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May 2, 2005

CONSPLICE v1.2.2 Engineering & Installation Memo



CONTENTS

Whats New in CONSPLICE v 1.2.2
Enhancements
Corrections

Installation
Download Instructions
Upgrading from v 1.2.0 or v 1.2.1
Upgrading from older versions
Authorization
User Manual
Getting Help

WHATS NEW IN CONSPLICE v1.2.2

CONSPLICE v1.2.2 incorporates several enhancements suggested by users and resolves some
issues that were found in v1.2.0. The following enhancements are present in CONSPLICE v1.2.2:

A new Design Summary report has been added. This report summarizes the critical design
capacity/demand ratios over all analysis stages.

The following corrections have been made in CONSPLICE v1.2.2:

An issue was corrected in v1.2.1 which caused the tendon and strand libraries to become
corrupted whenever a tendon or strand was automatically loaded into the library from a file.
This occurred when a file having a tendon or a strand which was not found in the library would
automatically be added and then saved to the library without proper unit conversion.
An issue was corrected in v1.1.0 which caused incorrect live load factors to be used for
cantilevered end spans.
An issue was corrected in v1.2.0 which caused a problem with deleting user-defined check
points.
An issue was corrected in v1.2.0 which caused a problem with the metric unit conversion for
dead loads.

INSTALLATION

Please read this installation memo completely before performing the actual installation.

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Download Instructions via Web Site (ALL USERS)

The program installation file and the installation memorandum are available on our web site at
www.leapsoft.com. To download the program:

1. Log in to the Customer Area by entering your User Name and Password provided on the e-mail
notification sent to you and select the Downloads link.
2. The installation file for the upgrade is located under Latest Program Versions and Released
Date. The installation memorandum is located under Program Release Memos.
3. To start the download, click the link for the application.
4. Select Yes for any security alerts, and select the option to Save this program to disk.
5. Once the download is complete, extract (unzip) the downloaded file by double clicking on it.
Select a temporary location or leave the default location (c:\Temp\LEAP\Consplice) and select
Unzip.

NOTE: If you have existing software installed or intend to install this upgrade on a Windows
NT, Windows 2000 or Windows XP client machine(s), please contact our Technical Support
Department for custom installation instructions prior to performing the upgrade, at (800)
451-LEAP (5327).

Upgrading from CONSPLICE v1.2.0 or v 1.2.1

1. Make a backup copy of the modified default libraries (*default.cs1, default.cs3, default.cs3.LL,
default.cs4, and default.cs4.LL files) by copying the files to a different location, other than the
original CONSPLICE folder. Note that this version of CONSPLICE makes use of new versions
of the tendon and strand libraries. Any changes you may have made to your previous libraries
will need to be entered into the new libraries.
2. Note the actual location of the original program installation. The default location for
CONSPLICE should be C:\Program Files\LEAP Software\CONSPLICE. However, if the
program was originally in a different folder the installer will suggest that alternate path for
installation. Please make a note of this path for possible future reference.
3. Uninstall the previous version of CONSPLICE by clicking on Start > Settings > Control
Panel > Add/Remove Program.


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WARNING: Do not delete any files or folders directly! If you are prompted with any error
messages during this uninstall process, always click NO.

4. Run the downloaded executable (.exe) file. After the installation is complete, the unzipped files
can be deleted from the temporary location. Follow the on-screen instructions and install the
program at the same location where the previous version of CONSPLICE was installed (the
location noted above in Step 2). The existing license key will be transferred automatically to
CONSPLICE v1.2.2 without any further authorization action required by the user.

IMPORTANT: The above steps will need to be performed at each client workstation if
CONSPLICE is installed on a server.

Upgrading from CONSPLICE v1.1.0 or Previous

NOTE: We recommend that you reboot your system after installation.

1. Make a backup copy of the modified default libraries (*default.cs1, default.cs3, default.cs3.LL,
default.cs4, and default.cs4.LL files) by copying the files to a different location, other than the
original CONSPLICE folder. Note that this version of CONSPLICE makes use of new versions
of the tendon and strand libraries. Any changes you may have made to your previous libraries
will need to be entered into the new libraries.
2. Start the older version of CONSPLICE and go to FileMenu and then to Security. A window
will pop up with 8 tabs. Select the Kill tab and kill the license. It will generate a kill code.
3. Copy and save the kill license confirmation number (26 alphanumeric digits). The kill license
confirmation number is required in the Online Authorization Management process which is
described in the Authorization section below.

IMPORTANT: Please save the kill code as it is required to generate a new license.

4. Uninstall the previous version of CONSPLICE by clicking on Start > Settings > Control
Panel > Add/Remove Program. After uninstalling the previous version, delete the
CONSPLICE folder for the previous version and reboot your system.
5. Run the downloaded executable (.exe) file. Follow the on-screen instructions and install the
program at the same location where the previous version of CONSPLICE was installed.

IMPORTANT: With the exception of the Kill License procedure, the above steps will need
to be performed at each client workstation if CONSPLICE is installed on a server.

6. After the installation of CONSPLICE v1.2.2, the software will need to be re-authorized. Refer
to Authorization section below for instructions. After the installation is complete, the
downloaded file can be deleted.

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Authorization

LEAP Software utilizes an Online Software Authorization process. All that is needed is a registered
primary contact for electronic authorization. Please contact sales@leapsoft.com for more
information if this contact has not yet been designated for your office.

1. Log into the Users forum at www.leapsoft.com, using the Company userid and Company
password provided in the upgrade email.
2. Click the link for Online Authorization. Log in using the primary contact credentials and click
Manage Site Keys for the product you wish to upgrade.
3. Click Kill license
4. Enter the kill code confirmation number and click OK. Once the kill code is confirmed, the
license is released for re-authorization.

NOTE: After killing the license the authorize button will be available.

5. On your computer, start CONSPLICE v1.2.2 from the Start menu. Select Yes when the prompt
appears Would you like to authorize CONSPLICE at this time?
6. Complete the information on the Company Information screen.
7. Go to the Authorization tab and copy the site code.
8. Go back to the Online Authorization page on the LEAP Software web site.
9. Click Authorize. Paste the site code and enter the number of licenses to authorize in the space
marked User Count.
10. Click Get Site Key. Your new site key is displayed.
11. Copy the new site key and paste in the space provided on the Authorization tab under the site
code. Click Authorize to complete the authorization process.
12. After installation and authorization, if you want to use any of the backed up libraries, copy these
files back to the CONSPLICE folder and select the appropriate files from the Libraries >
Settings menu.

Alternatively you can send an email (which must include the kill code and the new site key after
installing the program) to sales@leapsoft.com to obtain your new site key.

User Manual

CONSPLICE v1.2.2 features a fully updated user manual available in PDF format. Adobe
Acrobat Readerv5.0 or higher is required to use the manual. Acrobat Reader is a free download
available at www.adobe.com.

The installation process will automatically install the manual in the Help folder. To access the
manual, select Manual from the Help menu.

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Getting Help

If you encounter any problems while installing this upgrade, please contact our Technical Support
department at (800) 451-5327 or via e-mail at techsup@leapsoft.com.

Thank you for choosing LEAP Software and CONSPLICE. We welcome any comments or
suggestions about our products. Please contact us with your questions or comments at (800) 451-
5327.








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