CAD Systems Unlimited Inc.
New Features in MassPlus v7.0
Perimeter Calculations (Outer and Inner if available)
Fast Viewing for Multi-CPU systems
Shows equivalent AutoCAD Massprop terminology
User may compare MassPlus calculated values with AutoCAD's Region - Massprop calculations
Features in MassPlus v6.05
The current section being analyzed including the MassPlus generated centroidal axes and plastic neutral axes can be exported to another dwg or dxf file.
By default MassPlus appends "MP" to the current filename when creating the exported filename.
Previous versions v6.00 - v6.04
Dgn files from Bentley Systems / MicroStation files may now be viewed and converted to AutoCAD dwg/dwf files.
MassPlus can now calculate section properties from dgn files provided that they conform to the same drawing requirements for dwg/dwf files.
MassPlus now supports AutoCAD Drawings thru AutoCAD 2014
AutoCAD Regions are now supported.
Displays the geometry of the section that MassPlus will analyze. This provides visual confirmation of the section. The mesh should match what the user wants analyzed.
Show Neutral Axes
Displays the neutral axes that divides the section into two equal areas. The axes are in orange color.
Note: The Demo version may not show the correct placement of the neutral axes; But the Centroidal Axes are always correctly shown.
Show Max Distance to Centroid
Displays a circle with the center at the centroid and a radius equal to the furthest point in the section. The circle is shown in magenta color.
Centroidal U-V and Reference X-Y axes
Are displayed as in previous versions after calculation.
Relative distances to Centroid
Distances to the centroid from the right-edge and top-edge of the section are now calculated. Previously, only the distances from the left-edge and bottom-edge of the section were calculated.
Plastic Section Modulus Zyy
Zyy is now calculated. Previously, only Zxx was available.
Older features that have been retained