Full ribbon customization and other interface improvements
Tekla Structures 2016i introduces the following improvements in the user interface.
Notifications on Welcome page
Notifications about new versions and other important information are now shown on the Welcome page. Previously, this information was displayed in a separate window.
You can now customize the ribbon according to your needs.
Add command buttons simply by dragging commands to the ribbon
Rearrange command buttons on the ribbon
Change the size of existing command buttons
Change the name and icon of any command button
Create user-defined commands and link them to any file or URL
Add new buttons, split buttons, toggle buttons, and drop-down buttons
Add vertical and horizontal separator bars to divide command buttons into smaller groups on the ribbon
Compare the original ribbon with the changes you have made
Share the customized ribbon with your co-workers
Restore the default Tekla Structures ribbons at any time
Improvements in command buttons
The active command button is now highlighted on the ribbon.
New icons have been added to drop-down lists that previously did not contain any. For example:
Full command names are now available in the Quick Launch box and in the Keyboard shortcuts and Customize dialog boxes.
For example, you can use either one of these names to find the same command: Fit work area using two points and Using two points. In Tekla Structures 2016, only the short version Using two points was available.
Improvements in contextual toolbar
Edge chamfers now have a contextual toolbarfloating toolbar that contains commands for modifying the most common object properties
The user can customize the contextual toolbar.
Color and extension fields are now available on the contextual toolbar for construction lines.
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.
, part markmark that includes a set of selected property elements related to a part
Part marks are used for identifying constructions, for giving information about welding, for giving information about assemblies to a workshop, for giving information about how parts should be connected to each other, and for creating bills of quantities, for example.
In the US, the term piece mark is used to refer to position number.
, and symbol now have a leader lineline that connects an annotation object to the related object or point
type on the contextual toolbar.