Category: CHECKPOLE

CHECKPOLE v10.0.0 released

CHECKPOLE v10.0.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • Improved tnxTower importing.
  • SETTINGS: Override First Mode Natural Frequency (n1) to AS/NZS 1170.2-2011 and AS/NZS 1170.2-2021.
  • SETTINGS: Override Dynamic Response Factor (Cdyn) clause to AS/NZS 1170.2-2021.
  • SETTINGS: Override Structural Steel Density.
  • STRUCTURE: Specify 6-SIDED polygonal shaft segments.
  • STRUCTURE: Specify material grade for structural elements (shaft segments, plates, strengthening members, etc) rather than yield and tensile stresses. An extensive list of standard material grades for Australia/New Zealand, China, Europe and the United States is included.
  • STRUCTURE: Specify custom material grades and save them to a custom material library.
  • STRUCTURE: Introduction of predictive bolted and welded end terminations for monopole strengthening to TIA-222-I Annex V (refer Image 1).
  • STRUCTURE: Introduction of standard European and US channel, equal angle, flat bar and unequal angle sections for monopole strengthening to TIA-222-I Annex V.
  • SITE: Basic Wind Speeds and Ice Thicknesses to LRFD-LTS-1, TIA-222-H and TIA-222-I are now sourced directly from ASCE 7 Hazard Tool.
  • SITE: Introduction of automated wind analysis to MS 1553-2002 (Malaysia).
  • SITE: Introduction of automated wind analysis to Telecommunications Industry Association Standard TIA-222-I.
  • SITE: Introduction of automated wind speeds to CIRSOC 102-05 (Argentina).
  • SITE: Introduction of automated wind speeds to NBR 6123 (Brazil).
  • SITE: Introduction of automated wind speeds to NCH 432-2010 (Chile).
  • SITE: Introduction of automated wind speeds to NBC-2006 (Nigeria).
  • SITE: Introduction of automated wind speeds to SBC 301 (Saudi Arabia).
  • SITE: Introduction of automated wind speeds to UNIT 50:84 (Uruguay).
  • SITE: Introduction of a brand new Terrain Category detection algorithm utilising machine learning to AS/NZS 1170.2-2011, AS/NZS 1170.2-2021 and MS 1553-2002 (refer Image 2).
  • SITE: Improved Topographic Multiplier (Mt) detection to AS/NZS 1170.2-2011 and AS/NZS 1170.2-2021.
  • SITE: Introduction of a brand new Terrain Category (Ce) detection algorithm utilising machine learning to CSA S37-18.
  • SITE: Introduction of a brand new Exposure Coefficient (ce) detection algorithm utilising machine learning to EN 40.
  • SITE: Introduction of a brand new Exposure Category detection algorithm (including open patches) utilising machine learning to LRFD LTS-1, NSCP 2015, TIA-222-H and TIA-222-I (refer Image 3).
  • SITE: Introduction of automatic directional Velocity Pressure Coefficient (Kz) averaging and transition zone analysis to ASCE 7 Section C26.10.
  • SITE: Improved Topographic Factor (Kzt) detection to LRFD LTS-1, NSCP 2015 and TIA-222-H.
  • LOADING: Introduction of “CYLINDER” and “LIGHT” appurtenance types.
  • DESIGN: Introduction of shaft design to TIA-222-I.
  • DESIGN: Introduction of bolted and welded end termination design for monopole strengthening to TIA-222-I Annex V.
  • DESIGN: Introduction of connection design to TIA-222-I.
  • DESIGN: Introduction of fatigue design to TIA-222-I.
  • DESIGN: Improved fatigue design to CSA S37-18 and LRFD LTS-1.

CHECKPOLE v9.8.0 released

CHECKPOLE v9.8.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • Introduction of automated wind analysis to Malaysian Standard MS 1553-2002.
  • SITE: Improved Topographic Multiplier (Mt) detection to AS/NZS 1170.2-2011 and AS/NZS 1170.2-2021.
  • SITE: Manually override Topographic Multiplier (Mt) to AS/NZS 1170.2-2011 and AS/NZS 1170.2-2021.
  • SITE: Improved Topographic Factor (Kzt) detection to LRFD LTS-1, NSCP 2015 and TIA-222-H.
  • SITE: Manually override Topographic Factor (Kzt) to LRFD LTS-1, NSCP 2015 and TIA-222-H.
  • ANALYSIS: Reduced analysis time and improved stability.
  • DESIGN: Improved fatigue design to CSA S37-18 and LRFD LTS-1.
  • DOCUMENT: Expanded analysis results in summary report.

CHECKPOLE v9.7.0 released

CHECKPOLE v9.7.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • STRUCTURE: Specify type of blind bolt (FORGBolt, Hollo-Bolt or NextGen2) for strengthening.
  • STRUCTURE: Specify EXTERNAL and INTERNAL strengthening.
  • SITE: Improved high-resolution topographic data coverage from GPXZ.
  • SITE: Control Google StreetView directly within the software when viewing shielding structures to AS/NZS 1170.2-2011 and AS/NZS 1170.2-2021.
  • LOADING: Appurtenance Library completely redesigned for a smoother experience.
  • LOADING: Custom appurtenance libraries now saved as CSV files.
  • DESIGN: Significant reduction in connection analysis time.

CHECKPOLE v9.6.0 released

CHECKPOLE v9.6.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • STRUCTURE: Polygonal members now modelled and designed based on their external corner radius (rext).
  • STRUCTURE: Specify both rectangular and tapered gusset plates.
  • SITE: Improved Topographic Multiplier (Mt) detection to AS/NZS 1170.2-2011 and AS/NZS 1170.2-2021.
  • SITE: Automatic Reference Wind Speed (Vref,0) detection to EN 1991-1-4 for Greece, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugual, Slovenia and Spain.
  • SITE: Improved Basic Wind Speed (V) detection to LRFD LTS-1 and TIA-222-H to more closely align with ASCE 7 Hazard Tool.
  • ANALYSE: Option to utilise TIA-222-H Annex S provisions.
  • DESIGN: Improvements and corrections to monopole strengthening design module.

CHECKPOLE v9.5.0 released

CHECKPOLE v9.5.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • SITE: Address searches now saved.
  • SITE: Improved Topographic Multiplier (Mt) detection to AS/NZS 1170.2-2011 and AS/NZS 1170.2-2021.
  • LOADING: Introduction of V-PANEL headframe/platform type.
  • ANALYSE: Specify the minimum number of nodes to be used per shaft segment during structural analysis.
  • DESIGN: Improvements and corrections to monopole strengthening design module.

CHECKPOLE v9.4.0 released

CHECKPOLE v9.4.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • Introduction of automated EN 40 wind analysis.
  • SITE: Automatic Reference Wind Speed (Vref,0) detection to EN 1991-1-4 for Belarus, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg and United Kingdom (with remaining countries to come shortly).
  • SITE: Automatic Terrain Category (ce) detection to EN 40-3-1.
  • SITE: Automatic Topography Factor (f) detection to EN 1991-1-4.
  • SITE: Automatic Shape Coefficient (c) calculation to EN 40-3-1.
  • LOADING: Automated load cases to EN 40-3-3.

CHECKPOLE v9.3.0 released

CHECKPOLE v9.3.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • SITE: Improved Site Report output.
  • SITE: Topographic analysis increased from 16 directions to 32 directions for all supported standards.
  • SITE: Improved Regional Wind Speed (VR) interpolation to AS/NZS 1170.2-2021.
  • SITE: Improved Topographic Multiplier (Mt) detection to AS/NZS 1170.2-2011 and AS/NZS 1170.2-2021.
  • SITE: Improved Topographic Factor (Kzt) detection to LRFD LTS-1, NSCP 2015 and TIA-222-H.
  • SITE: Improved Basic Wind Speed (V) detection to LRFD LTS-1 and TIA-222-H to more closely align with ASCE 7 Hazard Tool.
  • LOADING: Introduction of LIGHT ARRAY headframe type for large stadium lighting towers.
  • ANALYSE: Preview monopole and make changes to structure and loading before running structural analysis.

CHECKPOLE v9.2.0 released

CHECKPOLE v9.2.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • STRUCTURE: Specify single or double ring base bolt configurations (internal and/or external).

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.