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12/03/2013 Tutorial - How to Create New Girders In PGSuper!

PGSuper users have been asking for this one, and we have delivered. This narrated video tutorial describes how to create your own girder sections in the PGSuper library. Topics covered are:

09/06/2012 - Big News in the PGSuper World - Introducing PGSuper 2.7 and PGSuper Professional!

09/06/2012: This newsletter brings news from two fronts. We've just released two new tutorials on PGSuper.com about major new products:

BridgeSight is Proud to Introduce PGSuper Professional!

Come see us in Booth #103 at the 2012 PCI Convention and National Bridge Conference this weekend (9/29-10/02) in Nashville, TN. We're there to discuss PGSuper and give away some free stuff!

05/06/2012 - New Tutorial, and New Release! - Highlights of PGSuper Version 2.6

Version 2.6 of PGSuper was released last week. This release includes several updates and some usefule new features, such as

  • Support for AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, 6th Edition 2012
  • Support for extended prestressing strands
  • Options for negative moment calculations
  • Updated engineering calculations

Check out the new features in our tutorial paper at:  http://www.pgsuper.com/drupal/TrainingHome

12/01/2011 - BridgeSight Signs Contract with Kansas DOT to Perform PGSuper Modifications

News Release - December  1, 2011 - BridgeSight Software signs contract with the Kansas Department of Transportation Bridge Division to customize the open source girder design program PGSuper to fit KDOT's needs for LRFD precast/prestressed girder design. When completed, KDOT will have a custom girder design program that is tailored to meet their needs at a fraction of the cost to develop software from scratch.

07/29/2011 - PGSuper 2.5 Released

WSDOT posted PGSuper Version 2.5 yesterday. It can be downloaded from
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov\eesc\bridge\software
 

06/20/2011 - New Missouri DOT PGSuper Configuration

PGSuper.com Newsletter - July 20, 2011

We just added a new PGSuper configuration to make it easier for engineers working on MoDOT projects to use PGSuper. The configuration includes the most common precast I sections used by MoDOT including:

  • MoDOT Girder Types 2, 3, 4, 6 & 7

Find more information at:
http://www.pgsuper.com/MoDOT
Note that you must be running PGSuper 2.4.2 or later to use the MoDOT configurations.
 

04/26/2011 - New CalTrans PGSuper Configuration

PGSuper.com Newsletter - April 26, 2011


We just added a new PGSuper configuration to make it easier for CalTrans engineers to use PGSuper. The configuration includes the most common precast secions used by CalTrans including:

  • Wide Flange Girders (all shapes)
  • Bulb Tee Girders with Debonded Strands (all shapes)
  • I-Girders (all shapes)
  • Bath Tub Girders (all shapes)
  • Slab Girders

Find more information at:

03/15/2011 - New Tutorial: Modeling Touch Shoring with PGSuper

This new tutorial demonstrates how to model a touch shoring construction scenario with PGSuper. Touch shoring is used to support precast girders during deck placement to reduce the final stresses in the composite deck and girder system.

The tutorial is available at http://www.pgsuper.com/drupal/content/modeling-touch-shoring-pgsuper

 

02/22/2011 - Kansas DOT PGSuper Configuration

PGSuper.com Newsletter - February 22, 2011


We just added a new PGSuper configuration to make it easier for Kansas DOT engineers to use PGSuper. The configuration includes  common I Beam sections used by KDOT. Find more information at:

http://www.pgsuper.com/KDOT

Note that you must be running PGSuper 2.4.2 or later to use the KDOT configurations.

 

About DOT Configurations

9/16/2010 - New Tutorial: Modelling Lightweight Concrete Using PGSuper

Enhancements made in PGSuper Version 2.4 include support for modeling lightweight concrete. Engineers can now define both the girder and deck concrete as normal weight, sand lightweight, or all lightweight concrete. This new tutorial describes how to model lightweight concrete material properties in PGSuper.

The tutorial is available at http://www.pgsuper.com/content/modeling-lightweight-concrete-pgsuper