Tekla Structures 11.

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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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............ 39 New NC pop-marks dialog box ..............................6 Miscellaneous ........... 35 Import and export..................................................... 52 Miscellaneous connection fixes............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 50 Fixes ........................................... 63 2 Release Notes Contents .................. 58 Details...................................................................................... 49 Performing actions on custom components...............................5 1................................................ 44 Miscellaneous ......................................... 40 Produce DSTV files for CHS profiles .................................. 42 Improvements in IFC import and export .. 45 Custom components .... 60 Modeling tools....................................................................... 49 Importing and exporting custom components ..1.......................................................................... 41 CHS profiles with cuts............................................................................. 50 Components..................................................................................... 52 Connections...4 1......................................................................... 61 Cold rolled .................................

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

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

• We suggest that you complete any models you have started using your current version. saved with Tekla Structures 11.3 Steel Detailing 5 . Once you save a model in Tekla Structures 11.1 or 11. If you open a model. You can open and work with existing models using Tekla Structures 11.3.2 but not in older versions.0.1 Tekla Structures 11. or in Xengineer. Installing Tekla Structures setup creates a new subfolder for Tekla Structures 11. the XML texts are shown as they are.3 in version 11.. Compatibility Tekla Structures 11. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.3 is compatible with all previous versions.3. Surface treatment.3.3.3 are not editable with previous versions of Tekla Structures.0.1 and 11.2 or 11.2 or 11. 11. in Xsteel.dll files are updated. This ensures that all Windows system folder *. The drawing texts are stored as XML strings into database.3 is a sub release and contains many new features and fixes.3 Steel Detailing Tekla Structures version 11. except for the following features: • Multiple lines of text. You need Windows Administrator rights to install Tekla Structures 11. Surface treatments made with Tekla Structures 11. you can open it in Tekla Structures 11. also the one line texts.

20) Import and export (p. 12) Inquire dialog box (p. 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. 6) Modeling (p.1 Topics General Summing of rows in templates (p. 13) Using the Advanced options dialog box (p. 6) New Template editor . 49) Components (p. The following example shows how the change affects templates: • An additional value field has been added to the row in the template. the Total function calculated all objects in the sum. which is used to sum the weight values across all rows. 39) Custom components (p. The change makes the functionality more logical and allows certain other functionalities to work.30 (p. even when you had not selected the option Sum values across all rows. 11) Log file (p. Previously. 52) 1.Topics This chapter is divided into following sections: • • • • • • General (p. 6 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.3 Steel Detailing . 13) Performance improvements (p. 14) Drawings (p. 12) Locking objects (p. 9) Release notes (p.version 3. 8) Improvements in View properties dialog box (p.

The value field WEIGHT_field has been added to the row. The values will not be visible in the report produced with the template. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. when the total sum is calculated. we refer to the WEIGHT_field value field.3 Steel Detailing 7 . It sums the weight values across all rows. When the total weight sum is calculated using the value field WEIGHT_TOT.• This value field is then used.

OR From the Windows Start menu. it prompts you to either convert the template.30 Tekla Structures 11. do the following for the summing to work correctly: • • Add a value field in the row.2 template in Template Editor 3.The report templates which are included in Tekla Structures have been updated to sum the rows in templates correctly. select All Programs > Tekla Structures 11.30 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. Change the field that calculates the total sum to refer to this value field. which sums the objects included in that row.30.30. Click Convert to convert the template and open it in Template Editor 3.30: In Tekla Structures..30.version 3. If you have any existing templates that use summing of rows.3 includes a new version of the Template Editor. Compatibility with previous versions of Template Editor When you open a version 2. Starting Template Editor To start Template Editor 3. or click Retain and open the template in the old editor..3 > Tools > Template Editor 3. What’s new in Template Editor 3.30. Click Retain if you do not want to convert the template.3 Steel Detailing . version 3. You have to manually edit the template before you can use it. New Template editor . click Tools > Templates.

• • • • 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.3 Steel Detailing 9 . Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 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. Fields on the View properties dialog box have been reorganized and related items have been grouped together.com Templates and reports (p.tekla. Template Editor auto-selects the font according to the letters you type. See also Template Editor help Lesson 9: New Template Editor in the Template Editor training manual on the Tekla extranet at https://extranet. If you type the name of the font in the Font field.

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.3 Steel Detailing . The uppermost checkboxes are also automatically cleared if you clear any of the checkboxes under them.Display dialog box The View setup dialog box is now named Display. 10 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

the start page of the Release notes opens in the online help. When you click the Release notes option.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.3 Steel Detailing 11 . Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

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

rpt.rpt.3 Steel Detailing • • 13 . this report was created using a template called ownership_report. When you open 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. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.3 descriptions have been added to several variables that previously were lacking a description in the Advanced options dialog box. The operation could not be performed. Using the Advanced options dialog box • In Tekla Structures 11. Tekla Structures shows the message "There are locked objects." and a report on access rights.• The Inquire object dialog box shows the connection position type. it will now open at the same location as the last time you used the dialog box. see report. Locking objects If you try to modify a locked object. Previously. Now the report template is called locked_objects_report.

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

Click the Display. 4... 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. Go to Properties > View. 2. select Part reference line. On the Advanced tab. Click Modify and OK.3 Steel Detailing 15 ... Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 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. 3. To display the part reference line: 1.You can define the visibility of the part reference line in the Display dialog box.

cs file of the macro in question. depending on in which mode the macro was recorded./environments/country-independent/macros folder. 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. 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.3 Steel Detailing . Tekla Structures no longer moves to a different location in the scrollbar after you make the selection. if the section view is skewed. When you record macros.• It is now possible to move and select weld preparation chamfers. Now the part visibility works as follows: Part bounding box is transformed to view plane. Tekla Structures adds a timestamp for every action if you have set the variable XS_MACRO_ENABLE_TIMESTAMP to TRUE. 16 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.. The macro is saved in the drawing or modeling folders. The timestamps are in the . • • Part visibility Previously. Running and recording macros • When you scrolled down to select an appropriate macro in the Macros dialog box.

3 Steel Detailing 17 . Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Now the weld is placed correctly. 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.

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

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. Sketching • When you use the sketching tools to create cross sections. the length calculation based for unfolding gave incorrect results.3 Steel Detailing 19 . This has been fixed. When you used a sketched profile as a library profile the part was not created correctly in all cases. Tekla Structures stalled. • Polybeams • For 3D polybeams.Reference models • DGN reference models were always displayed as transparent. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. This has been fixed. 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.

In the following example the horizontal dimension line has been hidden and the ghost outline of the dimension is visible. 20) Automatic view name labels 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. 27) 3D views in drawings (p. 22) View direction marks (p. 20 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.3 Steel Detailing . If a model object is hidden in drawing views it will not be printed either. 32) Miscellaneous (p. With this feature the editing of drawings is easier and faster. 1. 29) Edit the properties of automatically created section view hatches (p. 26) Hide dimension values (p.3 Topics Drawings Hide and show objects in drawings (p. 24) Add prefix and postfix text to dimensions (p. 31) Templates and reports (p. all the objects related to that part will be hidden as well. 35) Hide and show objects in drawings You can now show and hide objects in drawings and drawing views.Options dialog box • In the US Imperial environment when you were modifying the Bolt size option in Setup > Options dialog box. This has been fixed: now pressing the OK button is enough. 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. When you hide a part.

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

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

Color: Define the color of the font in the name label. 6.3 Steel Detailing 23 . Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.5. Height: Define the height of the font in the name label. Click Modify and OK. Modify the other properties if needed: • • • Position: Define the location of the name label.

View direction marks You can now display view direction marks in section views and end views. right-click and select Properties. 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. Use the Section view properties dialog box to display the view direction marks for the end and section views.3 Steel Detailing . In the drawing properties dialog box. Symbol only. Click the View. The options are None. select the appropriate options in the Section views and End views. 6.. from the pop-up menu. 2. In the drawing. 3... 24 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. button. 8. 4. Click Modify and OK. This saves you time and manual editing work: you can have the marks inserted automatically in drawings. 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. button. check that the option On has been selected for section views and/or end views. On the Label tab. On the Views tab of the View properties dialog box.. Label only. and Symbol and Label.. Define the height of the symbol and text label in Height.. The view direction marks clarify the orientation of the views. 5. Click Modify and OK. click the Section view.

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In a drawing view. To add prefix and/or postfix text to a dimension: 1. On the General tab. 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. Also. 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. enter the text in the Prefix and/or Postfix fields. Click Modify. The prefix and postfix values cannot be plain numbers.3 Steel Detailing . 3. 26 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 2. Also modifying to such dimension lines at a later time is faster.

Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.Press Alt and type 0177 on the numeric keypad to display the plus-minus (±) sign. 2.3 Steel Detailing 27 . Double-click a dimension line to show the Dimension properties dialog box. Hide dimension values To hide the dimension line numeric value: 1. select Hidden in the Visibility of numeric value list box. On the General tab.

Click Modify.3 Steel Detailing .3. 28 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. the prefix and postfix texts that you may have added will still be shown. If you hide the numeric value of the dimension.

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

Right-click and select Properties. You can set or modify the view angles with the options in the View properties dialog box of the drawing.. click Create > View > Basic > 3D.3 Steel Detailing .Create a 3D view in drawing Set or modify the view angles To create a 3D view in an existing drawing. from the pop-up menu. To set or modify the view angles: 1. 30 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. The angle settings apply only for the 3D view.. 2. Select the drawing view for the view angles you want to set or modify.

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. Modify the other properties if needed and click Apply or OK.3. Double-click the drawing part in the section view to display the Drawing part properties dialog box. define the type for the hatch by selecting the appropriate option in the Type list box. On the Fill tab. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. whose type is hardware_SOLID. but rotation on a drawing view is around local axis (rotation values 0. To edit the properties of automatically created section view hatches: 1. You can now modify the properties of multiple section view hatches at once.0 equal Front view). hardware_CHESS or hardware_LINES you can only modify the color of the hatch.0 and 0. If you are using a hatch.3 Steel Detailing 31 . You can preview and select the options also by clicking Select.. hardware_BRICKS. 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. Type in the values for the angles in y and x directions in the Rotation around (in 3D views) fields. Rotation on a model view is around global axis. 2.

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

This is now fixed and there is no need for typing in the space. • • Formula IsSet("USERDEFINED. or false if the value has not been set. When you were writing a formula.. The number of holes per part is now displayed correctly in reports. You were required to type a space character between the parenthesis and the word "then" in order for the formula to work correctly. the fill inside the polyline did not scale correctly together with other objects in the group. which included an equation with a condition clause in the following form: if(A) then . else . Aligning template fields with using the Align command now works correctly. 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. endif .. • • • In templates created with Template Editor version 3.comment") now returns true if the requested attribute’s value has been set. This has been fixed...3 Steel Detailing 33 . 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 • • Release Notes Tekla Structures 11..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.• • • The function GetValue("BOLT. This has been fixed.SITE_WORKSHOP")did not return the values to NUT and WASHER rows.30.

The z coordinate was not included in assembly position codes in Template Editor 3. This has been fixed.30.3 Steel Detailing . It now works in the following manner: if you ask for the number in phase for assemblies. which Template Editor draws before you click to define the next vertex point.• Sometimes when you were creating a polyline. The template attribute WEIGHT_M now returns correct values for parametric profiles. 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. it returns the number of assemblies with the same position number belonging to the given phase. When you opened a template with Template Editor 3. the preview line. you are asked to define the import method in the Select Import Method dialog box as you place the imported file in the template.20 in US imperial environment. parts or bolts.30. you could not change the horizontal grid spacing. You can now use the text field NUMBER_IN_PHASE also in the new template editor. • 34 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. The attribute MATERIAL_TYPE is now available also for CAST_UNIT content type. 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. it returns the number of times the bolts assembly exists in the desired phase . 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. Now when you import files. This has been fixed in the new Template Editor 3. Now if you ask for NUMBER_IN_PHASE for for example a bolt. • • • • • • • The default units are now read from the current environment you are using. The DWG import now supports holes and islands in hatches. • • You can now create PART content type rows underneath SIMILAR_ASSEMBLY content type rows.

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

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

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

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. 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). This has been fixed.Selecting drawing objects • If you added drawing objects to an empty general arrangement drawing.3 Steel Detailing . 38 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. they disappeared and reappeared if only if you added a view in the drawing. the title block was no longer visible in the drawing. This has been fixed. Tekla Structures displays a message to make sure that you want to start editing the information with Template Editor. • In general arrangement drawings.layout properties dialog box. 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 .

40) Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Associative notes • When you create associative notes. 1.3 Steel Detailing 39 . created with Tekla Structures 11. On some occasions the box around an associative note was overlapping the part. This has been fixed. created with Tekla Structures 11. This has been fixed. This has been fixed. 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.2: 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.4 Topics Import and export New NC pop-marks dialog box (p. the arrow would point the wrong way if you picked the points from right to left. the temporary snap override no longer stays activated after you have picked the first position of the leader line. Text along line when picked 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. • On rare occasions linking drawings that contained single part views to a multi-drawing generated an application error.

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

Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Produce DSTV files for CHS profiles In Tekla Structures 11.3 Steel Detailing 41 .The Pop-marking options tab corresponds to the Pop-marks tab in the previous NC file settings dialog box.3 you can produce DSTV files for CHS (Circular Hollow Section or round tube) profiles and fabricate the CHS profiles directly with NC machines. Automatic fabrication for CHS profiles speeds up your work because you are provided a direct link with the NC machines.

In the Part properties dialog box.. Tekla Structures unwraps CHS profiles with cuts into plate form for NC DSTV files automatically. Go to Properties > Drawing..3 Steel Detailing . set the part representation to workshop form in the drawing. CHS profiles with cuts are unwrapped into plate form for drawings.. To do this. 42 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 3. 4. Select Workshop form from the options in Part representation.CHS profiles with cuts You can now unwrap CHS profile parts and include cut holes in the unwrapped solid. Click Part.. go to the Content tab. To set the part representation to workshop form: 1. 2.

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

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

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

Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.3 Steel Detailing 47 . The part end point tolerance has now been changed from 0. The Fit by parts command is available in the pop-up menu when you have selected parts and rightclick. This makes it easier to distinguish which parts will be imported.1 mm to 0. The Fit work area command is available when you have selected a view.5 mm. 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. • CIS export • CIS/2 export now works correctly for parametric profiles in the US imperial environment.Importing models • In some occasions.

2: Below is a picture of the correct DSTV file: 48 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.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. Below is a picture of the DSTV file from Tekla Structures 11. This has been fixed.3 Steel Detailing . the location of the holes might have been incorrect in the DSTV files.0-11.

26. 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. Now a progress bar shows how the import or export is proceeding. 1.log log file how many sketches and components were successfully imported. 50) Importing and exporting custom components • In Tekla Structures 11. 50) Fixes (p. and system folders are automatically added to uel file. 49) Performing actions on custom components (p.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 . When you import custom components.Web Viewer • A new version of Web Viewer has been included in Tekla Structures 11.10 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. project. you can now see from TeklaStructures. Importing and exporting custom components is now faster. • • • • Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. firm. This has been fixed.5 Topics Custom components Importing and exporting custom components (p.3. Web Viewer 1.

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

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

If the secondary parts are of RHS or CHS profiles. skewed. Bolted gusset (196) This new connection is a combination of Bolted gusset (11) and Tube crossing (22).1. 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. Fixes have been made to allow the connection to handle normal. 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 . 61) Cold rolled (p. sloped.6 Topics Components Connections (p. 52) Miscellaneous connection fixes (p. the connection deletes the connection parts and forms a tube gusset connection between the connection plate and the secondary parts. 52 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. and canted cases even with tapering flanged channel primary profiles.

3 Steel Detailing 53 . Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Bracings can have different profile types or have twin profiles.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.

Click Ctrl + F to open the Component catalog. 54 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. To use the connection: 1. 6. 3.3 Steel Detailing . Click the middle mouse button to create the connection. and click Apply or OK. Double-click the component icon to open the Central gusset (169) dialog box.. Pick the main part (brace). Modify the properties. 4. and search for the Central gusset (169) connection. Pick the secondary parts (three other braces). 2. 5.

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

56 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Pick the main part. 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. 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 . If you leave these fields empty.5. Tekla Structures retrieves the numbering series information from the Setup > Options dialog box. Pick the secondary part.

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 57 .

3 Steel Detailing . • 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. Now only the vertical edges of the doubler plate are beveled.Miscellaneous connection fixes • A new option Erection clearance is available for Boomerang bracing cross (60). • 58 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Doubler plates were chamfered on all four sides when you selected a bevel.

the plate was no longer included as one of the bolt parts in the connection. Now the shear plate gap now only affects the shear plate height. • • • • Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. which could have resulted in incorrect NC files and drawings. This has been fixed. You can now control the width of the end plate in the Tube gusset (20) and Tube crossing (22) connections with the new option. but also the shear plate length and bolt edge distance. which is available on the Brace conn tab. This has been fixed. • When you rotated the gusset plate perpendicularly to the primary in Tube gusset (20).• Notch size rounding is now working correctly in the horizontal direc- tion in US Imperial environment. Using the option First batten plate did not have an effect in the model in Batten plates (S85). When you used the Full depth (184) connection. the shear plate gap value affected not only the shear plate height. Tekla Structures gave an unrequired warning.3 Steel Detailing 59 . This has been fixed. If the connection plate was too small in the Seating (30) connection.

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

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

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. Use the internal connection number of the connection as the Connection name. but in order for them to work correctly: 1. • • 62 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. You can find out the internal connection number by inquiring an existing connection. Set Connection type to Standard. 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.3 Steel Detailing . Due to overlapping connection numbers. You can now use the purlin connections with Building (S91). 2. you could not use some purlin connections with Building (S91).

Tekla Structures did not create the connection and gave out an unrequired warning message. ProductType. SectionSize. SleeveLength. ProductName. AntiSag Bay (62). AyrshireTrans. 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.dat has been changed to include two new columns: DB • Product Name and Section Size. When you set the option Type of anti-sag to Default in Albion Std.3 Steel Detailing 63 .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.

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You can open and work with existing models using Tekla Structures 11.3. Compatibility • We suggest that you complete any models you have started using your current version.3 in version 11.3.3. Surface treatment. Tekla Structures 11. Installing Tekla Structures setup creates a new subfolder for Tekla Structures 11. Surface treatments made with Tekla Structures 11. also the one line texts.3 Precast Concrete Detailing Tekla Structures version 11. in Xsteel.1 and 11.3 are not editable with previous versions of Tekla Structures.2 or 11. or in Xengineer. except for the following features: • Multiple lines of text. Once you save a model in Tekla Structures 11.dll files are updated. saved with Tekla Structures 11.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 65 .3 is compatible with all previous versions. the XML texts are shown as they are. If you open a model.2 but not in older versions.1 or 11.3. The drawing texts are stored as XML strings into database.0. you can open it in Tekla Structures 11.2 Tekla Structures 11..3 is a sub release and contains many new features and fixes. This ensures that all Windows system folder *. 11.0.2 or 11. You need Windows Administrator rights to install Tekla Structures 11. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

106) Custom components (p. 66 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 72) Locking objects (p.Topics This chapter is divided into following sections: • • • • • • • General (p. the Total function calculated all objects in the sum.30 (p. 66) Modeling (p. 117) 2.1 Topics General This section describes the following new features and fixes: Summing of rows in templates (p. 71) Log file (p. 72) Inquire dialog box (p. 68) Improvements in View properties dialog box (p. The following example shows how the change affects templates: • An additional value field has been added to the row in the template.3 Precast Concrete Detailing . 115) Reinforcement (p. 111) Components (p. which is used to sum the weight values across all rows. 73) Using the Advanced options dialog box (p. Previously. 83) Import and export (p. even when you had not selected the option Sum values across all rows. 74) Drawings (p. 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. 66) New Template editor . 73) Performance improvements (p. The change makes the functionality more logical and allows certain other functionalities to work.version 3. 69) Release notes (p.

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

it prompts you to either convert the template.3 Precast Concrete Detailing . What’s new in Template Editor 3.30: In Tekla Structures. Click Retain if you do not want to convert the template.30. Starting Template Editor To start Template Editor 3. New Template editor .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. click Tools > Templates. version 3.3 > Tools > Template Editor 3. or click Retain and open the template in the old editor. Compatibility with previous versions of Template Editor When you open a version 2.30 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. do the following for the summing to work correctly: • • Add a value field in the row. You have to manually edit the template before you can use it. If you have any existing templates that use summing of rows.30 Tekla Structures 11. OR From the Windows Start menu.30.2 template in Template Editor 3. which sums the objects included in that row.30..version 3.3 includes a new version of the Template Editor.. select All Programs > Tekla Structures 11.30. Click Convert to convert the template and open it in Template Editor 3.

Fields on the View properties dialog box have been reorganized and related items have been grouped together.tekla. Template Editor auto-selects the font according to the letters you type.• • • • 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. 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. If you type the name of the font in the Font field. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 69 . See also Template Editor help Lesson 9: New Template Editor in the Template Editor training manual on the Tekla extranet at https://extranet.

Display dialog box The View setup dialog box is now named Display. The uppermost checkboxes are also automatically cleared if you clear any of the checkboxes under them. 70 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. click Display in the View properties 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). To open the dialog box.3 Precast Concrete Detailing .

the start page of the Release notes opens in the online help. When you click the Release notes option. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 71 .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.

when you filter objects in the Drawing Editor or examine custom components. the warning message is not shown in the log file. This has been fixed.0 radius. The log file no longer displays unrequired warning messages about template attributes that were unrelated to the profile in use. set the variable XS_SHOW_TEMPLATE_LOG_MESSAGES to TRUE in Tools > Advanced options > Templates and symbols. The variable is set to FALSE by default. 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. If the object has circular chamfers with 0. for example. the log file now includes also the object ID. This is useful. • • Inquire dialog box • Now the Inquire object dialog box shows the NAME field.Log file • When the warning message ’Cannot find center point for chamfer’ is shown. 72 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.3 Precast Concrete Detailing . 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. Previously. The operation could not be performed. it will now open at the same location as the last time you used the dialog box.3 Precast Concrete Detailing • • 73 .rpt.3 descriptions have been added to several variables that previously were lacking a description in the Advanced options dialog box. Using the Advanced options dialog box • In Tekla Structures 11.• The Inquire object dialog box shows the connection position type. see report. Now the report template is called locked_objects_report. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11." and a report on access rights. Tekla Structures shows the message "There are locked objects. When you open the Advanced options dialog box. Locking objects If you try to modify a locked object.rpt. this report was created using a template called ownership_report.

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

whose cast unit type is cast-in-place. Double-click the Create concrete beam or Create concrete polybeam icon to open the Concrete beam properties dialog box. 3. Pick the end point for the beam. 5. It is also possible to create reports of cast units. Cast-in-place cast units You can create cast-in-place cast units from modeled concrete parts with reinforcement. Enter or modify the beam properties.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 75 . 2. Click Apply or OK to save the current concrete beam properties. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 4. Pick the start point for the beam.1.

This feature is included in Precast Detailing (PCD) or Full detailing (FD) configurations. Right-click and select Properties. which searches for the new part when the cast-in embed is moved or copied. 3. 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.3 Precast Concrete Detailing . 76 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.. Select Cast in place as the Cast unit type. The following improvements have been made in order to avoid the problem: • There is a new search mechanism based on the bounding box. 2.To define a concrete part’s cast unit type as Cast in place: 1. 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. Go to the Cast unit tab..

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

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

This has been fixed. When you used a sketched profile as a library profile the part was not created correctly in all cases. This has been done to avoid confusion between library profiles and sketched profiles. the length calculation based for unfolding gave incorrect results. 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. This has been fixed: now pressing the OK button is enough.3 Precast Concrete Detailing . you had to save and load the defaults after modifying the bolt size value on the dialog for the changes to take affect.Sketching • When you use the sketching tools to create cross sections. Options dialog box • In the US Imperial environment when you were modifying the Bolt size option in Setup > Options dialog box. • Polybeams • For 3D polybeams.

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

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

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

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

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Click Modify.Add prefix and postfix text to dimensions Adding prefix and/or postfix text to dimensions is easy with Tekla Structures. double-click the dimension line to show the Dimension properties dialog box. enter the text in the Prefix and/or Postfix fields. To add prefix and/or postfix text to a dimension: 1. 3. On the General tab. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Also modifying to such dimension lines at a later time is faster. In a drawing view. 2.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 89 .

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.The prefix and postfix values cannot be plain numbers. Press Alt and type 0177 on the numeric keypad to display the plus-minus (±) sign. Also.3 Precast Concrete Detailing . 90 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

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

select one of the options in 3D view attributes. click the View button.3D views in drawings You can create 3D views in cast-unit drawings.3 Precast Concrete Detailing . 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. In the 3D view list box. 92 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. select On. cast-unit and single part drawings. There are ready-made properties for assembly. 4. 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. 3. select Properties > Cast-unit drawing. You can create 3D views interactively after the drawing has been created. In the Model Editor. To define the 3D view properties. The automatically created 3D views have the same filtering type as the other drawing views. which you can use when creating the corresponding drawing. 2. In the drawing properties dialog box.

3 Precast Concrete Detailing 93 . click Create > View > Basic > 3D. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.Create a 3D view in drawing To create a 3D view in an existing drawing.

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

Reinforcing bar bend and end marks Tekla Structures 11.The Type option is set to Automatic by default.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 95 . See also Hatching in section views in the online help.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. You can switch off the hatching by selecting None. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

Variables

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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• • • In templates created with Template Editor version 3.comment") now returns true if the requested attribute’s value has been set. You can now use parentheses inside rules with string parameters.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. The function GetValue("BOLT. else . If you resized a filled polyline by streching it. You can now undo a template type change. for example. The number of holes per part is now displayed correctly in reports.SITE_WORKSHOP")did not return the values to NUT and WASHER rows.. from graphical template to textual template.30. This has been fixed.. You were required to type a space character between the parenthesis and the word "then" in order for the formula to work correctly.. • Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. This has been fixed. the fill inside the polyline did not scale correctly together with other objects in the group. This is now fixed and there is no need for typing in the space.Templates and reports Fixes available in the new Template Editor 3. The attributes CONNECTION_CODE and CONNECTION_RUNNING_NUMBER were missing from the list of available attributes in Select attribute dialog box..3 Precast Concrete Detailing 99 . When you were writing a formula.. which included an equation with a condition clause in the following form: if(A) then . endif . This has been fixed in the new Template Editor 3.30 • • • • • • Aligning text with value fields now works correctly. Aligning template fields with using the Align command now works correctly.. or false if the value has not been set. • • Formula IsSet("USERDEFINED. Angle is displayed in the status bar for value fields.

you could not change the horizontal grid spacing. You can switch off this functionality by clearing the checkbox in the Always ask for import method option in Options > Preferences dialog box.2 even if you had set the variable XS_ASSEMBLY_POSITION_CODE_3D to TRUE. • • You can now create PART content type rows underneath SIMILAR_ASSEMBLY content type rows. 100 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 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. The z coordinate was not included in assembly position codes in Template Editor 3. The DWG import now supports holes and islands in hatches. the preview line. Now when you import files.30. • • • • • • • The default units are now read from the current environment you are using.• 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.30.3 Precast Concrete Detailing . you are asked to define the import method in the Select Import Method dialog box as you place the imported file in the template. 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.20 in US imperial environment. This has been fixed in the new Template Editor 3. When you opened a template with Template Editor 3. did not work correctly if the vertex point you clicked was just outside the edge of the row. This has been fixed.

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

3 Precast Concrete Detailing . This has been fixed.• 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.

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

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

3 Precast Concrete Detailing 105 . Creating dimension marks for reinforcing bars did not work correctly in Tekla Structures 11.• • • It is again possible to display decimal values for inches in dimensions. 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 . This has been fixed. Drawing layout • Now when you double-click a drawing title block. the title block was no longer visible in the drawing. Reinforcing bar marks now follow the reinforcing bar dimension line correctly when you change the dimension line location. Tekla Structures displays a message to make sure that you want to start editing the information with Template Editor. This has been fixed.layout properties dialog box. This has been fixed. • 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).2. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. they disappeared and reappeared if only if you added a view in the drawing. This has been fixed. Selecting drawing objects • If you added drawing objects to an empty general arrangement 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. • In general arrangement drawings.

This has been fixed. Text along line when Text along line when picked from right to left. 107) Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.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.4 Topics 106 Import and export Improvements in IFC import and export (p. created with Tekla Structures 11. • On rare occasions linking drawings that contained single part views to a multi-drawing generated an application error. created with Tekla Structures 11.3: 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. This has been fixed. This has been fixed. Associative notes • When you create associative notes.2: picked from right to left. 2. • 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.3 Precast Concrete Detailing . 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. the arrow would point the wrong way if you picked the points from right to left.

108) Improvements in IFC import and export IFC import and export includes the following improvements: • Tekla Structures 11.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 107 . When you imported IFC files generated in Tekla Structures into other software and your model contained walls with holes.Miscellaneous (p. and the product and version the file was made with. diameter and position) are imported correctly to Tekla Structures. Also IFC Schema 2X3 support has been included for reference import and 2X3 for IFC export. You can export all objects (for example slabs. Fixes • Now when you import an IFC file with mapped presentations used for flow segments. the flow segments (length. panels etc.) using IfcMember entity. • • The IFC file header now includes more useful information. • 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. This has been fixed. such as the macro version and date.3 supports the official 2X2 final (2X2 Addendum1) IFC version.

Japanese and Korean characters are now plotted correctly when you plot a drawing into DWG format.• The length of the file path is limited to 256 characters in IFC export.1 in exporting files. Tekla Structures sets the codepage automatically so that the exported files are displayed correctly. The option uses lines located in the center of the profile cross section in the export. Chinese. If you set the variable to undefined. Tekla Structures reverts to the way which was used in Tekla Structures 11. The part end point tolerance has now been changed from 0. Miscellaneous DWG/DFX export • Now when you export files in DWG or DXF format. Tekla Structures displays a warning message in the application window.1 mm to 0. • Importing models • In some occasions. If the proper codepage cannot be found.5 mm.3 Precast Concrete Detailing . which overrides automatic selection of codepage in export. • 3D DWG and 3D DXF export contains a new option called Center lines. 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. the ID of each part is exported as an attribute and written into the export file for each part. the codepage is set to ansi_1252 by default. You can set the codepage manually by using the variable XS_EXPORT_CODEPAGE. 108 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Now when you enter too long a file path in the IFC export dialog box.

Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. This makes it easier to distinguish which parts will be imported.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 109 . CIS export • CIS/2 export now works correctly for parametric profiles in the US imperial environment. 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. The Fit by parts command is available in the pop-up menu when you have selected parts and rightclick.

Below is a picture of the DSTV file from Tekla Structures 11.2: Below is a picture of the correct DSTV file: 110 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. This has been fixed. the location of the holes might have been incorrect in the DSTV files.0-11.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 .

2. This has been fixed. Now a progress bar shows how the import or export is proceeding. you can now see from TeklaStructures. Importing and exporting custom components is now faster. • • • • Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.3. 112) Fixes (p. project. 113) Importing and exporting custom components • In Tekla Structures 11.10 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. firm.log log file how many sketches and components were successfully imported. When you import custom components.5 Topics Custom components Importing and exporting custom components (p. 111) Plane naming in custom components (p.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 111 . and system folders are automatically added to uel file. 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 1. 112) Performing actions on custom components (p.26.3 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 • A new version of Web Viewer has been included in Tekla Structures 11.

you have to delete all distances and re-create them again. Now the planes are named in the component coordinate system for seams and details and the seams and details are positioned correctly.3 Precast Concrete Detailing . Performing actions on custom components Information regarding custom components is stored in the ComponentCatalog.g. Tekla Structures asks you whether to use the new naming system. 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. 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. This could have resulted in the seams or details being positioned incorrectly.txt file. 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. 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. reinforcing bars) to parts and you used the boundary plane in bindings. located in the model folder. If the properties of the file are set to read-only.

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

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

115) Modeling tools (p. 3. Open the component catalog (for example by using the keyboard shortcut Crtl + F) and search for the Lifting anchor (80)... 116) Use custom components as lifting anchors in Lifting anchor (80) You can use custom components as lifting anchors in Lifting anchor (80).3 Precast Concrete Detailing 115 . Click the browse button (. you can now create a recess for the lifting anchor and define the shape and size of the recess.) next to the Custom field to find the correct custom component in the component catalog. 2.2. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.6 Topics Components Use custom components as lifting anchors in Lifting anchor (80) (p. Also. Select the custom component option in Anchor dimensions. The changes make it possible to easily place lifting devices from fabricators’ catalogs. To use a custom component as lifting anchor: 1.

Define the custom settings for the custom component.4. 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.3 Precast Concrete Detailing . 5. 116 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. To define the recess for the Lifting anchor (80). Click Apply or OK. Modeling tools Miscellaneous • • Deleting a cut caused Slab bars (18) modeling tool to stall. add the values for the recess to the fields in Custom settings. This has been fixed.

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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Topics

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

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

Before you can use these buttons. If the analysis is not yet run. 122 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. click the Create model button to create the analysis model.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. you need to run the analysis.3 Analysis and Design .

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

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

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

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

Polybeams were not visible in the STAAD. • Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.3 Analysis and Design 127 . This has been fixed and the polybeams are now visible.2.Pro postprocessor in Tekla Structures version 11.• When you used the Column segment option for Kmode in the calculation of analysis member buckling lengths. This has been fixed. the buckling lengths y and z were interchanged.

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