8.1.0

Released 19-Jul-2022

Release Notes

Bug Fixes

8.1.0_PER_bug_fix

Issues reported by users have been corrected.

8.0.0

Released 15-Jun-2021

Release Notes

Graphics

8.0.0_PER_new_GUI

A new graphical user interface has been developed to provide improved functionality and graphical clarity.

8.0.0_PER_new_display_options

New display options have been added to control the sizes of the objects and text on the display, select between a dark- or light-colored theme, toggle an extruded element view, and display the node and elements numbers.

8.0.0_PER_print

A new print preview feature is available. Structural mode shapes and deflected shapes are available for printing.

User Interface

8.0.0_PER_64bit_GUI

The GUI has been updated to 64-bit, allowing for storage of larger models and faster model manipulation.

8.0.0_PER_view_properties

Properties of individual nodes and elements, including identification, location, geometry, assignments, and loading, can now be viewed by right-clicking on them when viewing the undeformed shape of the structure.

8.0.0_PER_middle_mouse

Middle-mouse button pan and mouse-wheel zoom operations can be used when the graphically displaying the model.

8.0.0_PER_aperture_angle

The view of the graphical display of the model can now be defined by aperture angle.

Documentation

8.0.0_PER_help_doc

Help documentation is now available from within the software. Context-sensitive topics are available by pressing the F1 key when using the various forms and commands within the graphical user interface. Manuals and documentation, as well as online resources, are now linked and accessible from within the program.

Data Files and Analysis

8.0.0_PER_eq_time_steps

Earthquake and dynamic-force records with more than 32,692 time steps can be used for analysis.

8.0.0_PER_max_mode_shapes

The maximum number of mode shapes allowed for each analysis series is increased from 50 to 99.

Database Tables

8.0.0_PER_tabular_results

Analysis results and performance measures can be displayed in the graphical user interface, replacing the need to read results from binary files. Tabular results can be exported in text, XML, Excel, and Access formats.

8.0.0_PER_table_named_sets

Tabular output can be set to be automatically saved when analysis is complete. A Table Named Set and Table Selection Group can be specified to limit the output content for each tabular output file.

Cloud Licensing

8.0.0_PER_cloud_license

Cloud-based licensing is now standard for Perform3D.

  1. • Cloud-based server requires no setup
  2. • Access licenses outside of company networks and VPNs
  3. • Share licenses between users (non-simultaneous)
  4. • Check-out a license to work offline
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