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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.