Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2020

Defect number Development area Description
TSAC-3886 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.

to wall connection
can now be used on beams based on b×h.

TSAC-3882 Concrete components

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

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

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

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

TSAC-3848 Concrete components

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

Model origin is the default project base point.

anymore.

TSAC-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-3571 Concrete components

Rectangular column reinforcement (83): Bottom/Top crank geometry offset is now applied properly.

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-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-3401 Concrete components

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

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

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

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

TSAC-3366 Concrete components

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

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

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

TSAC-3362 Concrete components

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

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

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

layout elementation
has been fixed. You can now use the current units (lbs or kg) as the By weight value in the same way as it has been possible for the maximum weight.

TSAC-3272 Concrete components

Concrete console (110): Previously, the option to cut extra secondary parts was applied to incorrect parts. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3214 Concrete components

Pad footingfooting that supports a single point of contact

Pad footing usually supports one column.

reinforcement (77)
: Rebars are now correctly created in parts with two sloped sides.

TSAC-3180 Concrete components

Rectangular column reinforcement (83) now creates intermediate bars between side bars when you have defined an equal number of symmetrical side bars, regardless of the symmetry option you have selected.

TSAC-3132 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
dialog box has been fixed. Now it works more logically when modifying only the available properties of H, Z1, and Z0 (height, top and bottom level) on the General tab.

TSAC-2963 Concrete components

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

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

array in area (89)
now creates the 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.

correctly for the defined polygonal area. Previously, the mesh was not created in some corners of the area and in some cases the mesh extended outside the area.

TSAC-2908 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 main bars now follow the corbel shape properly.

TSAC-2734 Concrete components

The Update rebar attributes tool now has a new Update (phase only) button with which you can update just the phase of all rebar coupler/end anchor parts.
The existing Update button still functions as before. You can use the Update button to update the coupler/end anchor-specific 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.

values in addition to the phase of coupler/end anchor parts.

TSAC-2539 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)
: Part prefix and start numberfirst number of a numbering series

properties are now visible in the Reinforced concrete stair (95) dialog box in the Rebar Detailing configuration.

TSAC-2395 Concrete components

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

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

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

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

TSAC-3874 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, when one row or column of bolts was defined, the edge distance of the bolts was incorrect. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3839 Steel components

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

TSAC-3837 Steel components

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

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

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

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

(151)
: Previously, stiffeners were not created with the correct length. This has now been fixed.

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-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-3670 Steel components

Working with the Ship ladder (1) component is now must faster than before.

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-3446 Steel components

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

(20)
: Previously, the gusset plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

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

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

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

was not created correctly in some cases. 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-3436 Steel components

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

TSAC-3368 Steel components

Splice type 1 (56): The Round web 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.

dimensions
option on the Parameters tab now works correctly.

TSAC-3336 Steel components

Create holesmall hollow open throughout a part or assembly that is usually used for fastening parts with bolts or other such objects

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

around part (92)
: Previously, when the profile length was shorter than the profile height, the cut was created incorrectly. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3326 Steel components

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

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

TSAC-3320 Steel components

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

TSAC-3312 Steel components

Joist to column, type 2 (163): Stabilizer angle bolts are now created when the secondary part(1) part that exists in a building object and that is connected to the main part

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

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

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

is sloped.

TSAC-3295 Steel components

Splice connection (77): Weld preparations for web plates are now created correctly and do not cause solid errors anymore.

TSAC-3271 Steel components

Column splice (132): You can now define the number of web bolts when using a division plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

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

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

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

and angle profiles as the connection.

TSAC-3204 Steel components

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

Flange plates are used in moment connections, for example.

clearanceset space between objects

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

web.

TSAC-3177 Steel components

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

TSAC-3176 Steel components

LS Brace column end platecomponent object that represents a plate welded perpendicular to the end of the component secondary part

(24)
: 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.

is now created with the correct shape when connecting only one secondary part(1) part that exists in a building object and that is connected to the main part

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

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

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

.

TSAC-3129 Steel components

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

(58)
, Hollow brace wraparound gusset (59) and Wraparound gusset cross (60), there was issue when the connection plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

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

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

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

had been created as a through-plate. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3054 Steel components

Column with stiffeners (188): Shear tabs are now correctly placed when 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 created from plates.

TSAC-3010 Steel components

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

TSAC-2990 Steel components

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

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

TSAC-2954 Steel components

In Cornet wrapped gussetcomponent object that represents a plate that connects braces to a beam, column, or base plate

(63)
, filler plates were previously created in an incorrect location. This has now been fixed.
Also, there is now a new option on the Brace conn tab for specifying where the filler 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.

should be placed when using two connection plates.

TSAC-2910 Steel components

Splice connection (77): Previously, when you defined that flange bolts are not created, the component did not work correctly. 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-2807 Steel components

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

(11)
now works in the same way in different Tekla Structures versions.

TSAC-2680 Steel components

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

TSAC-1528 Steel components

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

TSAC-1069 Steel components

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

TSAC-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.

TSAC-269 Steel components

H&V Shear Pl (64): Previously, the shear tabcomponent object that represents a plate welded to the component main part and bolted to the web of the component secondary part

was created incorrectly when 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.

had a sloped flange. This has now been fixed.

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.

TSAC-2653 Task Manager

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

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

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

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

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-34743 Import, export, interoperability

Previously, after excluding a model from 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.

collaboration, you needed to hide the reference models in the Trimble Connect project manually by closing and reopening the Tekla Structures model. Now, the reference models are automatically hidden when you exclude the model from collaboration.

TTSD-34735 Import, export, interoperability

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

: When you upload a new version of an overlay model to Trimble Connect(1) application for information sharing and collaboration for construction projects that is based on the Trimble Connect platform

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

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

(2) Trimble’s platform for microservices in the cloud

(2) Trimble Connect platform’s microservices include services for uploading, storing, processing, and managing or consuming data. These services are meant to provide common solutions required by multiple applications.

, the new model version now uses the same alignment as the previous version.

TTSD-33615 Import, export, interoperability

Ifc2x3 export: Export using 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.

hierarchies sometimes created openings to wrong level. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-33366 Import, export, interoperability

When you are attaching your model to 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.

project, the Trimble Connect - Select project dialog box now shows additional details about the available licenses. This helps you to select the right license when the organization names are the same.

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) 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.

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

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

: Previously in Trimble Connector, the Refresh button in the ToDo view did not synchronize data from 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.

. 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-32417 Import, export, interoperability

Level marks were not correct for B-rep items, as they always showed the elevation of the item's restriction box. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-31430 Import, export, interoperability

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

TTSD-31360 Import, export, interoperability

DWG export: The export now launches a bit faster than before.

TTSD-31305 Import, export, interoperability

Handling ToDo snapshot views in Trimble Connectorfeature that enables interoperability between Tekla Structures and Trimble Connect application

has been improved. Now, if the ToDo only has one snapshot view, the camera will be adjusted to match that view. If there are several snapshot views and none of them is selected, Trimble Connector will ask you to select the snapshot view to which you want to match the camera.

TTSD-31129 Import, export, interoperability

IFC2x3 export: The property set mapping double accuracy type is now working correctly, and the size of the export file is reduced.

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-30846 Import, export, interoperability

When you receive a generic error message in Trimble Connectorfeature that enables interoperability between Tekla Structures and Trimble Connect application

, you can now find further information about the error in an error log filefile that contains information related to changes, actions, and errors in the model or drawing

Tekla Structures writes information in log files when the model is saved, numbered or checked for clashes, for example.

that is generated in the model folderfolder that is used for storing files associated with a model

Tekla Structures stores all files associated with a model in a folder it creates with the same name as the model database (.db1).

In multi-user mode all users access the same model folder.

.

TTSD-30755 Import, export, interoperability

3D DWG and 3D DGN v8 export: Export failed when there was a space in the layer name. This has now been fixed.

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-30650 Import, export, interoperability

Sometimes the 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.

visibility eye icon state was wrong when you opened the reference model, and you needed to click the icon twice to get the reference model visible. This has now been fixed.

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-29904 Import, export, interoperability

DWG drawing export: Drawing DWG export now handles better situations where views are copied from another drawing with layouts.

TTSD-29888 Import, export, interoperability

IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software interoperability

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

Model can be exported into an IFC file.

export:
Previously, exporting a polybeampart of a certain shape that is created as a continuous chain of beams passing through points that the user picks

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

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

TTSD-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-29674 Import, export, interoperability

Both 3D DWG and 3D DGN v8 export now support assembly selection. When an assembly is selected, all objects in the assembly are exported.

TTSD-29494 Import, export, interoperability

IFC2x3 export: The export now uses assembly name for steel parts as well.

TTSD-29389 Import, export, interoperability

IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software interoperability

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

Model can be exported into an IFC file.

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

TTSD-29283 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
: Holes for bolts going through both faces of hollow section now exported to IFC more consistently, affecting also STEP and IGES exports done with Multi Converter extension.

TTSD-29135 Import, export, interoperability

IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software interoperability

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

Model can be exported into an IFC file.

object conversion
: The IFC object conversion changes list shows object names again.

TTSD-28731 Import, export, interoperability

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

TTSD-28521 Import, export, interoperability

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

TTSD-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-27907 Import, export, interoperability

The IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software interoperability

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

Model can be exported into an IFC file.

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

TTSD-27454 Import, export, interoperability

IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software interoperability

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

Model can be exported into an IFC file.

object conversion
: Curved walls were not converted in the correct orientation. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-22549 Import, export, interoperability

DWG export: When exporting a drawing to DWG, part hatch pattern HSTON3E0 looked wrong if the scale was not the same in X and Y directions. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-20988 Import, export, interoperability

When you cancelled the drawing opening, opening the 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.

side pane in certain moment caused freezing of the reference model side pane. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-19302 Import, export, interoperability

You cannot accidentally snap anymore to the 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.

extrema 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.

.

TTSD-17311 Import, export, interoperability

IFC2x3 export: The export type Coordination view 2.0 did not always create correct geometry for contour plates with corner chamfers. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-14327 Import, export, interoperability

IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software interoperability

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

Model can be exported into an IFC file.

object conversion
: Sometimes the whole model was converted as Item. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-2797 Import, export, interoperability

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

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

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

Layout point can be a reference point.

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

TTSD-34112 Templates and reports

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

TTSD-33849 Templates and reports

Using the SIMILAR_TO_MAIN_PART attribute could sometimes cause crash. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-33325 Templates and reports

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

: Copying a modified valuefield clipboard caused a crash. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-33313 Templates and reports

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

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

TTSD-33080 Templates and reports

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

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

TTSD-32425 Templates and reports

Creating reports of very large cast units could cause a crash. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-29114 Templates and reports

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

TTSD-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-27756 Templates and reports

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

TTSD-30043, TTSD-31893 Drawings

In some cases, opening and recess symbols in drawings could cause a crash. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-34412 Drawings

Previously, the drawing dimension associativitydrawing property that represents the linking of drawing objects to model objects so that the former are updated according to changes made to the latter in the modeling mode

In Tekla Structures, associativity only relates to one type of drawing objects, namely associative objects. These can be building objects and associative annotation objects.

In Tekla Structures, the term associativity has traditionally been used when referring to the linking of drawing objects to model objects. In other modeling contexts, however, the term associativity may refer to any kind of linking between model objects or parts of a model by using dependencies.

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

TTSD-33730 Drawings

UDAs were not loaded to the drawing properties dialog boxes if the User-defined attributes section in the properties dialog box had not been opened first. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-33642 Drawings

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

TTSD-33511 Drawings

Previously, in drawing properties, changing a 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.

with a long name to another drawing layout sometimes did not work. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-32762 Drawings

Korean language characters in dimension tags were not displayed correctly. This has now been fixed. The fix can be taken into use by adding the advanced option XS_ENABLE_DIMENSION_TAG_CHARACTER_SET_FIX=TRUE in an .ini file, for example, user.ini. Unfortunately, when the fix is taken into use, the tag mark content Size is displayed incorrectly (?00*800? instead of (400*800), therefore the default value is FALSE.

TTSD-32569 Drawings

The printing did not use the name given to the single file in the printing dialog box. This has now been fixed.

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-32524 Drawings

Curved dimensions in drawings can now be drawn with short extension lines. Earlier, the Short extension line(1) line in a drawing that is perpendicular to a dimension line and that connects the dimension line to the building object

(2) temporary line in a model that can be used for aligning objects with each other

(2) Extension lines can be used when snapping or creating points.

setting in dimension properties did not work for curved dimensions.

TTSD-32487 Drawings

Tekla Structures crashed when you opened some specific drawings. 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-31682 Drawings

You can now use 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.

(.lay) files that are stored in XS_FIRM and XS_PROJECT folders and their sub-folders for editing drawing layouts.

TTSD-31453 Drawings

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

TTSD-31426 Drawings

Copying objects from 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.

to a drawing sheet could sometimes cause a crash if the drawing view scale was more than 1:100. 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-30862 Drawings

Sometimes precast parts with more than 500 edge lines were incorrectly shown in drawing views. This has now been fixed,

TTSD-30812 Drawings

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

TTSD-30510 Drawings

Perpendicular leader lineline that connects an annotation object to the related object or point

lengths are now shown in correct scale for views that have a scale value below 1.

TTSD-30329 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.

could crash if a large number was entered into the search. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-30191 Drawings

Moving copied, linked or multi-drawing container views in drawings was not working. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-29764 Drawings

Inquiring a rebar set from within a drawing did not highlight the corresponding bars in the model. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-29639 Drawings

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

TTSD-29559 Drawings

During cloning of drawings, the value of the advanced option XS_​DRAWING_​UPDATE_​VIEW_​PLACING is checked before moving a view due to changes in the view extrema box.

TTSD-29496 Drawings

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

TTSD-29396 Drawings

The TOP_LEVEL_BASEPOINT value was not displayed in drawing views when the value was zero. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-29018 Drawings

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

TTSD-28665 Drawings

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

TTSD-28502 Drawings

Adding 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.

marks manually now works more reliably.

TTSD-28039 Drawings

The CURRENT_DRAWING.TITLE property now correctly returns a value when used with Select from drawing in 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.

TTSD-27794 Drawings

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

TTSD-26957 Drawings

Previously the NUMBER_IN_DRAWING attribute was not working correctly with tapered rebar sets. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-26916 Drawings

When dragging a view in the drawing simultaneously with some content in the same view, the selected content was not staying in the same relative position it was before dragging. This has now been fixed.

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-26235 Drawings

There were dimension points missing in copied and linked views. Now dimensions with points that do not have associativitydrawing property that represents the linking of drawing objects to model objects so that the former are updated according to changes made to the latter in the modeling mode

In Tekla Structures, associativity only relates to one type of drawing objects, namely associative objects. These can be building objects and associative annotation objects.

In Tekla Structures, the term associativity has traditionally been used when referring to the linking of drawing objects to model objects. In other modeling contexts, however, the term associativity may refer to any kind of linking between model objects or parts of a model by using dependencies.

can be copied and linked to another drawing.

TTSD-26210 Drawings

Drawings containing items (shapes) open faster now, especially if items are used as precast concrete parts.

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 onwards.

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-24534 Drawings

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

TTSD-23555 Drawings

The column sort 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 onwards.

was not reacting to changes of values of sorted properties. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-20373 Drawings

In the Layout editortool that enables editing the table layout directly on a drawing

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

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

TTSD-20248 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.

drawing status icons have been improved. Some color was added to improve clarity.

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 onwards.

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-19675 Drawings

In imported .rtf files the table formatting has been significantly improved.

TTSD-18347 Drawings

Weld marks in drawings that had the size hidden in the weld markmark that includes a set of selected property elements related to a weld

properties were not drawn correctly. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-17244 Drawings

Changing the units for rebar CC property now works more reliably in drawing marks and dimensions.

TTSD-2745 Drawings

Filter dimensioning is now dimensioning all rebars in a group for rebar groups that are not straight bars.

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-3980 Drawings

Drawing 2D Library had a defect in Tekla Structures 2019i service pack 1 & 2. 2D details inserted in section views were incorrectly placed, this has now been fixed. Horizontal section views are now fixed as well.

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-3607 Drawings

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

dimensioning
: The symbols were placed incorrectly during the plug-in creation. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3456 Drawings

In Tekla Structures 2019i SP1 in 2D library, texts, symbols, and rectangular polygons in 2D details were misplaced. These misplacements were visible when advanced option XS_​UPSIDE_​DOWN_​TEXT_​ALLOWED was set to TRUE.

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-3448 Drawings

Improvements in the Drawing 2D Library have been done to prevent multi-user models from crashing.

TSAC-3325 Drawings

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

dimensioning
: Rebar group dimensioning no longer causes crashes. The crashes were caused by incorrect part bounding boxes and incorrectly counted view restriction boxes.

TSAC-3264 Drawings

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

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

TSAC-3263 Drawings

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

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

TSAC-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-3157 Drawings

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

TSAC-3156 Drawings

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

TSAC-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.

TSAC-3083 Drawings

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

TSAC-2973 Drawings

Skewed part shapes are now dimensioned on the part when the dimensioning type is Filter dimensions. Previously, the dimension lines ended on the 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.

of the skewed part.

TSAC-2865 Drawings

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

dimensioning
: Rebar attributes CC_MIN, CC_MAX & CC_TARGET have been adjusted to match the change from being a string type to a double type.

TSAC-2745 Drawings

Filter dimensioning is now dimensioning all rebars in a group for rebar groups that are not straight bars.

TSAC-2534 Drawings

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

TTSD-31625 System and options

Tekla Structures can now read .xml files from the sub-folders of XS_FIRM and XS_PROJECT folders.

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-34133 Tekla Model Sharing

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.

is read in, and Tekla Structures sets the rebar 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.

in drawings as not up to date because of numbering conflicts, the part numbering and the cast unit numbering are now also set as not up to date.

TTSD-32744 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, changes made in the rebar catalogcatalog that displays reinforcing bar types with a predefined bending radius and hook dimensions

were not included in write-out packets, if the changed rebars were only used in rebar sets in the 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.

. This has now been fixed, so that all rebar cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

changes are included in write-out packets.

TTSD-30977 Tekla Model Sharing

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

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla Online services.

, importing or exporting parametric user-defined profiles in the .lis format is no longer possible without a subtype. This will prevent creating broken or incorrect files.

TTSD-30021 Tekla Model Sharing

Tekla Model Sharingcloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a model

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla Online services.

: In the Users dialog box, check marks are now shown again for users that have joined the 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.

.

TTSD-27827 Tekla Model Sharing

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

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla Online services.

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

TTSD-27196 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, when a reference modelmodel which the designer can use as an aid when building another model

A reference model is created in Tekla Structures or in other software and can be inserted to Tekla Structures. The reference model appears together with the model but it is not modified by Tekla Structures. The user can snap to reference model points.

For example, an architectural model, a plant design model, or a heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) model can be a reference model.

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

TTSD-26304 Tekla Model Sharing

In some situations, conflicts in the model could cause the error "Dbvirtual fatal error: internal consistency failure" in read in and restart of Tekla Structures. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-16143 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, when a part was moved from one assembly to another 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.

, and changes by another user were then read in for the moved part, the part's old assembly was shown as modified in the Changes list. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-7959, TTSD-31577 Reinforcement

Split rebar groups are now mirrored correctly.

TTSD-8028, TTSD-8098 Reinforcement

Tapered (or tapered ridge, tapered curved) rebar groups with excess exact spacing values are now mirrored correctly.

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 set, 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 magneticproperty of a rectangular grid, a grid plane, a construction line, and a construction plane that enables the attached model objects to follow when the object in question is moved

See also adaptivity.

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.

planes were used in the model. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-30092 Reinforcement

In rebar sets, the default hook direction now depends only on the first leg. Previously, it was determined from the first two legs including a possible cranked leg at the other end of the bar.

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.

TTSD-28607 Reinforcement

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

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

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

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

TTSD-27964 Reinforcement

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

TTSD-27901 Reinforcement

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

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

is created by using end detail modifiers.

TTSD-15678 Reinforcement

The threading visualization used in rebar sets is now also available for 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.

groups and single reinforcing bars.

TTSD-13154 Reinforcement

The visualization of curved and circular reinforcing bars containing hooks has been improved where previously the hook bending was not correctly represented.

TTSD-8097 Reinforcement

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

Direct modification enables additional handles and modification options.

was used to create exact spacings and a zero/negative end offsetpart property that is used to move the ends of a part, relative to the part’s reference line

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

, the rebar group was not mirrored correctly. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3728 Reinforcement

The following changes have been made in 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.

:

  • A new bending shape property Arc twist angle (AT) has been added for all curved legs. This property has a non-zero value when the bar has a 3D shape. The value may also be -180 if the curved arc rotation is in different direction than the previous arc or bending.
  • The bending twist angle (T) value is given also for the first bending if the first leg is curved.
  • The previous new properties AT and T are also included as shape code rules.
  • The properties AL, AA, RI, and RO can now be used in formulas.
  • Polygonal bars are no longer converted into curved bars if the curve is not on the same plane (and if only the projection of the geometry is a circular arc).
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.

TSAC-3345 Reinforcement

In 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.

, some extra leg/bending rule operands were previously occasionally shown with short curved bars. These obsolete operands are not shown anymore.

TSAC-3344 Reinforcement

In 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.

, the rule operand REVERSED was not previously available for curved/circular bars, and therefore it could not be used in shape definitions. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-30193, TTSD-30430, TTSD-30389 Modeling

Previously, creating views along 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.

lines did not work correctly when the grid had a non-zero origin. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-28510, TTSD-29504, TTSD-30166 Modeling

Earlier, when creating a view along 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.

lines for rotated views, incorrect views were created. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-34414, TTSD-33389 Modeling

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

TTSD-33605, TTSD-31590 Modeling

Previously, when you created a stand-alone bent plateplate that is created by picking points and whose shape is conical or cylindrical

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-34291 Modeling

The notifications.xml file is now again saved in the <user>\AppData\Local\ folder.

TTSD-34006 Modeling

Previously, the sketch editortool that is used for creating and editing parametric user-defined profiles

could crash in certain situations. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-33724 Modeling

When you redraw a DirectX rendered 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.

, parts do not disappear anymore.

TTSD-33487 Modeling

Tekla Structures model background colors are now correctly set back to the default colors when leaving the background color 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.

values empty.

TTSD-33373 Modeling

The contents of an assembly are now shown correctly when using the Assembly > Show assembly command.

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, but 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-32861 Modeling

Previously, in DirectX rendered model views, the snap cursor line occasionally turned black. This has now been fixed.
 

TTSD-32783 Modeling

Previously, creating a view from a radial gridmodeling aid that represents a three-dimensional complex of intersecting grid planes or intersecting grid planes and curved grid surfaces

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

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

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

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 plateplate that is created by using construction objects

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

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(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 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-32240 Modeling

Previously, the snap tooltips hid the snap symbols in some cases. This has now been fixed and the snap tooltips do not overlap with the snap symbols anymore. 

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-31395 Modeling

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

TTSD-31380 Modeling

In DirectX rendered model views:

- With the Parts wireframe / Components wireframe (Ctrl/Shift+1) renderingprocess of making the model object faces visible

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

option all edgelines are now shown.

- With the Parts shaded wireframe / Components shaded wireframe (Ctrl/Shift+2) rendering option the underlying objects can now be seen through.

- Connected part edges are now shown correctly.
 

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 plateplate that is created by using construction objects

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

, 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-30956 Modeling

Previously, when modifying the geometry of an item, the reference pointpoint that Tekla Structures creates when the user creates a model object, the point being visualized as a handle

The reference points follow the model object if it is moved. They are only deleted if the related model object is deleted.

Reference points can be selected as snap points in a snap switch.

was sometimes lost when adding an edge to the item. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-30827 Modeling

The Move special > Mirror and Copy special > Mirror commands now work correctly for radial grids.

TTSD-30766 Modeling

Each surface is now added to a single flat or curved part face or 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.

face. Surfaces no longer extend over fillet edges between flat and curved faces.

TTSD-30606 Modeling

Previously, if you made large selections in the model, loading properties to the property panecontrol element in Tekla Structures user interface in the form of a side pane window

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

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

could be extremely slow. Now this does not happen anymore. The performance issue with large selections has been fixed.

TTSD-30392 Modeling

When you split a lofted part, the height dimensions now remain the same as before the split.

TTSD-30150 Modeling

Welds in components are now taken into account in clash checking.

TTSD-30122 Modeling

Views along 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.

lines were not created properly if the work planeplane that the user has chosen in a model and that is currently active for working on in a model view

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

was set to some other plane, for instance, when the work plane was rotated. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-30048 Modeling

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

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

TTSD-30036 Modeling

Shapes that are inserted to a model are now copied to the model folderfolder that is used for storing files associated with a model

Tekla Structures stores all files associated with a model in a folder it creates with the same name as the model database (.db1).

In multi-user mode all users access the same model folder.

.

TTSD-29911 Modeling

While editing the geometry of an item and selecting another item, the handles stayed on the original item. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-29844 Modeling

Previously, it was not possible to enter the decimal symbol after the inch symbol when defining rectangular gridmodeling aid that represents a three-dimensional complex of intersecting grid planes or intersecting grid planes and curved grid surfaces

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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 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.

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.

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

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-29820 Modeling

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

TTSD-29706 Modeling

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

TTSD-29673 Modeling

Parts whose material is Formwork_undefined are no longer added to the pour unitentity that combines together a pour object and the other building objects that need to be in place before cast-in-place concrete can be poured

The needed building objects can be reinforcement and embeds, for example.

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

is precast.

TTSD-29630 Modeling

Snap symbols are correct size in the DirectX rendered model views also when you zoom out.

TTSD-29400 Modeling

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

TTSD-29167 Modeling

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

TTSD-29109 Modeling

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

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

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

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

boundaries.

TTSD-29098 Modeling

When using a 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.

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.

value in the assembly or cast unit position, Tekla Structures erroneously showed the default value of the UDA. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-29032 Modeling

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

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

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

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

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

TTSD-28936 Modeling

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

TTSD-28722 Modeling

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

, or removed or dragged an existing grid line of a rotated rectangular gridmodeling aid that represents a three-dimensional complex of intersecting grid planes or intersecting grid planes and curved grid surfaces

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

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

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

using direct modificationfunction that activates the mode where the model objects can be modified by using handles

Direct modification enables additional handles and modification options.

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

TTSD-28673 Modeling

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

TTSD-28434 Modeling

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

TTSD-28366 Modeling

Selecting points that are already selected is now possible after changing the object creation type, for example, creating a polycurve and switching the creation method from arc to line.

TTSD-27826 Modeling

In some cases, for example, when the plane of a part face or an opening face ran through an opening in the part and its pour breakbuilding object used to split a pour object into smaller pour objects

plane, the pour break was not created or it became invalid. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-27047 Modeling

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

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

TTSD-26805 Modeling

In some cases, weld preparations were not shown in the model after copying. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-24624 Modeling

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

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

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

TTSD-22467 Modeling

Previously, there was a second cursor drawn in the model originglobal coordinate system point of origin used for the model

Model origin is the default project base point.

when you rotated the view. This has now been fixed, and the additional cursor does not show up in the model origin.
 

TTSD-16351 Modeling

Previously, pour breaks did not work in some cases when the parts forming the pour were very slightly tilted. This has now been fixed.

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 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.

partially touch each other.

TTSD-31525 Licensing

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

TSAC-3626 Installation

Migration wizardtool that is used for copying settings defined by the user in the earlier version of Tekla Structures

Migration wizard is typically used when starting to use a new version of Tekla Structures. The migration wizard can be used to copy settings included in initialization files.

now works correctly with various monitor resolutions.

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-30763 Analysis and design

Previously, moving an analysis nodeanalysis model object that Tekla Structures creates at a defined point of an analysis model based on analysis part connectivity

Tekla Structures creates nodes at ends and intersection points of analysis parts, and the corners of analysis areas.

did not create the correct result when multiple parts were connected to the nodeanalysis model object that Tekla Structures creates at a defined point of an analysis model based on analysis part connectivity

Tekla Structures creates nodes at ends and intersection points of analysis parts, and the corners of analysis areas.

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-30736 Analysis and design

Previously, the selected analysis partanalysis model object that is a representation of a physical part in an analysis model

In different analysis models, a physical part is represented by different analysis parts.

handle disappeared when moving the cursor in the view. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-28470 Analysis and design

When analysis resultsresults that concern forces and stresses and that an analysis application generates after it has run a structural analysis on an analysis model

Analysis results are stored in Tekla Structures in an analysis results database.

have been included in a .cxl file exported from Tekla Structural Designer, Tekla Structures saves the results of all load combinations in the analysis results database.

The maximum axial force, shear force, and bending moment at the part ends are saved as user-defined attributes in the part properties.

TTSD-27651 Analysis and design

Where compatible versions of Tekla Structures and Tekla Structural Designer are installed on the same computer, models can now be transferred directly, without manually exporting a file from one product and then manually importing it in the other.

TTSD-23957 Analysis and design

Loads are now visible in the DirectX rendered model views with all renderingprocess of making the model object faces visible

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

options.

TTSD-34140 Tools and components

Applications & components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

: Importing a .uel file immediately after creating a new model could result in the automatically imported catalog information (for example, thumbnails) being lost. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-32726 Tools and components

In custom components, bitmap (.bmp) images from the model folderfolder that is used for storing files associated with a model

Tekla Structures stores all files associated with a model in a folder it creates with the same name as the model database (.db1).

In multi-user mode all users access the same model folder.

are now correctly shown in the component dialog box.

TTSD-28207 Tools and components

Previously, there was an error when publishing a custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

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

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

when another component of a different type with the same name as the custom component already existed. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-27819 Tools and components

Previously, rebar set modifiers and splitters were hidden 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

if the XS_REBARSET_SHOW_MODIFIERS_CREATED_BY_COMPONENTS advanced option was set to FALSE. This advanced option should only apply to component instances, not to the component editor. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-27198 Tools and components

Previously, clash check could fail to detect clashes involving rebar sets with hooks. 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 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.

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.

TSAC-2579 Tools and components

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

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-20075 Numbering

"PRELIM_MARK" and "PRELIM_ASSEM_MARK" have been changed to unique_attribute in the objects.inp file. This means that when you copy parts, the preliminary numbers are not copied to the new parts.

TTSD-34115 User interface

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.

now shows the properties that have validation errors because of empty values even if Show properties that have a value is selected in the Property pane settings.

TTSD-33699 User interface

Previously, picking a point to create a new beam in the model could be slow. Now the performance of the property panecontrol element in Tekla Structures user interface in the form of a side pane window

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

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

has been improved to make creating beams faster.

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-32086 User interface

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

The user can customize the contextual toolbar.

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.

TTSD-29452 User interface

In some rare cases when dragging a table in Layout editortool that enables editing the table layout directly on a drawing

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

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

TTSD-29328 User interface

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

Model origin is the default project base point.

.

TTSD-29273 User interface

Earlier, it was not possible to add rectangular or radial gridmodeling aid that represents a three-dimensional complex of intersecting grid planes or intersecting grid planes and curved grid surfaces

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

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

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

and grid planesingle horizontal or vertical plane

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

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

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

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

. This now has been fixed.

TTSD-28996 User interface

The following visibility issues have been improved:

  • Concrete will now be transparent after creating rebar groups.
  • Construction objects are now visible when selected.
TTSD-28921 User interface

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.

settings, the items in the property group list now have fixed height.

TTSD-28885 User interface

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

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

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

Model origin is the default project base point.

when creating default views. This has been fixed and the work plane now remains in the previously set location.

TTSD-28663 User interface

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

as needing renumbering. Now this does not happen anymore.

TTSD-27766 User interface

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

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

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

Model origin is the default project base point.

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

TTSD-27237 User interface

Sometimes, when you created a view, the work planeplane that the user has chosen in a model and that is currently active for working on in a model view

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

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

Model origin is the default project base point.

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-26162 User interface

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.

no longer displays visibility settings for property groups that do not have any properties to be shown.

TTSD-26021 User interface

Several fixes have been made to DirectX graphics both in object visualization and performance.
In DirectX views, the clip planes do not disappear anymore in plan views.

TTSD-24055 User interface

Side pane windows no longer move slightly to the left when floated.

TTSD-15532 User interface

The availability of material, thickness and color properties according to the 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.

types 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.

has been corrected.

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.