Skip to Main Content
Need Support? Let’s guide you to the right answer or agent.
ADD A NEW IDEA

OpenBridge Designer

Showing 22

Add Input Reports for LARS CONNECT Edition

An input report should be made available to LARS files similar to the input report generated in LEAP Steel. This allows for a more efficient process for QA/QC of load rating files. This ability was present in LARS v10, but removed in the modernize...
23 days ago in OpenBridge Designer / Reports 0 Needs review

Include ability to model curtain wall under end bent

Please include ability to model curtain wall under end bent, similar to backwall. This curtain wall is a great tool when working on projects when new fill required to place is not significant enough to just an independent retaining wall but is sig...
about 1 month ago in OpenBridge Designer / OpenBridge Modeler 0 Needs review

RM Bridge update to use the correct AASHTO reduction factor for reinforced/prestressed concrete based on tensile strain in reinforcing at ultimate limit state.

The current RM bridge ultimate capacity calculations allow for material reduction factors only, which are not used by AASHTO for reinforced and prestressed concrete. AASHTO concrete reduction factors for flexure and P-M capacities are based on the...
4 months ago in OpenBridge Designer 0 Needs review

Anisotropic shell elements in RM Bridge

The implementation of FEM shell elements as a supplement to the beams in RM Bridge Enterprise, is a useful tool. Sometimes it will be useful to model the shell elements with different properties in the longitudinal direction compared to the transv...
5 months ago in OpenBridge Designer 0 Needs review

Transverse PT for shell element segmental box girder

Introduction of Transverse PT for shell element segmental box girder.
5 months ago in OpenBridge Designer 0 Needs review

Staged Construction Optionality

Staged construction is a very common construction methodology. The current process of modeling staged construction in OBM is to model each stage as separate bridges. This creates problems when modeling a steel I-girder bridge as the cross-frames b...
11 months ago in OpenBridge Designer / OpenBridge Modeler 0 Needs review

Model a straight bridge on a curved alignment

The ability to create a straight bridge when the alignment transitions from tangent to a horizontal curve on the bridge. Currently the deck ends are controlled by the bridge skew from a radial line at the end of the deck rather than from the tange...
11 months ago in Geometry / OpenBridge Designer / OpenBridge Modeler 0 Needs review

Approach Slab Line Offset

Currently the approach slab line uses an offset distance to place it. that offset value just shifts the line that distance along the alignment, which is not what we want especially on curved bridges. That offset distance needs to be a copy paralle...
11 months ago in OpenBridge Designer / OpenBridge Modeler 0 Needs review

RM Bridge Envelopes for Shell Forces

I would like to start using RM Bridge with shell elements for transverse analysis, however, I have just found out that currently it does not provide envelope results for shell forces, this is an essential tool for live load transverse analysis.
6 months ago in OpenBridge Designer / OpenBridge Modeler / Reports 0 Needs review

Allow LFD substructure analysis with an LRFD Superstructure in LEAP Steel

When performing a superstructure replacement, it is common to design the proposed superstructure in LRFD but then analyze the existing substructure capacity in LFD. Currently with LEAP Steel, because the superstructure was designed in LRFD the sub...
10 months ago in OpenBridge Designer 0 Needs review