Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2019i SP8

2019i SP8: New features and improvements

In addition to fixes, Tekla Structures 2019i SP8 delivers useful improvements: Document managertool that is used for listing and managing drawings and other types of documents

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

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

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

now has new quick access buttons for several commands, issuing and the Show selected mode now work better in Document manager, the order of drawings in the printing dialog box is more logical, and curved line accuracy is better in reference models.

Defect number Development area Description
TSAC-5033 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
, Mesh bars by area: If the top or bottom cover thickness is negative or bigger than the thickness of the input partpart that exists in a model and that the user selects when creating a component or another part

, the component now creates rebar groups outside of the concreate part instead of failing.

TSAC-4985 Concrete components

Sandwich and double wallplate that represents a structure such as a wall or roof panel

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

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

: Classes are now correctly set to the main insulation when the insulation is split in one direction. Previously, when you split the insulation in only the horizontal or vertical direction, the middle panels would get properties as if the edge strips were split. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4906 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

connection (14)
: Previously, in some situations, a 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.

on the column was created in an unexpected position. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4883 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 Ignore openings smaller than option on the Detailing tab now works correctly again.

TSAC-4851 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

connection (14)
: Fixed crashes when custom components on the column is created.

TSAC-4679 Concrete components

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

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

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

layout T connector
: Previously, opening the Wall layout T connector properties from the model could cause Tekla Structures to crash. Now this does not happen anymore.

TSAC-4650 Concrete components

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

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

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

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

stair (95)
: The creation of the last L rebar now works when the No option is used.

TSAC-4641 Concrete components

Embedded anchor (008): The creation of thickening was not working if the cast unit has some parts under isolation. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-39164 Steel components

Mirroring single leg rebar groups with different From plane values at the start and end now works for all spacing types.

TTSD-37961 Steel components

Previously, in some situations, similar parts with regular bolt holes and with slotted holes received the same number in 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.

. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-5121 Steel components

Eaves haunchcomponent object that represents a wedge-like structure that strengthens a beam at its end

(102)
: Compensation stiffeners now get the correct part prefix and start numberfirst number of a numbering series

.
 

TSAC-4927 Steel components

Z pan (S74): Previously, when the length of the front part of the step was specified as zero, the top step was created incorrectly. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4843 Steel components

JP Full depth special (185): Previously, the tab 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.

was created with incorrect dimensions. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4842 Steel components

JP Full depth special (185): Previously, the position of the opposite web 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.

was not correct. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4828 Steel components

Eaves haunchcomponent object that represents a wedge-like structure that strengthens a beam at its end

(102)
: It is now possible to specify part names.

TSAC-4791 Steel components

Splice 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.

2 (62)
: Previously, double plates were not bolted. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4770 Steel components

Seating (39): Previously, when the primary part and secondary parts were rotated too much, the connection was broken. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4590 Steel components

Cold rolled sleeved (2): Previously, when it was specified that a sleeve profile should be created as a C profile, the sleeve profile was created incorrectly. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4563 Steel components

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

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

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

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

(190)
: Previously, bent plates were not positioned correctly according to the option selected in the component dialog box. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4360 Steel components

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

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

(1047)
: Previously, the position of holes in 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.

was incorrect. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4020 Steel components

Column with stiffeners W (182), Column with stiffeners (186), Column with stiffeners S (187), Column with stiffeners (188): Previously, with some sloped conditions, the bolt edge distance was not correct. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-2020 Steel components

HSS Brace special (66): Previously, the gussetcomponent object that represents a plate that connects braces to a beam, column, or base plate

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.

was created with an incorrect shape when the default size values were used. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-41269 Organizer

Previously, the project properties were not always exported to the Excel. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-42070 Import, export, interoperability

Reference models: A Tekla Structures 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

error occurred when you opened an older version model and then changed to another model without saving the currently open model first. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-41443 Import, export, interoperability

IFC2x3 export: The export was not always correct if a part was extended with a fittingadjustment of a part end

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-41419 Import, export, interoperability

Previously, when you imported 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.

) that had the special_flag option set to yes, the objects with the UDA were not marked as modified in some cases. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-41410 Import, export, interoperability

Export drawings to DWG/DXF: The export no longer crashes if the font is not set for some text elements in the drawing. In this case, Arial will be used by default.

TTSD-40888 Import, export, interoperability

Reference models: In DWG reference models, some short lines were sometimes not shown if there were also relatively long lines in the DWG file. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-40848 Import, export, interoperability

Reference models: The local placement was written incorrectly in mh software, which is why the IfcElementProxy objects were scaled incorrectly in Tekla Structures. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-40509 Import, export, interoperability

IFC2x3 export: The export now works also when you have defined 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.

that has a negative north direction angle value.

TTSD-40453 Import, export, interoperability

IFC2x3 export: The IFC2x3 export did not always export surface treatmentbuilding object that represents finishing of a part

The term surface treatment is used in concrete detailing. For concrete parts surface treatment includes surface mixes, tiles, and flat finishes, such as troweling and sandblasting.

The term surface finish is used in steel detailing. For steel parts surface finishes include fire-proofing and unpainted areas.

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-40127 Import, export, interoperability

Reference models: 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.

conflicts may cause a situation where the reference model appears with a warning symbol. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-40123 Import, export, interoperability

IFC4 export: Exported pour B-reps were sometimes not solid, and the volume calculation from the object failed. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-40002 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 attribute WEIGHT_ONLY_REBARS now gives a correct value for a 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.

instead of 0.0 when exported as a part of an IFC property set.

TTSD-39966 Import, export, interoperability

Security of the 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.

connection has been improved.

TTSD-39788 Import, export, interoperability

Reference models: Cyrillic characters are now supported in the path and file name.

TTSD-34846 Import, export, interoperability

Reference models: Sometimes inserting 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.

failed because of special characters. All characters below 256 are allowed in a reference model file name: both ASCII (0-127) and extended ASCII (128-255).  If the file name contains unsupported characters, you will get a warning message.

TTSD-34275 Import, export, interoperability

Reference models: 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 from Revit did not sometimes include some slabs. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-41615 Templates and reports

Properties that use a "." format, such as ASSEMBLY.POUR_UNIT, can now be used to define property sets that report 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.

and pour objectbuilding object that is formed of one or more cast-in-place concrete parts, or parts of cast-in-place concrete parts

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

properties.

TTSD-40216 Templates and reports

Summing duplicate valuefield values in the row combine did not work when the valuefield had a CopyField function in the formularule stated in a mathematical language

Formula is part of an equation.

. This has now been fixed.

TPLED-191 Templates and reports

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

: The gridmodeling aid that represents a three-dimensional complex of intersecting grid planes or intersecting grid planes and curved grid surfaces

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

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

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

can again be selected by 1/128 inch steps in environments using imperial units.

TPLED-189 Templates and reports

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

: Template Editor no longer crashes when valuefields with very long rules are copied using the clipboard.

TTSD-41756 Drawings

The Cover-up line command did not always hide the underlying object lines correctly. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-41649 Drawings

Reference models in drawings: 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.

settings from 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.

 level were not properly propagated to view level. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-41609 Drawings

Reinforcement in drawings: Occasionally drawings containing cut reinforcement bars showed circular ends although the bars were not tilted. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-41518 Drawings

Creating drawings could sometimes cause a Tekla Structures 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

error. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-41431 Drawings

Polylines in drawings no longer have an extra point at the start.

TTSD-41398 Drawings

The stability of cloning has been improved.

TTSD-41267 Drawings

Reference models in drawings: The outline representationthe way that the information included in a model is represented visually

now follows the settings of visible layers on the model side. Previously all layers were shown. 

TTSD-40977 Drawings

Tekla Structures no longer crashes when you open a specific drawing.

TTSD-40839 Drawings

Rebar placing in drawings could sometimes cause crashing. This has now been fixed.
 

TTSD-40703 Drawings

The TOP_LEVEL and BOTTOM_LEVEL attributes now give correct values for dimension tags based on the Location by setting of the drawing viewview that includes selected model objects or an area in the model, that is represented in a drawing

A drawing view is a container for model and drawing objects.

A drawing can include several drawing views, which usually are two-dimensional views, plane views, to the model.

Examples of drawing views in Tekla Structures include main views, section views, single-part views, and 3D views.

.

TTSD-40674 Drawings

The ASSEMBLY_POS attribute did not report any value when it was used in bolt marks in drawings. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-40629 Drawings

Dragging dimensions in a drawing could cause an 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

error in some rare cases. This has now been fixed, and the application error no longer occurs.

TTSD-40077 Drawings

You can now change the units for the cc target element in a drawing mark (UK environment/Cast-in-situ role).

TTSD-39974 Drawings

Printing to PDF could fail when the drawing contained symbols that had no width or height defined. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-39951 Drawings

Moving weld marks from one view to another could break the leader lineline that connects an annotation object to the related object or point

handles. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-39632 Drawings

The pull-outsmall graphic in a reinforcement mark, table, or report template that shows the shape and dimensions of a reinforcing bar

pictures now appear in rebar dimension marks on rebar sets.

TTSD-39496 Drawings

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.

properties (.vi) files were not read from XS_PROJECT/XS_FIRM subfolders. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-39483 Drawings

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

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

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

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

: Document manager now ensures a default and stable sort order when identical values are encountered. Previously, several rows could have the same sort property values so their position in the document list could be different, depending on the document events and the order the documents were found.

TTSD-38664 Drawings

When the location of one rebar was adjusted manually, some rebar marks, also from other rebars, were moving. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-38567 Drawings

The default hatch scale when placing a hatch outside a view is now the same as it was in Tekla Structures version 2018.

TTSD-38402 Drawings

Previously the Exclude parts according to filter option changed to None if the Top in form face location was changed. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-35263 Drawings

The cloning of the merged weld marks has been improved.

TTSD-35243 Drawings

The drawing layoutplan of a drawing that includes the table layout and definitions of the sheet size

Tekla Structures includes several predefined drawing layouts, which are drawing-type specific. The user can also create new drawing layouts.

was sometimes missing from drawing snapshots. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-23117 Drawings

The drawing snapshotimage of a drawing that shows the drawing as it was at a certain point in time

Drawing snapshots make it possible to have a quick look at any drawing without opening the drawing. Snapshots are used, for example, for finding a certain drawing edition. Snapshots can be viewed in Tekla Structures but they cannot be edited.

overlay caused problems when you tried to save the model. Now the snapshot overlaydrawing snapshot displayed on top of a drawing or a model

Snapshot overlays can be used to view the contents of the drawings directly in a model view without opening the actual drawing. Drawing snapshots can also be shown against the latest version of a drawing, or against another drawing in the drawing mode.

is closed when you save the model.

TSAC-4388 Drawings

Shape dimensions now work also when the Measure from setting is set to Part or Filter. Previously, 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.

was always included in the dimension lineline that visualizes the distance between the defined dimension points

Separate dimensions can be combined into a longer dimension line.

.

TSAC-4387 Drawings

Dimensioning to the nearest edge (Measure from set to Nearest edge) now works correctly also if 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.

is filtered away from the view. Previously, the dimension was created to the main part even if the part was invisible.

TTSD-41149 Tekla Model Sharing

Sketched profiles with variable sections are now updated correctly in shared models.

TTSD-41077 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, imported sketched profiles in shared models could have parameters in the wrong order, which resulted in wrong geometry. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-40833 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, if Tekla Structures crashed or stopped working and you had to end the TeklaStructures process during write out in a shared modelmodel used for collaboration over the Tekla Model Sharing service

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

, you could not open the model again because of missing drawing files. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-39384 Reinforcement

Previously, From plane offsets for tapered curved rebar groups were not always working correctly. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-38837 Reinforcement

Mirroring single leg rebar groups now works correctly for groups where the first or last bar is excluded.

TTSD-41091 Modeling

Previously, when creating a construction circleconstruction object that represents a circle

, it was not possible to snap to a part center line. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-40517 Modeling

In some cases, adding edges to items in 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.

mode sometimes failed. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-40397 Modeling

Rebar sets: The hard-coded leg connection tolerance has been changed from 0.001 mm to 1 mm so that small inaccuracies in the leg faces do not prevent the legs from being connected to form one bar.

TTSD-40381 Modeling

Previously, the Zoom Selected command did not work in the 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.

if the drawing was open. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-40031 Modeling

Previously, using the Undo and Redo commands when modifying user-defined attributes was not notified to applications that needed this information. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-39962 Modeling

Previously, negative imperial units were added together in the Move - Linear dialog box, for example. When you entered -3-5, Tekla Structures interpreted it as -8" instead of 3'-5". This has now been fixed.

TTSD-39553 Modeling

When starting Tekla Structures, an error message is now shown if the user.config file is corrupted.
 

TTSD-39520 Modeling

View level filters (.vf) files were not read from XS_PROJECT/XS_FIRM subfolders. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-37917 Modeling

Sometimes, after importing a sketched profileparametric user-defined profile created in the sketch editor

, and restarting Tekla Structures, other sketched profiles got corrupted and were showing incorrect properties in the 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.

. This situation has now been fixed.

TTSD-37338 Modeling

Bolt groupgroup of bolts that forms a connecting building object between an assembly main part and secondary parts

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

lists now support more characters.

TTSD-34269 Modeling

Previously, it was sometimes not possible to snap to the intersection point of a construction lineconstruction object that represents a line between two points

and a construction circleconstruction object that represents a circle

because the snap zonezone around one or more snap points inside which Tekla Structures hits the closest snap point corresponding to the active snap switches

was too strict. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-33607 Modeling

Welds are now listed in the Object locks dialog box.

TTSD-31138 Modeling

Previously, diagnosing and repairing the model sometimes deleted valid parts of custom components when deleting incomplete parts. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3351 Modeling

Array of objects (29): Previously, when the copied objects included cuts and the cuts were not included in the component input objects, the cuts were left in the model after copying. This has now been fixed.
 

TTSD-40684 Core

When saving a model, Tekla Structures could in some cases crash when trying to open the message panel that is not in use anymore. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-40297 Core

Security fix for the parsing of the environment file profitab.inp

TTSD-41836 Tools and components

In the Applications and components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

, the search view was not updated when adding, removing or modifying items, for example macros. This has now been fixed.
 

TTSD-41529 Tools and components

Previously, closing some dialog boxes could cause memory corruption or crashes. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-41307 Tools and components

Previously, adding a formularule stated in a mathematical language

Formula is part of an equation.

, such as "=P1", after a constant value 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

caused Tekla Structures to crash. This has now been fixed.
 

TTSD-39559 Tools and components

When working with surface treatmentbuilding object that represents finishing of a part

The term surface treatment is used in concrete detailing. For concrete parts surface treatment includes surface mixes, tiles, and flat finishes, such as troweling and sandblasting.

The term surface finish is used in steel detailing. For steel parts surface finishes include fire-proofing and unpainted areas.

inside custom components, each time a custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

was edited or copied, the surface treatment definition points were inserted into the new component twice. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-20740 Tools and components

When importing custom components, if one or more custom components in a .uel file fails to import, the successfully imported components are now available. Previously, they were only available after reopening the model or importing a new .uel file.

TTSD-9404 Tools and components

Previously, 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.

equations could temporarily disappear in the Custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

browser
. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-8122 Tools and components

The width of the Save as button has been increased in system componentcomponent that is included in a Tekla Structures configuration and whose component objects and composition the user can modify within the limits of the component properties

dialog boxes so that the Save as text is now shown correctly.
 

TSAC-5020 Tools and components

Previously, highlighting selected model points in 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.

caused an error if Layout manager had not finished creating the tree structure of the group yet. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4738 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.

tool now supports all the same value types as those available in the custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

properties. This means, for example, that you can now specify a variable value type as shape, which will give you access to the shape catalogcatalog that displays information of item shapes

The shapes are downloaded from Tekla Warehouse, are created using existing geometry and parts in the model, or are modeled using software other than Tekla Structures, for example SketchUp.

in the component dialog box.

TSAC-3371 Tools and components

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

of two bars can now be correctly split and spliced and regrouped.

TSAC-3234 Tools and components

Previously, the pictures that you added in 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.

were not shown in the custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

dialog box. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-38106 Numbering

Reinforcing barreinforcement that represents a steel bar used to reinforce a concrete structure

The steel bars are usually ribbed and they are used to increase the tensile strength of concrete.

numbers are no longer shown as modified if you change the phase while the XS_​ENABLE_​PHASE_​OPTION_​IN_​NUMBERING advanced option is set to FALSE.

TTSD-40501 User interface

Previously, the hooks in a bent 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.

did not keep the Custom hook setting when modifying the hooks 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.

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

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-40106 User interface

You can now modify the rebar set rounding and step tapering properties 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

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TSAC-5092 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): A new option Export shell gapany space between two objects

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

width
has been added on the SLABDATE block data tab to control or disable the export of the gap width value. The options are No - no gap is exported, 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.

only
- the gap is exported only for double walls, and Layered panels - the gap is exported for all panels with multiple concrete layers, such as double walls and sandwich walls. The default option is Double walls only, as the value should only be used with double walls in most control systems.

TSAC-4990 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Insulation exported as panel layer is now exported with correct layer type 02.

TSAC-4979 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Previously, in line attribute scanning, partial cuts at the edge of the element could occasionally cause other nearby edges to also have special formwork code. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4967 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Previously, no line attributes were recognized for edges that were diagonally cut completely. Now they can be scanned as chamfers or special formwork by managing the setting for chamfer maximum width.

TSAC-4966 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPLAN file (68): Previously, weep holes were sometimes generated outside the element. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4926 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): You can now export line cuts, fittings and chamfers as MOUNPART block using the new setting Export cut edges on the Embeds tab. The geometry will be a simple line, and the MOUNPARTs have fixed names. Line cuts and fittings are plotted along the cut edge. Chamfers are plotted at the inner line of the chamfered edge.

TSAC-4815 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik export (79): For double walls, a different modeling method and the cast unit hierarchy caused that not all panels were correctly handled in the export. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4764 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): The Export project coordinates setting on the SLABDATE block data tab has been improved, and two new options Yes, project base pointbase point that sets the point of origin for a project if the model has several base points

A project can have only one project base point.

and Yes, current 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.

have been added. The option Yes, project base point uses project base point, and the option Yes, current base point uses the base point currently selected in the model. Furthermore, the option Yes has been renamed to Yes, model originglobal coordinate system point of origin used for the model

Model origin is the default project base point.

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