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 moment Tcr
    • Updated the Fatigue Limit State
    • Updates of the graphic user interface (GUI) for all superstructure and substructure modules
  • Pennsylvania option for the State Specifications (phase II)
    • Update the existing limit states per DM-4
    • Support PennDOT’s new limit states
  • Extension of TxDOT enhancements
    • Customized analysis reports of substructure design
    • Support TxDOT’s standard X-Beams/Box Beams, Slab Beams, and Decked Slab Beams
  • Support Nebraska DOT’s standard NU Beams, IT Beams, and rebars

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

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