BridgeSight News

Announcing BridgeLink Professional 5.0

April 20, 2020 - BridgeSight announces BridgeLink Professional Version 5.0, PGSuper Professional 5.0.2 and PGSplice Professional 5.0.2. This new release introduces many new features to our spliced and conventional prestressed-precast bridge design offerings.
BridgeLink Professional

BridgeLink Professional 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
PGSuper Professional

In the PGSuper world, we have added new powerful geometric capabilities for roadway and girder design as well as many new capabilities for girder design and analysis. 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 5.0

  • Added support for AASHTOWare BrDr Version 7.0 to BrDr translator
  • Added option to layout framing of certain girder types using a work point at bottom of girder
  • Added multiple crown points and grade breaks to roadway cross section model
  • Depth of left and right edge of deck can now be different
  • Modeling of cantilever spans is now consistent throughout the interface
  • Added modulus of elasticity equation to Details Report
  • Added plant handling weight check
  • Added rating factor plot
  • Added option to use rigid method for live load distribution factors
  • Added feature to copy documentation URLs
  • Added bearing deduction and elevations at girder edges
  • Added current project criteria selection to status bar
  • Added option to take permanent clamping force as 0.0 for interface shear calculations
  • Added analysis and section properties mode settings to report title pages
  • Added option to include friction force in hold down force calculations
  • Added per strand hold down force check option
  • Added spread slab beam configurations with live load distribution factors per TxDOT Report FHWA/TX-15/0-6772-1
  • Added experimental support for UHPC girders
  • Revised size and layout of many windows to better fit on laptop screens
  • Updated design algorithm to include effect of slab haunch build-up when enabled
  • Increased concrete strength for slow curing concrete can now be accommodated (LRFD 5.14.1.2.5)
  • Updated girder inclination check to account for multi-bearing configurations
  • Live load skew reduction factor can now be ignored
  • Negative values for net longitudinal strain can be set to zero for shear capacity analysis
  • Removed limitations on concrete strength. Added status center item if f'c exceeds value specified by AASHTO LRFD
  • General improvements to application stability
  • General performance improvements
  • General improvements to calculation details
  • Fixes problem applying load modifiers to limit state combinations
  • Fixed reporting of e_wind parameter for hauling stability analysis
  • Fixed problems reporting reactions

More information about PGSuper Professional can be found at:
http://bridgesight.com/PGSuperProfessional
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.

New Features in PGSuper Professional 5.0

  • Configuration library for CalTrans 8th Edition
  • Deck regions can be cast at different times
  • Partial length tendons can be modeled
  • Plant installed tendons can be modeled
  • General improvements to application stability
  • General performance improvements
  • General improvements to calculation details
  • Also see release notes for PGSuper

More information about PGSplice Professional can be found at:
http://bridgesight.com/PGSpliceProfessional
 

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 BridgeLink Professional for a while, we recommend that you take a test drive. 30 day trial information can be found at:
http://bridgesight.com/TrialOffer

Announcing BridgeLink Professional 4.0

January 9, 2019 - BridgeSight announces BridgeLink Professional Version 4.0, PGSuper Professional 4.0.11 and PGSplice Professional 4.0.11. This new release introduces many new features to our conventional prestressed-precast bridge design offerings.

BridgeLink Professional

BridgeLink Professional 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

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 4.0

  • Updated for AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, 8th Edition
  • Added new library configuration for Florida DOT bridges
  • Added enhanced features for NEXT beam geometry including non-uniform deck width
  • Added support for girder precamber
  • Added support for asymmetric sections
  • Added biaxial stress analysis for asymmetric sections and asymmetric prestressing
  • Added new adjacent girder layout by girder top width
  • Added transverse top flange thickening to deck bulb tee girders
  • Updated longitudinal top flange thickening for deck bulb tee girders
  • Added modeling of high strength (UHPC or other) longitudinal joints connecting adjacent girders
  • Added non-structural deck modeling
  • Added Design-to-Finished roadway elevations analysis for "no-deck" bridges
  • Added computation of lateral deflection for asymmetric sections, asymmetric prestressing, and non-plumb girders
  • Added new strand input that defines individual strands, including support for asymmetric prestressing
  • Added modeling of anchored longitudinal girder reinforcement for use in negative moment capacity for "no deck" bridges
  • Added new slab haunch modeling and analysis capabilities
  • Improved bearing description
  • Integrated bearing seat elevation calculations into open source version
  • Updated stability analysis for new failure modes
  • Added detailed example calculations to documentations

More information about PGSuper Professional can be found at:

http://bridgesight.com/PGSuperProfessional

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

 

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

BridgeSight Products now in AASHTOWare Catalog!

Attention AASHTOWare Members and Associates !! Take advantage of the special benefits of our AASHTOWare Bridge Design and Load Rating partnership. Agencies and companies can now purchase our BridgeLink Professional and PGSuper Professional products directly from AASHTO. We are proud to now be associated with the AASHTOWare catalog and hope that this new arrangement will help streamline purchasing for AASHTO Members and private company customers alike.

See the AASHTOWare FY 2018 catalog for details. The catalog can be found at http://www.aashtoware.org/Documents/E-FY2018_Catalog-Final.pdf

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