Bug added for ADAPT-Floor Pro & MAT

[3/24/2010] Color scale values in ADViewer may not print
When printing the graphical output in ADViewer (View Results) in Floor Pro, MAT or SOG, the values correlating to the color scale may not print. As a workaround go to RESULT DISPLAY SETTINGS (red eyeglasses)>Color Contour – Intensity and change the font to Arial.

FAQ added for ADAPT-ABI

What restraints can be added using the “Add Restraint” tool in ADAPT-ABI?

In ADAPT-ABI, the user may specify the restraints or the program creates them automatically. In locations where several nodes occur (i.e. connections), the program may have difficulty in correctly assigning restraints between piers and cells. 

To delete, modify or replace an automatically generated restraint, go to the developed view to delete an existing restraint, modify an existing restraint or add a new restraint.  You can double click on any restraint to bring up the properties box for editing. 

  As an example you can allow Z Translation and Y Rotation free while X Translation will follow the master, resembling R=3,0,0. The following are possible restraints:

R = 3,0,0; X translation follows master, Y rotation free, Z translation free.
R = 3,0,3; X translation follows master, Y rotation free, Z translation follows master.
R = 3,3,3; Y translation, Y rotation and Z translation follow master.
R = 0,3,3; X translation free, Y rotation and Z translation follow master.
R = 0,0,3; X translation free, Y rotation free and Z translation follows master.
R = 0,0,0; X translation, Y rotation and Z translation free.

 Other cases are not allowed when the nodes are not located at same location. As an example “11 R=0,3,0 M10” is intended for a hinge, thus  a nodal hinge should be created in lieu of a restraint. Similarly, “50 R=3,3,0 M49” is possible when you use a nodal hinge. Double clicking on “Add Node Hinge”  will allow for the same input functionality as a Restraint. 

Bug added for ADAPT-Floor Pro

[3/19/2010] Floor Pro crashes when pre-prepared details are inserted in model window
When a pre-prepared detail is selected and inserted from the “Rebar” Toolbar, the program crashes.  This is a known bug and has been reported to our development team for resolution.  A workaround is to import the detail from the FILE>Import>dwg/dxf command.  All prepared details are located in the program files directory.  They are as follows:

Adpt918 – Punching Shear Reinforcement Arrangement Shear Studs
Adpt919 – Punching Shear Reinforcement Arrangement Stirrups
ADPT931 – Typical Details of Continuous Spans
ADPT932 – Simply Supported Beam
ADPT933 – Typical Beam Section

ADAPT-RC v2010 limitation added

[3/19/2010] Minimum Reinforcement in ADAPT-RC v2010
When drop caps/panels or transverse beams are modeled in ADAPT-RC, the program considers the following:

Two-Way Slabs

(a) In the direction of span, if the drop or transverse beam dimension from support centerline to either side of support is greater than or equal to L/6, where ‘L’ is span length, the program will calculate minimum rebar based on the depth of drop or transverse beam. 

(b) In the direction of span, if the drop or transverse beam dimension from support centerline to either side of support is less than L/6,  the program will calculate minimum rebar based on the depth of slab.

One-Way Slabs

(a) In the direction of span, if the transvers beam dimension from support centerline to either side of support is greater than or equal to L/6, where ‘L’ is span length, the program will calculate minimum rebar based on the depth of transverse beam. 

(b) In the direction of span, if the transverse beam  dimension from support centerline to either side of support is less than L/6,  the program will calculate minimum rebar based on the depth of slab.

Note:  This is the intended behavior of the program and is not a program bug.

FAQ added for ADAPT-IC

The following are general guidelines for exporting models from ETABS to ADAPT-Floor Pro using the Integration Console

  • Builder only imports loads that are assigned “STATIC” condition in ETABS.  Non-“STATIC” loads (i.e. those generated by response spectrum analysis) are generally not valid for combination with gravity design of floor systems.  See TN336 – Design of Floor System for Seismic Forces.
  • Group intersecting walls as different pier labels.  Define each wall panel as a separate pier.
  • Do not assign pier label to columns.
  • User-defined name of any element in ETABS should have less than 11 characters and shouldn’t include a space ( ). 
  •  Model walls with no openings.
  • For units, use “KN” and “m” instead “N” and “mm” to avoid overlapping of numbers in ETABS output files.

ADAPT-PT v2010 release update

Our support team has had several recent inquiries as to the official release of ADAPT-PT v2010.  The beta version is currently being tested and is nearing the end of the testing period.  We are happy to report that we have received positive feeback on this release and are excited to get it into your hands to begin using this new version of the program. 

In the final stages of development prior to the release, we continue to make final improvements for installation packages compatible with 32 and 64-bit systems on Windows operating systems including XP, Vista and Windows 7. 

We anticipate the staggered release to begin within the next 2 weeks.  This version is included as part of active support clients maintenance agreement and is free of charge.  Those clients whose support and/or maintenance contract has expired can acquire new software releases by renewing support and are subject to upgrade costs.

If you have questions regarding your current support status, please don’t hesitate to contact our support team at support@adaptsoft.com.