How will the program be maintained?
Program users are encouraged to submit potential bugs and requested improvements through the support email address. When a revision is warranted, a new version will be issued. Program fixes will be given first priority. Then code changes will be given priority over new features. Only the most currently released version will be supported.
How often will the program be updated?
As changes are warranted, new versions will be issued. If you choose to upgrade, fees will apply depending on the original date of purchase. If the changes are relatively minor, the revision will be available to everyone having that major and minor version regardless of the date of purchase.
How much will it cost for an upgrade?
Upgrade pricing is a function of your original purchase date and the upgrade date. The following summarizes the upgrade pricing:
Purchase Date is Less Than 1 Year From Upgrade Date . . . Upgrade is Free Purchase Date is Greater Than 1 Year, but Less Than 2 Years From Upgrade Date . . . Upgrade is 50% of Current License Price Purchase Date is Greater Than 2 Years From Upgrade Date . . . Full License Price (New License)
Future pricing and upgrade percentages are subject to change at the discretion of KJH Consulting, LLC.
What new features are being considered?
Improved report options are being considered along with graphical bridge entry and layout screens. New substructure options and improvements are also being considered.
User are encouraged to send comments regarding these or other features by email.
Is a network version available?
No. In order to use the program on multiple machines, either a Site or Corporate license is required. With either of these licenses, you can install the program on multiple computers.
How does the program handle sidewalk loading?
The program can model the loading effects of sidewalks including additional dead load and patterned pedestrian loading. If the sidewalk is protected from vehicle traffic, the user can choose to eliminate vehicle loading from the exterior strip design. A user defined exterior strip width can also be entered to model the sidewalk dimensions.
At this time, the program does not allow the additional sidewalk depth to contribute structurally.
How can I model a deeper edge beam?
The program currently doesn't provide a stiffened edge beam option. This will require hand calculations. The summary tables may be used as a base for moment and shear calculations.