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Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2017 SP8

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SOLD-415 User interface

A new version of the Support tool is now introduced for reporting issues with Tekla Structures. The new Support tool uses Trimble Identityuser account to Tekla online services and other Trimble services

For a Tekla Structures user, Trimble Identity is a single sign-on account which enables the user’s online identity management. The organization that the user’s Trimble Identity belongs to, determines the user’s access rights. Trimble Identity is needed, for example, for Tekla Campus and Tekla Warehouse, and to log in to Tekla User Assistance.

for log in. You can start the tool from the File menu by clicking Help > Contact Tekla support, or by entering Contact Tekla support in Quick Launchtool that is used for quickly finding commands, dialog boxes, and other functions in Tekla Structures

The other functions include local content from Tekla Warehouse, for example.

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TSAC-293 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.

simple (146)
, the values for manual notchcut in one component object or input part for receiving another component object or input part

control are 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 skewed.

TSAC-590 Tools and components

Linear array tool and Radial array tool now correctly create duplicates when copying other array tool components.

TSAC-674 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.

panel reinforcement
, when creating a single layer of reinforcement, the C1 cover thickness setting does not affect the offset anymore.

TSAC-817 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 is now created correctly regardless of the complexity of its polygon.

TSAC-916 Steel components

Stanchion double 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.

(87)
now works correctly regardless of how the stanchion is rotated.

TSAC-1223 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPlan file (68): It is now possible to export elements with ACNuser-defined attribute of an assembly or a cast unit that identifies the assembly or cast unit main part

A control number does not affect numbering.

Control numbers are running numbers.

as the main identifier. To do this, select 2.00 ACN for the Export version number setting on the Parameters tab.

TSAC-1238 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

HMS export: There is a new setting Generate drain/weep holes on the Options tab for exporting drain holes and weep holes. You can also specify the offset.

TSAC-1293 Steel components

In Column - 2 beam (14), the Bolt standard for Bolts 4 is now correctly applied.

TSAC-1323 Drawings

The Rebar layering marker 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.

no longer crashes.

TSAC-1367 Steel components

In Spiral stair (S68), the stairs are now created correctly when input points 2 and 3 are not located on the top of each other.

TSAC-1368 Steel components

Railing beam to plane (89) now works correctly with asymmetrical profiles.

TSAC-1420 Steel components

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

connection 3 (74)
, you can now define 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.

name, and seat profile material and name on the Parts tab.

TSAC-1434 Steel components

In Stiffened 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.

(1014)
, the Groutbuilding object that represents the filling of seams between parts, or holes or voids in a part with grout

Grouting can be used when connecting parts with anchor bolts or rods, or in seams between panels, for example.

Grout is flowing concrete that hardens after application.

part name is not longer taken from the L profile, flange part name.

TSAC-1445 Steel components

In Joist to column, type 2 (163), the bolt standards for seatcomponent object that represents a structure upon which a component secondary part rests

bolts are now correctly applied.

TSAC-1447 Steel components

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

connection (72)
, slotted holes are now correctly applied for bolts.

TSAC-1536 Steel components

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

(143)
, the deletion of bolts now works correctly.

TSAC-1559 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 deletion of custom components now works correctly.

TSAC-1567 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

In Export Unitechnik (79), the following new special assembly export codes (installation types) can now be used: 0, 41, 42, 43.

  • 41 - 43 can be used for orienting the embedbuilding object that represents an object that is to be cast into a concrete structure and that is used to connect structures or as an aid when constructing a structure

    For example, a cast-in socket is an embed that is placed in concrete structures to allow parts to be bolted together on site. In Tekla Structures, embeds are modeled as steel sub-assemblies that are inside a concrete nested assembly.

    symbols according to model orientation:
    • 41: Insertion point embed assembly COG and orients towards the start to end point axis.
    • 42: Insertion point embed part start point and orients towards the end point.
    • 43: Insertion point embed assembly COG and orinets towards the axis of the longest edge.
  • 0 ignores the symbol and will use the sub-assemblyassembly in a nested assembly that is subordinate to a parent assembly

    bounding boxrectangular border with the smallest measure within which all the selected points that position the model objects lie

    In Tekla Structures two-dimensional bounding boxes are used in drawings and three-dimensional bounding boxes in models.

    setting according to the insertion COG setting (1 - 5), for example, 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.

    0 0 4.
TSAC-1578 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 dimensions entered for 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.

chamfers are now correctly applied.

TSAC-1604 Steel components

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

(141)
, the clip angles are 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 sloped.

TSAC-1622 Steel components

In Railing plane to plane (90), the connected parts are now correctly cut.

TSAC-1639 Concrete components

In Concrete console (111), the console is now correctly created when there is another component placed on the same level.

TSAC-1643 Concrete components

Concrete console (110) now works correctly when 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 cut above the component.

TSAC-1667 Concrete components

In Concrete console (110), anchor rods are now correctly placed 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 not placed in line 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.

.

TSAC-1678 Concrete components

In Concrete console (110), the bottom tube profile is now created correctly when using an HII profile as 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-1695 Concrete components

In Detailing manager, you can now use Strip footingfooting that supports several points of contact or a region of points of contact

Strip footing supports a length of wall or a line of closely spaced columns, for example.

In Tekla Structures, strip footing has a polygon shape that the user defines by picking points.

reinforcement (75)
to detail a structure. Previously, Strip footing reinforcement (75) was not added to the Component box in the rules when you tried to add it.

TSAC-1719 Steel components

Previously, there was an error when using Bolted gussetcomponent object that represents a plate that connects braces to a beam, column, or base plate

(11)
on an inclined 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.

. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-1734 Steel components

In Seating (30), bolts are now created correctly when using 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.

profiles.

TSAC-1741 Concrete components

In Lifting anchor (80), the anchors are now created correctly when rotated perpendicular to the part.

TSAC-1747 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Braced girders created as steel parts are now exported correctly.

TSAC-1770 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 bolts are now correctly positioned when you define the rotation and the horizontal offset.

TSAC-1772 Steel components

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

(49)
no longer causes a solid error when created.

TSAC-1799 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Line attributes override functionality is now working correctly for turned 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.

TSAC-1804 Concrete components

In Reinforced concrete(1) cast unit type where the concrete is formed, poured, and cured in its final position

(2) concrete structure which contains reinforcement designed on the assumption that the concrete and reinforcement act together in resisting forces

(2) Reinforcement in reinforced concrete is usually steel bars, wires, or welded wire fabric. It may also be structural fiber of some other material.

(2) In Tekla Structures, reinforced concrete is modeled with reinforcement objects.

stair (95)
, at the bending of the top and bottom landings, the number of rebars created is now correct.

TSAC-1818 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)
Export Unitechnik (79): Electric tubes are now exported correctly when you specify to cut outer assemblies.
TSAC-1827 Concrete components

In Floor layout, break lines and detailing strips were deleted when using Tekla Model Sharingcloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a model

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla online services.

or when using the Repair model commands, as break lines and detailing strips did not create any objects in the model. Because of the missing break lines and/or detailing strips, the next modification of Floor layout created slabs without breaks and/or details. After this fix the break line and detailing strips create dummy construction lines and thus they will be preserved by Tekla Model Sharing and the Repair model commands.

TSAC-1874 Steel components

In Truss (S78), the Material property boxes in component properties did not work in the US Imperial environment. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-1883 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPlan file (68): You can now export selected cutouts and embeds as lines using the new setting Plot cutout/embedbuilding object that represents an object that is to be cast into a concrete structure and that is used to connect structures or as an aid when constructing a structure

For example, a cast-in socket is an embed that is placed in concrete structures to allow parts to be bolted together on site. In Tekla Structures, embeds are modeled as steel sub-assemblies that are inside a concrete nested assembly.

as lines
on the Plotter data tab. You can specify the cutouts and embeds by name, 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.

or material.

TSAC-1922 Steel components

In Create 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.

around part (92)
, holes were not created correctly around certain profiles. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-6845 Drawings

Creating an assembly drawingdrawing that shows fabrication information for a basic or a nested assembly, including bolts and welds, and that is generally used at the workshop

Assembly drawings show how parts are located in an assembly. They contain the parts of the assembly presented in one or more views.

sometimes caused Tekla Structures 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. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-9467 Drawings

Shorteningdeforming that decreases the modeled length of a part in a drawing by a value the user has entered

Shortening is used when the parts are manufactured shorter than modeled.

line color was incorrect in the print output. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-9676 Tools and components

Clash check of DGN objects against native Tekla Structures objects has been improved.

TTSD-10928 Drawings

The graying out of dialog box options for drawing rebar meshes has been improved.

TTSD-11459 Drawings

Lines with blank line type were printed as solid lines. They now no longer appear in the printed output.

TTSD-11585 Organizer

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.

does not write headers and footers to Excel pages anymore. Users can now define their own headers and footers in Excel.

TTSD-12633 Analysis and design

You can now report rigid links with the new ANALYSIS_RIGID_LINK content typedetermination of which template attributes can be used in the template object value fields for a template component row

Content types are mainly based on object types.

. The following template attributes are available: CONTENTTYPE, ID, GUID, ANALYSIS_MODEL_NAME, TYPE, and LENGTH. The template attributes are not available through the Open API interface.

TTSD-13100 Import, export, interoperability

Models with heavy memory use could quite often crash to TeklaStructures_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

.dll
. One reason for the crashes was reference models and changing their visibility from hidden to visible. Another reason was duplicate progress dialog boxes. Now there is only one progress dialog box to avoid the crash situation. This also fixes similar change detection issues.

TTSD-13595 Drawings

When XS_​CREATE_​ROUND_​HOLE_​DIMENSIONS is set to TRUE, the zero point of the dimension measuring the round 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.

center is now located on 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.

edge rather than the assembly edge.

TTSD-14141 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.

synchronization sometimes failed with some rebar sets. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-14342 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.

, in cases where several users concurrently defined parametric profiles with variable cross sections and the changes were read in, the parts that were using variable cross sectiongeometrical form of a part sectioned perpendicular to its axis

profiles were modified in the local models.
This service pack now fixes this issue. We recommend that all users of 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.

use the same Tekla Structures service pack when working with the model.

TTSD-14573 Import, export, interoperability

If you had the Select objects in components switch activated during DGN 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.

clash check, no clashes were found. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-15004 Analysis and design

Previously, analysis nodeanalysis model object that Tekla Structures creates at a defined point of an analysis model based on analysis part connectivity

Tekla Structures creates nodes at ends and intersection points of analysis parts, and the corners of analysis areas.

numbers were drawn on top of each other or too far from the nodeanalysis model object that Tekla Structures creates at a defined point of an analysis model based on analysis part connectivity

Tekla Structures creates nodes at ends and intersection points of analysis parts, and the corners of analysis areas.

. This does not happen anymore. The numbers of the selected nodes now have the magenta color.

TTSD-15023 Analysis and design

Connectivityanalysis part property that defines the analysis part’s relationship to other analysis parts

For example, an analysis part automatically snaps or connects with rigid links to other parts based on the analysis part connectivity.

logic has been improved for bar to bar connections when the selected analysis 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

is Tekla Structural Designer.

TTSD-15209 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, some profiles were not imported correctly, which caused issues, such as unexpected object updates, in 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.

TTSD-15266 Drawings

Previously, when you were creating a polygon or a polyline in a drawing and if you were panning the screen during the process, extra points were sometimes  added to the polyline or polygon. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-15293 Modeling

Previously, very complex interaction of multiple objects with multiple cuts caused Tekla Structures to crash if you modified the model in the multi-user modemode in which several users can work on the same model using their own working models

and set XS_ENABLE_POUR_MANAGEMENT to TRUE, and then saved the model. This happened at least in the SE Asia environment. The issue has now been fixed.

TTSD-15369 Modeling

When cast-in-place concretecast unit type where the concrete is formed, poured, and cured in its final position

parts are hidden or made transparent with the Hide or Show only selected command, the pours made of the parts now stay hidden/transparent when changing the view setting to pour viewview that displays cast-in-place concrete parts merged into pour objects

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

. Also, when using the Hide or Show only selected command 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.

, their cast-in-place parts now stay hidden/transparent when switching from pour view to part view.

TTSD-15409 Import, export, interoperability

Hidden hatches are now correctly hidden in the exported DWG files.

TTSD-15470 Modeling

Creating closed 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.

structures in the model is now prevented.

TTSD-15629 Analysis and design

New load groups are now correctly added to the Load Combinations dialog box when a load groupset of loads and loadings that are caused by the same action and to which the user wants to refer collectively

Loads belonging to the same load group are treated alike during load combination.

is modified.

TTSD-15665 Drawings

The rebar extrema is now calculated by thickening each leg by the bar radius.

TTSD-15724 Import, export, interoperability

Loading a 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.

update sometimes crashed Tekla Structures. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-15741 Modeling

Tekla Structures now supports the Mass Import Tool correctly at position Depth.

TTSD-15753 Import, export, interoperability

Bolt location and orientation of mapped bolts in a 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.

is now correct 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.

export.

TTSD-15786 Analysis and design

In some situations, after deleting rigid links from the 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.

, the rigid links reappeared when rebuilding the analysis model.

TTSD-15836 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.

synchronization did not notice when a rebar set was modified by using direct modificationfunction that activates the mode where the model objects can be modified by using handles

Direct modification enables additional handles and modification options.

or by deleting rebars from the rebar set. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-15937 Drawings

Sometimes opening or creating a drawing that contained bolts caused a Tekla Structures 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. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-15959 Modeling

In Tekla Structures 2017, certain multi-character symbols are not fully supported in 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.

path. Earlier, using these symbols could cause crashes and/or incorrect behavior. Now the model path is checked at model creation and opening of the model, and if the path is not valid, the operation is cancelled and Tekla Structures shows an error message.

TTSD-16071 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.

, read in previously failed if two incoming files with different names were changed to have the same name after Unicode Compatibility Decomposition normalization. Such files could be ascii symbols and corresponding fullwidth symbols. Now Tekla Structures reads in such packages and tracks both, or more, such clashing files.

TTSD-16127 Drawings

When pours were used as neighboring partpart that is close to a part that the drawing is made for but that is not in the same assembly or cast unit

The representation of neighbor parts is usually different from that of the part.

Neighbor parts can be used as reference in dimensioning.

in a drawing, settings for the main pour were overriding settings used for neighboring parts when modifying the drawing. Now Modify keeps and updates properties of pours as neighboring parts to correct values.

TTSD-16253 Tekla Model Sharing

Certain Unicode characters in file names (such as, Kelvin symbol 'K') caused the Tekla Model Sharingcloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a model

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla online services.

write out to fail. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-16359 Drawings

Subassemblies did not get position dimensions in assembly drawings. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-16629 Drawings

Sometimes there was a crash during automatic cloningprocess of creating a drawing that Tekla Structures carries out for a part or assembly when its position number changes and the original drawing is no longer valid for that part or assembly

In automatic cloning, Tekla Structures creates a new drawing using the original drawing as a cloning template, and the original drawing is saved for other, similar parts or assemblies.

if there were associative notes in the drawing. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-16667 Tekla Model Sharing

Drawing status updates were not handled correctly in Tekla Structures. In Tekla Model Sharingcloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a model

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla online services.

, the drawing files were mistakenly removed during read in. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-16799 Import, export, interoperability

The connection to Trimble Connect(1) Trimble’s platform for microservices in the cloud

(1) Trimble Connect platform’s microservices include services for uploading, storing, processing, and managing or consuming data. These services are meant to provide common solutions required by multiple applications.

(2) application for information sharing and collaboration for construction projects that is based on the Trimble Connect platform

(2) Reference models are used in Trimble Connect application instead of using import and export.

(2) Trimble Connect application includes web, desktop and mobile clients, and the Sync tool, for example.

failed because of an outdated default service address in the configuration file. The service address has been updated to match the current working address.

TTSD-16927 Templates and reports

There is a new template attributeattribute in a template object that Tekla Structures uses to calculate and display information from a model database

Template attributes represent object properties.

for surfaces: ATTACHED_TO
The values are:
0 (part)
1 (pour)

TTSD-17069 Drawings

A memory leak occurred at drawing opening when you had set the advanced option XS_HIDDEN_LINES_UNHIDE_EMBEDDED to TRUE. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-17148 Drawings

Sometimes Tekla Structures 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 occurred when you had set Show openings/recess symbol to Yes in drawing viewview that includes selected model objects or an area in the model, that is represented in a drawing

A drawing view is a container for model and drawing objects.

A drawing can include several drawing views, which usually are two-dimensional views, plane views, to the model.

Examples of drawing views in Tekla Structures include main views, section views, single-part views, and 3D views.

properties and you opened a drawing of a curved structure. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-17261 Modeling

Previously, saving the model sometimes failed after a 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.

was deleted. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-18007 Drawings

Previously, drawing views could get corrupted when moved from one drawing to another. This has now been fixed.

Also, some curved lines with a very big radius could change to straight lines in drawings when custom presentation was used, or when printing drawing.  This has now been fixed.

TTSD-15254, TTSD-16744 Drawings

The behavior of the level marks in the section views of the cloned drawings was fixed. If Datum point for elevations is set to View planeplane in a space that defines the view

In Tekla Structures, the grids are projected onto the view plane and the grid lines can be visible on it.

View depth is defined starting from the view plane.

in view properties, 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.

level marks are correct. Level marks consider drawing elevation only when the advanced option XS_USE_OLD_DRAWING_CREATION_SETTINGS is set to TRUE.

TTSD-13193, TTSD-12330, TTSD-17689 Drawings

The visibility of neighbor parts works again when using neighbor reinforcement.

TSAC-1418, TSAC-1419, TSAC-1466, TSAC-1440, TSAC-1733, TSAC-1709 Import, export, interoperability

The BVBS export contains the following improvements:

  • A new option for exporting Reinforcement for selected pours was added for the setting Model objects to be exported for exporting of reinforcement from pour objects and pour units. There are also info messages displayed for pours.

  • You can now select pours and pour units in drawings and export the related reinforcement.

  • @ sign was occasionally missing in front of parameter c. This has now been fixed.

  • Multiple tapered groups with same rebar positions are now merged if applicable.

  • Parameter t is calculated if it is needed for stepped rebars.

  • Ridge tapered rebar groupgroup of reinforcing bars that are side by side and have identical properties, except the possible variation in bar lengths

    was combined in one row. This has now been fixed.

  • Now when you select Prevent export for the setting Check existing UDAs, the existing file is no longer overwritten with empty file after prevention.

  • Circular rebars now have the correct total length.

  • The UDAs tab is a new tab for defining the 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.

    fields to be used, and fields for defining the content to write into reinforcement, part, cast unit and 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.

    UDAs. You can tag UDAs based on the release code, release status, release date and released by information.