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New features in FEM-Design 23

Last modified by Iwona Budny Bjergø on 2024/02/12 20:24

The following section highlights all new features and changes in FEM-Design 23. All the features and improvements are sorted by the area, and described together in dedicated sections. Bug fixes in FEM-Design 23 are added into Release notes.

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Performance improvements

  Improved saving speed
  Model backup
   Support for wide range of scripts
  Accelerated mesh check
  Enhanced progress bars for large models

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User interface, input and modelling

  Refreshed user interface
  Apply button in relevant dialogs
  Views options in Filter mode
  Quick access to window arrangement
  Enhanced object labels
  Fade all others in a view
  Simplified Hide / Show workflow
  Save and select display status
  Separate layers for modeling tools

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  Wind load on diaphragms 
  Assigned load data in the Load export 
  Improved visibility of assigned loads 
  Traffic loads 

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  Carbon footprint assessment
  Automatic label arrangement

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  Automatic peak smoothing for piles 
  Improved shear deformation calculation of a timber bar
  Plastic shell 

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General design

  Copy applied quantity
  Copy calculation and design parameters

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RC Design

  Bar spacing input in bar auto design
  Same reinforcement along the bar
  Parametric bar reinforcement enhancements

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  In-plane graph position
  Rotate numeric values to screen plane
  Display unit for numeric values
  Background settings for numeric values
  Enhanced color palette display settings
  Display result in a new window
  Improved results structure in Quick Tools
  New result types for unstable plastic load combination 
  Virtual bar 
  Export reactions as loads 

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  General improvements
  Graphical windows
  Text input

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API and interoperability

  IFC Improvements 
  Allplan connection - support for all reinforcement types 
  IDEA StatiCa relink 
  StruXML - object color representation 
  PREFAB - Automatic point connections