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Concise Beam Version 4

Concise Beam is an easy to use program for the design of precast concrete beams. Concise Beam will perform a load analysis and design checks in accordance with the latest edition of ACI 318, CSA A23.3 & S6, AS3600, or NZ3101.1. Key code parameters can be customized to simulate other design codes. The beam can be conventionally reinforced, partially or fully pretensioned. It can model any cross-sectional shape and will allow the cross-section to vary prismatically (step-wise) over the length of the beam. A graphical editor allows the user to describe any cross-section, including voids.

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Concise Beam currently works in two-dimensions using beam theory (b-region) but will also account for torsion along the beam. The user can work in metric or U.S. Customary (Imperial) units, with a variety of individual units (i.e. mm, cm, m), and switch back and forth at will. Libraries of industry standard cross-sections and materials are provided with Concise Beam. The standard libraries can be modified, extended and customized by the user.

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Visual Presentation of the Features (with screen shots)

News

Office Closure for Conference and Vacation

My office will be closed from September 19 to October 3, 2017 while I attend a conference and some vacation. I will try to monitor my email for support requests though my response time may increase. Orders, invoicing, and payment receipts may have to await my return to the office in October.

September 7, 2017 - A public beta test of Concise Beam version 4.61 is now available for download

YOUR COMMERCIAL LICENSE MUST BE CURRENT UP TO THE END OF SEPTEMBER 2017 AT THE EARLIEST TO BE ABLE TO USE THIS RELEASE. If your license has expire please contact me about how to bring your license up to date in order to try this beta test release. This release is not recommended for production work. You can learn more by visiting the Beta Test Release page

July 31, 2017 - Concise Beam version 4.60s is now available for download

YOUR COMMERCIAL LICENSE MUST BE CURRENT UP TO THE END OF JULY 2017 AT THE EARLIEST TO BE ABLE TO USE THIS RELEASE. Users evaluating this new release will be able to use this version for the remainder of their 30 day evaluation period. If your license has expire please contact us about how to bring your license up to date in order to use this latest release and to receive technical support. You do not need to install any previous versions of Concise Beam before installing this latest release.

Version 4.60s is a maintenance release which includes the following changes;

  • Corrected creation of single hold-down harp profiles to avoid duplicate nodes.

Please let me know if you have any suggestions for Concise Beam. If your evaluation period is over but you'd like to try this latest release before purchasing a license you can ask for a short extension to your evaluation period by contacting me.

June 21, 2017 - Concise Beam version 4.60r is now available for download

YOUR COMMERCIAL LICENSE MUST BE CURRENT UP TO THE END OF JUNE 2017 AT THE EARLIEST TO BE ABLE TO USE THIS RELEASE. Users evaluating this new release will be able to use this version for the remainder of their 30 day evaluation period. If your license has expire please contact us about how to bring your license up to date in order to use this latest release and to receive technical support. You do not need to install any previous versions of Concise Beam before installing this latest release.

Version 4.60r is a maintenance release which includes the following changes;

  • Corrected calculation of long torsion steel for Zia-Hsu Method.
  • Corrected min steel note in Horizontal Shear by Section table.
  • Corrected typo in Deflection Multiplier dialog for sustained live load.

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