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Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2016 PR2

Defect number Development area Description
123618 Concrete components

In Floor layout, when the default part width was not set and only the layer thickness was given instead of a profile, Tekla Structures stopped working. This has now been fixed.

123516 Concrete components

Starter bars for footing (87) and Starter bars for pillar (86) now create stirrups correctly when the number of stirrups is 1. Previously, stirrups were not created at all.

123515 Concrete components

Longitudinal reinforcement (70), Corbelconcrete part representing a structure that projects from the face of a concrete part and that serves as a support for an overhanging part and connects the parts

reinforcement (81)
and Pad footingfooting that supports a single point of contact

Pad footing usually supports one column.

reinforcement (77)
now create rebar groups with only one bar correctly. Previously, the group had incorrect spacing type.

123361 Concrete components

In Rectangular column reinforcement (83), top and bottom U-bar location dimensions can now be defined separately in both directions. Previously, there was only one dimension, which was used for both directions.

123352 Concrete components

Rectangular column reinforcement (83) now creates end bars correctly. When creating one bar, the bar is now created in the middle of the column. Previously, the bar was created outside the column.

123261 Concrete components

Reinforcement meshreinforcement 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)
now creates meshes correctly. Previously, meshes were not created when walls were created in the -X or -Y direction.

122798 Concrete components

Holesmall hollow open throughout a part or assembly that is usually used for fastening parts with bolts or other such objects

Hole is created in the same way as bolts and hole properties are defined in the bolt properties.

creation and reinforcement (85)
now creates rebar groups with only one bar correctly. Previously, the group had an incorrect spacing type.

122765 Concrete components

In Reinforced concrete(1) cast unit type where the concrete is formed, poured, and cured in its final position

(2) concrete structure which contains reinforcement designed on the assumption that the concrete and reinforcement act together in resisting forces

(2) Reinforcement in reinforced concrete is usually steel bars, wires, or welded wire fabric. It may also be structural fiber of some other material.

(2) In Tekla Structures, reinforced concrete is modeled with reinforcement objects.

stair (95)
, setting the landing recess now works correctly. The height of the cut is now created as defined.

122616 Concrete components

In Anchor (10), edge chamfers do not affect the anchor position anymore.

122584 Concrete components

In Floor layout, custom detail components applied from the Detailing tab were not working correctly in special cases.  Previously, when the width of the first slabplate that represents a concrete structure

In Tekla Structures, a slab is created by picking three or more points.

Slab may be part of a floor, for example.

in the layout was so small that the slab was not created at all, custom details could not be used. This has now been fixed.

121701 Concrete components

In Anchor (10), there are now new options on the Bolts tab for rotating slotted holes.

121325 Concrete components

Corbelconcrete part representing a structure that projects from the face of a concrete part and that serves as a support for an overhanging part and connects the parts

reinforcement (81)
now creates additional bars as single bars. Previously, they were created as rebar groups with one rebar.

120838 Concrete components

In Corbels and recesses (82), there is now a new UDAobject property created by the user in order to widen the range of predefined object properties

User-defined attributes are used when the predefined object properties are not sufficient but more properties are needed. For example, comment, locked, and erection status are user-defined attributes.

tab for setting UDAs.

71736 Concrete components

Automated reinforcement layout – columns (57) now applies the number of bars correctly when set on the Primary ties tab.

123649 Steel components

In Tapered column base platecomponent object that represents a plate welded to a column base

Base plates are used to distribute the concentrated load of the column over a wider area.

(1068)
, you can now use custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

parts for anchor rods.

123550 Steel components

In U.S. Base platecomponent object that represents a plate welded to a column base

Base plates are used to distribute the concentrated load of the column over a wider area.

(1047)
, you can now use custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

parts for anchor rods.

123424 Steel components

In Base platecomponent object that represents a plate welded to a column base

Base plates are used to distribute the concentrated load of the column over a wider area.

(1042)
, you can now use custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

parts for anchor rods.

116830 Steel components

In Base platecomponent object that represents a plate welded to a column base

Base plates are used to distribute the concentrated load of the column over a wider area.

(1004)
, the Anchor rods tab has been slightly reorganized.

116146 Steel components

In Base platecomponent object that represents a plate welded to a column base

Base plates are used to distribute the concentrated load of the column over a wider area.

(1004)
, you can now use custom components for anchor rods.

123824 Organizer

Previously, there was an applicationpart of Tekla Structures functionality that is developed in order to extend the capability of Tekla Structures but that is not included in the Tekla Structures installation

error, for example in Organizertool that is used for categorizing and managing model information, object properties and object property queries, and model object classification

Organizer consists of two tools, object browser and categories.

, when you inquired the rebar data of a tapered rebar groupgroup of reinforcing bars that are side by side and have identical properties, except the possible variation in bar lengths

that had a cranked end, and bar total length varied considerably. This has now been fixed.

123394 Organizer

Importing Model Organizertool that is used for categorizing and managing model information, object properties and object property queries, and model object classification

Organizer consists of two tools, object browser and categories.

category .xml files to Organizer now works correctly.

123330 Organizer

In some situations, empty Uncategorized categories were shown under a property categorycategory in Organizer based on adding user-defined attributes to model objects

Within a property category, a model object can belong to only one lowest level category at a time.

tree. This has now been fixed.

123693 Import, export, interoperability

DWG export now exports parts as faceted B-rep.

123659 Import, export, interoperability

The reference modelmodel which the designer can use as an aid when building another model

A reference model is created in Tekla Structures or in other software and can be inserted to Tekla Structures. The reference model appears together with the model but it is not modified by Tekla Structures. The user can snap to reference model points.

For example, an architectural model, a plant design model, or a heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) model can be a reference model.

rotation value displayed too many decimals after you modified the value. This has now been fixed.

123469 Import, export, interoperability

When you inserted a reference modelmodel which the designer can use as an aid when building another model

A reference model is created in Tekla Structures or in other software and can be inserted to Tekla Structures. The reference model appears together with the model but it is not modified by Tekla Structures. The user can snap to reference model points.

For example, an architectural model, a plant design model, or a heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) model can be a reference model.

from Trimble Connectorfeature that enables interoperability between Tekla Structures and Trimble Connect application

and then used the Undo command in Tekla Structures, you could not insert newer versions of the reference model anymore. This has now been fixed.

123124 Import, export, interoperability

In Export Eliplan (68) you can now export cast unit position numberidentifier that is assigned to all similar parts, assemblies, cast units, or reinforcement

Position number consists of a prefix, separator, and running number. The prefix is part of the position number, identifying a numbering series. The running number is part of the position number, and is the assigned number in the numbering series, based on the start number. The separator is an optional character, such as a slash, that separates the prefix and the running number.

In Tekla Structures, the position numbers assigned in the numbering are shown in marks and templates, for example.

In the US, the term piece mark or ship mark is used to refer to a position number.

and ACNuser-defined attribute of an assembly or a cast unit that identifies the assembly or cast unit main part

A control number does not affect numbering.

Control numbers are running numbers.

together as Mark.

122870 Import, export, interoperability

In NC export, the web for unsymmetrical I profiles is now correctly in the center in the DSTV file.

122496 Import, export, interoperability

Previously, Tekla Structures stopped working when contour markinginformation written in an NC file that passes information to the NC machine on the layout and the parts that are welded or bolted together

Tekla Structures contour marking does not work on polybeams.

was enabled during the numberingprocess of assigning position numbers to parts, cast units, assemblies, or reinforcement

In Tekla Structures, the position numbers assigned in the numbering are shown in marks and templates, for example.

process. This has now been fixed.

114883 Import, export, interoperability

IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software interoperability

IFC is an open specification developed by the IAI (International Alliance for Interoperability).

Model can be exported into an IFC file.

export overwrote the IFC file although you had clicked the Close button (x) in the upper-right corner of  the overwrite confirmation dialog box. This has now been fixed.

117472 Templates and reports

The template attributeattribute in a template object that Tekla Structures uses to calculate and display information from a model database

Template attributes represent object properties.

ASSEMBLY_POSITION_CODE now calculates the position of the objects based on the closest gridmodeling aid that represents a three-dimensional complex of horizontal and vertical planes

In Tekla Structures, grids are used as an aid in locating objects in a model. The grid is shown on the view plane by dash-and-dot lines. It is also possible to show grids and grid line labels in drawings, and to modify grid properties in the drawings.

It is possible to have more than one grid in a model. For example, a large-scale grid for the entire structure, and smaller grids for some detailed sections.

.

124204 Drawings

When Tekla Structures creates a section viewdrawing view that shows a selected area as a cross section

A section view can be created of the parts in a drawing view. A section view can be created manually or automatically.

, it now follows pour viewview that displays cast-in-place concrete parts merged into pour objects

The cast-in-place concrete parts are merged into one pour object if they have the same material grade and if they touch each other.

settings defined on drawing level and ignores the view level settingsdrawing settings that affect the properties of all building objects, marks, and dimensions in a selected view

.

123923 Drawings

The text frame was too wide when Tekla fonts were used. This has now been fixed.

123837 Drawings

The rebar dimension texts can be dragged again.

123827 Drawings

The check box for the Curved dimension tagpart of a dimension that displays additional information about the building object

type
 in the properties dialog box now works.

123713 Drawings

Applicationpart of Tekla Structures functionality that is developed in order to extend the capability of Tekla Structures but that is not included in the Tekla Structures installation

error sometimes occurred when you opened a drawing that was created in a previous Tekla Structures version. This has now been fixed.

123437 Drawings

Filled areas of objects hidden in the drawing were printed incorrectly. This has now been fixed.

123360 Drawings

The key plansmall-scale view in a drawing that indicates the location of an assembly, a cast unit, or a part in the model

A key plan contains the model grid and the assembly, cast unit, or part shown in the included drawing view.

is now always placed correctly inside the drawing frame.

123032 Drawings

Drawing was not always updated if there were more than one part and only one of the parts was changed in the model. This has now been fixed and drawings are always updated if any of the parts is modified.

122852 Drawings

When you cloned GA drawings, the log contained lots of warnings of the following kind: "Warning: "FILE 'e3_co_dbase.cpp' LINE 1100: Identifier id is not a part nor assembly". This has now been fixed.

122590 Drawings

Each drawing is now sent to the printer as a separate print job.
Printing now supports better third party print drivers such as PDF print drivers.
This featurepart of Tekla Structures functionality that is maintained and owned by Trimble Solutions and that is included in the Tekla Structures installation

also resolves possible printer memory limitation issues.

122564 Drawings

After you had created and deleted several large multi-drawings several times, Tekla Structures did not add any dimensions to new multi-drawings anymore. This has now been fixed.

122563 Drawings

Some symbols were not printed in drawings, because symbols were not searched from the model folderfolder that is used for storing files associated with a model

Tekla Structures stores all files associated with a model in a folder it creates with the same name as the model database (.db1).

In multi-user mode all users access the same model folder.

. This has now been fixed.

122238 Drawings

Dragging the drawing text box leader lineline that connects an annotation object to the related object or point

handle when the word wrapping was activated caused an applicationpart of Tekla Structures functionality that is developed in order to extend the capability of Tekla Structures but that is not included in the Tekla Structures installation

error. This has now been fixed.

121875 Drawings

An applicationpart of Tekla Structures functionality that is developed in order to extend the capability of Tekla Structures but that is not included in the Tekla Structures installation

error sometimes occurred when you created an assembly drawingdrawing that shows fabrication information for a basic or a nested assembly, including bolts and welds, and that is generally used at the workshop

Assembly drawings show how parts are located in an assembly. They contain the parts of the assembly presented in one or more views.

with single-part views enabled, and there were a lot of single-part drawingdrawing that shows fabrication information for one part and that is generally used at the workshop

views included, and they did not fit on the sheet.

121266 Drawings

Changing something in the View creation panel, such as moving Top view creation from Auto to Off, could lead to unwanted removal of section views in the drawing. This has now been fixed.

120860 Drawings

The custom presentation plugincomponent that is developed using Tekla Open API

Plugin is a .dll file and loaded inside Tekla Structures process.

Plugins can be started from the applications and components catalog.

‘Rebar shape with couplers’ was changed so that the line type and color for the rebar is now read from the environment file “rebar_config.inp”. The corresponding settings are ‘PullOutColor’ and ‘PullOutVisibleLineType’.

120091 Drawings

Previously, when you moved objects in drawings there were sometimes some old ghost points that were drawn to the old locations even after the object had been moved. This has now been fixed.

119776 Drawings

The Curved dimension tagpart of a dimension that displays additional information about the building object

type
option was visible for all dimensions, even though it should only have been visible for the curved ones. This has now been fixed.

119508 Drawings

There is a new advanced option XS_LEADER_LINE_TO_DRAGGED_DIMENSION_TEXT in the Dimensioning: General category. When you set it to TRUE, a leader lineline that connects an annotation object to the related object or point

is drawn when a dimension text is dragged away from the dimension lineline that visualizes the distance between the defined dimension points

Separate dimensions can be combined into a longer dimension line.

. When you set it to FALSE, the leader line is not drawn. The default value is TRUE.

115419 Drawings

Sometimes the single part view of a base platecomponent object that represents a plate welded to a column base

Base plates are used to distribute the concentrated load of the column over a wider area.

was not created in an assembly drawingdrawing that shows fabrication information for a basic or a nested assembly, including bolts and welds, and that is generally used at the workshop

Assembly drawings show how parts are located in an assembly. They contain the parts of the assembly presented in one or more views.

with the option Include single-parts > Yes. This has now been fixed.

109984 Drawings

You can now access the Frames and foldmarks dialog box to add frames and foldmarks to drawings. Search for the command Drawing Frame Properties in Quick Launchtool that is used for quickly finding commands, dialog boxes, and other functions in Tekla Structures

The other functions include local content from Tekla Warehouse, for example.

.

101811 Drawings

You can now measure from bounding boxrectangular border with the smallest measure within which all the selected points that position the model objects lie

In Tekla Structures two-dimensional bounding boxes are used in drawings and three-dimensional bounding boxes in models.

and from nearest edge in filter, holesmall hollow open throughout a part or assembly that is usually used for fastening parts with bolts or other such objects

Hole is created in the same way as bolts and hole properties are defined in the bolt properties.

, recess and secondary part(1) part that exists in a building object and that is connected to the main part

(1) Secondary part can be an assembly secondary part or a cast unit secondary part.

(2) input part that the user selects after selecting the component main part when creating a component

(2) A component can have none, one or more component secondary parts.

dimensioning. There are two new options available in the Dimensioning Rule Properties dialog box: Bounding box and Nearest edge.

100145 Drawings

Added the Rotation option to the Merged reinforcement markmark that includes a set of selected property elements related to a reinforcement

dialog box.

89990 Drawings

Hardware hatches will now appear in drawings printed on paper and in .pdf files.

67365 Drawings

Now it is possible to add a template in a dimension markpart of a dimension that displays the basic information about the building object measurements

A dimension mark can consist of a prefix, numerical value, and postfix.

. If there are several parts in the dimension then there are also several templates shown. The templates are not merged.

52463 Drawings

You can now collate printed output when you are printing multiple copies. There is now a new option Collate in the Print drawings dialog box.

123815 Modeling

When creating slabs, user-defined attributes now work correctly.

123770 Modeling

The part start numberfirst number of a numbering series

check box now works properly. Previously, the number was modified even if you had cleared the check box.

123635 Modeling

Previously, surface objectmodel object that is created on the face of a part or a pour object

Surface can be used to calculate surface areas, such as formwork areas.

GUIDs were deleted when modifying the objects through the Open API interface. This has now been fixed.

122935 Modeling

In a multi-user modelmodel that is used for collaboration and that is opened in multi-user mode

, when you had a drawing open and tried to open another drawing already opened by another user, Tekla Structures displayed a warning message whether to continue or cancel. When you cancelled, the previously opened drawing was not shown correctly. This has now been fixed.

122541 Modeling

Previously, using Save as to save a multi-user modelmodel that is used for collaboration and that is opened in multi-user mode

sometimes caused an applicationpart of Tekla Structures functionality that is developed in order to extend the capability of Tekla Structures but that is not included in the Tekla Structures installation

error. This has now been fixed. Save as does not merge the changes made by other users of the model anymore.

122150 Modeling

After adding a pour breakbuilding object used to split a pour object into smaller pour objects

, both resulting pour objects now have the same pour typeproperty of a pour object that uses a cast-in-place part name or a manually given value to describe the pour object

By default the part name is used for pour type. The part name used is the name of the part with the largest volume in the pour object.

. Previously, if the other pour objectbuilding object that is formed of one or more cast-in-place concrete parts, or a part of a cast-in-place concrete part

The cast-in-place concrete parts are merged into one pour object if they have the same material grade and pour phase, and if they touch each other. Pour objects are visible in pour view.

properties had not been defined in the Pour object propertiesproperties associated with an object type

Usually a single object property includes a default value that the user can modify.

dialog box, the pour type was not correct for both pour objects.

122109 Modeling

Copied rebars are now correctly assigned to a concrete part. Previously, there was a problem when using the Copy Special – Mirror command on reinforcement objects.

121797 Modeling

It is now possible to snap to all visible points in the model even if they are behind an opaque surface.

121382 Modeling

Previously, when copying a part that had surface treatmentbuilding object that represents finishing of a part

The term surface treatment is used in concrete detailing. For concrete parts surface treatment includes surface mixes, tiles, and flat finishes, such as troweling and sandblasting.

The term surface finish is used in steel detailing. For steel parts surface finishes include fire-proofing and unpainted areas.

, the copied surface treatment became part of the copied cast unit causing the original and the copied cast unit to get different numbers. This does not happen anymore.

121290 Modeling

Perpendicular snapping now works correctly.

120593 Modeling

The renderingprocess of making the model object faces visible

The rendered model object faces can be transparent or non-transparent

of surface objects in components now works correctly. Use Shift + 1-4 to show the appropriate rendering option.

119865 Modeling

Previously, in some cases, moving a rebar groupgroup of reinforcing bars that are side by side and have identical properties, except the possible variation in bar lengths

took a long time. This has now been fixed. Rebar groups are moved much faster than before.

119638 Modeling

Surface treatmentbuilding object that represents finishing of a part

The term surface treatment is used in concrete detailing. For concrete parts surface treatment includes surface mixes, tiles, and flat finishes, such as troweling and sandblasting.

The term surface finish is used in steel detailing. For steel parts surface finishes include fire-proofing and unpainted areas.

faces are now presented correctly according to the selected visible and hidden line presentation. Previously, all faces were presented using the hidden line presentation.

118709 Modeling

Previously, clash check did not show a clash if a bolt went through a part that was not one of the bolted parts. This has now been fixed.

118504 Modeling

Previously, when a user created a new custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

in a multi-user modelmodel that is used for collaboration and that is opened in multi-user mode

, another user could not open the properties of the custom component in the same multi-user model session. This has now been fixed.

120310 Core

When using PART_PREFIX and PART_START_NUMBER in XS_REBAR_POSITION_NUMBER_FORMAT_STRING, numberingprocess of assigning position numbers to parts, cast units, assemblies, or reinforcement

In Tekla Structures, the position numbers assigned in the numbering are shown in marks and templates, for example.

now works correctly if the rebar father part is created by a component.

124140 Tools and components

Previously, extension descriptions were not always fully shown in Extension manager. This has now been fixed.

124056 Tools and components

Extension manager is now shown in the language selected for Tekla Structures.

124022 Tools and components

The name length of variables in custom components is now again 19 characters.

123298 Tools and components

Previously, importing .uel files that contained cuts sometimes caused Tekla Structures 2016 to stop working. This does not happen anymore.

123245 Tools and components

Previously, when you downloaded Tekla Structures extension package (.tsep) extensions using the Mozilla Firefox browser and selected to Open the downloaded extension, there was a message that the extension was not valid. This has now been fixed.

123140 Tools and components

Invalid .tsep extensions are now moved out of the installation queue to an invalid installations folder. Extension manager shows a message about this when you open it the next time.

119540 Tools and components

Custom components now work with the AutoConnectiontool that creates connections with predefined properties in certain framing conditions

dialog box.

117089 Tools and components

In the Applications & components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

, it is now possible to import a custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

into a system catalog filefile that defines catalog information used by Tekla Structures

Catalog files have the extension .bin, .db, or .inp, for example.

.

113259 Tools and components

The performance of custom components with a large number of welds has been improved.

117276 Numbering

If some parts are not numbered because of overlapping numbering seriesset of identifiers defined by the user, based on which Tekla Structures compares parts, assemblies, cast units, or reinforcement with each other during the numbering and gives position numbers

Numbering series is defined by a prefix and a start number.

The user can, for example, allocate separate numbering series to different phases or part types.

, their assemblies are not numbered either.
If some assemblies are not numbered because of overlapping numbering series, their parent assemblies are not numbered either.