FEM-Design 18 service releases

Last modified by IwonaBudny on 2019/03/06 11:20

This page contains list of changes, fixes and new features in FEM-Design 18 service versions.

Version 18.00.002

Released March 5th, 2019



  • Self excitation regions and Full excitation points are added to the statistics.
  • Deflection checking process can be interrupted by Esc button.
  • If the Geometrical system layer was invisible before Fixed point, Fixed line, Division number and Refine functions there will be switched off at the end of them.


  • Equilibrium result tables were not displayed in documentation after leaving and entering again documentation module.
  • Imperfection result name was not displayed correctly, if "Show positive only" option was checked.
  • Deflection check of bars for load groups crashed the program if any of the load groups contained "Final construction stage".
  • Wrongly set shape could cause crash in Post-tensioned cable properties dialog.
  • Section result were not displayed/listed at the end of the section in some special cases
  • Program crashed if Check button was pressed on Foundation design tab, while there weren't any foundation object in the model.
  • Documentation/Image properties were not modified
  • Copy of a load assigned to a structure caused crash
  • Making shell model of a bar that had connected joint caused crash when shell model was converted back to bar model.
  • Pasting file could cause trouble at load case handling
  • Physical view of bars that were connected to a steel joint that belonged to a design group was not correct in some cases after the joint was manually modified.
  • Load case name with international characters could show incorrectly in documentation
  • Welded rectangular hollow section were sometimes recognized as Delta-beams.
  • In RC shell detailed result, maximum result of shell buckling, combinations with warning message "compression force is larger then buckling force" were not taken into account during the maximum search.
  • Using Move function Post-tensioned cables could be multiplied if those are geometrically fit for multiple parent objects.
  • Undo in documentation module caused crash if some tables were in an inactive section.
  • Listing some RC design results in Plate module may have caused crash.
  • Automatic numeric value was not displayed in some cases for coloured surface reaction results.
  • Modification of more than one table column width at a time in the documentation caused crash in some special cases
  • It was not possible to modify E2/E1 of walls.
  • FD wont start after company settings created in FD17 has been imported.
  • Few Construction stage / Structural element reassignment connected crashes are fixed.
  • In the case of wall eccentricity the physical model of corbel was wrong.
  • FEM-Design installation failed unreasonably with 'AVX feature not supported' error msg in some very rare cases.
  • In case of some files made in earlier FD versions, reinforcement layers were displayed on Structure tab and it was not possible to hide them
  • Attempt to move the first Section of Documentation may have caused crash.
  • In case of steel bars, if cross-section's first principal axis was parallel with its z axis, the reduced moment capacity was not calculated correctly
  • Copying property to a bar with varying cross-section may have caused crash in case of incompatible cross-sections.
  • There was some trouble at handling protected layers
  • If surface coloured result was displayed on deformed shape, numeric values were not fit to the deformed shape at re-scaling.
  • It was not possible to manually define no-shear region for RC shells in some cases
  • Using CTRL+C, CTRL+V in Plate module may have caused crash.
  • Steel bar fire design interaction calculations were not displayed correctly in the detailed results.
  • If Close button was pressed in Recovery dialog, new file was started without checking if the current one is saved.
  • Automatic renumbering did not work in some cases for supports of piles.
  • AutoCAD - RealDWG Component could have been missed after FEM-Design installation, and due to that opening AutoCAD drawings was impossible.
  • Handling of "0" layer was confusing.
  • Program crashed at displaying bar-shell detailed result, if there was no stability shape calculated for the first ultimate limit state load combination.

Version 18.00.001

Released January 17th, 2019

This is first release of FEM-Design 18. Check what's new in this version.


Created by IwonaBudny on 2018/11/21 13:43
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