Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2019 SP6

Defect number Development area Description
TSAC-3886 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.

to wall connection
can now be used on beams based on b×h.

TSAC-3720 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 created properly.

TSAC-3571 Concrete components

Rectangular column reinforcement (83): Bottom/Top crank geometry offset is now applied properly.

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-3516 Concrete components

Meshreinforcement that represents a mesh of steel bars in two perpendicular directions

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

bars
: The bars now always have at least the minimum length set in the Mesh bars dialog box.

TSAC-2852 Concrete components

Layout tools: 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.

files floorlayout.objects.inp and WallLayout.Udas.dat UDA files are now correctly read from the firm, project, and model folders.

 

TSAC-3898 Steel components

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

cross (60)
: Previously, connection plates were not correctly extended to create a slot through the main or secondary parts. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3874 Steel components

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

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

(1047)
: Previously, when one row or column of bolts was defined, the edge distance of the bolts was incorrect. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3837 Steel components

Bent plate(1) part that is created from contour plates, or beams whose profile is a plate

(1) Bent plates can include conical or cylindrical sections.

(1) Curved beams, spiral beams, or deformed parts cannot be used for creating a bent plate.

(2) component object that represents an angle that is bent from a plate and that connects parts

(151)
: Previously, stiffeners were not created with the correct length. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3795 Steel components

Create 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.

around part (92)
: Previously, the hole was incorrectly rotated in some cases. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3702 Steel components

Shear plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

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

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

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

simple (146)
: When the secondary part(1) part that exists in a building object and that is connected to the main part

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

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

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

was already cut before applying the component, incorrect part geometry was used when positioning bolts. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3670 Steel components

Working with the Ship ladder (1) component is now must faster than before.

TSAC-3530 Steel components

Gusseted cross (62): The default bolt spacing for angle bolts is now the same both when you enter the number of bolts and when you do not enter the number of bolts.

TSAC-3512 Steel components

Kingspan File transfer (18) was incorrectly removing valid holes in the MultiBeam sections. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3416 Steel components

Column with stiffeners W (182), Column with stiffeners S (187) and JP floor beam gussetcomponent object that represents a plate that connects braces to a beam, column, or base plate

(11)
: Previously, the component disappeared when the same component was created near to it. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-34022 Import, export, interoperability

Tekla Structures now supports Sketchup version 2020.

TTSD-33615 Import, export, interoperability

Ifc2x3 export: Export using 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.

hierarchies sometimes created openings to wrong level. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-33216 Import, export, interoperability

Trimble Connectorfeature that enables interoperability between Tekla Structures and Trimble Connect application

: You can assign ToDos to all users in the Trimble Connect(1) application for information sharing and collaboration for construction projects that is based on the Trimble Connect platform

(1) Reference models are used in Trimble Connect application instead of using import and export.

(1) Trimble Connect application includes web, desktop and mobile clients, and the Sync tool, for example.

(2) Trimble’s platform for microservices in the cloud

(2) Trimble Connect platform’s microservices include services for uploading, storing, processing, and managing or consuming data. These services are meant to provide common solutions required by multiple applications.

project properly again.

TTSD-33077 Import, export, interoperability

The .stp 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 speed has been improved.

TTSD-33039 Import, export, interoperability

Point cloudgroup of measured points that are imported to Tekla Structures as one unit

Point clouds can be placed by the model origin or by a defined base point.

data handling sometimes failed from 2019 SP3 onwards, and attaching the model to Tekla Structures was not possible. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-32858 Import, export, interoperability

Trimble Connectorfeature that enables interoperability between Tekla Structures and Trimble Connect application

: Previously in Trimble Connector, the Refresh button in the ToDo view did not synchronize data from Trimble Connect(1) application for information sharing and collaboration for construction projects that is based on the Trimble Connect platform

(1) Reference models are used in Trimble Connect application instead of using import and export.

(1) Trimble Connect application includes web, desktop and mobile clients, and the Sync tool, for example.

(2) Trimble’s platform for microservices in the cloud

(2) Trimble Connect platform’s microservices include services for uploading, storing, processing, and managing or consuming data. These services are meant to provide common solutions required by multiple applications.

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-32669 Import, export, interoperability

The extra slowness of IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software interoperability

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

Model can be exported into an IFC file.

change management has now been removed.

TTSD-32036 Import, export, interoperability

You can now include pour and pour unitentity that combines together a pour object and the other building objects that need to be in place before cast-in-place concrete can be poured

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

template fields and UDAs in the IFC4 export. Pour template fields and UDAs are set to IfcBuildingElementProxy and pour unit to IfcElementAssembly in Property Set Definitions. UDAs are set with template field setting using USERDEFINED."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.

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TTSD-30846 Import, export, interoperability

When you receive a generic error message in Trimble Connectorfeature that enables interoperability between Tekla Structures and Trimble Connect application

, you can now find further information about the error in an error log filefile that contains information related to changes, actions, and errors in the model or drawing

Tekla Structures writes information in log files when the model is saved, numbered or checked for clashes, for example.

that is generated in the model folderfolder that is used for storing files associated with a model

Tekla Structures stores all files associated with a model in a folder it creates with the same name as the model database (.db1).

In multi-user mode all users access the same model folder.

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TTSD-19302 Import, export, interoperability

You cannot accidentally snap anymore to 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.

extrema 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.

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TTSD-32425 Templates and reports

Creating reports of very large cast units could cause a crash. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-28023 Templates and reports

Reports now show 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.

ID's consistently.

TTSD-33788, TTSD-33790 Drawings

Manually created detail marks can now be:
- moved using Shift+drag
- copied using Ctrl+drag

Note that the detail marks can only be moved or copied within a view. When moved beyond the view frame, the view frame will adjust so that the detail markuser-created symbol that includes a set of mark elements, identifies the point of creation of the detail view, and is displayed in the source view

will always be within it.

TTSD-30043, TTSD-31893 Drawings

In some cases, opening and recess symbols in drawings could cause a crash. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-33730 Drawings

UDAs were not loaded to the drawing properties dialog boxes if the User-defined attributes section in the properties dialog box had not been opened first. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-32762 Drawings

Korean language characters in dimension tags were not displayed correctly. This has now been fixed. The fix can be taken into use by adding the advanced option XS_ENABLE_DIMENSION_TAG_CHARACTER_SET_FIX=TRUE in an .ini file, for example, user.ini. Unfortunately, when the fix is taken into use, the tag mark content Size is displayed incorrectly (?00*800? instead of (400*800), therefore the default value is FALSE.

TTSD-32524 Drawings

Curved dimensions in drawings can now be drawn with short extension lines. Earlier, the Short extension line(1) line in a drawing that is perpendicular to a dimension line and that connects the dimension line to the building object

(2) temporary line in a model that can be used for aligning objects with each other

(2) Extension lines can be used when snapping or creating points.

setting in dimension properties did not work for curved dimensions.

TTSD-32338 Drawings

In some cases, a file missing from the environment could cause a crash. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-28502 Drawings

Adding 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.

marks manually now works more reliably.

TTSD-25278 Drawings

A new advanced option XS_DRAW_REBAR_SELF_INTERSECTING_LEGS_WITH_OFFSET has been added. When set to TRUE, this advanced option displays rebars in drawings with overlap in all representations. The option filled line already showed the overlap earlier. The default value is FALSE. Note that FALSE has no impact on the filled line representationthe way that the information included in a model is represented visually

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TTSD-2745 Drawings

Filter dimensioning is now dimensioning all rebars in a group for rebar groups that are not straight bars.

TSAC-3676 Drawings

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

dimensioning
: Rebar group dimensioning now works correctly for views that are rotated in cast unit drawings.

TSAC-3607 Drawings

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

dimensioning
: The symbols were placed incorrectly during the plug-in creation. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3448 Drawings

Improvements in the Drawing 2D Library have been done to prevent multi-user models from crashing.

TSAC-2745 Drawings

Filter dimensioning is now dimensioning all rebars in a group for rebar groups that are not straight bars.

TTSD-34133 Tekla Model Sharing

When a shared modelmodel used for collaboration over the Tekla Model Sharing service

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

is read in, and Tekla Structures sets the rebar 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.

in drawings as not up to date because of numbering conflicts, the part numbering and the cast unit numbering are now also set as not up to date.

TTSD-32744 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, changes made in the rebar catalogcatalog that displays reinforcing bar types with a predefined bending radius and hook dimensions

were not included in write-out packets, if the changed rebars were only used in rebar sets in the 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.

. This has now been fixed, so that all rebar cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

changes are included in write-out packets.

TTSD-30977 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.

, importing or exporting parametric user-defined profiles in the .lis format is no longer possible without a subtype. This will prevent creating broken or incorrect files.

TTSD-7959, TTSD-31577 Reinforcement

Split rebar groups are now mirrored correctly.

TTSD-8028, TTSD-8098 Reinforcement

Tapered (or tapered ridge, tapered curved) rebar groups with excess exact spacing values are now mirrored correctly.

TTSD-32834 Reinforcement

Previously, if a rebar set had a rebar that was assigned to two different groups, rebar set 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.

was not kept when reopening the model. Now you can check and repair these duplicate assignments using the Diagnose & repair command.

TTSD-32199 Reinforcement

Previously, when you created a concrete part with a round part cutcut that is defined by a cutting part

, a rebar set bar that intersected the edge of the cut was not correctly attached to the concrete part. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-31463 Reinforcement

Previously, all rebar sets were modified after you set 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.

. This happened when you deleted a rebar set, undid the delete command, and then updated the window. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-31061 Reinforcement

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

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

did not work correctly when magneticproperty of a rectangular grid, a grid plane, a construction line, and a construction plane that enables the attached model objects to follow when the object in question is moved

See also adaptivity.

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.

planes were used in the model. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-29759 Reinforcement

When attaching rebar set bars to concrete parts, Tekla Structures now uses the center of bars instead of the center of gravity to determine to which parts the bars are attached. Previously, using the center of gravity could cause rebar set bars to be attached to incorrect parts as the center of gravity could locate outside the bars. This happened to L-shaped bars, for example.

TTSD-15678 Reinforcement

The threading visualization used in rebar sets is now also available for 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.

groups and single reinforcing bars.

TTSD-13154 Reinforcement

The visualization of curved and circular reinforcing bars containing hooks has been improved where previously the hook bending was not correctly represented.

TTSD-8097 Reinforcement

Previously, when direct modificationfunction that activates the mode where the model objects can be modified by using handles

Direct modification enables additional handles and modification options.

was used to create exact spacings and a zero/negative end offsetpart property that is used to move the ends of a part, relative to the part’s reference line

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

, the rebar group was not mirrored correctly. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-34345 Modeling

Previously, Tekla Structures could crash in some cases related to polygon welds. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-34291 Modeling

The notifications.xml file is now again saved in the <user>\AppData\Local\ folder.

TTSD-34006 Modeling

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

could crash in certain situations. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-33487 Modeling

Tekla Structures model background colors are now correctly set back to the default colors when leaving the background color 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.

values empty.

TTSD-33390 Modeling

The solid errors found in the currently open model are now shown in the report that opens when you use the Diagnose & repair > Diagnose model command on the File menu.

TTSD-33373 Modeling

The contents of an assembly are now shown correctly when using the Assembly > Show assembly command.

TTSD-33288 Modeling

Previously, pour breaks did not work in some cases where the parts forming the pour overlapped and shared a face. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-32919 Modeling

Previously, Tekla Structures could crash when creating a model on a file server. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-32783 Modeling

Previously, creating a view from a 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.

when the view was different from the default XY plane viewview that displays objects two-dimensionally

produced incorrect results. Now this has been fixed.

TTSD-32449 Modeling

Previously, polycurve geometry was removed when repairing the database if the XS_DELETE_UNNECESSARY_INT_ARRAYS advanced option was set to TRUE. This lead to corrupted polycurve geometry that caused Tekla Structures to crash. This has now been fixed. Polycurve has been added to the Diagnose model command so that it removes the corrupted geometry. In this situation you need to recreate the polycurve.

TTSD-31590 Modeling

Previously, when you created a stand-alone bent plateplate that is created by picking points and whose shape is conical or cylindrical

so that the top arc start point was the same as the top arc center point, Tekla Structures stopped working. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-30827 Modeling

The Move special > Mirror and Copy special > Mirror commands now work correctly for radial grids.

TTSD-30036 Modeling

Shapes that are inserted to a model are now copied to the model folderfolder that is used for storing files associated with a model

Tekla Structures stores all files associated with a model in a folder it creates with the same name as the model database (.db1).

In multi-user mode all users access the same model folder.

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TTSD-16351 Modeling

Previously, pour breaks did not work in some cases when the parts forming the pour were very slightly tilted. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-5272 Modeling

Pour breaks now work more reliably in cases where the parts forming a pour objectbuilding object that is formed of one or more cast-in-place concrete parts, or parts of cast-in-place concrete parts

The cast-in-place concrete parts are merged into one pour object if they have the same material grade and pour phase, and if they touch each other. Pour objects are visible in pour view.

partially touch each other.

TTSD-33171 Analysis and design

When you modified a property in the Analysis model propertiessettings that are defined by giving values to the properties associated with an analysis model

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

dialog box and clicked OK, and then used the Undo command, the modified property still stayed in the Analysis model properties dialog box. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-34140 Tools and components

Applications & components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

: Importing a .uel file immediately after creating a new model could result in the automatically imported catalog information (for example, thumbnails) being lost. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-32726 Tools and components

In custom components, bitmap (.bmp) images from the model folderfolder that is used for storing files associated with a model

Tekla Structures stores all files associated with a model in a folder it creates with the same name as the model database (.db1).

In multi-user mode all users access the same model folder.

are now correctly shown in the component dialog box.

TTSD-33507 User interface

Previously, changing very long rebar bends to straight bars in large rebar sets could cause Tekla Structures to stop working. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3605 Import, export, interoperability (steel)

NC files: The quantity of parts in the NC filefile that contains information gathered from a model and exported to computer numerical controlled fabrication machinery

Tekla Structures produces NC files in several formats, for example, DSTV.

was incorrect when hardstamp with assembly positionposition number that is assigned to an assembly or a cast unit

was used and the advanced option XS_SECONDARY_PART_HARDSTAMP was set to TRUE. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3941 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): The braced girder diagonal wire rebar handles at arcing points affected 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.

total and production thicknesses when bent rebars were excluded. This has been fixed. Also a new option Double wall width has been added on the SLABDATE block data specification tab for the settings Total thickness and Production thickness. This option exports the template report property CAST_UNIT.WIDTH.

TSAC-3864 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): It is now possible to set the installation height of braced girders to zero ('0') using the new option Without concrete cover on the Reinforcement tab.

TSAC-3791 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPlan file (68): Rectangular openings at the edge of hollow core slabs with certain profiles were occasionally exported as a thin line, instead of box-shape. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3684 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPlan file (68): You can now specify the accessory code for standard embeds such as steel parts on the Data content tab. This will be the code written to each 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.

in the #Plotter (if applicable) and #Materials blocks, and the chosen option should be used as a base for further data conversion mapping. The default option is NAME|PROFILE-LENGTH|MATERIALGRADE.

TSAC-3682 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): The visualization in Tekla Structures model for the scanned geometry of the embeds is now drawn in the respective 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.

TSAC-3517 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): You can now specify Output file structure as Single layer, 1 slabdate, n steelmats on the Main tab. This new option only exports 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.

of the cast unit as SLABDATE, and meshes and embeds from whole cast unit in one row in export X axis direction with a 1 mm gapany space between two objects

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

between them.