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START 4.78 R3 version is now available.

This version has many new features including:

  • Added stress analysis of glass-reinforced plastics (GRP) piping using ISO 14692-3:2002;
  • ISO 14692-3:2002: Added material "Wavistrong" (winding angle 55 and 63) by Future Pipe Industries into material database. The database is read only;
  • Piping model: Added the new more accurate soil springs arrangement model;
  • Piping model: The stresses in bends are now calculated in 3 cross-sections: two ends of the bend and middle point. For buried bends stresses are calculated in several (more than 3) points along the bend depending on the soil springs number;
  • Piping model: The restriction on permissible bend radius is removed. Now bend, elbow, miter bend, forged bend radius can be 0.5D...10D, large radius bend can be 35D and more, prestressed bend can be over 1000D;
  • SNIP 2.05.06-85: Changed the format of stress table;
  • START-Elements: Fixed wall thickness calculation for buried pipe. Now internal pressure + soil weight case is taken into consideration;
  • GOST 32388-2013: fixed the bug with reducers when the type of material is "seamless";
  • GOST 32388-2013: fixed the bug with vacuum piping analysis;
  • GOST 32388-2013: fixed the bug with importing some materials from older versions project files created in SA 03-00-3-07;
  • Fixed disappeared warnings about longitudinal stability lost and wall thickness for buried pipe considering soil weight + internal pressure case;
  • Flexible joints database: Added "manufacturer" field;
  • Flexible joints database: Added ability to sort by various parameters, including manufacturer;
  • Flexible joints database: Added ability to select manufacturer and product when selecting a joint from the database;
  • Flexible joints database: the database is read only now;
  • 3D view: added ability to view the soil springs after analysis. It can be switched on in 3D view settings;
  • 3D view: improved the rotation of piping with very long pipes;
  • 3D view: added visibility of the rotation center point during rotation;
  • 3D view: fixed export into graphics file on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1;
  • 3D view: fixed some bugs in deformed pipeline;
  • 3D view: added ability to export the piping graphics into jpg, png and tif formats;
  • 3D view: added ability to change the sizes of sliding support and springs stand in 3D view settings;
  • Independent piping: Added visibility of coordinates of every node in node properties;
  • Independent piping: Added visibility of coordinates center point in 3D view;
  • Independent piping: Added visibility of base nodes in 3D view;
  • Independent piping: Added ability to insert the independent node outside of existing piping;
  • Independent piping: Added ability to set the coordinates relative to any existing node during the piping paste from clipboard into independent node or insertion of independent node;
  • Independent piping: Added function "set origin in the node";
  • Added output of expansion joint displacements in operation condition with pressure and operation condition with no pressure;
  • Added ability to analyze buried sleeve compensator without near standing guide;
  • Added ability to set CJJ/T 81-2013 as default in new document properties;
  • Fixed other minor bugs.

The START users with valid warranty may download the new version from downloads page. Also, you may need to update the dongle in accordance with section 4.7 of manual.