Updates in Template Editor, templates and reports

Tekla Structures
2021
Tekla Structures

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.

Template Editor User's Guide available in Tekla User Assistance

Template Editor User's Guide has been available in Tekla User Assistance in the product guides 'Manage Tekla Structures' section since Tekla Structures 2020 SP3. You can now browse the content and use the search normally. The content is the same as in the Template Editor help. Previously, Template Editor User's Guide was available in Tekla User Assistance in the PDF format only.

The Template Editor User's Guide is currently available in English only.

Template Editor improvements

Settings to control rebar pull-out picture creation

Settings to control rebar pull-out picture creation have been added in Graphical Field Properties > Free attributes as Application attributes in Template Editor. They are now available as a predefined attribute list for easier selection. Previously, these attributes had to be defined as User attributes by typing in the attribute names and values.

If the same attribute is set both as a User attribute and an Application attribute, the Application attribute takes precedence.

Improvement in graphical field output

In Graphical Field Properties, you can now select whether to always output a graphical field (Always visible) or output the field based on a rule defined for the field (Visible). The result of the rule needs to be either true or false.

New string fuctions for changing character case

Two new string functions were added for rules and formulas, tolower(<param>) and toupper(<param>), which change the character case to lowercase or uppercase respectively.

Changes in template attributes

There are some new template attributes, and some attributes have changed. For details, see Changes in template attributes.

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