CHECKPOLE v3.0.0 released

CHECKPOLE v3.0.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • Brand new automated Topographic Multiplier (Mt) calculation engine which checks 16 wind directions in seconds and produces a terrain profile for each direction that can be interrogated by clicking on the feature points.
  • Automatic wind region detection for Australia and New Zealand.
  • Automatic lee zone detection and calculation for New Zealand sites.
  • Automatic Elevation Multiplier (Mel) detection and calculation for sites in Tasmania and New Zealand above 500 m.
  • Improvements to the Shielding Multiplier (Ms) wizard, including average site slope calculation for 16 wind directions and produces a terrain profile for each direction that can be interrogated by clicking on the feature points.
  • Toggle wind loading on/off with a single click.
  • Override Directional Multiplier (Md) with a single click.
  • Override Structure Base RL for rooftop sites in the Settings menu.
  • Minimum reinforcement check for pad foundations.
  • Reset AASHTO 2013 fatigue detail categories.
  • Improved support for timber monopoles.
  • Improvements to summary and detailed reports.
  • Users will be prompted to save custom monopoles only if they have been edited.
  • Improvements to the user interface.
  • Saves the current window state when closing.

2 comments

  1. Great stuff Chris. Congratulations on putting this much needed software together. One of the biggest failings noted by the CTS Townsville in their post cyclone investigations has been the assessment (or lack thereof) for topographic multipliers. You’ve nailed it.

  2. Thank you for the kind words, Peter! I’ve been very excited for people to see the new version, I really think we’ve been able to build something that removes the potential for ambiguity when interpreting AS/NZS 1170.2. We’ll be releasing a standalone application called CHECKWIND with this functionality in the next month.

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