Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2019 SP7

New features and improvements in SP7

In addition to fixes, Tekla Structures 2019 SP7 delivers useful improvements in pour calculation, rebar sets, section marks, and 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: New features and improvements in pours, rebar sets, marks, and IFC export

Defect number Development area Description
TSAC-4234 Concrete components

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

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

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

layout
tools: The wall layout opening face handle has been changed to two crossing lines to allow easier selection of openings.

TSAC-4189 Concrete components

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

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

TSAC-4188 Concrete components

Rectangular concrete reinforcement (83): Intermediate links were incorrectly created when the disabled stirrup sizes had certain values. This happened when the stirrups were created as one rebar groupgroup of reinforcing bars that are side by side and have identical properties, except the possible variation in bar lengths

. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4173 Concrete components

Reinforcement meshreinforcement that represents a mesh of steel bars in two perpendicular directions

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

array in area (89)
: The cover thickness of the created meshes is now applied properly for all types of 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.

area perimeters.

TSAC-4156 Concrete components

Embedded anchors (8): Custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

creation settings now have a new option to check the top in form face of the cast unit and to adapt the direction of custom components based on this setting.

TSAC-4131 Concrete components

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

TSAC-4108 Concrete components

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

TSAC-4089 Concrete components

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

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

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

Direct modification enables additional handles and modification options.

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

Separate dimensions can be combined into a longer dimension line.

when using direct modification.

TSAC-4065 Concrete components

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

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

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

layout seam
: Previously, seams created with components did not work correctly when the wall layout had surfaces. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4055 Concrete components

Edge and corner reinforcement (62): You can now create secondary edge bars with offset on the Edge bars tab.

TSAC-4048 Concrete components

Concrete console (110): Previously, incorrect extra secondary parts were selected when using the Cut extra secondary parts option. This has now been fixed.
 

TSAC-3984 Concrete components

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

TSAC-3966 Concrete components

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

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

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

layout seam
: Previously, modifying the seam gapany space between two objects

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

/center offset was difficult when the wall layout had any surface layers. This issue has now been fixed. The reason for this issue was that the component dialog box showed the gap/offset of the surface layer even if it could not be modified. An extra manual selection of the layer was required to activate the correct structural layer.

TSAC-3964 Concrete components

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

TSAC-3955 Concrete components

Reinforced concrete(1) concrete structure which contains reinforcement designed on the assumption that the concrete and reinforcement act together in resisting forces

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

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

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

stair (95)
: The top meshreinforcement that represents a mesh of steel bars in two perpendicular directions

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

bars and top anchor are now created properly when the top landing has recesses.

TSAC-3920 Concrete components

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

TSAC-3885 Concrete components

Previously, parts added to cast units in Geometry detailing strip were incorrectly created when the reference points were beyond part edges. This was mostly visible at 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 openings, and it has now been fixed.

TSAC-3882 Concrete components

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

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

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

layout opening
: Filler part attributes are not placed between quotation marks anymore.

TSAC-3848 Concrete components

Floor layout: When creating cast-in-place slabs, Floor layout does not create additional parts in the model originglobal coordinate system point of origin used for the model

Model origin is the default project base point.

anymore.

TSAC-3738 Concrete components

Sandwich and 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.

can again be placed by entering a numeric location.

TSAC-3723 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
: Creating bars using the Number of bars option now works correctly.

TSAC-3413 Concrete components

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

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

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

layout
has been improved for mirrored layouts. Previously, after the wall layout was copied as mirrored the layout needed to be updated. Using direct modificationfunction that activates the mode where the model objects can be modified by using handles

Direct modification enables additional handles and modification options.

also caused the layers to be flipped. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3401 Concrete components

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

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

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

layout elementation
: The distances in the crane properties are now properly converted to ft-in units when using imperial unit settings.

TSAC-3396 Concrete components

Hollowcore reinforcement strands (60) has two improvements:

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

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

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

It is possible to have more than one grid in a model. For example, a large-scale grid for the entire structure, and smaller grids for some detailed sections.

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

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

TSAC-3386 Concrete components

Concrete foundation (1030): Previously, there was an extra distance in the model when offsetting the created tubes and rebars. This extra distance has been removed. Now the distance corresponds with the values set in the component dialog box.

TSAC-3377 Concrete components

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

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

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

layout
: Previously, the wall layout was not created to the correct elevation if the height option "Z0+Z1" was applied. The preview showed correct elevation, though. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-1748 Concrete components

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

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

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

layout opening
: Selecting the opening with rollover highlight switched on has been optimized.

TSAC-4222 Steel components

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

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

TSAC-4210 Steel components

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

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

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

of the component.

TSAC-4176 Steel components

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

TSAC-4101 Steel components

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

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

TSAC-4078 Steel components

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

TSAC-4077 Steel components

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

TSAC-4076 Steel components

Shear plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

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

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

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

simple (146)
: Previously, the bolt protection area was created too large, and it cut unwanted parts of the secondary beam. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4059 Steel components

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

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

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

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

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

TSAC-4049 Steel components

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

TSAC-4030 Steel components

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

TSAC-4011 Steel components

Splice connection (77): Welds between the deck plates and input parts now have the correct direction.
 

TSAC-3967 Steel components

Stair base detail (1038): Previously, all welds in the component were created twice in the same place. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3926 Steel components

Splice connection (77): Previously, the weld preparationcut that is made on the part edge in order to enable a more complete weld penetration which provides a stronger joint

cut for weld number 7 was created incorrectly. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3925 Steel components

Stairs (S71): Previously, the error message "Illegal input" was shown even when the component was created correctly. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3914 Steel components

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

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

TSAC-3839 Steel components

Column seating (39): Previously, the stiffeners were created with incorrect width. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3829 Steel components

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

(143)
: Previously, when the bolt dimensions on the BoxPBolts tab were smaller than the bolt dimensions on the BoxSBolts tab, the angle boxes were created incorrectly. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3744 Steel components

Column - 2 beam (14): Previously, the plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

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

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

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

between the column and beams was created incorrectly when the bolt offset from the plate center line was specified. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3713 Steel components

Central brace tube conn Pl (50): Previously, there was a gapany space between two objects

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

between the connection 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 gussetcomponent object that represents a plate that connects braces to a beam, column, or base plate

plate when using the component to connect only one 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.

. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3479 Steel components

Shear plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

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

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

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

simple (146)
: Previously, the flanges of the secondary beam were cut to avoid the collision with rounding areas of 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.

also when the secondary beam was already cut back from the main part web. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3436 Steel components

Purlin 1 (61): Previously, the bolts did not bolt all input parts in some situations. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3383 Steel components

Shear plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

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

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

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

simple (146)
: Previously, the bolt option Below did not have its reference distancevariable used to pass on distance information in order to define properties

to the lowest bolt of the bolt groupgroup of bolts that forms a connecting building object between an assembly main part and secondary parts

The number of bolts in a bolt group depends on the bolt group shape and the values of bolt distances.

. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-2851 Steel components

Auto bolt: You can now select No 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.

as the Hole type when using the Auto bolt component.

TSAC-2723 Steel components

Cap plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

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

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

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

detail
: When switching off all check boxes in the component dialog box, the Classpart property that groups parts according to identifiers given by the user

The identifiers of classes are usually numbers. Classes can be used for defining the color of parts in the model, for example. Class does not influence the numbering of model objects.

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

TSAC-2363 Steel components

Cold rolled overlap (1): Previously, the default position for bolts did not work correctly and the bolt groupgroup of bolts that forms a connecting building object between an assembly main part and secondary parts

The number of bolts in a bolt group depends on the bolt group shape and the values of bolt distances.

was not created centered on the profile. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-1920 Steel components

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

: Previously, the component created chamfers to the first and last point of the plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

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

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

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

, which caused problems in the polybeampart of a certain shape that is created as a continuous chain of beams passing through points that the user picks

The segments of the polybeam are straight, but segment intersections can be curved. For example, a beam that follows a zigzag line is a polybeam.

. This has now been fixed.
 

TSAC-1901 Steel components

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

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

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

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

is created as a union of the unfolded plates.

TSAC-320 Steel components

Unfold surface (21): Previously, multiple cuts were created in the same position when the component had been modified using the Modify button. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-307 Steel components

Tapered column-beam stub (150): Previously, the bottom weld access holesmall cut that is made on the beam web in order to enable welding by using an electrode

cut was incorrectly created. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-240 Steel components

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

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

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

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

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

TTSD-35407 Import, export, interoperability

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

TTSD-34954 Import, export, interoperability

IFC2x3 export: The export sometimes used incorrect object colors when exporting using representationthe way that the information included in a model is represented visually

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-34865 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
: All parametric C profile start and end points have now been switched. Earlier, they were incorrectly oriented after being converted to Tekla Structures parts.

TTSD-34751 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
: If a complicated cut is exported as B-rep, then also the main panel or 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.

is exported as B-rep. This fix is mainly for the Export To Aveva extension.

TTSD-34501 Import, export, interoperability

TS;;Beam exported as an IfcMechanicalFasterner can now have additional property set properties. The properties are fetched from the TS::Beam object.

TTSD-34498 Import, export, interoperability

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

TTSD-34274 Import, export, interoperability

Drawing DWG export is now more robust with symbol handling.

TTSD-33697 Import, export, interoperability

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

: You can now upload the same .skp 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.

to 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.

with a different name.

TTSD-36176 Templates and reports

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

TTSD-34112 Templates and reports

Now when you resize a component by dragging the upper or lower handle, all object positions remain the same relative to the opposite side of the dragged handle. So if the top handle is dragged, the object remains in the same position relative to the bottom of the component.

TTSD-33313 Templates and reports

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

: When a geometry object was edited in a template that also contained a picture object, the performance was poor, and the more you zoomed in, the worse the performance became. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-33291 Templates and reports

Reports are now created a lot faster than before.

TTSD-33080 Templates and reports

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

: The CopyField() function now works correctly when used with multilevel hidden rows

TPLED-145 Templates and reports

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

TTSD-35568 Drawings

Previously in some environments, after you moved a table in Layout editortool that enables editing the table layout directly on a drawing

In the layout editor, it is possible select which tables are included in the table layout and where they are placed. The table scale, and rotation and overlapping with drawing views can be adjusted.

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

TTSD-35516 Drawings

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

TTSD-35349 Drawings

Drawing views were sometimes incorrectly rotated when an assembly/cast unit drawingdrawing that displays information on concrete parts, including reinforcement, cast-in embeds, edge chamfers, and insulation, in a cast unit

Cast unit drawings are generally used either at the element factory or at the construction site.

was created for a subassembly. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-35012 Drawings

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

TTSD-34960 Drawings

Cloning drawings with moved views resulted in empty drawings. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-34919 Drawings

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

TTSD-34888 Drawings

Highlighting parts when double-clicking a row in 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.

rule list now works more reliably.

TTSD-34765 Drawings

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.

rule list no longer jumps as much as before.

TTSD-34693 Drawings

In certain rare cases 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.

label used to disappear completely after selecting and unselecting the drawing view. Now the label is visible after unselect.

TTSD-34690 Drawings

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.

rule lists sometimes did not show the selected associativity correctly for existing dimensions. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-34565 Drawings

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

TTSD-34521 Drawings

The Undo command now works more reliably for curved dimensions.

TTSD-34464 Drawings

Merging bolt marks now works more reliably.

TTSD-34412 Drawings

Previously, the drawing 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.

rule list was sometimes invisible when it should not have been. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-34411 Drawings

The Default 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.

rule is not shown in the associativity rule list, unless it is the only rule available, or if it has been previously selected as the active rule for the chosen point.

TTSD-34361 Drawings

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.

rule list was sometimes showing an empty line for bolts. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-34348 Drawings

Clicking different options in 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.

rule list now works better.

TTSD-34134 Drawings

Now when you add a polygon with a fill in a drawing, Tekla Structures will not start showing the fill before the polygon has at least three points.

TTSD-34102 Drawings

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

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

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

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

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-33642 Drawings

Adding revisions to drawings with tables that contain the NUMBER attribute now works correctly.

TTSD-33090 Drawings

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.

rule list was previously showing incorrect text for some cuts. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-32728 Drawings

Reference models that were not visible in the drawing could sometimes extend the drawing restriction box unnecessarily. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-32203 Drawings

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

TTSD-31089 Drawings

Previously, when you created a new multi-drawing, the merged reinforcement meshreinforcement that represents a mesh of steel bars in two perpendicular directions

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

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

TTSD-30910 Drawings

Rectangle objects are now displayed correctly in drawings.

TTSD-30350 Drawings

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

start point to the view origin.

TTSD-30197 Drawings

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

TTSD-29849 Drawings

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

TTSD-28083 Drawings

In GA drawings, opening symbols were not shown in reflected views, now they are shown as expected.

TTSD-26872 Drawings

Section marks disappeared when you moved a section viewdrawing view that shows a selected area as a cross section

A section view can be created of the parts in a drawing view. A section view can be created manually or automatically.

to another drawing. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-23589 Drawings

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

TSAC-4191 Drawings

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

marking
:  Rebar group marking now multiplies the number of rebar sets correctly in the marks.

TSAC-4158 Drawings

Automatic dimensioning methods Filter, 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.

, etc. now place the dimension start and end points correctly also in the case that the Measure from setting is defined to an object inside a sub-assemblyassembly in a nested assembly that is subordinate to a parent assembly

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TSAC-3727 Drawings

Rebar pullout picture and marking: Duplicate dimensions are now supported. To allow duplicate dimensioning, set PullOutShowDuplicateDims to the desired value in the rebar_config.inp file. For example, PullOutShowDuplicateDims=3 shows all dimensioning, and PullOutShowDuplicateDims=0 does not show duplicate dimensions.
The default value is 0.

TTSD-35792 System and options

The TeklaStructuresModel.xml file now contains the same Tekla Structures product version (new tag "ProductVersion") as the value used for registry (key "Version").

TTSD-35566 System and options

Full crash dump files are now created by default in the %LOCALAPPDATA%\Trimble\Tekla Structures\<version>\Feedback folder. The Support tool is launched automatically and it will collect the relevant information for users.

TTSD-35457 Tekla Model Sharing

Users with Viewer or Project viewer roles can now join shared models again.

TTSD-35246 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, when you modified drawing properties in 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.

, the changes list could sometimes be disabled. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-35034 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously in some cases, when a shared modelmodel used for collaboration over the Tekla Model Sharing service

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

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

TTSD-34414, TTSD-33389 Modeling

Previously, when running the Diagnose model command, Tekla Structures displayed a small warning dialog box. Now this warning dialog box is not shown anymore.

TTSD-35740 Modeling

Copying construction circles with the Copy with offset command did not work in the z direction. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-33754 Modeling

Previously, if two or more pour objects overlapped and had overlapping pour breaks, deleting the pour breakbuilding object used to split a pour object into smaller pour objects

that had been created first also deleted the second pour break, even if the pour breaks were not dependent on each other. This does not happen anymore. You can now separately delete the pour breaks.

TTSD-33341 Modeling

Previously, setting 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.

could in some cases cause small deviations in the accuracy of work plane coordinates. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-32859 Modeling

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

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

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

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

TTSD-32798 Modeling

When you selected assembly objects using the ALT key and the assembly contained a macrosaved series of actions that includes instructions for a program

Macros are located in the applications and components catalog. They are recorded or created manually and stored as .cs file in a folder defined with the advanced option XS_MACRO_DIRECTORY.

Macros can, for example, be used for creating drawings or reports.

Macros are sometimes used to run an application.

, inquiring the center of gravity caused Tekla Structures to crash. This does not happen anymore.

TTSD-30727 Modeling

Previously, using Save as to save the model could result in invalid rebar sets. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-29779 Modeling

Previously, option type UDAs could only have 50 options in the list of options. This issue appeared when using the side pane, 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.

, or in the Open API. Now option type UDAs can have 400 options.

TTSD-29710 Modeling

Previously, certain Logitech mouse drivers could cause a crash when the middle wheel was tilted (horizontal scroll). This has now been fixed.

TTSD-29131 Modeling

When selecting a role in the US environment or in the UK environment, you cannot select the role separator row (Imperial roles, Metric roles) in the list of roles anymore.

TTSD-12143 Modeling

When a model has an autosaved version, and Tekla Structures is launched with a bypass.ini file, Tekla Structures now shows the dialog box where you can select which version of the model to open.

TSAC-4266 Modeling

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

TSAC-4127 Modeling

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

TTSD-35464 Tools and components

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

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

TTSD-35456 Tools and components

Tekla Structures sometimes crashed when you used custom components with .dat files in several models during a single Tekla Structures session. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-33950 Numbering

Modifying a rebar 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.

, which should 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.

, did not flag the parent part/cast unit numbering as out-of-date. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-34855 User interface

The part numbering seriesset of identifiers defined by the user, based on which Tekla Structures compares parts, assemblies, cast units, or reinforcement with each other during the numbering and gives position numbers

Numbering series is defined by a prefix and a start number.

The user can, for example, allocate separate numbering series to different phases or part types.

for concrete objects cannot be retrieved and modified 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.

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

anymore. If you want to have your own part numbering series for certain concrete objects, the old steel part properties dialog box can be used. You can open it by typing steel beam properties into the Quick Launchtool that is used for quickly finding commands, dialog boxes, and other functions in Tekla Structures

For example, local content in Tekla Warehouse can be found using quick launch.

box.

TTSD-33699 User interface

Previously, picking a point to create a new beam in the model could be slow. Now the performance of 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.

has been improved to make creating beams faster.

TSAC-3995, TSAC-4186 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export ELiPLAN file (68) improvements:

  • The Export of weep holes setting on the Plotter data tab:
    • At end zones only (previous option Yes): Provides weep holes at the slab end zones of the hollowcore only.
    • At end zones and filled cores: Provides weep holes for the end zones of hollowcore and also adds weep holes on the both sides of any filled cores. Filled core parts can be specified by 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 by name.
    • At filled cores only: Provides weep holes around filled cores only.
    • No is still the default value.
  •  On the Data settings tab a new setting Tags for filled cores has been added. For Tags for filled cores, you can enter either a single string (the name) or multiple strings. Tekla Structures will then use the entered name or names as filter criteria to determine filled cores from the model. Depending on the selected option the placement of the weep holes will be calculated and written to the export file.
  • The option to specify the representationthe way that the information included in a model is represented visually

    of lifters has been moved from the Data settings tab to the Plotter data tab and renamed to Plot lifters
TSAC-4310 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

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

TSAC-4309 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Previously, the rebar grouping functionality did not work correctly when a mesh or a bar group had multiple wire sizes in a layer. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4235 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): An new option Attr. code was added on the Line attributes tab to specify a custom line attribute code for special formwork for 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.

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TSAC-4220 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

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

TSAC-4170 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

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

TSAC-4161 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): You can now specify a special 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.

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 with the new setting Special formwork for embed on the Line attributes tab. The edge of the exported contour with this specified embed will then be exported with code 0002 by default.

TSAC-4075 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): You can now specify that reinforcement type 1 rebars will always be the lowest rebars of a 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.

regardless of the mesh orientation on the pallet. To do this, use the new Reinforcement types option Bottom rebar = type 1 on the Reinforcement tab.

TSAC-4024 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Previously, some meshes, on a slightly inclined plane compared to pallet plane, were not correctly rotated to the pallet plane with option Meshes export: Turned to pallet. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4023 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

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

TSAC-4019 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export ELiPLAN file (68): Using the new option Plot irregular cutout/recess - As lines on the Plotter data tab you can export 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.

cutouts/recesses that overlap a diagonal edge as lines.  

TSAC-4010 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Straight rebars with hooks are now excluded from the export when Rebar export - Straight is set to Uncollected.

TSAC-3993 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export ELiPLAN file (68): You can now disable/enable the usage of the data conversion file by clearing the check box next to the function on the Parameters tab.

TSAC-3951 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): New option All without hooks has been added to Rebars export - Straight to export only straight rebars without hooks. The All option has been renamed to All including hooked. Note that the hooked bars are controlled by the Straight setting, not by the Bent setting.

TSAC-3910 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPLAN file (68): It is now possible to export strandreinforcement that represents a group of wires spun together

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

Template attributes represent object properties.

, including custom properties.

TSAC-3705 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): STEELMAT insertion point, length and width were previously incorrectly exported for certain bent and unfolded meshes. This has now been fixed.