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Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2017 SP10

Defect number Development area Description
TSAC-2134 Concrete components

Lifting anchor (80) now works correctly for elements created from concrete and miscellaneous materials.

TSAC-2418 Steel components

In Turnbuckle connection (126), the main 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.

are now correctly fitted regardless their selection order.

TSAC-2369 Steel components

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

(56)
, you can now separately control the bolt types of Brace bolts 1 and 2 on the gusset side and the bracing side.

TSAC-2310 Steel components

In Welded beam column (31), you can now turn on or off the weld preparationcut that is made on the part edge in order to enable a more complete weld penetration which provides a stronger joint

creation in the welds dialog box.

TSAC-2309 Steel components

In Welded column with stiffeners (128), you can now turn on or off the weld preparationcut that is made on the part edge in order to enable a more complete weld penetration which provides a stronger joint

creation in the welds dialog box.

TSAC-2230 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)
, weld 5 between 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.

and 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.

is now created correctly.

TSAC-2199 Steel components

In Full depth S (185), you can now define 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.

end cut on the Plates tab.

TSAC-2159 Steel components

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

(29)
, 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.

material is now correctly applied.

TSAC-2133 Steel components

In Tube crossing (22), the spacing between two connection plates now works correctly.

TSAC-2124 Steel components

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

(20)
, the end plates are now created correctly.

TSAC-1875 Steel components

In Column - 2 beam (14), there were previously issues when you created one 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.

and the bolts were placed incorrectly. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-1540 Steel components

In Column with stiffeners W (182), 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.

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

now works properly.

TSAC-1459 Steel components

In Shear plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

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

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

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

tube column (189)
, the plate chamfer size now correctly follows the value defined in the component dialog box.

TSAC-946 Steel components

In Welded beam to beam (123), the bottom flange notchcut in one component object or input part for receiving another component object or input part

size is now correctly applied.

TSAC-796 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 distances of bolts from the edge of the plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

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

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

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

are now correctly applied.

TTSD-19256 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.

, the content of categories that have filters in the category rules is now updated correctly when synchronizing with the model. Previously, if you exploded a component in the model, the category content was not updated correctly.

TTSD-20216 Import, export, interoperability

With the IFC2x3 export using the Coordination  and Steel Fabrication model viewview that is represented in the modeling mode

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

definition, the beams and columns that have a fittingadjustment of a part end

plane at both ends are shorter than in the model. The error does not occur when line cuts are used instead or only one fitting is used.  This has now been fixed.

TTSD-19481 Import, export, interoperability

The performance of locking and unlocking multiple reference models in the 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.

list has been improved.

TTSD-15992 Import, export, interoperability

In DWG export, there is now a new check to see if files can be written to before the export starts. You are also prompted to close the files. If an exported file already exists, a dialog box is displayed asking if you want to overwrite the existing files.

TTSD-15599 Import, export, interoperability

In 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.

change detection, the reference model rotation changes are now detected better.

TTSD-7136 Import, export, interoperability

Tekla Structures now shows a confirmation message when you delete shapes from the shape catalogcatalog that displays a list of predefined item shapes

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

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TTSD-3743 Import, export, interoperability

Export to Tekla Structural Designer with analysis modelstructural model that is created from a physical model and used on the one hand for analyzing structural behavior and load bearing, and on the other hand for design

Analysis model can be viewed in Tekla Structures in a model view.

Analysis model that is made with Tekla Structures can be worked on in other analysis and design software or application.


For steel beams and braces, the export to Tekla Structural Designer checks if the difference between the analysis and the physical models requires different global offsets at the start and end of the member. This can result from different offsets at start and end or the analysis settings for the part.
The import from Tekla Structural Designer is not affected because we do not change position at all.

Export to Tekla Structural Designer with physical modelstructural model with a direct or indirect counterpart in the structure to be built


For steel beams and braces, the export to Tekla Structural Designer checks if there are different offsets at start and end and convert them to global offsets.
The import from Tekla Structural Designer will reverse the transformation and include the relevant data in the Comparison form when updating.

TPLED-97 Templates and reports

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

: The Extend command is working again.

TPLED-87 Templates and reports

When the columns in a template had continuous horizontal fill, the rows and columns were misaligned. This has now been fixed

TPLED-84 Templates and reports

Rows are no longer overlapping when you use Right alignment.

TTSD-20407 Drawings

Opening of some drawings could sometimes fail. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-16747 Drawings

When you create several drawings at a time, Tekla Structures shows a progress dialog with a Cancel button. However, clicking the Cancel button did not stop creating new drawings, but created them without templates. This has now been fixed. Moreover, now the dialog box also shows two progress bars: the first bar shows what is done for each drawing, and it goes back and forth. The second bar proceeds steadily after every drawing.

TTSD-4111 Drawings

Now, when you activate a set of snap switches in a drawing and save the drawing, and then reopen the same drawing, or open another drawing, the same set of snap switches is still active. Previously, snap switchswitch used for controlling what kind of points Tekla Structures snaps to

The user needs to activate snap switches to be able to pick different points, for example, line ends and intersections.

Snap switches help the user to pick points in order to position model objects precisely without having to know the coordinates or create additional lines or points.

settings were not saved in the drawing modemode that is used for editing the appearance and content of drawings

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

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TSAC-2375 Drawings

Pattern line editortool in Tekla Structures that is used for creating and modifying pattern lines

Pattern line editor can be used in a model or in an open drawing.

The created pattern lines are added to drawings with the pattern line command.

saves the default color correctly in the created .clp file, so the pattern linedrawing shape that consists of one or several blocks of elements and that may include symbols, lines, and spacings.

Pattern lines can be used to indicate cut lines, foundations, weld paths, or electrical wiring, for example.

color can be modified.

TSAC-1819 Drawings

When you open a drawing that contains pattern lines, and the .clp file of a pattern linedrawing shape that consists of one or several blocks of elements and that may include symbols, lines, and spacings.

Pattern lines can be used to indicate cut lines, foundations, weld paths, or electrical wiring, for example.

is missing, a report window will be displayed. The report will contain a list with the name of each pattern line that does not have a related .clp file.

TSAC-1795 Drawings

Pattern lines in a drawing are now updated automatically when you have modified the pattern linedrawing shape that consists of one or several blocks of elements and that may include symbols, lines, and spacings.

Pattern lines can be used to indicate cut lines, foundations, weld paths, or electrical wiring, for example.

and reopen the drawing.

TTSD-23046 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, if Tekla Structures crashed or if the Tekla Structures process was somehow forced to exit during write out, this could result in missing drawing files. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-22212 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.

, canceling the start sharing was not possible during packet creation. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-21963 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, sharing a new or modified 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.

prevented showing the Changes list. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-21567 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.

, profiles with a .clb file as a subtype were not previously shared correctly. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-21393 Tekla Model Sharing

With some reference models, the changes list 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.

could open very slowly. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-19701 Tekla Model Sharing

When joining 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.

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

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla online services.

now checks if the current system locale is compatible with the system locale that was used when the model was shared. This check helps to avoid issues when distributed teams are using the model. Tekla Structures is not a fully Unicode 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

and it may function incorrectly when a shared model is opened with a system locale that is incompatible with the one that was used when starting to share the model.

TTSD-19624 Tekla Model Sharing

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

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla online services.

file handling could copy temporary files to another model, which could make history reading and writing to report database corruption. Now this has been fixed. Such files are never written out and not read during read in.

TTSD-6851 Tekla Model Sharing

Saving of shared models is now more robust than before in situations where antivirus and similar software put temporary locks on model files. Failed operations are retried and written in error logs.

TTSD-22524 Modeling

Previously, when the Ortho tool was active, the snapping distances were incorrectly rounded. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-21482 Modeling

Previously, if you left Tekla Structures idle for a while, in some cases Tekla Structures could freeze or crash. This has now been improved.

TTSD-21481 Modeling

Previously, selecting two bolts and right-clicking caused Tekla Structures to crash. This happened when the first part you had selected was a cast-in-place part. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-20700 Modeling

Previously, saving the model with Save as failed in some situations and Tekla Structures displayed the message Model memory is corrupted. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-20604 Modeling

The saving of multi-user models has been improved to work more reliably.

TTSD-19183 Modeling

Multi-user models can now again be saved in network paths.

TTSD-17047 Modeling

The silhouette edges are drawn correctly again for high accuracy hollow profiles when XS_DISPLAY_FILLET_EDGES is set to FALSE.

TTSD-15116 Modeling

When using orthogonalview projection that displays objects in right-angles projection

In model view the size of the objects is the same despite of their distance to the viewing point and the zoom remains on part faces.

snapping, the snap points are now shown with perpendicular snap symbols.

TTSD-22656 Analysis and design

Previously, when a user had created an analysis modelstructural model that is created from a physical model and used on the one hand for analyzing structural behavior and load bearing, and on the other hand for design

Analysis model can be viewed in Tekla Structures in a model view.

Analysis model that is made with Tekla Structures can be worked on in other analysis and design software or application.

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

and another user saved the model, this new analysis model was not visible for either user in the Analysis & Design Model dialog box. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-22080 Analysis and design

In a Tekla Model Sharing modelmodel used for collaboration over the Tekla Model Sharing service

With a shared model, each user works with their own model and the changes are shared through Tekla Model Sharing. A shared model requires the use of a single-user model. The same model cannot be a shared model and a multi-user model.

, when you read in changes that included an analysis modelstructural model that is created from a physical model and used on the one hand for analyzing structural behavior and load bearing, and on the other hand for design

Analysis model can be viewed in Tekla Structures in a model view.

Analysis model that is made with Tekla Structures can be worked on in other analysis and design software or application.

, and an autosaved model was created after read in and the model then reopened without saving, the analysis model could sometimes be lost. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-19862 Analysis and design

Split nodes are now created correctly in situations where the analysis partanalysis model object that is a representation of a physical part in an analysis model

In different analysis models, a physical part is represented by different analysis parts.

positions change in analysis modelstructural model that is created from a physical model and used on the one hand for analyzing structural behavior and load bearing, and on the other hand for design

Analysis model can be viewed in Tekla Structures in a model view.

Analysis model that is made with Tekla Structures can be worked on in other analysis and design software or application.

creation.

TTSD-12559 Analysis and design

Previously, if you had created a rigid linkanalysis model object that connects two nodes so that they do not move in relation to each other

between analysis nodes, you could not move or merge nodes that had been created manually. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-19981 Core

When you tried to change the advanced option XS_​DRAWING_​PLOT_​FILE_​NAME_​W in Russian language, Tekla Structures crashed. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-2485 Core

The Dimensioning Rule Properties dialog box had many texts that were not translated but showed the string ID albl_... This has now been fixed.

TTSD-23434 Tools and components

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

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla online services.

models, using Organizer or some other .NET tools could previously cause errors at write out when using the Project viewer role. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-19715 Tools and components

Previously, closing Tekla Structures after model loading failed could cause Tekla Structures to crash. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-932 Tools and components

In Radial array tool, angle values with decimals are now supported in regional settings.

TTSD-20007 Numbering

When you use standard-part models in 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 standard parts now get the start numberfirst number of a numbering series

of the oldest standard partsteel part that current model parts are compared with in the numbering process in order to give them specific part prefixes

in the actual project model, instead of a random number.
The start number cannot be used to divide identical standard parts in groups, as the parts all get the same part positionposition number that is assigned to a part

, prefix, and start number.

TTSD-20918 User interface

Previously, saving the model with Save as could cause Tekla Structures to crash and restart instead of exiting. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-1476 Import, export, interoperability (steel)

Sometimes, some bolt holes were missing from the NC data. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-2450 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

BVBS Export: The user-defined bending roll diameter can now be controlled with the BVBS_BENDING_ROLL 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.

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TSAC-2446 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

BVBS Export: When multiple segments of rebar are in 0-degree bendings then is exported as the continuous straight section.

TSAC-2390 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Production thicknesses of double wallplate that represents a structure such as a wall or roof panel

In Tekla Structures, a panel is created by picking two or more points.

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

shells are now calculated so that the 1st shell thickness reports sub-assemblyassembly in a nested assembly that is subordinate to a parent assembly

thickness including braced girders, and the 2nd shell reports complete cast unit thickness regardless of the chosen dialog box option.  This is to ensure that the production thickness values comply with the curing chamber slot maximum height.

TSAC-2304 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Line attributes export has been improved for double wallplate that represents a structure such as a wall or roof panel

In Tekla Structures, a panel is created by picking two or more points.

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

2nd shell.

TSAC-2261 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

BVBS Export: Circular and spiral rebars had incorrect spacing values. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-2200 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): You can now use all combinations of texts, templates and counter symbols with the option Text[Template]#Counter.

TSAC-2153 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Rebar or 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.

wire using the terminal hook flection form will now have their geometrical data series systematically rounded in borderline cases.

TSAC-2142 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): The width of embeds created as B-rep items is now exported correctly.

TSAC-2088 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Double walls are now exported correctly also when there are more than one part specified as the 1st stage (or 2nd stage) in the cast unit.

TSAC-2055 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPlan file (68): The export of length L1 and L2 data has been improved for cut hollow core slabs.

TSAC-1228 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): The export now automatically recognizes and exports the gapany space between two objects

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

width value between sandwich panel shells.