Bentley Software Downloads. This update release contains enhancements and bug fixes. The enhancements are summarized below.

    • Support of Louisiana DOT’s standard beams
    • Unified method to import live loads in substructure 
      It allows users to import live load effects as bearing forces in the substructure module through a text file in a…
    • Wed, Oct 16 2019
  • Release Announcement: LARS Bridge CONNECT Edition V10 Update 8

    LARS Bridge CONNECT Edition 10.08.00.09 is now available for download on SELECT. See the attached release notes for changes to LARS Bridge in this update.

    • Thu, Sep 19 2019
  • Release Announcement: RM Bridge Concrete CONNECT Edition V11 Update 6

    RM Bridge Concrete CONNECT Edition V11 Update 6 includes important features to enhance BIM workflow, user experience, and product performance:

    1. BIM Workflow: Transfer Cross-frames from OpenBridge Modeler (OBM) to RM
    2. FEM Enhancements: Composite Forces in Partial Composite Cross-sections
    3. Optimization for Wind Load Analysis
    4. Optimization for Live Load Analysis
    5. Enhancement in Lane Definition in Analyzer
    6. New Option for Length…
    • Thu, Aug 22 2019
  • What's New in OpenBridge Designer CONNECT Edition V10.07?

    OpenBridge Designer CONNECT Edition V10.07 is now available for all users!

    OpenBridge Designer CONNECT Edition is a unique application that combines modeling, analysis, and design into one comprehensive bridge product, as it creates a true bridge BIM physical model from the conceptual phase all the way through construction. The application utilizes the modeling capabilities of OpenBridge Modeler and the analysis and design…

    • Fri, Aug 9 2019
  • What's New in LEAP Bridge Steel CONNECT Edition V19 Maintenance 1? (Jun 28, 2019)

    We recently identified several important issues in the past market version 19.00.00.27 of LEAP Bridge Steel. Details of those issues are listed below. We have fixed the issues in the maintenance release v19.00.00.51.

    • Incorrect load rating result shown as zero under Service II due to the nominal bend-buckling resistance (Fcrw) of the web was incorrectly calculated as zero.
    • The shear capacity (Vn) was incorrectly calculated…
    • Mon, Jul 1 2019
  • What's New in LEAP Bridge Concrete CONNECT Edition V19 Maintenance 1? (Jun 28, 2019)

     We recently identified several important issues in the past market version 19.00.00.22 of LEAP Bridge Concrete. Details of those issues are listed below. We have fixed the issues in the maintenance release v19.00.00.50.

    •  Main module
      • Crashing issue when the change made in ABC Wizard was saved.
      • Precast/Prestressed Girder module (formerly called CONSPAN)
      • Unable to run the analysis through for some old LEAP Bridge Concrete…
    • Fri, Jun 28 2019
  • What’s New in LEAP Bridge Steel CONNECT Edition V19?

    LEAP Bridge Steel CONNECT Edition V19 contains following enhancements and bug fixes:

    Enhancements

      • Tub-Girder field splice design 
      • New graphics viewer 

    Bug Fixes

    This release fixes a few issues including:

      • Error in offset function in “Deck Elevation” report generation
      • File specific crashes in substructure module
      • File specific geometrical defect in a model with an alignment with spirals
      • File specific issue…

    • Tue, Apr 16 2019
  • Release Announcement: RM Bridge CONNECT Edition V11 Update 5 (April 12, 2019)

    RM Bridge CONNECT Edition V11 Update 5 contains the following enhancements and error corrections:

    1. FEM Enhancements for Composite Cross-sections
    2. New Graphical Engine in RM Analyzer
    3. New Cable-stayed Wizard
    4. Analysis Performance Improvements for Time History Analysis
    5. Stress Leading Superposition for Action Wind
    6. Enhancements in New Cantilever Wizard
    7. Enhancements in GUI
    8. Updated Training Examples and New Videos
    9. Error Corre…
    • Tue, Apr 16 2019
  • What's New in LEAP Bridge Concrete CONNECT Edition V19? (April 9, 2019)

    LEAP Bridge Concrete (LBC) CONNECT Edition V19 (19.00.00.22) with CONNECT Licensing is now available to all users on Bentley Software Downloads. This release contains enhancements and bug fixes. The main enhancements are summarized below.

    • 64-bit Upgrade
      64-bit provides faster analysis, superior capability of handling large/complex bridge models, and better interoperability with other Bentley 64-bit applications. The…
    • Tue, Apr 9 2019
  • 2019 RM Bridge CONNECT Edition (CE) V11 Enhancements

    Overview of RM Bridge CONNECT Edition (CE) V11 Enhancements in 2019 (click on the link below)

    • Mon, Mar 25 2019
  • What's New in LEAP Bridge Concrete CONNECT Edition V18 Maintenance 2? (January 28, 2019)

    We recently identified some important issues in the Substructure module of the market version 18.02.01.06 of LEAP Bridge Concrete CONNECT Edition. The details of the issues are listed as shown below. We have fixed those issues in the maintenance 2 (18.02.02.03).

    • Incorrect results were reported in the envelopes of the Limit Sates under the Analysis tab only when the option “Use concurrent shear and torsion” was selected…
    • Mon, Jan 28 2019
  • OpenBridge Designer - New Interface

    OpenBridge Designer is a unique and complete solution for all bridge types, allowing you to use a single comprehensive package from beginning to end of any bridge design project. It offers intuitive capabilities for 3D parametric bridge modeling with intelligent objects, and provides fully integrated modeling, analysis, and design capabilities. The result? Deliverables derived directly from 3D models, improved workflow…

    • Tue, Jan 8 2019
  • What's New in RM Bridge CONNECT Edition V11 Update 4?

    RM Bridge CONNECT Edition V11 Update 4 contains the following enhancements and error corrections:

    1. Enhanced Interoperability with OpenBridge Modeler (OBM)
    2. FEM enhancements for Composite Cross-sections (Phase I)
    3. New Graphical Engine in RM Modeler
    4. New Licensing Tool
    5. Apply rotation matrix in hydrodynamic element calculation
    6. Database expanded to store bigger variable table input
    7. Enhancements in Superposition Load Case…
    • Thu, Dec 13 2018
  • What's New in LEAP Bridge Concrete CONNECT Edition V18 Update 2 Maintenance 1? (November 29, 2018)

    We recently identified a couple of important issues in the market version 18.02.00.12 of LEAP Bridge Concrete CONNECT Edition. The details of the issues are listed as shown below. We have fixed those issues in the maintenance release v18.02.01.06.

    Precast/Prestressed Girder module (formerly called CONSPAN)

    • The results of stresses were incorrectly shown as zero in the design status window of Strand Pattern.
    • The default…
    • Fri, Nov 30 2018
  • What’s New in LEAP Bridge Steel CONNECT Edition V18 U2?

    LEAP Bridge Steel CONNECT Edition V18 U2 contains following minor enhancements and bug fixes:

    Enhancements

    • Transfer of appurtenances from OBM
    • Transfer of cross-frame connection plates from OBM


    Bug Fixes
    This release fixes a few issues including:

    • Error in field splice design per LRFD-8 regarding tension yielding on net section
    • Error in field splice design per LRFD-7 regarding the calculation of web splice…

    • Thu, Nov 1 2018
  • What's New in LEAP Bridge Concrete CONNECT Edition V18 Update 2? (October 29, 2018)

    LEAP Bridge Concrete (LBC) CONNECT Edition V18 Update 2 (v18.02.00.12) with CONNECT Licensing is now available to all users on Bentley Software Downloads. This release contains enhancements and bug fixes. The main enhancements are summarized below.

    • State spec option for Nebraska
      LBC now supports the customized configurations, including the live load factor for the Strength Limit State I and the tension limit for Service…
    • Tue, Oct 30 2018
  • What’s New in LEAP Bridge Steel CONNECT Edition V18 U1 M1?

    LEAP Bridge Steel CONNECT Edition V18 U1 M1 contains following bug fixes:

    • Defect regarding the reporting of flange lateral bending when grillage analysis is performed
    • A file specific error when performing RSA analysis
    • A minor issue in FEM mesh size settings control

    For the detailed release notes, see the attached PDF file.

    • Fri, Oct 12 2018