GEO | Building Model | Update Information

Version 02/17


Preset for the load standard set to DIN EN 19991-1-4:2010.


New graphical representation for the load transfer results R³ (Results / Resumee / Rendering).
Graphical representation of the bearing force in the walls (load-specific).
Representation of the wall stresses by gradient colors (load-specific).
Extension for the interface GEO-FD+, GEO-STS+, GEO-B5.
Functionality for Schöck Isokorb® activated.
Added output for the internal force results.
Added wall input by polygonal wall.
New functionality for scaling DXF.


Improved representation for non-load-bearing walls after the changing the spring stiffness by "global support conditions".
Improved description of round colums with internal load summary.
Improved performance with large number of point loads.
Improved representation of moments with short line loads.

Version 01/17


Transfer material data from another building item.
Interface to the foundation program FDR+ added.
Extended functionality for the interactive graphical input.


Different graphical interactions optimized.

Version 02/16


Earthquake equivalent forces according to ÖNORM B 1998:2011 implemented.
New concrete material implemented according to BS EN 1992:2015 and DIN EN 1992:2015.


Graphical representation of internal forces and stresss in columns, walls and wall groups caused be horizontal and vertical loads.
- Optimized floor level representation
- Modeling and visibility control of wind and wind gradation and wind areas

Data exchange

Output in CSV file corresponding to the extensions of the output profile adapted.
Access to the functionality of the CSV ouput file is now available in the main output tree.

Version 01/16

Wind loads

Automatic creation / adjustment of wind loads when changing the geometry of the building.
2D: New window for horizontal loads in plan view can be selected from the main menue (left beside the GL button). That plan view can be also used for the output.
3D: Visualization of the wind graduation and areas depending on the building geometry.


Storey based functionalities of the interactive graphical input are extended to the whole building (multi storey), including the undo manager.

Data exchange

Interface to steel column STS+ added and Foundation FD+, FDS+ completed.
Interface to old foundations FD, FDS and timber column HO1 removed.
Calculated GEO buildings can be treated like PLT plates with permanent and variable loads sums.
Extended load transfer from other buildings including base plates.

Version 02/15


In order to optimize and reduce the output additional options have been implemented:
Internal forces and stressses can be removed from the output by the value "0" per row.
Horizontal loads are represented more detailed. The area for calculated wind loads can be added to the output.

Data exchange HO1+

The program HO1+ can be called directly from GEO.

Version 01/15


Wind loads: New National Annexes DIN EN 1991-1-4:2010, ÖNORM EN 1991-1-4:2013, BS EN 1991-1-4:2011 implemented.
Reinforced concrete: New National Annexes DIN EN 1992:2013 und BS EN 1992:2009 implemented.
Earthquake: Extended calculations for the design according to DIN EN 1998:2011.

Version 02/14B

Correction load transfer to FD+

Correction relates to a rare situation in which an additional load case of constant load existed in the lowest storey of the building and no other constant load has been entered in the upper storeys.

Correction linear load

Optimization of polygonal load input without sending an error message when closing the polygonal line.

Version 02/14

New steel construction standards for the handling of imperfections

From this version on, the equivalent horizontal forces of the sway imperfection are calculated in accordance with the steel construction standard selected in the basic floor parameters.

Control of the horizontal load transfer

A special user interface is available for the control of the horizontal load transfer (load-case specific and direction-relevant). Similar to the control of the vertical load transfer.
You can access the interface via the menu items "Tools", "Control of the horiz. load transfer" or via the button" Control of the horizontal load transfer".

New Line joints in plates

Functionality for the definition, processing and data management of line joints (shear force joint, moment joint, shear force and moment joint) is available.

Extension / modification of the graphical user interface

Multi-selection was implemented for the editing of the properties of the following components/objects:
- wall pillars (similar to the multi-selection of walls);
- parapets;
- linear loads (similar to the multi-selection of point loads)
New function "Separate all walls"
For the definition option "Wall on edge", the selection options "Combine" and "Not combine" have been enabled for walls that intersect.

Modification of the definition of the material of masonry

From this software version on, access to the dialog for the selection of the masonry material is additionally provided by a dedicated button (on the right of the code selection box).

Version 01/14C

Correction providing for the consideration of linear loads

A linear load applying to a wall located beyond the slab can be taken into account if the linear load is inside the wrapping of this wall.

Interface to the design application FDS+

The interface to FDS+ is available from this software version on.

Automatic adjustment of the wind loads after changing the basic building data

When the user changes the basic building data after having defined wind loads (load case Wx, load case Wy), a confirmation prompt proposing the automatic adjustment of the wind loads is displayed. If the user accepts the proposal, the wind loads are adjusted automatically to the new basic building data.

Masonry material in accordance with new standards for masonry verification

Masonry material is now defined in a standard-specific manner in a general dialog.

Modification of the management of the relative system of coordinates

The visibility of the axis of the relative system of coordinates has been enabled by default.

Version 01/14A

New interfaces to the design program B6+

For the analyse of columns on punching with the new design program B6+
is a new interface available from this version of the program.

Version 01/14

Upgrading control to the results of the vertical loads

The output from the surface as a check of the results of the vertical loads
has been extended with the output to CSV file (Excel).

Change default setting for the standard

The default setting for the reinforced concrete standard to the program start with a new position
was of DIN 1045-1:2008 on the current new standard DIN EN 1992-1-1 / NA BER 1:2012-06 changed.

Upgrade / correction entering the horizontal load

The improvement is a situation in which the generation of load cases
of inclination or the loads of the earthquake behind self defined load of horizontal load was.

Graphical output foundations

The filling of foundation surface at the black and white graphic output on printer
is now with a lighter grey gradation.

Update data of earthquake zones for municipalities

The data of the Association of earthquake zones and the geological underground classes for municipalities/districts were controlled on the topicality.
The current data for municipalities/districts in Saxony apdated.

New at the 3D-OpenGL-representation of the building

1) The mass and shear centers (MS) are displayed from this version of the application
for each calculated system with horizontal stiffening components.
(2) For the settings of the virtual camera is a new dialog available.

New for the input in the local or relative coordinate system

(1) The dialog to the definition of the local coordinate system has been redesigned.
(2) A special symbolism with labelling of the origin of the local and relative coordinate systems
designed for visual orientation and recognition of the type of coordinate system.
(3) Unhide the symbolism of coordinate systems for the graphics window is about:
Options--> Coordinate axis--> local or relative

New to interactive editing of contours

For contours of all kinds
(plates contour, recesses, thickness regions, reinforcement regions, bedding regions, span regions and auxiliary contours) developed a new functionality of interactive graphics,
which enables you to enter of additional vertex of the outline in the edit mode.

New management of the floor levels

A new functionality to exchange a floor level above or below the floor level
(offset upwards or downwards) is available with this program version.
The functionality is integrated into the dialog "Floor Levels".

Version 02/13A

Correction of the dialog of the base parameters

If the dialog is closed without any changes,
there will be no recalculation.

Version 02/13

Editing multiple loads

With a new surface can, from this version, the load values for multiple point loads are processed.

Upgrading of the interactive graphical input for areas

The following input were extended with the functionality "on contour":
- Thickness region;
- Reinforcement area;
- Bedding region.

Upgrading of the functionality of the tools

The interactive graphical input with the new functionality of the tools "copy floor" has been added.

Modification of the 3D-view of the loads (dimetric projection)

Switching of the 3D-view of the loads.
The 3D-view of the loads can from this revision
on the same button be switched back to standard view.

Copy the loads across floor

A new function to copy the load cases by a floor to other floors is in this release available.

Interface SCN

New: Loads of the slab from distribution of the support reaction of the wall.
For the case-specific load transfer to design program SCN
is load the slab used as a distribution of the support reaction of the wall
(from vertical load transfer in the building model) on top in the slab.

Version 01/13

Functionality: Change Material

The surface of "Materials list" has been extended with the ability to change the existing material.

Increase of earthquake forces by 25 %

Regulated in the earthquake standard allowed increasing of the earthquake load by 25%
is done automatically when the handover of a component in the design program

New OpenGL interface (construction graphic)

For the representation of the construction graphics is a new application available.
The new OpenGL surface is an independent application.
This application is based on the modern control elements and
offers advanced control of constructive representation.

Version 02/12

Input and FE analysis with new design codes

EN 1992-1-1-2004 (w/o national annex)
PN PN 1992-1-1-2010
ÖNorm B 1992-1-1:2011-12-01

Earthquake according to Eurocode 8

For the treatment of the earthquake according to the simplified response spectrum analysis
is now the DIN EN 1998/NA:2011-01 (Eurocode 8) available.
The complete functionality for the determination of the horizontal seismic replacement loads,
as well as inputs and outputs on the earthquake, were extended in relation to the standard.

Version 01/12

Modifications to the treatment of the foundations

The treatment of the foundations has been modified and upgraded:
- the graphic representation of the foundations occurs with filled foundation areas;
- the compound and the separate foundations are determined can be executed in one;
- while switching the representation between him to compound and separate foundations
no new calculation is necessary.

Upgrading to presentation of the sums of the loads

Now the calculated forces can be separately with sums
of the constant G- and variable Q-loads in kN and in kN/m (for walls) will be displayed.

New Filing of the Auxiliary Layers

The data of the auxiliary-layer management are now stored along
with the project item that uses the data.
In this way, the data is preserved even after copying,
importing or sending a project item. Program version 01/2012 or newer is required at receiving side too.

New Filing of Results

The filing of the result data is now integrated into the new data base management.
In this way, the data is still available even after copying, importing or sending a project item.
Results of a project item that were calculated on one computer don't have to be recalculated,
if the project item will be transferred to another computer. Program version 01/2012 or newer is required at receiving side too.

Modification to the interface of the design programme SCN

With the treatment of the walls with Wall property:
"Wall works as a beam for lower floor"
the point loads in the support are transferred to
the design programme Panels By Finite Elements SCN.

New interface to the design programme STS (steel column)

The list of the interfaces "Design Check in F+L-programs" became
around a new interface for design programme steel column STS upgraded.
The service of the new interface is functional on already existing general
interactive kind of the select of the components construed.

New input materials for steel column

From this program version for the following standards of the steelstructure
materials can be entered:
- DIN 18800
- DIN EN 1993
- OENORM EN 1993
- BS EN 1993

Version 01/11

Modification of the marking of the horizontal load

The representation of the horizontal load on the OpenGL display, or in the graphics window to enter
of the horizontal loading is applied by means of the arrow symbol and the textual inscription of the load.
Since the direction of the arrow is clearly the direction of the load, corresponds to the horizontal load
is labeled only with absolute value

Latest state of the ZAMG-implemented data (127 municipalities more)

The detailed data of the Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG),
Austria's are updated with the state 2011 for the following applications:
- Basic data for building wind OENORM EN 1991-1-4 (NA Austria)
- Determination of the seismic replacement forces to OENORM B 1998-1: 2006-07
ZAMG The data include wind and earthquake-related data with relevant post-code assignment
of the communities of all federal state in Austria.

Automatic determination of vertical spring stiffness of steel columns

Automatic determination of the vertical spring stiffness is also self-defined cross-sections
(dimensions steel) expanded.

Sum of the loads at the graphical representation

The sum of the loads (base of the wall or base column), it is from this version,
also in proportion to the respective constant and variable loads on the graph.

Version 03/10

Modification of the text output "load horizontal"

The standard-specific base data on the wind
made in a new separate section of the text.

New: detailed data for the values on earthquake ÖNORM B 1998-1:2006-07

For determination of the seismic replacement forces in accordance with
ÖNORM B 1998-1:2006-07 are available, from this version, detailed data
of the Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics, Austria.
The new data include the wind-related data with post-code assignment of the communities
in all Austria.

New: detailed base data for building wind ÖNORM EN 1991-1-4 (NA Austria)

For wind treatment according to ÖNORM EN 1991-1-4 are available, from this version,
detailed data of the Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics, Austria.
The new data include the wind-related data with post-code assignment of the communities
in all Austria.
Access to the data: Options -> Building Base Data -> municipality -> Geophysical Data ZAMG

Version 02/10

Measuring the distances in the graphic representation of the eccentricities of the earthquake equivalent force

For the interactive measurement of distances in the graphical
representation of the eccentricities of the equivalent force
of the earthquake object snap is enabled.

Modification in the interactive graphic input

The modification relates to functionality of the wall segments of a wall,
the mirrored pillars.
In that case, the individual and related to a pilaster belonging walls,
according to the "Mirror" also created contiguously.

Treatment earthquake

Based on the design of structures against earthquakes,
from this version, the entire procedure for the input,
determining the seismic replacement forces,
and the output for the following earthquake standards (EC8)
has been expanded to earthquakes:
ÖNORM B 1998-1:
2006-07 EN 1998-1:2004

Extension of building base data

The building base data are extended with following standards for wind:
DIN EN 1991-1-4 (NA Germany),
ÖNORM EN 1991-1-4 (NA Austria)
BS EN 1991-1-4 (NA British Standards)

Version 01/10

Improvements / corrections

- Eliminates possibly occurring problem in text output in Windows Vista / Windows 7
- Improvement in determination of the basic oscillation period following formula Müller/Keintzel.
- Default values for earthquake (seismic zone) with the data position stored.

Graphic output of the eccentricities of the earth quake replacement loads (Fi)

The output the eccentricities of the earthquake replacement loads per floor
is graphically possible.
The settings for this type of output: Output Profile -> Earthquake

Extension of the interface MWX (masonry design)

The interface to the design program MWX has been extended to the following:
- Allows transfer to MWX several wall sections connected together as a brick wall.
- New surface (dialog) to control the load transfer to the design program.
- Load Case-specific delivery of the load on the wall
(with multipart walls of each wall section) during transmission of the variable part (Q-part) of the load cases of inclination, it determines the action group from the dominant vertical action group.

Upgrading of the text output

The following upgrading of the text output is available from this version:
1. Tabular output of the stiffening to a horizontal load distribution involved components (pillars and columns).
Navigate to the section of this output by the selection box under
"STIFFENING WALLS / COLUMNS." Default is off this kind of text.
Enabling this output: on the output settings (second table, column "h").
2.To determine the eccentricity of the earth quake replacement loads (Fi) to the following additional text output in the form of discussion on the calculation of the additional eccentricity are implemented (e ²):
- compared to the identification of additional eccentricity by equations (18) and (19) DIN 4149:2005
- Remarks for the determination of the square radius of gyration (r ²) according to equation (17) DIN 4149:2005-04.
Enabling this output: Output Settings -> Earthquake
- Checkup of the condition (3c) Section DIN 4149:2005-04
r ²> l + e ² s ² 0

New for the input of the load cases of the inclination

A new function for creating of all variants the load cases of inclination
facilitates and simplifies the input of all standard load cases of inclination

Material-specific graphical representation of the components

From this version is the representation of the walls with colored filling walls.
Thereby are the colored fillings, and the colors of the graphical elements of the component (wall contour, wall-axis label) material specifically designed.
This principle of material-specific representation is also applied to have the following components: columns and beams / coverings, window sills.
The settings of the colors for the material-specific representation of the components
are on "Options -> Colors -> Settings colors for graphics" available.

Upgrading of the interactive graphical input

1. The following tools have been modified or added functionalities are:
- a new setting to the modified functionality of "Mirror" (Tools -> Setting Mirror) makes it possible, that the source objects are retained or deleted.
- New functionality "Mirror Floor" implements (Tools -> Mirror Floor).
- The function "Move Floor" is modified so that the entire graphic representation of the floor is coupled to the input of the first reference point on the movement of the mouse cursor.
- The functionality to "Move Auxiliary Layer" is analogous to the modifications of the functionality "Move Floor" adjusted.
2. A new input for rotated auxiliary grid is available.
The input of the auxiliary grid via the following startup options:
- via reference;
- via reference line (angle of rotation of the auxiliary grid is determined using reference lines) Referring to the startup options is appropriate functionality in the control of the main selection and on the button bar of the auxiliary structure, implemented.
The functionality of "Rotate Objects" is adapted for the treatment of the rotated auxiliary grid.
3. Snap of objects to the floor auxiliary layers for the overlap is implemented.
4. New functionality for setting the 3D view (3D view for monitoring the load). Access the functionality through menu item (Options -> 3D-view) or on the placket (left of the combo box of the case-load selection).

Version 03/09

Improvement to the interface DLT10

Data transfer with the material standard ÖNORM EN 1992 1-1 corrected,
so that is made in the design program DLT10 the setting to this standard.

Improvement to the interface B5

For the free node of the multipart column
(when a column is directly over another column without that ceiling the area in between),
is the vertical load as the part due to the horizontal load in data transfer filtered.

Improvement in the text output "Stress Roundup"

The current in the circumstances occurring overlapping numbers of load cases
in the text output "Stress Roundup" is eliminated.

Improvement in the interface MWX (masonry design)

- Data transfer to MWX design program was expanded to the well-known model building
material values.
- Verification of the license for releasing the interface.

Text output extensions

1. The text output "distribution of horizontal loads" can be optionally displayed
in a reduced form from this version.
The following advanced options of the output profile (button + E) allows the tabular
text output distribution of horizontal loads in addition to control:
- (for components piers / columns) with the property
"participation at horizontal load distribution;
- only for components (piers / columns), the Fx and Fy for Null values.

2. The issue "determination of earthquake loads" are expanded to include the following
- output the list of action groups, which were chosen for determining the
coefficients of PsiEi whit Phi = 1.;
- output information for use as a foundation floor level in the model for
determining the seismic replacement loads.;
- released for the use of floors in Table 6 DIN 4149:2005-04

Graphical representation of the eccentricity of the earth quake replacement loads

A new functionality for the graphical representation of the principal axis system and the eccentricities of the seismic replacement loads, as well as the vector representation of the decomposition of the seismic load on the directions of the global reference is hereby incorporated.

The functionality is from this version on a button "Fi" is available
(in the vertical button bar at the right edge of the program framework).
The button switch is active and can be operated in case that the results of calculation with earthquakes in the program.

Extensions to the determination of seismic loads replacement

1. The list of municipalities for the determination of the seismic zones and
substrate classes has been extended to the following German states:
- Baden-Wuerttemberg (BWB)
- North Rhine-Westphalia (NWR).

2. In the model as the basis for determining the seismic forces can substitute from this
program version has a floor level shall be elected.
In the presence of a base plate system in the building, it will automatically default
as the foundation.

3. With the extensions to the specifications given in Table 6 DIN 4149:2005-04
is possible the action groups to determine which condition 1 of the table the
coefficient of phi (phi = 1 ).

4. For reference to the type of variable action to a new surface is to mark the action groups.

5. The sign of the vector decomposition of the replacement earthquake load on the direction
of global coordinates is considered.

The functionality of the check station was extended

In addition to the existing system consistency checks of the building, where horizontal load
is present and active, be carried out before any calculation, the following checks:
- whether each floor level has enough horizontal stiffened elements
- whether a horizontal stiffened wall pier is critical, enclosed within of another wall pier.
Critical situations this test shall be reported.

Settings of the properties of the FE mesh

From this version there is a new interface for setting the type of FE mesh
(e.g. mixed set: quadrilateral elements with triangular transition elements).
Access to the settings of the FE mesh: Options -> FE Network: Properties

Global overview and settings by involvement at horizontal load distribution

A new user interface for the global overview and for participation in the global setting
at horizontal load distribution for the horizontal stiffening components (walls and columns)
is from this version available.
Start of the surface via main selection menu or via the main context menu of the graphics window.