Release Notes - Tekla Structures 2020 SP3

New features and improvements in 2020 SP3

In addition to fixes, Tekla Structures 2020 SP3 delivers useful improvements in changing object level settingsdrawing settings that affect the representation of selected drawing objects

Object level settings can be defined when creating a new drawing or when modifying an open drawing.

Object level settings can be use in a drawing or in a drawing view in order to change the representation of the chosen drawing objects.

in drawings, synchronizing the drawing and paper sizes used in printing, the IFC2x3 export datetime property, and keyboard shortcuts for part positions. There are also changes in rebar set modifiers and guidelines, and new template attributes for rebar sets. Template Editortool in Tekla Structures that is used for creating and modifying templates to be used in drawings and reports

User's Guide is now available in Tekla User Assistanceonline help and self-support service for Tekla Structures

Tekla User Assistance includes instructions, support articles, and instructional videos, and it offers a possibility for feedback.

Tekla User Assistance is one of the Tekla Online services.

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Defect number Development area Description
TSAC-3385, TSAC-4340, TSAC-4341 Concrete components

Concrete foundation (1030) has been improved as follows:

  • On the Picture tab, you can now define an offset for the injection tube from the bottom of the column. Also, the sloping injection hose is now properly fitted to the column edge.
  • On the Parts tab, there is a new option, Poly-profile (as sub-assemblyassembly in a nested assembly that is subordinate to a parent assembly

    )
    , for Type of reinforcing bars. This new option creates a poly-profile as a sub-assembly to the foundation part.
TSAC-4346 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 (91)
: 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.

creation did not work on slabs that contained a great number of notches. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4450 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 connector
has been changed so that there is no crash when getting values and layers from a corrupted Wall layout component.

Note that the Wall layout connector component is not adjusted or updated when one of the connected Wall layouts is moved. For this you still need to delete the corrupted connector and add a new one.

TSAC-4435 Concrete components

Concrete console (110) and Concrete beam-beam (112): Previously, when modifying the components with changes 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.

, the numbering was changed to not up to date. This has now been fixed. 

TSAC-4410 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)
: You can now define different covers for the floor-level dummy profiles for the top/middle/bottom steps as well as the vertical cover thickness. 

Additionally, you can now define Position in depth for the created profiles.

TSAC-4405 Concrete components

Hollowcore reinforcement strands (60) now reads more values of the defined 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.

from external files. This allows you to add a bigger grid for the strands. This has been improved on the external files side only, and not in the dialog box, because of length limitations.

TSAC-4396 Concrete components

Rectangular column reinforcement (83): You can now create intermediate links as one stirrup group with the Create as one group option on the Intermediate links tab.

TSAC-4547 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, one 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.

below the washer plates was created with an incorrect diameter. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4542 Steel components

Base platecomponent object that represents a plate welded to a column base

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

(1004)
: Previously, the galvanizing holes were not created in case anchor rods were used instead of bolts. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4501 Steel components

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

(40)
: Previously, when two-sided haunches were created, some welds were missing for the second haunch. This has now been fixed, and all welds are created correctly.

TSAC-4491 Steel components

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

type 9 (73)
: Previously, setting the number of bolts to 0 for the vertical or horizontal direction caused Tekla Structures to crash. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4453 Steel components

Base platecomponent object that represents a plate welded to a column base

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

(1004)
, Web stiffened base 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.

(1016)
: Previously, the leveling plate did not follow the position of the additional beam. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4429 Steel components

Railings (S77): It is now possible to use custom components as the connection between the stanchions and the top, middle, and bottom rails.
 

TSAC-4428 Steel components

Railings (S77): Previously, using the connection to connect middle rails to stanchions created the connection only for one rail. This has now been fixed and both rails are now connected to the stanchions as defined on the Middle rails tab.

TSAC-4399 Steel components

Joist to column, type 1 (161): Previously, defining the cut back distance of the bottom chord caused the component to crash. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4398 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.

(103)
: Previously, bolt edge distances were not correct. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4376 Steel components

Column with stiffeners W (182): Previously, the weld properties in the component did not match the values set in the dialog box. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4375 Steel components

Extend full depth tab (82): Previously, bolts were created incorrectly in some situations. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4308 Steel components

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

(142)
: Previously, welds number 1 and 5 were also used to weld haunchcomponent object that represents a wedge-like structure that strengthens a beam at its end

plates to the secondary parts. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4307 Steel components

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

(142)
: Previously, the welds between the haunchcomponent object that represents a wedge-like structure that strengthens a beam at its end

plates and end plates were missing when a secondary part(1) part that exists in a building object and that is connected to the main part

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

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

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

was skewed. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-3308 Steel components

Hollow brace wraparound gussetcomponent object that represents a plate that connects braces to a beam, column, or base plate

(59)
, Corner tube gusset (56), Tube gusset (20), Tube crossing (22): You can now define brace bolt edge distances.

TSAC-970 Steel components

Railings (S77): The start and end closures are now fitted to the first and last stanchion.

TTSD-38844 Import, export, interoperability

Reference models: Sometimes imported curved 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.

beams appeared with rough segmenting. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-37466 Import, export, interoperability

IFC2x3 export: Welds are now exported with solid colors.

TTSD-36914 Import, export, interoperability

IFC2x3 export: The Tapered curved rebar groups are no longer exported so that the self-intersecting bars are clashing (2D).

TTSD-35611 Import, export, interoperability

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

with the compact view in the Applications and Components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-34846 Import, export, interoperability

Sometimes inserting a reference modelmodel which the designer can use as an aid when building another model

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

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

failed because of special characters.

Now all characters below 256 are allowed in a reference model file name: both ASCII (0-127) and extended ASCII (128-255).

 

TSAC-3134 Import, export, interoperability

NC/DSTV: Before, when the diameter of a round cut was less than the maximum diameter for circular cuts to be drilled, these cuts were not exported to DSTV as drilled holes. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-35705 Templates and reports

In addition to the environment folders, graphical templates can be read from the XS_FIRM and XS_PROJECT folders. Previously, the \template folder was excluded from the template file search if it was a subfolder of  XS_FIRM or XS_PROJECT. Now, the XS_FIRM\template and XS_PROJECT\template folders are included in the template file search. Drawing templates are searched from all XS_PROJECT and XS_FIRM folders, except for the hard coded folders like 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 hard coded template folder subfolders.

TPLED-181 Templates and reports

Align to top for a multiline value field sometimes failed when the content of the value field was one-line text. This has now been fixed.

TPLED-180 Templates and reports

The last line of a multiline ValueField was sometimes cut off when automatic font resize was used. This has now been fixed.

TPLED-178 Templates and reports

Previously, column headers were not positioned correctly in tables that were filled vertically from top to bottom and aligned to the right. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-35538, TTSD-33208 Drawings

The Rebar number mark property is now correctly updated in rebar dimension marks with subgrouping for rebar sets after the model is updated and renumbered.

TTSD-38559 Drawings

Previously, recreating cloned drawings added non-existing extra drawings to the drawing listlist of drawings that provides information about the drawings in a particular model and that is used for searching, managing, and printing the drawings

In the drawing list, the user can, for example, search, open, update, freeze, lock, and delete drawings. The drawing list can also be used to display the associations between the drawings and the parts in the model.

Drawing list is used in Tekla Structures until version 2018. See document manager.

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.

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-38185 Drawings

When the distance between points in a rebar dimension is very small (for example, when you dimension closely packed rebars), but the set of equal dimensions is combined into a single dimension, the arrow heads at the ends of dimension lines are now correctly placed inside the combined dimension.

TTSD-37802 Drawings

When you edited more than two dimension sets or more than two dimension bases that had prefix or postfix values defined, those values were not shown in the properties dialog box. The same applied to two rebar dimension marks when Dimension to was set to Start and end rebars. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-37800 Drawings

When you change the value of the XS_BLACK_DRAWING_BACKGROUND advanced option, you no longer need to restart Tekla Structures to activate the new value.

TTSD-37775 Drawings

In some cases, adding a graphical object in a drawing caused Tekla Structures and Windows to freezeto prevent Tekla Structures from updating annotation objects and certain drawing view properties in a drawing when it updates the drawing as the model changes

When a drawing is frozen, only part geometry is updated when the model changes.

for several minutes. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-37605 Drawings

When you add .dxf and .dwg files to the drawing layoutplan of a drawing that includes the table layout and definitions of the sheet size

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

using 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.

, if the file is located under 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.

, a relative path is used. Otherwise, an absolute file path is used. This simplifies creating drawing layouts for shared models, because folder structure can be different on different computers.

TTSD-37586 Drawings

The Rebar command (Add rebar dimension marks) was missing from the ribbon in the drawing modemode that is used for editing the appearance and content of drawings

Tekla Structures switches to the drawing mode when the user opens any drawing.

in the EPM modeller, Partner, Production planner, Steel Detailer and Viewer configurations. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-37388 Drawings

Previously, the line thickness was not updated when in black and white drawing modemode that is used for editing the appearance and content of drawings

Tekla Structures switches to the drawing mode when the user opens any drawing.

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-37352 Drawings

Lines that link rebar dimensions are now drawn using drawing coordinates instead of model coordinates. This means that reinforcement marks are placed correctly again. 

TTSD-37328 Drawings

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.

, table anchoring has been improved so that dragging tables now works more logically. 

TTSD-37217 Drawings

Arrow placing and direction is now correct for both regular dimensions and rebar dimension marks when Combine equal dimensions is activated, and the distance between each equal dimension is smaller than or equal to the arrow head length.

TTSD-36525 Drawings

Previously, layout files were randomly missing from exported drawing files when the layout files were read from XS_FIRM or XS_PROJECT folders. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-36481 Drawings

The 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.

at the end of rebar dimension marks and the away part of the extension line in rebar dimension marks and in normal dimensions were missing. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-34642 Drawings

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

One building object can have several associative notes.

. This got broken in another fix regarding rebar set groups, and has now been fixed.

TTSD-34619 Drawings

The mark content for radial curved rebar dimension marks is now correct regardless of which side of the rebar groupgroup of reinforcing bars that are side by side and have identical properties, except the possible variation in bar lengths

or rebar set you pick.

Also, when you select curved rebar dimensions, the Subgrouping setting in 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.

properties is now automatically set to No, and the setting is disabled. This is because curved dimensions consist of only one dimension base.

TTSD-33595 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.

rules are now sorted and show more clearly if the rule is associated to a 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.

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TTSD-33468 Drawings

Symbol files in the model were not used in printing if the same symbol filefile that contains symbols

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

was present elsewhere (defined by DXK_SYMBOLPATH). This has now been fixed.

TTSD-32458 Drawings

Previously, Tekla Structures could sometimes crash when you moved several drawing views  at one go from one drawing to another drawing. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-27852 Drawings

Previously, the sort order 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 reset when you saved a multi-user modelmodel that is used for collaboration and that is opened in multi-user mode

. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-21855 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.

now has a Delete button for deleting the selected documents, and Next and Previous buttons to open the next and previous drawings.

TTSD-20200 Drawings

Previously when you printed drawings to plot files, when a revision was included in a plot file that contained a period (for example, in a date), the revision text was not inserted in the correct location. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4455 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 Rebar pull-out picture and marking 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

has been improved for rebar sets. Some rebar set shapes were previously not represented, or were represented incorrectly  The shapes are now represented correctly.

TTSD-38155 System and options

Previously, some files were not read from project or firm folders if there were semicolons (;) in the folder path. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-35504, TTSD-37034 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously in some situations, pour GUIDs between different Tekla Model Sharingcloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a model

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla Online services.

users could go out of sync. Because of this, pour data was corrupted and Tekla Structures could crash during read-in. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-39160 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, downloads were occasionally jammed in the Tekla Model Sharingcloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a model

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla Online services.

service when reading in or joining a model. This was most likely related to limited internet bandwidth when several packets were read in or when joining a large model. The issue has now been fixed in this service pack.

If you are a Tekla Model Sharing on-premises server user, note that this Tekla Structures service pack is not compatible with on-premises server versions older than version 3.13.9. To continue using Tekla Model Sharing, you need to update the Tekla Model Sharing on-premises server to version 3.13.9.

Tekla Model Sharing on-premises server version 3.13.9 is downward compatible. All previous Tekla Structures versions in which Tekla Model Sharing is available, starting from Tekla Structures 21.0, work with this server version.

TTSD-37993 Tekla Model Sharing

Previously, excluding a folder from sharing only worked for folders directly under 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.

, not for sub-folders. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-38740 Reinforcement

Previously, there was an error 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.

if you tried to copy properties from a rebar set to itself. This has now been fixed.
 

TTSD-38105 Reinforcement

Previously, if you changed the phase of a rebar set in the Phase managertool that is used for assigning model objects to phases

The phase content can be viewed and modified in the phase manager.

The phase manager can be used to lock and unlock model objects.

See object lock.

, the 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.

status of the rebar set changed to out-of-date. This does not happen anymore.

TTSD-37921 Reinforcement

Previously, rebar set hooks could appear at the wrong angle in drawings. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-38448 Modeling

Previously, selecting filters 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.

- Selection filterfilter used for defining which object types can be selected

Selection filter chooses model objects or objects in drawings according to object properties.

Selection filters can be standard or user-defined.

For example, selection filters can be used to select parts for drawings or analysis.

dialog box could become very slow when using project or firm folders over network drives, especially when the folders contained many subfolders.
You can now use an advanced option to enable optimized filter selection, which reduces the time to select any filter that has already been selected at least once during the Tekla Structures session. The optimization can be activated by setting the XS_FILTER_DIALOG_USE_CACHED_SEARCH_RESULTS advanced option to value true in an initialization (.ini) file. This advanced option is not shown in the Advanced optionssettings used to customize Tekla Structures for specific companies, standards, users, or user groups

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

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

dialog box.
Example: Open teklastructures.ini, and add the following line:
set XS_FILTER_DIALOG_USE_CACHED_SEARCH_RESULTS=true

TTSD-38386 Modeling

When merging complex parts by using the Added material > Attach to part command, Tekla Structures sometimes crashed. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-37861 Modeling

Previously, selecting a concrete part with the Alt key pressed did not select the rebar sets. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-37507 Modeling

When creating a spiral beambeam that follows the form of a helix and is defined by a start point, center point and the rotation axis

Spiral beams can be concrete spiral beams or steel spiral beams. They can be used to create spiral staircases, complex architectural structures, and concrete parking ramps, for example.

Spiral beam can rise from the work plane or be flat. If the spiral beam rises, the total rise is defined between the start and the end point.

, the snapping now works correctly.

TTSD-37491 Modeling

In the Snapping toolbar, the list for selecting the snap depth (Auto/view planeplane in a space that defines the view

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

View depth is defined starting from the view plane.

) now works correctly.

TTSD-37392 Modeling

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

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

profiles with a numeric SUB_TYPE value.

TTSD-36061 Modeling

Obsolete data is now more efficiently removed from the model databasedatabase file that contains a model

Model database file has the file name extension .db1. In addition, other files, such as the corresponding numbering database .db2, are needed in order to obtain the functionality of the model database.

.db1 so that the file size will be smaller.

TTSD-34621 Modeling

Previously, you had to change 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.

when creating a construction circleconstruction object that represents a circle

in any other view than a basic global view, for example, in the elevation view. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-33685 Modeling

Previously, in some rare cases, Tekla Structures could crash when you moved a custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

and then modified a property in the custom component dialog box. This happened when a 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

was used in the custom component that was located far away from the origin. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-33232 Modeling

Previously, snap highlight sometimes got stuck in the view until the view was redrawn. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-37957 Installation

When importing .tsep files with Tekla Structures extension manager, Tekla Structures shows a message that asks whether you want to delete or keep the original .tsep files. This message has now been improved. The Yes and No buttons have been renamed as Delete and Keep to help you in selecting the appropriate action.

TTSD-35775 Installation

All empty subfolders are now correctly deleted from the \Extensions\To be installed\ folder when the .tsep packages installation is complete. The subfolders left from older installations are also deleted.

TTSD-33042 Installation

Model environment information is now taken from XS_SYSTEM. The folder under \Environments\ is used as the environment name.

TTSD-31795 Installation

Previously, .tsep system logging sometimes conflicted with virus scanners, which could cause issues in extension or environment installations. The .tsep logging has now been changed to make it more robust, and to allow scanning of the log while in use.

TSAC-4111 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 excludes the environment .tsep files which are installed by the environment installers. This is to avoid the risk of having localization files that are not compatible with the new Tekla Structures version.

TSAC-4070 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 has a progress bar that shows the progress of the migration process.

TTSD-37216 Tools and components

Previously, concrete cover attributes for parts did not appear in the custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

browser. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-35938 Tools and components

Previously, you could not open the dialog box of a .NET component published 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. .NET components now correctly use their attribute file when inserting the components to the model.

TSAC-4303 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, deleting a layout pointpoint that can be exported to a layout device

Layout point can be a reference point.

in the model and then selecting this point in Layout manager caused an error. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-38656 User interface

The height of the monitor or the number of monitors do not cause issues anymore with the saved Windows registry values for the Width of the snapping toolbar.

TTSD-38222 User interface

Trimble Connect Visualizertool that creates photorealistic renderings of the model or selected model objects and can be used for taking screenshots and creating animations that demonstrate the design and build options of the model

Trimble Connect Visualizer shows the model’s material types and sets it in a scene.

: The color and transparency of glass have been updated.

Note that you should not edit the VisualizerMaterials.xml file manually.

TTSD-36478 User interface

Snapping tooltips are now shown correctly in all languages. 

TTSD-22567 User interface

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

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

, the search box tooltip text has been improved. The square brackets are now shown correctly as [ ], instead of a rectangle [].

TSAC-4537 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPLAN file (68): When the product code or accessory code is empty, you are now notified by a message in the 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.

and in the process console.

TSAC-4526 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

BVBS Export: On the Data content tab, in the Position source setting, there is a new option Reinforcement template available.
 

TSAC-4510 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): You can now export element quantity in the SLABDATE block using the new setting Export quantity. If the exported sets have multiple cast units, they will have their quantity marked in the SLABDATE reference number field. The export sets are defined by the file name definition or cast unit position. The options are:

  • No: 000 written in the field (default)

  • Always 1: 001 written in the field regardless if the files names are unique or not

  • From selection: If the cast units in the export selection would have identical file names, they will be exported with only 1 file, and the total quantity of the set is written in the field

  • From total in model: The total quantity of the cast units with identical position anywhere in the model is written in the field

TSAC-4509 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Previously, for double walls with a shell offset at start end, and 1st shell turning enabled in the Double wallplate that represents a structure such as a wall or roof panel

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

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

turned
setting on the TS configuration tab, the second shell of the double wall had an incorrect X axis offset. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4489 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Previously, the exposure 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.

for both shells of a double wallplate that represents a structure such as a wall or roof panel

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

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

was read from the first shell. This has been fixed, and the exposure class is now read from each of the shells.

TSAC-4472 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPLAN file (68): It is now possible to export weep holes only at the middle of elements with a length less than the length specified for the new setting At middle only, length less than on the Plotter data tab.

TSAC-4469 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPLAN file (68): It is now possible to read the erection sequence from 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.

or from a custom property using the Erection sequence setting on the Data content tab.

TSAC-4468 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPLAN file (68): It is now possible to read the erection section from 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.

or from a custom property using the Erection section setting on the Data content tab.

TSAC-4461 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPLAN file (68): Previously, when exporting an element with notches at the start and at the end of the element, the coordinates of embeds inside the element were exported incorrectly. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4440 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

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

TSAC-4432 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): You can now specify a manual Unitechnik 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.

type using 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.

option for Mesh type on the Unitechnik tab in the reinforcement user-defined attributes dialog box. If you leave the option blank, automatic mesh type is used like before.

TSAC-4382 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

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

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

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TSAC-4372 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Initially, the Bottom rebar = type 1 option on the Reinforcement tab was not working correctly for the reinforcement in the second shell of a double wallplate that represents a structure such as a wall or roof panel

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

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

, when using shell-specific coordinate systems. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4357 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPLAN file (68): It is now possible using options Project number and Project name on tab page Data content to specify the project number and project name in the exported file.

TSAC-4335 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export EliPLAN file (68): You can now specify which property Tag for lifters uses for recognizing lifting embeds. The default value (Default) still uses name or classpart property that groups parts according to identifiers given by the user

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

. Additionally, a user-defined attributeobject property created by the user in order to widen the range of predefined object properties

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

(UDAobject property created by the user in order to widen the range of predefined object properties

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

), or a template attributeattribute in a template object that Tekla Structures uses to calculate and display information from a model database

Template attributes represent object properties.

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

TSAC-4017 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

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