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Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2019 SP1

New and improved features

In addition to fixes, Tekla Structures 2019 SP1 delivers the following new and improved features:

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Defect number Development area Description
TSAC-2771, TSAC-2769 Concrete components

In Floor layout, the component attribute file list is now properly shown for all components. Previously, it was not properly shown for 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
, for example.

TSAC-2700 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.

Panel (64)
no longer creates meshes if you do not enter any value to the Ht to layer option.

TSAC-2509 Concrete components

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

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

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

panel reinforcement
, the Picture tab now has a minimum bar length option that you can use for filtering rebars smaller than the defined length.

TSAC-2507 Concrete components

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

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

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

panel reinforcement
, a new offset type has been added for both the top and bottom corner reinforcement.

TSAC-2457 Concrete components

In Reinforced concrete(1) cast unit type where the concrete is formed, poured, and cured in its final position

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

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

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

stair (95)
, the offsets for Bar J are now applied properly.

TSAC-2435 Concrete components

In Reinforced concrete(1) cast unit type where the concrete is formed, poured, and cured in its final position

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

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

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

stairs (95)
, the stairs part now has a new STAIR_WIDTH_TOTAL UDAobject property created by the user in order to widen the range of predefined object properties

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

that counts the total stair width including the stringers.

TSAC-2410 Concrete components

Seam applicator now again loads custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

seams.

TSAC-1896 Concrete components

In Detailing manager, the Filter and Attribute lists now show long filter and attribute file names correctly when you open the lists. When you have selected a filter or an attribute file with a long name that does not fit in the list box and place the mouse pointer on the name, the whole name is now shown in a tooltip.

TSAC-1835 Concrete components

Sloping slabplate that represents a concrete structure

In Tekla Structures, a slab is created by picking three or more points.

Slab may be part of a floor, for example.

drainage
now works correctly on slabs with recesses.

TSAC-2805 Steel components

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

(40)
, the creation of chamfers has now been improved in situations where the hauch is created as a profile.

TSAC-2742 Steel components

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

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

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

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

is no longer shown in drawings.

TSAC-2661 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)
, the Same bolt length for all option now works correctly for all the bolts the component creates.

TSAC-2603 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)
, the extra length of bolts is now correctly applied when a different number of bolts is created on the secondary parts.

TSAC-2541 Steel components

In Stairs (S71), step chamfers now work correctly.

TSAC-2490 Steel components

In Full depth S (185), the gapany space between two objects

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

between the tab 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 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.

flanges is now correctly applied when the main part is a C or U profile.

TSAC-2467 Steel components

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

(20)
, the cut creation has been improved in cases when the gusset 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.

runs through 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.

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TSAC-2349 Steel components

In Railings (S77), top rail part cutcut that is defined by a cutting part

creation has been improved.

TSAC-303 Steel components

In Stiffeners (1034), the width and height of stiffeners is now correctly applied.

TSAC-270 Steel components

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

(40)
, weld 7 is now created correctly in situations where the haunch is created as a profile.

TTSD-25076 Import, export, interoperability

Reference models: Tekla Structures crashed when you pressed the Pick button in the Add model dialog box while hiding the existing reference files. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-24848 Import, export, interoperability

Tekla Structures now contains DWG plug-in version 1.42.

TTSD-24524 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.

export, curved rebars are now exported with more accurate geometry when you use the Surface geometry export type.

TTSD-24392 Import, export, interoperability

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

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

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

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

TTSD-24321 Import, export, interoperability

When you refresh reference models that have been created with previous versions of Tekla Structures, the reference modelmodel which the designer can use as an aid when building another model

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

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

information is now updated to match the version of Tekla Structures that you are currently using.

TTSD-24298 Import, export, interoperability

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

TTSD-24268 Import, export, interoperability

Reference models were not correctly cut by the view extrema in drawings. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-24051 Import, export, interoperability

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

TTSD-23950 Import, export, interoperability

IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software interoperability

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

Model can be exported into an IFC file.

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

TTSD-23671 Import, export, interoperability

In IFC2x3 export the edge chamfers are omitted from the exported model. This is to enable better interoperability to plant design systems. If the geometry with edge chamfers is needed, you can set the IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software interoperability

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

Model can be exported into an IFC file.

export type
to Brep separately for those objects in the object's user-defined attributes dialog box on the IFC export tab.

TTSD-23475 Import, export, interoperability

IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software interoperability

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

Model can be exported into an IFC file.

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

TTSD-23266 Import, export, interoperability

IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software interoperability

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

Model can be exported into an IFC file.

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

TTSD-23264 Import, export, interoperability

The IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software interoperability

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

Model can be exported into an IFC file.

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

TTSD-22387 Import, export, interoperability

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

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

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

TTSD-22068 Import, export, interoperability

Undo 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.

Show/Hide was not working. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-21384 Import, export, interoperability

In the IFC2x3 export, the surface treatmentbuilding object that represents finishing of a part

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

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

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

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

Model can be exported into an IFC file.

model.

TTSD-18022 Import, export, interoperability

In IFC2x3 export, 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.

is now exported to the same location as the model when you use the Location by: 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.

option.

TTSD-17107 Import, export, interoperability

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

TTSD-14434 Import, export, interoperability

When creating IFC2x3 export files the applicationpart of Tekla Structures functionality that is developed in order to extend the capability of Tekla Structures but that is not included in the Tekla Structures installation

name "Tekla Structures Educational" was shown in the IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software interoperability

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

Model can be exported into an IFC file.

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

TTSD-25438 Drawings

Marks originated from view properties with template attributes now work more reliably.

TTSD-25297 Drawings

Change clouds in drawings now work better when they are placed directly to the drawing sheet instead of the 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.

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TTSD-25187 Drawings

Previously, when you moved detail views to other drawings, the detail names sometimes changed. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-24940 Drawings

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

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

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

error.

TTSD-24801 Drawings

The reliability of the Clone(performed by Tekla Structures) to create a new drawing by using a cloning template

Cloning aims at using the drawing properties, view properties, and object properties from the cloning template in a new drawing.

Drawings can be cloned from the current model or another model.

Cloned drawings need some manual checking.

selected
command has been improved in some cases where you make partially overlapping source and target selections.

TTSD-24716 Drawings

It is no longer possible to accidentally drag a template in a drawing when not editing the layout.

TTSD-24714 Drawings

Previously, the dimension associativitydrawing property that represents the linking of drawing objects to model objects so that the former are updated according to changes made to the latter in the modeling mode

In Tekla Structures, associativity only relates to one type of drawing objects, namely associative objects. These can be building objects and associative annotation objects.

In Tekla Structures, the term associativity has traditionally been used when referring to the linking of drawing objects to model objects. In other modeling contexts, however, the term associativity may refer to any kind of linking between model objects or parts of a model by using dependencies.

rules list sometimes showed empty lines. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-24705 Drawings

Sometimes the IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software interoperability

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

Model can be exported into an IFC file.

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

TTSD-24495 Drawings

Merged part markmark that includes a set of selected property elements related to a part

Part marks are made use of, for example, when identifying constructions, when giving information about welding, when giving information about assemblies to a workshop, when giving information about how parts should be connected to each other, and when creating bills of quantities.

In the US, the term piece mark is used to refer to position number.

handling is now more robust, and merged marks are not split anymore.

TTSD-24459 Drawings

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

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

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

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

TTSD-24457 Drawings

Dragging rebar set rebar marks in a drawings now works also with curved rebars.

TTSD-24457 Drawings

Dragging the reinforcement markmark that includes a set of selected property elements related to a reinforcement

of a curved rebar set in drawings now works correctly.

TTSD-24406 Drawings

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

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

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

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

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

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

Neighbor parts can be used as reference in dimensioning.

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

TTSD-24363 Drawings

Mouse cursor now indicates in 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 onward.

which cells are read-only when you are using direct editing.

TTSD-24041 Drawings

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

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

can now be opened in Partner configuration again.

TTSD-24038 Drawings

Drawing settingssettings that control what the drawing looks like and what it includes

Drawing settings can be defined in the modeling mode when creating a drawing, and they can be modified in the drawing mode.

The range of the objects and elements that drawing settings affect may vary.

for bolt marks with templates now create marks properly.

TTSD-23526 Drawings

Drawing views created with the Area in drawing viewview that includes selected model objects or an area in the model, that is represented in a drawing

A drawing view is a container for model and drawing objects.

A drawing can include several drawing views, which usually are two-dimensional views, plane views, to the model.

Examples of drawing views in Tekla Structures include main views, section views, single-part views, and 3D views.

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

TTSD-23301 Drawings

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 onward.

now works correctly even if there are invalid paths in the XS 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.

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TTSD-23213 Drawings

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

TTSD-22990 Drawings

When prompted for mark content when creating an empty mark, the associativity symbolgraphic that Tekla Structures creates in a drawing and that indicates that an associativity point of a drawing object is associative

The associativity symbol changes if the associativity point is not associative.

was not correctly drawn. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-22912 Drawings

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

TTSD-22667 Drawings

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.

, dragged drawing templates now keep their anchors more logically.

TTSD-22647 Drawings

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

TTSD-22606 Drawings

The Weight property in the Elements in mark list for drawing marks now provides a value with the expected decimal separator.

TTSD-22222 Drawings

Dimension dragging now works properly again.

TTSD-21381 Drawings

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

for an individual rebar of a tapered rebar groupgroup of reinforcing bars that are side by side and have identical properties, except the possible variation in bar lengths

, the pull-out picture now shows the dimension lengths correctly as exact values.

TTSD-21312 Drawings

Previously, when adding marks in drawings with applied settings, some properties were lost if the drawing was updated.
Now any new marks added with applied properties are kept during the update.

TTSD-17943 Drawings

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

TTSD-17876 Drawings

Removing dimension points from curved dimension could corrupt the whole dimension. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-17669 Drawings

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

TTSD-17450 Drawings

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

TTSD-17250 Drawings

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

TTSD-3985 Drawings

Locking an issued drawing caused the drawing to always change its status to "Issued drawing changed" in the drawing listlist of drawings that provides information about the drawings in a particular model and that is used for searching, managing, and printing the drawings

In the drawing list, the user can, for example, search, open, update, freeze, lock, and delete drawings. The drawing list can also be used to display the associations between the drawings and the parts in the model.

Drawing list is used in Tekla Structures until version 2018. See document manager.

, even though the drawing itself was not changed. Now, locking an unchanged issued drawing will not change the drawing status. Locking a drawing that was modified after issuing will, however, retain its "changed" status.
Reading in Issued sets locally locked to unlocked state, and reading in Lockto prevent unwanted action in a model or a drawing

It is possible to lock model objects, reference models, and drawings, for example.

sets locally Issued to not issued state.

TSAC-2672 Drawings

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

TSAC-2405 Drawings

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

marking
applicationpart of Tekla Structures functionality that is developed in order to extend the capability of Tekla Structures but that is not included in the Tekla Structures installation

now works with circular rebar groups.

TSAC-2333 Drawings

In dimensioning rule properties, the Dimension to setting for vertical dimensions is now read correctly from rule file.

TSAC-2104 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
: Rebar pull-outsmall graphic in a reinforcement mark, table, or report template that shows the shape and dimensions of a reinforcing bar

pictures dimension text placement has been improved. Previously dimensions were switched, this has now been fixed.

TSAC-1993 Drawings

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

pictures and marking
: On the Dimensions tab you can now select whether to round according the user settings or according the rebar_config.inp.

TTSD-23998 Tekla Model Sharing

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

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

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

TTSD-23785 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, when a user of a shared modelmodel used for collaboration over the Tekla Model Sharing service

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

was assigned the Editor role and the user opened Tekla Structures with a configuration that did not support that role, the user was shown a message prompting to open Tekla Structures with an empty role (""). This has now been fixed so that the message more clearly states the required role.

TTSD-22960 Tekla Model Sharing

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

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla online services.

, profile import has been improved as follows:

  • Importing of .lis profiles which have double quotes followed by space in the names has been fixed.
  • Importing of .lis profiles which have duplicated cross-section points has been fixed.
  • Reliability of importing profile updates during read in has been improved.
TTSD-16206 Tekla Model Sharing

In shared models, for parametric sketched profiles with several properties, the profile geometries were calculated incorrectly after read in until model was saved and reopened. Now this has been fixed. The geometries are correct after read in. Note that all users of model need have this Service Pack in use when writing out and reading in to have the correct geometries.

TTSD-24323 Reinforcement

The Diagnose and repair 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.

: series of selected objects
command now works correctly for rebar sets.

TTSD-24256 Reinforcement

Previously, you could not select multiple rebar sets to be cut with the Part cutcut that is defined by a cutting part

command. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-24080 Reinforcement

You can now use the Leg faceplane that defines where the reinforcing bar legs are created in a rebar set

Tekla Structures creates rebar set leg faces at the reinforced faces of concrete parts or pour objects, or according to the points picked when creating a rebar set.

visibility
option (Rebar display options > Leg face visibility) for rebar sets, rebar groups and single rebars. Previously, the option only applied to rebar sets and you had to have the Select rebar set selection swich active. Now you can have any selection switchswitch used for controlling which object types can be selected

active: either for rebar sets, rebar groups, or single rebars.

TTSD-23880 Reinforcement

There is now a new advanced option, XS_REBAR_MINIMUM_LEG_DEVIATION, that you can use to define if rounding settings are applied to certain 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 or not.

Tekla Structures compares each bar leg to a straight line. If the deviation is less than the value of this advanced option, the leg is considered to be a part of a curved bar segment and the leg length is not rounded.

The default value of the advanced option is 10. Enter the value in millimeters.

TTSD-23731 Reinforcement

Rebar set bars are now correctly shown as selected in the model when selected in Task managertool that enables the linking of temporal data to a model

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

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

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TTSD-23719 Reinforcement

Rebar set bars are now correctly shown as selected in the model when selected in Organizertool that is used for categorizing and managing model information, object properties and object property queries, and model object classification

Organizer consists of two tools, object browser and categories.

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TTSD-23658 Reinforcement

Previously, if you used the Copy properties command in the property panecontrol element in Tekla Structures user interface in the form of a side pane window

The property pane can be used to show and modify the properties of model objects.

to copy spacing zone properties to multiple rebar sets at the same time, new zones could be created with their properties all set to zero. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-22910 Reinforcement

There are now two new 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.

(based on the creation method) to define the angle tolerance between the leg faces in rebar set creation:

XS_REBARSET_CREATION_ANGLE_TOLERANCE_FOR_CROSSING_REBARS
XS_REBARSET_CREATION_ANGLE_TOLERANCE_FOR_LONGITUDINAL_REBARS

The default value is 45 degrees for both options.

TTSD-21872 Reinforcement

Earlier, the outermost rebar set bars split by splitters were put into the cover thickness area. This is not happening anymore since the splitters can now modify rebar set start and end offsets, if needed.

TTSD-21667 Reinforcement

You can now use the new XS_REBARSET_SHOW_MODIFIERS_CREATED_BY_COMPONENTS advanced option to control whether modifiers created by components are shown or hidden. The default value is FALSE, which means that the modifiers are by default hidden.

TTSD-19875 Reinforcement

Previously, to make rebar sets visible when opening 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

, you had to redraw the view. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-19685 Reinforcement

The end detail modifierrebar set modifier that can be used to create hooks or threading for certain reinforcing bars in a rebar set

The rebar set end detail modifier affects the nearest end of the reinforcing bar.

hook type could not be changed in the contextual toolbarfloating toolbar that contains commands for modifying the most common object properties

The user can customize the contextual toolbar.

The term mini toolbar is used in Tekla Structures until version 21.1.

if the bending radius was non-standard. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-13797 Reinforcement

Tekla Structures now checks for duplicates when creating rebar set modifiers and splitters.

TSAC-2770 Reinforcement

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

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

has been changed so that when you right-click a Bending schedule fields cell, if the list that opens contains a lot of items, new sub-lists are now shown to keep the list sizes more compact.

TTSD-25387 Modeling

When copying or moving a bent plate(1) part that is created from contour plates, or beams whose profile is a plate

(1) Bent plates can be conical or cylindrical.

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

(or a stand-alone bent 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.

) using the Mirror command, the coordinate system of the part would sometimes jump to an incorrect location. This has been now fixed.

TTSD-25205 Modeling

Sometimes, when you created a new orthogonalview projection that displays objects in right-angles projection

In model view the size of the objects is the same despite of their distance to the viewing point and the zoom remains on part faces.

view to a radial grid planesingle horizontal or vertical plane of a grid

, for the radial grids that started from the negative angle elevation plane, 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.

lines were too short and the elevation plane was smaller than needed. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-25150 Modeling

When defining 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.

distance in imperial units in the property panecontrol element in Tekla Structures user interface in the form of a side pane window

The property pane can be used to show and modify the properties of model objects.

, a number without a foot symbol but with an inch symbol ("a-b""), was not recognized correctly causing grid modification to be impossible. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-25099 Modeling

When you renamed a grid line labelname of a grid line

on the contextual toolbarfloating toolbar that contains commands for modifying the most common object properties

The user can customize the contextual toolbar.

The term mini toolbar is used in Tekla Structures until version 21.1.

, 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.

properties were not updated and the previous label returned when dragging the line. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-24692 Modeling

Previously, when you selected to keep duplicate objects, you had to redraw the view or the duplicate objects did not appear. This happened with all object types. Now this has been fixed.

TTSD-24499 Modeling

Previously, you could enter an invalid shape name for an item in the property panecontrol element in Tekla Structures user interface in the form of a side pane window

The property pane can be used to show and modify the properties of model objects.

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

TTSD-24372 Modeling

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

TTSD-24058 Modeling

Previously, Tekla Structures could crash when you created and opened a single-part drawingdrawing that shows fabrication information for one part and that is generally used at the workshop

when the property panecontrol element in Tekla Structures user interface in the form of a side pane window

The property pane can be used to show and modify the properties of model objects.

was open. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-23539 Modeling

When you use direct modificationfunction that activates the mode where the model objects can be modified by using handles

Direct modification enables additional handles and modification options.

to add a new elevation grid linesingle line that visualizes a single grid plane on a view plane

to a rectangular 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.

, the grid labelname of a grid line

is now shown correctly.

TTSD-23098 Modeling

The Diagnose model command now adds a new line "Obsolete object modification rows found." if there are any rows to be removed in the model databasedatabase file that contains a model

Model database file has the extension .db1. In addition, other files, such as the corresponding numbering database .db2, are needed in order to obtain the functionality of the model database.

. Use the Repair model command to remove these rows. This can considerably reduce the database size if it had become too large as a result of creating and deleting multiple objects with UDAs.

TTSD-21927 Modeling

Direct modificationfunction that activates the mode where the model objects can be modified by using handles

Direct modification enables additional handles and modification options.

of elevation 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.

lines in radial grids now works for every orthogonalview projection that displays objects in right-angles projection

In model view the size of the objects is the same despite of their distance to the viewing point and the zoom remains on part faces.

view that passes through the origin of the grid.

TTSD-20475 Modeling

Modifying bent plates has been changed so that you can now modify the connecting plates freely as long as they fit some bend.

TTSD-20433 Modeling

Selecting parts in large models is now much faster.

TTSD-17847 Modeling

When numberingprocess of assigning position numbers to parts, cast units, assemblies, or reinforcement

In Tekla Structures, the position numbers assigned in the numbering are shown in marks and templates, for example.

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

TTSD-3635 Modeling

When setting the location dimensions of items and custom parts, the small yellow arrows above the dimension value box are not shown anymore and the value you enter is now used as the dimension value.

SOLD-960 Licensing

When using online license with Stay signed in selected, changing to another configuration and restarting Tekla Structures does not show the selected configuration. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-24789 Installation

Previously, in some environments, Tekla Structures could crash if you modified rebar groups by using the property panecontrol element in Tekla Structures user interface in the form of a side pane window

The property pane can be used to show and modify the properties of model objects.

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-24170 Installation

Tekla Structures Extension manager now displays a message box while scanning for installed extensions.

TTSD-24676 Tools and components

In the Shape cleaner applicationpart of Tekla Structures functionality that is developed in order to extend the capability of Tekla Structures but that is not included in the Tekla Structures installation

, the shape name list is now shown in alphabetical order.

TTSD-24236 Tools and components

In the Shape cleaner applicationpart of Tekla Structures functionality that is developed in order to extend the capability of Tekla Structures but that is not included in the Tekla Structures installation

, long directory names are now shown on multiple lines so that they are not clipped anymore.

TTSD-23992 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-23219 Tools and components

Layout points now remain visible at all zoom levels, when previously they were reverted into sticks at zoom levels.

TSAC-2154 Tools and components

Previously, Layout managertool that is used to import and export layout data between Tekla Structures and field layout devices

Layout manager enables the use of accurate model point and line data on the construction site.

stopped working if you tried to create more than 255 groups, which is the maximum number of groups in Layout manager. This has now been fixed, and it is no longer possible to create more than 255 groups.

TTSD-24560 Numbering

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

. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-2785 Numbering

Previously, Tekla Structures was crashing when NC files were created with contour markinginformation written in an NC file that passes information to the NC machine on the layout and the parts that are welded or bolted together

Tekla Structures contour marking does not work on polybeams.

and then numbered. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-24308 User interface

Previously, when you modified a UDAobject property created by the user in order to widen the range of predefined object properties

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

that did not affect numberingprocess of assigning position numbers to parts, cast units, assemblies, or reinforcement

In Tekla Structures, the position numbers assigned in the numbering are shown in marks and templates, for example.

by using the property panecontrol element in Tekla Structures user interface in the form of a side pane window

The property pane can be used to show and modify the properties of model objects.

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

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

to need renumbering. Now, that should not happen anymore.

TTSD-24246 User interface

The property panecontrol element in Tekla Structures user interface in the form of a side pane window

The property pane can be used to show and modify the properties of model objects.

now shows an error message if a part profile is not available in the environment you are currently using. Previously, the property pane did not show any error if you selected a part whose profile did not exist in the environment.

TTSD-23656 User interface

When using the property panecontrol element in Tekla Structures user interface in the form of a side pane window

The property pane can be used to show and modify the properties of model objects.

, you can now press Enter to finish the copying of properties instead of clicking the Modify button.

TTSD-23422 User interface

The Work planeplane that the user has chosen in a model and that is currently active for working on in a model view

Newly created, copied, or moved model objects comply with the work plane. For example, shifting the work plane to follow a sloped plane makes it easier to model sloped structures.

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

TTSD-21857 User interface

New concrete spiral beams now show the correct pour phasepart property that defines which cast-in-place concrete parts form a pour object

Pour phase can be used to prevent cast-in-place concrete parts from merging into one pour object.

number in the property panecontrol element in Tekla Structures user interface in the form of a side pane window

The property pane can be used to show and modify the properties of model objects.

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

TTSD-21806 User interface

Previously, when you clicked a selection or snap switchswitch used for controlling what kind of points Tekla Structures snaps to

The user needs to activate snap switches to be able to pick different points, for example, line ends and intersections.

Snap switches help the user to pick points in order to position model objects precisely without having to know the coordinates or create additional lines or points.

button, and then clicked another selection or snap switch button, the button you had clicked first also stayed selected for some time. This happened when a firm or project folderfolder that is used for storing Tekla Structures-related files customized for a particular project

was mapped to a network drive and the network connection was slow. Now this has been fixed.

TTSD-15866 User interface

It is now it is possible to modify multiple corner chamfers at the same time from the property panecontrol element in Tekla Structures user interface in the form of a side pane window

The property pane can be used to show and modify the properties of model objects.

.

TSAC-2768 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

In BVBS export, you can now use multiple assembly template properties in the file name. Type the template properties in the File naming template box and separate them with blank spaces. The combination will be separated by underscores in the exported file name.

TSAC-2765 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

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

TSAC-2755 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

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

TSAC-2741 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

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

TSAC-2691 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): New options have been added on the TS configuration tab. The Rotate geometry option applies the rotation angle calculated using options Extra rotation and Auto-rotate on pallet. The SLABDATE rotation angle only option does not perform the rotation, only exports the rotation angle as a value in the respective SLABDATE field.

TSAC-2669 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): New option Exclude all has been added on the Validation tab page for the setting Export others to exclude the whole meshreinforcement that represents a mesh of steel bars in two perpendicular directions

In Tekla Structures, the reinforcement mesh bars in one direction are called main bars and reinforcement mesh bars perpendicular to them are called crossing bars.

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

TSAC-2632 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): The Extend contour and add formwork option on the TS configuration tab has been improved in cases where the contour needs to be extended into the -X or -Y direction.

TSAC-2594 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPlan file (68): It is now possible to specify a selection filterfilter used for defining which object types can be selected

Selection filter chooses model objects according to object properties.

Selection filters can be standard or user-defined.

For example, selection filters can be used to select parts for drawings or analysis.

using the setting Export using filter. The parts are selected using the specified selection filter

TSAC-2449 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

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

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

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

For example, profile and material are object properties.


- Assembly report property Integer, Float or Text