CloudCalc is pleased to announce the release of Version 1.02.11, the application’s 31st update since its initial launch on June 2, 2014. The highlight of this release is the optimization of the program to handle larger models better and faster.
In the past we have heard from a number of our users that CloudCalc loses its effectiveness as the model size increases. Typically as the models extended beyond a few hundred elements, the analysis time would often exceed the time out settings of the user’s browser. Additionally, data-intensive operations, such as displaying the List View mode for very large models, often exceeded the patience of the user.
In order to eliminate these issues, and thus ensure that there is no practical limit to the size of the model that CloudCalc can handle, we have optimized the software to speed up nearly all parts of the cloud-based process, from the data transfer, to the structural analysis calculations themselves, to the internal data manipulation, to the display of results. The cumulative effect is that we are observing decreases in the analysis times of larger models of more than 90%.
We invite you to see for yourself. Clicking the graphic below will give you access to a sample model of nearly 500 elements, with which you can evaluate our improvements. (Note that if you wish to make any changes to this model you will first have to
File->Save As it to your own User Account.)
(Important — If you don’t see Version 1.02.11 at the bottom of the Help Menu in the version of CloudCalc in your browser, make sure to force a refresh, by pressing ctrl-F5 in Windows or Apple-R or command-R on Apple operating systems.)
Our results with this model?
Static Analysis (4 load cases): 4 seconds
Dynamic Analysis (modal extraction, 5 modes): 6 seconds
Display of all element data in List View mode: 3 seconds
Of course, your results may vary slightly, based on connection and processor speed, but time outs and long waits should now be a thing of the past.
Remember, because CloudCalc is delivered via the cloud, we can provide more updates faster than can software still based on the PC. 31 updates in a little over two years; that is an update every 3-1/2 weeks! Let us know, at firstname.lastname@example.org, which update you would like to see next.
To learn more about CloudCalc, the scalable, collaborative, and mobile cloud-based engineering software, please visit: www.cloudcalc.com – Structural Analysis in the Cloud.
By Tom Van Laan
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