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Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2016i SP8

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TSAC-1473 Concrete components

Concrete console (110): Cut around anchor rod is now correctly created when using HII profile as 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.

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TSAC-1305 Steel components

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

(116)
and Two sided clip angle (117), the Thread in material option now works correctly for all bolts.

TSAC-1482 Steel components

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

(58)
, the end gusset bolted to the beam or column does not disappear anymore.

TSAC-1307 Steel components

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

(116)
, you can now define a name for the L profile.

TSAC-1439 Steel components

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

(20)
, you can now set the bolt assemblyset of bolt elements that consists of a bolt, a stud, or a screw, and possibly the related washers and nuts

type separately for the bolts on the gusset side and the bracing side.

TSAC-1308 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)
, you can now define L profile names.

TSAC-1331 Steel components

In Moment connection (181), deleting of bolts now works correctly.

TSAC-1332 Steel components

In Full depth (184), it is now possible to create a 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.

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

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TSAC-986 Steel components

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

(11)
now has improved functionality when connecting twin profiles created as plates.

TSAC-805, TSAC-809, TSAC-807, TSAC-811 Import, export, interoperability

The BVBS Export contains the following improvements:
Parameters tab:

  • The Drawing name source setting now has two new options: Reinforcement UDAobject property created by the user in order to widen the range of predefined object properties

    User-defined attributes are used when the predefined object properties are not sufficient but more properties are needed. For example, comment, locked, and erection status are user-defined attributes.

    and Template. These two new options offer you custom ways of controlling drawing marks, especially if you are working with cast-in-place structures.

  • Now the option Selected reinforcement only also works in drawing modemode that is used for editing the appearance and content of drawings

    Tekla Structures switches to the drawing mode when the user opens any drawing.

    .

  • The name of the setting Fixed drawing name has been changed to User-defined drawing name. This setting is available when you have selected Fixed text, Reinforcement UDA or Template from the Drawing name source list. So in addition to entering a fixed drawning name, you can also use this setting for mapping the reinforcement UDA or template.

  • Two new settings Position source and User-defined reinforcement position have been added to define the reinforcement position. The options for the setting Position source are Reinforcement position, Reinforcement UDA and Fixed text. Exported items with 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.

    but different UDA position number will now be exported to different rows.

UDAs tab:

  • This is a new tab for defining the UDA fields to be used, and fields for defining the content to write into reinforcement UDAs. You can tag UDAs based on release code, release status, release date and released by information. You can also select whether existing UDAs are checked and handled by using the new setting Check existing UDAs. The options are No, Prevent export, Report to log, Report to log and overwrite, and Overwrite only.

TTSD-4217, 130513 Import, export, interoperability

Spaces 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.

property set file names did not work. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-1436, TSAC-1538, TSAC-1396, TSAC-1353, TSAC-1170, TSAC-1475, TSAC-1397, TSAC-1173, TSAC-1306, TSAC-1453, TSAC-1455, TSAC-1537, TSAC-1170, TSAC-1456, TSAC-1529, TSAC-1571, TSAC-1526, TSAC-1404 Import, export, interoperability

Unitechnik Export (79) contains the following improvements:

  • Cut part formers are now exported with thickness and installation height of the host part cutcut that is defined by a cutting part

    section, instead of the thickness and position of the cut itself.

  • Reinforcement types 1,2, 5 and 6 are now correctly exported in 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.

    shells 1 and 2 regardless of turning.

  • When a rebar fails the validation for diameter of length limitation, you are now notified by a log message.

  • Embeds that are outside the double wall shells are now exported to the intended shell if added as sub-assemblyassembly in a nested assembly that is subordinate to a parent assembly

    . If added to cast unit, will be exported in 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.

    's shell (usually 1st shell).

  • The 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.

    plotting option now works correctly for embeds that have more than two hierarchy levels.

  • Freely selectable bending forms with 6 bending rows are now exported without an extra row, which caused errors in some user interfaces.

  • The Text[Template]#Counter option was improved, and now more than one template can be used, and text delimiters are also supported. The Text[Template]#Counter option was also added for the settings Article number - rebar and Article number - 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.

    on the Reinf. data specification tab.

  • The user-defined attributes dialog box for surface objects now contains a new tab Unitechnik, where you can define line attributes that override scanned line attributes.

  • SLABDATE block data specification tab:

    • You can now export weight in the SLABDATE block as cast unit weight or as template property using the new Production weight options Cast unit weight and Template.

    • You can now select which value will be exported as total thickness by using the new setting Total thickness. The options are:

- Cast unit thickness
- Concrete part thickness
- Main part thickness
- Template

  • TS configuration tab:

    • There are two new options for the setting Export CUTOUTs: Exclude selected excludes from the export the modeled cut parts that you define by 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.

      or name, and Selected only includes in the export the cut parts that you define by class or name.

  • Embeds tab:

    • Embeds in special assembly symbol definition file can now also be designated by template property and its value in format [TEMPLATE:VALUE] instead of the embed name.

    • There is a new option Yes, no rotation on pallet available for the setting Special assembly export. With this option, the embed symbols are placed according to the panel rotation, but the symbols themselves are not rotated.

    • Embeds, insulation, electric tubes, opening embed, opening cutout, cutpart former, opening with corner symbols, braced girder and ignored parts from export can now be designated by class or by name.

  • Reinforcement tab:

    • There is a new option Bent meshes with end hooks available for the setting Bent reinf. as unfolded. This option exports end hook shapes L, S and U (flection form 1, 4 and 5) as terminal hooks according to the Unitechnik specification. Other shapes are exported as free flection forms like before.

  • Mounting part data specification tab:

    • It is now possible to define the type of the mounting part by class or by name in Type of mounting part. Define the exceptional classes/names in the first dialog field separated by blank space and the paired mounting part types in same sequence separated by blank space.

  • Log files tab:

    • With the new setting Write file name to UDAobject property created by the user in order to widen the range of predefined object properties

      User-defined attributes are used when the predefined object properties are not sufficient but more properties are needed. For example, comment, locked, and erection status are user-defined attributes.

      , you can select to write the full export file name (File name with extension) or the export file name without the file name extension (File name without extension) to UDA.

  • Pallet tab:

    • Now when you select Combined, n slabdate, 1 part as the output file structure, you can select the order of the exported sequence on the Pallet tab as Ascending or Descending.

TSAC-1592 Import, export, interoperability

Eliplan Export (68): The export log now contains detailed information about unmapped records.

TTSD-11110 Drawings

Lines in an extruder beam drawing were drawn incorrectly. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-1409 Drawings

You can now enter text in the Prefix and Postfix boxes in the Dimension Properties dialog box in drawings.

TTSD-12717, 124327 Drawings

When resizing a 2D arc in a drawing by dragging with mouse, the arc now retains its start point and end point.

TTSD-10412 Drawings

The advanced optionssettings used to customize Tekla Structures for specific companies, standards, users, or user groups

In Tekla Structures, advanced options are settings that are used, for example, in a specific project or geographical area, or by a specific company.

In Tekla Structures, advanced options usually begin with the initials XS and are followed by the name of the function, for example XS_BACKGROUND_COLOR.

XS_DRAWING_PLOT_FILE_NAME_M and XS_DRAWING_PLOT_FILE_NAME_W  now work in accordance to other plot file name advanced options and 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.

instructions. They used to be MODEL specific, now they are by default MODEL(ROLE) specific and you can change the type to SYSTEM(ROLE).

TTSD-11243 Drawings

Single part drawings that were manually included in assembly drawings could lose some dimensions when you updated the drawing. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-12875 Drawings

Drawing names may now contain square brackets [].

TTSD-12761 Drawings

Previously, you were able to create GA drawings while a drawing was open:

  • By right-clicking a 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.

    and selecting Create 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.

  • By clicking the Create button in the previously opened Create 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.

    dialog box.

These commands either crashed Tekla Structures or created an empty drawing. For this reason, both methods for creating a GA drawing from a model view while having drawings open have been either hidden (right-click menu command ) or disabled (the Create button).

TTSD-12796 Drawings

Previously, cloning some single part drawings sometimes created extra weld marks that were not present in the original drawing. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-14321 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.

, there could in some cases be 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.

changes when a user read in, even if no changes had been made in the local model. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-14610 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.

, 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.

conflicts were not always reliably resolved if there were many incoming packets. This could cause numbering to be unexpectedly reset.
The modelsharing.log now includes information about numbering conflict resolution. The GUIDS of objects that have errors in numbering are listed in certain cases.

TTSD-3565 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, Sharing automation tool could not always read in changes automatically after an overnight wait. Connection handling has now been improved to fix this.

TTSD-12821 Modeling

The Logical weld property now works in reports. Previously, the result in a report was always empty. 

TTSD-9883 Modeling

Tekla Structures no longer snaps to the view rotation center.

TTSD-12439 Modeling

Hovering the mouse pointer over model objects now makes the object color darker so that the original object color can still be seen. Previously, hovering changed the object color to gray, which hid the original object color.

TTSD-5594 Modeling

When opening a model from the command line, Tekla Structures now asks whether to open the autosaved version of the model if there is an autosaved version of the model.

TTSD-12231 Modeling

The keyboard shortcut Alt + underlined character is again available for the Cancel button in several dialog boxes.

TTSD-3634 Licensing

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 "All in use" referring to licenses was displayed in the Tekla Structures start-up dialog box, and you clicked OK. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-5591 Analysis and design

Line load magnitude is now visualized correctly in the model.

TTSD-12558 Analysis and design

Seismic acceleration curve data is now loaded to the Analysis Model Propertiessettings that are defined by giving values to the properties associated with an analysis model

Analysis model settings can be defined in the physical model or in the analysis model.

dialog box.

SOLD-552, SOLD-417, SOLD-414 Core

A new version of the Support tool is now introduced for reporting issues with Tekla Structures. The new Support tool uses Trimble Identityuser account to Tekla online services and other Trimble services

For a Tekla Structures user, Trimble Identity is a single sign-on account which enables the user’s online identity management. The organization that the user’s Trimble Identity belongs to, determines the user’s access rights. Trimble Identity is needed, for example, for Tekla Campus and Tekla Warehouse, and to log in to Tekla User Assistance.

for log in. You can start the tool from the File menu by clicking Help > Contact Tekla support, or by entering Contact Tekla support in Quick Launchtool that is used for quickly finding commands, dialog boxes, and other functions in Tekla Structures

The other functions include local content from Tekla Warehouse, for example.

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TSAC-1444 Tools and components

Metsec Eaves Beam stiffeners no longer create fatal errors in the file transfer due to incorrect length check.

TSAC-1339 Tools and components

G600 versions of Metsec rolled profiles have been added to the profile database. These can be used in place of standard finish profiles. The file transfer has a finish option that can be used as an additional flag for Metsec to supply members with this finish.

TSAC-1262 Tools and components

Copying and modifying the number of objects copied with an array tool by using another array tool does not make Tekla Structures to crash anymore.