Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2018 SP9

Defect number Development area Description
TSAC-3041 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
, extra secondary bars are no longer created in centrally placed bar groups.

TSAC-3023 Concrete components

In Reinforced concrete(1) concrete structure which contains reinforcement designed on the assumption that the concrete and reinforcement act together in resisting forces

(1) Reinforcement in reinforced concrete is usually steel bars, wires, or welded wire fabric. It may also be structural fiber of some other material.

(1) In Tekla Structures, reinforced concrete is modeled with reinforcement objects.

(2) cast unit type where the concrete is formed, poured, and cured in its final position

stair (95)
, the STAIR_WIDTH_TOTAL 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.

is now calculated properly.

TSAC-3000 Concrete components

In Sandwich and 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.

, all foils and insulations that are split are now added to the cast unit as defined on the Parts tab.

TSAC-2896 Concrete components

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

TSAC-2850 Concrete components

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

TSAC-2501 Concrete components

In Electric box 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.

(84)
, distance parameters now work properly with imperial units.

TSAC-1859 Concrete components

Previously, 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
tools used the circular opening settings for rectangular openings if a circular opening was modified before creating the rectangular opening. This has now been changed.

TSAC-1281 Concrete components

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

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

In cast-in-place concrete the term wall refers to a concept similar to panel.

layout
and Floor layout, when a user-defined attributeobject property created by the user in order to widen the range of predefined object properties

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

value on the UDAobject property created by the user in order to widen the range of predefined object properties

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

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

TSAC-818 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
: You can now set the bar edge distance as a negative value. Note that this will only offset the bars. To get a fully offset mesh, set the cover thickness for the sides on the Bar end conditions tab to a negative value.

TSAC-3336 Steel components

Create 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.

around part (92)
: Previously, when the profile length was shorter than the profile height, the cut was created incorrectly. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3326 Steel components

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

detail type 1 (1033)
: If the system default value is not found, the default material is now correctly set from File menu > Settings > Options > Components.

TSAC-3323 Steel components

Cold rolled sleeved (2): Bolt spacing is now correctly applied when the gapany space between two objects

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

between the purlins has been specified.

TSAC-3320 Steel components

Cold rolled overlap (1): The cleat is now created correctly when using an L profile.

TSAC-3312 Steel components

Joist to column, type 2 (163): Stabilizer angle bolts are now created when the secondary part(1) part that exists in a building object and that is connected to the main part

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

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

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

is sloped.

TSAC-3295 Steel components

Splice connection (77): Weld preparations for web plates are now created correctly and do not cause solid errors anymore.

TSAC-3271 Steel components

Column splice (132): You can now define the number of web bolts when using a division 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.

and angle profiles as the connection.

TSAC-3253 Steel components

In Stiffened 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.

(1014
), you can now define the material of extra profiles on the Extra plates tab.

TSAC-3204 Steel components

Bolted moment connection (134): Flange platecomponent object that represents a plate that connects the flanges of a beam to a column

Flange plates are used in moment connections, for example.

clearanceset space between objects

In bolted connections, clearance is required for entering and tightening the bolts with an impact wrench. In addition to this, there may be a clearance for a fillet.

In welded connections, clearances are required in order to allow a welder to lay a correct weld.

Reinforcing bar clearance defines the minimum clearance or the allowed overlap for reinforcing bars when they are checked against other objects.

now works correctly when the connection is connected 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.

TSAC-3185 Steel components

In Railings (S77), stanchion skews are now created correctly for all stanchions.

TSAC-3177 Steel components

Cold rolled overlap: Previously, when using user-defined profiles as secondary parts, the cleat was positioned incorrectly. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3160 Steel components

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

cross (60)
, the bolts were rotated incorrectly when the connection was used for twin profiles. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3140 Steel components

In Gusseted cross (62), the bolt cut lengthbolt property that indicates the depth at which Tekla Structures searches for the sections of the bolted parts

Cut length determines whether the bolt will go through one flange or two, for example.

was too small for thick gussetcomponent object that represents a plate that connects braces to a beam, column, or base plate

plates. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3054 Steel components

Column with stiffeners (188): Shear tabs are now correctly placed when the main part(1) part that exists in a building object and that determines the position number for the assembly or cast unit and the direction of assembly or cast unit drawings

(1) Main part can be an assembly main part or a cast unit main part.

(2) input part that the user selects first when creating a component

(2) Connections and details always have a component main part.

is created from plates.

TSAC-3010 Steel components

Cranked beam (41): Vertical positioning of the bolt groups is now working correctly.

TSAC-2991 Steel components

In L splice (175) there was an incorrectly created chamfer on the L profile, which was causing problems with 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.

. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-2990 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

2 (82)
, the copes were previously created incorrectly causing problems with dimensioning in the drawings. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-2933 Steel components

In Welded column with stiffeners (128), top and bottom 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.

welds were previously swapped. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-2807 Steel components

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

(11)
now works in the same way in different Tekla Structures versions.

TSAC-2177 Steel components

In H/V 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.

(64)
, previously there was the gapany space between two objects

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

or clash between the shear plate and 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.

. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-1528 Steel components

Cold rolled sleeved (2): The sleeve profile is now included in the bolted parts.

TSAC-1069 Steel components

Cold rolled sleeved (2): It is now possible to select the bolt size and bolt standard from catalogs.

TSAC-846 Steel components

In Rebar holesmall hollow open throughout a part or assembly that is usually used for fastening parts with bolts or other such objects

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

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

TTSD-27599 Organizer

Synchronization has been improved in Organizertool that is used for categorizing and managing model information, object properties and object property queries, and model object classification

Organizer consists of two tools, object browser and categories.

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

TTSD-20302 Organizer

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

Organizer consists of two tools, object browser and categories.

, when you used the W_Project_data property templatedefinition of object property layout for the property table in object browser

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

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

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

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

to Excel. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-2653 Task Manager

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

of a task by decreasing the indent could cause some other tasks to be deleted in Task managertool that enables the linking of temporal data to a model

The task manager can be used to create, save, and manage tasks that are used to create a schedule.

Model objects can be added to the tasks. Organizer categories can be used to select the model objects that will be added to the tasks.

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-29888 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.

export:
Previously, exporting 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.

with a chamfer of over 180 degrees using 3 points did not work correctly. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-29494 Import, export, interoperability

IFC2x3 export: The export now uses assembly name for steel parts as well.

TTSD-29389 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:
Edge lines are now drawn again when you convert IFC items to native Tekla Structures items with the IFC object converter.

TTSD-29135 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
: The IFC object conversion changes list shows object names again.

TTSD-28931 Import, export, interoperability

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

TTSD-28845 Import, export, interoperability

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

TTSD-28680 Import, export, interoperability

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

TTSD-28021 Import, export, interoperability

IFC4 export: A non-segmented profile is now used for polygon plates.

TTSD-27454 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
: Curved walls were not converted in the correct orientation. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-26897 Import, export, interoperability

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

TTSD-15289 Import, export, interoperability

DWG drawing export: 2D DWG export now scales the exported file correctly also when US Imperial units are used in the model.

TTSD-22294 Templates and reports

Template Editortool in Tekla Structures that is used for creating and modifying templates to be used in drawings and reports

: Numbers that exceed the length field of a template are now correctly truncated with * symbols

TTSD-15807, TTSD-28271 Drawings

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

option outline (ignore holes) has been added for meshes on the 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.

content
tab in Reinforcement properties.
Additionally, the missing representation option single line with filled ends was added on the Mesh content tab.

TTSD-29639 Drawings

Previously, moving part marks with leader lines could sometimes cause Tekla Structures to crash. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-29396 Drawings

The TOP_LEVEL_BASEPOINT value was not displayed in drawing views when the value was zero. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-28039 Drawings

The CURRENT_DRAWING.TITLE property now correctly returns a value when used with Select from drawing 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.

properties.

TTSD-27776 Drawings

Reference models: Assembly, cast unit, and single-part drawings: Previously, section symbols were created very far apart and view boundaries were too large if the model contained reference models, even when the reference models were not visible in the drawings. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-27732 Drawings

The update of the curved dimensions in drawings now works more reliably.

TTSD-24534 Drawings

The center-to-center distance in bolt marks now works more reliably.

TSAC-3325 Drawings

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

dimensioning
: Rebar group dimensioning no longer causes crashes. The crashes were caused by incorrect part bounding boxes and incorrectly counted view restriction boxes.

TSAC-3003 Drawings

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

dimensioning
, the dimension markpart of a dimension that displays the basic information about the building object measurements

A dimension mark can consist of a prefix, numerical value, and postfix.

and line to rebar are now correctly placed in a customized position.

TSAC-2869 Drawings

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

dimensioning:
 Rebar groups are now dimensioned in polybeams.

TTSD-27827 Tekla Model Sharing

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

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla Online services.

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

TTSD-27196 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, when a reference modelmodel which the designer can use as an aid when building another model

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

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

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

TTSD-26837 Tekla Model Sharing

Reference models: Previously in shared models, conflicts with reference models at read-in sometimes caused situations where reference objects could not be shown as invisible 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-14480 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously in Tekla Model Sharingcloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a model

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla Online services.

, saving a copy of a shared modelmodel used for collaboration over the Tekla Model Sharing service

With a shared model, each user works with their own model and the changes are shared through Tekla Model Sharing. A shared model requires the use of a single-user model. The same model cannot be a shared model and a multi-user model.

with the Save As option could erase the creation time and creator of model objects. This has now been fixed so that the creation time of model objects is the time that the copied model was saved, and the creator is the user that saved the model.

TSAC-2747 Reinforcement

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

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

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

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

TTSD-29820 Modeling

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

TTSD-29673 Modeling

Parts whose material is Formwork_undefined are no longer added to the 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.

when you use the Calculate pour units command. However, you can manually add these parts to pour units if the cast unit typeproperty of a concrete part in a cast unit that defines if the structure type of the part is precast or cast in place

is precast.

TTSD-29400 Modeling

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

TTSD-29301 Modeling

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

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

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

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

TTSD-29032 Modeling

In the Object Groupmodel objects whose settings match the settings that the user has defined for a certain purpose

In Tekla Structures, an object group is defined by rules and conditions, for example, to control the transparency and coloring of model objects in the views. Object groups can also be used in filtering tools, for example in selection filter, to select all objects that match certain properties.

- View Filterfilter used for defining which objects are displayed in a model view or drawing view

View filter chooses objects according to object properties. The user can filter objects according to their profile or material, for example.

dialog box, the values in the Property column no longer disappear when entered with a space at the end of the value.

TTSD-27782 Modeling

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

TTSD-27762 Modeling

Previously, if a bent plate(1) part that is created from contour plates, or beams whose profile is a plate

(1) Bent plates can include conical or cylindrical sections.

(1) 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

had several edge chamfers, removing one of them caused others to disappear. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-27047 Modeling

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

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

TTSD-26713 Core

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

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

TTSD-28207 Tools and components

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

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

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

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

TSAC-2579 Tools and components

Sometimes, it was not possible to open the Layout line dialog box by double-clicking the thumbnail image in the Applications & components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-653 Tools and components

In Automatic splicing tool, single bars now apply the first splice correctly.

TTSD-24308, TTSD-25929, TTSD-28663 User interface

Previously, when you modified a 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.

that did not affect 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.

by using 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 property pane can be customized by using the property pane editor.

, Tekla Structures still considered the model objectobject that is represented in a model

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

as needing renumbering. Now this does not happen anymore.

TTSD-29452 User interface

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

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

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

TTSD-27961 User interface

Selecting the profile and the material from the profile and material catalogs 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 property pane can be customized by using the property pane editor.

now works correctly when creating parts.

TTSD-27392 User interface

In the Object groupmodel objects whose settings match the settings that the user has defined for a certain purpose

In Tekla Structures, an object group is defined by rules and conditions, for example, to control the transparency and coloring of model objects in the views. Object groups can also be used in filtering tools, for example in selection filter, to select all objects that match certain properties.

- View filterfilter used for defining which objects are displayed in a model view or drawing view

View filter chooses objects according to object properties. The user can filter objects according to their profile or material, for example.

dialog box, having spaces before or after the text in the Value field no longer causes the text to disappear.

TTSD-22777 User interface

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

TTSD-18005 User interface

You can now change the space between cut parts on the contextual toolbarfloating toolbar that contains commands for modifying the most common object properties

The user can customize the contextual toolbar.

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.

.

TSAC-2527 Import, export, interoperability (steel)

NC files: Skew cuts were not created well when were at a certain angle. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3357 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): On the Reinforcement tab, you can now select to export braced girders within the STEELMAT block. By default, the braced girders are exported outside of the STEELMAT block.

TSAC-3219 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): There is a new option for the Export project coordinates setting on the SLABDATE block data specification tab. Use the new Yes, special variant A option to export Unitechnik files that are compatible with the IDAT stacker software. The new option is only available for the 5.2b version of Unitechnik.

TSAC-3217 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): In some cases, rebars exported as mountparts were plotted with double lines. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-2540 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

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