InfoCAD 17.1 (Dec 2017)

General Information

  • Eccentricities have been implemented for beam and area elements. Beam elements can have different eccentricities at their start and end in their local coordinate system. The element reactions refer to the eccentric element axis. The nodes are still in their original location. As a result, link elements can be avoided in many cases. Eccentricities can also be applied to model objects, so that they can be taken into account directly during mesh generation.
  • Beam and area element eccentricities can now also be exchanged via the DSTV and IFC interfaces.
  • The visibility of a 3D system can be curtailed with the new 3D section box. This makes it very easy to create views of individual object areas.
  • For a clear presentation and input of many load groups, a tabular dialog has been developed. The load groups can also be inserted here via the clipboard.

InfoCAD BIM RV Add-In for Revit®

To transfer the calculation model from Autodesk Revit® to InfoCAD, the new add-in 'InfoCAD BIM RV' has been developed.
With this add-in a InfoCAD readable file can be exported directly from Autodesk Revit®. It can be chosen between the overall model and subsystems.
Further explanations and a download can be found here.

Structure Analysis for Fire Scenarios

  • For the frequently use of free thermal materials, a material library was implemented.

Bridge Checks according to EN 1992-2

  • The need of fatigue check for reinforcing and prestressing steel can now be verified by proving decompression for the frequent combination according to  Chapter 6.8.1 (102).
  • The protocol has been supplemented with the output of all action combinations with partial safety factors and combination coefficients.

Recalculation Guideline for Road Bridges

  • The need of fatigue check for reinforcing and prestressing steel can now be verified by proving decompression according to  DIN TR, Chapter (102), or EN 1992-2, Chapter 6.8.1 (102), with the limit stresses as per verification level 1 or 2.
  • The proof of the torsional moments that can be absorbed with the existing shear and longitudinal reinforcement has been added.

OENORM B 1992-1-1

  • In the program for crack width calculation, a selection for the type of restraint has been added.

DIN EN 1993-1-1

  • The calculation of factor a in Chapter (5) was adapted to the interpretations of the NABau of April 2017. As a result, in classes 1 and 2, the cross-section area available for bending and normal force is now reduced by the area subjected to lateral forces.