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Top Fixes in Tekla Structures 19.0 SR1

Last updated May 13, 2013 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Top Fixes in Tekla Structures 19.0 SR1

Top Fixes in Tekla Structures 19.0 SR1


Error in opening autosave files with Tekla Structures 19.0

It was not possible to open files saved with autosave in a multi-user model model that is used for collaboration and that is opened in multi-user mode

with Tekla Structures 19.0 . When you tried to open such a file, the following error message was displayed: Fatal: Model on disk is corrupted, use the latest backup model. Please run check disk on your drive.

The actual files were correct, but there was a problem in opening the model. This has now been fixed.

Tools and components

Rectangular column reinforcement (83): Possible to have different cover thicknesses for different stirrup reinforcing bar that is used in parts located in mainly horizontal position and that is transverse to the other reinforcement which is parallel to the part

Stirrups are used to take the shear force in the structure and prevent buckling of main bars in compressed structures.

Typically, stirrup is a bar or a wire, either single leg or bent into an L, a U, or rectangular shape, and located perpendicular to or at an angle to a longitudinal reinforcement.


Different cover thicknesses for stirrups are sometimes needed for example around column shoes or splice bolts. Now it is possible to control the cover thickness of stirrups as groups on the Stirrups tab.

Inverted tee beam - automated reinforcement layout (52): Possible to use stem stirrups as composite bars

You can now let the stirrups in the stem of the beam protrude out on top by using a negative cover thickness on the Stem stirrups tab.

Lifting anchor (80)

  • You can again place anchors on top of the column.

  • Sometimes anchors where not modeled correctly: they were positioned too high. This has now been fixed.

Precast stairs (65): Possible to set Cast Unit type property of a concrete part in a cast unit that defines if the structure type of the part is precast or cast in place

to Cast in place

You can now set the Cast unit type on the Stairs tab to Cast in place. This enables you to model also cast in place stairs with Tekla Structures.

Reinforcement mesh reinforcement that represents a mesh of steel bars in two perpendicular directions

In Tekla Structures, the reinforcement mesh bars in one direction are called main bars and reinforcement mesh bars perpendicular to them are called crossing bars.

array in area (89)

The component now works correctly when creating only one mesh reinforcement that represents a mesh of steel bars in two perpendicular directions

In Tekla Structures, the reinforcement mesh bars in one direction are called main bars and reinforcement mesh bars perpendicular to them are called crossing bars.

in a panel. Previously, therewas an application error when the Mesh area perimeter option was set to Polygon + Part and polygon points were not set in the front of the panel.


Modifying reinforcing bars

Since Tekla Structures version 18.0, when you modified the size of a reinforcing bar reinforcement that represents a steel bar used to increase the tensile strength of concrete

and cleared all check boxes in the Reinforcing Bar Properties dialog box, the center of the bar remained but the cover thickness was changed. This has now been fixed so that cover thickness is not changed anymore.


Creating drawing views in Cast in Place configuration

Different options to create drawing views in View > Create Drawing View > Of Parts in Drawing are now available also when you are using the Cast in Place configuration.

View label associative annotation object that is displayed in an individual drawing view and that includes information about the view

mark alignment

Drawing view view that includes selected model objects or an area in the model, that is represented in a drawing

A drawing view is a container for model and drawing objects.

A drawing can include several drawing views, which usually are two-dimensional views, plane views, to the model.

Examples of drawing views in Tekla Structures include main views, section views, single-part views, and 3D views.

label marks are now aligned correctly also in cases where there are several marks.


Model representation the way that the information included in a model is represented visually


Changing the representation of the model with Ctrl + 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 works correctly again also when you have multiple views open.

In rendered views you can use shortcuts Ctrl+1…5 to change the representation of the parts for example if you want to show only the part transparent (Ctrl+2) or not transparent (Ctrl+4). In Tekla Structures 19.0 changing the representation did not always work correctly. This has now been fixed.

Tekla Structures 19.0

If you created a view of the end plate component object that represents a plate welded perpendicular to the end of the component secondary part

and you wanted to show only the selected plate (1) part that represents a flat structure

(1) In some contexts, for example in analysis, the term plate object may be used to refer to plates.

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

(2) Plate is mainly used as a connection piece or as a floor plate.

, you selected the plate and held down Ctrl +5.

When you went back to the 3d view view that displays objects three-dimensionally

(left) and to see it as transparent held down Ctrl+2 the view of the plate changed to transparent.

Tekla Structures 19.0 SR1

Representation shortcuts affect only in the view you have active when you use the shortcut. In this case the 3D view changes as expected when you use Ctrl+2, and the part view remains as Show only selected.

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