2019 SP11: New features and improvements

Tekla Structures
2019
Tekla Structures

Changes in sharing pour units

The default value of the advanced option XS_CALCULATE_POUR_UNITS_ON_SHARING has been changed to FALSE. This means that Tekla Structures no longer automatically calculates and updates the pour units in shared models during writing out and reading in. Instead, each user can now run the Calculate pour units command in their local version of the shared model when they need up-to-date pour unit information.

TTSD-42956

Improvement in rebar sets

Modifiers and splitters now adapt to the new geometry when copying rebar sets by using the Copy special > To another object command.

TTSD-32094

Pour objects follow neighbor part object level settings

Pour objects will now follow the neighbor part settings done in Object level settings for general arrangement drawing.

TTSD-41866

Point cloud web streaming cache added

Point cloud web streaming cache has been added. The cache is a common cache with Trimble Connect for Windows. You can define the cache folder using the advanced option XS_POINT_CLOUDS_WEB_CACHE in the File Locations category in the Advanced Options dialog box. The cache usage improves the performance of the web-streamed point clouds.

TTSD-22636

Support for SketchUp version 2021

The SketchUp model version 2021 support has been added.

TTSD-42211

Texts in PDF reference models

PDF reference models now have better coverage for texts.

TTSD-43317

Export Unitechnik (79)

  • Quotation marks in object names consisting of strings with multiple words

    You can now designate object names that consist of strings with multiple words separated by blank space using quotation marks. This can be done on any name list field within the export settings, such as the embed options on the Embeds tab. 

    TSAC-5345

  • External definition file - New way to control exported reinforcement

    An external definition file can be used to overwrite type and designation information, which is usually determined automatically from model objects. You can specify the reinforcement definition file on the Reinforcement data tab. The definition file is a .csv file, with a fixed structure.

    TSAC-5275

Export ELiPLAN file (68): New UDA for unit conversion

You can now specify a UDA for the unit conversion on the Data settings tab. When a valid unit is specified in this UDA, then it is used for the unit conversion instead of the default unit, or the unit defined in the conversion file.

TSAC-5475

Improvement in Embedded anchors (8)

On the Placement tab, you can now select whether to detect braced girders in the whole assembly.

TSAC-4806

Fixes

Defect number Development area Description
TSAC-2834 Concrete components Wall to wall connection: Previously, the partially open groove was not properly using the groove width property. This has now been fixed.
TSAC-4066 Concrete components

Wall layout T connector: Previously, the gap between the parts of the first layer was created twice the size of the value defined in the Free space option in the Wall layout T connector dialog box. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-5033 Concrete components Mesh bars, Mesh bars by area: If the top or bottom cover thickness is negative or bigger than the thickness of the input part, the component now creates rebar groups outside of the concreate part instead of failing.
TSAC-5089 Concrete components Rebar coupler: Previously, the component did not identify the primary and secondary rebars based on the given primary side point. This happened when the Rebar coupler component was added to a rebar set. Now this has been fixed.
TSAC-5206 Concrete components Pad footing reinforcement (77): Previously, when the third zone had enough space for one rebar only, the rebar was not created. This concerned both the primary and the secondary bars. This has now been fixed. Additionally, you can now define in each zone that rebars are not created. The creation of just one rebar in each zone has been improved so that the rebar is now created in its proper position.
TSAC-5240 Concrete components Reinforcement mesh array (91): Integers are now used for mesh sizes when calculating the overlapping of the meshes. This means that instead of shortening the mesh to 0.99, the mesh size is rounded up to a full mesh and the overlapping is increased.
TSAC-5246 Concrete components Embedded anchors (8): When a polygon thickening in the insulation layer was created around anchors, the anchors were created at the bottom edge of the thickening and not at the top edge. This has now been fixed.
TSAC-5325 Concrete components Braced girder creation (88)(89): The GUID of the top bar (b) is now written as a user-defined attribute GIRDER_TOP_GUID to all elements in the braced girder.
TSAC-5529 Concrete components

Embedded anchors (8): Previously, creating certain geometries on the Thickening tab could cause a crash. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-43572 Concrete components In some very rare cases, Tekla Structures could crash when deleting a Wall layout connector in the model.
This has now been fixed and Tekla Structures is working correctly when deleting the connections made with Wall layout connector.
TSAC-4879 Steel components Joining plates (14): Previously, galvanizing holes were not created correctly in the second end plate. This has now been fixed.
TSAC-5022 Steel components

Cold rolled overlap (1): Previously, the component worked incorrectly for user-defined Z profile secondary parts. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-5102 Steel components Stub (28): Previously, the component did not use the XS_STANDARD_STIFFENER_WIDTH_TOLERANCE advanced option when the Rod nuts loose parts option was selected. This has now been fixed.
TSAC-5121 Steel components Eaves haunch (102): Compensation stiffeners now get the correct part prefix and start number.
 
TSAC-5130 Steel components Two sided end plate (142): Previously, when using the same settings in the data file and in the dialog box, the holes were not created in the same way. This has now been fixed.
TSAC-5131 Steel components

Purlin connections (11): Previously, bolts were sometimes created on the opposite side of the secondary beam. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-5132 Steel components Stiffened end plate (27): Previously, the position of the holes was incorrect when the secondary part was sloped. This has now been fixed.
TSAC-5133 Steel components Two sided end plate (142): Previously, the position of the holes was not correct when the secondary parts were sloped. This has now been fixed.
TSAC-5134 Steel components Joining plates (14): Previously, holes were not positioned correctly when the beam was sloped. This has now been fixed.
TSAC-5146 Steel components

Base plate (1042): Previously, the cast plate did not follow the offset of the base plate. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-5208 Steel components Cold rolled sleeved (2): Previously, the component did not work correctly for steel sketched Z profiles. This has now been fixed.
TSAC-5307 Steel components

Bolted moment connection (134): Previously, when the flange plates were wider than the column, they were created incorrectly. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-5308 Steel components Tube gusset (20): Previously, assembly numbering of the gusset plate was not correctly set when the component was used to create a connection to an I profile main part.
TSAC-5364 Steel components

Web stiffeners (1060): Previously, when creating only an above line weld or a below line weld, both welds were always created. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-5386 Steel components

Bolted gusset (11): Previously, when using a twin profile as the secondary part, only one member of the twin profile was welded to the gusset. This has now been fixed and both members of the twin profile are welded.

TSAC-5391 Steel components

Bolted moment connection (134): Previously, when the secondary part was sloped and the shear tab was set to be created parallel with the main part, the shear tab was not created. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-5432 Steel components

Joining plates (14): Previously, different selection order of parts caused the component to work differently. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-5443 Steel components

Two sided end plate (143): Previously, the bolt gage was incorrectly applied in the component in some situations. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-5457 Steel components

Simple clip angle (31): Previously, the bolt extra length was not correct if the bolts were used with a U profile as the secondary part. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-5491 Steel components Two sided end plate (142): Previously, unwanted bolts were created in some situations. This has now been fixed.
TSAC-5500 Steel components

Stiffened end plate (27), Partial stiff end plate (65): Previously, holes in the end plate were created with incorrect rotation in some cases. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-44481 Organizer

Previously, Organizer synchronization could fail in case an assembly had lost its main part. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-44583 Organizer

Previously, Organizer data was corrupted in a Tekla Model Sharing model if the assembly of a part was missing. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-5137 Import, export, interoperability Previously, there was an error when you moved layout points from one group to another group in Layout manager and then tried to export the points. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-12435 Import, export, interoperability Reference models: Visualizing the selected reference objects now works when you select by pressing CTRL+A on the keyboard.
TTSD-23135 Import, export, interoperability

Previously, importing attributes by object GUID did not import attributes for bolts, welds and rebars. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-37633 Import, export, interoperability The view size property Fit by parts no longer shows un-cut solids.
TTSD-41379 Import, export, interoperability Export drawings to DWG/DXF: The export sometimes placed views to overlapping places when Model space coordinates was set to Local. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-41865 Import, export, interoperability IFC object conversion: In some invalid IFC reference model cases, the file could be inserted to Tekla Structures, but the IFC object conversion crashed, or got an infinite loop. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-42070 Import, export, interoperability Reference models: A Tekla Structures application error occurred when you opened an older version model and then changed to another model without saving the currently open model first. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-42468 Import, export, interoperability IFC export: Tekla Structures crashed with some models during the IFC export. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-43025 Import, export, interoperability Reference models: Locked reference models could not be updated during the first refresh attempt even if the advanced option XS_REFRESH_ALSO_LOCKED_REFERENCE_MODELS was set to TRUE. This has now been fixed, and the reference models are updated normally.
TTSD-43104 Import, export, interoperability Reference models: PDF reference model special character handling in file names was broken in the latest service packs.
The special character handling has now been improved to the support special characters of the current Windows locale again. 
TTSD-43412 Import, export, interoperability Export drawings to DWG/DXF: The export now handles different colors more reliably.
TTSD-43987 Import, export, interoperability IFC4 export: The IFC4 export failed to read additional property set files in some rare occasions. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-44032 Import, export, interoperability Export drawings to DWG/DXF: An application error occurred when you loaded settings in the Export drawings to DWG/DXF dialog box. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-44504 Import, export, interoperability

IFC object conversion: Now the conversion supports the copying of the object type (IfcRelDefinesByType) property set property to UDA.

TTSD-44982 Import, export, interoperability

IFC object conversion: The failing column handle offset in the B-rep to extrusion conversion has been fixed.

TPLED-196 Templates and reports Template Editor: Using the CopyField function to a target valuefield that is not output sometimes still created an output. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-28819 Templates and reports Tapered rebar pull-out dimensions were incorrect in the PDF report output. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-44152 Templates and reports

Missing definitions in pull-out height and width parameters in templates could cause Tekla Structures to crash. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-21184 Drawings The XS_IGNORE_CUT_VALUE_IN_TEMPLATE advanced option now works correctly when its value is set in an .ini file.
TTSD-30765 Drawings Drawing views were not correctly updated when the part shorten UDA (xs_shorten) was used. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-33022 Drawings Drawing layout (.lay) files whose names are longer than 63 characters are no longer available in the Layout list in drawing properties because Tekla Structures does not allow the use of layout files with names over 63 characters.
TTSD-38039 Drawings

Grid dimensions did not work correctly if a drawing filter was applied. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-38056 Drawings Previously, grid line labels were sometimes placed incorrectly when modified. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-38134 Drawings

The positioning of the level mark base points in drawing update has been improved. Holding down Shift and dragging the level mark away from the part keeps the valid associativity data (just like when you use the Move linear command).

TTSD-38205 Drawings Reference models in drawings: Sometimes a reference model was not highlighted in a drawing when selected. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-40102 Drawings The direction of the section mark symbols was incorrect when the section view was not oriented orthogonally. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-40186 Drawings When changing the Top in form face UDA using the User defined attributes dialog box, or through Open API, numbering was not affected similarly as when you select Set top in form face from the context menu. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-40630 Drawings Earlier, detailed object level settings did not work for reference models in drawings. This has now been fixed. Particularly, it is now possible to show different reference models with different colors
TTSD-40866 Drawings Dragging dimension points in a drawing now disables the dimension combining.
TTSD-41576 Drawings Weld marks no longer move incorrectly when a drawing is opened after model has changed.
TTSD-41817 Drawings Drawing view frame was sometimes unnecessarily expanded when a template was used in the mark content. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-41850 Drawings Level marks were placed incorrectly at drawing update. This has now been fixed. This fix does not affect level marks created with older Tekla Structures versions, or level marks that are incorrectly associated.
TTSD-41941 Drawings Some colors were printed differently than they were shown in the drawing mode. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-42175 Drawings A reinforcing mark template in a drawing now works correctly for rebar sets.
TTSD-42354 Drawings Reinforcement marks attached to a rebar set are now cloned correctly.
TTSD-42834 Drawings Rebar pull-out pictures are now drawn more reliably.
TTSD-42933 Drawings When working in drawings with different amount of views it could happen that Tekla Structures would crash at some point. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-43157 Drawings The stability of radial grids in drawings has been improved.
TTSD-43194 Drawings Graphical fields in reports were incorrectly placed in multidrawings with layouts. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-43212 Drawings Rebar sets were causing problems in detailed object level settings. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-43381 Drawings Weld marks are now cloned better when you clone a drawing from another model.
TTSD-43558 Drawings Layout editor: The maximum length for layout file names is now 63 characters. 
TTSD-43906 Drawings

Level marks are now placed correctly when a part has been modified. A zero level mark no longer gets a change cloud if only the sign (+ or -) changes.

TTSD-44330 Drawings Tiny dimension rule associativity lists are no longer displayed if associativity rules are not found for dimension points.
TTSD-28107 Tekla Model Sharing Tekla Model Sharing: Previously, errors in the objects.inp file could leave the file locked, which caused errors when other users tried to read in model changes. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-39879 Tekla Model Sharing Tekla Model Sharing: Previously, when you wrote out or read in model changes for the first time during a session, the status bar message for successful read in or write out was not shown. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-40240 Tekla Model Sharing Tekla Model Sharing: Previously, Tekla Structures crashed if upgrading the model history database failed when the model was saved. This has now been fixed, so that an error message is printed in the session log instead. Tekla Structures also now shows an error message and prevents opening the model if initializing the model history database fails.
TTSD-43358 Tekla Model Sharing Tekla Model Sharing:  Previously, if an object had been manually assigned to a pour unit, and the assigned object or pour objects were modified afterwards, the manual assignment was lost. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-39155 Reinforcement

Rebar groups have the following three issues fixed:

  • Rebar group bars in a tapered rebar group with non-planar bar geometry were in some cases incorrectly offset from input points. This has now been fixed not to occur when creating new rebar groups. To get existing rebar group offsets fixed, you need to modify them.
  • Tapered rebar groups which have exact spacings as the creation method and spacings defined so that there are too many bars compared to the group length were incorrectly handled in mirroring. This has now been fixed.
  • The mirroring of tapered rebar groups containing non-parallel straight bars has now been fixed.
TTSD-40508 Reinforcement Rebar sets: All rebar set modifiers and splitters now adapt when a part is modified. 
TTSD-40552 Reinforcement Rebar sets now work better when modifying magnetic grid lines. Earlier, rebar sets did not at all adapt to magnetic grid line changes.
TTSD-43341 Reinforcement

Previously, rebar set modifiers sometimes became visible when you modified the part the rebar set bars were attached to. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-44717 Reinforcement

Rebar sets: Sometimes, when using rather big concrete covers, some bars were incorrectly shortened around holes. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-44842 Reinforcement

Multi-user: Previously, modifying and saving drawings in multi-user models could sometimes detach rebars from their parent parts and flag their numbering as out-of-date. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-5172 Modeling Linear array tool does not duplicate copies anymore if the source object has been selected several times.
 
TTSD-17018, TTSD-42724 Modeling Previously, when a model contained bent plates but the bent plate geometry was missing, opening a model view or selecting a bent plate with missing geometry caused Tekla Structures to crash. This has now been fixed. You can now find the parts with missing geometry when diagnosing the database.
TTSD-34269 Modeling Previously, it was sometimes not possible to snap to the intersection point of a construction line and a construction circle because the snap zone was too strict. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-37526 Modeling

If you have the same model open in more than one Tekla Structures session, or if the model was not properly closed, Tekla Structures displays an error message about this situation. This message has now been improved.

TTSD-41091 Modeling Previously, when creating a construction circle, it was not possible to snap to a part center line. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-41620 Modeling In some situations, Tekla Structures could crash when saving or autosaving the model. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-41718 Modeling Previously, plates and slabs could rotate or move unwantedly after you had made two or more consecutive edits to the plate, for example, by modifying the chamfer point values, and the plate had been on a different work plane than the global coordinate XY plane. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-42507 Modeling Now, when you select Objects by phases in Phase manager, the object handle points are not shown in the property pane anymore if the object and the handle points are in the same phase. 

Construction points are still shown in the selection results in the property pane. This prevents the accidental movement of part reference points which could result in a corrupted model.
TTSD-42659 Modeling Previously, when you numbered parts that had been copied, the copied parts sometimes got a different number than the original part. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-42864 Modeling In corrupted multi-user models that contained assemblies with main parts missing, creating reports with the SUPPLEMENT_PART_WEIGHT template attribute caused crashes. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-43014 Modeling Tekla Structures no longer crashes when trying to repair a model with recursive assembly hierarchies.
TTSD-43047 Modeling Tekla Structures now correctly displays rebar sets when using the Assembly > Show Assembly command even if reinforcement is defined as hidden in the display settings. 
TTSD-43309 Modeling Previously, Tekla Structures crashed if you were snapping to a reference model in a view where many lines were seen as one and the snap to intersection points switch was active. This has now been fixed.
 
TTSD-30325 Tools and components Previously, when deleting custom components in the Applications & components catalog, all the selected items were not always deleted. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-41175 Tools and components Previously, the custom component variable value type Distance list total produced incorrect results in equations, when using US imperial units. Now Distance list total works correctly for both metric and imperial units.
 
TTSD-41266 Tools and components When importing a custom component, the distance bindings could sometimes be lost. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-41526 Tools and components Previously, the custom component editor mode could not be closed when saving the component failed because of missing plug-ins. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-43425 Tools and components Previously, there could be an error when you opened a new model while searching in the Applications & components catalog. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-38711 Numbering Previously, overlapping numbering series could result in two different assemblies receiving the same family numbering qualifier. Now the assemblies whose numbers would overlap are no longer numbered in family numbering.
SOLD-1584 User interface The Tekla Structures Sign in dialog box is now shown in the selected Tekla Structures language. Previously, it was shown in Simplified Chinese even if Traditional Chinese was selected as the Tekla Structures language.
TTSD-38333 User interface

Previously, in some rare cases, there was an error in the property pane about object reference not set to an instance of an object. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-4473 Import, export, interoperability (concrete) Export ELiPLAN file (68): Weep holes at the start and at the end of the hollow core element are now always exported aligned in one line. Cuts smaller than 100 mm at the start and at the end are ignored, otherwise the weep holes are offset respectively to the cut size.
TSAC-5177 Import, export, interoperability (concrete) BVBS Export: For the Round options Up and Down, there is a new preliminary tolerance for small length differences up to 0.2 mm before performing the rounding. This ensures that values very close to exact increment are not rounded when it is not necessary.
TSAC-5234 Import, export, interoperability (concrete) Export Unitechnik (79): Previously, line attributes were not correctly exported in certain cases when there was a cut part former too close to the contour edge. This has now been fixed.
TSAC-5354 Import, export, interoperability (concrete) Export ELiPLAN file (68): With a data conversion file, accessories such as steel embeds and insulation blocks can now also be quantified with custom measurement units. Previously, they were always quantified as piece count.
TSAC-5400 Import, export, interoperability (concrete) Export Unitechnik (79): Previously, braced girders with alphanumeric rebar sizes caused problems with girder depth position. This has now been fixed. Braced girder rod diameters are now obtained correctly based on the Reinforcing bars diameter setting on the Reinforcement tab.
TSAC-5410 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export ELiPLAN file (68): The data conversion file now supports the wildcard "*" in regular expressions in the first column for finding strings from Tekla Structures objects.

TSAC-5435 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): Previously, the UT_REBAR_TYPE UDA was not read for rebar sets. This has now been fixed.

TSAC-5484 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export ELiPLAN file (68): You can now specify the material code using the new setting, Material code, on the Data content tab. The options are Name, Assembly prefix, Material, Profile, UDA, Text[TEMPLATE], and Template.

TSAC-5490 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

BVBS export: When you select One file per each cast unit and use Assembly template property, the export will now warn if the export results in duplicate file names. The export will still continue.

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