Version 1.02.14 Released – Import/Export of Nodal Coordinates from/to Excel Files

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CloudCalc is pleased to announce the release of Version 1.02.14, the application’s 34th 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 enables the Import and Export of CloudCalc’s Nodal Coordinate data from and to external files in the form of Excel’s XLSX files.  Data is exported in the format of Node – X Coordinate — Y Coordinate — Z Coordinate (where coordinates are expressed in the current units for length); imported data is expected to be in that same format, and also in the current units.  The data may have a header line or not (CloudCalc prompts for that), and the coordinates may correspond to the Y-Axis Up or the Z-Axis Up convention (the latter is automatically converted to/from CloudCalc’s standard Y-Axis Up convention upon Import or Export). Continue reading

Version 1.02.13 Released – Expanded Load Types

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CloudCalc is pleased to announce the release of Version 1.02.13, the application’s 33rd 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.)

The highlight of this release is the expansion of the available Load Types from the previous four types (Self Weight, Dead Load, Live Load, and Occasional Load) to nine types: Self Weight, Dead Load, Live Load, Roof Live Load, Earthquake, Rain Load, Snow Load, Wind Load, and Other Occasional Load.  Additionally all Concentrated and Uniform Loads may be assigned user-created Load Names, either individually or in groups.  Since loads may be manipulated (edited, displayed, or analyzed) either by Load Type or by Load Name, this effectively provides an unlimited number of predefined or users created Load Types.  Up to eight different Load Types or Load Names, each with individual Load Multiples, may be assigned to each of the Static Load Cases. Continue reading

Visit CloudCalc at NASCC 2017

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Visit us in Booth 8095 to learn the benefits of using cloud-based engineering software

CloudCalc, Inc.  would like to invite all those attending this year’s NASCC — the Steel Conference (March 22-24, 2017 in San Antonio, TX) to visit us in Booth 8095.  Once there, you will learn exactly why CloudCalc — Structural Analysis in the Cloud –was selected by the AISC/Modern Steel Construction Magazine as one of the Hot Products of last year’s NASCC show! Continue reading

Version 1.02.11 Released – Optimization for Larger Models

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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. Continue reading

Version 1.02.10 Released – Enhancements to Units Management

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CloudCalc is pleased to announce the release of Version 1.02.10, the application’s 30th update since its initial launch on June 2, 2014.  The highlight of this release is the addition of several enhancements to CloudCalc’s Units management.

Units management is done through the Tools->Units menu option.  The new features are: Continue reading