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Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2017i SP8

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TSAC-2089 Concrete components

In Meshreinforcement that represents a mesh of steel bars in two perpendicular directions

In Tekla Structures, the reinforcement mesh bars in one direction are called main bars and reinforcement mesh bars perpendicular to them are called crossing bars.

bars
, bar splicing has been improved and bar lengths cannot extend the maximum allowed value.

TSAC-2226 Steel components

In Hollow brace wraparound gussetcomponent object that represents a plate that connects braces to a beam, column, or base plate

(59)
, the seal 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.

was not previously created when the weld length was set to be smaller than zero. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-2377 Steel components

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

(20)
and Hollow brace wraparound gusset (59), the slotted 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.

properties on the bracing side are now applied correctly.

TSAC-2386 Steel components

In Bolted moment connection (134), slotted holes for the lower flange platecomponent object that represents a plate that connects the flanges of a beam to a column

Flange plates are used in moment connections, for example.

are now applied correctly.

TSAC-2393 Steel components

Column with stiffeners S (187) now scans 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 without cuts created outside the component.

TSAC-2399 Steel components

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

(20)
, previously, welding was not created when you only specified the below line weld properties for weld 2. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-2410 Concrete components

Seam applicator now again loads custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

seams.

TSAC-2419 Steel components

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

(58)
, the slotted holes for the additional bolts in clip angles are now applied correctly.

TSAC-2456 Steel components

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

(40)
, an unwanted chamfer was previously created on the partial 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.

. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-2522 Steel components

In Cage ladder (S60), the parts welded to the ladder no longer lose welds when the component is modified.

TSAC-2563 Steel components

In Brace corner tubes & Pl (44), parts no longer get new a ID when modifying the component.

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.

TSAC-2600 Drawings

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

dimensioning
: Symbols for dimensioning rebars are now placed correctly.

TSAC-2614 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Reinforcing bars exported as embeds now have the bendings exported with correct projected geometry.

TSAC-2690 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Data is now read correctly from the Unitechnik Mountpart tab in the user-defined attributeobject property created by the user in order to widen the range of predefined object properties

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

properties for steel parts.

TSAC-2742 Steel components

In Round joining plates (124), the antimaterial in the 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.

which creates a cut in the 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.

is no longer shown in drawings.

TSAC-2744 Concrete components

Longitudinal reinforcement (70) now recognizes cuts in the concrete parts.

TTSD-9687 Tools and components

Previously, Tekla Structures could crash if an error occurred while reading the Applications & components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

settings file. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-12860 Tools and components

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.

profiles are now fetched from external environment firm folders along with the users' local profile folder. These external profiles can be loaded in, but any changes will still be saved in the users' local folder as new profiles.

TTSD-13632 Import, export, interoperability

IFC4 export: Curved beambeam that follows the form of an arc

Steel curved beams can be created by picking three points, where a point between the start point and the end point defines the arc. Both steel and concrete curved beams can be created by adjusting radius in beam properties or by using polybeams.

with line cutcut that is defined by a cutting line

is now exported correctly in IFC4 Design Transfer View Export.

TTSD-14027 Drawings

Alignment tools in drawings no longer remove mark elements.

TTSD-14607 Drawings

The new printing incorrectly displayed a watermark in drawings with the Educational stamp. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-16206 Tekla Model Sharing

In shared models, for parametric sketched profiles with several properties, the profile geometries were calculated incorrectly after read in until model was saved and reopened. Now this has been fixed. The geometries are correct after read in. Note that all users of model need have this Service Pack in use when writing out and reading in to have the correct geometries.

TTSD-17107 Import, export, interoperability

IFC4 export:  Tekla Structures crashed when you were using a large number of characters for the file name in the IFC4 export dialog box. This has now been fixed. If the the number of characters exceeds Microsoft Windows character limit the characters are removed from the file name.

TTSD-17420 Drawings

Skewed or squashed symbols (with unequal height and width) containing arcs were drawn incorrectly in some cases. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-17450 Drawings

DWG drawing export: Drawing DWG export is now bit more robust with handling custom drawing of parts.

TTSD-18022 Import, export, interoperability

IFC2x3 export: The 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.

is now exported to the same location as the model when you use the Location by: 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.

option.

TTSD-18955 Analysis and design

Previously, static ID model conversion failed in some rare cases because of ID handling. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-19516 Drawings

Marks sometimes lost the Position element when you used mark alignment tools in drawings. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-19633 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.

, when you clicked  and moved the mouse over the Color set command, the command stayed highlighted even when you moved the mouse away from the command. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-20433 Modeling

Selecting parts in large models is now much faster.

TTSD-21381 Drawings

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

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

, the pull-out picture now shows the dimension lengths correctly as exact values.

TTSD-21384 Import, export, interoperability

IFC2x3 export: The surface treatmentbuilding object that represents finishing of a part

The term surface treatment is used in concrete detailing. For concrete parts surface treatment includes surface mixes, tiles, and flat finishes, such as troweling and sandblasting.

The term surface finish is used in steel detailing. For steel parts surface finishes include fire-proofing and unpainted areas.

to all faces of the part is now properly written to the IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software interoperability

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

Model can be exported into an IFC file.

model.

TTSD-21756 Drawings

Sometimes Tekla Structures showed an assert when a text was moved in a drawing using the Shift button.

TTSD-22317 Drawings

Sometimes in a drawing with a custom template and small section views, all surface treatments were not properly drawn in all of the views. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-22387 Import, export, interoperability

When manually importing a new profile through the Modify 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.

dialog box using the Replace option, all parts in the model could sometimes get unintentionally modified. Now all unaffected parts remain untouched after the import.

TTSD-22912 Drawings

Drawings with custom plug-ins using lots of graphical objects, such as lines, or rectangles, have now slightly better performance.

TTSD-22960 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.

, profile import has been improved as follows:

  • Importing of .lis profiles which have double quotes followed by space in the names has been fixed.
  • Importing of .lis profiles which have duplicated cross-section points has been fixed.
  • Reliability of importing profile updates during read in has been improved.
TTSD-22990 Drawings

When prompted for mark content when creating an empty mark, the associativity symbolgraphic that Tekla Structures creates in a drawing and that indicates that an associativity point of a drawing object is associative

The associativity symbol changes if the associativity point is not associative.

was not correctly drawn. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-23098 Modeling

The Diagnose model command now adds a new line "Obsolete object modification rows found." if there are any rows to be removed in the model databasedatabase file that contains a model

Model database file has the extension .db1. In addition, other files, such as the corresponding numbering database .db2, are needed in order to obtain the functionality of the model database.

. Use the Repair model command to remove these rows. This can considerably reduce the database size if it had become too large as a result of creating and deleting multiple objects with UDAs.

TTSD-23179 Tekla Model Sharing

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

Organizer consists of two tools, object browser and categories.

synchronization has been improved in situations where the model history contains a lot of deleted objects.

TTSD-23213 Drawings

In earlier versions, if a drawing dimension was selected and then turned off in view dimension properties, the handle points remained visible. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-23219 Tools and components

Layout points now remain visible at all zoom levels, when previously they were reverted into sticks at zoom levels.

TTSD-23264 Import, export, interoperability

The IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software interoperability

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

Model can be exported into an IFC file.

object conversion update now keeps the user-created part cuts.

TTSD-23266 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: Cut row in changes cannot be opened at some cases. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-23307 Drawings

Holding down Shift and dragging part marks no longer causes an assert.

TTSD-23998 Tekla Model Sharing

The Replace option for importing profiles to 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.

in shared models now works correctly when cross sections in the original profile and the imported profile have identical names.

TTSD-24298 Import, export, interoperability

DWG drawing export: Drawing DWG export now outputs the Romsim font in a size that is closer to the one you see in the drawing.

TTSD-24372 Modeling

Previously, the database size could become too large if you created and deleted multiple objects with UDAs. This has now been fixed. 

TTSD-24392 Import, export, interoperability

The performance of 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.

insert has been improved when the Tekla Structures model already contains non-visible unloaded reference models. After the fix, non-visible reference models are not loaded anymore in the reference model insert.

TTSD-24406 Drawings

When 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.

dimension direction
was set to Neighbor partpart that is close to a part that the drawing is made for but that is not in the same assembly or cast unit

The representation of neighbor parts is usually different from that of the part.

Neighbor parts can be used as reference in dimensioning.

in dimensioning properties, there was sometimes a crash when creating or modifying assembly drawings. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-24459 Drawings

Detailed object level settingsdrawing settings that affect the representation of selected drawing objects

Object level settings can be defined when creating a new drawing or when modifying an open drawing.

Object level settings can be use in a drawing or in a drawing view in order to change the representation of the chosen drawing objects.

were not applied if the name from the dialog box differed from file name for the given attribute.

TTSD-24524 Import, export, interoperability

IFC2x3 export: Curved rebars are now exported with more accurate geometry when you use the Surface geometry export type.

TTSD-24545 Tekla Model Sharing

Tekla Structures DataSharing facade has been upgraded to version 3.11.19.

TTSD-24560 Numbering

Sometimes Tekla Structures crashed when opening or refreshing a view with polygon reinforcement meshes displayed with the Fast representationthe way that the information included in a model is represented visually

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-24752 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.

, the synchronization performance has been improved.

TTSD-24940 Drawings

Tekla Structures does not crash anymore when modifying a drawing even if the 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.

definitions are missing from the objects.inp.
The User-defined attributes dialog box is not available at all in the drawing dialog box  if UDAs are missing from the environment. Previously,clicking the panel caused an applicationpart of Tekla Structures functionality that is developed in order to extend the capability of Tekla Structures but that is not included in the Tekla Structures installation

error.

TTSD-25071 Tekla Model Sharing

Tekla Structures DataSharing facade has been upgraded to version 3.11.19.

TTSD-25076 Import, export, interoperability

Reference models: Tekla Structures crashed when you pressed the Pick button in the Add model dialog box while hiding the existing reference files. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-25786 Analysis and design

In Tekla Model Sharingcloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a model

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla online services.

models, you can now use the XS_AD_SHARING_KEEP_OWNER_LOCAL_MODEL advanced option to prevent read in from replacing the analysis modelstructural model that is created from a physical model and used on the one hand for analyzing structural behavior and load bearing, and on the other hand for design

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

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

.db6 files of your own analysis models.

TTSD-25827 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, if some files related to a model had percent signs (%) in their names, sharing the model could fail. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-25981 Modeling

Performance issues in user-defined sketched profileparametric user-defined profile created in the sketch editor

use have been fixed.

TTSD-25994 Tekla Model Sharing

Tekla Model Sharingcloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a model

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla online services.

:
- If writing out 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.

fails, the model sharing log and the error log now show more details about the failure.
- Shared models can now be saved even if some of the saved files are locked by other applications, such as antivirus software.

TTSD-26117 Modeling

Saving the model with Save as could take a long time because Tekla Structures was recreating drawings. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-26240 Modeling

Previously, profiles whose SUB_TYPE was defined without quotation marks in the .lis file could not be imported. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-26304 Tekla Model Sharing

In some situations, conflicts in the model could cause the error "Dbvirtual fatal error: internal consistency failure" in read in and restart of Tekla Structures. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-2771, TSAC-2769 Concrete components

In Floor layout, the component attribute file list is now properly shown for all components. Previously, it was not properly shown for 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
, for example.