22.0.0

Released 31-May-2024

Release Notes

Analysis

22.0.0_SAF_walking_vibrations

Serviceability assessment of steel-framed floor systems subjected to walking vibrations according to AISC Design Guide 11, Chapter 7 has been added.

Graphics

22.0.0_SAF_offset_joint_assignment

An enhancement was made to show the effects of joint offset assignments for slabs (when shown in an extruded view). Joint offsets can be assigned using the command Assign > Shell > Insertion Point. The effect of the cardinal point was previously included in extruded views, but not the additional joint offsets.

Structural Model

22.0.0_SAF_curved_beam_to_shell

Conversion of curved concrete beams to shell slabs is now available. Previously, only straight beams could be converted.

Design

22.0.0_SAF_composite_steel_AISC-360-22

Composite beam design per AISC 360-22 design code has been added.

Material Libraries & Databases

22.0.0_SAF_frame_sec_AISC

New frame section libraries have been added conforming to AISC Shapes Database v16.0.

Application Programming Interface (API)

22.0.0_SAF_api_.NET8

The SAFE API has been updated to support .NET 8.

Bug Fixes

22.0.0_SAF_bug_fixes

Issues reported by users have been corrected.

21.2.0

Released 30-Nov-2023

Release Notes

User Interface

21.2.0_SAF_drawing_linear_tendon

An enhancement has been implemented to allow drawing a linear tendon throughout between two points. Two options are now available in the Drawing Properties window for the vertical profile when drawing a tendon: Linear Throughout and Program Determined (current default).

Cloud Sign-in Licensing

21.2.0_SAF_cloud_sign_in_lic

Cloud Sign-in licensing is now available

  1. • Access CSI software using secure user credentials — no more activation keys
  2. • Access licenses anywhere with internet access
  3. • Option to create License Groups to manage who has access to your licenses
  4. • Option to remotely terminate an active license session
  5. • Option to federate your identity provider (IdP), allowing users to user their familiar company credentials instead
Cloud Sign-in Licensing Details

Bug Fixes

21.2.0_SAF_bug_fixes

Issues reported by users have been corrected.

21.1.0

Released 14-Aug-2023

Release Notes

Data Files

21.1.0_SAF__JTJ/T-483-2020_chinese_mat

JGJ/T 483-2020 high-strength steel materials have been added to the Chinese material library.

Drafting and Editing

21.1.0_SAF_snap_only

An enhancement has been implemented to allow drawing of objects in the graphical user interface using a snap-only option. When enabled, objects may be drawn only if the cursor snaps to an item, which can be used in combination with various snap options to accurately control placement of objects.

Output and Display

21.1.0_SAF_speed_up_display_strip_forces

An enhancement has been made to speed up display of strip forces, strip-force tables, and concrete slab design on models with many load combinations.

Bug Fixes

21.1.0_SAF_bug_fixes

Issues reported by users have been corrected.

21.0.0

Released 6-Apr-2023

Release Notes

Detailing

21.0.0_SAF_detailing_menu

Detailing of concrete and steel structures, as well as the production and management of schematic design drawings, is now available from a new Detailing menu inside SAFE.

21.0.0_SAF_detailing_revit_reinforcement

Detailed reinforcement from beams and slabs can now be exported from SAFE to Autodesk® Revit® through the CSiXRevitTM 2023 plugin to Revit 2023.

Design

21.0.0_SAF_tributary_PT_tendon

Tributary PT tendons are now accounted for in finite element-based design of slabs and cracked-slab deflection analysis (short- and long-term).

Output and Display

21.0.0_SAF_crack_sec_modifiers_database

Cracked-section modifiers for beam and floor objects are now included in the database tables.

Bug Fixes

21.0.0_SAF_bug_fixes

Issues reported by users have been corrected.

20.3.0

Released 1-Jul-2022

Release Notes

Design

20.3.0_SAF_concrete_csa_a23.3-19

The concrete code “CSA A23.3-19” has been added for reinforced-concrete and post-tensioned slab design.

20.3.0_SAF_nzs_310-06

Reinforced-concrete and post-tensioned slab design have been updated for the NZS 3101-06 code to accommodate Amendments 1 to 3.

20.3.0_SAF_concrete_slab_aci_318-19

A new concrete slab design preference is available for the "ACI 318-19" code to optionally set the depth-dependent shear-strength reduction factor, Lambda_s, to 1.0 for mats and footings per ACI 318-19 13.2.6.2.

20.3.0_SAF_longitudinal_rebar

Concrete frame design now reports and displays the longitudinal rebar required for detailing due to torsion and shear, in addition to the flexural rebar previously reported for detailing purposes.

Structural Model

20.3.0_SAF_steel_csa_g40.20-13

A built-in material library has been added for Canada with steel materials per the CSA G40.20-13/G40.21-13 standard, concrete materials per the CSA A23.3 standard, and rebar materials per the CSA G30.18:21 standard.

Output and Display

20.3.0_SAF_integrated_wall_reactions

Integrated wall reactions are now available for graphical display and in a new database table.

20.3.0_SAF_tendon_control_points

The display of tendon control points has been enhanced to show all control points within each span, and to display the vertical offset distance of tendon control points from the bottom of the slab (or drop, if present).

20.3.0_SAF_soil_pressures

Soil pressures are now available in the database tables on a joint-by-joint basis in addition to the enveloped values previously available on a slab-panel basis.

Application Programming Interface (API)

20.3.0_SAF_api_multiple_instances

The following enhancements have been made to the Application Programming Interface (API):

  • • The client can attach to any running instance of SAFE given its process ID.
  • • A new command "Set as active instance for API" has been added to the Tools menu.
  • • A new interface cPluginContract has been added to simplify plugin development.
  • • Speed has been improved for external .NET clients that call the API by chaining properties and methods in deeply nested loops.

20.2.0

Released 31-Mar-2022

Release Notes

Design

20.2.0_SAF_CSA S16-19_composite_design

The CSA S16-19 code has been added for composite beam design.

Structural Model

20.2.0_SAF_age_of_concrete

The age of concrete at which loading is applied can now be specified for long-term cracked-section analysis. Previously, the age at loading was assumed to be 7 days.

Analysis

20.2.0_SAF_rerun_analysis_design

Analysis and design will now be automatically rerun if cracked short-term or long-term deflection analysis is requested and a previous design to determine the amount of required rebar is not available.

Graphics

20.2.0_SAF_extruded_variable_thickness

Extruded views have been enhanced to show joint-offset overwrites for shell area objects.

20.1.0

Released 4-Feb-2022

Release Notes

Structural Model

20.1.0_SAF_tendons_mat_GB-50010-2010

Tendon materials are now available for the Chinese GB 50010-2010 standard.

Detailing

20.1.0_SAF_detailing_composite-beam_flrs

Detailing is now available for composite-beam floors. Detailing can be viewed and edited within the program, and the results used for further design checks.

20.1.0_SAF_detailing_PT_tendons_profile

Concrete slab and beam detailing is enhanced to include PT tendon profiles. This includes showing tendons and jacks in 3D views of slab reinforcement and the tendon profiles in beam elevations and sections.

20.1.0_SAF_detailing_PT_tendons_3d

20.1.0_SAF_detailing_BOQ

The detailing Bill of Quantities (BOQ) table now include the addition of quantities for steel beams and tendons.

20.1.0_SAF_detailing_grid_sys_available

General grid systems are now available in frame layout and rebar drawings for Detailling.

20.1.0_SAF_detailing_waffle_&_ribbed-slab

Waffle-slab and ribbed-slab detailing is enhanced to include the handling of reinforcement in waffles and ribs for small web widths, and the addition of a new rib-reinforcement view.

Drafting and Editing

20.1.0_SAF_measuring_tool

On-screen measuring tools are now available to measure line lengths, the angles between two lines, and the areas and perimeters of closed polygons.

20.1.0_SAF_editing_rebar_objects

On-screen editing of Rebar Objects can now be made/accomplished/done using the reshaping tool.

User Interface

20.1.0_SAF_design_quick_access_tool_buttons

Additional tool buttons for the main tool bar are now available for quick access to information on concrete slab design, concrete beam design, composite beam design, punching shear design, and crack width display.

Import and Export

20.1.0_dxf_floor_plans

The import of DXF files as floor plans has been implemented with the option to import joint locations from the file.

20.0.0

Released 30-Sep-2021

Release Notes

CSI Spotlight

20.0.0_SAF_enhancement_videos

Watch our Spotlight Videos to learn more about the latest enhancements in SAFE v20.0.0.

Part 1 - Modeling and GUI

Part 2 - Modeling, Analysis and API

Part 3 - Design

Part 4 - Output and Reporting

User Interface

20.0.0_SAF_DirectX

DirectX graphics have been enhanced for quality and speed. Lightning-fast DirectX graphics with full 2D and 3D drafting and selection capability provide faster and clearer rendering.

Modeling

20.0.0_SAF_slab_auto_pattern_loading

Slab panels are a new entity that can be automatically generated using grids or support lines, or they can be user-drawn. They overlay the floor system and can be used to apply live load for load-pattern analysis, and they can also be used to report mid-panel displacements and soil-pressure summaries.

20.0.0_SAF_support_line

Support lines have been added for faster modeling of design strips and tendon layout. They can be drawn and edited on-screen as well as generated automatically along grid lines.

20.0.0_SAF_PT_tendons

The PT tendon vertical-profile display has been expanded to show all editable information related to the tendon profile, geometry, loads, losses, and load balancing in a single location.

20.0.0_SAF_quadrilateral_meshing

A general mesher has been added which primarily favors quadrilateral elements but transitions to triangular elements as needed for sharp corners and irregular geometry. The rectangular mesher is still available as an option.

20.0.0_SAF_area_load_for_load_assignment

Uniform area loads in multiple load patterns can now be applied as a single assignment using load sets.

20.0.0_SAF_insertion_pt_nonuniform_thickness

A new insertion-point assignment is available that allows more control over the vertical and horizontal alignment of slab objects.

Drafting

20.0.0_SAF_architectural_plan

Models can now be created by converting AutoCAD®Architectural Plan elements into SAFE objects or by tracing over AutoCAD® plans for more control.

20.0.0_SAF_live_preview

Live previews of changes are now displayed while editing and drafting model objects.

20.0.0_SAF_user_specified_rebar

Enhancements have been made to simplify the drawing and editing of user-specified rebar. Bar spacing and the vertical offset from a datum can now be viewed and displayed in the model.

Analysis

20.0.0_SAF_multiple_processors

Multiple processors are now supported for analysis, design, and the recovery of results in tables. Load cases can be run in parallel based on the number of physical cores available.

20.0.0_SAF_time_dependent

Material definition now includes creep and shrinkage models, which can be used for long-term crack-deflection analysis. Models based on the following codes are available: ACI 209R-92, AS 3600-2009, CEB-FIP 90, CEB-FIP 2010, Eurocode 2-2004, GL 2000, NZS 3101-2006.

20.0.0_SAF_long_term_cracked_deflection

Long-term cracked deflection can now be defined at a specified material age or at a specified creep coefficient and shrinkage strain.

20.0.0_SAF_select_load_cases_to_run

Control is now available over which load cases to run for analysis, which can save time when many nonlinear load cases are present.

Design

20.0.0_SAF_composite_beam_design

Composite-beam design is now available, in addition to the existing concrete-slab design, to support more floor types. Horizontal steel beams can be drawn and assigned for design. Beams with web openings, including castellated and cellular beams, can be designed. Design can be performed on the model as a whole or interactively on individual members. Design codes supported include: AISC 360-16, AISC 360-10, AISC 360-05, BS5950-1990, Chinese 2010, CSA S16-14, and Eurocode 4-2004.

20.0.0_SAF_PT_design_code_PT

The ACI 318-19 and AS 3600-2018 codes have been added for reinforced concrete and post-tensioned (PT) design.

Output and Display

20.0.0_SAF_drawing_section_cut

Section cuts can now be graphically drawn to quickly display the resultant forces and moments summed over the cut objects.

20.0.0_SAF_tables_model_explorer

Database tables can now be easily accessed for display from the Model Explorer.

20.0.0_SAF_table_filter

Filtering and sorting are now available for displayed database tables by right-clicking in the table column headers.

20.0.0_SAF_report

Professional-quality design reports are generated automatically along with the option for generating fully customizable reports.

Import and Export

20.0.0_SAF_xRevit_export_slab

Slab and beam reinforcement detailing can now be exported to Revit® through CSiXRevit™.

20.0.0_SAF_foundation_uplift

20.0.0_SAF_auto_col_strips

Application Programming Interface (API)

20.0.0_SAF_api

The API allows external client applications to run SAFE or attach to existing instances of SAFE to perform operations like opening and saving models, creating and modifying models, running analysis and design, and extracting results. Typical applications include specialized templates, parameter studies, and design post-processing. Client applications can be written in several different programming languages, and can connect to SAFE using .NET or COM.

Cloud Licensing

20.0.0_SAF_cloud_licensing

Cloud-based licensing is now standard for SAFE.

  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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