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Significant enhancements include:
Steel frame design has been added according to the Norsok N-004 2013 code.
Steel frame design according to the API RP 2A-WSD 21st edition code has been updated for supplements 1, 2 and 3.
Auto lateral wind load has been added according to the API 4F 2013 code.
The Chinese section-property database files have been enhanced by adding new sections.
A bilinear Maxwell damper has been implemented as a new link property. This device is a linear spring in series with a dashpot whose force-velocity relationship exhibits bilinear viscous behavior, typical of certain oil dampers having a relief valve.
A friction-spring hysteretic damper has been implemented as a new link property. The force-displacement relationship exhibits linear slipping stiffness when loading, but unloads with a smaller slipping stiffness. A pre-compression displacement and a displacement stop-limit may be specified.
The specification of the notional size used for time-dependent creep and shrinkage analysis has been enhanced to now be specified with the frame and shell section properties instead of with the material property.
A new staged-construction operation “Change Section & Age” is now available allowing specification of the “Age at Add” when changing frame sections or shell sections.
Table output can now request the correspondence between the response components at a single location for additive-, range-, and enveloping-type load combinations. Results that admit correspondence includes most displacement, force, and stress response quantities.
The import of primary data from SACS data files is now available.
Significant enhancements included in SAFE 2014 (v14.0.0):
Reinforced and Prestressed concrete design have been added for the ACI 318-11 code.
Reinforced and Prestressed concrete design have been added for the Italian NTC 2008 code.
Reinforced and Prestressed concrete design has been added for the Turkish TS 500-2000 and TS 3233-1979 codes.
Reinforced and Prestressed concrete design have been added for the Hong Kong CP 2013 code.
The specified concrete strength as used for Chinese materials and design codes has been comprehensively changed for SAFE 2014 to refer to the characteristic strength, whereas in SAFE v12 the concrete strength referred to the grade.
Design-strip widths can now be imported from DXF/DWG files.
The import and export of AutoCAD 2013 and 2014 *.DWG files is now supported.
Import from and export to Revit Structure 2014 is now available using CSiXRevit 2014. Models can be created in SAFE or Revit Structure, and incremental import and export are supported.
Licensing has been upgraded to provide support for virtual servers and to allow more flexibility for using commuter licenses.
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