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Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2016i PR1

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127325 Modeling

The tile pattern is now always shown after changing the surface type.

99097 Steel components

In Full depth S (185), the cuts are now created correctly.

125751 Core

Snapping to gridmodeling aid that represents a three-dimensional complex of horizontal and vertical planes

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

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

intersection is now possible even through opaque surfaces.

127362 Drawings

Dimensions in the drawing views moved to GA drawings are now updated correctly.

124232 Drawings

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

no longer closes all property dialog boxes.

126103 Numbering

Full 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.

has been replaced by repair numbering in the numbering history log.

115637 Steel components

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

(143)
, the bolts are now placed correctly.

124294 Steel components

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

(143)
now applies extra bolt length correctly.

122756 Drawings

Previously, RTF files in drawings did not show superscript or subscript, now they do.

125746 Steel components

Shear 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.

simple (146)
can now be applied on both ends of the beam.

127455 Drawings

Curved lines are no longer duplicated when you use the Combine command.

127031 Drawings

The label text offset in custom gridmodeling aid that represents a three-dimensional complex of horizontal and vertical planes

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

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

labels is now working correctly in Indian environment.

127318 Drawings

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.

was not shown correctly in drawing section views. This has now been fixed.

126107 Tools and components

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

now closes before you save the model when opening another model.

122431 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.

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

dependency changes are now reported in the sharing changes list.

127249 Import, export, interoperability

Pop-marks for plates with holes were created incorrectly in NC files. This has now been fixed.

127249 Import, export, interoperability

Pop-marks for plates with holes were created incorrectly in NC files. This has now been fixed.

126596 Concrete components

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
now uses normal rebar groups instead of tapered groups.

125210 Drawings

Drawing views now have middle handles, which allows easier manipulation of the visible model area.

125839 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 occurred when you created a drawing of a curved beambeam that follows the form of an arc

Steel curved beams can be created by picking three points, where a point between the start point and the end point defines the arc. Both steel and concrete curved beams can be created by adjusting radius in beam properties or by using polybeams.

. This has now been fixed.

127813 Drawings

Reference models in drawings were not always cut 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.

box. This has now been fixed.

126105 Steel components

Stub (133) now works when the height of the secondary beam is greater than 1500 mm.

117962 Steel components

In Full depth S (185), the bolt edge distance now works correctly for skewed beams.

127296 Drawings

The Save button now works in the Drawing export layers dialog box.

126998 Steel components

In Turnbuckle connection (126), the part prefix and start numberfirst number of a numbering series

now work correctly.

116009 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)
, weld number 4 is now created in the correct position.

126636 Drawings

When you tried to export a drawing into a DWG file, a warning message appeared. This has now been fixed.

122618 Steel components

In Welded to top flange S (149), tab plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

(1) In some contexts, for example in analysis, the term plate object may be used to refer to plates.

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

(2) Plate is mainly used as a connection piece or as a floor plate.

chamfer dimensions are now applied correctly.

115542 Steel components

In New notchcut in one component object or input part for receiving another component object or input part

(49)
, the positions and sizes of the web and flange chamfers are now correct.

124657 Modeling

The net length and gross length shown when inquiring a bent plate(1) part that is created from contour plates, or beams whose profile is a plate

(1) Bent plates can be conical or cylindrical.

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

are now the lengths of the unfolded 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.

.

120265 Import, export, interoperability

The properties pane in conversion change management now shows object coordinates correctly after reconversion.

119535 Steel components

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

(11)
, it is now possible to define the finish property for a rectangular 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.

.

85710 Steel components

In Full depth S (185), some cuts were previously not created correctly. This has now been fixed.

126199 Steel components

In Shear 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.

simple (146)
, the correct number of bolts is now created when using plate washers.

110958 Steel components

In Welded beam to beam (123), welds are now in the correct positions on both long and short beams.

116356 Steel components

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

(11)
, it is now possible to create a chamfer on a gusset when using twin profiles.

126705 Drawings

Modifying Section markuser-created symbol that includes a set of mark elements, identifies a section, and is displayed in the source view

properties on drawing level in single part drawings is now working properly.

126336 Drawings

The text "Snapshot" and the drawing layouts are no longer displayed in the snapshot overlays on the model.

79748 Steel components

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

(10)
, stiffenercomponent object that represents a structure that strengthens a steel beam or column

Stiffeners are usually plates.

Stiffeners are used to prevent web buckling at supports or concentrated loads.

height now works correctly as defined in the connection properties.

126663 Concrete components

In Anchor (10), the ID of 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.

is not changed anymore when the connection is modified.

118048 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)
, it is now possible to set the classpart property that groups parts according to identifiers given by the user

The identifiers of classes are usually numbers. Classes can be used for defining the color of parts in the model, for example. Class does not influence the numbering of model objects.

, comment and finish for the base 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.

.

103741 Steel components

In Welded to top flange (147), the finish property of the opposite we stiffenercomponent object that represents a structure that strengthens a steel beam or column

Stiffeners are usually plates.

Stiffeners are used to prevent web buckling at supports or concentrated loads.

is now used correctly.

126234 Drawings

Previously some letters in snapshots overlays on model where not displayed correctly, now they are displayed correctly.

114500 Steel components

In Stairs detail (1039), the welds defined for the component in the weld dialog box now work correctly.

124776 Import, export, interoperability

Pad footings were incorrectly converted as upside-down oriented beams in 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.

object conversion. This has now been fixed.

125608 Task Manager

Tasks exported 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.

are now correctly imported to Microsoft Project 2013 and later versions.

123442 Drawings

The selection switchswitch used for controlling which object types can be selected

toolbar in drawings now has a new button that opens the Selection filterfilter used for defining which object types can be selected

Selection filter chooses model objects 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.

dialog box.

126917 Modeling

Sometimes, modifying a view filterfilter used for defining which objects are displayed in a model view or drawing view

View filter chooses objects according to object properties. The user can filter objects according to their profile or material, for example.

caused a crash if template attributes were added in the filter. This has now been fixed.

125406 Concrete components

In Hollowcore reinforcement strands (60), you can now use strandreinforcement that represents a group of wires spun together

pattern definitions from an external file.

113536 Steel components

In Tower member 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.

(S63)
, imperial units are now shown correctly in the component properties dialog box.

126756 Modeling

Previously, a polygon 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.

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

(1) Bent plates can be conical or cylindrical.

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

could be erroneously rotated. This has now been fixed.

117834 Drawings

Reinforcement was not shown  right away in assembly drawings, but only after modifying the view. This has now been fixed.

118049 Steel components

In Full depth S (185), the shear tabcomponent object that represents a plate welded to the component main part and bolted to the web of the component secondary part

is now cut parallel to the main beam web as set in the beam web cut option.

125834 Drawings

In some models, rebars created by using the RebarMeshViewCreator 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

were missing from drawings. This has now been fixed.

124242 Drawings

Dimension tags were not shown in rebar dimensions that were automatically created in a cast unit drawingdrawing that displays information on concrete parts, including reinforcement, cast-in embeds, edge chamfers, and insulation, in a cast unit

Cast unit drawings are generally used either at the element factory or at the construction site.

. This has now been fixed.

126535 Drawings

Sometimes reference models in a GA drawingdrawing that is created from one or more model views and that shows information needed to understand the general arrangement of structural elements on a project

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

where not listed in 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.

list
. This has now been fixed.

126565 Steel components

In Bent shear 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.

(48)
, you can now set the bolt standard for secondary bolts on the Bolts tab.

124792 Import, export, interoperability

When you exported a 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.

with attached parts and bolt groups, the first bolt groupgroup of bolts that forms a connecting building object between an assembly main part and secondary parts

The number of bolts in a bolt group depends on the bolt group shape and the values of bolt distances.

was offset incorrectly. This has now been fixed.

111364 Steel components

In Spiral stair (S68), the highest step is now in the correct position, and the step outer radius is used in all cases.

122435 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)
, setting the shear keycomponent object that represents a short steel part welded to the bottom of a base plate

offset no longer affects the position of horizontal stiffeners.

127129 Modeling

Previously, Tekla Structures stopped working when you changed the material of bent plates from steel to concrete. This has now been fixed.

125599 Templates and reports

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

Template attributes represent object properties.

NUMBER_VISIBLE now works correctly and shows the number of rebars in the visible view.

125211 Steel components

In Seating (39), the end platecomponent object that represents a plate welded perpendicular to the end of the component secondary part

is now rotated correctly when using front or back rotation on a column with an aligned beam.

126193 Drawings

Section edges in drawings were always drawn using solid linetype instead of the one selected in the part properties. This has now been fixed.

115062 Steel components

In Shear 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.

simple (146)
, the angle box profile is now created using the material defined on the Angle box tab.

117890 Steel components

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

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

(1053)
, you can now set the part name of the plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

(1) In some contexts, for example in analysis, the term plate object may be used to refer to plates.

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

(2) Plate is mainly used as a connection piece or as a floor plate.

in the Name box on the Parts tab.

119336 Steel components

In Splice connection (77), the top external flange platecomponent object that represents a plate that connects the flanges of a beam to a column

Flange plates are used in moment connections, for example.

is now created in the correct position when the main beam is made of plates.

127120 Steel components

In Full depth (184) and Full depth S (185), some cuts were previously not created correctly. This has now been fixed.

126070 Drawings

When you now double-click a link to another drawing in an open drawing, Tekla Structures asks you to save the drawing and then opens the linked drawing.

126794 Modeling

When the geometry of a bent plate(1) part that is created from contour plates, or beams whose profile is a plate

(1) Bent plates can be conical or cylindrical.

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

was modified, or if the bent 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.

was exploded, the part coordinate system could be incorrect. This has now been fixed.

123195 Steel components

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

(1065)
, you can now enter multiple values for bolt spacing, and define the top and bottom edge distance for bolts. 

117564 Steel components

In Joist to column, type 1 (161), the stabilizer bolts now go through the column flange and beam bottom flange when the offsets are defined.

119951 Steel components

In Shear 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.

simple (146)
, the plate washer width and top flange cutback are now applied correctly as defined in the component properties.

101998 Import, export, interoperability

Previously, pop-marks were created based on the assembly main and secondary parts. Now the pop-marks are created based on the weld primary and secondary part(1) part that exists in a building object and that is connected to the main part

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

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

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

.

123147 Import, export, interoperability

When you selected the option Both side holes as the Pop-mark location, some pop-marks were missing. This has now been fixed.

115761 Steel components

In Column with shear 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.

(131)
, the shear tabcomponent object that represents a plate welded to the component main part and bolted to the web of the component secondary part

is now parallel to the beam web, and there is no gapany space between two objects

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

between the stiffenercomponent object that represents a structure that strengthens a steel beam or column

Stiffeners are usually plates.

Stiffeners are used to prevent web buckling at supports or concentrated loads.

and the column web.

127009 Drawings

Hidden line removal for reference models in drawings was not always working if 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.

was not visible on the modeling side. This has now been fixed.

114591 Steel components

In Column with stiffeners W (182), you can now define the gapany space between two objects

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

between 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.

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

on the Plates tab.

126882 Concrete components

In Sloping 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.

drainage
, you can now set the Cast unit typeproperty of a concrete part in a cast unit that defines if the structure type of the part is precast or cast in place

to either Cast in place or Precast.

127588 Modeling

Previously, when the radius check box was not selected in the curved beambeam that follows the form of an arc

Steel curved beams can be created by picking three points, where a point between the start point and the end point defines the arc. Both steel and concrete curved beams can be created by adjusting radius in beam properties or by using polybeams.

properties, modifying other part properties made the curved beams straight. This has now been fixed.

127171 Modeling

Previously, you had to use Interrupt to end the Remove from pour unitentity that combines together a pour object and the other building objects that need to be in place before cast-in-place concrete can be poured

The needed building objects can be reinforcement and embeds, for example.

command. This has now been fixed. The command ends once you have used it.

126233 Drawings

You can now pan and zoom in the drawing snapshotimage of a drawing that shows the drawing as it was at a certain point in time

Drawing snapshots make it possible to have a quick look at any drawing without opening the drawing. Snapshots are used, for example, for finding a certain drawing edition. Snapshots can be viewed in Tekla Structures but they cannot be edited.

window. To open a snapshot, 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 a drawing and click the Snapshot button.

42678 Drawings

When you rotated a 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.

that contained detail marks, everything else in the view was rotated, but the detail marks stayed in their original position. This has now been fixed.

126536 Drawings

Template tables in the drawing layoutplan of a drawing that includes the table layout and definitions of the sheet size

Tekla Structures includes several predefined drawing layouts, which are drawing-type specific. The user can also create new drawing layouts.

are now drawn correctly when an open drawing is recreated. Template tables are now updated when you drag a 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 an open drawing.

127337 Drawings

Keyboard shortcuts Space (end a command) and Backspace (undo the latest pick) are now working when you are creating a polygon or a polyline in a drawing.

125984 Templates and reports

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

(1) Bent plates can be conical or cylindrical.

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

dimensions in the Inquire dialog box and templates in drawings were showing three dimensional measures instead of unfolding dimensions. This has now been fixed.

125903 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
, the options for defining the minimum horizontal and vertical 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.

opening sizes on the Opening tab now work correctly.

76422 Modeling

The commands Zoom > Zoom Selected, Update Window, and Next Window are now available on the pop-up menu also for assemblies and cast units.

110297 Steel components

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

(144)
, holes are now created correctly with thick shimcomponent object that represents a plate that is used for filling clearances and gaps on the construction site

plates. Previously, if the thickness of the shim platecomponent object that represents a plate that is used for filling clearances and gaps on the construction site

was 40 or over, the holes were not created correctly.

123647 Drawings

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, modifications to the currently open panel were lost whenever a new panel was selected for the first time from the options tree. This has now been fixed.

125129 Steel components

In Purlin 1 (61), the bolts are now correctly created to 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.

according to the properties defined on the Bolts tab and Sbolts tab.

125560 Modeling

When the Show only selected + Shift command is used on a CIPcast unit type where the concrete is formed, poured, and cured in its final position

part/ pour, clicking the 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.

button draws the related pours/CIP parts only.

123238 Tools and components

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

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

can now read published group files (*.ac.xml) from the \model\attributes folder.

126018 Steel components

In Std bracing connection (67), creating a default 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.

for one or two secondary beams now works better than before. When using one secondary beam, Tekla Structures no longer crashes.

104719 Steel components

In Splice connection (77), it is now possible to create external flange spacer plates when the rotation of beams is set to Top or Below in beam properties.

126059 Drawings

A new option Unit of length in text has been added in the Rebar 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.

view creator
dialog box to control the unit of the wire length (L=…) text in the annotation text.

79750 Steel components

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

(10)
, Bolted gusset (11) and Tube gusset (20), stiffenercomponent object that represents a structure that strengthens a steel beam or column

Stiffeners are usually plates.

Stiffeners are used to prevent web buckling at supports or concentrated loads.

prefixes and materials now work correctly as defined in the connection properties.

115636 Drawings

When you use view-level dimensioning and dimensioning type Integrated dimensions, the dimension properties for angle dimensions are now also applied to automatically created radius dimensions.

120606 Tools and components

Tekla Extension package uninstaller now removes 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.

.dll and .pdb files when the associated macro .cs file is removed.

126128 Modeling

When objects have been made transparent using the Show only selected + Shift command, clicking the 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.

button redraws the objects transparently, as it should.

126405 Tools and components

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

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

crashed when trying to select a component using the Select component dialog box under certain circumstances. This has now been fixed.

126647 Import, export, interoperability

Some 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.

strip footings were sometimes positioned incorrectly after conversion. IFC strip footings are now converted to objects so that their handle points are positioned in the middle of the profile instead of on the top.

127469 Task Manager

When copying tasks without objects 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 value in the Quantity column in the Task manager table is now correctly shown as 0,0.

125531 Modeling

When objects have been completely hidden from the view using the Show only selected + Shift command, clicking the 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.

button does not anymore re-draw the hidden objects in the view.

119357 Steel components

Previously, when you defined stiffenercomponent object that represents a structure that strengthens a steel beam or column

Stiffeners are usually plates.

Stiffeners are used to prevent web buckling at supports or concentrated loads.

positions on the Stiffeners tab 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.

connection (71)
, and entered a space after a position, Tekla Structures stopped working. This does not happen anymore.

125369 Modeling

Selecting the Educational configuration when starting Tekla Structures and creating a new model caused a Tekla Model Sharingcloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a model

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla online services.

initialization failure and the system showed an error message (Sharing initialization failed). This has now been fixed.

98107 Concrete components

Embedded anchors (8) now fits the top position of anchors according to the part even when the anchors are placed at a void.
Previously, placement to the middle of assembly in the cross sectiongeometrical form of a part sectioned perpendicular to its axis

direction did not work correctly.

123947 Concrete components

Previously, incorrect attributes were loaded for 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.

bars causing Tekla Structures to stop working. This happened, for example, when applying Slab bars (18) after Starter bars for pillar (86). This has now been fixed.

51822 Import, export, interoperability

In NC filefile that contains information gathered from a model and exported to computer numerical controlled fabrication machinery

Tekla Structures produces NC files in several formats, for example, DSTV.

export, circular part cuts are written as holes if the diameter of the cut is less than the value defined for the new setting Maximum diameter for circular cuts to be drilled in the NC file settings dialog box.

125977 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, when using a custom partcomponent for creating a part that cannot be created by using any existing part command or part profile

Typically, custom parts are used to create parts that have a complex composition. For example, castellated beams and sandwich panels are often created as custom parts.

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 custom part objects were not correctly updated in the local versions of the model after read in when the custom part was updated in the original model in which it was created. This has now been fixed.

126163 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, in Tekla Model Sharingcloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a model

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla online services.

, Tekla Structures did not show deleted drawings in the sharing changes list. Now Tekla Structures stores the mark, name and type of a deleted drawing in the sharing history, and also shows this information in the changes list.

123888 Drawings

Now lines in all drawing model objects, annotations, dimensions, and sketch objects have four new gray colors available. The different gray shades are true colors in the way that they will keep their color regardless of the drawing color mode, all the way to printing.

126474 Modeling

After you have run the pour unitentity that combines together a pour object and the other building objects that need to be in place before cast-in-place concrete can be poured

The needed building objects can be reinforcement and embeds, for example.

calculation, you can now report pour objectbuilding object that is formed of one or more cast-in-place concrete parts, or a part of a cast-in-place concrete part

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

properties using template attributes.
For example, to find out to which pour a rebar belongs, use the POUR_OBJECT.POUR_NUMBER template attributeattribute in a template object that Tekla Structures uses to calculate and display information from a model database

Template attributes represent object properties.

to report the pour numberproperty of a pour object used to define the sequence of pours

.

55592 Reinforcement

When you select the 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.

usage, main bar/tie or stirrup, in the Select reinforcing bar dialog box, the hook properties are now updated correctly in the Reinforcing bar properties dialog box also in the case only the length value is different.

126191 Organizer

At opening of 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.

, if the category rules have references to categories that do not exist anymore, Organizer now shows a message about this and removes these references. Previously, an error occurred and Organizer did not open.

124984 Drawings

Previously, when XS_DRAWING_SNAPSHOT_CREATION was set to FALSE, snapshot files were still created in some cases. This has now been fixed, and snapshot files are no longer created when the value FALSE is used.

111167 Steel components

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

(143)
, the Same bolt length for all option now works correctly. In Clip angle (141) and Two sided clip angle (143), the default attachment type option on the Bolts tab now matches the result in the model.

124584 Concrete components

In Floor layout, the 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.

widths and seam locations changed for asymmetric floor layouts (width of the first and last slabs was different), when the line-up directionconnection or detail property that indicates how the created connection is rotated around the component secondary part, or the created detail around the component main part, relative to the current work plane

The up direction options are +x, -x, +y, -y, +z, -z, and auto.

was from right to left and the boundary and/or offset was modified. This has now been fixed. Modifying from right to left now works correctly.

125901 Drawings

The attribute NUMBER_IN_DRAWING shows the number of all rebars in a drawing that have the same 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.

. The neighbor partpart that is close to a part that the drawing is made for but that is not in the same assembly or cast unit

The representation of neighbor parts is usually different from that of the part.

Neighbor parts can be used as reference in dimensioning.

rebars are ignored. Only use NUMBER_IN_DRAWING in 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.

marks in a drawing and not in the marks of the visible neighbor reinforcement.

125869 Drawings

When the advanced option XS_ROTATE_CUT_VIEWS is set to BY_SYMBOL_MAIN_VIEW or you create drawings using column as 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.

, drawing update was removing all dimensions from section views.  In cloning, the section views did not get any dimensions. This has now been fixed.

125257 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.

, you can now use .png files for the default thumbnail image of macros (.cs). Note that if there is a .bmp file, the catalog uses that file instead of the .png file.

125024 Import, export, interoperability

Some 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.

models created with Graitec Advanced Steel would cause an error when you tried to convert to objects if they contained unnamed IFC Presentation Layer Assignments. This has now been fixed.

IFC models could not be converted to Tekla Structures model objects, if they contained IFC circles defined by a single point. This has now been fixed.

124308 Templates and reports

You can now set the site bolts to supporting member in reports and KSS by setting the new user-specific advanced option XS_REPORT_BOLTS_WITH_SUPPORTING_MEMBER to TRUE in Settings > 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.

> Templates and Symbols
. The default value is FALSE.

126786 Import, export, interoperability

Now you can also refresh locked reference models with the Refresh button. To do this, set the new advanced option XS_REFRESH_ALSO_LOCKED_REFERENCE_MODELS to TRUE in File > Settings > 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.

> Import
. This system-specific option is by default set to FALSE.

122475 Drawings

Vertical tags are now placed correctly for curved dimensions when you select the option:

119777 Drawings

Now you can also add middle tags to curved dimensions.For example, you can add dual dimensions in middle tags.

111793 Drawings

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

type
setting in the Dimension Properties dialog box has a new option   where the tag follows the curve:

86340 Drawings

With the new command Delete part marks you can easily delete part marks for parts that you have selected. This command comes in very handy when you do not want to show marks for neighbor parts or neighbor reinforcement, for example. You can delete all other mark types, except weld marks.
To delete marks, activate the Select parts selection switchswitch used for controlling which object types can be selected

, select the parts using a proper selection filterfilter used for defining which object types can be selected

Selection filter chooses model objects 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.

, right-click and select Delete part marks.

121905 Drawings

One of the following messages is now displayed when a drawing cannot be loaded:
"Cannot load selected drawing. Could not find drawing filefile that contains a drawing

Drawing files have the extension .dg.

Drawing files cannot be used without a model.

. Check 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.

for more information."
"Cannot load selected drawing. Incompatible drawing file. Check Tekla User Assistance for more information."

For information on what to do when you this message is displayed, see Cannot load selected drawing.

120633 Drawings

You can now define an automatic hatch separately for precast parts and cast-in-place parts in the cast_unit.htc file. The options for Cast unit typeproperty of a concrete part in a cast unit that defines if the structure type of the part is precast or cast in place

are Precast and CIPcast unit type where the concrete is formed, poured, and cured in its final position

. To be able to do this, you need to select the appropriate cast unit type in the concrete part properties.

127620 Organizer

In Tekla Structures 2016i, when you set the XS_ENABLE_POUR_MANAGEMENT advanced option to TRUE in a 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.

did full synchronization every time you opened Organizer in the model.

Now this has changed. Organizer is fully synchronized the first time you open it after setting XS_ENABLE_POUR_MANAGEMENT to TRUE. When you open Organizer in the model later, you can choose whether to synchronize Organizer or not.