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Release Notes - Fixes in Tekla Structures 2016i SP1

Defect number Development area Description
126663 Concrete components

In Anchor (10), the ID of the connection component for creating such component objects that automatically connect component secondary parts to a component main part and create the necessary other objects

A connection can be a system or a custom component. Other objects can include bolts, welds, cuts, and fittings.

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 not changed anymore when the connection is modified.

126596 Concrete components

Wall plate 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
now uses normal rebar groups instead of tapered groups.

125903 Concrete components

In Wall plate 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
, the options for defining the minimum horizontal and vertical reinforcing bar reinforcement that represents a steel bar used to increase the tensile strength of concrete

opening sizes on the Opening tab now work correctly.

124584 Concrete components

In Floor layout, the slab plate that represents a concrete structure

In Tekla Structures, a slab is created by picking three or more points.

Slab may be part of a floor, for example.

widths and seam locations changed for asymmetric floor layouts (width of the first and last slabs was different), when the line-up direction connection 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.

was from right to left and the boundary and/or offset was modified. This has now been fixed. Modifying from right to left now works correctly.

123947 Concrete components

Previously, incorrect attributes were loaded for slab plate that represents a concrete structure

In Tekla Structures, a slab is created by picking three or more points.

Slab may be part of a floor, for example.

bars causing Tekla Structures to stop working. This happened, for example, when applying Slab bars (18) after Starter bars for pillar (86). This has now been fixed.

98107 Concrete components

Embedded anchors (8) now fits the top position of anchors according to the part even when the anchors are placed at a void.
Previously, placement to the middle of assembly in the cross section geometrical form of a part sectioned perpendicular to its axis

direction did not work correctly.

127120 Steel components

In Full depth (184) and Full depth S (185), some cuts were previously not created correctly. This has now been fixed.

126998 Steel components

In Turnbuckle connection component for creating such component objects that automatically connect component secondary parts to a component main part and create the necessary other objects

A connection can be a system or a custom component. Other objects can include bolts, welds, cuts, and fittings.

(126)
, the part prefix and start number first number of a numbering series

now work correctly.

126565 Steel components

In Bent 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.

(48)
, you can now set the bolt (1) connecting building object that is defined in the bolt assembly, and that fastens parts or assemblies or attaches to them

(1) Bolt must belong to a bolt assembly before it can be used in modeling.

(2) bolt element that represents a metal rod or pin that has a head at one end and the other end is open and threaded

(2) Bolts and other bolt elements are listed in the bolt catalog.

(2) A bolt is usually secured by a nut. A bolt is part of the bolt assembly.

standard for secondary bolts on the Bolts tab.

126199 Steel components

In 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.

simple (146)
, the correct number of bolts is now created when using plate washers.

126105 Steel components

Stub (133) now works when the height of the secondary beam is greater than 1500 mm.

126018 Steel components

In Std bracing connection component for creating such component objects that automatically connect component secondary parts to a component main part and create the necessary other objects

A connection can be a system or a custom component. Other objects can include bolts, welds, cuts, and fittings.

(67)
, creating a default 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.

for one or two secondary beams now works better than before. When using one secondary beam, Tekla Structures no longer crashes.

125746 Steel components

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.

simple (146)
can now be applied on both ends of the beam.

125211 Steel components

In Seating (39), the end plate component object that represents a plate welded perpendicular to the end of the component secondary part

is now rotated correctly when using front or back rotation on a column with an aligned beam.

125129 Steel components

In Purlin 1 (61), the bolts are now correctly created to the connection component for creating such component objects that automatically connect component secondary parts to a component main part and create the necessary other objects

A connection can be a system or a custom component. Other objects can include bolts, welds, cuts, and fittings.

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.

according to the properties defined on the Bolts tab and Sbolts tab.

124294 Steel components

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

(143)
now applies extra bolt (1) connecting building object that is defined in the bolt assembly, and that fastens parts or assemblies or attaches to them

(1) Bolt must belong to a bolt assembly before it can be used in modeling.

(2) bolt element that represents a metal rod or pin that has a head at one end and the other end is open and threaded

(2) Bolts and other bolt elements are listed in the bolt catalog.

(2) A bolt is usually secured by a nut. A bolt is part of the bolt assembly.

length correctly.

123195 Steel components

In Standard gusset component object that represents a plate that connects braces to a beam, column, or base plate

(1065)
, you can now enter multiple values for bolt (1) connecting building object that is defined in the bolt assembly, and that fastens parts or assemblies or attaches to them

(1) Bolt must belong to a bolt assembly before it can be used in modeling.

(2) bolt element that represents a metal rod or pin that has a head at one end and the other end is open and threaded

(2) Bolts and other bolt elements are listed in the bolt catalog.

(2) A bolt is usually secured by a nut. A bolt is part of the bolt assembly.

spacing, and define the top and bottom edge distance for bolts. 

122618 Steel components

In Welded to top flange S (149), 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.

chamfer refining of the part corners and edges

dimensions are now applied correctly.

122435 Steel components

In Web stiffened base plate component 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)
, setting the shear key component object that represents a short steel part welded to the bottom of a base plate

offset no longer affects the position of horizontal stiffeners.

119951 Steel components

In 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.

simple (146)
, the plate washer width and top flange cutback are now applied correctly as defined in the component properties.

119535 Steel components

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

(11)
, it is now possible to define the finish property for a rectangular 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.

.

119357 Steel components

Previously, when you defined stiffener component 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.

positions on the Stiffeners tab in U.S. Base plate component 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.

connection component for creating such component objects that automatically connect component secondary parts to a component main part and create the necessary other objects

A connection can be a system or a custom component. Other objects can include bolts, welds, cuts, and fittings.

(71)
, and entered a space after a position, Tekla Structures stopped working. This does not happen anymore.

119336 Steel components

In Splice connection component for creating such component objects that automatically connect component secondary parts to a component main part and create the necessary other objects

A connection can be a system or a custom component. Other objects can include bolts, welds, cuts, and fittings.

(77)
, the top external flange plate component object that represents a plate that connects the flanges of a beam to a column

Flange plates are used in moment connections, for example.

is now created in the correct position when the main beam is made of plates.

118049 Steel components

In Full depth S (185), the shear tab component object that represents a plate welded to the component main part and bolted to the web of the component secondary part

is now cut parallel to the main beam web as set in the beam web cut option.

117962 Steel components

In Full depth S (185), the bolt (1) connecting building object that is defined in the bolt assembly, and that fastens parts or assemblies or attaches to them

(1) Bolt must belong to a bolt assembly before it can be used in modeling.

(2) bolt element that represents a metal rod or pin that has a head at one end and the other end is open and threaded

(2) Bolts and other bolt elements are listed in the bolt catalog.

(2) A bolt is usually secured by a nut. A bolt is part of the bolt assembly.

edge distance now works correctly for skewed beams.

117890 Steel components

In Base plate component 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.

(1053)
, you can now set the part name of 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.

in the Name box on the Parts tab.

117564 Steel components

In Joist to column, type 1 (161), the stabilizer bolts now go through the column flange and beam bottom flange when the offsets are defined.

116356 Steel components

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

(11)
, it is now possible to create a chamfer refining of the part corners and edges

on a gusset when using twin profiles.

116009 Steel components

In Stiffened base plate component 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.

(1014)
, weld number 4 is now created in the correct position.

115761 Steel components

In Column with 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.

(131)
, the shear tab component object that represents a plate welded to the component main part and bolted to the web of the component secondary part

is now parallel to the beam web, and there is no gap any space between two objects

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

between the stiffener component 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.

and the column web.

115637 Steel components

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

(143)
, the bolts are now placed correctly.

115542 Steel components

In New notch (49), the positions and sizes of the web and flange chamfers are now correct.

115062 Steel components

In 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.

simple (146)
, the angle box profile is now created using the material defined on the Angle box tab.

114500 Steel components

In Stairs detail (1039), the welds defined for the component in the weld dialog box now work correctly.

113536 Steel components

In Tower member macro saved 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.

(S63)
, imperial units are now shown correctly in the component properties dialog box.

111364 Steel components

In Spiral stair (S68), the highest step is now in the correct position, and the step outer radius is used in all cases.

111167 Steel components

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

(143)
, the Same bolt (1) connecting building object that is defined in the bolt assembly, and that fastens parts or assemblies or attaches to them

(1) Bolt must belong to a bolt assembly before it can be used in modeling.

(2) bolt element that represents a metal rod or pin that has a head at one end and the other end is open and threaded

(2) Bolts and other bolt elements are listed in the bolt catalog.

(2) A bolt is usually secured by a nut. A bolt is part of the bolt assembly.

length for all
option now works correctly. In Clip angle (141) and Two sided clip angle (143), the default attachment type option on the Bolts tab now matches the result in the model.

110958 Steel components

In Welded beam to beam (123), welds are now in the correct positions on both long and short beams.

110297 Steel components

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

(144)
, holes are now created correctly with thick shim component object that represents a plate that is used for filling clearances and gaps on the construction site

plates. Previously, if the thickness of the shim plate component object that represents a plate that is used for filling clearances and gaps on the construction site

was 40 or over, the holes were not created correctly.

104719 Steel components

In Splice connection component for creating such component objects that automatically connect component secondary parts to a component main part and create the necessary other objects

A connection can be a system or a custom component. Other objects can include bolts, welds, cuts, and fittings.

(77)
, it is now possible to create external flange spacer component object that represents a small plate that is used to separate two objects

Spacer plate can be used, for example, to separate two parts in a twin profile.

plates when the rotation of beams is set to Top or Below in beam properties.

103741 Steel components

In Welded to top flange (147), the finish property of the opposite we stiffener component 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 used correctly.

99097 Steel components

In Full depth S (185), the cuts are now created correctly.

85710 Steel components

In Full depth S (185), some cuts were previously not created correctly. This has now been fixed.

79750 Steel components

In Welded gusset component object that represents a plate that connects braces to a beam, column, or base plate

(10)
, Bolted gusset (11) and Tube gusset (20), stiffener component 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.

prefixes and materials now work correctly as defined in the connection component for creating such component objects that automatically connect component secondary parts to a component main part and create the necessary other objects

A connection can be a system or a custom component. Other objects can include bolts, welds, cuts, and fittings.

properties.

79748 Steel components

In Welded gusset component object that represents a plate that connects braces to a beam, column, or base plate

(10)
, stiffener component 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.

height now works correctly as defined in the connection component for creating such component objects that automatically connect component secondary parts to a component main part and create the necessary other objects

A connection can be a system or a custom component. Other objects can include bolts, welds, cuts, and fittings.

properties.

127620 Organizer

In Tekla Structures 2016i, when you set the XS_ENABLE_POUR_MANAGEMENT advanced option to TRUE in a model, Organizer tool 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.

did full synchronization every time you opened Organizer in the model.

Now this has changed. Organizer is fully synchronized the first time you open it after setting XS_ENABLE_POUR_MANAGEMENT to TRUE. When you open Organizer in the model later, you can choose whether to synchronize Organizer or not.

126191 Organizer

At opening of Organizer tool 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.

, if the category rules have references to categories that do not exist anymore, Organizer now shows a message about this and removes these references. Previously, an error occurred and Organizer did not open.

127469 Task Manager

When copying tasks without objects in Task manager tool 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.

, the value in the Quantity column in the Task manager table (1) element in a drawing that may include information on the building objects in the drawing, and information on the project

(1) In Tekla Structures, the term ’table’ is used to refer to various elements of a drawing, such as revision tables, title blocks, bills of material, lists, general notes, key plans, and DWG and DXF files.

(1) When the user makes changes to a model, Tekla Structures updates the drawing and the contents of the affected tables. This means that not only drawings are associative but also the tables.

(2) table created with the template editor

(2) In template editor tables are called templates.

is now correctly shown as 0,0.

125608 Task Manager

Tasks exported from Task manager tool 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.

are now correctly imported to Microsoft Project 2013 and later versions.

127249 Import, export, interoperability

Pop-marks for plates with holes were created incorrectly in NC files. This has now been fixed.

127249 Import, export, interoperability

Pop-marks for plates with holes were created incorrectly in NC files. This has now been fixed.

126786 Import, export, interoperability

Now you can also refresh locked reference models with the Refresh button. To do this, set the new advanced option XS_REFRESH_ALSO_LOCKED_REFERENCE_MODELS to TRUE in File > Settings > Advanced options settings 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.

> Import
. This system-specific option is by default set to FALSE.

126647 Import, export, interoperability

Some IFC file 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.

strip footings were sometimes positioned incorrectly after conversion. IFC strip footings are now converted to objects so that their handle points are positioned in the middle of the profile instead of on the top.

125024 Import, export, interoperability

Some IFC file 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.

models created with Graitec Advanced Steel would cause an error when you tried to convert to objects if they contained unnamed IFC Presentation Layer Assignments. This has now been fixed.

IFC models could not be converted to Tekla Structures model building information model that is built with Tekla Structures and that represents a structure to be constructed, containing information needed to manufacture and construct the structure, and other information related to the project

A model is the single source of information for drawings and other model outputs, such as reports and NC files. This ensures that the information in drawings and reports is always up to date, since they react to modifications in the model and are updated accordingly.

Tekla Structures supports multiple users working concurrently on the same model, even in different locations.

A model can be utilized in other software.

objects, if they contained IFC circles defined by a single point. This has now been fixed.

124792 Import, export, interoperability

When you exported a 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.

with attached parts and bolt (1) connecting building object that is defined in the bolt assembly, and that fastens parts or assemblies or attaches to them

(1) Bolt must belong to a bolt assembly before it can be used in modeling.

(2) bolt element that represents a metal rod or pin that has a head at one end and the other end is open and threaded

(2) Bolts and other bolt elements are listed in the bolt catalog.

(2) A bolt is usually secured by a nut. A bolt is part of the bolt assembly.

groups, the first bolt group group 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.

was offset incorrectly. This has now been fixed.

124776 Import, export, interoperability

Pad footings were incorrectly converted as upside-down oriented beams in IFC file 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.

object conversion. This has now been fixed.

123147 Import, export, interoperability

When you selected the option Both side holes as the Pop-mark location, some pop-marks were missing. This has now been fixed.

120265 Import, export, interoperability

The properties pane in conversion change management now shows object coordinates correctly after reconversion.

101998 Import, export, interoperability

Previously, pop-marks were created based on the assembly main and secondary parts. Now the pop-marks are created based on the weld primary 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.

.

125984 Templates and reports

Bent plate (1) part that is created from contour plates, or beams whose profile is a plate

(2) component object that represents an angle that is bent from a plate and that connects parts

dimensions in the Inquire dialog box and templates in drawings were showing three dimensional measures instead of unfolding dimensions. This has now been fixed.

125599 Templates and reports

The template attribute attribute in a template object that Tekla Structures uses to calculate and display information from a model database

Template attributes represent object properties.

NUMBER_VISIBLE now works correctly and shows the number of rebars in the visible view.

124308 Templates and reports

You can now set the site bolts to supporting member in reports and KSS by setting the new user-specific advanced option XS_REPORT_BOLTS_WITH_SUPPORTING_MEMBER to TRUE in Settings > Advanced options settings 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.

> Templates and Symbols
. The default value is FALSE.

127813 Drawings

Reference models in drawings were not always cut by the view boundary dashed frame inside a drawing view

Drawing view boundary can be used when cropping the contents of a drawing view. For example, it is possible to resize drawing views so that there is no unnecessary empty space in them, or to show just a specific part of the drawing view contents.

box. This has now been fixed.

127455 Drawings

Curved lines are no longer duplicated when you use the Combine command.

127362 Drawings

Dimensions in the drawing views moved to GA drawings are now updated correctly.

127337 Drawings

Keyboard shortcuts Space (end a command) and Backspace (undo the latest pick) are now working when you are creating a polygon or a polyline in a drawing.

127318 Drawings

Surface treatment building object that represents finishing of a part

Surface treatment for concrete parts includes flat finishes, surface mixes, and tiles.

Surface finishes for steel parts include fire-proofing and unpainted areas.

was not shown correctly in drawing section views. This has now been fixed.

127296 Drawings

The Save button now works in the Drawing export layers dialog box.

127031 Drawings

The label text offset in custom grid modeling 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.

labels is now working correctly in Indian environment.

127019 Drawings

The AutoDrawings command is again available as a separate command. You can open the AutoDrawings dialog box by entering AutoDrawings in Quick Launch tool for quickly finding commands, dialog boxes, and other functions in Tekla Structures

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

. You can also create a keyboard shortcut for starting AutoDrawings through File > Settings > Keyboard shortcuts.
An AutoDrawings wizard is a file-based wizard consisting of several sets of drawing requests containing drawing, attribute and part settings to apply to selected objects, as well as a selection filter filter used for defining which object types can be selected

Selection filter chooses model objects according to object properties.

Selection filters can be standard or user-defined.

For example, selection filters can be used to select parts for drawings or analysis.

. The order of sets is important, as Tekla Structures by default creates only one drawing for each object.

127009 Drawings

Hidden line removal for reference models in drawings was not always working if the reference model model which the designer can use as an aid when building a model

A reference model is created in Tekla Structures or another software and imported to Tekla Structures. It appears in the background of the model. The user can snap to reference model points. Tekla Structures does not save the reference model when the user saves the current model, but saves the link to the reference model.

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

was not visible on the modeling side. This has now been fixed.

126705 Drawings

Modifying Section mark user-created symbol that includes a set of mark elements, identifies a section, and is displayed in the source view

properties on drawing level in single part drawings is now working properly.

126636 Drawings

When you tried to export a drawing into a DWG file, a warning message appeared. This has now been fixed.

126536 Drawings

Template tables in the drawing layout plan of a drawing that includes the table layout and definitions of the sheet size

Tekla Structures includes several predefined drawing layouts, which are drawing-type specific. The user can also create new drawing layouts.

are now drawn correctly when an open drawing is recreated. Template tables are now updated when you drag a view boundary dashed frame inside a drawing view

Drawing view boundary can be used when cropping the contents of a drawing view. For example, it is possible to resize drawing views so that there is no unnecessary empty space in them, or to show just a specific part of the drawing view contents.

in an open drawing.

126535 Drawings

Sometimes reference models in a GA drawing drawing that is created from one or more model views and that shows information needed at the construction site

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

General arrangement drawings usually include the entire model view or a part of it.

where not listed in the Reference model model which the designer can use as an aid when building a model

A reference model is created in Tekla Structures or another software and imported to Tekla Structures. It appears in the background of the model. The user can snap to reference model points. Tekla Structures does not save the reference model when the user saves the current model, but saves the link to the reference model.

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

list
. This has now been fixed.

126336 Drawings

The text "Snapshot" and the drawing layouts are no longer displayed in the snapshot overlays on the model.

126234 Drawings

Previously some letters in snapshots overlays on model where not displayed correctly, now they are displayed correctly.

126233 Drawings

You can now pan and zoom in the drawing snapshot image of a drawing that shows the drawing as it was at a certain point in time

Drawing snapshots make it possible to have a quick look at any drawing without opening the drawing. Snapshots are used, for example, for finding a certain drawing edition. Snapshots can be viewed in Tekla Structures but they cannot be edited.

window. To open a snapshot, open the Drawing list list of drawings that provides information about the drawings in a particular model and that is used for searching, managing, and printing the drawings

In the drawing list, the user can, for example, search, open, update, freeze, lock, and delete drawings. The drawing list can also be used to display the associations between the drawings and the parts in the model.

, select a drawing and click the Snapshot button.

126193 Drawings

Section edges in drawings were always drawn using solid linetype instead of the one selected in the part properties. This has now been fixed.

126070 Drawings

When you now double-click a link to another drawing in an open drawing, Tekla Structures asks you to save the drawing and then opens the linked drawing.

125901 Drawings

The attribute NUMBER_IN_DRAWING shows the number of all rebars in a drawing that have the same position number identifier 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.

. The neighbor part part that is close to a part that the drawing is made for but that is not in the same assembly or cast unit

The representation of neighbor parts is usually different from that of the part.

Neighbor parts can be used as reference in dimensioning.

rebars are ignored. Only use NUMBER_IN_DRAWING in 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.

marks in a drawing and not in the marks of the visible neighbor reinforcement.

125869 Drawings

When the advanced option XS_ROTATE_CUT_VIEWS is set to BY_SYMBOL_MAIN_VIEW or you create drawings using column as 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.

, drawing update was removing all dimensions from section views.  In cloning, the section views did not get any dimensions. This has now been fixed.

125839 Drawings

An application error occurred when you created a drawing of a curved beam. This has now been fixed.

125834 Drawings

In some models, rebars created by using the RebarMeshViewCreator application were missing from drawings. This has now been fixed.

125690 Drawings

Previously, when you showed drawing snapshot image of a drawing that shows the drawing as it was at a certain point in time

Drawing snapshots make it possible to have a quick look at any drawing without opening the drawing. Snapshots are used, for example, for finding a certain drawing edition. Snapshots can be viewed in Tekla Structures but they cannot be edited.

overlay on top of a model view view that is represented in the modeling mode

Model view is available also in the drawing mode and it is represented in its own window.

, the first view found was always chosen for rotating to drawing view view that includes selected model objects or an area in the model, that is represented in a drawing

A drawing view is a container for model and drawing objects.

A drawing can include several drawing views, which usually are two-dimensional views, plane views, to the model.

Examples of drawing views in Tekla Structures include main views, section views, single-part views, and 3D views.

point. Now the selected view is chosen instead.

125210 Drawings

Drawing views now have middle handles, which allows easier manipulation of the visible model area.

124984 Drawings

Previously, when XS_DRAWING_SNAPSHOT_CREATION was set to FALSE, snapshot files were still created in some cases. This has now been fixed, and snapshot files are no longer created when the value FALSE is used.

124242 Drawings

Dimension tags were not shown in rebar dimensions that were automatically created in a cast unit drawing drawing that displays information on concrete parts, including reinforcement, cast-in embeds, edge chamfers, and insulation, in a cast unit

Cast unit drawings are generally used either at the element factory or at the construction site.

. This has now been fixed.

124232 Drawings

Saving a drawing in multi-user mode mode in which several users can work on the same model using their own working models

no longer closes all property dialog boxes.

123888 Drawings

Now lines in all drawing model objects, annotations, dimensions, and sketch objects have four new gray colors available. The different gray shades are true colors in the way that they will keep their color regardless of the drawing color mode, all the way to printing.

123647 Drawings

In the drawing view view that includes selected model objects or an area in the model, that is represented in a drawing

A drawing view is a container for model and drawing objects.

A drawing can include several drawing views, which usually are two-dimensional views, plane views, to the model.

Examples of drawing views in Tekla Structures include main views, section views, single-part views, and 3D views.

properties dialog box, modifications to the currently open panel were lost whenever a new panel was selected for the first time from the options tree. This has now been fixed.

123442 Drawings

The selection switch switch used for controlling which object types can be selected

toolbar in drawings now has a new button that opens the Selection filter filter used for defining which object types can be selected

Selection filter chooses model objects according to object properties.

Selection filters can be standard or user-defined.

For example, selection filters can be used to select parts for drawings or analysis.

dialog box.

122756 Drawings

Previously, RTF files in drawings did not show superscript or subscript, now they do.

121905 Drawings

One of the following messages is now displayed when a drawing cannot be loaded:
"Cannot load selected drawing. Could not find drawing file file that contains a drawing

Drawing files have the extension .dg.

Drawing files cannot be used without a model.

. Check Tekla User Assistance online 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.

for more information."
"Cannot load selected drawing. Incompatible drawing file. Check Tekla User Assistance for more information."

For more information, see Cannot load selected drawing.

117834 Drawings

Reinforcement was not shown  right away in assembly drawings, but only after modifying the view. This has now been fixed.

115636 Drawings

When you use view-level dimensioning and dimensioning type Integrated dimensions, the dimension properties for angle dimensions are now also applied to automatically created radius dimensions.

42678 Drawings

When you rotated a drawing view view that includes selected model objects or an area in the model, that is represented in a drawing

A drawing view is a container for model and drawing objects.

A drawing can include several drawing views, which usually are two-dimensional views, plane views, to the model.

Examples of drawing views in Tekla Structures include main views, section views, single-part views, and 3D views.

that contained detail marks, everything else in the view was rotated, but the detail marks stayed in their original position. This has now been fixed.

126163 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, in Tekla Model Sharing cloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a model

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla online services.

, Tekla Structures did not show deleted drawings in the sharing changes list. Now Tekla Structures stores the mark, name and type of a deleted drawing in the sharing history, and also shows this information in the changes list.

125977 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, when using a custom part component for creating a part that cannot be created by using any existing part command or part profile

Typically, custom parts are used to create parts that have a complex composition. For example, castellated beams and sandwich panels are often created as custom parts.

in a shared model model 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.

, the custom part objects were not correctly updated in the local versions of the model after read in when the custom part was updated in the original model in which it was created. This has now been fixed.

122431 Tekla Model Sharing

In Tekla Model Sharing cloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a model

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla online services.

, task dependency task information which expresses that starting or finishing a task requires that a certain other task has been started or finished

Task dependency types in Tekla Structures are start-to-start, start-to-finish, finish-to-start, and finish-to-finish.

Changes made to a task’s schedule may cause automatic changes to the schedules of the tasks that depend on it.

Task dependency is represented as a symbol in the Gantt chart.

changes are now reported in the sharing changes list.

127588 Modeling

Previously, when the radius check box was not selected in the curved beam properties, modifying other part properties made the curved beams straight. This has now been fixed.

127171 Modeling

Previously, you had to use Interrupt to end the Remove from pour unit entity that combines together a pour object and the other building objects that need to be in place before cast-in-place concrete can be poured

The needed building objects can be reinforcement and embeds, for example.

command. This has now been fixed. The command ends once you have used it.

127129 Modeling

Previously, Tekla Structures stopped working when you changed the material of bent plates from steel to concrete. This has now been fixed.

126917 Modeling

Sometimes, modifying a view filter filter used for defining which objects are displayed in a model view or drawing view

View filter chooses objects according to object properties. The user can filter objects according to their profile or material, for example.

caused a crash if template attributes were added in the filter. This has now been fixed.

126794 Modeling

When the geometry of a bent plate (1) part that is created from contour plates, or beams whose profile is a plate

(2) component object that represents an angle that is bent from a plate and that connects parts

was modified, or if the 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.

was exploded, the part coordinate system could be incorrect. This has now been fixed.

126756 Modeling

Previously, a polygon 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.

that was created by exploding a bent plate (1) part that is created from contour plates, or beams whose profile is a plate

(2) component object that represents an angle that is bent from a plate and that connects parts

could be erroneously rotated. This has now been fixed.

126474 Modeling

After you have run the pour unit entity that combines together a pour object and the other building objects that need to be in place before cast-in-place concrete can be poured

The needed building objects can be reinforcement and embeds, for example.

calculation, you can now report pour object building 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.

properties using template attributes.
For example, to find out to which pour a rebar belongs, use the POUR_OBJECT.POUR_NUMBER template attribute attribute in a template object that Tekla Structures uses to calculate and display information from a model database

Template attributes represent object properties.

to report the pour number property of a pour object used to define the sequence of pours

.

126128 Modeling

When objects have been made transparent using the Show only selected + Shift command, clicking the Pour view view 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.

button redraws the objects transparently, as it should.

125560 Modeling

When the Show only selected + Shift command is used on a CIP cast unit type where the concrete is formed, poured, and cured in its final position

part/ pour, clicking the Pour view view 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.

button draws the related pours/CIP parts only.

125531 Modeling

When objects have been completely hidden from the view using the Show only selected + Shift command, clicking the Pour view view 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.

button does not anymore re-draw the hidden objects in the view.

125369 Modeling

Selecting the Educational configuration when starting Tekla Structures and creating a new model caused a Tekla Model Sharing cloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a model

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla online services.

initialization failure and the system showed an error message (Sharing initialization failed). This has now been fixed.

76422 Modeling

The commands Zoom > Zoom Selected, Update Window, and Next Window are now available on the pop-up menu also for assemblies and cast units.

125751 Core

Snapping to grid modeling 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.

intersection is now possible even through opaque surfaces.

126405 Tools and components

Previously, the Applications & components catalog user interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

crashed when trying to select a component using the Select component dialog box under certain circumstances. This has now been fixed.

126107 Tools and components

The custom component editor tool that is used for modifying component that is created by a custom component, and for creating dependencies between component objects and other model objects

now closes before you save the model when opening another model.

125257 Tools and components

In the Applications & components catalog user interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

, you can now use .png files for the default thumbnail image of macros (.cs). Note that if there is a .bmp file, the catalog uses that file instead of the .png file.

123238 Tools and components

The Applications & components catalog user interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

can now read published group files (*.ac.xml) from the \model\attributes folder.

120606 Tools and components

Tekla Extension package uninstaller now removes macro saved 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.

.dll and .pdb files when the associated macro .cs file is removed.

126103 Numbering

Full numbering process 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.

has been replaced by repair numbering in the numbering history log.