CHECKWIND v4.6.0 released

CHECKWIND v4.6.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • Option to reset site location.
  • 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 for New Zealand sites.
  • TIA-222-G/TIA-222-H: Improvements to Exposure Category detection.
  • TIA-222-G/TIA-222-H: Introduction of Average Elevation methodology for Topography Factor (Kzt) calculation.
  • CSA S37: Introduction of Connection Design.
  • 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 for New Zealand sites.
  • ASCE 7-10/ASCE 7-16/TIA-222-G/TIA-222-H: Improvements to Exposure Category detection.
  • 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.

CHECKWIND v4.2.0 released

CHECKWIND v4.2.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • Google map imagery automatically compared against Land Cover Database for sites in New Zealand.
  • AS 4055: Significant improvements to automatic Terrain Category detection.
  • AS 4055: Significant improvements to automatic Shielding Class detection.
  • AS 4055: Improvements to automatic Topography Class calculation.
  • AS/NZS 1170: Significant improvements to automatic Terrain/Height Multiplier (Mz,cat) detection.
  • AS/NZS 1170: Significant improvements to automatic shielding structure (Ms) detection.
  • AS/NZS 1170: Improvements to automatic Topography Multiplier (Mt) calculation.
  • ASCE 7-10/ASCE 7-16/TIA-222-G/TIA-222-H: Significant improvements to automatic Velocity Pressure Coefficient (Kz) detection.
  • ASCE 7-10/ASCE 7-16/TIA-222-G/TIA-222-H: Improvements to automatic Topography Factor (Kzt) calculation.
  • ASCE 7-10/ASCE 7-16/TIA-222-G/TIA-222-H: Upwind shielding sector plotted for Topography Factor (Kzt).
  • AS/NZS 1170: Option to use Parapet Height (hp) value for all locations and wind directions simultaneously.
  • Users can now specify a negative water surface level.

CHECKPOLE v5.5.0 released

  • New “Viewer” mode allows unlicenced users to explore features.
  • Google map imagery automatically compared against Land Cover Database for sites in New Zealand.
  • AS/NZS 1170: Significant improvements to automatic Terrain/Height Multiplier (Mz,cat) detection.
  • AS/NZS 1170: Significant improvements to automatic shielding structure (Ms) detection.
  • AS/NZS 1170: Improvements to automatic Topography Multiplier (Mt) calculation.
  • TIA-222-G/TIA-222-H: Significant improvements to automatic Velocity Pressure Coefficient (Kz) detection.
  • TIA-222-G/TIA-222-H: Improvements to automatic Topography Factor (Kzt) calculation.
  • TIA-222-G/TIA-222-H: Upwind shielding sector plotted for Topography Factor (Kzt).
  • Users can now specify a negative water surface level.
  • Updated Ancillary library with new antennas.

CHECKPOLE v5.4.0 released

CHECKPOLE v5.4.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • Existing custom monopole libraries created in v5.0.0 onwards will automatically be converted to the new format.
  • Rocla monopole library has been updated to include openings, superceded poles and recent changes to SR poles with 8M24 tip ferrules.