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scia18SCIA Engineer 18 | What Is New

SCIA Engineer 18 brings a large number of enhancements and new features. This release moves SCIA Engineer to the next level in terms of usability, material design and interoperability.

KEY BENEFITS:
  • Enhanced usability with streamlined workflows for more effective work and faster learning of the software (simplified buckling settings, a new 3D navigation control...).
  • Advanced materials and floor systems expanding the array of possibilities for multi-material design (steel fibre reinforced concrete, autodesign of composite floors, support of structural glass design…).
  • Extended information flow in BIM with upgraded roundtrip links to Revit and Tekla Structures that bridge the gap to concrete and steel detailing.

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New default functionality settings to help you start a new project fast

  • Commonly used functionalities are enabled by default
  • Individual functionalities have been regrouped and resorted to reflect the most frequent scenarios
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Automation along the whole workflow saves you time

  • A default cross-section is available for each material selected in the project
  • A self-weight load case is created automatically, allowing the users to directly verify their model by calculating the response to the self-weight
  • Code-based combinations are generated automatically in accordance with the selected building code
  • Nonlinear combinations can be easily and directly derived from an existing linear envelope combination.
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Optimised tree-menus and direct access to learning materials
  • The SCIA Engineer tree-menu has been modified in terms of both look and behaviour to provide easier access to individual functions.
  • The Project Manager, which opens at the start of SCIA Engineer, now offers direct access to numerous learning materials: learning videos, step-by-step tutorials accompanied by their sample project.
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New 3D navigation control

  • Simpler and more flexible view/pan/zoom controls
  • Direct access in the 3D window to minimize mouse travels
  • One click "zoom-all" and “perspective view”
  • Precise navigation to all sides and corners of the project
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Different colours for point, line and surface loads

  • This enhancement enables you to easily differentiate the types of loads in a model: point loads, line loads and surface loads, by assigning a specific colour.
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Simplified buckling settings

  • All inputs related to spans, buckling and deflections have been consolidated in one place
  • Immediate graphical response to changes in buckling settings
  • Effective input using buckling groups
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Faster and clearer overview of the results

  • Extended integration strips on 2D members
  • Much faster, simplified visualisation of deformations
  • Export of results to an XML file
  • Adjustable limits for checks of 1D members
  • Transparent determination of support eccentricity
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Autodesign and unique reporting in composite design

  • Use of steel beams with large openings based on an SCI publication
  • Automatic design of studs and cross-sections
  • Result labels summarising the design on a plan view
  • Camber design
  • Detailed and transparent reporting
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The new steel fibre reinforced concrete design solution

  • Support of Bekaert’s Dramix® steel fibres
  • Automatic calculation of the steel fibre dosage
  • ULS and SLS checks: capacity, shear, crack width, stress limitation
  • Advanced material and geometrical nonlinear analysis
  • Ability to expand the built-in material library by other steel fibres
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SIA 262:2013

  • Calculation of internal forces
  • ULS design of 2D members
  • ULS and SLS checks
  • Section checks
  • Detailing provision
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Extended capabilities of punching shear design

  • Punching shear design can be performed using the user-reinforcement
  • Punching shear design is compatible with nonlinear combinations
  • Concrete stress is taken into account while evaluating VRd,c
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Improvements in design of concrete structures

  • New default settings reflect the most frequent scenarios and speed up the workflow
  • The extended library of manufactured steel reinforcement meshes allows users to incorporate those from their preferred supplier
  • The optimised memory management makes the concrete design more robust and stable even for very large models
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Links to structural glass and foundation applications/add-ons

  • Integrated design of structural glass elements using a module developed by ALLBIM NET SPRL company,
  • Link to the external FD+ application for the design of foundation pads developed by FRILO Software GmbH.
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Tekla Structures

  • Bi-directional exchange of data enabling users to smoothly follow the BIM workflow from the architect's concept (Tekla Structures) to analysis and code design (SCIA Engineer) to final detailing (Tekla Structures)
  • Improved material and cross-section mapping
  • Support for complex beams such as curves, polylines
  • Export of end reactions to support the detailing of connections in Tekla Structures
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Revit

  • Export of reinforcement for 1D and 2D members
  • Export of load panels
  • Support of storeys
  • Mapping improvements

 

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