Version 4.0.7 (8.8.17)

  • Compatibility problems with Windows® Update - solved
  • A much more stable solution process is again achieved
  • A canceled or not converging loadcase will now also write all results up to that point into the protocols
  • Addionally the not converging loadcase leading to abortion is mentioned in the status area
Important note:
Under Windows 10 you have to start the program SJ MEPLA with Administrator rights to use the internal LiveUpdate function for automated updating to 4.0.7!

Version 4.0.6 (24.11.16)

  • Further compatibility problems with Win10 - Update 1607 - solved
Version 4.0.4 (2.11.16)

  • Compatibility problems with Win10 - Update 1607 - fixed!
  • minor problems fixed
  • some improvements
  • adapted materials data and handbooks
Version 4.0.3 (20.11.15)

Important Update:
  • Import and reading problem in 4.0.2 for old and partially new projects - fixed!
    • blanks in the description text of the load cases were not processed correctly
Version 4.0.2 (16.11.15)

  • Increased processing and selection possibilities within loadcases:
    • Selecting single load cases out of the full list for calculation
    • Selection of multiple load cases by parallel pressing the CTRL or SHIFT key and a LeftClick
    • Direct acting DEL and INS key on marked load cases
    • CTRL +C, CTRL-X und CTRL+V key (copy, cut, insert at a new position)
    • Drag&Drop of selected load cases directly by moving and releasing LeftClick
  • Import problem of single springs and spacers from version 3.5 solved
  • Loadcase settings for ΔH will now be stored too
  • Following blanks within the project name are automatically removed
  • Load case factors are displayed also in the graphics tool now
  • Enhanced automated load case generation for the German Guideline TRLV / TRAV
  • New glass type settings to consider 15% allowable stress increase for insulated glass units according to TRLV
  • Further reduction of load cases acting in the same direction now also for vertical glass
Version 4.0.1 (16.09.15)

  • More detailed load description in loadcase protocol
  • Convergence problem for special conditions in insulated glass units solved
  • Some pictures of glass fixings have been invisible
  • Two inputs have been disabled and couldn't be entered - fixed
Version 4.0.0 (3.09.15)

Main Program:
- All program parts ported to 64bit (32bit is no longer supported)
- Minor changes in the program surface
  • Colored active project
  • Scroll wheel can now be used for the protocols
  • List of load cases can be viewed by scroll wheel or arrow keys, …
- Completely shifted to UNICODE
(paths, project names,… now possible in country-specific character set)
- Simplified language switching without restarts
- 2 new languages Polish and Czech
- Automated load case generation and design proof
  • Standard/Codes can be set freely
  • Automated load case generation depending on pre-selected loads
  • Some load combination options possible
  • Checking load resistance or servability or both in one calculation
  • Considering of load duration effects in resistance (k_mod or other)
  • Parallel check of free glass edges with reduced strength
  • Parallel check of coated glass surfaces (enamelled)
  • Proof of shortening effectso Considering of special factors for laminated glass
  • Preset Codes: DIN 18008, TRLV or rudimentary ASTM E1300
- Additional protocol with load case results and resistance check
  • Tabulated condensed output
  • Open format to be used in any word processing program
  • Direct ULS and SLS design check
  • Tabulated listing of each load case result

- Problem with Intel 3000 and 4000 graphics cards solved

Finite Element Kernel:

- Enhanced solving by use of multiprocessors for

  • building the finite element mesh
  • setting up the stiffness matrix and solving
  • band with optimisation

- Speeding up the system more than factor 2
- Enhanced convergence for insulating glass units

Version 3.5.9 (29.01.13)

  • problem displaying the curve diagram for long data files solved
  • problem to rename and copy project files solved
  • additional material data for SGP added
  • enhanced convergence behaviour for non-linear solving process
  • message if contact within insulated glass units during pendulum calculation
Version 3.5.8 (26.06.12)

  • Problem printing protocoll for loadcases with more than 5 glass layers per glass package solved
  • maximum number of glass layers (together with loadcases) set to 13
  • minor design changes
Version 3.5.7 (6.05.12)

  • Problems generating curve diagram solved
Version 3.5.6 (24.04.12)

  • Setting other system font sizes now possible (small - medium - large)
  • Load factors for climate loads extended to 2 values (for long and short term effects)
  • Protocol error writing different border loads solved
  • Smaller design changes
Version 3.5.5 (17.12.11)

  • Excel exporting error solved
  • Problems to display some graphics buttons solved
  • Smaller design changes
Version 3.5.4 (21.10.11)

  • Included new languages of Italian, Spanish and Portuguese
  • Additional languages for protocoll and fead back messages in Polish and Czech
  • Program changed to support UNICODE
  • Some changes for pressure hit load card
  • Adapations for the diagram output
Version 3.5.3 (22.02.11) - recommended update

  • Changed location for temporarily for Out-Of-Core Solver files
  • smaller changes in the language files
  • opening of the protocol speeded up
  • adjusted solver settings to recognice and cancel statically undetermined systems
  • some changes in the graphics window
Version 3.5.2 (28.01.11)

  • Changed registry settings for Win7 not to come in conflict with user and admin rights
  • smaller changes in the language files
  • fixed solver problem for some special cases
Version 3.5.1 (10.12.10)

  • Solved problem for displaying the reaction forces within the "Graphics Surface" and the "Result Protocol".
  • This is related to point fixings connected via rods or cables.
  • Visualisation of point fixing deformations loaded by forces now included
  • Enhanced multitasking options
  • Folder operations like Copy, Paste, Delete,.., are now as well possible during a running calculation
  • Problem starting the Graphics Surface are removed
  • Asian or not European language settings sometimes prevented starting of the graphics tool
  • Added button, to calculate all projects within a folder after each other.
  • Until now only the parallel start of all projects was possible.
  • and some smaller changes
Version 3.5.0 (2.9.10)

  • totally modified user interface for more intuitive handling
  • changed project structure for more levels
  • multitasking work is possible now, running several projects and generating new projects
  • multi-processor usage for very much faster equation solving
  • In-Core and Out-Of Core solver
  • support for 32 and 64 bit systems
  • line loads along curved borders
  • comment text for each load case
  • definition of linear increasing snow loads within "Loadcase"
  • consider shear effects within load case
  • self defined climate loads
  • contact conditions for bonded edges
  • 3 new models for point fixings with covering glass panels
  • loads can now be applied at fixings
  • to cancel the mesh generation and solution process is possible now
  • modified graphics window (in-plane deformations,...)
  • protocol in portrait or landscape format
  • 3 more languages for writing the protocol (Italian, Spanish and Portuguese)
  • and much more
Version 3.0.6 (10.12.08)

  • memory problem for larger systems solved
  • more stable solution for non-linear calculations (instead of the fastest solution)
  • stopping the mesh generation process is possible now


Version 3.0.5 (16.7.08)

  • some new settings for printing the protocol
  • enhanced bandwidth optimization for faster solving
  • included SentryGlasPlus (SGP) interlayer properties 


Version 3.0.4 (7.1.08)

  • some modifications within the post-processor like scaling signs
  • aborting the calculation now stops immediately the solving process
Version 3.0.3 (4.12.07)

  • some changes for path settings
  • changes when deleting load case
Version 3.0.2 (24.9.07)

  • modified installation routine
Version 3.0.1 (24.8.07)

  • picture of the finite element mesh within the protocol
Version 3.0.0 (9.8.07)

The version 3.0.0 has the following improvements:
  • Any geometry can be given including holes of any shape or curved borders
  • edge clamps at any border position (at corners, edges or curved borders)
  • bonded disk fixing without generation of holes
  • several clamping designs (circular or angular, glass shoes,...)
  • downholder for suction safety
  • structural glazing
  • automatic calculation of predefined load cases
  • elastically supported glass edges
  • enhanced equation solver (up to 6-times faster)
  • and much more ...