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Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2017i SP3

Defect number Development area Description
TSAC-1530 Concrete components

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

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

layout
has been changed so that an opening which is not created for all layers is not taken into account when the layout is divided (by seams) into individual walls.

TSAC-1474 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
, the selection filters for cuts are now shown in the list on the Detailing tab.

TSAC-1473 Concrete components

Concrete console (110): Cut around anchor rod is now correctly created when using HII profile as 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.

.

TSAC-1261 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
, the bars are now created around all holes.

TSAC-950 Concrete components

In Round column reinforcement (82), the main bars are now correctly distributed.

TSAC-934 Concrete components

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

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

layout layer swapping has been changed so that the actual swapping (of properties and 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) is made before any wall part creation. This way there is no extra modify action and 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.

does not need to be reset during any wall layout modify operation.

TSAC-689 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 by area
, changing the value of the Up directionconnection or detail property that indicates how the created connection is rotated around the component secondary part, or the created detail around the component main part, relative to the current work plane

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

option no longer causes an incorrect number of rebars to be created.

TSAC-629 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.

layout
, the minimum wall layout length is now 25 mm. Earlier, the minimum length was 100 mm.

TSAC-1560 Steel components

Stanchions (S76) no longer crashes when a user defines a long part prefix.

TSAC-1531 Steel components

In Sheal Pl Simple (35), you can now create round corners for copecut in one component object or input part for receiving another component object or input part

cuts.

TSAC-1485 Steel components

In Generation of purlins (50), the Use extra purlin positioning option on the Parts tab now uses floating point numbers (numbers with decimals) instead of integers.

TSAC-1482 Steel components

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

(58)
, the end gusset bolted to the beam or column does not disappear anymore.

TSAC-1439 Steel components

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

(20)
, you can now set the bolt assemblyset of bolt elements that consists of a bolt, a stud, or a screw, and possibly the related washers and nuts

type separately for the bolts on the gusset side and the bracing side.

TSAC-244 Steel components

In Bolted moment connection (134), you can now cut the flange plates parallel 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.

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.

TSAC-1564, TSAC-1571, TSAC-1538, TSAC-1537, TSAC-1529, TSAC-1526, TSAC-1475, TSAC-1456, TSAC-1455, TSAC-1453, TSAC-1436, TSAC-1404, TSAC-1397, TSAC-1396 Import, export, interoperability

Improvements in Unitechnik Export (79):

  • Reinforcement types 1,2, 5 and 6 are now correctly exported in 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.

    shells 1 and 2 regardless of turning.

  • Freely selectable bending forms with 6 bending rows are now exported without an extra row, which caused errors in some user interfaces.

  • Cut part formers are now exported with thickness and installation height of the host part cutcut that is defined by a cutting part

    section, instead of the thickness and position of the cut itself.

  • When a rebar fails the validation for diameter of length limitation, you are now notified by a log message.

  • The Text[Template]# option was improved, and now more than one template can be used, and text delimiters are also supported. The Text[Template]# option was also added for the settings Article number - rebar and Article number -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.

    on the Reinf. data specification tab.

  • Mounting part data specification tab:

    • It is now possible to define the type of the mounting part by classpart property that groups parts according to identifiers given by the user

      The identifiers of classes are usually numbers. Classes can be used for defining the color of parts in the model, for example. Class does not influence the numbering of model objects.

      or by name in Type of mounting part. Define the exceptional classes/names in the first dialog field separated by blank space and the paired mounting part types in same sequence separated by blank space.

  • Embeds tab:

    • There is a new option Yes, no rotation on pallet available for the setting Special assembly export. With this option, 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.

      symbols are placed according to the panel rotation, but the symbols themselves are not rotated.

    • Embeds in special assembly symbol definition file can now also be designated by template property and its value in format [TEMPLATE:VALUE] instead of the embed name.

    • Embeds, insulation, electric tubes, opening embed, opening cutout, cutpart former, opening with corner symbols, braced girder and ignored parts from export can now be designated by class or by name in the dialog box. Previously, only class could be used.

  • Reinforcement tab:

    • There is a new option Bent meshes with end hooks available for the setting Bent reinf. as unfolded. This option exports end hook shapes L, S and U (flection form 1, 4 and 5) as terminal hooks according to the Unitechnik specification. Other shapes are exported as free flection forms like before.

  • Log files tab:

    • With the new setting Write file name to 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.

      , you can select to write the full export file name (File name with extension) or the export file name without the file name extension (File name without extension) to UDA.

  • Pallet tab:

    • Now when you have selected Combined, n slabdate, 1 part as the output file structure, you can select the logic of sequencing panels on pallet using 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 cast unit ACNuser-defined attribute of an assembly or a cast unit that identifies the assembly or cast unit main part

      A control number does not affect numbering.

      Control numbers are running numbers.

      or number, main part UDA or main part template, or  Unitechnik transport UDAs.You can set the sequence as Ascending or Descending.

  • TS configuration tab:

    • There are two new options for the setting Export CUTOUTs: Exclude selected excludes from the export the modeled cut parts that you define by class or name, and Selected only includes in the export the cut parts that you define by class or name.

  • SLABDATE block data specification tab:

    • You can now export weight in the SLABDATE block as cast unit weight or as template property using the new Production weight options Cast unit weight and Template.

TTSD-14831 Import, export, interoperability

The DWG export now supports relative location in the output folder definition. The defined output folder is now saved in the export settings.

TTSD-14481 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.

reference models sometimes caused slowness with large models, which has now been fixed in IFC plug-incomponent that is developed using Tekla Open API

Plug-in is a .dll file and loaded inside Tekla Structures process.

Plug-ins can be started from the applications and components catalog.

version 4.35. Remember to disable the rollover highlight in File > Settings > Switches to make large reference models usable.

TTSD-14438 Import, export, interoperability

In drawing DWG export, exporting using basepoints now follows 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.

base pointpoint in a model that is used to define a point and north direction (y axis) in another coordinate system

A project can have several base points but only one of them can be the project base point that sets the model origin.

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.

export logic.

TTSD-13669 Import, export, interoperability

When you copied multiple drawing views to other drawing views, the view relationships could sometimes get broken, and drawing export no longer worked, for example. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-12140 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 for model objects inserted using base pointpoint in a model that is used to define a point and north direction (y axis) in another coordinate system

A project can have several base points but only one of them can be the project base point that sets the model origin.

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.

sometimes failed. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-1592 Import, export, interoperability

Eliplan Export (68): The export log now contains detailed information about unmapped records.

TTSD-11601, TTSD-14938 Drawings

In the Dimension properties dialog box, the Background mask setting on the Appearance tab is now correctly applied when clicking Apply.

TTSD-12717, 124327 Drawings

When resizing a 2D arc in a drawing by dragging with mouse, the arc now retains its start point and end point.

TTSD-14958 Drawings

The filtering category check in drawing objectobject that is represented in a drawing

level settings filters now works as in Tekla Structures 2017 and earlier versions when you define multiple rules, and recognizes the difference between different object types.

TTSD-14902 Drawings

Previously, the current base pointpoint in a model that is used to define a point and north direction (y axis) in another coordinate system

A project can have several base points but only one of them can be the project base point that sets the model origin.

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.

in the model affected the drawing _BASEPOINT template field values. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-14832 Drawings

The DWG export now supports template attributes better in the plot file names defined by the advanced option XS_DRAWING_PLOT_FILE_NAME_A/C/G/M/W.

TTSD-14828 Drawings

Views where parts had multiple cuts are now handled better in the paper space of the DWG export.

TTSD-14765 Drawings

Previously, if an .rtf file containing a table was inserted inside a view, the table was not displayed correctly, now it is.

TTSD-14479 Drawings

Hiding parts in a drawing was unnecessarily hiding templates as well. This no longer happens.

TTSD-14193 Drawings

The protection area for the first mark with template content is now correctly placed when opening a drawing.

TTSD-14042 Drawings

Previously, if you had manually merged some marks in a drawing, they were sometimes changed unexpectedly if you changed the view settings. This should no longer happen.

TTSD-13160 Drawings

Sometimes, rebar dimension marks could disappear. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-13153 Drawings

An application error occurred when you used the backspace key on the keyboard to cancel the previously picked points while creating a polygon or a polyline. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-13002 Drawings

When drawings containing linked DWGs were printed, the line width of the DWGs did not follow the line width of the color. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-12888 Drawings

In some of 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.

dialog boxes the on/off switch at the bottom was not working. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-12761 Drawings

Previously, you were able to create GA drawings while a drawing was open:

  • By right-clicking a 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.

    and selecting Create 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.

  • By clicking the Create button in the previously opened Create General Arrangement 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.

    dialog box.

These commands either crashed Tekla Structures or created an empty drawing. For this reason, both methods for creating a GA drawing from a model view while having drawings open have been either hidden (right-click menu command ) or disabled (the Create button).

TTSD-12496 Drawings

Merged rebar set marks now show position numbers and rebar quantity.

TTSD-11881 Drawings

Resizing text files in drawings was not working. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-11568 Drawings

When editing drawings with the Drafter license and using the Draw polygon command, the backspace key now works for undoing or removing the last selected point of the polygon.

TTSD-11513 Drawings

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

could disappear from the mark during a drawing update. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-9729 Drawings

The .rtf files in Tekla Structures now support simple tables.

TSAC-1194 Drawings

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

marking
: When Mark1 and Mark2 have no text, the new Extra line length setting on the Mark 3 tab is activated.

TTSD-14610 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.

, 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.

conflicts were not always reliably resolved if there were many incoming packets. This could cause numbering to be unexpectedly reset.
The modelsharing.log now includes information about numbering conflict resolution. The GUIDS of objects that have errors in numbering are listed in certain cases.

TTSD-14321 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.

, there could in some cases be 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.

changes when a user read in, even if no changes had been made in the local model. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-13362 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.

, conflicts in rebar set 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.

have now been fixed.

TTSD-12417 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.

, manual assignments of rebar sets to pour units are now shared correctly. Previously, manual assignments were not shared if rebar sets had first been automatically assigned to pour units in the model.

TTSD-9229 Reinforcement

HOOK_END and HOOK_START are now correctly reported regardless of the ScheduleDimensionRoundingAccuracy set in rebar_config.inp.

TTSD-14206 Modeling

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 selected objects could fail when a cast unit contained rebar sets. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-12773 Modeling

Modifying the flat section (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.

) of a bent platepart that is created from contour plates, or beams whose profile is a plate

Curved beams, spiral beams, or deformed parts cannot be used for creating a bent plate.

component object that represents an angle that is bent from a plate and that connects parts

does not change the side boundaries anymore if the side boundary is not tapered.

TTSD-12231 Modeling

The keyboard shortcut Alt + underlined character is again available for the Cancel button in several dialog boxes.

TTSD-11775 Modeling

Previously, temporary numeric identifiers could be incorrectly handled when using the Save as command. This caused Save as to fail for some models and Tekla Structures displayed the error message "Model in memory is corrupted". This has now been fixed.

TTSD-11469 Modeling

Unselected parts are now correctly shown as sticks in 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.

when you hold down the Ctrl key, right-click and select the Show Only Selected command. When using the Hide command, the selected objects are now also shown as sticks when you right-click and select Hide.

TTSD-9883 Modeling

Tekla Structures no longer snaps to the view rotation center.

TTSD-7206 Modeling

Previously, roles did not work when using the Japanese environment on computer with an English system locale, causing Tekla Structures to crash. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-3634 Licensing

Application error occurred when "All in use" referring to licenses was displayed in the Tekla Structures start-up dialog box, and you clicked OK. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-14160 Installation

Modular environments, that is, smaller environment packages can now be installed as .tsep packages as long as the installation package contains an environment *.ini file. If the environment .tsep package does not contain such a file, the environment .tsep package will only be installed if this target environment *.ini file currently exists on the user's computer.

TTSD-14658 Analysis and design

Previously, loads were not removed from the view when deleting a load groupset of loads and loadings that are caused by the same action and to which the user wants to refer collectively

Loads belonging to the same load group are treated alike during load combination.

with loads. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-14506 Analysis and design

Load groups are now sorted correctly in the Load Combinations dialog box.

TTSD-14463 Analysis and design

Previously, load groups were not correctly removed from analysis models that were created with Selected parts and loads as the option for 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.

content. This happened in two situations:

  • When you deleted a load groupset of loads and loadings that are caused by the same action and to which the user wants to refer collectively

    Loads belonging to the same load group are treated alike during load combination.

    from the Tekla Structures model.
  • When the load group in the analysis model was referenced in load combinations, but no loads of this group were included in the analysis model.

This has now been fixed.

TTSD-14337 Analysis and design

There can now be a maximum of 99 load groups listed in the Load combinations dialog box. Previously, there could be 50 load groups.

TTSD-14171 Analysis and design

The loading of the analysis models could fail when saving a multiuser model (where model is reopened), or opening the multiuser model. If the model was saved after this failure, 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.

was lost.

TTSD-14062 Analysis and design

Previously, when rigid linkanalysis model object that connects two nodes so that they do not move in relation to each other

creation was disabled and two nodes were very close to each other, sometimes one of the nodes was not connecting correctly to other parts. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-13662 Analysis and design

Previously, when using Robot as the design software, after saving and restarting Tekla Structures and running the analysis again the "... limit values of deflections not done" message appeared and the design could not be done. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-12558 Analysis and design

Seismic acceleration curve data is now loaded to the Analysis Model Propertiessettings that are defined by giving values to the properties associated with an analysis model

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

dialog box.

TTSD-13384 Tools and components

Railings (S77), 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.

Generation (32)
and 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.

do not cause Tekla Structures to crash anymore when modified.

TTSD-12382 Tools and components

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

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

could crash when opening the Access advanced features menu  if a directory in XS_FIRM or XS_PROJECT did not exist. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-9079 Tools and components

The duplicate Applications & components title has been removed from the Applications & components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

.

TSAC-1444 Tools and components

Metsec Eaves Beam stiffeners no longer create fatal errors in the file transfer due to incorrect length check.

TTSD-13385 User interface

When you have added a custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

command button to the ribbon, holding down Shift and clicking the command button now opens the custom component dialog box.