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Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2016 PR8

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131036 Concrete components

In Concrete console (110), the neoprene is now created in the correct position when the console is not created.

131037 Concrete components

In Concrete beam-beam (112), non-concrete parts can be now removed from the assembly.

131456 Concrete components

In Embedded anchors (8), when the Assembly without steel parts option is selected on the Placement tab, the component now correctly scans the assembly without steel parts.

126938 Concrete components

In Embedded anchors (8), the default grade of reinforcing bars is now set to Undefined.

84567 Steel components

In Diagonal splice (53), the vertical offset of bolts is now correctly applied on all bolts.

130702 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 horizontal slots in shimcomponent object that represents a plate that is used for filling clearances and gaps on the construction site

plates are now correctly created.

80705 Steel components

In Bracing cross (19), slotted holes for bolts are now correctly applied.

85709 Steel components

In Multiple stiffeners (1064), the stiffeners are now created with the correct length also when created not perpendicular to 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.

.

85772 Steel components

In Stub (28), it is now possible to define top and bottom offsets for all stiffeners.

90209 Steel components

In Corner bolted gussetcomponent object that represents a plate that connects braces to a beam, column, or base plate

(57)
, the gapany space between two objects

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

between the beam and the gusset is now correctly applied.

103709 Steel components

In Stanchion side profile (86), it is now possible to set the top edge distance of bolts on the Sbolts tab.

125253 Steel components

In Simple clip anglecomponent object that represents a right angle that is made of a standard L-shaped profile and that connects parts

(31)
and Two side clip angle (33), it is now possible to define the Finish property for all parts on the Parts tab.

97507 Steel components

In Wraparound gussetcomponent object that represents a plate that connects braces to a beam, column, or base plate

(58)
, the bolt assemblyset of bolt elements that consists of a bolt, a stud, or a screw, and possibly the related washers and nuts

option on the Gusset bolts 1 tab and Gusset conn 2 tab now works correctly.

113645 Steel components

In Tube gussetcomponent object that represents a plate that connects braces to a beam, column, or base plate

(20)
, the end platecomponent object that represents a plate welded perpendicular to the end of the component secondary part

is now correctly welded to the connection plates when the connection plates are not inside the bracing.

131086 Steel components

In Cast-in 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.

(1069)
, aligning the bolts with the beam instead of the clip anglecomponent object that represents a right angle that is made of a standard L-shaped profile and that connects parts

no longer affects bolt and clip angle positioning.

125200 Steel components

In Column site weld splice (137), welds 3 and 4 are now created with the correct settings as defined in the component weld dialog box.

101901 Steel components

In Two sided clip anglecomponent object that represents a right angle that is made of a standard L-shaped profile and that connects parts

(143)
, a double set of bolts is no longer created when using C profiles as secondary parts.

122599 Steel components

In Tube gussetcomponent object that represents a plate that connects braces to a beam, column, or base plate

(20)
, the stiffeners are now created inclined to the gusset side angles, and it is possible to fit them to 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.

.

131087 Steel components

In Cast-in 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.

(1069)
, aligning the bolts with the beam instead of the clip anglecomponent object that represents a right angle that is made of a standard L-shaped profile and that connects parts

no longer deletes the clip angle.

88193 Steel components

In Splice connection (77), deck support plates are now always created at the top flange when the main and secondary parts are sloped.

102068 Steel components

In Full depth S (185), chamfers are now correctly applied on the tab 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.

.

125698 Steel components

In Stub connection (119), the middle plates and bolts are now created correctly when the 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.

is skewed.

131120 Steel components

In Multiple stiffeners (1064), weld preparationcut that is made on the part edge in order to enable a more complete weld penetration which provides a stronger joint

cuts are now correctly created when the XS_AISC_WELD_MARK advanced option is set to TRUE.

123135 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)
, one row of bolts (anchors) is now centered on the column.

123401 Steel components

In Column with stiffeners W (182), the weld preparationcut that is made on the part edge in order to enable a more complete weld penetration which provides a stronger joint

cuts are now created correctly when XS_AISC_WELD_MARK is set to TRUE.

129422 Steel components

In Railings (S77), the distance that sets the position of the bend end closure of middle rails can now be set to 0.

115478 Steel components

In Metsec Mezzanine floor ties (38), a 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.

is now positioned in the mezzanine floor beam where the rod protrudes through.

83167 Steel components

In End platecomponent object that represents a plate welded perpendicular to the end of the component secondary part

(144)
, the top and bottom notchcut in one component object or input part for receiving another component object or input part

chamfer cuts are now created with the correct dimensions.

83642 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)
, increasing the bolt pattern size (spacing) now automatically increases the 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.

size.

131288 Steel components

In Full depth S (185), when the 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.

is skewed, the shear tabcomponent object that represents a plate welded to the component main part and bolted to the web of the component secondary part

is now cut correctly parallel to 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.

web.

131172 Import, export, interoperability

In Unitechnik Export (79), when you export meshes by using the setting Turned to pallet, the meshes are now exported so that the longest bars are parallel to pallet X axis.

131221 Import, export, interoperability

In Unitechnik Export (79), you can now export spacer type information by using the new option Spacer type on the Reinforcement tab.

129944 Import, export, interoperability

In Unitechnik export (79), you can now set the rotation of the meshes to pallet to correct the geometry in the export file by using the option Export meshes as: Turned to pallet on the Reinforcement tab.

131107 Import, export, interoperability

You can now specify user-defined codes for 1st and 2nd stage of double walls for Unitechnik (78) export. You can select Double wallplate that represents a structure such as a wall or roof panel

In Tekla Structures, a panel is created by picking two or more points.

In cast-in-place concrete the term wall refers to a concept similar to panel.

(1st stage)
or Double wall (2nd stage) from the Product type list in the panel user-defined attributes dialog box on the Unitechnik tab.

TTSD-4060 Import, export, interoperability

Some DWG files failed at import into the Shape Catalogcatalog that displays a list of predefined item shapes

The shapes are modeled using software other than Tekla Structures, for example SketchUp.

. This has now been fixed.

131034 Import, export, interoperability

In Unitechnik Export (79), you can now choose values for HEADER block project line 1 and project line 2.

130824 Import, export, interoperability

In Unitechnik export (79), the option Export line attributes for cutouts is now working correctly.

131225, TTSD-5358 Import, export, interoperability

In certain situations CIS/2 import could crash Tekla Structures. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-4075 Drawings

Arcs with very slight bulge were shown incorrectly in print previews. This has now been fixed.

124878 Drawings

The advanced option XS_DRAWING_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.

_LABEL_FRAME_LINE_WIDTH_FACTOR
 did not have any effect on the printed output. This has now been fixed.

131256 Drawings

Some .png images appeared incorrectly in the PDF output. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-4458 Drawings

Users can now correctly snap to curved geometries of pour objects when shown in a general arrangement drawingdrawing that is created from one or more model views and that shows information needed to understand the general arrangement of structural elements on a project

General arrangement drawings show how parts, assemblies, cast units, or pour objects are located in a building.

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130309, TTSD-2249 Drawings

The reflected view now works correctly for the pour objects shown in general arrangement drawings.

TTSD-2753, 129596 Modeling

Previously, there was a problem that prevented some models from opening. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-4707, 131022 Modeling

For profiles with variable cross sections, the parameter values used for creating part geometry were not correct in some situations after importing or when retrieved through Tekla Model Sharingcloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a model

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla online services.

. This has now been fixed. The correct parameter values are now used.

TTSD-4030, 130698 Modeling

Changing sketch parameters used in Thickness or Extrusion Type equations in the sketch editortool that is used for creating and editing parametric user-defined profiles

did not update the current sketch. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-3540 Analysis and design

Snapping to analysis nodes now works correctly.

TTSD-4699 Analysis and design

Previously, if you saved load combinations, the saved load combinations (.lco files) did not appear on the list next to the Load button in the Load Combinations dialog box until you reopened the Tekla Structures model. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-2771, 129742 Tools and components

Editing a part cutcut that is defined by a cutting part

's profile did not update the part cuts with that profile. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-4165 Tools and components

Importing a large number of custom components from folders pointed by XS_UEL_IMPORT_FOLDER was very slow at model creation. This has now been improved.

TTSD-2759, 129723 Tools and components

Right-clicking the component properties in the Custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

browser
now opens the context menu.