Open Bridge Designer Version: 10.08.01.30
Open Bridge Modeler Version: 10.08.01.87
Leap Bridge Steel Version: 20.00.00.24
I am having difficulties with using leap bridge steel within the open bridge designer application. I am finding that each time I go into LBS from OBM (BIM workflow), various aspects of my design are overwritten and need to be re-entered (specifically sacrificial deck thickness, shear connectors, wearing surface information, & load combinations). I have not been able to figure out how to prevent this from happening, and it is not feasible to re-enter the information every time I go back into LBS. Is there a specific aspect of the workflow that I am misusing to cause this to happen?
BIM workflow is designed for a seamless and automatic flow from OBM to analytics (LEAP) in which the changes to the model made in OBM automatically gets pushed to LEAP - or you can choose "Update Analytics" option in the same dropdown where you hit "Send To" for manual push. Please note that when you click "Send To", it creates a new LEAP from scratch (to create alternative designs, etc.). In short, you can make the required changes in OBM, and open LEAP from OBD interface under "Analytics' to see the most up to date physical geometry reflected in analytical model and to retain design related entries previously input. Please note that the changes made to the OBM model is classified as major or minor changes on LEAP side - Major changes (like addition of a new beam, etc.) are causing a reset on design related entries, while minor changes (like span length change, etc.) keep (or slightly modify) the previously entered information.
Please let us know if you need further clarification,
Just to piggy back off this conversation, it would be really nice if instead of deleting any design information when a "major" change is made, the program prompts you and lets the user choose what to keep and what to delete.
This is especially true in CONSPAN, where if you change your beam haunch height from 2" to 2.5" it deletes all your strand patterns and stirrups. Changing haunch is definitely not considered a "major" change .
I agree, that would be a helpful feature to have