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Release Notes - Fixes in Tekla Structures 2016i SP4

Defect number Development area Description
130524 Concrete components

Previously, anti-skid profiles created in Concrete stairs (65) were not included 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.

export. This has now been fixed.

130419 Concrete components

In Rectangular column reinforcement (83), the intermediate links are now created correctly.

130222 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
, the reported mesh dimensions now take cuts into account.

130133 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
, the maximum length of rebars is now unlimited.

130120 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
, the mesh dimensions are now reported correctly, and they are correctly shown in the model.

129747 Concrete components

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
now works with recesses.

129334 Concrete components

In 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.

generation (32)
, you can now select an extra direction for rotation in any coordinate system.

129103 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
, the direct modificationfunction that activates the mode where the model objects can be modified by using handles

Direct modification enables additional handles and modification options.

arrow symbol now correctly follows the bar direction. Previously, when you modified the bar direction by dragging the arrow symbol handles, only the bar direction changed, but the arrow symbol returned to its original position.

126798 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.

groove seam detail
, the groove edge dimension handling and the list of groove edge shapes now work correctly.

125141 Concrete components

In Floor layout, the seam gapany space between two objects

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

dimension modification has been fixed so that the correct gap is modified. Earlier, the previous gap before the actual seam was always modified.

In addition, the handling of the seam gap now works better so that in practice it is possible to change the default seam gap also when one or more of the gaps has some other value than the default. Earlier, some (that is, all gaps “before” the last special gap) were not modified to match with the new default gap.

130741 Steel components

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

(143)
: Bolt spacing with weld gapany space between two objects

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

option is now working correctly.

130521 Steel components

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

(11)
, the gusset offset from bracing is now correctly applied.

130372 Steel components

In U.S. Base platecomponent object that represents a plate welded to a column base

Base plates are used to distribute the concentrated load of the column over a wider area.

(1047)
, the leveling 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.

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.

diameter is now correctly applied when using bolts.

130226 Steel components

In Seatcomponent object that represents a structure upon which a component secondary part rests

type 9 (73)
, the bolt assemblyset of bolt elements that consists of a bolt, a stud, or a screw, and possibly the related washers and nuts

options on the Bolts tab now work correctly.

130175 Steel components

In Full depth S (185) and JP Full depth special (185), the assembly prefix and start numberfirst number of a numbering series

for the 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.

are now correctly set to the default values when left empty in component dialog box.

130077 Steel components

In Gusseted cross (62), slotted holes are no longer created for the bolts on the bracing side.

130064 Steel components

In Gusseted cross (62), using double angles at the same time with 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.

connection no longer staggers the gussetcomponent object that represents a plate that connects braces to a beam, column, or base plate

bolts.

130053 Steel components

In Bracing wrap around (46), the defined bolt extra length value now affects all the bolts in the component.

130004 Steel components

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

(40)
, it is now possible to set on the Haunch tab if the haunch profile is cut parallel at both ends.

129991 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)
, in some cases, when using a clip anglecomponent object that represents a right angle that is made of a standard L-shaped profile and that connects parts

as the connection type, the welding was removed from the component. This has now been fixed.

129904 Steel components

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

(56)
, the chamfered 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 correctly positioned in all cases.

129848 Steel components

In Column with stiffeners W (182), entering a value to the Delete bolts option on the Bolts tab added the value to the Finish property of stiffeners. This does not happen anymore. The Finish property is now always empty.

129776 Steel components

In Splice connection (77), web bolts are now correctly positioned when using staggered bolts.

129771 Steel components

Tensioner brace and compression bar (13) has new options:

  • You can now set the origin position for calculating the brace offset.
  • On the Compression bar tab, you can now set that the offset global x is always in use.
129770 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 vertical slots in the shim platecomponent object that represents a plate that is used for filling clearances and gaps on the construction site

now work correctly.

129708 Steel components

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

(11),
 the rectangular gusset plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

(1) In some contexts, for example in analysis, the term plate object may be used to refer to plates.

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

(2) Plate is mainly used as a connection piece or as a floor plate.

no longer gets a new ID after you click Modify.

129582 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 bolt orientation option now works when using an angle as the connection type.

129501 Steel components

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

(40)
, defining a negative dimension for the vertical bolt groupgroup of bolts that forms a connecting building object between an assembly main part and secondary parts

The number of bolts in a bolt group depends on the bolt group shape and the values of bolt distances.

position no longer affects the position of the cap 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.

.

129488 Steel components

In Railings (S77), some welds were previously not created correctly when creating an assembly to the first rail. This has now been fixed.

129364 Steel components

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

129207 Steel components

In Twin profilepart that represents two identical parts mirrored in relation to their position

Twin profile can be separated into two individual parts, after which it is no longer a twin profile.

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.

(1046)
, it is now possible to define an assembly prefix and start numberfirst number of a numbering series

for the plate.

128957 Steel components

Offshore (9): Welds number 2, number 4 and number 5 are now created on both sides of the secondary part(1) part that exists in a building object and that is connected to the main part

(1) Secondary part can be an assembly secondary part or a cast unit secondary part.

(2) input part that the user selects after selecting the component main part when creating a component

(2) A component can have none, one or more component secondary parts.

web.

128293 Steel components

In Pipe column and beam panel zone (21), the initial value of the penetrating diaphragm 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.

thickness is now improved so that it also takes the upper column thickness into account. Previously, only the lower column thickness was taken into account.

128292 Steel components

In Pipe column and Beam Panel Zone (21), you can now define each diaphragm material one by one on the Diaphragm tab. When you enter the materials, they override the definitions made on the Panel parts tab.

127819 Steel components

In Bent platepart that is created from contour plates, or beams whose profile is a plate

Curved beams, spiral beams, or deformed parts cannot be used for creating a bent plate.

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

(151)
, it is now possible to define the primary bolted part for the secondary bolts on the Bolts tab.

127479 Steel components

In Shear Pl simple (35), the top and bottom copecut in one component object or input part for receiving another component object or input part

cuts and weld preparationcut that is made on the part edge in order to enable a more complete weld penetration which provides a stronger joint

cuts now work correctly for beams with different flange widths or thicknesses.

125702 Steel components

In Pipe column and beam panel zone (21), there was previously an error, for example when the component had four beams with different profile height and/or different levels. This has now been fixed.

120139 Steel components

In Gusseted cross (62), the bolt offset from the edge of the L profile is now applied correctly for brace bolts 1-3.

118657 Steel components

In Pipe column and beam panel zone (21), the panel zone plates are given the appropriate 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.

materials by default which are automatically converted from column type material to plate type material. Previously, column material was used. This works only in the Japan environment.

118641 Steel components

In Pipe column and beam panel zone (21), you can now select a new chamfer type, Extra arc, for the corner of the inner diaphragm on the Fabrication Dimensions tab. The chamfered copecut in one component object or input part for receiving another component object or input part

consists of one arc and two straight segments.

118520 Steel components

In Beam prep (183), the welds on the upper and lower flange of 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.

are now correctly created when connecting to the column web.

117862 Steel components

In Column tube seating (100), it is now possible to align the end platecomponent object that represents a plate welded perpendicular to the end of the component secondary part

with the secondary parts or with 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.

on the Parts tab.

114786 Steel components

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

(141)
and Two sided clip angle (143), the option to define the attach type now works correctly in the German environment.

113585 Steel components

In U.S. Seatcomponent object that represents a structure upon which a component secondary part rests

connection 2 (73)
, stabilizer weldings can now be defined using welds number 4 and 5.

113323 Steel components

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

(11)
, the gusset plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

(1) In some contexts, for example in analysis, the term plate object may be used to refer to plates.

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

(2) Plate is mainly used as a connection piece or as a floor plate.

is now correctly placed when secondary parts are rotated.

110636 Steel components

In Bent platepart that is created from contour plates, or beams whose profile is a plate

Curved beams, spiral beams, or deformed parts cannot be used for creating a bent plate.

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

(190)
, some cuts were previously not created correctly. This has now been fixed.

110635 Steel components

In Bent platepart that is created from contour plates, or beams whose profile is a plate

Curved beams, spiral beams, or deformed parts cannot be used for creating a bent plate.

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

(151)
, the weld backing barcomponent object that represents a structure that facilitates the welding process

Weld backing bars are used, for example, to help contain the weld metal or suspend the structure.

is now positioned correctly 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.

110155 Steel components

In Bolted cap 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.

(27)
, the bolts now have a default tolerancepermissible amount by which the dimensions of a structure may vary from the work size specified

Tolerance is usually stated as a plus or minus dimension.

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

In a model the term ’tolerance’ should not be used to refer to a gap.

of 2.0 mm in the UK environment.

106987 Steel components

In Wind column (5), parts are now created with the 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.

information defined on the General tab.

106396 Steel components

In Moment connection (181), when inquiring stiffeners, the Finish property is now always empty.

105627 Steel components

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

(142)
, the 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.

of End 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.

1
and End plate 2 no longer changes when defining the size of the end plate.

103504 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.

(1042)
and U.S. Base 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.

(1047)
, it is now possible to set the material for Extra profile 1 and Extra profile 2 on the Extra plates tab.

102092 Steel components

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

(11)
, the bolt length increase defined on the Gusset bolts and Brace bolts 1-3 tabs is now correctly applied.

98573 Steel components

In Stub (133), the stub upper and lower flange chamfers were sometimes missing. This has now been fixed.

93561 Steel components

In Stub (133), the web plates are now positioned correctly when the stub web and the secondary part(1) part that exists in a building object and that is connected to the main part

(1) Secondary part can be an assembly secondary part or a cast unit secondary part.

(2) input part that the user selects after selecting the component main part when creating a component

(2) A component can have none, one or more component secondary parts.

web have different thicknesses.

92492 Steel components

In Pipe column and beam panel zone (21), the calculation of diaphragm thickness has now been improved. It can take into account the flange thickness of all beams and the thickness of columns according to the Japanese standard.

92440 Steel components

In Round joining plates (124), it is now possible to create a circle holesmall hollow open throughout a part or assembly that is usually used for fastening parts with bolts or other such objects

Hole is created in the same way as bolts and hole properties are defined in the bolt properties.

in the 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.

when the base 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 created as a contour platepart whose outline form the user defines by picking three or more points

The user can define the shape of the contour plate parallel to the work plane. The profile in use defines the thickness. The corners of the contour plate can be chamfered.

.

91907 Steel components

Turnbuckle connection (126) now works correctly for parts with a small length.
In Turnbuckle bracing (S3), the bar length is now correct when using a tube gussetcomponent object that represents a plate that connects braces to a beam, column, or base plate

as the connection type.

89938 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 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.

is now correctly created when you define its setbackdistance between a part end and its reference point

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

.

83644 Steel components

In Full depth S (185), the haunchcomponent object that represents a wedge-like structure that strengthens a beam at its end

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 correctly positioned 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 sloped.

81274 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.

(1042)
, the Delete option for bolts now works correctly.

66113 Steel components

In Pipe column and beam panel zone (21), there is now a center 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.

option for the top penetrating diaphragm on the Fabrication dimensions tab. The option works when there is no upper column. If the value is > 0, the hole is created. If the value is 0, the hole is not created. If you do not enter any value, the hole is created as before.

60251 Steel components

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

(141)
, the vertical offset to the first bolt is now correctly calculated in beam to column connections.

54977 Steel components

In Tube seatcomponent object that represents a structure upon which a component secondary part rests

(104)
, the bolted angle is now correctly positioned in all situations.

54587 Steel components

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

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

is now correctly created when the brace connection is notched around the nuts.

54515 Steel components

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

(141)
, a manual notch in the bottom flange no longer causes a cut in the top flange.

48331 Steel components

In U.S. Base platecomponent object that represents a plate welded to a column base

Base plates are used to distribute the concentrated load of the column over a wider area.

connection (71)
, Base 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.

(1004)
, U.S. Base plate (1047) and Circular base plates (1052), the delete option for bolts and anchor rods now works correctly.

TTSD-3786 Organizer

In 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.

, if the Always synchronize Organizer with the model when opening option was selected in Organizer settings, the content of custom categories was not stored when you closed and reopened Organizer during a Tekla Structures session, or when reopening the model. This has now been fixed. The object propertiesproperties associated with an object type

Usually a single object property includes a default value that the user can modify.

are loaded correctly and shown in Object Browsertool in the Organizer used to inquire, view, and report model information based on selected model objects

.

TTSD-3256 Organizer

In 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.

, UDAs with options now work in property categories without adding a new 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.

for reporting. Use the UDA - <property name> format of the UDA to write the properties to the objects. To get the correct report result in Object Browsertool in the Organizer used to inquire, view, and report model information based on selected model objects

, use the same property without UDA in the name.

TTSD-3250 Organizer

Object Browsertool in the Organizer used to inquire, view, and report model information based on selected model objects

now shows the single property values correctly on grouped rows. Previously, the single property value was not always updated when the related settings were changed.

130959 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.

, creating a dependency in the Gantt chartdiagram that displays the schedule related to a scenario in a graphic form

could cause all the tasks to disappear and Task manager to stop working. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-2921, 127301 Import, export, interoperability

Tekla Structures will not calculate properties that rely on 3D and 2D solid boolean operations, for example, AREA_PROJECTION_xx or AREA_DIRECTION_xx for imported non-solid parts.
This means that if imported parts are non-solid, end users will see 0 for some properties. This caused an application error when you inquired a non-solid item for attributes that can only be provided for solid items, for example AREA_PROJECTION_GXY_NET.

TTSD-3233 Import, export, interoperability

Parametric profiles that were not found from the cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

were not converted properly in the 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.

object conversion. This has now been fixed.

130850 Import, export, interoperability

Unitechnik export (79): The weight of a part with multiple shells or layers is now correctly exported.

130773 Import, export, interoperability

In Unitechnik export (79) the weight of braced girders and the total weight of the rebar groups are now correctly added to the unit weight of part.

130710 Import, export, interoperability

The BVBS export has been changed so that when the private block has no content, the private block (@P) does not give any output.

130535 Import, export, interoperability

Surface objects and surface treatmentbuilding 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.

now show the colors correctly after export.

130534 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.

properties now support the IfcCovering entity. This entity represents surface objects and surface treatmentbuilding 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.

objects.

130533 Import, export, interoperability

You can now export surface objects into a partial 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.

model without the related 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.

or pour objectbuilding object that is formed of one or more cast-in-place concrete parts, or a part of a cast-in-place concrete part

The cast-in-place concrete parts are merged into one pour object if they have the same material grade and pour phase, and if they touch each other. Pour objects are visible in pour view.

.

130354 Import, export, interoperability

Sometimes reading the B-rep object data failed, and as the result, the same shape was used for different geometry.

130340 Import, export, interoperability

In BVBS export, any tapered groups where the bar legs have the same length are now  exported as a ‘normal’ group. If the length of the legs varies linearly or regularly, the bars are exported as 'stepped bars', regardless of the group type or spacing type.

If you set the option Export stepped bars as separate items to Yes, the 'stepped bars' are exported as separate items with sub-item numbers. Groups where bar legs have the same length are still exported as a ‘normal’ group (not as separate items) regardless of the group type or spacing type.

129680 Import, export, interoperability

In Unitechnik export (79), embeds are now properly cut when their height is greater than the related concrete element.

129437 Import, export, interoperability

DSTV export will skip special profiles and items that do not have any information about the dimensions. A message will be added to the NC log file.

127818 Import, export, interoperability

In NC export, 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.

profile type 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.

profile type in contour markinginformation written in an NC file that passes information to the NC machine on the layout and the parts that are welded or bolted together

Tekla Structures contour marking does not work on polybeams.

were sometimes not identified correctly. This has now been fixed.

127235 Import, export, interoperability

In NC filefile that contains information gathered from a model and exported to computer numerical controlled fabrication machinery

Tekla Structures produces NC files in several formats, for example, DSTV.

creation, when a bolt created holes on two faces for a square profile, sometimes the holes from one face were not exported. This has now been fixed.

123742 Import, export, interoperability

Unitechnik export (79): Sloped slabs (balcony parts) are now exported  in the SLABDATE block.

129962 Templates and reports

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.

is now shown in the part inquiry report. The TS_Report_Inquire_Part.rpt has been updated to include Class.

TTSD-3230, 130195 Drawings

If you edited several drawings and then changed properties that require the drawings to be updated first, the confirmation for updating the changed drawings is now asked only once.

TTSD-2831, 130037 Drawings

In drawings where 2D Library views were added, the views could move 10 mm from their original location and also outside the drawing. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-2832 Drawings

Changing the filter in drawings could cause an application error. This has now been fixed.

128373 Drawings

Printing now writes all errors in a log file in the model directory: logs\DPMPrinter_<username>.log

130466 Drawings

The speed of drawing printing and PDF output is no longer affected by the size of the model.

130185 Drawings

Corrupted image files in drawings are now replaced with a rectangle and cross placeholder in printouts.

130060 Drawings

TeklaStructures.lin was not found during printing with multiple entries in XS_INP. This has now been fixed.

129910 Drawings

Printing could crash if a drawing contained text with an invalid height. Printing now continues and the error is written in the log.

129449 Drawings

Dimension lineline that visualizes the distance between the defined dimension points

Separate dimensions can be combined into a longer dimension line.

and extension line(1) line in a drawing that is perpendicular to a dimension line and that connects the dimension line to the building object

(2) temporary line in a model that can be used for aligning objects with each other

(2) Extension lines can be used when snapping or creating points.

intersection points were drawn too large, so they were visible in printouts. This has now been fixed.

129012 Drawings

Printing no longer stops working when you open the printer Properties dialog box.

127063 Drawings

Special color printed the same color regardless of the defined XS_HATCH_SPECIAL_COLOR options. This has now been fixed.

125114 Drawings

Printing could crash if the printer was changed in the settings file outside the program. This has now been fixed.

121911 Drawings

The print preview is now disabled by default. You can display the preview by clicking the preview area.

116940 Drawings

The Print drawings dialog box could crash if output file was set to a certain path, for example, c:xxx\PDFs. This has now been fixed.

114388 Drawings

Printing did not plot the background fill. This has now been fixed.

112571 Drawings

A watermark specified in privileges.inp is now displayed in printouts.

107130 Drawings

Printing did not plot background fill, but plotted hidden hatches. This has now been fixed.

104407 Drawings

An underscore in the assembly position numberposition number that is assigned to an assembly or a cast unit

was omitted from the PDF file name. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-3554, 130294 Tekla Model Sharing

There is now experimental optimization for model sharing conflict resolution for components with many dependencies. Set the XS_SHARING_CONFLICTRESOLUTION_DISTINCT_UPDATES advanced option to TRUE to enable this.

TTSD-4166 Tekla Model Sharing

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

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla online services.

performance has been improved in the situation where the user reads in many packets in a model that contains a large number of files.

TTSD-3265 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, the model history databasedatabase file that collects model history on the actions in shared and multi-user models

Model history database is used for Tekla Model Sharing and in multi-user mode.

was permanently upgraded when opening a Tekla Structures 21.0 version model in a newer version of Tekla Structures. This caused problems if the model was closed without saving, as the history database remained upgraded, renderingprocess of making the model object faces visible

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

it incompatible with version 21.0.

Now the upgraded history database is restored to the original version when the model is closed without saving.

TTSD-3169 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, when reading 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.

, the maximum object number was always set to an older value. This has now been fixed.

128147 Tekla Model Sharing

When opening 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.

, a warning message is displayed if the database file versions do not match the Tekla Structures model (xslib.db1, environment.db, options_model.db, options_drawings.db). The database files need to be replaced before sharing can be used. The warning message includes the version (packet number) from which the files need to be copied.

128138 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.

, when creating full packets, the packet was sometimes created incorrectly if some file was modified during the process. This situation is now checked and packet creation is stopped.
Tekla Structures displays a message about the file that caused write out to fail. To write out, you can exclude this file from sharing, for example.

124390 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.

    , objects that have conflicting numbers are not updated to the next available numbers anymore. Instead, 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.

    for the objects is reset.
  • The maximum number is adjusted after read in if the received updates contain bigger numbers.
130612 Reinforcement

Rebar shape managertool for customizing the bending shapes of reinforcing bars

Rebar shape manager can be used for bending shapes only and not for any other reinforcing bar properties.

has been changed so that the schedule field configuration file name when reading/saving the field definitions is RebarShapeManager.ScheduleFields.ini. If the file does not exist, Rebar shape manager reads the configuration from the older file with name RebarShapeManger.ScheduleFields.ini.

TTSD-3735, 130391 Modeling

The Redraw all views command now works properly from the ribbon again, and shows the hidden parts.

TTSD-2733, 128952 Modeling

Sometimes duplicate objects appeared when copying from another model. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-3390 Modeling

If you selected a cast-in-place cast unit, and then used the Show only selected + Shift command to hide other objects, the sub-assemblies and reinforcing bars belonging to the cast unit were also erroneously hidden if the Calculate pour units command was previously used. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-3225 Modeling

In previous versions, when you created a 3D viewview that displays objects three-dimensionally

of multiple assemblies, the view was empty. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-2746 Modeling

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

to a single user model no longer causes unintended conversion of another multi-user model that is opened in the same Tekla Structures session after the converted model.

TTSD-3649 Tools and components

Previously, Tekla Structures stopped working when saving a copy of a 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.

to a default group, such as Ungrouped items or Applications. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-3285 Tools and components

Sometimes moving or copying a plug-incomponent that is developed using Tekla Open API

Plug-in is a .dll file and loaded inside Tekla Structures process.

Plug-ins can be started from the applications and components catalog.

component caused the component to connect to the wrong part. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-1935 Tools and components

Previously, the Tekla Structures extension manager was not always opened correctly when opening downloaded .tsep files. Instead, there was an error message about a missing TsepFileDispatcher version.

This happened if a Tekla Structures version had been removed but registry entries for it still existed. This has now been corrected.