Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2018i SP8

2018i SP8: Improvements in pour unit calculation

2018i SP8: Improvements in pour unit calculation

Tekla Structures 2018i SP8 contains improvements in pour unitentity that combines together a pour object and the other building objects that need to be in place before cast-in-place concrete can be poured

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

calculation.

The calculation of pour units has been improved to also attach non-solid items into overlapping pour objects. In some situations, items that are not overlapping are attached based on the bounding boxrectangular border with the smallest measure within which all the selected points that position the model objects lie

In Tekla Structures two-dimensional bounding boxes are used in drawings and three-dimensional bounding boxes in models.

of the non-solid item.

If you open a model where the pour units have already been calculated before this calculation improvement and the model contains non-solid items, these non-solid items are not included in the pour units until you run the Reset all pour unit relations except manual assignments command from the Quick Launch.

TTSD-33117

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Defect number Development areasort descending Description
TSAC-3964 Concrete components

Starter bars for footing (87): Corner bars and side bars now take the values of the standard hooks when the hook length or bending radius values are empty on the Picture tab.
 

TSAC-3396 Concrete components

Hollowcore reinforcement strands (60) has two improvements:

In the .dat file, it is now possible to add additional grids for strandreinforcement that represents a group of wires spun together

patterns. The new grids can be assigned to a strand pattern by adding the stand pattern name after the gridmodeling aid that represents a three-dimensional complex of intersecting grid planes or intersecting grid planes and curved grid surfaces

The grid is defined by coordinates in 3D space. It is shown two-dimensionally on the view plane by dash-and-dot lines. A grid can be rectangular or radial.

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.

It is also possible to show grids and grid line labels in drawings, and to modify how they are shown in the drawings.

, for example, Profile-name'_GRID_'Strand-pattern'.
 
Also, the Pull value boxes on the Strand pattern tab are now enabled when the distances are defined by an external file. It is now possible to overwrite the pull of a strand. If the pull value is empty, the pull values of the .dat file are used.

TSAC-3920 Concrete components

Braced girder creation (88) (89): For sidebars (bar C) created as steel rods, the bending radius is now applied properly.

TSAC-3984 Concrete components

Embedded anchors (8): A warning message is now shown when unknown material is detected in the input assembly.

TSAC-4108 Concrete components

Corbels and recesses (82): The rotation value is now correctly displayed in decimal. Previously, the units were incorrectly converted when imperial units were in place.
 

TSAC-4131 Concrete components

Starter bars for pillar (86), Starter bars for footing (87): Rebars are now created as single bars instead of one bar rebar groups.

TSAC-3652 Concrete components

Embedded anchors (8), Lifting anchor (80): The components now properly create C++ custom parts and take their attribute files into account. .Net components are not yet supported.

TSAC-4089 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
and Mesh bars by area: The direct modificationfunction that activates the mode where the model objects can be modified by using handles

Direct modification enables additional handles and modification options.

dimensioning now considers spliced bars as just one bar. This shows a cleaner and faster dimension lineline that visualizes the distance between the defined dimension points

Separate dimensions can be combined into a longer dimension line.

when using direct modification.

TSAC-4234 Concrete components

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

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

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

layout
tools: The wall layout opening face handle has been changed to two crossing lines to allow easier selection of openings, and to make editing of opening boundaries easier. Wall layout opening modification from the component dialog box is now more robust.

TSAC-4189 Concrete components

Corbelconcrete part representing a structure that projects from the face of a concrete part and that serves as a support for an overhanging part and connects the parts

reinforcement (81)
: The component now reinforces the console on each side of the column, regardless of the column rotation.

TSAC-4049 Steel components

Seating with dowel (75), Two sided seating with dowel (76), Seating with dowel to flange (77), Two sides seating with dowel to flange (78): The components now properly create C++ custom parts and take their attribute files into account. .Net components are not yet supported.

TSAC-4059 Steel components

Column - 2 beam (14): Previously, the component did not work correctly when the secondary part(1) part that exists in a building object and that is connected to the main part

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

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

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

profile was a C or U profile. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-1920 Steel components

Pipe doubler platecomponent object that represents a structure that strengthens a steel beam web or steel column web by thickening it

: Previously, the component created chamfers to the first and last point of 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.

, which caused problems in the 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.

. This has now been fixed.
 

TSAC-4030 Steel components

Stairs (S71): Previously, bottom stringers were created with incorrect length when horizontal offset of steps was specified. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3914 Steel components

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

(142)
: Creating the component with secondary parts as C profiles has now been improved.

TSAC-240 Steel components

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

(151)
: Previously, the component created double notches on the top flange. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4210 Steel components

U.S. Base platecomponent object that represents a plate welded to a column base

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

(1047)
: Anchor rods are now created correctly when a composite of welded parts is used as the input partpart that exists in a model and that the user selects when creating a component or another part

of the component.

TSAC-1901 Steel components

Unfold surface (21): Bolts are now created in the correct position when the final unfolded plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

(1) In some contexts, for example in analysis, the term plate object may be used to refer to plates.

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

(2) Plate is mainly used as a connection piece or as a floor plate.

is created as a union of the unfolded plates.

TSAC-4078 Steel components

Column with stiffeners S (187): Previously, the bolt protection area was created too large, and it cut unwanted parts of the secondary beam. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4176 Steel components

Cage ladder (S60): Previously, when the ladder width was greater than the cage radius, the ladder creation was not working. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4222 Steel components

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

(143)
: Previously, the extra length of box primary bottom bolts was incorrect. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3383 Steel components

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)
: Previously, the bolt option Below did not have its reference distancevariable used to pass on distance information in order to define properties

to the lowest bolt of 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.

. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4076 Steel components

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)
: Previously, the bolt protection area was created too large, and it cut unwanted parts of the secondary beam. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4083 Steel components

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

(31)
, Two side clip angle (33): Previously, some value was assigned to the bolt tolerance when it was not defined in the component dialog box. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4077 Steel components

Column with stiffeners W (182): Previously, the bolt protection area was created too large, and it cut unwanted parts of the secondary beam. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4282 Steel components

Joist to beam, type 1 (160), Joist to column, type 1 (161), Two sided joist to column (162), Joist to column, type 2 (163), Joist to column and beam (164): The bolt extra length is now correctly applied in the component.

TSAC-4273 Steel components

Partial stiff end platecomponent object that represents a plate welded perpendicular to the end of the component secondary part

(65)
: Previously, when the bolt spacing was specified asymmetrically, the holes in the shimcomponent object that represents a plate that is used for filling clearances and gaps on the construction site

plates were created incorrectly. This has now been fixed.
 

TSAC-4306 Steel components

Base platecomponent object that represents a plate welded to a column base

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

(1042)
: Previously, when you specified to create anchor rods as custom components and did not define the thickness of the cast plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

(1) In some contexts, for example in analysis, the term plate object may be used to refer to plates.

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

(2) Plate is mainly used as a connection piece or as a floor plate.

, the component was not created. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4101 Steel components

Web stiffened end platecomponent object that represents a plate welded perpendicular to the end of the component secondary part

(1016)
: Previously, the additional beam name was also applied as the additional beam finish. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-2723 Steel components

Cap plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

(1) In some contexts, for example in analysis, the term plate object may be used to refer to plates.

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

(2) Plate is mainly used as a connection piece or as a floor plate.

detail
: When switching off all check boxes in the component dialog box, 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.

check box on the Parts tab is now also switched off.  

TTSD-36623 Import, export, interoperability

Objects are now imported from locked reference models when you refresh the reference models, provided that the XS_REFRESH_ALSO_LOCKED_REFERENCE_MODELS advanced option is set to TRUE. In addition, 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.

Reservation Manager now updates voids in locked reference models correctly.

TTSD-34498 Import, export, interoperability

IFC2x3 export: You can now export all project properties as property set properties with IFC2x3 export.

TTSD-37030 Import, export, interoperability

Drawing DWG export: Export rules with rebar set object filtering rules work better now.

TTSD-36956 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.

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.

assembly selection sometimes selected too much. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-35407 Import, export, interoperability

DWG export: Some relative image paths did not work correctly in drawing DWG export, now they do.

TTSD-37026 Templates and reports

Columns are now working again in reports.

TTSD-36696 Templates and reports

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

no longer crashes when you are dragging several lines and cancel by pressing the Esc key.

TPLED-145 Templates and reports

The contents of the hidden templates in drawings are no longer calculated, which reduces the drawing opening time.

TTSD-36176 Templates and reports

Some revision table styles were not working. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-33849 Templates and reports

Using the SIMILAR_TO_MAIN_PART attribute could sometimes cause crash. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-36770 Templates and reports

The ROW_IN_PAGE template attributeattribute in a template object that Tekla Structures uses to calculate and display information from a model database

Template attributes represent object properties.

now works properly again.

TTSD-34565 Drawings

Previously in some cases, items were misplaced and incorrectly oriented in GA drawings. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-32203 Drawings

In the Finland environment, saving standard print settings resulted in two standard entries in the settings file list. This has now been fixed by renaming the incorrectly named standard.PdfPrintOptions.xml settings file in the Finland environment to PdfPrintOptions.xml.

TTSD-29849 Drawings

The attributes *_LEVEL_BASEPOINT and *_LEVEL_PROJECT were changed to string, and new attributes *_LEVEL_UNFORMATTED_BASEPOINT and *_LEVEL_UNFORMATTED_PROJECT were created as double.

TTSD-23589 Drawings

Printing: Previously, hatches were sometimes placed outside their boundaries and covered areas incorrectly. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-30350 Drawings

Holding down Shift and dragging connection marks no longer moves the leader lineline that connects an annotation object to the related object or point

start point to the view origin.

TTSD-35012 Drawings

In the .htc file for hatch pattern settings, material names can now be 32 characters long. Previously, the character limit was 21 characters.

TTSD-31089 Drawings

Previously, when you created a new multi-drawing, the merged 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.

marks could not show single mark content. This has now been fixed. However, existing multi-drawings created before this fix still show erroneous marks when opened in TS2019 or newer. You can fix the marks by splitting the erroneous merged marks and merging the single marks again.

TTSD-34102 Drawings

Tekla Structures could hang while opening a model if files were being modified in the folders tracked by Document managertool that is used for listing and managing drawings and other types of documents

With the document manager the user can, for example, reorganize, update, freeze, lock, and delete drawings.

The user can also organize file documents, such as PDF, NC, and DWG files, and drawings, in document categories, and search documents and open drawings.

Document manager is replacing drawing list from the version 2018i onwards.

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-30197 Drawings

A crash could occur when you tried to write and then open a PDF file with an invalid file name. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-36802 Drawings

Sometimes you got duplicate marks to parts when adding marks manually through the context menu. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-34919 Drawings

In single-part, cast unit and assembly drawings, Tekla Structures sometimes incorrectly combined end views so that only one of them was visible, and both had an A symbol. This happened only in view-specific dimensioning if you had selected something else than Integrated dimensioning. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-26872 Drawings

Section marks disappeared when you moved a 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.

to another drawing. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-28183 Drawings

Previously, when you changed the color of dimensions in drawings using the contextual toolbarfloating toolbar that contains commands for modifying the most common object properties

The user can customize the contextual toolbar.

, the positions of the dimensions sometimes changed. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-35516 Drawings

The arrow symbol 0 (no arrow) is now always available in drawing properties, view properties and mark properties, despite the values in the arrows.txt file.

TTSD-35568 Drawings

Previously in some environments, after you moved 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.

, you could not select the table again by clicking it. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-35034 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously in some cases, 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.

was diagnosed and obsolete object modification rows were found, using the Repair model command did not solve the issue. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-32859 Modeling

Previously, the coordinate symbol did not follow the local coordinate systemcoordinate system that reflects the current work plane or drawing view plane

The local coordinate system is represented in a model by a symbol with three axes (x, y, and z). This symbol indicates the direction of the model. It is located in the lower right corner of the model view.

In a drawing, the local coordinate system symbol has two axes.

when the view was created with the On plane command. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4266 Modeling

In the Radial array tool, if the box for defining the number of angles or distances is empty, the tool now takes the number of copies from the space between copies box. 

TTSD-30409 Modeling

The XS_LINE_WIDTH advanced option is not in use anymore.

TSAC-4127 Modeling

Linear array tool: When copying objects, if you do not enter the number of copies, Linear array tool now takes the number of copies from the defined space distances between the objects. 

TSAC-3975 Modeling

In the Radial array tool, the box for defining spaces between the copies now adjusts to the size of the dialog box.

TTSD-35464 Tools and components

Modifying a system componentcomponent that is included in a Tekla Structures configuration and whose component objects and composition the user can modify within the limits of the component properties

previously produced a status bar message: Outdated component was updated to match the current component definition. Now the message is only displayed for modified and updated custom components.

TTSD-30326 User interface

When changing the value of XS_VIEW_PART_LABEL_COLOR, you no longer need to restart Tekla Structures to activate the new value.

TSAC-4333 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): On the Reinforcement tab, you can now select how 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 levels are calculated by using the Mesh wire layer level setting. The options are Actual level, Highest level, Wire size, and Manual.
Actual level is the relative wire level in the model, Highest level means all wires in the layer are moved to the level of the wire with the highest z position, Wire size means that the relative level of the 2nd layer is written according to the wire size, and Manual means the 2nd layer wire level can be defined manually.

TSAC-4170 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Previously, some cut bent meshes were exported with incorrectly unfolded geometry. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4220 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

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

TSAC-4310 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Previously, reinforcement meshes with multiple wire sizes in a layer had incorrect reinforcement types for some of the mesh wires. This has now been fixed.