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Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2018 SP6

Defect number Development area Description
TSAC-2742 Steel components

In Round joining plates (124), the antimaterial in the holesmall hollow open throughout a part or assembly that is usually used for fastening parts with bolts or other such objects

Hole is created in the same way as bolts and hole properties are defined in the bolt properties.

which creates a cut in the base platecomponent object that represents a plate welded to a column base

Base plates are used to distribute the concentrated load of the column over a wider area.

is no longer shown in drawings.

TTSD-24848 Import, export, interoperability

Tekla Structures now contains DWG plug-in version 1.42.

TTSD-24392 Import, export, interoperability

The performance of the reference modelmodel which the designer can use as an aid when building another model

A reference model is created in Tekla Structures or in other software and can be inserted to Tekla Structures. The reference model appears together with the model but it is not modified by Tekla Structures. The user can snap to reference model points.

For example, an architectural model, a plant design model, or a heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) model can be a reference model.

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

TTSD-24298 Import, export, interoperability

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

TTSD-24051 Import, export, interoperability

The SketchUp export did not work if the Tekla Structures model name contained special characters. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-23950 Import, export, interoperability

IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software interoperability

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

Model can be exported into an IFC file.

object conversion sometimes misplaced cuts. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-23931 Import, export, interoperability

IFC2x3 export: The scaling of the IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software interoperability

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

Model can be exported into an IFC file.

export dialog box did not work with high resolution screens. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-23475 Import, export, interoperability

IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software interoperability

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

Model can be exported into an IFC file.

object conversion did not convert curved walls correctly in some cases. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-23266 Import, export, interoperability

IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software interoperability

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

Model can be exported into an IFC file.

object conversion: Cut row in changes cannot be opened at some cases. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-23264 Import, export, interoperability

The IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software interoperability

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

Model can be exported into an IFC file.

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

TTSD-22387 Import, export, interoperability

When manually importing a new profile through the Modify Profile Catalogcatalog that displays profiles and information on the profiles

In addition to the available profiles in the respective Tekla Structures environment, the user can add fixed or parametric user-defined profiles to the profile catalog. It is also possible to import profiles to the profile catalog.

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

TTSD-21384 Import, export, interoperability

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

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

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

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

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

Model can be exported into an IFC file.

model.

TTSD-17107 Import, export, interoperability

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

TTSD-14434 Import, export, interoperability

IFC2x3 export: When creating IFC2x3 export files the 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

name "Tekla Structures Educational" was shown 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.

output header even though the license was Full. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-24940 Drawings

Tekla Structures does not crash anymore when modifying a drawing even if the UDAobject property created by the user in order to widen the range of predefined object properties

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

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

error.

TTSD-24705 Drawings

Sometimes 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.

inquire failed and did not provide all information. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-24459 Drawings

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

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

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

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

TTSD-24406 Drawings

When Secondary part(1) part that exists in a building object and that is connected to the main part

(1) Secondary part can be an assembly secondary part or a cast unit secondary part.

(2) input part that the user selects after selecting the component main part when creating a component

(2) A component can have none, one or more component secondary parts.

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

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

Neighbor parts can be used as reference in dimensioning.

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

TTSD-24041 Drawings

Master Drawing Catalogcatalog that is used for creating drawings by using master drawings

Master drawing catalog can be used for searching for master drawings usually in the current model and saving the search results.

can now be opened in Partner configuration again.

TTSD-23526 Drawings

Drawing views created with the Area in 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.

 command were incorrectly following one part inside the view when the part moved in the model. In GA drawings, these views look like model views so now they also behave like model views in drawing update, and the area the view is showing will not change after model changes.

TTSD-23307 Drawings

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

TTSD-23213 Drawings

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

TTSD-22912 Drawings

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

TTSD-22647 Drawings

Dimension post and prefix marks were incorrectly aligned. They are now again at the same y location as the dimension value text.

TTSD-21756 Drawings

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

TTSD-17943 Drawings

The tolerance for RD text in drawing dimensions has been adjusted so it no longer collides with the dimension text.

TTSD-17669 Drawings

Manual weld marks are no longer deleted when modifying view settings in a drawing.

TTSD-17450 Drawings

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

TTSD-17250 Drawings

The new printing incorrectly displayed a watermark in drawings with the Educational stamp. The text Educational was also shown in the PDF properties for a drawing. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-15754 Drawings

Sometimes the hatches did not stay inside the enclosing polygon. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-2672 Drawings

BVBS Export: The Partner and Developer configurations were added to the list of allowed configurations.

TSAC-2600 Drawings

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

dimensioning
: Symbols for dimensioning rebars are now placed correctly.

TTSD-24545 Tekla Model Sharing

Tekla Structures DataSharing facade has been upgraded to version 3.11.19.

TTSD-23998 Tekla Model Sharing

The Replace option for importing profiles to the profile catalogcatalog that displays profiles and information on the profiles

In addition to the available profiles in the respective Tekla Structures environment, the user can add fixed or parametric user-defined profiles to the profile catalog. It is also possible to import profiles to the profile catalog.

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

TTSD-23179 Tekla Model Sharing

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

Organizer consists of two tools, object browser and categories.

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

TTSD-22960 Tekla Model Sharing

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

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla online services.

, profile import has been improved as follows:

  • Importing of .lis profiles which have double quotes followed by space in the names has been fixed.
  • Importing of .lis profiles which have duplicated cross-section points has been fixed.
  • Reliability of importing profile updates during read in has been improved.
TTSD-24499 Modeling

Previously, you could enter an invalid shape name for an item 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.

, which would change the item into a stick. This is now prevented. Instead, Tekla Structures instructs you to select a new shape.

TTSD-24372 Modeling

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

TTSD-20433 Modeling

Selecting parts in large models is now much faster.

TTSD-17847 Modeling

When 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.

(with the save-numbering-save setting selected in the Numbering set up dialog box), unnamed temporary views disappeared when canceling the numbering. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-18955 Analysis and design

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

TTSD-24560 Numbering

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

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-23422 User interface

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.

handler toolbar
now works correctly when a new view is created using the part plane.

TTSD-21857 User interface

New concrete spiral beams now show the correct 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.

number 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.

when the pour phase has been set for other previously created concrete spiral beams.

TSAC-2765 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

BVBS Export: The BVBS export now reports the diameter value as the nominal rebar diameter regardless of the XS_USE_ONLY_NOMINAL_REBAR_DIAMETER setting, according to the specification.

TSAC-2755 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): It is now possible to specify a user-defined concrete volume template property for export using the Concrete volume option on the SLABDATE block data specification tab.

TSAC-2741 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): It is now possible to export Unloading type using the option on the SLABDATE data block tab.
Also, it is possible to set Unloading type and Transportation type on the Unitechnik tab for precast concrete parts, which overrides the export dialog box option.

TSAC-2669 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): New option Exclude all has been added on the Validation tab page for the setting Export others to exclude the whole 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.

from the export when it fails the validation. Option No has been renamed to Remove invalid mesh wires and now it excludes only invalid mesh wires and not the whole mesh when it fails the validation as before.

TSAC-2449 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

BVBS Export:
On the Parameters tab, in the Drawing name source setting, there is a new option Assembly template available, and the Template option has been renamed to Reinforcement template.  
On the Advanced tab, click Edit or New under Private data block. This displays a list of property data types, which has been updated. The following options are now available:
- Reinforcement report property Integer, Float or Text
- User-defined attributeobject property created by the user in order to widen the range of predefined object properties

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

Integer
, Float or Text
- Open API object propertysingle characteristic associated with an object type

For example, profile and material are object properties.


- Assembly report property Integer, Float or Text

TSAC-1525 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): You can now validate rebar and 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.

leg lengths, and mesh overhangs and spacings.
Now you can also select to export non-valid rebars as non-automated or to prevent the export. The new and changes settings are located on the Validation tab.