Category: CHECKWIND

CHECKWIND v8.0.0 released

CHECKWIND v8.0.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • STRUCTURE: BUILDING and TOWER structure types can now be oriented in 11.25 degree increments.
  • SITE: Basic Wind Speeds to ASCE 7-16, ASCE 7-22LRFD 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 Class detection algorithm utilising machine learning to AS 4055-2012 and AS 4055-2021.
  • 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 1).
  • 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 ASCE 7-16, ASCE 7-22LRFD LTS-1, NSCP 2015, TIA-222-H and TIA-222-I (refer Image 2).
  • SITE: Introduction of automatic directional Velocity Pressure Coefficient (Kz) averaging and transition zone analysis to ASCE 7 Section C26.10.
  • SITE: Specify shielding structures of any shape to AS 4055-2012, AS 4055-2021, AS/NZS 1170.2-2011, AS/NZS 1170.2-2021 and MS 1553-2002.
  • SITE: Improved Topographic Factor (Kzt) detection to ASCE 7-16, ASCE 7-22LRFD LTS-1, NSCP 2015 and TIA-222-H.
  • ANALYSIS: Specify RL maximum increment spacing for returned wind parameters to provide more granularity.

CHECKWIND v7.5.0 released

CHECKWIND v7.5.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • SITE: Added legend for shielding structures to AS 4055-2012, AS 4055-2021, AS/NZS 1170.2-2011 and AS/NZS 1170.2-2021.
  • SITE: Reduced analysis time for Basic Wind Speeds (V) to ASCE 7-16, ASCE 7-22, LRFD LTS-1, TIA-222-H and TIA-222-I.
  • SITE: Improved Topographic Factor (Kzt) detection using “Average Elevation” methodology to TIA-222-H.

CHECKWIND v7.4.0 released

CHECKWIND v7.4.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • Introduction of automated wind analysis to Malaysian Standard MS 1553-2002.
  • Introduction of automated wind analysis to Telecommunications Industry Association standard TIA-222-I.
  • SITE: Improved Topography Class detection to AS 4055-2012 and AS 4055-2021.
  • 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 ASCE 7-16, ASCE 7-22, LRFD LTS-1, NSCP 2015 and TIA-222-H.
  • SITE: Manually override Topographic Factor (Kzt) to ASCE 7-16, ASCE 7-22, LRFD LTS-1, NSCP 2015, TIA-222-H and TIA-222-I.

CHECKWIND v7.3.0 released

CHECKWIND v7.3.0 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, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain 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: Improved Topography Class detection to AS 4055-2012 and AS 4055-2021.
  • 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 ASCE 7-16, ASCE 7-22, LRFD LTS-1, NSCP 2015 and TIA-222-H.
  • SITE: Improved Basic Wind Speed (V) detection to ASCE 7-16, ASCE 7-22, LRFD LTS-1 and TIA-222-H to more closely align with ASCE 7 Hazard Tool.

SPACE GASS + CHECKWIND integration now available

We have been working closely with the team at SPACE GASS for the past year to integrate CHECKWIND’s ground-breaking automatic wind analysis engine with their industry-defining structural analysis software.

You can find out more about the specifics of the integrations here, but the key features include:

  • Generate site-specific wind pressures for any location in seconds from an address or set of coordinates.
  • Access the CHECKWIND functionality directly through SPACE GASS without the need to manually export/import data.
  • Couple with the Portal Frame Builder tool (which automatically converts pressures into frame loads) to drastically reduce your analysis time.

The add-on can be purchased through the fine people at SPACE GASS at a cost of $450 + GST, and is billed in sequence with your existing annual SPACE GASS maintenance.

This is not the same as a standalone CHECKWIND licence. Instead, this is an integration offered within SPACE GASS. The two prododucts are licenced separately. A CHECKWIND desktop licence does not give you access to the SPACE GASS integration, and vice versa.

CHECKWIND v7.2.0 released

CHECKWIND v7.2.0 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 4055-2021 and AS/NZS 1170.2-2021.
  • SITE: Improved Topography Class detection to AS 4055-2012 and AS 4055-2021.
  • 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 ASCE 7-16, ASCE 7-22, LRFD LTS-1, NSCP 2015 and TIA-222-H.
  • SITE: Improved Basic Wind Speed (V) detection to ASCE 7-16, ASCE 7-22, LRFD LTS-1 and TIA-222-H to more closely align with ASCE 7 Hazard Tool.

CHECKWIND v7.1.0 released

CHECKWIND v7.1.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • STRUCTURE: Buildings with gable roofs can now accommodate 2 different roof slopes.
  • SITE: Improved Topography Class calculation to AS 4055-2012 and AS 4055-2021.
  • SITE: Improved Topographic Multiplier (Mt) calculation to AS/NZS 1170.2-2011 and AS/NZS 1170.2-2021.
  • SITE: Improved Topographic Factor (Kzt) calculation to ASCE 7-16, ASCE 7-22, TIA-222-G and TIA-222-H.
  • ANALYSIS: Chart to display design wind speeds for eight cardinal directions (Vsit,ß) and four building orthogonal directons (Vdes,θ).
  • PRESSURES: Improved automatic internal pressure factor (Cp,i) calculation for buildings with openings to AS/NZS 1170.2-2021.

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.

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.
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