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 http://www.aladdin.com/support/hasp/enduser.aspx and select the “HASP HL Device Driver” link.  Download the file “Sentinal_HASP_run-time_setup.zip,” 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.