March 2023 software updates.
In-Model Review new change. Made 2 separate tools (In-Model Review, and In-Model Checking), the In-Model review will have the approval option and the In-Model Checking will have the checking option. Added color next to start and end as below....
Here are the updates completed in January.
1. Web-environment: There were incorrect weld access hole preferences at CISC. We added preferences to the weld access hole for CISC metric and AISC metric, shown below...
Qnect updated the in-model review capability in button 3; 1- add option to search or filter based on comments and status and 2- add option to select parts in the model based on selected rows in the report.
There is a new pop up window that appears when a user copies the job preferences. Crucial preference settings are listed for review; once reviewed the preferences can be updated as seen fit.
Endplates will be released at end of year. This is an MVP release so as customers request enhancements, we will add them.
Single Angle vertical bracing is due to be released at the end of first quarter 2023 unless other priorities arise.
Changes of note made during November:
CISC Single Angle and Double Angle are now available.
- End plates
- Single Angle Vertical Brace
We have a new model review checking tool - Here is a short video that describes how to use the In-model review tool.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. October 5, 2022
Michael Gustafson joins the team at Qnect LLC of Hadley MA. as Vice President of Strategy and Business Development
“It’s all about engineering efficiency in the digital age,” says Michael Gustafson. As Product Manager at Trimble and Industry Strategy Manager at Autodesk, Michael has been identifying and directing new technologies for 17 years. “I felt that I needed to take on a senior leadership role with a team that can make a bigger impact in construction, and for the planet. The software solution that Qnect has built has me energized to execute a vision that optimizes for both savings and carbon footprint of new buildings. What they have achieved has opened my eyes to a massive market imperative.”
Sep 8, 2022 2:06:02 PM
We are currently working hard to have End Plates available by the end of September (yay!).
Here are the month's highlights:
On its way
For conventional shear plate connections with vertical bolt spacing > 3”, should Qnect always use full eccentricity = “a” instead of reduced eccentricity = “a/2”?
Default to “no”.
IF the answer to the question above is “yes”, AND the shear plate design is “conventional” AND with vertical bolt spacing > 3”, THEN force the use of e=a instead of allowing e = a/2.
New Qnect Model Review Tool
This tool is for EORs to quickly and easily review and approve the model within Tekla.
DowCo Consultants, LTD has chosen to use Qnect's Tekla software extension to improve the quality of the steel connections it designs while reducing costs for its customers.
This year, the development team has done a lot of work into preparing to launch the Canadian building code CSA-S16-14. This will go live in June 2021.
We're excited to announce this agreement with Exact Detailing! The content in this blog is from the joint press release and contains details of this agreement. If you would like more information, please use Contact Us to find the method that works best for you. We look forward to sharing Qnect with you.
“If I only knew then what I know now.” How often do you wish you could peer into the future just a bit? With Qnect, you kinda can. The speed and accuracy of Qnect means that you can test a number of different connections extremely quickly. This is like looking into the future because you can make revisions, decisions that previous to Qnect would take days if not weeks to make.
The Fabricator magazine interviewed Qnect's Henry Lederman for this interesting and insightful article.
The extensive use of Qnect's patented, iterative process for optimizing all of the engineering variables makes Qnect's vertical bracing, as well as the rest of Qnect's connection library, extremely efficient.
This release expands Qnect’s connection optimization breadth and provides additional time and money savings to steel detailers, fabricators and structural engineers.
Qnect, with world-class engineers at WSP and world-class steel fabricators at Banker Steel, helps make 66 Hudson Boulevard, aka “The Spiral,” one of the most efficiently designed towers in the world.
"We’re able to make connection revisions quickly and with confidence using Qnect, which would have taken us weeks longer without them.”
~ Chuck Hongell, VP at WSP
Qnect, LLC, the leader in smart, optimized connections, today introduced vertical bracing as the latest addition to their connection library. Vertical bracing completes Qnect’s full spectrum of optimized connections from gravity connections to moment connections and the lateral bracing system.
What makes Qnect’s vertical bracing so efficient is the extensive use of their patented, iterative process for optimizing all of the engineering variables.
Why an e-book? The people that attended our recent webinar live as well as those that watched the recorded version made several comments that could be summed up as “This is valuable information. How can I share it with my team?” Several mentioned that their co-workers, even their subs, would not watch a video but would read an overview or summary.
Steel just got smarter and attendees at NASCC 2019 witnessed it first hand at the Qnect booth and in the sessions. Once again we can say, “Qnect had a successful week at NASCC: The Steel Conference.”
We also arranged a panel of 4 top engineering firms who used Qnect on 4 high profile projects: KPFF on Seatac Airport, WSP on a 60 story tower at Hudson Yards, Meyer Borgman and Johnson on Vassar Hospital and Walter P. Moore on Sparkman Wharf.
Scott Melnick, Editor of Modern Steel Connection (MSC), had some great observations about Qnect in the December issue. “The Qnect connection software promises substantial cost savings when used to optimize connection design. But the real advantage is the time it slashes from a project. What might take a fabricator and detailer weeks to develop can now be completed in hours.”
We share more in the recent Blog Post as well as other highlights from 2018. Take 3 minutes to read our Year in Review.
Qnect has added to its portfolio of connections new capabilities to optimize top and bottom plate moment connections, as well as deck support steel in 3D models. “The latest release from Qnect adds to its functionality, offering more types of connections it can calculate and model,” says Erleen Hatfield, a customer and managing partner of Hatfield Group
[September 2018] Qnect, the steel industry's leading connection design
The intersection of innovation and construction sometimes seems like an awkward marriage; however, when I attended Engineering News-Record’s ENR FutureTech conference in San Francisco I walked away with inspiration and excitement for all the places where the industry is making that marriage work.
Qnect partners with structural design teams to create early connected steel models. We work with North America’s top connection engineers and detailers that use our iterative technology to detect and mitigate issues early on and rapidly implement design changes when they arise further down the project pipeline.