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Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2017i

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54515 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)
, a manual notchcut in one component object or input part for receiving another component object or input part

in the bottom flange no longer causes a cut in the top flange.

54587 Steel components

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

(20)
, the end platecomponent object that represents a plate welded perpendicular to the end of the component secondary part

is now correctly created when the brace connection is notched around the nuts.

60251 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 vertical offset to the first bolt is now correctly calculated in beam to column connections.

66113 Steel components

In Pipe column and beam panel zone (21), there is now a center 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.

option for the top penetrating diaphragm on the Fabrication dimensions tab. The option works when there is no upper column. If the value is > 0, the hole is created. If the value is 0, the hole is not created. If you do not enter any value, the hole is created as before.

71687 Steel components

In Splice connection (77), flange bolts are now created correctly when the top and bottom internal and external plates do not have the same thickness.

81274 Steel components

In 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.

(1042)
, the Delete option for bolts now works correctly.

83588 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 gapany space between two objects

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

between the 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.

now works correctly.

83642 Steel components

In U.S. 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.

(1047)
, increasing the bolt pattern size (spacing) now automatically increases 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.

size.

83644 Steel components

In Full depth S (185), the haunchcomponent object that represents a wedge-like structure that strengthens a beam at its 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.

is now correctly positioned 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.

84567 Steel components

In Diagonal splice (53), the vertical offset of bolts is now correctly applied on all bolts.

85709 Steel components

In Multiple stiffeners (1064), the stiffeners are now created with the correct length also when created not perpendicular 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.

.

85772 Steel components

In Stub (28), it is now possible to define top and bottom offsets for all stiffeners.

88193 Steel components

In Splice connection (77), deck support plates are now always created at the top flange when the main and secondary parts are sloped.

89938 Steel components

In Stiffened 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.

(17)
, 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.

is now correctly created when you define its setbackdistance between a part end and its reference point

In Tekla Structures, knock-off dimensions are an example of setback distances.

.

90209 Steel components

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

(57)
, the gapany space between two objects

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

between the beam and the gusset is now correctly applied.

90385 Steel components

In HSS Brace special (66), it is now possible to create a round slot cut in the brace.

90386 Steel components

In HSS Brace special (67), it is now possible to create a round slot cut in the brace.

92089 Steel components

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

(11)
, it is now possible to delete bolts on the Brace bolts 1 - 3 tabs.

92440 Steel components

In Round joining plates (124), it is now possible to create a circle 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.

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.

when the base 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.

is created as a contour platepart whose outline form the user defines by picking three or more points

The user can define the shape of the contour plate parallel to the work plane. The profile in use defines the thickness. The corners of the contour plate can be chamfered.

.

93561 Steel components

In Stub (133), the web plates are now positioned correctly when the stub web 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.

web have different thicknesses.

97507 Steel components

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

(58)
, the bolt assemblyset of bolt elements that consists of a bolt, a stud, or a screw, and possibly the related washers and nuts

option on the Gusset bolts 1 tab and Gusset conn 2 tab now works correctly.

98812 Modeling

When mirrored, the direction of single leg rebar groups is now reversed to prevent the cover offset from being reversed after modification.

100089 Tools and components

You can now create custom components with components inside of components.

101901 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

(143)
, a double set of bolts is no longer created when using C profiles as secondary parts.

102068 Steel components

In Full depth S (185), chamfers are now correctly applied on 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.

.

102092 Steel components

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

(11)
, the bolt length increase defined on the Gusset bolts and Brace bolts 1-3 tabs is now correctly applied.

102197 Drawings

The Print Drawings dialog box showed metric drawing sizes in imperial models. This has now been fixed.

102554 Import, export, interoperability

In SketchUp export, the Parts check box was not selected by default. This has now been fixed.

103504 Steel components

In 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.

(1042)
and U.S. Base 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.

(1047)
, it is now possible to set the material for Extra profile 1 and Extra profile 2 on the Extra plates tab.

103709 Steel components

In Stanchion side profile (86), it is now possible to set the top edge distance of bolts on the Sbolts tab.

104290 Steel components

In Stair base detail (1043), the bolt length increase is now correctly applied on Pbolts.

104407 Drawings

An underscore in the assembly position numberposition number that is assigned to an assembly or a cast unit

was omitted from the PDF file name. This has now been fixed.

105627 Steel components

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

(142)
, the 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.

of 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.

1
and End plate 2 no longer changes when defining the size of the end plate.

105965 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)
, slotted holes are now correctly applied on the secondary bolts when using a wrapped angle connection.

106612 Steel components

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

cross (60)
, Hollow brace wraparound gusset (59), Corner bolted gusset (57), Corner tube gusset (56), Tube crossing (22), Tube gusset (20) and Tube splice (6), it is now possible to make a round slot in the bracing.

106987 Steel components

In Wind column (5), parts are now created with the 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.

information defined on the General tab.

110232 Import, export, interoperability

When you had set XS_DSTV_NUMBER_OF_PARTS_BY_SELECTION to TRUE and  XS_USE_ASSEMBLY_NUMBER_FOR to LOOSE_PARTS, the quantity of the pieces in the NC header was calculated incorrectly, based on all parts in the model instead of the selected parts. This has now been fixed.

110635 Steel components

In 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

(151)
, 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.

is now positioned correctly 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 skewed.

111107 Drawings

Using %TPL:DATE% in XS_DRAWING_PLOT_FILE_NAME_* now works correctly

111550 Steel components

In U.S. 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.

connection (71)
, you can now define an assembly prefix and a start numberfirst number of a numbering series

for beam stiffeners.

112571 Drawings

A watermark specified in privileges.inp is now displayed in printouts.

113087 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

(143)
, slotted holes are now correctly applied on secondary bolts when using safety connections.

113323 Steel components

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

(11)
, the gusset 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.

is now correctly placed when secondary parts are rotated.

113585 Steel components

In U.S. Seatcomponent object that represents a structure upon which a component secondary part rests

connection 2 (73)
, stabilizer weldings can now be defined using welds number 4 and 5.

113645 Steel components

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

(20)
, the end platecomponent object that represents a plate welded perpendicular to the end of the component secondary part

is now correctly welded to the connection plates when the connection plates are not inside the bracing.

114388 Drawings

Printing did not plot the background fill. This has now been fixed.

116841 Import, export, interoperability

In SketchUp export, you can now create a subfolder.

116940 Drawings

The Print drawings dialog box could crash if output file was set to a certain path, for example, c:xxx\PDFs. This has now been fixed.

117862 Steel components

In Column tube seating (100), it is now possible to align the end platecomponent object that represents a plate welded perpendicular to the end of the component secondary part

with the secondary parts or 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.

on the Parts tab.

118641 Steel components

In Pipe column and beam panel zone (21), you can now select a new chamfer type, Extra arc, for the corner of the inner diaphragm on the Fabrication Dimensions tab. The chamfered copecut in one component object or input part for receiving another component object or input part

consists of one arc and two straight segments.

120139 Steel components

In Gusseted cross (62), the bolt offset from the edge of the L profile is now applied correctly for brace bolts 1-3.

122485 Steel components

In Shear Pl simple (35), you can now define an assembly prefix and a start numberfirst number of a numbering series

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

.

122599 Steel components

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

(20)
, the stiffeners are now created inclined to the gusset side angles, and it is possible to fit them 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.

.

123135 Steel components

In U.S. 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.

(1047)
, one row of bolts (anchors) is now centered on the column.

123401 Steel components

In Column with stiffeners W (182), the weld preparationcut that is made on the part edge in order to enable a more complete weld penetration which provides a stronger joint

cuts are now created correctly when XS_AISC_WELD_MARK is set to TRUE.

124872 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
, tapered group is now used only when needed. Previously, when the bars were spliced the group type was always set to tapered.

124878 Drawings

The advanced option XS_DRAWING_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.

_LABEL_FRAME_LINE_WIDTH_FACTOR
 did not have any effect on the printed output. This has now been fixed.

125114 Drawings

Printing could crash if the printer was changed in the settings file outside the program. This has now been fixed.

125141 Concrete components

In Floor layout, the seam gapany space between two objects

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

dimension modification has been fixed so that the correct gap is modified. Earlier, the previous gap before the actual seam was always modified.

In addition, the handling of the seam gap now works better so that in practice it is possible to change the default seam gap also when one or more of the gaps has some other value than the default. Earlier, some (that is, all gaps “before” the last special gap) were not modified to match with the new default gap.

125200 Steel components

In Column site weld splice (137), welds 3 and 4 are now created with the correct settings as defined in the component weld dialog box.

125252 Steel components

In HSS Brace special (66) and HSS Brace special (67), you can now define the Finish property for all parts.

125253 Steel components

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

(31)
and Two side clip angle (33), it is now possible to define the Finish property for all parts on the Parts tab.

125614 Concrete components

Rebar coupler and anchor tools have been changed so that the default coupler or anchor is created with a hollow profile so that the 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.

is not clashing with the coupler or end anchor.

125698 Steel components

In Stub connection (119), the middle plates and bolts are now created correctly 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 skewed.

125702 Steel components

In Pipe column and beam panel zone (21), there was previously an error, for example when the component had four beams with different profile height and/or different levels. This has now been fixed.

126798 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.

groove seam detail
, the groove edge dimension handling and the list of groove edge shapes now work correctly.

126807 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.

to wall connection
and Wall groove seam detail, there is a new option to create shear teeth (=not cut but additional material) to groove. The option is on the Extra teeth tab.

In addition, there are now two new options for additional shear teeth and shear cups.

In the first list, you can select whether the shear teeth or cup is created as a part cutcut that is defined by a cutting part

or part add, or just as an extra part, which is added to the main cast unit.

If you select the Create only extra part option to add an extra part to the cast unit, you can select the part properties in the second list, excluding the profile and material. The list contains all saved attributes for concrete beams.
To create a new set of properties, open the concrete beam properties dialog box, set all the desired properties and save the attributes with a descriptive name. To use these properties, reopen the Wall to wall connection or Wall groove seam detail dialog box to select the new attribute file you created.

127063 Drawings

Special color printed the same color regardless of the defined XS_HATCH_SPECIAL_COLOR options. This has now been fixed.

127235 Import, export, interoperability

In 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.

creation, when a bolt created holes on two faces for a square profile, sometimes the holes from one face were not exported. This has now been fixed.

127479 Steel components

In Shear Pl simple (35), the top and bottom copecut in one component object or input part for receiving another component object or input part

cuts now work correctly for beams with different flange widths or thicknesses.

127556 Drawings

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.

dimensions
now also dimensions holes of those subassemblies that have the same material type as the assembly or cast unit main partmain part that exists in a cast unit

The cast unit main part in a concrete cast unit is, by default, the part with the largest volume of concrete.

The user can change the cast unit main part.

.

127818 Import, export, interoperability

In NC export, 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.

profile type 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.

profile type in 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.

were sometimes not identified correctly. This has now been fixed.

127819 Steel components

In 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

(151)
, it is now possible to define the primary bolted part for the secondary bolts on the Bolts tab.

127847 Concrete components

In Sloping 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.

drainage
, you can now set the pour phasepart property that defines which cast-in-place concrete parts form a pour object

Pour phase can be used to prevent cast-in-place concrete parts from merging into one pour object.

for the drainage parts. The default pour phase is the same as for the concrete slab.

128292 Steel components

In Pipe column and Beam Panel Zone (21), you can now define each diaphragm material one by one on the Diaphragm tab. When you enter the materials, they override the definitions made on the Panel parts tab.

128293 Steel components

In Pipe column and beam panel zone (21), the initial value of the penetrating diaphragm 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.

thickness is now improved so that it also takes the upper column thickness into account. Previously, only the lower column thickness was taken into account.

128925 Drawings

The value fields are no longer dimmed in the user-defined attributes dialog box in drawings.

128957 Steel components

Offshore (9): Welds number 2, number 4 and number 5 are now created on both sides 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.

web.

129012 Drawings

Printing no longer stops working when you open the printer Properties dialog box.

129111 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.

,
  the Save Current Order command now works properly again. Previously, the saved order of tasks was lost when restarting Tekla Structures.

129207 Steel components

In Twin profilepart that represents two identical parts mirrored in relation to their position

Twin profile can be separated into two individual parts, after which it is no longer a twin profile.

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.

(1046)
, it is now possible to define an assembly prefix and start numberfirst number of a numbering series

for the plate.

129422 Steel components

In Railings (S77), the distance that sets the position of the bend end closure of middle rails can now be set to 0.

129437 Import, export, interoperability

DSTV export will skip special profiles and items that do not have any information about the dimensions. A message will be added to the NC log file.

129449 Drawings

Dimension lineline that visualizes the distance between the defined dimension points

Separate dimensions can be combined into a longer dimension line.

and extension line(1) temporary line in a model that can be used for aligning objects with each other

(1) Extension lines can be used when snapping or creating points.

(2) line in a drawing that is perpendicular to a dimension line and that connects the dimension line to the building object

intersection points were drawn too large, so they were visible in printouts. This has now been fixed.

129485 Drawings

Solved associativitydrawing property that represents the linking of drawing objects to model objects so that the former are updated according to changes made to the latter in the modeling mode

In Tekla Structures, associativity only relates to one type of drawing objects, namely associative objects. These can be building objects and associative annotation objects.

In Tekla Structures, the term associativity has traditionally been used when referring to the linking of drawing objects to model objects. In other modeling contexts, however, the term associativity may refer to any kind of linking between model objects or parts of a model by using dependencies.

issues in drawings that contain hundreds of views (like anchor bolt plans) is now faster. For example, dimensions are faster to add.

129501 Steel components

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

(40)
, defining a negative dimension for the vertical 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 no longer affects the position of 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.

.

129570 Drawings

Some weld marks were pointing at the weld seam from an incorrect direction. This has now been fixed.

129582 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 bolt orientation option now works when using an angle as the connection type.

129708 Steel components

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

(11),
 the rectangular gusset 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.

no longer gets a new ID after you click Modify.

129747 Concrete components

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
now works with recesses.

129770 Steel components

In 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.

(1004)
, the vertical slots in the shim platecomponent object that represents a plate that is used for filling clearances and gaps on the construction site

now work correctly.

129771 Steel components

Tensioner brace and compression bar (13) has new options:

  • You can now set the origin position for calculating the brace offset.
  • On the Compression bar tab, you can now set that the offset global x is always in use.
129807 Steel components

In 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.

(1004)
, Stiffened base 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.

(1014)
and Web stiffened base plate (1016), it is now possible to set the rotation type and rotation value for the shear keycomponent object that represents a short steel part welded to the bottom of a base plate

profile.

129904 Steel components

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

(56)
, the chamfered 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.

is now correctly positioned in all cases.

129910 Drawings

Printing could crash if a drawing contained text with an invalid height. Printing now continues and the error is written in the log.

129913 Import, export, interoperability

In Unitechnik export (79), the geometry of bent meshes export has been improved when the export is not unfolded.

129916 Drawings

Some GA drawings could be slow to open when 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.

was enabled. This has now been fixed.

129991 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)
, in some cases, when using a clip anglecomponent object that represents a right angle that is made of a standard L-shaped profile and that connects parts

as the connection type, the welding was removed from the component. This has now been fixed.

130004 Steel components

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

(40)
, it is now possible to set on the Haunch tab if the haunch profile is cut parallel at both ends.

130007 Import, export, interoperability

The HMS export is now available in the  Production Planner - Concrete configuration.

130053 Steel components

In Bracing wrap around (46), the defined bolt extra length value now affects all the bolts in the component.

130064 Steel components

In Gusseted cross (62), using double angles at the same time with a 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.

connection no longer staggers the gussetcomponent object that represents a plate that connects braces to a beam, column, or base plate

bolts.

130077 Steel components

In Gusseted cross (62), slotted holes are no longer created for the bolts on the bracing side.

130120 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 dimensions are now reported correctly, and they are correctly shown in the model.

130133 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 maximum length of rebars is now unlimited.

130175 Steel components

In Full depth S (185) and JP Full depth special (185), the assembly prefix and start numberfirst number of a numbering series

for 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.

are now correctly set to the default values when left empty in component dialog box.

130222 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 reported mesh dimensions now take cuts into account.

130226 Steel components

In Seatcomponent object that represents a structure upon which a component secondary part rests

type 9 (73)
, the bolt assemblyset of bolt elements that consists of a bolt, a stud, or a screw, and possibly the related washers and nuts

options on the Bolts tab now work correctly.

130264 Steel components

In Tensioner (7), you can now define the following for plates:

  • Horizontal top dimension from the column web

  • Chamfer type and dimensions

  • You can use the d2 dimension to determine the angle when defining 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.

    shape.

130340 Import, export, interoperability

In BVBS export, any tapered groups where the bar legs have the same length are now  exported as a ‘normal’ group. If the length of the legs varies linearly or regularly, the bars are exported as 'stepped bars', regardless of the group type or spacing type.

If you set the option Export stepped bars as separate items to Yes, the 'stepped bars' are exported as separate items with sub-item numbers. Groups where bar legs have the same length are still exported as a ‘normal’ group (not as separate items) regardless of the group type or spacing type.

130372 Steel components

In U.S. 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.

(1047)
, the leveling 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.

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.

diameter is now correctly applied when using bolts.

130419 Concrete components

In Rectangular column reinforcement (83), the intermediate links are now created correctly.

130521 Steel components

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

(11)
, the gusset offset from bracing is now correctly applied.

130524 Concrete components

Previously, anti-skid profiles created in Concrete stairs (65) were not included 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.

export. This has now been fixed.

130549 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.

, the activity code is now correctly copied when you create a copy of a taskin the task manager, a representation of a piece of work that needs to be carried out in order to complete a project

.

130612 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 the schedule field configuration file name when reading/saving the field definitions is RebarShapeManager.ScheduleFields.ini. If the file does not exist, Rebar shape manager reads the configuration from the older file with name RebarShapeManger.ScheduleFields.ini.

130632 Drawings

In drawing dimensioning, not closing the dimension lineline that visualizes the distance between the defined dimension points

Separate dimensions can be combined into a longer dimension line.

now works also when using the Nearest option for dimension start point.

130702 Steel components

In 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.

(1004)
, the horizontal slots in shimcomponent object that represents a plate that is used for filling clearances and gaps on the construction site

plates are now correctly created.

130710 Import, export, interoperability

The BVBS export has been changed so that when the private block has no content, the private block (@P) does not give any output.

130741 Steel components

Two sided clip anglecomponent object that represents a right angle that is made of a standard L-shaped profile and that connects parts

(143)
: Bolt spacing with weld gapany space between two objects

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

option is now working correctly.

130757 Steel components

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

cross (60)
, the bolt length increase is now correctly applied on Gusset conn 1 bolts and Gusset conn 2 bolts.

130773 Import, export, interoperability

In Unitechnik export (79) the weight of braced girders and the total weight of the rebar groups are now correctly added to the unit weight of part.

130785 Steel components

In 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.

(33)
, you can now select in which part the slotted holes are created.

130795 Steel components

In Column splice (42), the web bolts are now positioned correctly.

130824 Import, export, interoperability

In Unitechnik export (79), the option Export line attributes for cutouts is now working correctly.

130850 Import, export, interoperability

Unitechnik export (79): The weight of a part with multiple shells or layers is now correctly exported.

130854 Steel components

In Column seating (39), you can now create galvanizing holes in the end platecomponent object that represents a plate welded perpendicular to the end of the component secondary part

on the new Holes tab.

130855 Steel components

In Seating cap (37), you can now create galvanizing holes in the end platecomponent object that represents a plate welded perpendicular to the end of the component secondary part

on the new Holes tab.

130934 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.

, you can now again create subtasks for collapsed tasks.

130940 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
, rebars are no longer created outside the selected part.

130959 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.

, creating a dependency in the Gantt chartdiagram that displays the schedule related to a scenario in a graphic form

could cause all the tasks to disappear and Task manager to stop working. This has now been fixed.

130965 Steel components

In Column with stiffeners W (182), Column with stiffeners (186), Column with stiffeners S (187) and Column with stiffeners (188), the assembly prefix and start numberfirst number of a numbering series

are now correctly applied when connecting to the column flange.

130967 Concrete components

In Lifting anchor (80), the lifting anchor is now attached to the correct concrete part.

130973 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 to support encoding when reading the WallLayout.Udas.dat file, and thus any non-ascii characters are now read and shown in the user interface properly.

130978 Steel components

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

(40)
, you can now define the bolting direction on the Bolts tab.

131034 Import, export, interoperability

In Unitechnik Export (79), you can now choose values for HEADER block project line 1 and project line 2.

131036 Concrete components

In Concrete console (110), the neoprene is now created in the correct position when the console is not created.

131037 Concrete components

In Concrete beam-beam (112), non-concrete parts can be now removed from the assembly.

131086 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)
, aligning the bolts with the beam instead of the clip anglecomponent object that represents a right angle that is made of a standard L-shaped profile and that connects parts

no longer affects bolt and clip angle positioning.

131087 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)
, aligning the bolts with the beam instead of the clip anglecomponent object that represents a right angle that is made of a standard L-shaped profile and that connects parts

no longer deletes the clip angle.

131107 Import, export, interoperability

You can now specify user-defined codes for 1st and 2nd stage of double walls for Unitechnik (78) export. You can select 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.

(1st stage)
or Double wall (2nd stage) from the Product type list in the panel user-defined attributes dialog box on the Unitechnik tab.

131111 Steel components

In Railings (S77), you can now define the direction of the used connection on the Rails tab.

131120 Steel components

In Multiple stiffeners (1064), weld preparationcut that is made on the part edge in order to enable a more complete weld penetration which provides a stronger joint

cuts are now correctly created when the XS_AISC_WELD_MARK advanced option is set to TRUE.

131129 Reinforcement

The Bending schedule fields table view 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.

has been changed so that the width of the columns is automatically adjusted to show the full text.

131134 Reinforcement

In some cases, rebar set bars were not assigned to any part and not shown in drawings. This has now been fixed.

131142 Steel components

In Tensioner brace and compression bar (13), when using Bolted gussetcomponent object that represents a plate that connects braces to a beam, column, or base plate

(11)
as a sub-componentcomponent in a nested component that is subordinate to another component

, the component no longer breaks the main and secondary parts.

131145 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
, negative cover thickness values now work correctly.

131147 Steel components

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

(11)
, it is now possible to set the bolting direction of Gusset bolts, Brace bolts 1-3, and Angle bolts.

131152 Steel components

In Column seating (39), it is now possible to define the distance between the end platecomponent object that represents a plate welded perpendicular to the end of the component secondary part

and the secondary parts.

131172 Import, export, interoperability

In Unitechnik Export (79), when you export meshes by using the setting Turned to pallet, the meshes are now exported so that the longest bars are parallel to pallet X axis.

131192 Steel components

In Tube crossing (22), it is now possible to set the Finish property for all parts.

131214 Concrete components

In Floor layout, the actual width of the 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.

was previously changing (increased with half seam gapany space between two objects

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

) when it was moved by dragging it to some other location. This only happened when the default gap between the slabs was not zero (0 mm). This has now been fixed.

131219 Import, export, interoperability

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.

export, the bars of a selected rebar set can now be exported without having to select the part that contains them.

131251 Steel components

In Generation of purlins (50), all purlins are now placed properly according to each selected beam surface.

131256 Drawings

Some .png images appeared incorrectly in the PDF output. This has now been fixed.

131273 Drawings

Some complex polygons were not filled the same way as the drawing in the printed output. This has now been fixed.

131286 Concrete components

In Corbels and recesses (82), the Position in plane offsets are now correctly applied when creating corbels in the start or end plane of the part.

131287 Drawings

Sometimes 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.

and recess dimensions were not created even though the rule had been added to view level dimensioning. This has now been fixed.

131288 Steel components

In Full depth S (185), 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 skewed, 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 cut correctly 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.

web.

131293 Steel components

In Circular base plates (1052), it is now possible to create round cast plates.

131330 Steel components

In Multiple stiffeners (1064), the part name of the left and the right 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.

is now correctly applied.

131358 Reinforcement

Selecting a circular shape in the Rebar shape catalogcatalog that displays a list of predefined reinforcing bar shapes

no longer causes an error.

131415 Steel components

In U. S. 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.

(1047)
, the cast 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.

holes are now correctly positioned.

131419 Steel components

In Tapered beam 2 (S45), the material of the bottom flange profile is now the same as the material of the top flange profile.

131461 Task Manager

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.

now works faster during many operations, for example when refreshing tasks, creating tasks, adding or removing objects from a taskin the task manager, a representation of a piece of work that needs to be carried out in order to complete a project

, and changing the task typetask information that reflects the category into which tasks can be classified in order to apply the same settings to all of them

Examples of task types in the task manager include formwork, reinforcement, pour, and cast-in-place.

.

131487 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 when the layout has a detailed opening and any layer which is not added to the main cast unit, a normal polygon cutcut that is defined by a polygon

(without any 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 created to this layer (part).

131570 Import, export, interoperability

In BVBS export, the length values were now correct also when the bars have negative bending angles.

131574 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)
, when defining 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.

setbackdistance between a part end and its reference point

In Tekla Structures, knock-off dimensions are an example of setback distances.

, plate washers are now correctly positioned.

131657 Modeling

In some cases, opening a 3D viewview that displays objects three-dimensionally

3D view is one of the default views.

in a model that contained an invalid cylindrical section in 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

caused Tekla Structures to crash. This has now been fixed.

131673 Steel components

In Truss (S78), the bottom chord no longer gets a new ID after you have modified the component.

131760 Concrete components

In Concrete console (110), the neoprene is now correctly positioned 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.

131765 Concrete components

In Concrete console (110), there is now a new option on the Picture tab to cut the main column horizontally while 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 cut perpendicularly.

131978 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 accessing the advanced features , if the configuration file paths contained a drive letter with no subdirectories. This has now been fixed.

132067 Task Manager

Previously, deleting a scenarioview in the task manager which includes the tasks chosen and the task information defined by the user for a certain purpose

In different scenarios users can define alternative workflows by adding different tasks or dependencies between the tasks.

A scenario may include the tasks belonging to an entire project or a certain project phase, such as design, fabrication, or erection. In addition, a scenario may be related to certain deliverables, such as footings, a frame, or an HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning) system.

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.

could cause Task Manager to crash and Tekla Structures to stop working. This happened especially if you deleted an empty scenario. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-951 Modeling

Model rotation, zooming, and panning now work more smoothly even when direct modificationfunction that activates the mode where the model objects can be modified by using handles

Direct modification enables additional handles and modification options.

is switched on.

TTSD-1077 Modeling

Previously, dimensions in the Z direction were not visible if you had fitted the 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.

to selected parts only. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-1091 Reinforcement

The rebar set angle type now follows the general unit setting defined in File menu > Settings > Options > Units and decimals.

TTSD-1165 Modeling

Construction lineconstruction object that represents a line between two points

properties can now be modified 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.

also when using the Project Viewer configuration.

TTSD-1248 Reinforcement

Previously, 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.

for rebar sets was re-positioned each time you clicked a button or entered a value on the contextual toolbar. This means the contextual toolbar might change place almost constantly, especially when modifying rebar sets. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-1267 Modeling

Previously, the Remove bend command sometimes removed the contour plates as well. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-1316 Modeling

The handling of user-defined attributes in the objects.inp file has been improved for 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.

. Now only the first default value is taken into account. Previously, if you added option type attributes to the contextual toolbar and marked more than one value as the default value, this might cause 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-1320 Modeling

The delay for hiding dimensions in the model have been slightly changed. Previously, the object dimensions might accidentally disappear when you tried to edit a dimension value, because the delay time was too short.

TTSD-1414 Drawings

The bending information is now displayed correctly in unfolded drawings. Previously, if you changed the bending information, the bending information might disappear.

TTSD-1465 Modeling

Tekla Structures now switches off 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.

tool when you click Interrupt or start another command. Previously, the work plane tool sometimes stayed on when other commands were started.

TTSD-1608 Modeling

Previously, if you increased the side length of 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

with a triangular extension, the solid objectmodel object that is represented as a closed 3D boundary representation

Solid objects are based on solid modeling and they can be described as being watertight. Solid objects can be poured, detailed, and deformed, for example.

might get broken. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-1641 Modeling

Previously, if you created 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

by using a 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.

with a cut on it, and then used the Undo command to remove the bent plate, the cut in the original plate was not effective anymore. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-1879 Drawings

Previously, in .rtf files, lists that had more than 1 line ignored line indentation in all lines but the first one. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-1968 Drawings

Text size no longer depends on 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.

scale when you add a text file (.rtf or .txt). The size is the same as if you add the file to a drawing sheet.

TTSD-2141 Modeling

Modifying parts in models where a 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.

was split by several pour breaks is much faster now.

TTSD-2143 Import, export, interoperability

You can now import multiple shapes 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.

at one go. Previously, you could only import one shape at a time.
In the Shape Cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

dialog box, click Import, and then use Ctrl or Shift to select multiple shape files.

TTSD-2250 Reinforcement

Modifying rebar set spacing zones by moving, adding, or removing bars is now much faster.

TTSD-2729 Modeling

Snapping to ortho angles now works correctly according to the ortho setting when defining cross sections in the sketch editortool that is used for creating and editing parametric user-defined profiles

.

TTSD-2732 Drawings

When copying view with layout from another drawing, the some report fields were incorrect in the layout. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-2746 Modeling

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

to a single user model no longer causes unintended conversion of another multi-user model that is opened in the same Tekla Structures session after the converted model.

TTSD-2820 Drawings

The hidden face removal in drawings is now more robust.

TTSD-3002 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, after renumbering 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.

, conflict resolution was not always working correctly and you also had to use the Diagnose and repair number: all command. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-3080 User interface

Previously, the DirectX/OpenGL rendering setting on the user interface might not always be accurate, and would not persist as it should. This has now been fixed. The advanced option that controls the DirectX/OpenGL rendering selection has been removed, so that now this selection is only controlled from the File menu and written to the registry.

TTSD-3169 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, when reading 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 maximum object number was always set to an older value. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-3233 Import, export, interoperability

Parametric profiles that were not found from the cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

were not converted properly 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.

object conversion. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-3243 Analysis and design

Opening an 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.

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.

no longer creates sharing conflicts. If there are conflicting modifications in the analysis model, the first write out wins.
In a multi-user modelmodel that is used for collaboration and that is opened in multi-user mode

, the first save wins.

TTSD-3245 Modeling

​Previously, Tekla Structures crashed if it could not create the \autosave folder at model creation. Now Tekla Structures does not crash anymore. Note that autosave is still not done if the folder is not created.

TTSD-3250 Organizer

Object Browsertool in Organizer used to inquire, view, and report model information based on selected model objects

now shows the single property values correctly on grouped rows. Previously, the single property value was not always updated when the related settings were changed.

TTSD-3256 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.

, UDAs with options now work in property categories without adding a new 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.

for reporting. Use the UDA - <property name> format of the UDA to write the properties to the objects. To get the correct report result in Object Browsertool in Organizer used to inquire, view, and report model information based on selected model objects

, use the same property without UDA in the name.

TTSD-3265 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, the model history databasedatabase file that collects model history on the actions in shared and multi-user models

Model history database is used for Tekla Model Sharing and in multi-user mode.

was permanently upgraded when opening a Tekla Structures 21.0 version model in a newer version of Tekla Structures. This caused problems if the model was closed without saving, as the history database remained upgraded, renderingprocess of making the model object faces visible

The rendered model object faces can be transparent or non-transparent

it incompatible with version 21.0.

Now the upgraded history database is restored to the original version when the model is closed without saving.

TTSD-3277 Import, export, interoperability

You can now select multiple shapes in the Shape Catalogcatalog that displays a list of predefined item shapes

The shapes are modeled using software other than Tekla Structures, for example SketchUp.

using Ctrl or Shift, and then delete the selected shapes all at once by pressing Delete or selecting Delete from the pop-up menu.

TTSD-3285 Tools and components

Sometimes moving or copying a plug-in component caused the component to connect to the wrong part. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-3331 Organizer

Previously, 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.

data change was not available 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.

if the reference model was inserted by 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.

, and the base point was changed to another base point. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-3344 Import, export, interoperability

When you import or export multiple shapes using the Shape Catalogcatalog that displays a list of predefined item shapes

The shapes are modeled using software other than Tekla Structures, for example SketchUp.

dialog box, Tekla Structures now shows a progress bar and the Cancel button.
You can click the Cancel button to stop the import or export process in the middle of the process. Canceling does not undo the process from the beginning. The shapes that were imported or exported before the canceling will be imported or exported, and the rest of them will not.

TTSD-3390 Modeling

If you selected a cast-in-place cast unit, and then used the Show only selected + Shift command to hide other objects, the sub-assemblies and reinforcing bars belonging to the cast unit were also erroneously hidden if the Calculate pour units command was previously used. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-3429 Analysis and design

Sometimes when two analysis nodes were merged, the rigid linkanalysis model object that connects two nodes so that they do not move in relation to each other

between the nodes was not removed even though it was not valid anymore. 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.

needed to be updated or rebuilt for the rigid link to be removed. This has now been fixed and the unnecessary links are removed automatically.

TTSD-3539 Modeling

After changing the XS_DISPLAY_FILLET_EDGES advanced option, you now get a notification to reopen the model.

TTSD-3540 Analysis and design

Snapping to analysis nodes now works correctly.

TTSD-3594 Analysis and design

Position handling of curved beams now works correctly in analysis models.

TTSD-3649 Tools and components

Previously, Tekla Structures stopped working when saving a copy of a 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.

to a default group, such as Ungrouped items or Applications. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-3654 Drawings

Dimension marks and tagged dimension marks are now shown correctly in cast unit drawings. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-3685 Organizer

In some cases, the values of properties with predefined options were not written correctly to the model objects from the property categories. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-3713 Drawings

In assembly drawings, the included single part views now get the scale from the specified attributes.

TTSD-3786 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.

, if the Always synchronize Organizer with the model when opening option was selected in Organizer settings, the content of custom categories was not stored when you closed and reopened Organizer during a Tekla Structures session, or when reopening the model. This has now been fixed. The object propertiesproperties associated with an object type

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

are loaded correctly and shown in Object Browsertool in Organizer used to inquire, view, and report model information based on selected model objects

.

TTSD-3789 Drawings

Cover-up polygon and polyline previously showed 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.

when they should not. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-3795 Drawings

Polygons created with polylines are now visualized better when you add hatches.

TTSD-3797 Reinforcement

In the property panecontrol element in Tekla Structures user interface in the form of a side pane window

The property pane can be used to show and modify the properties of model objects.

:

  • The automatic bending radius values are now shown in brackets [ ].
  • If you type a grade or size value, the bending radius value is updated accordingly.
  • If you delete the bending radius value, the default bending radius value is shown in brackets.
TTSD-3798 Reinforcement

The Copy properties button in the property panecontrol element in Tekla Structures user interface in the form of a side pane window

The property pane can be used to show and modify the properties of model objects.

now works also for rebar set modifiers and leg faces.

TTSD-3810 Drawings

Previously, weld objects without an explicitly set line type were not visible in drawings before you changed the line type. This has now been fixed so that undefined lines are also visible.

TTSD-3829 User interface

Previously, if you changed the visibility of any object typedescription of a group of objects that share common characteristics

The objects are grouped based on different characteristics in models and in drawings. Examples of model object types are beams and rebar sets. Examples of drawing object types are parts and marks.

to hidden 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.

, also surface treatments and surfaces disappeared. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-3904 Modeling

You can now again create the default views of one assembly.

TTSD-3911 Import, export, interoperability

The DWG import plug-in stability has been improved

TTSD-3918 Modeling

Pour unitentity that combines together a pour object and the other building objects that need to be in place before cast-in-place concrete can be poured

The needed building objects can be reinforcement and embeds, for example.

calculation did not recognize reinforcing bars in rebar sets that had only one vertical leg faceplane that defines where the reinforcing bar legs are created in a rebar set

Tekla Structures creates rebar set leg faces at the reinforced faces of concrete parts or pour objects, or according to the points picked when creating a rebar set.

on a 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.

face. This has now been fixed and these bars are now added correctly to pour units.

TTSD-3939 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.

property set files are now saved in the current modelmodel that is active in Tekla Structures

The current model can be a single-user model, a shared model or a working model.

folder only.

TTSD-3988 Organizer

Previously, 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.

could not synchronize single categories correctly when objects were selected in the model. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-4060 Import, export, interoperability

Some DWG files failed at import into the Shape Catalogcatalog that displays a list of predefined item shapes

The shapes are modeled using software other than Tekla Structures, for example SketchUp.

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-4075 Drawings

Arcs with very slight bulge were shown incorrectly in print previews. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-4077 Drawings

Earlier, when you opened a drawing, Tekla Structures processed all referenced models to check if they are located in spaces defined by the drawing views included in the drawing. This sometimes took a very long time. Now only the reference models that are previously set visible in the drawing are processed during drawing opening, which makes the opening of the drawings a lot faster. Note that when you go to the Reference object tab in the properties dialog box, all not up-to-date reference models are processed.

TTSD-4149 Drawings

The Arrange views command on the drawing Views tab did not place the drawing views correctly if there were template tables on the left side of the drawing sheet. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-4165 Tools and components

Importing a large number of custom components from folders pointed by XS_UEL_IMPORT_FOLDER was very slow at model creation. This has now been improved.

TTSD-4229 Modeling

It is now possible to use bent plates in 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.

filtering, view selection filtering, adjust the model objectobject that is represented in a model

A model object is either created in a model or imported into it.

representationthe way that the information included in a model is represented visually

, and in drawing filtering. Set Template as the category and IS_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.

as the property when creating filters.

TTSD-4383 Import, export, interoperability

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

failed to load the ToDo notes, did not show the ToDo side pane, and it looked like you are not logged in. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-4601 User interface

The buttons Modify and Copy properties at the bottom of the property panecontrol element in Tekla Structures user interface in the form of a side pane window

The property pane can be used to show and modify the properties of model objects.

have been changed as follows:

TTSD-4638 Import, export, interoperability

Save as did not handle plan databases correctly. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-4699 Analysis and design

The following load combination(1) set of load groups multiplied by their partial safety factors that is created in the load combination process

(1) Each load combination represents a loading situation to be checked according to the design code.

(2) process in which some simultaneously acting load groups are multiplied by their partial safety factors and combined with each other according to specific rules

(2) Load combination rules are specific to a design process and are defined in design codes.

issues have now been fixed:

  • If you saved load combinations, the saved load combinations (.lco files) did not appear on the list next to the Load button in the Load Combinations dialog box until you reopened the Tekla Structures model.
  • When creating a new 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.

    , load combination generation did not use the correct load modeling codeinformation about the building or design code, and about the load group types, safety factors, and load combination factors used in the load combination

    (File menu > Settings > Options > Load modeling > Current code tab) until you reopened the Tekla Structures model.
TTSD-4703 Modeling

For surface objects, it is now possible to report properties of the part or pour objects the surface is added to. For example, properties such as pour numberproperty of a pour object used to define the sequence of pours

and pour typeproperty of a pour object that uses a cast-in-place part name or a manually given value to describe the pour object

By default the part name is used for pour type. The part name used is the name of the part with the largest volume in the pour object.

can be reported from the surface objectmodel object that is created on the face of a part or a pour object

Surface can be used to calculate surface areas, such as formwork areas.

.

TTSD-4752 Modeling

Previously, saving a multi-user modelmodel that is used for collaboration and that is opened in multi-user mode

sometimes added model revision comments and codes from an older save instead of the ones the user had just added. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-4878 Modeling

In some cases, when moving objects, the welds stayed in their original location. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-4939 Import, export, interoperability

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, conversion as extrusion now works again. Previously, extrusion profile mapping did not work, or in some cases, the conversion as extrusion did not work at all.

TTSD-5139 User interface

In previous versions, if you made a copy of the model by using the Save as command and then deleted the original model, it would cause 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 in Tekla Structures. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-5151 Drawings

Sometimes text was missing from the dimensions. This has now been fixed. In problems like this, running Refresh Associativity would also help also in many cases.

TTSD-5384 Modeling

Previously, opening a view in a model that contained 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

with an extremely narrow cylindrical section would sometimes crash Tekla Structures. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-5418 Modeling

Previously, saving of multi-user models could fail because of an issue in the management of displayed objects. Now the models are saved.

TTSD-5454 Drawings

When you had selected all handles of a polyline, and then moved the polyline by using the Move command on the pop-up menu, the shape of the polyline sometimes changed. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-5525 Import, export, interoperability

Using search in change management dialog boxes disabled filtering. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-5558 Analysis and design

The default color of load groups is now blue. The color blue is shown more clearly on the gray background than the previous cyan.

TTSD-5583 User interface

Setting the visibility of parts in the pour viewview that displays cast-in-place concrete parts merged into pour objects

The cast-in-place concrete parts are merged into one pour object if they have the same material grade and if they touch each other.

now works correctly when using 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.

. Previously, pour objects were still visible even if you selected not to show parts.

TTSD-5593 Core

Conversion of some old models to Tekla Structures 2017 sometimes failed if the model contained invalid IDs. This has now been fixed. The conversion has been improved to handle those IDs, so the old models can now be opened.

TTSD-5598 Modeling

It is now possible to view and modify 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

chamfers in custom components.

TTSD-5641 Import, export, interoperability

Sometimes there was 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 while exporting drawings to DWG. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-5816 Templates and reports

Workshop/site property now returns the correct value in the Custom inquiry - Weld report.

TTSD-6022 Drawings

In .rft text links, the line spacing is now slightly more accurate than previously.

TTSD-6181 User interface

Previously, when you had a model open and tried to open another model from another folder, Tekla Structures displayed an error message. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-6252 Modeling

Previously, Tekla Structures sometimes crashed at least in some cases when opening a model using the Precast Concrete Detailer role. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-6373 Modeling

Previously, there were some connection issues in the Tekla Structures multi-user servercomputer in a multi-user system set up as a server running the Tekla Structures multi-user server program

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-6566 Drawings

It was not possible to only select weld objects in drawings, though they were selected when you selected all objects. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-6576 Drawings

Previously, Tekla Structures used too much memory and crashed if you added 2D Library details with over 3000 lines. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-6638 Import, export, interoperability

The following problems were fixed:
If you clicked 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.

during the ToDo creation, Tekla Structures sometimes crashed.
If 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.

had a numeric name, the model originglobal coordinate system point of origin used for the model

Model origin is the default project base point.

was used when 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.

file was created.

TTSD-6799 Drawings

The Print Drawings dialog box could have 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 if there were conflicts between dependent libraries. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-6832 Tools and components

Loading plug-ins at Tekla Structures start-up is now faster. This is noticeable especially when there are a lot of extensions installed.

TTSD-6845 Drawings

Creating an assembly drawingdrawing that shows fabrication information for a basic or a nested assembly, including bolts and welds, and that is generally used at the workshop

Assembly drawings show how parts are located in an assembly. They contain the parts of the assembly presented in one or more views.

sometimes caused Tekla Structures 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. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-6913 Modeling

When you hide a cast-in-place part with the Hide command and then switch to the pour viewview that displays cast-in-place concrete parts merged into pour objects

The cast-in-place concrete parts are merged into one pour object if they have the same material grade and if they touch each other.

, the pour objects that consist of that part will remain hidden. In the same manner, if you hide a 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.

in the pour view and then switch to the part view, the cast-in-place part will remain hidden.

If a pour object consists of cast-in-place parts, it will only be hidden if all of the parts were hidden when in the part view. In the same manner, if a cast-in-place part is broken into many pours objects, it will only be hidden if all of its pour objects were hidden in the pour view.

TTSD-7004 Import, export, interoperability

If a project that is attached to a model has been removed or you do not have a permission to the attached project, it was impossible to use Trimble Connectorfeature that enables interoperability between Tekla Structures and Trimble Connect application

.  This has now been fixed.

TTSD-7079 Drawings

In assembly, cast unit and single part drawings, views were re-arranged upon pressing Modify in the properties dialog box, even if the settings had not been changed. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-11243 Drawings

Single part drawings that were manually included in assembly drawings could lose some dimensions when you updated the drawing. This has now been fixed.

120813, TTSD-5223 Drawings

Pattern lines are now working also in drawing cloning.

128585, TTSD-4213 Templates and reports

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

pictures gave wrong dimensions when the angle was between 91° and 180°. This has now been fixed.

129262, TTSD-2742 Drawings

In some cases, 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.

frames were much too large. This has now been fixed.

130181, TTSD-3282 Drawings

In some drawings, the part extremas of unwrapped parts were not recalculated correctly when drawings were recreated. This has now been fixed.

130691, TTSD-4236 Drawings

The command Adjust location adjusts the location of the tapered curved rebars correctly also when input handle points are not at the same direction.

130713, TTSD-5356 User interface

If you had the Select objects in components switch active, and you tried to hide single 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.

objects by using the keyboard shortcut for Hide (Shift+H), the whole reference model was hidden. This has now been fixed.

130749, TTSD-4039 Modeling

If a cast unit with a rebar set was copied after 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.

, the copies were numbered differently than the original, identical cast unit. This has now been fixed.

130766, TTSD-4349 Drawings

Earlier, drawing section viewdrawing view that shows a selected area as a cross section

A section view can be created of the parts in a drawing view. A section view can be created manually or automatically.

handles were hidden behind the part hatch. This has now been fixed and section view handles appear on top of the part hatch.

130788, TTSD-4777 Import, export, interoperability

SketchUp export no longer crashes when you export 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

.

130873, TTSD-4380 Drawings

The pop-up menu now shows all the necessary commands 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.

.

131043, TTSD-4831 Templates and reports

Images in HTML reports were drawn with too wide lines. This has now been fixed.

131044, TTSD-4904 Drawings

When inserting graphical objects if you entered the first point using a temporary snap pointpoint to which Tekla Structures snaps

and numeric input, the insertion failed. This has now been fixed.

131045, TTSD-4907 Drawings

Previously, graphical objects in drawings were always showing their dimensions when they were selected. Now if multiple objects are selected at the same time, the dimensions are not shown.

131090, TTSD-4876 Drawings

Key plansmall-scale view in a drawing that indicates the location of an assembly, a cast unit, or a part in the model

A key plan contains the model grid and the assembly, cast unit, or part shown in the included drawing view.

views did not work in multidrawings. This has now been fixed

131180, TTSD-5150 Tekla Model Sharing

Sometimes, the Save current drawing and model (CTRL+S) command 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.

did not work correctly. This has now been fixed.

131225, TTSD-5358 Import, export, interoperability

In certain situations CIS/2 import could crash Tekla Structures. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-1648, 128976 Drawings

The unfolding of bent plates now works correctly. Previously, some of the cuts and folds might not be shown correctly in drawings.

TTSD-2027, 126827 Drawings

Included single-part views could cause problems in placing of marks and dimension in normal assembly views. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-2733, 128952 Modeling

Sometimes duplicate objects appeared when copying from another model. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-2737, 129053 Drawings

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.

hidden line removal now works also when the reference model objectmodel object that is an individual part of an imported reference model

The user can define user-defined attributes for a reference model object.

The reference model objects can be moved to a model that is currently being worked on.

Information included in a reference model object can be saved in the model database.

has been cut by the view restriction box.

TTSD-2743, 129309 Modeling

Profile names are now validated, and lower case letters correctly converted to upper case letters after you have modified the profile name. Previously, you could only use uppercase letters, which prevented the use of 'ø' as a profile prefix.

TTSD-2750, 129537 Drawings

The text width factor of imported DWG files in drawings is now taken into account.
However, the text height is not fully correct, thus the text width might not seem correct. The total width of text depends on both width factor and text height.

TTSD-2753, 129596 Modeling

Previously, there was a problem that prevented some models from opening. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-2754, 129603 Drawings

The diameter sign in the bolt markmark that includes a set of selected property elements related to a bolt or bolt group

diamond frame was drawn incorrectly in some system locales, such as Korean. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-2759, 129723 Tools and components

Right-clicking the component properties in the Custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

browser
now opens the context menu.

TTSD-2771, 129742 Tools and components

Editing a part cutcut that is defined by a cutting part

's profile did not update the part cuts with that profile. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-2831, 130037 Drawings

In drawings where 2D Library views were added, the views could move 10 mm from their original location and also outside the drawing. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-2921, 127301 Import, export, interoperability

Tekla Structures will not calculate properties that rely on 3D and 2D solid boolean operations, for example, AREA_PROJECTION_xx or AREA_DIRECTION_xx for imported non-solid parts.
This means that if imported parts are non-solid, end users will see 0 for some properties. This 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 when you inquired a non-solid item for attributes that can only be provided for solid items, for example AREA_PROJECTION_GXY_NET.

TTSD-3201, 128314 Import, export, interoperability

The Zoom to selected functionality did not work correctly when 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.

was changed in Trimble Connectorfeature that enables interoperability between Tekla Structures and Trimble Connect application

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-3204, 129922 Import, export, interoperability

The synchronize button did not always update the ToDo list. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-3223, 130180 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 now recognizes T profiles defined as arbitrary shapes and tries to find the corresponding profile from Tekla Structures 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.

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TTSD-3230, 130195 Drawings

If you edited several drawings and then changed properties that require the drawings to be updated first, the confirmation for updating the changed drawings is now asked only once.

TTSD-3284, 130204 Drawings

In some cases, some dimension objects were corrupted, and you could not select the dimension, for example. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-3315, 130289 Drawings

The inch symbol in text notes is no longer stripped from the end of the text.

TTSD-3735, 130391 Modeling

The Redraw all views command now works properly from the ribbon again, and shows the hidden parts.

TTSD-3779, 130357 Drawings

The view direction mark height setting accepted 0 (zero) as a default value. This has now been fixed in order to prevent incorrect drawing data. A warning message will appear if the user tries to use the value 0 as the view direction mark height.

TTSD-3800, 130485 Modeling

Rebar set end detail modifiers and property modifiers now work correctly in custom components.

TTSD-4028, 130591 Drawings

It is no longer possible to modify drawing part properties from drawing reference object propertiesproperties associated with an object type

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

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TTSD-4030, 130698 Modeling

Changing sketch parameters used in Thickness or Extrusion Type equations in the sketch editortool that is used for creating and editing parametric user-defined profiles

did not update the current sketch. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-4083, 130733 Drawings

Rebar 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.

mark position is now calculated correctly in drawing views.

TTSD-4090, 130649 Drawings

Polygons in drawings did not always have correct properties after the creation. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-4202, 130810 Drawings

Previously, some snapping options did not work very well with polygons in drawings. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-4217, 130513 Import, export, interoperability

Spaces 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.

property set file names did not work. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-4289, 130857 Modeling

Grid linesingle line that visualizes a single grid plane on a view plane

handles now work again.

TTSD-4705, 130999 Drawings

You can now add dimension marks and tagged dimension marks for horizontal reinforcing bars. Previously, this only worked for vertical bars.

TTSD-4707, 131022 Modeling

For profiles with variable cross sections, the parameter values used for creating part geometry were not correct in some situations after importing or when retrieved through Tekla Model Sharingcloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a model

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla online services.

. This has now been fixed. The correct parameter values are now used.

TTSD-5148, 131173 Drawings

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

workshop form that were changed by the user in drawing.ail were not working correctly preventing the drawing part from showing the workshop form. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-5222, 131205 Drawings

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.

views had a huge extrema (boundary) box if all the coordinates of 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.

boundaries were negative. This has now been fixed and the 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.

extrema is the same as the model view extrema.

TTSD-5316, 131260 Steel components

Previously, if you closed steel1.exe from the taskbar, Tekla Structures stopped working. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-5588, 131340 Import, export, interoperability

Adding your own setting in a property set in Comparison setset of object properties that are used for detecting changes in reference models

Tekla Structures compares different versions of the reference model based on a comparison set, which tells if a change in a property is considered a change.

s in 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 did not work. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-5807, 125744 Modeling

When a part is added to a cast unit, 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.

will not be changed if the cast unit already has a drawing.

TTSD-5815, 131239 User interface

When selecting several objects, 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.

now shows the word Varies also for UDAs that have different values for the selected objects.

TTSD-6344, 131662 Drawings

In some cases, Tekla Structures could crash when drawing 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.

or recess symbols in parts in drawings. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-6390, 131714 Drawings

In some cases, the rebar mark was not optimally placed when created. This has now been improved.

TTSD-6454, 129112 Drawings

When creating an unfolded single part drawing of a 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.

or 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

, bolts that were attached to another segment of polybeam than the first one or to another 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.

section than the parent bent plate section were sometimes not unfolded properly. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-6611, 131855 Drawings

When one of 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

polygon sections had 3 points on the same line, bolt unfolding was failing causing incorrect unfolded single part drawings. This now has been fixed.

TTSD-6759, 131918 Modeling

Earlier, it was not possible to modify only the weld NDT inspection level (with all other check boxes on the Tail information tab in the Weld properties dialog box switched off). This now has been fixed.

TTSD-6848, 130601 User interface

Previously, after selecting 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

, the Create drawings > Single-part drawingdrawing that shows fabrication information for one part and that is generally used at the workshop

command on the ribbon sometimes became inactive. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-6895, 131649 Modeling

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

sometimes made the view list disappear (Views dialog box). Now the view list stays visible after saving a multi-user model.

TTSD-7522, 132322 Drawings

Section plane dragging works again.

130309, TTSD-2249 Drawings

The reflected view now works correctly for the pour objects shown in general arrangement drawings.

TTSD-3544, 130319 Tools and components

Previously, when you changed the custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

surface thickness in custom component properties, the change was not shown in the surface objectmodel object that is created on the face of a part or a pour object

Surface can be used to calculate surface areas, such as formwork areas.

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.

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-3888, TTSD-6493 Modeling

Importing several files at once 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.

is now significantly faster than before. It is also faster to first time open a model that has shapes 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.

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130564, 130925, 130960 Import, export, interoperability

Tekla Structures 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.

rotation is now correctly exported to 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.

files.