Formwork Placing tools - Slabs: Release notes

Last updated November 15, 2019 by CIP extensions

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Formwork Placing tools - Slabs: Release notes

Release 1.6

14 November, 2019

New features

  • It's now possible to define also the attributes for all custom parts in the csv-files
    • Examples for the enhanced csv-files can be found in the \Environments\common\system\CIP folder
  • The main list separator in all configuration files (csv) can now be either tab, semicolon or comma
  • It's now possible to offset the girders
    • The girder line in the tool has been changed and two new options ‘Position in plane’ (Middle, left or right) and the ‘Offset in the plane’ has been added to girder dialog and tab pages (cross & main)

  • New option ‘InputPointLocation’ was added for girder configuration
    • SlabTop – the input points (and default depth location) is at the top of slab panel
    • SlabBottom – the input points (and default depth location) is at the bottom of slab panel
    • CrossGirderBottom – the input points of the main girders are at bottom of the highest cross girder. For cross girder the input points will be at slab panel bottom
  • Formwork placing tool for slab railing has been modified and enhanced
  • The size & locations of ‘Insert new/Add selected’ buttons is now unified in the tools
  • The sample csv-files in environments\common\system\CIP folder has been updated
    • Added the fields ‘xxxxAttributes’ for all custom parts in all csv-files
    • Added the field ‘InputPointLocation’ in the girders.csv


  • The starting up the picking after clicking any ‘Insert …’ button in the placing tools is now faster
  • Fixed the issue why it was not possible to insert railing at interior openings of a slab
  • Fixed the issue why empty cross/main girder lines were created even the formwork system (Supplier + Family) didn’t contain any girders
  • Fixed the issue why no props were created if/when the system (supplier+family) does not have any girders
  • Fixed the issue why the panel thickness parameter was not used
  • The tool was changed so that the filler panels and girder beams are created with material ‘Misc_Undefined’ if the material given in the configuration files is left empty

Release 1.5

22 March, 2019

New features

  • Easier to control formwork items
    • Formwork placing tools now automatically write UDA’s on placed items
    • These attributes enable easier control for formwork items in model and drawing side
    • Usable for ribbon controls, selection and view filters, drawing settings
  • Formwork tools are writing attributes below by following basis
    • TW_CATEGORY = FORMWORK if Formwork placing tools are used
    • TW_SUBCATEGORY = SLAB FORMWORK if Formwork placing tools - Slabs is used
    • TW_TYPE = PANEL / CROSS GIRDER etc. based on Formwork placing tool dialog used
    • TW_SUPPLIER = Based on Supplier set on .csv configuration file
    • TW_SYSTEM Based on Family set on .csv configuration file
    • TW_ITEM Based on setting name set either in .csv configuration file or condition name
      • Note! Can’t be used in QTO because all items inside condition get same TW_ITEM attribute
    • TW_LENGTH / TW_WIDTH / TW_HEIGHT / TW_THICKNESS Based on panel dimensions set in the xxx.FormworkTools.Fillers.csv and xxx.FormworkTools.SlabPanels.csv files


  • Add girders and shoring quickly
    • It’s now possible to add girders and shoring in one go

  • Girder overlap adjustment options
    • It’s now possible to define where girder overlap is adjusted automatically
    • In these locations default overlap value is overriden

  • Direct modification of panel layout
    • Change panels in wall formwork layout with Direct modification
    • You can also change the panels in tool dialog

  • Double the cross girders in panel seams
    • User can now choose the default girder layout and specify how is the layout in panel seams

Release 1.3

22 November, 2018

New features

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



  • 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

21 September, 2018

  • Slab formwork items can be automatically added to relevant pour unit. 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

5 May, 2018

  • Sample .csv –files are installed to C:\ProgramData\Tekla Structures\<version>\Environments\common\system\CIP . 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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