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Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2017 SP4

Defect number Development area Description
132120 Concrete components

In Rectangular column reinforcement (83), when creating cranked rebars, you can now define the length separately for the side bars and corner bars on the Bar ends tab.

131765 Concrete components

In Concrete console (110), there is now a new option on the Picture tab to cut the main column horizontally while 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 cut perpendicularly.

131760 Concrete components

In Concrete console (110), the neoprene 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.

131558 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)
, there is now a new option on the 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.

attributes
tab for cutting the meshes.

131551 Concrete components

The 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
component has been changed to make an extra update for some additional sub-components applied to parts created/updated by Wall layout. The extra update is made for such sub-components which are truly dependent on the assembly hierarchyarrangement of assemblies that describes the manufacture and erecting of the actual assembly to be built

, not just the geometry of the part.
Currently there are three such sub-components: Braced girder, Embedded anchors (8) and Lifting anchor (80), which require an update after the assembly hierarchy has been completed. Earlier, an extra manual modify was required to get the result of the component to be updated properly.

131487 Concrete components

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
has been changed so that when the layout has a detailed opening and any layer which is not added to the main cast unit, a normal polygon cutcut that is defined by a polygon

(without any 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 created to this layer (part).

131262 Concrete components

In Lifting anchor (80), recess cuts now only cut parts whose material type is concrete or miscellaneous. Also, you can now create eccentric recess cuts.

131145 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
, negative cover thickness values now work correctly.

130750 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)
, horizontal ridges are now cut in the corner by a vertical line determined by the vertical ridge slope.

130381 Concrete components

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 connector
has been changed to create connections properly also when there are short walls in the wall layout corner.

TTSD-5316, 131260 Steel components

Previously, if you closed steel1.exe from the taskbar, Tekla Structures stopped working. This has now been fixed.

131673 Steel components

In Truss (S78), the bottom chord no longer gets a new ID after you have modified the component.

131574 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)
, when defining 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.

setbackdistance between a part end and its reference point

In Tekla Structures, knock-off dimensions are an example of setback distances.

, plate washers are now correctly positioned.

131419 Steel components

In Tapered beam 2 (S45), the material of the bottom flange profile is now the same as the material of the top flange profile.

131415 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 cast 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.

holes are now correctly positioned.

131251 Steel components

In Generation of purlins (50), all purlins are now placed properly according to each selected beam surface.

131152 Steel components

In Column seating (39), it is now possible to define the distance between the end platecomponent object that represents a plate welded perpendicular to the end of the component secondary part

and the secondary parts.

131142 Steel components

In Tensioner brace and compression bar (13), when using Bolted gussetcomponent object that represents a plate that connects braces to a beam, column, or base plate

(11)
as a sub-componentcomponent in a nested component that is subordinate to another component

, the component no longer breaks the main and secondary parts.

131111 Steel components

In Railings (S77), you can now define the direction of the used connection on the Rails tab.

130989 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)
, bolts are now correctly created when you set them to be parallel to the sloped 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.

.

130978 Steel components

In Haunchcomponent object that represents a wedge-like structure that strengthens a beam at its end

(40)
, you can now define the bolting direction on the Bolts tab.

130855 Steel components

In Seating cap (37), you can now create galvanizing holes in the end platecomponent object that represents a plate welded perpendicular to the end of the component secondary part

on the new Holes tab.

130854 Steel components

In Column seating (39), you can now create galvanizing holes in the end platecomponent object that represents a plate welded perpendicular to the end of the component secondary part

on the new Holes tab.

130795 Steel components

In Column splice (42), the web bolts are now positioned correctly.

130785 Steel components

In 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.

(33)
, you can now select in which part the slotted holes are created.

125279 Steel components

In Offshore (9), you can now create cuts that follow sloped flanges.

125252 Steel components

In HSS Brace special (66) and HSS Brace special (67), you can now define the Finish property for all parts.

123779 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)
, you can now set the assembly prefix and start numberfirst number of a numbering series

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.

washers and extra plates.

122485 Steel components

In Shear Pl simple (35), you can now define an assembly prefix and a start numberfirst number of a numbering series

for the shear tabcomponent object that represents a plate welded to the component main part and bolted to the web of the component secondary part

.

120585 Steel components

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

(11)
, 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.

is now positioned to the correct side when you define the plate height.

113205 Steel components

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

(196)
, it is now possible to use sub-componentcomponent in a nested component that is subordinate to another component

Tube crossing (22) for round bar profiles.

113087 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)
, slotted holes are now correctly applied on secondary bolts when using safety connections.

111550 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.

connection (71)
, you can now define an assembly prefix and a start numberfirst number of a numbering series

for beam stiffeners.

106612 Steel components

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

cross (60)
, Hollow brace wraparound gusset (59), Corner bolted gusset (57), Corner tube gusset (56), Tube crossing (22), Tube gusset (20) and Tube splice (6), it is now possible to make a round slot in the bracing.

103285 Steel components

In Box girder (S13), the position in plane offset, position in depth offset, and rotation offset are now correctly applied.

100958 Steel components

In Joist seatcomponent object that represents a structure upon which a component secondary part rests

(58)
, it is now possible to control the bottom chord dimension.

91959 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)
, 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 now work correctly.

90072 Steel components

In Shear Pl simple (35), when the bolt standard is left to the default value in the component properties dialog box, the bolts are now created using the bolt standard defined in File menu > Settings > Options > Components.

83588 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 gapany space between two objects

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

between the flange and 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.

now works correctly.

79884 Steel components

In Tapered column 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.

(1068)
, you can now create a 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.

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.

.

77753 Steel components

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

(11)
, the slot cuts in the braces are now correctly created when the braces are on different planes.

77334 Steel components

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

(58)
, Wrapped cross (61), Gusseted cross (62) and Corner wrapped gusset (63), you can now control the brace flange bolts spacing from the heel of the angle or from the center of the brace.

77330 Steel components

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

(58)
, Wrapped cross (61), Gusseted cross (62) and Corner wrapped gusset (63), you can now create shimcomponent object that represents a plate that is used for filling clearances and gaps on the construction site

plates when connecting braces to the gusset using clip angles.

71687 Steel components

In Splice connection (77), flange bolts are now created correctly when the top and bottom internal and external plates do not have the same thickness.

TTSD-3685 Organizer

In some cases, the values of properties with predefined options were not written correctly to the model objects from the property categories. This has now been fixed.

132067 Task Manager

Previously, deleting a scenarioview in the task manager which includes the tasks chosen and the task information defined by the user for a certain purpose

In different scenarios users can define alternative workflows by adding different tasks or dependencies between the tasks.

A scenario may include the tasks belonging to an entire project or a certain project phase, such as design, fabrication, or erection. In addition, a scenario may be related to certain deliverables, such as footings, a frame, or an HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning) system.

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.

could cause Task Manager to crash and Tekla Structures to stop working. This happened especially if you deleted an empty scenario. This has now been fixed.

131461 Task Manager

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.

now works faster during many operations, for example when refreshing tasks, creating tasks, adding or removing objects from a taskin the task manager, a representation of a piece of work that needs to be carried out in order to complete a project

, and changing the task typetask information that reflects the category into which tasks can be classified in order to apply the same settings to all of them

Examples of task types in the task manager include formwork, reinforcement, pour, and cast-in-place.

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TTSD-7004 Import, export, interoperability

If a project that is attached to a model has been removed or you do not have a permission to the attached project, it was impossible to use Trimble Connectorfeature that enables interoperability between Tekla Structures and Trimble Connect application

.  This has now been fixed.

TTSD-6638 Import, export, interoperability

The following problems were fixed:
If you clicked a model viewview that is represented in the modeling mode

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

during the ToDo creation, Tekla Structures sometimes crashed.
If 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.

had a numeric name, the model originglobal coordinate system point of origin used for the model

Model origin is the default project base point.

was used when 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.

file was created.

131732 Import, export, interoperability

In Unitechnik Export (79) on the Embeds tab, you can now specify 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.

Z positions as Z = 0. Special assembly symbol plotting definition for Z=0 is now PALLET, for Minimum to pallet it is now BOTTOM and for Start point it is now MIDDLE. For more information about the plotting definitions, see Unitechnik export: Embeds tab.

131684 Import, export, interoperability

Unitechnik Export (79) has the following new options on the Embeds tab:
Using the All coutouts as corner symbol, you can  export cutouts as mount parts with corner symbols
Using the Opening with corner symbols, you can specify classes of embeds that will be exported with corner symbols instead of mount part symbols.
Symbol size can be defined in the dialog box.

131570 Import, export, interoperability

In BVBS export, the length values were now correct also when the bars have negative bending angles.

129800 Import, export, interoperability

A new option Skip unnecessary points was added to the Advanced Optionssettings used to customize Tekla Structures for specific companies, standards, users, or user groups

In Tekla Structures, advanced options are settings that are used, for example, in a specific project or geographical area, or by a specific company.

In Tekla Structures, advanced options usually begin with the initials XS and are followed by the name of the function, for example XS_BACKGROUND_COLOR.

tab in NC Filefile that contains information gathered from a model and exported to computer numerical controlled fabrication machinery

Tekla Structures produces NC files in several formats, for example, DSTV.

Settings
dialog box to keep or skip the points that are almost collinear.

TTSD-7130 Templates and reports

The EN 1090 related user-defined attributes were not visible in the Select attribute list in Template Editortool in Tekla Structures that is used for creating and modifying templates to be used in drawings and reports

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-6611, 131855 Drawings

When one of bent plate(1) part that is created from contour plates, or beams whose profile is a plate

(1) Bent plates can be conical or cylindrical.

Curved beams, spiral beams, or deformed parts cannot be used for creating a bent plate.

(2) component object that represents an angle that is bent from a plate and that connects parts

polygon sections had 3 points on the same line, bolt unfolding was failing causing incorrect unfolded single part drawings. This now has been fixed.

TTSD-6454, 129112 Drawings

When creating an unfolded single part drawing of a 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.

or a bent plate(1) part that is created from contour plates, or beams whose profile is a plate

(1) Bent plates can be conical or cylindrical.

Curved beams, spiral beams, or deformed parts cannot be used for creating a bent plate.

(2) component object that represents an angle that is bent from a plate and that connects parts

, bolts that were attached to another segment of polybeam than the first one or to another bent 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.

section than the parent bent plate section were sometimes not unfolded properly. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-6390, 131714 Drawings

In some cases, the rebar mark was not optimally placed when created. This has now been improved.

TTSD-6344, 131662 Drawings

In some cases, Tekla Structures could crash when drawing 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.

or recess symbols in parts in drawings. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-5450, 131803 Drawings

To hide the dimension of the graphical objects, use the new Toggle graphical object dimensions command in drawings: Go to 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.

, start typing toggle graphical object dimensions, and select the Toggle graphical object dimensions command from the list that appears, or use the Control+d shortcut command to switch command on and off.
When the dimensions are visible, a small d is displayed on the status bar.

TTSD-5222, 131205 Drawings

GA drawingdrawing that is created from one or more model views and that shows information needed to understand the general arrangement of structural elements on a project

General arrangement drawings show how parts, assemblies, cast units, or pour objects are located in a building.

views had a huge extrema (boundary) box if all the coordinates of the model viewview that is represented in the modeling mode

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

boundaries were negative. This has now been fixed and the GA 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.

extrema is the same as the model view extrema.

TTSD-5148, 131173 Drawings

Translations for Haunchcomponent object that represents a wedge-like structure that strengthens a beam at its end

workshop form that were changed by the user in drawing.ail were not working correctly preventing the drawing part from showing the workshop form. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-5093, 131114 Drawings

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.

works correctly again in drawings.

TTSD-4083, 130733 Drawings

Rebar 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.

mark position is now calculated correctly in drawing views.

TTSD-4028, 130591 Drawings

It is no longer possible to modify drawing part properties from drawing reference object propertiesproperties associated with an object type

Usually a single object property includes a default value that the user can modify.

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TTSD-3779, 130357 Drawings

The view direction mark height setting accepted 0 (zero) as a default value. This has now been fixed in order to prevent incorrect drawing data. A warning message will appear if the user tries to use the value 0 as the view direction mark height.

TTSD-2754, 129603 Drawings

The diameter sign in the bolt markmark that includes a set of selected property elements related to a bolt or bolt group

diamond frame was drawn incorrectly in some system locales, such as Korean. This has now been fixed.

131045, TTSD-4907 Drawings

Previously, graphical objects in drawings were always showing their dimensions when they were selected. Now if multiple objects are selected at the same time, the dimensions are not shown.

120813, TTSD-5223 Drawings

Pattern lines are now working also in drawing cloning.

TTSD-7182 Drawings

Changes in layout editing in Tekla Structures 2017 SP3 have caused slower template update in some cases, and opening of drawings was slower. This has now been fixed, and drawings are opening faster again.

TTSD-7129 Drawings

If a drawing was opened twice previously and an image used in the drawing had changed but kept the same name, the image shown in the drawing was not updated. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-6799 Drawings

The Print Drawings dialog box could have an 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 if there were conflicts between dependent libraries. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-6576 Drawings

Previously, Tekla Structures used too much memory and crashed if you added 2D Library details with over 3000 lines. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-6566 Drawings

It was not possible to only select weld objects in drawings, though they were selected when you selected all objects. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-5246 Drawings

In drawing layoutplan of a drawing that includes the table layout and definitions of the sheet size

Tekla Structures includes several predefined drawing layouts, which are drawing-type specific. The user can also create new drawing layouts.

editor, the options Scale and Rotation are now disabled when you are working with the Available tables list. Earlier they were hidden. This may sometimes help when you select tables from the side pane.

TTSD-5229 Drawings

By default, you are allowed to edit drawing templates and table layouts. It is possible to prevent the template and table layoutplan that defines the selection, placing, and scale of tables in a drawing

editing by setting the advanced option XS_DISABLE_TEMPLATE_DOUBLE_CLICK to TRUE in the Drawing Properties category in the Advanced Optionssettings used to customize Tekla Structures for specific companies, standards, users, or user groups

In Tekla Structures, advanced options are settings that are used, for example, in a specific project or geographical area, or by a specific company.

In Tekla Structures, advanced options usually begin with the initials XS and are followed by the name of the function, for example XS_BACKGROUND_COLOR.

dialog box. When you do this:

  • You cannot start editing templates or table layouts by double-clicking a template in a drawing. Instead, the Drawing properties dialog box will be displayed.
  • You cannot start editing templates or table layout by right-clicking a template in a drawing and selecting the corresponding commands.

Previously, this advanced option only affected double-clicking.

131697 Drawings

Old saved 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.

drawing listlist of drawings that provides information about the drawings in a particular model and that is used for searching, managing, and printing the drawings

In the drawing list, the user can, for example, search, open, update, freeze, lock, and delete drawings. The drawing list can also be used to display the associations between the drawings and the parts in the model.

Drawing list is used in Tekla Structures until version 2018. See document manager.

filters are now working. The new columns Ready for issuing and Ready for issuing by were causing problems that have now been fixed.

131287 Drawings

Sometimes 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.

and recess dimensions were not created even though the rule had been added to view level dimensioning. This has now been fixed.

131273 Drawings

Some complex polygons were not filled the same way as the drawing in the printed output. This has now been fixed.

102197 Drawings

The Print Drawings dialog box showed metric drawing sizes in imperial models. This has now been fixed.

131358 Reinforcement

Selecting a circular shape in the Rebar shape catalogcatalog that displays a list of predefined reinforcing bar shapes

no longer causes an error.

TTSD-3888, TTSD-6493 Modeling

Importing several files at once to the Shape Catalogcatalog that displays a list of predefined item shapes

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

is now significantly faster than before. It is also faster to first time open a model that has shapes 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.

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TTSD-6895, 131649 Modeling

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

sometimes made the view list disappear (Views dialog box). Now the view list stays visible after saving a multi-user model.

TTSD-6759, 131918 Modeling

Earlier, it was not possible to modify only the weld NDT inspection level (with all other check boxes on the Tail information tab in the Weld properties dialog box switched off). This now has been fixed.

TTSD-5807, 125744 Modeling

When a part is added to a cast unit, 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.

will not be changed if the cast unit already has a drawing.

TTSD-2743, 129309 Modeling

Profile names are now validated, and lower case letters correctly converted to upper case letters after you have modified the profile name. Previously, you could only use uppercase letters, which prevented the use of 'ø' as a profile prefix.

TTSD-7157 Modeling

When you open a model created with Tekla Structures 2016i, or earlier, in Tekla Structures 2017 or newer, continue working until autosave is created, and then close the model without saving, the next time you try to open the model in the newer Tekla Structures (2017->) version and take the autosave in use, the model opening fails.

The error is caused by opening the static ID model that has runtime id autosave. To open the model correctly, check whether TeklaStructures.log contains the "Table read operation failed with error code -125" error message. If it does, set XS_FORCE_RUNTIME_IDS to TRUE in teklastructures.ini. Open the model and save it normally. When you have saved the model, remove XS_FORCE_RUNTIME_IDS from teklastructures.ini.

TTSD-6913 Modeling

When you hide a cast-in-place part with the Hide command and then switch to the 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.

, the pour objects that consist of that part will remain hidden. In the same manner, if you hide 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.

in the pour view and then switch to the part view, the cast-in-place part will remain hidden.

If a pour object consists of cast-in-place parts, it will only be hidden if all of the parts were hidden when in the part view. In the same manner, if a cast-in-place part is broken into many pours objects, it will only be hidden if all of its pour objects were hidden in the pour view.

TTSD-6373 Modeling

Previously, there were some connection issues in the Tekla Structures multi-user servercomputer in a multi-user system set up as a server running the Tekla Structures multi-user server program

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-6252 Modeling

Previously, Tekla Structures sometimes crashed at least in some cases when opening a model using the Precast Concrete Detailer role. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-5620 Modeling

Previously, copying welds between parts sometimes caused the weld to select the wrong 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.

131657 Modeling

In some cases, opening a 3D viewview that displays objects three-dimensionally

3D view is one of the default views.

in a model that contained an invalid cylindrical section in a bent plate(1) part that is created from contour plates, or beams whose profile is a plate

(1) Bent plates can be conical or cylindrical.

Curved beams, spiral beams, or deformed parts cannot be used for creating a bent plate.

(2) component object that represents an angle that is bent from a plate and that connects parts

caused Tekla Structures to crash. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-3594 Analysis and design

Position handling of curved beams now works correctly in analysis models.

TTSD-3243 Analysis and design

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

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

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

in a 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.

no longer creates sharing conflicts. If there are conflicting modifications in the analysis model, the first write out wins.
In a multi-user modelmodel that is used for collaboration and that is opened in multi-user mode

, the first save wins.

TTSD-3986, 130650 Tools and components

In a rare case, executing a custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

caused the attached part to appear in a view which was limited not to show that part. This is now prevented.

TTSD-6832 Tools and components

Loading plug-ins at Tekla Structures start-up is now faster. This is noticeable especially when there are a lot of extensions installed.

131978 Tools and components

Previously, the Applications & components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

could crash when accessing the advanced features , if the configuration file paths contained a drive letter with no subdirectories. This has now been fixed.

131897 Tools and components

When a non-standard Metsec Riveted Channels Rails is discovered during the file transfer, an entry refering to the assembly is included in the required drawings file, and a reference to this is included in the log file.

TTSD-6848, 130601 User interface

Previously, after selecting a bent plate(1) part that is created from contour plates, or beams whose profile is a plate

(1) Bent plates can be conical or cylindrical.

Curved beams, spiral beams, or deformed parts cannot be used for creating a bent plate.

(2) component object that represents an angle that is bent from a plate and that connects parts

, the Create drawings > Single-part drawingdrawing that shows fabrication information for one part and that is generally used at the workshop

command on the ribbon sometimes became inactive. This has now been fixed.