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Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2017i SP2

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TTSD-12615 Tools and components

Custom inquiry now shows negative values.

TTSD-10603 Import, export, interoperability

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.

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 now works.

TTSD-12875 Drawings

Drawing names may now contain square brackets [].

TTSD-10863 Templates and reports

Template Editortool in Tekla Structures that is used for creating and modifying templates to be used in drawings and reports

was updated to version 3.6.0.17327.

TTSD-12979 Import, export, interoperability

In PDMS link, the polybeams are now rotated correctly.

TTSD-9539 Drawings

You can now use spaces in dimension filter rule names.

TTSD-7678 User interface

Japanese language font is now correctly shown in reports.

TTSD-5591 Analysis and design

Line load magnitude is now visualized correctly in the model.

TTSD-9417 System and options

Type .xml attribute files are again read from 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.

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TSAC-662 Concrete components

You can now have 25 rule tabs in Detailing manager.

TTSD-11424 Modeling

Parts are now selected in the model based on 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.

log selection.

TTSD-12168 Modeling

Pour units are now calculated correctly even when you shift the work planeplane that the user has chosen in a model and that is currently active for working on in a model view

Newly created, copied, or moved model objects comply with the work plane. For example, shifting the work plane to follow a sloped plane makes it easier to model sloped structures.

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TTSD-7276 Drawings

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.

holes are now also shown in fast/outline representationthe way that the information included in a model is represented visually

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TTSD-10565 Modeling

The rotation angle for spiral beams does not affect the view depththickness of a slice of the model defined starting from, and perpendicular to, the view plane

anymore.

TSAC-694 Tools and components

Array tools now have a new parameter to skip copying the UDAs if not needed.

TSAC-281 Steel components

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

(49)
now works correctly for short secondary parts.

TTSD-13296 Import, export, interoperability

IFC2x3 surface view export did not include property sets. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-103 Steel components

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

(116)
, slotted holes are now created for all bolts.

TSAC-1307 Steel components

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

(116)
, you can now define a name for the L profile.

TTSD-11110 Drawings

Lines in an extruder beam drawing were drawn incorrectly. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-9178 Modeling

Previously, plugins would sometimes break after rotating. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-1331 Steel components

In Moment connection (181), deleting of bolts now works correctly.

TSAC-1308 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

(117)
, you can now define L profile names.

TTSD-9657, TTSD-12925 Tools and components

Excel design now works for custom components and when the calculation macrosaved series of actions that includes instructions for a program

Macros are located in the applications and components catalog. They are recorded or created manually and stored as .cs file in a folder defined with the advanced option XS_MACRO_DIRECTORY.

Macros can, for example, be used for creating drawings or reports.

Macros are sometimes used to run an application.

is used.

TTSD-12555 Reinforcement

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

dimensions are now reported correctly when the first bar is excluded.

TSAC-793 Concrete components

In Wallplate that represents a structure such as a wall or roof panel

In Tekla Structures, a panel is created by picking two or more points.

In cast-in-place concrete the term wall refers to a concept similar to panel.

panel reinforcement
, U 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.

length now works properly.

TSAC-312 Steel components

In Turnbuckle bracing (S3), the rod depth offset is now correctly applied.

TSAC-589 Steel components

Objects with polygon cuts can now be copied again using Radial array tool.

TTSD-5981 User interface

When handles are visible, you can now snap to them, even when they are within an opaque object.

TSAC-591 Steel components

Objects with polygon cuts can now be copied again using Linear array tool.

TTSD-11702 Import, export, interoperability

Rebars were not exported to IFC2x3 model even though they were selected. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-1175 Import, export, interoperability

Tekla Structures sometimes crashed during NC export due to a bolt error. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-13347 Drawings

In some complex cases the part protection area was incorrect in drawings. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-11812 Drawings

Sometimes drawings containing rebars and rebar dimensions would not open. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-12595 Import, export, interoperability

Exporting a drawing to DWG now sets the plot date when XS_DISABLE_DRAWING_PLOT_DATE is set to FALSE.

TTSD-10627 Modeling

The changes list is now shown when importing a model using the Import model command.

TTSD-7278 Templates and reports

Data from a previous connection in a report was used to populate empty fields. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-12432 Import, export, interoperability

Filtering with object GUID for reference modelmodel which the designer can use as an aid when building another model

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

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

was not working in area select. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-8926, 132588 Modeling

In some cases, comparing two assemblies could cause Tekla Structures to crash. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-7752 Templates and reports

Long 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.

reporting works now more correctly in drawings when using a report templatetemplate that is used for creating a report

in a drawing mark.

TSAC-1332 Steel components

In Full depth (184), it is now possible to create a 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.

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

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TSAC-712 Import, export, interoperability

NC files: The DSTV export of weld preparations for flanges that have intermediate cuts has now been fixed.

TTSD-12044 Tekla Model Sharing

In a shared modelmodel used for collaboration over the Tekla Model Sharing service

With a shared model, each user works with their own model and the changes are shared through Tekla Model Sharing. A shared model requires the use of a single-user model. The same model cannot be a shared model and a multi-user model.

, the drawing status is now correctly updated in a user's local model when reading in.

TTSD-10233 Import, export, interoperability

Work areacertain portion of the model that is currently active for working on in a view

Tekla Structures indicates the work area using dashed lines. Since objects outside the work area exist but are not visible the user can set a certain sized work area so that the views of the model are simpler and quickly updated, for example.

related visibility issues in reference models using 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.

with an angle have now been fixed.

TTSD-9265 Modeling

In multi-user models, opening the profile catalogcatalog that displays profiles and information on the profiles

In addition to the available profiles in the respective Tekla Structures environment, the user can add fixed or parametric user-defined profiles to the profile catalog. It is also possible to import profiles to the profile catalog.

for the first time is now fast again, taking few seconds only.

TTSD-6966, 132027 Drawings

Associative notes were not always cloned when the cloning templatemaster drawing where an existing drawing is used to copy the drawing settings for a new drawing

The new drawing has the same drawing settings as the original drawing.

The user creates a cloning template of a drawing typically after extensive manual modifications have been made in the drawing, in order to achieve the same appearance and contents in new drawings.

In the master drawing catalog, it is possible to create single-part, assembly, and cast unit drawings using cloning templates. It is also possible to add new cloning templates to the master drawing catalog from the document manager.

was in another model. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-986 Steel components

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

(11)
now has improved functionality when connecting twin profiles created as plates.

TSAC-1246 Drawings

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

marking
, template attributes now work correctly on the Mark 3 tab.

TTSD-10547 Drawings

Transparent background mask setting in drawing marks and notes now works correctly when you apply it using OpenApi.

TSAC-1329 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 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 are now correctly positioned when the main part(1) part that exists in a building object and that determines the position number for the assembly or cast unit and the direction of assembly or cast unit drawings

(1) Main part can be an assembly main part or a cast unit main part.

(2) input part that the user selects first when creating a component

(2) Connections and details always have a component main part.

is a column.

TTSD-10931 Import, export, interoperability

In DWG export, when you select Drawing as snapshot to CAD model space, the preview now works better.

TTSD-7290 Drawings

Previously, saving a model while editing a drawing caused ortho snapping to becomed enabled. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-1324 Concrete components

In Wallplate that represents a structure such as a wall or roof panel

In Tekla Structures, a panel is created by picking two or more points.

In cast-in-place concrete the term wall refers to a concept similar to panel.

layout
, openings are now created in a wall layout that has a surface layer as the last layer.

TTSD-11708 Import, export, interoperability

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.

change detection sometimes showed also the old versions of all changed objects. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-318, 123423 Steel components

In Cranked beam (41), you can now define parallel haunchcomponent object that represents a wedge-like structure that strengthens a beam at its end

end cuts on the Parameters tab.

TTSD-12821 Modeling

The Logical weld property now works in reports. Previously, the result in a report was always empty. 

TSAC-180 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.

offset is now correctly applied when the secondary part(1) part that exists in a building object and that is connected to the main part

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

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

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

is sloped.

TTSD-8382 Import, export, interoperability

Support for Imperial units when transferring models from Tekla Structural Designer to Tekla Structures has been implemented.

TTSD-8308 Modeling

Tekla Structures now shows a warning message if you try to delete or modify 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.

of a cast unit that has a drawing.

TSAC-711 Concrete components

In Embedded anchors (8), rebars are now taken into account when calculating the total weight of the cast unit.

TTSD-12240 Tools and components

When using Excel in connection design, the connection specific result file is named using the GUID, Globally Unique Identifier.

TTSD-9744 Drawings

The plot date was not updated even if the advanced option XS_DISABLE_DRAWING_PLOT_DATE was set to FALSE. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-682 Steel components

In Beam with 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.

(129)
, the shear tabcomponent object that represents a plate welded to the component main part and bolted to the web of the component secondary part

edge distance from 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.

flange edge is now correctly applied.

TSAC-992 Steel components

In Shear plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

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

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

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

simple (146)
, the shear tabcomponent object that represents a plate welded to the component main part and bolted to the web of the component secondary part

is now correctly created when created close to the end of 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.

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TSAC-317 Steel components

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

(142)
, galvanized holes are now created 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.

center lines are not in line.

TTSD-11837 Modeling

Previously, in some rare cases, 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.

creation failed even if the properties of the beam were correct. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-713 Steel components

In Purlin connections (11), when you define that one main bolt is created, the correct number of bolts is now created.

TTSD-11164 Drawings

Now it is again possible to create a drawing by using a drawing template from another model in Master Drawing Catalogcatalog that is used for creating drawings by using master drawings

Master drawing catalog can be used for searching for master drawings usually in the current model and saving the search results.

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TTSD-10179 Drawings

Now loading dimension properties from a properties file in a drawing when a dimension is selected  works correctly for all fields.

TSAC-593 Steel components

Deleting objects copied using Linear array tool now also deletes the cuts and fittings that were in the copied objects.

TTSD-10494 Drawings

The Add part marks for selected parts command is no longer dimmed on the ribbon when you select a single rebar or 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.

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TSAC-259 Steel components

In Diagonal splice (53), you can now select to create a connection 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.

or a profile on the Parts tab.

TSAC-600 Steel components

Linear array tool and Radial array tool now copy the components and cuts of the original, copied object.

TSAC-186 Steel components

In Bolted moment connection (134), welds for stiffeners are now correctly created when connected 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.

flange.

TTSD-9725 User interface

Tekla Structures no longer crashes in certain situations when you select several objects in the model and then right-click on 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.

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TTSD-10843 Drawings

Previously, when drawing arcs or circles in a drawing it was not possible to pan the view while the drawing had started, now this is possible.

TTSD-7917 Import, export, interoperability

When importing from Tekla Structural Designer, slabs with more than 99 points would not be created in Tekla Structures. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-663 Concrete components

In Round column reinforcement (82), the main bars are now cut when there is a cut in the concrete, for column shoe, for example.

TSAC-993 Steel components

In Shear plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

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

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

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

tube column (189)
, the recesses in the main part(1) part that exists in a building object and that determines the position number for the assembly or cast unit and the direction of assembly or cast unit drawings

(1) Main part can be an assembly main part or a cast unit main part.

(2) input part that the user selects first when creating a component

(2) Connections and details always have a component main part.

are now correctly created when connecting to 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.

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TSAC-833 Concrete components

In Wallplate that represents a structure such as a wall or roof panel

In Tekla Structures, a panel is created by picking two or more points.

In cast-in-place concrete the term wall refers to a concept similar to panel.

layout
, the wall geometry can now be modified normally even if some of the openings are not created for the first layer.

TSAC-1262 Tools and components

Copying and modifying the number of objects copied with an array tool by using another array tool does not make Tekla Structures to crash anymore.

TSAC-275 Steel components

In HSS brace special (66), the cap plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

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

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

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

width and height is now correctly applied as defined in the dialog box of the component.

TTSD-10057 Drawings

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.

was refreshed and all drawings were always shown in multi-user models after save. Now only visible drawings are kept.

TSAC-714 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.

, subtasks are now created with correct planned dates according to the planned dates of selected higher-level taskin the task manager, a representation of a piece of work that needs to be carried out in order to complete a project

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TTSD-9096 Modeling

Surfaces are now immediately visible when added to faces with many sections, such as a curved face of a circular column with a very large diameter.

TTSD-3379 Import, export, interoperability

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

now checks Trimble Connect(1) Trimble’s platform for microservices in the cloud

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

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

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

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

license at login, and displays warning message if you attempt to access the service without a license.

TSAC-989 Steel components

In Full depth S (185), the 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.

between the parts with a U profile was previously incorrectly created. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-967 Modeling

The number of supported bolt standards in the No paint area component has been increased from 50 bolt standards to 250 bolt standards.

TTSD-12796 Drawings

Previously, cloning some single part drawings sometimes created extra weld marks that were not present in the original drawing. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-10361 Import, export, interoperability

The DWG export will now show error message "Drawing cannot be read" if the exported drawing is missing, not up to date or has similar problems.

TSAC-106 Steel components

In Bracing wrap around (46), the weld between the gussetcomponent object that represents a plate that connects braces to a beam, column, or base plate

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 not created when you define the size of the weld as 0.

TSAC-276 Steel components

In Joining plates (14), when defining shimcomponent object that represents a plate that is used for filling clearances and gaps on the construction site

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

on the main part(1) part that exists in a building object and that determines the position number for the assembly or cast unit and the direction of assembly or cast unit drawings

(1) Main part can be an assembly main part or a cast unit main part.

(2) input part that the user selects first when creating a component

(2) Connections and details always have a component main part.

does not move anymore 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.

is adapted.

TSAC-192 Steel components

Rebar 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.

now uses an existing bolt size and adjusts the hole tolerance value until the desired Hole diameter is reached.

TSAC-1190 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.

now calculates the arc/curve length for curved bars correctly even when the radius is large compared to the bar length.

TTSD-7375 System and options

Folder paths defined in XS_FIRM and XS_PROJECT now work with no backslash at the end of the path.

TSAC-838 Steel components

Objects with polygon cuts are now copied correctly with Radial array tool regardless of how the points to input the polygon cuts are picked.

TTSD-10133 Modeling

Previously, inquiring a 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.

that was shorter than the profile section height reported one of the profile dimensions instead. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-187 Import, export, interoperability

Support for holes and hardstamps was added to NC files. Previously, the holes were created only if the 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 was open.

TSAC-1409 Drawings

You can now enter text in the Prefix and Postfix boxes in the Dimension Properties dialog box in drawings.

TSAC-772 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 the original subassembly prefix/start numberfirst number of a numbering series

is restored whenever some of the layer swappers is removed.

TTSD-9870 Import, export, interoperability

Earlier, grids exported from Tekla Structural Designer did not always appear in correct elevations when imported to Tekla Structures. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-8395 Drawings

Previously, when you modified layout properties of a drawing, sometimes the layout templates were not visible after the modification. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-856 Concrete components

Detailing manager now uses Pad footingfooting that supports a single point of contact

Pad footing usually supports one column.

reinforcement (77)
when selected in the Detailing manager dialog box.

TSAC-583 Steel components

Linear array tool and Radial array tool now correctly copy the user-defined attributes (UDAs) of the original, copied object.

TSAC-784 Steel components

In Joist to Beam and Col. (164), you can now again define the angle 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 on the Stabilizer tab.

TTSD-11636 Modeling

Previously, Tekla Structures crashed when attempting to delete read-only .dwg files. Now such files are not deleted and Tekla Structures does not crash anymore.

TTSD-10924 Modeling

Multi-user models now handle model GUIDs correctly. Previously, the GUID value changed after each save or when re-opening the model. This does not happen anymore.

TSAC-683 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)
, the horizontal edge distance is now correctly applied when using an angle profile to connect the beam and the cast plate.

TSAC-659 Drawings

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

marking
, the quantity of the bars in a rebar set was output, although it was not selected as mark content. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-9876 Import, export, interoperability

When you imported a physical modelstructural model with a direct or indirect counterpart in the structure to be built

from Tekla Structural Designer to Tekla Structures, slabs were sometimes imported to incorrect locations. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-6804 Modeling

Earlier, when inquiring the center of gravity of bent plates or assemblies containing bent plates, the gross weight was reported incorrectly. This now has been fixed.

TSAC-1305 Steel components

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

(116)
and Two sided clip angle (117), the Thread in material option now works correctly for all bolts.

TTSD-5594 Modeling

When opening a model from the command line, Tekla Structures now asks whether to open the autosaved version of the model if there is an autosaved version of the model.

TSAC-239 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)
, 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 from the end of the secondary beam and the edge distance of bolts is now correctly applied.

TTSD-9534 Import, export, interoperability

The setting Set handles to top flange in IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software interoperability

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

Model can be exported into an IFC file.

object conversion settings
is no longer used for polybeams for better conversion results.

TTSD-9624 Modeling

Sometimes, when using the Form face creator (for pours) component, surfaces would become detached from their father 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.

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-11756 Import, export, interoperability

In drawing DWG export, if you select to export based on 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.

, the resulting DWG is now rotated according to the base point angle, which was not the case previously.

TSAC-108 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)
, the shim platecomponent object that represents a plate that is used for filling clearances and gaps on the construction site

thickness is now rounded to the market size only if the thickness of the plate is smaller than the gapany space between two objects

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

the plate fills.

TTSD-11067 Modeling

Filtering was not working on some specific properties, such as the Preliminary mark property under the Part category. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-7681 Import, export, interoperability

Old DWG export: Sometimes dimension texts had incorrect protect area, which resulted in incorrect DWG files if the option Cut lines with text was used. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-3565 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, Sharing automation tool could not always read in changes automatically after an overnight wait. Connection handling has now been improved to fix this.

TTSD-11121 Drawings

Earlier, curved section views did not work for spiral beams, for example, when you wanted to unfold a spiral stairs drawing. Now the curved section views also work for spiral beams.

TTSD-8962 Drawings

When you created a line in a drawing and you selected to add line bulge in the properties dialog, the Apply button did not apply the bulge. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-111 Steel components

In Splice connection (77), you can now create web connections as profiles or plates on the Parts tab. Previously, you could create them as plates only.

TTSD-9233 Templates and reports

In version 2017, when a report was created for some parts it would take up the whole memory of a computer. Now this issue has been fixed, and the performance has been increased as well.

TTSD-9920 Modeling

Previously, saving a large model got very slow if the model had been created with Save as and it was again saved with Save as. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-1942 User interface

The Custom Inquiry tool now properly loads the attributes from the Tekla Structures attributes folder hierarchy. Previously, it was always using the default attributes.

TSAC-791 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
now creates proper connections when the number of layers in a wall layout is more than 5, or when the parts at the corner are shorter than 1000 mm.

TSAC-300, 131220 Steel components

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

(27)
and Partial stiff end 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.

(65)
now work correctly when you create an end plate smaller than half the height of 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.

.

TTSD-7554 Modeling

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

, the selected objects now stay selected when the model is saved. Also, the numberingprocess of assigning position numbers to parts, cast units, assemblies, or reinforcement

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

of the selected objects now works correctly when synchronizing with the master modelmulti-user model from and to which information is fetched and saved in multi-user mode, and into which Tekla Structures merges changes that individual users make in the working models

It is not possible to work on the master model.

.

TSAC-1248 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 elementation
now splits wall layout elements when using the tool twice, first in the vertical direction and then in the horizontal direction, or the other way round.

TTSD-4998 Drawings

Drawing views now remember which properties were used and show the name of the properties file in the view properties dialog box, if such file matches the attributes in the dialog box.

TTSD-12551 Drawings

Earlier, if you set a drawing table layoutplan that defines the selection, placing, and scale of tables in a drawing

to empty and it was previously not empty, the previous tables were still visible. This has now been fixed, and the previous tables are no longer visible.

TTSD-9874 Import, export, interoperability

Earlier, when the model contained grids in negative elevations in Tekla Structural Designer, the grids did not appear at all after export and import into Tekla Structures. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-13416 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, in some cases when two users edited 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

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.

, Tekla Structures crashed at read in and the 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.

could be broken. Now Tekla Structures does not crash anymore.

TSAC-709 Steel components

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

(20)
, when you define a negative value for the brace length on the connection 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.

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

edge distances from the brace outer edge are now correctly applied.

TTSD-9702 Drawings

Printing to printer failed, and the error message Create Directory was displayed if the plot file location setting was empty, invalid or could not be created. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-3389 Organizer

PROJECT.DATE_START, PROJECT.DATE_END and PROJECT.NUMBER now work again 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.

templates.

TSAC-586 Steel components

When using Radial array tool to copy objects, the polygon cuts, line cuts and fittings now work correctly when the copied object clashes with the original objects or neighboring parts.

TSAC-534 Steel components

Previously, changing the surfacing attributes in the No paint area component caused Tekla Structures to crash. This happened at least in the French environment. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-940 Steel components

In Column with stiffeners W (182) and Column with stiffeners S (187), the shear tabcomponent object that represents a plate welded to the component main part and bolted to the web of the component secondary part

no longer expands its length after each modify when the main part(1) part that exists in a building object and that determines the position number for the assembly or cast unit and the direction of assembly or cast unit drawings

(1) Main part can be an assembly main part or a cast unit main part.

(2) input part that the user selects first when creating a component

(2) Connections and details always have a component main part.

is welded from plates.

TTSD-9385 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, write out would fail if 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.

contained a file that was both changed and marked to be deleted at the same time. Now that file is not included in the write out. Instead, it is deleted.

TSAC-732 Drawings

The dimensioning type 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.

now works correctly also when the object is in skewed position to the main coordinate axis. Previously holes in those objects were dimensioned only by recess type.

TSAC-874 Steel components

In Column - 2 beam, you can now define the slotted holes, bolt assemblyset of bolt elements that consists of a bolt, a stud, or a screw, and possibly the related washers and nuts

and bolt length increase on the Bolts 1-2, Bolts 3 and Bolts 4 tabs.

TSAC-1300 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 seam
now works properly when adding seams to a wall layout that has a surface layer. Previously, seams were not added correctly if the surface layer was the last layer in the wall layout.

TSAC-761 Drawings

The following pattern lines were added to common, US imperial and US metric environments: CityLimits, DoubleFaceConcBarrier, FreeAccessRow, GovernmentLine, HedgeLine, LimitedAccessRow, SingleFaceConcBarrier, and TreeLine.

TTSD-8270 Organizer

Previously, when you had selected to show objects from the model, Object Browsertool in Organizer used to inquire, view, and report model information based on selected model objects

showed the deleted objects even if you reloaded the view or synchronized Organizertool that is used for categorizing and managing model information, object properties and object property queries, and model object classification

Organizer consists of two tools, object browser and categories.

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-12439 Modeling

Hovering the mouse pointer over model objects now makes the object color darker so that the original object color can still be seen. Previously, hovering changed the object color to gray, which hid the original object color.

TTSD-12434 Installation

The Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (x64) 12.0.40649 and Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (x86) 12.0.40649 packages are now included in the Tekla Structures installer. These replace the older 12.0.21005 packages.

TSAC-861 Steel components

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

(144)
, when 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.

width is left empty in the component dialog box, its default value is now calculated using the advanced option XS_STANDARD_STIFFENER_WIDTH_TOLERANCE.

TSAC-798 Steel components

In Rebar 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.

, you can now use imperial values for Hole diameter. The Hole type option now works correctly when set to Part cutcut that is defined by a cutting part

or Bolt hole + Part cut.

TTSD-9375, TTSD-9378 Import, export, interoperability

The following new profiles have been added to the profile mapping register that is used during the import and export between Tekla Structures and Tekla Structural Designer:

  • UK profiles

  • Euro profiles

TSAC-630 Steel components

In Generation of purlins (50), you can now set the Use extra purlin positioning option on the Parts tab to Yes to change the position and rotation of each even or odd purlin.

TSAC-868 Steel components

In Turnbuckle connection (126), when you have selected that threads are not cut, you can now select the size of the thread and create the thread 1 mm smaller. The new option is available on the Parameters tab.

TSAC-836 Drawings

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

and marking
, hooks were not drawn in pull-out picture, when the visibility of the reinforcing bars in a group was set to customize in Drawing reinforcement properties. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-7243 Tekla Model Sharing

With the new XS_CALCULATE_POUR_UNITS_ON_SHARING advance option set to TRUE (default), Tekla Structures now automatically calculates the pour units when users start sharing, read in, or write out.

TSAC-1339 Tools and components

G600 versions of Metsec rolled profiles have been added to the profile database. These can be used in place of standard finish profiles. The file transfer has a finish option that can be used as an additional flag for Metsec to supply members with this finish.

TTSD-12571 Installation

Extensions (.tsep) that were correctly signed during a certificate's validity period are now installed even when the certificate has expired. Extensions signed when the certificate has expired are regarded as having invalid signatures and are not installed.

TTSD-3384 Modeling

The HISTORY.TOUCHED, HISTORY.TOUCHED_ACTION and HISTORY.TOUCHED_BY template attributes now again report the creation date of the part, even if the part is not modified after it is created.

TTSD-11141 Drawings

Previously clicking Modify in the drawing viewview that includes selected model objects or an area in the model, that is represented in a drawing

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

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

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

properties dialog box without selecting anything from the options tree, or selecting mark options tree without changing the existing applied settings sometimes caused marks to change position. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-786 Concrete components

In Floor layout, when you now extend the floor layout boundary at the layout start edge, the existing gaps and seams do not move or change. Previously, the gaps and seams moved or changed whenever the seam gapany space between two objects

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

was not zero and the boundary was enlarged at the start end.

TSAC-1184 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 modified to properly handle elementation in cases where the seam is intersecting only other seams, but not any of the edges of the original boundary. In addition, the elementation can handle cases where the opening edges intersect the original boundary.

TTSD-11538 Drawings

Modifying 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.

properties applied the scale that was set in the view properties subdialog box even in the views whose scale had been set individually to a different value, and even if the scale had not been modified in 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.

properties subdialog box. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-618 Drawings

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

dimensioning
, there were incorrect number of spacings because the rebar group was modeled as "tapered" with rebars going beyond the second input polygon. This has now been fixed. The main cause of the problem was that the rebar group was modeled incorrectly.

TSAC-277 Steel components

In Multiple stiffeners (1064), stiffeners are now not created when you set them to zero (0) height at the top half.

TTSD-7362 Import, export, interoperability

When you import a shape file 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.

, Tekla Structures now shows an error message if the file name is too long and the file therefore is not imported. Details of the import are included in the session history log file. Click File > Logs to view the log file.

TTSD-12107 Modeling

Setting object locks is now faster than before. Model objects are now added to the Object locks dialog box (Manage > Locks) faster, and the progress bar now shows the actual progress. You can also cancel the action using the Cancel button.

TSAC-658 Concrete components

In Wallplate that represents a structure such as a wall or roof panel

In Tekla Structures, a panel is created by picking two or more points.

In cast-in-place concrete the term wall refers to a concept similar to panel.

layout
, the following fixes have been made:

  • The wall geometry is now calculated correctly when there are two openings that touch or overlap.
  • The opening 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 now applied only for the main layer. Previously, it was applied separately for each layer part.
TTSD-10713 User interface

When you change the visibility of object types on the contextual toolbarfloating toolbar that contains commands for modifying the most common object properties

The user can customize the contextual toolbar.

The term mini toolbar is used in Tekla Structures until version 21.1.

, the list of object types now stays open while you click the small eye buttons to show or hide certain object types.

TTSD-8909 Reinforcement

If the rebar set setting Minimum lengths to be created in File menu > Settings > Options > Reinforcement was set to a non-zero value, the creation of rebar sets with curved bars may have resulted in invalid bars. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-135 Drawings

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

dimensioning
, on the Extra marks tab, where you can create extra marks in front of or behind the dimension lineline that visualizes the distance between the defined dimension points

Separate dimensions can be combined into a longer dimension line.

, the list box labels Rebar position and Text properties are now placed more nicely in the dialog box, and they now exist for both marks.

TSAC-872 Steel components

In Column with stiffeners W (182), the option on the Beam cut tab to not create beam end preparation no longer breaks 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.

geometry.

TSAC-1291 Concrete components

Previously, if you used 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
in cases when the main wall had fewer layers than the secondary wall, an exception occurred. If you clicked Quit in the exception dialog box, Tekla Structures crashed. This has now been fixed, and the preview in the Wall layout connector dialog box is now correct.

TTSD-4379 Installation

Tekla Structures extension manager now prevents the installation of packaged files to environments that have not been installed. Previously, folders such as \Environments\usimp or \usmet could appear on a user's computer after installing an extension that had been configured for those environments.

TSAC-870 Concrete components

In Concrete console (111), you can now set the console width on the Picture tab only. Previously, setting the width on the Parts tab did not create the console correctly.

TTSD-10625, TTSD-11103 Modeling

In Tekla Structures 2017i, filtering with numeric or date type of user-defined attributes (UDAs) did not work as in previous Tekla Structures versions. If there was no value in the Value field in the filter rules, the objects were not correctly filtered. This has now been changed to work as previously. Empty values of numeric and date type of UDAs correctly filter the objects.

TSAC-1407 Concrete components

Previously, Floor layout was cutting the smaller last 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.

and did not set the width of the profile even if you gave the placeholder [W]. This has now been fixed. In addition, the handling of the allowed widths (in FloorLayout.ini) has been changed so that it is possible to give the profile name with [W] to control the allowed widths for parametric profiles.

TSAC-773 Concrete components

In Detailing manager, there are several improvements in rule tab handling.
Double-click a rule tab to:

  • Rename the rule tab. Previously, you right-clicked the tab to rename it.
  • Clear the information on the tab.
  • Close other tabs than the selected tab.
  • Close all tabs, including the first tab. Closing all tabs gives you a new empty first tab.
TTSD-10412 Drawings

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.

XS_DRAWING_PLOT_FILE_NAME_M and XS_DRAWING_PLOT_FILE_NAME_W  now work in accordance to other plot file name advanced options and Tekla User Assistanceonline help and self-support service for Tekla Structures

Tekla User Assistance includes instructions, support articles, and instructional videos, and it offers a possibility for feedback.

Tekla User Assistance is one of the Tekla online services.

instructions. They used to be MODEL specific, now they are by default MODEL(ROLE) specific and you can change the type to SYSTEM(ROLE).

TSAC-252 Steel components

In Bolted moment connection (134), Moment connection (181), Column with stiffeners W (182), Column with stiffeners (186), Column with stiffeners S (187) and Column with stiffeners (188), when you create stiffeners to follow 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.

slope, the distances from 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.

web or 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.

edge are now correctly applied.

TSAC-620 Steel components

In Bolted moment connection (134), Moment connection (181), Column with stiffeners W (182), Column with stiffeners (186), Column with stiffeners S (187) and Column with stiffeners (188), creating a doubler platecomponent object that represents a structure that strengthens a steel beam web or steel column web by thickening it

on the near side or both sides no longer breaks the geometry 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

. Also, welds between the shear tab 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.

or doubler 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.

are now correctly created.

TSAC-686, TSAC-1156 Import, export, interoperability

Export EliPlan file (68) contains the following improvements:

  • Slabs narrowed by cutting are now exported correctly regardless of the modeling direction. Slabs narrowed by cutting are now oriented systematically, thereby having other cuts and plotting also positioned correctly. If thre is one narrowed sidet, it will be the side with length L2.

  • You can now export gross area as net area by selecting Gross area for the option Net area calculation.

TTSD-11658 Drawings

Previously, printing only checked the advanced option XS_INP for  linetype files. This could result in different line styles in the drawing modemode that is used for editing the appearance and content of drawings

Tekla Structures switches to the drawing mode when the user opens any drawing.

and the printed output if the linetype files were stored in other locations. Printing will now also look for the linetype files 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.

, and the locations specified by 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.

XS_PROJECT, XS_FIRM, XS_SYSTEM and XS_INP, in that order.

TTSD-7964 Numbering

To define that rebar hook locations are taken into account in cast unit 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.

, add the XS_CONSIDER_REBAR_HOOK_LOCATION_IN_CAST_UNIT_NUMBERING advanced option to an .ini file, to the options.ini under 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.

, for example, and set it to TRUE. The default value is FALSE.
Note that setting the advanced option to TRUE means that columns, for example, that are otherwise identical will be regarded different in numbering, if the stirrup hooks are in different corners.

TSAC-805, TSAC-809, TSAC-811, TSAC-807 Import, export, interoperability

The BVBS Export contains the following improvements:
Parameters tab:

  • Now the option Selected reinforcement only for the setting Model objects to be exported also works in drawing modemode that is used for editing the appearance and content of drawings

    Tekla Structures switches to the drawing mode when the user opens any drawing.

    .
  • The Drawing name source setting now has two new options: Reinforcement UDAobject property created by the user in order to widen the range of predefined object properties

    User-defined attributes are used when the predefined object properties are not sufficient but more properties are needed. For example, comment, locked, and erection status are user-defined attributes.

    and Template. These two new options offer you custom ways of controlling drawing marks, especially if you are working with cast-in-place structures. 
  • The name of the setting Fixed drawing name has been changed to User-defined drawing name. This setting is available when you have selected Fixed text, Reinforcement UDA or Template from the Drawing name source list. So in addition to entering a fixed drawning name, you can also use this setting for mapping the reinforcement UDA or template.

  • Two new settings Position source and User-defined reinforcement position have been added to define the reinforcement position. The options for the setting Position source are Reinforcement position, Reinforcement UDA and Fixed text. Exported item with the same 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.

    but different UDA position number will now be exported to different rows.

New UDAs tab:

  • This tab is used for defining the UDA fields to be used and fields for defining the content to write into Rebar UDAs. You can tag UDAs based on release code, release status, release date and released by information. You can also select whether the existing UDAs are checked and handled by using the new setting Check existing UDAs. The options are No, Prevent export, Report to log, Report to log and overwrite, and Overwrite only.
TSAC-795, TSAC-710, TSAC-708, TSAC-697, TSAC-565, TSAC-827, TSAC-997, TSAC-1169, TSAC-996, TSAC-1167, TSAC-1171, TSAC-1264, TSAC-1267, TSAC-1306, TSAC-1353, TSAC-1170, TSAC-1173 Import, export, interoperability

Unitechnik Export (79) contains the following improvements:

  • TS configuration tab:

    • You can now  export CONTOUR as 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.

      . It is recommended to use this option with file structure set to Single layer, 1 slabdate, n parts on the Main tab.

    • You can now prevent exporting cutouts with the new option Export CUTOUTs.

    • You can now merge cutouts using the new option Merge CUTOUTS. You can select to export a big cutout which is created by smaller cuts as separate cutouts. The options are:

Merged as one cutout:

Unmerged, overlapping cutouts:
 
Unmerged cutouts with no overlapping:
  • The maximum number of exported elements or layers in the SLABDATE block is now limited to 99 according to the Unitechnik specification. If the limitation is exceeded, you will be notified by a console and log file message.
  • SLABDATE block data specification tab: You can now select which value is exported as total thickness by using the new setting Total thickness. The options are:
    - Cast unit thickness
    - Concrete part thickness
    - 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.

    thickness
    - Template

  • Cage reinforcement main dimensions are now exported in cage's coordinate system instead of the pallet's coordinate system, according to the Unitechnik 6.1.0 specifications.

  • ​Bent meshes with limited rebar angles are now exported with correct origin points.

  • Option to rotate pallet 90° if pallet width exceeded is now working correctly.

  • You can now use the value Text[Template]#Counter for the following options:

  • Name of order

  • Name of component

  • Drawing number

  • Project line 1 - 4 text

  • 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.

    number

  • Info text 1 - 4 of slabdate

  • Info text 1 - 2 of mounting part

  • When exporting rebar as mount part with option Cut outer assemblies, now the correct geometry of rebar is exported.

  • Embeds that are outside the double wallplate that represents a structure such as a wall or roof panel

    In Tekla Structures, a panel is created by picking two or more points.

    In cast-in-place concrete the term wall refers to a concept similar to panel.

    shells are now exported to the intended shell if added as sub-assemblyassembly in a nested assembly that is subordinate to a parent assembly

    . If added to cast unit, will be exported in main part's shell (usually 1st shell).

  • 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.

    plotting option now works correctly for embeds that have more than two hierarchy levels.

  • Embeds tab: Cuts that have been specified with a 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.

    can now be exported in the MOUNPART block with the option Cutpart former.

  • Reinforcement tab: The new option First bending angle allow setting the first bending angle of free-flection rodstock to negative, as required by certain interfaces.

  • Steel parts and items now have in the user-defined attributes dialog box a new tab Unitechnik Mountpart, where you can specify data which then overwrites the data entered in the Export Unitechnik (79) dialog box.

  • ​The user-defined attributes dialog box for steel parts and items also contains a new option Exclude from export for excluding mounting parts from the export.

  • The user-defined attributes dialog box for surface objects now contains a new tab Unitechnik, where you can define line attributes that override scanned line attributes.

  • When using template variables, the export now automatically checks the topmost content attribute files to get the unit of the template variable and converts it to the unit used in Unitechnik export.

  • HEADER block data specification tab: You can now specify the number of decimals after the decimal separator.