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Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2017 SP2

Defect number Development area Description
131037 Concrete components

In Concrete beam-beam (112), non-concrete parts can be now removed from the assembly.

131036 Concrete components

In Concrete console (110), the neoprene is now created in the correct position when the console is not created.

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.

126938 Concrete components

In Embedded anchors (8), the default grade of reinforcing bars is now set to Undefined.

131120 Steel components

In Multiple stiffeners (1064), weld preparationcut that is made on the part edge in order to enable a more complete weld penetration which provides a stronger joint

cuts are now correctly created when the XS_AISC_WELD_MARK advanced option is set to TRUE.

131087 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)
, aligning the bolts with the beam instead of the clip anglecomponent object that represents a right angle that is made of a standard L-shaped profile and that connects parts

no longer deletes the clip angle.

131086 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)
, aligning the bolts with the beam instead of the clip anglecomponent object that represents a right angle that is made of a standard L-shaped profile and that connects parts

no longer affects bolt and clip angle positioning.

130702 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 horizontal slots in shimcomponent object that represents a plate that is used for filling clearances and gaps on the construction site

plates are now correctly created.

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.

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.

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.

125698 Steel components

In Stub connection (119), the middle plates and bolts are now created 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.

125253 Steel components

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

(31)
and Two side clip angle (33), it is now possible to define the Finish property for all parts on the Parts tab.

125200 Steel components

In Column site weld splice (137), welds 3 and 4 are now created with the correct settings as defined in the component weld dialog box.

122599 Steel components

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

(20)
, the stiffeners are now created inclined to the gusset side angles, and it is possible to fit them to 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.

.

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.

113645 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 welded to the connection plates when the connection plates are not inside the bracing.

103709 Steel components

In Stanchion side profile (86), it is now possible to set the top edge distance of bolts on the Sbolts tab.

98573 Steel components

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

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.

.

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.

.

88193 Steel components

In Splice connection (77), deck support plates are now always created at the top flange when the main and secondary parts are sloped.

85772 Steel components

In Stub (28), it is now possible to define top and bottom offsets for all stiffeners.

85709 Steel components

In Multiple stiffeners (1064), the stiffeners are now created with the correct length also when created not perpendicular to 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.

.

84567 Steel components

In Diagonal splice (53), the vertical offset of bolts is now correctly applied on all bolts.

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.

83642 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)
, increasing the bolt pattern size (spacing) now automatically increases 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.

size.

83167 Steel components

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

(144)
, the top and bottom notchcut in one component object or input part for receiving another component object or input part

chamfer cuts are now created with the correct dimensions.

82566 Steel components

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

(65)
, it is now possible to define bolt rotation on the Bolts tab.

80705 Steel components

In Bracing cross (19), slotted holes for bolts are now correctly applied.

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.

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.

130934 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.

, you can now again create subtasks for collapsed tasks.

130549 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.

, the activity code is now correctly copied when you create a copy of a taskin the task manager, a representation of a piece of work that needs to be carried out in order to complete a project

.

TTSD-4217, 130513 Import, export, interoperability

Spaces 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.

property set file names did not work. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-4939 Import, export, interoperability

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.

object conversion, conversion as extrusion now works again. Previously, extrusion profile mapping did not work, or in some cases, the conversion as extrusion did not work at all.

TTSD-4638 Import, export, interoperability

Save as did not handle plan databases correctly. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-4383 Import, export, interoperability

Trimble Connectorfeature that enables interoperability between Tekla Structures and Trimble Connect application

failed to load the ToDo notes, did not show the ToDo side pane, and it looked like you are not logged in. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-4060 Import, export, interoperability

Some DWG files failed at import into the Shape Catalogcatalog that displays a list of predefined item shapes

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

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-3939 Import, export, interoperability

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.

property set files are now saved in the current modelmodel that is active in Tekla Structures

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

folder only.

131107 Import, export, interoperability

You can now specify user-defined codes for 1st and 2nd stage of double walls for Unitechnik (78) export. You can select 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.

(1st stage)
or Double wall (2nd stage) from the Product type list in the panel user-defined attributes dialog box on the Unitechnik tab.

131034 Import, export, interoperability

In Unitechnik Export (79), you can now choose values for HEADER block project line 1 and project line 2.

130850 Import, export, interoperability

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

130824 Import, export, interoperability

In Unitechnik export (79), the option Export line attributes for cutouts is now working correctly.

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.

130007 Import, export, interoperability

The HMS export is now available in the  Production Planner - Concrete configuration.

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.

110232 Import, export, interoperability

When you had set XS_DSTV_NUMBER_OF_PARTS_BY_SELECTION to TRUE and  XS_USE_ASSEMBLY_NUMBER_FOR to LOOSE_PARTS, the quantity of the pieces in the NC header was calculated incorrectly, based on all parts in the model instead of the selected parts. This has now been fixed.

130309, TTSD-2249 Drawings

The reflected view now works correctly for the pour objects shown in general arrangement drawings.

TTSD-4705, 130999 Drawings

You can now add dimension marks and tagged dimension marks for horizontal reinforcing bars. Previously, this only worked for vertical bars.

TTSD-4202, 130810 Drawings

Previously, some snapping options did not work very well with polygons in drawings. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-4090, 130649 Drawings

Polygons in drawings did not always have correct properties after the creation. This has now been fixed.

131090, TTSD-4876 Drawings

Key plansmall-scale view in a drawing that indicates the location of an assembly, a cast unit, or a part in the model

A key plan contains the model grid and the assembly, cast unit, or part shown in the included drawing view.

views did not work in multidrawings. This has now been fixed

131044, TTSD-4904 Drawings

When inserting graphical objects if you entered the first point using a temporary snap pointpoint to which Tekla Structures snaps

and numeric input, the insertion failed. This has now been fixed.

116991, TTSD-2048 Drawings

A warning message is displayed if you try to create a section viewdrawing view that shows a selected area as a cross section

A section view can be created of the parts in a drawing view. A section view can be created manually or automatically.

by first clicking outside an existing view.

TTSD-4149 Drawings

The Arrange views command on the drawing Views tab did not place the drawing views correctly if there were template tables on the left side of the drawing sheet. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-4075 Drawings

Arcs with very slight bulge were shown incorrectly in print previews. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-3810 Drawings

Previously, weld objects without an explicitly set line type were not visible in drawings before you changed the line type. This has now been fixed so that undefined lines are also visible.

TTSD-3738 Drawings

Sometimes some drawing templates are very slow to open. Earlier, the cancelling message box at drawing opening just showed that objects where rendered. Now the message box also shows when tables are being updated, and you can cancel the the opening faster.

TTSD-3654 Drawings

Dimension marks and tagged dimension marks are now shown correctly in cast unit drawings. This has now been fixed.

130630 Drawings

Detailed object level settingsdrawing settings that affect the representation of selected drawing objects

Object level settings can be defined when creating a new drawing or when modifying an open drawing.

Object level settings can be use in a drawing or in a drawing view in order to change the representation of the chosen drawing objects.

are now taken into use when object level settings are saved.

121911 Drawings

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

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-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-4707, 131022 Modeling

For profiles with variable cross sections, the parameter values used for creating part geometry were not correct in some situations after importing or when retrieved through Tekla Model Sharingcloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a model

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla online services.

. This has now been fixed. The correct parameter values are now used.

TTSD-4289, 130857 Modeling

Grid linesingle line that visualizes a single grid plane on a view plane

handles now work again.

TTSD-4030, 130698 Modeling

Changing sketch parameters used in Thickness or Extrusion Type equations in the sketch editortool that is used for creating and editing parametric user-defined profiles

did not update the current sketch. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-3800, 130485 Modeling

Rebar set end detail modifiers and property modifiers now work correctly in custom components.

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-5418 Modeling

Previously, saving of multi-user models could fail because of an issue in the management of displayed objects. Now the models are saved.

TTSD-951 Modeling

Model rotation, zooming, and panning now work more smoothly even when direct modificationfunction that activates the mode where the model objects can be modified by using handles

Direct modification enables additional handles and modification options.

is switched on.

131346 Modeling

A parametric Z profile BENTZ h*b*d*t[-a] has been added to the profile catalogcatalog that displays profiles and information on the profiles

In addition to the available profiles in the respective Tekla Structures environment, the user can add fixed or parametric user-defined profiles to the profile catalog. It is also possible to import profiles to the profile catalog.

.

130974 Installation

The Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Update 3 Redistributable (x86) 14.0.24212 is now included in the Tekla Structures installation as a prerequisite.

TTSD-4165 Tools and components

Importing a large number of custom components from folders pointed by XS_UEL_IMPORT_FOLDER was very slow at model creation. This has now been improved.

126104 Tools and components

When creating or editing 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.

, an error message is again shown if there is an error in compiling the macro.