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Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2017i SP4

Defect number Development area Description
TSAC-1695 Concrete components

In Detailing manager, you can now use Strip footingfooting that supports several points of contact or a region of points of contact

Strip footing supports a length of wall or a line of closely spaced columns, for example.

In Tekla Structures, strip footing has a polygon shape that the user defines by picking points.

reinforcement (75)
to detail a structure. Previously, Strip footing reinforcement (75) was not added to the Component box in the rules when you tried to add it.

TSAC-1678 Concrete components

In Concrete console (110), the bottom tube profile is now created correctly when using an HII profile as 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.

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TSAC-1667 Concrete components

In Concrete console (110), anchor rods are now correctly placed 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 not placed in line with 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-1643 Concrete components

Concrete console (110) now works correctly 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 cut above the component.

TSAC-1639 Concrete components

In Concrete console (111), the console is now correctly created when there is another component placed on the same level.

TSAC-817 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 mesh is now created correctly regardless of the complexity of its polygon.

TTSD-15836 Organizer

Previously, Organizertool for categorizing and managing model information, object properties and object property queries, and model object classification

The Organizer consists of two tools, object browser and categories.

synchronization did not notice when a rebar set was modified by using direct modificationfunction that activates the mode where the model objects can be modified by using handles

Direct modification enables additional handles and modification options.

or by deleting rebars from the rebar set. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-14141 Organizer

Previously, Organizertool for categorizing and managing model information, object properties and object property queries, and model object classification

The Organizer consists of two tools, object browser and categories.

synchronization sometimes failed with some rebar sets. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-11585 Organizer

Organizertool for categorizing and managing model information, object properties and object property queries, and model object classification

The Organizer consists of two tools, object browser and categories.

does not write headers and footers to Excel pages anymore. Users can now define their own headers and footers in Excel.

TSAC-1418, TSAC-1419, TSAC-1466, TSAC-1440, TSAC-1733, TSAC-1709 Import, export, interoperability

The BVBS export contains the following improvements:

  • A new option for exporting Reinforcement for selected pours was added for the setting Model objects to be exported for exporting of reinforcement from pour objects and pour units. There are also info messages displayed for pours.

  • You can now select pours and pour units in drawings and export the related reinforcement.

  • @ sign was occasionally missing in front of parameter c. This has now been fixed.

  • Multiple tapered groups with same rebar positions are now merged if applicable.

  • Parameter t is calculated if it is needed for stepped rebars.

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

    was combined in one row. This has now been fixed.

  • Now when you select Prevent export for the setting Check existing UDAs, the existing file is no longer overwritten with empty file after prevention.

  • Circular rebars now have the correct total length.

  • The UDAs tab is a new tab for defining 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.

    fields to be used, and fields for defining the content to write into reinforcement, part, cast unit and 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.

    UDAs. You can tag UDAs based on the release code, release status, release date and released by information.

TTSD-15753 Import, export, interoperability

Bolt location and orientation of mapped bolts in a 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.

is now correct in 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.

export.

TTSD-15724 Import, export, interoperability

Loading 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.

update sometimes crashed Tekla Structures. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-15106 Import, export, interoperability

In DWG export, if you selected export line type to be following Tekla Structures object and a layer, continuous line type is now exported explicitly as continuous line type. Previously continuous line type was exported as by layer.

TTSD-14573 Import, export, interoperability

If you had the Select objects in components switch activated during DGN 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.

clash check, no clashes were found. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-15787 Drawings

Sometimes weld contour lines in drawings were not exported or printed. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-15665 Drawings

The rebar extrema is now calculated by thickening each leg by the bar radius.

TTSD-15266 Drawings

Previously, when you were creating a polygon or a polyline in a drawing and if you were panning the screen during the process, extra points were sometimes  added to the polyline or polygon. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-15003 Drawings

The applied Location by value of 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.

view setting was not used during drawing creation. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-10928 Drawings

The graying out of dialog box options for drawing rebar meshes has been improved.

TTSD-9144 Drawings

When adding a template to the part markmark that includes a set of selected property elements related to a part

Part marks are made use of, for example, when identifying constructions, when giving information about welding, when giving information about assemblies to a workshop, when giving information about how parts should be connected to each other, and when creating bills of quantities.

In the US, the term piece mark is used to refer to position number.

, the mark was always transparent even if you tried to set it opaque. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-7989 Drawings

In some environments, the advanced option XS_DRAWING_CREATE_SNAPSHOT_ON_DRAWING_CREATION has been set to TRUE. This has now been updated to the default value FALSE, as the creation of snapshot causes a delay. If you want to create snapshots on drawing creation, set the option to TRUE.

TTSD-16071 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.

, read in previously failed if two incoming files with different names were changed to have the same name after Unicode Compatibility Decomposition normalization. Such files could be ascii symbols and corresponding fullwidth symbols. Now Tekla Structures reads in such packages and tracks both, or more, such clashing files.

TTSD-14342 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.

, in cases where several users concurrently defined parametric profiles with variable cross sections and the changes were read in, the parts that were using variable cross sectiongeometrical form of a part sectioned perpendicular to its axis

profiles were modified in the local models.
This service pack now fixes this issue. We recommend that all users of 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.

use the same Tekla Structures service pack when working with the model.

TSAC-1648 Reinforcement

Rebar shape managertool 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 shows rebar shapes correctly. Previously, certain shapes were recognized as curved even if the shape was a normal polygonal shape.

TTSD-15833 Modeling

Umlaut and multi-byte characters in item properties are now supported when importing Tekla Warehouseservice for collaboration and for storing and sharing Tekla Structures content

In Tekla Warehouse the content items are stored in collections. Tekla Warehouse includes the Tekla Warehouse Service and the Tekla Warehouse web site.

Tekla Warehouse is one of the Tekla online services.

items to Tekla Structures.

TTSD-15829 Modeling

Previously, some template properties, such as CC_MAX, were not working in filters. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-15470 Modeling

Creating closed 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.

structures in the model is now prevented.

TTSD-15293 Modeling

Previously, very complex interaction of multiple objects with multiple cuts caused Tekla Structures to crash if you modified the model in the multi-user modemode in which several users can work on the same model using their own working models

and set XS_ENABLE_POUR_MANAGEMENT to TRUE, and then saved the model. This happened at least in the SE Asia environment. The issue has now been fixed.

SOLD-552, SOLD-417, SOLD-414 Core

A new version of the Support tool is now introduced for reporting issues with Tekla Structures. The new Support tool uses Trimble Identityuser account to Tekla online services and other Trimble services

For a Tekla Structures user, Trimble Identity is a single sign-on account which enables the user’s online identity management. The organization that the user’s Trimble Identity belongs to, determines the user’s access rights. Trimble Identity is needed, for example, for Tekla Campus and Tekla Warehouse, and to log in to Tekla User Assistance.

for log in. You can start the tool from the File menu by clicking Help > Contact Tekla support, or by entering Contact Tekla support in Quick Launchtool for quickly finding commands, dialog boxes, and other functions in Tekla Structures

The other functions include local content from Tekla Warehouse, for example.

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TTSD-9676 Tools and components

Clash check of DGN objects against native Tekla Structures objects has been improved.

TSAC-590 Tools and components

Linear array tool and Radial array tool now correctly create duplicates when copying other array tool components.

TSAC-1567 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

In Export Unitechnik (79), the following new special assembly export codes (installation types) can now be used: 0, 41, 42, 43.

  • 41 - 43 can be used for orienting 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 according to model orientation:
    • 41: Insertion point embed assembly COG and orients towards the start to end point axis.
    • 42: Insertion point embed part start point and orients towards the end point.
    • 43: Insertion point embed assembly COG and orinets towards the axis of the longest edge.
  • 0 ignores the symbol and will use the sub-assemblyassembly in a nested assembly that is subordinate to a parent assembly

    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.

    setting according to the insertion COG setting (1 - 5), for example, 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.

    0 0 4.