Besides the wind load analysis addition we talked about last month, GT STRUDL 2016 R2 includes a number of new improvements to the CAD Modeler that make upgrading to the latest version an easy decision.
- The GT STRUDL CAD Modeler now runs on AutoCAD 2017, so early adopters can get up and running building their structural models on the latest platform.
- Loads are displayed as they are being applied.
- Member releases can now be displayed on members using the Display Model panel on the display ribbon bar. Member releases are displayed similar to the method used in GTMenu.
- The magnification for loads has been increased so loads are more easily seen without the user having to adjust the scale factor.
- Large models can be imported significantly faster. In addition, the property pages for members are brought up much faster on models which contain a large number of member groups.
- The colors used in CAD Modeler have been adjusted to be more visible when a white background is used.
- When selecting members from a large table such as W-AISC14, you can now scroll through the table quicker using the mouse thumbwheel.
- For uniform member loads, FR (fractional) is now the default and the start and end are set to 0.0 and 1.0, respectively, so a uniform load is applied over the entire member’s length by default.
- The default factor for self-weight loads has been set to 1.0.
- Labels for members, elements, joints and loads and result annotations now appear in the screen plane rather than only the global x-y plane.
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November 15 - GT STRUDL Webinar: 2016 R2 Release. Learn more.
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In GT STRUDL 2016 R2, the QUERY command will now output the number of Groups that have been defined
in the model.
A new WIND LOAD command is now available to create a GT STRUDL
independent loading condition comprised of applied member and joint loads
computed according to ASCE Standards 7-05 and 7-10.