• 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
  • 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
  • New Release! OpenBridge Modeler CONNECT Edition Update 6, (2018 Release 3) v10.06.00.41

    What's New in CONNECT Edition Update 6

    This topic summarizes the new enhancements in OpenBridge Modeler CONNECT Edition Update 6.

    • New advanced deck definition for Box Girder bridges.
      • Support multiple templates in same deck
      • Support for diaphragm definition
      • Support for variable constraints for each deck section 
    • Logical and consistent reorganization of configuration files, workspaces, standard, library and example…
    • Thu, Nov 29 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
  • What's New in OpenBridge Modeler CONNECT Edition, 2018 Release 2 (August 2018)

    This topic summarizes the new enhancements in OpenBridge Modeler CONNECT Edition, 2018 Release 2.

    The version # of this release is 10.04.00.47.

    • Primary Enhancements:
      • Select footings and abutments, identify terrain and compute earthwork excavation volumes. Generate quantities report including cost.
      • Improve model geometry accuracy by manual input of concrete haunch thickness measured at CL of beam, at both start…
    • Tue, Aug 28 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