Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2016 SP10

Defect number Development area Description
TSAC-872 Steel components

In Column with stiffeners W (182), the option on the Beam cut tab to not create beam end preparation no longer breaks 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.


TSAC-838 Steel components

Objects with polygon cuts are now copied correctly with Radial array tool regardless of how the points to input the polygon cuts are picked.

TSAC-798 Steel components

In Rebar 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.

, you can now use imperial values for Hole diameter. The Hole type option now works correctly when set to Part cutcut that is defined by a cutting part

or Bolt hole + Part cut.

TSAC-784 Steel components

In Joist to Beam and Col. (164), you can now again define the angle 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.

, material and name on the Stabilizer tab.

TSAC-709 Steel components

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

, when you define a negative value for the brace length on the 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.

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

edge distances from the brace outer edge are now correctly applied.

TSAC-683 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.

, the horizontal edge distance is now correctly applied when using an angle profile to connect the beam and the cast plate.

TSAC-600 Steel components

Linear array tool and Radial array tool now copy the components and cuts of the original, copied object.

TSAC-593 Steel components

Deleting objects copied using Linear array tool now also deletes the cuts and fittings that were in the copied objects.

TSAC-591 Steel components

Objects with polygon cuts can now be copied again using Linear array tool.

TSAC-589 Steel components

Objects with polygon cuts can now be copied again using Radial array tool.

TSAC-586 Steel components

When using Radial array tool to copy objects, the polygon cuts, line cuts and fittings now work correctly when the copied object clashes with the original objects or neighboring parts.

TSAC-583 Steel components

Linear array tool and Radial array tool now correctly copy the user-defined attributes (UDAs) of the original, copied object.

TSAC-534 Steel components

Previously, changing the surfacing attributes in the No paint area component caused Tekla Structures to crash. This happened at least in the French environment. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-192 Steel components

Rebar 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.

now uses an existing bolt size and adjusts the hole tolerance value until the desired Hole diameter is reached.

TSAC-1171, TSAC-1169,TSAC-1167, TSAC-996, TSAC-997, TSAC-827, TSAC-707, TSAC-1267, TSAC-1266, TSAC-1264, TSAC--795 Import, export, interoperability

Export Unitechnik (79) contains the following improvements:

  • The maximum number of exported elements or layers in the SLABDATE block is now limited to 99 according to the Unitechnik specification. If the limitation is exceeded, you will be notified by a console and log filefile that contains information related to changes, actions, and errors in the model or drawing

    Tekla Structures writes information in log files when the model is saved, numbered or checked for clashes, for example.


  • When using template variables, the export now automatically​ checks the topmost content attribute files to get the unit of the template variable and converts it to the unit used in Unitechnik export.

  • Bent meshes with limited rebar angles are now exported with correct origin points.

  • Option to rotate pallet 90° if pallet width exceeded is now working correctly.

  • Steel parts and items now have in the user-defined attributes dialog box a new tab Unitechnik Mountpart, where you can specify data which then overwrites the data entered in the Export Unitechnik (79) dialog box.

  • You can now exclude mounting parts from the export using the new option Exclude from export on the Unitechnik Mountpart tab in the steel part and item user-defined properties dialog box.

  • You can now use the value Text[Template]#Counter for the following options:
    - Name of order
    - Name of component
    - Drawing number
    - Project line 1-4 text
    - 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.


    - Info text 1 - 4 of slabdate
    - Info text 1 - 2 of mounting part

  • TS configuration tab: 

    • You can now export CONTOUR  as 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.

      . It is recommended to use this option with file structure set as: Single layer, 1 slabdate, n parts on the Main tab.

    • You can now prevent exporting cutouts with the new option Export CUTOUTs.

    • You can now merge cutouts using the new option Merge CUTOUTS. You can select to export a big cutout which is created by smaller cuts as separate cutouts. The options are:

1. Merged as one cutout

2. Unmerged, overlapping cutouts

3. Unmerged cutouts with no overlapping

  • Reinforcement tab: The new option First bending angle allow setting the first bending angle of free-flection rodstock negative, as required by certain interfaces.
TTSD-9874 Import, export, interoperability

Earlier, when the model contained grids in negative elevations in Tekla Structural Designer, the grids did not appear at all after export and import into Tekla Structures. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-9870 Import, export, interoperability

Earlier, grids exported from Tekla Structural Designer did not always appear in correct elevations when imported to Tekla Structures. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-1156 Import, export, interoperability

Eliplan Export (68): You can now export gross area as net area by selecting Gross area for the option Net area calculation on the Data content tab.

TTSD-6966, 132027 Drawings

Associative notes were not always cloned when the 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.

was in another model. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-12875 Drawings

Drawing names may now contain square brackets [].

TTSD-11141 Drawings

Previously clicking Modify in the drawing viewview 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.

properties dialog box without selecting anything from the options tree, or selecting mark options tree without changing the existing applied settings sometimes caused marks to change position. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-11110 Drawings

Lines in an extruder beam drawing were drawn incorrectly. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-10412 Drawings

The advanced optionssettings used to customize Tekla Structures for specific companies, standards, users, or user groups

In Tekla Structures, advanced options are settings that are used, for example, in a specific project or geographical area, or by a specific company.

In Tekla Structures, advanced options usually begin with the initials XS and are followed by the name of the function, for example XS_BACKGROUND_COLOR.

XS_DRAWING_PLOT_FILE_NAME_M and XS_DRAWING_PLOT_FILE_NAME_W  now work in accordance to other plot file name advanced options and Tekla User Assistanceonline help and self-support service for Tekla Structures

Tekla User Assistance includes instructions, support articles, and instructional videos, and it offers a possibility for feedback.

Tekla User Assistance is one of the Tekla Online services.

instructions. They used to be MODEL specific, now they are by default MODEL(ROLE) specific and you can change the type to SYSTEM(ROLE).

TTSD-10179 Drawings

Now loading dimension properties from a properties file in a drawing when a dimension is selected  works correctly for all fields.

TTSD-4998 Drawings

Drawing views now remember which properties were used and show the name of the properties file in the view properties dialog box, if such file matches the attributes in the dialog box.

TTSD-1409 Drawings

In bent plate(1) part that is created from contour plates, or beams whose profile is a plate

(1) Bent plates can include conical or cylindrical sections.

(1) Curved beams, spiral beams, or deformed parts cannot be used for creating a bent plate.

(2) component object that represents an angle that is bent from a plate and that connects parts

unfolding drawings, when a bending line is skewed, both ends of the bending line are dimensioned on both X and Y axis, in order to get all the needed dimensions.

TTSD-12044 Tekla Model Sharing

In a shared modelmodel used for collaboration over the Tekla Model Sharing service

With a shared model, each user works with their own model and the changes are shared through Tekla Model Sharing. A shared model requires the use of a single-user model. The same model cannot be a shared model and a multi-user model.

, the drawing status is now correctly updated in a user's local model when reading in.

TTSD-3565 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, Sharing automation tool could not always read in changes automatically after an overnight wait. Connection handling has now been improved to fix this.

TTSD-12821 Modeling

The Logical weld property now works in reports. Previously, the result in a report was always empty. 

TTSD-12439 Modeling

Hovering the mouse pointer over model objects now makes the object color darker so that the original object color can still be seen. Previously, hovering changed the object color to gray, which hid the original object color.

TTSD-9920 Modeling

Previously, saving a large model got very slow if the model had been created with Save as and it was again saved with Save as. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-3054 Modeling

Tekla Structures now shows the box around an assembly or a cast unit in blue instead of orange.

TSAC-967 Modeling

The number of supported bolt standards in the No paint area component has been increased from 50 bolt standards to 250 bolt standards.

TTSD-12571 Installation

Extensions (.tsep) that were correctly signed during a certificate's validity period are now installed even when the certificate has expired. Extensions signed when the certificate has expired are regarded as having invalid signatures and are not installed.

TTSD-12434 Installation

The Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (x64) 12.0.40649 and Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (x86) 12.0.40649 packages are now included in the Tekla Structures installer. These replace the older 12.0.21005 packages.

TTSD-5591 Analysis and design

Line load magnitude is now visualized correctly in the model.

SOLD-552, SOLD-417, SOLD-414 Core

A new version of the Support tool is now introduced for reporting issues with Tekla Structures. The new Support tool uses Trimble Identityuser account to sign in to both Trimble and Tekla products and online services

For a Tekla Structures user, Trimble Identity is a single sign-on account which enables the user’s online identity management. Trimble Identity is needed, for example, for Tekla Warehouse, Tekla User Assistance, and Tekla Campus.

for log in. You can start the tool from the File menu by clicking Help > Contact Tekla support, or by entering Contact Tekla support in Quick Launchtool that is used for quickly finding commands, dialog boxes, and other functions in Tekla Structures

For example, local content in Tekla Warehouse can be found using quick launch.


TSAC-1262 Tools and components

Copying and modifying the number of objects copied with an array tool by using another array tool does not make Tekla Structures to crash anymore.

TSAC-694 Tools and components

Array tools now have a new parameter to skip copying the UDAs if not needed.

TSAC-202 Tools and components

Inch mark is now supported correctly in the custom component editortool that is used for modifying component that is created by a custom component, and for creating dependencies between component objects and other model objects

. Previously, when adding labels, for example, an inch mark 36'-0", an error would occur when the .inp file was loaded the next time.

TTSD-5981 User interface

When handles are visible, you can now snap to them, even when they are within an opaque object.