Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2019 SP5

Defect number Development area Description
TSAC-3602 Concrete components

Concrete console (110): Previously, incorrect extra secondary parts were found when you defined them using 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.

or name. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3595 Concrete components

Concrete console (110): The cast unit 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.

standard is now loaded and saved properly for all parts.

TSAC-3587 Concrete components

The 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
dialog box now supports high-resolution screens with high scaling.

TSAC-3569 Concrete components

Two sided seating with dowel (76): The drainage 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.

is now generated properly around custom parts.

TSAC-3556 Concrete components

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

TSAC-3524 Concrete components

Concrete beam-beam (112): The box used for defining the length of the first washer on the Anchors tab is now dimmed properly.

TSAC-3523 Concrete components

Concrete console (111): Assembly type is now correctly loaded.

TSAC-3513 Concrete components

Anchor (10): The top and bottom offsets were incorrectly calculated for parts with complex parametric profiles and parts that have been cut. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3466 Concrete components

Precast foundation block (1028): You can now define angles for grooves on the Grooves tab.

TSAC-3398 Concrete components

Lifting anchor (80): You can now select to allow anchor distribution based on percentage of the length.

TSAC-2734 Concrete components

The Update rebar attributes tool now has a new Update (phase only) button with which you can update just the phase of all rebar coupler/end anchor parts.
The existing Update button still functions as before. You can use the Update button to update the coupler/end anchor-specific 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.

values in addition to the phase of coupler/end anchor parts.

TSAC-3693 Steel components

Brace corner tubes and 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.

(44)
: Connection plates are now bolted to the gussetcomponent object that represents a plate that connects braces to a beam, column, or base plate

plate in the correct order.

TSAC-3536 Steel components

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

(20)
: Previously, both above and below line welds were created as above line welds. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3531 Steel components

Brace middle tubes and 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.

(144)
: Connection plates are now bolted to the gussetcomponent object that represents a plate that connects braces to a beam, column, or base plate

plate in the correct order.

TSAC-3440 Steel components

Previously, Metsec RoundLok anti-sags were incorrectly creating bolts rather than holes. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3368 Steel components

Splice type 1 (56): The Round web 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.

dimensions
option on the Parameters tab now works correctly.

TSAC-2878 Steel components

UltraZED Cold rolled sleeved (107): When using a ULT-AB1 profile as the stay cleat profile, the stay was not created correctly. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-2680 Steel components

Previously, Metsec side rails were wrongly being reported as riveted C rails. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-2359 Steel components

In 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)
, in some situations, two anchors were previously added to the same assembly. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-917 Steel components

Angle profile box (1040): Upper stiffenercomponent object that represents a structure that strengthens a steel beam or column

Stiffeners are usually plates.

Stiffeners are used to prevent web buckling at supports or concentrated loads.

thickness, width and height are now correctly applied.

TTSD-31350 Organizer

Previously, synchronization 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.

was cancelled when the selection in the model was changed. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-30725 Organizer

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.

, project properties were not previously exported to Excel. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-31430 Import, export, interoperability

DWG export: The export is now more robust when the Educational license is in use.

TTSD-31360 Import, export, interoperability

DWG export: The export now launches a bit faster than before.

TTSD-31129 Import, export, interoperability

IFC2x3 export: The property set mapping double accuracy type is now working correctly, and the size of the export file is reduced.

TTSD-30924 Import, export, interoperability

DWG export: The export is now more reliable when plotting pull-outsmall graphic in a reinforcement mark, table, or report template that shows the shape and dimensions of a reinforcing bar

pictures in templates.

TTSD-29882 Import, export, interoperability

DWG export: When exporting a drawing in US imperial environment, the preview window width was sometimes not enough to show the whole drawing. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-28999 Import, export, interoperability

DWG export: The export now handles base pointpoint in a model that is used to define a starting point in surveying and that is used as an anchor point in coordinate and height transformations

A Tekla Structures project can have several base points but only one of them can be the project base point.

Base points allow the use of another coordinate system needed for interoperability and collaboration. Base points can also be used in drawings, and in reports and templates. Model origin is the default base point in Tekla Structures.

Base points are also called control points.

offsets better.

TTSD-28033 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.

export
: The grids were exported incorrectly if you used a base pointpoint in a model that is used to define a starting point in surveying and that is used as an anchor point in coordinate and height transformations

A Tekla Structures project can have several base points but only one of them can be the project base point.

Base points allow the use of another coordinate system needed for interoperability and collaboration. Base points can also be used in drawings, and in reports and templates. Model origin is the default base point in Tekla Structures.

Base points are also called control points.

in the export. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-22549 Import, export, interoperability

DWG export: When exporting a drawing to DWG, part hatch pattern HSTON3E0 looked wrong if the scale was not the same in X and Y directions. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-17311 Import, export, interoperability

IFC2x3 export: The export type Coordination view 2.0 did not always create correct geometry for contour plates with corner chamfers. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-31938 Drawings

When moving views from one drawing to another, some dimensions were sometimes rotated a bit. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-31361 Drawings

In some cases, when a GA drawingdrawing that is created from one or more model views and that shows information needed to understand the general arrangement of structural elements on a project

General arrangement drawings show how parts, assemblies, cast units, or pour objects are located in a building.

view was created with certain view settings, it would behave incorrectly when you adjusted the view frame. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-31166 Drawings

Opening general arrangement drawings that were created in Tekla Structures versions older than 2017 is now faster.

TTSD-30862 Drawings

Sometimes precast parts with more than 500 edge lines were incorrectly shown in drawing views. This has now been fixed,

TTSD-30812 Drawings

In some cases rebar mark was incorrectly placed. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-29764 Drawings

Inquiring a rebar set from within a drawing did not highlight the corresponding bars in the model. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-27794 Drawings

Part marks with the Fittings (NS/FS) element can now be merged more reliably.

TTSD-26477 Drawings

The rebar dimension lineline that visualizes the distance between the defined dimension points

Separate dimensions can be combined into a longer dimension line.

now works better for those rebar groups that do not have a planar shape, such as a 3D shape.

TTSD-25906 Drawings

The Delete button 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 onwards.

has been improved. Now, if you have selected documents in Document manager, clicking Delete deletes selected documents. You can no longer accidentally delete model objects by clicking Select objects in the model for selected drawings and then clicking Delete.

TTSD-19815 Drawings

The 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.

error handling has been improved. Now a message is shown if there is a problem reading any of the saved settingsmaster drawing where the drawing settings are saved in a drawing property file and used when creating a new drawing of a specific drawing type

files.

TTSD-2741 Drawings

"ą" diacritics could not be used in drawing text window - using shortcut for this letter selected entire text. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3454 Drawings

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

dimensioning
: The tool now takes the view depths into account to determine the part shape. Previous only the view planeplane in a space that defines the view

In Tekla Structures, the grids are projected onto the view plane and the grid lines can be visible on it.

View depth is defined starting from the view plane.

was used.

TSAC-3178 Drawings

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

dimensioning
: The start value of absolute dimensions is now shown correctly again in the Rebar group dimensioning 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

.

TSAC-3428 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 a bar that contains multiple sequential bends forming a circular arc (according curve tolerance) is converted to an arc only when the bending angles are smaller than ~34 degrees. In practice, a 10-sided polygonal stirrup will never be converted to a circular arc but if the stirrup contains 11 or more sides, it may be converted to a circular arc if it fulfills the curve tolerance value.

TTSD-31395 Modeling

Certain types of pour breaks now work on slabs with recesses.

TTSD-29844 Modeling

Previously, it was not possible to enter the decimal symbol after the inch symbol when defining rectangular 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.

properties 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.

The property pane can be customized by using the property pane editor.

. This has now been fixed and you can enter values in the format 1'-2".5, 1-2".5, or just 2".5.

TTSD-29843 Modeling

Previously, it was not possible to enter the decimal symbol after the inch symbol when defining radial 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.

properties 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.

The property pane can be customized by using the property pane editor.

or when using the Radial grid component. This has now been fixed and you can enter values in the format 1'-2".5, 1-2".5, or just 2".5.

TTSD-27826 Modeling

In some cases, for example, when the plane of a part face or an opening face ran through an opening in the part and its pour breakbuilding object used to split a pour object into smaller pour objects

plane, the pour break was not created or it became invalid. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-31525 Licensing

The error message for an expired Tekla Structures license has now been fixed.

TTSD-27133 Tools and components

The Shape value type is now available in 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 can use it to open the shape catalogcatalog that displays information of item shapes

The shapes are downloaded from Tekla Warehouse, are created using existing geometry and parts in the model, or are modeled using software other than Tekla Structures, for example SketchUp.

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

dialog box.
You can use the new value type in existing custom components that include items by editing the components.

TTSD-21410 Tools and components

Outdated locked custom partcomponent for creating a part that cannot be created by using any existing part command or part profile

Typically, custom parts are used to create parts that have a complex composition. For example, castellated beams and sandwich panels are often created as custom parts.

instances are no longer automatically updated when they or their objects are unlocked.
Outdated custom parts are updated to use the latest definition with modify when the custom part or its objects are not locked anymore.

TTSD-32668 User interface

Previously, Tekla Structures sometimes crashed when you tried to drag a floating side pane window or the changes list. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-32086 User interface

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

The user can customize the contextual toolbar.

now loads the previously used contextual toolbar profile when Tekla Structures is started even if the profile file is saved in the firm folderfolder that is used for storing Tekla Structures-related files customized for a particular organization

A Tekla Structures user can, for example, customize a company’s cloning templates and save them in a sub-folder located under the firm folder. After this, the customized cloning templates can be used in all projects carried out for the company.

. The firm folder location needs to be defined in the teklastructures.ini file.

TSAC-3704 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPlan file (68): Previously, full depth cuts placed at hollow core profile chamfer lines with certain profiles  were exported with incorrect geometry. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3656 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Previously, line attributes were not exported for second shell of the double wallplate that represents a structure such as a wall or roof panel

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

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

when Double wall turned was set to No, shell-specific coordinate systems on the TS configuration tab. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3592 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Electric tubes are now not excluded for the whole length when you use the Cut outer assemblies option together with non-turned double walls.

TSAC-3555 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Previously, when you exported braced girders within the STEELMAT block but with 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.

filtered out, the reinforcement block was exported as empty. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3543 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): The Double wallplate that represents a structure such as a wall or roof panel

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

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

turned
setting  on the TS configuration tab has been improved. The No option has been renamed to option No, one coordinate system and new option No, shell-specific coordinate systems has been added to export second shell in the Z direction from the bottom of the pallet upwards.

TSAC-3541 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): The Extend contour and add formwork option on the TS configuration tab has been improved. Now, formwork is not added if there is already an embedbuilding object that represents an object that is to be cast into a concrete structure and that is used to connect structures or as an aid when constructing a structure

For example, a cast-in socket is an embed that is placed in concrete structures to allow parts to be fastened together on site. In Tekla Structures, embeds are typically steel parts and they are added to cast units as sub-assemblies.

with the same geometry. Also, the contour is not extended for electric tube embeds.

TSAC-3525 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPLAN file (68): Recesses that cut the complete area of the element are now plotted.

TSAC-3522 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPlan file (68): Export version 3.0 supports the export of accessory code for openings.

TSAC-3521 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPlan file (68): The Tag for lifters setting has been improved and now also rebars can be specified as lifters using 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.

or name. Now Tag for lifters also has option to specify how the lifters geometry should be plotted - as outline or as center point. It is also possible to specify plotting of additional reinforcement as 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.

or as lines using the setting Plot additional reinforcement or Plot cutout/embedbuilding object that represents an object that is to be cast into a concrete structure and that is used to connect structures or as an aid when constructing a structure

For example, a cast-in socket is an embed that is placed in concrete structures to allow parts to be fastened together on site. In Tekla Structures, embeds are typically steel parts and they are added to cast units as sub-assemblies.

as lines
.

TSAC-3518 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): When the BRGIRDER block is exported within the STEELMAT block, the STEELMAT insertion coordinates are now correctly adjusted in case the girder minimum coordinate points are outside the 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.

.

TSAC-3488 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export  Unitechnik (79): Braced girders modeled with only two chords are now correctly recognized and exported.

TSAC-3484 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Previously, braced girders within the STEELMAT block were not exported when the STEELMAT block was otherwise empty. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3420 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPlan file (68): Plotter data for cuts and recesses exported as lines will have the thickness/depth value, in case the cut is of even depth.

TSAC-3269 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPlan file (68): It is now possible to specify 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.

to read the strandreinforcement that represents a group of wires spun together

code. Default reads the value from the TS_STRAND_CODE UDA.

TSAC-3194 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPlan file (68): The new EliPlan export version 3.0 supports the export of stack results. You can select 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.

is read from 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.

or from the cast unit.

TSAC-3193 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPlan file (68): The export now supports the export of accessory code to plotter data in version 3.0.

TSAC-3192 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Eliplan file (68): The export now supports export of weep holes in version 3.0.

TSAC-3191 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPlan file (68): EliPlan export now supports export version 3.0 (FloorMES).

TSAC-3189 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPlan file (68): A new tab Data settings was added, and some settings were moved to the new tab from the Data content tab.

TSAC-3171 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): On the TS configuration tab you can now set Export CONTOUR to Simplified, which exports a simplified contour using 4 x,y corner points of the element.

TSAC-2594 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPlan file (68): When using the Export using filter setting, the logging of excluded cast units has been improved.

TSAC-2470 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Previously, when a double wallplate that represents a structure such as a wall or roof panel

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

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

shell was created from more than one part and the Cut outer assemblies option was switched on, the embeds in 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.

were missing from the export with certain Export Groups settings. This has now been fixed.