We would like to introduce our new CEO, John Wilczak.
John brings considerable experience in business development including founding and leading MetaTools, Inc., a leading computer graphics software company which was backed by Paul Allen, Co-founder of Microsoft. He successfully took this company public on NASDAQ and drove the development of 2 and 3D applications that developed significant user bases and a vibrant user community. Wilczak sees a very significant opportunity to drive the expanding Vitruvius development team to deliver next generation tools and plug-ins that will enhance the capabilities and productivity of stakeholders within the architectural, engineering, and construction industry, while building education, support and the user experience through advanced training and an integrated user community within the Vitruvius platform. Wilczak holds a BA from Brown University and MBA from Columbia University.
Vitruvius is extending access to the legacy StruCalc 10.0 program beyond the previously scheduled ending date of August 15th. The purpose of this extension is to help our Legacy users with their transition to the new software during this COVID-19 pandemic recovery period.
To make this possible, Wilczak tasked our Vitruvius development team with automating the process of extending StruCalc 10.0 access using our Vitruvius licensing server. There will no longer be any need to contact Vitruvius Support for extensions, thus avoiding interruptions to your workflow. Access to StruCalc Legacy will be available via a download beginning today, Monday, August 17th. Your login access and profile information will be the same as your Vitruvius account.
One of the legacy features users loved most about StruCalc 10.0, is the simple ability to enter multiple loads on one screen, and save tributary values for easy editing. We are pleased to announce our new system feature “Design View” added to every platform of Vitruvius. Design View allows you to quickly enter multiple loads and tributary values on one screen, saving you time and allowing easy editing. For example, if you decide that beam B7 needs 9’ of roof trib instead of 10’, you can quickly make that change without having to manually recalculate the loads.
Now you can use BOTH Design View and Diagram View (the current default view) in the same calculation, switching easily between system features with one mouse click. You get the best of both worlds – speed and simplicity for simple calculations without sacrificing the ability to do more complex calcs when needed. System Settings allows you to change your default preference to either Design or Diagram View.
We are finalizing our new file converter to allow you to convert your legacy StruCalc 10.0 files to Vitruvius. This will allow you to open existing legacy files in the new Vitruvius platform, eliminating the need to re-create members or loads. This allows you to fully transition to a Vitruvius platform without having to worry about losing access to your existing legacy project files. This is currently undergoing our stringent testing process with Vitruvius engineers and it will be available this fall at the latest.
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