Tekla Portal Frame Designer 24 & Tekla Connection Designer 24 Release Notes

Tekla Portal Frame Designer
Tekla Connection Designer
24
Tekla Portal Frame Designer
24
Tekla Connection Designer

Installation & licensing

This release will upgrade your Tekla Portal Frame Designer & Tekla Connection Designer installation to version number 24.0.0.5 and should be installed to ensure optimum function of the program. It will remove any previous version.

 Subscription Licenses

If you have Subscription Licenses they will use the Tekla Online License Method and the 2024 license(s) should already have been added to your Tekla Online Organization.  Select the “Tekla Online” license method option when installing as shown in the picture below:

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Tekla online licence selection

 

  • In order to use a Tekla Online license you will need: a verified Trimble Identity & Tekla Online Account; to be a member of your company's Tekla Online Organization; have an Online License assigned to you by your Organization’s Administrator; to Sign In to your Tekla Online account when you run the program.

On-premises (Perpetual) Licenses

Attention:

For perpetual licenses using Sentinel RMS (both local and server), Tekla Structural Designer 2024 will require the activation of a new 2024 version license. You should already have received your 2024 Product Activation Key (PAK) as these are distributed prior to the software release. Please contact your local Service Department now if you do not have your PAK. To minimize any down time, we recommend you activate your PAK BEFORE installing this release.

Attention:

License Server Version - if you are using Sentinel RMS Server Licenses, we strongly recommend the Tekla Structural License Service on your license server is updated now to version 5.0 or later. The installation for this can be obtained from Tekla Downloads.

  • For any type of On-premises (Perpetual) Licenses, select the “On-premises'' License Method option when installing, then the appropriate option on the next page as follows:

    • For a mix of pooled Subscription and Sentinel RMS server licenses, select the “Automatic” option as described in this TUA Article.

    • Otherwise, select the “Server Sentinel RMS”, “Local Sentinel RMS” or “Local Hardware Key” option appropriate to your license type*.

*If you have a mix of license methods per product, you can edit the license method used by each product after the installation as described in this TUA Article.

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Tekla on premises licence method choices

    Integration

    Tekla Structural Designer - if you wish to integrate Tekla Portal Frame Designer 24 and/or Tekla Connection Designer 24 with Tekla Structural Designer you should install Tekla Structural Designer 2024 available from the Tekla Download Service.

    Fixes & Enhancements

    Tekla Connection Designer

    [TSD-14441] - Toe plate connection - End plate bending - incorrect effective length for rows acting together
    This issue relates to toe plate connections in which the supported beam has a full depth end plate (i.e. all the bolts are within the depth of the supported beam) and the bolt rows, including Bolt Row 1, act together to resist bending. In this case an incorrect formula was used in the calculation of the effective length, Leff. This meant the reported value of Leff was greater than it should have been.
    This correction leads to a reduction in the potential resistance provided by the Mode 1 and Mode 2 calculations.

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