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  • 1 Tekla Structures 11.1 Common features
  • 1.1General
  • Recording and running macros
  • Coordinate symbol in rendered view
  • Disable Advanced options dialog box
  • 1.2Modeling
  • Adding surface treatment to parts
  • Parametric sketching improvements
  • Units in parametric profile name
  • Binding objects to center and cut planes
  • Create clip planes
  • 1.3Drawings
  • Cloning from template
  • Hatch patterns for surface treatment
  • Associative drawings
  • Detail view and symbol
  • Moving views
  • Templates and reports
  • Plotting and printing
  • 1.4Import and export
  • 3D DWG/DXF export
  • 1.5Custom components
  • Performance improvements
  • Automatic seam positioning
  • Using Excel with custom components
  • Imperial units in formulas
  • Battering connection (13) improvements
  • 1.6Components
  • Stairwell and elevator shafts (90)
  • 2 Tekla Structures 11.1 Steel Detailing
  • 2.1Modeling
  • 2.2Drawings
  • Contour plate orientation
  • 2.3Import and export
  • Fabtrol XML import (17)
  • IFC import
  • 2.4Components
  • Building (S91)
  • Beam to beam connections
  • Beam to column connections
  • Bracing connections
  • Macros and details
  • 3 Tekla Structures 11.1 Precast Concrete Detailing
  • 3.1General
  • 3.2Modeling
  • Family numbering
  • Fixed drawing main view
  • Deforming parts
  • 3.3Drawings
  • Dimensioning by reference points
  • To set dimensioning by reference points:
  • 3.4Custom components
  • Custom components in cast-units
  • 3.5Components
  • Modeling of floor bay (66)
  • Concrete stairs (7)
  • Modeling of slab area (88)
  • 3.6Reinforcement
  • New reinforcement components
  • 4 Tekla Structures 11.1 Analysis and design
  • 4.1Analysis and design
  • Loading
  • Slab spanning direction
  • Analysis & Design models dialog box
  • Response spectrum
  • Analysis properties for slab components
  • Connections of plate elements improved
  • Rigid diaphragm improvements
  • 5 Tekla Structures 11.0 Common features
  • 5.1General
  • Topics Batch file settings in the user interface (p.84)
  • Batch file settings in the user interface
  • New Template Editor - version 3.2
  • 5.2Modeling
  • Topics Sketching cross sections (p.92)
  • Sketching cross sections
  • Show or hide handles (contour plates and concrete slabs)
  • Selecting part handles
  • Binding objects to different types of plane
  • Making construction lines magnetic
  • Improvements to copy and move tools
  • Surface treatment
  • Miscellaneous
  • 5.3Drawings
  • Dimensioning improvements
  • Dimension line tags
  • Unfolding fixes
  • Weld symbol improvements
  • Drawing list improvements
  • Elevation dimensions
  • Improvements to section view symbols and labels
  • Drawing color
  • New surface treatment fields in report templates
  • 5.4Import and export
  • Topics Import MicroStation 8 DGN files (p.119)
  • IFC import and export (p.119)
  • Import MicroStation 8 DGN files
  • IFC import and export
  • Web viewer models
  • Miscellaneous fixes
  • 5.5Custom components
  • Topics Performance improvements (p.121)
  • New properties for custom components
  • Editing custom components
  • Define parameters for part adds
  • New detail position options
  • 5.6Components
  • Component catalog improvements
  • Use Excel in connection design
  • 6 Tekla Structures 11.0 Steel Detailing
  • 6.1Modeling
  • New weld options
  • 6.2Drawings
  • 6.3Import and export
  • NC file settings moved to user interface
  • NC fixes
  • 6.4Components
  • New help for tower and bracing components
  • Improvements to existing moment connection checks
  • AutoConnection improvements
  • Gusset connections
  • Cold rolled
  • 7 Tekla Structures 11.0 Precast Concrete Detailing
  • 7.1Modeling
  • Topics Deforming parts (p.147)
  • Add surface treatment to parts
  • 7.2Drawings
  • Topics Cast unit drawing improvements (p.152)
  • Cast unit drawing improvements
  • Show undeformed shape of parts in drawings
  • Reinforcement marks and dimension lines
  • Show tiled surface treatment in drawings
  • 7.3 Components
  • Topics Corbel connection (14) (p.161)
  • Seating with dowel connections (p.161)
  • Corbel connection (14)
  • Seating with dowel connections
  • 7.4Reinforcement
  • Topics Spiral reinforcement groups (p.162)
  • Miscellaneous (p.170)
  • Spiral reinforcement groups
  • Reinforcement mesh properties
  • Reinforcement components
  • 8 Tekla Structures 11.0 Analysis and design
  • 8.1Analysis and design
  • Topics Extended clash check (p.171)
  • Extended clash check
  • New design codes
  • New seismic codes
  • Analyzing composite beams
  • Load groups
  • Changes in ULS and SLS design checks
  • Load distribution fixes

Tekla Structures 11.

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Release Notes

Product version 11.1 June 2005
Copyright © 2005 Tekla Corporation

Copyright© 1992-2005 Tekla Corporation and its licensors. All rights reserved. This Software Manual has been developed for use with the referenced Software. Use of the Software, and use of this Software Manual are governed by a License Agreement. Among other provisions, the License Agreement sets certain warranties for the Software and this Manual, disclaims other warranties, limits recoverable damages, defines permitted uses of the Software, and determines whether you are an authorized user of the Software. Please refer to the License Agreement for important obligations and applicable limitations and restrictions on your rights. In addition, this Software Manual is protected by copyright law and by international treaties. Unauthorized reproduction, display, modification, or distribution of this Manual, or any portion of it, may result in severe civil and criminal penalties, and will be prosecuted to the full extent permitted by law. Tekla, Tekla Structures, Xcity, Xengineer, Xpipe, Xpower, Xsteel, and Xstreet are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Tekla Corporation in the European Union, the United States, and/or other countries. Other product and company names mentioned in this Manual are or may be trademarks of their respective owners. By referring to a third-party product or brand, Tekla does not intend to suggest an affiliation with or endorsement by such third party and disclaims any such affiliation or endorsement, except where otherwise expressly stated. Portions of this software: 2D DCM © 1989-2004 D-Cubed Limited. All rights reserved. EPM toolkit © 1995-2004 EPM Technology a.s., Oslo, Norway. All rights reserved. XML parser © 1999 The Apache Software Foundation. All rights reserved. Analysis Engine included in Tekla Structures uses a program copyrighted by and is the property of Research Engineers International ©. All rights reserved. Elements of the software described in this Manual may be the subject of pending patent applications in the European Union and/or other countries.

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Tekla Structures 11.1 Common features .............................................. 7
1.1 General .................................................................................................. 8 Recording and running macros........................................................ 8 Coordinate symbol in rendered view ................................................ 9 Disable Advanced options dialog box............................................... 9 Miscellaneous.............................................................................. 10 Modeling............................................................................................... 11 Adding surface treatment to parts .................................................. 11 Parametric sketching improvements .............................................. 14 Units in parametric profile name .................................................... 22 Binding objects to center and cut planes ........................................ 23 Create clip planes ........................................................................ 23 Miscellaneous.............................................................................. 25 Drawings .............................................................................................. 26 Cloning from template .................................................................. 26 Hatch patterns for surface treatment .............................................. 28 Associative drawings.................................................................... 29 Detail view and symbol ................................................................. 31 Moving views............................................................................... 33 Templates and reports.................................................................. 35 Plotting and printing...................................................................... 39 Miscellaneous.............................................................................. 42 Import and export .................................................................................. 45 3D DWG/DXF export.................................................................... 45 Miscellaneous.............................................................................. 46 Custom components .............................................................................. 46
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48 Battering connection (13) improvements......................................................................................................................................................................... 54 Import and export............................................................................................................ 47 Imperial units in formulas ......................................................................................................................... 58 Macros and details .........................1 2....................3 Modeling .........1 Steel Detailing ........................................................................................................ 50 Miscellaneous ..........2 2..............................................................................................................................................................6 Performance improvements......................................... 53 Drawings.............................1......................................................... 58 Miscellaneous .. 54 Fabtrol XML import (17) ....................................... 54 Contour plate orientation .................................................. 50 Stairwell and elevator shafts (90) ................... 53 2....................................... 46 Automatic seam positioning....................................................................................... 47 Using Excel with custom components.. 58 Bracing connections ............................................................................................................................................................. 54 CNC..........................................................................................................4 2 Release Notes ............... 56 Building (S91) .................... 59 2.. 55 Components.................. 49 Components........ 57 Beam to column connections. 55 IFC import...................................................................................................... 56 Beam to beam connections ........................................................................ 51 2 Tekla Structures 11..................................................... 48 Miscellaneous .........................................................

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Tekla Structures 11.1 Precast Concrete Detailing ............................. 61
3.1 3.2 General ................................................................................................ 61 Modeling............................................................................................... 61 Family numbering ........................................................................ 62 Fixed drawing main view............................................................... 63 Deforming parts ........................................................................... 64 Miscellaneous.............................................................................. 64 Drawings .............................................................................................. 64 Dimensioning by reference points.................................................. 64 Templates and reports.................................................................. 65 Miscellaneous.............................................................................. 65 Custom components .............................................................................. 67 Custom components in cast-units .................................................. 67 Components ......................................................................................... 67 Modeling of floor bay (66) ............................................................. 67 Concrete stairs (7)........................................................................ 68 Modeling of slab area (88) ............................................................ 69 Miscellaneous.............................................................................. 70 Reinforcement....................................................................................... 70 New reinforcement components .................................................... 70 Miscellaneous.............................................................................. 71

3.3

3.4 3.5

3.6

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Tekla Structures 11.1 Analysis and design ......................................... 73
4.1 Analysis and design............................................................................... 73 Loading....................................................................................... 74 Slab spanning direction ................................................................ 75 Analysis & Design models dialog box............................................. 76 Response spectrum ..................................................................... 76 Analysis properties for slab components ........................................ 77 Connections of plate elements improved ........................................ 78 Rigid diaphragm improvements ..................................................... 78 Miscellaneous.............................................................................. 79

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Tekla Structures 11.0 Common features .............................................. 83
5.1 General................................................................................................. 84 Batch file settings in the user interface ........................................... 84 Performance improvements........................................................... 87 New Template Editor - version 3.2 ................................................. 87 Miscellaneous .............................................................................. 90 Modeling ............................................................................................... 92 Sketching cross sections............................................................... 92 Show or hide handles (contour plates and concrete slabs) ............... 94 Selecting part handles .................................................................. 95 Binding objects to different types of plane....................................... 95 Making construction lines magnetic................................................ 96 Improvements to copy and move tools ........................................... 97 Surface treatment......................................................................... 97 Miscellaneous ............................................................................ 101 Drawings............................................................................................. 102 Associative drawings .................................................................. 103 Dimensioning improvements ....................................................... 108 Dimension line tags .................................................................... 110 Unfolding fixes ........................................................................... 110 Weld symbol improvements......................................................... 111 Drawing list improvements .......................................................... 111 Elevation dimensions.................................................................. 113 Improvements to section view symbols and labels......................... 114 Drawing color............................................................................. 115 Templates and reports ................................................................ 115 New surface treatment fields in report templates ........................... 116 Miscellaneous ............................................................................ 116 Import and export................................................................................. 119 Import MicroStation 8 DGN files................................................... 119 IFC import and export ................................................................. 119 Web viewer models .................................................................... 121 Miscellaneous fixes .................................................................... 121 Custom components ............................................................................ 121

5.2

5.3

5.4

5.5
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5.6

Performance improvements ........................................................ 121 New properties for custom components ....................................... 122 Editing custom components ........................................................ 123 Define parameters for part adds .................................................. 125 Imperial units in formulas ............................................................ 125 New detail position options ......................................................... 126 Miscellaneous........................................................................... 126 Components ....................................................................................... 127 Component catalog improvements............................................... 128 Use Excel in connection design ................................................... 134 Miscellaneous............................................................................ 135

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Tekla Structures 11.0 Steel Detailing ................................................. 137
6.1 6.2 6.3 Modeling............................................................................................. 137 New weld options....................................................................... 138 Drawings ............................................................................................ 139 Import and export ................................................................................ 139 NC file settings moved to user interface ....................................... 140 NC fixes .................................................................................... 141 Components ....................................................................................... 141 New help for tower and bracing components ................................ 142 Improvements to existing moment connection checks ................... 142 AutoConnection improvements.................................................... 143 Beam to beam connections......................................................... 143 Beam to column connections ...................................................... 144 Gusset connections.................................................................... 144 Macros and details ..................................................................... 144 Cold rolled................................................................................. 145 Miscellaneous............................................................................ 146

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.............................................................................................. 171 Extended clash check ............................................................................................................................. 160 Components..................................................................................................1 Analysis and design ............ 149 Miscellaneous .............................. 161 Miscellaneous ........................... 162 Spiral reinforcement groups.................7 Tekla Structures 11......................................................0 Analysis and design ........................................................3 7.............................. 177 6 Release Notes ...... 151 Drawings.................................................................................... 166 Miscellaneous ................................. 172 New seismic codes............ 175 Load distribution fixes ..............................0 Precast Concrete Detailing . 164 Reinforcement components............................ 147 Deforming parts.............................................................. 176 Miscellaneous .......................... 170 7............................................ 162 Reinforcement ....... 154 Show tiled surface treatment in drawings..........................................1 Modeling ........................................................................................................................................ 157 Miscellaneous ..................................... 161 Seating with dowel connections ............... 173 Load groups............................................................................................................................................. 161 Corbel connection (14)....2 7............................................................................................................. 152 Cast unit drawing improvements ...................................................................................................... 153 Reinforcement marks and dimension lines...............................................................4 8 Tekla Structures 11.. 171 New design codes ................................. 147 7.. 152 Show undeformed shape of parts in drawings .................................................................................................................. 174 Changes in ULS and SLS design checks...................................... 155 Templates and reports .............................................................................................................................. 162 Reinforcement mesh properties ..................................................................... 172 Analyzing composite beams ..... 171 8................ 147 Add surface treatment to parts...........................

1 Tekla Structures 11. 8) Modeling (p.1 Common features 7 . 11) Drawings (p.1 Common features Tekla Structures version 11. or in Xengineer. 26) Import and export (p. in Xsteel. Installing Tekla Structures setup creates a new subfolder for Tekla Structures 11.dll files are updated. 50) Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. This ensures that all Windows system folder *.1. 45) Custom components (p. Compatibility Tekla Structures 11. Topics This chapter is divided into following sections: • • • • • • General (p. you can open it in Tekla Structures 11. 46) Components (p.0. but not in older versions.1 is compatible with all previous versions. You need Windows Administrator rights to install Tekla Structures 11. Once you save a model in Tekla Structures 11.1.1 is a main release and contains many new features and fixes. We recommend that you complete any models you have started using your current version. You can open and work with existing models using Tekla Structures 11.1.1.

to open the Macros dialog box.. 2. Click Stop to stop recording. dialog boxes and shortcuts.1 you can record user interface macros to simplify some tasks that need many mouse clicks.. To perform the recorded macro. select the macro and click Run. 5. You can record series of actions from menus.1 Common features . Click Tools > Macros. 3. To record a macro: 1. 6. Click Record. Type in a name for the macro. 8 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 4. Perform the commands in the user interface.1 General This section describes the following new features and fixes: Recording and running macros In Tekla Structures 11.1.

The recorded macros are saved as *. located in the lower right corner of the model view. which you can manually edit.cs is associated with suitable text editor.1 Common features 9 .. click Edit on the Macros dialog box. set the following variable in the batch file: set XS_DISABLE_ADVANCED_OPTIONS=TRUE Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.cs files. To view and edit the recorded macro: 1. To create a macro file manually. This command creates an empty macro file. Coordinate symbol in rendered view Now you can see the model direction easier with the new coordinate symbol. and the file is opened in the associated editor. The coordinate symbol follows the workplane. In Tekla Structures. Disable Advanced options dialog box You can disable the Advanced options dialog box so that the variables can be edited in the batch files only. click Create in the Macros dialog box. in . To disable the dialog box./environments/countryindependent/macros folder: The recorded macro is saved in drawings or modeling folder. depending on in which mode the macro was recorded. First check that the file type . or copy and paste macros from other files. 2.

and go to the Model view category. You need to restart Tekla Structures before the change is applied.Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11. or 4. 2. Possible values are 1. Click Apply and OK.1 Common features . Enter cursor line width in the Value field. 4. Now the reference point handling is disabled when starting a command and enabled after picking the first position. the model is no longer locked. Any other value is handled as 1. Cursor line width is 1 Cursor line width is 4 Fixes • In single user mode. Default value is 2. Any other number will be treated as 1. 2. in single user mode. picking the first position was sometimes difficult. When the orthogonal snapping was on. • 10 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. You can open locked models in the Viewer.1 includes following new features and fixes: Cursor line width Set the cursor line width in rendered views with variable XS_RENDERED_CURSOR_LINE_WIDTH: 1. if you open a model in Tekla Structures Viewer. Click Tools > Advanced options. • • • 3.

4. 2.1.1 includes following improvements in adding surface treatment to objects: Cuts and recesses Now when you add surface treatment to parts with openings or recesses. Pick the origin of the surface treatment.1 Common features 11 . Select the cut face to apply the surface treatment to: Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Tekla Structures recognizes the openings and recesses in the part. When you select this option. select Cut by father part cuts checkbox in the Surfacing properties dialog box. Click the Create face surfacing or Create polygon surfacing icon. Add surface treatment to cut faces You can now add surface treatment to cut faces (faces created by a cut). 3. Pick the direction. To add surface treatment to cut faces: 1.2 Modeling This section describes the following new features and fixes: Adding surface treatment to parts Tekla Structures 11.

continue picking the polygonal area.5. Select the part faces to apply the surface treatment to.1 you can apply the surface treatment to parts in the following ways: 1. 3. • • Pick faces one by one.1 Common features . In Tekla Structures 11. • Add face surface treatment If you chose polygon surface treatment. 4. 2. Pick the direction of the surface treatment. or use window selection: Drag the mouse from left to right to select all faces totally within that rectangular area: 12 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Click the Create face surfacing icon Pick the origin of the surface treatment. Surface treatment added to cut faces is modifed according to the changes made to the part.

Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Pick points to form the surface treatment area. 5. the surface treatment is forced to fit inside the face: • If all corner points of the surface treatment are not on the part face plane. 2. 4. Click the Create polygon surfacing icon Pick the origin of the surface treatment. Pick the direction of the surface treatment. Pick the part face to add the surface treatment to.1 Common features 13 . the corner points are forced to a face of the part.• Drag the mouse from right to left to select all objects totally or partly within that rectangular area: Add polygon surface treatment 1. • If you pick points outside the part face. 3.

Numbering Surface treatment is now considered in numbering: To set Tekla Structures compare surface treatment in numbering click Setup > Numbering.. and select Surfacings checkbox on the Numbering tab..1 Common features .. Set the cut thickness with variable XS_POLYGON_CUT_EXTRA_THICKNESS. the smaller surface treatment overrides the larger one.1 includes following new features and fixes: Number of parameters Include unlimited number of parameters in sketched profiles. for example.. The overriding is recognized in reports (only the visible area is calculated).. to be able to cut thick surface treatment with polygon cut command: 1.0. and go to the Modeling category. Cutting surface treatment Use variable XS_POLYGON_CUT_EXTRA_THICKNESS to define the cut depth of polygon cut. .Overlapping surface treatments When you create overlapping surface treatments. The default value is 5. 14 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Click Tools > Advanced options. 2. Parametric sketching improvements Tekla Structures 11.

or delete objects. • The sketches are parameterized in the same way as the custom components. Use the popup menu. Click Sketch browser icon to open the Sketch browser dialog box. Objects included in the sketched profile. dimension. • Click a line. chamfer or constraint in the Cross section sketch editor view and Tekla Structures highlights it in the browser. created in the Variables dialog box. Create links between the sketch parameter variables.Sketch browser dialog box Now you can view and modify sketch properties in the Sketch browser dialog box: 1.1 Common features 15 . copy names. Or click a part in the browser to have Tekla Structures hightlight it in the view. • • Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. see Using variables to define cross section properties in the online help. For more information. copy values. to add equations. for example. and sketch objects to create parametric profiles.

1 Common features . In the Cross section sketch editor view. 3. enter X and Y dimensions. Select chamfer type. 16 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. The chamfers are shown in the Sketch browser dialog box. where you can add equations to them. the yellow circles represent chamfers. Double-click a yellow circle to open the Chamfer properties dialog box: 2.Chamfers Use chamfers when sketching profiles: 1. Click Modify and the chamfer is applied to the selected corner.

Extrude sketched polyline You can now create easily a cold rolled (constant thickness) cross section by sketching an open polyline. Extrusion type defines how the polyline is extruded: Sketch editor view Sketch browser dialog box Extrusion Type Extrusion Type = 0 Description Polyline is extruded symmetrically from the center line (the line you have sketched). Extrusion Type = 2 Polyline extruded to the inside of the sketched line. Default value Extrusion Type = 1 Polyline extruded to the outside of the sketched line.1 Common features 17 . Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. and defining extrusion type and thickness of the profile.

Visualization of constraints Now you can view the constraints in the editor view. Click icon in the Cross section sketch editor view. Select the constraint in the Sketch browser dialog box. by selecting them in the Sketch browser dialog box: 1. 2.1 Common features . Angle constraint Add angle constraint to a sketch: 1. Tekla Structures creates the angle constraint. Pick the lines counter-clockwise.Use equations in Thickness property to define the thickness of the extruded polyline. 18 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 2. 3. and the constraints are highlighted in the Cross section sketch editor view. Click Sketch browser icon . 3. The line in question is displayed as dashed line.

bottom. Connection positioning planes Tekla Structures uses the connection positioning planes for positioning components to parts. in the part properties dialog box). Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. on the General tab. Part positioning planes Part positioning planes (top. but if you have modified the part or connection positioning plane in Cross section sketch editor view. custom components to concrete slabs. left and right) affect how the part is positioned in the model (the properties on the Position tab. Right-click and select Delete in the popup menu: Part and connection positioning planes Use commands Show or hide part positioning planes and Show or hide connection positioning planes on the sketching toolbar to view the control positioning planes of the profile. if you have selected the Position in relation to primary parts checkbox in the component dialog box. Tekla Structures uses those instead of the default planes. Tekla Structures uses solid edge planes of the main part as the reference points. Click Sketch browser icon .1 Common features 19 . 3. Select the constraint in the Sketch browser dialog box. 2. for example.Deleting constraints To delete a constraint: 1. By default.

with 0 offset. with 0 offset. Modified part positioning planes. Cross section sketch editor view: Part positioning planes in the default position Part end view: The On plane and At depth properties are both set to Middle. The following images display modified part positioning planes in the Cross section sketch editor view and how the part reference line position has changed in the model: Cross section sketch editor view: Part end view: The On plane and At depth properties are both set to Middle.1 Common features .The following pictures display the default part positioning planes in the Cross section sketch editor view and in part end view. 20 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

Click icon to show default part positioning planes. to 3. The connection positioning planes are displayed as green lines. 2. see Sketching and using cross sections in the online help.1 Common features 21 .To view or modify the planes: 1. The modified planes are saved with the sketch. Then click the Show or hide part positioning planes or Show or hide connection positioning planes icon again. or icon show the connection positioning planes. To revert to the default planes: select the plane lines and select Delete from the pop-up menu. Miscellaneous fixes • For more information on sketching tools. Sometimes the profile dimensions were corrupted when the sketched profiles were updated in the model after closing the sketch editor. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Fixed. In the upper right and lower left corners are handles which you can drag to modify the location of the planes. 4. • • The part positioning planes are displayed as blue lines. Open the Cross section sketch editor view.

1 Common features .Units in parametric profile name The parametric profile name now consists of correct imperial units and values: 22 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

Binding objects to center and cut planes Tekla Structures 11.1 Common features 23 . use the second list box on the Snap settings toolbar to select the plane to bind the object to. The options are: • • • • • Boundary planes of parts Center planes of parts Outline planes of parts Cut planes Grid planes Create clip planes Now you can create up to six clip planes to any rendered model view: Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. When you create distances to bind model objects together.1 includes new options for binding objects to planes: • Center planes • Cut planes • Use to bind object handles to cut surfaces.

Select a rendered model view Right-click and select Create clip plane from the popup menu. Clip plane is displayed with a symbol. Select the clip plane position: pick any plane. 5. 2. 3. To end the command.To create a clip plane: 1. right-click and select Interrupt.1 Common features Clip plane symbol . 4. Selected plane 24 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

drag and drop it to the new location. • Part cuts If a part was cut with part cut or polygon cut command. • Command Points > Part-line intersection did not work correctly. To delete a clip plane: Click the clip plane symbol and click Delete. Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11. To move the clip plane.1 Common features 25 . Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 7. Now once you have picked the plane. see Points > Plane-line intersection in the online help.1 includes following new features and fixes: Plane-line and part-line intersection points • Command Points > Plane-line intersection did not work correctly. you can pick multiple lines after that. For more information.6. Now once you have picked the part. Fixed. you can pick multiple lines after that. You can only move the plane to the direction of plane normal (and opposite). using this part to cut another part did not work correctly. click the symbol.

When you saved a model in the multiuser mode. Templates are drawings included in a Tekla Structures model. in the batch file.Numbering parts Even if a plate created as beam and a contour plate were identical.0 enlarges the handles Value smaller than 1..) and go to Model view category. 26 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Handle size Now you can modify the handle size in the model view: 1.0 decreases the handle size Close the rendered view and reopen it to view the modified handle size. the variable XS_DRAWING_TEMPLATES_LIBRARY to point to the model folder that contains the template drawings: set XS_DRAWING_TEMPLATES_LIBRARY=%XS_RUNPATH%\DrawingLibrary • For example: set XS_DRAWING_TEMPLATES_LIBRARY=C:\TeklaStructuresModels\CloningTemplate (where CloningTemplate is the model name). Fixed..0 Value larger than 1. which is defined as the template library. • To define the drawing template library. the work plane symbol was sometimes drawn to wrong position. • 1. and to contour plates. Open the Advanced options dialog box (Tools > Advanced options.3 Drawings This section describes the following new features and fixes: Cloning from template Now you can clone drawings from templates. 2. Define the handle size with variable XS_HANDLE_SCALE.1 Common features . they got different position numbers. • • • 3. Miscelleneous fixes The default value is 1. Now Tekla Structures assigns same position numbers to plates created as beams. set.

7..1 Common features 27 . In the Drawing cloning dialog box. button. In the model. Select Drawing template option and press Templates. 2.. click Clone selected. 6.To clone from a drawing template: 1. 4.. and define the template library in the batch file. in the drawing list dialog box).. select the template drawing. Select the drawing objects that you want to copy into the new drawing. in the Objects and actions in cloning properties. to open the Drawing cloning dialog box. (or click Clone. In the Drawing templates dialog box. 3. 5.. Click Drawing > Clone drawing. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. select the part.. Create the template drawings.

To show hatching in the drawing. • See product_finishes..dat file for a full list of surfacing codes.Hatch patterns for surface treatment Now you can use hatches with all surface treatment types in drawings.1 Common features . for example. MF./environments/*your environment*/system folder). • 28 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Surfacing. select Show pattern checkbox in the drawing surfacing properties dialog box: The direction of the hatch pattern is the same as the direction of the surface treatment.htc Which hatch to use with which surfacing type is configured in surfacing. In the file is defined following: • Surfacing type: • 1 = concrete finish • 2 = special mix • 3 = tile surface • 4 = steel finish Surfacing code: • This is the abbreviation used in drawings and reports.htc file (located in ..

2. You can drag the text. The start and end point of the line are associative. and it stays associative. arrow at start point The starting point of the line is associative (the point where Tekla Structures creates the arrow). for example.. Text along line Text with leader line Along line. Circle properties dialog box by double-clicking Circle icon on the Drawings: Drawing toolbar. Associative drawings Tekla Structures 11.• • Hatch name Extra scale • Extra scale is a numeric value that Tekla Structures uses to scale hatches.1 Common features 29 . Release Notes Tekla Structures 11..htc schema file. and in the Hidden lines for back side. The direction angle is maintained when the model changes and drawings are updated. (Also other drawing object properties include fill type selection). Open. The starting point of the leader line is associative. • View available hatches To view a list of existing hatches: 1. to open the collection of available hatch patterns. Click Select.1 includes following improvements in associative drawings: Texts in drawings Text objects are now associative (text position is updated when the model changes). Tekla Structures uses the color defined on the Appearance tab of the drawing surfacing properties dialog box. The color and type definition in Visible lines is used for the front side surface treatment. you can view the name in the Type list box. When you click a pattern. Color (optional) • If you do not define a color for a hatch in the surfacing. in the Circle. Text type Text Description The insertion point (the point you pick when adding the text) is associative.

part mark. and it is updated according to the changes made to the object it is added to.1 includes new drawing object: associative note. The first two points are associative. you can use associative note as an extra marks in drawings. Polygon Cloud Associative notes Tekla Structures 11. Rectangle Polyline One or two points (the first two) can be associative. Command Associative note with leader line Associative note without leader line. Icon Associative note can be added to following objects: • • • • Part Bolt Reinforcing bar Surfacing 30 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Associative note along line. Arc Circle The center point is associative.Drawing objects The following drawing objects are now associative: Object Line Icon Description One or two points (start and end points) can be associative.1 Common features . The note works like. for example.

<--' <-Part elements Bolt elements Reinforcing bar elements Surfacing elements Add bolt properties. Add surfacing properties: Name. Class. option: 2. Position. Slot length. Add and modify the content of the notes the same way as with part marks. Pick the part to indicate to which part this note belongs to. cc min etc. the point you pick is the first point of the leader line. Pick a point to indicate the start of the line along which you want to place the note. 2. such as Standard. Detail view and symbol With Tekla Structures 11. Pick a point to place the note. such as Grade. Pick the end point of the line along which you want the text to appear. Slot height etc. and place the notes freely. Camber. If you chose With leader line. Pick the part to indicate to which part this note belongs to. Shape. Add reinforcing bar properties. and Surfacing name. such as Profile.You can add multiple notes to one object. Length. Class. Adds a user-defined attribute to the note. Line feed between elements Backspace between elements Add part properties.1 you can create detail views: To create a detail view: Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Fittings (NS/FS) etc. click Create > Associative note and select type: With leader line and Without leader line options: 1. Along line 1. Code.1 Common features 31 . Material. 3. Associative notes can contain following elements: Element Text User-defined attribute Symbol Description Opens dialog box where you can type in text to the note. To add associative note. Assembly type.

5. 4. on the Drawings: View toolbar.1. Pick second corner. Click Create > Detail view. Pick position for the detail symbol. 2. 3.1 Common features . or click icon Pick the first corner of the detail view. Tekla Structures creates the detail view and adds a detail symbol to the original view: Detail label Detail view Detail symbol Double click the detail symbol to modify the label properties: 32 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

right-click and select Move to drawing from the popup menu. 3. click Detail label. 5. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.1 Common features 33 . 4. Select the target drawing from the drawing list.. 2. When you move views to another drawing. 2. Tekla Structures moves the view to the selected drawing.To modify the detail label properties on the drawing level: 1. Click Move on the Move view to drawing dialog box. In the drawing properties dialog box. to open the detail label dialog box. To move drawing views to another drawing: 1. Select the drawing view you want to move. Moving views Now you can move section and detail views on another drawing sheet in the drawing list. Open the drawing and the Drawings dialog box (drawing list).. Modify the properties and click Modify and OK. the original drawing will contain a reference to the target drawing.

use the following variables (Tools > Advanced options. Also the section and detail contain reference to the drawing where the view was moved to: Original drawing B.1 where the section view was moved to.The moved views contain a reference to the drawing where the original section or detail was located.1 . View label contains reference to the original drawing B.detail symbol label Enter the label content in the Value field: • Label text can include free text and user-defined and template attributes surrounded by % characters.section view label XS_SECTION_SYMBOL_REFERENCE . For example. . 34 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.1 Common features ..1 Section view label contains reference to drawing C.1 .1 containing section view.1. Label texts To edit the reference text in the labels. See %DRAWING_TITLE%.section symbol label XS_DETAIL_VIEW_REFERENCE . Target drawing C. in Drawing properties category): • • • • XS_SECTION_VIEW_REFERENCE .detail view label XS_DETAIL_SYMBOL_REFERENCE ..

a html-file is created.1 Common features Description Area of the "shadow" of the part at global XY-. assemblies and cast units: Field name AREA_PROJECTION_GXY_NET AREA_PROJECTION_GXZ_NET AREA_PROJECTION_GYZ_NET AREA_PROJECTION_GXY_GROSS AREA_PROJECTION_GXZ_GROSS AREA_PROJECTION_GYZ_GROSS AREA_PROJECTION_XY_NET AREA_PROJECTION_XZ_NET AREA_PROJECTION_YZ_NET AREA_PROJECTION_XY_GROSS AREA_PROJECTION_XZ_GROSS AREA_PROJECTION_YZ_GROSS AREA_PGZ AREA_NGZ AREA_PGX AREA_NGX Area of faces which outward normal points to positive or negative global Zaxis. or YZ-plane.rpt) is set to be graphical. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. XZ-.Variable set in Advance options dialog box: • If you set the variable in the batch files. XZ-. or YZ-plane. New template fields Tekla Structures 11. See %%DRAWING_TITLE%%. or YZ-plane. or YZ-plane.1 includes following new template fields for parts. use double % characters around the user-defined and template attributes. XZ-. *** 35 . Area of faces which outward normal points to positive or negative global Xaxis. Templates and reports HTML-file Now when a report type (. ** Area of the "shadow" of the part at it's local XY-. XZ. For example. ** Area of the "shadow" of the part at global XY-. *** Area of the "shadow" of the part at it's local XY-.

Area of faces which outward normal points to bottom of form Area of faces which outward normal points to form sides ** XXX_NET area is the area of the shadow excluding the interior outlines (=holes).LONG_HOLE_X") and GetValue("HOLE.LONG_HOLE_Y") returned slotted value other than zero. but there were no slot holes activated for any bolt plys. even when only the slot hole dimension was defined in the Bolt properties dialog box. Area of faces which outward normal points to it's positive or negative local X-axis Area of faces which outward normal points to it's positive or negative local Y-axis Area of faces which outward normal points to top of form. 36 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. *** XXX_GROSS area is the area of the exterior outline of the shadow excluding the interior outlines (=holes).Field name AREA_PGY AREA_NGY AREA_PZ AREA_NZ AREA_PX AREA_NX AREA_PY AREA_NY AREA_FORM_TOP AREA_FORM_BOTTOM AREA_FORM_SIDE Description Area of faces which outward normal points to positive or negative global Yaxis. LONG_HOLE_X and LONG_HOLE_Y Formulas GetValue("HOLE.1 Common features . area of faces which outward normal points to it's positive or negative local Z-axis.

AREA"). Value field formula can be GetValue("PRIMARY. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. for example. GetValue("PRIMARY. Surface treatment in templates and reports • In previous version template attributes SURFACING_NAME and CODE gave the same result. Fixed.XXX").XXX") or GetValue("SECONDARY_1.Primary and secondary parts in templates You can now add attributes of primary and secondary parts of connections in templates and reports: • • The row content type is CONNECTION.1 Common features 37 .

See the following example on corresponding properties and template fields: NAME CODE SURFACING_NAME MATERIAL THICKNESS Show or hide +0. which means that zero levels are not shown in part marks.000). CAST_UNIT_BOTTOM_LEVEL return nothing in the part marks. ASSEMBLY_TOP_LEVEL. Template attributes DATE and TIME are now available for all rows. click Tools > Advanced options. The move command now has a predefined shortcut m. By default this variable is set to TRUE. • Fixes • • • In the Template Editor. text fields were too long with some font sizes in japanese text. • If you need to see also the zero values. then in the Marking: parts category. This problem has now been fixed.• New template attributes in Tekla Structures 11. if the level value is zero (+0.000 levels • The template attributes ASSEMBLY_BOTTOM_LEVEL. NAME. and THICKNESS for surface treatment.1: MATERIAL. 38 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. set the new variable XS_DRAWING_IGNORE_ZERO_LEVELS_IN_PART_MARKS to FALSE.CAST_UNIT_TOP_LEVEL.1 Common features .

Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. it returns bolt "Standard" for studs. depending on the selected printer settings.) and go to Hatching category.. 3. 2. Open the Advanced options dialog box (Tools > Advanced options. Open the drawing object properties dialog box (rectangle.. or circle). To use the hatch color: 1. polygon. 2.• The template attribute NAME_SHORT now returns correct values from the bolt assembly catalog: • • for bolts. Plotting and printing Tekla Structures 11. Select fill color Special. not the short name of the bolt asssembly. Smaller values give darker shade. You do not have to restart Tekla Structures to activate changes to these variables.1 Common features 39 . 3. Define the gray color with the following variables: set XS_HATCH_SPECIAL_COLOR_R to 214 set XS_HATCH_SPECIAL_COLOR_G to 214 set XS_HATCH_SPECIAL_COLOR_B to 214 The default value for hatch is black (0.0). depending on the selected printer settings. Open the drawing. To define a special color hatch: 1. The hatch is plotted in color or grayscale.1 includes following new features and fixes: Plotting gray hatches Now you can define a special hatch color. higher values lighter. which will not be converted to black when plotting.0. Click Apply and OK. This color will be plotted as color or grayscale. The hatch color is defined using the RGB (Red Green Blue) values (scale is from 0 to 255). it returns the name of the bolt.

40 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.1 Common features . To use the same color in automatic section hatching. 2. For more information. Type in FALSE in the Value field of the variable.htc file to 120. switch the following variables off: • • XS_USE_LINECLIP_IN_EXPORT for DXF / DWG export. XS_USE_LINECLIP for normal plotting. see Hatching in section views in the online help. the value is TRUE. if the line goes through text or drawing marks) in plotted drawings or in printing to DXF / DWG. Click Tools > Advanced options. To display continuous lines: 1. set the color index number in the . and go to the Plotting category. Plotting continuous lines To display continuous lines (for example. • By default.In print the gray shade is darker.

and go to the Drawing properties category. Set XS_ALWAYS_CONFIRM_SAVE_WHEN_CLOSING_DRAWING to TRUE. Click Apply and OK... In section views for XZ or YZ planes. 2. Click Tools > Advanced options. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. that the z axis points up: • Section views for XY plane views. Use variable XS_ALWAYS_CONFIRM_SAVE_WHEN_CLOSING_DRAWING to set Tekla Structures always display the confirmation dialog: 1. Section view direction Now Tekla Structures creates the section views in GA drawings always so. the z axis points up. without restarting Tekla Structures. • Confirm save when closing a drawing If you have not made any modifications and close the drawing. • The default value is FALSE.1 Common features 41 .3. the viewpoint is rotated so that section view’s vertical axis will be parallel to the global z axis. Tekla Structures does not display a confirmation dialog to prompt you to save the drawing. XS_USE_LINECLIP = TRUE XS_USE_LINECLIP = FALSE Miscellaneous • You can now set the variables XS_PLOT_ORIGIN_MOVE_X and XS_PLOT_ORIGIN_MOVE_Y in the Advanced options dialog box. or gently sloped planes like roof planes. Plotting category.

to open the Advanced options dialog box. and to be able to add extra lines in different colors. Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11. The variable is set to FALSE by default. select variable XS_SECTION_LINE_COLOR. 42 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.. Problems occured with complex main part handling. Enter value for the color (from 1 to 14) in the Value field. Click Tools > Advanced options.1 Common features . in different colors. To set Tekla Structures add extra lines: 1. The number corresponds to the color sequence in drawing object properties: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 etc. 2. In the Hatching category. To show lines around hatching.1 includes fixes for the following: Parts Main part direction • • Round holes were shown as rectangular. if the part representation was set to Bounding box or Base box.Extra line around hatching Now you can add extra lines. Main part direction was handled in a wrong coordinate system.. • • The default value is 0 (no extra lines). around the automatic hatching in section views. you may need to set variable XS_DRAW_ALL_SECTION_EDGES_IN_DRAWINGS to TRUE in the batch files. 3.

Now all the level marks are updated. Surfacing mark properties: Leader line type settings did not work correctly. the Parts out of view plane property is set to Not visible (in General . Degree symbol in angle dimensions is now closer to the text: Marks • • • • Dimensioning • • • • Sometimes complex main parts were not dimensioned correctly. froze the drawing and opened the drawing again. you could not add part marks to parts out of the view plane. on the General tab). Sometimes protection did not work correctly with dimension line extensions. In Tekla Structures 11. Combine equal dimensions property cannot be used with US absolute and US absolute 2 dimension types. the drawing view frames took the original size. when variable XS_COMPLEX_PART_MEMBERS_DO_NOT_HAVE_TO_BE_MAIN_PART was set (Tools > Advanced options. For more information on protection areas. also the tag texts were deleted from that side of the dimension line. Sometimes grid dimensions were overlapping in drawings. only one was updated when the model was changed and you updated the drawing.part mark properties dialog box. Fixed. Use this element in mark to show the Finish property of the part.1 Common features • • Grids • 43 .1.Drawing views • If the associativity was set (variable XS_INTELLIGENT_DRAWING_ALLOWED set) and you dragged the drawing view frames to change their size. Fixed.. Sometimes you could not drag the grid line mark. If a drawing included several level marks. if there was only one grid line in the drawing. Dimensioning: parts category) and the first (the lowest or leftmost) part was secondary. see Protection in the online help.. When in general arrangement drawings. Now grid dimensions are always freeplaced. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. If you modified the second or the second last dimension point in a combined dimension line.. Part mark properties now include Finish in the elements list. Now part marks can be created regardless of the visibility settings. Fixed. Now the extension line protection areas are created correctly.

The cloning did not always work properly in 11. Tekla Structures displayed a warning message saying the drawing is not up to date. Fixed. If you froze a drawing with P flag. and updated it afterwards.. Fixed. if the number of valid characters was different for assembly and part multinumbers (set with variables XS_VALID_CHARS_FOR_ASSEMBLY_MULTI_NUMBERS and XS_VALID_CHARS_FOR_PART_MULTI_NUMBERS). Fixed. Tekla Structures freeplaced them. Fixed. Sometimes when you moved or copied texts in drawings.5 or older) could not be opened in Tekla Structures. If a drawing represents several similar assemblies and one of the assemblies is modified. Symbols were not placed correctly when picking the insertion point in the Drawing editor. are freeplaced. Multinumber characters were not always correct in single drawings. • • • Keyplan Saving. Fixed. Fixed. The single part views are still not cloned when cloning assembly drawings.When you used userdefined attributes in the value field of variable XS_ASSEMBLY_POSITION_NUMBER_FORMAT_STRING (Tools > Advanced options. Fixed.. Sometimes the Title fields in the drawing list were displayed incorrectly when creating drawings. a new assembly drawing is cloned automatically to suit the changed situation.1 Common features . Now also the protect area of text with leader line is always drawn horizontally. Now only texts that have Placing property set to Free..0 or earlier versions. Using key plan reserved a lot of memory. Numbering category) opening drawings was slower than without it. using the pop-up menu commands. Drawings created with old Xsteel versions (version 5. if the single part views were presented in the assembly drawing. and texts with fixed placing are moved or copied where you want to place them.Texts and symbols • The Angle property in the Text properties dialog box affected how the protect area of text with leader line was drawn. opening and closing • • • Cloning • Drawing list • 44 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

. to export the inner contours of a tube. 3. 5. • This dialog box has replaced the Export 3D DXF dialog box. to navigate to another file Select whether to export as DWG or as DXF. lines or reference lines. Modify the properties: • • • • Export as: You can export the model as faces. the tube is exported as a solid... Enter the file name. If you select No. 2. to open the Export 3D DWG/DXF dialog box. Part and Bolt accuracy: Normal. 4. Open a Tekla Structures model.1 Common features 45 . High or No bolts. Now you can use the same properties to both DWG and DXF export. 1.. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.1. or use Browse. Click File > Export > 3D DWG. Cuts: to export cuts Inner contours: for example.4 Import and export This section describes the following new features and fixes: 3D DWG/DXF export It's now possible to export Tekla Structures model as 3D DWG.

5 Custom components This section describes the following new features and fixes: Performance improvements Now custom component creation in large model is even ten times faster than in previous versions. To export the model.0. or Export selected to export selected parts from the model. all phases were imported into the current phase. when you copied objects from another model (Edit > Copy from model.). and the resulting file size is smaller. If you tried to turn on the visibility of an IFC reference object while the IFC file was not in the right location. Fixed. or you have less memory to use.1 includes fixes for the following: • • Reference import now supports layers in DWG. Tekla Structures closed without any warning. and IFC files.. If the model is large. In Tekla Structures 11.1 Common features . click: • • Export all to export the whole model. DGN. Export as Reference lines option is faster.6. • 1. but the end result is better.. 46 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11. Exporting 3D DWG or DXF as Faces uses more memory and might take time.

then right-click and select Edit custom component. or to let Tekla Structures place the seam automatically. Click Add button. To add Use external design property to the component dialog box: 1. In the custom component editor. for connection check. Select the component. 2. and enter following information: Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. For custom components. Otherwise use Excel with custom components the same way as with other components. To place the seam automatically. for example. select Place to picked positions checkbox. Using Excel with custom components Now you can link Excel spreadsheets with Tekla Structures custom components.1 Common features 47 . click to open Variables dialog box. and select one of the positioning options. 3. you need to add property Use external design to the custom component dialog box. deselect the Place to picked positions checkbox. To place the seam to the position you picked. You can now select whether to place the seam to the points you picked.Automatic seam positioning Custom seams include new feature: automatic positioning.

use the new function ValueWithUnit(value. Example: vwu(4.\TeklaStructures\*your version*\environments\country_independent\exceldesign. Spreadsheet location Save and close the custom component editor.. and the battering would be less than the value you entered in the angle field.1 Common features .\TeklaStructures\*your version*\nt\bin\plugins folder).0.vb tile (in . see Using Excel in connection design in the online help.4. For more information on the required Excel files. "foot") "in" ("inch". unit). "inches") "m" "cm" "mm" "rad" "deg" Battering connection (13) improvements Now if you fit the secondary part at an angle to the main part. 48 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Spreadsheet name The name of the file must be component_*component name*. • The location of the spreadsheet is specified in excel. the free space is adjusted so that the final length of the secondary beam is the same as the length of the corresponding horizontal beam..6 mm Known units are: • • • • • • • "ft" ("feet". The new property Use external design is now in the component properties dialog box. 5.xls for a custom component named custom1. file locations and how to perform the connection check with Excel. By default. "in") returns 101.xls • For example component_custom1. unit) or acronym vwu(value. the spreadsheets locate in folder . Imperial units in formulas To convert Imperial units to internal units (metric) in formulas.

1 Common features 49 .Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11. Fixed. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.1 includes fixes for the following: • Part cuts could not be used to cut parts in the Custom component editor.

6 Components This section describes the following new features and fixes: Stairwell and elevator shafts (90) Tekla Structures 11. for creating stairwells and elevator shafts: 50 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.1 Common features .1 includes new macro.1.

1 Common features 51 . created in Tekla Structures Steel Detailing configuration. in Tekla Structures Full Detailing configuration without converting it. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.1 includes fixes for the following: • In previous versions you could not modify a component. Now you can modify components created with other configurations in the Full Detailing configuration. without converting them. if the component does not include reinforcing bars or cast units welds.Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11.

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Tekla Structures 11. 54) Components (p. 56) 2.1 Steel Detailing 53 .1 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.1 Modeling This section describes the following new features and fixes: Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11.1 Steel Detailing configuration contains also the following new features and fixes: Topics This chapter is divided into following sections: • • • • Modeling (p. 54) Import and export (p.2 Tekla Structures 11.1 Steel Detailing In addition to the features and fixes in chapter 1.1 includes fixes for the following • Unpainted steel is now added to surface treatment hatch schema file surfacing. 53) Drawings (p.UP.ANSI32.htc in Europe and US Imperial environments as 4.1.

4. and go to the Orientation tab. To define the contour plate orientation with first and second picked points: 1. Select From 1st to 2nd creation point in the Main axis direction list box.2 Drawings This section describes the following new features and fixes: Contour plate orientation Instead of automatic plate orientation. Create.2. to view the orientation of the plate. Create the contour plate. The first and second picked points will define the plate’s main axis. Click Tools > Numbering > Modified to update numbering.1 Steel Detailing . Click Modify. you can now set the contour plate main axis to follow the line created by the first and second points you pick. 6. 3.. for example. Click User-defined attributes.. 2. Use this feature if you want to have different plate orientation in drawings or reports. 5. 2. and close the dialog box..3 Import and export This section describes the following new features and fixes: Fabtrol XML import (17) Use to import fabrication status information for parts in a Tekla Structures model from an XML file written by Fabtrol: 54 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 7. Double-click the plate to open the Contour plate properties dialog box. a single-part drawing of the plate.

3.0 hard stamps did not affect the DSTV file names. by switching the places of phase and drawing identification in the DSTV file header. set variable XS_NC_DISABLE_PIECE_IDENTIFICATION_FIX to FALSE in the batch files. for example. z or zz profiles. To enable the fix and create similar DSTV files as before. CAD. 2. enter TRUE in the Value field for the variable XS_SECONDARY_PART_HARDSTAMP.0 you could not create NC files of. CIMSteel.1 you can include hard stamps also for secondary parts in DSTV files. Click File > Import. • • IFC import The reading of boundary representation (BREP) in IFC reference files has been improved. In the New import model dialog box. Click the Browse button against the Input file field to locate the file to import. and some CNC controller softwares interprets the DSTV files incorrectly. • In Tekla Structures 11. 5. dstv2dxf converter does not add correct texts to DXF files. Note that Tekla Structures does not create hard stamps for plates. Click OK to import status information into the model.0 DSTV format was fixed to follow the DSTV standard even better than before. to open the New import model dialog box. Now the file name is based on Assembly position and / or Part position elements (on the Hard stamp tab. Because of this change. In Tekla Structures 11. the variable is set to TRUE. 4. To do this. CNC • In Tekla Structures 11. Now you can create NC files of all other profiles by using profile type SO in NC file settings dialog box. This has been fixed. Select any of the following options FEM. or Other. In Tekla Structures 11. select Fabtrol XML import from the Type list box and click the Properties button to open the Fabtrol XML import (17) dialog box. in the NC file settings dialog box). By default.1 Steel Detailing 55 . Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.1.

Pick the creation point for the building. purlins. You can use Tekla Structures system connections and custom connections in the macro.4 Components This section describes the following new features and fixes: Building (S91) Use this macro to create a portal frame building with saddle roof. 56 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. roof and vertical bracing. in the current work plane. and gable end posts. To create a building with the macro: 1. 4. Double-click the macro to open Building (S91) dialog box.2. and search for Building (S91) macro. and click Apply or OK. The building will be created in X and Y direction from the picked point. 3. Click Ctrl + F to open the Component catalog. 2. Modify the properties. The left and right columns and rafter profiles are identical.1 Steel Detailing . The macro creates frames and connections.

Beam to beam connections Tekla Structures 11.1 Steel Detailing 57 .1 includes the following new features and fixes: Two sided clip angle (143) • Now contains the Angle Box tab which used to add a seat angle under one of the secondary parts to fulfill OSHA safety requirements. Use the options on this tab to determine seat angle position. orientation and method of attachment (bolted or welded). Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Use the options on the BoxPBolts and BoxSBolts to control the bolting of the seat angle to primary and secondary parts. Shear plate simple (146) There is no longer a gap between shear plate and column with NS / FS options.

not the plate on the web of the column.Beam to column connections Tekla Structures 11.1 Steel Detailing .0.1 includes the following new features and fixes: 58 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Column with stiffeners W (182) Now uses the correct properties for weld no 2. Macros and details Tekla Structures 11.1 includes the following new features and fixes: Turnbuckle bracing (S3) Turnbuckle was rotated incorrectly when created between columns.1 includes the following new features and fixes: Haunch (40) Entering a value on the Picture tab for a gap between the column and the end plate now correctly affects only the distance between the column and the end plate. Fixed. Fixed. Windbracing (1) Connection Windbracing (1) did not work in Tekla Structures 11. Bracing connections Tekla Structures 11.

UltraZED File transfer (93)
UltraZed file transfer (93) macro did not process Apex Struts (ULT-ATC* sections). Fixed.

Multiple stiffeners (1064)
Chamfers were created in the wrong corner in Tekla Structures 11.0. Fixed. When the primary part is C-profile, the chamfers are incorrect.

Miscellaneous
Tekla Structures includes following new features and fixes: • • Component Std bracing connection (67) created the second bolt incorrectly, and the plates were not bolted together. Fixed.
Component L spice (175) did not handle the chamfers correctly. Fixed.

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Tekla Structures 11.1 Precast Concrete Detailing
In addition to the features and fixes in chapter 1, Tekla Structures 11.1 Precast Concrete Detailing configuration contains also the following new features and fixes:

Topics

This chapter is divided into following sections: • • • • • • General (p. 61) Modeling (p. 61) Drawings (p. 64) Custom components (p. 67) Components (p. 67) Reinforcement (p. 70)

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General
This section describes the following new features and fixes:

Numbering
Cast-in embeds are now considered in numbering: Click Setup > Numbering..., and select Embedded objects checkbox on the Numbering tab.

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1 Precast Concrete Detailing . Click Add serie to open the Add serie dialog box.Family numbering When you use family numbering. Click Setup > Numbering to open the Numbering setup dialog box. All the assembly and cast unit numbering series in the model are listed here. Assemblies or cast units which have the same family number but different exact geometry or materials have different qualifier number. For example: Assembly position number: TT/102-3 Family number • • TT/102 3 Qualifier Family number is the same for assemblies and cast units which are similar to the criteria you define in the Numbering setup dialog box. The numbering series is shown in the family numbering field. 62 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Select a numbering serie and click Add. define how to use family numbering for series: 3. the assembly or cast unit position numbers consist of family number and qualifier. To define numbering: 1. 2. 4. On the Family numbering tab.

Click View.. The comparing options are: • • • • • • • Main part profile Secondary parts Chamfers Material Overall length Cuts Name 6. 3.1 Precast Concrete Detailing 63 .. select Fixed in the Coordinate system on the Attributes tab: Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Double-click the part to open part properties dialog box. To set the front view for a part: 1. Modify the compare criteria for each numbering serie separately.5. Use this feature to define the casting direction for a concrete part. to open the drawing view properties dialog box. On the Parameters tab. Click User-defined attributes. 3. select the view direction in the Fixed drawing main view list box: To get the front view shown in the "top form" face in drawing: 1. Fixed drawing main view Now you can define which part face is the front view in the drawing (the ’top in form’). 7. Open the drawing properties dialog box.. 2.. To see the top in view correctly in the drawing. Click Apply and OK. Update the numbering. to open the user-defined attributes dialog box. 2.

select By reference point in the Embedded objects list box: 64 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11..1 the embedded objects can be dimensioned by reference point. Open the Cast unit drawing properties dialog box and click Dimensioning.dimensioning properties dialog box. the new object will belong to the same assembly if the copied object is inside an existing assembly. On the Position dimensions tab in the Cast unit . Seams and connections work with warping. 3.Deforming parts Tekla Structures 11. In Tekla Structures 11. camber and shorten steel and concrete beams and columns.3 Drawings This section describes the following new features and fixes: Dimensioning by reference points In previous Tekla Structures versions cast-in embeds (steel parts or assemblies added to cast units) were dimensioned in cast unit drawings the same way as secondary objects in assembly drawings. 2.1includes following new features and fixes: • • You can warp.1 Precast Concrete Detailing . Miscellaneous • Now when you copy cast unit members and reinforcing bars. To set dimensioning by reference points: 1..

The images are saved in *model folder*/Reports/ *reportname*_images folder. Fixed. so you can distinguish them from reinforcement bars.Templates and reports • Now you can create reinforcing bar bending schedule in HTML format. Strands were listed together with reinforcement bars in templates and reports. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.1 Precast Concrete Detailing 65 . The template attribute STRAND_PULL_FORCE now outputs correct values in reports. containing the real bending shape pictures. • Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11. Template attributes CAST_UNIT_TOP_LEVEL and CAST_UNIT_BOTTOM_LEVEL did not work in part marks. Now they have their own content type STRAND. • • • Reinforcing bar pictures are now automatically created in the model folder and linked to HTML reports.1 includes following new features and fixes: Pull-out pictures • Reinforcement pull-out picture is now displayed as deformed in deformed view.

1 Precast Concrete Detailing . The cast-in embeds were not dimensioned correctly in undeformed views. 66 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Fixed.• New property for the reinforcement pull-outs in part marks: Exaggeration Use the Exaggeration property for better visualization of the reinforcement bar hooks in pull-outs: Exaggeration not selected: Detail of a pull-out picture with Exaggeration property selected: Fixes • • Tekla Structures now takes reinforcement into account when calculating drawing view boundaries.

3.1 Precast Concrete Detailing 67 . to cast units is now made easier: • Now you can add the whole custom connection to the cast unit by right-clicking and selecting Cast unit > Add to from the pop-up menu: • You can also remove the custom component from the cast unit. used for example as cast-in embeds. The component creates slabs between two support lines.5 Components This section describes the following new features and fixes: Modeling of floor bay (66) Use this new component to create various types of concrete slabs. which can be polylines or sloped. and explode the cast unit from the pop-up menu.4 Custom components This section describes the following new features and fixes: Custom components in cast-units Adding custom components.3. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

Concrete stairs (7) Includes the following new features and fixes: • • User interface includes pictures. New properties: you can define thickness of stairs in top and bottom and the draft. 68 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.1 Precast Concrete Detailing .

Tekla Structures no longer ignores the standard spacing value of seams. and a gap might have been created between the slabs. Tekla Structures did not always update default values. if you entered a new value.1 Precast Concrete Detailing 69 . You can now warp slabs with fanned layout. the slabs were not positioned correctly.The concrete stairs (7) macro has now default values: properties which are empty use the default values. Now the created slab can rotate only around its center axis. Modeling of slab area (88) Tekla Structures 11. when the option Width of indexed element is used.1 includes fixes for the following: • When you selected Seam center point in the Origin point list box. and then erased value field and clicked Modify. Fixed. Fixed. • • • • • Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. In some cases the macro created steel beams instead of concrete.

3. Cutting hollow core slab with Grating penetration (92) macro generated an application error.6 Reinforcement This section describes the following new features and fixes: New reinforcement components Tekla Structures 11. Fixed.1 includes fixes for the following: • • • It is now possible to add equations to strand properties in the model browser.1 Precast Concrete Detailing .Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11.1 includes the following new reinforcement components: Component Topping (58) Description Creates toppings on precast concrete parts. 70 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Wash (59) Creates washes on precast concrete parts. Xsnap now also works for seam handle points.

Post tensioning (61) Creates post-tensioning cables in concrete parts.1 includes fixes for following: Slab bars (18) Now intersection points for rebars are searched from rebar level and not from the middle of slab. Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Fixed.1 Precast Concrete Detailing 71 .Component Hollow core reinforcement (60) Description Creates hollow core reinforcement. Pockets and recesses are now taken into account Automated reinforcement layout .double tee beam (51) The additional corner reinforcement bars were not attached to the part.

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75) Analysis & Design models dialog box (p. 79) Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 77) Connections of plate elements improved (p. 78) Miscellaneous (p.1 Analysis and design 4.1 Analysis and Design module contains the following new features and fixes: • • • • • • • • Loading (p. 78) Rigid diaphragm improvements (p. 76) Analysis properties for slab components (p.1 Analysis and design 73 .4 Tekla Structures 11. 74) Slab spanning direction (p.1 Analysis and design The Tekla Structures 11. 76) Response spectrum (p.

for example deck’s. Generate self weight load includes part’s. The Loading tab has been added to the beam. So you usually enter the beam name as a value. concrete beam. Using Part names filter you can make sure that area load from concrete slab is transferred to correct parts. 74 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. for example beams supporting the slab. weight to analysis model as a load even if the part is not otherwise included in the analysis model. services) using three additional loads with load group name and load value. and concrete panel properties dialog boxes.Loading Tekla Structures includes new part properties to be used with area load generation according to part geometry.1 Analysis and design . You can also enter slab live load or additional self weight (screed. The direction of the load is according to load group direction. If part is included in the analysis model. polybeam. This feature is especially needed for concrete slabs. which are not always included in the analysis model. self weight is not generated as a separate load.

Select Use continuous structure load distribution if you want to divide the most of the load to middle supports on continuous structures. Spanning has following options: • Single spanning slabs carry load in one direction.1 Analysis and design 75 . Slab spanning direction With new spanning settings of the slab you can better control how slab is connected to beams and which beams carry the load from slab. Double spanning slabs carry load in two directions. Beams parallel to single spanning direction will not be connected to the slab. Beams in both directions will carry the load. and will not carry the load from slab. • Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

When load is applied on slab. the spanning setting of the load does not have any effect. Like in UBC seismic analysis. The spectrum data. Analysis & Design models dialog box Command Analysis > Create model is now in the Analysis & Design models dialog box too.Pro for analysis. seismic load groups (X and Y) are created automatically. 76 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Damping is specified as modal damping. Response spectrum Seismic analysis using response spectrum is now available in Analysis model attributes. Analysis menu commands are now available from the pop-up menu in the Analysis & Design models dialog box.You can define primary axis direction with following optional ways: • • Click Parallel to part and then select the beam in the model that is parallel to the direction. Click Perpendicular to part and then select the beam in the model that is perpendicular to the direction. loads and masses will be sent to STAAD.1 Analysis and design . but the spanning is determined using the spanning setting of the slab itself. You can either use displacement or acceleration spectum. Member and point loads are analysed according to the specified seicmic masses.

1 Analysis and design 77 .Analysis properties for slab components You can now set analysis and load properties for parts created by slab components: • • Slab generation with polygon plate (61) Slab generation with points (62) Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

1. or other slabs or walls they will be connected in the analysis model. A filter is defined for rigid diaphrgam. In Tekla Structures 11. Set Analysis type to Rigid diaphragm. Slab components Automatic rigid diaphragm has also been added to the following components: • • Slab generation with polygon plate (61) Slab generation with points (62) To connect column nodes using rigid diaphragms.1 you just select the Extended clash check checkbox in the Analysis model attributes dialog box and if slab or wall clashes with beams.1 Analysis and design . Only nodes which belong to a part matching the filter will be connected. Rigid diaphragm improvements Adjacent rigid diaphragms are now merged. but you needed to use node offsets (user-defined attributes) to move the wall in analysis model. walls were not always connected to columns and beams automatically. See Slab spanning direction (p. 2.x and 11. Type "column_filter" in the Filter field. In previous versions floor consisting of several precast slabs did not work correctly as a rigid diaphragm when each slab was defined as a rigid diaphgram. Slab spanning also affect slab/beam connectivity automatically.Connections of plate elements improved Slab/wall connectivity in the analysis model is now more flexible. You can use for example column_filter to connect only column nodes with rigid diaphragms.0.2. In versions 10. 78 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. using rigid links if necessary. 75). columns.

1 Analysis and design 79 . so that in the analysis model slab extended over the analyse line of column as a cantilever. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11. Too dense element mesh Very dense element mesh was generated for slabs if the slab was created to corner of column. For old models.1 includes fixes for the following: User-defined attribute Truss_member removed Attribute truss_member is no longer in use. truss macros have to be executed to set analysis type "truss" for vertical and diagonal parts. Warning and error messages Tekla Structures now displays a warning or an error message each time errors occur in the analysis.

Some tolerance is now allowed. none.The default cantilever length is now set to 300 mm. cantilevers shorter than this will be removed from the anlaysis model. if there are no members. Unnecessary triangles are no longer created for wall panel. "j_AD_plate_min_cant".3f". Tekla Structures now displays a warning in the analysis log file.1 Analysis and design . "0. 80 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0". wall mesh could be disrupted."%. no. When a beam was connected to a wall and the beam was slightly out of place because of a modeling error. dimension. "0. or loads in the analysis model. supports.0") { value("". You can change the limit with the following user-defined attribute: attribute("AD_plate_min_cant". 0) } Fixes • • • Now parts created by slab and truss components will be added to full analysis model automatically.

None Extending only This is the old functionality. they all went to the current phase. properties failed. open the log file and click the warning row. You can change the limit in the Setup > Advanced options. These nodes are now removed. The default warning limit is 10 degrees. if you used very large bounding box around the load. Loads did not keep their phase when copying. if the analysis model contained over 50 load groups and load combinations dialog box was opened. To highlight the member in the model. When merging outline nodes of connected walls or slabs. Tekla Structures generated an application error. to control how beam offsets are handled. and there is a node near the shortened position.1 Analysis and design 81 . Now the copied loads keep their original phase. but they were not harmful otherwise. • • Always The variable XS_AD_NODE_COLLISION_CHECK_DISTANCE now works with Extended clash check. These caused warnings in the analysis.. because quadrilateral option does not work yet. The load distribution sometimes failed if a line or point load was applied to a polybeam consisting of more than three points. a warning message is shown. If the angle difference exceeds the limit. The options are: • Auto (default) Dx offset is taken into account if it extends the beam or if it shortens the beam. orphan nodes remained in the model. which takes dx off- • • set into account when it extends the member and ignores it when it shortens the member. Tekla Structures now checks the angle difference between analyse and physical members. A new user-defined attribute Consider longitudinal model offsets has been added. This limit still exists. This problem in bounding box handling has been fixed. To prevent strange node/element positions.• Beam longitudinal offsets (dx) resulted in duplicate analysis members in some cases. In the previous version saving the Analysis load modeling.. but the application error is prevented and a warning is displayed. • • • • • • • Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. The Element type (triangular/quadrilateral) list box has been removed from the Slab and Panel properties. You could prevent this problem.

but not zero. if you had not run analysis in the session. Load distribution did not work correctly. In Tekla Structures 11. When you modified a part. Load positions on plates did not always snap correctly to nearby plate nodes. Fixed. The option Create fixed support conditions automatically in load properties dialog boxes has been renamed to Use continuous structure load distribution.0. the user-defined attribute Design group (optimisation) (on Analysis tab in the part user-defined attributes dialog box). • • • • • • 82 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Fixed. If analysis (longitudinal) member offset was 100 mm or less. member loads were not transferred correctly to analysis model.• Applying temperature load for the whole structure is now easier than in the previous versions. or creating an utility report caused application error. just insert one temperature load with Temperature change for axial elongation. if members with loads had overlapping nodes. using Get results command. To create a temperature difference load for the whole structure. was incorrectly cleared. and make the bounding box big enough to contain all beams and columns of the structure.1 Analysis and design .

We recommend that you complete any models you have started using your current version.0. You need Windows Administrator rights to install Tekla Structures 11. 121) Components (p. you can no longer open it in older versions. Once you save a model in Tekla Structures 11. in Xsteel.0.dll files are updated. This ensures that all Windows system folder *.0.0.0 Common features 83 . 127) Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Compatibility Tekla Structures 11. or in Xengineer.0 is compatible with all previous versions.0 is a main release and contains many new features and fixes. 102) Import and export (p. 119) Custom components (p. You can open and work with existing models using Tekla Structures 11. Topics This chapter is divided into following sections: • • • • • • General (p. 92) Drawings (p. Installing Tekla Structures setup creates a new subfolder for Tekla Structures 11.0 Common features Tekla Structures version 11. 84) Modeling (p.5 Tekla Structures 11.

version 3.0 Common features . Variables have a description and the default value is shown in the dialog box.2 (p. click Tools > Advanced options. 84) Performance improvements (p. Variables are grouped together in categories.. To make it easier to manage batch file settings. to open the Advanced options dialog box. Click a category to view the variables it contains in the right pane: • The right pane show the variable Name and the Value.1 Topics General This section describes the following new features and fixes: Batch file settings in the user interface (p.0 we refer to environment variables simply as variables.. 90) Batch file settings in the user interface In Tekla Structures 11. the variables can now be used in a new dialog box. To view or change variable settings. 84 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 87) New Template Editor .5. 87) Miscellaneous (p. The left pane in the dialog box displays the list of categories.

• When you change the value and click OK. (For more information on the files the changes you make in the Advanced options dialog box affect. If you do not get any warning message.) We recommend that you use one method to set variables. All paths now support scandinavian characters (å. Any changes you make in the Advanced options dialog box overwrite changes you make by manually editing batch files. it is not necessary to restart Tekla Structures. ä. as you could in previous versions. To get help for a variable. highlight it. You can still edit variable settings by editing batch files using any text editor. then press the F1 key. see the image below.0 Common features 85 . ö). a warning message is displayed if you need to restart Tekla Structures. • • Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. not both.

see User variables in the online help. 86 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Options.bat These files contain the default values for the variables which are set by default. Copy this file to the system.Batch files are located in the following folders: xxx_env.bat user. For a complete list of the user-specific variables.0 Common features . or firm folders to share your settings with others. Options_username This file contains the changes you make to user-specific variables in the .ini Advanced options dialog box.bat language.ini This file contains the changes you make to all other variables in the Advanced options dialog box. project.

This was because the DWG files contain triangular faces defined using four points.2 template in Template Editor 3. up to: • 3 Gb in Windows XP started with /3GB switch.2. see Microsoft WHDC web page: http://www. • • Click Convert to convert the template and open it in Template Editor 3.2 Tekla Structures 11. The reference files are also correctly read and displayed..2.2.Performance improvements Tekla Structures 11. or click Retain and open the template in the old editor. Which version to use? • • To make minor modifications to an existing template.2. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. It also includes the older version. This is fixed. For more information. version 3. Click Retain if you do not want to convert the template.0.0 includes a new version of the Template Editor. Tekla Structures now deletes empty string attributes when opening a single-user database. Tekla Structures now ignores the 4th point. You must convert templates created with Template Editor 2. • • • New Template Editor .microsoft. • 4 Gb in x64 systems with 64 bit Windows XP / 2003. 2.mspx . You can use templates and reports created with either of these Template Editors in Tekla Structures 11. Deleting parts from very complex assemblies is now faster.0 Common features 87 . To make major changes. before you can use it. use Template Editor 3. or converting a multiuser database. Empty string attributes (attributes that only contain a space " " or nothing "") no longer increase the size of the database.2. it prompts you to either convert the template. When you open a version 2.2. Modifying a view in models that contained DWG reference files used a lot of memory.com/whdc/system/platform/server/PAE/PAEmem. use Template Editor 2. which is the same as the 1st point.2 to the new format to open and edit them in Template Editor 3.version 3. or to create a new template.2. You have to manually edit the template.0 includes following improvements: • Use more virtual memory. The /3GB switch increases the size of the virtual memory to 3 GB and restricts the kernel mode components to the remaining upper 1 GB.

. WEIGHT for parts and WEIGHT_GROSS for plates can now be summed. create more compact templates by hiding rows that only collect information for the summary row.2 features an improved user interface.0 > Tools > Template Editor 3.2: • OR • What’s New in 3. click Tools > Templates. 88 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.2 Open it in folder . To start Template Editor 2. Use row content types to filter out data.2: • OR • From the Windows Start menu. It contains several new features.2 In Tekla Structures. Create almost any number of rules.. select All Programs > Tekla Structures 11. select All Programs > Tekla Structures 11.0 > Tools > Template Editor 2. Hide rows.2 From the Windows Start menu.2 Template Editor version 3.Starting Template Editor To start Template Editor 3. Row content types define what type of data a row can contain.\nt\TplEd\2. Sum any fields together. for example.. including: • • • • • Open several templates at the same time. For example.0 Common features .

Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.2 templates in two locations. • Variable XS_TEMPLATE_DIRECTORY_SYSTEM is used to set the path to the default environment-specific templates delivered with Tekla Structures. in XS_TEMPLATE_DIRECTORY and in the first folder containing templates: • model • project • firm • system templates • system Once Tekla Structures finds a template in one of these folder. it stops searching. • • • File location Tekla Structures searches for the new templates in the following locations. Add hierarchies and comments to the user-defined attributes in the attribute tree in Template Editor. by width and height or by the maximum size. You can define the scale of the inserted DWG file by a scale factor. in the following order: Folder Folder containing your templates Model Project Firm Environment-specific system templates System XS_PROJECT XS_FIRM XS_TEMPLATE_DIRECTORY_SYSTEM XS_SYSTEM Defined by variable XS_TEMPLATE_DIRECTORY To modify the folders these variables point to.0 Common features 89 . For more information. Tekla Structures searches for version 2. Create templates to output content in several columns. click Tools > Advanced options and select the File locations group. Add user-defined attributes to templates and reports. For example. import blocks to use as title block.• Import AutoCad and MicroStation files into graphical templates. Convert Imperial units to system units (metric). see User-defined attributes in templates in the online help.

select the text. • To view the log file. you may have problems. Using the Inquire bolts now displays the ID's of connected parts. If 11. then try to re-import them.0 assigns new GUID’s to these objects.or graphics-based templates display incorrectly in Template Editor 3. an arrow and the primary part..0 Common features . ensure that your monitor’s DPI is set to Normal size (96dpi). 325 -> 178 GUID • Occasionally.. • The log file now contains the file name and line number if there are errors or warnings about reading inp files (for example. To highlight the the incorrect object in the model. 90 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.inp). some objects had incorrect globally unique ID’s (GUID). To set DPI.com Miscellaneous Log file The log file now shows the object ID for objects with illegal chamfer parameters. which means the old incorrect GUIDs are no longer valid. followed by the remaining secondary parts. The object ID is shown in the log file in line "Illegal parameters for chamfer: Object id: *id number*". For example: Connected part ID numbers: 256.tekla. Inquire dialog • • • To copy text from the Inquire dialog box. See also Template editor help The Template Editor training manual on the Tekla extranet at https:// extranet. objects.0 you have exported the objects. texts overlap or aligning fields is difficult).If text. click Tools > Display log file > Log file. click the relevant line in the log file.2 (for example. open the Windows Control Panel and select Display properties > Settings > Advanced > General > DPI setting. right-click and select Copy from the pop-up menu (or press Ctrl + c). The first ID is the first secondary part (the part with which the bolt is listed in reports). Tekla Structures 11. If you resize the Inquire dialog box to text automatically wraps.

The Components checkbox has been removed from the Numbering setup dialog box. not all of them. sometimes appeared when exiting Tekla Structures.htm.0 Common features 91 . The Save as command now also saves a copy of the Analysis subfolder.microquill. This is due to a minor bug in the shw32. Numbering • • • • Now the Part name checkbox in the Numbering setup dialog box also affects the Tools > Compare command. go to http://www. as shown below: Id | Object type | Inconsistency | Type -----------------------------------------------------------------Id: 43 | Part | Illegal profile: W21X44 | Warning Id: 115 | Part | Illegal profile: W21X44 | Warning Id: 155 | Part | Illegal profile: W21X44 | Warning Id: 239 | Part | Illegal profile: L4X3-1/2X3/8 | Warning Id: 317 | Part | Illegal profile: L4X3-1/2X3/8 | Warning -----------------------------------------------------------------Total 5 inconsistencies Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.dll file contained in Microsoft Service Pack 2.Save as • • Saving the model to a folder other than TeklaStructuresModels no longer creates an empty subfolder in the autosave folder. Undo Using the Undo command only removes the last center of gravity point created. Check database The check database now identifies illegal profiles.com/kb/xpsp2. Messages in the numbering log file about overlapping series are now more informative. Illegal chamfer warnings no longer give a warning beep. This was fixed in later versions of the Microsoft OS. For more information. Error message The error message SmartHeap Library MEM_BAD_POINTER.

and Sketch circle tools to sketch the shape of the cross section. 92) Show or hide handles (contour plates and concrete slabs) (p. Use the Sketch polyline. 97) Miscellaneous (p. 95) Making construction lines magnetic (p. Sketch arc.2 Topics Modeling This section describes the following new features and fixes: Sketching cross sections (p. and parameters of a cross section using dimension lines and other constraints. To save a cross section it must: • • Sketching tools Be a closed shape Include dimensions. You can define the shape. 94) Selecting part handles (p. 95) Binding objects to different types of plane (p. Add dimensions to the sketch.0 Common features . Use the constraint tools to refine and lock the shape of the cross section. 96) Improvements to copy and move tools (p. 3.5. 97) Surface treatment (p. 101) Sketching cross sections Use the tools in the Cross section sketch editor view to sketch parametric profile cross sections. Tekla Structures includes the following tools for sketching parametric cross sections: 92 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Click File > Catalog > Profiles > Sketch parametric cross section to open the Cross section sketch editor view. To create a cross section: 1. dimensions. 4. 2.

Forces two lines to start or end at the same point. Creates a horizontal dimension between the points you pick. add and edit sketch parameters. Opens the Variables dialog box. Forces line to be parallel to the local y axis. Forces lines to be perpendicular to each other. Fixed constraint Horizontal constraint Vertical constraint Display variables Forces line to be parallel to the local x axis.Command Sketch polyline Icon Description Tools to sketch the shape of the cross section. where you can view. Forces lines to be parallel to each other. by extending or shortening one or both lines. Creates a radial dimension for the arc or circle you pick.0 Common features 93 . Sketch arc Sketch circle Sketch free distance Sketch horizontal distance Sketch vertical distance Sketch radial dimension Parallel constraint Perpendicular constraint Coincident constraint Creates a dimension between two points you pick. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Creates a vertical dimension between the points you pick.

Command Save sketch as Close sketch Icon Description Prompts you to name and save the cross section sketch. see Sketching and using cross sections and Sketching tools in the online help. Click No to close the Cross section sketch editor view.0 Common features . This is the default value. In the Model view category. CHAMFERS: only shows chamfers.. See also For more information on how to create profiles using the Cross Section Sketch Editor... CHAMFERS_AND_HANDLES 94 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Use this option to make selecting handles easier. CHAMFERS (default value). set the variable XS_DRAW_CHAMFERS_HANDLES. Show or hide handles (contour plates and concrete slabs) To show or hide handles and chamfers on contour plates and concrete slabs: Click Tools > Advanced options. CHAMFERS_AND_HANDLES: shows both handles and chamfers. to open the Advanced options dialog box. The options are: • • • HANDLES: only shows handles.

• Hold down the Alt key.0 Common features 95 . Binding objects to different types of plane When you create distances to bind model objects together. The options are: • • • Boundary planes of parts Outline planes of parts Grid planes Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. and select the parts again by clicking and dragging the mouse from left to right to define a window selection. use the second list box on the Snap settings toolbar to select the plane to bind the object to.0 gives you the option to only select part handles within a window selection: • Select the parts.Selecting part handles Tekla Structures 11.

96 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. when modeling facades. Making construction lines magnetic When you make a line magnetic. In Tekla Structures 11. This is useful. For more information on construction lines.0 Common features . open the Construction line properties dialog box and select the Magnetic checkbox: Current limitations Construction circles cannot be magnetic. for example. To make a construction line magnetic. see Points > Construction line in the online help.0 you can make construction lines magnetic.You can only bind objects to grid planes in the Model Editor: Grid plane See also Plane types in the online help. the handles on the line move with the line.

translate dialog box now also saves the values in the dialog box. so they apply to subsequent copy commands. fire proofing. You can create surface treatment for entire part faces. special finishes.e.Improvements to copy and move tools • New check boxes in the Copy . unpainted areas. Tekla Structures 11.translate and Move . the dX.0 displays a warning. Using the Clear button in the Copy . or to a selected area: Surface treatment added to a part face.0 includes tools to create surface treatments for concrete and steel parts. or tile patterns. • Surface treatment Tekla Structures 11. dY. Surface treatments are visible in models and can be included in drawings and reports.0 Common features 97 .Translate dialog boxes make it easier to select the directions in which to copy and move objects: • When you try to copy an object to its current position (i. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. and dZ fields are set to zero). Surface treatment added to a selected area. for example.

the faces that you can select appear in blue. Click Apply or OK to save the properties and close the dialog box. Tekla Structures creates the surface treatment. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.used in drawing marks. Double-click the Create face surfacing icon to define the properties of the surface treatment in the Surfacing properties dialog box: : The properties include: • • • 2. Select the part face to apply the surface treatment to: • • • Ensure you are in a rendered view. Color .color in rendered views.Add to part face To add surface treatment to the face of a part: 1.0 Common features . Click a part face to select it. 3. 5. 98 When prompted. 4. pick the origin and direction of the surface treatment. Name . Surfacing type and Surfacing name .used in reports and draw- ings. Move the mouse cursor over a part.

3. Double-click Create polygon surfacing icon to define the properties of the surface treatment in the Surfacing properties dialog box: 2. Tekla Structures creates the surface treatment. Use the Create polygon surfacing tool to add surface treatment to a selected area. Pick points to indicate a polygonal area. pick the origin and direction of the surface treatment. 6. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 7. Add to selected area Repeat steps 4 and 5 to continue adding the surface treatment to part faces. 4. Enter or modify the surface treatment properties to use. Click Apply or Ok to save the properties and close the dialog box. Select the part you add surface treatment to. 5.0 Common features 99 .6. for example you can specify unpainted areas of steel when you need to bolt an endplate to an unpainted surface: To add surface treatment to a polygonal area: 1. When prompted.

environments\*your_environment*\system folder. Do not edit this section: // // // // // // // // // // Product finishes ------------------------Type : Type of surfacing 1 = concrete finish 2 = special mix 3 = tile surface 4 = steel finish : Abbreviation code used in drawings and reports : This is the name used in reports Code Name 100 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. To add surface treatments to the file. You can also create cuts to add openings to surface treatments. located in the .Cut parts If you add surface treatment to a part face that has openings. Tekla Structures uses cut parts and cut planes to cut the surface treatment. The first section of the file defines the types of surface treatment available.. Use the chamfers on surface treatment corners to reshape and move the corners. are defined in product_finishes. edit it using any text editor and save it in the Firm folder (indicated by the variable XS_FIRM).dat file. Surface treatment options The Type and Surfacing name properties in the Surfacing properties dialog box. Check that the cut part cuts through the entire surface treatment.0 Common features .

The order in which bolts are selected no longer gives different clash check results. This is where you add new options. // // // // // 1 1 1 ========================================= *** Concrete Finish ========================================= WET FINISH ---------MF "Magnesium Float" SMF "Smooth Magnesium Float" WT "Wet Trowel" In the example above: • • • See also 1 is the surface treatment type (concrete finish) MF is the code for the surface treatment option "Magnesium Float" is the full name of the surface treatment option Add surface treatment to parts (p.0 Common features 101 . Bolt group handles are now visible in rendered views. even if the bolt is only a hole. The plate coordinate system is always from the first point picked to the second point picked. This might affect plates created with older versions as follows: • • NC file contour points might start from a different point. NC files. 149) Miscellaneous Fixes Tekla Structures 11. Fixes • • • • • Xsnap now also works for user-defined plane reference points. Stick models make appear different. Standard grid view settings are now automatically loaded when opening a model. Plate orientation is now always recalculated before any output (drawings.The remaining sections define the options for each surfacing type. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. reports). Hole group handles are now also correctly displayed.0 includes the following fixes: Polygon plate orientation The following changes have been made to polygon plate orientation: • • • The plate is not oriented when created or modified. Deselecting a bolt group now also deselects bolt group handles.

Fixed. Incorrect snap between part reference line and geometry line is now disabled. 115) Templates and reports (p. The Load list box did not display saved properties when you doubleclicked a reference object to open the Reference object properties dialog box. 113) Improvements to section view symbols and labels (p. 115) Miscellaneous (p. 114) Drawing color (p. • • • • • 5. 111) Elevation dimensions (p. 103) Dimensioning improvements (p. The list of saved filters now updates correctly when you change a model.• Some welded assymmetrical profiles disappeared from rendered views when you changed the display properties in another view from fast to exact.0 Common features . Picking a plane sometimes generated unneeded planes or used a lot of memory. 116) 102 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Occasional runtime errors during multiuser save occurred when model contained multidrawings. 110) Weld symbol improvements (p. Fixed. for example. 110) Unfolding fixes (p. Fixed. Fixed. 108) Dimension line tags (p.3 Topics Drawings This section describes the following new features and fixes: Associative drawings (p. 111) Drawing list improvements (p. when binding a point to plane or creating surface treatments.

whether created manually or automatically. and cast-unit drawings.0 Common features 103 . for example if you drag an object to a new location. It is not necessary to freeze general arrangement or multidrawings. • • The associative symbol is not plotted. but you do not lose manual changes made to drawings. or use the shortcut Shift + A. assembly. and line type. for example color. In drawings. Tekla Structures updates the following drawing objects to reflect changes in the model: • • • • • Marks Dimensions Welds Views Section symbols To keep manual changes made to single-part.Associative drawings All drawing types in Tekla Structures 11. such as bolts. the associative symbol helps you check that you picked the right creation points for the dimensions. click Setup > Associative symbol. If the dimension line does not have an associative symbol. Tekla Structures keeps the following manual changes made to drawings: • • Associative symbol Base points of drawing objects. font.0 are associative. so that most drawing objects automatically update if the model changes. To toggle the associative symbol on and off. Examples Here are some examples that show associative drawings before and after modifying the model: Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. freeze the drawings. All drawing types are associative. an anchor symbol indicates that an object is associative. If you add manual dimensions to a drawing that includes hidden parts. they are always associative. the dimension is not associative. This means that drawing objects are linked to model objects. Drawing object properties.

Example 1

Modification: grid coordinates changed in the model:
After:

Before:

Grid dimensions in the drawing:

The grid dimensions are updated to reflect the changes:

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Example 2

Modification: The right column is moved 500 mm to the right:

Before: Various marks and dimensions manually added to a general arrangement drawing:

After: After moving the right column 500mm to the right, the manual marks do not change.

Example 3

Modification: Column height 1 modified in the model.

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Before: A parametrized part is dimensioned in a drawing:

After: After column height 1 is modified in the model, the dimensions automatically update in the drawing:

Deleting and editing model objects

If you delete an object in a model, the corresponding drawing objects are also deleted in drawings.

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If you change the ID of a part in a model, the related drawing objects will not be updated if the model changes. Grid dimensions are associated with the grid line name. If you rename grid lines in a model, Tekla Structures deletes the grid dimensions associated with them in the drawings. To prevent drawing views from being deleted when associated objects are removed from the model, use the following variables: • Set variable XS_INTELLIGENCE_DO_NOT_REMOVE_OBSOLETE_VIEWS to TRUE, to prevent obsolete views from being deleted from drawings. FALSE is the default. Set variable XS_INTELLIGENCE_DO_NOT_REMOVE_OBSOLETE_VIEWS_IN_GA to TRUE to prevent obsolete views from being deleted from general arrangement drawings. TRUE is the default.

To set these variables, go to the Drawing properties category in the Advanced options dialog box (no restart required), or manually edit the batch files. For more information on variables, see Batch file settings in the user interface (p. 84).
Models created with earlier versions

Only objects created in Tekla Structures 11.0 are associative. For example, if you add dimension to a drawing created with earlier version, only dimension added in Tekla Structures 11.0 will be updated if the model changes. To prevent Tekla Structures from automatically updating drawings if the model changes, clear the Value field for the variable XS_INTELLIGENT_DRAWING_ALLOWED, in the Drawing properties category of the Advanced options dialog box. Set variable XS_INTELLIGENT_DRAWING_ALLOWED_IN_GA to FALSE to prevent general arrangement drawings from being associative. Note that this prevents your part marks and dimensions to be automatically updated when the model changes.

Current limitations

Drawing objects such as lines, polygons, and circles are not associative in Tekla Structures version 11.0.

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To select the format to use when combing equal dimensions.0 Common features .0 includes new options to define the format of equal dimensions in assembly. single-part.Dimensioning improvements Tekla Structures 11. enter a number in the Minimum number to combine field.. In the drawing properties dialog box. 2. to open the Dimensioning properties dialog box. 108 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.. click Dimensioning. select a format in the Combine equal dimensions field on the Position dimensions tab. the options are 3*60 or 3*60 = 180: 3. To define how many equal dimensions must exist before they are combined. 1. and cast unit drawings..

For example: Combine equal dimensions set to Off: Combine equal dimensions set to 3*60=180.0 Common features 109 . Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. and four equal dimensions (1200 mm) are combined: Current limitations Combine equal dimensions feature does not work with US absolute and US absolute 2 dimension types.

The default value for this variable is 0.0 Common features . The Unfolded option in the View properties dialog box of single part. Go to the Tag tab. 110 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.01 mm.Dimension line tags In Tekla Structures 11.0 includes the following fixes: • • Bend angles in unfolded plates are now visible in multi-drawings. 2. Set the variable XS_UNFOLDING_PLANE_EPSILON to define epsilon when checking if all section points are in the same plane. To set the variable. click Tools > Advanced options. and go to the Speed and accuracy category.0 you can add user-defined text tags to dimension lines for both single and combined dimensions: To add dimension line tags: 1. GA and multi drawings now works correctly: • • You can now only update dimensions by recreating the view in the drawing level view properties. and enter the dimension line tags. assembly. Unfolding fixes Tekla Structures 11. Double-click the dimension line to open the Dimension properties dialog box.

0 Common features 111 . see illustration below Title fields in the drawings list Include up to 20 user-defined attributes in the drawings list. Title column renamed Name Title fields contains the drawing titles defined in the Drawing properties dialog box: Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.Weld symbol improvements New attributes available for weld symbols in drawings: Effective throat and Root opening. 138) Drawing list improvements The Drawings dialog box includes the following improvements: • • • Name column renamed Mark Renamed columns. Root opening Effective throat See also New weld options (p.

To display user-defined attribute in the Drawings list. From now on. Close Tekla Structures and restart the program to activate your changes. Opening drawings Checking of drawings is now made much easier and faster than before. as you can Open next (default shortcut Ctrl+Down) or Open previous (default shortcut Ctrl+Up) drawing without having to pick them from the drawing list.inp file: 3. you must set special_flag (formerly consider_in_numbering) to yes for the userdefined attribute in the objects. See also Common drawing properties in the online help..User-defined attributes To include a user-defined attribute in the Drawings dialog box: 1.. you can keep the drawing list closed while going through the drawings. 112 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. The user-defined attributes you defined now appear in the Drawings dialog box.0 Common features . in the drawing properties dialog box: 2. To define a user-defined attribute in the drawing properties: click Userdefined attributes. User-defined attributes in drawings in the online help.

You can define different datum points for drawings and views.Elevation dimensions In Tekla Structures 11.0 Common features 113 . Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0 you can modify how elevations are dimensioned using the Datum point for elevations field on the Attributes tab in the drawing view properties dialog box: Datum point for elevations is 0 The datum point is a reference point relative to which the elevations are calculated.

enter the label text in the Text field. On the Label tab.0 displays specific information in section view symbols and labels: Section view symbol Section view label To specify which section view symbol to display: • In the Section symbol properties dialog box.Improvements to section view symbols and labels Tekla Structures 11. Both: Left: Right: To modify section labels: • Open the View properties dialog box by double-clicking the border of the section view.0 Common features . 114 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. select an option in the Symbol list box.

To change the drawing color in the drawing editor.0 includes the following new features and fixes: Report file location To define the default folder for reports. To output a report to a different folder. enter the path in the variable XS_REPORT_OUTPUT_DIRECTORY: Go to the File locations category in the Tools > Advanced options dialog box.0 Common features 115 . The ASSEMBLY_TOP_LEVEL field now includes the top level of the part. use the following new template fields: • • SEAM_NAME SEAM_LENGTH Fixes • • Drawing and project user-defined attribute values are now correct in ASSEMBLY and ASSEMBLY_PART type templates. set the variable XS_USE_COLOR_DRAWINGS to TRUE (go to the Drawing view category in the Tools > Advanced options dialog box). Templates and reports Tekla Structures 11. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. click Setup > Black and white drawing. rather than the default location. even if the solid is cut.• To restore the default label text. Custom seams in reports To include seams in reports. or use the keyboard shortcut b. To create colored drawings. include the full path of the folder in the Report file name field in the Report dialog box. clear the Text field. Drawing color By default drawings have a white background and black lines.

Now Tekla Structures ignores the visibility settings and creates marks in all existing views. WEB_LENGTH now display the correct lengths. Code for the surface treatment defined in the product_finishes. • Option type user-defined attributes now return the text value to part marks instead of zero. Create > Part marks > All parts did not work correctly. For example. • New surface treatment fields in report templates You can include the following new surface treatment fields in report templates: Name NAME SURFACING_CODE Explanation Text in the Name field in the Surfacing properties dialog box. 116 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.• The ASSEMBLY_WEIGHT field in part marks now calculates the weight of the assembly from all objects in the assembly. FLANGE_LENGTH_B.dat file. SURFACING_NAME SURFACING_TYPE SURFACING_TYPE_NUMBER SURFACING_AREA SURFACING_VOLUME SURFACING_WEIGHT Surface treatment type number defined in the product_finishes.0 Common features . The report fields FLANGE_LENGTH_U.dat file.dat file. Surface treatment type in the Surfacing properties dialog box. The NAME field in report templates displays the text entered in the Name field in the Surfacing properties dialog box. Miscellaneous Part marks • • Part marks are now oriented to match beams. even if the whole assembly is not within the drawing view. TS1. Surface treatment name defined in the product_finishes.

Use the following variable to adjust the size of the buffer: XS_HATCH_SEGMENT_BUFFER_SIZE. Modifying the properties of a multi-drawing deleted the update flag. arrow at end point • Drawing hatches To speed up opening drawings that contain hatches. Tekla Structures prompts you to update the drawing: Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. the drawing grid and any manual edit were deleted and a new grid created. so you could open the multi-drawing even if it was not updated. only "table layout" field was recognized. The default value is 100000. Bevel dimensions now appear on the face of plates. Fixed. Tekla Structures now buffers hatches.0 Common features • • • • 117 . • Fixes • In general arrangement drawings.Placing text in drawings • Changing text created with Text along line command placing from Fixed to Free in the Text placing dialog box no longer generates an application error. use a smaller value. This applies also affects section views. For small hatches. arrow at start point Along line. The Angle field in the Text properties dialog box is now grayed out if you use the following types of text: • • • Text along line Along line. Now if some drawings have an update flag. If the drawing contains very complicated hatches. parts not completely within the drawing view are now left open. opening a drawing sometimes locked up Tekla Structures. The layout field was not recognized when you modified drawings. You do not need to restart Tekla Structures to activate changes to this variable. When you moved a model grid in a drawing’s x and y directions. try using a larger value. not the edge. Grids • • Sometimes Tekla Structures combined the grid lines of several drawing grids. Fixed. . Fixed. Grids created in the model after creating a drawing now appear correctly in the drawings. Fixed. If a bolt or bolt hole was located near the boundary of a drawing view.

Fixed. Fixed. • • • • • • • • • • • 118 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Selecting GA drawings from the Drawing list and modifying them with the General arrangement drawing properties dialog box now correctly modifies all properties. The Plot dialog box no longer rounds up the drawing scale up to the next decimal place. Symbols moved in drawings using drag and drop now no longer move back when you modify them. Fixed. Tekla Structures used the relative dimension type. Tekla Structures 11. Section symbols appeared in the wrong place if you created section view from a rotated view. Modifying the Section symbol offset value at the drawing level caused the whole drawing to be recreated. Fixed. You can now also snap to reference objects in drawings using the Geometric points snap switch. Sometimes when printing a landscape report the text was too narrow.0 Common features . opening a general arrangement drawing was sometimes slow.• • • • Select Yes to update and modify all selected drawings. • Sometimes when you double-clicked an absolute dimension to open the Dimension properties dialog box.0 displays a warning on the status bar if you try to modify the protection settings of a frozen drawing. Plotting a drawing to DXF or DWG file no longer changes font width. instead of disappearing. Select Cancel to only modify up-to-date drawings and ignore those with an update flag. Line weight no longer appears too thin in black and white mode when you print a drawing. If a general arrangement drawing contained studs and bolt presentation was set to solid. Grid lines now correctly snap to the edges of a shortening cut. instead of the absolute. Fixed. The Arial and Arial Narrow fonts no longer appear the same in drawings.

and ADT. such as ArchiCAD. 119) Web viewer models (p.0 imports MicroStation 8 dgn files. Tekla Structures supports only IFC2x2 reference files.4 Topics Import and export This section describes the following new features and fixes: Import MicroStation 8 DGN files (p.5.0 exports both IFC2x and IFC2x2 files. For more information on using reference models. 121) Import MicroStation 8 DGN files Tekla Structures 11. 119) IFC import and export (p.0 Common features 119 . you can see the file format in the IFC file header: IFC Export Tekla Structures 11. Allplan. IFC import and export Tekla Structures includes the following new features: IFC Reference Import Import IFC2x2 models (IfcBuildingElement class and sub-classes only) as reference models. Bentley Architecture. It exports the following entities: • • • • • IfcBeam IfcColumn IfcSlab IfcWallStandardCase IfcPlate Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Tekla Structures exports dgn files in MicroStation 7 format. see Reference models in the online help. 121) Miscellaneous fixes (p. This means you can use data from architectural software.

see Exporting IFC in the online help.0 Common features . In some cases polybeams are placed and rotated incorrectly. Exporting curved beams is not always working correctly. 120 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.• • • • • IfcFooting IfcPile IfcRailing IfcBuildingElementPart IfcBuildingElementProxy Use IFC export tab in a part’s user-defined attributes dialog box to define how to export parts: See also For more information on the properties on the IFC export tab and how to export IFC files. Current limitations • • • • IFC export does not support tapered members Some special profiles are not supported.

126) Performance improvements • Tekla Structures 11.0 creates and modifies custom components faster than previous versions. _4. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Miscellaneous fixes • • • When you use the variable XS_USE_NEW_PLATE_DESIGNATION Steel 2000 and KISS exports now contain the correct values.Web viewer models Tekla Structures 11. etc. Now the imported cross-sections have the suffix _3. • • • 5.0 imports webviewer models in XML format as reference models. 123) Define parameters for part adds (p. Selecting Export all in 3D DGN exports no longer causes the export to fail. 125) New detail position options (p.5 Topics Custom components This section describes the following new features and fixes: Performance improvements (p. it now works correctly. Adding DXF files to a drawing no longer generates extra lines between bolts. 121) New properties for custom components (p. 126) Miscellaneous (p. 125) Imperial units in formulas (p. 122) Editing custom components (p. Importing the entire profile catalog from any environment to the UK environment did not work if the existing catalog already contained a cross-section with same name and the suffix _ 2.0 Common features 121 . When you set the variable XS_DGN_EXPORT_USE_LOCAL_ID to TRUE to use the local ID in 3D DGN export. Profile rotation values in SDNF files are no longer doubled when importing.

Backup the model. or imported or exported them.db1 from the model folder. 3. 5. 7. Tekla Structures copied the system connections within custom connections as custom connections. In the Variables dialog box. 4. Save the model. particularly for slow hard disks or if logs are written to a network drive. New properties for custom components To include an option to create or not create parts in a custom component properties dialog box: 1. Set Visibility to Show Enter a Label to display in the custom component dialog box: 5. add a new property Set the Value type to Yes/No.• Tekla Structures no longer recreates custom components when saving in multiuser mode.0 Common features . Open the model. 2. In the custom component browser. • When you copied custom connections to a model. 3. 8. Close the model and Tekla Structures. To fix an existing custom component library: 1. 2. 4. Export all custom components.db1 and slowed down opening the model. Custom components that contain hundreds of parts now work faster. This increased the size of the xslib. Import the custom components into the model. link the property to a part: 122 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Delete xslib. This has been fixed. but this fix does not correct the results of this problem in existing custom component libraries. which makes the save faster. 6. Open Tekla Structures and the model.

you now have the option to create or not create the part: Editing custom components Tekla Structures 11.db1 in the current model folder. Tekla Structures saves a library definition of the custom component in the file xslib. Save the custom component and exit the custom component editor. When you open the custom component properties dialog box.0 Common features 123 . Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.6.0 stores edited custom components separately to the original custom component: • When you create a custom component.

not only the ones in the current model. The difference between the custom component in the model and the component you edit in the custom component editor is now more clear.0 Common features . • • You can edit any custom component imported into the component catalog.db1 file. you cannot edit or export custom components. • 124 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. by right-clicking the component and selecting Edit custom component. The main benefits of storing edited custom components to the library definition are: • You can edit custom components from the component catalog. For example.• When you edit a custom component. If you remove the xslib.db1 file from the current model folder. Tekla Structures shows the library definition of the component in the editor. and the modifications you make are saved to the xslib. Tekla Structures shows the library definition of the component in the editor. You see the unmodified custom component in the editor. with all parts visible. even if you set the create parts option to No in the current model. if a custom component uses the Creation option.

for example. If you update the component.0 Common features 125 . and will work in the same way as in the previous version. Imperial units in formulas Now you can use imperial units in formulas. • No or Cancel: The component is not updated. e. see Parametric modeling and Part add in the online help.0.0 you can: • • • Bind part adds using distances Move parts adds using magnetic planes and lines Calculate the properties of part adds using formulas For more information. especially the distances. Custom components created with earlier versions that includes distances bound to outline planes may not work correctly in version 11. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. When you open an old custom component in the new Custom component editor.0. define the name of a profile using a formula in the Custom component editor. Use the imp operator in the same way as any other operator. When you use the imp operator in a formula. Tekla Structures asks if you want to update the component. check the component in the editor. Define parameters for part adds In Tekla Structures 11.0 handles outline planes differently. then performs the calculation you define in the formula. The options are: • Yes: The component is updated to Tekla Structures version 11. Tekla Structures converts the imperial unit to millimeters. Plane names are more descriptive and the distances bound to outline planes of asymmetrical profiles are more effective.Components created in earlier versions Tekla Structures 11. See also Editing custom components in the online help.g. sin().

2) Meaning 1 inch 1/2 inch 1 1/2 inches 1 foot. For extrastep enter an integer to define the increment to the next size (default is 0).x) imp(x.70mm 25.x.1. which gives the next available market size for the material.40mm New detail position options To position custom details on contour plates and concrete slabs.90mm 38.0 includes the following fixes: Market size function The Custom component editor includes a new parameter. extrastep): • • Insert the material as a string with in the parentheses.2) imp(1.0 Common features . thickness. inches and fractions: Format imp(x) imp(x. Use the Horizontal offset and Vertical offset fields to define the horizontal and vertical alignment of the detail. use the new field Position in relation to primary part on the General tab of the detail properties dia- log box: Select a checkbox to indicate the position of the definition point of the detail. relative to the main part. 126 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.Use the following formats to identify feet. The syntax is =fMarketSize(material.x. Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11.2) imp(1. based on the thickness you specify.x) Example imp(1) imp(1. relative to the primary part.1.10mm 12.1. 1 1/2 inches Result 342. fMarketSize().x.x) imp(x.

Parts created with custom component now get the current phase number.Fixes • • • • • Exploding a custom part by clicking Detailing > Explode component and picking the custom part now works. To adjust the size of thumbnails to between 6 and 96 pixels. Fixed.6 Topics Components This section describes the following new features and fixes: Component catalog improvements (p. This may increase the size of the component dialog box. Use the following variables to adjust the size. 5. use Advanced options > Modeling > XS_COMPONENT_CATALOG_THUMBNAIL_SIZE . use Advanced options > Modeling > XS_COMPONENT_CATALOG_COLLECTION_NAME_LENGTH. • • Position in relation to primary part no longer disappears from the component dialog box if you modify the component in the Custom component editor. 134) Miscellaneous (p. The minimum size of the component catalog has been reduced. The default is 96 pixels. When you used the graphic options in list boxes in the custom component dialog box the settings did not change. 128) Use Excel in connection design (p. To change this. Mapping properties in nested custom components now works correctly. then re-open the component catalog: • Collection names are truncated to 12 characters.0 Common features 127 . 135) Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

Component catalog improvements The Component catalog contains the following new features in Tekla Structures 11.0: Detail and thumbnail view Browse component names or thumbnails: Detail view: 128 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0 Common features .

0 Common features 129 .Thumbnail view: Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

If you modify the default tree. if it is a default group. enter a name for the folder and click OK.txt file. To create new folders in the tree view.0\environments\*your environment*\system. right-click the component and select: • Remove. 2. 4.. components are grouped in folders based on their type and framing condition.txt located in the attributes folder in the current model folder. In the Store search result dialog box. The default tree settings are stored in the file ComponentCatalogTreeView. To group the search results in a new folder. Information on the folders you create is stored in the file ComponentCatalogTreeView. right-click a level in the tree and select an option from the popup menu: • • Grouping components Create new folder to create folder at the same level Create new sub-folder to create a folder one level below To create a new folder based on the results of a search: 1. click Store. or • Remove from search result if the folder was created from a search 130 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. and create folders and subfolders. You can add and remove components.By default. located in the folder . your settings are stored in the current model folder.0 Common features . enter your search criteria and click Search. To remove components from a group.\TeklaStructures\11. The new folder appears in the tree. 3. In the Component catalog.

you can use Component basic view and Snapshot commands. Locate the thumbnail and select it: 5. always use Remove command. 2. Click window.. the component is deleted from the model. 2.. Press CTRL-f to open the component catalog. To remove a component from a group.0\nt\bitmaps folder. To create the image. 6. Add or edit descriptions Click OK. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Right-click the component and select Change picture. Add or edit thumbnail images To edit a thumbnail image for a component: 1.0 Common features 131 . for example. Create an image and save it in bmp format in . To add component descriptions or edit existing ones: 1.\Tekla Structures\11. to view the description field in the lower section of the catalog Select a component. 4. Tekla Structures links the thumbnail to the component. 3..If you click Delete.

. Add or edit keywords To add or edit keywords. then save a copy in the component catalog to use in similar situations. Tekla Structures searches for the files in the following order: Folder Current model Project Firm System Defined by The open model variable XS_PROJECT variable XS_FIRM variable XS_SYSTEM Customize and save components Many components are suitable to use in different situations. Select Yes to save it.0 Common features . You can combine ComponentCatalog... Descriptions you add or edit are stored in the current model folder in the file .\attributes\ComponentDescriptions.txt files and move them to the system folder: . Tekla Structures prompts you to save the description.3.0\environments\*your environment*\system..csv..0\environments\*your environment*\system. 132 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.\TeklaStructures\11. Enter new text or edit the existing text. To use your component descriptions in other models..\TeklaStructures\11. Keywords you add or edit are saved in ComponentCatalog. right-click a component in the component catalog. move the file to the system folder: . 4.. Click in the model..txt file in the current model folder. and select Edit keywords. Now you can define the properties of a component to use in a specific situation.

we’ll right-click the component symbol in the model. 7. To save a copy of the component.For example. To change the thumbnail. We can add the component to a specific group.0 Common features Miscellaneous • 133 . 131). Adding more than 255 characters to the description field generated an application error... The Publish in catalog dialog box appears. By default the component uses the same thumbnail image as the original component. the component is added to the All group. 6. 5. By default. Fixed. and select Publish in catalog.. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. see Add or edit thumbnail images (p. we’ll use the Bolted gusset (11) component as a single brace at the base plate of column.

xls The default location for spreadsheets is . These values are transferred back to the component. the search results are confined to components that have the number 11. 134 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.. Collection has been renamed Search result.0\environments\country-independent\exceldesign contains the following files to help you to create your own spreadsheets: File name component_144.• Searching for components by number now works correctly. For example. part profiles) to this sheet. • Component Tekla Structures transfers the component geometry and information on the main and secondary parts (for example. located in the ..\11.\11. • Use Excel in connection design In Tekla Structures 11. A template for creating your own spreadsheets.vb. You need a component-specific spreadsheet. The folder .0\environments\country-independent\exceldesign folder.0 you can link Microsoft Excel files with system components to perform calculations and automatically update connection properties.xls component_template.xls Description A sample file for component End plate (144). • Outputs Excel adds modified values to the Outputs sheet. The default name for component spreadsheets is component_*component number*. This is useful when you want to check connection design and have Tekla Structures update component properties according to specific codes. and the component is modified accordingly. • • • The spreadsheet file names and locations are defined in the file Excel.\nt\bin\plugins folder.. The template file includes following sheets: • Inputs Tekla Structures transfers the component properties from the component properties dialog box to this sheet. if you type 11 in the search field.0 Common features . This sheet includes calculations.

0 includes the following features and fixes: • • Macro symbols were selected but not highlighted in rendered views if parts of the macro were hidden. The default color of construction lines created by a component has been changed from black. This ensures that values in sub dialog boxes (Bolt or Weld) are also saved. Lines located inside the work plane are yellow and lines outside the work plane are red.To perform calculations. Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11. • Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. which is included in the template file. Fixed. See also Using Excel in connection design in the online help.0 Common features 135 . You just use the sheet names shown in the template file. the Excel spreadsheet must contain the StartCalculation macro. Tekla Structures 11.0 now automatically applies values in component dialog boxes before a save.

136 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0 Common features .

137) Drawings (p. 139) Components (p. or in Xengineer.0 is a main release and contains many new features and fixes. Once you save a model in Tekla Structures 11.0 Steel Detailing 137 .0 Steel Detailing Tekla Structures version 11.1 Topics Modeling This section describes the following new features and fixes: New weld options (p. in Xsteel.dll files are updated. 141) 6. Compatibility Tekla Structures 11. You can open and work with existing models using Tekla Structures 11. We recommend that you complete any models you have started using your current version. you can no longer open it in older versions. You need Windows Administrator rights to install Tekla Structures 11. Topics This chapter is divided into following sections: • • • • Modeling (p.0. Installing Tekla Structures setup creates a new subfolder for Tekla Structures 11.0.6 Tekla Structures 11. 139) Import and export (p. This ensures that all Windows system folder *. 138) Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0.0.0 is compatible with all previous versions.

111).New weld options Tekla Structures 11.0 includes new weld options in the Weld properties dialog box: • • Effective throat is the weld size used in weld strength calculation. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Root opening is the space between welded parts: This is how they appear in drawings: Root opening Effective throat See also 138 Weld symbol improvements (p.0 Steel Detailing .

• • • • 6.3 Topics Import and export This section describes the following new features and fixes: NC file settings moved to user interface (p.0 Steel Detailing 139 . This variable can be used only when the dimension point is inside the bolt group. not when the point is. Sometimes slots appeared in the wrong direction in drawings. For Oversized bolt holes for bolts that did not have a slot value.0: • Sometimes parts at the left end of an assembly were used when calculating drawing view boundaries for an end view from the right end of the assembly. for example.0 only relocates marks if the model changes. gusset plate) using By bolt dimensioning now creates horizontal and vertical dimensions both to the same hole: Previous versions • Tekla Structures 11. 140) Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Sometimes part cuts in the end of an assembly were included in the overall dimension of the part.2 Drawings Fixes • The variable XS_BOLT_POSITION_TO_MIN_AND_MAX_POINT now works correctly.6. Use the variable to dimension minimum and maximum position for bolts. Fixed. in the part end. Fixed. Fixed. Fixed.g. Positioning secondary parts (e. Tekla Structures 11. bolt marks and bolt symbols were incorrect in drawings.

and learn Easily define settings for CNC files Save machine / fabricator specific settings Re-use settings .ini text files.NC fixes (p. instead of editing machin*. maintain. 140 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.define those only once – no need to check/adjust settings always before CNC file creation Additional CNC options: • • • DSTV Pop-mark position Pop-mark defects For more information on NC files dialog box.NC file settings.0 Steel Detailing . 141) NC file settings moved to user interface You can now define all the NC file settings in a dialog box. see Setting up NC files in the online help. • • • • Much easier to use.

142) US Design (p. 144) Gusset connections (p. 143) AutoConnection improvements (p. 146) Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Use the variable XS_DSTV_WRITE_BEHIND_FACE_FOR_PLATE to include (AK + IK) contours for front (v) and back (h) faces of plates in NC DSTV files. 144) Macros and details (p. The default is to only include the front face. You can now open nesting results (DXF files) in AutoCAD. 143) Beam to column connections (p.NC fixes • • Plate nesting now recognizes slotted holes. 143) Beam to beam connections (p. • • • 6. The variable XS_DSTV_NET_LENGTH now affects the part length in the EJE file in the MIS export dialog box.4 Topics Components This section describes the following new features and fixes: New help for tower and bracing components (p. 144) Cold rolled (p. If you included both assembly and part position in a hard stamp. Tekla Structures only included the assembly position in the NC filename. 142) Improvements to existing moment connection checks (p.0 Steel Detailing 141 . Fixed. 145) Miscellaneous (p.

0 Steel Detailing . end distances. : Improvements to existing moment connection checks The moment connection check has been improved as follows: • Checks added for bolt hole edges. and spacing that are not stress-related 142 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.New help for tower and bracing components The help for tower nd bracing compnents has been rewrittend and terminology made more consistent in the component dialog boxes.

even if the variable XS_AUTOCONNECTION_TOLERANCE was set.0 includes the following fixes: • • Using AutoConnections where beams did not touch the column caused application error. Purlin connection (93) With small rafters (< 120mm) bolts no longer penetrate both flanges. AutoConnection improvements Tekla Structures 11. If you use an non-standard material grade.• • • • • Tekla Structures now reports buckling check results for lower flange plates if they are compressed New Net Tension Capacity and Gross Tension Capacity checks for shear plates Distribution of axial forces is now based on the relative area of the secondary members (flanges and web) New check for buckling length Results are shown using four digits US Design The values for Fv and Ft for various bolt scenarios are hard-coded in Tekla Structures. the gusset shape was not always correct. Tekla Structures uses the values Fv=17 kips and Ft=44 kips and adds a note to the report. Tekla Structures did not create the connection if the primary beam was a U-profile.0 Steel Detailing 143 . In the French environment. Fixed. Two sided clip angle (143) This connection now creates correct angle plates with default values. Fixed. Beam with stiffener (129) This connection now creates a correctly-shaped shear plate. Beam to beam connections Tekla Structures 11. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. AutoConnection did not connect parts that were not touching. Fixed.0 includes the following new features and fixes: Full Depth S (185) If the primary part was a U-profile with angled flanges.

S Bearing plate (1044) Now attaches studs to the bottom plane of the bearing plate instead of the top. Fixed.0 includes the following new features and fixes: Boomerang tube diagonal (59) In previous versions. the bolt standard was not updated when you loaded saved properties. Before TS 11. 144 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. To fix this problem with older properties files. Macros and details Tekla Structures 11.0 Steel Detailing .0 The switch for indicating which part is slotted now works correctly.0 includes the following new features and fixes: Bolted moment connection (134) Slotted or oversize hole settings for bolts in the shear plate no longer override the hole settings for the flange plate. click the Load button twice and then the Save button. Gusset connections Tekla Structures 11.Beam to column connections Tekla Structures 11.0 includes the following new features and fixes: U.

and end-of-haunch values before creating the stub. using the text file EBCCleat. Wooden steps pan (S72). Ultrazed Eaves beam to stanchion (104) Now determines the appropriate EBC cleat for the sheeting face dimensions. Cold rolled Ayrshire components A new option. Stanchions (S76) You can now use Imperial units for spacing. You can now create U-Pan stairs (S71) without entering a bracket profile thickness. Stairs (S82): The image and the layout on the Picture tab has been improved. without a bracket. and Z pan (S74) components include the following fixes: • Unnecessary gap between bracket plate and stringer removed. Fixed. Turnbuckle (S3) Tekla Structures now creates clevis pins with the correct rotation for horizontal or sloped bracing. Remove washers.dat . not at the end of the first and last purlin.This connects the bolts to the stringer. Miscellaneous • U Pan (S71). Bridging (80) Brackets were only visible in mid-span. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Hollow column stub (S69) Tekla Structures now checks the stub length and start. added to the Parameters tab. Albion Std Anti-Sag Bay (62) and Eaves Brace (64) The default bolt size has been changed from 12mm to 16mm.0 Steel Detailing 145 . • • • Bracket bolts now created symmetrically in stair components. • Bracket no longer bolted to the top or bottom landing parts.Tapered column (136) Tekla Structures now correctly displays weld preparations in the lower column. Polybeam pan (S73).

0 Steel Detailing . the cleat is no longer moved. 146 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11.0 includes the following features and fixes: • The name Circular joining plates (124) has been changed to Round joining plates (124).Miscellaneous • When you select the Sleeve option in a cold-rolled sleeved connection.

161) Reinforcement (p.0 Precast Concrete Detailing configuration contains the following new features and fixes: Modeling (p. 147) Add surface treatment to parts (p. 149) Miscellaneous (p.7 Tekla Structures 11.0 Precast Concrete Detailing The Tekla Structures 11. You can use these tools to curve long sections that will settle on site.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 147 . for example.1 Topics Modeling This section describes the following new features and fixes: Deforming parts (p. camber. 162) Topics 7. 152) Components (p.0 you can warp. and shorten concrete parts. 151) Deforming parts In Tekla Structures 11. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 147) Drawings (p.

148 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. In the End field.Warping To warp a beam: 1. 2. Double-click the beam to open the part properties dialog box.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . enter the angle of the beam at its end point. In the Start field. 2.inp file. If you have customized the objects. enter the angle of the beam at its start point. Go to the Deforming tab. In the Cambering field. relative to the part reference line. relative to the part reference line. They will override values entered in the part dialog box. and go to the Deforming tab. ensure that the attributes warping1 and warping2 are not included in the file. 3. Click Modify to warp the beam. enter the degree of camber in the local z direction. Cambering To camber a part: 1. 4. Double-click the part to open the part properties dialog box.

Click Apply to modify the part. Warping. 2. Shortening To shorten a part: 1. 4.. and go to the Deforming tab. 3. button. after fabrication. Select Tile surface in the Type list box. Double-click the Create polygon surfacing or Create face surfacing icon to open the Surfacing properties dialog box. 3. Double-click the part to open the part properties dialog box.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 149 . cambered or shortened in the final erected position. You can display parts in the model and in drawings in both their deformed and fabrication states. enter the shortening in the local z direction. Define the surface treatment properties on the Tile pattern tab: Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Click Apply to modify the part.3. Add surface treatment to parts To add a tiled surface treatment to a part: 1. Tekla Structures opens the Surfacing dialog box. Undeformed view Parts may be warped. cambering and shortening parts in the online help. 153). 2.. In the Shortening field. To view a part in its fabrication state in the model: • Select the part and click View > Create view > Part undeformed view See also Show undeformed shape of parts in drawings (p. Click the User-defined attributes.

• The options for Bonding are Option 1/1 Bonding 1/2 1/3 1/4 150 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0 Precast Concrete Detailing .

Pick the corners of the surface treatment or pick the part face.• Define tile and mortar colors by assigning values for red. green. To create tiling that runs continuously from one part to the next. 6. pick the same origin for the surface treatment for all the parts: Tekla Structures only displays the tile pattern in rendered views. because the center line of the polygon plate was incorrectly drawn. if the work plane is the horizontal XY plane and you try to create the mesh in the vertical direction. 155). For example. For example: Red = 10 0 0 Green = 0 10 0 Blue = 0 0 10 White = 10 10 10 Black = 0 0 0 5. Miscellaneous • Magnetic planes did not work correctly with polygon plate handles. on a scale of 0 to 10. When you use the the Inquire command on reinforcing bars. the reinforcing bar is highlighted. To add the tiled surface treatment to a part. not just the main part.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 151 . Click Modify and Apply to save the tile pattern properties. • • Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. use the Create polygon surfacing or Create face surfacing command: • or • Pick the origin and the direction of the surface treatment. Tekla Structures 11.0 creates rectangular reinforcing mesh in the direction of the current work plane if you try to create another direction. and blue. Fixed. See also Show tiled surface treatment in drawings (p.

Modify bolt and weld properties using the Bolt.. Bolt mark. 160) Cast unit drawing improvements Tekla Structures 11. The Cast unit .. 157) Miscellaneous (p. For more information see Bolt dimensioning properties and Position dimensioning properties in the online help. and Weld.. you could still open the cast unit drawing without running numbering. Fixed: • • You cannot open cast unit drawings if embedded objects have changed.. 7.. even if embedded objects are not selected in numbering setup. buttons in the Cast unit drawing properties dialog box.. Automatically dimension the main parts in steel assemblies in drawings. Tekla Structures compares embeds and will not open the drawing.0 Precast Concrete Detailing .. 155) Templates and reports (p. 152) Show undeformed shape of parts in drawings (p. 153) Reinforcement marks and dimension lines (p. even if only embeds have changed.• If you added a steel part inside a concrete part cast unit and changed the embedded part. Cast unit drawings are flagged P for numbering purposes.2 Topics Drawings This section describes the following new features and fixes: Cast unit drawing improvements (p.0 includes the following new features and fixes: • • • Create cast-unit drawings of main concrete parts and cast-in embeds (steel parts or assemblies added to a cast unit). 154) Show tiled surface treatment in drawings (p. 152 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11..dimensioning properties dialog box now includes a Bolt dimensions tab and new options on the Position dimensions tab.

the properties were not modified. rather than their deformed state: 1. Fixed.• To automatically open the drawing view in the drawing editor when you create a cast unit drawing. 2. • When you used the Model option for Coordinate system in the Cast unit . Cast unit .0 Precast Concrete Detailing 153 . 3.bolt mark properties. Fixed. plates were incorrectly oriented and the view direction was not taken into account. 4. Open the drawing properties dialog box and click the View.view properties dialog box. Create the drawing. This also works for assembly and single-part drawings. and Cast unit .. Go to the Attributes tab and select Yes in the Undeformed list box. hold down the Ctrl and Shift keys and click Drawing > Cast unit drawing.welding properties dialog boxes.. • Show undeformed shape of parts in drawings To create drawings that show parts in their fabrication state. Click Apply or OK to save the drawing view properties. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. button. If you clicked the Apply button before the Modify button in Cast unit bolt properties.

154 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.Drawing showing the part in its deformed state Drawing showing the part in its fabrication state See also Deforming parts (p. If a rebar mark has a leader line and a rebar dimension line. 147) Reinforcement marks and dimension lines Tekla Structures 11. New arrow type showing a circle at the end of the leader line added for rebar marks If a rebar dimension line is dragged outside the rebar group.0 draws a broken line from the rebar to the dimension line. the rebar mark leader line now follows the intersection of the rebar line and the rebar dimension line. Tekla Structures 11.0 includes the following improvements: • • • • Leader line type Mark parallel to the rebar added for rebar marks (not merged rebar marks).0 Precast Concrete Detailing .

button in the drawing properties dialog box or Double-click the outline of the surface treatment in the drawing: • 2... Bounding box. 3. To show the tile pattern in the drawing.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 155 . Exact. Workshop form. To open the Drawing surfacing properties dialog box: • • Click the Surfacing.Show tiled surface treatment in drawings You can now show tiled surface treatments in drawings. Symbol. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. and Base box. To define how tiled surface treatment appears in drawings: 1. The display options are: Outline. select the Show pattern checkbox. Click Apply or OK to save the drawing properties.

To show tile and mortar properties in surface treatment marks. and MORTAR_COLOR... 156 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.. TILE_COLOR. Click the Surfacing mark.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . TILE_HEIGHT. button in the drawing properties dialog box to open the Surfacing mark properties dialog box. use the following user-defined attributes: TILE_WIDTH. 2. MORTAR HEIGHT.The drawing shows the tile surface treatment and the surface treatment mark: To edit surface treatment marks: 1. MORTAR_WIDTH. Modify surface treatment marks in the same way as part marks.

to add TILE_WIDTH to the list of mark elements: 4.0 includes the following new features and fixes: Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 2. Add surface treatment marks to the drawing. Select User-defined attribute in the Elements list and click Add. In the Mark content dialog box. Templates and reports Tekla Structures 11. or modify existing ones. 5. The surface treatment marks now include the tile width: See also Part presentation and Marks in drawings in the online help.For example.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 157 . Click OK. to add tile width property to a surface treatment mark: 1. enter TILE_WIDTH: 3.

158 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.2.2 you can add pull-out pictures of reinforcing bars to drawing templates: Pull-out picture in a cast unit drawing: The row content type is REBAR In Template Editor 3. use the graphic field field_REBAR_SHAPE to show pull-out pictures.0 Precast Concrete Detailing .Rebar pull-out pictures in templates In Template Editor 3.

. 1=yes 0=no. button: The Template Editor automatically scales and aligns the picture. 1 = by global Z.. double-click the field to open the Graphical field properties dialog box and click the Free attributes. 3=full arrow 0=no. 2=by local axis 0 =no. 1=yes Description To define the appearance of a graphic field in Template Editor 3.0 1 2 1 1 1 1 black 0 = by view.Graphic fields have the following user-defined attributes which define their appearance: Attribute FontName FontSize FontColor RotationAxis Exaggeration EndMark Dimensions BendingAngle Default value romsim 2. 2=half arrow.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 159 .2. 1=yes 1 = straight. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

MESH_DIM_X. Reinforcement in cast unit drawings Cast-unit drawings now also show reinforcing bars that are attached to steel embeds. MESH_DIM_F.2 Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11.bolt mark properties dialog box no longer opens the wrong dialog box. MESH_DIM_H2. The Place.Bent meshes in reports Use the following new attributes to include information about bent mesh in reports: Template Editor version 3. DIM_R. DIM_O. MESH_DIM_R. DIM_X. DIM_J. DIM_Y. DIM_H2. DIM_D. MESH_DIM_C. MESH_DIM_J. MESH_DIM_TD. MESH_DIM_B. MESH_DIM_I. Fixed. ANG_U. MESH_DIM_H1. DIM_B. MESH_DIM_Y.0 Precast Concrete Detailing .. MESH_ANG_T.2 Use the MESH row content type. MESH_ANG_S. MESH_DIM_O.0 includes the following features and fixes: Middle section views Create middle section views of reinforcement. ANG_V MESH_DIM_A. MESH_DIM_K1. MESH_DIM_K2. button in the Cast unit . MESH_DIM_E. and MESH_ANG_V 2. DIM_G. DIM_K2. DIM_E. DIM_H1. DIM_C. ANG_S. MESH_ANG_U. DIM_F. MESH_DIM_D.. and these attributes: Attribute name DIM_A. DIM_K1. 160 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. DIM_I. ANG_T. Fixes • • Sometimes reinforcement marks is fixed positions disappeared when you modified them. MESH_DIM_G. DIM_TD.

3 Topics Components This section describes the following new features and fixes: Corbel connection (14) (p. (77). This option overrides the alignment options on the Left beam and Right beam tabs. • An option to omit the end cut has been added to seating connections (75) and (77). • An option to use a single bearing pad aligned with the column has been added to seating connections (76) and (78). (76). If the eccentricity values on the Picture and Left beam tabs are zero.7. 161) Miscellaneous (p.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 161 . • Seating connection(75) no longer creates too large a bearing pad.. 162) Corbel connection (14) The sloped secondary part is now correctly cut and the cut is wider. Seating with dowel connections • The holes for the dowels in the beam were rectangular. the bearing pad is created to the middle of the end of the column. A new round hole option has been added to seating connections (75). The dimensions and eccentricity of the bearing pad comes from the values for the left beam. This is required for multi-span beams. 161) Seating with dowel connections (p. and (78). Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

and (78). To prevent this. 162) Reinforcement mesh properties (p. (76). define a specific assembly number for the bearing pad in the component dialog box. 170) Spiral reinforcement groups In Tekla Structures 11.0 includes the following features and fixes: • • When you modified a system component that added parts to a cast unit it sometimes removed other parts from the cast unit. 7. Create the spiral reinforcing group using the Reinforcing bar group or Circular reinforcing bar group tools 162 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.4 Topics Reinforcement This section describes the following new features and fixes: Spiral reinforcement groups (p. Fixed. 164) Reinforcement components (p. The bearing pad is now automatically part of the column assembly. This applies to seating connections (75). (77).0 Precast Concrete Detailing . Cut parts created by concrete components generated warnings in the log file.0 you can model circular or polygonal spiral reinforcing bar groups. Fixed. • Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11.• Column end cuts have been corrected in two-sided seating connections (76) and (78) for beams that are not parallel or with lower planes at different levels. 166) Miscellaneous (p. • Setting part representation to Fast in the View setup dialog box did not display polygon plates and cuts correctly.

Select the part. select Spiral in the Rebar group type list box: to open the 3.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 163 . 2. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Double-click the Create circular reinforcing bar group icon Reinforcing bar properties dialog box. Pick two points to indicate the distribution of the bars. if required. 4. Pick three points to define the stirrup. 6.Example To create a circular spiral reinforcing bar group: 1. 5. Click Apply or OK. 7. On the Group tab. Enter or modify other properties.

8. Does not define the size of the mesh. Left overhang and Right overhang. for both longitudinal and crossing bars.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . Pitching. Tekla Structures applies the following properties to the mesh type: Diameter. Reinforcement mesh properties The Reinforcement mesh properties dialog box includes several new properties: Field Mesh Description Click to select a mesh from the mesh catalog. Creation method Defines whether the bars are evenly distributed or not. See also Reinforcing bar group in the online help. Tekla Structures attaches the spiral reinforcement to the part. 164 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

Left overhang Right overhang Define the overhang of longitudinal and crossing bars.inp. you cannot manually define the dimensions of the mesh. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Use the Pitching fields to define the pattern of both longitudinal and crossing bars: You can use more than one pitch value. Longitudinal: 3*200 3*600 2*100 Cross: 4*200 4*100 If you define several pitch values. These options are only available when Creation method is set to By varying spacings. Left overhang. Tekla Structures automatically calculates the width and length of the mesh using the values in the Pitching. located in the .Field Pitching (previously spacing) Description In previous versions. and Right overhang fields.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 165 .. this was called spacing.. The Mesh type option you select also affects which dimensions you can manually enter.\environments\*your environment*\profil folder. For example. Tekla Structures takes the default properties for mesh from the file mesh_database.

Reinforcement components Tekla Structures 11. to attach reinforcement mesh to a selected area.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . e. 10*200 15*200.0 includes the following new features and fixes: Reinforcement mesh array in area (89) Use the component Reinforcement mesh array in area (89) to create reinforcement meshes for an entire concrete part. When you define more than one set of distances in the Bar pitching field. or. Pick the part. FIxes Click the middle mouse button to create the reinforcement mesh. 166 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. pick the first position. not just the first one. To attach the reinforcement to the entire part. pick points to indicate the polygonal shape of the reinforcement. 2. or for a defined polygonal area: To use: 1.g. this component now uses them all. 3.

0 Precast Concrete Detailing 167 . Automated reinforcement layout .Ledge beam (53) Creates flexural. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. shear or ledge reinforcement for inverted tee beams.0 includes the following new components to create reinforcement for different types of concrete parts: Component Automated reinforcement layout .Inverted tee beam (52) Creates flexural. shear or flange reinforcement for double tee beams.rectangular beam (54) Creates flexural or shear reinforcement for rectangular beams. Automated reinforcement layout .double tee beam (51) Description Create flexural. Automated reinforcement layout . shear or ledge reinforcement for ledge beams.Automated reinforcement layout components Tekla Structures 11.

168 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. This component creates slabs between two support lines. To create a fanned layout. see Modeling of slab area (88) in the online help. use support lines that are curved or of different lengths. shear or ledge reinforcement for ledge spandrels.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . For more information.rectangular spandrel (56) Creates flexural or shear reinforcement for rectangular spandrels.columns (57) Creates longitudinal or tie reinforcement for columns. Modeling slab areas Use the Modeling of slab area (88) component to create various types of concrete slabs.Component Automated reinforcement layout . Automated reinforcement layout . Automated reinforcement layout .ledge spandrel (55) Description Creates flexural. including fanned layouts. which can be polylines or sloped.

Main and cross bar extensions. with exact spacing and flexible first and last spaces. Cover thickness options on the Bottom bars and Top bars tabs. Beam end reinforcement (79) The diagonal bar no longer protrudes from the beam. To create a rebar group in three zones. With the following lacer types default 'p1' and 'p2' values are half the length of the side of the pad footing: Rebar spacing is now correctly calculated: • To create a rebar group with exact spacing and flexible first and last spaces. Pad footing (77) D-type lacer bars are now centrally placed so that they are identical. select the One zone option in the Arrangement field and the Spacing option in the Creation method field. with exact spacing and a flexible last space. Lifting anchor (80) You can now can define Class for lifting anchors. To create a rebar group in three zones. select the By spacing option in the Creation method field. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 169 . select the Three zones option in the Arrangement field and the Spacing option in the Creation method field for the first zone. with exact spacing and a flexible first space. • • • Pilecap reinforcement (76) Rebar spacing is now correctly calculated. Support for curved and tapered rebar groups.Slab bars (18) The Slab bars (18) component includes following new features: • • • • Group offsets from the edge of the slab. To create a rebar group with exact spacing and flexible first and last spaces. To create a rebar group in three zones. select the Three zones option in the Arrangement field and the Spacing option in the Creation method field for the third. select the Three zones option in the Arrangement field and the Spacing option in the Creation method field for the middle zone.

Cover thickness was not always created correctly for polygonal meshes. spacing were not always correctly compared. Reinforcing bars that were not perpendicular to the view plane were not visible in cross section views. 170 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Bent meshes were given unique position numbers. Fixed.Rectangular column reinforcement (83) You can now select hook type for each intermediate link groups. Fixed. Miscellaneous • • • • When comparing bent meshes. Fixed.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . Fixed.

175) Load distribution fixes (p. 172) New seismic codes (p. 172) Analyzing composite beams (p.0 Analysis and design 171 . Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. solids are expanded by 1mm in each direction to find parts that are so close to each other that they should be automatically connected when creating the analysis model. It is based on a clash check of solids.8 Tekla Structures 11.0 Analysis and design 8. By default. 171) New design codes (p.1 Topics Analysis and design The Tekla Structures 11. To automatically connect parts in the analysis model. 176) Miscellaneous (p. the default value of 1mm is used. 177) Extended clash check Extended clash check is now the default method for creating analysis models. even if they have a large tolerance gap you can change the expansion in the axial direction using the variable XS_AD_SOLID_AXIAL_EXPAND_MM.0 Analysis and Design module contains the following new features and fixes: Extended clash check (p. 174) Changes in ULS and SLS design checks (p. 173) Load groups (p. If this variable is not set.

New design codes The following design codes have been added for steel: Desi Option AS 1250 SNiP-11-23-81 AIJ Description Australian design code for steel Russian design code for steel Japanese design code for steel The following design codes have been added for concrete: Option AS 3600 SNiP-2. New seismic codes Tekla Structures 11.0 Analysis and design . they are treated as clashing.01 AIJ See also Description Australian design code for concrete Russian design code for concrete Japanese design code for concrete Design codes and methods in the online help.0 includes the following new seismic codes: • • IBC2003 (US) AIJ (Japan) 172 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.03.If there is a connection between members.

0 Analysis and design 173 . If you chose Composite beam. 3. To analyze beams as composite beams. Select Effective slab width: • Enter the value. studs and concrete slab on top of the beams. select the slab Material and Thickness.Analyzing composite beams Composite construction consists of beams. or Automatic composite beam: to have Tekla Structures automati- cally recognize composite beams and calculate the effective slab width 2. modify the beam properties on the Analysis tab: 1. Select: • • Composite beam to manually change composite beam properties. or Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

• The Automatic composite beam option enables Tekla Structures to calculate slab width. So the effective width of the slab is: ((0. if span length is 8. • Inquiring effective width Effective width must be less than half the distance to the nearest composite beam.• Have Tekla Structures automatically calculate the effective slab width by dividing the span length of the beam by the value you enter. You can select loads by load groups and load groups by loads.5*8.0 meter 4. The effective width cannot exceed the maximum distance to the next beam: • For the Composite beam option.0)/8). • Run the analysis to calculate the effective slab width. even if there are no adjacent beams. For example.0 meters.0 Analysis and design . slab width is zero if there are no adjacent beams. factor 8 is used for both left and right. The dialog box name is now Load groups New Current field and Set current button in the Load Groups dialog box. The results that relate to composite beams are: • • • • • • Effective width slab thickness slab material concrete strength rib width and height stud diameter and length Load groups Tekla Structures 11.0)/8) + ((0. Right-click a load group to export or import it. Right click and select Inquire to see the analysis results. 174 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. = 1.0 includes the following improvements: • • • • • You no longer need to create load groups before applying loads in the model.5*8.

ULS.0\environments\*your environment*\system folder.\TeklaStructures\11.and LG-type load combinations are considered. Changes in ULS and SLS design checks Tekla Structures 11.lgr file.0 runs a deflection check for SLS load combinations. The Analysis > Optimize menu contains the following new options: Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. For serviceability limit state.The Loads toolbar contains the following new options: A list box to select a load Open Load groups group dialog box The default load groups are defined in the DefaultLoadGroups. In the previous version factored loads were generally used.0 distinguishes between Ultimate Limit State (ULS) and Serviceability Limit State (SLS) load combinations in steel codes EC3. but not for ULS load combinations.. located in . SLS. and AISC LRFD.0 Analysis and design 175 . BS. Tekla Structures 11. For ultimate limit state.and LG-type load combinations are considered.

• Serviceability limit state If limit state design is active. Tekla Structures considers ULS and LG load combinations. Tekla Structures distributed the area load to the wrong part. if double spanning and automatic primary axis weight are used. Load distribution fixes Tekla Structures 11. By default. • • • • 176 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Tekla Structures 11.0 includes fixes for the following: • There was error in load distribution if the new load panel system was used and the direction of the primary axis was incorrect. An unnecessary warning appeared in load distribution even if the load was correct in STAAD. Now Tekla Structures always merges loads from a single load.Pro post processor. The load panel distribution method is now always used. If you used load panel distribution. If you used load panel distribution.• Analysis model parts Optimizes only the parts included in the analysis model. Invalid spanning direction is now automatically corrected. uniform load areas can now be any shape and can contain holes. Use the Serviceability limit state switch to also consider SLS and LG load combinations • Selected parts The same as Analysis model parts and also optimizes selected parts. and parts not included in the analysis model if their design group matches the design group of a part in the analysis model. The direction does not matter in this case. Also. this option includes the serviceability limit state in the optimization. Tekla Structures generated overlapping member loads from a single load.0 Analysis and design . The Serviceability limit state option will be available in version 11. Inquiring a load applied to a slab always generated a similar warning. This made it difficult to check loads in the STAAD. Some limitations have been removed from the load panel system.0 uses the load panel system as the default load distribution method.Pro.1.

• • • Loads were not distributed to walls and slabs using load panel system. Miscellaneous Fixes • • Using the extended clash check method with parallel or nearly parallel clashing members did not work correctly. Fixed. A325X. Fixed. • Design check calculations used a default bolt strength when you used bolt grades A325N. and analysis properties on part dialog boxes. A similar refresh problem also affected load panel properties on all load dialog boxes. Load distribution sometimes created a point load at an incorrect node on a column. When longitudinal analysis offsets were used on a beam. A tolerance problem in load distribution caused missing area loads and differences in total line load. creating split nodes. This also occurred with walls connected to columns. Now uses the bolt strength defined in AISC manual. The AISC ASD connection check includes the following fixes: • SSL and LSL values were missing for bolt grades A325N. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. The load form picture was not updated on the Magnitude tab. A490N. None of the loads created later were added to the analysis model. Fixed. A490N. and A490X where the hole type is NSL in AISC manual table I-D page 4-5. Trapezoidal member loads were not generated correctly when members were outside the load plane. Analysis member offsets were not taken into account when creating node points on the edge of walls that contained door openings. Fixed. Fixed. The full analysis model did not work correctly if it was created before creating any loads in the model. the loads applied on the beam were positioned incorrectly. if you loaded saved properties. A325X.0 Analysis and design • • • 177 . and A490X and the bolt group contained slotted or oversized holes. NSL = Long-or short-slotted holes normal to load direction. Extra nodes were created on beams due to incorrectly detected clashes with slabs or walls. • • • • You can now define different offsets for the nodes at the start and end point of a concrete panel.

The analysis log is now cleared each time analysis is run.g. Tekla Structures created nodes at the load point. even if nodes already existed. Moment release at the end of a beam connected to a wall panel was not applied in the analysis model. Analysis sometimes did not run. the node points of one wall effected all neighboring walls resulting in too dense a triangle mesh. Accepting all optimization results was very slow if Analysis utility check was selected in the Colors dialog box. which caused problems with element meshing. Dutch. the By connection option gave incorrect analysis results. Fixed. Fixed. Using the member end release method. because the default plane for concrete panels was the top plane in the German. Now the profile name is retained if the cross section area of the optimized profile and the original profile are within 1 mm2 of each other. Areas of the load that were not on the wall disappeared. • • • • • • • • Analysis optimization sometimes suggested changing a library profile to a parametric profile (for example RHS150*5 to RHS150*150*5) with the same cross-section area. The Element size in the dialog box is now an approximate value. The following problems that occured when applying horizontal line loads to walls have been fixed: • • • The load had to be positioned exactly on the selected analysis plane (e. because the analysis method option in the analysis model properties was sometimes blanked out. The hard-coded default values for member end restraints of connections were incorrect. Now the nodes are merged to form a single shared node. The size of analysis elements created for walls or slabs sometimes varied considerably resulting in badly-formed triangles. Fixed. the middle plane). 178 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. and US metric environments. Where walls connected in a corner.• Analysis sometimes failed for concrete panels and slabs.0 Analysis and design . The tolerance for checking loads are inside plates has also been increased. Indian. US imperial. when the component objects select switch was active. Fixed. • • • It was not possible to modify the load result created with Wind load generator (28) macro by double-clicking the load. The default plane has now been changed to middle. Tekla Structures automatically rounds it up or down to form elements of the same size. Tekla Structures did not create a rigid link between a beam and a wall created using the column tool. Fixed. UK.

Modifying analysis-related user-defined attributes without the A&D module installed caused an internal error.• The Inquire command showed the default user-defined attribute value 2147483647. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. which resulted in incorrect values for those user-defined attributes.0 Analysis and design 179 .

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