Developments

InfoCAD · 3D FEM Software with a Graphical User Interface

1987
16-bit version for MS-DOS; Calculation of slab, plain, shell and 3D beam structures.
 
1988
Design of reinforced concrete according to DIN 1045.
 
1990
Cross-section analysis and stress checks for polygonal sections; Nonlinear element bedding; Data exchange over the DXF interface.
 
1991
Dynamic analysis of beam and area structures; Physical nonlinear analysis for 2D beam structures; fully-automatic groundplan mesh generation.
 
1992
32-bit version for MS-DOS; Calculation of solid structures; Reinforcement export to construction software.
 
1993
Prestressing for beam, area and solid models; Prestressed concrete checks according to DIN 4227.
 
1995
Substructure technique for large systems of equations; Design of reinforced concrete according to ENV 1992-1-1; Response spectrum for earthquake checks according to DIN 4149.
 
1996
Second-order theory for area structures; Steel checks elastic-plastic according to DIN 18800-1.
 
1997
32-bit version for Windows 95 and Windows NT; New user interface with full Windows functionality.
 
1998
Design of reinforced concrete according to OENORM B 4700; Crack width check according to DIN 1045; Form-sensitive mesh generation for 3D model structures.
 
1999
Static and dynamic analysis of cable structures; Analysis according to third-order theory; Realistic structure representation and result animation with the System viewer.
 
2000
Response spectrum for earthquake checks according to OENORM B 4015; Implementation of a printing list for flexible output control.
 
2001
Bending, shear and torsion design according to DIN 1045-1; Punching shear check according to DIN 1045-1 and OENORM B 4700; Load case generation for bridge constructions; English language version.

2002
Physical nonlinear analysis for 3D beam structures; Dynamic analysis of trains crossing railroad bridges; Lateral torsional buckling check according to DIN 18800-2; Enhancement to 100,000 elements.
 
2003
Load models and actions according to DIN Technical Report 101; Bridge checks according to DIN Technical Report 102; Management of construction stages; Model objects for automatic mesh generation of complex structures; Data exchange over product interface for steel constructions.
 
2004
Physical nonlinear analysis for area and solid structures; Earthquake check according to SIA 261 and reinforced concrete design according to SIA 262; Modeling of interpenetrations of planar and curved surfaces.
 
2005
Prestressed concrete checks according to DIN 1045-1 and OENORM B 4750; Response spectrum for earthquake checks according to DIN 4149:2005; Data exchange according to the IFC standard.
 
2006
Implementation of composite sections; Modeling of free-form surfaces and solid models with NURBS; Check of composite and solid structures with design objects.
 
2007
64-bit version for Windows x64; Increase of capacity to 1 Mio. elements; Parallel Sparse Solver for handling large systems of equations; Response spectrum for earthquake checks according to EN 1998-1; Implementation of nonlinear spring elements.
 
2008
Thermal analysis of steel, reinforced concrete and composite sections; Nonlinear three-dimensional analysis for fire scenarios according to EN 1992-1-2; Design of reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete according to 1992-1-1.
 
2009
Load models and actions according to EN 1991-2; Bridge checks according to EN 1992-2 for beam and area structures; Design according to DIN 1045-1:2008 and DIN Technical Report 102:2009.
 
2010
Steel checks according to EN 1993-1-1; Nonlinear three-dimensional analysis for fire scenarios according to EN 1993-1-2.
 
2011
Timber checks according to DIN 1052:2008 and EN 1995-1-1; Nonlinear three-dimensional analysis for fire scenarios according to EN 1995-1-2.
 
2012
Implementation of 10-nodes tetrahedron elements; Fully automatic mesh generation of solid models; Nonlinear bedding of solids; Realization of contact problems; Thermal analysis of solid models.
 
2013
Dynamic collapse analysis; Fire analysis for area elements; Prestressed concrete checks according to SIA 262:2013; Bridge checks according to DIN EN 1992-2 for beam, area and solid structures.

2014
Implementation of area elements according to Mindlin-Reissner; Yield criterion according to Rankine for area and solid elements; Prestressed concrete checks according to DIN 4227 for solid elements; Timber checks according to EN 1995-1-1:2013.

2015
Parallelization according to OpenMP standard; Bridge checks according to OENORM B 1992-2:2014; Timber checks according to OENORM B 1995-1-1:2014; Reinforced concrete checks according to DIN EN 1992-1-1:2015.
 
2016
Implementation of laminate cross-sections; Variable bedding profiles for pile calculations; Bridge recalculation for beam, area and solid models according to the German recalculation guideline for road bridges (edition april 2015).

2017
Nonlinear system analysis for prestressed structures; Eccentricities for beams and area elements; Parallelization of dynamic analyses; Support of international Unicode character sets; BIM interface to Autodesk® Revit®.

2018
Design of reinforced and prestressed concrete as per OENORM B 1992-1-1:2018; Export of structural models in 3D Manufacturing Format (3MF) and Standard Tessallation Language Format (STL); Data exchange in BIM Collaboration Format (BCF); Steel and timber checks as per British Standard BS EN 1993, 1995.