Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2019i SP3

Defect number Development area Description
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-3602 Concrete components

Concrete console (110): Previously, incorrect extra secondary parts were found when you defined them using the classpart property that groups parts according to identifiers given by the user

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

or name. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3595 Concrete components

Concrete console (110): The cast unit numberingprocess of assigning position numbers to parts, cast units, assemblies, or reinforcement

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

standard is now loaded and saved properly for all parts.

TSAC-3587 Concrete components

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

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

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

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

TSAC-3569 Concrete components

Two sided seating with dowel (76): The drainage holesmall hollow open throughout a part or assembly that is usually used for fastening parts with bolts or other such objects

Hole is created in the same way as bolts and hole properties are defined in the bolt properties.

is now generated properly around custom parts.

TSAC-3556 Concrete components

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

TSAC-3524 Concrete components

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

TSAC-3523 Concrete components

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

TSAC-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-3513 Concrete components

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

TSAC-3466 Concrete components

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

TSAC-3398 Concrete components

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

TSAC-3016 Concrete components

Sandwich 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.

horizontal seam
, Sandwich wall vertical seam: On the Rabbets tab, there is now a new tongue joint connection type based on the center line and a new groove joint connection type based on the outer geometry.

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-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-3693 Steel components

Brace corner tubes and plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

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

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

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

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

plate in the correct order.

TSAC-3536 Steel components

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

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

TSAC-3531 Steel components

Brace middle tubes and plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

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

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

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

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

plate in the correct order.

TSAC-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-3440 Steel components

Previously, Metsec RoundLok anti-sags were incorrectly creating bolts rather than holes. 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.

TSAC-2878 Steel components

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

TSAC-2680 Steel components

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

TSAC-2359 Steel components

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

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

(1047)
, in some situations, two anchors were previously added to the same assembly. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-917 Steel components

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

Stiffeners are usually plates.

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

thickness, width and height are now correctly applied.

TTSD-31350 Organizer

Previously, synchronization in Organizertool that is used for categorizing and managing model information, object properties and object property queries, and model object classification

Organizer consists of two tools, object browser and categories.

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

TTSD-30725 Organizer

In Organizertool that is used for categorizing and managing model information, object properties and object property queries, and model object classification

Organizer consists of two tools, object browser and categories.

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

TTSD-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) Trimble’s platform for microservices in the cloud

(1) 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.

(2) application for information sharing and collaboration for construction projects that is based on the Trimble Connect platform

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

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

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

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

, the Refresh button in the ToDo view did not synchronize data from Trimble Connect(1) Trimble’s platform for microservices in the cloud

(1) 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.

(2) application for information sharing and collaboration for construction projects that is based on the Trimble Connect platform

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

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

. 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-31430 Import, export, interoperability

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

TTSD-30924 Import, export, interoperability

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

pictures in templates.

TTSD-30742 Import, export, interoperability

The handling 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.

reference models has been improved.

TTSD-30257 Import, export, interoperability

DWG export: Drawing DWG export now handles better views that have cut settings on but with no actual cuts.

TTSD-29882 Import, export, interoperability

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

TTSD-28999 Import, export, interoperability

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

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

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

Base points are also called control points.

offsets better.

TTSD-28033 Import, export, interoperability

IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software interoperability

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

Model can be exported into an IFC file.

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

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

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

Base points are also called control points.

in the export. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-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-32546 Drawings

If undoing moving a 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.

, the view contents were not properly refreshed if the view did not have any labels. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-32338 Drawings

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

TTSD-31938 Drawings

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

TTSD-31453 Drawings

There was a crash when you made unfolded drawings of planar lofted plates. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-31361 Drawings

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

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

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

TTSD-31166 Drawings

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

TTSD-30812 Drawings

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

TTSD-30043 Drawings

In some cases, 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.

and recess symbols in drawings could cause a crash. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-27794 Drawings

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

TTSD-26477 Drawings

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

Separate dimensions can be combined into a longer dimension line.

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

TTSD-25906 Drawings

The Delete button in Document managertool that is used for listing and managing drawings and other types of documents

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

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

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

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

TTSD-22036 Drawings

Template width was spread according to the total text length in a multi-line text object, because line breaks were ignored when length is calculated. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-19815 Drawings

The Document managertool that is used for listing and managing drawings and other types of documents

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

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

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

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

files.

TTSD-2741 Drawings

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

TSAC-3690 Drawings

Drawing 2D Library had a defect in Tekla Structures 2019i Service packs 1 and 2. The 2D details inserted in section views were incorrectly placed. This has now been fixed.

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-3454 Drawings

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

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

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

View depth is defined starting from the view plane.

was used.

TSAC-3178 Drawings

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

dimensioning
: The start value of absolute dimensions is now shown correctly again in the Rebar group dimensioning applicationpart of Tekla Structures functionality that is developed in order to extend the capability of Tekla Structures but that is not included in the Tekla Structures installation

.

TSAC-3103 Drawings

In Drawing 2D Library, text in texts, marks, and dimensions that have a transpartant background mask are now supported in newly created details. previous all the text in details had Opaque background mask by default.

TTSD-31202 System and options

The following files are now read correctly from the XS_FIRM and XS_PROJECT subfolders: profdb.bin, profcs.bin, pgdb.bin, matdb.bin, screwdb.db, and assdb.db.

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, 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 magneticgrid and construction object property which enables attaching adaptive model objects so that the attached model objects follow when part of the grid or construction object is moved

See also adaptivity.

gridmodeling aid that represents a three-dimensional complex of horizontal and vertical planes

In Tekla Structures, grids are used as an aid in locating objects in a model. The grid is shown on the view plane by dash-and-dot lines. It is also possible to show grids and grid line labels in drawings, and to modify grid properties in the drawings.

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.

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.

TSAC-3477 Reinforcement

Rebar shape placing tool has been fixed so that the hook type and length are now set correctly.

TSAC-3428 Reinforcement

Rebar shape managertool that is used for customizing the bending shapes of reinforcing bars

Rebar shape manager can be used for bending shapes only and not for any other reinforcing bar properties.

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

TTSD-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-33083 Modeling

The following folders and all their subfolders are now excluded from search in the XS_FIRM and XS_PROJECT folders only if they are immediate subfolders of the XS_FIRM and XS_PROJECT folders:

  • ProjectOrganizerData
  • AdditionalIPSets
  • macros
  • Drawing Details (note that there is a space in the folder name)
  • extensions
  • CustomInquiry
  • PropertyRepository
  • symbols
  • template
  • profil
TTSD-32783 Modeling

Previously, creating a view from a radial gridmodeling aid that represents a three-dimensional complex of horizontal and vertical planes

In Tekla Structures, grids are used as an aid in locating objects in a model. The grid is shown on the view plane by dash-and-dot lines. It is also possible to show grids and grid line labels in drawings, and to modify grid properties in the drawings.

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.

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-32752 Modeling

Previously, lofted 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.

geometry was removed when repairing the database if the XS_DELETE_UNNECESSARY_INT_ARRAYS advanced option was set to TRUE. This resulted in corrupted lofted plate geometry and the next repair would delete the lofted plate parts. This has now been fixed. Lofted plate has been added to the Diagnose model command so that it removes the corrupted geometry. In this situation you need to recreate the lofted plate.

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-31648 Modeling

Previously, while adding an edge to an item, using the Undo command caused the Edge command to stop working properly. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-31590 Modeling

Previously, when you created a stand-alone bent plate(1) part that is created from contour plates, or beams whose profile is a plate

(1) Bent plates can be conical or cylindrical.

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

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-31395 Modeling

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

TTSD-31300 Modeling

Previously, opening a 3D model viewview that is represented in the modeling mode

Model view is available also in the drawing mode and it is represented in its own window.

could in some cases cause Tekla Structures to crash. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-31237 Modeling

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

Direct modification enables additional handles and modification options.

to modify the height of a lofted 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.

, the height was modified in the opposite direction when you entered a dimension. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-31203 Modeling

The profitab.inp profile catalogcatalog that displays profiles and information on the profiles

In addition to the available profiles in the respective Tekla Structures environment, the user can add fixed or parametric user-defined profiles to the profile catalog. It is also possible to import profiles to the profile catalog.

file can now be read from the XS_FIRM and XS_PROJECT subfolders.

TTSD-29843 Modeling

Previously, it was not possible to enter the decimal symbol after the inch symbol when defining radial gridmodeling aid that represents a three-dimensional complex of horizontal and vertical planes

In Tekla Structures, grids are used as an aid in locating objects in a model. The grid is shown on the view plane by dash-and-dot lines. It is also possible to show grids and grid line labels in drawings, and to modify grid properties in the drawings.

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.

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

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

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

TTSD-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 a part of a cast-in-place concrete part

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-31525 Licensing

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

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-27133 Tools and components

The Shape value type is now available in the custom component editortool that is used for modifying component that is created by a custom component, and for creating dependencies between component objects and other model objects

. You can use it to open the shape catalogcatalog that displays a list of predefined item shapes

The shapes are modeled using software other than Tekla Structures, for example SketchUp.

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

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

TTSD-21410 Tools and components

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

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

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

TTSD-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.

TTSD-32668 User interface

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

TTSD-32086 User interface

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

The user can customize the contextual toolbar.

The term mini toolbar is used in Tekla Structures until version 21.1.

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

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

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

TSAC-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-3704 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

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

TSAC-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 bolted together on site. In Tekla Structures, embeds are modeled as steel sub-assemblies that are inside a concrete nested assembly.

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-3656 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

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

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

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

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

TSAC-3592 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

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

TSAC-3555 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Previously, when you exported braced girders within the STEELMAT block but with meshreinforcement that represents a mesh of steel bars in two perpendicular directions

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

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

TSAC-3543 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

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

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

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

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

TSAC-3541 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

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

For example, a cast-in socket is an embed that is placed in concrete structures to allow parts to be bolted together on site. In Tekla Structures, embeds are modeled as steel sub-assemblies that are inside a concrete nested assembly.

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

TSAC-3522 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

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

TSAC-3521 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPlan file (68): The Tag for lifters setting has been improved and now also rebars can be specified as lifters using classpart property that groups parts according to identifiers given by the user

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

or name. Now Tag for lifters also has option to specify how the lifters geometry should be plotted - as outline or as center point. It is also possible to specify plotting of additional reinforcement as bounding boxrectangular border with the smallest measure within which all the selected points that position the model objects lie

In Tekla Structures two-dimensional bounding boxes are used in drawings and three-dimensional bounding boxes in models.

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

For example, a cast-in socket is an embed that is placed in concrete structures to allow parts to be bolted together on site. In Tekla Structures, embeds are modeled as steel sub-assemblies that are inside a concrete nested assembly.

as lines
.

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.

TSAC-3269 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPlan file (68): It is now possible to specify a UDAobject property created by the user in order to widen the range of predefined object properties

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

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

code. Default reads the value from the TS_STRAND_CODE UDA.

TSAC-3194 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPlan file (68): The new EliPlan export version 3.0 supports the export of stack results. You can select if the UDAobject property created by the user in order to widen the range of predefined object properties

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

is read from the main part(1) part that exists in a building object and that determines the position number for the assembly or cast unit and the direction of assembly or cast unit drawings

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

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

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

or from the cast unit.

TSAC-3193 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

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

TSAC-3192 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

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

TSAC-3191 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

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

TSAC-2594 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

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