Tekla Structures 11.

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Release Notes

Product version 11.3 May 2006
Copyright © 2006 Tekla Corporation

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Tekla Structures 11.3 Steel Detailing ..................................................... 5
1.1 General .................................................................................................. 6 Summing of rows in templates......................................................... 6 New Template editor - version 3.30 ................................................. 8 Improvements in View properties dialog box..................................... 9 Release notes.............................................................................. 11 Log file ........................................................................................ 12 Inquire dialog box......................................................................... 12 Locking objects............................................................................ 13 Using the Advanced options dialog box.......................................... 13 Performance improvements .......................................................... 14 Modeling............................................................................................... 14 Part reference line........................................................................ 14 Moving and selecting objects ........................................................ 15 Running and recording macros...................................................... 16 Part visibility ................................................................................ 16 Miscellaneous.............................................................................. 17 Drawings .............................................................................................. 20 Hide and show objects in drawings ................................................ 20 Automatic view name labels in drawings ........................................ 22 View direction marks .................................................................... 24 Add prefix and postfix text to dimensions........................................ 26 Hide dimension values.................................................................. 27 3D views in drawings.................................................................... 29 Edit the properties of automatically created section view hatches ..... 31 Templates and reports.................................................................. 32
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........................................................ 58 Details................. 42 Improvements in IFC import and export ............................... 41 CHS profiles with cuts............................................1........................ 52 Miscellaneous connection fixes.......... 49 Performing actions on custom components...................................................................................................5 1........................................................................................................... 61 Cold rolled .6 Miscellaneous ...................................................... 39 New NC pop-marks dialog box ..................... 40 Produce DSTV files for CHS profiles ............................................. 45 Custom components ...................................................................................... 35 Import and export................................ 52 Connections........................................................... 49 Importing and exporting custom components ......................... 50 Components......4 1... 44 Miscellaneous .................................................................. 50 Fixes ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 63 2 Release Notes Contents ................................... 60 Modeling tools........

.......... 72 Inquire dialog box.......................2 2............1 General .. 74 Create concrete beam by two points ......................................................................................................................................................................... 95 Templates and reports....................................2 Tekla Structures 11.............................. 91 3D views in drawings............................................. 73 Using the Advanced options dialog box.................................................................. 78 Running and recording macros........... 83 Automatic view name labels in drawings .............. 69 Release notes...... 78 Miscellaneous................... 65 2......................................................................................................................... 78 Part visibility ....................................................................................................... 79 Drawings .................................................................................................. 108 Release Notes Contents 2............................................................................................................................................. 101 Import and export ........... 99 Miscellaneous........................ 107 Miscellaneous...3 2................................................................................................................................................................................. 73 Performance improvements ................... 89 Hide dimension values........................................ 77 Moving and selecting objects .......................................................................... 85 View direction marks ................... 83 Hide and show objects in drawings ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 71 Log file ...4 3 .......................................... 106 Improvements in IFC import and export......................................................................... 66 Summing of rows in templates.. 72 Locking objects........................................................................................................................................ 68 Improvements in View properties dialog box................................................. 87 Add prefix and postfix text to dimensions.......................3 Precast Concrete Detailing ..................................version 3........................................................ 94 Reinforcing bar bend and end marks ................................................................30 .. 66 New Template editor .... 74 Modeling..... 76 Part reference line.................................... 75 Improvements in copying and moving of cast-in embeds ........ 74 Cast-in-place cast units ............. 92 Edit the properties of automatically created section view hatches .............................

................................................................. 121 Visualization of analysis model .................................... 111 Importing and exporting custom components ......................... 113 Components............................................... 129 Miscellaneous ............ 112 Fixes .......5 2.............................................................2.................. 115 Modeling tools.............. 123 Miscellaneous ..................................7 Custom components ........................................................................................ 111 Plane naming in custom components ................................... 124 4 Tekla Structures 11.................................................................................... 115 Use custom components as lifting anchors in Lifting anchor (80) ...............................3 Project Management .................................................................... 117 Miscellaneous ......................................... 116 Reinforcement ...........3 Analysis and Design .......................................... 112 Performing actions on custom components.............................................................................................................. 129 4 Release Notes Contents .........................................................6 2..................................................... 120 3 Tekla Structures 11................... 117 Improvements in reinforcement components....... 121 Improvements in beam restraints .......

You can open and work with existing models using Tekla Structures 11. 11.3. you can open it in Tekla Structures 11. Compatibility Tekla Structures 11.3 is a sub release and contains many new features and fixes. If you open a model. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Once you save a model in Tekla Structures 11.3. You need Windows Administrator rights to install Tekla Structures 11. Installing Tekla Structures setup creates a new subfolder for Tekla Structures 11.1 and 11.3 in version 11.3 Steel Detailing 5 . in Xsteel.1 or 11. saved with Tekla Structures 11. The drawing texts are stored as XML strings into database. This ensures that all Windows system folder *. Surface treatment.3 Steel Detailing Tekla Structures version 11. the XML texts are shown as they are.3.3. or in Xengineer. also the one line texts.1 Tekla Structures 11..3 are not editable with previous versions of Tekla Structures.2 or 11. • We suggest that you complete any models you have started using your current version. except for the following features: • Multiple lines of text.0.2 but not in older versions.2 or 11. Surface treatments made with Tekla Structures 11.dll files are updated.0.3 is compatible with all previous versions.

which is used to sum the weight values across all rows. The following example shows how the change affects templates: • An additional value field has been added to the row in the template. 9) Release notes (p.1 Topics General Summing of rows in templates (p.version 3. Previously.30 (p.3 Steel Detailing . 49) Components (p. 52) 1. 13) Performance improvements (p.Topics This chapter is divided into following sections: • • • • • • General (p. 11) Log file (p. 12) Locking objects (p. the Total function calculated all objects in the sum. 6 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 14) Summing of rows in templates The summing of rows in templates has changed so that the summing is now always based only on the values which are output in the template. The change makes the functionality more logical and allows certain other functionalities to work. 12) Inquire dialog box (p. 39) Custom components (p. 13) Using the Advanced options dialog box (p. 8) Improvements in View properties dialog box (p. 20) Import and export (p. 6) New Template editor . even when you had not selected the option Sum values across all rows. 14) Drawings (p. 6) Modeling (p.

When the total weight sum is calculated using the value field WEIGHT_TOT. It sums the weight values across all rows. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.3 Steel Detailing 7 . The value field WEIGHT_field has been added to the row.• This value field is then used. we refer to the WEIGHT_field value field. when the total sum is calculated. The values will not be visible in the report produced with the template.

do the following for the summing to work correctly: • • Add a value field in the row.30: In Tekla Structures. select All Programs > Tekla Structures 11.The report templates which are included in Tekla Structures have been updated to sum the rows in templates correctly. Change the field that calculates the total sum to refer to this value field. which sums the objects included in that row. Starting Template Editor To start Template Editor 3. Click Convert to convert the template and open it in Template Editor 3. If you have any existing templates that use summing of rows.2 template in Template Editor 3.30. What’s new in Template Editor 3.30 The following new features and improvements have been included in the new version of Template Editor: • • • • • 8 Save rules for later use Change component type and retain the information in the component Additional output options for page headers and page footers Specify line length and angle with the number pad when inserting Preview an object position before you accept the new settings in the Move dialog box Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.30.30.version 3. click Tools > Templates. New Template editor . or click Retain and open the template in the old editor. You have to manually edit the template before you can use it. Compatibility with previous versions of Template Editor When you open a version 2. Click Retain if you do not want to convert the template.. version 3.30 Tekla Structures 11. OR From the Windows Start menu.3 > Tools > Template Editor 3.3 includes a new version of the Template Editor..3 Steel Detailing . it prompts you to either convert the template.30.

Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. If you type the name of the font in the Font field. 32) Improvements in View properties dialog box The View properties dialog box has been improved in different ways to make the controls more understandable and the dialog box more efficient to use.3 Steel Detailing 9 .• • • • Select multiple template components and objects by holding down the Ctrl key when selecting in the Content Browser Additional information on what components and objects have been selected in the status bar Check whether a value has been set for a product-specific free attribute by using the new IsSet function Select fonts effortlessly in the Select font dialog box. Template Editor auto-selects the font according to the letters you type. Fields on the View properties dialog box have been reorganized and related items have been grouped together. See also Template Editor help Lesson 9: New Template Editor in the Template Editor training manual on the Tekla extranet at https://extranet.tekla.com Templates and reports (p.

10 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.Display dialog box The View setup dialog box is now named Display.3 Steel Detailing . To open the dialog box. You can now select all the checkboxes at the same time on the Display dialog box by selecting All (In model and/or In components). click Display in the View properties dialog box. The uppermost checkboxes are also automatically cleared if you clear any of the checkboxes under them.

the start page of the Release notes opens in the online help.3 Steel Detailing 11 .Release notes • You can now access the Release notes from the Help menu by selecting Help > Release notes when the Tekla Structures online help is installed. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. When you click the Release notes option.

The variable is set to FALSE by default. when you filter objects in the Drawing Editor or examine custom components. • • Inquire dialog box • Now the Inquire object dialog box shows the NAME field. the log file now includes also the object ID. the warning message is not shown in the log file. The log file no longer displays unrequired warning messages about template attributes that were unrelated to the profile in use. for example.0 radius.3 Steel Detailing . This is useful. set the variable XS_SHOW_TEMPLATE_LOG_MESSAGES to TRUE in Tools > Advanced options > Templates and symbols. If the object has circular chamfers with 0. Tekla Structures displayed unrequired warning messages in the log file about duplicate attribute names in custom components in situations where the custom components did not have variables. 12 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. This has been fixed. To see the warning messages.Log file • When the warning message ’Cannot find center point for chamfer’ is shown.

Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.rpt. see report.3 Steel Detailing • • 13 .rpt. Tekla Structures shows the message "There are locked objects. Now the report template is called locked_objects_report. When you open the Advanced options dialog box. Previously. this report was created using a template called ownership_report. The operation could not be performed.3 descriptions have been added to several variables that previously were lacking a description in the Advanced options dialog box. The variable XS_FIRM works now correctly even when you have defined it both in the Advanced options dialog box and in the batch file.• The Inquire object dialog box shows the connection position type. Locking objects If you try to modify a locked object. Using the Advanced options dialog box • In Tekla Structures 11. it will now open at the same location as the last time you used the dialog box." and a report on access rights.

16) Part visibility (p. You can use part reference lines as a help in for example snapping to the middle points of parts. these points form the part reference line.You can set variables by using the Advanced options dialog box or by editing the user. 14 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. and handles appear at the line ends. 1.We recommend that you only use one of these methods to set variables.2 Topics Modeling Part reference line (p. 15) Running and recording macros (p. 16) Miscellaneous (p.3 Steel Detailing . 17) Part reference line If you pick two points to position a part. Performance improvements • Opening views that contain parts with surface treatments is now much faster. The variable settings in the Advanced options dialog box override those in the batch files. 14) Moving and selecting objects (p.bat file.

Click the Display.3 Steel Detailing 15 . button to open the Display dialog box. The warning is now given only when the object is completely outside the view depth or work area.. select Part reference line. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.. Go to Properties > View.You can define the visibility of the part reference line in the Display dialog box. Moving and selecting objects • Tekla Structures warns you when you are placing objects outside the view depth or work area to prevent the objects from being hidden. 3.. Click Modify and OK.. 2. 4. On the Advanced tab. To display the part reference line: 1.

The part will not be visible in the view if the part bounding box does not intersect with the view plane bounding box in the view coordinates. view depths with skewed view planes were not taken into account correctly in part visibility. which is located in . The import of custom components is now recorded correctly.3 Steel Detailing . The timestamps are in the . The macro is saved in the drawing or modeling folders.• It is now possible to move and select weld preparation chamfers. Tekla Structures no longer moves to a different location in the scrollbar after you make the selection./environments/country-independent/macros folder. if the section view is skewed. depending on in which mode the macro was recorded. Now the part visibility works as follows: Part bounding box is transformed to view plane. 16 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Running and recording macros • When you scrolled down to select an appropriate macro in the Macros dialog box. • • Part visibility Previously. Tekla Structures adds a timestamp for every action if you have set the variable XS_MACRO_ENABLE_TIMESTAMP to TRUE..cs file of the macro in question. When you record macros.

3 Steel Detailing 17 . Now the weld is placed correctly. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Miscellaneous Welds • When you welded a haunch profile to a beam.Part visibility works in the same manner as it did previously if the section view is not skewed. Tekla Structures placed the weld incorrectly in model and in the drawings.

• Part labels • When you add a user-defined attribute to a part label in model views. Enter the letters you want to use. You can now use the variable XS_VALID_CHARS_FOR_ASSEMBLY_FAMILY_QUALIFIER in Tools > Advanced options > Numbering to set valid letters for assembly family numbers. which caused Tekla Structures to stall. This has been fixed. for example. • 18 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. ABEG. If you enter larger values the tile surface will not be formed. the value takes effect when you click Apply or OK button. Tekla Structures did not change to 3D snapping mode automatically. Numbering • The variable XS_USE_MULTI_NUMBERING_FOR in Tools > Advanced options > Numbering works now correctly when used in the Advanced options dialog box. The size of repeated tile pattern is now restricted to 2000 x 2000 mm. When defining tile patterns for tiled surface treatment. The variable is also effective when you open an another model in the same session.Rotating the model • When using Ctrl + p to rotate a plane view to a 3D view manually. • Surface treatment • Now when you use the default value (1. Entering a user-defined attribute part label longer than 255 characters in the Part label dialog box generated an application error. the Display dialog box now shows which user-defined attribute you selected. This has been fixed. Now Tekla Structures recognizes always whether the view is a plane view or a 3D view. entering very large values as tile offsets resulted in large thumbnail images. By default letters A-Z are used.00) for Thickness in the Surface treatment dialog box. the parts were not able to keep the old part position number in multinumbering. • When you moved parts created by connections for example by moving the secondary part of the connection.3 Steel Detailing .

the length calculation based for unfolding gave incorrect results. This has been fixed. When you used a sketched profile as a library profile the part was not created correctly in all cases. it is no longer possible to save the sketches with prefixes similar to those available in the library profile catalog. This has been fixed. Chamfer • When you opened the Chamfer properties dialog box by pressing Alt + Enter keys and you had reference objects included in the area selection.3 Steel Detailing 19 . This has been fixed. Sketching • When you use the sketching tools to create cross sections. Tekla Structures stalled. This has been done to avoid confusion between library profiles and sketched profiles. Copying and moving objects • On some occasions the Copy > Rotate command did not copy cuts.Reference models • DGN reference models were always displayed as transparent. • Polybeams • For 3D polybeams. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

20) Automatic view name labels in drawings (p. When you hide a part. 24) Add prefix and postfix text to dimensions (p. This has been fixed: now pressing the OK button is enough. 27) 3D views in drawings (p. 26) Hide dimension values (p.3 Topics Drawings Hide and show objects in drawings (p. you had to save and load the defaults after modifying the bolt size value on the dialog for the changes to take affect. 35) Hide and show objects in drawings You can now show and hide objects in drawings and drawing views. With this feature the editing of drawings is easier and faster. In the following example the horizontal dimension line has been hidden and the ghost outline of the dimension is visible. 1. 29) Edit the properties of automatically created section view hatches (p.3 Steel Detailing . 32) Miscellaneous (p. all the objects related to that part will be hidden as well.Options dialog box • In the US Imperial environment when you were modifying the Bolt size option in Setup > Options dialog box. You can display the ghost outline of hidden objects in drawing views by using the Ghost outline command in Setup menu in the Drawing Editor. 31) Templates and reports (p. 22) View direction marks (p. If a model object is hidden in drawing views it will not be printed either. 20 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

Ghost outline is selected on the Setup menu to have the ghost outlines • of objects appear visible. To hide an object in a drawing view: 1.When you hide drawing objects. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Right-click and select Hide/Unhide > Hide from view from the pop-up menu. 2. Use white background with colored lines to show the ghost outlines of the hidden object.3 Steel Detailing 21 . check that: • Black and white drawing is not selected on the Setup menu. Select the object you wish to hide from a drawing view.

button to open the drawing view properties dialog box. and Bottom view fields.. Automatic view name labels in drawings You can define the view names for front. Select the hidden object in the drawing view. 2.. You can define whether to list the hidden objects in reports. 2. To do this: 1. On the Labels tab. check that the On option is selected for the views. On the Drawing size tab.3 Steel Detailing . click the View. 3. top. Go to Properties > Drawing. follow the same instructions and select Hide in drawing or Unhide in drawing from the pop-up menu. whose name label you want displayed. back and bottom views: 1. 3.. The automatic view name labels feature inserts labels into drawing views without you having to do it manually. Right-click and select Hide/Unhide > Unhide in view from the pop-up menu. top. If you want to hide or show an object in the drawing. 4. select the appropriate option in the List hidden objects in reports list box. In the drawing properties dialog box.To show an object in a drawing view: 1. On the Views tab.. define the names for the labels in the Front view. To define view names for front. Click Layout. 2. Top view. Back view... 22 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Go to Properties > Drawing. back and bottom views in the drawing properties dialog box.

3 Steel Detailing 23 . 6. Click Modify and OK. Color: Define the color of the font in the name label. Modify the other properties if needed: • • • Position: Define the location of the name label. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.5. Height: Define the height of the font in the name label.

8. 24 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. and Symbol and Label.View direction marks You can now display view direction marks in section views and end views. check that the option On has been selected for section views and/or end views.. from the pop-up menu. 3. The view direction marks clarify the orientation of the views. click the Section view. 4.... Click the View.. Symbol only. select the appropriate options in the Section views and End views. In the drawing. 5. Use the Section view properties dialog box to display the view direction marks for the end and section views.3 Steel Detailing . which corresponds to the following symbol: To display view direction marks for the end and section views: 1. right-click and select Properties. 2. On the Label tab. The view direction is shown with a small symbol (optionally with a text label) around the end or section view. button. In the drawing properties dialog box. Define the height of the symbol and text label in Height. On the Views tab of the View properties dialog box. button. Click Modify and OK. Label only. 6. The options are None.. Click Modify and OK. This saves you time and manual editing work: you can have the marks inserted automatically in drawings. You can define the symbol in Tools > Advanced options > Drawing properties by using the variables: • • • • XS_DRAWING_VIEW_DIRECTION_MARK_BACK XS_DRAWING_VIEW_DIRECTION_MARK_BOTTOM XS_DRAWING_VIEW_DIRECTION_MARK_FRONT XS_DRAWING_VIEW_DIRECTION_MARK_TOP The default is xsteel@66. 7.

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3 Steel Detailing . The prefix and postfix values cannot be plain numbers. enter the text in the Prefix and/or Postfix fields. On the General tab. Click Modify. Also. To add prefix and/or postfix text to a dimension: 1. 2. Also modifying to such dimension lines at a later time is faster. the prefix value cannot end with a number and the postfix value cannot start with a number when the numeric value of the dimension is visible.Add prefix and postfix text to dimensions Adding prefix and/or postfix text to dimensions is easy with Tekla Structures. In a drawing view. double-click the dimension line to show the Dimension properties dialog box. 3. 26 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

Press Alt and type 0177 on the numeric keypad to display the plus-minus (±) sign. On the General tab. Hide dimension values To hide the dimension line numeric value: 1. Double-click a dimension line to show the Dimension properties dialog box. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. select Hidden in the Visibility of numeric value list box.3 Steel Detailing 27 . 2.

Click Modify. If you hide the numeric value of the dimension. the prefix and postfix texts that you may have added will still be shown. 28 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.3.3 Steel Detailing .

Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. The automatically created 3D views have the same filtering type as the other drawing views. select Properties > Single part drawing or Assembly drawing . cast-unit and single part drawings.3 Steel Detailing 29 . 3. which you can use when creating the corresponding drawing.3D views in drawings You can create 3D views in assembly and single part drawings. The Current attributes option creates the 3D view based on the values you last entered in the Rotation around (in 3D views) fields in the View properties dialog box. In the drawing properties dialog box. This feature inserts 3D views into fabrication drawings without you having to do it. select On. click the View button. 2. select one of the options in 3D view attributes. You can create 3D views interactively after the drawing has been created. 3D view Include a 3D view before creating a drawing To include a 3D view before creating a drawing: 1. In the 3D view list box. In the Model Editor. There are ready-made properties for assembly. To define the 3D view properties. 4.

The angle settings apply only for the 3D view. from the pop-up menu. 2. click Create > View > Basic > 3D. 30 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.3 Steel Detailing .. Select the drawing view for the view angles you want to set or modify. To set or modify the view angles: 1.Create a 3D view in drawing Set or modify the view angles To create a 3D view in an existing drawing. You can set or modify the view angles with the options in the View properties dialog box of the drawing.. Right-click and select Properties.

Edit the properties of automatically created section view hatches You can edit the different properties of automatically created section view hatches in Drawing part properties dialog box by using the options on the Fill tab. You can preview and select the options also by clicking Select. whose type is hardware_SOLID.3 Steel Detailing 31 . On the Fill tab. You can modify the following properties: • • • Color: defines the color of the hatch Angle: defines the angle in which the pattern is represented Scale by: defines the size of the pattern 3. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Type in the values for the angles in y and x directions in the Rotation around (in 3D views) fields. hardware_BRICKS..3. but rotation on a drawing view is around local axis (rotation values 0. define the type for the hatch by selecting the appropriate option in the Type list box. Double-click the drawing part in the section view to display the Drawing part properties dialog box. To edit the properties of automatically created section view hatches: 1.0 and 0. 2. hardware_CHESS or hardware_LINES you can only modify the color of the hatch. If you are using a hatch.0 equal Front view). Rotation on a model view is around global axis. You can now modify the properties of multiple section view hatches at once. Modify the other properties if needed and click Apply or OK.

You can switch off the hatching by selecting None.3 Steel Detailing .30 • • • Aligning text with value fields now works correctly. Templates and reports Fixes available in the new Template Editor 3. for example. 32 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. from graphical template to textual template. You can now use parentheses inside rules with string parameters.The Type option is set to Automatic by default. You can now undo a template type change. See also Hatching in section views in the online help.

or false if the value has not been set.. This has been fixed. endif . Angle is displayed in the status bar for value fields. You were required to type a space character between the parenthesis and the word "then" in order for the formula to work correctly. else . This has been fixed in the new Template Editor 3.SITE_WORKSHOP")did not return the values to NUT and WASHER rows. When you were writing a formula. • • • In templates created with Template Editor version 3.30..comment") now returns true if the requested attribute’s value has been set.. • • Formula IsSet("USERDEFINED. The attributes CONNECTION_CODE and CONNECTION_RUNNING_NUMBER were missing from the list of available attributes in Select attribute dialog box. the fill inside the polyline did not scale correctly together with other objects in the group. The following attributes have been added for PART content type for railings: • • • • • • PRODUCT_NAME RAIL_OFFSET RAIL_RADIUS RAIL_ANGLE DIMENSION_A DIMENSION_B • • Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. If you resized a filled polyline by streching it. Aligning template fields with using the Align command now works correctly.. This is now fixed and there is no need for typing in the space.• • • The function GetValue("BOLT. The number of holes per part is now displayed correctly in reports. which included an equation with a condition clause in the following form: if(A) then . This has been fixed..3 Steel Detailing 33 .20 the inch mark is now placed correctly at the end of the length string (such as 11'-11 1/2") in the US Imperial environment..

30. it returns the number of assemblies with the same position number belonging to the given phase. • • • • • • • The default units are now read from the current environment you are using.20 in US imperial environment. This has been fixed in the new Template Editor 3. The template attribute WEIGHT_M now returns correct values for parametric profiles.30. New attributes CAST_UNIT_PREFIX and CAST_UNIT_SERIAL_NUMBER are now available in the new Template Editor 3.not the number of times the bolt itself exists in the phase. The DWG import now supports holes and islands in hatches.3 Steel Detailing . • 34 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.• Sometimes when you were creating a polyline. it returns the number of times the bolts assembly exists in the desired phase . Now when you import files. When you opened a template with Template Editor 3. The attribute MATERIAL_TYPE is now available also for CAST_UNIT content type. Now if you ask for NUMBER_IN_PHASE for for example a bolt.2 even if you had set the variable XS_ASSEMBLY_POSITION_CODE_3D to TRUE. It now works in the following manner: if you ask for the number in phase for assemblies. parts or bolts. which Template Editor draws before you click to define the next vertex point. the preview line. This has been fixed. • • You can now create PART content type rows underneath SIMILAR_ASSEMBLY content type rows. You can switch off this functionality by clearing the checkbox in the Always ask for import method option in Options > Preferences dialog box. This has been fixed. you are asked to define the import method in the Select Import Method dialog box as you place the imported file in the template. The z coordinate was not included in assembly position codes in Template Editor 3. did not work correctly if the vertex point you clicked was just outside the edge of the row. You can now use the text field NUMBER_IN_PHASE also in the new template editor. you could not change the horizontal grid spacing.

Miscellaneous Drawing wizard • When you used the Save as command in the drawing wizard to save a drawing wizard with an another name. The default is TRUE. For example. This has been fixed.• Lengths contained in the Profile field now have the inch mark in the correct location in the US Imperial environment. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. such as PL1"X18"1/2. set the variable XS_PROFILE_DISPLAY_INCH_MARK_AFTER_FRACTIONS_IN_REPORTS to FALSE in Tools > Advanced options > Templates and symbols. you now have correctly only one row for PRIMARY and SECONDARY attributes.3 Steel Detailing 35 . length for plates is now displayed as PL1"X18 1/2". If you want to display the inch mark before the fractions. the default file type was incorrect due to a change in Windows XP SP2. • When you use the Weld content type.

Freeplace • • • • • Text objects no longer move to a new location when the current loca- tion is free..layout properties dialog box). the visibility of the orientation mark is according to the selected attribute file. The visibility of the orientation mark is set as follows: • Use variable XS_SINGLE_ORIENTATION_MARK.Orientation mark in single-part views Now orientation marks are created for included single-part views in assembly drawings. The Restart freeplace command was missing from the Edit menu in the French environment. To modify the variable. This has been fixed. click Tools > Advanced options. Text along line no longer overlaps other objects. Text objects no longer overlap associative notes when you use the Freeplace command. type in TRUE in the Value field. To set the variable.3 Steel Detailing .. • If the Single-part attributes option is set to something else than Current attributes. if the Single-part attributes option is set to Current attributes (on the Assembly . The Freeplace command now appears in the associative notes pop-up menu. > Single part view in assembly drawing. 36 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

Creating undeformed drawings of parts that were not deformed could have resulted in incorrect drawing views.3 Steel Detailing 37 . you can now see clearly where you are about to place the view. and the work plane does not affect the result. If the main part of an assembly was rising exactly in a 45 degree angle. This has been fixed. If you deleted such a section view. Sometimes when the work plane was moved from the global origin. This has been fixed. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. the actual section view with the same label was deleted. included single part views had a very large drawing view frame around them. A symbol representing the view that you are about to place now follows the mouse pointer and shows the location where the view will be placed. This has now been fixed. • • • • Dimensions • Now the dimension line circular arrows are drawn with the same color as the dimension line.Drawing views • Sometimes Tekla Structures created empty section views in addition to the existing section views. • It is again possible to display decimal values for inches in dimensions. using the model coordinate system turned the drawing view upside down. detail view or a view that you have created using the Create view from view command. When you place a section view. This has been fixed.

layout properties dialog box. 38 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. they disappeared and reappeared if only if you added a view in the drawing. Tekla Structures displays a message to make sure that you want to start editing the information with Template Editor. Tekla Structures now displays the pop-up menu when you select two welds and one additional drawing object in the Drawing Editor of an assembly drawing. • In general arrangement drawings. This has been fixed.3 Steel Detailing . This has been fixed.Selecting drawing objects • If you added drawing objects to an empty general arrangement drawing. This has been fixed. when you pressed the Modify button after you had selected ga as the Layout option and Specified size as the Size definition mode in the General . Drawing layout • Now when you double-click a drawing title block. • Drawing part properties • Changing the Type on the Fill tab in Drawing part properties dialog box from Automatic to some other fill type gave incorrect results for profiles with holes (for example RHS profiles). the title block was no longer visible in the drawing.

This has been fixed.Placing text in drawings • When you created text with the Text along line command with an arrow at the start point. This has been fixed. created with Tekla Structures 11. the arrow would point the wrong way if you picked the points from right to left.4 Topics Import and export New NC pop-marks dialog box (p. 40) Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. • On rare occasions linking drawings that contained single part views to a multi-drawing generated an application error. This has been fixed. This has been fixed. created with Tekla Structures 11. Associative notes • When you create associative notes. 1. • Drawing Classifier • The Drawing Classifier did not create part marks for secondary parts when you had set the visibility of the mark in all views to always.2: Text along line when picked from right to left. On some occasions the box around an associative note was overlapping the part. the temporary snap override no longer stays activated after you have picked the first position of the leader line.3 Steel Detailing 39 . Text along line when picked from right to left.3: Multi-drawings • New parts that you added to a model were not always added to an existing multi-drawing even if you updated the drawing. This has been fixed.

Tekla Structures uses the match it finds. The order of the lines in the dialog box is important. If you need to vary your standard settings for a particular project. Use a unique name for these settings. make the changes and use Save as.inp file (except for Position case).. 40 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. The Help… button displays an online help page where NC file creation is explained. Use only the new dialog box for defining values for pop-marks. The pop-marks work in the same manner as they worked when used from the pop_mark_parts. 41) CHS profiles with cuts (p.inp file.3 Steel Detailing .. The standard settings are loaded automatically when you open the dialog box. Using the new NC popmarks dialog box replaces having to edit the pop_mark_parts. 42) Improvements in IFC import and export (p. button in the NC files dialog box. In the new dialog box there is a control for each item of the pop_mark_parts. so you should put the most limiting definition first. In the Pop-mark settings dialog box you can define the following values for the pop-marks: • • • • • • Main part profile type Main part name (you can enter several part names separated by commas) Secondary part profile type Secondary part name (you can enter several part names separated by com- mas) • Pop-mark location Move to flange Edge distance (distance from main part edge. Do not use the pop_mark_parts. 45) New NC pop-marks dialog box Editing the NC file settings is now easier with the new NC pop-marks dialog box.inp file.inp file for defining the values for pop-marks anymore. and the most generic one last. If the Pop-marks check box is selected. decimal number) Use Save to save your settings as the standard ones. 44) Miscellaneous (p. You can access the Pop-mark settings dialog box by clicking the Pop-Marks.Produce DSTV files for CHS profiles (p. the popmark settings are used when you create NC files.

Automatic fabrication for CHS profiles speeds up your work because you are provided a direct link with the NC machines.3 you can produce DSTV files for CHS (Circular Hollow Section or round tube) profiles and fabricate the CHS profiles directly with NC machines. Produce DSTV files for CHS profiles In Tekla Structures 11.The Pop-marking options tab corresponds to the Pop-marks tab in the previous NC file settings dialog box.3 Steel Detailing 41 . Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

. go to the Content tab.. 4. CHS profiles with cuts are unwrapped into plate form for drawings. Select Workshop form from the options in Part representation. Tekla Structures unwraps CHS profiles with cuts into plate form for NC DSTV files automatically. 2. 3.3 Steel Detailing ..CHS profiles with cuts You can now unwrap CHS profile parts and include cut holes in the unwrapped solid.. Go to Properties > Drawing. Click Part. set the part representation to workshop form in the drawing. 42 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. In the Part properties dialog box. To set the part representation to workshop form: 1. To do this.

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If you set it to FALSE. the variables XS_TUBE_UNWRAP_LIMIT_THICKNESS and XS_TUBE_UNWRAP_PAPER_THICKNESS have no effect. This variable is set to TRUE by default. The variable is set to TRUE by default to print B in the NC file header. panels etc. If the value of the variable XS_TUBE_UNWRAP_WITH_CUT_HOLES is TRUE. • 44 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.3 supports the official 2X2 final (2X2 Addendum1) IFC version. set the variable to FALSE. Also IFC Schema 2X3 support has been included for reference import and 2X3 for IFC export. then the previously applied unwrapping method is applied when producing CHS/PD profile parts workshop form into drawings or NC files. Improvements in IFC import and export IFC import and export includes the following improvements: • Tekla Structures 11. You can export all objects (for example slabs. Use this variable only when you have set the variable XS_TUBE_UNWRAP_WITH_CUT_HOLES to TRUE. You can now select whether to print RO (round tube) or B (plate) profile type in the NC file header by using the variable XS_TUBE_UNWRAP_USE_PLATE_PROFILE_TYPE_IN_NC in Tools > Advanced options > CNC.3 Steel Detailing . With the previously applied method cut holes cannot be included into the unwrapped solid.Use the variable XS_TUBE_UNWRAP_WITH_CUT_HOLES in Tools > Advanced options > Drawing properties to enable the unwrapping of CHS profile parts and include cut holes into the unwrapped solid.) using IfcMember entity. To print RO and to avoid affecting the profile type in DSTV.

• The IFC file header now includes more useful information. Now when you enter too long a file path in the IFC export dialog box.3 Steel Detailing 45 . This has been fixed. Tekla Structures displays a warning message in the application window. such as the macro version and date. diameter and position) are imported correctly to Tekla Structures. and the product and version the file was made with. When you imported IFC files generated in Tekla Structures into other software and your model contained walls with holes. • • Miscellaneous NC files • Slot options are now available for Peddimat file format in NC file settings dialog box. The length of the file path is limited to 256 characters in IFC export. Fixes • Now when you import an IFC file with mapped presentations used for flow segments. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. there could have been problems where walls with holes might not have been imported or the holes might have been placed incorrectly. the flow segments (length.

KISS export of plates modeled as beams was not correct. which overrides automatic selection of codepage in export. If you set the variable to undefined. Tekla Structures reverts to the way which was used in Tekla Structures 11.1 in exporting files. KISS import was not correct when the bolt diameter was 1". Japanese and Korean characters are now plotted correctly when you plot a drawing into DWG format. This has been fixed. • 3D DWG and 3D DXF export contains a new option called Center lines. Chinese. the codepage is set to ansi_1252 by default. Tekla Structures sets the codepage automatically so that the exported files are displayed correctly. • 46 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. If the proper codepage cannot be found. This has been fixed. the ID of each part is exported as an attribute and written into the export file for each part. This has been fixed. The option uses lines located in the center of the profile cross section in the export. The length and width of plates were not switched correctly in KISS or Steel2000 export when you had set the variable XS_NEW_PLATE_DESIGNATION and XS_CHECK_FLAT_LENGTH_ALSO to TRUE.KISS export • When the variable XS_USE_NEW_PLATE_DESIGNATION was set to TRUE. 2" or 3". • • DWG/DFX export • Now when you export files in DWG or DXF format. You can set the codepage manually by using the variable XS_EXPORT_CODEPAGE.3 Steel Detailing .

You can now use Fit work area and Fit by parts > All views or Selected views commands with import models. SDNF import revision control considered that parts were modified even when you had made no modifications due to part end point positions being compared with too strict a tolerance.1 mm to 0. This makes it easier to distinguish which parts will be imported. The Fit work area command is available when you have selected a view.Importing models • In some occasions. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. • CIS export • CIS/2 export now works correctly for parametric profiles in the US imperial environment.5 mm. The part end point tolerance has now been changed from 0.3 Steel Detailing 47 . The Fit by parts command is available in the pop-up menu when you have selected parts and rightclick.

DSTV files • When you created DSTV files for plates and you used all of the following settings: • • • XS_USE_NEW_PLATE_DESIGNATION=TRUE XS_USE_FLAT_DESIGNATION=TRUE XS_CHECK_FLAT_LENGTH_ALSO=TRUE and the plates had slot holes.0-11. Below is a picture of the DSTV file from Tekla Structures 11. This has been fixed. the location of the holes might have been incorrect in the DSTV files.2: Below is a picture of the correct DSTV file: 48 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.3 Steel Detailing .

3 all attribute files and thumbnails of the component are copied automatically to the correct folder: all attribute files of custom components and nested custom components from model.3 Steel Detailing 49 .10 offers for example: • • • Smoother representation of pipes Increased size of clipboard buffer Faster downloading of models • Occasional runtime errors could have occurred when you were viewing a Web Viewer XML model in Internet Explorer. you can now see from TeklaStructures. Importing and exporting custom components is now faster. firm. 50) Importing and exporting custom components • In Tekla Structures 11.5 Topics Custom components Importing and exporting custom components (p.Web Viewer • A new version of Web Viewer has been included in Tekla Structures 11.26. 1. 49) Performing actions on custom components (p. Now a progress bar shows how the import or export is proceeding. 50) Fixes (p. This has been fixed. When you import custom components. project.3. and system folders are automatically added to uel file. Web Viewer 1. • • • • Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.log log file how many sketches and components were successfully imported. You can now cancel importing or exporting of a custom component by pressing the Cancel button in the Import components or Export components dialog box.

The new value types have fixed naming format: Px_size and Px_standard.3 Steel Detailing . Fixes • • • You can now create a Yes/No value type variable to a fitting or a line cut. for example. P1_size and P1_standard. Do not change the fixed name. where the x is a number.txt file. 50 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. New value type options Stud size and Stud standard have been added to the Variables dialog box in the Custom component editor. To automatically show values for these in the component's dialog box.Performing actions on custom components Information regarding custom components is stored in the ComponentCatalog. A new Reinforcement mesh value type option has been added to the Variables dialog box in the Custom component editor. the following actions are not possible: • • • • • • • adding to favorites adding to search results changing picture deleting the custom component editing keywords importing the custom component removing from search results In these cases Tekla Structures displays a warning dialog box and the action is cancelled. If the properties of the file are set to read-only. x must be the same for both. located in the model folder.

• Nested custom components created with Tekla Structures version 11. For these components to work correctly. When you used a reference function with user-defined attributes in the Custom component editor. When you copied a part which included a custom detail that had a Yes/No option to create parts in the detail. the function did not return the value of the user-defined attributes correctly.1 or earlier may have the same component defined both as the child and the parent component. save the parent component with a different name and update the model. This has been fixed. This has been fixed. 741)) and the object's general properties must be written without double quotation marks (such as fP(Profile.uel file extension. the object was no longer displayed in the editor.3 Steel Detailing 51 . Tekla Structures could not find the exported file of the custom component because it was missing the . the parts were created to the copied detail even if you had set the option to No in the properties dialog box of the custom detail. User-defined attribute names must be written inside double quotation marks (such as fP("comment". saved the custom component and then opened the Custom component editor again. This has been fixed. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 741)) in the Formula field of the Variables • • • dialog box in the Custom component editor for the reference function to work properly. This has been fixed. When you were editing a custom component and set the Yes/No value type option of an object to No.• Occasionally when you had exported a custom component and then tried to import it into an another model.

and canted cases even with tapering flanged channel primary profiles. 58) Details (p. The connection first makes a bolted gusset connection and then checks the profile types of the secondary parts. 60) Modeling tools (p. the connection deletes the connection parts and forms a tube gusset connection between the connection plate and the secondary parts. 61) Cold rolled (p. sloped. skewed. 52) Miscellaneous connection fixes (p.6 Topics Components Connections (p. 52 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 63) Connections JP Full depth Special (185) You can now create a connection similar to Beam with stiffener (129) with Full depth Special (185) in the Japanese environment.3 Steel Detailing .1. If the secondary parts are of RHS or CHS profiles. Fixes have been made to allow the connection to handle normal. Bolted gusset (196) This new connection is a combination of Bolted gusset (11) and Tube crossing (22).

Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.Central gusset (169) The new Central gusset (169) connects four bracings without using a main beam by creating a gusset plate that can be bolted or welded to the brace. Bracings can have different profile types or have twin profiles.3 Steel Detailing 53 .

Double-click the component icon to open the Central gusset (169) dialog box. 5. 3. Click Ctrl + F to open the Component catalog. and search for the Central gusset (169) connection. Pick the secondary parts (three other braces). and click Apply or OK. Modify the properties. 2. Click the middle mouse button to create the connection. Pick the main part (brace). 6.3 Steel Detailing . To use the connection: 1. 54 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.. 4.

On the Plates tab. and search for the Two sided end plate (142) or End plate (144) connection. and click Apply or OK. To create a connection with a comb filler plate: 1. 3. select a comb filler plate (either with horizontal or vertical slots). Other properties available for comb filler plates are: • • Tolerance to define a separate tolerance for the comb filler plate. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. to define the number of comb filler plates. Click Ctrl + F to open the Component catalog.3 Steel Detailing 55 . 2.Comb filler plates for Two sided end plate (142) and End plate (144) Comb filler plates are filler plates in the shape of a comb. You can now create a connection with a comb filler plate using the Two sided end plate (142) and End plate (144) connections. Double-click the component icon to open dialog box of the connection. 4. Fitting plate and Number of fitting pl. Modify the other properties on the Plates tab if needed.

5. Tekla Structures retrieves the numbering series information from the Setup > Options dialog box. Tapered column 2 (S44) and Tapered beam 2 (S45) You can now define the assembly prefix and start number using the new fields in the Parts tab. Pick the main part. If you leave these fields empty. 6. Portal Bracing (105) Improvements have been made to the Bolts tabs of Portal Bracing (105) connection: unnecessary options have been removed and the picture has been updated.3 Steel Detailing . Pick the secondary part. 56 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

3 Steel Detailing 57 . Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. you can now define different horizontal bolt distances on different sides of the connection.Two-sided clip angle (143) In the Bolts tab.

3 Steel Detailing . Now only the vertical edges of the doubler plate are beveled. Doubler plates were chamfered on all four sides when you selected a bevel. • 58 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. • The option for web cut back distance on the Beam cut tab on Welded to top flange (147) connection now works for beam-to-beam framing condition. Boomerang tube diagonal (59) and Boomerang wrapped diagonal (58) on the Gusset tab of the dialog box of the component.Miscellaneous connection fixes • A new option Erection clearance is available for Boomerang bracing cross (60).

You can now control the width of the end plate in the Tube gusset (20) and Tube crossing (22) connections with the new option. which could have resulted in incorrect NC files and drawings. Using the option First batten plate did not have an effect in the model in Batten plates (S85). which is available on the Brace conn tab.• Notch size rounding is now working correctly in the horizontal direc- tion in US Imperial environment. the plate was no longer included as one of the bolt parts in the connection. When you used the Full depth (184) connection. This has been fixed. If the connection plate was too small in the Seating (30) connection. This has been fixed. Tekla Structures gave an unrequired warning. • • • • Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.3 Steel Detailing 59 . Now the shear plate gap now only affects the shear plate height. the shear plate gap value affected not only the shear plate height. This has been fixed. but also the shear plate length and bolt edge distance. • When you rotated the gusset plate perpendicularly to the primary in Tube gusset (20).

3 Steel Detailing . the stiffeners in the column were created to incorrect position. Stair Base Detail (1039) When you used the Stair Base Detail (1039) component. This has been fixed. If the primary part was sloped. Anchor rods take the numbering series now from Setup > Options dia- • • • • • • log box. In these cases Tekla Structures displayed a warning message. The Stanchion side plate (83) connection now uses the correct welding order to weld the plate to the stanchion. 60 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. • • • In Haunch (40) connection if the beam was situated asymmetrically to the column. the end plate did not consider the gap. Handrailing (1024) Adding a handrail to a part which was cut was not successful. The Tube gusset (20) connection was not able to connect the gusset plate to the base plate if the angle of the secondary was too large. This has been fixed. This has been fixed. and prefixes were not considered when you used the Windbracing (1) connection. Shear plate simple (146) connection is now created in correct straight vertical direction also for built-up sections. such as Base plate (1004) and Stiffened base plate (1014). This has been fixed. The value you had selected in the External design list box on the Design type tab was not always used in AutoDefaults. Settings for profile name.• When you used a gusset connection with a tube brace and you fitted the gusset through the middle of the brace and added an extra gap between the brace and the gusset. This has been fixed. the shear plate clashed with the main part flange in Full depth (184). material. In the Endplate (29) connection. the option Leveling plate hole diameter works now also with anchor rods. the cut was on the wrong side of the plate. This has been fixed. This has been fixed. you can now define the distance between the beam and seat on the Parameters tab. Details Base plate details In base plate details.

A Speedy Spacer profile type has been added. You can now define also the exact stiffener width for the detail. The component always starts and ends a bridging run with a bolted connection.3 Steel Detailing 61 . the bridging spacings are now calculated based on the longest purlin. This detail searches the standard stiffener widths now from fltprops. If the first or last purlin is a FP* profile (Fascia Purlin).3 the following improvements have been included in Bridging (80): • • When two rafters are not perpendicular. The ordering code (for example H2C20PL20) is saved in the Profile property of the part. The Parameters tab has been improved so that you can access the options you need to use more easily.inp file.Multiple stiffeners (1064) • It is now easier to create standard size stiffener plates as you can use the variable XS_STANDARD_STIFFENER_WIDTH_TOLERANCE also with Multiple stiffeners (1064). The bridging type (for example BHP-HOOKLOKII) is saved in the Name property of the part. The ordering length of a bridging member is just as it is modeled. This has been fixed. • • • Circular base plates (1052) • The base plate was not welded to the column if stiffeners were not used. • • • Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Modeling tools Bridging (S80) improvements In Tekla Structures 11. as unnecessary options have been removed. The detail did not work with C (Channel) profiles. you will get a fascia purlin connection. This has been fixed.

Use the internal connection number of the connection as the Connection name. but in order for them to work correctly: 1. You can now use the purlin connections with Building (S91). Due to overlapping connection numbers. You can find out the internal connection number by inquiring an existing connection.3 Steel Detailing . 2. you could not use some purlin connections with Building (S91). In Tapered Beam (S98) improvements have been made on the Parameters tab in the French environment where options are now translated correctlyand the length of list boxes has been extended.Miscellaneous • In Zinc coating hole (S61) the default cut length of the bolt has been changed: it is now twice as long as the plate thickness so that the hole penetrates the plate completely. • • 62 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Set Connection type to Standard.

dat has been changed to include two new columns: DB • Product Name and Section Size.Cold rolled Ayrshire • Modifications have been made to CAM files to include the following fields: SectionType. Fixes • • The purlin cleat weld is now placed correctly in the Cold rolled overlap and Cold rolled sleeved connections. • Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. ProductName. When you set the option Type of anti-sag to Default in Albion Std. ProductType. SleeveLength. In Cold Rolled Overlap (1) Tekla Structures now creates all the bolts based on the lap offset value and connects a stay to the heel of a channel rafter correctly.3 Steel Detailing 63 . AyrshireTrans. SectionSize. Tekla Structures did not create the connection and gave out an unrequired warning message. AntiSag Bay (62).

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also the one line texts.3 is compatible with all previous versions.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 65 . the XML texts are shown as they are. This ensures that all Windows system folder *.3 is a sub release and contains many new features and fixes.3.0.2 or 11.3. except for the following features: • Multiple lines of text.3.3 Precast Concrete Detailing Tekla Structures version 11.3 in version 11. Compatibility • We suggest that you complete any models you have started using your current version.dll files are updated. Tekla Structures 11. Installing Tekla Structures setup creates a new subfolder for Tekla Structures 11.2 but not in older versions. You can open and work with existing models using Tekla Structures 11.3 are not editable with previous versions of Tekla Structures.1 and 11. Surface treatments made with Tekla Structures 11. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0. You need Windows Administrator rights to install Tekla Structures 11. 11. If you open a model. The drawing texts are stored as XML strings into database. you can open it in Tekla Structures 11. Surface treatment. in Xsteel. saved with Tekla Structures 11.3. or in Xengineer.1 or 11.2 Tekla Structures 11..2 or 11. Once you save a model in Tekla Structures 11.

66) Modeling (p. 71) Log file (p. 68) Improvements in View properties dialog box (p. the Total function calculated all objects in the sum. 73) Performance improvements (p. 66 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 72) Locking objects (p. 73) Using the Advanced options dialog box (p. 66) New Template editor .3 Precast Concrete Detailing . 72) Inquire dialog box (p. 74) Drawings (p. 111) Components (p. even when you had not selected the option Sum values across all rows. 83) Import and export (p. 69) Release notes (p. The change makes the functionality more logical and allows certain other functionalities to work.Topics This chapter is divided into following sections: • • • • • • • General (p. 106) Custom components (p. Previously.version 3. 115) Reinforcement (p. 117) 2.30 (p. which is used to sum the weight values across all rows. The following example shows how the change affects templates: • An additional value field has been added to the row in the template. 74) Summing of rows in templates The summing of rows in templates has changed so that the summing is now always based only on the values which are output in the template.1 Topics General This section describes the following new features and fixes: Summing of rows in templates (p.

The values will not be visible in the report produced with the template. The value field WEIGHT_field has been added to the row.• This value field is then used. It sums the weight values across all rows. we refer to the WEIGHT_field value field. when the total sum is calculated.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 67 . Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. When the total weight sum is calculated using the value field WEIGHT_TOT.

OR From the Windows Start menu. it prompts you to either convert the template. or click Retain and open the template in the old editor.30 Tekla Structures 11. select All Programs > Tekla Structures 11..3 Precast Concrete Detailing . which sums the objects included in that row.3 > Tools > Template Editor 3. Change the field that calculates the total sum to refer to this value field. click Tools > Templates. do the following for the summing to work correctly: • • Add a value field in the row.2 template in Template Editor 3. Click Convert to convert the template and open it in Template Editor 3. You have to manually edit the template before you can use it. Starting Template Editor To start Template Editor 3. Compatibility with previous versions of Template Editor When you open a version 2.version 3.30. version 3.30 The following new features and improvements have been included in the new version of Template Editor: • • • • • 68 Save rules for later use Change component type and retain the information in the component Additional output options for page headers and page footers Specify line length and angle with the number pad when inserting Preview an object position before you accept the new settings in the Move dialog box Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.30. If you have any existing templates that use summing of rows.3 includes a new version of the Template Editor. Click Retain if you do not want to convert the template.The report templates which are included in Tekla Structures have been updated to sum the rows in templates correctly. New Template editor . What’s new in Template Editor 3..30: In Tekla Structures.30.30.

If you type the name of the font in the Font field. 99) Improvements in View properties dialog box The View properties dialog box has been improved in different ways to make the controls more understandable and the dialog box more efficient to use.com Templates and reports (p. See also Template Editor help Lesson 9: New Template Editor in the Template Editor training manual on the Tekla extranet at https://extranet.tekla. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 69 .• • • • Select multiple template components and objects by holding down the Ctrl key when selecting in the Content Browser Additional information on what components and objects have been selected in the status bar Check whether a value has been set for a product-specific free attribute by using the new IsSet function Select fonts effortlessly in the Select font dialog box. Fields on the View properties dialog box have been reorganized and related items have been grouped together. Template Editor auto-selects the font according to the letters you type.

3 Precast Concrete Detailing . click Display in the View properties dialog box. The uppermost checkboxes are also automatically cleared if you clear any of the checkboxes under them. To open the dialog box. You can now select all the checkboxes at the same time on the Display dialog box by selecting All (In model and/or In components).Display dialog box The View setup dialog box is now named Display. 70 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.Release notes • You can now access the Release notes from the Help menu by selecting Help > Release notes when the Tekla Structures online help is installed. the start page of the Release notes opens in the online help. When you click the Release notes option.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 71 .

0 radius. • • Inquire dialog box • Now the Inquire object dialog box shows the NAME field.3 Precast Concrete Detailing . the warning message is not shown in the log file. when you filter objects in the Drawing Editor or examine custom components. If the object has circular chamfers with 0.Log file • When the warning message ’Cannot find center point for chamfer’ is shown. This has been fixed. Tekla Structures displayed unrequired warning messages in the log file about duplicate attribute names in custom components in situations where the custom components did not have variables. This is useful. 72 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. The log file no longer displays unrequired warning messages about template attributes that were unrelated to the profile in use. The variable is set to FALSE by default. set the variable XS_SHOW_TEMPLATE_LOG_MESSAGES to TRUE in Tools > Advanced options > Templates and symbols. for example. the log file now includes also the object ID. To see the warning messages.

The variable XS_FIRM works now correctly even when you have defined it both in the Advanced options dialog box and in the batch file." and a report on access rights. When you open the Advanced options dialog box. The operation could not be performed. Using the Advanced options dialog box • In Tekla Structures 11.3 Precast Concrete Detailing • • 73 . Locking objects If you try to modify a locked object.3 descriptions have been added to several variables that previously were lacking a description in the Advanced options dialog box. Tekla Structures shows the message "There are locked objects.rpt. Previously.rpt. Now the report template is called locked_objects_report. see report.• The Inquire object dialog box shows the connection position type. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. this report was created using a template called ownership_report. it will now open at the same location as the last time you used the dialog box.

The variable settings in the Advanced options dialog box override those in the batch files. 77) Moving and selecting objects (p.2 Topics Modeling Create concrete beam by two points (p. 78) Part visibility (p. 78) Miscellaneous (p. You can use this command and button to easily create concrete polybeams. 2. 79) Create concrete beam by two points You can now create a concrete beam by picking two positions. 75) Improvements in copying and moving of cast-in embeds (p. 76) Part reference line (p. To create a concrete beam or polybeam by two points: 74 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.bat file.We recommend that you only use one of these methods to set variables. 74) Cast-in-place cast units (p. Performance improvements • Opening views that contain parts with surface treatments is now much faster. A new icon Create concrete Polybeam has been added to the concrete toolbar.You can set variables by using the Advanced options dialog box or by editing the user.3 Precast Concrete Detailing . 78) Running and recording macros (p.

Enter or modify the beam properties. Pick the end point for the beam. Double-click the Create concrete beam or Create concrete polybeam icon to open the Concrete beam properties dialog box. whose cast unit type is cast-in-place.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 75 . Cast-in-place cast units You can create cast-in-place cast units from modeled concrete parts with reinforcement. Pick the start point for the beam. 3. It is also possible to create reports of cast units. 5. 4. Click Apply or OK to save the current concrete beam properties. 2.1. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

Go to the Cast unit tab. Right-click and select Properties..To define a concrete part’s cast unit type as Cast in place: 1. which searches for the new part when the cast-in embed is moved or copied. 76 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 3. The following improvements have been made in order to avoid the problem: • There is a new search mechanism based on the bounding box. 2. This feature is included in Precast Detailing (PCD) or Full detailing (FD) configurations. Improvements in copying and moving of cast-in embeds Tekla Structures encountered problems occasionally when you copied or moved cast-in embeds (non-concrete assemblies added to cast units) to new parts: sometimes the cast-in embed was detached from the cast-unit or it could not find the new cast-unit to attach itself to. You can define Cast in place as the cast unit type for the following kind of concrete parts: • • • • • • Pad footings Strip footings Concrete columns Concrete beams and polybeams Concrete slabs Concrete panels The cast unit type of concrete main part is always checked when a cast unit is created or modified in order to prevent mixing up pre-cast and cast-in-place parts inside a cast unit. Select Cast in place as the Cast unit type..3 Precast Concrete Detailing .

the previous main part is accepted as the cast-unit to belong to and the copied part stays in that cast unit. To display the part reference line: 1. these points form the part reference line. Part reference line If you pick two points to position a part. button to open the Display dialog box. 2. 4. You can define the visibility of the part reference line in the Display dialog box. Click the Display. and handles appear at the line ends.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 77 ... Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. On the Advanced tab. select Part reference line.. You can use part reference lines as a help in for example snapping to the middle points of parts.. Click Modify and OK.• If the cast-unit embed is copied inside the bounding box of the whole cast unit. Go to Properties > View. 3.

Moving and selecting objects
• Tekla Structures warns you when you are placing objects outside the view depth or work area to prevent the objects from being hidden. The warning is now given only when the object is completely outside the view depth or work area.

It is now possible to move and select weld preparation chamfers.

Running and recording macros
• When you scrolled down to select an appropriate macro in the Macros dialog box, Tekla Structures no longer moves to a different location in the scrollbar after you make the selection. The import of custom components is now recorded correctly. When you record macros, Tekla Structures adds a timestamp for every action if you have set the variable XS_MACRO_ENABLE_TIMESTAMP to TRUE. The timestamps are in the .cs file of the macro in question, which is located in ../environments/country-independent/macros folder. The macro is saved in the drawing or modeling folders, depending on in which mode the macro was recorded.

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Part visibility
Previously, view depths with skewed view planes were not taken into account correctly in part visibility. Now the part visibility works as follows: Part bounding box is transformed to view plane, if the section view is skewed. The part will not be visible in the view if the part bounding box does not intersect with the view plane bounding box in the view coordinates.

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Part visibility works in the same manner as it did previously if the section view is not skewed.

Miscellaneous
Welds
• When you welded a haunch profile to a beam, Tekla Structures placed the weld incorrectly in model and in the drawings. Now the weld is placed correctly.

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Rotating the model
• When using Ctrl + p to rotate a plane view to a 3D view manually, Tekla Structures did not change to 3D snapping mode automatically. Now Tekla Structures recognizes always whether the view is a plane view or a 3D view.

Numbering
• When you had set the Part number type as Combined assembly / part number in the Options dialog box, family numbering did not work correctly. This has been fixed. The variable XS_USE_MULTI_NUMBERING_FOR in Tools > Advanced options > Numbering works now correctly when used in the Advanced options dialog box. The variable is also effective when you open an another model in the same session. When you moved parts created by connections for example by moving the secondary part of the connection, the parts were not able to keep the old part position number in multinumbering. This has been fixed. You can now use the variable XS_VALID_CHARS_FOR_ASSEMBLY_FAMILY_QUALIFIER in Tools > Advanced options > Numbering to set valid letters for assembly family numbers. Enter the letters you want to use, for example, ABEG. By default letters A-Z are used.

Part labels
• When you add a user-defined attribute to a part label in model views, the Display dialog box now shows which user-defined attribute you selected. Entering a user-defined attribute part label longer than 255 characters in the Part label dialog box generated an application error. This has been fixed.

Surface treatment
• Now when you use the default value (1.00) for Thickness in the Surface treatment dialog box, the value takes effect when you click Apply or OK button. When defining tile patterns for tiled surface treatment, entering very large values as tile offsets resulted in large thumbnail images, which caused Tekla Structures to stall.

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3 Precast Concrete Detailing 81 . Copying and moving objects • On some occasions the Copy > Rotate command did not copy cuts. Reference models • DGN reference models were always displayed as transparent. Inquire • The highlight color of the primary part of a cast unit has been changed to magenta. Chamfer • When you opened the Chamfer properties dialog box by pressing Alt + Enter keys and you had reference objects included in the area selection.The size of repeated tile pattern is now restricted to 2000 x 2000 mm. If you enter larger values the tile surface will not be formed. This has been fixed. This has been fixed. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Parametric modeling • Seam parts were in some cases positioned incorrectly when the seam input parts were warped and the main or secondary parts contained asymmetric sketched profiles with connection planes. Tekla Structures stalled.

When you used a sketched profile as a library profile the part was not created correctly in all cases. • Polybeams • For 3D polybeams. This has been done to avoid confusion between library profiles and sketched profiles. the length calculation based for unfolding gave incorrect results.3 Precast Concrete Detailing . This has been fixed: now pressing the OK button is enough. This has been fixed. 82 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. it is no longer possible to save the sketches with prefixes similar to those available in the library profile catalog. Options dialog box • In the US Imperial environment when you were modifying the Bolt size option in Setup > Options dialog box.Sketching • When you use the sketching tools to create cross sections. you had to save and load the defaults after modifying the bolt size value on the dialog for the changes to take affect.

91) Edit the properties of automatically created section view hatches (p. You can display the ghost outline of hidden objects in drawing views by using the Ghost outline command in Setup menu in the Drawing Editor. 99) Miscellaneous (p. 87) Add prefix and postfix text to dimensions (p. check that: • Black and white drawing is not selected on the Setup menu. 89) 3D views in drawings (p. If a model object is hidden in drawing views it will not be printed either. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 85) View direction marks (p. 83) Automatic view name labels in drawings (p. 95) Templates and reports (p.2. In the following example the reinforcement pull-outs have been hidden and the ghost outlines of the pull-outs are visible. With this feature the editing of drawings is easier and faster. 101) Hide and show objects in drawings You can now show and hide objects in drawings and drawing views. When you hide a part. Use white background with colored lines to show the ghost outlines of the hidden object. 94) Reinforcing bar bend and end marks (p.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 83 . 92) Hide dimension values (p.3 Topics Drawings Hide and show objects in drawings (p. When you hide drawing objects. all the objects related to that part will be hidden as well.

Go to Properties > Drawing. 2.• Ghost outline is selected on the Setup menu to have the ghost outlines of objects appear visible.. 3. On the Drawing size tab. Right-click and select Hide/Unhide > Unhide in view from the pop-up menu. You can define whether to list the hidden objects in reports. To show an object in a drawing view: 1.. Select the hidden object in the drawing view. Click Layout. If you want to hide or show an object in the drawing.3 Precast Concrete Detailing . Select the object you wish to hide from a drawing view. To do this: 1. select the appropriate option in the List hidden objects in reports list box. 84 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Right-click and select Hide/Unhide > Hide from view from the pop-up menu. 2. follow the same instructions and select Hide in drawing or Unhide in drawing from the pop-up menu. 2. To hide an object in a drawing view: 1.

Go to Properties > Drawing... and Bottom view fields. Height: Define the height of the font in the name label.Automatic view name labels in drawings You can define the view names for front. top. whose name label you want displayed. Modify the other properties if needed: • • • Position: Define the location of the name label. 3. 6. To define view names for front. Click Modify and OK. 4. On the Labels tab. In the drawing properties dialog box. check that the On option is selected for the views. Color: Define the color of the font in the name label. button to open the drawing view properties dialog box. The automatic view name labels feature inserts labels into drawing views without you having to do it manually. top. 2. Back view.. On the Views tab.. back and bottom views: 1. 5. back and bottom views in the drawing properties dialog box. Top view.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 85 . Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. define the names for the labels in the Front view. click the View.

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2. click the Section view. The view direction marks clarify the orientation of the views. and Symbol and Label.. button. 7. This saves you time and manual editing work: you can have the marks inserted automatically in drawings... On the Label tab. 6. Click the View. Click Modify and OK.. Define the height of the symbol and text label in Height. 5. You can define the symbol in Tools > Advanced options > Drawing properties by using the variables: • • • • XS_DRAWING_VIEW_DIRECTION_MARK_BACK XS_DRAWING_VIEW_DIRECTION_MARK_BOTTOM XS_DRAWING_VIEW_DIRECTION_MARK_FRONT XS_DRAWING_VIEW_DIRECTION_MARK_TOP The default is xsteel@66. right-click and select Properties.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 87 . In the drawing properties dialog box. In the drawing. The options are None. On the Views tab of the View properties dialog box. button. from the pop-up menu. 8. 4. Symbol only. Use the Section view properties dialog box to display the view direction marks for the end and section views. The view direction is shown with a small symbol (optionally with a text label) around the end or section view. which corresponds to the following symbol: To display view direction marks for the end and section views: 1. 3.View direction marks You can now display view direction marks in section views and end views. Label only. select the appropriate options in the Section views and End views. Click Modify and OK.. check that the option On has been selected for section views and/or end views. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11..

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Also modifying to such dimension lines at a later time is faster. On the General tab. enter the text in the Prefix and/or Postfix fields.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 89 . 2. 3. Click Modify. In a drawing view. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. To add prefix and/or postfix text to a dimension: 1. double-click the dimension line to show the Dimension properties dialog box.Add prefix and postfix text to dimensions Adding prefix and/or postfix text to dimensions is easy with Tekla Structures.

Press Alt and type 0177 on the numeric keypad to display the plus-minus (±) sign. 90 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.The prefix and postfix values cannot be plain numbers. Also.3 Precast Concrete Detailing . the prefix value cannot end with a number and the postfix value cannot start with a number when the numeric value of the dimension is visible.

3 Precast Concrete Detailing 91 . Click Modify. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 3. select Hidden in the Visibility of numeric value list box. 2. the prefix and postfix texts that you may have added will still be shown.Hide dimension values To hide the dimension line numeric value: 1. Double-click a dimension line to show the Dimension properties dialog box. If you hide the numeric value of the dimension. On the General tab.

This feature inserts 3D views into fabrication drawings without you having to do it. 3D view Include a 3D view before creating a drawing To include a 3D view before creating a drawing: 1. To define the 3D view properties. cast-unit and single part drawings. 4. You can create 3D views interactively after the drawing has been created. which you can use when creating the corresponding drawing.3D views in drawings You can create 3D views in cast-unit drawings. 92 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 2. The automatically created 3D views have the same filtering type as the other drawing views. select On. There are ready-made properties for assembly. In the Model Editor. In the drawing properties dialog box.3 Precast Concrete Detailing . click the View button. 3. The Current attributes option creates the 3D view based on the values you last entered in the Rotation around (in 3D views) fields in the View properties dialog box. select one of the options in 3D view attributes. select Properties > Cast-unit drawing. In the 3D view list box.

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Double-click the drawing part in the section view to display the Drawing part properties dialog box. You can preview and select the options also by clicking Select. You can modify the following properties: • • • Color: defines the color of the hatch Angle: defines the angle in which the pattern is represented Scale by: defines the size of the pattern 3.0 equal Front view).3 Precast Concrete Detailing . 2. from the pop-up menu. 3. Right-click and select Properties..Set or modify the view angles You can set or modify the view angles with the options in the View properties dialog box of the drawing. On the Fill tab. To edit the properties of automatically created section view hatches: 1.. Rotation on a model view is around global axis.0 and 0. 94 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Edit the properties of automatically created section view hatches You can edit the different properties of automatically created section view hatches in Drawing part properties dialog box by using the options on the Fill tab. To set or modify the view angles: 1. hardware_CHESS or hardware_LINES you can only modify the color of the hatch. 2. define the type for the hatch by selecting the appropriate option in the Type list box. Type in the values for the angles in y and x directions in the Rotation around (in 3D views) fields. The angle settings apply only for the 3D view. Select the drawing view for the view angles you want to set or modify. whose type is hardware_SOLID.. hardware_BRICKS. Modify the other properties if needed and click Apply or OK. but rotation on a drawing view is around local axis (rotation values 0. You can now modify the properties of multiple section view hatches at once. If you are using a hatch.

See also Hatching in section views in the online help. Reinforcing bar bend and end marks Tekla Structures 11.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 95 .3 provides the following improvements concerning drawing reinforcing bar bend and end marks: Reinforcing bar end symbol options There are new reinforcing bar end symbol options on the Content tab in Drawing reinforcing bar properties dialog box. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.The Type option is set to Automatic by default. You can switch off the hatching by selecting None.

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The following new variables have been added to Tools > Advanced options > Concrete Detailing: • XS_REBAR_BEND_MARK_SYMBOL_MIN_SIZE and XS_REBAR_END_SYMBOL_MIN_SIZE • • You can use these variables to increase the size of the bend and end symbols (in drawing units) in order to see them more clearly. By default not set.

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XS_REBAR_REVERSE_END_SYMBOLS • • You can use this variable to change the end symbols to a different direction. By setting this variable to true the end symbol is drawn at 135 degree angle (used commonly in Norway).

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from graphical template to textual template.comment") now returns true if the requested attribute’s value has been set..20 the inch mark is now placed correctly at the end of the length string (such as 11'-11 1/2") in the US Imperial environment..SITE_WORKSHOP")did not return the values to NUT and WASHER rows. When you were writing a formula. You can now use parentheses inside rules with string parameters. • • • In templates created with Template Editor version 3. the fill inside the polyline did not scale correctly together with other objects in the group. You were required to type a space character between the parenthesis and the word "then" in order for the formula to work correctly. This has been fixed.. endif ... The function GetValue("BOLT.30.Templates and reports Fixes available in the new Template Editor 3. else . This has been fixed in the new Template Editor 3. for example. Aligning template fields with using the Align command now works correctly. which included an equation with a condition clause in the following form: if(A) then .. You can now undo a template type change. This is now fixed and there is no need for typing in the space.30 • • • • • • Aligning text with value fields now works correctly. • • Formula IsSet("USERDEFINED. The number of holes per part is now displayed correctly in reports. or false if the value has not been set. • Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. This has been fixed.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 99 . Angle is displayed in the status bar for value fields. If you resized a filled polyline by streching it. The attributes CONNECTION_CODE and CONNECTION_RUNNING_NUMBER were missing from the list of available attributes in Select attribute dialog box.

• • You can now create PART content type rows underneath SIMILAR_ASSEMBLY content type rows. The z coordinate was not included in assembly position codes in Template Editor 3. Now when you import files.3 Precast Concrete Detailing . This has been fixed in the new Template Editor 3.• The following attributes have been added for PART content type for railings: • • • • • • PRODUCT_NAME RAIL_OFFSET RAIL_RADIUS RAIL_ANGLE DIMENSION_A DIMENSION_B • Sometimes when you were creating a polyline. 100 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. the preview line. New attributes CAST_UNIT_PREFIX and CAST_UNIT_SERIAL_NUMBER are now available in the new Template Editor 3. This has been fixed. The attribute MATERIAL_TYPE is now available also for CAST_UNIT content type. did not work correctly if the vertex point you clicked was just outside the edge of the row.2 even if you had set the variable XS_ASSEMBLY_POSITION_CODE_3D to TRUE.30.20 in US imperial environment. When you opened a template with Template Editor 3. you are asked to define the import method in the Select Import Method dialog box as you place the imported file in the template.30. This has been fixed. you could not change the horizontal grid spacing. • • • • • • • The default units are now read from the current environment you are using. The DWG import now supports holes and islands in hatches. which Template Editor draws before you click to define the next vertex point. The template attribute WEIGHT_M now returns correct values for parametric profiles. You can switch off this functionality by clearing the checkbox in the Always ask for import method option in Options > Preferences dialog box.

not the number of times the bolt itself exists in the phase. Now if you ask for NUMBER_IN_PHASE for for example a bolt. it returns the number of assemblies with the same position number belonging to the given phase. This saves time while you create cast unit drawings in a more automated way for all or several precast part types. It now works in the following manner: if you ask for the number in phase for assemblies. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Miscellaneous Drawing wizard • You can now create cast-unit drawings with the help of the drawing wizard. parts or bolts. • Lengths contained in the Profile field now have the inch mark in the correct location in the US Imperial environment.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 101 . If you want to display the inch mark before the fractions. For example. it returns the number of times the bolts assembly exists in the desired phase . length for plates is now displayed as PL1"X18 1/2". you now have correctly only one row for PRIMARY and SECONDARY attributes. such as PL1"X18"1/2. set the variable XS_PROFILE_DISPLAY_INCH_MARK_AFTER_FRACTIONS_IN_REPORTS to FALSE in Tools > Advanced options > Templates and symbols. • When you use the Weld content type.• You can now use the text field NUMBER_IN_PHASE also in the new template editor. The default is TRUE.

3 Precast Concrete Detailing .• When you used the Save as command in the drawing wizard to save a drawing wizard with an another name. the default file type was incorrect due to a change in Windows XP SP2. 102 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. This has been fixed.

. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Freeplace • • • • • Text objects no longer move to a new location when the current loca- tion is free. This has been fixed. Text objects no longer overlap associative notes when you use the Freeplace command. • If the Single-part attributes option is set to something else than Current attributes. To modify the variable. if the Single-part attributes option is set to Current attributes (on the Assembly .. click Tools > Advanced options.Orientation mark in single-part views Now orientation marks are created for included single-part views in assembly drawings.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 103 . > Single part view in assembly drawing. the visibility of the orientation mark is according to the selected attribute file. The Restart freeplace command was missing from the Edit menu in the French environment. type in TRUE in the Value field. The Freeplace command now appears in the associative notes pop-up menu. To set the variable. The visibility of the orientation mark is set as follows: • Use variable XS_SINGLE_ORIENTATION_MARK.layout properties dialog box). Text along line no longer overlaps other objects.

104 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. you can now see clearly where you are about to place the view. A symbol representing the view that you are about to place now follows the mouse pointer and shows the location where the view will be placed.Drawing views • Sometimes Tekla Structures created empty section views in addition to the existing section views. When you place a section view. • • • • • Dimensions • Now the dimension line circular arrows are drawn with the same color as the dimension line. and the work plane does not affect the result. This has been fixed. If the main part of an assembly was rising exactly in a 45 degree angle. included single part views had a very large drawing view frame around them. If you deleted such a section view. 3D and drawing views in situations where a reinforcing bar was partially visible. the actual section view with the same label was deleted. This has been fixed. This has now been fixed. Sometimes when the work plane was moved from the global origin. using the model coordinate system turned the drawing view upside down. detail. This has been fixed.3 Precast Concrete Detailing . Tekla Structures created overly large section. detail view or a view that you have created using the Create view from view command. Creating undeformed drawings of parts that were not deformed could have resulted in incorrect drawing views.

layout properties dialog box. Selecting drawing objects • If you added drawing objects to an empty general arrangement drawing.2. This has been fixed. Reinforcing bar marks now follow the reinforcing bar dimension line correctly when you change the dimension line location. they disappeared and reappeared if only if you added a view in the drawing. Tekla Structures now displays the pop-up menu when you select two welds and one additional drawing object in the Drawing Editor of an assembly drawing. This has been fixed. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Drawing layout • Now when you double-click a drawing title block.• • • It is again possible to display decimal values for inches in dimensions. Tekla Structures displays a message to make sure that you want to start editing the information with Template Editor. the title block was no longer visible in the drawing.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 105 . This has been fixed. • In general arrangement drawings. when you pressed the Modify button after you had selected ga as the Layout option and Specified size as the Size definition mode in the General . • Drawing part properties • Changing the Type on the Fill tab in Drawing part properties dialog box from Automatic to some other fill type gave incorrect results for profiles with holes (for example RHS profiles). Creating dimension marks for reinforcing bars did not work correctly in Tekla Structures 11. This has been fixed.

created with Tekla Structures 11. This has been fixed. the temporary snap override no longer stays activated after you have picked the first position of the leader line. created with Tekla Structures 11. On some occasions the box around an associative note was overlapping the part. • On rare occasions linking drawings that contained single part views to a multi-drawing generated an application error. This has been fixed.3: Multi-drawings • New parts that you added to a model were not always added to an existing multi-drawing even if you updated the drawing. This has been fixed. 107) Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.3 Precast Concrete Detailing . This has been fixed. • Drawing Classifier • The Drawing Classifier did not create part marks for secondary parts when you had set the visibility of the mark in all views to always. Associative notes • When you create associative notes.4 Topics 106 Import and export Improvements in IFC import and export (p.2: picked from right to left. Text along line when Text along line when picked from right to left. the arrow would point the wrong way if you picked the points from right to left.Placing text in drawings • When you created text with the Text along line command with an arrow at the start point. 2. This has been fixed.

diameter and position) are imported correctly to Tekla Structures.) using IfcMember entity. • • The IFC file header now includes more useful information. Fixes • Now when you import an IFC file with mapped presentations used for flow segments. When you imported IFC files generated in Tekla Structures into other software and your model contained walls with holes.3 supports the official 2X2 final (2X2 Addendum1) IFC version.Miscellaneous (p. and the product and version the file was made with. This has been fixed. • Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. such as the macro version and date. 108) Improvements in IFC import and export IFC import and export includes the following improvements: • Tekla Structures 11. panels etc. You can export all objects (for example slabs.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 107 . Also IFC Schema 2X3 support has been included for reference import and 2X3 for IFC export. the flow segments (length. there could have been problems where walls with holes might not have been imported or the holes might have been placed incorrectly.

The option uses lines located in the center of the profile cross section in the export. The part end point tolerance has now been changed from 0. the codepage is set to ansi_1252 by default. SDNF import revision control considered that parts were modified even when you had made no modifications due to part end point positions being compared with too strict a tolerance.3 Precast Concrete Detailing . You can set the codepage manually by using the variable XS_EXPORT_CODEPAGE. If the proper codepage cannot be found. • Importing models • In some occasions. Chinese.1 mm to 0. Tekla Structures sets the codepage automatically so that the exported files are displayed correctly.• The length of the file path is limited to 256 characters in IFC export. Japanese and Korean characters are now plotted correctly when you plot a drawing into DWG format. Tekla Structures displays a warning message in the application window.5 mm. Miscellaneous DWG/DFX export • Now when you export files in DWG or DXF format.1 in exporting files. Tekla Structures reverts to the way which was used in Tekla Structures 11. • 3D DWG and 3D DXF export contains a new option called Center lines. 108 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Now when you enter too long a file path in the IFC export dialog box. If you set the variable to undefined. which overrides automatic selection of codepage in export. the ID of each part is exported as an attribute and written into the export file for each part.

The Fit work area command is available when you have selected a view.• You can now use Fit work area and Fit by parts > All views or Selected views commands with import models. This makes it easier to distinguish which parts will be imported. CIS export • CIS/2 export now works correctly for parametric profiles in the US imperial environment.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 109 . Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. The Fit by parts command is available in the pop-up menu when you have selected parts and rightclick.

2: Below is a picture of the correct DSTV file: 110 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. the location of the holes might have been incorrect in the DSTV files. Below is a picture of the DSTV file from Tekla Structures 11. This has been fixed.DSTV files • When you created DSTV files for plates and you used all of the following settings: • • • XS_USE_NEW_PLATE_DESIGNATION=TRUE XS_USE_FLAT_DESIGNATION=TRUE XS_CHECK_FLAT_LENGTH_ALSO=TRUE and the plates had slot holes.3 Precast Concrete Detailing .0-11.

Importing and exporting custom components is now faster. 2. firm. This has been fixed. and system folders are automatically added to uel file. 113) Importing and exporting custom components • In Tekla Structures 11.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 111 . When you import custom components.10 offers for example: • • • Smoother representation of pipes Increased size of clipboard buffer Faster downloading of models • Occasional runtime errors could have occurred when you were viewing a Web Viewer XML model in Internet Explorer. • • • • Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 112) Fixes (p. You can now cancel importing or exporting of a custom component by pressing the Cancel button in the Import components or Export components dialog box.Web Viewer • A new version of Web Viewer has been included in Tekla Structures 11. you can now see from TeklaStructures. 111) Plane naming in custom components (p.26. 112) Performing actions on custom components (p.3. Now a progress bar shows how the import or export is proceeding.log log file how many sketches and components were successfully imported.3 all attribute files and thumbnails of the component are copied automatically to the correct folder: all attribute files of custom components and nested custom components from model. Web Viewer 1. project.5 Topics Custom components Importing and exporting custom components (p.

You can control the naming by picking seam points in different order or by modifying the options in the Up direction listbox on the General tab of the custom component dialog box.g. This could have resulted in the seams or details being positioned incorrectly. When you edit a seam or a detail made with an earlier version of Tekla Structures. the following actions are not possible: • • • • • • • 112 adding to favorites adding to search results changing picture deleting the custom component editing keywords importing the custom component removing from search results Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Now the planes are named in the component coordinate system for seams and details and the seams and details are positioned correctly. the way the seam or detail was positioned depended on how the part had been created: in which order the points had been picked for the part.3 Precast Concrete Detailing . you have to delete all distances and re-create them again. If you decide to use the new system.Plane naming in custom components When you used a custom component to add seams or details (e. If the properties of the file are set to read-only. Performing actions on custom components Information regarding custom components is stored in the ComponentCatalog. located in the model folder. reinforcing bars) to parts and you used the boundary plane in bindings. Tekla Structures asks you whether to use the new naming system.txt file.

uel file extension. To automatically show values for these in the component's dialog box. A new Reinforcement mesh value type option has been added to the Variables dialog box in the Custom component editor. Tekla Structures did not display handles for custom parts that contained only reinforcing bars. Tekla Structures could not find the exported file of the custom component because it was missing the . x must be the same for both.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 113 . where the x is a number. • Occasionally when you had exported a custom component and then tried to import it into an another model. for example. Do not change the fixed name. This has been fixed. This has been fixed. New value type options Stud size and Stud standard have been added to the Variables dialog box in the Custom component editor.In these cases Tekla Structures displays a warning dialog box and the action is cancelled. P1_size and P1_standard. Fixes • • • • You can now create a Yes/No value type variable to a fitting or a line cut. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. The new value types have fixed naming format: Px_size and Px_standard.

This has been fixed. This has been fixed. Adding a custom seam between two warped floor slabs caused an application error. • • Sometimes. saved the custom component and then opened the Custom component editor again.3 Precast Concrete Detailing . See also Use custom components as lifting anchors in Lifting anchor (80) (p. save the parent component with a different name and update the model. 741)) in the Formula field of the Variables • • • dialog box in the Custom component editor for the reference function to work properly. This has been fixed. parts of nested custom components were incorrectly omitted from a cast unit. For these components to work correctly. the parts were created to the copied detail even if you had set the option to No in the properties dialog box of the custom detail. This has been fixed. When you were editing a custom component and set the Yes/No value type option of an object to No. When you used a reference function with user-defined attributes in the Custom component editor. This has been fixed. User-defined attribute names must be written inside double quotation marks (such as fP("comment". Nested custom components created with Tekla Structures version 11. the function did not return the value of the user-defined attributes correctly. 741)) and the object's general properties must be written without double quotation marks (such as fP(Profile. 115) 114 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. the object was no longer displayed in the editor.• When you copied a part which included a custom detail that had a Yes/No option to create parts in the detail.1 or earlier may have the same component defined both as the child and the parent component.

3. 2. To use a custom component as lifting anchor: 1. Click the browse button (.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 115 .. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 116) Use custom components as lifting anchors in Lifting anchor (80) You can use custom components as lifting anchors in Lifting anchor (80). 115) Modeling tools (p. The changes make it possible to easily place lifting devices from fabricators’ catalogs.6 Topics Components Use custom components as lifting anchors in Lifting anchor (80) (p. Open the component catalog (for example by using the keyboard shortcut Crtl + F) and search for the Lifting anchor (80).) next to the Custom field to find the correct custom component in the component catalog. you can now create a recess for the lifting anchor and define the shape and size of the recess. Select the custom component option in Anchor dimensions..2. Also.

4. 5. In Zinc coating hole (S61) the default cut length of the bolt has been changed: it is now twice as long as the plate thickness so that the hole penetrates the plate completely. add the values for the recess to the fields in Custom settings. This has been fixed. Click Apply or OK. Define the custom settings for the custom component.3 Precast Concrete Detailing . 116 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Modeling tools Miscellaneous • • Deleting a cut caused Slab bars (18) modeling tool to stall. To define the recess for the Lifting anchor (80).

In Tapered Beam (S98) improvements have been made on the Parameters tab in the French environment where options are now translated correctlyand the length of list boxes has been extended. Due to overlapping connection numbers, you could not use some purlin connections with Building (S91). You can now use the purlin connections with Building (S91), but in order for them to work correctly: 1. 2. Set Connection type to Standard. Use the internal connection number of the connection as the Connection name. You can find out the internal connection number by inquiring an existing connection.

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Reinforcement
Improvements in reinforcement components (p. 117) Miscellaneous (p. 120)

Improvements in reinforcement components
Using the concrete cover parameter
Some of the reinforcement components now use the concrete cover parameter for the concrete cover thickness. In relation to this, the reference points of the reinforcement bars are located in the corner points of the element. This makes it easier to modify reinforcing bars, which are created with a reinforcement component and then exploded. This improvement applies to the following reinforcement components:
Beams Columns • • • • Beam reinforcement (63) Corbel reinforcement (81) Rectangular column reinforcement (83) Round column reinforcement (82)

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Footings

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Strip footing (75) Pilecap reinforcement (76 )

Stem stirrup sizes
You can now use a different stirrup size in each stirrup zone for stem stirrups by using the option Rebar size in the Stem stirrups tab in Inverted-tee beam (52), Ledge beam (53) and Rectangular beam (54).

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If you do not give a specific input for zones 1, 2, 4 and/or 5, Tekla Structures uses the size given for zone 3. In case you use different stirrup sizes, Tekla Structures creates separate reinforcement groups. In case you use the size of the stirrups for calculation of dimensions of any other reinforcement bars, Tekla Structures uses the maximum size of all zones.

Automated reinforcement layout - columns (57)
• • Some of the strands were not always generated. This has been fixed. Secondary reinforcement was not created in some secondary regions. This has been fixed.

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Primary section is was not always recognized correctly. This has been fixed by adding a new option on the Primary ties tab: the first option will always select the rectangle that has the biggest area. With the other two options you can select the primary section to have the maximum size either in local y or local z directions.

You can now control the end distances (top and bottom) and the spacing separately for top and bottom with the options on the Primary ties tab.

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ledge beam (53) and Automated reinforcement layout . Automated reinforcement layout . you can control the end distances and the spacing separately for secondary ties with the options on the Secondary reinforcement tab.3 Precast Concrete Detailing . 120 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Miscellaneous • • Part of the reinforcing bars in a reinforcement mesh were occasionally not displayed when you zoomed closer in a view. which makes it possible to have end bars inside the main body of the cross section.inverted tee beam (52) On the End rebar tab. Parts without any reinforcing bars were affected by the numbering setting Compare Reinforcing bars. you have the new option Horizontal bar inside stem. This has been fixed.Similarly. This has been fixed.

Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.3 Tekla Structures 11.3 Analysis and Design Tekla Structures 11.3 Analysis and Design 121 .3: Show support conditions in analysis model The support conditions of analysis model are visualized for nodes and members. You can have Tekla Structures show the support conditions of each node and member with DWG symbols.3 Analysis and Design module contains the following new features and fixes: Visualization of analysis model (p. 123) Miscellaneous (p. 121) Improvements in beam restraints (p. 124) Visualization of analysis model The following improvements have been included in Tekla Structures 11.

122 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. click the Create model button to create the analysis model. Before you can use these buttons. you need to run the analysis.3 Analysis and Design . If the analysis is not yet run.Connected Connected Connected Supported Supported Supported The Select objects button in the Analysis & Design models dialog box has been divided into Select objects and Draw buttons.

Now common design parameters (for example buckling and unsupported beam length) are visible even if no analysis model is selected.3. • Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. tension only truss member. all member types are displayed only in red.3 Analysis and Design 123 . The default is TRUE. compression only When you set the variable XS_AD_MEMBER_TYPE_VISUALIZATION to FALSE in Tools > Advanced options > Analysis & Design. On the Design tab in the Beam properties dialog box. The colors for different member types are: Color Dark blue Grey Green Light blue Red Violet Yellow Member rigid link composite beam truss member slab or panel edge normal member truss member.Member types represented by colors Different member types are represented with colors when an analysis model is displayed in Tekla Structures 11. Improvements in beam restraints • Previously you could access the design parameters only after you had defined and selected the analysis model. you can now define the Unsupported length as a fraction of member length using the options in the Unf dialog box.

Pro help files now from the STAAD.Pro. 124 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.Pro help files • You can access the STAAD.Pro Help menu or by pressing the F1 key in STAAD.3 Analysis and Design . standard file functionality and current values functionality have been fixed for the Design tab of the Beam properties dialog box. Miscellaneous STAAD.• • The Inquire command now shows the calculated Unl for each element. The options Save. Load.

3 Analysis and Design 125 . or semicolons. It enables you to connect the pinned rigid link part to the parts you specify. When you have modeled plates as beams. the maximum length of a rigid link is now adjusted according to the thicknesses of the parts. In Analysis model attributes dialog box. that is the axis setting you have defined for individual parts. This has been fixed.Fixes • You can use the variable XS_AD_TWIN_PROFILES_ENABLED in Tools > Advanced options > Analysis & Design to enable the support of twin profiles. Shed (S57). Building (S58) and Building (S91) modeling tools to create trusses and portal frame buildings. commas. if an Analysis and Design license was not available. enter the part names separated with spaces. The analysis and design properties were not set according to standard settings for inserted parts. You can also use wildcard characters. the merge location now snaps to part end locations. • • • • • • • • Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Tekla Structures now uses the smaller dimension of the plate as the plate thickness. When you create connections between two plates. This has been fixed. When Tekla Structures merges nodes along the top and bottom chords of a truss. the default value of the option Member axis location is now Model default. the element mesh planes are now positioned correctly when you use the Top option in the Rotation field when defining the properties of the plate. To use the option. When you use Truss (S78). As a result. The difference between total load and applied load occasionally grew large due to a problem in the load distribution of single spanning load. There is a new option on the Analysis tab of the attributes dialog box of parts called Pinned rigid link (to part names). their parts will now automatically be included in full analysis model.

3 Analysis and Design .To have a rigid link in the connection. 126 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. With this option you can give the exact number of buckling length factors for each member. it may be necessary to for example use neutral axis analysis modeling for secondary beams. • There is a new Kmode option to define how Tekla Structures calculates buckling length L: Analytical member.

the buckling lengths y and z were interchanged. This has been fixed and the polybeams are now visible. • Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. This has been fixed.3 Analysis and Design 127 .• When you used the Column segment option for Kmode in the calculation of analysis member buckling lengths. Polybeams were not visible in the STAAD.Pro postprocessor in Tekla Structures version 11.2.

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representation dialog box now includes two options: Name and Number. 129 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 129) Miscellaneous • You can now see the instruction messages for object group related information in the Object representation dialog box. • The Component category in Object group .4 Tekla Structures 11.3 Project Management Tekla Structures 11.3 Project Management .3 Project Management configuration contains the following new features: Topics Miscellaneous (p.

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