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 – www.cloudcalc.com – 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

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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

Rob Herrington Joins CloudCalc as Vice President, International Sales and Marketing

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“I am very excited to be at CloudCalc”

CloudCalc, Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of Robin R. Herrington, Sr. as Vice President of International Sales and Marketing.  Rob will be responsible for establishing the dealer channel and direct sales programs required to increase CloudCalc’s exposure and revenue outside of the United States.

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Rob brings to CloudCalc more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience, with most of that being in the field of engineering software.  Rob has held direct sales and international channel management positions at Realflex Technologies, COADE, Inc. and Intergraph CADWorx and Analysis Systems.  Most recently he has held the position of National Sales Manager at ECE Design, a reseller and developer of software catering to the Plant Design industry.  He holds a degree in Business Management from Western Governor’s University. Continue reading

Visit CloudCalc at SEAoT Annual Convention in Corpus Christi, Texas

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Visit us in Booth 28 to learn the benefits of using CloudCalc

CloudCalc, Inc. would like to invite all those attending the annual State Convention of Structural Engineer’s Association of Texas (SEAoT) next month to visit us in Booth 28.

The 2017 Conference, which will be held October 26-27, 2017 in Corpus Christi, TX at the Holiday Inn Marina, 707 N. Shoreline Boulevard, in Corpus Christi is conducted in order to promote SEAoT’s mission, which is:

To support the structural engineering community, through continuing education, technology transfer, advancement of building code provisions, strengthening registration requirements, and enhancement of public awareness of the services provided by our members.

The conference which begins with opening remarks by Javier Carlin, P.E., SEAoT State President and ends with a raffle drawing in the Exhibition Hall, offers an extensive program of technical presentations – described in the conference advanced program — in between. Continue reading

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