SAP2000 V16.1.0 Enhancements Subscribe RSS

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.
SAP2000 V16.0.0, V16.0.1 and V16.0.2 Enhancements Subscribe RSS


Significant enhancements include:

  • Improved graphics performance
  • Display of multiple grid systems at the same time
  • New steel frame design code AISC 360-10
  • New steel frame design code NTC 2008
  • New concrete frame design code ACI 318-11
  • New concrete frame design code NTC 2008
  • New concrete frame design code NZS 3101-06
  • New concrete frame design code RCDF 2004
  • New concrete frame design code Hong Kong CP 2013
  • Enhanced beam-column capacity check for concrete frame design using Eurocode 2-2004
  • Stiffness modifiers from the AISC 360 steel frame design direct analysis method are now available in the database table for assigned frame property modifiers
  • New wind, seismic, and response-spectrum lateral loads for code IBC 2012
  • New wind lateral loads for code AS/NZS 1170.2-2011
  • New wind, seismic, and response-spectrum lateral loads for code NTC 2008
  • New wind, seismic, and response-spectrum lateral loads for codes TSC 2007 and TS 498-97
  • New response-spectrum lateral loads code AASHTO 2012
  • New assignment to control area loads transferred to frames
  • New hybrid U-girder frame section property
  • New built-in ASTM bridge steel materials
  • Chinese concrete material and design updated to use characteristic strength rather than grade
  • New link property for modeling triple-pendulum bearings
  • External tendons can now be modeled under user control
  • Plotting of tendon loads, losses, and axial-force response has been enhanced
  • Ground displacement loading now applies to single-joint links, including distributed spring supports, as well as to springs and restraints
  • Multiple mass sources can be defined for modeling alternative dynamic behavior
  • The undeformed shape can now be viewed for various stages of staged construction load case without running the analysis
  • Response output for staged-construction load cases now is labeled with the stage and step within the stage
  • Shear stress, von Mises stress, and principal stress response is now available for certain frame sections
  • Shell stresses can now be displayed normalized by material strength
  • Bearing pressure on shells from area springs can now be displayed
  • Display of frame-design D/C ratios can be limited by a specified threshold value
  • Verification suites are now provided for steel and concrete frame design by most codes
  • New Open API functions to define section-cuts
  • New Open API functions to define external load cases for frame results
  • New Open API functions to get detailed steel frame design results for certain codes
  • Customizable keyboard shortcuts for menu commands
  • Support for the import and export of files using the IFC 4 format
  • Licensing will now support web-activation and virtual servers
  • Simplified installation using the CSI Installation Wizard
  • Other minor enhancements