Weld clash check, pour management, and other modeling improvements

Last updated September 10, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2019i

Weld clash check, pour management, and other modeling improvements

Weld clash check, pour management, and other modeling improvements

Tekla Structures 2019i contains the following new features and improvements in modeling:

Detect clashes between welds and other objects

When you run a clash check using Tekla Structures 2019i, you can check the model for duplicate and overlapping welds and for clashes that occur between welds and other objects such as parts and bolts.

To do this:

  1. Click File menu > Settings > Options to open the Options dialog box.

  2. Go to the Clash check settings.

  3. In the Exact solid weld clash check list, select Yes.

  4. Modify the other clash check settings if needed.

  5. Run the clash check.

Tekla Structures checks the welds against other welds, against bolts, and against the real geometry of the part profiles including roundings, and using the weld solid dimensions with normal accuracy.

When you review the clash check results, note that you can now show a new column , Object Type , in the Clash Check Manager dialog box.

Numbering improvements

Now if a part has a single-part drawingdrawing that shows fabrication information for one part and that is generally used at the workshop

and you modify the part so that it becomes identical to another part, the following things happen when you number the model:

  • Both parts receive the number of the unmodified part.

  • The drawing is automatically cloned using the original drawing of the modified part as a cloning templatemaster drawing where an existing drawing is used to copy the drawing settings for a new drawing

    The new drawing has the same drawing settings as the original drawing.

    The user creates a cloning template of a drawing typically after extensive manual modifications have been made in the drawing, in order to achieve the same appearance and contents in new drawings.

    In the master drawing catalog, it is possible to create single-part, assembly, and cast unit drawings using cloning templates. It is also possible to add new cloning templates to the master drawing catalog from the document manager.

    . The original drawing is saved with the Quantity decreased comment in the Changes column in Document manager.

    Note that the cloning happens only if the Automatic cloning option is selected in the Numbering Setup dialog box.

Performance improvements in pour management

Pour resolving speed has been improved. When opening a model that contains pours, the initial pour resolving is now faster than before. This is especially noticeable when opening models containing a large number of pours.

New ways to create item shapes and edit model geometry

In addition to importing item shapes or downloading them from Tekla Warehouseservice for collaboration and for storing and sharing Tekla Structures content

In Tekla Warehouse the content items are stored in collections. Tekla Warehouse includes the Tekla Warehouse Service and the Tekla Warehouse web site.

Tekla Warehouse is one of the Tekla Online services.

, you can now create shapes using existing geometry and parts in Tekla Structures models. For example, you can create a shape using a single part or several parts that have been attached to each other.

To create a shape, do one of the following:

  • Select a part, right-click, and then select Create shape from geometry.

  • Go to Quick Launch , search for and select the Create shape from geometry command, and then select a part.

Tekla Structures adds a new shape to the shape catalog using the part name as the shape name.

You can then use the shape when you create items in the model. You can also modify items and shapes further in the Geometry editing mode by dragging vertexes, edges, and faces. This gives you an alternative way to model complex structures such as slabs that slope to drains, for example.

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