We are excited to inform you that FEM-Design 17.01 is now released
In this version, except of regular bug fixes, we are introducing a few additions to our program and some changes to existing functionality. All new features and changes are widely described in the → New Features Guide.
The new features:
|Construction stages||The Construction stages function helps modelling and designing different building phases, as wells as allow to determine the construction process affected by displacement/internal force distribution of the completed structure. FEM-Design 17.01 contains the very first version of Construction Stages feature that will be supplemented with additional functionality in upcoming releases.|
|Run script||In this version we support a basic automation workflow through scripting that is capable of loading and saving files, executing analysis calculation and creating output documentation in .csv or .docx files. The installation of FEM-Design 17.01.001 creates the fdscript.xsd and an example.fdcsript in the Templates folder. The latter can be used as a starting point of custom scripts, since it has all the commands intended for users and useful comments on how to proceed.|
Changes to existing functionality:
|Storeys handling||We have modified the Storeys dialog and the logic behind storeys modifications. It is now possible to decide if structure should follow (or not) the storeys modification. Also, each modification to storeys in the Storeys dialog is now clearly displayed with colours, and tooltips with additional information are available.|
|Option to hide extra numeric results information||In this version we provided an option to hide extra numeric values information such as dominant load combination number and detailed local stability results. The display of the additional information can be hidden by unchecking the ‘Show extra information, if available’ box in the Numeric Value dialog.|