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Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2017 SP9

Defect number Development area Description
TSAC-1930 Concrete components

In Embedded anchors (8), welds between the custom components 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.

are now correctly created.

TSAC-1895 Concrete components

In Corbels and recesses (82), when using the option to take cuts into account, the corbels are now correctly added 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.

.

TSAC-1878 Concrete components

In Braced girder (88) and Braced girder (89), the positions in plane and in depth are now correctly applied when creating the braced girder as a profile.

TSAC-1675 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
, in some cases, the edge bars were not created if the edge contained a recess. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-2018 Steel components

In Tensioner brace and compression bar (13), the Side where the levels are calculated for parts options are now calculated properly for cut/fitted main parts.

TSAC-1963 Steel components

Tube crossing (22) now works correctly with negative brace notchcut in one component object or input part for receiving another component object or input part

distances.

TSAC-1961 Steel components

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)
: on the Parts tab, the Classpart property that groups parts according to identifiers given by the user

The identifiers of classes are usually numbers. Classes can be used for defining the color of parts in the model, for example. Class does not influence the numbering of model objects.

 option has been added for 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.

, Web plates, Flange plates and Leveling plate. The Finish option has been added for Plate, Web plates, Flange plates, Leveling plate, Fittingadjustment of a part end

plates
, Additional beam, Horizontal plates and L profiles.

TSAC-1902 Steel components

In Column with stiffeners (186) and Column with stiffeners S (187), the issue with the weld missing from 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.

has been fixed.

TSAC-1898 Steel components

In Fittingadjustment of a part end

(13)
, notchcut in one component object or input part for receiving another component object or input part

cuts are no longer created 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 a plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

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

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

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

.

TSAC-1864 Steel components

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

connection 3 (74)
, the seat profile stiffeners are now created correctly regardless of the selection order of the secondary parts.

TSAC-1809 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)
, it is now possible to sort the secondary parts by their profile height. When set to Yes, the highest 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 always regarded as the first secondary part, regardless of the selection order.
The selection order of secondary parts no longer affects the copying of secondary parts.

TSAC-1718 Steel components

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

(33)
, the distance of the secondary bolts from the edge of the clip angle is now correctly applied.

TSAC-1635 Steel components

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

(11)
: previously, sometimes there was a gapany space between two objects

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

between the gusset plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

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

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

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

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.

. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-1489 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)
, web clearanceset space between objects

In bolted connections, clearance is required for entering and tightening the bolts with an impact wrench. In addition to this, there may be a clearance for a fillet.

In welded connections, clearances are required in order to allow a welder to lay a correct weld.

Reinforcing bar clearance defines the minimum clearance or the allowed overlap for reinforcing bars when they are checked against other objects.

with the weld gapany space between two objects

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

option on the Parts tab now works correctly.

TSAC-994 Steel components

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

(20)
, the weld number 2 now works better.

TSAC-302 Steel components

In Stiffeners (1003) and in Multiple stiffeners (1064), the gapany space between two objects

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

between 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 beam is now correctly applied when stiffeners are created at the beam end.

TSAC-253 Steel components

In Column with stiffeners S (187), the bolt edge distance is now correctly applied with sloped beams.

TTSD-18533 Organizer

Previously, opening 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.

in models that included very large assemblies took a long time or was altogether impossible. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-18471 Organizer

Previously, if the original 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.

file was deleted, the reference model objects were not added to 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.

categories. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-18179 Organizer

Sometimes, the filters used 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.

categories were not synchronized correctly if only the parent of an object was modified in the model. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-17482 Organizer

In some cases, parent category could have had references to non-existing subcategories which prevented the opening of 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.

TTSD-17116 Organizer

Previously, an invalid assembly in the model could prevent 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.

from opening. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-18846 Import, export, interoperability

White text in linked dwg files was not visible in printed output. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-18689 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 settings, the Primary profile mapping and Tolerance values were not always visible in the dialog box. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-17998 Import, export, interoperability

In DWG export, the exported block names now contain a drawing id.

TTSD-17763 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, date now works when copying date type properties to UDAs that are defined as Date. In IFC object conversion settings, the type needs to be set as integer.

TTSD-14830 Import, export, interoperability

Previously, the imported items in .xml or .tez format were stored under an old 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.

if you used the Save as command. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-18949 Drawings

When deleting obsolete drawing .dg files, a backup of related snapshot files (.dg.DPM) was unnecessarily moved under the \snapshots folder under 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. This no longer happens.

TTSD-18851 Drawings

Custom line types did not always work correctly, for example, in arcs. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-18705 Drawings

Sometimes closing a drawing while the snapshot viewer was open, and then closing the snapshot viewer could cause an ASSERTion failure or even a crash. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-18695 Drawings

Symbols in some dimensions and labels did not appear in printed output. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-17436 Drawings

Views inside the single-part views were incorrectly modified when the layout of the 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.

was changed. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-14911 Drawings

Template attributes for drawing width and height are no longer swapped.

TTSD-11588 Drawings

Adding merged reinforcement marks to rebars that are detached from a cast unit now works better than previously.

TTSD-18420 Tekla Model Sharing

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.

, when reading in, conflicts in part 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.

were not always propagated to the assembly, which left the assembly numbering unchanged. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-19342 Modeling

Custom properties without a type no longer worked. This has now been fixed. The default type is string.

TTSD-18792 Modeling

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

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

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

data could cause extra slowness when saving a multi-user modelmodel that is used for collaboration and that is opened in multi-user mode

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-17561 Modeling

Previously, there were some issues in the profile and material catalogcatalog that displays material grades and information on them

By default, the material catalog contains standard, environment-specific materials. The user can add, modify, and delete material grades.

export and import, and in editing rules in the profile and material cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-18396 Analysis and design

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.

positions are now correct when using Reference axis (eccentricity by neutral axis) as the analysis axisanalysis part property or analysis model setting that defines the location of the analysis part in relation to the corresponding physical part

The analysis axis can be defined on the analysis part or the analysis model level. For example, the analysis axis can be the neutral axis or the reference line of the physical part.

position. Also, when inquiring analysis parts, the offsets are now shown correctly.

TTSD-5810 Analysis and design

Staad export from Tekla Structures now takes into account the new XS_AD_LOAD_COMBINATION_METHOD advanced option.
The possible values are:
0 = use repeat load
1 = use load combination(1) set of load groups multiplied by their partial safety factors that is created in the load combination process

(1) Each load combination represents a loading situation to be checked according to the design code.

(2) process in which some simultaneously acting load groups are multiplied by their partial safety factors and combined with each other according to specific rules

(2) Load combination rules are specific to a design process and are defined in design codes.

(if linear analysis method is used)

TTSD-14900 Numbering

Previously, starting from Tekla Structures 21.1, the number of an unmodified part might change if another part became exactly the same in terms of 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.

. In numbering, the unmodified part received the same number as the modified part.
Now, if both the modified part and the unmodified part have or do not have drawings, the unmodified part will keep its number. If one of the part has a drawing and the other one does not, the number of the part that has a drawing will stay the same, and the number of the part that does not have a drawing will change.

TTSD-13343 Numbering

Previously, the start numbers of already numbered standard parts sometimes changed during subsequent 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.

. When numbering by using the Number series of selected objects command, the start numbers of other series not yet being numbered also changed. These have now been fixed.

TTSD-12296 Numbering

Starting from Tekla Structures 21.0, the Compare: Welds option in the 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.

Setup
dialog box was causing uncertain numbering results. This option now works as expected.

TTSD-12255, TTSD-16917, SOLD-721 User interface

Staying signed in to Tekla Structures now works correctly. Previously, when logging in to Tekla Structures, in some cases the option to stay signed in did not work correctly or it was not available at all. 

TTSD-18352 User interface

Previously, the area selectionmethod of selecting objects that are included in a certain rectangular area of a model

In addition to the selected area, selection switches and selection filters control which object types are selected.

cursor did not work correctly with the latest NVIDIA drivers in OpenGL views. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-224, 131766 Import, export, interoperability (steel)

In NC, the attribute file was not loaded correctly when encoding line was present. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-2059 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): The line attribute scanning now recognizes chamfers correctly if the chamfer size is larger that half of the thickness of the element.

TSAC-2017 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): You can now use <VALUE> to inquire a part 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.

and {VALUE} to inquire an assembly UDA in the Text[Template]#Counter option. This makes it possible to use a shorter string instead of having to use a template property to designate UDAs.

TSAC-1977 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Rebars and meshes are no longer taken into cast unit extrema calculation when they are excluded from export. Thereby, any protruding reinforcement that is excluded no longer creates an offset.

TSAC-1784 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Braced girders are now placed into the 1st 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.

shell regardless how they are modeled unless specifically attached to  the 2nd shell.

TSAC-1728 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): You can use the new surface objectmodel object that is created on the face of a part or a pour object

Surface can be used to calculate surface areas, such as formwork areas.

user-defined attributeobject 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.

Use surface as pallet base to orient the object without changing the top-in-form face or the rotation in export settings.