• 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 Concrete. 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
  • 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…
    • Wed, Apr 25 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 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 OpenBridge Modeler V8i SELECTseries 3 Maintenance Release MR1

    Bug Fixes:

     

    1. Template Viewer: On newer versions of Windows 10, updated to the 1703 version an issue with template viewer not showing up was fixed.
    2. Fixed an issue with slab deck modeling which was resulting in incorrect deck variation for all spans other than the last span. This was identified as an issue for specific cases, where parametric constraints were used, and multiple spans in a single unit were defined. The end…
    • Fri, Nov 17 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 …
    • Mon, Nov 6 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 available…

    • Thu, Jul 27 2017