SCIA Engineer 18.1
SCIA Engineer 18.1: advanced multi-material design, streamlined usability and extended BIM
SCIA Engineer 18.1 follows in footsteps of version 18 and focusses primarily on an overall efficiency and usability, multi-material design and interoperability. You will experience new improvements and extensions in many programme parts: from faster project opening, to clearer calculation reports, to wider design capabilities and a new exchange format (IFC4).
SCIA Engineer 18.1 brings you:
- calculation of long-term deflection of slabs with ribs according to EN 1992-1-1,
- support for composite beams with multiple openings following the instructions published in SCI publications and better prediction of floor vibration issues,
- calculation of required reinforcement in beams and columns in compliance with the SIA 262:2013 code,
- output of mathematical formulas for the design of steel members,
- redesigned bill of material,
- import of IFC4 files,
- and much more...
Multi-material design and floor systems
- A new approach to the analysis of a rib-slab system gives the accurate stiffness for the ribs and the slab independently.
- Users who use the NEN-EN 1992-1-1 now have new options related to the calculation of the compression zone. It can be (i) derived from acting forces, (ii) calculated using the resistance of the cross-section or (iii) not taken into account.
- Handling of multiple web openings in a beam makes it possible to achieve an economic and time-efficient design in situations when land costs and the minimum available headroom are a limitation.
- For long-span beams, less strict limitations for shear connection allow for a design with fewer studs, which often results in lower costs.
- A more accurately calculated natural frequencies help designer address properly the required serviceability considerations.
The updated module for the design of concrete members in compliance with the SIA 262:2013 code now offers:
- calculation of longitudinal reinforcement for beams & columns with/without user's basic reinforcement,
- new options for presentation of results,
- higher performance
Applied formulas are now printed in the detailed report for code verifications according to EN 1993-1-1 and EN 1993-1-2. This allows anyone to closely follow the applied calculation steps and fully understand the results.
Increased efficiency and streamlined usability
The “post-processing environment v17 (PPE v17)” of SCIA Engineer 18.1 now supports the automatic generation of a bill of material giving you the overview of total weight, volume and surface area. Optionally, you can also get an estimate of the price.
Especially for the serviceability limit state, the relative deformation is an important aspect in the design of a structure. With SCIA Engineer 18.1, you can easily display it also in the post-processing environment v17.
Brief reports after the finite element analysis now contain more information and provide details for faster evaluation of results:
- for the soil interaction, the report contains both the overall summary and intermediate results of each iteration,
- for modal analysis, you can directly evaluate the amount of participating mass,
- critical values for stability combinations are shown after the stability analysis.
The new export of the Engineering Report to MS Excel generates a nicely structured Excel file with clear layout and a separate sheet for each chapter.
And several more general improvements ... (read more)
Extended information flow in BIM
SCIA Engineer now supports both main IFC versions: the certified 2x3 and the new version 4. You can now directly import IFC4 files generated in Allplan, Allplan Bimplus or ArchiCAD.