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PGSplice™ Release History
Current Version: 8.0.3 - February 15, 2024
  • Compatibility updates only
Archive Version: 8.0.2 - January 17, 2024
  • Fixes crash when adding spans
  • Fixes crash when editing deck
  • Minor revisions to new haunch editing and analysis features
Archive Version: 8.0.1 - November 29, 2023
  • Searchable documentation (M667)
  • Fixes problem opening files with variable segment spacing
Archive Version: 8.0.0 - October 31, 2023
  • Improved handling of slab haunch build up (M1116, M1117, M1333)
  • Adds option to check tensile stress limit in closure joint at final due to dead loads only (M1113)
  • Adds calculation of unrecoverable deflections for asymmetric sections (M1335)
  • Adds stress limit checks to right face of certain analysis points (M1456)
  • Fixes problems apply various tensile stress limits to stress checks (M1460, M1461)
Archive Version: 7.0.5 - May 09, 2023
  • Compatibility updates only
Archive Version: 7.0.4 - February 27, 2023
  • Fixes program crashing for bridge models with a single spliced girder (M1434)
Archive Version: 7.0.3 - January 12, 2023
  • Fixes structural analysis error occurring when the bearing offset and girder end distance at Abutment 1 are equal (M1420)
Archive Version: 7.0.2 - November 07, 2022
  • Fixes problem computing station and offset of bearings (M1365)
  • Fixes problem with abnormal termination for spliced girders with certain temporary support arrangements (M1361)
  • Limits yield stress limit check of MBE 6A. to prestressed components only (M1371)
  • Adds concrete density modification factor (lambda) to concrete properties table for time-step analysis (M1372)
  • Fixes multi-region slab casting dead load reactions in bearing design parameters (M1395)
Archive Version: 7.0.1 - July 05, 2022
  • Revised secondary tension stress limit for intermedate loading stages per LRFD so final tension stress limit of 0.0 ksi is not applied to intermedidate stages (M1342)
  • Added specification checks for all segments at time of erection because change in boundary condition is a loading stage (M1344)
  • Added specification checks for segments that have been erected before and carry the weight of other segments when they are erected, such as hammerhead segments carrying the weight of drop-in segments (M1346)
Archive Version: 7.0.0 - June 03, 2022
  • Fixed problem omitting temporary supports in Girder View (M1259)
  • Fixed problem with slab offset data being altered after adding a temporary support (M1232)
  • Fixed problem updating input data when a duct library entry is renamed to resolve a library entry conflict (M1231)
  • Added reporting of post-tensioning input data in Details Report (M1209)
  • Added footnote to Girder Bearing Reactions table for spliced girders that explains reactions are for segments just after setting and the Girder Reactions are for reactions after post-tensioning (M1266)
  • Fixed Structural Analysis Error problem for certain combinations of segments, supports, and strongbacks (M1254, M1263)
  • Title of Timestep Details report is now dynamically generated to reflect the report contents (M1253)
  • Added user defined load reactions for temporary supports in reports (M1226)
  • Improved guidance message when intermeidate diaphragm loads are applied after deck casting (M1276)
  • Added effect of incremental dead load moment for lifting and hauling to time-step creep analysis (M1288)
  • Fixed unit conversion error with input of Pjack for plant installed tendons (M1294)
  • Fixed calculation of anchor set losses for plant installed tendons jacked from the right end of the segment (M1295)
  • Fixed f'c at time of loading used to compute kf and ktd parameters for AASHTO LRFD creep and shrinkage equations for time-step analysis (M1299)
  • Fixed abnormal program termination for segments in different groups cast in other than the first interval (M1240)
Archive Version: 6.1.0 - May 13, 2021
  • Fixes problem with anchor set loss being computed incorrectly (M1227)
  • Fixes problems with input grids crashing
  • Fixes problem with internal duct model for U-beam sections
  • Fixes crashes when modeling spliced girder structures with multiple groups (M1204)
  • Fixes problem reporting segment spacing (M1206)
Archive Version: 6.0.0 - January 25, 2021
  • Added a Timeline Summary to the Timeline Manager window (M1121)
  • Added a Construction Timeline chapter to the Details Report (M1121)
  • Added feature to specify closure joint casting concurrently with a staged deck casting region (M1187)
  • Added parameters used to compute friction loss and anchor set to the Details Report (M1118)
  • Added erection tower connection types to the Bridge Plan View erection tower context menu to facilitate in-place editing (M1131)
  • Added error handling for invalid tendon geometry (M1154)
  • Fixed problem with bearing length at interior piers with continuous segments being reduced by half (M1106)
  • Fixes problem with program termination when attempting to edit closure joint at piers that do not have closure joints (M1134)
  • Fixes problem with specifying an invalid timeline event for closure joint construction (M1122)
  • Fixes problem updating construction timeline when creating a continuous segment at an erection towner by removing the closure joint (M1138)
  • Fixes problem modeling cantilevered spliced girder segments (M1157)
  • Fixes problem with being unable to select a spliced girder in the Bridge Plan View (M1103)
  • Fixes problem modeling parabolic haunches that extend over multiple precast segments (M1172)
Archive Version: 5.0.5 - August 18, 2020
  • Fixes problem report deflections and computing screed camber for user defined loads applied with railing system loads
Archive Version: 5.0.4 - July 28, 2020
  • Compatibility updates only
Archive Version: 5.0.3 - July 14, 2020
  • Compatibility updates only
Archive Version: 5.0.2 - April 13, 2020
  • Fixes crash problem when entering station into roadway template grid
  • Fixes problem drawing composite section centroid in Girder Section View
Archive Version: 5.0.1 - March 30, 2020
  • Compatibility updates only
Archive Version: 5.0 - March 09, 2020
  • 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
Archive Version: 4.1.6 - January 17, 2020
  • Fixes problem computing secondary post-tensioning effects in U-Beam bridges with multiple stressing events
Archive Version: 4.1.5 - June 25, 2019
  • Fixes problem performing time-step analysis when some segments are constructed after previously constructed segments are erected
Archive Version: 4.1.4 - June 11, 2019
  • Fixes editing closure joint type
  • Adds concrete strength parameters to Time Step Details Report
  • Improves validation of linear duct geometry
  • Fixes validation of timeline for diaphragm load sequence
  • Fixes temporary support elevation calculation when elevation adjustments are used
Archive Version: 4.1.3 - May 30, 2019
  • Fixed problem validating WSDOT Spliced U-Beam dimensions
  • Fixed problem reporting Component Restraining Force calculation in Time Step Details Report.
  • Fixed problem applying post-tensioning in correct analysis interval for spliced U-Beams
  • Fixed problem computing required slab offset
  • Fixed problem reporting evaluation of slab offset when unique values are specified at segment ends
  • Fixed problem reporting temporary support elevations
Archive Version: 4.1.2 - May 07, 2019
  • Fixed problem with program crashing while adding strand rows containing an odd number of strands
  • Fixed problems that are common with PGSuper
Archive Version: 4.1.1 - April 22, 2019
  • Fixed problem with program crashing after an edit is made that results in a violation of the live load distribution factor range of applicability
  • Fixed problem editing pier and segment layout in the Bridge Framing grid
  • Fixed problem displaying texted in the Time Step Details Report configuration dialog
  • Fixes problem with program crashing when cancelling creation of the Overlay installation event from the Deck Geometry and Details window
  • Fixed problems that are common with PGSuper
Archive Version: 4.1 - March 27, 2019
  • Added work point indicator to Bridge Section
  • Improved girder haunch and slab offset ("A" Dimension) modeling
  • Fixed problem modeling odd number of strands when defining strands by row
  • Fixed problem modeling end blocks with zero length transition
  • Fixed problem modeling cantilevered girders
  • Fixed problem modeling segment erection sequence relative to temporary support installation
  • Fixed problem modeling strongback installation event. Strongbacks cannot be installed prior to the installation of their supporting element.
Archive Version: 4.0 - October 22, 2018
  • Advanced version number to 4.0 for BridgeLink version syncronization
  • Updated for AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, 8th Edition
  • Improved modeling of segment elevations
  • Improved slab offset calculations
  • Added computation of erection tower elevations
  • Fixed crash problems with certain combiations of inputs
  • Compatibility updates and common updates with PGSuper (see PGSuper release notes)
Archive Version: 3.1.8 - May 18, 2018
  • Fixed problem computing segment rotation due to pretensioning forces in analysis intervals occuring after deck becomes composite
  • Compatibility updates and common updates with PGSuper (see PGSuper release notes)
Archive Version: 3.1.7 - April 30, 2018
  • Compatibility updates and common updates with PGSuper (see PGSuper release notes)
Archive Version: 3.1.6 - March 26, 2018
  • Compatibility updates only
Archive Version: 3.1.5 - March 16, 2018
  • Fixed issues that are common with PGSuper (see PGSuper release notes)
Archive Version: 3.1.4 - March 06, 2018
  • Fixed problem computing deflections due to post-tensioning loads
  • Fixed problem computing live load distribution factors when the analysis section is coincident with a closure joint
  • Fixed issues that are common with PGSuper (see PGSuper release notes)
Archive Version: 3.1.3 - November 13, 2017
  • Fixed crash problems for various modeling scenarios
Archive Version: 3.1.2 - June 26, 2017
  • Fixed crash problem remove girders from the cross section
  • Fixed problem computing friction losses for tendons stressed from both ends
  • Fixed problem specifying construction event for post-tensioning.
Archive Version: 3.1.1 - June 05, 2017
  • Fixed crash problem when defining debonded strands
Archive Version: 3.1 - May 09, 2017
  • 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
  • Fixed problem with camber used for lifting and hauling stability analysis
  • Fixed problem with spurious Configuration updates
  • Revised girder inclination check for girders erected with webs out of plumb
Archive Version: 3.0 - January 18, 2017

  • Initial release of PGSplice version 3.0.
  • This is a new version of PGSplice that is not compatible with version 0.7 or earlier.
  • This version of PGSplice replaces version 0.7.

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