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 Limit State III per Nebraska DOT’s practice.
  • Extended improvement concurrent shear/Torsion
    Finding the controlling case of the concurrent shear and torsion when the max shear is corresponding to multiple concurrent torsion or the max torsion is corresponding to multiple concurrent shear is now supported.
  • Extended FLS check per LRFD 8th Edition
    Updated the load factor of the live load for the Fatigue Limit State I for all the LBC modules.
  • Extended improvement of live load report
    Added the echo of user’s input into the detailed live load report to improve the user’s friendliness. Added a label differentiating the bearing loads due to truck from those due to lane.
  • Extended improvement on stepped cap pier
    The self-weight of steps is now included in the analysis and design.
    LBC now supports manual revision of the dimensions of autogenerated steps.
  • Manual input of moment for column loads
    LBC now supports moment as a load type input for pier column. This brings more flexibility to allow users to define complex loads for both column and footing design.


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

CONNECT Licensing

This product version utilizes CONNECT Licensing, which is not supported by SELECT activation key(s). CONNECT Licensing features new behavior to enhance your organization’s user administration and security with mandatory user sign-in via CONNECTION Client to access the application. If you are already signed in to the CONNECTION Client, you have met this prerequisite. If you have not, please refer to the Administrator's Resource Center and/or contact your administrator for assistance in the registration and sign-in process. For more information about working with the Update service, visit the Update Infrastructure SharePoint page.

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