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Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2016i SP2

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127470 Drawings

An object can no longer be combined to itself.

126656 Core

You can create a new model to a network drive again.

125542 Drawings

The associative noteassociative annotation object that can include any additional information about the building object it is attached to

One building object can have several associative notes.

change symbols are again rotated correctly.

122467 Modeling

Autosave now works correctly in the Project viewer configuration.

127325 Modeling

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

127144 Core

The coordinate symbol is now displayed correctly when using OpenGL renderingprocess of making the model object faces visible

The rendered model object faces can be transparent or non-transparent

.

127223 Drawings

Leader lineline that connects an annotation object to the related object or point

for merged reinforcement marks is now kept in the correct location.

127461 Drawings

The Combine command no longer creates arc symbols in polygons.

126038 Steel components

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

(102)
, weld number 6 is now positioned correctly.

127835 Drawings

Sometimes reference models caused a big drawing view framesolid frame around all the contents of a drawing view

Drawing view frame can be used when modifying properties of a single drawing view. Drawing views can be dragged using the drawing view frame.

. This has now been fixed.

120664 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

(117)
, the correct number of bolts is now created.

123742 Import, export, interoperability

Unitechnik export (79) now exports sloped slabs (balcony parts)  in the SLABDATE block.

88049 Steel components

In Box 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.

(1066)
, the bolt edge distance now works correctly.

127298 Tools and components

There is now improved type checking in model property handling to prevent 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

errors.

126762 Import, export, interoperability

In Unitechnik export (79), calculation for sloped bars is now correct when main parts have cuts.

127723 Drawings

Marks containing templates were not working correctly in multidrawings. This has now been fixed.

91755 Steel components

In Circular 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.

(1052)
, it is now possible to set slotted holes for bolts.

127851 Core

Keyboard shortcuts that have been duplicated no longer cause a Tekla Structures 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.

120667 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 on the clip angles are no longer missing.

114538 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 correctly rotated on the angle box.

128498 Concrete components

In Embedded anchors (8), the bending radius of rebar A and rebar B now works correctly.

128234 Drawings

Merged weld marks could cause 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 when you used free placement. This has now been fixed.

86414 Steel components

In 2L splice (152), the slotted holes for the secondary bolts are now positioned correctly.

128524 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 by area
, bars are again created only to the area defined by the polygon input.

128324 Modeling

Previously, Tekla Structures stopped working in some cases when importing profiles. This has now been fixed.

128548 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
, all reinforcing bars are now correctly attached to the cast unit.

128068 Concrete components

In Concrete console (110), the angle cut is now correct when the beam is created using offsets.

127816 Tools and components

In Kingspan Cold rolled sleeved (28), stay holes in rails and purlins are now inserted in pairs.

127774 Drawings

When you combine more than one set of lines with the Combine command, lines no longer disappear.

127531 Steel components

In Create 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.

around part (92)
, it is now possible to create exact holes around circular sections.

127994 Modeling

In some rare cases, some failures in connections could cause problems in editing the model. This has now been fixed.

128523 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 by area
, when modifying the polygon area around cuts, the bars are again cut correctly.

116561 Steel components

In Column with stiffeners W (182), weld number 7 is now positioned correctly for the bottom NS 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.

.

79882 Steel components

In Welded to top flange (147), the positions of the top and the bottom weld backing bars are now correct.

91668 Steel components

In Splice 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.

2 (62)
, the flange bolts are now correctly created when using profiles with a small height.

127323 Modeling

Surface treatmentbuilding object that represents finishing of a part

The term surface treatment is used in concrete detailing. For concrete parts surface treatment includes surface mixes, tiles, and flat finishes, such as troweling and sandblasting.

The term surface finish is used in steel detailing. For steel parts surface finishes include fire-proofing and unpainted areas.

color is now correctly shown as selected in the surface treatment properties when changing the surface type.

128569 Concrete components

In Beam reinforcement (63), Bar end cover now works correctly for beams that have an L-profile.

117705 Steel components

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

(142)
, the bolt vertical edge distances now work correctly when using safety connections.

102321 Steel components

In Seating (39), the welds are now in the correct positions when column and beam webs are perpendicular to each other.

126694 Organizer

Previously, small inaccuracies in the coordinates of the 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.

could cause 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.

not to open. This has now been fixed.

127901 Steel components

In Splice type 1 (56), the bolts now have a default tolerance of 2.0 mm in the UK environment.

94922 Steel components

In Stringer to channel (127), the option to set the angle position on the Parameters tab now works correctly.

125070 Steel components

In Column splice (132), the web and flange bolts are now created with the bolt standard set in the component properties dialog box.

123193 Steel components

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

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

is now positioned correctly with the correct thickness defined in the component dialog box.

82730 Steel components

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

(40)
, weld number 6 is now in the correct position 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, and the haunch is made from a profile.

127754 Tools and components

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

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

, the 32-bit related options have been removed from the Export and Import commands.

128143 Import, export, interoperability

IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software interoperability

IFC is an open specification developed by the IAI (International Alliance for Interoperability).

Model can be exported into an IFC file.

parts with L-shaped arbitrary profile are now correctly positioned after conversion even if their initial profile was defined in a rotated position.

128066 Tekla Model Sharing

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

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla online services.

, read in changes were not shown if there were user-defined attributes with duplicate names in the model. This has now been fixed.

124648 Import, export, interoperability

IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software interoperability

IFC is an open specification developed by the IAI (International Alliance for Interoperability).

Model can be exported into an IFC file.

beams with arbitrary profiles were sometimes converted to incorrect position if the profile had been recognized as parametric. This has now been fixed.

127345 Concrete components

In Floor layout, modifying the polygon opening has been improved so that you can now drag an edge that is co-linear with the adjacent edge.

124094 Steel components

In Z pan (S74), a correct number of nose plates is now created in the correct position. The welding on the steps is now also correctly created.

116847 Steel components

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

(142)
, the safety connections now work correctly when end plates are extended above or below the secondary parts flanges.

128706 Core

In some rare cases, inquiring the data or creating a single part drawing of a selected 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.

caused Tekla Structures 2016i SP1 to crash. This has now been fixed.

87896 Steel components

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

- Cfl (112)
, it is now possible to define the material and the name separately for the end plates and the compensating plates.

108301 Drawings

When 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

or 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.

dimension parameters were changed through the contextual toolbarfloating toolbar that contains commands for modifying the most common object properties

The user can customize the contextual toolbar.

The term mini toolbar is used in Tekla Structures until version 21.1.

, the bending angle and radius texts disappeared. This has now been fixed.

128343 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, sharing file exclusion settings incorrectly allowed files in \datastorage\sessionfiles to be shared. This has now been fixed.

114631 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)
, the bolts now work correctly with plate washers. Also, it is now possible to set slotted 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.

options when using plate washers.

126950 Numbering

Sometimes, the numberingprocess of assigning position numbers to parts, cast units, assemblies, or reinforcement

In Tekla Structures, the position numbers assigned in the numbering are shown in marks and templates, for example.

status, whether up-to-date or not, was not correctly preserved when saving 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.

with Save as. This has now been fixed.

128525 Tools and components

Previously, there was an error when you selected a component in the Select component dialog box after you had closed the dialog box of the parent component.

128071 Tools and components

Kingspan Cold rolled sleeved (28) now works with variable depth rails that have a common sheeting line. Multicleat holes can also be added for visualization purposes.

128095 Concrete components

Hollowcore reinforcement strands (60) does not crash anymore when used as a subcomponent in Floor layout which is edited using direct modificationfunction that activates the mode where the model objects can be modified by using handles

Direct modification enables additional handles and modification options.

.

124170 Steel components

In Seating cap (37), it is now possible to define the material and name for Prim end platecomponent object that represents a plate welded perpendicular to the end of the component secondary part

and Washer plates on the Parts tab.

117347 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)
, 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 created correctly, and the shim platecomponent object that represents a plate that is used for filling clearances and gaps on the construction site

is created when defined. The bolt spacing for 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.

now also works correctly.

125517 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 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.

, leveling plate and shimcomponent object that represents a plate that is used for filling clearances and gaps on the construction site

plates are now positioned correctly as defined. Also, bolts, anchor rods and custom components are now positioned correctly.

128119 Tools and components

In Kingspan Standard tie bay (10), there is now a new option for SWF struts to be used for flat roofs. Purlins should be back to back. Ties will not be placed between face to face purlins.

127021 Drawings

The minimum allowed size in the 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.

number
and Grid text boxes in the Advanced grid labelname of a grid line

properties
dialog box is 1.0.

127017 Drawings

Unfolding 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 for horizontal bends were not created at all, or were created on horizontal dimensions. Now this has been fixed and horizontal bend information is shown in vertical dimensions.

122802 Steel components

In Spiral stair (S68), the number of turns is now correct with both the clockwise and counter clockwise setting. The positions of inner toe profiles are now also correct with the clockwise setting.

127018 Drawings

If you had both vertical and horizontal bends, some of the 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

bending line dimensions pointed to shifted bending line point instead of the base pointpoint in a model that is used to define a starting point in surveying and that is used as an anchor point in coordinate and height transformations

A Tekla Structures project can have several base points but only one of them can be the project base point.

Base points allow the use of another coordinate system needed for interoperability and collaboration. Base points can also be used in drawings, and in reports and templates. Model origin is the default base point in Tekla Structures.

Base points are also called control points.

. The numerical value was correct. This has now been fixed.

127236 Drawings

A part of the weld markmark that includes a set of selected property elements related to a weld

content was duplicated when the mark was on the left side and the advanced option XS_AISC_WELD_MARK was set to TRUE. This has now been fixed.

127973 Tools and components

In Kingspan Standard tie bay (10), the tubular strut option now works correctly on walls. Previously, if you selected the tubular option there was an error whereas with the default option the tubular struts were created.

115103 Steel components

In Gusseted cross (62), it is now possible to define slotted holes for the gussetcomponent object that represents a plate that connects braces to a beam, column, or base plate

bolt connection and for bracing connections. For bracing connections, it is possible to define slotted holes separately for the connection plates and L profiles.

128646 Concrete components

In Border rebar (92) and Border rebar for single edge (93), when you do not define the rebar part prefix in the Serie option on the Advanced tab, the prefix is now empty in the rebar properties.

128259 Tools and components

In Kingspan Cold rolled sleeved (28) and Kingspan Horizontal Cladding sleeve (120), stay holes and purlins are now created in pairs, and the bolt size on stay cleats attached to rafters and columns is now by default set to 16 mm.

127142 Tools and components

Extensions (.tsep) are now installed when you restart Tekla Structures. Previously, some extensions were not installed but instead these extensions remained in the installation queue and the installer tried to install them each time you restarted Tekla Structures.

126658 Task Manager

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

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

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

, when you click   to calculate the planned dates for the objects in the taskin the task manager, a representation of a piece of work that needs to be carried out in order to complete a project

, the subtasks of the selected task are also updated.

127292 Modeling

Previously, when bent plates were created, sometimes the lateral points were selected so that they did not produce a straight lateral boundary when unfolded along neutral line. This has now been fixed so that the lateral boundaries 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

are always straight when unfolded along neutral line.

123031 Concrete components

Electric box 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.

(84)
now applies direction and rotation of custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

parts correctly. Previously, the custom component for the bottom connection was not correctly created, and when a custom component was created at a bend, then both (top and bottom) connections were created incorrectly.

114385 Steel components

In Hollow brace wraparound gussetcomponent object that represents a plate that connects braces to a beam, column, or base plate

(59)
, the brace 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 now positioned correctly when using a chamfered brace connection plate. The chamfers are now created correctly in the brace connection plate. The boxes for chamfer values are now unavailable when chamfers cannot be created in the brace connection plate.

127962 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, setting 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.

to Check for standard parts with any other option than Compare to old caused inconsistent numbering data that resulted in incorrect refreshes during model sharing. This has now been fixed. Parts that match standard parts now function as if set to Compare to old.

128764 User interface

In previous versions, the following commands were not available in the Customize ribbons and Keyboard shortcuts dialog boxes: Select components, Select objects in components, Select assemblies, and Select objects in assemblies. This has now been fixed.

127954 Organizer

In Organizertool that is used for categorizing and managing model information, object properties and object property queries, and model object classification

Organizer consists of two tools, object browser and categories.

, when you had a category with a filter that referred to a Project category to use the Project category content, and you changed the object content of the Project category, only the second Organizer synchronization updated the object content of the category using the filter. This has now been fixed.

125652 Tools and components

In Kingspan Cold rolled sleeved (28), you can now select a valid distance from a list for the Bolt on cleat centre option. If you select the user option, you can enter a value in a box that is displayed. When you use a standard Kingspan cleat, enter 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 or 100 as the value to create the connection. If you are not using a Kingspan cleat, you can use any value.

127744 Tools and components

There are now new options in Kingspan non-standand tie (6):

  • Orientation: Default or reversed. Reversed defines the tie in the other direction.
  • General bolt grade: Controls the bolt grade at both ends of the tubular, unless the counterformed option is selected in the Start/End condition option. If Counterformed is selected, the Standard Counterformedscrew standard will be used for the start bolt.