Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2016i

Defect number Development area Description
126212 Concrete components

Previously when using the 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.

bars
or Mesh bars by area component, nominal diameters of reinforcing bars were not working correctly even if you had set the advanced option XS_USE_ONLY_NOMINAL_REBAR_DIAMETER to TRUE. This has now been fixed.

125758 Concrete components

Round column reinforcement (82) now creates rebar groups with only one bar correctly. Previously, the group had an incorrect spacing type.

125228 Concrete components

In 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.

bars
, splicing now works correctly when there are hooks in the bar ends.

125158 Concrete components

In Sandwich and 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.

, all parts are created as panels instead of beams.

124834 Concrete components

Previously, when modifying the geometry of a concrete part with 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.

bars
, the rebars sometimes disappeared. This has now been fixed.

124733 Concrete components

Beam end reinforcement (79) now creates bar 1 with the correct cover thickness when bar 5 is not created.

124605 Concrete components

In Hollowcore reinforcement strands (60), there are new options for strandreinforcement that represents a group of wires spun together

extensions on the Strand extension tab. You can now separately define the setting for the longest edge and the remaining edges.

124563 Concrete components

In 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.

bars
, on the Splicing tab, when Lapping length >= Maximum length of bars, Tekla Structures crashed. This has now been fixed.

124246 Concrete components

You can now use the new 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 (91)
tool to create a 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.

for an entire concrete part. The tool works in the same manner as Reinforcement mesh array in area (89).

124235 Concrete components

In Corbels and recesses (82), when the created part is inside the beam, the head slopes are created with fittings instead of line cuts.

123630 Concrete components

In 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.

bars
, setting negative cover thicknesses on the Bar end conditions tab now works correctly.

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.

123599 Concrete components

In Floor layout, it is now possible to use sketched profiles without any parameters.

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.

123074 Concrete components

In 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.

bars
, 180 degree hooks now have the correct angle.

122941 Concrete components

In Concrete console (111), there is now a new beam cut option on the Picture tab.

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

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

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

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

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

122735 Concrete components

In 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.

bars
, on the Splicing tab, the Maximum length of bars must be more than 99 mm for the splicing to work.

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.

122421 Concrete components

In Concrete beam-beam (112), you can now create up to 3 washers. Previously, you could only create two washers. You can also define the direction and rotation for each washer.

122312 Concrete components

Previously, modifying the Embedded anchors (8) tool broke the cast unit the tool was applied to. This has now been fixed.

122185 Concrete components

Embedded anchors (8) now creates extra insulation to the top with other insulation.

121980 Concrete components

In Sandwich 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.

window
, the door side frame is now created correctly.

121963 Concrete components

In Concrete console (111), you can now create up to 3 washers. Previously, you could only create one washer. You can also define the direction and rotation for each washer.

121866 Concrete components

In 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.

bars
, when you added hooks, splices disappeared if you had XS_USE_USER_DEFINED_REBAR_LENGTH_AND_WEIGHT set to TRUE. This has now been fixed.

121701 Concrete components

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

121552 Concrete components

Pad footingfooting that supports a single point of contact

Pad footing usually supports one column.

reinforcement (77)
now creates rebars with the correct rebar shape. Previously, for some rebars, the shape was not recognized.

121501 Concrete components

In Concrete console (110), you can now define on the Picture tab whether the beam is cut, or whether a fittingadjustment of a part end

is used.

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.

121043 Concrete components

In Concrete console (111), there is a new Anchor rods beam 2 tab for defining the anchor settings for the secondary beam.

120997 Concrete components

In Concrete console (111), you can now select on the Anchor tab that tubes are aligned with the beam. Previously, tubes were always aligned with the column.

120972 Concrete components

In Concrete console (110), you can now select on the Connection tab that tubes are aligned with the bottom of the beam.

120957 Concrete components

Rectangular column reinforcement (83) now calculates the size of closed stirrups for intermediate links correctly.

120841 Concrete components

In Reinforced Concrete(1) concrete structure which contains reinforcement designed on the assumption that the concrete and reinforcement act together in resisting forces

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

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

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

Stair (95)
, you can now set Prefix and Start numberfirst number of a numbering series

for the reinforcing bars on the Landings end bars, 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.

bars
, Bottom anchor bars and Top anchor bars tabs.

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.

120837 Concrete components

Corbels and recesses (82) now sets UDAs correctly when a part is added 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.

as a sub-assemblyassembly in a nested assembly that is subordinate to a parent assembly

.

120350 Concrete components

Concrete stairs (65) now keeps the 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.

after modifying the component.

119246 Concrete components

In 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.

bars
and Mesh bars by Area, on the Splicing tab, the automatic splicing tool functionality has been added. It is now possible to browse and select different pre-defined manufacturer sets.

118490 Concrete components

In Concrete beam-beam (112), there are now two new tabs. On Rebars in primary you can define reinforcing bars for 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.

and on Rebars in secondary you can define reinforcing bars for the secondary parts.

117008 Concrete components

In Reinforced concrete(1) concrete structure which contains reinforcement designed on the assumption that the concrete and reinforcement act together in resisting forces

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

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

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

stair (95)
, when creating L-shaped rebars on the Bar L tab, you can now set that all the rebars have the same geometry.

114182 Concrete components

In Embedded anchors (8), you can now set the rotation value for a custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

part on the Input tab. New mirroring options have been added to the Placement tab.

107366 Concrete components

In Rectangular column reinforcement (83), Starter bar for pillar (86) and Starter bar for footing (87) there is now a new option for creating stirrups with double U bars.

104789 Concrete components

In 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.

panel reinforcement
, edge rebars are now also created for complex wall shapes.

71736 Concrete components

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

125606 Steel components

In Stair base detail (1043), you can now use custom components.

125162 Steel components

In Turnbuckle connection (126), 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.

125134 Steel components

In Muffe connection (26), 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.

124976 Steel components

In U.S. Bearing 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.

(1044)
, 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 as anchor rods.

124624 Steel components

In Web stiffened 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.

(1016)
, 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 as anchor rods.

124623 Steel components

In Stiffened 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.

(1014)
, 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 as anchor rods.

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.

122725 Steel components

In Stair base detail (1043), cuts and plates are now positioned correctly.

121826 Steel components

In Generation of purlins (50), you can now create purlins with double spans.

124701 Organizer

Some text values were converted to numbers when exported from 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.

to Excel, which could lead to lost information. Now cell formats are set to text for text values.

124559 Organizer

If the property definition value type was changed either in the environment databasedatabase file that contains the definitions of user-defined attributes used in a model

The file name of the environment database is environment.db.

or by using 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.

, the Organizer database could become corrupted and prevent Organizer from opening. This has now been fixed.

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.

121862 Organizer

Updating an 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.

project 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.

could sometimes cause the Organizer database to corrupt and Organizer to not open anymore. This has now been fixed.

120722 Organizer

The Project GUID of a model was sometimes lost when using model dumpmodel output in ASCII format that includes all information of the entire model, including drawings

Model dump can be used to save the model in problematic situations and it can be imported into a new model.

Model dump is used in Tekla Structures until version 2017. See model import.

, which caused 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.

to not open. This has now been fixed.

120665 Organizer

When the part material had a density of 0, the reported center of gravity (COG_X,Y,Z) for the assembly containing the part was incorrect. This has now been fixed.

105179 Organizer

When exporting object propertiesproperties associated with an object type

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

from Object Browsertool in Organizer used to inquire, view, and report model information based on selected model objects

to Excel, the summary rows are now placed correctly above the object rows in Excel when the Summary rows below detail option is not selected in Data > Outline > Settings.

126054 Task Manager

In Task managertool that enables the linking of temporal data to a model

The task manager can be used to create, save, and manage tasks that are used to create a schedule.

Model objects can be added to the tasks. Organizer categories can be used to select the model objects that will be added to the tasks.

, the button for renaming taskin the task manager, a representation of a piece of work that needs to be carried out in order to complete a project

types has been removed from the Task types dialog box. You can rename task types directly in the table.

125974 Task Manager

In Task managertool that enables the linking of temporal data to a model

The task manager can be used to create, save, and manage tasks that are used to create a schedule.

Model objects can be added to the tasks. Organizer categories can be used to select the model objects that will be added to the tasks.

, deleting rows by pressing the Delete key now works properly in the Taskin the task manager, a representation of a piece of work that needs to be carried out in order to complete a project

types
dialog box.

125491 Task Manager

In Task managertool that enables the linking of temporal data to a model

The task manager can be used to create, save, and manage tasks that are used to create a schedule.

Model objects can be added to the tasks. Organizer categories can be used to select the model objects that will be added to the tasks.

, it is now possible to add and use surface objects in tasks.

124195 Task Manager

When setting sequence numbers from Task managertool that enables the linking of temporal data to a model

The task manager can be used to create, save, and manage tasks that are used to create a schedule.

Model objects can be added to the tasks. Organizer categories can be used to select the model objects that will be added to the tasks.

, the numbers are now shown in the correct positions in the model for all object types that can be used in Task manager.

121335 Task Manager

Previously, when you created a selection filterfilter used for defining which object types can be selected

Selection filter chooses model objects or objects in drawings according to object properties.

Selection filters can be standard or user-defined.

For example, selection filters can be used to select parts for drawings or analysis.

for tasks using the Select from model option, 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.

objects were not selected. This has now been fixed.

121101 Task Manager

Task Managertool that enables the linking of temporal data to a model

The task manager can be used to create, save, and manage tasks that are used to create a schedule.

Model objects can be added to the tasks. Organizer categories can be used to select the model objects that will be added to the tasks.

does not allow you to create more than 255 scenarios anymore. This restriction is based on the limit in the Open API.

113357 Task Manager

In Task managertool that enables the linking of temporal data to a model

The task manager can be used to create, save, and manage tasks that are used to create a schedule.

Model objects can be added to the tasks. Organizer categories can be used to select the model objects that will be added to the tasks.

, when creating a new task typetask information that reflects the category into which tasks can be classified in order to apply the same settings to all of them

Examples of task types in the task manager include formwork, reinforcement, pour, and cast-in-place.

in the Taskin the task manager, a representation of a piece of work that needs to be carried out in order to complete a project

types
dialog box, the properties of the selected task type row are now copied to the new task row.

104564 Import, export, interoperability

Previously, when you had in your model steel parts that cut each other, exporting to CNCoperation of a machine tool with a computer controlling the manufacturing process

During the computer numerical control manufacturing process, a machine tool or machining center drills, cuts, or shapes the piece of material.

The terms numerical control and NC refer to the method used prior to computer numerical control. However, the abbreviation NC is often used in the term NC file.

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.

125831 Import, export, interoperability

In Unitechnik export (79), the standard cage is now exported with code '00' and individual cage with code '01'.

125329 Import, export, interoperability

In Unitechnik export (79), you can now set the quality of the slabdate using the setting Quality of layer on the Data specification tab. The options are Material and 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.

.

125328 Import, export, interoperability

In Unitechnik export (79), you can now select Template as the value for every Article number field.

125293 Import, export, interoperability

In Unitechnik export (79), the structure of file for version UT 6.1.0. containing the CAGE block is now correct.

124775 Import, export, interoperability

Shapes with nested instances that have exactly the same shape, but different orientation or point transformation, are now imported to Tekla Structures correctly.

124407 Import, export, interoperability

The longholes are now placed correctly when the advanced option XS_USE_NEW_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.

_DESIGNATION
is set to TRUE.

123935 Import, export, interoperability

In Unitechnik export (79), the structure of the file for version UT 6.1.0. containing the CAGE block is now correct.

123847 Import, export, interoperability

During the conversion from DSTV to DXF using macrosaved series of actions that includes instructions for a program

Macros are located in the applications and components catalog. They are recorded or created manually and stored as .cs file in a folder defined with the advanced option XS_MACRO_DIRECTORY.

Macros can, for example, be used for creating drawings or reports.

Macros are sometimes used to run an application.

Convert_DSTV2DXF, the DWG viewer is no longer used. 

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.

123629 Import, export, interoperability

You can now specify Production addition user-defined attributes for precast parts. This attribute is exported with Unitechnik export (79) to object's SLABDATE block as a representative number 00-03. The current options are Standard element, Balcony, Roof, Plastered element.

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.

123274 Import, export, interoperability

The conversion of profile 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.

to contour platepart whose outline form the user defines by picking three or more points

The user can define the shape of the contour plate parallel to the work plane. The profile in use defines the thickness. The corners of the contour plate can be chamfered.

is now working correctly in the SDNF export.

123145 Import, export, interoperability

Exporting 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.

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

did not work. This has now been fixed.

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.

122335 Import, export, interoperability

In Unitechnik export (79) in UT version 6.1.0, coordinates for special geometry of mountpart are now correctly formatted.

122288 Import, export, interoperability

The revision number is now shown in Fabtrol/KISS export.

122157 Import, export, interoperability

Adding reference models/reference assemblies to phases also moves the included sub-objects correctly.

121832 Import, export, interoperability

Now the values in the DSTV blocks have the last decimal rounded up.

121229 Import, export, interoperability

When converting 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.

objects, arbitrary profiles with an asterisk (*) in the profile name were not saved after conversion. This has now been fixed.

121107 Import, export, interoperability

Most 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.

objects of arbitrary shape that are imported from Digital Project can now be converted.

120541 Import, export, interoperability

In Unitechnik export (79) you can now set the record Base cage shape on the Reinf. data specification tab.

117835 Import, export, interoperability

In Unitechnik export (79), you can now select the type of SLABDATE weight using the new setting Production weight on the Data specification tab. The options are Part weight and Unit weight.

117027 Import, export, interoperability

The Unitechnik export (79) version 6.1.0 is fully supported. Export of reinforcement cages was improved.

115439 Import, export, interoperability

When a Tekla Structural Designer .cxl file is imported into Tekla Structures, the model is checked for existing items. If the model is empty, the project properties from the .cxl file will be written into the model's project properties. If the model contains members, the .cxl model data will be ignored leaving existing project properties intact.

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.

104564 Import, export, interoperability

Previously, when using steel parts that cut each other, exporting to CNCoperation of a machine tool with a computer controlling the manufacturing process

During the computer numerical control manufacturing process, a machine tool or machining center drills, cuts, or shapes the piece of material.

The terms numerical control and NC refer to the method used prior to computer numerical control. However, the abbreviation NC is often used in the term NC file.

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.

126657 Templates and reports

Names of predefined rules in the Template Editortool in Tekla Structures that is used for creating and modifying templates to be used in drawings and reports

Rule contents
dialog box were all the same. This has now been fixed.

125871 Templates and reports

In Windows 10, creating a report 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 with some models. This has now been fixed.

122057 Templates and reports

A report templatetemplate that is used for creating a report

that has a HISTORY content typedetermination of which template attributes can be used in the template object value fields for a template component row

Content types are mainly based on object types.

as a top level content type does not crash Tekla Structures anymore.

120505 Templates and reports

In pull-outsmall graphic in a reinforcement mark, table, or report template that shows the shape and dimensions of a reinforcing bar

pictures in reports, the FontColor value 1 is now correctly black again.

119785 Templates and reports

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.

objects are now reported when SINGLE_BAR row is in the same report.

123859 Drawings

Sometimes parts in drawings had an extra line. This has now been fixed, and the extra line no longer appears.

122466 Drawings

There were some performance issues in printing. Printing opens the drawing database without opening the drawing editor. Some user interface related callbacks were called when drawing database was opened without opening the drawing editor. This has now been fixed. 

119184 Drawings

Sloped sides of triangle walls are now dimensioned correctly.

115406 Drawings

Weld markmark that includes a set of selected property elements related to a weld

placing has been improved, and the weld reference texts are now placed correctly, for example.

105723 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 no longer occurs if a printer is missing or invalid.

125892 Drawings

In drawing re-creation, marks were not always created correctly. This has now been fixed.

125655 Drawings

Previously some dwg files that were imported to drawings had some of the texts scaled incorrectly. This has now been fixed.

125601 Drawings

 Application error sometimes occurred if you clicked the end point of a selected polyline when splitting it in a drawing. This has now been fixed.

125591 Drawings

Cloning certain drawings is now much faster.

125574 Drawings

The dwg/dxf files added in drawings now support AutoCAD control codes.

125057 Drawings

Idle CPU usage time was reduced in the Print Drawings dialog box.

124818 Drawings

Creating or modifying 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 gridmodeling aid that represents a three-dimensional complex of intersecting grid planes or intersecting grid planes and curved grid surfaces

The grid is defined by coordinates in 3D space. It is shown two-dimensionally on the view plane by dash-and-dot lines. A grid can be rectangular or radial.

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.

It is also possible to show grids and grid line labels in drawings, and to modify how they are shown in the drawings.

dimensions 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.

124467 Drawings

Printing now handles missing or invalid printers and paper sizes in the settings file better.

124465 Drawings

Inserting text from a text file did not work for .txt files in Windows 8 or 8.1. This has now been fixed.

124399 Drawings

You can now open the Print drawings dialog box and print drawings in several Tekla Structures versions at the same time.

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

.

124177 Drawings

The view labelassociative annotation object that is displayed in an individual drawing view and that includes information about the view

element list now shows the valid elements only.

124070 Drawings

Now the symbol height change does not move the insertion point.

123923 Drawings

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

123859 Drawings

A part in a drawing had an extra line. This has now been fixed, and the line no longer appears.

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.

123608 Drawings

In some cases hatches in drawings caused memory leaks. This has now been fixed.

123437 Drawings

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

123290 Drawings

Dimensioning and re-dimensioning of single-part drawingdrawing that shows fabrication information for one part and that is generally used at the workshop

views included in 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.

sometimes failed because the corresponding .adcd properties file was not loaded properly instead of the .wdcd file. This has now been fixed.

123101 Drawings

Text could not be placed upside down even if XS_UPSIDE_DOWN_TEXT_ALLOWED was set to TRUE. This has now been fixed.

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.

122803 Drawings

The keyplan layout is now placed to the selected location based on the layout options.

122683 Drawings

The order of searching for the unique name settings file in printing has been corrected. The first file found is now used.

122679 Drawings

The dimensioning type Filter dimensions for creating dimensions for 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.

now works also when surface treatment is added to a 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.

. Previously, dimensioning only worked with 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.

.

122572 Drawings

Previously some unicode letters in RTF files where not supported, now they are shown correctly.

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.

122545 Drawings

In some environments, hatches were not working in all models. This has now been fixed.

122466 Drawings

Some user interface related callbacks were called when drawing database was opened without opening the drawing editor. This caused some performance issues for example to printing, which opens the drawing database without opening the drawing editor.

122357 Drawings

When the Text element of any mark in the View properties dialog box was changed, the mark check box in the options tree was not automatically selected like it should have, and clicking Modify had no effect. This has now been fixed, the check box and Modify work again.

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.

121944 Drawings

Sometimes, Tekla Structures stopped working if there were pull-outsmall graphic in a reinforcement mark, table, or report template that shows the shape and dimensions of a reinforcing bar

pictures in the drawing and PullOutRepresentation was set to 2 (diameter style) in the rebar_config.inp file. 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.

121842 Drawings

Rebar couplers in rebar pull-outsmall graphic in a reinforcement mark, table, or report template that shows the shape and dimensions of a reinforcing bar

pictures are now printed correctly, when printing to pdf.

121672 Drawings

There was a memory leak in drawings if part face fill was used. Leak was more severe if the advanced option XS_DRAW_HIDDEN_FACES was set to FALSE.

121643 Drawings

When single-part drawingdrawing that shows fabrication information for one part and that is generally used at the workshop

views were created in the 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.

, weld marks were only added to the new single-part views and not in the existing views in the assembly drawing.

121414 Drawings

Previously, the printing of some drawings failed causing Tekla Structures to display an error message. This has now been fixed.

121336 Drawings

Tekla Structures did not create dimensions to round holes 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.

automatically, even if the advanced option XS_CREATE_ROUND_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.

_DIMENSIONS
was set to TRUE. This has now been fixed.

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.

120731 Drawings

When printing a drawing to a .pdf file, certain drawings with long text were not drawn completely. This has now been fixed.

120597 Drawings

Weld polygon is again based on the accuracy of parts in model when the weld is inserted.
If high accuracy was activated with the advanced option XS_SOLID_USE_HIGHER_ACCURACY by setting it to TRUE, the weld polygon includes profile roundings.
If this advanced option is set to FALSE then the weld polygon does not include profile roundings.

120345 Drawings

Previously, some section faces of a part could use different scaling factors and angles when automatic hatch was selected. Now they use the same one.

120178 Drawings

In rebar pull-outsmall graphic in a reinforcement mark, table, or report template that shows the shape and dimensions of a reinforcing bar

pictures, all non-normal bending radiuses are shown now unless the rebar is a circle.

119889 Drawings

Previously, some parts in reference models were not visibile in GA drawings even though they were visibile in the model. 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.

119725 Drawings

Dragging leader lines from middle points now works better.

119616 Drawings

Previously, the shadow opening symbol was not shown for rectangular openings with a large width-to-height ratio. This now has been fixed.

119570 Drawings

When you select a row 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.

filter panel, the current value of the row no longer disappears from the row when you click the row.

119300 Drawings

The orientation of the contour platepart whose outline form the user defines by picking three or more points

The user can define the shape of the contour plate parallel to the work plane. The profile in use defines the thickness. The corners of the contour plate can be chamfered.

works again.

118823 Drawings

Reporting the actual length of welds failed in some cases if the advanced option XS_AISC_WELD_MARK was set to TRUE. This has now been fixed.

118069 Drawings

Weld markmark that includes a set of selected property elements related to a weld

handles are now correctly drawn on top of the weld mark.

116417 Drawings

Now the Full name element also shows a value for studs.

 

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.

115406 Drawings

Weld markmark that includes a set of selected property elements related to a weld

placing has been improved, and the weld reference texts are now placed correctly, for example.

114583 Drawings

Hardware hatches in drawing shapes, such as polygons, are now drawn correctly behind other objects in drawings.

114436 Drawings

The rebar dimensions have been improved in the following way:

  • You can drag radial and curved rebar dimension tags.
  • You can drag curved radial rebar dimensions backwards.
  • Circular symbols and dotted lines are now properly placed on the dimension lineline that visualizes the distance between the defined dimension points

    Separate dimensions can be combined into a longer dimension line.

    .
  • Curved radial rebar dimension lines are drawn correctly.
113299 Drawings

Previously, some parts of reference models were not drawn correctly in drawing section views. The reference models are now drawn more correctly in section views.

109997 Drawings

When cloning views and using view level property handling, the space between section views and front views sometimes expanded even though the cloned section views had enough space in the original view spacing. This sometimes placed the section views outside the drawing sheet.  This has now been fixed.

92572 Drawings

Reinforcing bars created with large radius are now displayed correctly in drawing section views.

79520 Drawings

Reference models are now correctly clipped by the view boundarydashed frame inside a drawing view

Drawing view boundary can be used when cropping the contents of a drawing view. For example, it is possible to resize drawing views so that there is no unnecessary empty space in them, or to show just a specific part of the drawing view contents.

in drawings.

123408 Tekla Model Sharing

In Tekla Model Sharingcloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a model

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla Online services.

, the cache settings were not read correctly from XS_FIRM if the XS_FIRM path was set in 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.

dialog box, and stored to 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.

options.ini file. This has now been fixed.

122429 Tekla Model Sharing

When detecting changes in Tekla Model Sharingcloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a model

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla Online services.

, the changes in a packet are now shown properly also when the packet includes files without extensions.

122427 Tekla Model Sharing

In Tekla Model Sharingcloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a model

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla Online services.

, the changes list is now shown correctly. Previously, the columns of the list were collapsed when you opened the list.

122418 Tekla Model Sharing

In Tekla Model Sharingcloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a model

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla Online services.

, read in is now faster than before when there are many local changes in the model.

120964 Tekla Model Sharing

In Tekla Model Sharingcloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a model

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla Online services.

, the Object representationrepresentation of a model object or an object group in a model view that is based on the color and transparency settings applied to the model object or the object group

settings for model objects that contain only 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.

changes are now taken into account when you read in.

119464 Tekla Model Sharing

In Tekla Model Sharingcloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a model

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla Online services.

, locking drawings now works correctly. By locking a drawing before write out, you can prevent other users from editing the drawing.
1. To lockto prevent unwanted action in a model or a drawing

It is possible to lock model objects, reference models, and drawings, for example.

a drawing, open the Drawing listlist of drawings that provides information about the drawings in a particular model and that is used for searching, managing, and printing the drawings

In the drawing list, the user can, for example, search, open, update, freeze, lock, and delete drawings. The drawing list can also be used to display the associations between the drawings and the parts in the model.

Drawing list is used in Tekla Structures until version 2018. See document manager.

, select the drawing and click the Lock On button.
The Locked By column in the Drawing list shows the user who has locked the drawing.
2. Write out to share the drawing lock information.

119220 Tekla Model Sharing

In Tekla Model Sharingcloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a model

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla Online services.

, profile and material files are now shared when sharing is started. Previously, profile and material files were shared during the first write out. The shared material file name does not contain the string renamed anymore.

118511 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, imported custom components with images in the properties dialog stored the images outside 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.

. As a result, the images were not shown in the properties dialog when copied to another model or when sharing a model, and in a multi-user modelmodel that is used for collaboration and that is opened in multi-user mode

. This has now been fixed. The images are stored in the model folder.

123224 Reinforcement

In Rebar Shape Managertool that is used for customizing the bending shapes of reinforcing bars

Rebar shape manager can be used for bending shapes only and not for any other reinforcing bar properties.

, the shape definitions for circular reinforcing bars were compared in a wrong order. This has now been fixed.

Note that this change helps only to arrange the shape definitions when the existing shape definitions are modified or new modifications are added.

123176 Reinforcement

Rebar shape managertool that is used for customizing the bending shapes of reinforcing bars

Rebar shape manager can be used for bending shapes only and not for any other reinforcing bar properties.

has been changed so that when the XS_USE_USER_DEFINED_REBAR_LENGTH_AND_WEIGHT advanced option is set to TRUE and the shape is not specified (shape is unknown), the default cutting length along the center line is calculated and set to the length field. Earlier only the weight was given for unknown shapes.

117125 Reinforcement

Now you cannot detach a reinforcing bar groupgroup of reinforcing bars that are side by side and have identical properties, except the possible variation in bar lengths

from a locked object if you have not set XS_ALLOW_REINFORCING_LOCKED_PARTS to TRUE in a .ini file.

125030 Modeling

Modifying 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.

position now works correctly.

124141 Modeling

Profiles now have their properties visible after they are replaced in the profile catalogcatalog that displays profiles and information on the profiles

In addition to the available profiles in the respective Tekla Structures environment, the user can add fixed or parametric user-defined profiles to the profile catalog. It is also possible to import profiles to the profile catalog.

. Previously, the properties were not displayed unless you re-opened the model.

124086 Modeling

Weld solids disappeared when selected in the Exact and Exact no weld markmark that includes a set of selected property elements related to a weld

mode. This has now been fixed.

123988 Modeling

Previously, when you locked an object in Phase managertool that is used for assigning model objects to phases

The phase content can be viewed and modified in the phase manager.

The phase manager can be used to lock and unlock model objects.

See object lock.

and then unlocked the object in the user-defined attributes of the object, you still could not delete the object. This has now been fixed.

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.

122548 Modeling

Previously, the Magneticproperty of a rectangular grid, a grid plane, a construction line, and a construction plane that enables the attached model objects to follow when the object in question is moved

See also adaptivity.

check box in the Construction planeconstruction object that represents a plane

properties
dialog box was always selected even if the plane was not magnetic. Now, the check box is only selected if the plane is magnetic.

122395 Modeling

Sometimes you could not draw lines in the sketch editortool that is used for creating and editing parametric user-defined profiles

view after creating a new model viewview that is represented in the modeling mode

Model view is available also in the drawing mode and it is represented in its own window.

or shifting the work planeplane that the user has chosen in a model and that is currently active for working on in a model view

Newly created, copied, or moved model objects comply with the work plane. For example, shifting the work plane to follow a sloped plane makes it easier to model sloped structures.

in the model. This has now been fixed.

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 parts of cast-in-place concrete parts

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.

121751 Modeling

Previously, Tekla Structures stopped working when you inquired an invalid reinforcing barreinforcement that represents a steel bar used to reinforce a concrete structure

The steel bars are usually ribbed and they are used to increase the tensile strength of concrete.

. This has now been fixed.

121407 Modeling

Previously, welds were not created correctly when using area selectionmethod of selecting objects that are included in a certain rectangular area of a model

In addition to the selected area, selection switches and selection filters control which object types are selected.

to select multiple parts. This has now been fixed. The color representationthe way that the information included in a model is represented visually

has also been fixed so that 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.

and all secondary parts are highlighted properly after weld creation.

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.

120370 Modeling

Previously, when you had converted a multi-user modelmodel that is used for collaboration and that is opened in multi-user mode

or a single-user modelmodel that is opened in single-user mode

and opened it in the other mode, Tekla Structures displayed a dialog box for restoring an autosaved model even if the model could not be restored. This has now been fixed. The dialog box for restoring the model is not shown anymore.

120245 Modeling

In some cases, pour objects and cast-in-place parts were visible in model views even when the visibility of parts or pours was set off (the Parts check box was not selected in the Display dialog box). This has now been fixed.

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.

119249 Modeling

Previously, when a model created in a previous version was converted to a multi-user modelmodel that is used for collaboration and that is opened in multi-user mode

, Tekla Structures crashed. This has now been fixed.

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.

118028 Modeling

In the Options dialog box, the Define the clash check clearanceset space between objects

In bolted connections, clearance is required for entering and tightening the bolts with an impact wrench. In addition to this, there may be a clearance for a fillet.

In welded connections, clearances are required in order to allow a welder to lay a correct weld.

Reinforcing bar clearance defines the minimum clearance or the allowed overlap for reinforcing bars when they are checked against other objects.

area for bolts
settings are now saved correctly in the properties file.

118027 Modeling

The corner chamfer type Line and arc  has been removed from polybeams, strip footings, and concrete panels.

117791 Modeling

In some cases, pour breaks were not properly updated in the model viewview that is represented in the modeling mode

Model view is available also in the drawing mode and it is represented in its own window.

of 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.

. This happened because the solid cache was not cleared for the pour objects of the pour breakbuilding object used to split a pour object into smaller pour objects

when another user modified the pour break. This has now been fixed. The cache is cleared and the pour breaks are now shown correctly in the model view.

117692 Modeling

In mouse wheel zoom, if there were several views open, zoom steps wer bigger in non-active view than in the active view.

117400 Modeling

Previously, when you cut a part with a cast-in-place concretecast unit type where the concrete is formed, poured, and cured in its final position

part, the cast-in-place part cutcut that is defined by a cutting part

could not be selected if direct modificationfunction that activates the mode where the model objects can be modified by using handles

Direct modification enables additional handles and modification options.

was not active. This has now been fixed.

115240 Modeling

When manually saving a model in the multi-user modemode in which several users can work on the same model using their own working models

, the model is not anymore simultaneously autosaved, unless XS_ENABLE_POUR_MANAGEMENT is set to TRUE. The standard, periodic autosaving works according to the settings the user has defined in all cases before and after this fix.

103768 Modeling

Reference object assemblies can now be colored correctly from object representationrepresentation of a model object or an object group in a model view that is based on the color and transparency settings applied to the model object or the object group

when using tasks as criteria.

122402 Installation

Migration Wizardtool that is used for copying settings defined by the user in the earlier version of Tekla Structures

Migration wizard is typically used when starting to use a new version of Tekla Structures. The migration wizard can be used to copy settings included in initialization files.

now uses the correct registry path when copying registry settings to Tekla Structures 2016.

122343 Installation

You can again start the Migration Wizardtool that is used for copying settings defined by the user in the earlier version of Tekla Structures

Migration wizard is typically used when starting to use a new version of Tekla Structures. The migration wizard can be used to copy settings included in initialization files.

manually from \Tekla Structures\<version>\nt\bin\applications\Tekla\Migrations folder without having Tekla Structures open.

125372 Core

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_FLAT_TOLERANCE and XS_FLAT_THICKNESS_TOLERANCE did not work in Tekla Structures 2016. This has now been fixed.

121392 Core

When 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.

rebars, the Take new number option in the numbering settings gave a different number for identical rebars. 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.

119888 Core

Previously, the same assemblies were incorrectly assigned different numbers when 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.

assemblies that included welds with the Welds option in the numbering settings selected. This has now been fixed.

116618 Core

In some rare cases, a set of options with incorrect values were written to the options.ini file in 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.

causing issues in subsequent model use. This has now been fixed.

125095 Tools and components

When importing .tsep extensions to Tekla Structures, the dialog box that lists the installed Tekla Structures versions now has the correct instructions to select the versions.

124545 Tools and components

In Layout managertool that is used to import and export layout data between Tekla Structures and field layout devices

Layout manager enables the use of accurate model point and line data on the construction site.

, it is now possible to collapse or expand the object groupmodel objects whose settings match the settings that the user has defined for a certain purpose

In Tekla Structures, an object group is defined by rules and conditions, for example, to control the transparency and coloring of model objects in the views. Object groups can also be used in filtering tools, for example in selection filter, to select all objects that match certain properties.

hierarchy from the highest hierarchy level.

124458 Tools and components

Previously, when you deleted all component objects and component parameters from a custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

, adding new objects to the component and then trying to save it caused Tekla Structures to crash.This does not happen anymore.

Now if you delete all objects and parameters from a custom component, Tekla Structures shows a message that you cannot save the component. You can either select to close without saving so that the custom component will remain as it was before you deleted objects and parameters, or you can select to cancel to undo the changes until the component contains at least one of the original component objects.

124451 Tools and components

Custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

variable names now work more reliably. Previously, some variable names could cause Tekla Structures to crash.

124396 Tools and components

Binding to center planes is now possible even through opaque surfaces.

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.

124010 Tools and components

In Layout managertool that is used to import and export layout data between Tekla Structures and field layout devices

Layout manager enables the use of accurate model point and line data on the construction site.

, some objects were sometimes shown multiple times in a group. This has now been fixed so that when you open Layout manager, it removes the duplicate objects from groups.

123318 Tools and components

Extension manager now displays the Trimble Solutions extension disclaimer when importing extensions which have been digitally signed by Trimble Solutions to the Applications & components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

.

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.

123141 Tools and components

Tekla Structures extension manager now shows the extension installation time adjusted to the user computer’s local time.

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.

122736 Tools and components

In Phase managertool that is used for assigning model objects to phases

The phase content can be viewed and modified in the phase manager.

The phase manager can be used to lock and unlock model objects.

See object lock.

, the options to lockto prevent unwanted action in a model or a drawing

It is possible to lock model objects, reference models, and drawings, for example.

and unlock objects are now only available for users with full privileges to lock and unlock objects.

122627 Tools and components

Previously, Tekla Structures stopped working if the ComponentCatalogUIModelSettings.xml file was not valid. This has now been fixed.

122549 Tools and components

The TSEP system 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.

has been renamed from <date>_TSEP Error Log.txt to <date>_TSEP.log where <date> is of the format yyyy-MM-dd.

122533 Tools and components

When publishing a group in the Applications & components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

, changing the catalog definition file name for the published group caused a file name is not valid error message when the Windows operating system had the Hide extensions for known file types folder option enabled.

122480 Tools and components

Previously, when opening Tekla Structures extension manager, the TSEP 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.

showed that there was an error, System.IO.DirectoryNotFoundException. This has now been fixed.

122183 Tools and components

The component thumbnail images used in the Applications & components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

are now checked for in the DAK_BMPPATH advanced option. If the thumbnail does not have an extension, Tekla Structures will search for a file with the following extensions in this order: .bmp, .png.

120800 Tools and components

Previously, Tekla Structures sometimes stopped working when you undocked the Applications & components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

from the side pane. This has now been fixed.

120658 Tools and components

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

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

, all commands on the Access advanced features  menu are now visible when using the search in the catalog.

120423 Tools and components

When importing a custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

that contains other custom components to the Applications and components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

, these components are no longer added as duplicates to the catalog.

120413 Tools and components

Earlier, the positioning options of custom parts made out of custom parts did not work. This has now been fixed.

120008 Tools and components

Importing .uel files to the Applications and components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

is now faster than before.

117655 Tools and components

Previously, when you made changes to the Applications and components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

in the Viewer configuration, data (for example, component references and properties such as tags) was sometimes lost from the ComponentCatalog.xml file. This has now been fixed.

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 can have different file name extensions, for example, .bin, .db, or .inp.

.

116876 Tools and components

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

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

, the Import command for importing .uel files is now available in the model viewview that is represented in the modeling mode

Model view is available also in the drawing mode and it is represented in its own window.

only.

113835 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.

, components in the Recent group no longer disappear when a custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

is created.

113694 Tools and components

AutomaticSplicingTool now supports imperial units.

113259 Tools and components

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

123786 Numbering

Repair 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. Previously, repair numbering did not correct the numbering of equal assemblies with different position numbers.

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.

120230 User interface

You can no longer accidentally save the properties in a dialog box to a properties file without a file name.
Previously, it was possible to leave the file name empty, but later on, you were not able to load the properties from the file.

119529 User interface

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.

path is again shown on the Tekla Structures main window title bar.