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MasterSeries 2016 Released

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We are very pleased to announce the general release of MasterSeries 2016. This version presents a number of major enhancements.  Here are just some of the top new features.


  • Update to latest .net Framework 4.6, delivering faster 64-bit performance and improved memory management for large files.
  • Updated database connection technology.

MasterKey Masonry Design

  • State-of-the-art advanced automated yield line analysis, delivering dramatically improved design efficiency in many cases of walls with openings.
  • Design for up to 10 openings.
  • Opening span direction options.
  • Include multiple wind posts in the yield line analysis.
  • Add lateral wall line loads at any point in.
  • Concentrated vertical load analysis and design.

MasterKey Timber Design

  • Flitched beam design. Design timber beams with steel plates in a wide variety of configurations. Includes bolt design.
  • Database of user definable timber grades.

MasterFrame FE

  • Attached beams now present their analysis results as one result set in the parent element.
  • Perform integrated steel or concrete design on attached beams.
  • Combined FE shell and attached beam result options. Very useful for concrete Tee beam design.


  • Revit Families updated.
  • IFC importing Improved.

MasterBeam Composite Design

  • Design to SCI P405 new shear connection rules.

MasterKey Connections

  • Joint group design. Select a group of member ends and a common joint will be designed to satisfy all force cases.


  • Now Compatible with AutoCAD 2015-2016
  • New & Improved Bar Tolerance handling
  • New Bar Shape generator

Here’s a complete list of What’s New.jpeg

If you missed the webinar, you can see all of these features and more in action from the following video. MasterSeries 2016 Preview  png


  • MasterSeries 2016 is not compatible with Windows XP
  • MasterSeries runs on Windows 7, 8, 8.1 & 10.
  • MasterSeries “can” run on Mac’s using Windows parallels


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