ADAPT-PT 2010 installation problems

We have received a few comments from users who have upgraded to PT 2010 about not being able to run the software due to a “No License Found” warning upon opening the program.  After you have gone through the key update process and need to install the program, please DO NOT exit the installation setup window that prompts you to select “Finish” until the HASP SRM drivers are finished being installed.  When the HASP drivers begin installing, a small box should appear behind the main installation wizard window.  If you do exit the main installation prior to this, the driver install is aborted. 

In the case you receive the “No License Found” message, go to and select the “HASP HL Device Driver” link.  Download the file “,” extract and run the .exe file.  This will correctly install the drivers and the program will operate successfully.

Video added for Floor Pro 2009

A video for Two-Way Slabs integrated with Beams has been added for Floor Pro.  This is in response to several questions from clients required to introduce beams in a two-way slab system for high-seismic lateral-resisting systems.  Note that the video does not include the application of any lateral loads.  It is mainly to show how one might approach modeling this type of system.

FAQ added for Floor Pro 2009

After I design the reinforcement for a slab and change “Grouped” rebar to “Distributed” can I change the extents of the rebar distribution over the entire design strip width?
When “Grouped” rebar is changed to “Distributed,” the program defaults to extents of 0.5 m (0.5 ft) on each side of the rebar.  This results in very short spacing dimensions.  Currently, there is no automatic option to change this to extend the rebar over the entire tributary width.  You can manually change the extents by double-clicking on any rebar and changing the extents in the property input screen OR you can click and drag the extent handles if you click on rebar graphically.   

Known limitation added for PT 2010

[5/20/2010] Calculation of reinforcement when initial tensile stresses are exceeded (this is a known limitation, not a bug)
At each design section for each span the program calculates stresses, tensile and compressive, for the initial condition, as specified by the user.  This is typically 1.0*SW + 1.15*PT.  If the stresses at a section exceed the allowable for tension AND compression, the program WILL NOT calculate the required reinforcement for the tensile overstress. 

It is the responsibility of the user to check the initial stress values in the recycler screen and determine if a compressive overstress occurs.  If so, the initial concrete strength, f’ci should be increased or some other measure should be taken to acheive an acceptable solution.  Once the stress is below the allowable for compression, the program will report the reinforcement if tensile ovestress still occurs at the same section.

FAQ added for ADAPT-PT 2010

Why is my input screen cut-off at the bottom of the PT window?  
The extent of the “Structure View” controls the location of each input screen as a user moves through the input wizard.  If the structure view window has been extended it will push the input screen below the level of the main screen, making some of the windows cut-off.  The default position of the input window is to be at the bottom of the structure view window.  To overcome this, the user must shrink the structure view window, click “Next,” and the input windows will be repositioned below the structure view window.

FAQ’s added for Floor Pro

Why do I get the warning “Contours Not Possible.  Values are Identical” when I try to view the stiffness ratio (Ieff/Igross) in the View Results Screen?
If no cracking occurs in the slab, the displacement values for the cracked and uncracked conditions are equal, therefore the results cannot be displayed for cracking. 

Why are my design sections shown Green and “OK” as design status for initial stress when the stress values exceed allowable values?
ACI 318 allows mild reinforcement to be added to slabs and beams to account the tensile force resulting from the overstress.  Since the program adds this reinforcement, the design sections and status are shown as “OK.”  The same is true for international codes where mild reinforcement is required where overstress occurs. 

FAQ added for ABI 2009

Why are changes made to my .INP file not reflected in my latest analysis for ABI2009?
After completing the graphical modeling of a structure using the GUI in ADAPT-ABI, the user has the option to make further changes to the input file in text format.  Once saved, the changes made to the input file will be reflected in the analysis and results.  If you then open the model and re-generate the input file, the changes previously made will be reset and not included since the newly created input file is generated from the data from the graphical input.

FAQ added for ADAPT-Floor Pro

How does Floor Pro determine effective depth for two-way slabs in each direction?
When a support line is tagged as “Two-way Slab” the program determines the CGS as follows:

For Top and Bottom bars at outer layer: Cover (as defined in Criteria) + 1/2* outer bar diameter

For Top and Bottom bars at inner layer:  Cover (as defined in Criteria) + outer bar diameter + 1/2 inner bar diameter bar

If you double-click on any support line and go to the “Design” tab you have the option (for two-way slab designated support lines) to define the design based on outer layer or inner layer for top and bottom bars.  By default all support lines in the X and Y directions are designated as “outer layer” for top and bottom.  Our recommendation is to define X direction as “outer layer” and change Y direction to “inner layer” to account for the different depths in analysis. 

Note: Inner and outer bar diameters are the same for top or bottom