Base plate extended over concrete block

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Since patch 22.1.1, there has been an improvement in the analysis of concrete blocks under steel base plates to deliver more precise results in less calculation time.

In previous versions of IDEA StatiCa Connection, the whole concrete block used for anchoring a base plate used to be meshed for the analysis, meaning increasing the calculation time, especially in models with larger concrete blocks and a higher number of load effects.

This improvement ensures that only the necessary area of the concrete block is meshed and the untouched remaining surface is ignored.

This leads to cutting the calculation time dramatically for some models while the same safe and precise results are still provided.

Available in both Expert and Enhanced editions of IDEA StatiCa Steel.

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Release notes IDEA StatiCa 23.0

Structural model of a concrete block