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What is New & Changed?
LEAP Bridge Concrete CONNECT Edition v16.00.00.24 is the first consolidated version of LEAP Bridge Enterprise, plus all LEAP standalone products including CONSPAN, CONBOX, RC-PIER, and GEOMATH. It incorporates Bentley CONNECT which helps you produce better designs by facilitating collaboration, interoperability, standardization and skills development. For an organization and enterprise, CONNECT provides greater insight and control over project design, deliverables and the people working on them. To learn how CONNECT will benefit you and your projects please read this.
Following new features are available in this LEAP Bridge Concrete release.
Only one file type (*.lbc) is used for saving the entire project information. The project may consist of the full bridge model or only the SuperStructure or SubStructure components.
LEAP Bridge Concrete can open the previous LEAP files (file formats such as *.xml, *.csl, *.cbx, *.rcp, and *.gmd)
All files, new or existing, should be opened in the main LEAP Bridge Concrete console. However, you may save the files either from the main console, or from the SuperStructure or SubStructure modules.
Spliced Girder design tool (previously named LEAP CONSPLICE) is now included in LEAP Bridge Concrete. Please note the Spliced Girder tool is stand-alone and is not integrated with LEAP Bridge Concrete.
LEAP Bridge files can now be shared and managed in ProjectWise thru LEAP Bridge Concrete.
Concrete bridge models created in the OpenBridge Modeler can be brought into LEAP Bridge Concrete for analysis and design.
Apart from the changes to LEAP Bridge Concrete listed above, the main routines of modeling, analyzing, and designing bridges remains the same.
This release incorporates the following enhancements and bug fixes.
Upgrading from LEAP Bridge Enterprise
How to install & activate LEAP Bridge CONNECT Edition?
This section guides you through the process of installing LEAP Bridge on your computer. In order to install LEAP Bridge Concrete, please login as an Administrative user. LEAP Bridge can be installed by invoking Setup.exe. If you use Setup.exe, no other special consideration is necessary. Simply follow the instructions that follow. For details on the installation, please refer to the Installation Wizard section in this manual.
Note: LEAP Bridge Concrete requires Microsoft .NET 4.5 framework to be installed in order to operate properly.
Note: Until you have activated a license for the program, it will remain in demo mode and function for only 30 days past installation.
This is for installations which use a Bentley Server to authenticate the Bentley SELECT License used to run LEAP Bridge. In order to complete the installation, the SELECT Server Name and Site Activation Key will be required. If you do not have these, please contact Bentley technical support. Without this information the installation will operate using a trial license for only 7 days.
Note: You may need to contact your system administrator if your organization uses a proxy server to connect to the Internet. Click the Proxy... button in the Product Activation Wizard to display a dialog for entering these connection settings.
The default directory of LEAP Bridge is "C:\Program Files\Bentley\LEAP Bridge Concrete \", if the user has not changed the location during installation. The tutorials are installed in the Example directory within LEAP Bridge folder. Help directory within LEAP bridge folder contains all the necessary help files for individual components. Lib folder contains the default library files for rebars, tendons, cross sections. It is recommended not to delete the default library files. Starting with v12.01.00.57, there is a change in the location of the library files. During installation, program libraries will by default be added under “C:\ProgramData\Bentley\LEAP Bridge Concrete\” folder to comply with Windows standards to eliminate problems with access to users without Admin privileges. If you have customized program libraries, you can move them to the above folder, and set the correct paths in the Library Setup dialog from within LEAP Bridge interface.
FAQs, What's New/Changed and other technical information can be found on Bentley's technical support documentation page.
You can efficiently log issues that you encounter in Bentley products with the Service Ticket Manager. Information on other professional support and service offerings from Bentley is available online at SELECTservices Online.
LEAP Bridge features a user manual available in the .chm format. A pdf version of the step by step guide to the tutorials is also provided. Tutorial files are located in Example directory. Adobe® Acrobat Reader® is required to use the pdf tutorial manual. Acrobat Reader is a free download available at www.adobe.com. The installation process will automatically install the user manuals for each module of LEAP Bridge Concrete in the Help folder. To access the manual and tutorials, select the appropriate link from the Help menu.
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