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Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2018i SP1

Defect number Development area Description
TSAC-2134 Concrete components

Lifting anchor (80) now works correctly for elements created from concrete and miscellaneous materials.

TSAC-2125 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.

layout
, layer properties are now loaded correctly. Previously, the properties were only loaded for the first layer when you opened the Wall layout dialog box of an existing wall layout, or clicked the Load button when opening the Wall layout dialog box for the first time.

TSAC-2107 Concrete components

In Reinforcement 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.

array in area (89)
, you can now define the polygon generation start point index.

TSAC-1932 Concrete components

In Corbels and recesses (82), the Position in plane offset is now correctly applied for the Middle position.

TSAC-1878 Concrete components

In Braced girder (88) and Braced girder (89), the positions in plane and in depth are now correctly applied when creating the braced girder as a profile.

TSAC-1754 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
, line cuts now work correctly when the Cut bars setting on the Detailing tab is set to Yes, but ignore cuts by name.

TSAC-1749 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
and Mesh bars by area, when you set the secondary bars to Same as primary and the bar type to Mesh on the Picture tab, the Spacing and Number of bars settings are now correctly dimmed.

TSAC-1629 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.

layout
has been modified so that the Geometry detailing strip at the top/bottom is extended by default by the extreme of the part edges.

TSAC-1615 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.

layout T connector
now applies straight ends to parts both in the main and in the secondary wall layouts. Previously, only the end of the shorter part, depending on the properties, was made straight.

TSAC-647 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 by area
, dragging a polygon edge no longer takes its boundary out of the plane.

TTSD-13621 Steel components

When using Excel design with connections, if the .xls file is not found, the error message is no longer hidden behind other windows on the screen.

TSAC-2159 Steel components

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

(29)
, 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.

material is now correctly applied.

TSAC-2133 Steel components

In Tube crossing (22), the spacing between two connection plates now works correctly.

TSAC-2124 Steel components

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

(20)
, the end plates are now created correctly.

TSAC-2111 Steel components

In Stanchion side 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.

(83)
, you can now set the bolt spacing when creating a rectangular or a diamond plate.
Also, the component now works correctly when the direction if set to auto.

TSAC-2079 Steel components

In Handrail 1 (74), the bolt assemblyset of bolt elements that consists of a bolt, a stud, or a screw, and possibly the related washers and nuts

and bolt length increase settings on the Bolts tab now work correctly.

TSAC-2018 Steel components

In Tensioner brace and compression bar (13), the Side where the levels are calculated for parts options are now calculated properly for cut/fitted main parts.

TSAC-1999 Steel components

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

(40)
, you can now define the bolt type on the Holes tab.

TSAC-1975 Steel components

In Joist to beam, type 1 (160), you can now define a full depth 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.

.

TSAC-1969 Steel components

In 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.

simple (146)
, you can now define the 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.

of bolts on the Bolts tab.

TSAC-1963 Steel components

Tube crossing (22) now works correctly with negative brace notch distances.

TSAC-1961 Steel components

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)
: on the Parts tab, 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.

 option has been added for 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.

, Web plates, Flange plates and Leveling plate. The Finish option has been added for Plate, Web plates, Flange plates, Leveling plate, Fittingadjustment of a part end

plates
, Additional beam, Horizontal plates and L profiles.

TSAC-1959 Steel components

(70) Rail connection: It is now possible to define bolt assemblies on the SBolts tab.

TSAC-1905 Steel components

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

(116)
, you can now define the 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.

of bolts on the Bolts tab.

TSAC-1902 Steel components

In Column with stiffeners (186) and Column with stiffeners S (187), the issue with the weld missing from between 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.

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.

has been fixed.

TSAC-1898 Steel components

In Fittingadjustment of a part end

(13)
, notch cuts are no longer created 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 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.

.

TSAC-1864 Steel components

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

connection 3 (74)
, the seat profile stiffeners are now created correctly regardless of the selection order of the secondary parts.

TSAC-1839 Steel components

In Welded beam to beam (123), you can now define the weld access holesmall cut that is made on the beam web in order to enable welding by using an electrode

offset on the Chamfers tab.

TSAC-1829 Steel components

In Splice connection (77), you can now change the weld access holesmall cut that is made on the beam web in order to enable welding by using an electrode

shape on the Weld prep tab.
You can now define weld types for 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.

.

TSAC-1828 Steel components

HSS Brace special (66) now has the Design type tab.

TSAC-1823 Steel components

In Offshore (194), it is now possible to define the gapany space between two objects

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

distance for haunched beam flanges.

TSAC-1814 Steel components

In Hollow brace wraparound gussetcomponent object that represents a plate that connects braces to a beam, column, or base plate

(59)
, you can now define the width of the tongue 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.

.

TSAC-1809 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)
, it is now possible to sort the secondary parts by their profile height. When set to Yes, the highest 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 always regarded as the first secondary part, regardless of the selection order.
The selection order of secondary parts no longer affects the copying of secondary parts.

TSAC-1718 Steel components

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

(33)
, the distance of the secondary bolts from the edge of the clip angle is now correctly applied.

TSAC-1535 Steel components

In Welded tee (32), you can now define the assembly position numberposition number that is assigned to an assembly or a cast unit

and the Finish property on the Parts tab.

TSAC-1489 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)
, web clearanceset distance 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.

with the weld gapany space between two objects

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

option on the Parts tab now works correctly.

TSAC-994 Steel components

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

(20)
, the weld number 2 now works better.

TSAC-991 Steel components

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

(20)
, it is now possible to create a 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.

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.

and define its chamfers on the Brace conn tab.

TTSD-19256 Organizer

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

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

, the content of categories that have filters in the category rules is now updated correctly when synchronizing with the model. Previously, if you exploded a component in the model, the category content was not updated correctly.

TTSD-18533 Organizer

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

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

in models that included very large assemblies took a long time or was altogether impossible. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-18471 Organizer

Previously, if the original 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.

file was deleted, the reference model objects were not added to Organizertool for categorizing and managing model information, object properties and object property queries, and model object classification

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

categories. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-17116 Organizer

Previously, an invalid assembly in the model could prevent Organizertool for categorizing and managing model information, object properties and object property queries, and model object classification

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

from opening. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-14141 Organizer

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

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

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

TTSD-18689 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 settings, the Primary profile mapping and Tolerancepermissible amount by which the dimensions of a structure may vary from the work size specified

Tolerance is usually stated as a plus or minus dimension.

The term ’tolerance’ is used in its general sense in Tekla Structures.

In a model the term ’tolerance’ should not be used to refer to a gap.

values were not always visible in the dialog box. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-18633 Import, export, interoperability

When you removed 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.

version and did not click Modify, and then added a new version, the reference model version handling was broken. Now when you remove a version, you are asked if you want to set the model as current and save changes.

TTSD-18374 Import, export, interoperability

Sometimes, multi-geometry 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.

B-rep object conversion only converted one of the geometries. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-17998 Import, export, interoperability

In DWG export, the exported block names now contain a drawing id.

TTSD-17891 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, rectangular arbitrary footprint walls are again converted as panels.

TTSD-17763 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, date now works when copying date type properties to UDAs that are defined as Date. In IFC object conversion settings, the type needs to be set as integer.

TTSD-17389 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.

change detection, selecting from the changes list and from 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.

has been improved. Previously, you could not select a deleted object and a newer inserted object.

TTSD-16477 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 has been improved. For example, the arc point calculation, chamfer combining, and the naming of the cut profiles were improved.

TTSD-14830 Import, export, interoperability

Previously, the imported items in .xml or .tez format were stored under an old 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.

if you used the Save as command. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-14409 Templates and reports

TOP_ and BOTTOM_LEVEL_PROJECT/BASEPOINT template fields provided wrong values. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-1359, TSAC-1730 Drawings

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

dimensioning, Rebar pullout picture and marking, Rebar group marking:
Rebar length output method Sum values A B C has been renamed to Sum of exact lengths.

129779, TTSD-2816 Drawings

Opening GA drawings is faster, because there are no longer log prints "current planes out of sync".

129722, TTSD-2757 Drawings

Manually changed section numbers did not work correctly in multidrawings. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-19877 Drawings

Holding down Shift and dragging now works correctly again for non-associative texts.

TTSD-19763 Drawings

Adding associative notes without leader lines did not work correctly. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-19718 Drawings

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.

scales were incorrectly modified when the Autoscale option was changes from Yes to No. This happened only with new drawing dialog boxes. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-19684 Drawings

Tekla Structures sometimes crashed when you modified protection settings and items were selected in the Drawing content manager. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-19613 Drawings

When updating drawings from an older Tekla Structures version to a newer version, certain view names could causes crashes, for example names that ended in a % character. This no longer happens.

TTSD-19516 Drawings

Marks sometimes lost the Position element when you used mark alignment tools in drawings. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-18957 Drawings

When you were direct editing a text cell in the Document manager list, you were unable to enter Shift+R or Shift+P, as these were also registered as shortcut keys. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-18949 Drawings

When deleting obsolete drawing .dg files, a backup of related snapshot files (.dg.DPM) was unnecessarily moved under the \snapshots folder under 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. This no longer happens.

TTSD-18851 Drawings

Custom line types did not always work correctly, for example, in arcs. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-18741 Drawings

In drawings, objects will now be updated when you change the view size.

TTSD-18705 Drawings

Sometimes closing a drawing while the snapshot viewer was open, and then closing the snapshot viewer could cause an ASSERTion failure or even a crash. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-18695 Drawings

Symbols in some dimensions and labels did not appear in printed output. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-18511 Drawings

You need to set the advanced option XS_TRY_TO_KEEP_LOCATION_IN_FREEPLACING to TRUE (Default) for the advanced option XS_MARK_INTELLIGENT_POST_FREEPLACE_NEARBY to work.

TTSD-18468 Drawings

The size of the detail views that were moved to another drawing was not adjusted correctly. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-18463 Drawings

Dragging of the bolt markmark that includes a set of selected property elements related to a bolt or bolt group

base points now works better for holes.

TTSD-18347 Drawings

Weld marks in drawings that had the size hidden in the weld markmark that includes a set of selected property elements related to a weld

properties were not drawn correctly. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-17865 Drawings

The Document manager Category dialog box has been improved to allow resizing in order to make search strings and other properties more easily visible. The Category dialog box width is saved and restored from data saved in the model as the dialog box closed and then re-opened.

TTSD-17825 Drawings

The Only 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.

labels visible
grid property now works both on 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.

and drawing level. This option only shows the grid labelname of a grid line

and a short section of the grid linesingle line that visualizes a single grid plane on a view plane

.

TTSD-17717 Drawings

The view level setting No merge for rebar marks now works better.

TTSD-17697 Drawings

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.

labels in linked section views in drawings now work correctly.

TTSD-17641 Drawings

Using 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.

for surface marks did not work correctly in drawing creation. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-17439 Drawings

If an existing single-part drawingdrawing that shows fabrication information for one part and that is generally used at the workshop

is included in 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.

, the view placing inside the single-part drawing container frame no longer changes if you run the Arrange drawing views command in the assembly drawing.

TTSD-17432 Drawings

Previously, Tekla Structures unintentionally changed some view properties when the view settings on the drawing level were modified. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-17249 Drawings

Connection marks sometimes lost some of their elements when the Arrange marks and Align marks commands were used. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-16747 Drawings

When you create several drawings at a time, Tekla Structures shows a progress dialog with a Cancel button. However, clicking the Cancel button did not stop creating new drawings, but created them without templates. This has now been fixed. Moreover, now the dialog box also shows two progress bars: the first bar shows what is done for each drawing, and it goes back and forth. The second bar proceeds steadily after every drawing.

TTSD-16588 Drawings

Now the rebar groups with only one rebar are shown in drawings even if the Visibility of reinforcing bars in group is set to customized.

TTSD-16411 Drawings

The origin of the hatch in polygons with a rotated hatch pattern was incorrectly calculated. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-15520 Drawings

The GA dimensioning commands are now activated correctly.

TTSD-14911 Drawings

Template attributes for drawing width and height are no longer swapped.

TTSD-11588 Drawings

Adding merged reinforcement marks to rebars that are detached from a cast unit now works better than previously.

TTSD-10412 Drawings

The advanced optionssettings used to customize Tekla Structures for specific companies, standards, users, or user groups

In Tekla Structures, advanced options are settings that are used, for example, in a specific project or geographical area, or by a specific company.

In Tekla Structures, advanced options usually begin with the initials XS and are followed by the name of the function, for example XS_BACKGROUND_COLOR.

XS_DRAWING_PLOT_FILE_NAME_M and XS_DRAWING_PLOT_FILE_NAME_W  now work in accordance to other plot file name advanced options and Tekla User Assistanceonline help and self-support service for Tekla Structures

Tekla User Assistance includes instructions, support articles, and instructional videos, and it offers a possibility for feedback.

Tekla User Assistance is one of the Tekla online services.

instructions. They used to be MODEL specific, now they are by default MODEL(ROLE) specific and you can change the type to SYSTEM(ROLE).

TTSD-4111 Drawings

Previously snap settings in drawings were saved only if you saved the drawing through the File menu. The settings were not saved if you saved the drawing by closing the drawing and selecting the Save option. Now snap settings are saved properly in both cases.

TSAC-2179 Drawings

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

dimensioning
: The dimension lineline that visualizes the distance between the defined dimension points

Separate dimensions can be combined into a longer dimension line.

is now created correctly also in the case the rebar group bars are only partially visible in a 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.

.

TSAC-2130 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 marking
: More space between fields was added to prevent overlapping on 4K screens.
The RebarGroupMarking plugin was also adapted for 4K screens.

TSAC-2108 Drawings

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

and marking
: Unit setting "cm m" on the Dimensions tab now works correctly.

TSAC-1980 Drawings

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

dimensioning
: In one-bar groups, the CC value is now 0.0.

TSAC-1795 Drawings

Pattern lines in a drawing are now updated automatically when you have modified the pattern linedrawing shape that consists of one or several blocks of elements and that may include symbols, lines, and spacings.

Pattern lines can be used to indicate cut lines, foundations, weld paths, or electrical wiring, for example.

and reopen the drawing.

TSAC-1636 Drawings

Draw rebar pull-outs: Prevented a crash when the rebar size contains non-numeric characters, such as "HA20".

TSAC-1313 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 first and last rebar lines were missing. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-1247 Drawings

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

marking
: On the Mark 3 tab you can now define how to rotate the mark text using the new setting Mark rotation. You can rotate the mark text horizontally, vertically or to the mark line direction (default).

TSAC-980 Drawings

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

dimensioning
: The static content of the mark placed in direction of the dimension lineline that visualizes the distance between the defined dimension points

Separate dimensions can be combined into a longer dimension line.

is now customizable. You can specify the content on the the Extra marks in front or Extra marks behind tabs.
The type in the Annotation type list on the Parameters tab has changed. The mark behind the dimension line is no longer shown there.

TSAC-853 Drawings

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

and marking
: The placement and accuracy of rebar segment lengths was improved.

TSAC-768 Drawings

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

and marking
: Pull-outsmall graphic in a reinforcement mark, table, or report template that shows the shape and dimensions of a reinforcing bar

pictures of rebars containing a large number of vertex points are now created correctly.

TSAC-749 Drawings

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

and marking
: The placement and accuracy of rebar segment lengths was improved.

TTSD-19624 Tekla Model Sharing

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

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla online services.

file handling could copy temporary files to another model, which could make history reading and writing to report database corruption. Now this has been fixed. Such files are never written out and not read during read in.

TTSD-18795 Tekla Model Sharing

Profiles with user-defined cross sections are now imported correctly. Previously, the cross sectiongeometrical form of a part sectioned perpendicular to its axis

was not updated when the profile was imported.
In shared models, the profiles could be erroneously considered modified, which would cause unnecessary updates to 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.

and drawings for parts using the profiles. Now this does this happen anymore.

TTSD-18762 Tekla Model Sharing

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

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla online services.

would sometimes fail to initialize when opening 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 following error message in the DataSharing client log: "DataSharingException: Facade is not connected to service.". This error has now been prevented.

TTSD-18420 Tekla Model Sharing

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.

, when reading in, conflicts in part 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.

were not always propagated to the assembly, which left the assembly numbering unchanged. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-15719 Tekla Model Sharing

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.

, locked components are now better handled during read in. Previously, there were issues with locked components that should have been updated during read in because of changed component definitions. Now such components are not updated during read in. The modelsharing.log lists these components and the reason why they were not updated.

TTSD-18311 Reinforcement

Previously, when a rebar set with modifiers or splitters was copied, its UDAs were not copied with it. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-16829 Reinforcement

Previously, rebar adaptivityautomatic linking of model objects to another model object

For example, reinforcement and surface treatment automatically adapt to the changes made to the part they are linked with.

would break in some cases, especially if the concrete object had very small angles between the faces.

TTSD-18941 Modeling

Shape importimport of a 3D object from another modeling software as a shape into Tekla Structures shape catalog

has been improved for shapes which are solids.

If shape shells have been re-oriented in the import, the following message is written in the import log:
Solid faces have been re-oriented.

If shapes are not shown correctly in a model created with an older Tekla Structures version, you need to re-import the shapes in this Tekla Structures version, and then check that the shapes are shown correctly. Note that just opening the older model in this version is not enough.

TTSD-18763 Modeling

Previously, some important messages were classified incorrectly as debug information. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-18604 Modeling

Filtering based on OWNER or HISTORY.OWNER now works with both <DOMAIN>/<username> and <DOMAIN>\<username>.

TTSD-18267 Modeling

POUR_UNIT. template attributes now work with all 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.

types.

TTSD-17941 Modeling

Steel embeds are now ignored when calculating AREA_FORM properties.
AREA_FORM properties require solid unions to be used. Small steel embeds can cause problems when creating solid unions, and they do not have a lot of effect on the end result.

TTSD-17915 Modeling

Sometimes, opening an older Tekla Structures model with a newer Tekla Structures version resulted in invalid time ID errors, and the model could not be opened. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-17733 Modeling

The Add to 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.

and Remove from pour unit commands are now visible on the context menu to more combinations of selected objects when right-clicking.

TTSD-17652 Modeling

Now the custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

formulas no longer require an extra click to update another value.

TTSD-17582 Modeling

Previously, the Move linear command did not move objects which were selected with Object by phases in Phase Managertool for assigning model objects to phases

The phase content can be viewed and modified in the phase manager.

The phase manager can be used to lock and unlock model objects.

See object lock.

. Only the 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.

that was included in the phase was moved.

Now, if the grid is the only selected object, it is moved. If also other objects are selected, such as parts, bolts, welds and so on, the grid does not move but the other objects move.

TTSD-17561 Modeling

Previously, there were some issues in the profile and material catalogcatalog that displays material grades and information on them

By default, the material catalog contains standard, environment-specific materials. The user can add, modify, and delete material grades.

export and import, and in editing rules in the profile and material cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-16906 Modeling

There is a new template attributeattribute in a template object that Tekla Structures uses to calculate and display information from a model database

Template attributes represent object properties.

ADDED_TO_POUR_UNIT to indicate how an object was added to a 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.

.
The possible values are:
0 - unassigned and dirty (modified after the pour unit was resolved the last time)
1 - manually assigned
2 - automatically assigned

The attribute is in the template category in filters and in the template attributes for the following object types:
ASSEMBLY
BOLT
CAST_UNIT
(only precast, not for cast in place)
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.


REBAR
SINGLE_REBAR
SINGLE_STRANDreinforcement that represents a group of wires spun together


STRAND
STUDbolt element that represents a metal rod or pin that is used to transfer loads

Studs and other bolt elements are listed in the bolt catalog.

A stud can be secured with two or more nuts and have threading at both ends, or it can be welded to steel parts, for example.

A stud is part of the bolt assembly.

TTSD-15947 Modeling

When importing shapes, solid shells are now properly re-oriented to produce correct volumes and renderingprocess of making the model object faces visible

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

.
During the import, the session log may show this message if orienting has been applied to the model: "Solid faces have been re-oriented."

TTSD-15234 Modeling

Previously, modeling sketches in the sketch editortool that is used for creating and editing parametric user-defined profiles

could cause an error, and an error message was shown. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-12525 Modeling

When you create new pour breaks, they are now added to the current phase.

TTSD-19340 Analysis and design

Concrete columns and beams with parametric profiles, for example, 36"*36" and D24" now correctly exported from Tekla Structures to Tekla Structural Designer.

TTSD-18396 Analysis and design

Analysis nodeanalysis model object that Tekla Structures creates at a defined point of an analysis model based on analysis part connectivity

Tekla Structures creates nodes at ends and intersection points of analysis parts, and the corners of analysis areas.

positions are now correct when using Reference axis (eccentricity by neutral axis) as the analysis axisanalysis part property or analysis model setting that defines the location of the analysis part in relation to the corresponding physical part

The analysis axis can be defined on the analysis part or the analysis model level. For example, the analysis axis can be the neutral axis or the reference line of the physical part.

position. Also, when inquiring analysis parts, the offsets are now shown correctly.

TTSD-17940 Analysis and design

You can now export circular concrete columns to Tekla Structural Designer when using the US imperial environment.

TTSD-17063 Analysis and design

When importing and exporting files between Tekla Structures and Tekla Structural Designer, if your environment includes a conversion file localized for your environment, this file is now used as the default conversion file, instead of the global mapping files.

TTSD-16487 Analysis and design

The Finland environment and the Norway environment now include localized conversion files to be used as the default conversion files in the import and export between Tekla Structures and Tekla Structural Designer.

TTSD-14412 Analysis and design

In the analysis model propertiessettings that are defined by giving values to the properties associated with an analysis model

Analysis model settings can be defined in the physical model or in the analysis model.

, the Curved beambeam that follows the form of an arc

Steel curved beams can be created by picking three points, where a point between the start point and the end point defines the arc. Both steel and concrete curved beams can be created by adjusting radius in beam properties or by using polybeams.

property
is now set to Use curved member 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.

with the Tekla Structural Designer analysis application, or when changing the analysis application of an existing analysis model to Tekla Structural Designer.

TTSD-13552 Analysis and design

When changing the analysis partanalysis model object that is a representation of a physical part in an analysis model

In different analysis models, a physical part is represented by different analysis parts.

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.

to Secondary or Bracing, the Keep axis position option is now set to No. Also, when changing the class to Beam or Column, the Keep axis position option is set to Yes. Note that if you set the analysis application to Tekla Structural Designer and the class to Beam, the Keep axis position option is not changed to Yes.

TTSD-12971 Analysis and design

When importing changes from Tekla Structural Designer to Tekla Structures, you can now rotate the model when the Model Comparison Tool dialog box is open.

TTSD-12559 Analysis and design

Previously, if you had created a rigid linkanalysis model object that connects two nodes so that they do not move in relation to each other

between between analysis nodes, you could not move or merge nodes that had been created manually. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-5810 Analysis and design

Staad export from Tekla Structures now takes into account the new XS_AD_LOAD_COMBINATION_METHOD advanced option.
The possible values are:
0 = use repeat load
1 = use 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.

(if linear analysis method is used)

TTSD-18133 Tools and components

In the Applications & components side pane window, you can now click the  button to find more help on the Applications & components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

.

TTSD-16349 Tools and components

Custom components with locked parts are no longer updated when the component is changed. Instead, the Object locks dialog box is opened (Manage > Locks).

TTSD-16347 Tools and components

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

, then closed the custom component editortool that is used for modifying component that is created by a custom component, and for creating dependencies between component objects and other model objects

dialog box and applied the changes to the custom component instances in the model, a copy of the custom component appeared in the model if any of the component instances had locked parts. Now the extra copy is always removed from the model.

TTSD-12255, TTSD-16917, SOLD-721 User interface

Staying signed in to Tekla Structures now works correctly. Previously, when logging in to Tekla Structures, in some cases the option to stay signed in did not work correctly or it was not available at all. 

TTSD-18464 User interface

You can now use 2-byte Japanese characters, as well as other multi-byte characters, in the search box in the Tekla Online side pane.

TTSD-18352 User interface

Previously, the area selectionmethod of selecting objects that are included in a certain rectangular area of a model

In addition to the selected area, selection switches and selection filters control which object types are selected.

cursor did not work correctly with the latest nVidia drivers in OpenGL views. This has now been fixed.

SOLD-702 User interface

It is now possible to hide Tekla Structures start screen notifications. If you are an administrator, you can set this in the registry settings.

SOLD-618 User interface

In the Support tool, while you create the support case, the navigating back button in the upper-left corner is disabled for a moment so that you cannot accidentally interrupt the upload.

TSAC-2209 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Geometrical plotting data is now optimized for embeds that are created out of cut objects, and have varying thickness.
The amount of intermediate points in geometrical lines or polygons is kept to a minimum.

TSAC-2200 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): You can now use all combinations of texts, templates and counter symbols with the option Text[Template]#Counter.

TSAC-2190 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79):  You can now align elements in Y direction using the new setting Align in Y axis on the Pallet tab. You can select whether to align the panel upper edge, panel centerline, or panel lower edge to pallet lower edge, pallet centerline, or to pallet upper edge.

TSAC-2189 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): You can now designate data about the exported element using the new setting Item designation on the SLABDATE block data specification tab.

TSAC-2153 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Rebar or 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.

wire using the terminal hook flection form will now have their geometrical data series systematically rounded in borderline cases.

TSAC-2147 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): The setting Reinforcing bars length on the Reinforcement tab now has a new option Lines at the edge (all leg lengths), which calculates the lengths of 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.

legs at the edge of the bars.

TSAC-2088 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Double walls are now exported correctly also when there are more than one part specified as the 1st stage (or 2nd stage) in the cast unit.

TSAC-2073 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): It is now possible to use additional string length options 13, 14, 15, 16, and 20 in the file name mask settings.

TSAC-2059 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): The line attribute scanning now recognizes chamfers correctly if the chamfer size is larger that half of the thickness of the element.

TSAC-2055 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPlan file (68): The export of length L1 and L2 data has been improved for cut hollow core slabs.

TSAC-2017 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): You can now use <VALUE> to inquire a part 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.

and {VALUE} to inquire an assembly UDA in the Text[Template]#Counter option. This makes it possible to use a shorter string instead of having to use a template property to designate UDAs.

TSAC-1977 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Rebars and meshes are no longer taken into cast unit extrema calculation when they are excluded from export. Thereby, any protruding reinforcement that is excluded no longer creates an offset.

TSAC-1784 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Braced girders are now placed into the 1st 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.

shell regardless how they are modeled unless specifically attached to  the 2nd shell.

TSAC-1728 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): You can use the new 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.

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.

Use surface as pallet base to orient the object without changing the top-in-form face or the rotation in export settings.