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EngiLab Frame.2D 2021 v3.5
Release: Nov. 26, 2021

  • Major bug fix: Due to a bug, the intermediate displacements of members did not show up correctly in the displacement drawing on the screen, in the case of Elemental load or Body load on the Element. The bug is present in versions 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 and 3.4 of the program, but it does not affect older versions (Beam.2D v2.x). Note that this is not an error in the analysis. All FEM analysis results are still correct and accurate. This has to do only with the intermediate displacements shown on the screen when drawing the deformed shape of the model.
    ALL users of v3.x of the program should upgrade to v3.5 as soon as possible, to avoid this bug.
  • Zoom previous functionality has been improved. The button is disabled when there is no previous zoom
  • The intermediate displacement of a point along an Element is now reported in both Global axes, and Element Local axes. Previously, only displacements in local axes were reported. Now dX, dY stand for global axes displacements and dx, dy stand for local (Element) axes displacements. All four values are now given on screen.
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements.

 

EngiLab Frame.2D 2021 v3.4

Release: Sep. 7, 2021

  • The exe file is now signed by EngiLab using a code signing certificate. Previously it was not and in some systems Windows Defender identified the program (falsely) as a threat.

 

EngiLab Frame.2D 2021 v3.3
Release: Aug. 25, 2021

  • Minor bug fixes and improvements.


EngiLab Frame.2D 2021 v3.2
Release: Aug. 20, 2021

  • A bug was fixed which caused problems opening .fr2d files of the latest version.

 
EngiLab Frame.2D 2021 v3.1

Release: Aug. 19, 2021

  • The examples in the installation directory were not readable by v3.0, this is now fixed in v3.1.
  • Other minor bug fixes and small improvements.


EngiLab Frame.2D 2021 v3.0
Release: Aug. 12, 2021

  • Program name changed from EngiLab Beam.2D to EngiLab Frame.2D.
  • Nodes are highlighted on screen when they are selected in the Nodes form.
  • Elements are highlighted on screen when they are selected in the Elements form.
  • Nodes: New, more efficient internal tab system for the Nodes form.
  • Elements: New, more efficient internal tab system for the Elements form.
  • Nodes: New tool for renumbering the selected Nodes, based on various criteria.
  • Elements: New tool for renumbering the selected Elements, based on various criteria.
  • New Undo/Redo function in the Nodes and Elements forms. Any change in the forms is now registered in the model history, one by one. This is not the case in the Materials and Section forms which remain as they were, i.e. changes in the Model are registered only after the form is closed.
  • The Volume and Mass of each element are reported in the Elements form, as read only properties, together with the Length.
  • New settings for showing the decimals of Volume and Mass.
  • Nodes: New option to add a new Node based on the coordinates of a selected (or the previously defined) Node.
  • Nodes: New option to copy Nodes several times instead of only once.
  • Elements: New feature, Move Elements, or Copy Elements, several times.
  • Bug fix: Sorting of Nodes displacements and support reactions in the results is now done properly.
  • Node coordinates are drawn in a better way on screen, with the text center justified.
  • New settings for the Full Report (RTF) in the Results. The user can choose what to include in the report.
  • New setting for the size of the images in the RTF report. The user can now set the (max) size of each image (in pixels).
  • The “Import DXF” menu has been moved from “File” menu to “Tools” menu.
  • New icons for Nodes in the “Set constraints” tab of the Nodes form.


EngiLab Beam.2D 2018 v2.5
Release: May 10, 2018

  • There was a mistake in the program's help file, in the "System of Units" page, that was corrected. The Steel Density (US Unit (in)) is now given as 7.34544493×10-4 blob/in3 (lbf·s2/in4) which is the correct value
  • Quick way to save a full analysis report (in the results section, "Full Report (RTF)" tab), with Ctrl+S. Report files are now automatically named based on the model file name as ”FileName – Report.rtf”
  • A major bug was fixed: When using the "Import materials/sections tool", the filename of the file was changed and as a result when saving the model, the model would be saved on the imported file.
  • The setup package is now digitally signed by EngiLab using a code signing certificate 
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements.


EngiLab Beam.2D 2015 v2.2
Release: May 4, 2015

  • New Free Body Diagram (FBD, or F) picture which shows the Model, all the forces (external forces and support reactions) and the Model equilibrium
  • The Full Report (in RTF format) now includes also all the 6 pictures (Model, N, V, M, Deformation and Free Body Diagram)
  • Import Materials and/or Sections from a Beam.2D (bea) input file
  • Settings are now shown at the right of the drawing, providing better usability and user experience
  • Font size selection for the drawings
  • The zero points (N=0, V=0 or M=0) are now shown on the N, V, M diagrams
  • Convert Model to Truss with one click
  • Nodal forces (FX, FY) can now be defined in Polar coordinates (R, θ)
  • Better representation of elemental (uniform) loads: Now the value is shown at the center of the Element, if the value is the same along the element
  • New right click options. On Nodes: Properties, Delete, on Nodal Loads: Properties, Delete, on Elements: Properties, Reverse Ends, Delete, on Elemental Loads: Properties, Delete
  • Deformation magnification factor is now shown on screen (for example x10)
  • New setting for Nodal Loads and Support Reactions graphical representation: View the FX, FY Vector components or the Resultant force (ΣF)
  • New ability to right click on a selected row in a table (Materials, Sections, Nodes, Elements, Nodal loads, Elemental loads) and then click "Delete"
  • Keyboard shortcuts are fixed and now working fine (ESC, F3 for SnapNode, F7 for Grid, F9 for Snap, Ctrl+C for copy picture, Ctrl+Z for Undo, Ctrl+Y for Redo)
  • A bug having to do with computer memory issues (which made the application crash under some circumstances) was fixed
  • Improved graphics
  • New, improved help file
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements.


EngiLab Beam.2D 2014 v2.0
Release: Oct. 11, 2013

This is a major software update. The program is now based on .NET Framework 4. The philosophy of the new program is based on the previous version but in fact it is a brand new release, written 100% from scratch. The new features include the following:

  • Modern, easy-to-use and powerful Graphical User Interface for Pre- and Post-Processing (Zoom, Pan features, Mouse middle button and wheel support)
  • More smooth graphics, graphical objects filled with color with transparency
  • Editable input file in text
  • Built-in Section Properties Calculator for most standard sections
  • Support for Trapezoidal and Triangular Loads along Elements (previously only Uniform Loads were supported)
  • Body (Acceleration) Loads (e.g. Gravity - Self Weight)
  • Full analysis report in Rich Text Format (RTF) containing all the results
  • Full validation of the Analysis results (Sum of FX, FY Forces, Sum of Bending Moments should be all zero): Global (Model) Equilibrium check, Individual Element Equilibrium check
  • Import of DXF Drawings as Analysis Models
  • Showing intermediate values on screen for the NVM Diagrams. Automatic scaling of Diagrams.
  • Showing intermediate values on screen for deformation. Automatic scaling of Deformation.

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