Release notes summary across Tekla Structures versions

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Release notes summary across Tekla Structures versions

This page summarizes the new features and improvements in Tekla Structures versions and service packs between Tekla Structures 2024 and 2018. Note that this page is a summary and does not replace the release notes, and that some service packs only have the fix list.

Follow the links on the page to read the full release notes content of a Tekla Structures version and service pack.

This page is updated when a new Tekla Structures version or service pack is released.

Tekla Structures 2024 SP3

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2024 SP3

  • Top fix: Now custom RGB colors are available for selection when you are adding pattern lines in the drawing using the Pattern line command. Custom colors are not available in the Pattern line editor.

  • Detailed object level settings: When you are adding new rules to detailed object level settings using the Add row button, and you have selected a row, the new rule will now be added after the selected row.
  • There are improvements in the steel components Base plate (1004), Base plate (1042), and Stiffeners (1003).

Tekla Structures 2024 SP2

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2024 SP2

  • Top fix: Previously, part geometry was sometimes missing when a part was created and the DirectX rendering was in use. This issue has now been fixed.

  • Top fix: The drawing View Properties dialog box is now cached when you open it for the first time so that it opens much faster every time you open it again in the current Tekla Structures session.

  • Top fix: Multinumbering and multidrawings work again. Previously, when you added an assembly drawing to a multidrawing, Document manager did not show and update the single-part and assembly marks correctly.

  • Drawing marks for multidrawings are now correct in Document manager.

  • The color palette has a new button for creating a new, empty color palette.

  • Color palette state is now shared between all the locations where you can open the color palette and between color editing and selecting modes, and between Tekla Structures sessions.

Tekla Structures 2024 SP1

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2024 SP1

  • Top fix: When you are printing old drawings, the Special color in hatches is now shown correctly in all printing color modes. In Tekla Structures 2024, the Special color in hatches in old drawings was printed as black, hiding all the overlapping lines and markings.

  • A new command for adding associative notes, With applied values, has been added. This command creates associative notes using the value that you have selected for the Leader line setting in the associative note properties, together with the other applied values.
  • The Invisible and None color options are now located at the end of the standard color list in the color palette.
  • You can now mirror pull-out pictures in rebar marks horizontally or vertically through the object-level rebar pull-out picture properties using the two new Mirror options.
  • A new option, Mesh label, has been added in the Rebar mesh view creator dialog box allowing you to add a mesh label in the top-left corner of the view.
  • The sawing angles for web and flange start and end are now by default set to 0.00 degrees when one of the related outermost profile faces has a 90-degree angle to the profile direction.
  • To allow nuts and washers to be correctly combined in reports, nuts and washers can now be separated within a bolt assembly in Template Editor.
  • The number of groups you can create in Layout manager is not limited anymore. Also, you can now define the name of the part that Layout Point, Layout Line, and Layout arc create in the model.
  • Tube gusset (20), Stub connection (119), Full depth S (185), JP Full depth Special (185), Embedded anchors (8), and Reinforced concrete stair (95) have important improvements.

Tekla Structures 2024

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2024

More reliable drawing cloning

Cloning is used frequently in drawings for creating fabrication drawings. In Tekla Structures 2024, when you use cloning to create assembly drawings, you now automatically get more correct results, so less adjusting is needed. And when the model changes, your drawings stay up to date better.

New custom colors in drawings and printing line property improvements

In Tekla Structures 2024 you can easily define an unlimited number of custom RGB colors for drawing objects and meet the related industry standards and regulatory requirements. Now you can color-code your objects in Tekla Structures drawings and then export or print the drawings WYSIWYG for stakeholders.

New font height metric option for printing and exporting drawings: CAP height

You can now use CAP height as the font height metric in Tekla Structures drawings and have more control over the font height in drawing-related content like printing and exports. Traditionally, the height of text in Tekla Structures drawings has been based on em (point size) font height metric only. However, some projects require the height of the text to be determined using another industry standard, CAP font height.

New DGN export option for drawings

Tekla Structures 2024 provides an efficient, direct export of drawings to the Microstation 2D DGN v8 format, which meets the requirements of bridge and other civil stakeholders.

New way to handle empty marks and associative notes

The way Tekla Structures handles manually added empty marks and associative notes has been improved. With the new advanced option, XS_SHOW_EMPTY_MARKS, the handling of the empty marks and notes is easier and faster.

Improvements in drawing dimensions

Tekla Structures 2024 introduces new rounding options in dimension properties, improved bolt group and array dimensioning, changes in rebar pull-out dimensions, and some new options to be used in dimensioning rule properties.

Other improvements in drawings

Tekla Structures 2024 introduces changes and important improvements in fabrication drawings, fonts, printing settings, Drawing content manager, length attributes in rebar marks, rebar pull-out pictures and marking, rebar group marking, in handling drawing versions, and in Rebar mesh view creator.

Drawing property pane improvements

Tekla Structures 2024 provides a property pane for all drawing objects, introduces the copy to clipboard functionality, allows typing in user-defined attributes in the property pane editor for annotations, and contains important improvements in adding frames around annotation objects and in creating section views and detail views.

More efficient way copy object properties in the property pane: Copy to clipboard

In Tekla Structures 2024 there is a new, more efficient way to copy properties between objects in the property pane: Copy to clipboard. The new Copy to clipboard command can be used in addition to the current Copy to other object command. Copy to clipboard copies all properties of the selected object to the Tekla Structures clipboard. You can then paste the properties to the selected objects

New interactive model view rotation

The symbol for local coordinate system in the model view has been replaced with a new, interactive view rotation symbol, and thus making it easier to quickly rotate the model from 3D view to a desired 2D plane. The new view rotation symbol is similar to the one in Trimble Connect.

Snap to parallel points & snap to object faces

Tekla Structures 2024 has a new snapping option: snap to parallel points. You can snap to points that are parallel to grid lines, part reference lines, and the edge lines of existing objects or reference objects. Also, you can snap to object faces in a 3D model view when you have the Snap to perpendicular points or the Snap to intersection points snap switch active.

Renewed interactive bolt creation with preview

Tekla Structures 2024 introduces two new options and a preview in the bolt creation command. It is now easy to create bolts correctly at once, with one click in the model. You can visually check that the bolts will be created in the desired location and have the bolt head at the appropriate end.

Other modeling improvements

There are changes in saving macros, in the Compare commands, and in non-linear model object solids.

Reinforcement improvements

Tekla Structures 2024 introduces a renewed method for the generation of bars in rebar sets, updates in rebar geometry handling in numbering, updates in automatic attachment of rebar set bars to concrete parts, and improvements, for example, for spiral reinforcing bars.

New IFC property set definition - control all hidden, hard-coded, and buildingSmart properties

Tekla Structures 2024 comes with a renewed Property set definitions dialog box. Now you have better control over model object properties in the IFC exports to satisfy project requirements at each project phase.

Trimble Connect: BCF Topics replace ToDos in Tekla Structures

In Tekla Structures 2024, BCF Topics replace the previously used ToDos notes. BCF topics are notes that are added to the linked Trimble Connect project. You can, for example, add and edit topics, add measurements, markups and comments, and assign topics to users.

More accurate model representation in the model upload to Trimble Connect

The model representation in the .tekla file upload to Trimble Connect has been improved.

New model export format - 3D PDF

Tekla Structures 2024 introduces the 3D PDF export for exporting the current model or the selected model objects as a 3D PDF file. The 3D PDF allows you to easily communicate your work to others without needing to download and install an extension: all the receiver needs is a PDF reader that supports the 3D PDF format.

Tekla Model Sharing: selection for data storage location

You can now select the geographical location where the Tekla Model Sharing model data is stored.

Import from Tekla Structural Designer

You can now import portal frame connection information and column base plates from Tekla Structural Designer into Tekla Structures.

Integrated link to Tekla Tedds for simple connections

Tekla Structures 2024 provides ribbon commands for Tekla Tedds Integrator allowing you to link Tekla Tedds calculation documents to your Tekla Structures model. You can link existing documents or create new documents, which you or other Tekla Structures users can then easily modify or review during the BIM workflow. The integration reduces the amount of manual work that the detailer or engineer has to undertake in Tekla Structures thus improving productivity.

Other interoperability improvements

Tekla Structures 2024 comes with important improvements in reference models, point clouds, Layout manager, DSTV/NC export, IFC export, ELiPLAN export, BVBS export, and some interoperability links.

Integrated Bridge creator for bridge design

The Bridge creator component that was previously available in Tekla Warehouse is now included in the Tekla Structures 2024 installation. You can now start working on your bridge projects in Tekla Structures without extra downloads and installations.

Improvements in components

There are many improvements in both concrete components and steel components.

Changes in advanced options

In Tekla Structures 2024, there are some new advanced options, and some of the advanced options have become obsolete. Also, the functionality of some of the advanced options has been changed.

Tekla Structures 2023 SP10

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2023 SP10

  • Detailed object level settings: When you are adding new rules to detailed object level settings using the Add row button, and you have selected a row, the new rule will now be added after the selected row.
  • To allow nuts and washers to be correctly combined in reports, nuts and washers can now be separated within a bolt assembly in Template Editor.
  • DSTV to DXF converter: If you set the new option, Draw outer diameter of countersunk holes, to Yes, the outer diameter of the countersunk holes will be created in addition to the inner diameter. If you set it No, only the inner diameter will be created.
  • Layout manager: You can now define the name of the part that Layout Point, Layout Line, and Layout arc create in the model.
  • Tube gusset (20) and Stub connection (119) have been improved.

Tekla Structures 2023 SP9

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2023 SP9

  • There is now a more efficient way to copy properties between objects in the property pane: Copy to clipboard. The Copy to clipboard command can be used in addition to the current Copy to other object command.

  • A new option, Mesh label, has been added in the Rebar mesh view creator dialog box allowing you to add a mesh label in the top-left corner of the view.

  • You can now mirror pull-out pictures in rebar marks horizontally or vertically through the object-level rebar pull-out picture properties using the new Mirror options.

  • There is a new option in BVBS export for defining a mapping file for materials and grades: Mapping file, on the Parameters tab.

  • There is an improvement in sawing angles to NC for profiles.

  • Reinforced concrete stair (95) and Embedded anchors (8) have important improvements.

Tekla Structures 2023 SP8

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2023 SP8

  • You can now use project location when inserting IFC2x3 reference models. Enable the project location by setting the new model-specific advanced option XS_USE_PROJECT_LOCATION_IN_IFC2X3_IMPORT to TRUE.

  • When using the Part cut command, you can now prevent the copying of user-defined attributes (UDAs) from the original cutting part to the anti-material cutting part by using the new advanced option XS_​PART_​CUT_​INHERIT_​UDAS_​FROM_​CUTTING_PART. The default value is set to TRUE, the UDAs are copied to the anti-material part.

  • The unit setting for CC, CC_CROSS, CC_DIAMETER_CROSS, CC_DIAMETER_LONG, CC_EXACT, CC_EXACT_CROSS, CC_EXACT_LONG and CC_LONG stopped working when a fix was made to get them working in filtering.

    It has turned out that these two requirements are contradicting and we cannot get both of them working at the same time. Based on the customer feedback, we have now decided to reverse the previous fix, which means that now the above mentioned attributes no longer work in filtering by default. You can control this functionality in contentattributes_global.lst.

  • Rebar mesh view creator has been improved. For example, you can now use the new Bent mesh rotation option to rotate bent meshes.

Tekla Structures 2023 SP6

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2023 SP6

  • In the Custom component browser, spacing properties are now available for circular and curved rebar groups, and they can be linked with parametric variables.

  • In the Mesh bars/Mesh bars by area component, on the Detailing tab, you can now use the new Create support bars for loose bars setting to select which support bars are created. In addition, the creation of the support bars in the primary bar direction has been fixed.

  • In the Round column reinforcement (82) component, on the Stirrups tab, there are now new settings for defining the hooks for the stirrups. You can define the type, length, and bending radius separately for the hooks at the start and the end.

  • In the Generation of purlins (50) component, it is now possible to define 10 custom user-defined attributes on the UDA tab. Previously, you could define 5 user-defined attributes.

Tekla Structures 2023 SP5

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2023 SP5

  • The way Tekla Structures handles manually added empty marks and associative notes has been improved. To make the functionality more user friendly and quicker to use, Tekla Structures 2023 SP5 introduces a new advanced option, XS_SHOW_EMPTY_MARKS.

  • The property panes for creating detail views and section views have been improved so that you can now easily define both the mark label properties and the view properties in these property panes.

  • In the Wall layout component, you can now select base points on the General tab.

  • In Tower 1 diagonal (87)and Tower 2 diagonal (89), you can now define the bolting direction on the Picture tab.

  • In Gusseted cross (62) and Corner wrapped gusset (63), you can now define the Cut length for the brace bolts and angle bolts.

  • Properties and user-defined attributes of shapes can now be shown in reports.

Tekla Structures 2023 SP4

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2023 SP4

  • Tekla Structures 2023 SP4 introduces a new environment, Ukraine.

  • Tekla Structures - Setup and Tekla Structures - Start windows now have tooltips. When you rest the mouse pointer on the icon, the related tooltip is shown.

  • On the Tekla Structures - Start window, the Learn the product section now has links to the First steps course, a link to Trimble Learn and to Tekla User Assistance.

  • All side pane windows now have a drop down menu with options to float or attach the side pane window.

  • Instructor side pane window now has new navigation options for easier access of all needed content.

  • You now have easy access to learning resources and support material. Now, in modeling mode and in drawing mode, the top right corner of the screen shows a blue help icon.

  • Drawing propery pane - You now have the possibility to type in user-defined attributes.

  • Rebar shape recognition now also finds arcs from reinforcing bars that have irregular point geometry.

Tekla Structures 2023 SP3

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2023 SP3

  • We have improved how the frame options for the various annotation objects in the drawing property pane work in different situations, and also changed the names of the frame options.

  • The behavior of the Modify button in the property pane has been changed so that the button is always active when the values have been modified. Invalid values are indicated with a red exclamation mark and frame.

  • In Tapered I beam (81), you can now select on the Properties tab that extra profiles are created on the top of the beam.

  • Property pane: The length of a UDA option label has been increased to 60 characters.

Tekla Structures 2023 SP2

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2023 SP2

  • Now users who do not yet have a Tekla Structures subscription as a commercial user can activate their own free trial subscriptions for Tekla Structures.

Tekla Structures 2023 SP1

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2023 SP1

  • The Drawing versions feature now introduces an option to mark versions as Always necessary, which means that the version you select will be protected from the automatic removal of the old drawing versions.

  • You can now hide or show all reference models in the Tekla Structures model at one go with the new All button.

  • In Tekla Structures 2023 SP1, to use the Pour units enabled setting in Organizer, you need to set the XS_ENABLE_POUR_MANAGEMENT advanced option to TRUE.

  • You can now use weld reference text in custom components.

  • Tekla Structures 2023 SP1 comes with a new model-specific advanced option, XS_REBAR_GEOMETRY_TYPE_IN_NUMBERING, under Numbering in the Advanced options dialog box. You can specify how the geometry of reinforcing bars is taken into account in numbering and which type of bar geometry is used when bars are compared with each other.

  • You can now import and export layout arcs in .tflx files in Layout manager.

Tekla Structures 2023

New property pane in drawings

In Tekla Structures 2023, you will experience a more streamlined way of working in drawing mode as most drawing objects now have a property pane instead of dialog boxes. The property pane is a side pane window, where drawing object properties are accessible in one place.

Show only frequently used properties in the property pane

You can control separately for each object type which properties are shown in the property pane, and create your favorite sets of properties for every object type. This way you can make the property pane less cluttered by hiding the properties that are not needed frequently. Customize the property pane layout using the Property pane editor, and mark each property as frequently or infrequently used.

Printing improvements

  • If the list of drawings to be printed contains drawings that require numbering or updating, this is now indicated in a separate dialog box that is displayed before you can start printing. You can select to Print only up-to-date drawings (recommended) (default), Number and update before printing drawings, or Print drawings without updating.
  • When printing to PDF, if a correct font containing the needed multibyte characters is selected for Unicode characters, for example, in marks, the font is now shown correctly even if you do not embed the fonts.
  • The new advanced option, XS_DEFAULT_UNICODE_FONT_DRAWING_PRINTING, defines the default font that is used when the selected font for drawings and printing does not contain all of the characters used in the text. When a default font is defined, the characters are shown correctly even without embedding fonts. By default, the font is set to Arial Unicode MS. There are also other improvements related to fonts.
  • There are also many more important improvement. For example, you can change the tray from the printer properties and the tray selection is saved, and use a bypass tray. Old snapshots also work, and the positioning in snapshots, previews, and printing is working correctly.

Slotted holes with offsets, tapped holes, and other bolt hole improvements

  • You can now create slotted holes where the bolt is not in the middle of the hole. The allowances and offsets of slotted holes can be defined separately for both hole or bolt group directions.

  • A new Special hole type option, Tapped, and the Core hole size box have been added to the Bolt properties. In Core hole size, you can define the predrilling hole size for a tapped hole.

  • When several parts are connected together with a bolt group or single bolt, it is now possible to create different holes in each of the parts by clearing the new Use the same settings for all special holes check box in the Bolt properties. The holes in one part can be slotted, and the holes in the other parts can be either special or standard holes.

  • There are new advanced options for tapped and oversized bolt holes.

  • There are new template attributes for bolt holes.

Reinforcement improvements

  • Tekla Structures 2023 comes with changes in rebar shape recognition.

  • The tolerances that are used in rebar shape recognition can now be set using model-specific advanced options, or for certain grade and bar size combinations in the rebar catalog, or for individual reinforcement objects in their Shape recognition user-defined attributes:

  • A new user-defined attribute, Recognize as straight bar, is available for reinforcement objects. You can use it to have Tekla Structures recognize individual reinforcement objects as straight bars even though they are bent in the model.

Modeling improvements

  • Updated status bar messages give clearer descriptions and instructions how to proceed when a command is started.

  • The numbering process of identical, copied parts is considerably faster in Tekla Structures 2023 than earlier.

  • It is now easier to control what is included in clash checking by using the Between parts, Between reference models, and Objects in reference models settings in the Clash check manager dialog box. You can easily change the clash check content according your needs by selecting the appropriate settings.

    Previously, the settings were also controlled by the values defined for the related advanced options. These advanced options have now been removed.

  • Previously selected properties are now used when copying properties in the Property pane.

  • The Dashed line for hidden line option does not require restart anymore.

  • If you have added base points or saved work planes to the Work plane handler toolbar and close the model, the last used work plane or base point is now used when the model is reopened.

  • CustomComponentDialogFiles are selected by default when using the Saving as Model Template command.

  • In Support tool, you can now prevent the tool from preselecting all files for sending in your support request with the new advanced option XS_SUPPORT_TOOL_EXCLUDE_ALL_FILES.

Base point improvements

Now you can use the same base point settings in several models and lock base points to avoid unwanted changes. In addition, you can no longer save a base point without giving it a name.

Dimensioning improvements

  • Now the neighbor parts have their own dimensioning type, Neighbor part dimensions.
  • The dimensioning method Filter has a new Only objects on the selected sides check box in rule creation allowing you to only dimension objects that are on a certain side of the main part, for example, Front side.
  • The Filter method performance has been improved in large models. The Filter method no longer dimension objects that are not visible in the drawing view.
  • Automatic dimensions and dimension tags are now updated correctly in cast unit drawings. Earlier, when you modified automatically added dimensions manually, or modified the model and reopened the drawing, extra dimension points or tags were sometimes added in the drawing, or dimension tags were updated otherwise incorrectly.
  • The overall, filter, and grid dimensions are now working when the drawing only contains a rebar assembly.
  • The performance of the Rebar group dimensioning tool has been improved.

Drawing mark content text loaded correctly in all languages

Previously, drawing mark setting files containing mark content text (<< Mark >>) did not load correctly when using a different user interface language. Now marks saved in one language can also be loaded in any other user interface language.

Key plans handled correctly in multilingual projects

Now key plans are handled and shown correctly in drawings also when the original model language and the current Tekla Structures language differ.

Improved pull-out pictures

  • You can now create as simple as possible rebar pull-out pictures out of the most complex rebars so that the rebars can be visualized in an easily understandable way in drawings and reports.
  • Rebar pull-out pictures of bars that have multiple arc legs, or arc and straight legs, now include a dimension showing the total length of the bar.
  • The bending angle tolerance has now been increased to 0.5 degrees, to match the Rebar shape manager default value.

Colors in property pane indicated with names

The drawing property pane drop-down menus, where you can select colors for various drawing objects, now contain the names of the colors.

Improvements in Layout editor

  • With the new Layout editor context menu command Replace table you can replace tables in your layout.
  • The user interface and the usability of the Save layout dialog box in Layout editor have been improved.

New macros for relabeling section views and detail views

When section or detail views have been removed from a drawing, these macros can be used for relabeling all the section or detail views to have continuous numbering again.

Other drawing improvements

  • In Drawing content manager manager, the column sorting is now cumulative.

  • The advanced option XS_DRAW_BOLTS_PERPENDICULAR_TO_PART_IN_SINGLE_DRAWINGS now also affects how bolts are shown in single-part drawings included in multi-drawings, and in single-part views in assembly drawings.
  • The most time consuming calculations related to drawing opening have been identified and improved, and text rendering is faster now when FOG rendering is used.
  • The obsolete Drawing tools macro has been removed from the Applications & components catalog. The Create moment connection symbols macro is now available separately in the Applications & components catalog, and all other drawing tool commands are available on the drawing mode ribbon.

Template Editor improvements

Tekla Structures 2023 comes with many enhancements related to template editing, for example:

  • Dialog box button keyboard shortcuts Alt+O for OK and Alt+C for Close now work.
  • You can now define a visibility rule for shape and text objects.
  • Ther are two new string functions, join and join2, for formulas and rules to combine a list of values to a single string that has list items separated with an optional separator.
  • When you changed the display scaling factor, the side pane could become too narrow to use. Now when Template Editor starts, it checks the scaling factor and, if required, adjusts the side pane width, and restart automatically.
  • The new command Save as version allows you to save a template as a previous version template (like 4.0 (Tekla Structures 2020) or 3.6 (Tekla Structures 2019i or older)).
  • You can use the new PAGES attribute to show the total number of pages in the report with the GetValue("PAGES") function.

Building hierarchy - create and manage levels and spaces

  • You can use Building hierarchy to define a location breakdown structure for one building in your model. Building hierarchy has a default hierarchy structure, project > site > building > level > space. You can add levels and spaces to the model by either importing them from a reference model, or creating them directly in your model.

    Set the USE_INTEGRATED_BUILDING_HIERARCHIES advanced option to TRUE to use Building hierarchy. You can find to the building hierarchy commands on the Manage tab on the ribbon:

Tekla Model Sharing improvements

  • Previously, sharing of drawing versions in Tekla Model Sharing did not work as expected and drawing versions got lost when you wrote out. Now, the drawing versions are not deleted when you write out. Additionally, the deletion of unnecessary drawing files can be controlled by using advanced options.

    Controlling whether unnecessary drawing files are deleted now works the same way as with multi-user models. Use the advanced options XS_DELETE_UNNECESSARY_DG_FILES to define whether unnecessary drawing files are deleted and XS_​DELETE_​UNNECESSARY_​DG_​FILES_​SAFETY_​PERIOD to define the time frame after which unnecessary drawing files are deleted.

  • Now, in Tekla Model Sharing, drawing files are restored if the .dg files have been accidentally deleted. Deleted drawings are copied to the ModelSharing\BackUpEnv folder and are checked against to the drawings on the Drawing list.

  • On the Shared models dialog box, when you click the Remove from cloud button, the button has a new icon.

  • Previously, reading in the sharing changes in Tekla Model Sharing was sometimes extremely slow if the model contained a large number of custom components that had been duplicated from plugin components with an identical name. A warning dialog box was shown, and you had to click the OK button multiple times on the dialog box to pass the warnings and being able to continue. Now, the components are no longer automatically updated when you read in. This results in faster performance.

  • The user interface of the Management Console for Tekla Model Sharing has been extensively updated. The look and feel has been updated to be consistent with other Trimble cloud services.

IFC improvements

  • IFC4 export: The IFC4 Export dialog box contains a new Cast-in-place export setting, which allows you to select more precisely what to include in the cast-in-place export. The options are Pour units or pour objects and CIP cast units or parts. This setting replaces the earlier Pours check box.

  • IFC4 export: Now, if you do not select Spatial hierarchy from Organizer in the IFC4 export settings, Tekla Structures first tries to take the export hierarchy (IFC building name and IFC building storey name) from the part UDAs. If the export hierarchy is not defined in the part UDAs, the hierarchy is taken from the project UDAs.
  • IFC4 export: Some IFC entities have new subtypes.
  • IFC4 export: Now you can select which system to use when you export to IFC4 and the location is based on a base point. When you have defined a base point for Location by in the IFC4 export dialog box, you can use the new setting, Base point export, to ensure that the collaboration works with other parties in the project. The available options are IfcMapConversion and IfcSite coordinate system.
  • IFC2x3 and IFC4 export: The XS_EXPORT_IFC_REBARSET_INDIVIDUAL_BARS now works as expected.
  • IFC2x3 and IFC4 export: IfcStair is now available for parts and IfcDiscreteAccessory for assemblies as an IFC entity. Also selecting IfcRamp for parts, assemblies, pour objects, or pour units now works.
  • IFC2x3 and IFC4 export: There are some new entity types: IfcBearing, IfcBridgePart, and IfcChimney.
  • IFC2x3 and IFC4 export: The Property set definitions dialog box now supports better the creation of the boolean property type.
  • IFC object conversion: The conversions now swaps the handle points (start and end points) for I profiles, and after the IFC object conversion, the start and end point order in the native Tekla Structures objects is similar to the order in the IFC objects.

Drawing DWG/DXF export improvements

  • Now you can select whether to include in the drawing DWG/DXF export the drawing views that are located outside the drawing area. A new check box, Include views outside the drawing frame, has been added in the Export drawings as DWG/DXF dialog box for this purpose. If you do not select the check box, the export excludes the drawing views that are outside the drawing area.
  • When the Include views outside the drawing frame check box is selected, the export preview is enlarged to show all included views.
  • The version 2023 has also more improvements in DWG/DXF export, for example, visible template names in the DWG export block names, improved export preview, correctly exported circular bolt hole symbols, and support for imperial scale.

Updates in tools for automated precast fabrication

Tekla Structures 2023 offers a host of new and features and important improvements in the Unitechnik and ELiPLAN export tools.

DSTV/NC improvements

  • Tekla Structures 2023 contains a fully renewed converter for converting DSTV files to DXF drawings and improvements in inner corner radius handling and weld preparations. Tapped holes are now supported in the NC export. Furthermore, the advanced option XS_​CNC_​HOLE_​DIAMETER_​ROUNDING also affects tapped holes in the NC files.

Reference model improvements

  • You can now refresh the reference models that you have selected in the reference model list by using the refresh button . Missing reference models are now listed when you refresh the reference models and some models are missing.
  • The reference model list now supports saving of empty reference model groups.
  • Now, the rollover highlight color of reference model objects is transparent, and the objects behind reference model objects can be seen and selected.
  • The reference model import now supports files created in the IFC4.3 format.

Point cloud improvements

  • Clash check between point clouds and pour objects is now supported. Point cloud clash check now checks parts that are inside components.
  • You can now insert multiple point clouds at one go by dragging point cloud files from Windows Explorer.

Trimble Connector improvements

  • Welds are now supported when uploading .tekla models to Trimble Connect.

New file format in Layout manager

  • Layout manager now supports the new .tflx file format for Trimble FieldLink version 6.3 and onward. You can use this new file format for both importing and exporting layout data.

Improvements in components

  • There are many improvements in both concrete and steel components.

  • Component update performance has been improved in hierarchical cases.

Improvements in the shape catalog and Shape cleaner

  • In the Shape catalog dialog box, you can now share the group structure so that your user-defined groups become system groups and are available to all users in the shared model.

  • In addition to the shape properties that are shown by default in the shape catalog, you can now add user-defined attributes to the selected shapes.

  • When you move or copy shapes to another group, you now have the option to use a new dialog box to select the group for the shapes.

  • The property list on the right side of the Shape catalog and Select shape dialog boxes now shows units next to the shape property values and user-defined attribute values. Units are shown for area, length, volume, and weight according to the Units and decimals settings in the Options dialog box.

  • Using the Shape cleaner application, you can now adjust the visibility of edges in a shape by defining a threshold angle between neighboring faces. You can make edges either visible or invisible.

Support tool improvements

You can now prevent the support tool from preselecting all files for sending in your support request with the new advanced option XS_SUPPORT_TOOL_EXCLUDE_ALL_FILES. Previously, all files were selected by default, which could cause problems with large models. This advanced option must be set in the user.ini or teklastructures.ini file. Note that this advanced option does not work if you define it in the options.ini file.

Tekla Structures 2022 SP14

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2022 SP14

  • A new option, Mesh label, has been added in the Rebar mesh view creator dialog box allowing you to add a mesh label in the top-left corner of the mesh view.

Tekla Structures 2022 SP13

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2022 SP13

  • The unit setting for CC, CC_CROSS, CC_DIAMETER_CROSS, CC_DIAMETER_LONG, CC_EXACT, CC_EXACT_CROSS, CC_EXACT_LONG and CC_LONG stopped working when a fix was made to get them working in filtering.

    It has turned out that these two requirements are contradicting and we cannot get both of them working at the same time. Based on the customer feedback, we have now decided to reverse the previous fix, which means that now the above mentioned attributes no longer work in filtering by default. You can control this functionality in contentattributes_global.lst.

  • Rebar mesh view creator has a new option, Bent mesh rotation, for rotation bent meshes.

Tekla Structures 2022 SP12

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2022 SP12

  • Mesh bars/Mesh bars by area: You can now use the new Create support bars for loose bars setting to select which support bars are created.

  • Generation of purlins (50): It is now possible to define 10 custom user-defined attributes on the UDA tab.

Tekla Structures 2022 SP10

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2022 SP10

  • Tekla Structures 2022 SP10 introduces a new environment, Ukraine.

  • Tapered I-beam (81): You can now create extra profiles on the top of the beam, and select how the created profiles are connected to the beam.

Tekla Structures 2022 SP9

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2022 SP9

  • There was an error in Tekla Structures 2022 SP8 that showed the current date incorrectly as 1.1.1970 in some templates and reports. This error occurred with the DATE attribute when you used the Number or Number with decimals data type. The date issue has now been fixed.

Tekla Structures 2022 SP8

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2022 SP8

  • With the new Layout editor context menu command Replace table you can replace tables in your layout.

  • There is a change in controlling pour unit visibility in Organizer.

  • You can now use weld reference text in custom components.

  • There are several improvements in ELiPLAN export (68).

  • In Unitechnik export (79), you can now specify whether the double wall shells are swapped.

  • There are new advanced options for oversized bolt holes.

Tekla Structures 2022 SP7

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2022 SP7

  • In IFC4 export, there is a new option to select the appropriate base point export system.

  • Tekla Model Sharing now has improved sharing of drawing versions.

Tekla Structures 2022 SP4

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2022 SP4

  • In Drawing content manager, the column sorting is now cumulative.

  • Now you can save and load base point settings in the Base point dialog box.

  • The automatic attachment of rebar set bars to concrete parts has been improved.

  • The XS_DEFAULT_KEEP_ONLINE_LICENSE_CHECKBOX advanced option can now be used on the model level.

Tekla Structures 2022 SP3

Tekla Structures 2022 SP3 version contained an error that caused critical issues for models having DWG or other non-IFC reference models visible in the model view. This error has been fixed in Tekla Structures 2022 SP4 version. The SP3 version is not available in Tekla Downloads anymore. We recommend installing the 2022 SP4 version.

Tekla Structures 2022 SP2

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2022 SP2

  • Clash check manager has several improvements. For example, it is now possible to check clashes between reference models and components, use a negative value for the minimum distance, and use the set Tekla Structures units as the minimum distance.

  • The automatic bar parenting algorithm for rebar sets has been improved for cases where bars are inside more than one concrete part.

  • The IFC4 Export dialog box contains a new Cast-in-place export dropdown, which allows you to select more precisely what to include in the cast-in-place export.

  • You can now refresh the selected reference model.

  • The reference model list now supports saving of empty reference model groups.

  • You can now insert multiple point clouds at once.

  • Text rendering is faster now in drawing FOG rendering.

  • Drawing mark content text is now loaded correctly in all user interface languages.

  • The dimensioning method Filter has a new Only objects on the selected sides check box in rule creation allowing you to only dimension objects that are on a certain side of the main part.

  • XS_DRAW_BOLTS_PERPENDICULAR_TO_PART_IN_SINGLE_DRAWINGS now also affects how bolts are shown in single-part drawings included in multi-drawings, and in single-part views in assembly drawings.

  • Export ELiPLAN file (68): You can now export sub-materials of concrete material by using the new Include sub-materials setting on the Data settings tab.

  • Export Unitechnik (79): There are improvements in exporting meshes.

Tekla Structures 2022 SP1

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2022 SP1

  • Clash check between point clouds and pour objects is now supported.

  • Relabel section views is a new drawing macro for updating section view labels.

  • Relabel detail views is a new drawing macro for updating detail view labels.

  • Mesh bars/Mesh bars by area: There is now a new bar end condition and possibility to create additional support bars.

Tekla Structures 2022

New fabrication drawings - create single-part, assembly and cast unit drawings more efficiently

  • The new Create fabrication drawing functionality allows you to create drawings by using saved settings predefined for different model objects, or by using existing drawings in your model as templates.

  • After selecting model objects, enable or disable the Creation review and Smart create switches depending on whether you want to create drawings immediately, or open the Creation review dialog box for more controlled creation process.
  • To create drawings fast based on the best matching drawing template in the current model, select objects in the model, enable the Smart create switch only. If a matching drawing is not found, drawings are created from the settings applied in the drawing properties dialog box.
  • If you enable the Creation review switch, the Creation review dialog box is displayed, where you can control the objects that are displayed and get drawings, the settings that are used for creating the drawings, and the override settings.

New reinforcement object type - rebar assembly

  • Tekla Structures 2022 introduces rebar assembly, a reinforcement object type that combines together any reinforcement object types. Rebar assemblies are useful when you model reinforcement cages or custom meshes that will be prefabricated, for example.

    The rebar assembly modeling commands can be found on the Rebar ribbon tab, under Assembly.

  • You can now create drawings for rebar assemblies with the new Create fabrication drawing command, define view-specific rebar assembly representation settings on the Rebar assembly tab in drawing view properties, and add assembly position in reinforcement marks and associative notes.

Updated spacing settings and other reinforcement improvements

  • Tekla Structures 2022 comes with updated spacing settings, curved leg surfaces, performance improvements, and some new properties for rebar sets. For reinforcement objects, the Inquire center of gravity command can now be used, and many property panes have been partly rearranged. There are also improvements in Rebar shape manager.

New rendering modes for reference models

  • You can now control the reference model and overlay model visualization separately from parts and components. Use the new commands on the ribbon: References wireframe, References shaded wireframe, References grayscale, References rendered, or Show only selected reference.

New way to control pour unit visibility in Organizer

  • You can now control in Organizer whether pour units or cast-in-place cast units are used as the highest cast-in-place hierarchy level in Organizer.

Changes in managing Tekla Structures

  • Some of the general settings used for managing Tekla Structures have been changed in version 2022.

Modeling improvements

  • Tekla Structures 2022 comes with many enhancements related to modeling, for example:

    • The autosave interval for model changes is now based on time, not on the number of commands as previously.

    • Visualization of the bolts has been improved.

    • Default value for top-in-form face

    • New material information file for Trimble Connect Visualizer

Improvements in the shape catalog

  • When you select a shape in the Shape catalog or Select shape dialog box, you can now see a preview of the selected shape in the upper right corner of the dialog box.

    In the preview, you can zoom in and out by scrolling with the mouse wheel, rotate the shape using the left mouse button, pan using the middle mouse button, and adjust the viewing angle using the right mouse button.

Drawing improvements

  • Tekla Structures 2022 introduces new functionality, improvements, and changes in rendering, snapping, zooming, handling view frames, accessing property dialog boxes, hatches, dimensioning and dimensioning performance, Document manager, 2D Library, rebar pull-outs and marking, rebar group marking, layout names, handling non-solid lines, and handling fonts.

IFC improvements

  • In Tekla Structures version 2022, you have better control over IFC entities, and you can filter the objects that you want to include in the IFC4 export. Defining the property sets for the IFC export is now easier and more reliable due to the improvements in the property set definition dialog box and functionality. There are also some improvements in the IFC object conversion and IFC4 reference model insert. Bridges are now supported in the IFC4 export.

Interoperability improvements

  • Tekla Structures 2022 introduces new features, improvements and other changes in NC file DXF converter, Trimble Connector, Tekla PowerFab export, Trimble Connect Visualizer, reference models and reference model performance, rebar set export, and point cloud properties. Also direct links to analysis and design software have been updated.

Updates in tools for automated precast fabrication

  • Tekla Structures 2022 introduces numerous new features and improvements in the Unitechnik export, BVBS export, and ELiPLAN export.

Improvements in components

  • There are several improvements in concrete components and steel components in Tekla Structures 2022.

Improvements in Template Editor, templates, and reports

  • There are several improvements in separators, and enhancements in extending and trimming operations. Also, it is now possible to have 32nd and 64th precision in templates, reports, marks and dimensions in imperial units.

Tooltip improvements

  • Tooltips for some of the frequently used ribbon commands, both in the modeling and in the drawing mode, now include example images.

Changes in advanced options

  • In Tekla Structures version 2022, there are some new advanced options, and some of the advanced options have been deprecated. Also, the functionality of some of the advanced options has been changed.

Changes in template attributes

  • Tekla Structures 2022 introduces some new and improved template attributes.

Administrator's release notes: Reorganization of folders in the Tekla Structures installation folder

  • Tekla Structures 2022 includes some changes that are not compatible with previous versions. These changes require you to take action when you upgrade Tekla Structures.

  • The folders in the Tekla Structures installation folder have been reorganized to enable easier packaging of the product and new methods of delivering content in the future.

    • Some new folders have been created.

    • Some previous folders have been moved or removed.

    • The previous content of some folders has been moved to other locations.

Tekla Structures 2021 SP12

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2021 SP12

  • With the new Layout editor context menu command Replace table, you can replace tables in your layout.

  • There are several improvements in ELiPLAN export (68), for example, in weep holes, export of inner cores of hollow cores, opening the exported file, and automatic accessory recognition based on shape.

  • In Unitechnik export (79), you can now specify whether the double wall shells are swapped.

Tekla Structures 2021 SP10

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2021 SP10

  • The XS_DEFAULT_KEEP_ONLINE_LICENSE_CHECKBOX advanced option can now be used on the model level.

  • The rollover highlight color of reference model objects is now transparent, and the objects behind reference model objects can be seen and selected.

Tekla Structures 2021 SP9

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2021 SP9

  • Drawing mark content text is now loaded correctly in all languages.

  • You can now separately refresh individual reference models.

  • In ELiPLAN export, you can now export sub-materials of concrete material.

  • In Unitechnik export, the previous Turned to pallet option for Export meshes as on the Reinforcement tab has been renamed to Turned to pallet (longest wire on X axis).

  • In Unitechnik export, Turned to pallet (bent wire on X axis) is a new option for Export meshes as on the Reinforcement tab that exports meshes rotated to the pallet plane with bent wires parallel with the X axis of the pallet.

Tekla Structures 2021 SP8

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2021 SP8

  • Clash check between point clouds and pour objects is now supported.

  • Relabel section views is a new drawing macro for updating section view labels.

  • Relabel detail views is a new drawing macro for updating detail view labels.

  • Now the XS_DRAW_BOLTS_PERPENDICULAR_TO_PART_IN_SINGLE_DRAWINGS advanced option also affects how bolts are shown in single-part drawings included in multi-drawings, and in single-part views in assembly drawings.

  • Mesh bars/Mesh bars by area: There is now a new bar end condition and possibility to create additional support bars.

Tekla Structures 2021 SP6

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2021 SP6

  • There is a new advanced option, XS_DEFAULT_KEEP_ONLINE_LICENSE_CHECKBOX, for keeping the license reserved.

  • The TDX point cloud file format is now supported.

  • Snapping now works according to the selected snap switch when adding level marks in a drawing.

Tekla Structures 2021 SP5

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2021 SP5

  • Custom components and the autosave functionality have important fixes.

  • There is a new Zoom selected command both in the modeling mode and in the drawing mode.

  • The ribbon drop-down list behavior has been changed.

  • There are improvements in copying properties in the property pane.

  • Tooltips are now visible for a longer time.

  • You can now move and copy groups and sub-groups of shapes in the Shape catalog dialog box.

Tekla Structures 2021 SP4

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2021 SP4

  • Export EliPLAN file (68): There is a new export version type EliX. You can now select the type of the export version in Export version type on the Parameters tab.

  • Rebar coupler: You can now define the coupler offset on the Parameters tab.

  • Reinforcement strand layout (66): On the Attributes tab, you can now select that the strands are placed perpendicularly to the beam start/end.

Tekla Structures 2021 SP3

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2021 SP3

  • Sandwich and double wall: you can now set more UDAs for a certain shell.

  • Wall layout: you can select from the Main part layer list which layer part is set as the main part of the cast unit. There are also new options for customizing the content of the UDA tab.

  • Embedded anchors (8): you can now select in Avoid reinforcement that all reinforcement types are detected in the main part. On the Placement tab, there are changes in the methods for calculating the center of gravity (COG).

  • Hole reinforcements for slabs and walls (84): you can specify which point of the slab will be taken as the origin where the creation plane starts.

  • Reinforcement mesh array in area (89) / Reinforcement mesh array (91): there are improvements on the Overlapping tab.

  • Concrete console (110), Concrete console (111): there are improvements on the Parts tab.

Tekla Structures 2021 SP2

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2021 SP2

  • Non-solid lines in drawings now have better representation.

  • The IFC2x3 export output file path is now longer.

  • Export Unitechnik (79) has useful improvements: You can use quotation marks for object names consisting of strings with multiple words. External definition file is a new way to control exported reinforcement.

  • Export ELiPLAN file (68) has a new UDA for unit conversion.

  • Tekla Structures extension manager has useful improvements.

  • New steel components are introduced: Wooden purlin shoe (15), Simple bolt connection (5), and Windbracing 2 (16).

  • Rebar coupler and anchor tools have many improvements.

  • In Rebar shape manager, you can now compare selected bars to existing shapes.

Tekla Structures 2021 SP1

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2021 SP1

  • The name of your organization is now shown in the Tekla Structures start screen.

  • Splitting basic plates and slabs in the model is now easier.

  • UDA search in Document manager has been improved.

  • Texts in PDF reference models are now better covered.

  • Layers are now available for objects in .tekla models.

  • IFC export property sets have been improved.

  • There is a new control for forcing IFC object category in IFC2x3 export.

  • There are several improvements in concrete components.

Tekla Structures 2021

New Tekla Structures subscription offering and start-up changes

  • In the renewed licensing dialog box, the Use your Tekla online license licensing option is selected by default. For on-premises licensing, you need to select the Use your on-premises license server option.
  • The new subscription offering includes an online Tekla Structures license, and a license of Trimble Connect.
  • The Tekla Structures configurations have been streamlined down to three: Tekla Structures Diamond, Tekla Structures Carbon, and Tekla Structures Graphite. The old configurations are still used with on-premises licensing.
  • There are also improvements in the sign-in and start-up process, and in the use of firm, project, and system folders.
  • With the subsription licenses, the selection of commands on the ribbon depends on your user group.
  • You also can use your online license for working offline.

New Instructor side pane and other help changes

  • Tekla Structures 2021 introduces a new side pane window, Instructor, that shows instructions for the currently active ribbon command. Instructor is available for all ribbon commands both in the modeling and drawing mode.

  • Using the Instructor side pane you can create help for tools in the Applications & components catalog. Instructor shows content on selection, so the information is especially useful for giving advice to your users on choosing between different components or giving instructions before running a tool.

  • The separate Tekla Help Viewer has been removed.

  • The status bar at the bottom of the Tekla Structures window now has a new look, and many of the short instructions in the status bar have been improved.

  • Support articles are no longer restricted to maintenance users in Tekla User Assistance.

Improvements in DirectX rendering

  • The option to turn off DirectX rendering has been replaced with an option to turn on the legacy OpenGL rendering.

  • There are new switches in the File menu to replace the previously used DirectX related advanced options.

  • If you want to measure the performance of your DirectX 3D rendering engine, use the new TeklaMark tool from Tekla Warehouse.

  • There is a new advanced option XS_SHOW_STATISTICS_IN_DX that shows statistics and the used rendering device in the DirectX rendered model views.

Batch editing of assemblies or cast units

  • In Tekla Structures 2021, you can now quickly copy all edits from a source assembly or cast unit to specified target assemblies or cast units in one go. The new tool Batch editor reduces the amount of repetitive work in situations where you need to edit identical assemblies or cast units by modifying the object geometry or by changing the part properties.

    Batch editor works with identical assemblies and cast units that have the same position number, or with very similar but differently numbered assemblies and cast units.

New clip planes: View depth clip planes

  • If the model objects do not fit to the work area view depths, you can now create new view depth clip planes on the contextual toolbar.

    Based on the view depth, you can, for example, easily isolate an entire floor from a building. View depth clip planes can be created both in native Tekla Structures models, as well as in reference models and overlay models.

New blind holes and improvements in bolt holes

  • You can now model partial-depth holes that are used in aluminium curtain wall and light gauge steel construction, for example. In the Bolt property pane, set Plain hole type to Blind and type a value for Hole depth.

  • There are several other improvements and fixes in bolt holes.

Reinforcement improvements

  • In Tekla Structures 2021, all reinforcement modeling commands are collected on the Rebar ribbon tab.

  • Rebar set guidelines and modifiers including splitters can now follow the leg face edges that are located between the guideline or modifier end points. Use the new Follow edges setting to control this.

  • There are many new settings and bar grouping improvements for rebar sets.

Renewed shape catalog

  • The shape catalog has been renewed. It has a new user interface and many new features.

Improved reference model clash check

  • Clash check manager has been improved to better and faster find clashes in reference models.

Improvements in components

  • There are several improvements in concrete components and steel components.

Improvements in custom component handling

  • There are improvements in the data lookup file fVF.

  • The data files are now published with the custom components.

  • Custom component password protection has been improved.

Modeling improvements

  • Part solid creation and also the overall performance have been improved.

  • When you copy or move objects using the Copy or Move command, Tekla Structures now displays a preview of the new location of the copied or moved objects in the model. This allows you to see the end result of copying or moving before picking the destination point for the copied or moved objects.

  • You can now use the Enter key to complete commands.

  • There are improvements in Linear array tool, Radial array tool, snapping, clip planes, property pane error messages, pour management, and surface objects.

Improvements in Trimble Connect Visualizer

  • Trimble Connect Visualizer now allows you to create your own materials, and override the materials of particular objects to use another material instead. The material appearances have also been improved.

Drawing layout improvements

  • Tekla Structures 2021 introduces drawing-specific layouts, which allow you to make minor changes to the table sets in individual drawings without editing the drawing layout or creating new layouts.

Dimensioning improvements

  • Tekla Structures 2021 contains enhancements in dimension rules, dimension rule associativity, rebar dimension marks, rebar group dimensioning, and view level dimensioning.

Drawing cloning improvements

  • The cloning of views, part marks, weld marks, and dimensions is now more reliable, and creates higher quality drawings. The cloning is also faster.

Other improvements in drawings

  • Tekla Structures 2021 introduces a large amount of improvements in drawings, including additions on the contextual toolbar in the modeling mode, new settings common for all views in a drawing, and enhancements in Document manager, Drawing content manager, zooming, and object level settings, and many more.

Improvements in Tekla Model Sharing

  • Tekla Structures 2021 introduces several improvements to Tekla Model Sharing. Among others, model owners can now export and import users, and files and folders in XS_FIRM and XS_PROJECT folders can be excluded from sharing.

Improvements in Trimble Connector

  • Tekla Structures 2021 introduces several improvements to overlay models used with Trimble Connector. Among other new features, you can now view the changes between two overlay model versions, and work with overlay model objects in new ways.

Updates in tools for automated precast fabrication

  • There are several new features and important improvements in the automated precast fabrication tools.

Tekla Structural Designer import and export

  • The Export to Tekla Structural Designer, Tekla Structural Designer Import, and Model Comparison Tool dialog boxes have been renewed.

  • There are improvements in how different part types are imported and exported between Tekla Structures and Tekla Structural Designer.

  • The rebar import from Tekla Structural Designer to Tekla Structures has been improved.

Exporting Tekla Structures models to Tekla EPM with Tekla EPM plug-in

  • You can now export your Tekla Structures model information to Tekla EPM directly from the File menu.

Other improvements in interoperability

  • There are some significant improvements in Tekla Structures 2021 for reference models, IFC export, drawing export, 3D DWG export, and 3D DGN export.

Updates in Template Editor, templates and reports

  • Template Editor User's Guide is now available in Tekla User Assistance. There are also some new settings to control the rebar pull-out picture creation, an improvement in graphical field output, and new string functions for changing character case. Furthermore, there are also some new template attributes, and some attributes have changed.

Changes in advanced options

  • There are some new advanced options, some advanced options have changed, and some have been deleted.

Changes in template attributes

  • Tekla Structures 2021 introduces several new template attributes.

Tekla Structures 2020 SP13

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2020 SP13

  • Clash check between point clouds and pour objects is now supported.

  • Now the XS_DRAW_BOLTS_PERPENDICULAR_TO_PART_IN_SINGLE_DRAWINGS advanced option also affects how bolts are shown in single-part drawings included in multi-drawings, and in single-part views in assembly drawings.

  • Relabel section views is a new drawing macro for updating section view labels.

  • Relabel detail views is a new drawing macro for updating detail view labels.

Tekla Structures 2020 SP12

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2020 SP12

  • The ribbon drop-down list behavior has been changed.

  • Tooltips are now visible for a longer time.

  • The TDX point cloud file format is now supported.

Tekla Structures 2020 SP11

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2020 SP11

  • Shift+Space is now the default shortcut for the Zoom selected command both in the modeling mode and in the drawing mode.

  • There are improvements in copying properties in the property pane.

  • There are improvements in Rebar shape manager in rebar recognition.

Tekla Structures 2020 SP10

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2020 SP10

  • There are improvements in Export Unitechnik (79) in exporting thermal anchors and mountpart name.

  • There are many improvements in concrete components.

Tekla Structures 2020 SP9

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2020 SP9

  • You can now change the COG symbol in Symbol Options.

  • Export ELiPLAN file (68) has a new UDA for unit conversion.

  • Tekla Structures extension manager has useful improvements.

  • New steel components are introduced: Wooden purlin shoe (15), Simple bolt connection (5), and Windbracing 2 (16).

  • Sandwich and double wall has a useful improvement on the UDA tab.

  • Rebar coupler and anchor tools have many useful improvements.

  • In Rebar shape manager, you can now compare selected bars to existing shapes.

Tekla Structures 2020 SP8

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2020 SP8

  • IFC export property sets have been improved.

  • The IFC2x3 export output file path is now longer than before.

  • There is a new way to control exported reinforcement.

Tekla Structures 2020 SP7

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2020 SP7

  • There are changes in sharing pour units.

  • There is now better coverage for texts in PDF reference models.

  • There is a new control for forcing IFC object category in IFC2x3 export.

  • Trimble Connect Visualizer has updates in material appearances.

  • There are several improvements in concrete components.

Tekla Structures 2020 SP6

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2020 SP6

  • Pour objects now follow neighbor part object level settings.

  • Base point accuracy has been changed in IFC2x3 export.

  • Support for Sketchup version 2021 has been added.

  • Floor layout and Reinforced concrete stair (95) have been improved.

Tekla Structures 2020 SP5

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2020 SP5

  • Document manager has new quick access buttons for the Lock, Unlock, Freeze, Freeze off, Mark drawing ready for issuing, Unmark drawing ready for issuing, Issue, and Unissue commands.

  • Rebar dimension mark placing has been improved.

Tekla Structures 2020 SP4

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2020 SP4

There are useful improvements in Document manager, printing, zooming, curved line accuracy in reference models, .tekla models, and some components.

  • Show selected documents only mode and issuing work better now in Document manager.

  • The order of drawings in the Print Drawings dialog box now matches the order they appeared in Document manager.

  • Zoom to selected now works for templates in drawings.

  • The accuracy of curved lines in reference models has been increased, and now there are four times more segments in curves.

  • The .tekla models now contain pours, pour units, and grids.

  • There are improvements in the following components: Precast found block (1028) and U.S. Base plate connection (71).

Tekla Structures 2020 SP3

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2020 SP3

There are useful improvements in drawings, IFC2x3 export, keyboard shortcuts, rebar set modifiers and guidelines, and template attributes. Template Editor User's Guide is now available in Tekla User Assistance.

  • It is now faster to change object level settings in drawings.

  • You can now easily synchronize your drawing sizes with the paper sizes that are used in printing. This way, you can ensure that the drawing sizes that you use for your drawing layouts are also available for printing.

  • The IFC2x3 export datetime property has been improved.

  • You can now use new keyboard shortcuts to modify the part position of beams, polybeams, contour plates, and slabs, instead of using the Position options in the property pane or on the contextual toolbar. The keyboard shortcuts work for both native Tekla Structures parts as well as for analysis parts.

  • When modifying rebar sets, you can now change the direction of splitters, modifiers, and guidelines.

  • There are new template attributes for rebar sets: SUB_ID_WITH_LETTERS and SUB_ID_WITH_LETTERS_LAST.

Tekla Structures 2020 SP2

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2020 SP2

There are useful new features and improvements in rebar dimension mark properties, cloning, Rebar pull-out picture and marking, export, Tekla Model Sharing, and components:

  • Rebar dimension mark properties now have their own dialog box in Tekla Structures. You can save the settings you make in the Rebar dimension mark properties dialog box as *.rdim settings files. Having separate dialog boxes and settings files makes it easier to customize your rebar dimension properties, and still leave your other dimension properties unaffected.

  • Cloning is now more reliable.

  • The Rebar pull-out picture and marking application has a new section for Presentation options.

  • The 3D DWG and 3D DWG exports, and the Export to Revit (.rvt) Geometry extension in Tekla Warehouse, now allow you to export selected parts in an assembly when you use the Selected parts option.

  • Tekla Model Sharing has been improved so that if you use a Trimble Connect folder as the project or firm folder, you can now see the progress of the data synchronization from the project or firm folder to the local model.

  • There are several new features and improvements in the following components: Rectangular column reinforcement (83), Edge and corner reinforcement (62), Hollowcore reinforcement strands (60), and Auto bolt.

Tekla Structures 2020 SP1

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2020 SP1

There are useful new features and improvements in pours, rebar sets, marks, and IFC export:

  • The calculation of pour units has been improved to also attach non-solid items into overlapping pour objects. There are also improvements in pour calculation tolerance.

  • There are improvements in rebar set splitters and in using rebar sets in custom components.

  • You can now copy and move manually created detail marks and section marks.

  • In IFC2x3 export, there is a new model option, XS_EXPORT_IFC_REBARSET_INDIVIDUAL_BARS, for exporting rebars created by rebar sets.

Tekla Structures 2020

Starting from Tekla Structures 2020, the Steel Detailing configuration allows pour modeling if pours are enabled in the model.

Easy creation of curved shapes: improvements in lofted plates and lofted slabs

  • The creation of lofted plates and lofted slabs has been further enhanced. You can model even more complex curved shapes by using polycurve construction objects. Additionally, you can unfold lofted plates in single-part drawings.

Improvements in geometry editing and items

  • There are new ways to start geometry editing, to add and show item vertexes, and to create items and shapes using existing parts in the model.

Changes in numeric snapping and other modeling improvements

  • There are improvements in numeric snapping. You can enter coordinate axis prefixes x, y, and z in the Enter a Numeric Location dialog box when you position or modify an object by using direct modification.

  • The solid errors found in the currently open model are now shown in the report that opens when you use the Diagnose & repair > Diagnose model command on the File menu.

  • You can again create construction circles on the view plane by picking two points: the center point and a point to define the radius of the circle.

  • In Task manager, you can now select from 13 predefined options how the date and time are displayed in a task.

  • You can now adjust the toolbar size and at the same time the icon size on the toolbars.

  • There is a new handle dragging option on the contextual toolbar.

  • There are small improvements in the side pane window docking and in the customization of the contextual toolbars.

  • The Automatic User Feedback program is now called Usage statistics in File > Settings. Collecting the usage data is on by default.

Small changes in the appearance of model and model objects

  • The DirectX rendered model views have been improved. Part edge lines are shown as dashed lines in transparent model views. Model objects have thicker edge lines. In addition, the default values of XS_USE_ANTI_ALIASING_IN_DX has changed to TRUE.

Bar layering and other improvements in rebar sets

  • There are changes in commands that create rebar sets, for example, the new Create rebars by guidelines command for creating rebar sets.

  • There are improvements in defining and adjusting bar layers in model views. For example, the rebar set bar layer numbers are now shown on each leg face when you set the leg faces visible and select rebar set bars.

  • Reporting bar layer information has been improved. There are new bar layer settings for rebar sets in the Options dialog box and in the user-defined attributes.

  • There are new settings for defining concrete covers.

  • There are changes in creating and modifying leg faces, and improvements in the secondary guidelines.

New user interface for rebar catalog

  • There is a new user interface for the rebar catalog. The rebar catalog contains definitions for reinforcing bars and strands.

Show and modify drawing views in the model

  • You can show the drawing views of the selected drawings in any of the open model views to get a clearer understanding of exactly where a drawing view is located in the 3D model, the view direction, and the 3D extents of that view.

Improved Layout editor - Customize drawing layouts easily

  • Tekla Structures 2020 introduces the new and improved Drawing layout editor. You can now customize drawing layouts easily in a separate layout editing mode that shows all the changes you make in real time.

Improved rebar coupler and end anchor symbols

  • Displaying rebar shapes in drawing templates and in reinforcement mark pull-out pictures has been enhanced, and the rebar scheduling workflow is now more effortless and straightforward.

Rebar dimensioning improvements

  • The creation of dimension marks has been simplified. There is only one rebar dimension mark command that uses the current applied dimension properties for creating dimension marks without tags, tagged dimension marks, distributed dimension lines, or variants of these styles. There are also changes in the rebar Dimension Properties dialog box, integrated cast unit rebar dimensioning, and Rebar group dimensioning.

Other drawing improvements

  • There are improvements in displaying rebars, Rebar pull-out picture and marking, marks, Document manager, macros, curved dimensions, and drawing performance.

Updates in Template Editor, template handling and reports

  • There are several improvements in Template Editor.

New point cloud settings and other improvements

  • The Point clouds side pane has been completely renewed.

    The new point cloud functionalities are available when you have attached a point cloud, and DirectX rendering is active.

Other interoperability improvements

  • There are improvements in IFC4 export, IFC object conversion, DWG export, Layout manager, Tekla Structural Designer import, base points, and MIS export. There is also a new model format .tekla available.

Updates in tools for automated precast fabrication

  • Export Unitechnik (79), Export EliPLAN, Export BVBS, and HMS Export contain several improvements.

New formwork placing tools for walls and slabs

  • Tekla Structures 2020 includes new formwork placing tools: Formwork placing tools - Walls and Formwork placing tools - Slabs. Previously, these tools have been available in Tekla Warehouse. The formwork placing tools enable the efficient modeling of different wall panel and slab panel formwork systems.

Easier Trimble Connect collaboration

  • There are several improvements regarding the use of Trimble Connect and Trimble Connector. Starting Trimble Connect collaboration is now easier, and new lightweight reference models have been added. New buttons on the ribbon also make it faster to access and work with Trimble Connect and Trimble Connector

New VR mode and other improvements in Trimble Connect Visualizer

  • You can now view your rendered models in the virtual reality mode using Trimble Connect Visualizer. New materials have also been added for material mapping between Tekla Structures and Trimble Connect Visualizer.

Tekla Model Sharing improvements

  • There are several improvements to Tekla Model Sharing. For example, you can now view the local changes that you have made in the model but that you have not yet shared to other users. Object locks have been strengthened. You can now use a folder in a Trimble Connect project as the project or firm folder in Tekla Structures.

Improvements in components

  • There are several improvements and fixes in components, for example, in:

    • Concrete components:

      Floor layout, Wall layout, Mesh bars / Mesh bars by area, Geometry detailing strip, Sandwich wall horizontal seam, Sandwich wall vertical seam, Sandwich wall window, Embedded anchors (8), Automated reinforcement layout - Double tee beam (51), Beam reinforcement (63), Stirrup reinforcement (67), Strip footing reinforcement (75), Pad footing reinforcement (77), Lifting anchor (80), Corbel reinforcement (81), Round column reinforcement (82), Rectangular column reinforcement (83), Rectangular area reinforcement (94), Precast foundation block (1028)

    • Steel components:

      Cold rolled overlap (1), Stiffened shear plate (17), Tube gusset (20), Tube crossing (22), Stiffened end plate (27), Cranked beam (41), Welded shear plate (43), Brace corner tubes and pl (44), Corner tube gusset (56), Wraparound gusset (58), H&V Shear Pl (64), Shear plate built-up T (69), Splice connection (77), Extend full depth tab (82), Batten plates (S85), Beam with stiffeners (129), Column with shear plate (131), Bolted moment connection (134), Beam to beam stub (135), Clip angle (141), Two sided clip angle (143), Shear plate simple (146), Bent plate (151), Moment connection (181), Column with stiffeners W (182), Column with stiffeners (186), Column with stiffeners S (187), Base plate (1004), Stiffened base plate (1014), Web stiffened base plate (1016), Base plate (1042), U.S. Base plate (1047), Circular base plates (1052), Base plate (1053), Box column base plate (1066), Tapered column base plate (1068)

Fixes released in Tekla Structures 2020

Tekla Structures 2019i SP9

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2019i SP9

  • There are changes in sharing pour units.

  • Pour objects now follow neighbor part object level settings.

  • PDF reference models have better coverage for texts.

  • IFC2x3 export output file path is now longer.

  • There is a new control for forcing IFC object category in IFC2x3 export.

  • There is a new way to control exported reinforcement in Export Unitechnik (79).

  • SketchUp version 2021 is supported.

  • There are several improvements in concrete components.

Tekla Structures 2019i SP8

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2019i SP8

  • Document manager now has new quick access buttons for several commands at the top of the dialog box.

  • Issuing and Show selected documents only now work better in Document manager.

  • The order of drawings in the printing dialog box is more logical.

  • Curved line accuracy is better in reference models.

Tekla Structures 2019i SP7

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2019i SP7

There are useful new features and improvements in Document manager and in template attributes for rebar sets:

  • Document manager has two new buttons: The Delete button deletes the selected drawings or file documents, and the Open previous drawing and Open next drawing buttons open the previous or next drawing while a drawing is open.

  • You can now use SUB_ID_WITH_LETTERS and SUB_ID_WITH_LETTERS_LAST as template attributes when you report tapered bar groups created by rebar sets.

Tekla Structures 2019i SP6

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2019i SP6

There are useful new features and improvements in drawings and components:

  • It is now faster to change object level settings in drawings.

  • There are improvements in many components, for example, in Edge and corner reinforcement (62) and Auto bolt.

Tekla Structures 2019i SP5

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2019i SP5

There are useful new features and improvements in pours, rebar sets, and IFC export:

  • The calculation of pour units has been improved to also attach non-solid items into overlapping pour objects.

  • There are improvements in rebar set splitters and in using rebar sets in custom components.

  • In IFC2x3 export, there is a new model option, XS_EXPORT_IFC_REBARSET_INDIVIDUAL_BARS, for exporting rebars created by rebar sets.

Tekla Structures 2019i SP1

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2019i SP1

  • Starting from Tekla Structures 2019i SP1, if you have sketched profiles in your model or you try to import them, Tekla Structures will show a message that a tool needed for solving part geometry is not available. You can download the Sketch Solver tool from Tekla Warehouse.

  • When Direct modification is active, you can start geometry editing simply by selecting an item that has a solid shape.

Tekla Structures 2019i

Trimble Connect Visualizer - Create 3D renderings of your models

  • Starting from Tekla Structures 2019i, you can access Trimble Connect Visualizer directly from Tekla Structures. In Trimble Connect Visualizer, you can take snapshots or create animations that demonstrate the design of your models and the build options, and use the snapshots and animations to create more appealing sales and project presentations.

Switch between manual and automatic applying in the property pane

  • When you modify properties in the property pane, you can use the new Set default values automatically option to switch between automatic and manual applying of properties for the next objects of the same type.

Updates to the property pane, UDAs, and to the Property pane editor

  • The property pane and the Property pane editor have been improved. With these updates, especially the viewing and modifying of user-defined attributes (UDAs) is easier and more straightforward.

    There are new options to control the visibility of properties and user-defined attributes in the property pane. For example, you can control which properties are shown in the property pane without customizing the property pane layout.

  • In the Property pane editor, you can set property groups hidden or visible and copy multiple property groups.

  • Improved search in the property pane finds all the properties and user-defined attributes (UDAs) that are available for the object type.

  • Copying of properties has been improved.

Snapping improvements

  • Orthogonal snapping has been changed so that the orthogonal snap points have the lowest priority among the snap points.

  • Tekla Structures displays a snap tooltip that shows the name of the snap point when you start a command that requires picking points and move the mouse pointer over objects in the model.

  • The colors related to snapping have been enhanced to make the snapping easier and more accurate.

  • You can set the temporary reference point also by right-clicking when a command is running and selecting the Define temporary snap reference point option.

Search in model

  • You can quickly search for objects in the entire model or within the selected model objects by using the Model search toolbar. Model search was introduced in Tekla Structures 2019 SP1.

New part types: lofted plate and lofted slab

  • Steel lofted plate and concrete lofted slab are introduced as new part types. Use lofted plates to model rolled plates and plates with double-curved form, for example. Use lofted slabs to model curved and double-curved slabs or walls, for example.

Weld clash check, pour management, and other modeling improvements

  • You can check the model for duplicate and overlapping welds and for clashes that occur between welds and other objects such as parts and bolts.

  • Numbering has been improved.

  • There are new ways to create item shapes and edit model geometry. In addition to importing item shapes or downloading them from Tekla Warehouse, you can now create shapes using the existing geometry and parts in Tekla Structures models.

View improvements

  • You can show model views, assemblies, and components in different view angles.

Improvements in rebar sets and Rebar shape manager

  • In addition to the existing bar end options, such as hooks, you can now create cranks using rebar set end detail modifiers.

  • You can manually group rebar set bars using property modifiers.

  • You can use surfaces for defining face-specific concrete cover thicknesses for rebar sets.

  • You can show or hide rebar set guidelines in model views.

  • Reinforcement selection switches now have keyboard shortcuts.

  • Leg faces have been improved.

  • There is a new file, objects_rebar_set.inp, for rebar set user-defined attributes.

  • There are improvements in Rebar shape manager.

Improvements in drawings

  • Drawing views have been improved. There are new settings for section views, and the drawing view frames are now hidden until you move the cursor over the view.

  • Reinforcement drawing properties have been improved. A new representation option outline (ignore holes) has been added for meshes.

  • Reinforcement group marks have been improved. The number of available leader line options for reinforcement group marks has been increased.

  • There are improvements in dimensioning and in dimension tags.

  • There are improvements in Document manager, for example, a new indicator for cells that cannot be edited and new category association options.

Improvements in rebar drawing tools

  • There are improvements in Rebar group marking, Rebar pull-out picture and marking, and Rebar group dimensioning.

Printing to multiple printers and other printing improvements

  • You can print to more than one printer at one go based on the paper size of each selected drawing. When printing to multiple printers you typically have different printers for handling different paper sizes. Tekla Structures automatically selects the appropriate printer for each drawing.

Improvements in Tekla Model Sharing

  • Tekla Model Sharing has several improvements. For example, reasons of write out failures are now stored in log files to simplify troubleshooting, and pour management is more robust than ever before.

Changes in Tekla Structures installation

  • Starting from Tekla Structures 2019 SP1, you can select in the environment installation wizard that the environment .tsep files are installed when running the installation wizard.

New structure of firm and project folders

  • You can create user-defined sub-folders under the firm and project folders and store property files in the sub-folders.

Interoperability improvements

  • There are improvements in reference models. Reference model objects can no longer be locked. The .db1 format has been removed from the supported reference model formats.

  • There are improvements in IFC object conversion.

  • There are improvements in IFC2x3 export and IFC4 export.

  • You can now use point clouds through the internet. There is a new URL option in the Attach point cloud dialog box where you can enter the URL address.

Export to 3D DGN v8 - New 3D DGN export

  • The 3D DGN export has been renewed.

  • The new 3D DGN v8 uses Teigha libraries and has many new features.

Export to 3D DWG - New 3D DWG export

  • The 3D DWG export has been renewed.

  • The new 3D DWG uses Teigha libraries and has many new features.

Updates in tools for concrete fabrication

  • Export Unitechnik (79) , Export BVBS, and Export EliPLAN contain several improvements.

Improvements in components

There are several improvements and fixes in components, for example, in:

  • Concrete components:

    Automated reinforcement layout - Double tee beam (51), Pad footing reinforcement (77), Round column reinforcement (82), Braced girder (88), Braced girder (89), Rebar in beam (90), Rectangular area reinforcement (94), Reinforced concrete stair (95), Concrete console (110), Concrete console (111), Floor layout, Wall layout, Wall panel reinforcement, Double wall edge and opening reinforcement, Sandwich and double wall, Sandwich wall horizontal seam, Mesh bars/Mesh bars by area

  • Steel components:

    Joining plates (14), Tube gusset (20), Tube crossing (22), Stiffened end plate (27), Shear Pl to tube column (47), Purlin 1 (61), Partial stiff end plate (65), Railings (S77), Bridging (80), End plate (101), Stub connection (119), Two sided end plate (142), End plate (144), Full depth (184), JP Full depth special (185), Column with stiffeners (186), Column with stiffeners (188), Stiffeners (1003), Base plate (1004), Stiffened base plate (1014), Doubler plate (1022), Stiffeners (1034), U.S. Base plate (1047)

Changes in advanced options

  • New advanced options:

    • XS_​REBARSET_​SHOW_​GUIDELINES

    • XS_​REBARSET_​SHOW_​MODIFIERS_​CREATED_​BY_​COMPONENTS

    • XS_​REBARSET_​CREATION_​ANGLE_​TOLERANCE_​FOR_​LONGITUDINAL_​REBARS

    • XS_​REBARSET_​CREATION_​ANGLE_​TOLERANCE_​FOR_​CROSSING_​REBARS

    • XS_​REBAR_​MINIMUM_​LEG_​DEVIATION

    • XS_​REBAR_​COMBINE_​BENDINGS_​IN_​EVALUATOR

    • XS_CONVERSION_ARBITRARY_PROFILE_MAPPING_BY_NAME_MUST_MATCH_DIMENSIONS

    • XS_MARK_LEADER_LINE_LENGTH_FOR_PERPENDICULAR

    • XS_POINT_CLOUDS_WEB_CACHE

Fixes released in Tekla Structures 2019i

Tekla Structures 2019 SP11

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2019 SP11

  • The default value of the advanced option XS_CALCULATE_POUR_UNITS_ON_SHARING has been changed to FALSE.

  • Modifiers and splitters now adapt to the new geometry when copying rebar sets.

  • Pour objects now follow the neighbor part object level settings.

  • Point cloud web streaming cache was added.

  • The SketchUp model version 2021 support has been added.

  • PDF reference models now have better coverage for texts.

  • Export Unitechnik (79) improvements:

    • You can now use quotation marks in object names consisting of strings with multiple words.

    • External definition file - New way to control exported reinforcement

  • Export ELiPLAN file (68) improvement: You can now specify a UDA for the unit conversion.

  • Embedded anchors (8) improvement: You can now select whether to detect braced girders in the whole assembly.

Tekla Structures 2019 SP9

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2019 SP9

  • Document manager now has new quick access buttons for several commands at the top of the dialog box.

  • The show selected documents only mode has been improved in Document manager.

  • There are improvements in issuing drawings.

  • The order of drawings in the Print Drawings dialog box has been improved.

  • Curved line accuracy has been increased in reference models.

Tekla Structures 2019 SP8

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2019 SP8

  • It is now faster to change object level settings in drawings.

  • There are new template attributes for rebar sets: SUB_ID_WITH_LETTERS and SUB_ID_WITH_LETTERS_LAST.

Tekla Structures 2019 SP7

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2019 SP7

There are useful new features and improvements in pours, rebar sets, marks, and IFC export.

  • The calculation of pour units has been improved to also attach non-solid items into overlapping pour objects.

  • There are improvements in rebar set splitters and in using rebar sets in custom components.

  • You can now copy and move manually created section marks.

  • In IFC2x3 export, there is a new model option, XS_EXPORT_IFC_REBARSET_INDIVIDUAL_BARS, for exporting rebars created by rebar sets.

Tekla Structures 2019 SP1

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2019 SP1

There are useful new features and improvements in .tsep installation and in model object search.

  • You can now select in the environment installation wizard that the environment .tsep files are installed when running the installation wizard. If you do not select Install TSEP files now, the .tsep files are installed when you start Tekla Structures for the first time after installation.

  • You can quickly search for objects in the entire model or within the selected model objects by using the Model search toolbar.

Tekla Structures 2019

Changes in Tekla Structures installation

  • Environment installers are now .msi installers that contain the .tsep installers related to the environment.

  • The installation folder structure has changed so that the folder path under \ProgramData and under \Users now contains Trimble.

  • Other changes include a new environment for Canada and only one US environment that contains both metric and imperial roles.

  • The new Bridge Designer role gives access to advanced tools relevant to boosting bridge design productivity.

Licensing updates

  • Tekla Structures 2019 introduces online licensing in some of the configurations.

  • In Tekla License Borrow Tool, you can now specify the license server and the product ID file more easily in the new Setup dialog box.

  • Some product names in licensing have been changed.

Updates to start screen, side pane, Quick Launch, and project properties

  • Tekla Structures 2019 introduces a renewed user interface with a new, neutral color scheme, emphasizing the clarity of the ribbon and icons. This new blue-based color scheme is in accordance with the color scheme of other Trimble products.

  • All tabs of the Tekla Structures start screen have their own dedicated views.

  • Quick Launch has been improved and redesigned.

  • Tekla Structures now opens only one side pane window at a time by default.

  • The Project properties in the File menu now works more like the property pane.

Updates to part labels, clip planes, and window options

  • Part labels on the View Properties > Display dialog box now have new options.

  • Deleting clip planes has been made easier.

  • Listing of view windows has changed so that the views are listed in alphabetical order.

New way to find and select objects in model and drawings: Select by identifier

  • You can easily locate and select objects when you know the GUID (globally unique identifier), the ID of an object, or the IFC GUID of a reference object. You can use the new Select by identifier command to find the objects based on their GUID or ID. This works both in the modeling mode and in the drawing mode.

Radial grids and grid properties in the property pane

  • You can now create truly radial grids. Previously, you could create only rectangular grids.

  • The properties of rectangular grids, radial grids, and single grid lines are accessed through the property pane.

New plate type for bent plates: stand-alone bent plate

  • You can now create stand-alone bent plates that do not require any input parts. Use stand-alone bent plates to model both cylindrical and conical parts, such as hoods, hoppers, cones, and so on.

New curved construction objects and other improvements

  • Tekla Structures 2019 introduces two new construction objects, construction arc and construction polycurve.

  • There is a new command to copy construction lines, circles, arcs, and polycurves in the direction that you indicate, and using the offset values that you specify. You can also change a construction line to an arc. Construction circles and lines have been improved.

Modeling and detailing improvements

  • Snapping has been improved to make it work better with the Ortho tool.

  • There are improvements in bolt holes and welds. For example, there is now a new option in the Bolt properties that you can use to specify which plies of the connection do not get holes.

  • There are improvements in adding and removing pour unit content, placing items in the model, and numbering.

  • You can use the new Shape cleaner application for cleaning the shape geometries in Tekla Structures models.

Rounding, step tapering, cranking, and other rebar set improvements

  • You can round rebar set bar lengths in the model.

  • You can define whether rebar set bars are tapered at slanted part edges and how the tapering steps are created.

  • You can create rebar set modifiers using the new Rebar set contextual tab for entire rebar sets, or for selected bar groups or bars.

  • There are improvements in splitters, end detail modifiers, and in modifying leg faces.

  • There are new rebar display options on the Concrete ribbon.

Clone selected in drawings

  • The new Clone selected feature clones existing annotation objects, drawing object representations and styles from selected source objects to selected target objects in GA drawings. With this feature, you can reduce manual repetition considerably.

Improvements in Drawing content manager, marks and notes

  • In Drawing content manager, you can now add new property columns to the list, and modify, move and hide existing property columns. There are now some new building object categories included.

  • There is a new Align to a point command available on the Annotations tab on the ribbon that aligns the selected marks around a point.

Layout editor improvements

  • Placing and moving templates in drawing layouts is now much easier. Saving and closing of templates has also been changed.

Dimensioning improvements

  • You can now drag dimension points from handles.

  • You can display and change the dimension point associativity.

Other drawing improvements

  • You can now organize your documents in manual categories in Document manager.

  • Dragging in drawings has been made much easier and simpler.

  • Reinforcement drawing tools have been improved.

  • Drawing view labels have new alignment options.

  • There are changes in drawing creation and snapshot creation.

Improvements in Template Editor 3.8

  • Template Editor 3.8 contains several improvements and fixes.

Printing improvements

  • There are updates especially in visualizing the line colors. Printer colors and line widths are shown instantly in drawings.

  • You can adjust drawing frames and fold marks in the Drawing Frame Properties dialog box.

  • It is possible to include the revision mark to the drawing file name.

Version control for drawings

  • You can now list different versions of the same drawing, show their snapshots, and change the current drawing version.

  • In Tekla Model Sharing, you can list the different versions of a drawing in conflict situations, and better control unintentional changes made to drawings.

Improvements in Tekla Model Sharing

  • In shared models, you can list the different versions of a drawing in conflict situations and show drawing snapshots.

  • When you join a shared model, Tekla Model Sharing checks if the current Windows system locale is compatible with the system locale that was used when the model was shared.

  • Printer device settings are shared when plotdev.bin is in the model folder.

  • There are improvements in the sharing operations performance with reference model objects, handling of parametric profiles, and handling of conflicting modifications.

  • Scalability with the next generation sharing service has been enhanced.

  • Connectivity to the sharing service has been simplified.

DWG export improvements

  • Some improvements have been made in the DWG export dialog box. For example, the preview now opens in a separate window, and on the Layer rules tab, there are new color codes indicating when a new DWG file is loaded, and when there are no layers in the DWG file.

  • There are some new confirmation messages in the DWG export.

  • The exported block names now contain a drawing id to help the identification.

  • You can now enter a relative location in the output folder definition.

Other interoperability improvements

  • There are some improvements in the reference model change detection, IFC object conversion, NC/DSTV files, and Trimble Connector.

Updates in tools for concrete fabrication

  • Export Unitechnik (79) contains several new useful features, and Export EliPLAN, and BVBS Export have also been improved.

Tekla BIMsight and Tekla Web Viewer replaced by Trimble Connect for Desktop

  • As a substitute for Tekla BIMsight, you can use the Trimble Connect for Desktop offline version. It has most of the Tekla BIMsight functionalities and some new functionalities as well. Tekla BIMsight support and maintenance is discontinued as of December 31, 2019.

  • Tekla Web Viewer is not supported anymore in this version. Trimble Connect provides new, modern web technologies to replace the Tekla Web Viewer usage.

Improvements in components

There are several improvements and fixes in components, for example, in:

  • Concrete components:

    Embedded anchors (8), Automated reinforcement layout - double tee beam (51), Automated reinforcement layout - ledge spandrel (55), Automated reinforcement layout - rectangular spandrel (56), Beam reinforcement (63), Stirrup reinforcement (67), Strip footing reinforcement (75), Seating with dowel (75), Two sided seating with dowel (76), Seating with dowel to flange (77), Two sided seating with dowel to flange (78), Round column reinforcement (82), Rectangular column reinforcement (83), Hole reinforcement for slabs and walls (84), Started bars for footing (87), Reinforced concrete stair (95), Concrete console (110), Concrete beam-beam (112), Double wall edge and opening reinforcement, Mesh bars, Rebar coupler, Rebar end anchor, Wall layout, Wall layout T connector, Wall groove seam, Wall to wall connection

  • Steel components:

    Bolted gusset (11), Joining plates (14), Triangles generation (19), Tube gusset (20), Stiffened end plate (27), Welded tee (32), Haunch (40), Cranked beam (41), Seat conn type 1 (52), Wraparound gusset (58), Hollow brace wraparound gusset (59), Wraparound gusset cross (60), Gusseted cross (62), Partial stiff end plate (65), HSS Brace special (66), Rail connection (70), Splice connection (77), Clip angle (116), Welded beam to beam (123), Two sided end plate (142), End plate (144), Shear plate simple (146), Welded to top flange S (149), Full depth S (185), Offshore (194), Stiffened base plate (1014)

Changes in advanced options

  • New advanced options:

    • XS_​​ISO_​LEG_​​LENGTH_​​AS_​​WELDSIZE

    • XS_DISPLAY_DIMENSIONS_WHEN_SELECTING_REBARS

    • XS_REBARSET_SHOW_LEGFACES

    • XS_REBARSET_SHOW_PROPERTY_MODIFIERS

    • XS_REBARSET_SHOW_END_DETAIL_MODIFIERS

    • XS_REBARSET_SHOW_SPLITTERS

    • XS_HATCH_PATTERN_LINE_LIMIT

    • XS_AD_LOAD_COMBINATION_METHOD

    • XS_APPLICATIONS_PATH

    • XS_MESSAGES_PATH

  • Changed advanced options:

    • XS_DISPLAY_DIMENSIONS_WHEN_SELECTING_OBJECTS

    • XS_ENABLE_PHASE_OPTION_IN_NUMBERING

    • XS_DRAWING_SNAPSHOT_CREATION

  • Deleted advanced options:

    • XS_​DEFAULT_​FONT_​SIZE_​GRID

    • XS_GRID_COLOR

    • XS_​CONSTRUCTION_​LINE_​LINE_​TYPE

    • XS_​CONSTRUCTION_​CIRCLE_​LINE_​TYPE

Changes in template attributes

  • New template attibutes:

    • ADDED_TO_POUR_UNIT

    • IS_REBARSET_BAR

    • SUB_ID_LAST

    • CRANK_SIDE_START, CRANK_SIDE_END

    • CRANK_ROTATE_START, CRANK_ROTATE_END

    • CRANK_STRLEN_START, CRANK_STRLEN_END

    • CRANK_LENTYPE_START, CRANK_LENTYPE_END

    • CRANK_RATIO_START, CRANK_RATIO_END

    • CRANK_DIST_START, CRANK_DIST_END

    • CRANK_OFFSET_START, CRANK_OFFSET_END

    • LAP_SIDE_START, LAP_SIDE_END

    • LAP_PLACEMENT_START, LAP_PLACEMENT_END

    • LAP_LENGTH_START, LAP_LENGTH_END

Fixes released in Tekla Structures 2019

Tekla Structures 2018i SP8

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2018i SP8

There is a useful improvement in pours:

  • The calculation of pour units has been improved to also attach non-solid items into overlapping pour objects.

Tekla Structures 2018i

Property pane for cut, chamfer, surface treatment, surface, and point properties

  • You can now access the properties of cuts, chamfers, surface treatment, surfaces, and points in the property pane.

Conical bent plates and other improvements in bent plate creation

  • You can now create conical bent plates. Previously, only cylindrical bent plates could be created. There are also other improvements in bent plate creation.

Large icons for toolbars and other user interface improvements

  • The usability of Tekla Structures has been improved. For example, you can resize the icons on the toolbars, switch toolbars on and off, customize toolbars by hiding switches, and show parts in a view angle you select on the contextual toolbar. The default keyboard shortcut for direct modification has changed to D.

Better performance and other modeling improvements

  • There are improvements that enhance performance in models that contain items with imported shapes.

  • There are improvements in linking the Above line and Below line property values of welds.

  • There are improvements in polygon welds, copying and moving objects, and in numbering.

Reinforcement improvements

  • There are improvements in grouping, copying, moving, and reporting reinforcing bars, and in showing reinforcing bar leg dimensions in model views. There are new template attributes for reinforcement.

Redesigned customization tools for ribbon, property pane, and user-defined commands

  • The customization tools for ribbon, property pane and user-defined commands have been completely redesigned. The refreshed tools with uniform design offer simpler and smoother workflow for your customization of Tekla Structures.

  • The new tools are Ribbon editor, Property pane editor, and Command editor.

Improvements in analysis and design

  • There are important improvements in analysis model visualization. For example, when you move the mouse pointer over analysis parts, each analysis part is now highlighted using a darker shade of the color of the analysis part.

  • The error and warning messages related to analysis model creation have been improved. The messages now provide more detailed and clearly structured information. Also, new messages have been added.

  • The maximum number of load groups has been increased from 50 to 99.

Document manager - Manage all drawings and other documents

  • With the new Document manager you can manage your drawings and also other types of documents efficiently. You can reorganize, freeze, show and hide columns, edit some of the list data directly, and organize documents and drawings in custom categories. In Tekla Structures 2018i, Document manager is available by default, and it replaces the old Drawing list completely.

Improvements in Drawing content manager, marks and notes

  • A new tab Annotations has been added to the drawing mode ribbon.

  • With the new Add mark command you have a chance to select if you want to use view level mark properties or current mark properties. There are also improvements in mark and note placement, mark merging, associative notes, and merging of rebar marks.

Other improvements in drawings

  • Protection settings have been moved to the view level in drawings, and you can have marks shown in different locations in GA drawing plan views and detail views, for example.

  • Bent plates have new advanced options allowing you to adjust whether the end lines are drawn, or dimensions displayed, or whether to show Up and Down text instead of positive or negative angle values.

  • There are also improvements in .rtf file representation, item representation, dimensioning, and drawing rebar tools.

Improvements in Template Editor 3.7

  • Template Editor 3.7 contains several improvements that focus on direct editing and presentation of reports/templates.

Base point use in Layout manager

  • You can now use base points in Layout manager when defining the location of layout points.

Improvements in interoperability

  • Tekla Structures 2018i introduces the new Trimble internal file format TrimBIM (.trb), which makes reference models faster to open. There are also improvements in point clouds, IFC, and drawing DWG export.

Updates in tools for concrete fabrication

  • Export Unitechnik (79) and Export BVBS contain several new useful features. Export EliPLAN and HMS Export have also been improved.

Improvements in components

There are several improvements and fixes in components, for example, in:

  • Concrete components:

    Wall layout tools, Detailing manager, Hollow core lifting loops, Rebar coupler and anchor tools, Hole generation macro (32), Corbels and recesses (82), Round column reinforcement (82), Starter bars for pillar (86), Concrete console (110), Concrete console (111), Concrete beam-beam (112), Precast foundation block (1028), Concrete foundation (1030)

  • Steel components:

    Shear Pl simple (35), Shear Pl to tube column (47), Gusseted cross (62), Stairs (S71), Wooden steps pan (S72), Polybeam pan (S73), Z pan (S74), U.S. Seat connection 3 (74), Railings (S77), Clip angle (116), Two sided clip angle (117), Two sided clip angle (143), Seat det type 1 (1033), U.S. Base plate (1047)

Changes in advanced options

  • New advanced options:

    • XS_​BOLT_​DUPLICATE_​IGNORE

    • XS_​BOLT_​DUPLICATE_​TOLERANCE

    • XS_​ENABLE_​PHASE_​OPTION_​IN_​NUMBERING

    • XS_IGNORE_CUT_VALUE_IN_TEMPLATE

    • XS_DRAW_​BENDING_​END_​LINES_IN_​UNFOLDING

    • XS_DRAW_​​BENDING_​​END_​​LINE_​​DIMENSIONS_IN_​​UNFOLDING

    • XS_MULTIUSER_​SAVE_​REOPEN_​DISABLE_​COMPACTION

    • XS_USE_UP_DOWN_SIGN_INDICATOR_FOR_ANGLE_IN_UNFOLDING

Changes in template attributes

  • New template attributes:

    • ATTACHED_TO

    • CONCRETE_​COVER_​FROM_​PLANE

    • CONCRETE_​COVER_​ON_​PLANE

    • CONCRETE_COVER_ON_PLANE_MAX

    • CONCRETE_COVER_ON_PLANE_MIN

    • CONCRETE_​COVER_​START, CONCRETE_​COVER_​END

    • LEG_​LENGTH_​START, LEG_​LENGTH_​END

    • IS_CURVED

Fixes released in Tekla Structures 2018i

Tekla Structures 2018 SP4

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2018 SP4

There are useful improvements in cloned views:

  • When cloning single part, assembly or cast unit drawings, if the cloning template had views that were aligned in the X or Y axis at the center of the gravity point, the resulting cloned drawing will now try to align matching views based on the center of gravity.

Tekla Structures 2018 SP3

Tekla Structures 2018 SP2 was recalled due to a serious technical problem.

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2018 SP3

There is a useful improvement in showing point clouds:

  • When attaching a point cloud, you can now select to show the point cloud inside the work area only (Show inside work area only).

Tekla Structures 2018 SP1

Release notes - Tekla Structures 2018 SP1

There are useful new features and improvements in Wall layout and Mesh bars components, and numbering settings (Phase):

  • In Wall layout, when creating openings, you can now select the layer that is cut from a list in the contextual toolbar.

    In Wall layout , when creating openings, you can now select the layer that is cut from a list in the contextual toolbar.

    Wall layout opening has been changed so that it is possible to define the cut part name and a class for the cut part.

    Wall layout opening has been changed so that now the list of detailing options in the contextual toolbar may contain multiple options.

    Wall layout elementation now has a new option for Max height, and separate options for Vertical seam settings and Horizontal seam settings.

  • In Mesh bars, you can now use direct modification to move, copy, and delete rebars. Rebar groups now correctly use the defined grid size and minimum spacing.

  • There is a new advanced option XS_ENABLE_PHASE_OPTION_IN_NUMBERING that controls the Phase setting in the Numbering Setup dialog box. This advanced option is model specific and it is available in the Advanced options dialog box.

Tekla Structures 2018

New Support tool

  • The new Support tool allows you to contact Tekla Structures support directly. With this tool you can collect the model, related files, and other necessary information in one support request, and safely upload your request to Tekla Structures support.

New way to edit model object properties

  • The new property pane replaces the previously used model object properties dialog boxes. Most model objects have a property pane in the modeling mode.

Easier way to change work planes

  • Use the work plane handler toolbar to select which work plane you currently have in use in the model. You can switch between the different saved work planes and base points.

Undo modeling and drawing changes with the new Undo history command

  • All the commands that you have run and the modifications you have done are now listed in the new Undo history dialog box. By selecting a command or an action in the Undo history dialog box, you can undo or redo several commands at one go, and thus go back and forth in the model history.

Other user interface changes

  • Tekla Online is a new side pane that provides a shortcut access to the different Tekla Online services.

  • There are improvements in the side pane. You can easily open and close side pane windows. You can have several side pane windows open at the same time.

  • Snapping and Selecting toolbars have been renewed.

  • Snap symbol colors have been changed.

  • Quick Launch finds the commands on the File menu.

  • The base point symbol has changed.

New selection tool and other modeling improvements

  • There is a new object selection tool for selecting again the same objects that you selected previously but have then deselected.

  • There are several improvements in construction objects. For example, you can now change the line type of the construction lines and circles.

  • There are improvements in the Inquire tool, numbering, welds, and shapes.

More accurate analysis models and other analysis and design improvements

  • There is a new method of generating analysis models. Analysis parts are now automatically connected more accurately, and the nodes are created at correct locations.

  • You can now export a Tekla Structures analysis model to Tekla Structural Designer along with the physical model.

  • You can import the changes you have made in Tekla Structural Designer and update the corresponding analysis model in Tekla Structures.

  • There are improvements in defining analysis model content and filters, changes in the Analysis Model Properties dialog box, and in analysis classes and node colors.

Faster rebar sets and other reinforcement improvements

  • There are many improvements that enhance performance in models that contain rebar sets.

  • There are three new selection switches for selecting bars within rebar sets.

  • It is now more easy to add leg faces to rebar sets.

  • There are improvements in rebar set splitters, grouping bars in rebar sets, and in numbering reinforcement meshes.

  • There are many new settings that you can use to define and show position numbers for rebar set bars in drawings and reports.

  • There are reinforcement improvements in drawings, for example, some improvements in reinforcement behavior and appearance, such as preventing overlapping rebars, a new option to show single lines with filled ends, and solid lines at rebar ends.

Improvements in pour management

  • Pour unit is a new object type similar to assemblies and cast units. A pour unit combines together a pour object and other objects that need to be in place before cast-in-place concrete can be poured. You can filter and report pour units, and use them in Organizer and Task manager.

  • Pour properties are shown in the property pane.

New way to manage drawing content and other mark and note improvements

  • There are lots of significant improvements in marks, especially related to mark placement and drawing content handling.

  • There is a new drawing tool Drawing content manager available for quickly checking the included model objects and related marks, and for adding marks.

  • You can add associative notes and model weld marks to several model objects or welds at one go, and easily select all part marks and weld marks.

  • There are new options for hiding weld marks, and improvements in text alignment.

Customized dimension line arrows and other dimensioning improvements

  • You can customize dimension line arrows, and create arrows of your own. You can change the dimension arrow size for all arrow types.

  • You can add pour object properties in dimension tags.

  • Straight rebar dimensions are anchored to the rebar ends.

  • There are updates in the Rebar group dimensioning application.

Other drawing improvements

  • There are small but important new features and enhancements, for example, in hole/recess symbols in complex geometries, snapping, filtering, Drawing layout editor, welds, pattern lines, custom grid labels, and printing. Opening drawings is now much faster.

Template Editor improvements

  • Template Editor has been updated to version 3.6. The usability of Template Editor has been improved further, and you can now have several dialog boxes open at the same time, open new templates in new application windows, search for attributes, and much more.

Reserve next write out and other Tekla Model Sharing improvements

  • You can now reserve the next write out in a shared model. Reserving the next write out is useful if you need to ensure that other users will not write out changes that would override the changes you are making.

  • You can create a model baseline using Sharing automation tool.

Improvements in IFC export, import and conversion

  • IFC4 has been developed further.

  • IFC2x3 export in Trimble Connector now supports the use of IFC setting files.

Point clouds in 3D scanning

  • You can now attach point clouds to Tekla Structures models. Point clouds are groups of measured points on the surfaces of objects created with 3D laser scanners, for example, Trimble 3D laser scanners.

Updates in tools for concrete fabrication

  • Export Unitechnik (79) and Export EliPLAN contain several new useful features, and HMS Export has also been improved.

Trimble Connector and other interoperability improvements

  • You can add attachments to ToDo notes in Trimble Connector. You can collaborate with Trimble Connect Desktop. Coordinate system has been removed from Trimble Connector settings.

  • You can now export IFC2x3 files in Trimble Connector using saved IFC settings.

  • Reference model import plug-ins are available as .tsep packages.

New service and license for Open API developers

  • The new Tekla Developer Center provides easy access to up-to-date documentation for Tekla Open API developers.

  • A new Tekla Online license for a new Partner configuration is now available for eligible Tekla Open API developers.

New options for controlling visuals and other DirectX rendering improvements

  • Since Tekla Structures 2016, you have been able to use a DirectX rendering engine alongside the default OpenGL-based rendering engine. In Tekla Structures 2018, the DirectX rendering has been improved. Tekla Structures 2018 now uses the DirectX 11 in the DirectX rendering engine. You can switch the DirectX rendering on or off in File > Settings > Switches.

Changes in advanced options

  • New advanced options:

    • XS_​CONSTRUCTION_​LINE_​LINE_​TYPE

    • XS_​CONSTRUCTION_​CIRCLE_​LINE_​TYPE

    • XS_​CALCULATE_​POUR_​UNITS_​ON_​SHARING

    • XS_IGNORE_​CROSSBAR_​LOCATION_​IN_​REBAR_​MESH_​NUMBERING

    • XS_​REBARSET_​ENABLE_​BAR_​GROUPING_​WHEN_​SPACING_​DIFFERS

    • XS_​REBARSET_​USE_​GROUP_​NUMBER_​FOR_​BARS_​IN_​TAPERED_​​GROUPS

    • XS_​​REBARSET_​​TAPERED_​​GROUP_​​POSITION_​​NUMBER_​​FORMAT_​​STRING

    • XS_​REBARSET_​TAPERED_​REBAR_​POSITION_​NUMBER_​FORMAT_​STRING

    • XS_​VALID_​CHARS_​FOR_​REBAR_​SUB_​ID_​WITH_​LETTERS

    • XS_​REBARSET_​BUFFER_​SIZE

    • XS_DO_NOT​​_CLIP_NATIVE​​_OBJECTS_WITH​​_CLIP_PLANE

    • XS_POINT​​​_CLOUD_CACHE​​​_FOLDER

    • XS_SET​​​​​_MAX​​​​​_POINT​​​​​_CLOUD​​​​​_POINT​​​​​_COUNT

    • XS_MARK​_INTELLIGENT​_PLACING

    • XS_MARK​​​​_PLACING​​​​_ANGLE​​​​_CLOSE​​​​_TO​​​​_45​​​​_DEGREES

    • XS_ADD_SNAPPING_SYMBOL_TO_CIRCLES

    • XS_​DRAW_​REBAR_HIDDEN_​FACES

    • XS_​AD_​ANALYSIS_​PLANES_​ENABLED

    • XS_​AD_​SOLID_​SECONDARY_​EXPAND_​MM

    • XS_LOG_LEVEL

    • XS_SHOW_SHADOW_FOR_PERSPECTIVE_IN_DX

    • XS_SHOW_SHADOW_FOR_ORTHO_IN_DX

    • XS_USE_ANTI_ALIASING_IN_DX

    • XS_HATCH_OVERLAPPING_FACES_IN_DX

  • Changed advanced options:

    • XS_DRAW_CUT_FACES_WITH_RED_COLOR

    • XS_​DRAW_​HIDDEN_​FACES

Changes in template attributes

  • New template attributes:

    • GROUP_POS

    • NUMBER_​OF_​BARS_​IN_​GROUP

    • SUB_ID

    • VOLUME_ONLY_POUR_OBJECT

    • WEIGHT_ONLY_POUR_OBJECT

    • WEIGHT_ONLY_REBARS

    • WEIGHT_​TOTAL_​IN_​GROUP

    • WELD_ADDITIONAL_SIZE1, WELD_ADDITIONAL_SIZE2

    • SPIRAL_ROTATION_AXIS_xxx

    • SPIRAL_TOTAL_RISE

    • SPIRAL_TWIST_END

    • SPIRAL_TWIST_START

    • SPIRAL_ROTATION_ANGLE

Improvements in components

There are several improvements and fixes in components, for example, in:

  • Concrete components:

    Braced girder (88), Braced girder (89), Rebar coupler and anchor tools.

  • Steel components:

    Stiffener seating (12), Column - 2 beam (14), Generation of purlins (50), Diagonal splice (53), Stairs (S71), Splice connection (77), Turnbuckle connection (126), Welded column with stiffeners (128), Bolted moment connection (134), Moment connection (181), Column with stiffeners W (182), Beam prep (183), Full depth S (185), Column with stiffeners (186), Column with stiffeners S (187), Column with stiffeners (188), Doubler plate (1022)

New documentation structure

Fixes released in Tekla Structures 2018

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