Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2018 SP11

Defect number Development area Description
TSAC-3556 Concrete components

Embedded anchors (8): Previously, only concrete parts have been taken into calculations when using the Assembly without steel parts option on the Placement tab. This has now been fixed and miscellaneous parts are also considered.

TSAC-4011 Steel components

Splice connection (77): Welds between the deck plates and input parts now have the correct direction.
 

TSAC-3967 Steel components

Stair base detail (1038): Previously, all welds in the component were created twice in the same place. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3925 Steel components

Stairs (S71): Previously, the error message "Illegal input" was shown even when the component was created correctly. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3829 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)
: Previously, when the bolt dimensions on the BoxPBolts tab were smaller than the bolt dimensions on the BoxSBolts tab, the angle boxes were created incorrectly. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3744 Steel components

Column - 2 beam (14): Previously, 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.

between the column and beams was created incorrectly when the bolt offset from the plate center line was specified. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3713 Steel components

Central brace tube conn Pl (50): Previously, there was a gapany space between two objects

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

between the 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.

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

plate when using the component to connect only one 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.

. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3436 Steel components

Purlin 1 (61): Previously, the bolts did not bolt all input parts in some situations. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-2363 Steel components

Cold rolled overlap (1): Previously, the default position for bolts did not work correctly and the 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.

was not created centered on the profile. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-34954 Import, export, interoperability

IFC2x3 export: The export sometimes used incorrect object colors when exporting using representationthe way that the information included in a model is represented visually

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-34865 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
: All parametric C profile start and end points have now been switched. Earlier, they were incorrectly oriented after being converted to Tekla Structures parts.

TTSD-34274 Import, export, interoperability

Drawing DWG export is now more robust with symbol handling.

TTSD-34022 Import, export, interoperability

Tekla Structures now supports Sketchup version 2020.

TTSD-33697 Import, export, interoperability

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

: You can now upload the same .skp 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.

to Trimble Connect(1) application for information sharing and collaboration for construction projects that is based on the Trimble Connect platform

(1) Reference models are used in Trimble Connect application instead of using import and export.

(1) Trimble Connect application includes web, desktop and mobile clients, and the Sync tool, for example.

(2) Trimble’s platform for microservices in the cloud

(2) Trimble Connect platform’s microservices include services for uploading, storing, processing, and managing or consuming data. These services are meant to provide common solutions required by multiple applications.

with a different name.

TTSD-34611 Templates and reports

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

, the Reset button was missing from the Picture Properties dialog box. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-34112 Templates and reports

Now when you resize a component by dragging the upper or lower handle, all object positions remain the same relative to the opposite side of the dragged handle. So if the top handle is dragged, the object remains in the same position relative to the bottom of the component.

TTSD-33313 Templates and reports

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

: When a geometry object was edited in a template that also contained a picture object, the performance was poor, and the more you zoomed in, the worse the performance became. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-33291 Templates and reports

Reports are now created a lot faster than before.

TTSD-33080 Templates and reports

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

: The CopyField() function now works correctly when used with multilevel hidden rows

TTSD-33788, TTSD-33790 Drawings

Manually created detail marks can now be:
- moved using Shift+drag
- copied using Ctrl+drag

Note that the detail marks can only be moved or copied within a view. When moved beyond the view frame, the view frame will adjust so that the detail markuser-created symbol that includes a set of mark elements, identifies the point of creation of the detail view, and is displayed in the source view

will always be within it.

TTSD-34609 Drawings

Manually created section marks can now be:

• moved using Shift+drag

• copied using Ctrl+drag

Note that the section marks can only be moved or copied within a view. When moved beyond the view frame, the view frame will adjust so that the section markuser-created symbol that includes a set of mark elements, identifies a section, and is displayed in the source view

will always be within the frame.

TTSD-34521 Drawings

The Undo command now works more reliably for curved dimensions.

TTSD-34381 Drawings

Tekla Structures occasionally crashed when drawing bolt dimensions. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-34370 Drawings

When dimensioning type Overall was used in section views, Tekla Structures created duplicate views with same section markuser-created symbol that includes a set of mark elements, identifies a section, and is displayed in the source view

. Now this has been fixed and there is only one A-A view visible, for example.

TTSD-33730 Drawings

UDAs were not loaded to the drawing properties dialog boxes if the User-defined attributes section in the properties dialog box had not been opened first. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-33642 Drawings

Adding revisions to drawings with tables that contain the NUMBER attribute now works correctly.

TTSD-28502 Drawings

Adding 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.

marks manually now works more reliably.

TTSD-35246 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, when you modified drawing properties 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 changes list could sometimes be disabled. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-34133 Tekla Model Sharing

When 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.

is read in, and Tekla Structures sets the rebar 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.

in drawings as not up to date because of numbering conflicts, the part numbering and the cast unit numbering are now also set as not up to date.

TTSD-32744 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, changes made in the rebar catalogcatalog that displays reinforcing bar types with a predefined bending radius and hook dimensions

were not included in write-out packets, if the changed rebars were only used in rebar sets in the 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.

. This has now been fixed, so that all rebar cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

changes are included in write-out packets.

TTSD-30977 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.

, importing or exporting parametric user-defined profiles in the .lis format is no longer possible without a subtype. This will prevent creating broken or incorrect files.

TTSD-13154 Reinforcement

The visualization of curved and circular reinforcing bars containing hooks has been improved where previously the hook bending was not correctly represented.

TTSD-34345 Modeling

Previously, Tekla Structures could crash in some cases related to polygon welds. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-34291 Modeling

The notifications.xml file is now again saved in the <user>\AppData\Local\ folder.

TTSD-33341 Modeling

Previously, setting 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.

could in some cases cause small deviations in the accuracy of work plane coordinates. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-32798 Modeling

When you selected assembly objects using the ALT key and the assembly contained 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.

, inquiring the center of gravity caused Tekla Structures to crash. This does not happen anymore.

TTSD-29779 Modeling

Previously, option type UDAs could only have 50 options in the list of options. This issue appeared when using the side pane, 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.

, or in the Open API. Now option type UDAs can have 400 options.

TSAC-4024 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Previously, some meshes, on a slightly inclined plane compared to pallet plane, were not correctly rotated to the pallet plane with option Meshes export: Turned to pallet. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4023 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Now, when there are multiple wire sizes in the same layer for the same direction of wires in the STEELMAT block, they are exported with the same concrete cover (the same Z coordinate offset).