Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2019i SP6

New features and improvements

In addition to fixes, Tekla Structures 2019i SP6 delivers useful improvements in drawings and in components:

Defect number Development area Description
TSAC-4277 Concrete components

Embedded anchors (8): The warning message of missing materials is no longer showed through a Windows message box. Instead, it is printed in the Windows console.
Another improvement is that only the parts that determine the COG (center of gravity) are checked for valid materials.
You can select the parts that determine the COG on the Placement tab, with the option: Selected part, Assembly, or Assembly without steel parts

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-4055 Concrete components

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

TSAC-4041 Concrete components

Braced girder (88): Previously, Tekla Structures could stop working when creating braced girders on slabs with openings. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-2899 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.

panel reinforcement
now creates meshes with the correct cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

name. Previously, the catalog name of meshes created by the tool was always 'custom meshreinforcement that represents a mesh of steel bars in two perpendicular directions

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

'.
 

TSAC-4324 Steel components

Welded column with stiffeners (128): Previously, the gaps between the stiffeners and 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.

flanges were not applied correctly. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4306 Steel components

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.

(1042)
: Previously, when you specified to create anchor rods as custom components and did not define the thickness of the cast 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 component was not created. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4282 Steel components

Joist to beam, type 1 (160), Joist to column, type 1 (161), Two sided joist to column (162), Joist to column, type 2 (163), Joist to column and beam (164): The bolt extra length is now correctly applied in the component.

TSAC-4273 Steel components

Partial stiff end platecomponent object that represents a plate welded perpendicular to the end of the component secondary part

(65)
: Previously, when the bolt spacing was specified asymmetrically, the holes in the shimcomponent object that represents a plate that is used for filling clearances and gaps on the construction site

plates were created incorrectly. This has now been fixed.
 

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-4179 Steel components

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

(142)
& End 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)
: Previously, the horizontal offset of bolts also affected the position of galvanizing holes. This has now been fixed.

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-3977 Steel components

Cage ladder (S60): You can now define the rotation of the rail bars on the Parameters tab. You can also define the vertical and horizontal offset of bottom supports on the Supports tab.

TSAC-2383 Steel components

Cast-in 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.

(1069)
: You can now delete studs or anchors using the Delete option on the Studs/Anchors tab.

TSAC-2052 Steel components

Metsec Cold rolled sleeve joint (102): The Force stay holes option has been updated to only create a singular 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.

. Previously, it created a pair of holes.

TTSD-37466 Import, export, interoperability

IFC2x3 export: Welds are now exported with solid colors.

TTSD-37406 Import, export, interoperability

You can now convert 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.

objects in ELITECAD models to Tekla Structures native objects.

TTSD-37319 Import, export, interoperability

Previously, republishing an 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.

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

was not possible. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-37037 Import, export, interoperability

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

no longer consumes a 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.

Business Premium license. Previously, a Trimble Connect Business Premium license was consumed, even though using Trimble Connector does not require this type of a licence. This prevented the use of the same license seatcomponent object that represents a structure upon which a component secondary part rests

in Trimble Connect, so the user could not access the Trimble Connect features that were available for Business Premium users.

TTSD-37030 Import, export, interoperability

Drawing DWG export: Export rules with rebar set object filtering rules work better now.

TTSD-36956 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.

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.

assembly selection sometimes selected too much. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-36623 Import, export, interoperability

Objects are now imported from locked reference models when you refresh the reference models, provided that the XS_REFRESH_ALSO_LOCKED_REFERENCE_MODELS advanced option is set to TRUE. In addition, 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.

Reservation Manager now updates voids in locked reference models correctly.

TTSD-35611 Import, export, interoperability

Tekla Structures sometimes crashed when you tried to save a multi-user modelmodel that is used for collaboration and that is opened in multi-user mode

with the compact view in the Applications and 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-19700 Import, export, interoperability

The value of the user-defined attributeobject 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.

SDNF_MEMBER_NUMBER is no longer copied with the related part, so the resulting identifier is now unique. Note that it is still important that only one user in the model performs the SDNF export, so that you can prevent two objects from getting the same identifier.

TSAC-4380 Import, export, interoperability

Export Unitechnik (79): Previously, the Tekla Structures version option for the File creator (UT 6.0) setting was not working correctly. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-37364 Templates and reports

The LOCKED_BY drawing attribute now returns the correct value.

TTSD-37026 Templates and reports

Columns are now working again in reports.

TTSD-36770 Templates and reports

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

Template attributes represent object properties.

now works properly again.

TTSD-36696 Templates and reports

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

no longer crashes when you are dragging several lines and cancel by pressing the Esc key.

TPLED-173 Templates and reports

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

: Previously, when the row sort type of a template was set to None, the row order could sometimes change. This has now been fixed. 

TPLED-165 Templates and reports

Template library now gives more descriptive conversion warning messages that show the component name and template filename.

TTSD-37374 Drawings

Previously, hatches were not shown for circles in drawings. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-36802 Drawings

Sometimes you got duplicate marks to parts when adding marks manually through the context menu. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-35784 Drawings

Some crashes with the message "dxkit.dll!dxs_deletesegment(dxksegment_s)" have been identified and fixed.

TTSD-35596 Drawings

Using area selectionmethod of selecting objects that are included in a certain rectangular area of a model

In addition to the selected area, selection switches and selection filters control which object types are selected.

now selects all objects in drawings, even when far away.

TTSD-34642 Drawings

NUMBER_IN_DRAWING was not updated correctly in an associative noteassociative annotation object that can include any additional information about the building object it is attached to

One building object can have several associative notes.

due to rebar set bars in the group type 'unknown'. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-34615 Drawings

Empty rows are no longer shown 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.

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-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.

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-4080 Drawings

Automated 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.

dimensioning in cast unit and assembly drawings now only places dimensions on grid lines where objects are placed.

TTSD-36755 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, Tekla Structures occasionally crashed when you converted a multi-user modelmodel that is used for collaboration and that is opened in multi-user mode

to a single-user modelmodel that is opened in single-user mode

. 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-13478 Tekla Model Sharing

In some cases in Tekla Model Sharingcloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a model

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla Online services.

, pour handling caused modifications to pours, which caused conflicts after the next read-in. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-36135 Reinforcement

Previously, in 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.

2x3 Export, rebar set groups with group type 'unknown' were exported as a single group with a single GUID, when they should have been exported as individual bars with individual GUIDs. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-37491 Modeling

In the Snapping toolbar, the list for selecting the snap depth (Auto/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.

) now works correctly.

TTSD-37392 Modeling

You can now import .lis cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

profiles with a numeric SUB_TYPE value.

TTSD-37136 Modeling

Previously, when using a broken sketched profileparametric user-defined profile created in the sketch editor

in the model, Tekla Structures crashed. This has now been fixed so that the crash does not happen. Broken profiles are shown as sticks instead.

TTSD-35585 Modeling

Sometimes, if pours were enabled in a model (XS_ENABLE_POUR_MANAGEMENT was set to TRUE), broken solids caused Tekla Structures to crash when opening the model. This has now been fixed so that Tekla Structures does not crash anymore.

TTSD-30409 Modeling

The XS_LINE_WIDTH advanced option is not in use anymore, and it has been removed from the Advanced optionssettings used to customize Tekla Structures for specific companies, standards, users, or user groups

In Tekla Structures, advanced options are settings that are used, for example, in a specific project or geographical area, or by a specific company.

In Tekla Structures, advanced options usually begin with the initials XS and are followed by the name of the function, for example XS_BACKGROUND_COLOR.

dialog box.

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-3975 Modeling

In the Radial array tool, the box for defining spaces between the copies now adjusts to the size of the dialog box.

TTSD-37485 User interface

When using DirectX renderingprocess of making the model object faces visible

The rendered model object faces can be transparent or non-transparent

, software rendering is no longer forced in remote desktop connections. You can still use the XS_USE_SOFTWARE_RENDERING advanced option, if needed.

TTSD-30326 User interface

When changing the value of XS_VIEW_PART_LABEL_COLOR, you no longer need to restart Tekla Structures to activate the new value.

TSAC-4357, TSAC-4440 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPLAN file (68): You can use the new Project number and Project name settings on the Data content tab to specify the project number and project name in the exported file, using the set project user-defined attributes or template attributes and user-defined text.

TSAC-4342, TSAC-4367 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): The following options have been added on the Reinforcement tab:

  •  A new Reinforcement export type option called Designated welded bars has been added. This option works in the same way as Fabrication of welded rebars, but you can use it with the Collect based on option to designate the rebars that will form main layers with reinforcement type 1 or 2, while the rebars remain as RODSTOCK depending on object typedescription of a group of objects that share common characteristics

    The objects are grouped based on different characteristics in models and in drawings. Examples of model object types are beams and rebar sets. Examples of drawing object types are parts and marks.

    .
  • A new Reinforcement type option called Use 1, 2 and UDA has been added. When you select this option, the lowest rebar layer,  including all bars in the same direction, is exported with rebar type 1, and all other layers are exported as type 2.

 

TSAC-4382 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPLAN file (68): You can now export the net area of elements using a custom propertyobject property that the user can manually include in Organizer

Some properties are not automatically available in the Organizer, for example the properties of reference model objects.

.

TSAC-4377 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Unitechnik export (79): Previously, the geometry of embeds in the second shell of a double wallplate that represents a structure such as a wall or roof panel

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

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

that had the second shell offset lengthwise, was visualised incorrectly in model view when using the Draw geometry in model option. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4362 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

EliPLAN export(68): Previously, the Plot irregular cutout/recess option incorrectly recognized also rectangular cutouts at the straight ends of slabs. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4335 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPLAN file (68): You can now specify which property Tag for lifters uses for recognizing lifting embeds. The default value (Default) still uses name or 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.

. Additionally, a user-defined attributeobject 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.

(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.

), or 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.

(Template) can be specified to use a specific property with a specific value to recognize lifters.

TSAC-4333 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): On the Reinforcement tab, you can now select how 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.

wire levels are calculated by using the Mesh wire layer level setting. The options are Actual level, Highest level, Wire size, and Manual.
Actual level is the relative wire level in the model, Highest level means all wires in the layer are moved to the level of the wire with the highest z position, Wire size means that the relative level of the 2nd layer is written according to the wire size, and Manual means the 2nd layer wire level can be defined manually.

TSAC-4316 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

EliPLAN export (68): You can now use user-defined template properties with the Weight calculation option Template.

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-4297 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

EliPLAN export (68): You can now export an unlimited number of elements. Previously, you could export 10,000 elements at most.

TSAC-4235 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): A new setting Attribute 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.

.

TSAC-4185 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

EliPLAN export (68): You can now export the geometry of filled slab cores in the plotting data by using the new Export of filled cores setting on the Plotter data tab.

TSAC-4017 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPLAN file (68): You can now add up to three comments at the start of exported files by selecting comment options in the Comment lists on the Data content tab. The options are No comment, Tekla Structures version, Model name, User name, and User-defined text. The comments are only for viewing the export file and will not be read in to EliPLAN.