Category: CHECKWIND

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.

CHECKWIND v6.1.0 released

CHECKWIND v6.1.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • STRUCTURE: Building openings listed with edit/copy/delete function buttons.
  • SITE: Introduction of AS/NZS 1170.2-2021.
  • SITE: Removed limitations for automated terrain/exposure detection for very tall structures and replaced them with a warning.

CHECKWIND v6.0.0 released

CHECKWIND v6.0.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • New ribbon navigation bar.
  • Print and Print Preview options now available in STRUCTURE and ANALYSIS tabs.
  • STRUCTURE: Specify BUILDING, MONOPOLE, TOWER or OTHER structure types.
  • STRUCTURE: Introduction of multi-span (pitched and saw-tooth) roofs.
  • STRUCTURE: 3-dimensional visualisation of the structure.
  • STRUCTURE: Add doors and windows to building surfaces by selecting a face.
  • SITE: Introduction of high-resolution topography datasets to improve the accuracy of calculations relating to topographic effects. Refer to the product support page for more information.
  • SITE: Introduction of Canadian Standard CSA S37-18 wind analysis for sites in Canada.
  • PRESSURES: Automatic internal pressure calculation for buildings.
  • AS 4055: Terrain Category labels added to Site Report imagery.
  • AS/NZS 1170: Terrain Category labels added to Site Report imagery.
  • IS 875: Terrain Category labels added to Site Report imagery.

CHECKWIND v5.3.0 released

CHECKWIND v5.3.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • Revised warning for automated terrain/exposure detection for tall structures to avoid the software from becoming unresponsive or crashing when using limited hardware.
  • ASCE 7-16: Significant improvements to Topography Factor (Kzt) detection.
  • LRFD LTS-1: Significant improvements to Topography Factor (Kzt) detection.
  • TIA-222-G: Significant improvements to Topography Factor (Kzt) detection.
  • TIA-222-H: Significant improvements to Topography Factor (Kzt) detection.
  • PRESSURES: Internal pressure parameters will be determined based on the selected element type (“STRUCTURAL” or “CLADDING”).

CHECKWIND v5.2.0 released

CHECKWIND v5.2.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • AS 4055: Significant improvements to shielding building detection and height estimation for Shielding Class.
  • AS/NZS 1170: Significant improvements to shielding building detection and height estimation for Shielding Multiplier (Ms).
  • AS/NZS 1170: Fixed incorrect use of “z” instead of “h” in the calculation of the average spacing of shielding structures (ls) as per Section 4.3.3.

CHECKWIND v5.1.0 released

CHECKWIND v5.1.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • SITE: Ignore detected topographic features for analysis by clicking “Review…” and then clicking on the topographic feature.
  • PRESSURES: Specify two internal pressure coefficients and let CHECKWIND work out the critical net building pressures.
  • PRESSURES: View building pressure calculations by clicking on the relevant cell.

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.