X7 NEW FEATURES

AXISVM makes structural design more efficient version by version

⯈ 3 new modules

More than 60 other improvements  

X7 NEW FEATURES

AXISVM makes structural design more efficient version by version

► 3 new modules

More than 60 other improvements 

NEW FEATURES IN EXISTING MODULES

RC1 

Determining the required amount of reinforcement based on allowed crack width

In SLS combinations, the program calculates the required amounts of reinforcements based on the set limits for crack widths. It allows for flexible control over where and in which direction crack widths are limited.

RC1 

Simultaneous consideration of applied and calculated reinforcements in nonlinear analysis (optional)

When this option is enabled, during nonlinear analysis, the greater value between the calculated and applied reinforcement will be taken into account.

RC2 

Documentation of the applied shear reinforcement used in the design calculation

In the Actual Beam Reinforcement tab, the checking of the user-defined stirrups is documented in the design calculation.

RC3

Punching analysis results can be displayed as new result components in the model window as well

RC6

Extension of stress-strain analysis to virtual beams

RC8

Custom fire curves for reinforced concrete elements

It is suitable for modeling designer-specified fire curves, as well as calculated through fire simulations or gas temperatures measured fire curves.

RC8

Modified hydrocarbon fire curve for reinforced concrete elements

New fire curve for fire design of reinforced concrete elements.

RC8-B

New exposure type when specifying fire load

The sides of the cross-section exposed to the fire can be adjusted as required (for example, when positioned against a wall or in a corner).

SD1

More accurate lateral torsional buckling moment values

The program considers the semi-rigid end joint stiffness of the connected beams when determining the lateral support stiffness.

SD8

Modified hydrocarbon fire curve for steel elements

New fire curve for fire design of steel elements.

SD8

New exposure type when specifying fire load

TD1

The buckling and lateral torsional buckling checks can be optionally enabled/disabled.

TD1

Design of double-tapered beam as one desing member

A double-tapered beam can be defined as a single design member, simplifying the design process and providing clearer documentation.

TD1

Extension of design of curved beams

A beam consisting of straight and curved sections can be specified as a single design member, simplifying the design process and providing clearer documentation.

SOIL

Animation of section plane of soil (GIF)

The program continuously moves the selected section plane across the entire soil model, displaying the values of the set result components. This provides a comprehensive view of the stresses and deformations occurring in the soil model.

SOIL

Arbitrary movement of the section plane parallel to itself

Similar to the section plane animation, any section plane can be moved arbitrarily with a specified step size parallel to itself, provides a deatailed view of the stresses and deformations in the soil model.

SOIL

Labeling of result components of the soil model in the section plane

Labeling of result components in every intersected solid finite element.

SOIL

Pressure-only soil-baseplate interaction in nonlinear analysis

SWG

Consideration of extreme snow loads during automatic load generation can be set among standard parameters

RC1 

Utilization of result components for the actual reinforcement

The utilization of the actual reinforcement is determined based on the capacity curve of the cross-section.

RC2 

Optional consideration of torsion in the design of RC columns

In the design of reinforced concrete columns, the check for torsion can be switched on/off.

RC2 

Enhanced shear check of reinforced concrete columns

The biaxial shear check can be disabled in the verification of the RC columns. In addition to the linear summation, a parabolic relationship can also be used for verification.

RC3 

Punching check considering connecting ribs

The punching check is also available for columns with connecting ribs.

RC3 

Punching check of column reinforced wall ends/corners

The punching check of wall ends/corners can be performed even if a column is connected to the wall end/corners.

RC4 

Additional options for the design of footings

 

The range of verifications taken into account in the design of footings has been extended. The footings can be designed based on a specified set of verifications.

RC4 

Verification of footings against uplift

If an upward force acts on the footing, the program checks whether the self-weight of the footing counterbalances the corresponding external force.

SC1 

Moment-resisting beam joint with end plate

Beam-to-beam connection with end plate joints. Detailed design calculation is available on request.

SC1 

Moment-resisting beam-column joint

Moment-resisting beam-column joints with an optional diagonal welded plate. Detailed design calculation is available on request.

SWG 

Custom setting of µ1 snow load shape coefficient
The snow load shape coefficient µ1 can be modified for flat and mono-pitch roofs.

SWG 

Roof panels with snow guards

 

Snow guards can be assigned to roof panels, with the exception of cylindrical roofs.

NEW FEATURES IN BIM

Rhino/Grasshopper

GrasshopperToAXISVM add-on version 7.0

optimization of beam structures (access to SD9 and TD9 module functions)
transfer certain AXISVM analysis result components to Grasshopper 

IFC

Additional import options

New options are available for importing an IFC model:  Overwrite, Add, Update.

IFC

Export of special domains

The IFC export option is available for ribbed, hollow core, composite ribbed, and trapezoidal steel deck slab domains.

Revit-AXISVM

Support of Revit 2024

The supported file versions have been extended with Revit 2024.

AXISVM transfers the model data using the API interface of Revit (Revit 2019 or a newer version is required).

Revit-AXISVM

Export of actual reinforcement to Revit 2023 and 2024

With the enhanced transfer the following data and elements are exported: 

Beam elements with their material and cross-section properties 

domains with their material properties 

supports

actual reinforcements

the analytical model 

Rhino/Grasshopper

New interface for V6.0 Rhino/Grasshopper

New features and options available in GrasshopperToAxisVM V6.0:

component for definition of parametric cross-sections 

XLAM domain, references, and component to define spring characteristics 

node-to-node and line-to-line link elements 

additional load options (seismic, snow, wind, fluid, support displacement…) 

launching AxisVM analysis from Grasshopper (linear and nonlinear static, vibration, buckling, and seismic analysis)

creating steel members

creating timber members

 

Revit/Dynamo

New interface for V3.0 Revit/Dynamo

The components available in the new interface support all AXISVM element and load types.

NEW FEATURES IN THE BASIC PACKAGES

Cross-sections

Separate definition of the outer and inner radii of curvature of thin-walled sections (optional)

Depending on the production method, thin-walled sections can be specified with different inner and outer radii.

Cross-sections

New ‘I cross’ section formation

Custom section composed of two different profiles.

Animation

Animations are played directly in the model view

Using the animation palette, animations can be started directly within the active window. The resolution of animations can be adjusted and saved.

Animation

Turntable animation

With the turntable animation, it is possible to rotate the model by 360 degrees or a specified angle, and then save the animation.

Loads

Moving loads

Can be set not only a uniform steps, but also steps according to a given distance.

Analysis

Analysis parameters in the Tables

The initial parameters of the nonlinear/vibration/dynamic analysis performed are summarized in the Tables.

Cross-sections

Parametric Z section

A parametric Z section is available in the cross-section editor

Elements

Additional option for domain eccentricities

When setting the eccentricities assigned to domains, the user can specify whether they should be taken into account in the calculation or only included in the drawing as a visual effect.

Elements

Spring characteristics of edge hinges

Allows for the definition of edge hinges with spring characteristics, different static and vibration stiffness, and complex/complex nonlinear behaviour modelling.

Modelling

Automatic calculation of the shear center of the structure

The program automatically calculates the shear center of the levels, which are displayed when the model is built.

Loads

Automatic self-weight load case

A new self-weight load case is available, which automatically includes the self-weight load of all structural elements in the model.

Loads

Merging loads

Allows for merging separate load cases from the same group into a single load case.

Buckling

Buckling analysis for selected model parts (NL package) 

The entire structure is included in the analysis, however, the elements not included in the examined parts only act as elastic supports. As a result, only the buckling modes of the selected elements appear.

RC design

Cutting of shear force peaks over columns 

The program cuts the shear force peak above the columns when displaying the stresses of the surface elements.

Documentation

Documentation of material and cross-section data 

The documentation of the material and cross-section is refreshed in a new, clear structure and is available in the Report maker when creating PDF files or printing.

NEW MODULES

WIND module

Wind load generation with digital wind tunnel simulation

The WIND module enables the determination of wind loads through digital wind tunnel simulation. The program generates loads on structures from wind pressure values obtained in the wind tunnel simulation, forming load cases for each specified wind direction. It is especially useful in cases where wind loads are difficult to determine manually according to standard specifications or can only be approximated significantly for safety purposes. The WIND module provides the opportunity to determine wind loads for special-shaped high-rise buildings, partially open halls, cooling towers, and curved shell structures.

SOIL module

Modelling the interaction between soil and structure

The new SOIL module enables more accurate modelling of the interaction between soil and structure. The analysis of the coupled model allows the stresses and deformations in the soil to be investigated, as well as the effect of soil deformation on the structure. Based on the given borehole patterns, the program is able to generate a soil model built from 3D elements and to automatically determine the Winkler stiffness of the supports.

RC8-S module

Fire design of RC domains

The new RC8-S module provides the capability of fire design of RC domains according to Eurocode 2, SIA 262, and NTC standards. RC8-B (released in AxisVM X6) and RC8-S modules provide a comprehensive tool for the fire design of reinforced concrete structures. Considering the fire design parameters of the domains, the software calculates the temperature distribution within the cross-section and takes into account the delamination of the outer damaged concrete layers and the temperature of the flexural reinforcement.

NEW EC ANNEXES AND LANGUAGES

Spanish

Portuguese

EC ANNEXES

The Spanish and Portuguese Eurocode National Annexes have been adapted.

LANGUAGES

The list of supported languages now includes Spanish and Portuguese.

EC ANNEXES

The Spanish and Portuguese Eurocode National Annexes have been adapted.

LANGUAGES

The list of supported languages now includes Spanish and Portuguese.

Spanish

Portuguese

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