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Release Notes - Fixes in Tekla Structures 21.0 SR2

Defect number Development area Description
113753 Concrete components

In Wall plate that represents a structure such as a wall or roof panel

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

Panel Reinforcement
, stirrups are now created correctly. The problem with incorrectly created columns has now been fixed.

113677 Concrete components

Embedded anchors (8) now creates the thickening correctly when a custom component component that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

part contains single reinforcing bars. Previously, there was an application error.

113129 Concrete components

Rectangular column reinforcement (83) now works correctly for wall plate that represents a structure such as a wall or roof panel

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

objects.

113114 Concrete components

In Mesh reinforcement 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, cover thickness now works correctly in all slabs.

112901 Concrete components

In 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)
, Bar E and Bar F with hooks are now created with the correct shape.

112900 Concrete components

In 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)
, concrete stairs are now created correctly with 3 steps. The minimum number of steps to create the stairs is now set to 3.

112889 Concrete components

Hole small hollow open throughout a part or assembly and 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 dialog box.

creation and reinforcement (85)
now creates stirrups correctly. Previously, the handles of the stirrups were not in the same plane.

112680 Concrete components

In Mesh reinforcement 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, when defining the direction of primary bars, the Use global x dir and Use global y dir options now work correctly.

112664 Concrete components

In Floor Layout, when you set the Create layer as option to Custom parts, you can now also select a plug-in component that is developed using Tekla Open API

Plug-in is a .dll file and loaded inside Tekla Structures process.

Plug-ins can be started from the applications and components catalog.

or a system component component 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

that has two input points. Note that the rotation and positioning options do not work in the same way as with parts or custom parts. The plug-in or system component attributes have to allow the control of correct positioning. The part width is controlled parametrically using the WIDTH property.

112402 Concrete components

Rectangular column reinforcement (83) now creates intermediate links with J hooks correctly. Previously, there was an incorrect angle for 90-degree hooks.

112376 Concrete components

Concrete console (111) now creates anchors and tubes at the correct position. Previously, their position was not correct when no console was created.

111928 Concrete components

Corbel concrete part representing a structure that projects from the face of a concrete part and that serves as a support for an overhanging part and connects the parts

connection component for creating such component objects that automatically connect component secondary parts to a component main part and create the necessary other objects

A connection can be a system or a custom component. Other objects can include bolts, welds, cuts, and fittings.

(14)
is now bound correctly on the top of 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.

.

104462 Concrete components

Embedded anchors (8) now creates the third type of horizontal reinforcing bar reinforcement that represents a steel bar used to increase the tensile strength of concrete

shape in the correct position. Previously, value d was not applied correctly.

103818 Concrete components

In Beam reinforcement (63), you can now control the start and end offsets of the longitudinal reinforcing bars.

113725 Steel components

In Seating cap (37), the bolts are now positioned correctly. Previously, when distance from the middle was selected for the horizontal bolt group group 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.

position, the bolts were positioned from the middle of 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.

, not from the middle of the beam.

112597 Steel components

In Seating cap (37), the bolts are now created correctly when the distance from the middle of 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.

is larger than the column profile width.

112564 Steel components

In Std bracing connection component for creating such component objects that automatically connect component secondary parts to a component main part and create the necessary other objects

A connection can be a system or a custom component. Other objects can include bolts, welds, cuts, and fittings.

(67)
, the gusset component object that represents a plate that connects braces to a beam, column, or base plate

plate (1) part that represents a flat structure

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

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

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

is now created correctly when the default values are used.

112545 Steel components

In Tower member macro saved 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.

(S63)
, you can now select on the Parameters tab whether the distance between angles is defined from the inside or outside corner of the angles.

112452 Steel components

In Joining plates (14), when only holes are created without bolts, the slotted hole small hollow open throughout a part or assembly and 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 dialog box.

properties are now reset. Previously, holes without bolts were created with slotted hole properties, which caused problems in IFC file 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.

.

112171 Steel components

Previously, if you minimized the properties dialog box of some components, for example, Cap 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.

detail
, and then closed the dialog box while minimized, you could not restore it to the correct size anymore. This has now been fixed.

112127 Steel components

In Tower member macro saved 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.

(S63)
, the offset between the parts is now created correctly. Previously, some beams had different start and end points causing problems in the offset.

111895 Steel components

In Cast-In Plate (1) part that represents a flat structure

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

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

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

(1069)
, the fitting adjustment of a part end

plates now work correctly.

102841 Steel components

In Bolted gusset component object that represents a plate that connects braces to a beam, column, or base plate

(11)
, the assembly prefix for connection component for creating such component objects that automatically connect component secondary parts to a component main part and create the necessary other objects

A connection can be a system or a custom component. Other objects can include bolts, welds, cuts, and fittings.

plates now works correctly.

96800 Steel components

In U.S. Seat component object that represents a structure upon which a component secondary part rests

Detail (1048)
, weld number 2 is not available in the component properties dialog box anymore. Previously, when you used weld 2, the welds were not created correctly.

96799 Steel components

In U.S. Seat component object that represents a structure upon which a component secondary part rests

Detail 2 (1049)
, weld number 2 is not available in the component properties dialog box anymore. Previously, when you used weld 2, the welds were not created correctly.

94281 Steel components

In Tensioner brace (13), connections are now applied in the correct plane. Previously, when Bolted gusset component object that represents a plate that connects braces to a beam, column, or base plate

(11)
was used, the bolts were not created correctly.

94162 Steel components

In Splice connection component for creating such component objects that automatically connect component secondary parts to a component main part and create the necessary other objects

A connection can be a system or a custom component. Other objects can include bolts, welds, cuts, and fittings.

(77)
, you can now select on the Parts tab whether to create external flange spacers.

113973 Import, export, interoperability

Improvements to IFC file 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:

  • The B-rep import is faster than before.
  • The import now supports the entity type ifcSectionedSpine, which enables the import of tapered parts.
  • New checks and error handling have been implemented.
  • Mapped openings are now supported.
  • If the body geometry creation fails, it is shown as wire frame.
  • The import no longer consumes as much memory as before.
  • Openings that have multiple bodies are now supported.
  • Parser string encoding was fixed.
112754 Import, export, interoperability

Exporting custom components with a bitmap included in the .inp file did not include the bitmap in the .uel export file. This has now been fixed.

111862 Import, export, interoperability

Previously, when you imported a shape from Tekla Warehouse service for collaboration and for storing and sharing Tekla Structures content

In Tekla Warehouse the content items are stored in collections. Tekla Warehouse includes the Tekla Warehouse Service and the Tekla Warehouse web site.

Tekla Warehouse is one of the Tekla online services.

, the imported shape overwrote an existing custom component component that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

if the imported shape had the same name as an existing shape, even if the product code was different. This has now been fixed so that a new custom component is created, and the existing custom component remains as it is.

109415 Import, export, interoperability

In Layout point and Layout line, you can now define the class part 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.

either by selecting a color from the list, or you can enter the class identifier. Previously, you could only select the color from the list.

69742 Import, export, interoperability

NC export can now run the export for a higher number of settings than before.

112741 Templates and reports

Template Editor tool in Tekla Structures used for creating and modifying templates to be used in drawings and reports

no longer shows unnecessary warning messages about duplicate attributes.

113920 Drawings

When you searched for a specific column in the Drawing List list 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.

, the search did not work correctly. This has now been fixed.

113494 Drawings

The general arrangement drawings were not always up-to-date when printed from the Print Drawings dialog. This has now been fixed.

113489 Drawings

Zooming active window in and out commands were not working in drawings. This has now been fixed.

113481 Drawings

In printouts and pdf files the bolts were shown as crosses at certain scales. This has now been fixed, and the bolts are shown correctly.

113480 Drawings

When printing and  converting to pdf, an application error occurred when trying to access line styles file without write permission. This has now been fixed.

113340 Drawings

The  Dimensioning check box in the options tree in View properties dialog box was not working correctly, and the dimensions were not updated. This has now been fixed.

113288 Drawings

After changing any property in the Mini Toolbar floating toolbar that contains commands for modifying the most common object properties

The user can customize the contextual toolbar.

The term mini toolbar is used in Tekla Structures until version 21.1.

, some elements disappeared from the rebar mark content. This has now been fixed.

113247 Drawings

In the Reinforcement mark mark that includes a set of selected property elements related to a reinforcement

panel of the view properties dialog box, the Distance between groups and Symbol separating blocks in mark dialog boxes were switched. This has now been fixed.

113231 Drawings

When you loaded drawing properties in old format in Tekla Structures 21.0, the conversion to new format for view level dimensioning failed, and loading did not succeed. This has now been fixed.

113060 Drawings

LineTypeMapping.xml was not working in Tekla Structures 21.0. This has now been fixed.

112788 Drawings

Searching for a specific column in the Drawing List list 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.

did not work correctly. This has now been fixed.

112762 Drawings

Sometimes there was an extra skewed reference line line between two reference points

For example, if the user picks two points to position a beam, these points form the reference line, and handles appear at the line ends.

in the drawing view view 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.

. This has now been fixed.

112749 Drawings

The unnesessary drawing files are removed if a new model is opened and the user saves the current model model that is active in Tekla Structures

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

in the process.

112526 Drawings

Undo and redo did not work after you rotated a drawing view view 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.

that had grids visible. This has now been fixed.

112391 Drawings

Tekla Structures no longer takes reference objects into account when deciding whether two section views are related to the same content.

112352 Drawings

In view level dimensioning, changing the placing properties of marks did not work properly. This has now been fixed.

111917 Drawings

Now Tekla Structures searches for <user>_PdfPrintOptions.xml from the model\attributes folder and for PdfPrintOptions.xml from folders defined by XS_PROJECT, XS_FIRM and XS_SYSTEM, in that order. Changes you make in printing dialog box are saved in the <user>_PdfPrintOptions.xml in the model\attributes folder, which also makes it possible to handle multiuser mode.

111613 Drawings

If you tried to create an anchror bolt (1) connecting building object that is defined in the bolt assembly, and that fastens parts or assemblies or attaches to them

(1) Bolt must belong to a bolt assembly before it can be used in modeling.

(2) bolt element that represents a metal rod or pin that has a head at one end and the other end is open and threaded

(2) Bolts and other bolt elements are listed in the bolt catalog.

(2) A bolt is usually secured by a nut. A bolt is part of the bolt assembly.

plan in a model view view that is represented in the modeling mode

Model view is available also in the drawing mode and it is represented in its own window.

that was not a plan view, Tekla Structures opened the drawing mode mode that is used for editing the appearance and content of drawings

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

but did not open a drawing. This has now been fixed.

102964 Drawings

Some symbols caused problems in printing. This has now been fixed.

114043 Tekla Model Sharing

In Tekla Model Sharing cloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a model

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla online services.

, the format of the saved rebar database sometimes caused problems with some reinforcement extensions. This has now been fixed.

113890 Tekla Model Sharing

In Tekla Model Sharing cloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a model

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla online services.

, the backup files stored in the model folder folder that is used for storing files associated with a model

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

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

are now correctly removed when no longer needed.

112606 Tekla Model Sharing

If you had disabled the write out of revision comments in Sharing settings, Tekla Model Sharing cloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a model

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla online services.

did not use your Tekla account as user credentials in the model history. Instead, the Windows user account was used. This has now been fixed.

105691 Tekla Model Sharing

In Tekla Model Sharing cloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a model

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla online services.

, filtering using the model object object that is represented in a model

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

's revision code and revision comment now works again.

111324 Reinforcement

There is a new advanced option XS_REBAR_USE_ALWAYS_METHOD_A_FOR_90_DEGREE_HOOK_DIMENSIONS. When set to TRUE, the SHLB/EHLB hook properties will have the same values as the SHLA/EHLA properties in case the hook angle is approximately 95 degrees or less.

113035 Modeling

When using a custom component component that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

, Tekla Structures sometimes stopped working when you opened a string list of settings but clicked OK without selecting any setting from list. This has now been fixed.

112813 Modeling

The restore down icon is now correctly shown in the upper right corner of maximized model views and drawings.

112000 Modeling

Previously, changing the UDAs of a pour object building object that is formed of one or more cast-in-place concrete parts, or a part of a cast-in-place concrete part

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

caused the GUID of the pour to change. For example, in Organizer tool for categorizing and managing model information, object properties and object property queries, and model object classification

The organizer consists of two tools, object browser and categories.

, this caused categories with automated object content to disappear. This has now been fixed.

111464 Modeling

In some cases, database inconsistencies caused Tekla Structures to write a corrupted database when saving the model using Save As. Tekla Structures now detects the inconsistencies and exits without damaging the model.

111464 Modeling

Diagnose and Repair Model has been improved to handle more inconsistencies.

111299 Modeling

If reinforcing bars were made transparent through changes in the model view view that is represented in the modeling mode

Model view is available also in the drawing mode and it is represented in its own window.

representation the way that the information included in a model is represented visually

filters, they could not be selected. This has now been fixed.

106568 Modeling

The profile catalog catalog that displays profiles and information on the profiles

In addition to the available profiles in the respective Tekla Structures environment, the user can add fixed or parametric user-defined profiles to the profile catalog. It is also possible to import profiles to the profile catalog.

is now updated immediately after profile import without having to save the catalog user interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

first.

102605 Modeling

Previously, in some cases, nuts and bolts with the same standard were mixed causing the nut length to be incorrect. This has now been fixed.

102040 Modeling

Sometimes, if you had saved the model with plane views open, Tekla Structures displayed a dialog box of a critical error when the model was opened. Also, some of the open model views were empty. This has now been fixed.

80400 Modeling

In some cases, closing the Weld Numbering process 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.

dialog box cleared the assembly position position number that is assigned to an assembly or a cast unit

numbers. This has now been fixed.

113042 Core

In the multi-user mode mode in which several users can work on the same model using their own working models

, when starting numbering process of assigning position numbers to parts, cast units, assemblies, or reinforcement

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

in the German environment, Tekla Structures stopped working. This has now been fixed.

112760 Core

Area selection did not select all intended objects in the model when the viewing angle was slightly off the global coordinate axes. This has now been fixed.

111640 Core

Drawing view view 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.

filters did not work correctly in the imported model dump model output in ASCII format that includes all information of the entire model, including drawings

Model dump can be used to save the model in problematic situations and it can be imported into a new model.

. This has now been fixed.

110961 Core

In the help viewer, pages from the offline help package would not be shown if you were logged in to your Tekla account through the Tekla Structures user interface and Tekla Structures would stop responding if you tried to reload the page or copy the page's address. This has now been fixed.

97048 Core

In the multi-user mode mode in which several users can work on the same model using their own working models

, save-numbering process 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.

-save did not number the objects that were modified by another user. This has now been fixed.