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Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2016i PR6

Defect number Development area Description
132120 Concrete components

In Rectangular column reinforcement (83), when creating cranked rebars, you can now define the length separately for the side bars and corner bars on the Bar ends tab.

131669 Concrete components

In Reinforced concrete(1) cast unit type where the concrete is formed, poured, and cured in its final position

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

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

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

stair (95)
, the radius value for the bottom end and top end rebars is now applied correctly on the Landings end bars tab.

131262 Concrete components

In Lifting anchor (80), recess cuts now only cut parts whose material type is concrete or miscellaneous. Also, you can now create eccentric recess cuts.

131145 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
, negative cover thickness values now work correctly.

129561 Concrete components

In 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 in area (89)
and 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)
, there is now a new option, Mesh spacing type, on the Picture tab. You can now set the spacing type to Exact number. Use Exact number when the mesh has a specified number of spacings, like 1*100, in mesh_database.inp.

131796 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)
, creating 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.

in the washer no longer affects the upper horizontal 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.

width.

131673 Steel components

In Truss (S78), the bottom chord no longer gets a new ID after you have modified the component.

131576 Steel components

In Tube crossing (22) and Corner tube gussetcomponent object that represents a plate that connects braces to a beam, column, or base plate

(56)
, the double connection plates are now correctly positioned when defining the size of the slot cut in the brace.

131574 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)
, when defining 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.

setbackdistance between a part end and its reference point

In Tekla Structures, knock-off dimensions are an example of setback distances.

, plate washers are now correctly positioned.

131419 Steel components

In Tapered beam 2 (S45), the material of the bottom flange profile is now the same as the material of the top flange profile.

131415 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)
, the cast 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.

holes are now correctly positioned.

131282 Steel components

Stanchion double 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.

(87)
now works correctly when the 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.

is set to Auto.

131111 Steel components

In Railings (S77), you can now define the direction of the used connection on the Rails tab.

130989 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)
, bolts are now correctly created when you set them to be parallel to the sloped 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.

.

130785 Steel components

In 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.

(33)
, you can now select in which part the slotted holes are created.

123399 Steel components

In Stanchion double 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.

(87)
, when the part prefix and start numberfirst number of a numbering series

of the connection plate are not defined, the component now uses the setting from File menu > Settings > Options > Components.

122177 Steel components

In Column with stiffeners W (182) and Column with stiffeners (188), the gaps between 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 top or bottom 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.

flanges are now correctly applied as defined on the Beam cut tab.

120585 Steel components

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

(11)
, the gusset 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 now positioned to the correct side when you define the plate height.

116722 Steel components

In Two side endplate (34), the bolts that are not shared by parts are no longer offset from other bolts when connecting to a rotated 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.

.

115864 Steel components

In Rectangle to circle (17), when creating four cuts on objects that are not centered, the cuts are now created correctly.

113087 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)
, slotted holes are now correctly applied on secondary bolts when using safety connections.

105958 Steel components

In Bolted moment connection (134), the flange plates are no longer offset vertically when wider than the column.

103285 Steel components

In Box girder (S13), the position in plane offset, position in depth offset, and rotation offset are now correctly applied.

102290 Steel components

In U.S. Hip & Valley (179), the bolt horizontal edge distances are now correctly applied on the bolts.

90072 Steel components

In Shear Pl simple (35), when the bolt standard is left to the default value in the component properties dialog box, the bolts are now created using the bolt standard defined in File menu > Settings > Options > Components.

83588 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)
, the gapany space between two objects

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

between the flange and 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.

now works correctly.

80007 Steel components

In Shear Pl Simple (35), defining the Top Web Ext height no longer affects the position of the shear tabcomponent object that represents a plate welded to the component main part and bolted to the web of the component secondary part

.

79946 Steel components

In Turnbuckle bracing (S3), a gapany space between two objects

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

is no longer created between the fastener and the gussetcomponent object that represents a plate that connects braces to a beam, column, or base plate

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.

when using the Battledore connection type.

79884 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 create a groutbuilding object that represents the filling of seams between parts, or holes or voids in a part with grout

Grouting can be used when connecting parts with anchor bolts or rods, or in seams between panels, for example.

Grout is flowing concrete that hardens after application.

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.

.

77334 Steel components

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

(58)
, Wrapped cross (61), Gusseted cross (62) and Corner wrapped gusset (63), you can now control the brace flange bolts spacing from the heel of the angle or from the center of the brace.

77330 Steel components

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

(58)
, Wrapped cross (61), Gusseted cross (62) and Corner wrapped gusset (63), you can now create shimcomponent object that represents a plate that is used for filling clearances and gaps on the construction site

plates when connecting braces to the gusset using clip angles.

73599 Steel components

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

(142)
, there is now a new option on the Bolts tab for measuring the horizontal 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.

position. The new Web option measures the bolt group position from 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.

71687 Steel components

In Splice connection (77), flange bolts are now created correctly when the top and bottom internal and external plates do not have the same thickness.

TTSD-3685 Organizer

In some cases, the values of properties with predefined options were not written correctly to the model objects from the property categories. This has now been fixed.

132067 Task Manager

Previously, deleting a scenarioview in the task manager which includes the tasks chosen and the task information defined by the user for a certain purpose

In different scenarios users can define alternative workflows by adding different tasks or dependencies between the tasks.

A scenario may include the tasks belonging to an entire project or a certain project phase, such as design, fabrication, or erection. In addition, a scenario may be related to certain deliverables, such as footings, a frame, or an HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning) system.

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.

could cause Task Manager to crash and Tekla Structures to stop working. This happened especially if you deleted an empty scenario. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-5641 Import, export, interoperability

Sometimes 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 while exporting drawings to DWG. This has now been fixed.

132427 Import, export, interoperability

The BVBS export no longer stops when some reinforcement has invalid geometry. When this happens, the invalid reinforcement is ignored in the export, and an error message with object id is shown in the log.

131997 Import, export, interoperability

Unitechnik Export (79): It is now possible to export reinforcement bars as mount parts.

131732 Import, export, interoperability

In Unitechnik Export (79) on the Embeds tab, you can now specify embedbuilding object that represents an object that is to be cast into a concrete structure and that is used to connect structures or as an aid when constructing a structure

For example, a cast-in socket is an embed that is placed in concrete structures to allow parts to be bolted together on site. In Tekla Structures, embeds are modeled as steel sub-assemblies that are inside a concrete nested assembly.

Z positions as Z = 0. Special assembly symbol plotting definition for Z=0 is now PALLET, for Minimum to pallet it is now BOTTOM and for Start point it is now MIDDLE. For more information about the plotting definitions, see Unitechnik export: Embeds tab.

131686 Import, export, interoperability

In Unitechnik Export (79), you can now export spacer start position and spacer pitch information. The new settings Spacer start position and Spacer pitch are located on the Reinforcement tab.

131684 Import, export, interoperability

Unitechnik Export (79) has the following new options on the Embeds tab:
Using the All coutouts as corner symbol, you can  export cutouts as mount parts with corner symbols
Using the Opening with corner symbols, you can specify classes of embeds that will be exported with corner symbols instead of mount part symbols.
Symbol size can be defined in the dialog box.

129800 Import, export, interoperability

A new option Skip unnecessary points was added to 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.

tab 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.

Settings
dialog box to keep or skip the points that are almost collinear.

TTSD-6611, 131855 Drawings

When one of 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

polygon sections had 3 points on the same line, bolt unfolding was failing causing incorrect unfolded single part drawings. This now has been fixed.

TTSD-6454, 129112 Drawings

When creating an unfolded single part drawing of a polybeampart of a certain shape that is created as a continuous chain of beams passing through points that the user picks

The segments of the polybeam are straight, but segment intersections can be curved. For example, a beam that follows a zigzag line is a polybeam.

or 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

, bolts that were attached to another segment of polybeam than the first one or to another 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.

section than the parent bent plate section were sometimes not unfolded properly. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-5148, 131173 Drawings

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

workshop form that were changed by the user in drawing.ail were not working correctly preventing the drawing part from showing the workshop form. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-2754, 129603 Drawings

The diameter sign in the bolt markmark that includes a set of selected property elements related to a bolt or bolt group

diamond frame was drawn incorrectly in some system locales, such as Korean. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-7079 Drawings

In assembly, cast unit and single part drawings, views were re-arranged upon pressing Modify in the properties dialog box, even if the settings had not been changed. This has now been fixed.

131273 Drawings

Some complex polygons were not filled the same way as the drawing in the printed output. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-6759, 131918 Modeling

Earlier, it was not possible to modify only the weld NDT inspection level (with all other check boxes on the Tail information tab in the Weld properties dialog box switched off). This now has been fixed.

TTSD-2743, 129309 Modeling

Profile names are now validated, and lower case letters correctly converted to upper case letters after you have modified the profile name. Previously, you could only use uppercase letters, which prevented the use of 'ø' as a profile prefix.

TTSD-6913 Modeling

When you hide a cast-in-place part with the Hide command and then switch to 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.

, the pour objects that consist of that part will remain hidden. In the same manner, if you hide a 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.

in the pour view and then switch to the part view, the cast-in-place part will remain hidden.

If a pour object consists of cast-in-place parts, it will only be hidden if all of the parts were hidden when in the part view. In the same manner, if a cast-in-place part is broken into many pours objects, it will only be hidden if all of its pour objects were hidden in the pour view.

TTSD-6619 Modeling

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 during database conversion if you tried to open an old model that had broken welds in it. This has now been fixed and the models can be opened again.

TTSD-6373 Modeling

Previously, there were some connection issues in the Tekla Structures multi-user servercomputer in a multi-user system set up as a server running the Tekla Structures multi-user server program

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-5806 Modeling

When you select an assembly or a cast unit that has surfaces attached to it and then select the Show only selected, the surfaces are now shown correctly. In the same manner, the surfaces are now hidden correctly with the Hide command.
Also, when filtering assemblies (Category = Assembly), the surfaces are now filtered if they are attached to the parts that form the cast unit.

TTSD-5620 Modeling

Previously, copying welds between parts sometimes caused the weld to select the wrong 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.

. This has now been fixed.

131657 Modeling

In some cases, opening a 3D viewview that displays objects three-dimensionally

3D view is one of the default views.

in a model that contained an invalid cylindrical section in 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

caused Tekla Structures to crash. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-3594 Analysis and design

Position handling of curved beams now works correctly in analysis models.

TTSD-3429 Analysis and design

Sometimes when two analysis nodes were merged, the rigid linkanalysis model object that connects two nodes so that they do not move in relation to each other

between the nodes was not removed even though it was not valid anymore. The analysis modelstructural model that is created from a physical model and used on the one hand for analyzing structural behavior and load bearing, and on the other hand for design

Analysis model can be viewed in Tekla Structures in a model view.

Analysis model that is made with Tekla Structures can be worked on in other analysis and design software or application.

needed to be updated or rebuilt for the rigid link to be removed. This has now been fixed and the unnecessary links are removed automatically.

TTSD-3243 Analysis and design

Opening an analysis modelstructural model that is created from a physical model and used on the one hand for analyzing structural behavior and load bearing, and on the other hand for design

Analysis model can be viewed in Tekla Structures in a model view.

Analysis model that is made with Tekla Structures can be worked on in other analysis and design software or application.

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.

no longer creates sharing conflicts. If there are conflicting modifications in the analysis model, the first write out wins.
In a multi-user modelmodel that is used for collaboration and that is opened in multi-user mode

, the first save wins.

TTSD-3544, 130319 Tools and components

Previously, when you changed the custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

surface thickness in custom component properties, the change was not shown in 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.

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.

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-3986, 130650 Tools and components

In a rare case, executing a custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

caused the attached part to appear in a view which was limited not to show that part. This is now prevented.

131978 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.

could crash when accessing the advanced features , if the configuration file paths contained a drive letter with no subdirectories. This has now been fixed.

131897 Tools and components

When a non-standard Metsec Riveted Channels Rails is discovered during the file transfer, an entry refering to the assembly is included in the required drawings file, and a reference to this is included in the log file.

TTSD-6848, 130601 User interface

Previously, after selecting 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

, the Create drawings > Single-part drawingdrawing that shows fabrication information for one part and that is generally used at the workshop

command on the ribbon sometimes became inactive. This has now been fixed.