2019 SP3: New features and improvements

Tekla Structures
Tekla Structures


Defect number Development area Description
TSAC-1859 Concrete components Previously, Wall layout tools used the circular opening settings for rectangular openings if a circular opening was modified before creating the rectangular opening. This has now been changed.
TSAC-2019 Concrete components Wall layout opening: When copying an opening with direct modification using the Ctrl button, fillers are now correctly copied along with the opening.
TSAC-2253 Concrete components Wall layout: You can now use the Copy special - Mirror and Move special - Mirror commands to mirror wall layouts.
TSAC-2335 Concrete components In Tekla Structures 2019 SP2, the direct modification arrows for system components and extensions, such as Mesh bars, Floor layout tool, and Formwork placing tool, were broken. This has now been fixed.
TSAC-2465 Concrete components Reinforcement mesh array (91) now reinforces the entire slab area properly.
TSAC-2501 Concrete components In Electric box in wall (84), distance parameters now work properly with imperial units.
TSAC-2850 Concrete components In Floor layout, you can now use Chinese characters in layer names.
TSAC-2875 Concrete components Wall layout elementation has several improvements:
  • Weight in imperial settings now reads lbs correctly.
  • Max weight now has a default of 10000kg when you do not enter any value.
  • When there are no precast parts in the wall layout, the following error message is now shown: "Selected wall layout does not have any precast layers and therefore elementation is not possible."
TSAC-2962 Concrete components In Corbels and recesses (82), the recognition of cuts has now been improved.
TSAC-3000 Concrete components In Sandwich and double wall, all foils and insulations that are split are now added to the cast unit as defined on the Parts tab.
TSAC-3023 Concrete components In Reinforced concrete stair (95), the STAIR_WIDTH_TOTAL user-defined attribute is now calculated properly.
TSAC-3030 Concrete components Previously, in Wall layout connector, the layer-specific attributes (framing case and offsets) in the Wall layout connector dialog box and the actual connection in the model did not match. This issue appeared when the connected primary wall layout had any surfaces other than the last layer.
TSAC-3031 Concrete components In Wall layout, UDA values are now set for the surface treatment when it is the first layer.
TSAC-3041 Concrete components In Mesh bars, extra secondary bars are no longer created in centrally placed bar groups.
TSAC-2177 Steel components In H/V Shear plate (64), previously there was the gap or clash between the shear plate and the main part. This has now been fixed.
TSAC-2359 Steel components In U.S. Base plate (1047), in some situations, two anchors were previously added to the same assembly. This has now been fixed.
TSAC-2543 Steel components In Shear plate simple (146), clipping the secondary part flange previously depended on the length of the secondary part. This has now been fixed.
TSAC-2727 Steel components The countersunk bolts that have been added by using the Metsec components now use a single washer. All other bolts continue to use two washers.
TSAC-2795 Steel components In Ladder (S35), in some geometrical conditions the hoops were previously created with solid errors. This has now been fixed.
TSAC-2933 Steel components In Welded column with stiffeners (128), top and bottom stiffener welds were previously swapped. This has now been fixed.
TSAC-2991 Steel components In L splice (175) there was an incorrectly created chamfer on the L profile, which was causing problems with numbering. This has now been fixed.
TSAC-3038 Steel components In Stiffened end plate (27) and Partial stiffened end plate (65), the fitting of the secondary part was previously incorrectly created in some cases. This has now been fixed.
TSAC-3129 Steel components In Wraparound gusset (58), Hollow brace wraparound gusset (59) and Wraparound gusset cross (60), there was issue when the connection plate had been created as a through-plate. This has now been fixed.
TSAC-3140 Steel components In Gusseted cross (62), the bolt cut length was too small for thick gusset plates. This has now been fixed.
TSAC-3160 Steel components In Wraparound gusset cross (60), the bolts were rotated incorrectly when the connection was used for twin profiles. This has now been fixed.
TSAC-846 Steel components In Rebar hole, holes are now created correctly for inclined reinforcing bars with part cuts in steel columns, beams, and contour plates.
TTSD-20302 Organizer In Organizer, when you used the W_Project_data property template, the property values of one assembly row in Object Browser were emptied when you exported the object properties to Excel. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-25840 Organizer When you export data to Excel and select the Export without column headers option, the Count column header is not added to the export anymore.
TTSD-27599 Organizer Synchronization has been improved in Organizer. Synchronizing Organizer with models that have assemblies containing a lot of subassemblies/parts is much faster than before.
TTSD-27752 Organizer Organizer performance has now been improved in situations where you open an old model in an environment where a substantial number of property definitions has been changed.
TTSD-15289 Import, export, interoperability DWG drawing export: 2D DWG export now scales the exported file correctly also when US Imperial units are used in the model.
TTSD-26897 Import, export, interoperability The bending radii of rebar hooks are now correctly exported to IFC4. Previously, the main rebar bending radii were applied to all bends including hook bends.
TTSD-28021 Import, export, interoperability IFC4 export: A non-segmented profile is now used for polygon plates.
TTSD-28680 Import, export, interoperability DWG drawing export: Previously, the Export drawings to DWG/DXF dialog box would not open if the advanced option XS_DRAWING_PLOT_FILE_DIRECTORY had no value. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-27005 Templates and reports The pull-out attribute now displays the angle values in graphical fields in drawing templates.
TTSD-27234 Templates and reports Template Editor: Template Editor now shows installed environments when it is started from Windows start menu.
TTSD-28854 Templates and reports Modifying a report in Template Editor was very slow. This has now been fixed and the performance of Template Editor has been improved.
TSAC-2869 Drawings Rebar group dimensioning: Rebar groups are now dimensioned in polybeams.
TSAC-3003 Drawings Rebar group dimensioning: the dimension mark and line to rebar are now correctly placed in a customized position.
TTSD-15807, TTSD-28271 Drawings A new representation option outline (ignore holes) has been added for meshes on the Mesh content tab in Reinforcement properties.
Additionally, the missing representation option single line with filled ends was added on the Mesh content tab.
TTSD-17143 Drawings A new button Show all documents has been added to Document manager. This button resets the document list so that all documents are visible, and all searches and filtering is cleared. Excluded categories remain excluded. This new feature also provides a convenient way to restore the document list to a default state when recording macros.
TTSD-17795 Drawings The drawing section marks no longer refer to wrong views.
TTSD-19787 Drawings You can now print to more than one printer in one go. To do so, select the Use multiple printers option in the Print Drawings dialog box.
TTSD-20488 Drawings Previously, dragging drawing text from the ruler instead of the ruler handle could cause Tekla Structures to crash. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-21114 Drawings The List hidden objects in templates option in drawings now works more reliably.
TTSD-21243 Drawings Document manager search box now supports macro recording and playback.
TTSD-24553 Drawings The Zoom to selected command in drawings was not working correctly in some cases. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-24976 Drawings Single-part views included in assembly drawings now have correct orientation.
TTSD-25974 Drawings Hatch patterns containing a large number of lines where not correctly displayed in the printing or snapshot output. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-26142 Drawings Pull-out pictures in drawing templates now have correct leg lengths for rebar set tapered groups.
TTSD-26791 Drawings Change clouds are no longer shortened when views are shortened.
TTSD-27485 Drawings Level marks in drawings were sometimes giving wrong value. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-27776 Drawings Reference models: Assembly, cast unit, and single-part drawings: Previously, section symbols were created very far apart and view boundaries were too large if the model contained reference models, even when the reference models were not visible in the drawings. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-27840 Drawings The section marks are no longer referring to wrong views.
TTSD-28212 Drawings Slotted hole symbols are now drawn correctly again.
TTSD-14480 Tekla Model Sharing Previously in Tekla Model Sharing, saving a copy of a shared model with the Save As option could erase the creation time and creator of model objects. This has now been fixed so that the creation time of model objects is the time that the copied model was saved, and the creator is the user that saved the model.
TTSD-15628 Tekla Model Sharing Previously, when a multi-user model was converted into a shared model, inserting an object could appear twice in the object history. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-16162 Tekla Model Sharing The appearance of usernames in the history of shared models has been unified. The usernames are now shown in the domain\name format.
TTSD-26837 Tekla Model Sharing Reference models: Previously in shared models, conflicts with reference models at read-in sometimes caused situations where reference objects could not be shown as invisible in the model view. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-27827 Tekla Model Sharing The following fixes have been made in Tekla Model Sharing:
- The green arrow on the Read in button is now shown correctly if there are no packets available to read in.
- Previously, if model changes were written out too many times within a short time frame, Tekla Structures sometimes lost track of the changes and could not show the number of packets that users could read in. This has now been fixed.
TSAC-2747 Reinforcement In Rebar shape manager, the value of total length along center line (CLL) was not correct in case the bending radius values and angles were varying. This has now been fixed.

This fix also affects reports if the CLL value has been used for calculations.
TTSD-26803 Reinforcement In rebar sets, when you were placing a splitter modifier and tried to snap to mid points, snapping did not work correctly. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-27964 Reinforcement Previously, Tekla Structures crashed when you copied rebar set properties and other objects were selected along with the target rebar set. This has now been fixed.
TSD-27117 Modeling Previously, when you welded a non-solid item, Tekla Structures would crash. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-24605 Modeling The Model search toolbar now searches also for pour objects by pour type and pour units by name, if the pour management is enabled.
TTSD-25515 Modeling When using the Ortho tool, the snap symbol is now again shown as the snap to any position symbol.
TTSD-26815 Modeling The Work plane handler toolbar now works better when saving multi-user models (save and model reopen). The toolbar now keeps the set work plane when saving the model.
TTSD-27157 Modeling Previously, when you modified grid properties in the property pane using US imperial units, the distances with feet and inches that included feet symbols and the inches having fractional values (a'-b.c") did not work correctly. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-27623 Modeling Previously, changing the visibility of reference models caused conflicts in multi-user models. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-27743 Modeling Previously, saving a multi-user model with the Save as command could cause problems when trying to open or save the model later. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-27762 Modeling Previously, if a bent plate had several edge chamfers, removing one of them caused others to disappear. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-27870 Modeling Snapping to the nearest point now works when using the Ortho tool.
TTSD-28122 Modeling Previously, a warning message was shown when you opened the user-defined attributes (UDAs) dialog box for a cast unit sub-assembly from the property pane. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-26089 Core There has been a security update to the CefSharp library, an embedded web browser in the Online side pane, due to the CVE-2019-5786 vulnerability. The CefSharp library has been updated to version 71.0.2.
TTSD-26713 Core Trimble Connector has been updated to a new version, with updated identity handling.

TSAC-2978 Tools and components Layout manager now displays a dialog box that shows the progress of some commands.
TSAC-3261 Tools and components Previously, Layout Manager could crash if you modified the properties of a base point that was assigned to groups in Layout Manager. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-18005 User interface You can now change the space between cut parts on the contextual toolbar in the drawing mode.
TTSD-20908 User interface The construction line extension in the contextual toolbar now follows the unit settings.
TTSD-22777 User interface Previously, when you maximized the Customize toolbars dialog box, the OK, Apply, Discard and Cancel buttons at the bottom of the dialog box were not visible. This has now been fixed.
TTSD-27392 User interface In the Object group - View filter dialog box, having spaces before or after the text in the Value field no longer causes the text to disappear.
TTSD-27961 User interface Selecting the profile and the material from the profile and material catalogs in the property pane now works correctly when creating parts.
TSAC-2540 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

EliPlan Export (68): Plotter data export has been improved.

TSAC-2888 Import, export, interoperability (concrete) BVBS Export: The Advanced tab now contains new options for rounding rebar lengths for 2D bent bars. Mesh and 3D rebars are not affected.
To round the lengths, first select an option for the Round setting. The options are:
Yes - UseS the nearest rounding value.
Up - Rounds the lengths up.
Down - Rounds the lengths down.
The new option Round lengths to rounds the total rebar lengths in the corresponding BVBS field in the header block, and the available values are 1, 5, 10, and 25.
The new option Round leg lengths to rounds the leg lengths in the geometry block, and the available values are 1, 5, and 10.
1 is the default value for both options.
TSAC-3029 Import, export, interoperability (concrete) Export Unitechnik (79): When using file name block options it is now possible to specify input text without delimiters.
TSAC-3158 Import, export, interoperability (concrete) Export Unitechnik (79): The SLABDATE rotation angle only setting has been renamed to With SLABDATE rotation angle, as it now rotates the element and also exports the rotation angle.
TSAC-3172 Import, export, interoperability (concrete)

Export Unitechnik (79): A Profile centerline to pallet centerline option has been added for the Align in Y axis setting on the Pallet tab. With the Profile centerline to pallet centerline option, you can automatically align hollow-core slabs to the center of the pallet in Y direction. 

TSAC-3217 Import, export, interoperability (concrete) Export Unitechnik (79): In some cases, rebars exported as mountparts were plotted with double lines. This has now been fixed.
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