Advanced Computer Solutions will be launching version six of the Caddie drafting system at ICAT. New developments include symbol preview functions; being able to see the drawing before loading it; improved drawing manipulation; and new selection criteria for manipulation, shortcutting drawing amendment.
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ICAT will be the first public viewing of Elstree Computings PDS V5 civil engineering design system. This latest version runs on Windows NT and Windows 95 and new improvements are said to increase the drawing model sizes possible and achieve high degrees of automation.
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Bridge design is tackled from the point of view of the bridge designer in Bestechs SAM system, says the company. The bridge design and assessment suite integrates 3D structural analysis with load optimisation and code checking to BS5400. There is a new method for defining structures it is now unnecessary to enter joint co-ordinates or member properties, says the firm, as SAM calculates them.
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Leap for Windows 95/NT is the latest PC release of SIAs Leap5 structural analysis system. It can interface with MOSS, AutoCAD and office applications. The release also includes updates to bridge design modules.
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