CHECKPOLE v6.2.0 released

CHECKPOLE v6.2.0 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.
  • Specify External Corner Radius (rext) of polygonal members in Edit > Settings > SHAFT.
  • Override design wind pressures in Edit > Settings > WIND.
  • Introduction of triple openings.
  • Load cases and factors now displayed under LOADING > CASES.
  • Specify shielding factors for ancillaries.
  • AS/NZS 1170: Significant improvements to Terrain Category detection and Terrain/Height Multiplier (Mz,cat) calculation.
  • AS/NZS 1170: Delete specific Terrain Category zones.
  • AS/NZS 1170: Significant improvements to shielding structure detection and Shielding Multiplier (Ms) calculation.
  • AS/NZS 1170: Significant improvements to Topographic Multiplier (Mt) calculation.
  • TIA-222-H: Significant improvements to Exposure Category detection and Velocity Pressure Coefficient (Kz) calculation.
  • TIA-222-H: Significant improvements to Topographic Factor (Kzt) calculation.
  • Introduction of AASHTO LRFD LTS-1 wind analysis (USA, Asia, Middle East).
  • Significant reduction in analysis and design time.
  • Automatically determine natural frequency, rotation and deflection for Rocla monopoles.
  • TIA-222-H: Improvements to connection design.
  • LRFD LTS-1: Introduction of finite life fatigue calculation.
  • Automatically determine site-specific Mean Wind Speed for fatigue design based on relevant government data for Australia, New Zealand and USA.

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.

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.