BridgeSight News

Announcing BridgeLink Professional 2.0 and New Versions of PGSuper Professional and PGSplice Professional

July 13, 2017 - BridgeSight announces BridgeLink Professional Version 2.0, PGSuper Professional 2.0 and PGSplice Professional 2.0. This new release introduces multi-span, multi-stage post tensioned spliced girder analysis, and many new features to our conventional prestressed-precast bridge design offerings.

BridgeLink Professional

BridgeLink Professional is a new product that includes PGSuper Professional, PGSplice Professional, and the Bridge Engineering Toolbox. BridgeLink Professional provides unprecedented capability to design and analyze precast concrete bridges. More information about BridgeLink Professional can be found at:

http://bridgesight.com/BridgeLinkProfessional

PGSplice Professional

PGSplice™ is Precast-Prestressed, Post-Tensioned Spliced Girder design, analysis, and load rating software. PGSplice™ can be used to design, check, and load rate precast-prestressed spliced girder bridges in accordance with the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specification and DOT agency-specific criteria. Analysis is performed with a detailed time-step methodology. Specification checking evaluates girders for compliance with strength, service, and detailing criteria. Girder segments are evaluated for stresses and stability during handling and transportation.

PGSplice Professional adds premium features to PGSplice including: 3D visualization; enhanced reporting; enhanced library management; Export Results to Microsoft Excel, DXF, LandXML, and ViaThor's VBent pier design software; And, exceptional customer support.

More information about PGSplice Professional can be found at:

http://bridgesight.com/PGSpliceProfessional

PGSuper Professional

In the PGSuper world, we have added a huge amount of new functionality to PGSuper Professional. With these new capabilities, PGSuper now meets the needs of just about every State and agency in the U.S. Below is a bullet list of some main new features, but we recommend that you just take it for a test ride!

New Features in PGSuper Professional 2.0

  • Added option to model transformed section properties
  • Added Emergency Vehicle (EV) load rating
  • Added mandatory bridge closure check per MBE 6A.8.3
  • Added camber multiplier for lifting and hauling stability analysis
  • Updated moment capacity analysis at continuity diaphragms to use girder concrete strength if the diaphragm is confined (LRFD 5.14.1.4.10)
  • Updated to a native 64-bit Windows application
  • Updated documentation to a new online system
  • Updated lifting and hauling analysis for new PCI Recommendations and WSDOT design policy
  • Updated structural analysis models to include width of intermediate piers
  • Added support for physical pier models. Substructure stiffness can now be included in the structural analysis. Pier model definition is also used by XBRate for cross beam load rating analysis.
  • Added Pier Reactions report.
  • Added support for AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, 7th Edition, 2015 and 2016 Interim Provisions
  • Added support for AASHTO Manual for Bridge Evaluation, 2nd Edition, 2015 and 2016 Interim Provisions
  • Added ability to perform specification checking analysis using transformed section properties
  • Added graphical and tabular results for axial force effects due to frame action
  • Added feature to compute pier diaphragm dimensions based on connection geometry
  • Added support for epoxy coated strand
  • Added feature to model cast-in-place deck for adjacent voided slabs
  • Added feature to model mid-span slab haunch build up (Fillet dimensions) as a single value for the entire bridge, span by span, or girder by girder
  • Added feature to model slab haunch dead load as a parabolic loading
  • Added feature to edit all Slab Offset ("A" Dimensions) and Fillet dimensions in a single window
  • Added alignment plan and profile views
  • Added library conflict difference list to conflict notification window
  • Added Haul Truck Library to model standardized hauling truck configurations
  • Added several new graph types including Concrete Properties, Deflection History, Effective Prestress, Girder Properties, and Stress History
  • Added non-linear time-step stress analysis that supports ACI209-R92 and CEB-FIP 1990 time-dependent material models
  • Added timeline manager for time-step analysis
  • Added "Direct Input" method for defining strands. Predefined strand locations can be ignored and strand locations are directly input by the user.
  • Added ability to model cantilever spans, often used at elevation "T" intersections.
  • Added deflection multipliers for camber calculations making camber computation extremely flexible
  • Added ability to override computed prestress losses with user-defined lump sum values
  • Added girder spacing constructability check
  • Added implementation for TxDOT live load distribution factor policy for voided slabs with cast-in-place decks
  • Added optional check for minimum required haunch depth at bearing centerlines

More information about PGSuper Professional can be found at:

http://bridgesight.com/PGSuperProfessional

BridgeSight is very proud and excited about this new release and we encourage current customers to upgrade as soon as they get a chance. Those of you who have not tried PGSuper Professional for a while, we recommend that you take a test drive. 30 day trial information can be found at:

http://bridgesight.com/TrialOffer

Come visit us at the International Bridge Conference, June 4-8, 2017

Come visit us at the International Bridge Conference, June 4-8, 2017 – Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, MD – Booth #445

BridgeSight will be unveiling our new BridgeLink Professional software which includes PGSuper Professional, PGSplice Professional and a host of other bridge engineering tools. New features include Multi-span, Multi-stage Post-tensioned Spliced Girder Design, transformed section analysis, stand-alone girder handling and shipping analysis, and much more!!

We hope to see you there. Come by our booth to talk PGSuper and get some free stuff.

Come visit us at the Western Bridge Engineers' Seminar, September 9-11, 2015

Come visit us at the Western Bridge Engineers' Seminar, September 9-11, 2015, Peppermill Hotel, Reno, NV – Booth 104

BridgeSight will be demoing PGSuper Professional at Booth #104. See first-hand how you can accelerate your precast girder design productivity.

We hope to see you there. Come by our booth to talk PGSuper and get some free stuff.

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