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Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2017i SP1

Defect number Development area Description
132587 Concrete components

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)
now works correctly with slabs.

132527 Concrete components

In Concrete console (110), the column is now not fit horizontally when you leave the column height value empty and select the last list option to modify the shape of a sloped secondary beam.

132507 Concrete components

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

132301 Concrete components

In Floor layout, in a slabplate that represents a concrete structure

In Tekla Structures, a slab is created by picking three or more points.

Slab may be part of a floor, for example.

with a large opening in the center area of the slab, the minimum width of the neck on both sides of the slab is now checked no matter what end option (skewed / straight ) is selected. Earlier, the minimum width was not checked when both slab ends were set to skewed, with no need to check the end angles.

132245 Concrete components

In Floor layout and 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.

layout
, picking the points to create the floor layout or wall layout has been changed so that the floor or wall length is never rounded anymore when there is an exact snap pointpoint to which Tekla Structures snaps

. Previously, snapping to a gridmodeling aid that represents a three-dimensional complex of horizontal and vertical planes

In Tekla Structures, grids are used as an aid in locating objects in a model. The grid is shown on the view plane by dash-and-dot lines. It is also possible to show grids and grid line labels in drawings, and to modify grid properties in the drawings.

It is possible to have more than one grid in a model. For example, a large-scale grid for the entire structure, and smaller grids for some detailed sections.

point was overridden if the Ortho tool was in use.

132182 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.

to wall connection
and Wall groove seam detail components have been changed so that when the groove cut is bigger or outside the input partpart that exists in a model and that the user selects when creating a component

, and the cast unit contains another concrete part near the original input part, these additional parts will also be cut.

Note that Wall to wall connection and Wall groove seam detail are not updated automatically whenever other parts are added, removed or modified in the cast unit. You need to trigger the update by modifying the components manually.

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.

131864 Concrete components

When you set the Top in form face (FixedMainView) 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.

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.

layout
on the UDA tab, Wall layout swapper now swaps the Back / Front values of the swapped wall parts. Otherwise, the value Back is set for all wall parts, as before.

131759 Concrete components

In Electric box 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.

(84)
, you can now select the creation orientation of the electric box.

131676 Concrete components

The strandreinforcement that represents a group of wires spun together

pattern Row and Debond right end values now by default use the values of the left end when the Same as left option is set to No. So you only need to fill in those values that are different in the right end. Previously, you had to fill in all values. This improvement has been made in the following components:

  • Reinforcement Strand Layout (66)
  • Automated reinforcement layout - double tee beam (51)
  • Automated reinforcement layout - inverted tee beam (52)
  • Automated reinforcement layout - Ledge beam (53)
  • Automated reinforcement layout - Rectangular beam (54)
  • Automated reinforcement layout - Ledge spandrel (55)
  • Automated reinforcement layout - Rectangular spandrel (56)
  • Hollowcore reinforcement strands (60)
  • 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.

    panel (64)
131670 Concrete components

In Reinforced concrete(1) concrete structure which contains reinforcement designed on the assumption that the concrete and reinforcement act together in resisting forces

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

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

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

stair (95)
, you can now create rebar shape 64 on the Bar C and Bar E tabs.

131669 Concrete components

In Reinforced concrete(1) concrete structure which contains reinforcement designed on the assumption that the concrete and reinforcement act together in resisting forces

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

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

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

stair (95)
, the radius value for the bottom end and top end rebars is now applied correctly on the Landings end bars tab.

131668 Concrete components

In Reinforced concrete(1) concrete structure which contains reinforcement designed on the assumption that the concrete and reinforcement act together in resisting forces

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

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

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

stair (95)
, you can now define hooks for rebars on the Bar B tab.

131559 Concrete components

In Reinforced concrete(1) concrete structure which contains reinforcement designed on the assumption that the concrete and reinforcement act together in resisting forces

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

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

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

stair (95)
, there are now new rebar end condition options on the Bar C tab.

131558 Concrete components

In Reinforced concrete(1) concrete structure which contains reinforcement designed on the assumption that the concrete and reinforcement act together in resisting forces

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

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

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

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.

131438 Concrete components

Hollowcore opening tool now has an option to cut groutingbuilding 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.

, insulation, or other parts attached to the hollow core slabs.

130750 Concrete components

In Reinforced concrete(1) concrete structure which contains reinforcement designed on the assumption that the concrete and reinforcement act together in resisting forces

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

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

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

stair (95)
, horizontal ridges are now cut in the corner by a vertical line determined by the vertical ridge slope.

130033 Concrete components

In Reinforced concrete(1) concrete structure which contains reinforcement designed on the assumption that the concrete and reinforcement act together in resisting forces

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

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

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

stair (95)
, the stirrups and the pin bar on the Bar E tab are now created with enough of cover thickness. Also, the side of the endings of the stirrups on the Bar E tab have been turned around.

130032 Concrete components

In Reinforced concrete(1) concrete structure which contains reinforcement designed on the assumption that the concrete and reinforcement act together in resisting forces

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

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

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

stair (95)
, you can now define extra side bars and their end conditions on the Bar C tab.

129561 Concrete components

In Reinforcement 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.

array in area (89)
and Reinforcement 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.

array (91)
, there is now a new option, Mesh spacing type, on the Picture tab. You can now set the spacing type to Exact number. Use Exact number when the mesh has a specified number of spacings, like 1*100, in mesh_database.inp.

129506 Concrete components

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.

edge and opening reinforcement
now works correctly when the other shell is added as a sub-assemblyassembly in a nested assembly that is subordinate to a parent assembly

.

128736 Concrete components

In Sandwich 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.

window
, cuts are now created correctly in the corners.

121999 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.

layout
has been changed so that seams crossing the openings now split the wall panels into two separate panels or cast units.

77949 Concrete components

In Pad footingfooting that supports a single point of contact

Pad footing usually supports one column.

reinforcement (77)
, rebars are now properly adjacent to their perpendicular neighbor rebars.

67951 Concrete 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)
, you can now define the cut offset from the edge of the cut part.

94101, TSAC-617 Steel components

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

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

TSAC-254 Steel components

In beam-to-column connections, such as Column with stiffeners W (182), it is now possible to have 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.

bottom flange closest 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.

. Previously, the bottom flange could not be closer to the main part than the top flange or web.

132456 Steel components

In Generation of purlins (50), you can now define 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.

property for the joints.

132173 Steel components

In Tube splice (6), you can now control the creation of cuts in the end plates.

132085 Steel components

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.

tube column (189)
no longer crashes when it is used with one 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.

and you define the distances between 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.

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

edges.

132020 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)
, when using U shape anchor rods and hook direction of type 3 or type 4, the created parts are now correctly attached to the anchor rod.

131982 Steel components

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

(20)
, the bolt type for brace bolts 1-3 now works correctly.

131946 Steel components

In Column with stiffeners (186), all 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.

welds now get the same default values.

131796 Steel components

In Web 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.

(1016)
, creating a holesmall hollow open throughout a part or assembly that is usually used for fastening parts with bolts or other such objects

Hole is created in the same way as bolts and hole properties are defined in the bolt properties.

in the washer no longer affects the upper horizontal 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.

width.

131749 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 gauge dimension on the Bolts tab is now correctly applied when the web clearanceset distance 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.

option is set on the Parts tab.

131712 Steel components

In Splice 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.

2 (62)
, flange bolts are now correctly created when the main and secondary part(1) part that exists in a building object and that is connected to the main part

(1) Secondary part can be an assembly secondary part or a cast unit secondary part.

(2) input part that the user selects after selecting the component main part when creating a component

(2) A component can have none, one or more component secondary parts.

flanges are offset.

131709 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)
, Two sided clip angle (143), End platecomponent object that represents a plate welded perpendicular to the end of the component secondary part

(144)
and 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)
, you can now define separate profiles for the top and the bottom angles on the Angle box tab.

131707 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 slotted holes for the top and bottom primary bolts in the angle box are now correctly applied.

131586 Steel components

In 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.

seating (12)
, you can now define the seatcomponent object that represents a structure upon which a component secondary part rests

and stiffener assembly prefixes and start numbers.

131580 Steel components

In Turnbuckle connection (126), the fittingadjustment of a part end

of the main and secondary part(1) part that exists in a building object and that is connected to the main part

(1) Secondary part can be an assembly secondary part or a cast unit secondary part.

(2) input part that the user selects after selecting the component main part when creating a component

(2) A component can have none, one or more component secondary parts.

is now correctly created.

131503 Steel components

In Welded column with stiffeners (128), the position numberidentifier that is assigned to all similar parts, assemblies, cast units, or reinforcement

Position number consists of a prefix, separator, and running number. The prefix is part of the position number, identifying a numbering series. The running number is part of the position number, and is the assigned number in the numbering series, based on the start number. The separator is an optional character, such as a slash, that separates the prefix and the running number.

In Tekla Structures, the position numbers assigned in the numbering are shown in marks and templates, for example.

In the US, the term piece mark or ship mark is used to refer to a position number.

, material and name of stiffeners are now correctly applied.

131383 Steel components

In 2L Splice (152), the primary bolts are now created to the correct positions for both beams.

131342 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)
, you can now define the leveling 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.

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.

tolerancepermissible amount by which the dimensions of a structure may vary from the work size specified

Tolerance is usually stated as a plus or minus dimension.

The term ’tolerance’ is used in its general sense in Tekla Structures.

In a model the term ’tolerance’ should not be used to refer to a gap.

on the Parts tab.

131282 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 when the Up directionconnection or detail property that indicates how the created connection is rotated around the component secondary part, or the created detail around the component main part, relative to the current work plane

The up direction options are +x, -x, +y, -y, +z, -z, and auto.

is set to Auto.

131206 Steel components

In Welded tee (32), you can now define the bottom edge distance of bolts.

131194 Steel components

In Joining plates (14), bolts are now created correctly for larger gaps between end plates.

131179 Steel components

In Full depth S (185), you can now define the gapany space between two objects

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

between the shear tabs and 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.

web.

131101 Steel components

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

connection 2 (73)
, both stabilizer welds are now created vertically.

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.

.

130285 Steel components

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

(20)
, Wraparound gusset (58), Hollow brace wraparound gusset (59) and Gusseted cross (62), you can now control slotted holes independently for brace bolts on the gusset side and the brace side.

130273 Steel components

In U.S. Bearing 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.

(1044)
, you can now define gaps between the stiffeners 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.

flanges.

130227 Steel components

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

type 9 (73)
, you can now set the radius for the part copecut in one component object or input part for receiving another component object or input part

cut.

123399 Steel components

In 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)
, when the part prefix and start numberfirst number of a numbering series

of the connection plate are not defined, the component now uses the setting from File menu > Settings > Options > Components.

122177 Steel components

In Column with stiffeners W (182) and Column with stiffeners (188), the gaps between 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.

and top or bottom 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.

flanges are now correctly applied as defined on the Beam cut tab.

116722 Steel components

In Two side endplate (34), the bolts that are not shared by parts are no longer offset from other bolts when connecting to a rotated 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.

.

115864 Steel components

In Rectangle to circle (17), when creating four cuts on objects that are not centered, the cuts are now created correctly.

111551 Steel components

In Multiple stiffeners (1064), you can now define the assembly prefix and start numberfirst number of a numbering series

for the left and right 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.

.

105958 Steel components

In Bolted moment connection (134), the flange plates are no longer offset vertically when wider than the column.

102290 Steel components

In U.S. Hip & Valley (179), the bolt horizontal edge distances are now correctly applied on the bolts.

89996 Steel components

In Welded column with stiffeners (128), the bottom inner weld backing barcomponent object that represents a structure that facilitates the welding process

Weld backing bars are used, for example, to help contain the weld metal or suspend the structure.

is now correctly positioned.

83846 Steel components

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

(104)
now works correctly for rectangular profiles.

80007 Steel components

In Shear Pl Simple (35), defining the Top Web Ext height no longer affects the position of the shear tabcomponent object that represents a plate welded to the component main part and bolted to the web of the component secondary part

.

79946 Steel components

In Turnbuckle bracing (S3), a gapany space between two objects

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

is no longer created between the fastener and the gussetcomponent object that represents a plate that connects braces to a beam, column, or base plate

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.

when using the Battledore connection type.

79922 Steel components

In Beam prep (183), the weld backing barcomponent object that represents a structure that facilitates the welding process

Weld backing bars are used, for example, to help contain the weld metal or suspend the structure.

is now correctly positioned for sloped secondary parts.

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.

.

79629 Steel components

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

(27)
now works in the same way for C profiles as for U profiles.

77336 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 define 3 types of shimcomponent object that represents a plate that is used for filling clearances and gaps on the construction site

plates on the new Shim plates tab.

73599 Steel components

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

(142)
, there is now a new option on the Bolts tab for measuring the horizontal bolt groupgroup of bolts that forms a connecting building object between an assembly main part and secondary parts

The number of bolts in a bolt group depends on the bolt group shape and the values of bolt distances.

position. The new Web option measures the bolt group position from 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.

web.

132253 Task Manager

Previously, an error occurred 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.

when you opened and closed Task manager in the current modelmodel that is active in Tekla Structures

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

, and then created a new model and opened Taskin the task manager, a representation of a piece of work that needs to be carried out in order to complete a project

manager 
again. This has now been fixed.

131928 Task Manager

In Task Managertool that enables the linking of temporal data to a model

The task manager can be used to create, save, and manage tasks that are used to create a schedule.

Model objects can be added to the tasks. Organizer categories can be used to select the model objects that will be added to the tasks.

, the performance of the Copy value and Paste value commands has been improved.

132568, 132597, 132425, 132451, 132524, 132570 Import, export, interoperability

Eliplan Export (68) has been improved, and now there are new settings that give you more control in plotting, without making major changes in the model:

  • Export now checks the Set Top in Form Face setting for all parts, if in use.
  • New and improved settings on the Plotter tab:
    • It is now possible to exclude from exported plotting data embeds by 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.

      , name or material with the new setting Exclude embeds by.
    • You can also exclude from exported plotting data embeds or cuts that are above the specified Z position by using the new setting Exclude above z position. Z position is the depth of the element on the pallet, that is how many millimeters the lowest point of 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.

      is above the cast.
    • When you export cutout data with the option Full depth cuts only, now the actual full depth cut geometry is exported without recesses.

        
New and improved settings on the Export EliPlan file (68) Data content tab:

  • In Net area calculation, you can select whether the export excludes all cuts or only full depth cuts from the net area calculation. The whole assembly is checked.
  • In Weight calculation, you can select which weight will be exported.
  • In Decimal mark, you can set period (.) or comma (.) as the decimal mark.
  • In No. of digits after decimal point, you can now set 3 digits after the decimal separator. The default value is 1 digit. Now this option also affects volume, gross area and net area.
131774, 131686, 123544, 132426, 131997, 132415 Import, export, interoperability

Export Unitechnik (79) contains the following improvements:

  • Reinforcement tab: You can now export spacer start position and spacer pitch information with the new settings Spacer start position and Spacer pitch.

  • Reinf. data specification tab: The new option Welded leg designation can be used for designating the welded leg in bent 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. When you select Yes, information about welded leg designation is exported.

  • Reinf. data specification tab: In Pull force, specify the attribute from which the strandreinforcement that represents a group of wires spun together

    pull force is to be inquired. In Unitechnik version 6.0, you can set the Unitechnik reinforcement type to 9 in the reinforcing barreinforcement that represents a steel bar used to reinforce a concrete structure

    The steel bars are usually ribbed and they are used to increase the tensile strength of concrete.

    user-defined objects on the Unitechnik page, and then it will be exported as strand reinforcement with its value in KN (taken from 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.

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

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

  • It is now possible to export reinforcement bars as mount parts.​
  • You can now specify the transport pileslender column or pole that is put into the ground to carry loads or to provide support

    Pile may be made of precast or cast-in-place concrete, or steel.

    level number in part user-defined attributes dialog box on the Unitechnik tab. If there are elements in the stack which need to be layered on the same level, then the pile level is used.

TTSD-7077, 131911 Import, export, interoperability

Tekla Structures sometimes crashed when you inserted a certain shape. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-8178 Import, export, interoperability

Drawing font definitions created by DWG Export were not understood by some programs. Now the definitions have been fixed.

TTSD-7994 Import, export, interoperability

Removing an internal 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.

instance failed after you had deleted the reference model from a single user model. This has now been fixed, and the single user data storage is also cleaned.

TTSD-7667 Import, export, interoperability

Previously, when you minimized the new Export drawings to DWG/DXF dialog box, it was sometimes difficult to reopen it. Now it is easier to reopen it, because there is a separate icon for the drawing export on the taskbar.

TTSD-6949 Import, export, interoperability

The image files are now named correctly in Export Drawings.

TTSD-4025 Import, export, interoperability

The Export drawings to DWG/DXF window now has a scroll bar if the window is minimized enough.

 

132427 Import, export, interoperability

The BVBS export no longer stops when some reinforcement has invalid geometry. When this happens, the invalid reinforcement is ignored in the export, and an error message with object id is shown in the log.

122560 Import, export, interoperability

HMS Export now exports pull forces for strands.

TTSD-1759 Templates and reports

Rebar pull-outsmall graphic in a reinforcement mark, table, or report template that shows the shape and dimensions of a reinforcing bar

pictures in rotated templates are now drawn better.

TTSD-7342, 131597, 132030 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-7287, 131509 Drawings

The command Arrange drawing objects (Freeplace) > Ignore current locations now also moves rebar mark base points to the original location.

TTSD-6560, 131747 Drawings

The dimension tags now allow you to add 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.

properties to dimension lines associated to pour objects in GA drawings. 
Note that dimension tags created on pour objects before this fix will not work with the new tag, and they need to be re-created.

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-9136 Drawings

Cloning drawings from other models did not work. Now this has been fixed, and cloned drawings are created successfully.

TTSD-8944 Drawings

Spiral beambeam that follows the form of a helix and is defined by a start point, center point and the rotation axis

Spiral beams can be concrete spiral beams or steel spiral beams. They can be used to create spiral staircases, complex architectural structures, and concrete parking ramps, for example.

Spiral beam can rise from the work plane or be flat. If the spiral beam rises, the total rise is defined between the start and the end point.

dimensioning now shows the radius dimension using correct positioning attributes.

TTSD-8888 Drawings

Separate row definitions were no longer considered to be part of separate tables. This has now been fixed, and rows using columns are now handled as before, so all rows using columns belong to the same table.

TTSD-7497 Drawings

Previously, when adding marks to several parts in a drawing, and one of the parts already had a mark and the rest did not have mark content defined, nothing happened. Now the mark properties dialog box is displayed where you can define the contents for the marks.

TTSD-7454 Drawings

The advanced option XS_USE_RECESS_SYMBOL_FOR_BORDER_AND_CORNER_RECESSES did not work correctly. This has now been fixed.

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-6583 Drawings

The displayed accuracy of the offsets in Layout editortool that enables editing the table layout directly on a drawing

In the layout editor, it is possible select which tables are included in the table layout and where they are placed. The table scale, and rotation and overlapping with drawing views can be adjusted.

in US Imperial environment has been increased.
Layout editor now also displays the drawing frame to which the templates are anchored. This is best visible in US Imperial environment where this frame is not at the same location as the blue frame of the drawing.

TTSD-6376 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.

filters did not work after the columns Ready for issuing and Ready for issuing by were added. Now they work as they used to.

TTSD-6118 Drawings

Previously, there were sometimes extra lines shown when you had a drawing snapshotimage of a drawing that shows the drawing as it was at a certain point in time

Drawing snapshots make it possible to have a quick look at any drawing without opening the drawing. Snapshots are used, for example, for finding a certain drawing edition. Snapshots can be viewed in Tekla Structures but they cannot be edited.

on top of the model. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-5802 Drawings

A new option single line with filled ends has been added in rebar representationthe way that the information included in a model is represented visually

in drawings to be used especially in section views. This option shows different representation for parallel and perpendicular bars. 

TTSD-5291 Drawings

When selecting a row in the view creation and view dimensioning panels, values that differ only on the character case from the corresponding one are no longer lost, for example "cu_front_formwork" properly matches the "CU_Front_formwork" attribute name.

TTSD-4573 Drawings

Earlier, manually added welds were jumping because insertion points and moving points were different due to protection settings. Now the behavior has changed, and the first and last inserting points match moving points.

TTSD-2234 Drawings

Complex geometries, such as T-shaped holes and rectangular shapes, can now be marked with 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 lines.

TPLED-9 Drawings

Sometimes items that were invisible in a DWG file became visible when imported in a Tekla Structures drawingdrawing that includes the output of the selected information in a model or a part of the model and other information related to the model and the project

Drawings react to modifications in the model and are updated accordingly.

Tekla Structures includes the following types of drawings: single-part drawings, assembly drawings, cast unit drawings, general arrangement drawings, and multidrawings. Tekla Structures creates drawings using the drawing properties defined for each type of a drawing.

Every drawing is made up of a drawing layout and drawing views.

. This has now been fixed.

130859 Drawings

Italic and bold style fonts are now supported in advanced (custom) gridmodeling aid that represents a three-dimensional complex of horizontal and vertical planes

In Tekla Structures, grids are used as an aid in locating objects in a model. The grid is shown on the view plane by dash-and-dot lines. It is also possible to show grids and grid line labels in drawings, and to modify grid properties in the drawings.

It is possible to have more than one grid in a model. For example, a large-scale grid for the entire structure, and smaller grids for some detailed sections.

labels.

128757 Drawings

The Advanced grid labelname of a grid line

properties
dialog box now contains a new option Align to lines. When you select Yes, the labels of vertical and inclined gridmodeling aid that represents a three-dimensional complex of horizontal and vertical planes

In Tekla Structures, grids are used as an aid in locating objects in a model. The grid is shown on the view plane by dash-and-dot lines. It is also possible to show grids and grid line labels in drawings, and to modify grid properties in the drawings.

It is possible to have more than one grid in a model. For example, a large-scale grid for the entire structure, and smaller grids for some detailed sections.

lines are rotated to align with the grid lines.

TTSD-9058 Tekla Model Sharing

In some rare cases, when you logged in to Tekla Structures and selected to stay signed in, then restarted Tekla Structures and opened 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.

, the Read in and Write out buttons on the Quick Access Toolbar and some of the sharing commands in File > Sharing were shown as dimmed. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-7792 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.

, if the model is not saved correctly at write out, Tekla Structures now shows an error message advising the user to rejoin the model.

TTSD-7747 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, shared models that contained rebar sets could cause Tekla Structures to crash or to function incorrectly. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-6624 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.

, the packet number is now correctly updated when a remote user writes out a packet while there are already some packets pending for read in.

132337 Reinforcement

Rebar shape placing tool has been improved as follows:

  • Forming the union of the shapes now works better when more than two objects/shapes are selected.
  • Calculating the start/end of the guide line now works better with multiple objects, or when the solid shape varies along the rebar range.

In addition, it is now possible to select multiple objects when the selected faces are on the same plane.

131993 Reinforcement

CC_EXACT now outputs the number of spaces. Previously, it output the number of rebars.

131149 Reinforcement

In Automatic splicing tool, the list of Splice symmetry options now has an option that mirrors the first symmetry option in the list.

TTSD-8320, 132485 Modeling

Measuring bolt spacing does not cause Tekla Structures to crash anymore.

TTSD-7108, 131636 Modeling

The Russian character я can be used in representationthe way that the information included in a model is represented visually

filters again.

TTSD-8081 Modeling

When creating a new model, Tekla Structures 2017i now shows a warning message about database incompatibilityproperty of a load group that indicates that load groups having the same incompatibility indicator always exclude each other in the load combination

Only one incompatible load group can exist in a given load combination.

with Tekla Structures 2017.

TTSD-8079 Modeling

The construction points that are on the 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.

are now blue and better visible on the gray background than the previous yellow points.

TTSD-7168 Modeling

When you open a model created with an older Tekla Structures version in a newer Tekla Structures version, autosave is not done until after you have first normally saved the model. This is because previously if you loaded autosave when opening a model, Tekla Structures did not work correctly and data could be lost.

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-6861 Modeling

You can now define the position depth of spiral beams using the At depth option.

TTSD-6619 Modeling

Previously, there was an application error during database conversion if you tried to open an old model that had broken welds in it. This has now been fixed and the models can be opened again.

TTSD-6525 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 considerably faster than before.

TTSD-5387 Modeling

Snap symbols now have two colors:

  • Orange for part/object snap
  • Green for component snap
TTSD-3780 Modeling

Direct modificationfunction that activates the mode where the model objects can be modified by using handles

Direct modification enables additional handles and modification options.

now works for objects copied from another model even if the object material does not exist in the current modelmodel that is active in Tekla Structures

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

.

TTSD-8433 Installation

The issue that prevented model and cloning templates from being properly installed with the Tekla Warehouseservice for collaboration and for storing and sharing Tekla Structures content

In Tekla Warehouse the content items are stored in collections. Tekla Warehouse includes the Tekla Warehouse Service and the Tekla Warehouse web site.

Tekla Warehouse is one of the Tekla online services.

installer has now been fixed.

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-7293, 132234 Numbering

There is now a new advanced option, XS_IGNORE_CROSSBAR_LOCATION_IN_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.

_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.

, for ignoring crossbar location when numbering rebar meshes.

TTSD-6961 Numbering

Rebars now remain in the model after clearing assembly 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.

.

TTSD-6952 Numbering

The message about successfully cleared part and assembly numbers is now shown as in Tekla Structures version 21.1.

TTSD-7990 User interface

Previously, when you selected a command in the Keyboard shortcuts dialog box and used the keyboard down arrow to go to the last command in the displayed list, Tekla Structures crashed. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-7981 User interface

The Quick Launchtool for quickly finding commands, dialog boxes, and other functions in Tekla Structures

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

search for toolbars now only shows the toolbar commands that you can run from Quick Launch.