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Outrigger load and pressure in Version 1.9.9.1

There exists two different outrigger load information, the manufacturer outrigger load and the calculated maximal outrigger load (added in Version 1.9.9.0).

Manufacturer outrigger load

The manufacturer outrigger load is mostly in cranes with the blue source book symbol and it shows the information in the crane panel based on the boom length and radius.

The manufacturer outrigger load has it’s own chart like the load chart, you can show the chart by select ‘Chart’ in the planner views and here you can switch between the ‘Load capacity chart’ and the ‘Outrigger load chart’.
The outrigger load is also showed in the new ‘Outrigger load’ helping view added in version 1.9.9.0. If you have set a outrigger area it show also the outrigger pressure.
When the crane is a favorite then the insert crane mass is ignored only the manufacturer outrigger loads are used.

The unit of the outrigger loadings is from the manufacturer and it is a text based import. kranXpert don’t know the unit so there is no calculation to kN possible.

Calculated maximal outrigger load

The maximum outrigger load calculation is based on this formula

The 0.65 calculation factor is editable in the main menu ‘Options’ then ‘Settings…’ in the Miscs section.

For the crane mass the crane has to be a favorite crane. In the favorite edit window you can edit the crane mass. Insert the crane mass without the counterweight. kranXpert adds the countweight, central- and suspend counterweight and the use hook and all addional weights that you have set in the planner.

For the (individual outrigger area) kranXpert use this outrigger area. If there is no outrigger area then only the outrigger load is calculated.
The outrigger load calculation is showed in the new helper view and in the printer output.

If the added crane in the planner is not a favorite crane then the helper view shows a add button to add the crane as a favorite to edit the crane mass. If the crane is a favorite crane then it show’s a edit button to change the crane mass or the outrigger foot.

Outrigger area:

The area is need to calculate the outrigger pressure. There exists two areas, the outrigger foot and the outrigger pads the bigger one of these twos is used for the outrigger area.
To set the outrigger foot you have to add the crane as a favorite there you can select the foot type (rectangle/circle) and set the dimensions.

To set the outrigger pads you need to edit the crane object in the planner

kranXpert 1.9.9.1 is out

What is new in version 1.9.9.1:

  • French translation added
  • E.P.O.S. interface: Added automatic PDF creation after the planner is saved.
  • In Extras added chain grade 10 and 12.
  • In the welcome window added to the ‘Last saved’ project list a popup item ‘Automatic column size’. When it is activated the columns act like before. When you deactivate the entry it use and store your own column sizes.
  • In the load chart edit window make the copy&paste function public to import excel sheets from the clipboard.
  • In the options settings added the ‘Default favorite crane color’ settings. This colors are used when you create a new favorite crane.
  • In the planner you can move the crane object in the added crane list to change the fixed position number.
  • In the crane edit window added to the superlift dimensioning settings the distance from the mainboom to the superlift position.
  • In the load chart edit added a addional mainboom length for the short jib like in the other jib types.
  • In the welcome window at the tab ‘Project folder’, the planning files are now cached to search faster the files.
  • Planner in the add picture edit window there are now two new zoomed helper views for the dimensioning arrows.
  • Changed the network license service that is possible to know which computers are using the network license and how many users can use kranXpert at the same time. In kranXpert you find that information in the info window (if you have installed the new license server). When you start kranXpert, and the user limit is reached then the error message shows the computer that have kranXpert running.The get all these network information you have to update the network license service! You can find the new setup in the download section ‘kranXpert setup for network license manager 3.0’.
  • Added common outrigger load und pressure crane calculation.
    In the options setting you can set the ‘Crane pressure calculation factor’ default is ‘0.65’.

    For the outrigger load calculation you need to add the crane as a favorite and insert the crane mass.

    In the planner you need to add the favorite crane to get the outrigger load calculation.

kranXpert 1.9.1.0 is out

What is new in version 1.9.1.0:

The E.P.O.S.  interface has improved.
Add new fields to the project input: Order number, Offer number and Service.

The field service is showed in the welcome page

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In the project assistant the project input has changed.

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In the Planner the project input has changed and the printer output
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kranXpert 1.9.0.0 is out

This version is a public update for regular and pre release installs.

What is new since the regular 1.8.1.0 version:

  • Common

    • Add Japanese language translation.
    • Add Russia language translation.
    • Added in the menu Options/Settings… a default used font size.
    • In the ‘Object overview’ and in the object selection added a search editbox to filter the display list.
    • In the Install/Upgrade function now you can filter the object list with not installed, installed or update availabel.
    • In the project assistant added at the borderline a checkbox to draw the dimensioning to the planner.
    • When you install a crane the import window shows now more information that it don’t looks like that the application is frozen.

 

  • Planner

    • Added in the print preview a text area that is printed on the drawing as a addional text.
    • In the print preview added a ‘Copy to clipboard’ function to the toolbar. With this function you can copy the current view in the clipboard and insert it in other application, maybe in a office application where you can create a lifting documentation.
    • In the 3D view you can now select also the Front, Left side, Top and the 4 views.
    • Added to the project information mobile and email input.
    • Support rounded outrigger pads.
    • Fill color support for 3D elements, only visible in the 3D view .

 

  • Fixes
  • Fixed a bug where the application crashes when drawing a polyline.
  • In the print portrait view fix the position for the telescope chart number.
  • Fixes a bug where the printed charts not display all rows.
  • Fix a bug when moving the view with a terrain.
  • Fix a path bug where the wrong path was used for the kranXpert logo and crane images.
  • Fixed a printing bug where you only can print two pages. (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3177725)

kranXpert pre release 1.8.1.2 is out

If you don’t know how to install the pre release please read this Blog post http://blog.kranxpert.com/?p=188

What is new in the version:

– Added Japanese language translation (thanks to Tadano Japan for that help)

– Fill color support for 3D elements, but only visible in the 3D view
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– Add new selection filter to the ‘Install/Upgrade’ function
All = show all cranes available cranes
Not Installed = show only cranes that are not installed
Installed = show all installed cranes
Upgrade = show all cranes where a upgrade exists
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– Add round outrigger pads support
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– Add search for the object selection and the object overview
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– In the options window added default font size
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– Add project input text box mobile and email
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– In the print preview you can now add additional text information to the planner and a new toolbar button ‘Copy to clipboard’
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Adding images to the planner

Since kranXpert version 1.8.0.0 is out you can add images to the front, left side and top view. 

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New properties
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image Lock the drawing element in the planner that the element is not movable / sizable.

When you double click on a insert image or use the tool button image in the draw item properties you can edit the image.

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With the red rectangles around the picture you can add cut margins. When you want dimensioning the picture like the ground plan picture click on the tool button ‘Dimensioning image’ then the movable dimension is showing, set the dimensioning to the knowing position and input the ‘Dimensioning distance length’ in the edit box.

Hint:
jpg files don’t support transparent backgrounds, we prefer png files for ‘Add images from file’.
If you need a easy to use picture edit application check out Paint.Net from http://www.getpaint.net

Version 1.8.0.0 is in the wild since a week

Is the upgrade period to long and you can’t wait to get always the newest features/bug fixes?

No problem, in the new version i add a new update feature to get not only the latest public version also include updates for pre release versions.

Per default the feature is disabled, to activate it select in the main menu ‘Options’ then ‘Options’

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click on the ‘Misc’ button and here you find the checkbox to include pre release version.

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