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2018 Table of Contents

Improvements in components

Last updated March 16, 2018 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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2018

Improvements in components

Improvements in components

There are several improvements in concrete components and steel components in Tekla Structures 2018.

Concrete components

Braced girder (88), Braced girder (89)

On the Picture tab, you can now select to add two reinforcing bars at the top and define the distance of these reinforcing bars from the top of the connecting reinforcing bars.

In Braced girder (88) :

In Braced girder (89) :

Rebar coupler and anchor tools

  • Rebar coupler has been changed so that when you create couplers for rebar sets, Rebar coupler creates a splitterrebar set modifier that can be used to split the reinforcing bars in a rebar set and to create reinforcement splices

    as coupler input. Select the rebar set and pick two points to define a location for the splitter. Then pick a point to define the side of the primary reinforcing bars. You can also use the existing splitter as an input object for Rebar coupler.

    Note that if you delete the couplers, the splitter is not modified or deleted. You need to modify or delete it separately.

  • Rebar end anchor has been changed so that when you create end anchors for rebar sets, Rebar end anchor creates an end detail modifierrebar set modifier that can be used to create hooks or threading for certain reinforcing bars in a rebar set

    The rebar set end detail modifier affects the nearest end of the reinforcing bar.

    as end anchor input. Select the rebar set and pick two points to define the location of the end detail modifierline or polyline that can be used to locally modify reinforcing bars in a rebar set

    Rebar set modifiers can be rebar set property modifiers, end detail modifiers, or splitters. Also rebar set secondary guidelines behave like rebar set modifiers.

    Polyline modifier may have corner chamfers. Each rebar set modifier only affects those rebar set reinforcing bars that its projection touches.

    . You can also use the existing end detail modifier as an input object for Rebar end anchor.

    Note that if you delete the end anchors, the end detail modifier is not modified or deleted. You need to modify or delete it separately.

Steel components

Stiffener seating (12)

On the Parts tab, you can now define the seatcomponent object that represents a structure upon which a component secondary part rests

material and name.

Column - 2 beam (14)

You can now define the slotted holes, bolt assemblyset of bolt elements that consists of a bolt, a stud, or a screw, and possibly the related washers and nuts

and bolt length increase on the Bolts 1-2 , Bolts 3 and Bolts 4 tabs.

Generation of purlins (50)

On the Parts tab, you can now set the Use extra purlin positioning option to Yes to change the position and rotation of each even or odd purlin.

Diagonal splice (53)

On the Parts tab, you can now select to create a connection 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.

or a profile.

Stairs (S71)

You can now set the bolt type on the Stair setup tab when creating cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

steps. If you select the Workshop option, the bolts are shown in workshop assembly drawings in the list of workshop bolts.

Splice connection (77)

You can now create web connections as profiles or plates. Previously, you could create them as plates only.

Turnbuckle connection (126)

When you have selected that threads are not cut, you can now select the size of the thread and create the thread 1 mm smaller. The new option is available on the Parameters tab.

Bolted moment connection (134)

You can now define separate values for the gapany space between two objects

The term ’gap’ is used in its general sense in Tekla Structures.

between the near side stiffenercomponent object that represents a structure that strengthens a steel beam or column

Stiffeners are usually plates.

Stiffeners are used to prevent web buckling at supports or concentrated loads.

and the beam web edge, and the far side stiffener and the beam web edge. Previously, you could define the gap between the near side stiffener and the beam web edge.

Full depth S (185)

On the Stiffeners tab, you can now define the opposite web stiffener offset from the shear tabcomponent object that represents a plate welded to the component main part and bolted to the web of the component secondary part

center line.

Column with stiffeners (188)

You can now use weld number 10 to control the welds between the doubler platecomponent object that represents a structure that strengthens a steel beam web or steel column web by thickening it

and the main part(1) part that exists in a building object and that determines the position number for the assembly or cast unit and the direction of assembly or cast unit drawings

(1) Main part can be an assembly main part or a cast unit main part.

(2) input part that the user selects first when creating a component

(2) Connections and details always have a component main part.

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Doubler plate (1022), Welded column with stiffeners (128), Bolted moment connection (134), Moment connection (181), Column with stiffeners W (182), Beam prep (183), Column with stiffeners (186), Column with stiffeners S (187), Column with stiffeners (188)

On the Doubler plate tab, you can now select whether doubler plates are cut in the area that connects the main part web and flange.

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