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Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2016i SP9

Defect number Development area Description
TSAC-2101 Concrete components

In some cases, modifying 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.

panel reinforcement
caused all rebars to disappear. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-17482 Organizer

In some cases, parent category could have had references to non-existing subcategories which prevented the opening of Organizertool for categorizing and managing model information, object properties and object property queries, and model object classification

The Organizer consists of two tools, object browser and categories.

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-16799 Import, export, interoperability

The connection to Trimble Connect(1) application for information sharing and collaboration for construction projects that is based on the Trimble Connect platform

(1) Reference models are used in Trimble Connect application instead of using import and export.

(1) Trimble Connect application includes web, desktop and mobile clients, and the Sync tool, for example.

(2) Trimble’s platform for microservices in the cloud

(2) Trimble Connect platform's microservices include services for uploading, storing, processing, and managing or consuming data. These services are meant to provide common solutions required by multiple applications.

failed because of an outdated default service address in the configuration file. The service address has been updated to match the current working address.

TTSD-15724 Import, export, interoperability

Loading a reference modelmodel which the designer can use as an aid when building another model

A reference model is created in Tekla Structures or in other software and can be inserted to Tekla Structures. The reference model appears together with the model but it is not modified by Tekla Structures. The user can snap to reference model points.

For example, an architectural model, a plant design model, or a heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) model can be a reference model.

update sometimes crashed Tekla Structures. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-15409 Import, export, interoperability

Hidden hatches are now correctly hidden in the exported DWG files.

TTSD-18949 Drawings

When deleting obsolete drawing .dg files, a backup of related snapshot files (.dg.DPM) was unnecessarily moved under the \snapshots folder under the current modelmodel that is active in Tekla Structures

The current model can be a single-user model, a shared model or a working model.

folder. This no longer happens.

TTSD-18705 Drawings

Sometimes closing a drawing while the snapshot viewer was open, and then closing the snapshot viewer could cause an ASSERTion failure or even a crash. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-1323 Drawings

The Rebar layering marker macrosaved series of actions that includes instructions for a program

Macros are located in the applications and components catalog. They are recorded or created manually and stored as .cs file in a folder defined with the advanced option XS_MACRO_DIRECTORY.

Macros can, for example, be used for creating drawings or reports.

Macros are sometimes used to run an application.

no longer crashes.

TTSD-18420 Tekla Model Sharing

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.

, when reading in, conflicts in part 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.

were not always propagated to the assembly, which left the assembly numbering unchanged. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-15209 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, some profiles were not imported correctly, which caused issues, such as unexpected object updates, in 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.

TTSD-9229 Reinforcement

HOOK_END and HOOK_START are now correctly reported regardless of the ScheduleDimensionRoundingAccuracy set in rebar_config.inp.

TTSD-17561 Modeling

Previously, there were some issues in the profile and material catalogcatalog that displays material grades and information on them

By default, the material catalog contains standard, environment-specific materials. The user can add, modify, and delete material grades.

export and import, and in editing rules in the profile and material cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-17261 Modeling

Previously, saving the model sometimes failed after a reference modelmodel which the designer can use as an aid when building another model

A reference model is created in Tekla Structures or in other software and can be inserted to Tekla Structures. The reference model appears together with the model but it is not modified by Tekla Structures. The user can snap to reference model points.

For example, an architectural model, a plant design model, or a heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) model can be a reference model.

was deleted. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-15826 Modeling

Converting a multi-user modelmodel that is used for collaboration and that is opened in multi-user mode

to a single-user modelmodel that is opened in single-user mode

, and then sharing the model could cause issues in the validity of the history information of the model. The same could also happen in some applications. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-15470 Modeling

Creating closed 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.

structures in the model is now prevented.

TSAC-590 Tools and components

Linear array tool and Radial array tool now correctly create duplicates when copying other array tool components.

SOLD-551 Tools and components

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 for quickly finding commands, dialog boxes, and other functions in Tekla Structures

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

.

SOLD-702 User interface

It is now possible to hide Tekla Structures start screen notifications. If you are an administrator, you can set this in the registry settings.

TTSD-1614 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): With the new setting Y offset on the Pallet tab you can now specify the Y offset of elements on the pallet.

TSAC-2059 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): The line attribute scanning now recognizes chamfers correctly if the chamfer size is larger that half of the thickness of the element.

TSAC-1977 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Rebars and meshes are no longer taken into cast unit extrema calculation when they are excluded from export. Thereby, any protruding reinforcement that is excluded no longer creates an offset.

TSAC-1883 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPlan file (68): You can now export selected cutouts and embeds as lines using the new setting Plot cutout/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.

as lines
on the Plotter data tab. You can specify the cutouts and embeds by name, 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 material.

TSAC-1818 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)
Export Unitechnik (79): Electric tubes are now exported correctly when you specify to cut outer assemblies.
TSAC-1799 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Line attributes override functionality is now working correctly for turned 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.

shells.

TSAC-1747 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Braced girders created as steel parts are now exported correctly.

TSAC-1593 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPlan file (68): With the new setting Filter by part on the Parameters tab you can designate parts which will be excluded or included in export 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 by name. You can do this for element data, material quantities or secondary concrete.

TSAC-1567 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

In Export Unitechnik (79), the following new special assembly export codes (installation types) can now be used: 0, 41, 42, 43.

  • 41 - 43 can be used for orienting 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.

    symbols according to model orientation:
    • 41: Insertion point embed assembly COG and orients towards the start to end point axis.
    • 42: Insertion point embed part start point and orients towards the end point.
    • 43: Insertion point embed assembly COG and orinets towards the axis of the longest edge.
  • 0 ignores the symbol and will use the sub-assemblyassembly in a nested assembly that is subordinate to a parent assembly

    bounding boxrectangular border with the smallest measure within which all the selected points that position the model objects lie

    In Tekla Structures two-dimensional bounding boxes are used in drawings and three-dimensional bounding boxes in models.

    setting according to the insertion COG setting (1 - 5), for example, 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.

    0 0 4.
TSAC-1441 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

BVBS export: Operations with drawing data and reinforcement positions now use the same method to get 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.

values. If a UDA does not have any value, this is reported in the log.

TSAC-1238 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

HMS export: There is a new setting Generate drain/weep holes on the Options tab for exporting drain holes and weep holes. You can also specify the offset.

TSAC-1223 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPlan file (68): It is now possible to export elements with ACNuser-defined attribute of an assembly or a cast unit that identifies the assembly or cast unit main part

A control number does not affect numbering.

Control numbers are running numbers.

as the main identifier. To do this, select 2.00 ACN for the Export version number setting on the Parameters tab.