SAP2000 v19

Figure 1: SAP2000 v19

The SAP name has been synonymous with state-of-the-art analytical methods since its introduction over 30 years ago. SAP2000 follows in the same tradition featuring a very sophisticated, intuitive and versatile user interface powered by an unmatched analysis engine and design tools for engineers working on transportation, industrial, public works, sports, and other facilities.

From its 3D object based graphical modeling environment to the wide variety of analysis and design options completely integrated across one powerful user interface, SAP2000 has proven to be the most integrated, productive and practical general purpose structural program on the market today. This intuitive interface allows you to create structural models rapidly and intuitively without long learning curve delays. Now you can harness the power of SAP2000 for all of your analysis and design tasks, including small day-to-day problems.

Complex Models can be generated and meshed with powerful built in templates. Integrated design code features can automatically generate wind, wave, bridge, and seismic loads with comprehensive automatic steel and concrete design code checks per US, Canadian and international design standards.

SAP2000 19.0.0 Enhancements

  • Graphical User Interface
    Several edit menu forms enhanced to allow them to remain open for repetitive use with an apply button.
  • Modeling
    Hysteresis Models
    New and enhanced hysteresis models for nonlinear materials, hinges and links have been added.
  • ASCE 41-13 Guidelines
    Updated frame hinge definitions follow ASCE 41-13 guidelines. Performance point calculations for pushover curves updated to ASCE 41-13 as well.
  • PMM Hinge
    Parametric P-M2-M3 frame hinge implemented for use with performance-based design and other nonlinear analyses.
  • Loading
    NBCC 2015
    NBCC 2015 automated wind load, seismic load and response spectrum function added.
  • Analysis
    Energy Plots
    Step-by-step energy plots available for nonlinear direct-integration time-history load cases and for nonlinear static/staged-construction load cases.
  • Model frame nonlinear hinges as links, allowing for use of nonlinear modal time-history analysis (FNA) for faster analysis.
  • Size of the saved analysis results files is reduced for multi-step nonlinear static and nonlinear direct-integration time-history load cases.
  • Section Designer
    Import Geometry
    Import geometry from a DXF file into Section Designer.


SAP2000 v19

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