Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2017i SP10

Copy and move non-intelligent detail marks and section marks

Non-intelligent detail marks and section marks can now be:

- moved using Shift+drag
- copied using Ctrl+drag

Note that the detail marks and section marks can only be moved or copied within a view. When moved beyond the view frame, the view frame will adjust so that the detail or section markuser-created symbol that includes a set of mark elements, identifies a section, and is displayed in the source view

will always be within the frame.

Defect number Development area Description
TTSD-31350 Organizer

Previously, synchronization in Organizertool that is used for categorizing and managing model information, object properties and object property queries, and model object classification

Organizer consists of two tools, object browser and categories.

was cancelled when the selection in the model was changed. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-30725 Organizer

In Organizertool that is used for categorizing and managing model information, object properties and object property queries, and model object classification

Organizer consists of two tools, object browser and categories.

, project properties were not previously exported to Excel. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-34865 Import, export, interoperability

IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software interoperability

IFC is an open specification developed by the IAI (International Alliance for Interoperability).

Model can be exported into an IFC file.

object conversion
: All parametric C profile start and end points have now been switched. Earlier, they were incorrectly oriented after being converted to Tekla Structures parts.

TTSD-34022 Import, export, interoperability

Tekla Structures now supports Sketchup version 2020.

TTSD-33216 Import, export, interoperability

Trimble Connectorfeature that enables interoperability between Tekla Structures and Trimble Connect application

: You can assign ToDos to all users in the Trimble Connect(1) application for information sharing and collaboration for construction projects that is based on the Trimble Connect platform

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

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

(2) Trimble’s platform for microservices in the cloud

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

project properly again.

TTSD-32858 Import, export, interoperability

Trimble Connectorfeature that enables interoperability between Tekla Structures and Trimble Connect application

: Previously in Trimble Connector, the Refresh button in the ToDo view did not synchronize data from Trimble Connect(1) application for information sharing and collaboration for construction projects that is based on the Trimble Connect platform

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

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

(2) Trimble’s platform for microservices in the cloud

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

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-19302 Import, export, interoperability

You cannot accidentally snap anymore to the 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.

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

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

.

TTSD-34381 Drawings

Tekla Structures occasionally crashed when drawing bolt dimensions. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-32524 Drawings

Curved dimensions in drawings can now be drawn with short extension lines. Earlier, the Short extension line(1) line in a drawing that is perpendicular to a dimension line and that connects the dimension line to the building object

(2) temporary line in a model that can be used for aligning objects with each other

(2) Extension lines can be used when snapping or creating points.

setting in dimension properties did not work for curved dimensions.

TTSD-25278 Drawings

A new advanced option XS_DRAW_REBAR_SELF_INTERSECTING_LEGS_WITH_OFFSET has been added. When set to TRUE, this advanced option displays rebars in drawings with overlap in all representations. The option filled line already showed the overlap earlier. The default value is FALSE. Note that FALSE has no impact on the filled line representationthe way that the information included in a model is represented visually

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TTSD-30977 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.

, importing or exporting parametric user-defined profiles in the .lis format is no longer possible without a subtype. This will prevent creating broken or incorrect files.

TTSD-30323 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.

, object locks have now been reinforced, so that users in different organizations can no longer accidentally unlock each others' objects or modify the privileges.inp file.

TTSD-7959, TTSD-31577 Reinforcement

Split rebar groups are now mirrored correctly.

TTSD-8028, TTSD-8098 Reinforcement

Tapered (or tapered ridge, tapered curved) rebar groups with excess exact spacing values are now mirrored correctly.

TTSD-13154 Reinforcement

The visualization of curved and circular reinforcing bars containing hooks has been improved where previously the hook bending was not correctly represented.

TTSD-8097 Reinforcement

Previously, when direct modificationfunction that activates the mode where the model objects can be modified by using handles

Direct modification enables additional handles and modification options.

was used to create exact spacings and a zero/negative end offsetpart property that is used to move the ends of a part, relative to the part’s reference line

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

, the rebar group was not mirrored correctly. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3428 Reinforcement

Rebar shape managertool that is used for customizing the bending shapes of reinforcing bars

Rebar shape manager can be used for bending shapes only and not for any other reinforcing bar properties.

has been changed so that a bar that contains multiple sequential bends forming a circular arc (according curve tolerance) is converted to an arc only when the bending angles are smaller than ~34 degrees. In practice, a 10-sided polygonal stirrup will never be converted to a circular arc but if the stirrup contains 11 or more sides, it may be converted to a circular arc if it fulfills the curve tolerance value.

TSAC-636 Reinforcement

A new option STL can now be used in bending shape rules in Rebar shape managertool that is used for customizing the bending shapes of reinforcing bars

Rebar shape manager can be used for bending shapes only and not for any other reinforcing bar properties.

. STL is the total length of the spiral bar when the bar is installed on site.
In bending shape rules in Rebar shape manager:
-Spiral length SL is now the distance between the reference points of the spiral bar.
-Center line length CLL is now available for curved and circular bars.

TTSD-34291 Modeling

The notifications.xml file is now again saved in the <user>\AppData\Local\ folder.

TTSD-32919 Modeling

Previously, Tekla Structures could crash when creating a model on a file server. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-33171 Analysis and design

When you modified a property in the Analysis model propertiessettings that are defined by giving values to the properties associated with an analysis model

Analysis model settings can be defined in the physical model or in the analysis model.

dialog box and clicked OK, and then used the Undo command, the modified property still stayed in the Analysis model properties dialog box. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-32086 User interface

The contextual toolbarfloating toolbar that contains commands for modifying the most common object properties

The user can customize the contextual toolbar.

now loads the previously used contextual toolbar profile when Tekla Structures is started even if the profile file is saved in the firm folderfolder that is used for storing Tekla Structures-related files customized for a particular organization

A Tekla Structures user can, for example, customize a company’s cloning templates and save them in a sub-folder located under the firm folder. After this, the customized cloning templates can be used in all projects carried out for the company.

. The firm folder location needs to be defined in the teklastructures.ini file.

TSAC-3791 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPlan file (68): Rectangular openings at the edge of hollow core slabs with certain profiles were occasionally exported as a thin line, instead of box-shape. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3704 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPlan file (68): Previously, full depth cuts placed at hollow core profile chamfer lines with certain profiles  were exported with incorrect geometry. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-2594 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPlan file (68): When using the Export using filter setting, the logging of excluded cast units has been improved.