Settle3D v4.0 Update History
Version 4.008 - February 6 2017 [Download]
- Added ability to specify columns for CPT import.
- Added friction angle to CPT interpretation output.
- Improved interpolation for multiple boreholes.
- Updates to undrained shear strength calculation.
- Fix for calculation of virgin and recompression settlement strains with buoyancy and/or compaction advanced project settings options selected.
- Updates to soil property movement when switching from non-horizontal to horizontal soil layers.
- Fix for differential settlement calculation.
- Fix for embankment end loads and preloads for models with embankments defined at non-zero elevations.
- Fix for Burland empirical settlement crashing with water table.
- Fix for datum dependency staying on after being disabled.
- Fix for "improper arguement" error message with moving load vertices.
- Fix for pore water pressure calculations in files with high negative/positive base ground surface elevations.
- Fix for mean stress calculation for negative loads and loads beneath ground surface.
- Various fixes for displaying of files with non-zero ground surface.
- Fix for calculation of loading stress with Multiple Layer option. Under certain combinations of negative loading / excavations and positive loads, loading stress was not correct.
- Fix for crashing when exporting VST liquefaction results to Excel.
- Fixes for calculation of excavation loading stress for models with non-horizontal ground surface or models with large negative base elevations.
- Allow for negative depth selection in chart picker.
Version 4.007 - December 14 2016
- Improvements to viewing CPT boreholes in tree view.
- Minor fix for excavations with ground surface above zero.
- Expanded undrained shear strength feature.
- Added option to specify poisson ratio for x and y loading stress calculations (for polygonal, rectangular, and circular loads) for Boussinesq in Advanced tab of Project Settings.
- Bug fix for mean stress calculation.
Version 4.006 - November 21 2016
- Minor interface improvements bug fixes.
- Fix for display issue with time plots exported to Excel.
- Fix for rigid smoothing for models with material properties varying with depth.
- Fix for CPT calculations with fs=0.
Version 4.005 - November 10 2016
- Commercial release.
Version 4.003 - November 1 2016
- Beta 2 release.
Version 4.002 - October 5 2016
- Beta 1 release.
Settle3D v3.0 Update History
Version 3.020 - November 1 2016 [Download]
- Fixed bug in rigid load smoothing.
- Fixed bug in Cetin 2009 SPT liquefaction settlement calculation.
- Fixed display bug in Interpret for drainage conditions in multiple boreholes mode.
Version 3.019 - August 17 2016
- Changed rigid load smoothing in models with varying soil material properties.
- Fixed a bug in computing loading stress for embankment loads in stages that load is removed.
- Epsilon issue in preconsolidation stress check caused numerical issues when a very fine query point was used. Fixed.
- System browser now opens the Help.
- Fix for Ishihara and Yoshimi reconsolidation strain calculation for SPT liquefaction settlement.
Version 3.018 - June 1 2016
- Fix for print crashing issues.
- Fix for rotation animation not working in certain cases.
- Fix for user_data equations dividing by zero.
- Changing the pre-load “calculate height from settlement stage” was resetting the “removal stage” in the dialog. Fixed.
- PWP functions were not being considered correctly in all cases. Fixed.
- Change in water pressure was considered in calculation of immediate settlement when piezo changed. Fixed.
- Added “ignore negative effective stresses” checkbox in Project Settings.
- Program was crashing in certain cases of consolidating materials being excavated. Fixed.
Version 3.017 - January 21 2016
- Added "Improve consolidation accuracy" checkbox in Project Settings.
Version 3.016 - November 25 2015
- Fixed a potential memory leak problem.
- Fixed a bug with preload computation.
- Fixed a bug in Westergaard analysis.
- Fix for piezo staging bug.
- Drainage conditions for boreholes were incorrect in certain cases. Fixed.
- Fixed a bug with Queries.
- Stress computation under embankments in a multiple layer scenario now uses the correct poisson ratio.
- Changed interpolation method in non-uniform loads to Chugh method.
- Unified the meshing method for embankment and normal loads.
- Improved the computation of embankment loads.
- Software now looks for all usable licenses on all usable license servers.
Version 3.015 - July 31 2015
- Made "Thin Plate Spline" the new default borehole interpolation method.
- Export to Excel wasn't naming query points / lines properly. Fixed.
Version 3.014 - June 15 2015
- Fix for conical load tooltip 3d bug (crashing)
- Added continuous time graphs for consolidated shear strength.
- Performance improvement of reading files with large number of boreholes.
- Fixed a bug regarding incorrect assignment of Poisson ratio when “Use vertical stress only” option selected in Advanced menu of Project Settings.
- Improved stability of ground water computations in models with multiple layered soil.
- Fixed a bug regarding settlement computation of query points in models with multiple rigid loads.
- Improved computation accuracy of multi-layered embankment loads with end faces.
- Fixed a bug in computing settlement within end face region of embankment loads under water table.
- Fix for edit borehole coordinates dialog - wasn't showing correct number of boreholes.
- User data wasn't being recomputed properly on undo/redo when a user data function was deleted. The correct user data wouldn't be displayed correctly until a compute.
- Fix for log graph having issues with '0' value.
- Updated liquefaction.
- Fix for tin triangulation crash.
- Fix for incorrectly showing soil layers in graph.
Version 3.013 - January 28 2015
- Fixed a bug in computing undrained shear strength. This parameter can now be computed at different consolidation levels.
- Fixed a bug resulting in non-contiguous settlement graphs in the presence of rigid loads and soil layers not prone to immediate settlement.
- Liquefaction charts weren't dealing with discontinous data properly. Markers are now consistent, export to excel works properly, and the chart controls apply correctly.
- Fixed bug when x-min and -max were identical in a chart, the data wouldn't show up.
- Boreholes weren't behaving with "zoom all" correctly after editing their coordinates. Fixed.
Version 3.012 - January 20 2015
- Fixed bug in computing settlement in stages before installation of rigid loads.
- Fixed bug in embankment loads with end face.
Version 3.011 - November 25 2014
- Bug fixed in reading groundwater data generated in old versions of Settle3D (2.019 and before).
- Fixed displaying min/max value for legend in case there is no data present at the query point.
- Fixed bug of crash in certain cases due to string definition of query points.
Version 3.010 - November 6 2014
- Bug with consolidation settlement computation in presence of soil layers with zero depth. Fixed.
- Normal TIN Triangulation for boreholes was crashing when all boreholes were colinear. Fixed.
- Normal CaCC ratio in soil layer legend tool wasn't being displayed properly. Fixed.
- Normal Groundwater from v2 files wasn't being read properly for some files. Fixed.
- Improved accuracy in rigid foundation computation.
Version 3.009 - October 3 2014
- Bug in rigid load computation with advanced staging option enabled. Fixed.
- Bug in multiple boreholes models in which a borehole contains a zero thickness soil layer. Fixed.
- Bug in models with multiple soil layers in Westergaard method. Fixed.
- Bug related to groundwater analysis when no piezo-line is assigned. Fixed.
- Bug in multi-staged groundwater analysis with "Stage Piezo Line" option selected. Fixed.
Version 3.008 - July 24 2014
- Excavation loading stress with multiple boreholes. Fixed.
- "Use mean 3D stress" option disabled for Westergaard method. Fixed.
- Computing settlement using Multiple Layer analysis, with multiple loads and excavations was not accurate. Fixed.
Version 3.007 - June 3 2014
- Bug in calculating settlement and LDI for liquefaction analyses in cases where there were layers with no SPT data, and where the Prone to Liquefaction checkbox was selected. Fixed.
Version 3.006 - May 28 2014
- Multiple Layers option with embankment loading. Fixed.
- Improved speed for rigid loading.
- Legend not displayed when printing if 2D view is maximized. Fixed.
- Printing cut off right and bottom of charts. Fixed.
- Liquefaction graphing for VST crashed in some cases. Fixed.
- Parameters in Liquefaction dialog in Material Properties dialog not saving. Fixed.
- Small bug in drawing material on query point with magnified z-scaling. Fixed.
Version 3.005 - April 4 2014
- FS cutoff for liquefaction settlement and lateral displacement calculations.
- Updated online help.
- Issues in models with multiple rigid loads. Fixed.
- Probability of liquefaction graph not displayed. Fixed.
- Contour labels revert to “No Data” when viewing the graphics in Print Preview. Fixed.
- Issues editing the header and footer through Custom Designs command in Page Setup under Print Preview. Fixed.
- Crashes when using Print and Print Preview. Fixed.
- Problem extrapolating field point grid past boreholes. Fixed.
Version 3.004 - March 20 2014
- "Copy image" in charts not working. Fixed.
- Rigid load calculation improvements.
- Improvements to Help in dialogs.
- Minor dialog fixes.
Version 3.003 - March 6 2014
- Porewater pressure profile option for groundwater (new groundwater type).
- Borehole coordinate editor for all boreholes.
- Staged excavation with multiple boreholes not displaying properly. Fixed.
- Liquefaction not working properly with imperial units. Fixed.
- Editing/delete Piezo lines wasn't recalculating results properly. Fixed.
Version 3.002 - February 6 2014
- Online help added.
- Info viewer improvements.
- User data options added.
- ID of boreholes now displayed in 3D.
- Improved groundwater options for multiple boreholes.
- Formulas for Cn corrections added in liquefaction dialog.
- Reading old files with 32 bit build was causing problems. Fixed.
- Multiple bug fixes for liquefaction charting.
- Double clicking file in windows explorer wasn't opening the file in Settle3D properly. Fixed.
- Printing from a graph was causing crashes. Fixed.
- Contour labels weren't displaying properly on print. Fixed.
- Engine was crashing when multiple borehole interpolation caused an area with no soil. Fixed.
- Right clicking liquefaction graph and the tabs was causing crash. Fixed.
- Better labelling of liquefaction excel output.
- Dimension tools from old files weren't displaying correctly. Fixed.
Version 3.001 - January 14 2014
- Beta release.
Version 2.019 - April 16 2014
- Dependency of the meshing resolution to the number of geometry boundary points is eliminated.
- Fixed the crashing bug for rigid non-convex loads with centre of gravity outside of the load geometry.
- Fixed bugs in analysis of polygonal rigid loads.
Version 2.018 - November 12 2013
- A bug with stress calculation for the multiple layer formulation was fixed.
- A bug with the computation of consolidation settlement for rigid loads was fixed.
Version 2.017 - September 20 2013
- Updated Help system to support Google Chrome and IE10.
- Compute: Improved calculation of rigid load settlement to consider cases with thin layers in the model.
- Compute: Improved the accuracy of the rigid load algorithm for large area loads.
- Compute: An average modulus for all layers is used for the calculation of rigid load when Boussinesq analysis option is used.
Version 2.016 - July 20 2012
- Always allow ‘consider hydroconsolidation’ to be used.
- ‘Saturated unit weight’ is now disabled if ‘consider hydroconsolidation’ is not checked.
- ‘Strain based’ check is only enable if the material’s primary consolidation is considered and the method is non-linear – otherwise ‘strain based’ is set to true and the checkbox is disabled.
- You are now unable to turn ‘consider hydroconsolidation’ on in the hydroconsolidaiton properties dialog without also adding at least two points to the function.
- Changed the default ‘strain based’ check to be true for all materials.
- A warning pops up in the material properties dialog if a material who was previously set to ‘delta void ratio’ in the hydroconsolidation dialog is changed in the material properties dialog from a non-linear method to something else OR if ‘consider primary consolidation’ is unchecked. The warning states that ‘strain based’ is being turned on for that material.
Version 2.015 - May 14 2012
- Fixed error in image import dialog that would cause program to crash when clicking a shortcut in the file explorer.
- Changed excel exporter to export point, line and grid data more consistently in an excel-friendly format.
Version 2.014 - April 20 2012
- Compute. Improved calculation of rigid load settlement to consider the stiffness for only the material within one load diameter from the load.
- Compute. Fixed a bug for the calculation of degree of consolidation for very small settlements.
- Fixed a bug in the ‘Export Data To Excel’ option that didn’t allow ‘Surface Data’ to be exported correctly.
- Changed display option so that when a boundary’s coordinates are being edited, only those coordinates are shown on the CAD view, rather than showing all coordinates.
- Modeler. When using the Westergaard stress computation method, the advanced option of using 3D mean stress is not supported. However, this option was not being disabled. Fixed.
Version 2.013 - January 24 2012
- Fixed a bug in the soil property table tool format dialog that would cause the dialog to prompt the user for incorrect entry.
- Fixed a bug with the calculation of preload for multiple layer stress method. This bug caused the program to crash.
- Added better decimal control for query values display.
- Updated OS detection in technical support window.
Version 2.012 - November 19 2011
- Online Help would now launch in Internet Explorer if Google Chrome is the default browser. The online help does not properly work in Google Chrome.
- Fixed a bug with 2:1 stress ratio for polygon loads.
- Fixed a crash with printing to Adobe PDF from the main view.
- Program would hang opening Info Viewer if a material with Mesri type of secondary consolidation was used in the model.
- Fixed Windows Visual Styles which were accidentally removed in the previous build of Settle3D.
Version 2.011 - July 18 2011
- Fixed scaling bug which caused loads to display in the 3D view incorrectly compared to embankments.
- Added secondary consolidation type and associated properties in soil properties table tool.
- If you add a load and then go to Empirical and select any method. However mouse over a load. When you hover over an edge, the cursor turns from box to arrow and the program may crash. Fixed.
- Support for multiple monitors.
- Fixed a bug in the hydroconsolidation properties dialog which allowed you to enter information for materials that were not ‘Non-Linear” materials, even though hydoconsolidation settlement was only calculated for materials that used the ‘Non-Linear’ method.
Version 2.010 - November 25 2010
- Under rare circumstances Settle3D will fail to open a s3z file and will pop up a message: System Error Code 131 “An attempt was made to move the file pointer before the beginning of the file”.
- Reading files with hydroconsolidation regions would cause problems when opening and closing the project settings dialog. Fixed.
- Secondary consolidation for any material would be calculated if any material in the whole model had primary consolidation turned on. Now, a material will only undergo secondary consolidation if primary consolidation is turned on for that material.
Version 2.009 - August 5 2010
- Time query had a bug for multi-staged embankment. Fixed.
- A rare bug with the Boussinesiq stress calculation for rigid loads was fixed.
- Ch was being written incorrectly in the Infoviewer.
- Fixed bug in Mesri secondary consolidation for models with very fast primary consolidation.
- Increased tolerance when calculating if an element is normally consolidated in secondary consolidation calculations.
- All strains now limited to 100%.
- Fixed bug in secondary consolidation calculations when water table is at the surface and loads are applied at time > 0.
- Made change to prevent calculation of secondary consolidation when there is no primary.
Version 2.008 - March 29 2010
- Fixed bug in embankment load calculations for Westergaard stress method.
- Exporting consolidation time data to Excel, the program gave incorrect results when units were in inches.
- A rare bug with the calculation of embankment stresses was fixed.
- Fixed units in plotting of coefficient of consolidation and permeability.
- Fixed small bug in calculation of pore pressures above the water table.
- Sets secondary consolidation to 0 if there is no primary consolidation.
Version 2.007 - February 01 2010
- Fixed bug in calculation of effective spacing for wick drains.
- New Help System.
Version 2.006 - November 30 2009
- Fixed bug that caused secondary consolidation parameters for overconsolidated material to be used when material was normally consolidated.
- Added option in project settings to enable resetting of time for secondary consolidation calculations when loads change.
- Added more point marker styles for charts.
- Fixed vertical axis order when plotting point query or line query in Excel.
- Fixed the horizontal / vertical axis swapping in Excel.
Version 2.005 - September 29 2009
- Westergaard with non-uniform loads didn’t work. Fixed.
- Rigid loads with 3 vertices didn’t work. Fixed.
- Fixed file reading problem that prevented some users from opening files with excavation loads.
- Grid lines can now be added to graphs.
- Fixed the pore pressure caclulation for excavations below the water table.
- Rigid loads no longer assume the soil column goes to negative infinity. This was done through the introduction of an extremely stiff layer at the bottom of the soil column. This prevents deformation below the bottom of the soil column.
Version 2.004 - September 17 2009
- Fixed bug with rigid settlement calculations.
- Fixed bug in embankment load calculations.
- Introduced "Westergaard Solution" as new stress calculation method.
- New option is added to average the elastic material properties for Westergaard and rigid load calculations.
- Fixed both the hydroconsolidation and wick drain entities so that you can move and delete vertices , and edit coordinates as well.
- Hydroconsolidation info is now in the Infoviewer.
- The consolidation settlement due to saturation was being double counted for hydroconsolidation regions that overlapped. Fixed.
Version 2.003 - July 7 2009
- Under rare circumstances the clipboard would be corrupted. Fixed.
- Excel charting of multiple datasets would sometimes not work with Excel 2007.
- If a query point was very close to the boundary for non-uniform loads, results would be inaccurate.
- Stress calculation was updated/improved.
- Edit coordinates now properly orients the boundary counter-clockwise. If the coordinates were enterd clockwise, bad results would occur.
- 2:1 stress computation was improved.
- Multiple loads or excavations over a query, with different depths, would not discretize the query at the load depth. Fixed.
- If the stage name was greater than 31 characters, a warning would be generated when the data was exported to Excel. Fixed.
- Program would crash after canceling the excavation dialog then attempting to export query data to Excel or the clipboard. Fixed.
- When material type as 'Janbu' was selected, and primary consolidation is turned off, access to the 'mr' value text box still existed. Fixed.
- Saturated unit weights can now be used for hydroconsolidation regions.
- Security system update to allow for educational updates and improve commercial network version.
Version 2.002 - May 4 2009
- Fixed bug with 2:1 stress calculation for polygonal loads.
- Fixed bug with rigid footing settlement.
- Improved accuracy of results for multiple material analysis.
Version 1.013 - November 30 2009
- Fixed bug in embankment load calculations.
Version 1.012 - May 4 2009
- Fixed bug with 2:1 stress calculation for polygonal loads.
- Fixed bug in calculation of secondary consolidation for loads that are added after time = 0.
Version 1.011 - February 2 2009
- Average unit weight calculation for end loads was not being done correctly. Fixed.
- Fixed bug in stress calculation for ramp-shaped embankments.
- Using mean stress with 2:1 is now disabled. It didn't work.
- Fixed bug for calculation of degree of consolidation outside of loads when settlement cutoff is turned on.
- Embankment designer would crash for zero height layers with 90 degree end angles.
- Fixed bug in buoyancy calculations for non-embankment loads.
- Removed error message when image tool cannot be loaded because a linked image file is missing. In some cases it caused program to crash. Instead image tools with missing files are just silently removed.
- Accuracy of queries and grids for materials that do not have consolidation turned on has been improved. Discretization of the strings is now the same for consolidating and non-consolidating materials.
- Fixed a menu drawing bug.
- A problem with writing to external networked drives when the path had a dot in it has been fixed.
- In rare circumstances, a load would be applied outside it's boundary. Fixed.
- Added a message to report an error when an image cannot be exported or copied to clipboard.
- Fixed a bug with saving Settle3D files in compressed format (s3z) for users logged on with domain accounts.
- Fixed file reading problem that prevented some users from opening files.
- In previous versions, applying a load to a material experiencing secondary consolidation would stop the secondary consolidation in the previous stage. This was a bug. The secondary consolidation now correctly stops when the load is applied.
- Added error checks when importing load geometry from DXF.
- The plain text copy of InfoViewer’s contents now does not have bullets and indentation so it can be easily imported in Excel or Word.
- The grid control associated with the "Project Settings--Groundwater-Groundwater Analysis - Depth varies with stage" option is improved to better handle long stage names.
- Improved graphics speed of 3D view for large models.
- Unit testing was added to improve reliability of future releases.
- Fixed bug that was preventing secondary consolidation in some loading/unloading scenarios.
- The mean stress had a bug for materials with Poisson's ratio not equal to 0.2. Fixed.
- Separated buoyancy correction and compaction correction into two separate options.
- Created cutoff option. If the option is turned on, displacement is not observed when stress is below some user-specified threshold.
- Enabled stress/void ratio dependent permeability (for non-linear material only).
- Water table can now be specified above the ground surface.
- Improved scaling and resizing for Image tool. It can now be resized by dragging the edges or corners.
- Fixed bug in stress calculation for some embankments geometries
- Infoviewer fixes for updated soil property dialog.
- Updated technical support dialog.
- Updated help.
- There was a bug with the calculation of embankment load for cases where some embankment coordinates are negative. Fixed.
- Changed string discretization so that there is always a point on the water table.
- Disallow excess pore pressures above the water table by default. An option was added to permit excess pore pressures above the water table if the user wishes.
- A new option to account for buoyancy of materials that settle below the water table has been added. The option is turned on in the Advanced Analysis Settings dialog in the Project Settings.
- There was a bug for mean stress calculation for non-uniform loading. Fixed.
- Improved discretization of point line and grid queries. This will improve accuracy.
- For Degree of Consolidation data type legend is now consistent with the rest and displays MAX values instead of MIN values.
- Auto Range for degree of consolidation is always 0 to 100% regardless of data.
- If you have multiple point queries or line queries, and then you delete query(s), and then export, it exports data for the deleted queries, as well as existing queries. Fixed.
- Autocompute has been improved. You can now specify not to autocompute when adding queries/grids. You can also save the default autocompute settings. A new autocompute settings dialog hass been added.
- You can now save the default grid number of points and expansion factor. This is done through a new defaults button in the grid properties dialog.
- Fixed the problem with Settle “Copy screen” function. Now OpenGL is drawn the same as on screen.
- The infoviewer now writes the correct time units for certain parameters.
- Improved accuracy of pore pressure calculation for models that contain layers with no primary consolidation.
- Fixed bug in plotting of total strain .
- Program crashed if you switch to 2:1 stress analysis method for embankment with end face loadings. Fixed.
- There was a bug for stress calculation in end face embankment loadings. Fixed.
- Loading under embankment load for depth beyond 100 had a bug. Fixed.
- A new query point 3D drawing mode was added to the display options.