INSTALLATION GUIDE

New features in AxisVM X5

New features in AxisVM X5

Release 1.

Two brand new modules and several other improved features are being introduced in the latest AxisVM X5 release.

Advanced RC5 module features – reinforced concrete and shear wall’s structural design for composite stress according to Eurocode standards.

DESCRIPTION OF RC5 MODULE    PDF DESCRIPTION OF RC5 MODULE    PPS

New improved TD8 module – structural fire design for timber structures.

DESCRIPTION OF TD8 MODULE    PDF DESCRIPTION OF TD8 MODULE    PPS
GENERAL FEATURES

Customizable default names for new models, load cases and load groups.

Dropdown lists displaying load cases / combinations

Dropdown lists displaying load cases / combinations, result components and result display modes on the main window and on design dialogs are directly resizable.

Automatic dimensioning of structural gridlines.

All font settings in one dialog.

Keyboard shortcuts.

Keyboard shortcuts can be assigned to Deformed shape, Show non-visible parts grayed (see Menu.View category) and several rotation control commands (see Speed buttons category).

CONNECTIVITY

Import/export of tapered walls to IFC (Open BIM connection).

Export of selected elements from Revit to AxisVM.

Updating Revit model from AxisVM with detecting changes (Close BIM connection).

Updating AxisVM model from Revit with detecting changes (Close BIM connection).

Grasshopper and Dynamo interface to build parametric structures.

CROSS-SECTION EDITOR

Cross-section Editor allows editing of thick-walled sections.

Parametric thick walled C, L, T sections.

Composite cross-sections (static analysis in R1, RC column design in R2).

- Concrete-filled tube with an optional inner profile,
- Concrete-filled box shape with an optional inner profile,
- Circular concrete encased profile,
- Rectangular concrete encased profile.

ELEMENTS

High-strength concrete grades.

Material Library: material type can be selected.

Stiffness and resistance of beam end releases can be specified in each direction, plastic hinge is available in x direction.

New type of spring elements with plastic behavior and hysteresis for nonlinear and dynamic analysis.

Line support in reference direction.

LOADS

Splitting loads into separate load cases. Loads of each selected line element and/or domain are placed into a separate load case. Generated load cases can be gathered in a variable load group.

Moving selected loads to separate load cases.

Optional stacked display of overlapping line loads.

Fire curve editor to define customized fires.

Optional new tendon geometry editor using linear or parabolic segments and arcs.

RESULTS

Faster calculation of beam stresses.

Labeling of extremes can be switched on/off within the Drawings Library.

It is easier to compare critical combinations as their numeric identifier can also be displayed.

New result component derived from support forces.

New surface principal force components: an1, an2, am1, am2, avRz.

Point of application is calculated for unbalanced loads.

DESIGN

Surface reinforcement parameters: Concrete cover can be specified for the secondary (inner) layer of reinforcement as well.

Limiting crack width for surface reinforcement calculation can be defined both for the axis of rebars (wk,max) and at the extreme concrete fiber (wk2,max).

Diameter of side rebars can be defined for reinforced concrete beams.

Punching analysis can be limited to selected domains.

User-defined actual stirrup spacing for reinforced concrete beams.

New module RC5 - Design of reinforced concrete walls and core walls.

Footing design for seismic action.

Circular pad footings.

New module TD8 - Fire design of timber structures.

AXISVM X5

In preparation for Release 2.

GENERAL

Displaying loads in rendered view.

CONNECTIVITY

Import/export using Tekla API.

ELEMENTS

Break apart function for cross-section groups.

Trapezoidal steel plates.

Using new type of springs with plastic behavior and hysteresis to model nodal supports and beam end releases.

Beam element with 7 degrees of freedom.

Dashpot damping element for dynamic analysis (DYN module).

ANALYSIS

A constant load case can be added to the nonlinear analysis simulating loads that must be present in all increments (like dead load).

Nonlinear analysis taking into account both calculated and applied reinforcement.

RESULTS

Displaying color coded results in rendered view.

DESIGN

Displaying reinforcement in rendered view.

Design of composite columns (RC2 module).

Design of virtual beams as reinforced concrete beams (RC2 module).

Masonry wall design (New module MW).

Stress diagram for XLAM panels.

REPORTING

Design calculation report for reinforced concrete beams.

Report template enhancements.

CONFIGURATIONS AND MODULES

AxisVM is available in nine different basic configurations that will vary according to the user’s rights to the access of the number of finite elements or the applicable calculation method. The Standard version of the program offers a limited capacity at an affordable discount price, while the Professional version has no capacity limitations regarding the size of models.

Capacity of Small Business Version: 250 beam or 500 truss elements, max. 1500 rib elements, 2000 surfaces (membranes + plates + shells).
The intuitive graphic user interface for model building and editing and results display is included in all configurations.
Thanks to the configurative design of AxisVM, engineers are free to choose their own modular design tools. AxisVM offers benefits such as reduction in cost or flexibility in design according to their project’s needs or budget, by means of customizing different volumes of capacity and add-on modules.

DOWNLOAD CONFIGURATIONS AND MODULES

AXISVM LIGHT VERSION

AxisVM Light offers the perpetual option of using the software with limited capacity of elements for free of a charge, without any time limit.

AXISVM LIGHT VERSION

AXISVM TRIAL VERSION

The full-featured evaluation version is absolutely free for 30 days. All modules are included. It is available only once for each program version.

AXISVM TRIAL VERSION