CloudCalc is pleased to announce the release of Version 1.02.18, the application’s 38th 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 allows you to automatically generate the CloudCalc Load Case set as per the recommendations for Basic LRFD Load Case Combinations found in Section 2.3.2 of ASCE Standard ASCE 7-10/16.
These recommendations are:
CloudCalc supports the same seven load case types shown here. Depending on how many of those are included in your model, this would lead to the creation of up to 16 different load cases.
There is now an ASCE 7 button at the top of the Static Load Cases screen.
Clicking this button generates the LRFD Load Cases as per ASCE 7. The generated Load Cases will vary depending upon what individual loads have been used in the model. Of course, you can still edit the CloudCalc Load Cases manually, whether after or instead of clicking the ASCE 7 button.
To better learn how to use this new feature, we invite you to watch the short video Generation of ASCE 7 LRFD Load Combinations in CloudCalc.
Remember, because CloudCalc is delivered via the cloud, we are always able to provide more updates faster than you can expect from our PC-based competitors. We continue to average one update every 5 weeks over the past 3+ years. 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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