• 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
  • RM Bridge CONNECT Edition V11 Update 3 (V11.03.00.16)

    RM Bridge CONNECT Edition V11 Update 3 (V11.03.00.16) is now available to all users on Bentley Software Downloads.

    The release contains the following enhancements:

    1. Superposition Load Case Tracking 
    2. Prestressing Tendons in Modeler
    3. Tendon Stressing in Modeler
    4. New “Refined” Option for Wind Calculation Method
    5. New "Rigid End Post" Option for Element Buckling Check Per Euro Code
    6. GUI for Balance Cantilever…
    • Mon, Jul 23 2018
  • What's New in LEAP Bridge Concrete CONNECT Edition V18 Update 1? (July 20, 2018)

    LEAP Bridge Concrete (LBC) CONNECT Edition V18 Update 1 (v18.01.00.16) is now available to all users on Bentley Software Downloads. The release contains enhancements and bug fixes. The main enhancements are summarized below.

    • AASHTO LRFD 8th Edition Update
      • Updated the references of detailed design reports per the reorganized Section 5 of LRFD
      • Removed the simplified procedure in shear design
      • Updated the torsional cracking…
    • Fri, Jul 20 2018
  • What's New in LEAP Bridge Concrete CONNECT Edition V18? (April 25, 2018)

    LEAP Bridge Concrete CONNECT Edition V18 (v18.00.00.34) is now available to all users on Bentley Software Downloads. This release contains enhancements and bug fixes.

    Major Enhancements

    • Concurrent loads in shear/torsion design
      • LBC now offers an option for shear and torsion design check for substructure using the maximum shear with concurrent torsion, and the maximum torsion with concurrent shear.
    • Extension of Response…
    • Mon, May 21 2018
  • What’s New in LEAP Bridge Steel CONNECT Edition V18?

    LEAP Bridge Steel CONNECT Edition V18 contains enhancements and bug fixes.

    Enhancements

    • Response Spectrum Analysis (RSA) 
    • Design Optimization for Tub-Girders 
    • New Cross-Frame Locations Wizard 
    • Phase I for PennDOT Design Manual - Part 4 Design Checks (it will be followed by Phase II and III for full compliance)
    • Z Type Cross-Frame Definition 
    • Double Sections for Cross-Frame Members

      

    Bug Fixes

    This release fixes a…

    • Mon, Apr 23 2018
  • What’s New in RM Bridge CONNECT Edition V11 Update 2 (V11.02.00.14)?

    RM Bridge CONNECT Edition V11 Update 2 contains the following enhancements and error corrections:

    1. FEM: Enhancements for Shell Elements
    2. Load Dependent Ritz Vector Analysis
    3. Add Tendons in Modeler
    4. RM View: Support reactions and Traffic options
    5. Error Corrections
    6. Enhancements in GUI including:
      1. Response spectra for South Africa,
      2. Seismic workflow improvements for response spectrum analysis,
      3. New option to generate automatic…
    • Tue, Apr 3 2018
  • What’s New in LEAP Bridge Steel CONNECT Edition V17 Update 1 Maintenance 2?

    LEAP Bridge Steel CONNECT Edition V17 Update 1 Maintenance 2 contains bug fixes.

    Bug Fixes

    This release fixes the following issues:

    • Missing support reactions in FEM analysis reports for bridges in curved alignment
    • Misplaced bearings for tub girders with skewed supports
    • Crashing when switching from design to rating mode

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

    • Thu, Feb 22 2018
  • What’s New in LEAP Bridge Steel CONNECT Edition V17 Update 1 Maintenance 1? (December 21, 2017)

    LEAP Bridge Steel CONNECT Edition V17 Update 1 Maintenance 1 contains bug fixes.

    Bug Fixes

    This release fixes the following issues:

    • Incorrect use of section moduli in load rating calculations in negative flexure regions
    • Error in unbraced length calculation (to be used in AASHTO LRFD Article 6.10.8.2.3) at locations where cross-frames spacing changes
    • Issue regarding “Design Optimization” performance for lateral torsional…
    • Wed, Dec 27 2017
  • What’s New in LEAP Bridge Concrete CONNECT Edition V17 U1 Maintenance Release (December 20, 2017)

    We recently identified a few issues in the current market version 17.01.00.36 of LEAP Bridge Concrete. The details of those issues are as shown below. We have fixed the issues, and created a maintenance release (v17.01.01.11).

    • Precast/Prestressed Girder module (formerly called CONSPAN)
      • Deck offset to alignment was incorrectly calculated for the option “Flared Girder” with the span type as Multi-Span (Continuous) when…
    • Thu, Dec 14 2017
  • RM Bridge CONNECT Edition V11 Update 1 (V11.01.00.04) - November 23, 2017

    RM Bridge CONNECT Edition V11 Update 1 contains the following enhancements and error corrections:

    1. RM 64-bit
    2. Parallel Sparse Solver
    3. FEM: Enhancements for Shell Elements
      • Envelope-FE Results for Shell Elements
      • Export Load Case-FE and Envelope-FE Result to Excel
      • FE Result integration for Composite Sections
      • Quantity Report for FEM
      • FE Cross-section Modeling Improvements
    4. Enhancements in GUI including:
      • Assign load in main…
    • Tue, Nov 28 2017
  • What’s New in LEAP Bridge Concrete CONNECT Edition V17 Update 1? (November 6, 2017)

    LEAP Bridge Concrete CONNECT Edition V17 Update 1 (v17.01.00.36) is now available to all users on Bentley Software Downloads. This release contains enhancements and bug fixes.

    Major Enhancements

    • Merging LBC library files

    LBC now supports merging library files from

    LEAP Component libraries – including those libraries of LEAP Bridge Enterprise, LEAP standalone products, and libraries from the modules of LEAP Bridge C…

    • Wed, Nov 15 2017
  • What’s New in LEAP Bridge Steel CONNECT Edition V17 Update 1? (November 03, 2017)

    LEAP Bridge Steel CONNECT Edition V17 Update 1 contains enhancements and bug fixes.

    The following enhancements and bug fixes are available in this release.

    Major Enhancements

    • Centrifugal Force Application

    The effects of centrifugal force and cross-section superelevation on wheel loads are introduced in live load calculations when the bridge is on a curved alignment.

    • Travelway Definition

    This feature is intended to locate…

    • Mon, Nov 6 2017
  • What’s New in LEAP Bridge Steel CONNECT Edition V17 Maintenance 2? (August 22, 2017)

    LEAP Bridge Steel CONNECT Edition V17 Maintenance 2 contains enhancements and bug fixes.

    The following enhancements and bug fixes are available in this release.

    Enhancements

    • Load Rating for Tub-Girders
    • Shear Connector Design Check for Tub-Girders

     Bug Fixes

    This release fixes the following issues:

    • Error in calculating the load rating factors at the POI’s where live load creates both negative and positive flexure
    • Thu, Aug 24 2017
  • What’s New in LEAP Bridge Concrete CONNECT Edition V17 Maintenance 1 (July 31, 2017)?

       LEAP Bridge Concrete CONNECT Edition V17 Maintenance 1 contains enhancements and bug fixes. The enhancements include:

    • CONNECT Advisor

       Get access to relevant help on Bentley Communities, Learn Server and YouTube right from within LEAP Bridge Concrete.

    • CONNECT Updater

       LEAP Bridge Concrete CONNECT Edition now includes a notification service from within the CONENCTION Client that notifies you when new versions are…

    • Fri, Jul 28 2017
  • What’s New in LEAP Bridge Steel CONNECT Edition V17 Maintenance 1? (July 27, 2017)

    LEAP Bridge Steel CONNECT Edition V17 Maintenance 1 contains enhancements and bug fixes. The following enhancements are available in this release.

    The following enhancements are available in this release.

    Enhancements

    • CONNECT Advisor

                Get access to relevant help on Bentley Communities, Learn Server and YouTube right from within LEAP Bridge Steel.

    • CONNECT Updater 

                LEAP Bridge Steel CONNECT Edition now includes a notification…

    • Fri, Jul 28 2017
  • What's New in RM Bridge CONNECT Edition V10 Update 3?

    Enhancements in RM Bridge CONNECT Edition V10 Update 3 (V10.03.00.18):

     

    RM Bridge CONNECT Edition V10 Update 3 contains the following enhancements and error corrections:

    1. Stress-leading Superposition

    2. Bilinear Hysteretic Elements

    3. New RM-Set for Time History (RHIST)

    4. Enhanced TCL Editor

    5. RM View: Customized Report Generation

    6. Enhancements in GUI including: new easy-access icons, Load visualization in the main window…

    • Fri, Jul 7 2017
  • What’s New in LEAP Bridge Steel CONNECT Edition V17? (June 27, 2017)

    LEAP Bridge Steel CONNECT Edition V17 contains enhancements and bug fixes. The following enhancements are available in this release.

    Major Enhancements

    • Modeling, analysis and design check for Tub-Girder bridges
    • 3D Finite Element Modeling and Analysis for both I-Girder and Tub-Girder bridges

    Additional Enhancements

    • Option to Specify Bracing of Concrete-Encased Top Flange

    When this option is selected, the top flange…

    • Wed, Jul 5 2017
  • What is New in LEAP Bridge Concrete CONNECT Edition V17? (June 8, 2017)

    LEAP Bridge Concrete CONNECT Edition V17 contains enhancements and bug fixes. The major enhancements include:

    • Response spectrum analysis for seismic design
      • US LRFD code
      • Indian code
    • Support new PennDOT girder types for superstructure design
      • 28 Adjacent Box Beams
      • 75 I-Girders
      • 28 Spread Box Beams
    • Support installation of multiple versions
    • New features for India market
      • Sloped footing
      • Sloped abutment
      • Detailed design…
    • Tue, Jun 13 2017
  • What’s New in the LEAP Bridge Concrete Patch (v16.02.00.11)?

    We recently identified a few issues in the current market version 16.02.00.01 of LEAP Bridge Concrete. The details of the issues are as shown below. We have fixed those issues, and created a maintenance patch (v16.02.00.11). If you need this patch, please contact our technical support manager Ignacio Almagro (Ignacio.Almagro@bentley.com).

    • In Precast/Prestressed Girder module
      • Analytical results of individual load cases…
    • Thu, Apr 20 2017
  • What's New in LARS Bridge CONNECT Edition V10 Update 4?

    LARS Bridge CONNECT Edition V10 Update 4 is a maintenance release with two enhancements and several bug fixes.

    1. LARS Customization icon has been added to LARS Manager.

    2. Access to documentation is now provided via "Help".

    • Mon, Apr 10 2017
  • What's New in LARS Bridge CONNECT Edition V10 Update 3?

    LARS Bridge CONNECT Edition V10 Update 3 is a maintenance release with several enhancements and bug fixes as described below.

    The following enhancements are included in this release:

    • LARS customization settings may now be saved directly into the bmd files.
    • LARS Manager may be used to edit Global analysis Customization setting files.
    • LARS Manager may be used to quickly update and save customization settings on multiple…
    • Tue, Jan 31 2017