SAP2000 V15 Enhancements Subscribe RSS
  • New graphical user interface with tabbed windows.
  • New DirectX graphics.
  • Display and output of frame stresses.
  • Load optimization feature to determine the optimal loading scale factors to achieve goals and limits on displacement and force response throughout the structure.
  • Built-in European concrete and steel material properties.
  • Canadian NBCC loading for wind, seismic, and response-spectrum.
  • American ASCE-7 loading for wind, seismic, and response-spectrum.
  • Italian NTC 2008 response-spectrum functions with geographic database.
  • Indian steel frame design code IS 800 2008.
  • New Zealand steel frame design code NZS 3404-1997.
  • Canadian steel frame design code CSA S16-2009.
  • Updated Hong Kong concrete frame design code to include Supplement 1.
  • Australian concrete frame design code AS3600-2009.
  • Enhanced Eurocode 3-2005 steel frame design, including design for Class 4 sections.
  • National annexes for Eurocode 2-2004 concrete frame design for Singapore, Germany, and Portugal.
  • National annexes for Eurocode 3-2005 steel frame design for Singapore, Germany, and Portugal.
  • Hybrid steel frame section property.
  • Simple arc for tendon profile definition.
  • Updated API functionality.
  • Import of StruCAD*3D design parameters and wave acceleration loading.
  • Note that the Bridge module has been moved to the CSiBridge product with expanded features and capabilities. Basic moving-load analysis has been retained for non-bridge applications.
  • Other minor enhancements.
SAP2000 V15.0.1 Enhancements Subscribe RSS
  • User-defined stress points may now be specified for Section Designer frame sections.
  • The OAPI (Open Application Programming Interface) has been changed so that multiple instances of SAP2000 can now be started from an external program or script.
  • New functionality has been added to the Open API (Open Application Programing Interface) for the design codes.
SAP2000 V15.1.0/1 Enhancements Subscribe RSS
  • Chinese design has been updated to the 2010 specifications for seismic load patterns, response-spectrum functions, load combinations, concrete frame design, and the seismic provisions for steel frame design. These enhancements are consistent with the following specifications: “GB50011-2010 Code for seismic design of buildings”, “GB 50010-2010 Code for design of concrete structures”, and “JGJ 3-2010 Technical specification for concrete structures of tall building”.
  • Concrete frame design has been added according to Turkish standard "TS 500-2000", including Seismic Design Code 2007.
  • The National Annex for Poland has been implemented for concrete frame design using “Eurocode 2-2004”.
  • The National Annex for Poland has been implemented for concrete frame design using “Eurocode 3-2005”.
  • The definition of material properties has been enhanced to allow user-defined standard materials through the use of XML files. Properties are segregated by region and by code-standard within these files as well as when using the materials in the graphical user interface. New materials have been added for China and Spain.
  • Steel frame section properties for the AISC Shapes Database Version 14.0 are now available in the section-property database files for U.S Customary and metric units.
  • Data transfer between SAP2000 v15.1.0 and Revit Structure 2012 is now supported using the same .EXR file format that is used to transfer data between ETABS and Revit Structure.
SAP2000 V15.2.0 and V15.2.1 Enhancements Subscribe RSS
  • The memory capacity has been increased for the graphical user interface, allowing larger models to be handled.  
  • The analysis of certain non‐symmetrical frame sections now accounts for coupled bending due to the product of inertia, I23, and for the coupling between major shear (V2) and torsion when the shear center is not located at the centroid of the section. Steel frame design and cold‐formed frame design are not affected except as may due to changes in analysis results. Steel frame design was already accounting for the rotated principal axes of bending for angle sections as documented for the various codes.  
  • The number of time steps that can be run in a single linear or nonlinear (FNA) modal time‐history load case has been increased for cases with a large number of link elements.  
  • Italian material property definitions have been added.
  • Steel frame design using the "AS4100‐1998" and "NZS 3404‐1997" codes have been enhanced to provide more design details.  
  • Mass participation ratios for the rotational acceleration loads (RX, RY,and RZ) have been changed so that they are now reported with respect to the centroid of the structure. Previously they were reported with respect to the global origin.  
  • The import of StruCAD*3D models has been enhanced to allow the import of the Cb, Cm, and unbraced‐length design overwrites.