EuroBeam - Eurocode-based beam design software

- EuroBeam change log 2017

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Release 3.05a, 10 October 2017

  • Flange plate and end plate beam splices can now be added to a project as freestanding items. Previously you could only add splices to beams already added to a project. The new options calculate the moment and shear capacity of the splice. To add a splice, press the toolbar Add Connection button, select the splice type and in the dialog that appears select the section size (single I-sections only) and enter the splice details as for beam splices.
  • Various technical, user interface and printout presentational changes
  • Beam Edit dialog bearing details are now zeroed/blanked out if bearing type is set to 'none' and Apply is pressed
  • Significant rework of calculations relating to cantilevers (beam span = 0)
  • This release is built with Embarcadero Delphi Tokyo - this is a technical change that does not affect end users

There is no 3.04

Release 3.03a, 13 June 2017

Important fix

Mcr for unrestrained steel beams with support conditions 1-4,6-7 was incorrectly calculated - fixed: see program ReadMe file for more information.

No help? Go to Configuration, User Setup, File Names and Locations page. Press the button at the end of the Help file line then select the file EuroBeam/chm, press OK, then OK again.

Release 3.02a, 17 April 2017

Changes in this release:

  • RTF (rich text format) output is now shown as a third output option in the Print dialog - previously it was implemented as a right-click option on item windows. You can now choose whether to copy the RTF to the clipboard from where it can be posted into another application or write it to a file (by default the last folder is used) and optionally load this into the program associated with RTF files (Microsoft Word on most systems).
  • The output to RTF option now includes Print Project - previously this was implemented in SuperBeam and ProSteel, but not EuroBeam.
  • If you change the section type (e.g. from UB to RHS) in the steel column edit diagram, the load position diagram is now updated when you press Apply.
  • If you select File,Open, File,Close or Exit with an unsaved project open, a new more prominent dialog asks you whether you wish to save your work.
  • Error messages were triggered if you reduced item windows to below a certain size or minimized them- fixed.

Release 3.01b, 14 March 2017

  • Selected bearing data for the last beam checked now becomes the default for the next beam added to a project. As ever, be sure to check it.
  • On the steel page of the beam edit dialog, end restraint condition panels, we have now reversed the function of the Up and Down keys so that they now selects the next/previous option.
  • Further changes have been made to enhance the program appearance on very high resolution screens

Release 3.01a, 27 January 2017

  • We missed the fact that EC6 was amended in 2012, increasing the K values for blockwork and thus reducing the required sizes of padstones and bearing plates - now updated.
  • Bug fixed that put program into an endless loop if you entered a B/F point load and left its position blank
  • Beam splice calculations calculated the bending moment and shear force at the splice position using equations 6.10a/b when project option was set to 6.10 - fixed
  • Four new themes have been added: Cyan Night (dark blue/grey), Diamond, Emerald Light Slate and Sterling (all light grey variants).
  • If you added a padstone or bearing plate to a beam, then deleted it, the bearing continued to be shown on the summary until you saved and reloaded the project - fixed.
  • The Expand function has been reworked - see ReadMe file for more details
  • Several enhancements to calculation printouts to make calculations easier to follow/check, especially (where applicable) for bearing masonry strength calculations. Several typographical errors corrected.
  • A new option "'Check website for updates' option: show/hide" has been added to the setup program - the default is checked, but if you uncheck this box the Check website for updates option no longer appears on the menu. This has been added at the request of several corporate users who do not allow end users to install programs.
  • This release is built with Embarcadero Delphi Berlin - this is a technical change that does not affect end users

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