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 Spectrum Analysis
    • Support Canadian CHBDC code
    • Support static live load
    • Seismic reports in enhanced format
  • Extension of the new graphic engine of the 3D viewer for
    • Main module
    • Precast/Prestressed Girder module
  • Pennsylvania option for the State Specifications
    • Compliance with PennDOT DM-4 (phase I)
    • Skew angle reported in PennDOT format
    • Support design live load PHL-93
    • Support permit live load P-82
    • Dynamic load allowance for permit live load
    • No reduction in load distribution factor of moment for skewed bridges

Additional Enhancements

  • Intraoperability with OpenBridge Modeler
    • Stepped cap pier
    • Support different material properties of column and drilled shaft
    • Modified definition of H-pile
  • An option to use equal shear force distribution in shear design
  • Vertical wind load auto-generation per FDOT SDG
  • GUI cleaning for dead and vertical soil pressure loads
  • Live load generation details in final design reports
  • New input for material property of drilled shaft
  • End diaphragm design for India market

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