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.

CHECKPOLE v6.3.0 released

CHECKPOLE v6.3.0 is now live and can be downloaded here. New features and enhancements include:

  • SHAFT: Introduction of the Geometry Wizard to build simple poles in seconds.
  • SHAFT: Insert new pole segments above existing segments.
  • SHAFT: Type 4 openings can now be added to polygonal poles.
  • CONNECTIONS: Add backing rings to base connections.
  • SITE: Ignore detected topographic features for analysis by clicking “Review…” and then clicking on the topographic feature.
  • LOADS: Custom ancillaries are now saved to the *.ckp file to ensure compatibility when sharing files.
  • CASES: Edit load factors for all standard load cases.
  • FATIGUE: Gusset plates now accounted for in fatigue design calculations, reducing assumed stress values.
  • ToolTip text support added; hover your mouse over an input to find out more information about it.

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.
  • Natural frequency, rotation and deflection analysis 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.