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Fachwerk 0.4.5 released

This release improves the look of background images. Scans are assumed 1:50 at 150dpi.
The background drawing can be stored (export to *.bgd[.gz]).

Posted by A. Vontobel 2017-02-28

Fachwerk3D 0.4.5 released

This release adds new options to transform the geometry of the spatial model and the background drawing. The background drawing can be stored (export to *.bgd).

Nodes can be moved onto points of the background drawing using the mouse.

Posted by A. Vontobel 2017-02-27

Documentation update

A new edition of the documentation «Calculating strut-and-tie models with Fachwerk and Fachwerk3D» has been published. It covers the current program release (Fachwerk/Fachwerk3D 0.4.4) and provides more examples.

The documentation (pdf) is available in English and German languages for 30€.

Posted by A. Vontobel 2016-05-21

Fachwerk 0.4.4 and Fachwerk3D 0.4.4 released

This release adjusts the tolerances used for final equilibrium checks to the size of the forces.

Posted by A. Vontobel 2016-03-07

Fachwerk webstart application renewed

Fachwerk and Fachwerk3D can be launched directly from the web site - without prior installation. Just click the start button in the section "Try it online". In fact, Fachwerk has been available as a Webstart application since 2004!

The application is digitally signed. For signing I now use a certificate issued by a trusted certificate authority. The purpose is to keep the Fachwerk webstart application functional in the foreseeable future. If you want to support Fachwerk consider buying the Fachwerk documentation!

Posted by A. Vontobel 2016-03-06

Fachwerk3D 0.4.3 released

This release adds the possibility to load planar Fachwerk files (*.fwk) into the spatial Fachwerk3D program.

The fallback language has been set to English. Mac OS X users will notice the better visual adaption to the system, the menu bar is anchored to the top of the screen.

The way the source code is compiled and the software is packaged for distribution has been simplified. The java-based build tool Ant is used. Unused parts of the math library have been removed, thus avoiding external build dependencies. The project's source repository is self-contained, the code compiles on JDK 8 (requiring at least JDK 6). A spec file for building Linux rpm software packages is provided.... read more

Posted by A. Vontobel 2016-02-05

Fachwerk 0.4.3 released

This release adds an export function to generate customized illustrations of the strut-and-tie model. Fachwerk exports the model and background to an editable Drawj2d-drawing. Various settings like colours or labelling (e.g. tension forces only) can be adjusted.The independent command line program Drawj2d then easily generates vector quality pdf, svg or emf (MS Word) graphics.... read more

Posted by A. Vontobel 2016-02-03

Fachwerk3D 0.4.2 released

This release updates website and email adresses.

New functions
- Image as (grey and white) background

Posted by A. Vontobel 2015-12-30

Fachwerk available from rpm-repository (Linux)

Fachwerk has been uploaded to a software repository on the opensuse build server.

Go to http://software.opensuse.org/search?q=fachwerk . There are repos for various rpm based Linux distributions like openSUSE, Redhat, Fedora, ScientificLinux.
You can add http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/qwert2003/openSUSE_Leap_42.1/ (choose your distro) to your favorite repos, that way you'll get update notifications.

Posted by A. Vontobel 2015-11-15

Fachwerk on Android

Fachwerk in not available as an Android app.
It is possible though to start Fachwerk from within the app "GNURoot Debian" which runs a minimalistic Linux.

The approach involves installing the app, running the in-app installation, downloading the Fachwerk package and installing software packages within the Linux system.
Thus installing Fachwerk on an Android device is not straight forward and requires some Linux knowledge (or at least openness to new techniques). "GNURoot Debian" runs without having to root the device. However it takes a lot of memory (~700MB) on your device, so do not try the approach on a phone or tablet short of memory.... read more

Posted by A. Vontobel 2015-10-11

Fachwerk 0.4.2 released

This release adds the possibility to rotate the model.

New functions
- Rotation or flipping of model
- Rotation or flipping of background drawing
- Image as (grey and white) background

Posted by A. Vontobel 2014-09-04

Documentation announcements (from old website)

By: qwert2003 ( A. Vontobel )
User manual updated and enhanced
2010-Jul-22 21:50
The program documentation has been updated and enhanced.

"Automatic model reduction", the feature introduced in the 0.4x releases, is covered.
The newly added chapter "Typical patterns" demonstrates how to handle openings in webs with strut-and-tie models.

The manual is available in English and German.

By: qwert2003 ( A. Vontobel )
Program documentation in English
2009-Jun-01 12:04
The program documentation «Calculating strut-and-tie models with Fachwerk and Fachwerk3D» is available in English and German.... read more

Posted by A. Vontobel 2011-10-17

Fachwerk release announcements (from old website)

By: qwert2003 ( A. Vontobel )
Fachwerk 0.4.1 released
2010-May-13 23:39
This release improves the automatic model reduction algorithm.

Linux users will benefit from desktop integration. The rpm/deb software package creates a menu entry and takes care of the file associations.

By: qwert2003 ( A. Vontobel )
Fachwerk 0.4.0 released
2009-Dec-02 22:04
This release adds a feature that allows semi-automatic strut-and-tie model creation:
An optimisation process eliminates inefficient members until the model is statically determinate.... read more

Posted by A. Vontobel 2011-10-17

Fachwerk3D release announcements (from old website)

By: qwert2003 ( A. Vontobel )
Fachwerk3D 0.4.1 released
2010-May-13 23:39
This release improves the automatic model reduction algorithm.

Linux users will benefit from desktop integration. The rpm/deb software package creates a menu entry and takes care of the file associations.

By: qwert2003 ( A. Vontobel )
Fachwerk3D 0.4.0 released
2009-Dec-02 22:06
This release adds a feature that allows semi-automatic strut-and-tie model creation:
An optimisation process eliminates inefficient members until the model is statically determinate.... read more

Posted by A. Vontobel 2011-10-17

Fachwerk/Fachwerk3D now hosted on sourceforge.net

From 2004 to 2011 Fachwerk's website was fachwerk.berlios.de. BerliOS is an open source software repository maintained by Fraunhofer FOKUS. BerliOS has announced it will close the service at the end of the year. Therefore Fachwerk and Fachwerk3D have moved to a new location:

fachwerk.sourceforge.net

Posted by A. Vontobel 2011-10-17

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