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Release Notes - Tekla Structures 21.1 SR6

Defect number Development area Description
123947 Concrete components

Previously, incorrect attributes were loaded for 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.

bars causing Tekla Structures to stop working. This happened, for example, when applying Slab bars (18) after Starter bars for pillar (86). This has now been fixed.

123599 Concrete components

In Floor layout, it is now possible to use sketched profiles without any parameters.

123261 Concrete components

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

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

array in area (89)
now creates meshes correctly. Previously, meshes were not created when walls were created in the -X or -Y direction.

122584 Concrete components

In Floor layout, custom detail components applied from the Detailing tab were not working correctly in special cases.  Previously, when the width of the first 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.

in the layout was so small that the slab was not created at all, custom details could not be used. This has now been fixed.

115710 Concrete components

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

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

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

panel reinforcement
, inserting rebars around windows was not always working. This has now been fixed.

125302 Steel components

Stairs (S71), Wooden steps pan (S72), Polybeampart of a certain shape that is created as a continuous chain of beams passing through points that the user picks

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

pan (S73)
and Z pan (S74) now create stairs correctly when 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.

is changed.

122725 Steel components

In Stair base detail (1043), cuts and plates are now positioned correctly.

117890 Steel components

In 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.

(1053)
, you can now set the part name 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.

in the Name box on the Parts tab.

124701 Organizer

Some text values were converted to numbers when exported from 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.

to Excel, which could lead to lost information. Now cell formats are set to text for text values.

124559 Organizer

If the property definition value type was changed either in the environment databasedatabase file that contains the definitions of user-defined attributes used in a model

The file name of the environment database is environment.db.

or by using Organizertool that is used for categorizing and managing model information, object properties and object property queries, and model object classification

Organizer consists of two tools, object browser and categories.

, the Organizer database could become corrupted and prevent Organizer from opening. This has now been fixed.

105179 Organizer

When exporting object propertiesproperties associated with an object type

Usually a single object property includes a default value that the user can modify.

from Object Browsertool in Organizer used to inquire, view, and report model information based on selected model objects

to Excel, the summary rows are now placed correctly above the object rows in Excel when the Summary rows below detail option is not selected in Data > Outline > Settings.

125974 Task Manager

In Task managertool that enables the linking of temporal data to a model

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

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

, deleting rows by pressing the Delete key now works properly in the Taskin the task manager, a representation of a piece of work that needs to be carried out in order to complete a project

types
dialog box.

113357 Task Manager

In Task managertool that enables the linking of temporal data to a model

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

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

, when creating a new task typetask information that reflects the category into which tasks can be classified in order to apply the same settings to all of them

Examples of task types in the task manager include formwork, reinforcement, pour, and cast-in-place.

in the Taskin the task manager, a representation of a piece of work that needs to be carried out in order to complete a project

types
dialog box, the properties of the selected task type row are now copied to the new task row.

125329 Import, export, interoperability

In Unitechnik export (79), you can now set the quality of the slabdate using the setting Quality of layer on the Data specification tab. The options are Material and 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.

.

125328 Import, export, interoperability

In Unitechnik export (79), you can now select Template as the value for every Article number field.

124776 Import, export, interoperability

Pad footings were incorrectly converted as upside-down oriented beams 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.

object conversion. This has now been fixed.

123847 Import, export, interoperability

During the conversion from DSTV to DXF using 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.

Convert_DSTV2DXF, the DWG viewer is no longer used. 

123629 Import, export, interoperability

You can now specify Production addition user-defined attributes for precast parts. This attribute is exported with Unitechnik export (79) to object's SLABDATE block as a representative number 00-03. The current options are Standard element, Balcony, Roof, Plastered element.

117835 Import, export, interoperability

In Unitechnik export (79), you can now select the type of SLABDATE weight using the new setting Production weight on the Data specification tab. The options are Part weight and Unit weight.

114883 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 overwrote the IFC file although you had clicked the Close button (x) in the upper-right corner of  the overwrite confirmation dialog box. This has now been fixed.

125871 Templates and reports

In Windows 10, creating a report caused an applicationpart of Tekla Structures functionality that is developed in order to extend the capability of Tekla Structures but that is not included in the Tekla Structures installation

error with some models. This has now been fixed.

125599 Templates and reports

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

Template attributes represent object properties.

NUMBER_VISIBLE now works correctly and shows the number of rebars in the visible view.

117472 Templates and reports

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

Template attributes represent object properties.

ASSEMBLY_POSITION_CODE now calculates the position of the objects based on the closest gridmodeling aid that represents a three-dimensional complex of horizontal and vertical planes

In Tekla Structures, grids are used as an aid in locating objects in a model. The grid is shown on the view plane by dash-and-dot lines. It is also possible to show grids and grid line labels in drawings, and to modify grid properties in the drawings.

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.

.

125601 Drawings

 Application error sometimes occurred if you clicked the end point of a selected polyline when splitting it in a drawing. This has now been fixed.

125591 Drawings

Cloning certain drawings is now much faster.

125057 Drawings

Idle CPU usage time was reduced in the Print Drawings dialog box.

124984 Drawings

Previously, when XS_DRAWING_SNAPSHOT_CREATION was set to FALSE, snapshot files were still created in some cases. This has now been fixed, and snapshot files are no longer created when the value FALSE is used.

124399 Drawings

You can now open the Print drawings dialog box and print drawings in several Tekla Structures versions at the same time.

124204 Drawings

When Tekla Structures creates a section viewdrawing view that shows a selected area as a cross section

A section view can be created of the parts in a drawing view. A section view can be created manually or automatically.

, it now follows pour viewview that displays cast-in-place concrete parts merged into pour objects

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

settings defined on drawing level and ignores the view level settingsdrawing settings that affect the properties of all building objects, marks, and dimensions in a selected view

.

124177 Drawings

The view labelassociative annotation object that is displayed in an individual drawing view and that includes information about the view

element list now shows the valid elements only.

123608 Drawings

In some cases hatches in drawings caused memory leaks. This has now been fixed.

119508 Drawings

There is a new advanced option XS_LEADER_LINE_TO_DRAGGED_DIMENSION_TEXT in the Dimensioning: General category. When you set it to TRUE, a leader lineline that connects an annotation object to the related object or point

is drawn when a dimension text is dragged away from the dimension lineline that visualizes the distance between the defined dimension points

Separate dimensions can be combined into a longer dimension line.

. When you set it to FALSE, the leader line is not drawn. The default value is TRUE.

116417 Drawings

Now the Full name element also shows a value for studs.

 

123408 Tekla Model Sharing

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

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla online services.

, the cache settings were not read correctly from XS_FIRM if the XS_FIRM path was set 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, and stored to the model folderfolder that is used for storing files associated with a model

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

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

options.ini file. This has now been fixed.

117125 Reinforcement

Now you cannot detach a reinforcing bar groupgroup of reinforcing bars that are side by side and have identical properties, except the possible variation in bar lengths

from a locked object if you have not set XS_ALLOW_REINFORCING_LOCKED_PARTS to TRUE in a .ini file.

121290 Modeling

Perpendicular snapping now works correctly.

103768 Modeling

Reference object assemblies can now be colored correctly from object representationrepresentation of a model object or an object group in a model view, such a representation being based on the color and transparency settings applied to the model object or the object group

when using tasks as criteria.

116618 Core

In some rare cases, a set of options with incorrect values were written to the options.ini file 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.

causing issues in subsequent model use. This has now been fixed.

124884 Tools and components

Previously, the manufacturer file of the AutomaticSplicingTool 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.

(AutomaticSplicingTool_Manufacturers.dat) was read in incorrectly. This has now been fixed.

124545 Tools and components

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

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

, it is now possible to collapse or expand the object groupmodel objects with settings that match the settings that the user has defined for a certain purpose

In Tekla Structures, an object group is used on the one hand to control the transparency and coloring of model objects in the views and on the other in project management. Object groups can also be used in filtering tools, for example in selection filter, to select all objects that match certain properties.

hierarchy from the highest hierarchy level.

124458 Tools and components

Previously, when you deleted all component objects and component parameters from a custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

, adding new objects to the component and then trying to save it caused Tekla Structures to crash.This does not happen anymore.

Now if you delete all objects and parameters from a custom component, Tekla Structures shows a message that you cannot save the component. You can either select to close without saving so that the custom component will remain as it was before you deleted objects and parameters, or you can select to cancel to undo the changes until the component contains at least one of the original component objects.

124451 Tools and components

Custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

variable names now work more reliably. Previously, some variable names could cause Tekla Structures to crash.

124010 Tools and components

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

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

, some objects were sometimes shown multiple times in a group. This has now been fixed so that when you open Layout manager, it removes the duplicate objects from groups.

120413 Tools and components

Earlier, the positioning options of custom parts made out of custom parts did not work. This has now been fixed.

123786 Numbering

Repair 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.

now works correctly. Previously, repair numbering did not correct the numbering of equal assemblies with different position numbers.