We are pleased to announce that ProStructures CONNECT Edition Update 5 (10.05.00.54) is now available on Software Downloads and for update through the CONNECTION Client.
What`s New Highlights
Please Note: The Structural Synchronizer version 11.01.01.04 is not supported.
DgnDB iModel Importer
ProStructures Properties can be added to Item Types as expressions in the Item Type expressions dialog.
Now ProSteel groups are exported as IFC Assemblies in IFC Export. This will be helpful to recreate the hierarchy of elements in another software like StruMIS.
3D model from OpenTower can be now imported to ProSteel. OpenTower creates an .xml output and this xml file can be imported to ProSteel. Currently, import can be run using key-in “prosteel import opentower’”. Following implementation has been done so far…
The properties necessary for StruMIS can be exported in an IFC file exported from ProStructures to manage fabrication using StruMIS effectively.
Improved Part Families User Interface
The Part Families dialog box is now re sizable and easier to use.
A new Swap Values option is added to the Plate Editor and Element Modification dialogs' Chamfer tab. Clicking the Swap Values button swap the chamfer direction on plates by switching the values you enter for the first and second chamfer distances.
A new PS Toggle Enable Select Group as Whole allows you to select whole groups or individual elements within groups in the Named Groups dialog.
OpenBuildings Designer integrates ProStructures elements into its Structural workflows for more detailed modeling options.
This is work-in-Progress feature and can be enabled by setting configuration variable value PS_ENABLE_PEBMEMBERS =1. Later, re-start the session and run key-in “prosteel peb straightmember” to place PEB shape.
This tool is Add-On and can be used for weight calculation of Steel elements. In addition to Weight calculation it has many more functionalities. This is a PlugIn and can be downloaded from the Bentley Community link and loaded in ProSteel.
The tool can be downloaded from below linkhttps://communities.bentley.com/products/prostructures/w/structural_drafting_and_detailing__wiki/19514/prosteeltools
Detailed information about the installation, is available on the following wiki articlehttps://communities.bentley.com/products/prostructures/w/structural_drafting_and_detailing__wiki/47769/implementation-of-weight-calculation-tool-into-prosteel
After installing this can be enabled from Tool Boxes.
See Video:Summary of some of the features of ProSteel
New feature, AutoLabels introduced which has ability to add Bar labels automatically while creating 2D Rebar drawing.
Note: The Autolabel feature is enabled by default if the Technology Preview feature "AutoLabels for 2D Rebar Drawings" option is toggled ON during the installation.
Note: Other functionality like double clicking on the bars or opening the bars PS Properties edit the whole assembly, regardless of which PC Toggle is activated.
2D Support for Vary Set Bar and Fanned Bar Ranges
An enhancement in 2D drawings such as plans and elevations, allows Vary Set Ranges and Fanned Bar Ranges created using the Irregular Dispatch tool to be properly displayed.
An enhancement in 2D drawings such as plans and elevations, allows Arc Bar Ranges to be properly displayed. In sections, where curved bars are cut, the bars are now properly re symbolized as circles.
Tags added at the end of main bars to indicate their location are enhanced with improved presentation and text alignment based on their position against the bars.
[Technology Preview] Improvements for Drawing Schedule Generator
The Rebar Schedule Generator tool is enhanced for:
[Technology Preview] Improvements for Manual Bar Marking Tool
Improved performance when loading rebar data into the (Technology Preview) Manual Bar Mark Manager tool.
Shape Code 67 dimensions are not coming as per Rebar Shape Code BS8666:2005
Radius dimension is now measured from inner side of bar. Also added B and C dimensions for Shape 67
Cleaned up Edit End Condition dialog by removing repeated End condition edit options. Now user can apply End Condition by RebarSet instead of Zone which will provide user more control
Added “Dual bar” display and Label Option
Dual Bar option has been added to display Range bar as two bars only at each end of rebarset on 2D Rebar Drawing and delimiter also fit to them.
Added Drag & Drop Functionality to adjust Delimiter location
Note: Previous when ILBL = 0 , The step size is 0.5 mm
For unmanaged shape named as NSD 1, NSD 2 or NSD 3 to be converted to NSD only for ARMA Export machine.
Mechanical device Start & End swapping
In Partlist, Mechanical Device will be tabled in Start and End to match with rebar shape sketch Start and End.Now while reinforcing beam, if solid columns is supporting that beam then those solid will be identify as support and will be highlighted in red and green color as like concrete columns.
Previously, Concrete reference object was getting created on active level, user has to manually change the level to desired level.This inconvenience has been addressed by introducing the new configuration variable which sets user defined level for Concrete solid reference object.
If User defined level is not set then instead of active level, now Concrete Solid Reference object will get created on PC_CONCRETE level.
How to use this feature:
1. Open the configuration variable dialog2. Set new variable,
Variable name: PC_OVERLAY_LEVEL
Value – Level name (Put the level name on which CSR should get created.)
See Video:Summary of some of the features of ProConcrete
If you currently have ProStructures CONNECT Edition up to Update 4 already installed on your computer, you can incrementally download and install ProStructures CONNECT Edition Update 5 from the CONNECTION Client. ProStructures CONNECT Edition Update 5 will replace any earlier versions of ProStructures CONNECT Editions and update it to ProStructures CONNECT Edition Update 5. Sign in to the CONNECTION Client to view and apply your Application updates. If needed, please refer to the CONNECTION Client help for more information. It is not recommended to have data exchange between Update 5 downwards to Update 4.
Important installation requirements and notices are found in the Readme.
To access the list of frequently asked questions click ProStructures CONNECT Edition FAQ.