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Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2017 SP1

Defect number Development area Description
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.

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.

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.

In cast-in-place concrete the term wall refers to a concept similar to panel.

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.

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.

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.

129807 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)
, Stiffened 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.

(1014)
and Web stiffened base plate (1016), it is now possible to set the rotation type and rotation value for the shear keycomponent object that represents a short steel part welded to the bottom of a base plate

profile.

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.

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

(1) Bent plates can be conical or cylindrical.

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

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

(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.

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

(1) Bent plates can be conical or cylindrical.

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

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

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

110635 Steel components

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

(1) Bent plates can be conical or cylindrical.

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

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

(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 tolerance 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.

106278 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), it is now possible to define 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.

washers separately for the main and secondary bolts on the Plate washers tab.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 notchcut in one component object or input part for receiving another component object or input part

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-3988 Organizer

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

Organizer consists of two tools, object browser and categories.

could not synchronize single categories correctly when objects were selected in the model. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-3786 Organizer

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

Organizer consists of two tools, object browser and categories.

, 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 Organizer used to inquire, view, and report model information based on selected model objects

.

TTSD-3331 Organizer

Previously, reference modelmodel which the designer can use as an aid when building another model

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

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

data change was not available in Organizertool that is used for categorizing and managing model information, object properties and object property queries, and model object classification

Organizer consists of two tools, object browser and categories.

if the reference model was inserted by using a base pointpoint in a model that is used to define a starting point in surveying and that is used as an anchor point in coordinate and height transformations

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

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

Base points are also called control points.

, and the base point was changed to another base point. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-3256 Organizer

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

Organizer consists of two tools, object browser and categories.

, 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 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 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.

TTSD-3204, 129922 Import, export, interoperability

The synchronize button did not always update the ToDo list. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-3201, 128314 Import, export, interoperability

The Zoom to selected functionality did not work correctly when work planeplane that the user has chosen in a model and that is currently active for working on in a model view

Newly created, copied, or moved model objects comply with the work plane. For example, shifting the work plane to follow a sloped plane makes it easier to model sloped structures.

was changed in Trimble Connectorfeature that enables interoperability between Tekla Structures and Trimble Connect application

. 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 applicationpart of Tekla Structures functionality that is developed in order to extend the capability of Tekla Structures but that is not included in the Tekla Structures installation

error when you inquired a non-solid item for attributes that can only be provided for solid items, for example AREA_PROJECTION_GXY_NET.

TTSD-4078 Import, export, interoperability

If 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 setting Create report after conversion is disabled, changes list will no longer be displayed.

TTSD-3344 Import, export, interoperability

When you import or export multiple shapes using the Shape Catalogcatalog that displays a list of predefined item shapes

The shapes are modeled using software other than Tekla Structures, for example SketchUp.

dialog box, Tekla Structures now shows a progress bar and the Cancel button.
You can click the Cancel button to stop the import or export process in the middle of the process. Canceling does not undo the process from the beginning. The shapes that were imported or exported before the canceling will be imported or exported, and the rest of them will not.

TTSD-3328 Import, export, interoperability

You can now assign ToDo notes to other members of the same project.

TTSD-3277 Import, export, interoperability

You can now select multiple shapes in the Shape Catalogcatalog that displays a list of predefined item shapes

The shapes are modeled using software other than Tekla Structures, for example SketchUp.

using Ctrl or Shift, and then delete the selected shapes all at once by pressing Delete or selecting Delete from the pop-up menu.

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.

TTSD-2143 Import, export, interoperability

You can now import multiple shapes to the Shape Catalogcatalog that displays a list of predefined item shapes

The shapes are modeled using software other than Tekla Structures, for example SketchUp.

at one go. Previously, you could only import one shape at a time.
In the Shape Cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

dialog box, click Import, and then use Ctrl or Shift to select multiple shape files.

130827 Import, export, interoperability

Inserting 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.

reference models in 2017 did not work if the computer did not have the latest Microsoft libraries installed. This has now been fixed.

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.

130727 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.

reference models were not displayed. This has now been fixed.

130535 Import, export, interoperability

Surface objects and surface treatmentbuilding object that represents finishing of a part

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

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

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

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

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

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.

.

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.

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.

114449 Import, export, interoperability

New option Convert I profile to T profile when flange is missing was added in the 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.

Settings
dialog box on the Advanced Optionssettings used to customize Tekla Structures for specific companies, standards, users, or user groups

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

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

tab. Using this setting you can select whether to convert  I profiles to T profiles when a flange is missing. The options are Yes and No (default).

130754 Templates and reports

In Template Editortool in Tekla Structures that is used for creating and modifying templates to be used in drawings and reports

, the attribute search now works in formularule stated in a mathematical language

Formula is part of an equation.

editor.

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-4077 Drawings

Earlier, when you opened a drawing, Tekla Structures processed all referenced models to check if they are located in spaces defined by the drawing views included in the drawing. This sometimes took a very long time. Now only the reference models that are previously set visible in the drawing are processed during drawing opening, which makes the opening of the drawings a lot faster. Note that when you go to the Reference object tab in the properties dialog box, all not up-to-date reference models are processed.

TTSD-3795 Drawings

Polygons created with polylines are now visualized better when you add hatches.

TTSD-2744 Drawings

The drawing window zoom level was not always correct after opening a drawing. 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) temporary line in a model that can be used for aligning objects with each other

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

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

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.

128925 Drawings

The value fields are no longer dimmed in the user-defined attributes dialog box in drawings.

127996 Drawings

The drawing editor was not properly closed when 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.

was canceled and you opened the next drawing.  This has now been fixed.

127556 Drawings

Dimensioning type 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.

dimensions
now also dimensions holes of those subassemblies that have the same material type as the assembly or cast unit main partmain part that exists in a cast unit

The cast unit main part in a concrete cast unit is, by default, the part with the largest volume of concrete.

The user can change the cast unit main part.

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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.

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.

107130 Drawings

Printing did not plot background fill, but plotted hidden hatches. 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-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-3205 Tekla Model Sharing

When using the on-premises sharing servicealternative service for the Tekla Model Sharing service that uses a local server

, opening the Browse shared models dialog box tried to connect the user to the default sharing service. This forced the user to wait a few minutes before the dialog box was opened. This does not happen anymore. Tekla Structures now connects to the service that was last used instead of the default.

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.

If a matching backup file is found, it will be taken into use. Otherwise, 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.

TTSD-3798 Reinforcement

The Copy properties button in the property panecontrol element in Tekla Structures user interface in the form of a side pane window

The property pane can be used to show and modify the properties of model objects.

now works also for rebar set modifiers and leg faces.

TTSD-2250 Reinforcement

Modifying rebar set spacing zones by moving, adding, or removing bars is now much faster.

130612 Reinforcement

Rebar shape managertool that is used 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.

130749, TTSD-4039 Modeling

If a cast unit with a rebar set was copied after 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.

, the copies were numbered differently than the original, identical cast unit. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-3918 Modeling

Pour unitentity 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 did not recognize reinforcing bars in rebar sets that had only one vertical leg faceplane that defines where the reinforcing bar legs are created in a rebar set

Tekla Structures creates rebar set leg faces at the reinforced faces of concrete parts or pour objects, or according to the points picked when creating a rebar set.

on a 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.

face. This has now been fixed and these bars are now added correctly to pour units.

TTSD-3904 Modeling

You can now again create the default views of one assembly.

TTSD-3539 Modeling

After changing the XS_DISPLAY_FILLET_EDGES advanced option, you now get a notification to reopen the model.

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-3245 Modeling

​Previously, Tekla Structures crashed if it could not create the \autosave folder at model creation. Now Tekla Structures does not crash anymore. Note that autosave is still not done if the folder is not created.

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-2729 Modeling

Snapping to ortho angles now works correctly according to the ortho setting when defining cross sections in the sketch editortool that is used for creating and editing parametric user-defined profiles

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TTSD-2141 Modeling

Modifying parts in models where a 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.

was split by several pour breaks is much faster now.

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