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Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2017 SP6

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132507 Concrete components

In Embedded anchors (8), you can now create the thickening part as a composite of 3 beams, defined by a polygon.

TSAC-663 Concrete components

In Round column reinforcement (82), the main bars are now cut when there is a cut in the concrete, for column shoe, for example.

TSAC-658 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.

layout
, the following fixes have been made:

  • The wall geometry is now calculated correctly when there are two openings that touch or overlap.
  • The opening detailing componentcomponent for creating and assembling component objects for building a structure

    The term modeling tool is used in Tekla Structures until version 21.1.

    is now applied only for the main layer. Previously, it was applied separately for each layer part.
TSAC-711 Concrete components

In Embedded anchors (8), rebars are now taken into account when calculating the total weight of the cast unit.

TSAC-800 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.

layout
, you can now again create a layer as a single part without any seams.

94101, TSAC-617 Steel components

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

(1065)
, the vertical offset of the gusset is now correctly applied when creating the gusset to the above or below position.

TSAC-300, 131220 Steel components

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

(27)
and Partial stiff 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.

(65)
now work correctly when you create an end plate smaller than half the height 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.

.

TSAC-318, 123423 Steel components

In Cranked beam (41), you can now define parallel haunchcomponent object that represents a wedge-like structure that strengthens a beam at its end

end cuts on the Parameters tab.

TSAC-682 Steel components

In Beam with 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.

(129)
, the shear tabcomponent object that represents a plate welded to the component main part and bolted to the web of the component secondary part

edge distance from 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.

flange edge is now correctly applied.

TSAC-317 Steel components

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

(142)
, galvanized holes are now created 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.

center lines are not in line.

TSAC-709 Steel components

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

(20)
, when you define a negative value for the brace length on the 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.

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

edge distances from the brace outer edge are now correctly applied.

TSAC-281 Steel components

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

(49)
now works correctly for short secondary parts.

TSAC-239 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 horizontal 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 from the end of the secondary beam and the edge distance of bolts is now correctly applied.

TSAC-180 Steel components

In Beam prep (183), 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.

offset is now correctly applied 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.

TSAC-186 Steel components

In Bolted moment connection (134), welds for stiffeners are now correctly created when connected 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.

flange.

TSAC-312 Steel components

In Turnbuckle bracing (S3), the rod depth offset is now correctly applied.

TSAC-713 Steel components

In Purlin connections (11), when you define that one main bolt is created, the correct number of bolts is now created.

TTSD-3389 Organizer

PROJECT.DATE_START, PROJECT.DATE_END and PROJECT.NUMBER now work again 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.

templates.

TTSD-8270 Organizer

Previously, when you had selected to show objects from the model, Object Browsertool in Organizer used to inquire, view, and report model information based on selected model objects

showed the deleted objects even if you reloaded the view or synchronized 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.

. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-714 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.

, subtasks are now created with correct planned dates according to the planned dates of selected higher-level taskin the task manager, a representation of a piece of work that needs to be carried out in order to complete a project

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TSAC-710, TSAC-708, TSAC-697, 132426, 132415, TSAC-565 Import, export, interoperability

Unitechnik Export (79) contains the following improvements:

  • Values that are exported in the SLABDATE block are now checked against Unitechnik format constraints for character amount. When any limits are exceeded, user is notified via a console or log file.

  • On the HEADER block data specification tab, it is now possible to specify building site and building owner name, address, post code and city/town.

  • Cage reinforcement main dimensions are now exported in cage's coordinate system instead of the pallet's coordinate system, according to the Unitechnik 6.1.0 specifications.

  • ​When exporting rebar as mount part with option Cut outer assemblies, now the correct geometry of rebar is exported.

  • ​When you used rotation in export, the line attribute override did not take rotation in to account. This has now been fixed.

  • Embeds tab: Cuts that have been specified with a 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.

    can now be exported in the MOUNT PART block with the option Cutpart former.

TSAC-686 Import, export, interoperability

Export EliPlan (68): Slabs narrowed by cutting are now exported correctly regardless of the modeling direction. Slabs narrowed by cutting are now oriented systematically, thereby having other cuts and plotting also positioned correctly. If thre is one narrowed sidet, it will be the side with length L2.

TTSD-10603 Import, export, interoperability

Polybeampart of a certain shape that is created as a continuous chain of beams passing through points that the user picks

The segments of the polybeam are straight, but segment intersections can be curved. For example, a beam that follows a zigzag line is a polybeam.

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 now works.

TTSD-10233 Import, export, interoperability

Work areacertain portion of the model that is currently active for working on in a view

Tekla Structures indicates the work area using dashed lines. Since objects outside the work area exist but are not visible the user can set a certain sized work area so that the views of the model are simpler and quickly updated, for example.

related visibility issues in reference models 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.

with an angle have now been fixed.

TTSD-9534 Import, export, interoperability

The setting Set handles to top flange 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 settings
is no longer used for polybeams for better conversion results.

TTSD-9539 Drawings

You can now use spaces in dimension filter rule names.

TTSD-8962 Drawings

When you created a line in a drawing and you selected to add line bulge in the properties dialog, the Apply button did not apply the bulge. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-6966, 132027 Drawings

Associative notes were not always cloned when the cloning templatemaster drawing where an existing drawing is used to copy the drawing settings for a new drawing

The new drawing has the same drawing settings as the original drawing.

The user creates a cloning template of a drawing typically after extensive manual modifications have been made in the drawing, in order to achieve the same appearance and contents in new drawings.

In the master drawing catalog, it is possible to create single-part, assembly, and cast unit drawings using cloning templates. It is also possible to add new cloning templates to the master drawing catalog from the document manager.

was in another model. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-761 Drawings

The following pattern lines were added to common, US imperial and US metric environments: CityLimits, DoubleFaceConcBarrier, FreeAccessRow, GovernmentLine, HedgeLine, LimitedAccessRow, SingleFaceConcBarrier, and TreeLine.

TTSD-7375 System and options

Folder paths defined in XS_FIRM and XS_PROJECT now work with no backslash at the end of the path.

TTSD-9385 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, write out would fail if the model folderfolder that is used for storing files associated with a model

Tekla Structures stores all files associated with a model in a folder it creates with the same name as the model database (.db1).

In multi-user mode all users access the same model folder.

contained a file that was both changed and marked to be deleted at the same time. Now that file is not included in the write out. Instead, it is deleted.

TTSD-7633 Modeling

Previously, the volumes of pour objects were not reported correctly when you had two overlapping cast-in-place concretecast unit type where the concrete is formed, poured, and cured in its final position

parts, and a pour breakbuilding object used to split a pour object into smaller pour objects

had been added at a location that split one part but only touched the face of the other part. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-9096 Modeling

Surfaces are now immediately visible when added to faces with many sections, such as a curved face of a circular column with a very large diameter.

TTSD-3384 Modeling

The HISTORY.TOUCHED, HISTORY.TOUCHED_ACTION and HISTORY.TOUCHED_BY template attributes now again report the creation date of the part, even if the part is not modified after it is created.

TTSD-6804 Modeling

Earlier, when inquiring the center of gravity of bent plates or assemblies containing bent plates, the gross weight was reported incorrectly. This now has been fixed.

TTSD-8308 Modeling

Tekla Structures now shows a warning message if you try to delete or modify 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.

of a cast unit that has a drawing.

TTSD-8926, 132588 Modeling

In some cases, comparing two assemblies could cause Tekla Structures to crash. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-9265 Modeling

In multi-user models, opening 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.

for the first time is now fast again, taking few seconds only.

TTSD-9624 Modeling

Sometimes, when using the Form face creator (for pours) component, surfaces would become detached from their father 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.

. This has now been fixed.