Update 3 of the CONNECT Edition of STAAD Foundation Advanced with build number 188.8.131.52 is now available for download from the Bentley Software Downloads Center. Major enhancements include calculation of factors of safety in overturning and sliding for mat foundations, additional options for checking the safety of isolated footings, and, new validation examples in the verification manual. The machine foundation module and facility for importing plates from STAAD.Pro models have been reinstated. A number of numerical and performance related defects too have been rectified. Details are available in the Release Notes for this update.