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SCIA Engineer 16 | What Is New


SCIA Engineer 17 brings a vast number of enhancements, extensions and modifications that extend throughout the whole workflow of a typical engineer. Some of them address users specialising in specific types of structures, others simplify the daily work of every structural engineer.

The improvements appear in all phases of the project workflow: initial modelling, precise analysis, code-complying design and presentation of results, and all share the same primary goal: USER SATISFACTION

Concrete Design1scia-engineer-comprehensive_eurocode_design_of_1d_members
  • Comprehensive Eurocode design of 1D members - reinforced concrete beams, columns and ribs according to Eurocode EN1992-1
  • A new “Section check” tool for detailed analysis of a concrete section
  • Seismic concrete frame and shear wall design to US codes (ACI 318-14)
  • Extended coverage of Brazilian concrete code (NBR 6118)
Steel and Composite Design
  • EC3 connections: four bolts per row, weak axis bending and more
  • Realistic composite design according to EN 1994
  • Optimised composite design for AISC 360-10
  • AutoDesign for custom catalogue-based optimisation
Analysis and Results2_1_scia-engineer-16-table-results-interactive
  • New advanced analysis options:
   -   Four types of yield conditions are now available for general plastic analysis of shells: Von Mises, Tresca, Mohr-Coulomb, and Drucker-Prager
   -   New parameters in the Solver setup allow for better control of the convergence of non-linear analysis, make it possible to neglect masses in a specific direction or choose the method for time history analysis
   -   Improved stability of the Soil-in calculation for very deep foundations
   -   Membranes are now analysed using triangular elements for a more robust convergence
   -   Equivalent Lateral Forces (ELF), newly implemented in SCIA Engineer, is a well-known method for the seismic analysis of structures; even though being quite conservative, it is very popular for its simplicity
   -   Automatic mesh refinement now works with a user-defined group of load cases  
  • Graphical representation of strains and stresses in 3D
  • Table Results – more interactive than before
Reporting and BIM   3scia-engineer-16-bim-updates-ifc
  • The Engineering Report, the primary tool for the preparation of comprehensive and clear documents about the performed analysis and design, presents a few new features and, primarily, optimised memory handling:
   -   Import A0 drawing in 600 DPI quality
   -   Include hundreds of high resolution pictures in the same report
   -   Import ECtools calculation reports
   -   Import external PDF files
  •  BIM updates - the links to 3rd party software were updated to support their latest versions:
    -   A new, IFC-based, interface replaces the old link with Allplan. This IFC interface has been optimised for the exchange of data with Allplan and thus no additional manual settings are required.
   -   SCIA Engineer 16 is compatible with Tekla Structures 2016.

User Support and Feedback4scia-engineer-16-smartgui-feedback
  • Instant access to online help
  • Your feedback is valuable - а new option (button) provides a direct communication channel to SCIA’s product management. Those who want to share their opinions with SCIA have a choice of three buttons: like, dislike, send a suggestion.

 

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