Author: Chris Hackney

Chris founded Revolutio in 2012 as a part-time endeavour while working as a consulting structural engineer, but the underlying work can be traced back to his time as an undergraduate at the University of Sydney in 2007. He has worked for Taylor Thomson Whitting, SCP Consulting and Opus International Consultants and was involved in a number of high-profile engineering projects across Oceania, such as retrofitting walkways to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, earthquake assessments in Christchurch, and developing a tablet-based structural inspection application for the Northwest Rail Link.

CHECKWIND v7.0.0 released

CHECKWIND v7.0.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • Export results to Excel workbook.
  • Export results to INDUCTA RCB.
  • STRUCTURE: Window openings can now have both horizontal and vertical offsets.
  • SITE: Introduction of ASCE 7-22.
  • SITE: Basic Wind Speeds now interpolated from contour maps as per ASCE 7 Hazard Tool for ASCE 7-16, ASCE 7-22, TIA-222-G and TIA-222-H.
  • SITE: TIA-222-G calculations now reference ASCE 7-16 wind maps instead of ASCE 7-10.
  • PRESSURES: Local Pressure Factor (Kl) now included in automatic Internal Pressure Coefficient (Cp,i) calculations for AS/NZS 1170.2-2021.

CHECKPOLE v9.1.0 released

CHECKPOLE v9.1.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • STRUCTURE: Specify custom concrete monopoles.
  • STRUCTURE: Specify uniform and tapered outreach arms.
  • STRUCTURE: Specify gusset width.
  • SITE: Introduction of NSCP 2015 (Philippines).
  • SITE: Automatic Basic Wind Speed interpolation for LRFD LTS-1 and TIA-222-H to match the ASCE 7 Hazard Tool.
  • LOADING: Specify area load and point loads at any location along the length of outreach arms.
  • DESIGN: Automated outreach arm design.

CHECKPOLE v9.0.0 released

CHECKPOLE v9.0.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • STRUCTURE: Specify CORNERS anchor bolt pattern.
  • STRUCTURE: Specify internal anchor bolts.
  • STRUCTURE: Specify additional custom anchor bolts.
  • STRUCTURE: Specify clipped base plates.
  • LOADING: Specify RING headframes.
  • LOADING: Specify appurtenance sector and mounting points for more accurate visualisation.
  • LOADING: Merge Appurtenance Groups mounted to the same headframe/platform.
  • LOADING: Custom appurtenances automatically sorted alphabetically.
  • DESIGN: Introduction of AISC 2005 connection design methodology.

CHECKPOLE v8.4.0 released

CHECKPOLE v8.4.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • STRUCTURE: Improved shaft reinforcement module based on linear-elastic design assumption as per TIA-222-H Annex V. Supports complex, overlapping, multi-generational reinforcement differentiated by colour.
  • SITE: Automatic Regional Wind Speed (VR) interpolation for Regions C and D to AS/NZS 1170.2-2021.
  • LOADING: Enable/disable/delete entire load categories by hovering on the “ID” label.
  • LOADING: Specify SHROUD headframes.
  • LOADING: Linear Loads can be specified externally or internally.
  • Access proxy settings from Help ribbon.

CHECKWIND v6.3.0 released

CHECKWIND v6.3.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • SITE: Introduction of AS 4055-2021.
  • SITE: Automatic Regional Wind Speed (VR) interpolation for Regions C and D to AS/NZS 1170.2-2021.
  • Access proxy settings from Help ribbon.

CHECKWIND v6.2.0 released

CHECKWIND v6.2.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • SITE: Detailed Site Reports with higher resolution imagery and topography profiles for all 16 directions.
  • SITE: Warning when switching off Directional Multiplier (Md) override for AS/NZS 1170.2-2021 when analysing monopoles.

CHECKPOLE v8.3.0 released

CHECKPOLE v8.3.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • STRUCTURE: Introduction of fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) monopoles.
  • STRUCTURE: Improved tnxTower model import capability.
  • LOADING: Specify default directory for tnxTower Appurtenance Library (*.arc) files.