# Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2019 SP2

Defect number Development area Description
TSAC-2977 Concrete components

In Round column reinforcement (82), you can now define the horizontal dimensions of the top and bottom cranked bars as a distance between the center of bars or as the outer distance of bars.

TSAC-2892 Concrete components

In Rectangular column reinforcement (83), the overlap length for stirrups is now converted properly to imperial units.

TSAC-2885 Concrete components

Continuous beam reinforcement now works again.

TSAC-2879 Concrete components

In Corbels and recesses (82), offsetting created parts with the option now works properly.

TSAC-2764 Concrete components

In Embedded anchors (8), rebars are now created correctly when the rebar size is defined as text and not as a number.

TSAC-2744 Concrete components

Longitudinal reinforcement (70) now recognizes cuts in the concrete parts.

TSAC-2639 Concrete components

Meshes created by bars and Mesh bars by area are now created with the correct name.

TSAC-2089 Concrete components

In  bars, bar splicing has been improved and bar lengths cannot extend the maximum allowed value.

TSAC-2956 Steel components

In Joist to beam, type 1 (160), the location of the handle no longer affects the created joist cuts.

TSAC-2954 Steel components

In Cornet wrapped (63), filler plates were previously created in an incorrect location. This has now been fixed.
Also, there is now a new option on the Brace conn tab for specifying where the filler should be placed when using two connection plates.

TSAC-2944 Steel components

In Full depth (184), some cuts were previously not created correctly. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-2936 Steel components

In Tube (20), the settings on the Brace bolts 3 tab are now correctly applied for the 3rd and all the subsequent braces.

TSAC-2935 Steel components

In Tube (20), the Bolt type for Brace bolts 1-3 is now correctly applied when using cross plates as the connection type.

TSAC-2918 Steel components

In Bolted (11), slotted holes were previously applied incorrectly when using twin profiles as the . This has now been fixed.

TSAC-2884 Steel components

In (40), previously, when using the upper bolt or lower bolt plate together with the bolting direction option, some bolts were not created correctly. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-2882 Steel components

Partial stiff (65) now works correctly when using an L profile instead of a front .

TSAC-2858 Steel components

In Full depth S (185) and JP Full depth special (185), chamfers did not work correctly in some cases. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-2800 Steel components

In Handrail 1 (74), slotted holes are now correctly applied to bolts.

TSAC-2756 Steel components

In Welded column with stiffeners (128), the welding angles are now correctly applied.

TSAC-2733 Steel components

In Beam with (129), the bolt edge distance is now correctly applied.

TSAC-2631 Steel components

In Column site weld splice (137), plates and splice plates are now created when the profile is a circular hollow section.

TSAC-2554 Steel components

In Ladder (S35), in some cases, hoops were previously not created correctly. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-2349 Steel components

In Railings (S77), top rail creation has been improved.

TSAC-2226 Steel components

In Hollow brace wraparound (59), the seal was not previously created when the weld length was set to be smaller than zero. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-857 Steel components

type 5 (60) does not create an unwanted anymore.

TSAC-311 Steel components

In Tube splice (6), the creation of welds between the splice plates and the input parts has been improved.

TTSD-24752 Organizer

In , the synchronization performance has been improved.

TTSD-26132, TTSD-26655 Import, export, interoperability

The profile mapping now works in the following way:

• Arbitrary profile mapping by name does not need to match the dimensions.
• Arbitrary profile mapping by name can be set to require dimensions to match by setting the new advanced option XS_CONVERSION_ARBITRARY_PROFILE_MAPPING_BY_NAME_MUST_MATCH_DIMENSIONS to TRUE. The default is FALSE.
• conversion by profile name mapping does not need to match the dimensions.
• Parametric profile conversion tries to find a corresponding library profile and if any profile does not match the parameters, the default parametric profile will be used.
TTSD-26273 Import, export, interoperability

Reference models: The data handling of reference models sometimes failed, and the Temp.tmp file remained in .\DataStorage\ref folder. As a result, saving of a multi user model froze Tekla Structures and it needed to be closed from .  Tekla Structures also froze in single user model. These have now been fixed.

TTSD-26027 Import, export, interoperability

Reference models: Models with reference models are now opened faster. You can now again change the visibility of locked reference models.

TTSD-25692 Import, export, interoperability

Reference models: Conversion factors from metric to imperial have been added to reference models.

TTSD-25585 Import, export, interoperability

Bolts are now shown correctly in reference models.

TTSD-25462 Import, export, interoperability

Reference models: Hovering with the mouse over a no longer highlights all reference model objects, only the pointed reference object, to improve the performance. Complete reference model is still selected as before, when clicked.

TTSD-25325 Import, export, interoperability

object conversion: Some B-rep cuts were not created correctly, which caused slowness. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-24843 Import, export, interoperability

Reference models: Curved rebars are now visualized with better accuracy in reference models.

TTSD-21401 Import, export, interoperability

Reference models: When DirectX was enabled, some lines in a DWG disappeared at certain zoom levels. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-26182 Drawings

Leader lines of merged marks now work better with the selected command.

TTSD-26105 Drawings

When copying views with layout from another drawing to the current drawing, the reports are no longer re-calculated for each view, but only once. Now copying views with layout works faster.

TTSD-26028 Drawings

caused an error because a column name contained an invalid character '-'. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-25907 Drawings

The selected command now handles better associative notes that are not properly associated.

TTSD-25828 Drawings

The selected command in GA drawings now handles slightly better parts that exist in the target assemblies but not in the source.

TTSD-25779 Drawings

Merged marks cloned with the selected command no longer have unnecessary change clouds.

TTSD-25650 Drawings

Now you can select slightly more targets with the selected command  and still have a good cloning result.

TTSD-25607 Drawings

It is no longer possible to open a drawing in while direct editing one of its properties. Previously if that was done, any in-progress editing was lost. Now the edit is committed.

TTSD-25597 Drawings

Previously, setting the XS_BOLT_DUPLICATE_IGNORE to TRUE removed the bolts in duplicate holes from GA drawings. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-25563 Drawings

The graphics were missing from the properties dialog box, which prevented the editing of individual grid lines. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-25443 Drawings

In the tooltip for the Invert document visibility button now changes to Reset document visibility when the button is active to indicate that clicking the button again will reset the document visibility.

TTSD-25377 Drawings

The selected command now works slightly better when the target has less parts or assemblies than the selected source.

TTSD-25125 Drawings

Clipping non-solid imported items now works better in drawings.

TTSD-24826 Drawings

Dragging dimension points no longer moves the whole dimension.

TTSD-24211 Drawings

Customizing the rebar position in drawings did not work correctly if there were several views on top of each other. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-21240 Drawings

The Snapshot button is available again in the old .

TTSD-17420 Drawings

Skewed or squashed symbols (with unequal height and width) containing arcs were drawn incorrectly in some cases. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-2686 Drawings

marking: A new setting was added on the Mark1 tab to set the text distance from the .

TSAC-2634 Drawings

In marking, the Lines and symbol tab now has a new functionality for drawing a symbol on the distribution line and intersection. The functionality for rebar symbols is now on the new Symbols on rebars tab.

TTSD-26304 Tekla Model Sharing

In some situations, conflicts in the model could cause the error "Dbvirtual fatal error: internal consistency failure" in read in and restart of Tekla Structures. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-25994 Tekla Model Sharing

:
- If writing out a fails, the model sharing log and the error log now show more details about the failure.
- Shared models can now be saved even if some of the saved files are locked by other applications, such as antivirus software.

TTSD-25827 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, if some files related to a model had percent signs (%) in their names, sharing the model could fail. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-26787 Reinforcement

The is now updated correctly when selecting a command on the Rebar set contextual tab on the ribbon, or on the . Previously, the property pane occasionally showed the properties of the selected rebar set even if you selected a modifier command.

TTSD-26528 Reinforcement

In rebar sets, the and the selection was previously lost in the after a modification. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-26272 Reinforcement

Previously, when creating property modifiers for rebar sets, the selected bars picking mode was not activated. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-25246 Reinforcement

Modifying multiple rebar set leg faces or guidelines through the now works correctly.

TTSD-24838 Reinforcement

Copying rebar set properties in the now works correctly when you use to select the rebar sets to which you want to copy properties.

TTSD-23905 Reinforcement

DirectX performance has been improved when visualizing bent rebars which have a large bending radius.

TTSD-21170 Reinforcement

When copying properties of rebar sets, the first affected bar is now copied correctly.

TSAC-2941 Reinforcement

Previously, the first / last leg length was incorrect when hooks were set to be ignored in shape recognition (XS_REBAR_RECOGNITION_HOOKS_CONSIDERATION=FALSE) and the hook angle was less than 90 degrees. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-2735 Reinforcement

Previously, if you used a Rebar coupler or Rebar end anchor component with rebar sets and manually attached the rebar set bars to another part, the components remained attached to the original part. This has now been fixed. Now both the rebars set bars and the components are correctly attached to the other part.

TSAC-2605 Reinforcement

In , a new tolerance value, Curve tolerance, has been added to the Tolerances tab. This value is used for recognizing the arc in a rebar that has multiple sequential bendings.

If the deviation of the rebar leg from the arc is less than the tolerance, multiple bendings are combined to one (or two) bendings with the arc radius as the bending radius.

TSAC-2576 Reinforcement

has been changed so that multiple sequential bendings which form an arc are combined into one or more bendings (90 degrees or less) with the arc radius. This makes it possible to define bending shapes containing a large radius bending no matter how many individual bendings appear in the original bar geometry.

This functionality is in use when you set the new XS_REBAR_COMBINE_BENDINGS_IN_EVALUATOR advanced option to TRUE. The advanced option can also be set in a suitable .ini file:
SET XS_REBAR_COMBINE_BENDINGS_IN_EVALUATOR=TRUE

When the advanced option is set to FALSE (which is the default value), the bendings appear as multiple bendings and the shape is recognized as before.

TTSD-13141, TTSD-25525 Modeling

Pour resolving speed has been improved. When opening a model that contains pours, the initial pour resolving is now faster than before. This is especially noticeable when opening models containing a large number of pours.

TTSD-26760 Modeling

Previously, when you loaded a that did not contain the assembly value in the , Tekla Structures would crash. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-26395 Modeling

When you create a concrete or a steel item, the Undo history dialog box now properly shows the correct command name. Previously, the dialog box listed as the last command.

TTSD-26240 Modeling

Previously, profiles whose SUB_TYPE was defined without quotation marks in the .lis file could not be imported. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-26117 Modeling

Saving the model with Save as could take a long time because Tekla Structures was recreating drawings. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-25981 Modeling

Performance issues in user-defined use have been fixed.

TTSD-25862 Modeling

Previously, when updating a using the old property dialog box, the bolt tolerance changed to 1.0. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-25782 Modeling

An issue that would have caused certain previously imported shapes in the to be incorrectly cleaned has been fixed in Tekla Structures. The affected shapes typically have had holes and have been imported to Tekla Structures using a version prior to Tekla Structures version 2018i, and then cleaned in version 2018i or newer using the Shape cleaner . The incorrect result could be seen in the as missing faces on the cleaned shapes.

TTSD-25661 Modeling

The selected now works correctly when creating construction objects.

TTSD-25571 Modeling

Deleting the latest used shape from the does not prevent inserting the following items anymore.

TTSD-25478 Modeling

It is now possible to use coordinate locks when creating construction objects

TTSD-25163 Modeling

Previously, when holes were not modeled correctly (not going through any part), they were invisible, giving to a user no chance to fix the situation. This now has been fixed.

TTSD-25153 Modeling

When creating construction objects, it is no longer necessary to be very close to the desired points to be snapped.

TTSD-25146 Modeling

When creating construction arcs and circles, free snapping (to any position) is now always forced on the current plane.

TTSD-25123 Modeling

Previously, cross sections could sometimes get incorrectly renamed with a redundant extension " 2", when automatically renamed after importing profiles (for example, "A100 2 2", or "A100 2 2 2 2"). Now the deduplication numbers in names are incremented correctly (for example, "A100 3", "A100 4", and so on).

TTSD-24549 Modeling

Models created with Tekla Structures versions older than 2017 could get corrupted if they were saved while runtime IDs were disabled. Saving models will now fail if runtime IDs are disabled, which will prevent models from being corrupted for that reason.

TTSD-16302 Modeling

Weld position is now available on the in the Construction modeling configuration.

TTSD-20154 Tools and components

Using the rule group Shear_Tabs no longer crashes Tekla Structures and Windows.

TSAC-2966 Tools and components

In , in some cases, it was not possible to delete points from a Layout manager group. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-2759 Tools and components

In some cases, changing the group name in the or Layout line dialog box could cause an error when clicking the Modify button. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-2518 Tools and components

The performance of and layout line handling has been improved in .

TSAC-2242 Tools and components

In , the layout points selected in the model were not properly highlighted in Layout manager when they belonged to different groups. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-26737 User interface

Tooltips of user-defined commands are now correctly displayed on the ribbon.

TTSD-26311 User interface

In the , you can now use feet and inch symbols in offset values.

TTSD-26216 User interface

The ribbon now displays the icon for a user-defined command when you select a custom image file as the icon. Previously, only the gallery icons worked.

TTSD-26021 User interface

Several fixes have been made to DirectX graphics both in object visualization and performance.
In DirectX views, the clip planes do not disappear anymore in plan views.

TTSD-25935 User interface

The list on the Selecting toolbar is now updated in real time when you modify the filters in the - Selection Filter dialog box.

TTSD-25602 User interface

When entering imperial values in the for rebar sets, the values for rounding and step tapering are now formatted correctly.

TTSD-25514 User interface

The last used profile is now correctly stored in the registry. Previously, it was overwritten when you started Tekla Structures again.

TTSD-25509 User interface

When filtering object types in the , the editor will now only allow you to make changes if you have an selected. Previously, trying to make changes with no object type selected caused Tekla Structures to crash.

TTSD-25075 User interface

Reference models: Previously, there was sometimes a significant lag when zooming to objects while the Set view rotation point (V) command was active. This has now been improved.

TTSD-22240 User interface

Objects now remain visible at all zoom levels. Previously, they disappeared from the view at some zoom levels.