Category: CHECKWIND

CHECKWIND v5.0.0 released

CHECKWIND v5.0.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • View and manage the users/workstations associated with a licence by clicking Licence > Details.
  • Introduction of IS 875 wind analysis (India).
  • Introduction of AASHTO LRFD LTS-1 wind analysis (USA, Asia, Middle East).
  • AS 4055: Significant improvements to Terrain Class detection.
  • AS 4055: Significant improvements to Shielding Class detection.
  • AS 4055: Estimated shielding structure height is more conservative.
  • AS/NZS 1170: Significant improvements to Terrain/Height Multiplier (Mz,cat) detection.
  • AS/NZS 1170: Delete specific Terrain Category zones.
  • AS/NZS 1170: Significant improvements to Shielding Multiplier (Ms) detection.
  • AS/NZS 1170: Estimated shielding structure height (hs) is more conservative.
  • AS/NZS 1170: Automatic internal pressure calculation for permeable/impermeable walls.
  • ASCE 7-10/ASCE 7-16/TIA-222-G/TIA-222-H: Significant improvements to Velocity Pressure Coefficient (Kz) detection.

CHECKWIND v4.7.0 released

CHECKWIND v4.7.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • AS 4055: Improvements to Terrain Class detection.
  • AS 4055: Improvements to Topography Class calculation including criteria for shielding provided by upwind features.
  • AS/NZS 1170: Improvements to Terrain Category detection and Terrain/Height Multiplier (Mz,cat) calculation.
  • AS/NZS 1170: Improvements to Topographic Multiplier (Mt) calculation including criteria for shielding provided by upwind features.
  • ASCE 7-10/ASCE 7-16/TIA-222-G/TIA-222-H: Improvements to Exposure Category detection and Velocity Pressure Coefficient (Kz) calculation.
  • ASCE 7-10/ASCE 7-16/TIA-222-G/TIA-222-H: Improvements to Topographic Factor (Kzt) calculation.

CHECKWIND v4.6.0 released

CHECKWIND v4.6.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • Reset site location parameters.
  • AS 4055: Option to enable/disable upwind topographic shielding for Topography Class calculation.
  • AS/NZS 1170: Option to enable/disable upwind topographic shielding for Topographic Multiplier (Mt) calculation.
  • AS/NZS 1170: Select between frame and cladding elements for external and local pressures.

CHECKWIND v4.5.0 released

CHECKWIND v4.5.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • Select Design Reference before entering site location.
  • AS 4055: Improvements to Topographic Class calculation including criteria for shielding provided by significant upwind features.
  • AS/NZS 1170: Improvements to Topographic Multiplier (Mt) calculation including criteria for shielding provided by significant upwind features.
  • ASCE 7-10/ASCE 7-16/TIA-222-G/TIA-222-H: Improvements to Topographic Multiplier (Kzt) calculation.

CHECKWIND v4.4.0 released

CHECKWIND v4.4.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • Significant speed improvements using multithreading.
  • AS/NZS 1170: Improvements to Terrain Category detection and Terrain/Height Multiplier (Mz,cat) calculation for New Zealand sites.
  • ASCE 7-10/ASCE 7-16/TIA-222-G/TIA-222-H: Improvements to Exposure Category detection and Velocity Pressure Coefficient (Kz) calculation.
  • TIA-222-G/TIA-222-H: Introduction of Average Elevation methodology for Topography Factor (Kzt) calculation.

CHECKWIND v4.3.0 released

CHECKWIND v4.3.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • Significant speed improvements when importing topography data.
  • Significant speed improvements when assembling map imagery.

CHECKWIND v4.2.0 released

CHECKWIND v4.2.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • Google map imagery automatically compared against Land Cover Database for sites in New Zealand.
  • AS 4055: Improvements to automatic Terrain Category detection.
  • AS 4055: Improvements to automatic Shielding Class detection.
  • AS 4055: Improvements to automatic Topography Class calculation.
  • AS/NZS 1170: Improvements to Terrain Category detection and Terrain/Height Multiplier (Mz,cat) calculation.
  • AS/NZS 1170: Improvements to shielding structure detection and Shielding Multiplier (Ms) calculation.
  • AS/NZS 1170: Improvements to automatic Topography Multiplier (Mt) calculation.
  • ASCE 7-10/ASCE 7-16/TIA-222-G/TIA-222-H: Improvements to Exposure Category detection and Velocity Pressure Coefficient (Kz) calculation.
  • ASCE 7-10/ASCE 7-16/TIA-222-G/TIA-222-H: Improvements to Topography Factor (Kzt) calculation.
  • ASCE 7-10/ASCE 7-16/TIA-222-G/TIA-222-H: Upwind shielding sector plotted for Topography Factor (Kzt).
  • AS/NZS 1170: Option to use Parapet Height (hp) value for all locations and wind directions simultaneously.
  • Users can now specify a negative water surface level.

CHECKWIND v4.1.0 released

CHECKWIND v4.1.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • Updates to Terrain Category, shielding structures and Exposure Category detection algorithms to account for recent changes to Google’s map data format.
  • AS 4055: Override Shielding Classification to account for future developments and heavily wooded areas.
  • ASCE 7-10/ASCE 7-16/TIA-222-G/TIA-222-H: Updated ice wind speed maps for Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa.
  • ASCE 7-10/ASCE 7-16/TIA-222-G/TIA-222-H: Improved Topography Factor (Kzt) calculation including an option to adopt Crown Castle reference ENG-PRC-10040 design methodology.
  • TIA-222-G/TIA-222-H: View average upwind terrain level in Topography Factor (Kzt) review dialog.

CHECKWIND v4.0.0 released

CHECKWIND v4.0.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • Choose between metric (mm, m, km, m², m/s, kPa) and imperial (in, ft, mi, ft², mph, psf) measurement units.
  • AS 4055: Automatic Wind Region detection.
  • AS 4055: Automatic Terrain Category detection.
  • AS 4055: Automatic Topographic Class detection.
  • AS 4055: Automatic Shielding Class detection.
  • AS/NZS 1170: Internal and net pressure calculation for building loads.

CHECKWIND v3.1.0 released

CHECKWIND v3.1.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • AS/NZS 1170: Improvements to Topographic Multiplier (Mt) calculation.
  • ASCE 7-10/ASCE 7-16/TIA-222-G/TIA-222-H: Improvements to Topographic Factor (Kzt) calculation.
  • Define water level for topography detection near inland lakes and rivers with surface levels above mean sea level.