For a beam extended as a cantilever, if you selected 'Fully restrained' for the
span any effective length factor entered for the cantilever was ignored and the
cantilever was erroneously taken as being fully restrained - fixed
For beam to beam connections, connecting a small beam to a much larger one may
not be possible within the 'Green Book' constraints used in ProSteel - cutting the
required notch out of the supported beam would leave insufficient web to affix a
plate with the required 0.6D length. Such cases are now explicitly flagged: before an
error message stated that the plate was too short, and then when you increased it
another message would then say that there was insufficient space to accommodate a
plate of this length leaving the user somewhat confused!
Trying to create a PDF file when a file of that name is already open in a copy of
Acrobat now gives a more informative error message.
Release 5.20k: 13 June 2005
A new option, Project, Add item(s) from another project, has been
added. When you select it you are asked to choose the project file from which items
are to be copied. Once you've done this, the items in the selected project are
listed. Check the one(s) that you wish to add to your current project, then press
'Add'. The item(s) are added to the current project.
When you use the B/F option to bring forward a beam or column load, the
referenced item location/description is now used to form the load name rather than it
being initialised as 'React B/F'. You can of course change this default name if
Bug introduced into 5.20j caused wrong section to be selected from Steel Check
dialog until you used User Setup option fixed
If you entered columns loads in the 'wrong' order, when they were sorted by the
program load values could be copied incorrectly - fixed
When you selected the Print Project option the toolbar Edit button could be
erroneously disabled - fixed
Reordering items in a project containing an OLE page prevented the page contents
being printed until you saved and reloaded the project - fixed
Autosave setting was lost when manually saving a project - fixed
Release 5.20j: 27 April 2005
Fixes a bug reported by a handful of users that caused a 'List index out of
bounds' error message when selecting Steel Check
Copy Load and Cut Load button placement corrected on column edit dialog
Release 5.20i: 25 April 2005
We have reinstated the option to choose channels sections in the column edit
A bug has been fixed that stopped you saving files where there was a period '.'
in the file path
Release 5.20h: 18 April 2005
The key change is that checking of S355 cold-formed hollow sections (Corus trade
name Hybox® 355) has been added. The section properties for cold-formed
circular, square and rectangular hollow sections have been added to the AllSteel.dta
file. Existing unaltered files will be updated when you install this update. If you
have modified your copy of the file it will not be replaced unless you delete/rename
it before installing this release.
This change now means that there are 16 section types available. Many users will
never want to use some types (e.g. SFB/ASB or Euronorm sections). The Configuration,
User Setup dialog now includes a set of check boxes which let you choose which
section types are displayed in the beam and column edit dialogs.
The beam and edit dialogs will not now let you select ASB or cold-formed hollow
sections if you have selected S275 grade steel as these sections are only
manufactured from S355 steel. The column edit dialog now omits sections that are not
generally considered suitable for use as columns: channel, ASB and SFB sections;
cold-formed hollow sections cannot be selected if you have selected S275 grade
The Steel Check section selection dialog now initially displays the selected
section types only. A new 'Show All' button displays all the section types in the
current steel file. As before you can list sections in weight or depth order; a new
option 'Table order' displays the sections in ascending table order (e.g. showing all
the 254x146 UBs or 150x100 RHS sections together).
Connection designs with one row of bolts only could cause error messages stating
that the bolt row spacing could not be accommodated - fixed
Beam bearing plate calculations now include an extra line showing the calculation
of the plate projection.
Where you add an additional moment to a column you can now give it a descriptive
name, e.g. 'wind load'
An additional preference 'Ask before closing program' has been added to the
Configuration, User Setup dialog Preferences page. If the box is checked you get the
'Exit Yes/No' confirmation dialog; if you uncheck the box this is skipped, though you
will continue to be asked whether you wish to save any unsaved work.
The Configuration, Information screen now lists all the names and locations of
all the files used by ProSteel
Release 5.20g: 10 January 2005
This release improves the handling of projects containing large numbers of items.
The Project Manager did not always display the selected item if you had scrolled a
long list to bring the required one into view - fixed. In addition you can now select
how many windows are shown when you press the 'Tile All' button from a new field in
the 'User Setup, Preferences' dialog. If the project contains more items than this,
pressing the button repeatedly displays the next lot of items - e.g. if you have
chosen to tile 20 windows and there are 50 items in the project, pressing the Tile
All button repeatedly now displays 1-20, 21-40, 41-50 and then 1-20 again.