Recent News

Version 8

23 July 2014

Marshall Day are pleased to announce version 8.0 is now available.  The main new features include

  • Improved calculation routines to increase accuracy
  • 6 different materials allowed to make up each panel (previously only 2)
  • First panel mode now accounted for (especially important for gypsum walls with studs at 400mm or 16” centres)
  • Steel studs can now be of 0.55mm (25 gauge) or 1.0 – 1.6 mm (20 – 16 gauge)
  • Composite steel floors can be predicted using steel pan dimensions and the new orthotropic algorithms.
  • New Orthotropic algorithms for improved prediction of light steel panels (corrugated or trapezoidal profile)
  • Improved algorithms for cavity insulation now more accurately predicts the effects of changing cavity insulation (most apparent for double stud walls)
  • Improved glazing predictions of laminated and double and triple glazing
  • Several new frame or connection types, including Mason and Kinetics floating floors, and Insulated plasterboard such as Calibel.
  • New algorithms for predicting the reduction in impact sound pressure levels from floor covers with and without underlay
  • New algorithms for predicting the reduction in impact sound pressure levels from floor covers with polystyrene underlays
  • New algorithms for predicting the reduction in impact sound pressure levels from floating floors including Mason and Kinetics
  • An updated list of floor covers, which includes details (density, stiffness, damping, orthtropic ratio) which can be used for predicting the reduction in impact sound pressure levels
  • Separate collections of floor covers for heavy and light weight floors
  • Customisable flanking limits
  • New material search options using either a filter by category or a search box for key terms.
  • A refreshed user interface
  • Improved help files