CloudCalc Website Upgraded to HTTPS:

SS-1You may have noticed a small change in the appearance of the CloudCalc web site the last time you logged in.  There is now a green padlock and the notation “Secure” to the left of the address bar.  Also the URL name – – is now preceded by the indicator HTTPS: (Hyper Text Transfer Secure) in place of the previous HTTP:

What does this mean to you, the CloudCalc user?  A couple of things… Continue reading

Version 1.02.15 Released – Applied Displacement Loading

CloudCalc is pleased to announce the release of Version 1.02.15, the application’s 35th update since its initial launch on June 2, 2014.  You can verify that you automatically have this latest version by clicking on the Help Menu – the bottom of which shows the active version number.  (If, for some reason it does not show this version, you may need to force a hard-refresh of your browser, via Ctrl-F5 on a PC, or Cmd-Shift-R on a Mac.)

This release adds the ability to model Applied Displacements as a loading type.  Often structures are loaded not only by forces (concentrated or uniform) but also by externally imposed displacements, such as settlement, seismic displacements, or thermal expansion of supports or other attached elements.  These Applied Displacements may now be modeled as acting on any node in the CloudCalc model, and assigned to any individual load, or as part of any Load Type. Continue reading