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Tekla Portal Frame Designer 21 & Tekla Connection Designer 21 Service Pack 2 Release Notes

Information This Service pack is only required to maintain compatibility with Tekla Structural Designer 2021Service Pack 2released at the same time. This release will upgrade your Tekla Portal Frame Designer & Tekla Connection Designer installation to version number 21.2.0.0 and should be installed to ensure optimum function of the…

Sign-in changes in Tekla Structural Designer

Background

We are updating Trimble Identity with additional features and improved security. If you are using a version older than Tekla Structural Designer 2021, some product features may no longer work after December 2021. Features that require Trimble Identity sign-in are: Online Side Pane Trimble Connect…

Tekla Portal Frame Designer 21 & Tekla Connection Designer 21 Service Pack 1 Release notes

Information This release will upgrade your Tekla Portal Frame Designer & Tekla Connection Designer installation to version number 21.1.0.0 and should be installed to ensure optimum function of the program. It includes a number of enhancements and issue resolutions as detailed below. If you are upgrading from a version earlier than Tekla…

Tekla Portal Frame Designer 21 & Tekla Connection Designer 21 system requirements

System requirements for effective operation

CPU: Multi core Intel i3 Series or above, Xeon or AMD equivalent Highest affordable performance recommended. Memory: 8GB (16GB or more recommended) Memory requirements are highly dependant on model content. OS: Microsoft Windows 8.1 / 10 (64-bit…

Tekla Portal Frame Designer 21 & Tekla Connection Designer 21 Release notes

Important If you intend to use either Tekla Portal Frame Designer and/or Tekla Connection Designer program and wish to INTEGRATE with Tekla Structural Designer it is highly recommended the corresponding version of Tekla Structural Designer is installed.

Installation & licensing

This release will upgrade your Tekla Portal…

Improvements to classification of haunched rafters to EC3

 

Background:

The propensity for the deep end of a haunch to become Class 4 has increased with the adoption of EC3 design [see EN 1993-1-1 Table 5.2 Sheet 1]. This can affect the haunch itself or the rafter section that forms part of the overall haunched section. The primary cause is due to tighter classification limits at the Class…

Improvements to classification of haunched rafters to EC3

 

Background:

The propensity for the deep end of a haunch to become Class 4 has increased with the adoption of EC3 design [see EN 1993-1-1 Table 5.2 Sheet 1]. This can affect the haunch itself or the rafter section that forms part of the overall haunched section. The primary cause is due to tighter classification limits at the Class…

How can I use my Online License?

Part 1: Creating a Trimble ID and joining your organisation

A Trimble Identity must be created and must be assigned to your organisation in order to use Tekla Online Services which includes the use of online licenses. Follow the steps below to complete this process: Create a Trimble Identity - click here (we strongly recommend that…

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Online Licensing
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Trimble ID. identity
account setup
organisation
organization

Exporting connections from Tekla Portal Frame Designer

To export a connection from Tekla Portal Frame Designer to Tekla Connection Designer you simply locate the connection in the project workspace under the Connections tab. You then right click over the connection reference and select the option to Export Connection. Note: You must ensure that you have updated the connection to ensure the correct…

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Tekla Portal Frame Designer - Member stability checks Summary

In the document attached, there is a summary of some of the design checks used in Tekla Portal Frame Designer. This can be used as a guide to understand where member stability checks are valid. Please also ensure that all relevant design guides and design codes have been read and understood before performing these checks.

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member stability checks
Restraints
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purlins
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