Released 15-Jun-2021Release Notes
A new graphical user interface has been developed to provide improved functionality and graphical clarity.
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.
The GUI has been updated to 64-bit, allowing for storage of larger models and faster model manipulation.
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.
Middle-mouse button pan and mouse-wheel zoom operations can be used when the graphically displaying the model.
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
Earthquake and dynamic-force records with more than 32,692 time steps can be used for analysis.
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.
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.