In material properties of SAPFIR, there is new option to assign design parameters that will be considered as input data for analysis of reinforcement in VISOR-SAPR module. These parameters are assigned automatically to structural elements according to material properties. Later the user could modify design parameters for every structural element separately.
New ‘Load cases’ dialog box that includes Load case editor, tables of input data for DCL and DCF. On the ‘Edit load cases’ tab the user could generate a set of load cases, assign the type and subtype of safety factors, duraction factor, mutual exclusion, unification, accompanying and sign variability. Data from the ‘Edit load cases’ tab is used to automatically generate combinations of loads (DCL and DCF). DCL and DCF tables are generated according to building codes SP 20.13330.2011, DBN B.1.2 - 2:2006, SNIP 2.01.07 -85*. All combinations are generated based on the data from the ‘Rules for combinations’ dialog box that contains a set of coefficients and formulas to generate both normative and user-defined combinations. Above-mentioned parameters may be saved to file and used in other projects.
New tool to define earthquake load according to the following building codes: SP 14.13330.2014, DBN B.1.1-12:2006 and SNIP II-7-81*. All parameters for the earthquake load are defined in the same dialog box:
- direction of earthquake load;
- units of magnitude;
- soil category;
- number of mode shapes;
- type of structure;
- all appropriate coefficients of the building code in use;
- load cases that generate masses for earthquake analysis.
These parameters are used in earthquake analysis in VISOR-SAPR module and no additional data is required.
The user could define several earthquake load cases in different directions.
Detailed analytical model of the stairs may be generated. Stairs from RC are simulated with plates while stairs with saddles and strings are simulated with bars of the specified section. Dead and live loads may be defined to the load-bearing elements of stairs. It is also possible to define boundary conditions at places where these elements intersect the framework of a building.
Additional lines and points of triangulation for slabs may be defined and modified at the stage of model generation.
New object ‘Pile’ is presented: vertical bar of the specified cross-section; its stiffness is defined as bearing capacity and settlement. It is possible to arrange either single piles or pile groups in an ordinary or staggered type – along the line (strip) or inside arbitrary contour. Parameters for the pile group (e.g. step, number, contour line, etc.) may be modified. Location of piles is taken into account during triangulation of foundation slab in design model. When piles are transferred to VISOR-SAPR module, appropriate FE type is assigned to them.
Option to save *.spf file for previous versions of SAPFIR program: SAPFIR 2015, 2014 and 2013.
Enhanced functionality for the ‘Grid lines’ tool. The user could define arbitrary name for the line in the grid, automatically modify dimension of mark in case of long name. With the ‘Explode block’ command, grid of lines may be transformed to the set of single lines.
Grid lines may be visualized at the level of active storey. In parameters for line it is possible to define the storeys where the line should be visualized.
For columns and beams, snap point of the section may be chosen graphically.
Enhanced diagnostic functions for the generated model. The user could choose appropriate check criteria for certain objects.
More options for detailed design documentation: list of sheets is generated automatically, documents may be printed to non-standard format, sequence of sheets in a set may be defined, renumbering of sheets, automatic links to joints according to actual numbers of sheets.
Modified dialog boxes where you could show/hide and select elements. They include only types of elements available in the active view.
Enhanced tools to edit the model:
- to make fillet and chamfer of the specified radius for defined corners in selected object;
- to dynamically display the box where the user could input distance up to the next vertix from the previously defined one;
- to move common vertix that belongs to several objects;
- to select several segments in the slab and assign common properties for support, etc.;
- to move the vertix of selected object without the need to activate appropriate command.
New program mode ‘Dowels’. For foundation slabs, pattern of dowels for vertical elements (columns and diaphragms) may be generated on the basis of concepts developed at the stage of design of these elements (in SAPFIR-RC Column, SAPFIR-RC Diaphragm modules) that are supported on foundation slab. Specifications for reinforcement dowels are presented, drawings of joints and their location on plan of foundation slab are generated.
Cross-section of reinforcement in slab may be presented with notations for location of rebars of main and additional reinforcement, technological reinforcement and (for foundation slabs) dowels to vertical elelements (columns, diaphragms).
New tool to unify reinforcement in slabs. This tool enables the user to evaluate and compare analysis results for reinforcement in identical slabs in order to find out slabs with similar reinforcement pattern and unite them into unification groups. When unification groups are generated, superposed contour lines for area of reinforcement in several selected slabs may be visualized simultaneously. Numerical values are presented in the table. The common mark is assigned to slabs in the same group. To design the prototype of unification model, the envelope line with analysis results for reinforcement is generated. It displays max values for area of reinforcement obtained in analysis of all samples of slabs with this mark.