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Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2016i PR5

Defect number Development area Description
131765 Concrete components

In Concrete console (110), there is now a new option on the Picture tab to cut the main column horizontally while the secondary part(1) part that exists in a building object and that is connected to the main part

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

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

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

is cut perpendicularly.

131760 Concrete components

In Concrete console (110), the neoprene is now correctly positioned when the secondary part(1) part that exists in a building object and that is connected to the main part

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

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

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

is sloped.

131456 Concrete components

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

131286 Concrete components

In Corbels and recesses (82), the Position in plane offsets are now correctly applied when creating corbels in the start or end plane of the part.

131037 Concrete components

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

131036 Concrete components

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

130967 Concrete components

In Lifting anchor (80), the lifting anchor is now attached to the correct concrete part.

126938 Concrete components

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

112547 Concrete components

Rebar end trimming has been changed so that now it is possible to modify the end covers of rebars that have end anchors created with Rebar end anchor.

The Rebar end trimming dialog box now has two tabs: Rebar coupler and Rebar end anchor.
On the new Rebar end anchor tab, you can define the end cover thickness and anchor offset gapany space between two objects

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

at the bar end.
By selecting Yes in the Get free gap from auto attribute file option, you can control the anchor offset with the attribute tables (.anchor.csv) in column AnchorOffset. Give the bar size specific values at each row.

If the anchor offset is not defined, the default value is the same as the anchor offset defined in the Rebar end anchor component.

131330 Steel components

In Multiple stiffeners (1064), the part name of the left and the right 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 correctly applied.

131288 Steel components

In Full depth S (185), when the secondary part(1) part that exists in a building object and that is connected to the main part

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

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

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

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

is now cut correctly parallel to the main part(1) part that exists in a building object and that determines the position number for the assembly or cast unit and the direction of assembly or cast unit drawings

(1) Main part can be an assembly main part or a cast unit main part.

(2) input part that the user selects first when creating a component

(2) Connections and details always have a component main part.

web.

131142 Steel components

In Tensioner brace and compression bar (13), when using Bolted gussetcomponent object that represents a plate that connects braces to a beam, column, or base plate

(11)
as a sub-componentcomponent in a nested component that is subordinate to another component

, the component no longer breaks the main and secondary parts.

131120 Steel components

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

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

131087 Steel components

In Cast-in plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

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

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

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

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

no longer deletes the clip angle.

131086 Steel components

In Cast-in plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

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

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

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

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

no longer affects bolt and clip angle positioning.

130965 Steel components

In Column with stiffeners W (182), Column with stiffeners (186), Column with stiffeners S (187) and Column with stiffeners (188), the assembly prefix and start numberfirst number of a numbering series

are now correctly applied when connecting to the column flange.

130795 Steel components

In Column splice (42), the web bolts are now positioned correctly.

130757 Steel components

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

cross (60)
, the bolt length increase is now correctly applied on Gusset conn 1 bolts and Gusset conn 2 bolts.

130702 Steel components

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

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

(1004)
, the horizontal slots in shimcomponent object that represents a plate that is used for filling clearances and gaps on the construction site

plates are now correctly created.

129422 Steel components

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

125698 Steel components

In Stub connection (119), the middle plates and bolts are now created correctly when the secondary part(1) part that exists in a building object and that is connected to the main part

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

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

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

is skewed.

125253 Steel components

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

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

125200 Steel components

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

123401 Steel components

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

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

123135 Steel components

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

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

(1047)
, one row of bolts (anchors) is now centered on the column.

122599 Steel components

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

(20)
, the stiffeners are now created inclined to the gusset side angles, and it is possible to fit them to the main part(1) part that exists in a building object and that determines the position number for the assembly or cast unit and the direction of assembly or cast unit drawings

(1) Main part can be an assembly main part or a cast unit main part.

(2) input part that the user selects first when creating a component

(2) Connections and details always have a component main part.

.

120182 Steel components

Tapered beam to tapered beam (200) now ignores welded parts that are not longer than half the length of 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.

or 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.

.

115478 Steel components

In Metsec Mezzanine floor ties (38), a holesmall hollow open throughout a part or assembly that is usually used for fastening parts with bolts or other such objects

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

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

113645 Steel components

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

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

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

113205 Steel components

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

(196)
, it is now possible to use sub-componentcomponent in a nested component that is subordinate to another component

Tube crossing (22) for round bar profiles.

105965 Steel components

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

(141)
, slotted holes are now correctly applied on the secondary bolts when using a wrapped angle connection.

104290 Steel components

In Stair base detail (1043), the bolt length increase is now correctly applied on Pbolts.

103815 Steel components

In Portal bracing (105), it is now possible to set the name of the gussetcomponent object that represents a plate that connects braces to a beam, column, or base plate

, and also, it is now possible to set slotted holes, bolt assemblyset of bolt elements that consists of a bolt, a stud, or a screw, and possibly the related washers and nuts

and bolt length increase for Bolts 1-3.

103709 Steel components

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

102068 Steel components

In Full depth S (185), chamfers are now correctly applied on the tab plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

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

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

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

.

101901 Steel components

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

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

100958 Steel components

In Joist seatcomponent object that represents a structure upon which a component secondary part rests

(58)
, it is now possible to control the bottom chord dimension.

97507 Steel components

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

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

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

92096 Steel components

In Haunchcomponent object that represents a wedge-like structure that strengthens a beam at its end

(40)
, web extra plates are now always positioned on the main part(1) part that exists in a building object and that determines the position number for the assembly or cast unit and the direction of assembly or cast unit drawings

(1) Main part can be an assembly main part or a cast unit main part.

(2) input part that the user selects first when creating a component

(2) Connections and details always have a component main part.

web when the main 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.

center lines are not in line.

91959 Steel components

In Stiffened 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.

(17)
, 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.

chamfers now work correctly.

90209 Steel components

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

(57)
, the gapany space between two objects

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

between the beam and the gusset is now correctly applied.

88193 Steel components

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

85772 Steel components

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

85709 Steel components

In Multiple stiffeners (1064), the stiffeners are now created with the correct length also when created not perpendicular to the main part(1) part that exists in a building object and that determines the position number for the assembly or cast unit and the direction of assembly or cast unit drawings

(1) Main part can be an assembly main part or a cast unit main part.

(2) input part that the user selects first when creating a component

(2) Connections and details always have a component main part.

.

84567 Steel components

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

83642 Steel components

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

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

(1047)
, increasing the bolt pattern size (spacing) now automatically increases the plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

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

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

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

size.

83167 Steel components

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

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

chamfer cuts are now created with the correct dimensions.

80705 Steel components

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

131225, TTSD-5358 Import, export, interoperability

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

TTSD-4060 Import, export, interoperability

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

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

. This has now been fixed.

131570 Import, export, interoperability

In BVBS export, the length values were now correct also when the bars have negative bending angles.

131221 Import, export, interoperability

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

131172 Import, export, interoperability

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

131107 Import, export, interoperability

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

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

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

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

131034 Import, export, interoperability

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

130824 Import, export, interoperability

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

129944 Import, export, interoperability

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

128585, TTSD-4213 Templates and reports

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

pictures gave wrong dimensions when the angle was between 91° and 180°. This has now been fixed.

130309, TTSD-2249 Drawings

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

131090, TTSD-4876 Drawings

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

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

views did not work in multidrawings. This has now been fixed

TTSD-4458 Drawings

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

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

.

TTSD-4075 Drawings

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

131287 Drawings

Sometimes 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.

and recess dimensions were not created even though the rule had been added to view level dimensioning. This has now been fixed.

131256 Drawings

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

124878 Drawings

The advanced option XS_DRAWING_GRIDmodeling aid that represents a three-dimensional complex of horizontal and vertical planes

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

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

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

TTSD-4707, 131022 Modeling

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

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla online services.

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

TTSD-4030, 130698 Modeling

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

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

TTSD-2753, 129596 Modeling

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

TTSD-5384 Modeling

Previously, opening a view in a model that contained 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

with an extremely narrow cylindrical section would sometimes crash Tekla Structures. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-4703 Modeling

For surface objects, it is now possible to report properties of the part or pour objects the surface is added to. For example, properties such as pour numberproperty of a pour object used to define the sequence of pours

and 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.

can be reported from the 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.

.

TTSD-4229 Modeling

It is now possible to use bent plates in 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.

filtering, view selection filtering, adjust the model objectobject that is represented in a model

A model object is either created in a model or imported into it.

representationthe way that the information included in a model is represented visually

, and in drawing filtering. Set Template as the category and IS_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.

as the property when creating filters.

98812 Modeling

When mirrored, the direction of single leg rebar groups is now reversed to prevent the cover offset from being reversed after modification.

TTSD-4699 Analysis and design

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

TTSD-3540 Analysis and design

Snapping to analysis nodes now works correctly.

TTSD-2771, 129742 Tools and components

Editing a part cutcut that is defined by a cutting part

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

TTSD-2759, 129723 Tools and components

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

browser
now opens the context menu.

TTSD-4165 Tools and components

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