CHECKSTEEL v3.0.0 released

CHECKSTEEL v3.0.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • We’ve made improvements to our licence system to give users more control over their subscription.
  • View and manage the users/workstations associated with a licence by clicking Licence > Activate.
  • Support for legacy licensing will run until June 2020, after which the old system will be retired. Please update to the latest version as soon as possible.

CHECKPOLE v6.1.0 released

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

  • 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 significant upwind features.
  • TIA-222-G/TIA-222-H: Improvements to Basic Wind Speed (V) detection.
  • TIA-222-G/TIA-222-H: Improvements to Exposure Category detection and Velocity Pressure Coefficient (Kz) calculation.
  • TIA-222-G/TIA-222-H: Improvements to Topographic Factor (Kzt) calculation.
  • TIA-222-G/TIA-222-H: Improvements to shaft drag calculations.
  • TIA-222-G/TIA-222-H: Improvements to connection design calculations.
  • Linear Loads now only contribute to monopole loading for a specific wind direction if TIA-222-H Table 2-8a criteria is met.
  • Point Loads now visualised in the Analysis tab.
  • Results can be toggled on/off in Analysis tab.
  • Introduction of AASHTO LRFD LTS-1 fatigue design.

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.

CHECKPOLE v6.0.0 released

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

  • Complete 3D model interface.
  • Export model to DXF, IGES and STEP.
  • Design embedded and rooftop monopoles.
  • Specify access systems, which will be accounted for in shaft drag calculation.
  • Reset site location parameters.
  • AS/NZS 1170: Improvements to Topographic Multiplier (Mt) calculation including criteria for shielding provided by significant upwind features.
  • TIA-222-G/TIA-222-H: Improvements to Topographic Multiplier (Kzt) calculation.
  • Allocate ancillaries to specific mounts.
  • Expanded ancillary library now contains over 700 antennas, including new 5G antennas from Commscope and Ericsson.
  • Improvements to detailed connection design calculations.
  • Detailed foundation design calculations.
  • Improvements to Summary and Detailed reports.
  • Export drawings to DWG.

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.

CHECKPOLE v5.7.0 released

CHECKPOLE v5.7.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • User interface improvements to maximise usable screen area.
  • Significant speed improvements using multithreading.
  • AS/NZS 1170: Improvements to Terrain Category detection and Terrain/Height Multiplier (Mz,cat) calculation for New Zealand sites.
  • 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.
  • Introduction of connection design to CSA S37.
  • Detailed Connection Design calculations now available under Design > Connections subtab.
  • Site Report now available under Document tab.

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.API now live

Our CHECKWIND web API is finally available to the public. Just enter the structure height and coordinates and it calculates everything you’ve come to expect: region, terrain categories, exposure categories, topography, shielding, wind speeds and pressures for six different international standards.

  • AS 4055
  • AS/NZS 1170
  • ASCE 7-10
  • ASCE 7-16
  • TIA-222-G
  • TIA-222-H
  • IS 875 (India – coming soon)
  • CSA S37 (Canada – coming soon)

CHECKWIND.API is currently free and open to the public for testing and feedback purposes. Get in touch and we’ll supply you with an API key to get started!

CHECKPOLE v5.6.0 released

CHECKPOLE v5.6.0 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.
  • Revised ancillary library with new CommScope and Kathrein 5G antennas.
  • Connections with multiple anchor bolts now considered “redundant” for fatigue design to ASI 2012.