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Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2017i SP9

Defect number Development area Description
TSAC-3031 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
, 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.

values are now set for 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.

when it is the first layer.

TSAC-3030 Concrete components

Previously, 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 connector
, the layer-specific attributes (framing case and offsets) in the Wall layout connector dialog box and the actual connection in the model did not match. This issue appeared when the connected primary wall layout had any surfaces other than the last layer.

TSAC-2896 Concrete components

In Embedded anchors (8), you can now define a rounding value for anchor distances on the Placement tab.

TSAC-2850 Concrete components

In Floor layout, you can now use Chinese characters in layer names.

TSAC-1281 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
and Floor layout, when a 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.

value on 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.

/User defined tab is empty, the components now ignore these empty values. This lowers the risk of overwriting these UDAs.

TSAC-846 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.

, holes are now created correctly for inclined reinforcing bars with part cuts in steel columns, beams, and contour plates.

TTSD-27752 Organizer

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.

performance has now been improved in situations where you open an old model in an environment where a substantial number of property definitions has been changed.

TTSD-27599 Organizer

Synchronization has been improved 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.

. Synchronizing Organizer with models that have assemblies containing a lot of subassemblies/parts is much faster than before.

TTSD-20302 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 used the W_Project_data property templatedefinition of object property layout for the property table in object browser

The property template is saved in an .xml file or in the Organizer database.

, the property values of one assembly row in Object Browsertool in Organizer used to inquire, view, and report model information based on selected model objects

were emptied when you exported the object propertiesproperties associated with an object type

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

to Excel. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-2653 Task Manager

Previously, changing the parent taskin the task manager, a representation of a piece of work that needs to be carried out in order to complete a project

of a task by decreasing the indent could cause some other tasks to be deleted 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.

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-28931 Import, export, interoperability

DWG drawing export: The DWG export stability has been greatly increased in cases of exporting many drawings at a time.

TTSD-28845 Import, export, interoperability

DWG drawing export: It is now possible to cancel the DWG drawing export/preview.

TTSD-28680 Import, export, interoperability

DWG drawing export: Previously, the Export drawings to DWG/DXF dialog box would not open if the advanced option XS_DRAWING_PLOT_FILE_DIRECTORY had no value. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-26897 Import, export, interoperability

The bending radii of rebar hooks are now correctly exported to IFC4. Previously, the main rebar bending radii were applied to all bends including hook bends.

TTSD-27005 Templates and reports

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

attribute now displays the angle values in graphical fields in drawing templates.

TTSD-27827 Tekla Model Sharing

The following fixes have been made in Tekla Model Sharingcloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a model

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla online services.

:
- The green arrow on the Read in button is now shown correctly if there are no packets available to read in.
- Previously, if model changes were written out too many times within a short time frame, Tekla Structures sometimes lost track of the changes and could not show the number of packets that users could read in. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-27196 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, when a 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 locked locally before read in, you had to reopen the model to update the reference model version. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3345 Reinforcement

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

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

, some extra leg/bending rule operands were previously occasionally shown with short curved bars. These obsolete operands are not shown anymore.

TSAC-3344 Reinforcement

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

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

, the rule operand REVERSED was not previously available for curved/circular bars, and therefore it could not be used in shape definitions. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-2747 Reinforcement

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

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

, the value of total length along center line (CLL) was not correct in case the bending radius values and angles were varying. This has now been fixed.

This fix also affects reports if the CLL value has been used for calculations.

TSAC-2605 Reinforcement

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

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

, a new tolerance value, Curve tolerance, has been added to the Tolerances tab. This value is used for recognizing the arc in a rebar that has multiple sequential bendings.

If the deviation of the rebar leg from the arc is less than the tolerance, multiple bendings are combined to one (or two) bendings with the arc radius as the bending radius.

TSAC-2576 Reinforcement

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

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

has been changed so that multiple sequential bendings which form an arc are combined into one or more bendings (90 degrees or less) with the arc radius. This makes it possible to define bending shapes containing a large radius bending no matter how many individual bendings appear in the original bar geometry.

This functionality is in use when you set the new XS_REBAR_COMBINE_BENDINGS_IN_EVALUATOR advanced option to TRUE. The advanced option can also be set in a suitable .ini file:
SET XS_REBAR_COMBINE_BENDINGS_IN_EVALUATOR=TRUE

When the advanced option is set to FALSE (which is the default value), the bendings appear as multiple bendings and the shape is recognized as before.

TSAC-1783 Reinforcement

Previously, the curve width/height of a curved bar with hooks was not correct in Rebar shape managertool that is used for customizing the bending shapes of reinforcing bars

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

(and reports, if used). This has now been fixed.

TTSD-29820 Modeling

Profiles with zero decimals (for example, C130X2.0) were not shown correctly in the model (their detailed shape was lost and did not contain roundings, for example). This applied to fixed profiles which were created from sketched profiles. Now this has been fixed.

TTSD-29400 Modeling

Earlier, when diagnosing models containing spiral beams with a 360-degree turn and no total rise, model inconsistencies were reported. When repairing such models, these spiral beams were removed from the models. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-29301 Modeling

Previously, when you had selected all parts in a cast unit with the Alt key pressed and you had the Select components selection switchswitch used for controlling which object types can be selected

active, trying to deselect a custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

sub-assemblyassembly in a nested assembly that is subordinate to a parent assembly

in the cast unit by clicking the sub-assembly with the Ctrl button pressed could cause Tekla Structures to crash. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-27870 Modeling

Snapping to the nearest point now works when using the Ortho tool.

TTSD-27782 Modeling

In multi-user models, bolts could get incorrect properties in some conflict situations and thus look corrupted. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-27047 Modeling

Previously, if there was a conflict in a multi-user modelmodel that is used for collaboration and that is opened in multi-user mode

and you clicked Review in the conflict message dialog box, Tekla Structures showed an error message when you viewed the conflict log. Now the error message is not shown anymore in conflict situations.

TTSD-25515 Modeling

When using the Ortho tool, the snap symbol is now again shown as the snap to any position symbol.

TTSD-25123 Modeling

Previously, cross sections could sometimes get incorrectly renamed with a redundant extension " 2", when automatically renamed after importing profiles (for example, "A100 2 2", or "A100 2 2 2 2"). Now the deduplication numbers in cross sectiongeometrical form of a part sectioned perpendicular to its axis

names are incremented correctly (for example, "A100 3", "A100 4", and so on).

TTSD-16302 Modeling

Weld position is now available 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.

in the Construction modeling configuration.

TTSD-26713 Core

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

has been updated to a new version, with updated identity handling.

TTSD-28207 Tools and components

Previously, there was an error when publishing a custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

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

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

when another component of a different type with the same name as the custom component already existed. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-1998 Tools and components

Creating a new group and selecting this group in Layout managertool that is used to import and export layout data between Tekla Structures and field layout devices

Layout manager enables the use of accurate model point and line data on the construction site.

could cause an error when the Group Prefix option in the Layout manager Settings dialog box was empty. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-2785 Numbering

Previously, Tekla Structures was crashing when NC files were created with contour markinginformation written in an NC file that passes information to the NC machine on the layout and the parts that are welded or bolted together

Tekla Structures contour marking does not work on polybeams.

and then numbered. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-29452 User interface

In some rare cases when dragging a table in Layout editortool that enables editing the table layout directly on a drawing

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

, the Tekla Structures user interface was no longer responding. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-22777 User interface

Previously, when you maximized the Customize toolbars dialog box, the OK, Apply, Discard and Cancel buttons at the bottom of the dialog box were not visible. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-18005 User interface

You can now change the space between cut parts 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.

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.

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TSAC-2540 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

EliPlan Export (68): Plotter data export has been improved.