Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2019i SP1

Changes in sketching

Starting from Tekla Structures 2019i SP1, if you have sketched profiles in your model or you try to import them, Tekla Structures will show a message that a tool needed for solving part geometry is not available. Without this tool the part geometry of sketched profiles will be missing. This also applies to custom components that include sketched profiles. You can download the Sketch Solver tool from Tekla Warehouseservice for collaboration and for storing and sharing Tekla Structures content

In Tekla Warehouse the content items are stored in collections. Tekla Warehouse includes the Tekla Warehouse Service and the Tekla Warehouse web site.

Tekla Warehouse is one of the Tekla Online services.

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Improvements in geometry editing

In Tekla Structures 2019i SP1, 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.

is active, you can start geometry editing simply by selecting an item that has a solid shape. Previously, you needed to use 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.

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The Geometry editingmethod that is used to modify an item’s shape or to create a new item shape based on an existing item

Geometry editing can be used to modify the items that are solid objects.

tab now has the following command buttons: 

  • Handles (Show handles for editing)
  • Edge (Add edge)
  • Save as

The Cancel button that was previously available on the Geometry editing tab has been removed. 

When you click the new  Handles button, Tekla Structures displays handles for the selected item, and you can start modifying the item geometry by moving faces, edges, and vertexes.

Defect number Development area Description
TSAC-3366 Concrete components

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.

bars
and Mesh bars by area dialog boxes are now opened without an error message.

TSAC-2896 Concrete components

In Embedded anchors (8), you can now define a rounding value for anchor distances on the Placement tab.

TSAC-2395 Concrete components

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

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

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

layout
, an error message is now shown in some situations to avoid Tekla Structures from crashing. This error message "Z0" is harmless but we recommend that you save your model when the message is shown.

TSAC-3336 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, when the profile length was shorter than the profile height, the cut was created incorrectly. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3326 Steel components

Seatcomponent object that represents a structure upon which a component secondary part rests

detail type 1 (1033)
: If the system default value is not found, the default material is now correctly set from File menu > Settings > Options > Components.

TSAC-3323 Steel components

Cold rolled sleeved (2): Bolt spacing is now correctly applied when the gapany space between two objects

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

between the purlins has been specified.

TSAC-3320 Steel components

Cold rolled overlap (1): The cleat is now created correctly when using an L profile.

TSAC-3312 Steel components

Joist to column, type 2 (163): Stabilizer angle bolts are now created 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.

is sloped.

TSAC-3253 Steel components

In Stiffened 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.

(1014
), you can now define the material of extra profiles on the Extra plates tab.

TSAC-3204 Steel components

Bolted moment connection (134): Flange platecomponent object that represents a plate that connects the flanges of a beam to a column

Flange plates are used in moment connections, for example.

clearanceset space between objects

In bolted connections, clearance is required for entering and tightening the bolts with an impact wrench. In addition to this, there may be a clearance for a fillet.

In welded connections, clearances are required in order to allow a welder to lay a correct weld.

Reinforcing bar clearance defines the minimum clearance or the allowed overlap for reinforcing bars when they are checked against other objects.

now works correctly when the connection is connected to the main part(1) part that exists in a building object and that determines the position number for the assembly or cast unit and the direction of assembly or cast unit drawings

(1) Main part can be an assembly main part or a cast unit main part.

(2) input part that the user selects first when creating a component

(2) Connections and details always have a component main part.

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TSAC-3177 Steel components

Cold rolled overlap: Previously, when using user-defined profiles as secondary parts, the cleat was positioned incorrectly. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3010 Steel components

Cranked beam (41): Vertical positioning of the bolt groups is now working correctly.

TSAC-2990 Steel components

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

2 (82)
, the copes were previously created incorrectly causing problems with dimensioning in the drawings. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-1903 Steel components

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

(58)
: You can now define a clearanceset space between objects

In bolted connections, clearance is required for entering and tightening the bolts with an impact wrench. In addition to this, there may be a clearance for a fillet.

In welded connections, clearances are required in order to allow a welder to lay a correct weld.

Reinforcing bar clearance defines the minimum clearance or the allowed overlap for reinforcing bars when they are checked against other objects.

between the connection plates/clip angles and the gusset plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

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

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

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

on the Gusset tab.

TSAC-1528 Steel components

Cold rolled sleeved (2): The sleeve profile is now included in the bolted parts.

TSAC-1069 Steel components

Cold rolled sleeved (2): It is now possible to select the bolt size and bolt standard from catalogs.

TSAC-2653 Task Manager

Previously, changing the parent taskin the task manager, a representation of a piece of work that needs to be carried out in order to complete a project

of a task by decreasing the indent could cause some other tasks to be deleted in Task managertool that enables the linking of temporal data to a model

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

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

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-29888 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:
Previously, exporting a 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.

with a chamfer of over 180 degrees using 3 points did not work correctly. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-29711 Import, export, interoperability

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

project listing speed has been improved.

TTSD-29389 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:
Edge lines are now drawn again when you convert IFC items to native Tekla Structures items with the IFC object converter.

TTSD-29135 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
: The IFC object conversion changes list shows object names again.

TTSD-28931 Import, export, interoperability

DWG drawing export: The DWG export stability has been greatly increased in cases of exporting many drawings at a time.

TTSD-28845 Import, export, interoperability

DWG drawing export: It is now possible to cancel the DWG drawing export/preview.

TTSD-28731 Import, export, interoperability

IFC  object conversion: Item conversion with almost exactly same geometry failed sometimes. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-28521 Import, export, interoperability

IFC2x3 export: Surface treatments of rotated parts did not always export correctly. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-27907 Import, export, interoperability

The IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software interoperability

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

Model can be exported into an IFC file.

Property set definitions dialog box buttons now work better with Windows scaling.

TTSD-27454 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
: Curved walls were not converted in the correct orientation. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3141 Import, export, interoperability

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

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

: Using the current 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.

is now supported. You can now import or export points relative to the current work plane in the model.

TSAC-2797 Import, export, interoperability

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

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

: When importing from a layout pointpoint that can be exported to a layout device

Layout point can be a reference point.

file, the name of the group that will be used is now always based on the name of the imported file.

TTSD-29114 Templates and reports

Textual and graphical report templates, except mark templates, can now be read from any subfolder of the XS_FIRM or XS_PROJECT folders.

TTSD-28854 Templates and reports

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

was very slow. This has now been fixed and the performance of Template Editor has been improved.

TTSD-27756 Templates and reports

PDF reports had incorrect page breaks. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-22294 Templates and reports

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

: Numbers that exceed the length field of a template are now correctly truncated with * symbols

TTSD-29639 Drawings

Previously, moving part marks with leader lines could sometimes cause Tekla Structures to crash. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-29496 Drawings

DWG drawing export: Exporting multidrawings as DWG files is now more reliable.

TTSD-29018 Drawings

Moving drawing views from one drawing to another is now more reliable.

TTSD-28665 Drawings

Previously, in some cases, cast unit drawings could not be opened because graphical objects, such as rectangles, circles, clouds, and polygons, were not rendered correctly. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-26235 Drawings

There were dimension points missing in copied and linked views. Now dimensions with points that do not have 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.

can be copied and linked to another drawing.

TTSD-24534 Drawings

The center-to-center distance in bolt marks now works more reliably.

TTSD-20373 Drawings

In the 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.

, moving several templates at once with the Move command now works more reliably.

TSAC-3325 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 no longer causes crashes. The crashes were caused by incorrect part bounding boxes and incorrectly counted view restriction boxes.

TSAC-3264 Drawings

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

dimensioning
and Rebar group marking tools now work correctly in dimension marks.

TSAC-3263 Drawings

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

marking
: Total number in cast unit is now correct for rebar sets.

TSAC-3157 Drawings

You can now use multiple symbols when creating a new detail in Drawing 2D Library. All symbols in the detail will have their own properties.

TSAC-3156 Drawings

When you are creating a 2D detail in Drawing 2D library, all the necessary steps are now shown in the status bar at the bottom of the Tekla Structures window.

TSAC-3083 Drawings

Views created by the Drawing 2D library can now be rotated.

TSAC-2534 Drawings

In Drawing 2D library, the colors Gray 30, Gray 50, Gray 70 and Gray 90 are now correctly converted in 2D details.

TTSD-27827 Tekla Model Sharing

The following fixes have been made in Tekla Model Sharingcloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a model

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla Online services.

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- The green arrow on the Read in button is now shown correctly if there are no packets available to read in.
- Previously, if model changes were written out too many times within a short time frame, Tekla Structures sometimes lost track of the changes and could not show the number of packets that users could read in. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-27196 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, when a 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.

was locked locally before read in, you had to reopen the model to update the reference model version. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-28607 Reinforcement

Previously, Tekla Structures could crash if a rebar set contained an end detail modifierrebar set modifier that can be used to modify certain reinforcing bar ends in a rebar set

Rebar set end detail modifiers can be used to create hooks, cranking, or threading, for example.

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

defining a custom hook with zero angle. Sometimes such hook definitions could also prevent the model from being opened. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-27964 Reinforcement

Previously, Tekla Structures crashed when you copied rebar set properties and other objects were selected along with the target rebar set. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-27901 Reinforcement

All template attributes starting with CRANK_ can now be used to report crank properties when crankingrebar set end detail that creates cranks for certain reinforcing bars in a rebar set

Cranks refer to crank-shaped bends and they can be created with rebar set end detail modifiers or rebar set splitters.

is created by using end detail modifiers.

TTSD-30048 Modeling

Previously, saving a multi-user modelmodel that is used for collaboration and that is opened in multi-user mode

reset the phase numbers to the current phase. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-29820 Modeling

Profiles with zero decimals (for example, C130X2.0) were not shown correctly in the model (their detailed shape was lost and did not contain roundings, for example). This applied to fixed profiles which were created from sketched profiles. Now this has been fixed.

TTSD-29706 Modeling

Previously, moving a bolt caused its phase to reset to 0. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-29673 Modeling

Parts whose material is Formwork_undefined are no longer added to the 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.

when you use the Calculate pour units command. However, you can manually add these parts to pour units if the cast unit typeproperty of a concrete part in a cast unit that defines if the structure type of the part is precast or cast in place

is precast.

TTSD-29400 Modeling

Earlier, when diagnosing models containing spiral beams with a 360-degree turn and no total rise, model inconsistencies were reported. When repairing such models, these spiral beams were removed from the models. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-29167 Modeling

Object filters are now correctly loaded from the subfolders of the XS_FIRM and XS_PROJECT folders.

TTSD-29109 Modeling

When you create lofted plates using two construction objects, after you have selected the first construction objectmodeling aid that helps in creating and placing other objects

Construction object can represent a point, line, arc, or plane, for example.

and you place the mouse pointer on the second construction object, Tekla Structures now shows a preview of the lofted plateplate that is created by using construction objects

Lofted plates can be used to model plates with complex shape, for example, rolled plates and plates with double-curved form.

boundaries.

TTSD-29032 Modeling

In the Object Groupmodel objects whose settings match the settings that the user has defined for a certain purpose

In Tekla Structures, an object group is defined by rules and conditions, for example, to control the transparency and coloring of model objects in the views. Object groups can also be used in filtering tools, for example in selection filter, to select all objects that match certain properties.

- View Filterfilter used for defining which objects are displayed in a model view or drawing view

View filter chooses objects according to object properties. The user can filter objects according to their profile or material, for example.

dialog box, the values in the Property column no longer disappear when entered with a space at the end of the value.

TTSD-28962 Modeling

Previously, when you added a new grid linesingle line that visualizes a grid plane or a curved grid surface on a view plane

in a 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.

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.

, if the neighboring grid lines were located at fractional coordinates, the grid line was not added and the grid labels disappeared. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-28936 Modeling

Empty values in the chamfer properties will now be saved as a length of 0 units. This fix also removes the crash that happened in place of the desired behavior.

TTSD-28722 Modeling

When you added a new grid linesingle line that visualizes a grid plane or a curved grid surface on a view plane

, or removed or dragged an existing grid line of a rotated 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.

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.

, the grid was not modified correctly. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-28673 Modeling

Previously, classifying some shapes as non-solids was not correct. Now these shapes are classified as solids.

TTSD-28434 Modeling

Previously, a model with rebar sets could not be reopened after repairing the model if XS_DELETE_UNNECESSARY_INT_ARRAYS was set to TRUE. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-27047 Modeling

Previously, if there was a conflict in a multi-user modelmodel that is used for collaboration and that is opened in multi-user mode

and you clicked Review in the conflict message dialog box, Tekla Structures showed an error message when you viewed the conflict log. Now the error message is not shown anymore in conflict situations.

TTSD-24624 Modeling

Snapping in the orthogonalview projection that displays objects in right-angles projection

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

Z direction has been improved. It is now easier to shorten or lengthen a column, for example.

TTSD-26713 Core

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

has been updated to a new version, with updated identity handling.

TTSD-27198 Tools and components

Previously, clash check could fail to detect clashes involving rebar sets with hooks. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3381 Tools and components

The Custom Component Dialog Editortool that is used for modifying the custom component dialog box in custom component editor

The custom component dialog editor is used for adding and arranging the dialog box elements, such as images, tabs, and lists.

now opens when you select a custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

in the model, right-click, and select Edit Custom Component Dialog Box.

TSAC-2579 Tools and components

Sometimes, it was not possible to open the Layout line dialog box by double-clicking the thumbnail image in the Applications & components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-29452 User interface

In some rare cases when dragging 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.

, the Tekla Structures user interface was no longer responding. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-29328 User interface

Rebars are now visualized correctly also when they are very far away from the model originglobal coordinate system point of origin used for the model

Model origin is the default project base point.

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TTSD-29273 User interface

Earlier, it was not possible to add rectangular or 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.

and grid planesingle horizontal or vertical plane

Grid planes form a rectangular grid or, together with curved grid surfaces, a radial grid.

UDAs to 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 now has been fixed.

TTSD-28996 User interface

The following visibility issues have been improved:

  • Concrete will now be transparent after creating rebar groups.
  • Construction objects are now visible when selected.
TTSD-28663 User interface

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

as needing renumbering. Now this does not happen anymore.

TTSD-27766 User interface

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

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

was sometimes moved to the model originglobal coordinate system point of origin used for the model

Model origin is the default project base point.

when the view was created of the selected objects. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-27237 User interface

Sometimes, when you created a view, 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.

was moved to the model originglobal coordinate system point of origin used for the model

Model origin is the default project base point.

. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3357 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): On the Reinforcement tab, you can now select to export braced girders within the STEELMAT block. By default, the braced girders are exported outside of the STEELMAT block.