2019 SP9: New features and improvements

Tekla Structures
Tekla Structures

2019 SP9: New features and improvements

Document manager improvements

New buttons in Document manager

  • The commands Lock, Unlock, Freeze, Freeze off, Mark drawing ready for issuing, Unmark drawing ready for issuing, Issue, and Unissue are now available for quick access as buttons at the top of the dialog box. You can hide this set of buttons by clicking the arrow next to the buttons. These commands are still available in the context menu as previously.


Show selected documents only mode improved

  • When you activated the Show selected documents only mode, Document manager did not show documents that were then created or modified. This has now been fixed so that new and changed documents are shown, as long as they match the active search and selected category criteria. These documents will then appear in the list as unselected to distinguish them from the already selected documents.


Improvement in issuing drawings

  • If you selected a set of drawings to be issued in the Document manager list, and one of the selected drawings has already been issued, then the Issue command was not available in the context menu. The same problem existed with unissuing if one of the selected drawings was not currently issued. This has now been fixed so that Issue and Unissue context menu commands are always visible regardless of the issuing state of the selected drawings.


Order of drawings in Print Drawings dialog box

  • The order of drawings in the Print Drawings dialog box now matches the order they appeared in Document manager at the point in time when the Print Drawings dialog box was opened.


Curved line accuracy increased in reference models

  • The accuracy of curved lines in reference models has been increased, and now there are four times more segments in curves. Earlier, curved lines sometimes turned into sets of straight lines after reference model insert.

    The LargeTessellationPerCircle setting in the TrimBimPlugin.config configuration file used to be hard coded to 48, now 192 is the default value. If you have problems with the performance, you can decrease the value in TrimBimPlugin.config, which is located in the .\bin\referenceplugin\trimbim folder.

    This setting affects all new inserted and updated reference models. For existing reference models, you need to delete the reference model and reinsert it to use the new value.

    This improvement applies to all reference model formats.



Defect number Development area Description
TSAC-4041 Concrete components Braced girder (88): Previously, Tekla Structures could stop working when creating braced girders on slabs with openings. This has now been fixed.
TSAC-4302 Concrete components Wall layout connector: The gap defined using the Free space A option now works correctly for aligned walls.
TSAC-4487 Concrete components Pad footing reinforcement (77): The reinforcement is now created properly if you rotate the main part.
TSAC-4530 Concrete components Mesh bars: Cover thickness is now applied correctly. The meshes in the panels no longer depend on the cuts in the panels.
TSAC-4641 Concrete components Embedded anchor (008): The creation of thickening was not working if the cast unit has some parts under isolation. This has now been fixed.
TSAC-4650 Concrete components Reinforced concrete stair (95) : The creation of the last L rebar now works when the No option is used.
TSAC-4679 Concrete components Wall layout T connector: Previously, opening the Wall layout T connector properties from the model could cause Tekla Structures to crash. Now this does not happen anymore.
TSAC-4699 Concrete components Mesh bars by area: The distribution of the negative cover thickness for bars has now been fixed.
TSAC-4851 Concrete components Corbel connection (14): Fixed crashes when custom components on the column is created.
TSAC-4883 Concrete components Mesh bars: The Ignore openings smaller than option on the Detailing tab now works correctly again.
TSAC-4906 Concrete components Corbel connection (14): Previously, in some situations, a custom part on the column was created in an unexpected position. This has now been fixed.
TSAC-4282 Steel components Joist to beam, type 1 (160), Joist to column, type 1 (161), Two sided joist to column (162), Joist to column, type 2 (163), Joist to column and beam (164): The bolt extra length is now correctly applied in the component.
TSAC-4572 Steel components Gusseted cross (62): Previously, slotted holes for clip angles for the second brace were applied incorrectly in the component. This has now been fixed.
TSAC-4590 Steel components Cold rolled sleeved (2): Previously, when it was specified that a sleeve profile should be created as a C profile, the sleeve profile was created incorrectly. This has now been fixed.
TSAC-4594 Steel components Portal bracing (105): The default values for welding are now handled correctly.
TSAC-4637 Steel components Column - 2 beam (14): Previously, plates were created with swapped width and height values. This has now been fixed.
TSAC-4647 Steel components Truss (S78): Vertical beams are new created with the correct profile and correct properties.
TSAC-4763 Steel components Wraparound gusset (58): The bolt assembly option for Brace bolts 1 now works correctly.
TSAC-4770 Steel components Seating (39): Previously, when the primary part and secondary parts were rotated too much, the connection was broken. This has now been fixed.
TSAC-4791 Steel components Splice plate 2 (62): Previously, double plates were not bolted. This has now been fixed.
TSAC-4809 Steel components Create hole around part (92): Cuts with the exact same shape as the input part are now correctly updated when the input part is moved.
TSAC-4828 Steel components Eaves haunch (102): It is now possible to specify part names.
TSAC-4842 Steel components JP Full depth special (185): Previously, the position of the opposite web stiffener was not correct. This has now been fixed.
TSAC-4843 Steel components JP Full depth special (185): Previously, the tab plate was created with incorrect dimensions. This has now been fixed.
TSAC-4927 Steel components Z pan (S74): Previously, when the length of the front part of the step was specified as zero, the top step was created incorrectly. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-39164 Steel components Mirroring single leg rebar groups with different From plane values at the start and end now works for all spacing types.
TTSD-34846 Import, export, interoperability Sometimes inserting a reference model failed because of special characters.

Now all characters below 256 are allowed in a reference model file name: both ASCII (0-127) and extended ASCII (128-255).

TTSD-38844 Import, export, interoperability Reference models: Sometimes imported curved IFC beams appeared with rough segmenting. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-38879 Import, export, interoperability Reference models: IFC reference model import has been improved to allow broken data if the object geometry data has extra unused points.
TTSD-39252 Import, export, interoperability NC/DSTV: Closing the NC Files export dialog box no longer causes a Tekla Structures application error. 
TTSD-39788 Import, export, interoperability Reference models: Cyrillic characters are now supported in the path and file name.
TTSD-39966 Import, export, interoperability Security of the Tekla Warehouse connection has been improved.
TTSD-40002 Import, export, interoperability IFC export: The attribute WEIGHT_ONLY_REBARS now gives a correct value for a pour unit instead of 0.0 when exported as a part of an IFC property set.
TTSD-40127 Import, export, interoperability Reference models: Reference model conflicts may cause a situation where the reference model appears with a warning symbol. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-40453 Import, export, interoperability IFC2x3 export: The IFC2x3 export did not always export surface treatment. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-40509 Import, export, interoperability IFC2x3 export: The export now works also when you have defined a base point that has a negative north direction angle value.
TPLED-189 Templates and reports Template Editor: Template Editor no longer crashes when valuefields with very long rules are copied using the clipboard.
TTSD-38579 Templates and reports Drawing properties can now be reported from a CAST_UNIT row also if the drawing sheet number 0 is used.
TTSD-39652 Templates and reports In some cases, custom properties returning double.Max could cause a Tekla Structures application error. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-40216 Templates and reports Summing duplicate valuefield values in the row combine did not work when the valuefield had a CopyField function in the formula. This has now been fixed.
TSAC-2745 Drawings Filter dimensioning is now dimensioning all rebars in a group for rebar groups that are not straight bars.
TSAC-4697 Drawings Rebar group dimensioning: Dimensioning of rebar groups now works also if the father object is a concrete item.
TTSD-23117 Drawings The drawing snapshot overlay caused problems when you tried to save the model. Now the snapshot overlay is closed when you save the model.
TTSD-35243 Drawings The drawing layout was sometimes missing from drawing snapshots. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-35538, TTSD-33208 Drawings The Rebar number mark property is now correctly updated in rebar dimension marks with subgrouping for rebar sets after the model is updated and renumbered.
TTSD-35642 Drawings A drawing view was placed incorrectly after model modification and renumbering. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-38402 Drawings Previously the Exclude parts according to filter option changed to None if the Top in form face location was changed. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-38567 Drawings The default hatch scale when placing a hatch outside a view is now the same as it was in Tekla Structures version 2018.
TTSD-38604 Drawings If a drawing had shortening along the Y axis, cloud change marks were also  shortened. This does not happen anymore.
TTSD-38664 Drawings When the location of one rebar was adjusted manually, some rebar marks, also from other rebars, were moving. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-39483 Drawings Document manager: Document manager now ensures a default and stable sort order when identical values are encountered. Previously, several rows could have the same sort property values so their position in the document list could be different, depending on the document events and the order the documents were found.
TTSD-39500 Drawings In some cases, an active drawing command was not correctly finished when you closed the drawing mode, causing crashes and other invalid behavior. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-39632 Drawings The pull-out pictures now appear in rebar dimension marks on rebar sets.
TTSD-39951 Drawings Moving weld marks from one view to another could break the leader line handles. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-39974 Drawings Printing to PDF could fail when the drawing contained symbols that had no width or height defined. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-40629 Drawings Dragging dimensions in a drawing could cause an application error in some rare cases. This has now been fixed, and the application error no longer occurs.
TTSD-30917 Tekla Model Sharing If the value of XS_COLLECT_MODEL_HISTORY is FALSE when you start sharing a model, the Start sharing command will change the value to TRUE automatically. However, previously the Sharing history dialog box did not show the sharing history, even though the value had been changed to TRUE. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-38578 Tekla Model Sharing

A new Add button has been added to the Convert to multi-user model dialog box, so that you can easily add a new multi-user server name to the server list when you are converting a single-user model to a multi-user model.


TTSD-38837 Reinforcement Mirroring single leg rebar groups now works correctly for groups where the first or last bar is excluded.
TTSD-39384 Reinforcement

Previously, From plane offsets for tapered curved rebar groups were not always working correctly. This has now been fixed.

TTSD-26408 Modeling It is now again possible to bind multiple weld handles at the same time.
TTSD-37338 Modeling Bolt group lists now support more characters.
TTSD-38648, TTSD-39096, TTSD-39705, TTSD-37163, TTSD-39015 Modeling Previously, the construction arc and construction circle creation commands did not follow the snapping depth (Plane/3D/Auto) and snapping plane type (View/Work). This raised several issues, in particular:
  • When creating construction circles by center point and radius in the plan view, the circles were created at different elevations depending on the start point.
  • When creating construction circles by three points on the plan views, the command snapped to points on objects, causing the resulting circles to be out of the plan views.
These issues have now been fixed. The construction arc and circle commands now follow the snapping depth and snapping plane type.
TTSD-39125 Modeling Previously, moving a part with edge chamfers and welds could cause Tekla Structures to crash. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-39480 Modeling Previously, in some rare cases, Tekla Structures could crash when moving objects. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-39553 Modeling When starting Tekla Structures, an error message is now shown if the user.config file is corrupted.
TTSD-40381 Modeling Previously, the Zoom Selected command did not work in the model view if the drawing was open. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-40397 Modeling Rebar sets: The hard-coded leg connection tolerance has been changed from 0.001 mm to 1 mm so that small inaccuracies in the leg faces do not prevent the legs from being connected to form one bar.
TTSD-38187 Installation When installing a .tsep package that is not compatible with any of the Tekla Structures versions on your computer, Tekla Structures extension manager now displays a message about the situation and shows a list of the Tekla Structures versions that the extension is compatible with.
TTSD-40297 Core Security fix for the parsing of the environment file profitab.inp
TTSD-40684 Core When saving a model, Tekla Structures could in some cases crash when trying to open the message panel that is not in use anymore. This has now been fixed.
TSAC-3234 Tools and components Previously, the pictures that you added in the custom component dialog editor were not shown in the custom component dialog box. This has now been fixed.
TSAC-3371 Tools and components In Automatic Splicing Tool, a rebar group of two bars can now be correctly split and spliced and regrouped.
TSAC-4658 Tools and components Layout manager: Previously, when you had the Layout manager Settings dialog box open, Layout manager was not automatically closed when you closed Tekla Structures. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-38589 Tools and components When opening the custom component editor, Tekla Structures now asks whether to update the custom component to the current version of the component. The message is shown if Tekla Structures cannot find the custom component version. This can happen if the custom component has been created with an earlier Tekla Structures version.
TTSD-39163 Tools and components Tekla Structures no longer crashes when trying to open a custom component dialog box in the model.
TTSD-39559 Tools and components When working with surface treatment inside custom components, each time a custom component was edited or copied, the surface treatment definition points were inserted into the new component twice. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-9404 Tools and components Previously, UDA equations could temporarily disappear in the Custom component browser. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-24536 Numbering Previously, when numbering the model, clicking Cancel in the numbering report could reset any custom setting in some dialog boxes opened from the ribbon, for example, in dialog boxes under Numbering settings and Drawing properties. This has now been fixed.  
TTSD-38106 Numbering Reinforcing bar numbers are no longer shown as modified if you change the phase while the XS_​ENABLE_​PHASE_​OPTION_​IN_​NUMBERING advanced option is set to FALSE.
TTSD-21871 User interface Previously, Tekla Structures crashed when the main Tekla Structures window was minimized while another Tekla Structures dialog box was maximized. The crash happened when using multiple displays. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-31714 User interface Previously, Tekla Structures crashed when you used the down arrow key to scroll down a list in the Ribbon editor or Keyboard shortcuts dialog box. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-39640 User interface Tekla Structures no longer crashes when using the arrow keys to move up and down in the list of models. Previously, Tekla Structures could crash when there were so many models that all of them could not fit in the window at the same time.
TTSD-39838 User interface Previously, in the traditional properties dialog box for a contour plate, the Modify button also applied the values. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-40106 User interface You can now modify the rebar set rounding and step tapering properties in the custom component editor.
TTSD-40501 User interface Previously, the hooks in a bent mesh did not keep the Custom hook setting when modifying the hooks in the property pane. This has now been fixed.
TSAC-4461 Import, export, interoperability (concrete) Export EliPLAN file (68): Previously, when exporting an element with notches at the start and at the end of the element, the coordinates of embeds inside the element were sometimes exported incorrectly. This has now been fixed.
TSAC-4693 Import, export, interoperability (concrete) Export Unitechnik (79): Previously, the file name extension could not be used to populate a data field with the ''file name section" option. This has now been added, with the number 6 presenting this sixth file name section.
TSAC-4694 Import, export, interoperability (concrete) Export Unitechnik (79): The cast unit position and cast unit number used in the SLABDATE block are now read from the cast unit main part for both shells of the double wall.
TSAC-4709 Import, export, interoperability (concrete) Export Unitechnik (79): Tekla Structures now gives a warning message when a double wall shell is set to be turned, but it fails due to the shell being wider than the pallet width. Respectively, a warning is also given when the pallet width has not been specified.
TSAC-4740 Import, export, interoperability (concrete) Export Unitechnik (79): You can now specify how the SLABDATE maximum part length and width are exported by using the Maximum dimensions setting on the SLABDATE block data tab.
The options are:
  • Main part bounding box (default) - Checks the main part geometry, same as before

  • Cast unit bounding box - Checks the entire cast unit geometry, including all protruding embeds

  • Scanned contour - Checks all contour polygons

  • Scanned all parts - Checks all contour and embed polygons

TSAC-4764 Import, export, interoperability (concrete) Export Unitechnik (79): The Export project coordinates setting on the SLABDATE block data tab has been improved, and two new options Yes, project base point and Yes, current base point have been added. The option Yes, project base point uses project base point, and the option Yes, current base point uses the base point currently selected in the model. Furthermore, the option Yes has been renamed to Yes, model origin.
TSAC-4810 Import, export, interoperability (concrete) Export ELiPLAN file (68): When irregular cutouts exceeding the contour consist of multiple polygonal cuts, the amount of the exported plotting lines is now optimized.
TSAC-4814 Import, export, interoperability (concrete) EliPLAN Export (68): Previously, revision marks were sometimes not exported for other objects than hollow core slabs. This has now been fixed.
TSAC-4815 Import, export, interoperability (concrete) Export Unitechnik export (79): For double walls, a different modeling method and the cast unit hierarchy caused that not all panels were correctly handled in the export. This has now been fixed.
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