Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2020 SP1

New features and improvements in SP1

In addition to fixes, Tekla Structures 2020 SP1 delivers useful improvements in pour calculation, rebar sets, detail and section marks, and IFC export:

Defect number Development area Description
TSAC-4234 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
tools: The wall layout opening face handle has been changed to two crossing lines to allow easier selection of openings.

TSAC-4132 Concrete components

Formwork placing tools - Walls: When adding panels, automatic fillers are now created correctly.

TSAC-4089 Concrete components

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

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

bars
and Mesh bars by area: The direct modificationfunction that activates the mode where the model objects can be modified by using handles

Direct modification enables additional handles and modification options.

dimensioning now considers spliced bars as just one bar. This shows a cleaner and faster dimension lineline that visualizes the distance between the defined dimension points

Separate dimensions can be combined into a longer dimension line.

when using direct modification.

TSAC-4048 Concrete components

Concrete console (110): Previously, incorrect extra secondary parts were selected when using the Cut extra secondary parts option. This has now been fixed.
 

TSAC-4046 Concrete components

Floor layout: The dialog box name of Floor layout's detailing strips has been renamed to Floor layout property strip.

TSAC-4001 Concrete components

Floor layout: Previously, the dialog box for defining floor layout property strips was not always opened. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4001 Concrete components

Floor layout: Previously, the dialog box for defining floor layout property strips was not always opened. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3984 Concrete components

Embedded anchors (8): A warning message is now shown when unknown material is detected in the input assembly.

TSAC-3974 Concrete components

Floor layout: Previously, a new floor layout used the properties of special slabs and openings from an existing modified floor layout when you created the new floor layout using the properties of the existing floor layout. This could result in incorrect slabplate that represents a concrete structure

In Tekla Structures, a slab is created by picking three or more points.

Slab may be part of a floor, for example.

widths, for example. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3966 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 seam
: Previously, modifying the seam gapany space between two objects

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

/center offset was difficult when the wall layout had any surface layers. This issue has now been fixed. The reason for this issue was that the component dialog box showed the gap/offset of the surface layer even if it could not be modified. An extra manual selection of the layer was required to activate the correct structural layer.

TSAC-3964 Concrete components

Starter bars for footing (87): Corner bars and side bars now take the values of the standard hooks when the hook length or bending radius values are empty on the Picture tab.
 

TSAC-3955 Concrete components

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

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

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

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

stair (95)
: The top 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 top anchor are now created properly when the top landing has recesses.

TSAC-3885 Concrete components

Previously, parts added to cast units in Geometry detailing strip were incorrectly created when the reference points were beyond part edges. This was mostly visible at 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 openings, and it has now been fixed.

TSAC-3866 Concrete components

Embedded anchors (8): On the Input tab, you can now use the new Top in form face option in the Up directionconnection or detail property that indicates how the created connection is rotated around the component secondary part, or the created detail around the component main part, relative to the current work plane

The up direction options are +x, -x, +y, -y, +z, -z, and auto.

list when positioning created anchors.

TSAC-3797 Concrete components

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

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

bars
: The number of secondary bars is no longer overwritten by the number of primary bars.

TSAC-3782 Concrete components

Formwork placing tools - Walls: There is a new option to control the Platform layout. When you select the new Preset array option, the start distance and spacing input is dimmed, and the spacing of platform items is taken from the panel layout. With the second option, Custom array (over multiple panels), the platforms are placed as before using the given start distance and spacings. If spacing is not defined, the default spacing of the platform will be used.
Now it is possible to define the preset locations of the platform (brackets) for each formwork panel with the new configuration definitions PlatformX in normal (=not tilted panel) and PlatformY in a tilted panel. If these are not defined, the default locations are at the panel extreme edges.

TSAC-3739 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)
: On the Main bars tab, you can now select whether the last rebar segment is horizontal instead of following the inclined corbel edge. This will affect the created traverse stirrups as well.

TSAC-3738 Concrete components

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

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

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

can again be placed by entering a numeric location.

TSAC-3723 Concrete components

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

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

bars
: Creating bars using the Number of bars option now works correctly.

TSAC-3596 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
: Previously, using a component to create a single part layer did not work properly. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3413 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
has been improved for mirrored layouts. Previously, after the wall layout was copied as mirrored the layout needed to be updated. 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.

also caused the layers to be flipped. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3386 Concrete components

Concrete foundation (1030): Previously, there was an extra distance in the model when offsetting the created tubes and rebars. This extra distance has been removed. Now the distance corresponds with the values set in the component dialog box.

TSAC-3377 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
: Previously, the wall layout was not created to the correct elevation if the height option "Z0+Z1" was applied. The preview showed correct elevation, though. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-1748 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
: Selecting the opening with rollover highlight switched on has been optimized.

TSAC-4101 Steel components

Web stiffened end platecomponent object that represents a plate welded perpendicular to the end of the component secondary part

(1016)
: Previously, the additional beam name was also applied as the additional beam finish. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4078 Steel components

Column with stiffeners S (187): Previously, the bolt protection area was created too large, and it cut unwanted parts of the secondary beam. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4077 Steel components

Column with stiffeners W (182): Previously, the bolt protection area was created too large, and it cut unwanted parts of the secondary beam. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4076 Steel components

Shear plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

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

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

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

simple (146)
: Previously, the bolt protection area was created too large, and it cut unwanted parts of the secondary beam. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4059 Steel components

Column - 2 beam (14): Previously, the component did not work correctly 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.

profile was a C or U profile. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4015 Steel components

Stair base detail (1043): It is now possible to specify bolt assemblyset of bolt elements that consists of a bolt, a stud, or a screw, and possibly the related washers and nuts

attributes and extra length for bolts on the Sbolts tab. Also, it is now possible to create custom components instead of bolts on the Sbolts tab.
 

TSAC-4011 Steel components

Splice connection (77): Welds between the deck plates and input parts now have the correct direction.
 

TSAC-3967 Steel components

Stair base detail (1038): Previously, all welds in the component were created twice in the same place. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3965 Steel components

Cage ladder (S60): It is now possible to specify the assembly prefix and number for hoops and vertical bars.

TSAC-3925 Steel components

Stairs (S71): Previously, the error message "Illegal input" was shown even when the component was created correctly. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3914 Steel components

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

(142)
: Creating the component with secondary parts as C profiles has now been improved.

TSAC-3897 Steel components

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

(11)
, Tube gusset (20) and Gusseted cross (62): It is now possible to create a rounded cut by specifying a radius on the Gusset tab when the gusset is slotted through 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.

.

TSAC-3829 Steel components

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

(143)
: Previously, when the bolt dimensions on the BoxPBolts tab were smaller than the bolt dimensions on the BoxSBolts tab, the angle boxes were created incorrectly. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3810 Steel components

Weld preparationcut that is made on the part edge in order to enable a more complete weld penetration which provides a stronger joint

(44)
: On the Parameters tab, it is now possible to specify separate chamfer sizes and weld access holesmall cut that is made on the beam web in order to enable welding by using an electrode

sizes for the top and bottom flange.

TSAC-3744 Steel components

Column - 2 beam (14): Previously, the 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.

between the column and beams was created incorrectly when the bolt offset from the plate center line was specified. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3713 Steel components

Central brace tube conn Pl (50): Previously, there was a gapany space between two objects

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

between 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.

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

plate when using the component to connect 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.

. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3675 Steel components

Cold rolled overlap (1): The component now supports the AutoDefaultspredefined properties that AutoConnection uses when creating connections

rule group settings.

TSAC-3664 Steel components

Multiple stiffeners (1064): It is now possible to specify a square chamfer type as a 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.

chamfer.

TSAC-3618 Steel components

Portal bracing (105): It is now possible to specify the material, name, and 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.

of tee profiles.

TSAC-3501 Steel components

Offshore (194): It is now possible to create haunches as plates.

TSAC-3479 Steel components

Shear plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

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

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

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

simple (146)
: Previously, the flanges of the secondary beam were cut to avoid the collision with rounding areas of 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.

also when the secondary beam was already cut back from the main part web. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-2363 Steel components

Cold rolled overlap (1): Previously, the default position for bolts did not work correctly and the bolt groupgroup of bolts that forms a connecting building object between an assembly main part and secondary parts

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

was not created centered on the profile. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-1916 Steel components

Welded beam to beam (123): The creation of notches has been improved for profiles which have sloped flanges.

TSAC-1579 Steel components

Welded tee (32): It is now possible to create bolts between the tee profile and 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.

.

TSAC-320 Steel components

Unfold surface (21): Previously, multiple cuts were created in the same position when the component had been modified using the Modify button. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-307 Steel components

Tapered column-beam stub (150): Previously, the bottom weld access holesmall cut that is made on the beam web in order to enable welding by using an electrode

cut was incorrectly created. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-240 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, the component created double notches on the top flange. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-36050 Import, export, interoperability

IFC2x3 export: Previously, the IFC2x3 export exported bolts as transparent. This has been fixed.

TTSD-35802 Import, export, interoperability

The assembly hierarchyarrangement of assemblies that describes the manufacture and erecting of the actual assembly to be built

in the current Tekla Structures model is now written correctly when you convert the model into a .tekla 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.

using the Upload model command.

TTSD-35692 Import, export, interoperability

Rebars in exported .tekla models are now colored according to their classes.

TTSD-35417 Import, export, interoperability

IFC4 export: In the export dialog box, if the name of the additional property set contained spaces, the text after the space disappeared. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-35180 Import, export, interoperability

Previously, after a model was saved in the multi-user modemode in which several users can work on the same model using their own working models

, the attached overlay models disappeared. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-35006 Import, export, interoperability

You can now use dynamic strings as user-defined attributes (UDAs) in IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software interoperability

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

Model can be exported into an IFC file.

export and reports. To add a dynamic string as an 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.

, set it as a user-defined template attributeattribute in a template object that Tekla Structures uses to calculate and display information from a model database

Template attributes represent object properties.

in the Property Set Definitions dialog box.

TTSD-34975 Import, export, interoperability

If uploading the Tekla Structures 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.

as a .tekla file fails, the error details are now logged in the PublishToTrimbleConnect 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.

. This log file is located in the \logs folder under the current modelmodel that is active in Tekla Structures

The current model can be a single-user model, a shared model or a working model.

folder.

TTSD-34954 Import, export, interoperability

IFC2x3 export: The export sometimes used incorrect object colors when exporting using representationthe way that the information included in a model is represented visually

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-34908 Import, export, interoperability

Previously, when you redrew a 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.

rendered with OpenGL, incorrect edge line offsets sometimes appeared in the attached overlay models. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-34907 Import, export, interoperability

Previously, Tekla Structures could sometimes select or clear the Start 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
check box without user input. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-34865 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
: All parametric C profile start and end points have now been switched. Earlier, they were incorrectly oriented after being converted to Tekla Structures parts.

TTSD-34751 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
: If a complicated cut is exported as B-rep, then also the main panel or slabplate that represents a concrete structure

In Tekla Structures, a slab is created by picking three or more points.

Slab may be part of a floor, for example.

is exported as B-rep. This fix is mainly for the Export To Aveva extension.

TTSD-34721 Import, export, interoperability

Rebars in overlay models are now shown correctly when you use the Components wireframe and Show only selected component renderingprocess of making the model object faces visible

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

options.

TTSD-34677 Import, export, interoperability

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.

- Models
dialog box, yellow warning icons are now shown next to broken overlay models that cannot be shown on top of the Tekla Structures model.

TTSD-34501 Import, export, interoperability

TS;;Beam exported as an IfcMechanicalFasterner can now have additional property set properties. The properties are fetched from the TS::Beam object.

TTSD-34497 Import, export, interoperability

Ifc2x3 export: Support for exporting transparencies to the current view export (Use current view colors selected) has been added.

TTSD-34442 Import, export, interoperability

You can now select top-level assemblies in overlay models when you have selected the Assemblies and cast units selection switchswitch used for controlling which object types can be selected

. Note that you cannot select sub-assemblies.
 

TTSD-34437 Import, export, interoperability

When you inquire the properties of overlay model objects, the objects now have original identifiers in the Inquire object dialog box.

TTSD-34419 Import, export, interoperability

You can now align clip planes with the faces of overlay model objects.

TTSD-34276 Import, export, interoperability

You can now zoom in to overlay models by right-clicking objects in the overlay models and selecting Zoom Selected.

TTSD-34274 Import, export, interoperability

Drawing DWG export is now more robust with symbol handling.

TTSD-34210 Import, export, interoperability

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

sometimes crashed when you closed a Tekla Structures model and opened another model too quickly. This has now been fixed, so that Trimble Connector waits for the second model to open, and closes if the model is still unavailable after the waiting period.

TTSD-33697 Import, export, interoperability

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

: Previously, uploading the same 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.

with a different name was only possible for 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. Now, you can do so for other types of reference models as well.

TTSD-32444 Import, export, interoperability

The concrete cover used in design by Tekla Structural Designer is now transferred for Foundation mats when importing a Tekla Structural Designer model when a compatible version of Tekla Structural Designer is installed.

TTSD-32443 Import, export, interoperability

The design intent rebar from Tekla Structural Designer is now transferred for Foundation mats when importing a Tekla Structural Designer model if a compatible version of Tekla Structural Designer is installed.

TTSD-32440 Import, export, interoperability

The pour phasepart property that defines which cast-in-place concrete parts form a pour object

Pour phase can be used to prevent cast-in-place concrete parts from merging into one pour object.

attribute is now transferred between Tekla Strucutral Designer and Tekla Structures when the advanced option XS_ENABLE_POUR_MANAGEMENT is set to TRUE.

TTSD-31540 Import, export, interoperability

The DWG export now uses the units that have been defined for the current modelmodel that is active in Tekla Structures

The current model can be a single-user model, a shared model or a working model.

in the Options dialog box.

TTSD-27763 Import, export, interoperability

3D DGN export: The export failed in some environments, this has now been fixed.

TSAC-2523 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.

: The issues that caused exporting of layout points from Layout manager to fail have now been fixed.

TTSD-35628 Templates and reports

There is a new custom template attributeattribute in a template object that Tekla Structures uses to calculate and display information from a model database

Template attributes represent object properties.

, CUSTOM.ELEMENT_WEIGHT.REINFORCED

The attribute calculates the element weight as follows: The volume of concrete parts minus the volume of steel embeds and reinforcing bars multiplied by a concrete density of 2450 kg/m3 (hard-coded) to achieve the concrete weight. Then the weight of the concrete, reinforcement, and embeds are summed up.
Note!
The calculation uses a steel density of 7850 kg/m3 for steel embeds.
Steel embeds and reinforcing bars are assumed to be completely within the concrete.
The attribute does not take reinforcement meshes into account.

The new CUSTOM.ELEMENT_WEIGHT.REINFORCED is more accurate in cast units with dense reinforcement than the existing CUSTOM.ELEMENT_WEIGHT.

TTSD-34854 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 template file is double-clicked in the file explorer, the dialog box to select the environment is now shown and Template Editor is opened with the correct (selected) environment.

TTSD-34611 Templates and reports

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

, the Reset button was missing from the Picture Properties dialog box. This has now been fixed.

TPLED-166 Templates and reports

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

: Tekla Structures occasionally crashed when a multiline valuefield was used in a template. This has now been fixed.

TPLED-145 Templates and reports

The contents of the hidden templates in drawings are no longer calculated, which reduces the drawing opening time.

TTSD-35828 Drawings

When you create rebar dimension marks for tapered or curved rebar groups and Tekla Structures asks you to pick a side, free snapping is now automatically enabled. This means that you can pick any position within the view boundarydashed frame inside a drawing view

Drawing view boundary can be used when cropping the contents of a drawing view. For example, it is possible to resize drawing views so that there is no unnecessary empty space in them, or to show just a specific part of the drawing view contents.

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

.

TTSD-35516 Drawings

The arrow symbol 0 (no arrow) is now always available in drawing properties, view properties and mark properties, despite the values in the arrows.txt file.

TTSD-35349 Drawings

Drawing views were sometimes incorrectly rotated when an assembly/cast unit drawingdrawing that displays information on concrete parts, including reinforcement, cast-in embeds, edge chamfers, and insulation, in a cast unit

Cast unit drawings are generally used either at the element factory or at the construction site.

was created for a subassembly. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-35204 Drawings

Rebar dimension markpart of a dimension that displays the basic information about the building object measurements

A dimension mark can consist of a prefix, numerical value, and postfix.

prefix and post fix mark editing when subgrouping is off now updates the drawing.

TTSD-35137 Drawings

Tekla Structures can now automatically find paper sizes for drawings in the US imperial environment.

TTSD-35012 Drawings

In the .htc file for hatch pattern settings, material names can now be 32 characters long. Previously, the character limit was 21 characters.

TTSD-34960 Drawings

Cloning drawings with moved views resulted in empty drawings. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-34888 Drawings

Highlighting parts when double-clicking a row in the dimension associativitydrawing property that represents the linking of drawing objects to model objects so that the former are updated according to changes made to the latter in the modeling mode

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

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

rule list now works more reliably.

TTSD-34765 Drawings

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 no longer jumps as much as before.

TTSD-34693 Drawings

In certain rare cases the drawing viewview that includes selected model objects or an area in the model, that is represented in a drawing

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

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

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

label used to disappear completely after selecting and unselecting the drawing view. Now the label is visible after unselect.

TTSD-34690 Drawings

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 lists sometimes did not show the selected associativity correctly for existing dimensions. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-34565 Drawings

Previously in some cases, items were misplaced and incorrectly oriented in GA drawings. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-34521 Drawings

The Undo command now works more reliably for curved dimensions.

TTSD-34464 Drawings

Merging bolt marks now works more reliably.

TTSD-34411 Drawings

The Default 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 is not shown in the associativity rule list, unless it is the only rule available, or if it has been previously selected as the active rule for the chosen point.

TTSD-34381 Drawings

Tekla Structures occasionally crashed when drawing bolt dimensions. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-34370 Drawings

When dimensioning type Overall was used in section views, Tekla Structures created duplicate views with same section markuser-created symbol that includes a set of mark elements, identifies a section, and is displayed in the source view

. Now this has been fixed and there is only one A-A view visible, for example.

TTSD-34361 Drawings

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

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

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

rule list was sometimes showing an empty line for bolts. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-34348 Drawings

Clicking different options in 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 now works better.

TTSD-34284 Drawings

A rebar dimension markpart of a dimension that displays the basic information about the building object measurements

A dimension mark can consist of a prefix, numerical value, and postfix.

no longer changes its orientation if any of the properties are modified with the contextual toolbarfloating toolbar that contains commands for modifying the most common object properties

The user can customize the contextual toolbar.

.

TTSD-33630 Drawings

Overlaying snapshots in drawings now works more fluently.

TTSD-33090 Drawings

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 previously showing incorrect text for some cuts. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-32784 Drawings

Previously, you could not change the units and format of some level templates in drawing marks. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-32728 Drawings

Reference models that were not visible in the drawing could sometimes extend the drawing restriction box unnecessarily. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-32650 Drawings

When Use multiple printers was selected in the Print Drawings dialog box, and you loaded printing settings, and tried to save the settings with a new name, the name was reverted to the name of the earlier settings file. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-32591 Drawings

The Print Drawings dialog box incorrectly updated the preview while printing documents. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-30910 Drawings

Rectangle objects are now displayed correctly in drawings.

TTSD-29849 Drawings

The attributes *_LEVEL_BASEPOINT and *_LEVEL_PROJECT were changed to string, and new attributes *_LEVEL_UNFORMATTED_BASEPOINT and *_LEVEL_UNFORMATTED_PROJECT were created as double.

TTSD-28547 Drawings

Previously, when you sorted 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.

by several columns, Tekla Structures scrolled to the bottom of Document manager. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-28083 Drawings

In GA drawings, opening symbols were not shown in reflected views, now they are shown as expected.

TTSD-23589 Drawings

Printing: Previously, hatches were sometimes placed outside their boundaries and covered areas incorrectly. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-18430 Drawings

Print preview and output will now reflect the changes made to an open drawing.

TSAC-4230 Drawings

The Rebar 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.

view creator
macrosaved series of actions that includes instructions for a program

Macros are located in the applications and components catalog. They are recorded or created manually and stored as .cs file in a folder defined with the advanced option XS_MACRO_DIRECTORY.

Macros can, for example, be used for creating drawings or reports.

Macros are sometimes used to run an application.

did not work properly if the cast unit contained a bent mesh. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4040 Drawings

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

and marking
: The mark content was not displayed when Total number in drawing was in use with rebar sets and rebar groups. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3869 Drawings

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

are marking
: The representationthe way that the information included in a model is represented visually

of the bar shapes with multiple bending radii has been fixed.

TSAC-2014 Drawings

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

and marking
: A new option Show exaggerated has been added on the Rebar tab to exaggerate the rebar shape when some reinforcement parts are overlapping. 

TSAC-957 Drawings

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

are marking
: The representationthe way that the information included in a model is represented visually

of rebar shapes with a bending radius of 0 has now been fixed.

TTSD-35792 System and options

The TeklaStructuresModel.xml file now contains the same Tekla Structures product version (new tag "ProductVersion") as the value used for registry (key "Version").

TTSD-35457 Tekla Model Sharing

Users with Viewer or Project viewer roles can now join shared models again.

TTSD-35246 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, when you modified drawing properties 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.

, the changes list could sometimes be disabled. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-35740 Modeling

Copying construction circles with the Copy with offset command did not work in the z direction. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-35145 Modeling

Previously, the Tekla Structures session history log showed unnecessary warnings. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-33754 Modeling

Previously, if two or more pour objects overlapped and had overlapping pour breaks, deleting the pour breakbuilding object used to split a pour object into smaller pour objects

that had been created first also deleted the second pour break, even if the pour breaks were not dependent on each other. This does not happen anymore. You can now separately delete the pour breaks.

TTSD-33673 Modeling

Bent plates, lofted plates and slabs, and spiral and curved beams can now be converted to items. Earlier, they could not be converted.
 

TTSD-33341 Modeling

Previously, setting 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.

could in some cases cause small deviations in the accuracy of work plane coordinates. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-32859 Modeling

Previously, the coordinate symbol did not follow the local coordinate systemcoordinate system that reflects the current work plane or drawing view plane

The local coordinate system is represented in a model by a symbol with three axes (x, y, and z). This symbol indicates the direction of the model. It is located in the lower right corner of the model view.

In a drawing, the local coordinate system symbol has two axes.

when the view was created with the On plane command. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-32798 Modeling

When you selected assembly objects using the ALT key and the assembly contained a macrosaved series of actions that includes instructions for a program

Macros are located in the applications and components catalog. They are recorded or created manually and stored as .cs file in a folder defined with the advanced option XS_MACRO_DIRECTORY.

Macros can, for example, be used for creating drawings or reports.

Macros are sometimes used to run an application.

, inquiring the center of gravity caused Tekla Structures to crash. This does not happen anymore.

TTSD-30727 Modeling

Previously, using Save as to save the model could result in invalid rebar sets. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-30247 Modeling

Previously, when you had modified parts with bolt groups and tried to undo the changes, the Undo command did not work correctly. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-29779 Modeling

Previously, option type UDAs could only have 50 options in the list of options. This issue appeared when using the side pane, 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.

, or in the Open API. Now option type UDAs can have 400 options.

TTSD-29710 Modeling

Previously, certain Logitech mouse drivers could cause a crash when the middle wheel was tilted (horizontal scroll). This has now been fixed.

TTSD-29131 Modeling

When selecting a role in the US environment or in the UK environment, you cannot select the role separator row (Imperial roles, Metric roles) in the list of roles anymore.

TTSD-12143 Modeling

When a model has an autosaved version, and Tekla Structures is launched with a bypass.ini file, Tekla Structures now shows the dialog box where you can select which version of the model to open.

TSAC-4035 Installation

You can now resize the 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.

dialog box.

TTSD-35464 Tools and components

Modifying a system componentcomponent that is included in a Tekla Structures configuration and whose component objects and composition the user can modify within the limits of the component properties

previously produced a status bar message: Outdated component was updated to match the current component definition. Now the message is only displayed for modified and updated custom components.

TTSD-35456 Tools and components

Tekla Structures sometimes crashed when you used custom components with .dat files in several models during a single Tekla Structures session. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-34876 Tools and components

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

The symbols are saved in symbol files.

: Previously, saving with Save As did not work if the edited symbol filefile that contains symbols

The symbol file in use can be changed in the symbol files dialog box.

was located 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.

. This has now been fixed.
 

TSAC-4214 Tools and components

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.

: Previously, there was an error when opening the Layout manager settings so that the settings dialog box did not open at all, and you could not change the export units, for example. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-34855 User interface

The part numbering seriesset of identifiers defined by the user, based on which Tekla Structures compares parts, assemblies, cast units, or reinforcement with each other during the numbering and gives position numbers

Numbering series is defined by a prefix and a start number.

The user can, for example, allocate separate numbering series to different phases or part types.

for concrete objects cannot be retrieved and modified 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.

anymore. If you want to have your own part numbering series for certain concrete objects, the old steel part properties dialog box can be used. You can open it by typing steel beam properties into the Quick Launchtool that is used for quickly finding commands, dialog boxes, and other functions in Tekla Structures

For example, local content in Tekla Warehouse can be found using quick launch.

box.

TTSD-33055 User interface

Previously, when customizing the contextual toolbarfloating toolbar that contains commands for modifying the most common object properties

The user can customize the contextual toolbar.

for construction arcs, lines and polycurves, the preview was not shown. Also, customization was not working. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3995, TSAC-4186 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export ELiPLAN file (68) improvements:

  • The Export of weep holes setting on the Plotter data tab:
    • At end zones only (previous option Yes): Provides weep holes at the slab end zones of the hollowcore only.
    • At end zones and filled cores: Provides weep holes for the end zones of hollowcore and also adds weep holes on the both sides of any filled cores. Filled core parts can be specified by 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 by name.
    • At filled cores only: Provides weep holes around filled cores only.
    • No is still the default value.
  •  On the Data settings tab a new setting Tags for filled cores has been added. For Tags for filled cores, you can enter either a single string (the name) or multiple strings. Tekla Structures will then use the entered name or names as filter criteria to determine filled cores from the model. Depending on the selected option the placement of the weep holes will be calculated and written to the export file.
  • The option to specify the representationthe way that the information included in a model is represented visually

    of lifters has been moved from the Data settings tab to the Plotter data tab and renamed to Plot lifters
TSAC-4075 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): You can now specify that reinforcement type 1 rebars will always be the lowest rebars of a 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.

regardless of the mesh orientation on the pallet. To do this, use the new Reinforcement types option Bottom rebar = type 1 on the Reinforcement tab.

TSAC-4024 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Previously, some meshes, on a slightly inclined plane compared to pallet plane, were not correctly rotated to the pallet plane with option Meshes export: Turned to pallet. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4023 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Now, when there are multiple wire sizes in the same layer for the same direction of wires in the STEELMAT block, they are exported with the same concrete cover (the same Z coordinate offset).

TSAC-4019 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export ELiPLAN file (68): Using the new option Plot irregular cutout/recess - As lines on the Plotter data tab you can export 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.

cutouts/recesses that overlap a diagonal edge as lines.  

TSAC-4010 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Straight rebars with hooks are now excluded from the export when Rebar export - Straight is set to Uncollected.

TSAC-3993 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export ELiPLAN file (68): You can now disable/enable the usage of the data conversion file by clearing the check box next to the function on the Parameters tab.