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Formwork Placing tools - Slabs: Release notes

Last updated November 23, 2018 by Riku Laiho riku.laiho@trimble.com

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Formwork Placing tools - Slabs: Release notes

Release 1.3

November 22, 2018

New features

  • Improved usability for using the application for shoring also other things than only 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.

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    • The tool can be used to support any material and object types - such as  steel and precast slabs and beams
    • User can start by adding girders or add props directly under the supported structure

 

 

Fixes

  • This release is fixing an issue with Formwork Placing tools used on Tekla Structures 2018i version, in which some users were unable to use Direct Manipulation functionalities with placing tool
    • Issue was experienced by user's who did not have Tekla Structures 2018 installed in their machine - user's having Tekla Structures 2018 installed on their machine were not having this issue
    • Issue was caused by certain .dll file missing from Tekla Structures 2018i installation (until version SP1)
  • Separate installers were created for Tekla Structures 2018 and for Tekla Structures 2018i (and newer)

Release 1.2

September 21, 2018

  • Slab formwork items can be automatically added to relevant pour unitentity that combines together a pour object and the other building objects that need to be in place before cast-in-place concrete can be poured

    The needed building objects can be reinforcement and embeds, for example.

    . This makes it much easier to create pour specific drawings and quantity take-offs. You can be sure that all the formwork items are included. Formwork assigned to pour unit can be exported to IFC4 as well.
    • To automatically add formwork to underlying pour set Add to pour unit: Yes
    • You can also assign the items to a different pour unit afterwards by pressing Pick new pour
    • Formwork assigned to pour unit can be exported to IFC4 as well

  • Placing formwork on tilted slabs
    • Props are now always aligned in z-direction, even if the slab is tilted


 

  • Girders can no be set to follow the shape of a complex slab
    • The new option can be found from Girder creation dialog


  • Formwork placing tools - Slabs can now be used in shoring precast slabs
    • First place the girders by pressing Insert new on girder dialog and then add shoring on Shuttering -dialog

  • Formwork Placing tools - Slabs extension is now placed under Concrete in Applications & Components -dialog. The main tool Formwork slab panel is clearly visible and sub-tools can be found from Sub-tools -folder.



Release 1.1

May 5, 2018

  • Sample .csv –files are installed to C:\ProgramData\Tekla Structures\<version>\Environments\common\system\CIPcast unit type where the concrete is formed, poured, and cured in its final position

    . Previously they were installed to …\system –folder.
  • Previously removing panels from slab’s skewed edge sometimes broke girder length automation. This has now been fixed.
  • Slab formwork can now be copied, copy-rotated and mirrored. Note that to have the voids visible additional Modify is needed on the Panels-dialog and as a limitation locations of shutters aligned automatically under overlapping girders are not kept - the locations can be corrected by re-creating the shuttering.

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