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Geocentrix ReWaRD - Embedded retaining wall design

What's new in ReWaRD 2.8 ?

Comparison of features: ReWaRD 2.8 vs previous versions

Feature ReWaRD
Version 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.0 1.x
Year of release 2020 2013 1999 1997 1992
Target operating systems
Windows 10 (2015)        
Windows 8 (2012)      
Windows 7 (2009)      
Windows Vista (2006)        
Windows XP (2001)        
Windows 98 (1998)        
Windows NT4 (1996)        
Windows 95 (1995)      
Windows 3 (1990)      
Design standards implemented
CIRIA 760 In development        
CIRIA 582 In development        
BS 8002:2015        
EN 1997-1:2004+A1:2013 (Eurocode 7) Improved      
BS 8002:1994 + Amendment 2      
ENV 1997-1:1994 (Eurocode 7 pre-standard)  
Custom design standard (partial)  
BS 8002:1994  
CP2 (1951)  
Piling Handbook (6th Edition)  
Hong Kong Geoguide 1  
User interface features
Separate depth and level controls        
Unit-aware angle controls        
Support for Wide Area Networks Improved      
Synchronized user interface    
Property Inspector Improved    
Ordnance datum  
Database of properties for 250 soils
No of pre-built engineering objects 51 51 51 48 36
No of custom engineering objects 2 2 2 2 2
Drag-and-drop/context menus/cut, copy, paste  
Graphs Fully integrated and customizable Separate
Wizards Start-up & Construction Wizards  
Print preview  
SI/Imperial unit conversion    
Read/write v1.x JOB files
Read v2.0 RWD files  
User defaults  
On data entry
Before calculation    
Earth pressure calculations
Brinch-Hansen earth pressure cofficients        
At minimum safe embedment    
With maximized safety factors    
At failure    
Coefficients customizable by layer  
Customizable wall friction  
King post walls Broms' method (Limited)
Multi-propped walls Improved beam/hinge method Hinge method Continuous beam method
Other calculations
Peck's envelope selection Automatic + override Manual
Displacements database selection Automatic + override Manual
Audit trail through calculations via Messages View    

ReWaRD 2.8

ReWaRD 2.8 was released in February 2020 for Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7 operating systems. This version provides support for British Standard BS 8002:2005 and includes several user-interface improvements.

ReWaRD 2.7

ReWaRD 2.7 was released in July 2013 for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 operating systems. This version provides the most up to date implementation of Eurocode 7, including alternative ways of applying factors on actions (the 'star' and 'non-star' approaches).

Upgrades from version 2.7 to version 2.8 are provided free-of-charge to customers with Software Re-Assurance or (for those without) for a charge.

ReWaRD 2.5

ReWaRD 2.5 was released in February 2000 for Windows 98 and XP operating systems. This version allowed extensive customization of most aspect of the program: design standards, layers, wall properties, etc.

ReWaRD 2.0

ReWaRD 2.0 was released in 1997 for Windows 3.1 and Windows 95 operating systems. Adding support for several UK and international design standards, ReWaRD 2.0 premiered the program's Stockyard/Workbook interface. An unlimited number of construction stages could be studied at the same time.

Upgrades from version 2.0 are no longer available.

ReWaRD 1.x

ReWaRD 1.0 was released in 1992 for the Windows 3.0 operating system. Implementing the requirements of CIRIA 104, ReWaRD 1.0 had a menu-driven user interface with graphical feedback provided via its "Job Window". Results were displayed in separate Earth Pressure and Bending Moment windows. Only one construction stage could be studied at any one time.

Upgrades from version 1.x are no longer available.


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