• Release Announcement: LARS Bridge CONNECT Edition X 64 (SES) V20.01.00.05

    LARS Bridge CONNECT Edition x64 V20.01.00.05 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.

    • Mon, Aug 31 2020
  • What's New in RM Bridge CE V11 Update 9 (included in OpenBridge Designer CE V10.08.02) and RM Bridge CE V11 Update 8 Maintenance Release 1?

    RM Bridge CONNECT Edition V11 Update 9 (V11.09.00.XXX) contains the following enhancements and error corrections:

    1. BIM Workflow: Revised Model Transfer from OpenBridge Modeler (OBM)
    2. BIM Workflow: Import and Update Build Order for Segmental Bridges Transferred from OpenBridge Modeler (OBM)
    3. Reinforcement Design -Phase II
    4. Australian Code Update AS5100
    5. Plot Element Moment Curvature Diagram
    6. New Element Hinge Action (ElemHinge…
    • Mon, Aug 31 2020
  • What's New in LEAP Bridge Steel CONNECT Edition V20 Update 1 (through OpenBridge Designer)?

    LEAP Bridge Steel CONNECT Edition V20 Update 1 is now available through OpenBridge Designer CONNECT Edition V10.08.02.10 on Bentley Software Downloads. This release is focused on addressing a few important issues identified in the previous market versions of LEAP Bridge Steel. For more details, please see the attached PDF file of the release notes.

    • Fri, Aug 28 2020
  • What's New in LEAP Bridge Concrete CONNECT Edition V20 Update 1 (through OpenBridge Designer)?

    LEAP Bridge Concrete CONNECT Edition V20 Update 1 is now available through OpenBridge Designer CONNECT Edition V10.08.02.10 on Bentley Software Downloads. This update release contains enhancements and bug fixes. The enhancements are summarized below.

    • Consolidated LEAP Bridge Concrete in OpenBridge Designer
      This enhancement is the extended consolidation of LEAP Bridge Concrete’s superstructure and substructure modules…
    • Fri, Aug 28 2020
  • 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
  • What's New in LEAP Bridge Steel CE V20?

    LEAP Bridge Steel CONNECT Edition V20 is now available to all users on Bentley Software Downloads. This update release contains enhancements and bug fixes. The enhancements are summarized below.

    • Interoperability to read functional components from OpenBridge Modeler
      This enhancement offers the ability of modeling and designing steel bridges with complex substructure using the functional components under OpenBridge Designer…
    • Fri, May 29 2020
  • What's New in LEAP Bridge Concrete CE V20?

    LEAP Bridge Concrete CONNECT Edition V20 is now available to all users on Bentley Software Downloads. This update release contains enhancements and bug fixes. The enhancements are summarized below.

    • Consolidation of LEAP Bridge Concrete in OpenBridge Designer
      This enhancement offers users the capability to leverage the LEAP Bridge Concrete (LBC) with a new consolidated user interface consistent with LEAP Bridge Steel…
    • Fri, May 29 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
  • Important Announcement: OpenBridge Designer Consolidation and Analytical Product Updates

    We are pleased to announce the consolidation of Bentley’s bridge software, forming new OpenBridge Designer CONNECT Edition. The application consolidates the modeling capabilities of OpenBridge Modeler and the analysis and design features of LEAP Bridge Concrete, LEAP Bridge Steel and RM Bridge to meet the design and construction needs of all types of bridges.

    Please note: Starting May 1, 2020, standalone license…

    • Mon, Mar 23 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…
    • Mon, Dec 30 2019
  • 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…
    • Mon, Dec 30 2019
  • 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.

    • Wed, Nov 27 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.

    • Mon, Aug 26 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 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
  • 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.
    • Support…
    • Tue, Apr 9 2019
  • 2019 RM Bridge CONNECT Edition (CE) V11 Enhancements

    Click on the link below to get an overview of the latest enhancements in RM Bridge CONNECT Edition (CE) V11.

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

    We recently identified important issues in the Substructure module of the current market version (18.02.01.06) of LEAP Bridge Concrete CONNECT Edition. The details of the issues are listed 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 in…
    • Mon, Jan 28 2019
  • Critical Defect in OpenBridge Modeler CONNECT Edition - 2018 Release 3, v10.06.00.41

    We have discovered a critical issue in the recent November 2018 release version of OpenBridge Modeler CE, which we would like to bring to your attention.

    Note: This issue also affects the OpenBridge Designer CONNECT Edition product line, which includes this build of OpenBridge Modeler.

    When working with US/Imperial units, the slope and angle constraints for any deck are not being modeled accurately. This affects all bridge…

    • Wed, Jan 9 2019