What’s New in LEAP Bridge Steel CONNECT Edition V18?

LEAP Bridge Steel CONNECT Edition V18 contains enhancements and bug fixes.


  • 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 number of issues including:

  • Defect regarding analytical model generation for some models
  • Incorrect placement of double bearings for tub-girder bridges
  • Error in section compactness check in AASHTO
  • Incorrect location of field splice in field splice design report

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