Release Notes of FlexBeam

Below you will find the history of the FlexBeam changes and updates.

Release 2.7.0 (April 2024)

  • New: HP Profile (or Holland, Bulb profile);
  • Fixed: bug in copied text with variable distributed load.

Release 2.6.0 (March 2020)

  • New: IPE AA standard profiles;
  • New: hollow profiles – circular, square and rectangular;
  • Improved: speed, avoiding errors due to fast typing;
  • Fixed: minor bugs.

Release 2.5.0 (December 2019)

  • Solved: errors with certain locale settings (comma as decimal separator);
  • Fixed: rounding errors in certain locale settings (comma as decimal separator).

Release 2.4.2 (July 2019)

  • Improved: wrong decimal separator is automatically corrected in additional fields;
  • Solved: in some cases not all information was printed or copied to the clipboard;
  • Solved: wrong unit was displayed in the fixed value for Ix (Iy). Please check your calculations after rel. 2.2.0;
  • Solved: under certain circumstances, data was not calculated correctly. Please check your calculations after rel. 2.2.0.

Release 2.4.1 (July 2019)

  • bug caused in 2.4.0 making it impossible to enter the license key in the Pro-version.

Release 2.4.0 (July 2019)

  • Improved: visual layout for display on Windows 10;
  • Corrected: swapped ‘vierkant – hol’ and ‘rond – hol’ in the ‘copy to clipboard’ text;
  • Solved: bug in printing/copying text to the printer/clipboard;
  • Solved: some bugs when switching between SI and Imperial units in certain cases;
  • Solved: bug in buckling calculation (Pro-version only) with fixed
    cross section properties (Value Ix (Iy)).

Release 2.3.0 (February 2019)

  • Added: reaction forces at Y=0 and Y=L;
  • Improved: separate material properties for SI and Imperial units;
  • Improved: some translations and error logging;
  • Solved: bug in shear force graph in certain cases.

Release 2.2.0 (January 2019)

  • Added: UPN (UNP), UPE and HD standard profiles;
    – Corrected: popup text of the ‘Print Results’ button.

Release 2.1.2 (August 2018)

  • Solved: startup bug in some cases;
  • Solved: error in saving settings;
  • Solved: display bug.

Release 2.1.1 (August 2018)

  • Solved: bug in printing with certain beam cross sections.

Release 2.1.0 (August 2018)

  • New: printing the calculation case;
  • New: copying selected graph to Windows clipboard;
  • Added: slope graph (in Lite and Pro-versions), stress graph and shear force graph (in Pro version only);
  • Added: clicking in the graph will display values for the clicked position in the upper right corner. Clicking in the stress graph will also show the value of the applied moment;
  • Improved: minor changes to improve usability and performance;
  • Solved: bug in rotation result at Y-position (was accidentally set to zero in some cases).

Release 2.0.1 (July 2017)

  • Fixed: bug in material list;
  • Fixed: maximum compressive load in buckling calculations now also in kN, kLbf;
  • Solved: bug in license-code input;
  • Added: a few construction steels to the standard material list.

Release 2.0 (May 2017)

  • New: buckling of columns;
  • Updated and improved: help function;
  • Improved: font display of some fields;
  • Improved: text copied to the Windows clipboard;
  • Solved: minor bug in displaying moment of inertia;
  • Solved: few minor bugs.

Release 1.1.2 (January 2016)

  • Solved: minor bug with visible data entry field.

Release 1.1.1 (December 2015)

  • Solved: crash of program at force 0.

Release 1.1.0 (September 2015)

  • New: Added new profile (special): uneven I-beam;
  • Solved: 3 minor bugs in copying results to the clipboard;
  • Solved a bug with the license code.

Release 1.0.2 (April 2014)

  • Solved: startup bug with fixed Moment of Inertia;
  • Added: rounding off to 0 for near-zero results;
  • Improved: output in “copy to clipboard”;
  • Improved: Doubled the number of iteration steps for a higher accuracy;
  • Corrected: B and H values in the standard profiles (Pro);
  • Improved: names containing 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 in ASTM W-profiles (Pro);
  • Fixed: a startup bug that occurred after exiting in minimized state.

Release 1.0.1 (September 2013)

  • Updated: load picture so that the length L is in between both supports;
  • Added: ‘X=0’ and ‘X=L’ to the ends of the elastic line graph;
  • Improved: selecting a different load case clears the elastic line graph.

Release 1.0 (July 2013)

  • First release