What's New in LEAP Bridge Concrete CONNECT Edition V20 Update 2 (through OpenBridge Designer)?

LEAP Bridge Concrete CONNECT Edition V20 Update 2 is now available through OpenBridge Designer CONNECT Edition V10.09.00.10 on Bentley Software Downloads. This update release contains enhancements and bug fixes. The enhancements are summarized below.

  • Editable analytical properties of deck and haunch under BIM Workflow 
    This enhancement allows a user to revise and override the deck and haunch geometry transferred from the related physical model for analysis and design purposes.
  • Transfer report of analytical model compared with physical model under BIM workflow
    This enhancement offers a shortcut of quick check on the detailed information if a user wants to find out what’s actually transferred from the physical model vs what’s been changed and actually used in the analytical model.
  • Retaining of strand pattern and steel reinforcement under BIM workflow
    This enhancement allows to retain strand pattern and steel reinforcement previously saved in the analytical model, when minor changes are made in the physical model, and the physical model is being transferred to update the related analytical model subsequently.
  • Minor UI improvement under BIM workflow
    This enhancement offers improved UI of the Cap design dialogue and Model definition dialogue to make them more user-friendly and consistent.
  • Update of live load distribution factor
    This enhancement updates the calculate the distribution factor for the moment in interior beams of precast solid, voided, or cellular concrete box girders, as indicated as Type “g” in AASHTO LRFD 8th Edition (Table 4.6.2.2.1-1).
  • Extended enhancement for Nebraska DOT
    This enhancement addresses a few more requests from Nebraska DOT regarding the custom configurations in the superstructure analysis and design.

For more details, please see the attached PDF file of the release notes..

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