Computers and Structures, Inc. (CSI), a structural and earthquake engineering software company, has released 18.1.1 version of SAP2000, is general-purpose civil-engineering software ideal for the analysis and design of any type of structural system. SAP2000 is general-purpose civil-engineering software ideal for the analysis and design of any type of structural system. Basic and advanced systems, ranging from 2D to 3D, of simple geometry to complex, may be modeled, analyzed, designed, and optimized using a practical and intuitive object-based modeling environment that simplifies and streamlines the engineering process. The SAPFire ® Analysis Engine integral to SAP2000 drives a sophisticated finite-element analysis procedure. An additional suite of advanced analysis features are available to users engaging state-of-the-art practice with nonlinear and dynamic consideration. Created by engineers for effective engineering, SAP2000 is the ideal software tool for users of any experience level, designing any structural system.
Integrated modeling templates, code-based loading assignments, advanced analysis options, design-optimization procedures, and customizable output reports all coordinate across a powerful platform to make SAP2000 especially useful for practicing professionals.
SAP2000 is also an excellent medium for education. Open SAP2000 and follow the Watch & Learn video series to receive not only instruction on software use, but also insight into structural engineering philosophy and practice.
SAP2000 18.1.1 Enhancements:
Graphical User Interface - Loads can graphically be displayed on a model for each stage of a staged construction load case. - All load types in a load case can be graphically displayed in a single view. - Some display menu forms enhanced, allowing them to remain open for repetitive use with a new apply button. Modeling - New Zealand material property library added. Loading - Chinese auto wind loading updated to GB 50009-2012. Analysis - New operation added for staged-construction load cases to allow changing link properties. - Event-to-event solution strategy implemented as an option for nonlinear direct-integration time-history analysis. International Frame Design Codes - Russian SP 63.13330.2012 concrete frame design code added. Enhanced Application Programming Interface (API) - API function added to allow setting of the ‘Automatically Generate Code-Based Design Load Combinations’ option. - API functions added to allow working with the NTC 2008 response spectrum function, auto seismic load pattern, and auto wind load pattern.