LoadPlanner CAD

Cargo planning and management
Crane simulations, Stability calculations

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Note: For those having updated support for 2021, Use same link as recived to download latest version 
If you haven’t updated support for 2021, please contact me fla@loadplannner.dk

Version 3.51.0 Dated 3 Jamuary 2021 

Major update of a long range of functions and setting, handle of object in stanchions files defined as ships equipment
Updated matrix and dwg file converter from VectorDraw
 All none self-explained dialogs have got a Help button a link direct to the help topic in the manual
Text size shown in loaded units improved for so better readable in print out

New Functions 

LP Explore
 Guide to setup LoadPlanner CAD, in 9 steps guiding you howe to setup the system with explanations, recommendations, information’s and hints. The guide will auto start up if any required setup missing 

Units Text and Color > Setup default standard text
Setup text as you wish to be shown in loaded units when selecting “Standard Text”

Cargo Functions
List administrator > Load List: Tools > Create stacked grouped units
Function designed to handle steel plates, but can be used to handle any type of stackable units

In the pipeline
Video presentations with explanations howe to use varies functions as Crane Simulations, adding hydrostatics date, setting up stability and more. Will be available during January 2021

Deck support and cradle calculations, include beams bending moment and shar forces, will be able to calculate the entire ship for required support of all loaded units, size, weight and numbers of H-beams, hard wood, dunnage required, include price calculations

Deck support calculations quit complex, the function will be ready during spring 2021

Version 3.50.9 Dated 6 May 2020
Corrections to installations Support files no longer added to user ducemenf folder but user AppData folder

Version 3.50.8 Dated 28 April 2020
Pipe Load, returning numbers of pipes in a block deleted corrected
Grid Load, Updated
Crane Simulations > Lifting points setup, adjust side view COG to drawing corrected

Version 3.50.6 Dated 1 March 2020
New Function
  Units Check list (Wish from Bjarni)

Function checking for each loaded units for:
Deck Options
Max Load PL t/m2
Loading Height
Required Space
Inside Crane(s) range
Overhang ship side

General updates of var. functions
Note when moving a unit top viewed, press the Numeric key 1 = deck, 2  = Twd, 3 = Tanktop

Version 3.50.4 Dated 18 Febuary 2020
Take over a project file from a other user
Click  Edit attributes, and click save and all title blocks will be updated, use same function to change ship name

Update to form dock

Corrections to Multiselect, equaiy spacing

Version 3.50 Dated 2 February 2020

New in this version


The installations set to AnyCPU and will install the 64-bit system on MS Windows 64-bit and 32-bit on MS Windows 32-bit (older version of XP a Win7), Windows 10 do not exist in 32-bit
While 32 bits of information can only access 4 GB of RAM, a 64-bit machine can access 17.2 BILLION gigabytes of system memory, banishing any limits far into the future. This also means that your video cards and other devices will not be stealing usable memory space from the operating system
So, having a pc with Windows 10 and 8 GB of RAM or more, no more memory out, and executions much faster

Converting old LoadPlanner 4.x Ship Files (*.Shp)
A separated file converter in 32-bit is added to the installations and can only be called from LoadPlanner CAD. The converter only selects all data from the old system and will need final handling in LP CAD. Check the manual for more info. Note: The converter use DAO (Access Drivers from the late 80) so the life span limit.

Request for handling vertical Paper rolls
Units properties > New Unit > Paper Rolls (circle vertical)
Defined by High, Outer diameter and Inner diameter
Use the function for any unit having a circle shape shown top viewed, Fx towers foundations ring etc.
All so added to Grid Load

Grid It, Grid Load and Bulk Load
Function updated, see the manual, have a long range of new options, paper rolls nested, or none nested added

Use the function Grid It. Any unit form the Load List click  Knowing the function you can save a lot of time 

2 Screen docking options
As most users use 2 screens set up, 2 new docking options added
AS default and if 2 screen or more connected and working in a 64-bit, the 2 Screen setting activated shifting to Cargo Model
Unable or enable the default setting LoadPlanner Explore > System Setup > All ways dock 2 screens

PDF Import, UserCAD
Function updated, UserCAD File > PDF Import
Note, If the file open dialog PDF also available, each page will be added as layout pages but max 10 pages, more than 10 pages the system give an error and the opening of the file canceled
Working with PDF import require C++ 2017(2019) redistributable, see the installations note

Program float safety
It has unfortunately been seen that some Users do head less functions surfer (HLFS),
This have resulted in vital links in the system has been destroyed, and then a long range of problems occurs
This has been prevented by a sub function checking deleted objects before final deleted (It call the Alex function)
It is strongly recommended to complete or cancel an activated function before activating a new function, use common sense

Version 3.49 Dated 10 December 2019

In versions 3.48 the conversions of old ship files (*.Shp) was unfortunately not working correct
Updater in 3.49
Use same link as earlier forwarded to download 3.49

Version 3.48 Dated 2 December 2019

 If your version 3.48 dated 1 December 2019 you need to download the updated manual and replace existend file in the LoadPlanner CAD instalations folder. if 3.48 dated 2 december 2019 then all ok

6 years programming have reached its final full circle, upgrading the old system, programed in a 30 years range 1980 to 2013

Updated matrix giving a long range of new opportunity and functions, the algorithms more complex than ever but so much faster in executing
More than 350 external databases call (MS Access) converter to internal databases saved in the matrix
However, this version still a 32-bit installation, given a lot of memory out errors for hardcore AutoCAD users, but in 2020 it will be upgraded to 64 bits but need to cut the reference to the old LoadPlanner 4.1 / Microsoft Access and VB6

New in this version

Stability Module
Updated to handle hydrostatics data, MS or KN curves for trim interval of 0,5m or 1,0m in order to reproduce class approval stability readout
Crane stability added. Note: Cranes must be setup to crane stability before enabled
The stability module fulfils all Class requirement to reproduce stability (GL and DNV)

Tanks and Stability Form
In stanchions design mode add interactive tank plan, see the manual how to do