Tekla Structures

Release Notes

Product version 14.0 April 2008
© 2008 Tekla Corporation

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Tekla Structures 14.0 Release Notes....................................................... 9 Steel Detailing.......................................................................................... 11
2.1 General ................................................................................................................................................. 11 New licensing system FLEXnet........................................................................................................ New menu structure ......................................................................................................................... Menu tooltips.................................................................................................................................... Improvements in using multi-user models........................................................................................ Selecting objects using right-click .................................................................................................... Controlling access to attribute files .................................................................................................. Custom toolbar for the Options dialog box....................................................................................... Model templates............................................................................................................................... Fix list ............................................................................................................................................... 2.2 Detecting changes in reference models........................................................................................... Improvements in clash checking ...................................................................................................... Checking for duplicate objects ......................................................................................................... Snapping to part center lines ........................................................................................................... New Copy and Move commands ..................................................................................................... Querying assembly properties ......................................................................................................... Querying part properties .................................................................................................................. Improvements in flying through the model ....................................................................................... Improvements in tubular sections .................................................................................................... Improvements in surface treatment functionality.............................................................................. Improvements in welds .................................................................................................................... Splitting plates and slabs ................................................................................................................. Using parametric profile separators with multiple characters........................................................... Finding distant objects ..................................................................................................................... Fix list ............................................................................................................................................... 2.3 Creating multiple drawings of the same object ................................................................................ Improvements in associativity and intelligent cloning....................................................................... Exaggerated dimensions.................................................................................................................. Dimensioning bolt position from neighbor part working points......................................................... 11 12 13 13 14 15 15 16 17 18 21 21 22 23 23 24 25 26 27 28 28 30 30 31 33 33 37 40

Modeling ............................................................................................................................................... 18

Drawings............................................................................................................................................... 33

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New angle dimension type ............................................................................................................... Dimension unit formatting according to German conventions.......................................................... Customizable line types in drawings ................................................................................................ Changing the view scale .................................................................................................................. Symbol with partial profile - new part representation option............................................................. Improvements in grid labels ............................................................................................................. Defining a fixed size for detail boundaries........................................................................................ Fixed placing of drawing views......................................................................................................... Fixed placing of dragged drawing objects ........................................................................................ Improvements in representation of view labels ................................................................................ Improvements in hidden object representation in drawing views ..................................................... Creating surface treatment symbols................................................................................................. Removing change symbols .............................................................................................................. Scaling line weights while printing.................................................................................................... .NET support for drawings................................................................................................................ Fix list ............................................................................................................................................... 2.4 2.5

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Templates and Reports......................................................................................................................... 61 Fix list ............................................................................................................................................... 61 Import and Export.................................................................................................................................. 62 Improvements in NC files ................................................................................................................. Improvements in Export Drawings dialog box .................................................................................. Exporting user-defined and template attributes as property sets into IFC models........................... Fix list ............................................................................................................................................... 62 62 63 64

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Custom Components ............................................................................................................................ 64 Speed improvements ....................................................................................................................... 64 Limitations in opening models with custom components ................................................................. 65 Fix list ............................................................................................................................................... 65

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Components.......................................................................................................................................... 65 New components for pre-engineered buildings................................................................................ Improvements in stair components .................................................................................................. Connections ..................................................................................................................................... Details .............................................................................................................................................. Cold rolled ........................................................................................................................................ 65 67 74 80 82

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Precast Concrete Detailing..................................................................... 85
3.1 General ................................................................................................................................................. 85 New licensing system FLEXnet........................................................................................................ New menu structure ......................................................................................................................... Menu tooltips .................................................................................................................................... Improvements in using multi-user models........................................................................................ Selecting objects using right-click .................................................................................................... 85 86 87 87 88

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....................... 99 Improvements in surface treatment functionality.................... Changing the view scale ....................................................................................................................... New angle dimension type ................. Exaggerated dimensions................................................. 97 Querying cast unit properties ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 96 New Copy and Move commands ............................................................ ..................................................... Removing change symbols ....................................................................................... Fixed placing of drawing views ............................................................. Model templates........................................................................................................................................................................................ 101 Defining and showing the top-in-form face................... Scaling line weights while printing.................................... New option in representation of reinforcing bars............................................................................. Fix list .................................................................. Fixed placing of dragged drawing objects........................................................................................................................................................ Improvements in hidden object representation in drawing views............................................................................ 104 Fix list .............. 106 Improvements in associativity and intelligent cloning........... 92 Detecting changes in reference models................................................................................................................ Symbol with partial profile .............................................................................................................................................................................................. Improvements in grid labels .........NET support for drawings ................................................... Creating surface treatment symbols ..............3 Drawings........................0 5 ..................... Improvements in representation of view labels ................................................................................. 92 Improvements in clash checking ............................................................................................................................................................................ 103 Finding distant objects ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 98 Improvements in flying through the model .. Custom toolbar for the Options dialog box............................................................................................................................................................... 97 Querying part properties .........new part representation option ..........Controlling access to attribute files ....................2 89 89 90 91 Modeling .............................................................................. 95 Snapping to part center lines ...................................................................................................................... 101 Splitting plates and slabs ................................................ Defining a fixed size for detail boundaries ........................................................ Better text placing in reinforcement pull-outs ......................................................................................................................................... 95 Checking for duplicate objects ................................................................................................................................................ 3............................. Customizable line types in drawings ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 105 3........................ 106 110 113 114 115 118 119 120 121 123 124 124 125 126 127 128 131 132 134 134 135 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14............................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Placing of the base points of the reinforcing bar mark leader lines........................................................................................................................................................................................ 103 Using parametric profile separators with multiple characters....................................................................................................................................................................................................... Dimension unit formatting according to German conventions.............. Improvements in reinforcement dimensions ........................................ 100 Improvements in shortening...................................

......................................................................... 137 Import and Export..................................... Splitting plates and slabs....................7 Components..................................................................... 150 4 Engineering.............................................................................. 140 Precast stairs (65) .. Fix list ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Beam end reinforcement (79) ................................................................................................................ Snapping to part center lines.................................................................1 General ........................ 139 3....0 . Querying part properties................................................................................................................................................................. Selecting objects using right-click ...................................................................................................................... 147 New reinforcing bar bending types..........................................................................Fix list ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 153 4.......................................................... 140 Fix list .................................................................................................................................................................... 138 Fix list .................................................. 140 3.............................................................................................................................................................. Model templates ............................................................................................................................................................................................... Beam reinforcement (63) ...................... 3................................................... Menu tooltips ............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 137 Fix list ............................................................................................. New Copy and Move commands ............................................................................ New menu structure ..................................................................2 Detecting changes in reference models ............... 153 New licensing system FLEXnet.................................. 138 Improvements in Export Drawings dialog box .................................................................................................................................... 4.............. Modeling tools ....................................................................................................................................... 140 Limitations in opening models with custom components ......................... Corbel connection (14) ...........................................8 140 141 143 144 144 145 146 Reinforcement.................. 153 154 155 155 156 157 157 158 159 160 163 164 165 166 166 Modeling................................... Improvements in clash checking ................................................................... Custom toolbar for the Options dialog box ...................................................................... 160 6 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.................................6 Custom Components ................................................................................................................................................................................................5 Templates and Reports................................................................................................................ 140 Speed improvements ............................................................................. Controlling access to attribute files........................................................................................................................................................... 147 Fix list .................................................................................................................................. Edge and corner reinforcement (62) ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................4 3............................................................................. Reinforcement components ..................................................................................... 135 3..................................................................................... Improvements in using multi-user models................................................................................... 138 Exporting user-defined and template attributes as property sets into IFC models...........................................................................................................

........................... Exporting user-defined and template attributes as property sets into IFC models..................................................................................................................................... Improvements in grid labels .................................................................. 210 Fix list ...........................................................................5 167 168 168 169 170 170 171 172 173 177 180 181 183 184 187 188 189 190 192 193 193 194 195 196 197 200 201 203 203 204 204 Drawings..................................................................................................................................................................................................3 Creating multiple drawings of the same object ............. Improvements in shortening................Improvements in flying through the model ........................................... Defining a fixed size for detail boundaries ............................................................................................................................................ Improvements in reinforcement dimensions ........... Improvements in hidden object representation in drawing views.............................................................................................. Better text placing in reinforcement pull-outs ............................... Changing the view scale ................................................... 207 Improvements in NC files ...... Fixed placing of dragged drawing objects................................ Fixed placing of drawing views ................................................................................................................ 206 Import and Export ................................................................................................................................. Finding distant objects ........................................... 207 208 208 209 4.................................... Exaggerated dimensions.................................................................. Improvements in associativity and intelligent cloning............................................................................................... Removing change symbols ........................................................... Using parametric profile separators with multiple characters..........................................................................................................................................4 4............................. Checking for duplicate objects ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 210 New reinforcing bar bending types................................... Symbol with partial profile ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Customizable line types in drawings ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 4............................................................................................................................. .0 7 ............. Fix list ........................................... 212 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14............. Fix list ........................................ Improvements in Export Drawings dialog box...................................................................................................... Scaling line weights while printing......................................................................................................................................................... 172 Templates and Reports ...................................................... Fix list ................................................6 Reinforcement ..... Placing of the base points of the reinforcing bar mark leader lines..............................................................................................................................................................new part representation option .................................................................................................... Dimensioning bolt position from neighbor part working points.............................................................................................................. 4.................. New angle dimension type .......... New option in representation of reinforcing bars............................................................... Dimension unit formatting according to German conventions................................................................ Improvements in tubular sections ................................... Creating surface treatment symbols ........................................................................................ 206 Fix list ............................................................................................................................... Improvements in representation of view labels .....................................................................NET support for drawings ............................

............... 213 5 Project Management ..................................................................................................................................................... 215 5........................................................................................................4.1 Fix list..................................................................................................................................................0 ............................................ 213 Fix list ......................................... 213 Analysis model geometry ..................7 Analysis and Design.................... 215 8 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.................................................................

but you do not gain the benefits of the improvements.0. you need to check and sometimes even recreate dimensions depending on the improvements.0 Release Notes 9 . it works in the same manner as in the version where it was originally made. Installing Tekla Structures setup creates a new subfolder for Tekla Structures 14. This ensures that all Windows system folder *. because the dependency created by the equation is lost when a dimension is deleted. always open a model created with an older version of Tekla Structures as a single-user model first.0 is a main release and contains many new features and fixes.dll files are updated.0. Updating drawings created with an older version of Tekla Structures in Tekla Structures 14.0 Release Notes Tekla Structures version 14. If you choose to update the component.0 is compatible with all previous versions. Tekla Structures asks whether you want to update the component. Compatibility Tekla Structures 14. you cannot open it in previous versions of Tekla Structures. Once you save a model in Tekla Structures 14. You can recreate the dimensions and edit the equations easily in the Custom component editor. We recommend that you complete any drawings you have started using your current version or recreate the drawings using Tekla Structures 14.0. also the equations containing the dimension need to be edited. and the new version contains improvements requiring update. • We suggest that you complete any models you have started using your current version. When you delete a dimension and create a new one (even with the same name). If you do not update the component. You can open and work with existing models using Tekla Structures 14. Note the following issues: • • To avoid conversion problems.0 You need Windows Administrator rights to install Tekla Structures 14. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.1 Tekla Structures 14. When you open custom components made with an older version of Tekla Structures in the Custom component editor.0 Tekla Structures 14.0 may cause problems. We recommend that you always check that custom components created in older versions work correctly in the new version of Tekla Structures.0.

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Users can be guaranteed access or denied access to certain Tekla Structures configurations.2 Steel Detailing 2. You can. for example. they can borrow licenses for a limited time for offline use. Updating and renewing of licenses is easier.1 General New licensing system FLEXnet Tekla Structures 14. The borrowed license is reserved for the user until it expires or it is returned. activate half of your licenses on a common server and the rest of the licenses locally on each user's laptop. The new licensing system does not affect the functioning or features of Tekla Structures. You do not have to install all of your licenses on the same server. When the user no longer needs the license. password files or floating licenses with Tekla Structures 14. The main benefits of the new licensing system are: • • • Hardware locks and password files are no longer needed. • • • You cannot use your existing hardware locks. provided by Macrovision.0 includes a new licensing system called FLEXnet. it automatically obtains a license from the server. The licenses can be installed on a server in a local area network. You can easily change the location of the licenses by returning the licenses to Tekla and then activating themon another computer. Handling of licenses is more efficient. the license is returned to the license server and it is available to another user.0 Steel Detailing 11 . When users leave the office and have no connection to the license server. You can create user groups with different access rights.0. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. When users start Tekla Structures.

Configuring the license server Pointing the license server to the Tekla Structures installation on each client computer 2. You can also revert to the Tekla Structures version 13. You can have concrete-related icons visible easily if needed by clicking a button that opens the concrete toolbar.0 includes a new menu structure. It is easier to discover new commands. 4. New menu structure Tekla Structures 14. For technical support. easy to use and learn structure.\TeklaStructures\License folder. The contents of the default toolbars for both the Model and Drawing Editor have been checked based on user feedback received by Tekla and collected by the Automatic User Feedback Program. 12 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.0 Steel Detailing .Installation Before setting up the license server.The new menu structure will benefit both new and existing users of Tekla Structures. 3. make sure you have read the Tekla Structures FLEXnet Licensing User Guide PDF. Benefits for existing users: More logical menu structure that follows your workflow.. For single users. The installation process consists of the following phases: 1. Easier to find menu-related commands . which is available in the .0 toolbars by clicking Tools > Toolbars > Version 13 Toolbars > All Default Toolbars. Users of Steel Detailing configuration now have only steel-related icons visible by default. Activating the licenses on the license server During the activation. the license rights are transferred from Tekla to your company and the licenses become enabled.. There is no need to search out infrequently used commands . For more information on the new menu structure. both in the Model and Drawing Editors. and from 9 to 8 in the Drawing Editor. There is no need to search through menus when you cannot remember the name of a particular command. Related commands are found within the same menu. Installing the FLEXnet license server You can install the license server on one or more servers. Shorter learning curve. Some new icons have been added to toolbars and some seldom used have been removed. please contact your local Tekla Structures helpdesk. You can customize your toolbars by using the Customize dialog box. Benefits for new users: • • • • • • Changes in default toolbars Logical. Tekla Structures and the license server can also be installed on the same computer. Changes in the menu structure Benefits The number of menus has been cut down from 16 to 10 in the Model Editor. see New Menu Structure Tutorial in Help > Learning Center > New Menu Structure Tutorial.

The menu tooltips provide the same functionality as the enhanced tooltips.Menu tooltips In addition to the conventional tooltips and the enhanced tooltips. The menu tooltips are displayed in a separate window. To do this. but for menu commands. which you can drag and drop to any position on the screen: To hide or display the menu tooltips. there is now a new type of tooltip available called the menu tooltip. Improvements in using multi-user models Version of the server The Active Multi-Users dialog box now displays also the version of the server you are running.0 Steel Detailing 13 . click Tools > Options > Menu Tooltips. right-click a user in the Active Multi-Users dialog box and select Clear locks. Clearing locks You can now clear the locks of objects from other users on the multi-user server. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.

0\environments\countryindependent folder. If you right-click outside the selected TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. To use this feature you need to define the action AllowMultiuserKick and give full permissions to the users that may clear locks in the file privileges. Someone has already edited it (drawing has been saved to their computer. the previous drawing file is not used. but not yet to the server). The drawing has already been saved and there is a newer version available on the server.0\environments\*your_environment\inp.inp located in the folder ..0 Steel Detailing 14 .\TeklaStructures\14. and then right-click to open the pop-up menu. set the variable XS_DELETE_UNNECESSARY_DRAWINGS to TRUE in the global_default_env. This means that if an application error has occurred on the user’s computer. After that. Previously you first had to select the object. Tekla Structures displays a notification on the status of the drawing.dg) file in the drawings sub-folder of the model.Using this command removes all the locks the user has on objects. When you are about to open a drawing. drawing files that are less than seven days old are not deleted. If you already have several objects selected and you right-click one of them. In previous versions. For additional safety. This is because during a multi-user session it is not possible to know whether a file is going to be used by some other user logged to the model when someone exits the model. Selecting objects using right-click Now when you click a model or drawing object with the right mouse button. not for example when drawings are automatically edited through cloning. it has not been possible to get rid of these unnecessary drawing files in multi-user mode. you have had to log onto the model in single-user mode and exit the model with saving. Locks for drawings are only used when a drawing is edited manually. Tekla Structures automatically selects the object and opens its pop-up menu. To get rid of these files.\TeklaStructures\14.ini file located in the .Tekla Structures creates a new drawing (. To do this.. Deleting unnecessary drawing files Every time you update a drawing.0 you can have the unnecessary drawing files deleted automatically when the last user exits the model and saves the model. the locks on locked objects can be cleared. Tekla Structures keeps the objects selected and opens the pop-up menu. The options are: • • • Someone is already editing it. Now in Tekla Structures 14.

The user interface becomes clearer. selects the object you right-clicked._det removes all the attribute files that include the string _eng or _det in their name from the user interface. separate them using a semicolon (. Custom toolbar for the Options dialog box You can now create a custom toolbar to access the tab pages of the Options dialog box more easily. To do this. In the Category list box. Enter the file name or a part of the file name that you want to exclude from the user interface as the value for the variable... Click Tools > Customize. setting the variable to _eng. Select the commands and click the right arrow to add them to the new toolbar: TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. You can enter a new name for the toolbar. On the Toolbars tab.). Tekla Structures deselects them. To create a custom toolbar for the Options dialog box: 1. 3.. 4.. 2.objects. Each tab page has its own command on the custom toolbar. select Options to display the available commands. as the unnecessary attribute files are not shown. > File Locations. A check mark next to Select on Right-Click indicates that the feature is active. You can use Ctrl and Shift to control the selection also when you select objects using right-click. If you enter many values. Controlling access to attribute files You can now control access to attribute files by defining which attribute files are visible in the user interface. and opens its popup menu. click Tools > Options > Select on Right-Click... click New. use the new variable XS_ATTRIBUTE_FILE_EXCLUDE_LIST in Tools > Options > Advanced Options.0 Steel Detailing 15 .. which means you have direct access to any tab page of the dialog box. For example. Right-clicking the plain view background also keeps the current selection. A new toolbar with the name UserToolbar 1 appears in the toolbar tree. To turn this feature on or off.

Model templates You can now use model templates as a basis when you create new models. Click Close. Copy the command to the User menu to activate the shortcut. 6. Select the Visible checkbox to display the new toolbar in Tekla Structures.0 Steel Detailing . 16 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. see Defining shortcuts in the online help. For more information on assigning keyboard shortcuts.5. Model templates consist of predefined settings. You can also assign a keyboard shortcut to any of the above commands.

• • Multi-user improvements Server program settings Viewer configuration • • • TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.For more information on creating model templates. The 1stStepsWithTeklaStructures template is meant to be used only with the First Steps with Tekla Structures interactive tutorial. All operations with large construction circles are now significantly faster to display in the model. selecting large construction circles.. because saving models with this configuration is not possible. Creating parts and using reference model objects is now considerably faster. The question Do you want to save the model before you exit? has been replaced with the question Do you want to exit? in the Viewer configuration. path c:\TeklaStructures\13... The New dialog box now remembers also the port numbers of the multi-user servers that you have used before. which means that the maximum virtual memory address space for Tekla Structures is 4 GB. For example. Speed improvements • Tekla Structures versions which use the FLEXnet licensing system work also on 64-bit Windows operating systems..0 Administrator’s Guide.0 Steel Detailing 17 .1\nt\bin.This has now been fixed. see the Tekla Structures 14. but they are run in 32-bit mode. The Active Multi-Users dialog box now keeps the current sort order even if you click Refresh. or redrawing views that contain large construction circles is much faster than in previous versions.1\nt\bin. For example. The practical benefit from this is the ability to work with models twice as big as before without the risk of running out of memory. This fix relates to installing Tekla Structures and customizing the installation on an advanced level... became PATH=:\TeklaStructures\13. Fix list Initialization files • The first character was not found in path command in initialization files.

dwg) Select the reference model and double-click it to display the Reference Object dialog box. select Changed to see the changed objects in a reference model. For example...xml) DWG (. 18 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.ifc) Cadmatic (. IFC (.3dd) WebViewer (. In Tekla Structures 14.2 Modeling Detecting changes in reference models Reference models are often updated. 2. Browse for the name of the old file by clicking the Browse. button next to the Old file name field.2.0 Steel Detailing . but the changes are rarely documented. Select an option in the Show list box in the Change detection section. 3.0 you can now easily see the changes between an old and a new reference model by using the new commands in the Reference Object Properties dialog box. You can choose to display one of the following: • • • • • • The new file The old file Unchanged objects Changed objects Deleted objects Inserted objects You can detect changes in reference models that are of the following file formats: • • • • To detect changes: 1.

In the following example you will see the how the changes are displayed in the reference model. 5. The old file: The new file: TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.4.0 Steel Detailing 19 . Click Modify to stop detecting the changes. Example Click Display. Tekla Structures highlights the changed reference model objects.

0 Steel Detailing .The Show option has been set to Changed in the Reference Object Properties dialog box: The Show option has been set to Inserted in the Reference Object Properties dialog box: The Show option has been set to Deleted in the Reference Object Properties dialog box: 20 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.

The IDs of the clashing reference model objects are displayed in the clash check log in the List dialog box. Checking for duplicate objects When you copy or move objects. Improvements in clash checking The following improvements have been made to clash checking in Tekla Structures 14. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. In that case you can use the old clash checking functionality. set the variable XS_USE_NEW_CLASH_CHECK to FALSE in Tools > Options > Advanced Options. which does not recognize clashes with reference models. Colliding parts are now highlighted in yellow already during clash checking. If you start clash checking while another clash check is still running. The following file types are supported: • • • • • • • IFC DWG DGN Clashes of objects that are only touching one another are not included in the clash check log.0: • Clash checking now recognizes clashes with reference models.. The clash check progress is displayed in the status bar. you can choose whether to continue checking.0 Steel Detailing 21 . If you are working on a large model. restart the operation and check the currently selected parts. You can continue working during the clash check. running the clash check may sometimes be slow.. To revert to the old functionality. Tekla Structures checks for duplicate objects in the location where you are about to copy or move the objects to. Tekla Structures also checks for duplicates if you create new parts in the same location with an existing part. or stop checking. > Modeling Properties. The default value is TRUE.Other improvements in reference models • You can now import also files of STEP (Standard for the Exchange of Product model data) format as reference model into Tekla Structures.

. To show part center lines in a model view: 1. Double-click the plain view background. Use the variable XS_DUPLICATE_CHECK_LIMIT_FOR_COPY_AND_MOVE in Tools > Options. you can choose whether to keep or delete the duplicate objects. This functionality does not apply to objects that you copy by using a modeling tool. If duplicates are found. such as the Array of Objects (29) component. In the Display dialog box. button... for example.0 Steel Detailing . Snapping to part center lines In Tekla Structures 14.0 you can snap to part center lines in model views. If the selection contains too many objects. In the View Properties dialog box. click the Advanced tab. ensure that the Snap to geometry points / lines switch is active. The default value is 100.. 2. Tekla Structures does not check for duplicates. click the Display. 3.Tekla Structures considers two objects duplicates if they have the same orientation and the same size of bounding box. when you model braces. This is very useful. When you want to snap to part center lines. > Advanced Options > Modeling Properties to define the maximum number of objects that can be checked for duplicates while copying or moving objects. 22 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.

and rotation. New Copy and Move commands Tekla Structures 14. 4. when you detail previously modeled parts. sub-assemblies are copied as sub-assemblies if a parent object is found. If you copy or move objects from an assembly or cast unit. Close the Display and View Properties dialog boxes. see Snap switches and Snapping in the online help. Select the object to copy or move to (target object). Circular parts must have the same cross section dimensions. This is useful. Select the Part center lines check box. The objects between which you copy or move can have different dimensions. Tekla Structures copies the assembly structure as well. if possible. 3. 5. 2. For example. The parts between which you copy or move must have the same number of cross section corners. With the Copy command you can create multiple copies by selecting several objects to copy to.4. Right-click and select Copy Special > To Another Object or Move Special > To Another Object from the pop-up menu. for example. Associative copy and move If you copy or move reinforcement or surface treatments and want them to adapt to the part they are copied or moved to: • • • Usage The reinforcement or surface treatment handles must be in part corners. Select the object to copy or move from (source object). 6. To copy or move objects from an object to another object: 1. length. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.0 Steel Detailing 23 . Select the objects to copy or move. Querying assembly properties You can now show assembly properties using a customized report template in the Inquire Object dialog box. Click the Modify button.0 includes the following new copy and move commands on the Edit menu: • • Copy Special > To Another Object Move Special > To Another Object Use these commands to copy or move selected objects from an object to another similar object. For more information on snapping.

24 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.0 Steel Detailing . 2. Select the assembly whose properties you want to query. click Tools > Inquire > Object. and then lists the standard content. Use the Template Editor to modify the TS_Report_Inquire_Assembly.rpt report template to suit your needs. see the Template Editor (TplEd) online help. In Tekla Structures. or press Shift+I. Querying part properties You can now show part properties using a customized report template in the Inquire Object dialog box. 3.To query assembly properties and show them using a customized template: 1. The Inquire Object dialog box shows the customized content on the top. For more information on modifying templates.

Pick the view to fly in. see the Template Editor (TplEd) online help. Improvements in flying through the model Flying through the model has been renewed and improved in Tekla Structures 14. The flying speed grows now exponentially when you are approaching the model from a distance. click Tools > Inquire > Object. Use the keyboard shortcut Shift+F to start flying though the model. or click View > Fly.0 in several ways: • • • The flying is more stable than before. you must have a rendered view open. or press Shift+I.To query part properties and show them using a customized template: 1. For more information on modifying templates. 2. Use the Template Editor to modify the TS_Report_Inquire_Part. To fly through a model. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.0 Steel Detailing 25 . See View properties for more infromation on how to change view properties. In Tekla Structures. with Projection set to Perspective.rpt report template to suit your needs.Tekla Structures displays an arrow symbol to indicate the flying direction. Select the part whose properties you want to query. 3. It is now easier to remain on a specific level when flying.

• XS_CHORD_TOLERANCE_FOR_SMALL_TUBE_SEGMENTS: Use to define the chord tolerance for round tubes smaller than or equal to the limit set by the variable XS_CHORD_TOLERANCE_SMALL_TUBE_SIZE_LIMIT. Release the Ctrl key to contínue flying on a level. and backwards to go down. hold down the Shift key and scroll forwards to go down or backwards to go up. The number of segments is now always a multiple of four. • XS_CHORD_TOLERANCE_FOR_TUBE_SEGMENTS: Use to define the chord tolerance for round tubes larger than the limit set by the variable XS_CHORD_TOLERANCE_SMALL_TUBE_SIZE_LIMIT.. which ensures that also snapping is accurate. To change the flying direction.You have the following options when flying: • • • To fly forward. move the mouse to the desired direction. Enter the value in millimeters. The value is compared to the diameter of the profile.0. The default value is 1.0. The default value is 50. > Speed and Accuracy to control the chord tolerance: • XS_CHORD_TOLERANCE_SMALL_TUBE_SIZE_LIMIT: Use to define the limit that determines whether a tube is considered small when calculating the chord tolerance. Enter the value in millimeters.. To change the level you are flying on and to go straight up or down. Chord tolerance is the maximum difference between a straight segment used to display a tubular section in model views and the actual tubular section: Use the following variables in Tools > Options > Advanced Options.0 Steel Detailing . activate the Fly command. To do this. Enter the value in millimeters. move the mouse forward.0. To change the camera angle. hold down the Ctrl key and move the mouse forward to go up. • • Improvements in tubular sections The number of segments Tekla Structures uses to display tubular sections in model views is now calculated as a function of the diameter of each section and the allowed chord tolerance. This makes the calculation more accurate. 26 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. The default value is 1. scroll with the mouse wheel. To fly in the direction of the camera angle. and use the middle mouse button to pan when needed. You can also pan while using the Fly command.

0 Steel Detailing 27 . The orientation of unsymmetric chamfers depends on the face where it was created (such as top.0: • • • XS_SMALL_TUBE_ROUND_SEGMENTS XS_ROUND_SEGMENTS XS_LARGE_TUBE_ROUND_SEGMENTS Improvements in surface treatment functionality The following improvements have been added to the surface treatment functionality in Tekla Structures 14. • • • • • Modifying parts with multiple surface treatments is now remarkably faster.Do not change the chord tolerance settings during a project. which may affect numbering. or right). you must swap the chamfer's x and y values. The chamfers for the main part and surface treatment are separate. surface treatment follows the part's size.0: • Associativity of parts has been improved. Take these things into account when adding surface treatment to chamfered parts: Surface treatment does not work on sketched profiles with chamfers. To change the orientation of an unsymmetric chamfer. Add surface treatment before chamfering the part. If surface treatment is applied to a chamfered part. resulting in slightly different part solids. form and position correctly. but the basic part geometry stays the same. bottom. Changing them automatically recreates the tubular sections in the model when you restart Tekla Structures. Modifying the main part chamfer does not affect the surface treatment chamfer. left. These variables are no longer in use in Tekla Structures 14. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. the surface treatment chamfer cannot be modified later on. If you modify a part.

Handles are now shown for welds. To do this: 1. Plates and slabs are always split by using a polygon. When you pick the corner points of the polygon to be used for splitting. Lengths of polygon welds are now correct. For example. The weld lengths are calculated also for the new single part welds. Pick the points you want the weld to pass through. without connecting parts. click the middle mouse button or click Edit > Finish Polygon Input. For example. Splitting plates and slabs You can now split plates and slabs into several parts by using the Edit > Split command. Select the part to weld. 4. To finish picking. and on the same side of the part. use the SPD profile. you can weld seams in tubular sections. 28 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. you can divide an existing slab into two separate slabs whose thickness is different. 2. To model tubular sections with visible seams.Improvements in welds Tekla Structures 14. Click Detailing > Weld > Create Weld to Part. Welds extending along the whole part length also adapt to the changes in the part length. 3. so they move with the welded part. Other weld improvements • • • Polygon welds are now associative with the main part of the weld.0 includes the following improvements in welds: Welding single parts You can now create welds also for single parts. make sure the starting and end points are: • • on the edge or outside of the part. The welds of single parts are associative.0 Steel Detailing .

0 Steel Detailing 29 . Click Edit > Split. Pick positions to outline the polygon to be used for splitting. Click the middle mouse button to close the polygon and to split the part. the starting (1) and end (4) points are on the edge of the part: 4. To split plates or slabs: 1. Pick the part to be split. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. welds or surface treatments. 2. In the following example. check the result after splitting. 3.If you split contour plates that have bolts.

or special characters in separator names. /) when using imperial units..Using parametric profile separators with multiple characters You can now use parametric profile separators that have multiple characters in addition to the standard separators (*. Do not enter digits.). > Profiles to define additional separators that consist of multiple characters. Finding distant objects Sometimes using the Fit Work Area to Entire Model command resulted in a huge work area. Do not start separator names with a dash (-) or full stop (. Do not start separator names with an inch separator (". Separate the values with commas. Use the variable XS_USER_DEFINED_PARAMETRIC_PROFILE_SEPARATORS in Tools > Options > Advanced Options. '. because the model contained some distant objects that were not easy to find. Follow these rules in naming: • • • • Use upper case letters in separator names. -.. for example GA.ABC. 30 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. X. You can now use the new Find Distant Objects command to find these objects. commas. /).0 Steel Detailing .

Tekla Structures displays a list of object IDs. 2. The distance is measured from the nearest part. To find distant objects: 1.. You can. Chamfers with surface treatment are now bent in the correct direction. Fix list Surface treatment • • • • You can now save and load definition table values in the Surface Treatment Properties dialog box. Enter the value in meters. columns or plates). The default value is 100. all the parts and components located on the magnetic grid planes follow it. for example. Use the variable XS_DISTANT_OBJECT_FINDER_TOLERANCE in Tools > Options > Advanced Options. Magnetic grid planes • TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. The chamfers for surface treatments and normal parts now behave identically. Click Tools > Diagnose & Repair Model > Find Distant Objects. > Model View to define the distance outside of which the object must be located for it to be listed. 3.You cannot use this command to find parts (such as beams. surface treatment now follows the rotation correctly.. Select an object in the list. surface treatment now follows the part face correctly. If you add surface treatment to a complex slab and then move a corner's handle. Right-click and select a command from the pop-up menu. If you copy or move the grid. If you change the part's rotation.0 Steel Detailing 31 . inquire or delete the object. Magnetic grid planes now work correctly.

Now when you have selected a component... This has now been fixed.0 0. It is no longer possible to use the Add to assembly commmand to add an assembly to itself. This has now been fixed. you were not able to edit the filter value anymore. closed the Object Group .Selection Filter dialog box.0 Steel Detailing .0 for white.Mirrored grids Snapping Measuring unit Numbering • • • • • If you mirrored a grid and then modified the copied grid labels. > Model View. the copied grid was incorrectly moved in the negative z direction. > Units and decimals.Selection Filter dialog box and opened it again. This has now been fixed. If the work area did not contain the whole reference model. This has now been fixed... use the new variable XS_VIEW_FAST_BOLT_COLOR in Tools > Options > Advanced Options. If you used a user-defined attribute for defining the coloring and transparency of parts.. properties that are not set) can now be filtered in the Object Group . The Tools > Screenshot command does not always work properly in Windows Vista.0 1. Clearing of part numbers now works also when the assemblies are selected. When you had numbered a standard part model using the option Check for standard parts. it was not possible to snap to the midpoint of the last polygon segment. the part prefixes from the standard part model were applied to the standard parts in the actual model. Exporting a profile with a large number of cross sections caused an application error. To do this. Also empty properties (that is. When you created a selection filter. Tekla Structures incorrectly used the upmost object representation setting to define the coloring and transparency of all parts whose attribute value field was empty. This has now been fixed. right-clicking a part of that component keeps the selection as it is.. Empty values in the filtering are matched to empty properties.. 32 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. and if the attribute was defined to use integer values. This has now been fixed. The Edit > Copy Special > To Another Plane command works now also when the Select assemblies switch is active. The measuring unit used in Tools > Measure now follows the length setting you can configure in Tools > Options > Options. Define the color using the RGB (Red Green Blue) values. selected Apply. Use for example 0.0 0. You can use any of the following workarounds to solve this problem: Reference models Assemblies • • • • • Filtering Bolt representation • Cross sections Selecting objects Object representation settings • • • Screenshots • • • • Use the command Tools > Screenshot > Custom. In previous versions. Adjust the visual effects for best performance in the Performance Options dialog box in Windows Vista.0 for black and 1. Object representation settings now work correctly also for user-defined attributes that use integer values. Use the built-in Snapping Tool in Windows Vista to capture screenshots. The scale is from 0 to 1. This has now been fixed. the reference model disappeared when you saved the model in multi-user mode.0 1. You can now define the color of bolts in rendered views when you are using the bolt representation option Fast.

In this case the angle is associated to the three picked points. An example how the Drawing List shows the multiple drawings: Improvements in associativity and intelligent cloning Dimensions • • • • Dimensions are now created for new parts when you update the drawing. Click Apply to keep the changes and leave the dialog box open. Linked dimensions stay linked in cloned drawings. 6. Angle dimensions are associative also when there are no parallel planes for the vectors defining the angle. cast-unit or assembly drawing in the drawing properties dialog box. 7. Usage To create multiple drawings: 1. Adjust the drawing properties and change the name so that it refers to the type of drawing you want to create. The direction of the diagonal straight dimensions is updated according to the end points. 2. Continue making all the sheets you need in the same way as above. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.0 Steel Detailing 33 . adjust the drawing properties again and change the name to match the type of the new drawing. 5. Create a drawing of the object by selecting the appropriate command from the Drawings & Reports menu. for example FRAME 3D. Change the sheet number in the Sheet number text box to get another drawing of the same assembly with a different sheet number. Do not touch the Sheet number.2. Example Click Apply and create a new drawing of the same object. In the drawing properties dialog box. for example FRAME FRONT.3 Drawings Creating multiple drawings of the same object You can create multiple drawings of the same single-part. Open the drawing properties dialog box. 4. 3.

Click Create from all or Create from selected. 3. Tekla Structures increases the sheet size using the layout properties if autosizing is enabled (Layout > Drawing size > Size definition mode > Autosize. They follow the section view size. select the drawing type and click Edit. Does not update the view placing or change the view scale or sheet size. 2. if necessary. Marks do not move to incorrect positions any longer during drawing update. scales the view and increases the sheet size. SCALE Description Updates the view placing. Cut symbols are now adjusted correctly during drawing update. TRUE. This is the default value. Below is an example of how contents might look like. Tekla Structures scales the views smaller using the scales in layout properties. set the variable XS_INTELLIGENT_DRAWING_ALLOWED to TRUE in Tools > Options > Advanced Options > Drawing Properties. Merged welds are now cloned. In a text editor. for example set_template_drawing("C:\TSModels\AngleModel":"[A. Updates the view and increases the sheet size if the view does not fit on the sheet. Grid properties.2]") set_filter(beams) create_drawings() 4. Give the model path and the name of the drawing template.General arrangement drawings Welds Placing marks Cut symbols Placing views • • • • • • The associativity of the curved radial dimensions has been improved. SCALE FALSE If the views do not fit on the screen after scaling.2]") and save the file. AutoDrawings creates new drawings using the defined drawing as a template. Enter a definition for set_template_drawing. Updates the view placing and scales the view if the view does not fit on the sheet. When you update or clone a drawing. Use advanced drawing property XS_DRAWING_UPDATE_VIEW_PLACING to control how the view placing works: Value TRUE TRUE. the views are automatically placed so that the relative positions of the views are maintained when possible and the view layout that you have defined is not lost. 34 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. 1. Updates the view. In the AutoDrawings dialog box. are also cloned. replace the string set_drawing_attribute with a string set_template_drawing. SHEET TRUE.0 Steel Detailing . Loading drawing templates through AutoDrawings You can now load drawing templates using the AutoDrawings dialog box. To accomplish this. Does not affect the scale or the sheet size. set_drawing_type(assembly) set_template_drawing("C:\TSModels\AngleModel":"[A. Each drawing template can be from a different model. such as the color or the label position. SHEET.

5. Select Tools > Create Preview Image. You can later browse through the preview images and quickly find the drawing template you are looking for. 2. 3. Select a drawing template from the list. These screenshots are automatically saved in the drawings folder as . Open the Clone Drawing dialog box by selecting Drawings & Reports > Clone Drawing. Browse for the model and the click the Select template button to open the list of drawings that the selected model has. Select Other model and browse for the model. Click the Select template button to open the list of drawings that the selected model has. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.Loading drawing templates in the Clone Drawing dialog box The Clone Drawing dialog box has been improved. To view the preview images: 1. 1. 2. 2.0 Steel Detailing 35 . 1. Leave the list open and make the necessary selections in the Clone Drawing dialog box. 4. Creating and viewing preview images of drawings Select Other model.png files. 3. You can now take preview images of drawing templates. You can now load drawing templates from other models. Clone the template drawing by clicking Clone selected. Open the drawing of which you want to make a preview image.

Double-click the drawing to open the preview image. there is a small icon in the Preview column if the drawing has a preview image. On the list.0 Steel Detailing . 36 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.4.

. 5. and click OK. Click Apply. and the scale is 1:10. all the dimensions smaller than 10 mm are exaggerated regardless of the drawing scale. Select Paper or Model as the exaggeration scaling method. Set the values for Direction. and other small dimensions it was sometimes unclear what the dimension was indicating. All the dimensions that are narrower than the limit you set are exaggerad in the drawings. To enable the exaggeration. 3. For example.0 Steel Detailing 37 . 7. Width. 4. If you select Model. Now you can show narrow dimensions more clearly using the exaggerated dimensions.. 6. 2. > Drawing dimensions. go to Marks tab. To set the exaggeration: 1. Position and Height. Go to Tools > Options > Options. In Dimensioning > Dimension Properties. If you select Paper. if the scale is 1:10 and the limit is 10 mm.Exaggerated dimensions For narrow gaps between parts. set Exaggeration to Specified. the exaggeration limit is multiplied by the view scale. thin plates. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Use Exaggeration limit field to set the exaggaration limit value. Origin. then all the dimensions smaller than 100 mm are exaggerated.

The macro exaggerates the dimensions you select. Example An example of gusset plate dimensions which have not been exaggerated: An example of gusset plate dimensions whose exaggeration direction has been set to Both: 38 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. they are rearranged so that all dimensions are placed correctly. a dimension that is narrower than the limit you set is exaggerated. You can contol the exaggerated dimensions also with the ExaggerateSelectedDimensions macro.0 Steel Detailing . If there are many exaggerated dimensions. the exaggerated dimensions may look different. Depending on whether you set the exaggeration for one dimension or the whole set of dimensions.When you have selected to show the dimensions as exaggerated.

An example of exaggaration in general arrangement drawing: TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.0 Steel Detailing 39 .

Click Dimensioning. Dimensioning bolt position from neighbor part working points You can now dimension the bolt position from the neighbor part working points in assembly drawings. the placing of dimensions may not work correctly in all cases.If all dimensions are not exaggerated to the same direction. select Working points from the Position bolts to: list box. 40 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14... On the Position dimensions tab. To do this: 1. 2. To solve this.. This may happen when a dimension wider than the set limit locates between exaggerated dimensions and there is not enough space for all the exaggerations. you can change the exaggeration limit. or set the direction of the exaggeration for the whole dimension set left or right. or reduce the exaggeration width. 3.0 Steel Detailing . Double-click the drawing background to display the Assembly Drawing Properties dialog box.

0 Steel Detailing 41 .TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.

0 Steel Detailing . the symbol has a leader line. With the current Degrees on side angle dimension. The new angle dimension Degrees at angle vertex does not use a leader line. To set the new angle dimension type: 1. and when the symbol is dragged away from the actual angle.Example New angle dimension type You can now use a new angle dimension type to create angle dimensions whose arc distance can be modified and whose vertex is always at the angle vertex. Select Degrees at angle vertex from the Angle: list box. and you can resize the angle dimension symbol. the symbol is shrunk to a pre-set size. Double-click the angle dimension to display the Dimension properties dialog box. 42 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. 2.

click Dimensioning > Dimension Properties.3.. To set the dimension units: 1.. and everything above 100 cm is shown in meters (millimeters are shown as superscript). Everything under 100 cm is shown in centimeters. Example Click Apply. In the Drawing Editor. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. > Dimensioning: General to define the size of the superscript... Current Degrees on side angle dimension symbol: New Degrees at angle vertex angle dimension symbol: Dimension unit formatting according to German conventions In cast-unit and general arrangement drawings you can now format the units used in dimensions according to German conventions. Use the variable XS_SUPERSCRIPT_HEIGHT_FACTOR in Tools > Options > Advanced Options.0 Steel Detailing 43 .

To be able to show the millimeters as superscript.### in the Format list box. open 44 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. To customize line types. The possibility to customize line types improves the clarity and readability of your drawings. 4. 5.lin). Also the zooming of line types is improved: now the line type itself is enlarged when zoomed. The customized line types are handled the same way as other line types. 3. select ###/##. The customized line types are defined in line type file format (.2. Click Apply. select 1/10 in thePrecision list box .0 Steel Detailing . Customizable line types in drawings You can now define your own line types to suit your project-specific needs. You can define own line types. To get the millimeter precision. Example Select cm / m in the Units: list box. and use them wherever line type settings are available.

\environments\country-independent\inp. for example: CENTER. Examples of customizable line types are available wherever line types are available: In some cases the customizable lines types may not work correctly.id file contains the names of the line types visible in the user interface and the unique IDs assigned for each line type. TeklaStructures.. To enable the customizable line types.TeklaStuctures. and therefore this feature is disabled by default. 1003 You can use TeklaStructures. rename the xTeklaStructures. the dimensions now stay aligned.lin file in .lin also for mapping the exported line types. By default. Default line types can be mapped to user-defined line types. Changing the view scale When you change the drawing view scale.0 Steel Detailing 45 . User-defined line types can not be mapped to other (user-defined) line types in DWG export. 1000 BORDER.lin.id.lin. The value of the ID must be greater than 10..\environments\country-independent\inp to TeklaStructures.lin. For more information on customizing your line types. the most widely used line types are available in the file. see Customized line typesin the online help.id file in . 1002 DASHDOT. Example An example of the original dimensions: TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.

To do this: 1. Symbol with partial profile .new part representation option Symbol with partial profile You can now use the new part representation option to show a partial profile of the part. 2. when you changed the drawing view scale. This has been fixed. and the dimensions now stay aligned when you change the view scale (figure on the right). Select the option Symbol with partial profile in the Part representation list box.Before.0 Steel Detailing . Double-click the part to display the Drawing part properties dialog box. the dimensions did not stay on the same line (figure on the left). 46 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.

Selection Outline: TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.You cannot change the length of the partial profile.0 Steel Detailing 47 . The length is fixed to 1000 mm. Example An example of the Symbol with partial profile selection: Below are some examples of how curved beams look like with different part representation selections.

0 Steel Detailing .Selection Symbol: Selection Symbol with partial profile: 48 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.

0 Steel Detailing 49 . TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.. The detail boundary size can be defined for circle-shaped detail views. > Drawing Properties In XS_DRAWING_GRID_LABEL_FRAME_LINE_WIDTH_FACTOR. the appearance of drawings is more consistent.Improvements in grid labels Adjusting the thickness of the grid label frame You can adjust the line thickness of the grid label frame.. 2. Position of the grid label The grid labels are now placed so that the grid line touches the grid label frame and there is no gap between the grid label frame and the grid line Defining a fixed size for detail boundaries You can now define a fixed size for the detail boundaries in detail views. 1. Each color has a certain line thickness. You may want to emphasize the grid label frames so that they are shown with a thicker line than the rest of the grid. Go to Tools > Options > Advanced Options. enter the factor for the width of the grid label frame. When the detail boundaries are of the same size. The thickness of the grid label frame on the printed black-and-white drawings depends on the color that has been defined for the grid label in the grid properties and on the value of the XS_DRAWING_GRID_LABEL_FRAME_LINE_WIDTH_FACTOR.

Example Fixed placing of drawing views Now you can select whether to use Free or Fixed placing for drawing views. Fixed placing is useful. and additional drawing objects..0 Steel Detailing . dimensions. for example. welds. > Advanced Options > Drawing Properties to set the detail boundary size. when you create single-part views for parts in an assembly. Enter a numeric value for the radius in millimeters. change drawing layout.. 50 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. or run Arrange Drawing Views command. Fixed placing has earlier been available for marks.Use the new variable XS_DETAIL_BOUNDARY_RADIUS in Tools > Options.

Defining the length of the view label line You can now define the length of the view label line.. Go to the Label tab. 2. XS_CHANGE_DRAGGED_TEXTS_TO_FIXED and XS_CHANGE_DRAGGED_VIEWS_TO_FIXED to TRUE in Tools > Options > Advanced Options.0 Steel Detailing 51 . and views to have fixed placing when you drag them away from their original locations. texts. XS_CHANGE_DRAGGED_MARKS_TO_FIXED. associative notes. When you set the new variables XS_CHANGE_DRAGGED_DIMENSIONS_TO_FIXED. XS_CHANGE_DRAGGED_NOTES_TO_FIXED. If you select Minimum.Fixed placing of dragged drawing objects Now you can set dimensions. the dragged drawing objects use fixed placing routine instead of free placing Improvements in representation of view labels There are several improvements to the view labels. the view label line is the length of the label text. Double-click the border around a drawing view to open the View Properties dialog box. 3.. give the desired lenght of the view label line. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. To define the lenght: 1. marks. If you select Custom. > Drawing Properties. Select Minimum or Custom as the Line lenght.

5. Select the view label text that you want to align. 4. Go to the Label tab. 52 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Aligning the view label contents Click Modify. Select the alignment from the Alignment drop down list. button next to text field to open the Mark Contents dialog box.0 Steel Detailing . 2. 3. To align the contents: 1... You can align the contents of a view label according to your requirements. Go to the Position tab.4. Double-click the border around a drawing view to open the View Properties dialog box. and click the .

Click Modify.0 Steel Detailing 53 . select Center by view frame or Center by view restriction box as the horizontal position of the view label. On the Label position group box. Double-click the border around a drawing view to open the View Properties dialog box. 2.6. You can select whether to align the view label center to the view frame or center to the view restriction box. To select the alignment: 1. Go to the Label tab. 4. 3. Aligning the view label Click Modify. Example View label aligned center to view frame View label aligned center to restriction box TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.

and you hide the wall panel. the previously hidden objects behind the wall become automatically visible. meaning that they become visible. Now the object representation of those hidden lines is updated. Example For example.0 Steel Detailing .Improvements in hidden object representation in drawing views The representation of hidden objects in drawings and drawing views has been improved. Previously when you hid a part from a drawing or a drawing view. the hidden lines behind the part were not updated to visible lines. The object visibility is rechecked every time you hide or show objects in a drawing. if you have a wall panel which is supported by a steel frame. This means that the object representation is always up-to-date. 54 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.

Creating surface treatment symbols You can now create surface treatment symbols that are oriented according to the surface treatment in the drawing view. If the macro is missing from the list. Open the drawing where you want the surface treatment symbols to appear: • • 2. Click Drawings & Reports > Drawing List. 3. use the new AddSurfaceSymbols macro: 1. You can do this in cast unit drawings. 4. select AddSurfaceSymbols and click Run. In the Macros dialog box..\environments\country-independent\macros folder to your local environment macros folder (defined with the variable XS_MACRO_DIRECTORY)... Click Tools > Macros. In the Create surface symbols dialog box.0 Steel Detailing 55 . The surface symbols are d isplayed in the middle point of the surface treatment... TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. To do this. copy the macro from the . Select the drawing in the Drawing List dialog box and click Open. select the desired elements fom the Available elements list. and click Add.

Set the font properties in the Font section. 6. select first the view in the drawing and then select Selected views. Tekla Structures creates the symbols in the drawing.0 Steel Detailing . Select whether to create the symbols for all views or for the selected view in Create symbols for. 56 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. 7.5. Click Create. If you want to create the symbols for a specific view.

• • 2. Click Tools > Macros.. When you run this macro. Select the drawing in the Drawing List dialog box and click Open. 3. the line weights are scaled accordingly..0 Steel Detailing 57 . This means that no lines are drawn too thickly and the drawings are more readable.Removing change symbols You can now remove change symbols in a drawing with the macro RemoveChangeClouds. In the Macros dialog box. and you do not have to run each command separately. Example Original drawing line weights: TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Scaling line weights while printing Now when you print a drawing to a smaller paper size. commands Remove Dimension Change Symbol. Tekla Structures removes the change symbols. Click Drawings & Reports > Drawing List. To remove change symbols: 1. select RemoveChangeClouds and click Run.... and dimension change symbols are removed in the drawing. Open the drawing where you want to remove the change symbols. associative note change symbols.. Remove Mark Change Symbol and Remove Associative Note Change Symbol are run. As a result mark change symbols.

2 in the Print Drawings dialog box. which makes the scaled drawing more readable: 58 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.2. when you scale the drawing by 0.Earlier. the line weights are scaled.0 Steel Detailing . when you scaled the drawing by 0. the result was the following because the printed line weight did not scale according to the changed paper size: Now.

TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. If only a part of the reinforcing bar group is shown.0 Steel Detailing 59 . The drawing view boundaries are now considered when placing marks for reinforcing bar groups with multiple leader lines.NET support for drawings Tekla Structures 14..0 includes . only the visible reinforcing bars of the reinforcing bar group get leader lines. They now work correctly.NET support for drawings. You can use the following objects and commands: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Drawing Insert (General Arrangement drawing only) Enumerate and select (Drawing list) View Insert by restriction box Insert by given part list Enumerate and select Graphic objects Insert Enumerate and select Text Insert Enumerate and select Straight dimension Insert Enumerate and select Fix list Curved section views Part representation Drawing views • • • Many fixes have been made to curved section views. The Symbol part representation option works now correctly for curved beams and polybeams.

If a reinforcing bar was defined with three points so that the start and end points were the same. This has now been fixed. also some dimensions that did not need to be updated were modified in certain rare occasions.. By default. Do not use a unicode value. Reinforcing bars were drawn incorrectly in section views if you had selected filled line as their representation. 2. copy the symbol from a text file and paste it directly in the advanced options.• Drawing views with elevation dimensions that you had added manually in the drawing were extended to zero level when you modified a part in the model and updated the drawing. If the font of angle dimension text was changed to a more solid one. > Dimensioning: General to set the color. This has been fixed. This has now been fixed. 60 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. To do this: 1. Select the level mark. the value is unicode:176. Drag the level mark horizontally to a new location while pressing down the Shift key. You can now move level marks in horizontal direction. This has now been fixed. Use the new variable XS_ANGLE_DEGREE_SYMBOL (Tools > Advanced Options > Drawing Properties) to show the degree symbol correctly in Japanese. To add the degree symbol in Japanese or in another Asian language. The symbol is shown for invalid dimension points when Check Dimension Point Validity is selected. Reinforcement mesh was drawn incorrectly if you had selected outline as its representation. Adjust Reinforcing Bars command now works correctly also in case of tapered reinforcing • • • • bars. This has now been fixed. Moving level marks in horizontal direction • You can also move the level mark using the command Edit > Move > Linear. the changed font overlapped the degree symbol. The value can be changed depending on the wanted character..0 Steel Detailing . Use the variable XS_DIMENSION_POINT_CIRCLE_COLOR in Tools > Options > Advance Options. Color of the dimension invalidity change symbol circle Reinforcement improvements • You can now define the color of the dimension point invalidity symbol circles. the reinforcing bar was not visible in drawings. This has now been fixed. and the degree symbol now displays properly in angle dimensions. Old degree symbol New degree symbol Dimensions • • • When you updated a drawing.

0 Steel Detailing 61 . the curved section view had changed into a section view. When updating a drawing. The Keep ratio of x and y setting on the Fill tab in the drawing part properties dialog box now works correctly.• • Reinforcing bar ends were drawn incorrectly if you had selected double lines as the representation of the bars.0 includes the following new template attributes: RADIUS shows the radius of a curved beam CURVED_SEGMENTS shows the number of straight segments used to show a curved beam in model views TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Tekla Structures could not handle several drawings created from the same cast unit. When you had a curved section view in a drawing and you closed and saved the drawing and then re-opened it. This has now been fixed. For example. This has now been fixed. Part marks whose Placing is set to fixed are no longer moved when the drawing is updated. For more information on how to customize toolbars. This has now been fixed. This has now been fixed. and drawing titles and revisions were lost. • • Cast unit drawings • Part marks • • • General arrangement drawings Customizing toolbars • • Multi-drawings Hatching • • • Key plans Improvements in dialog boxes • • 2. It is no longer possible to select and modify a part from the key plan view. see Creating a user-defined toolbar in the online help. Reinforcement marks for reinforcement meshes are now placed correctly when you use the Arrange Drawing Objects command. This has now been fixed. Automatic hatch scaling and custom hacth scaling did not work properly. Part marks that you had adjusted in the drawing by holding down the Shift key and moving the mark were rearranged when you updated the marks. You can now add the Flip outside dimensions icon on your customized toolbar in the Drawing Editor. This has now been fixed. Merged weld marks were placed outside the drawing view in a multi-drawing. the drawings got unnecessarily marked not up-to-date. This has now been fixed. Reinforcement mark which was along a reinforcing bar in a group was rotated in a cloned drawing. The Save as field in dialog boxes did not accept names with spaces. This has now been fixed. after numbering. and caused the incorred update of the marks. You can adjust hatch scaling settings using the options on the Fill tab in the Drawing part properties dialog box. the part mark did not always follow the part if the part had been moved in the model. This has now been fixed. Using the Leader lines to one point option in Identical marks in same cast unit list box in the Merged reinforcement mark properties dialog box now results in the desired outcome.4 Templates and Reports Fix list New template attributes • • • Tekla Structures 14. The associativity symbol was not removed even though the mark was not associative anymore.

Reinforcing bar angles • 2. and to FALSE to have only the plate thickness written in the DSTV file header.5 Import and Export Improvements in NC files Tekla Structures 14.0 introduces the following improvements in NC files: Defining the number of parts for selected parts only You can now use the new variable XS_DSTV_NUMBER_OF_PARTS_BY_SELECTION in Tools > Options > Advanced Options.. In some cases. New option for drilling You can now use a new option in the NC File Settings dialog box to drill a hole to the inner corner of the notch. > CNC to define the number of parts in the header of an NC file by the parts that have been selected in the model. and selected the Create for selected parts option in the NC Files dialog box...Summing values AREA_PROJECTI ON • • The Sum values across all rows function works now correctly also in subrows. XS_DSTV_PLATE_PROFILE_WITH_WIDTH: Set to TRUE to have both the plate thickness and the plate profile width written in the DSTV file header.0 Steel Detailing .. the memory usage increased considerably and an application error occurred. > CNCto replace the functionality of the variable XS_KALTENBACH which has been removed: • • • XS_DSTV_CREATE_AK_BLOCK_FOR_ALL_PLATES: Set to TRUE to create AK blocks in DSTV files also for rectangular plates. Improvements in Export Drawings dialog box The Export drawings dialog box is easier to use. when you opened drawings or templates containing AREA_PROJECTION template attributes for projected area (such as AREA_PROJECTION_XY_GROSS). as the different options are now located on three tabs: 62 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. XS_DSTV_NO_SAWING_ANGLES_FOR_PLATES_NEEDED: Set to TRUE to have no sawing angles written to the DSTV file header for plates. When you have set the variable to TRUE.inp file no longer affect bar bending angles in reports and pull-outs. The dimension rounding settings of reinforcing bars defined in the rebar_config. the number of parts in the header of the NC file matches the number of selected parts. New variables The following new variables have been added to Tools > Options > Advanced Options.

.\TeklaStructures\14. 2.• • • Export file: Use to include information such as Name and Type of the file that is exported. You can also create multiple sets and name the sets as required. FLOAT and DATE. located in the folder .\TeklaStructures\14.\TeklaStructures\14.inp.0\environments\<your_environment>\t emplate\settings Open the file IFC_properties_sets.inp located in the folder . All attributes with the same property set name will be joined to the same property set. INTEGER. located in the folder . Possible formats are STRING. Exporting user-defined and template attributes as property sets into IFC models You can now export user-defined and template attributes as property sets into IFC models.lst. For more information see Exporting drawings in the online help.0 Steel Detailing 63 . Enter the property sets to be exported in the file using the following syntax: <Exported IFC Property set name> <Exported IFC Property name> <Userdefined or template attribute> <Value type of attribute> An example of a possible property set would be: My_property_set_name My_property_name USER_FIELD_1 STRING TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.0\environments\country-independent\inp by using any standard text editor. This file defines which attributes are exported and in what format they are exported. to specify which layers different drawing objects belong to..0\environments\<your_environment>\i np Template attributes in the file contentattributes_global. for example Scale. 3. Layer options: Use to define the properties related to layers: for example. Options: Use to define other properties. Search for the attributes you want to export in the following files: • • User-defined attributes in the file objects. To do this: 1..

The number of written objects (every even hundred) and the total amount of objects are now displayed in the application window so that you can see how the export is progressing. This has now been fixed.1. The layer name now includes also the phase number in IFC export. for a stiffener. phase A number 203 becomes TS_203_phaseA. If one of the pop-marks that you wanted to create fell within the edge distance you had given. Plates were exported sometimes into wrong part planes when the plate contained an inner corner in the start or end point of the plate. The color is now written correctly to all parts in IFC export. This has now been fixed. Column profiles were not always written correctly in IFC export. This has now been fixed. CIS/2 import did not work in Tekla Structures 13. no pop-mark was created or it was created in an incorrect position. • • • • • • Pop-marks DSTV • 2.0 Steel Detailing . DSTV files of models that include plates in skewed positions are now correct. Tekla Structures now supports the following new entities: SDNF Export CIS/2 Import IFC Export • • • • • • • IfcWallStandardCase: used for all upstraight walls. For example. distances and equations of custom components are now used from the component definition in the library database instead of the model database. This has now been fixed. This has now been fixed. 64 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. This has now been fixed.Fix list SDNF Import • • • • Parts which were rotated and had offsets were not imported correctly. The format used is TS_<phase number>_<phase name>.6 Custom Components Speed improvements The parameters. which caused the pop-mark to be created incorrectly on the edge of the beam. This has now been fixed. Placement errors occurred in IFC export. This makes the model size smaller. This has now been fixed. SDNF import set two beams into same location. IfcWall: used for all other walls. Handles of a part were not located correctly when the mirroring option in SDNF format had been used. This has now been fixed. The option Apply cuts and fittings in the Import CAD dialog box now works correctly. you may have had to give an edge distance of 0. SDNF import did not detect the member change correctly if the member was rotated and connecting point was not on the neutral axis. For example. Members were not fitted correctly when you used the AUTO export type. and using of the custom components considerably faster.

0 Steel Detailing 65 .7 Components New components for pre-engineered buildings Tekla Structures 14. the input (. Because of this.\TeklaStructuresModels\<your_model>\CustomComponentDialogFile s into the folder . If a point was on a magnetic plane and also bound with a distance variable. This has now been fixed.\TeklaStructuresModels\<your_model>. Each section of the frame presented in the picture below is fully customizable. and then open the model again with an older version of Tekla Structures. 2. Fix list Custom component names Magnetic planes • • The number of characters you can use in custom component names is now 79. copy the input files from the folder . TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. To prevent this.. the binding to the magnetic plane did not work correctly. the custom component dialog boxes are empty.inp) files are not copied to the model folder. PEB Knee Joint (S93) This new component creates connections to the frame corner..Limitations in opening models with custom components If you open a model with custom components created with an older version of Tekla Structures in Tekla Structures 14.0.0 includes new components that can be used for pre-engineered building (PEB) frames.

PEB Tapered Section (S94) This new component creates the required parts for the welded frame.0 Steel Detailing . PEB Frame (S92) This new component internally uses the following components: • PEB Tapered Section (S94) to create different parts 66 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.

Improvements in stair components Tekla Structures 14. Notching the stringers You can now automatically have the stair components take connecting parts into account and to notch the stringers accordingly. use the new options on the Picture tab: TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.0 Steel Detailing 67 .• • • PEB Knee Joint (S93) to create connections to the frame corner Tapered column base plate (1068) to create base plates Tapered beam to tapered beam (200) to create the splice connections The result is a fully customizable PEB Frame. To do this.0 includes several improvements in stair components.

Pick the connecting beam on the bottom of the stair.0 Steel Detailing . In this case do not pick any new objects but exit by clicking the middle mouse button. Even if you have not used these new options. Tekla Structures prompts you to pick objects after you have picked the two points. Pick the connecting beam on the top of the stair. Pick the end point of the stair. 2. in which case you need to pick only two points (one for the bottom step.Pick the points in the following order: 1. New component to connect the stringer to supporting beams You can now use the new Stringer to Channel (127) component to create connections between the stringer and the supporting channels. Pick the start point of the stair. one for the top step). 3. 68 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. 4.

Stringer extensions

You can now have different stringer extensions separately for the left and right-hand side.

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Improvements in Z Pan (S74)

The following improvements have been included in Z Pan (S74) in Tekla Structures 14.0:

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In US Imperial environment, you can select the gage material from the UDA list box on the Z Pan tab. There are two new bending options on the Z Pan tab:

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Stair base details

You can define the nose profile for treads on the Z Pan tab. You can define properties for vertical and bent plate brackets on the Vertical bracket and Bent plate bracket tabs.

The following improvements have been included in Stair base detail (1038),(1039) and (1043) in Tekla Structures 14.0:

There are new cut options for the stringer on the Picture tab in Stair base detail (1038) and (1043):

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Improvements in Ladder (S60)

You can use studs in Stair base detail (1038) and (1039). To do this, use the new options on the Bolts tab.

The following improvements have been included in Ladder (S60) in Tekla Structures 14.0:

You have more spacing options on the Picture tab:

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• • You can define the properties for part profiles on the Parts tab. There are new options for hoops on the Cage tab: • There are new options for base and back support brackets on the Supports tab: TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.0 Steel Detailing 73 .

0 Steel Detailing .• You can now flare out the round cage at the bottom of the stairs by using the Flared hoop option on the Cage tab: Connections Seal plates • • • • • • • • • The seal plate length is now calculated correctly from the offset that you have defined in the following components: Welded gusset (10) Bolted gusset (11) Diag. brace conn (12) Bracing cross (19) Corner bolted gusset (57) Wraparound gusset cross (60) Windbrace connection (110) Bent gusset (140) 74 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.

0 Steel Detailing 75 . JP Floor beam gusset (11) • The gusset is now created correctly if the center line of the secondary beam intersects the primary beam below the center line of the primary beam. You can now define the gusset plate size accurately also when there are secondary parts on both sides of the primary part by using the options on the Gusset tab. The following bolt alignment option on the Bolts tab no longer causes a solid error: TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.Stay (10) Bolted gusset (11) • • You can now define the Bolt standard. Tolerance and Thread in mat for the connection on the Conn/Purlin and Conn/Rafter tabs. if the secondary parts was picked in reversed order. • The following dimension on the Brace bolts 1 and Brace bolts 2 tabs did not affect the correct secondary part.

S. The part prefix for the horizontal haunch plate is now read from the Welded to secondary field that you have defined in the Options dialog box by default. you can omit the unnecessary web ratholes with the following option on the Picture tab. Applying a gap between the end plates and using stiffeners no longer causes the stiffeners to clash with the plates. The end plate is now created with the profile names that you have defined on the Components tab in the Options dialog box also in the France environment. When using channel as the secondary beam. Seat Connection 2 (73) Splice connection (77) Beam with stiffener (129) • • • • 76 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.0 Steel Detailing . You can now define the holes groups for rafters for the first and second secondary part separately on the Holes tab. The options in the Slots in list box on the Bolts tab now work correctly. Tube gusset (20) Stiffened end plate (27) Haunch (40) • • • • • The cut to the primary part is now created correctly. Seat Connection (72) U. The reference point position of the bolts is now the same for both bottom and top bolts. The stiffener now fits also to U sections.S. Weld number 7 is now positioned correctly. You can now use this connection to connect built-up sections having the same height. U.Joining plates (14) • • • You can again create lower flange cuts with the connection.

None leaves the splice out. The Splice tab contains new options to create splice with Splice connection (77) with selected properties. Default uses the standard properties for Splice connection (77). which is same as the standard properties if you have not defined AutoDefault rules for Splice Connection (77). TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Clip angle (141) • • • You can now control the bolts in the top and bottom angle seats separately on the BoxPBolts and BoxSBolts tabs. Auto Default takes the default value. You can now switch the side of the clip angle also in situations where the connection is in the end of of the primary part.Stub (133) • • • • • • The primary edge distance of web bolts is now correct. The clip angle height is now modified correctly when you define it on the Picture tab. With Specified option you can use any saved properties you have available for Splice component (77).0 Steel Detailing 77 .

• • 78 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Angle box bolts are now changed into workshop bolts when you select the Workshop option from the list box and click Modify. The connection now works also when the bracket length is set to 600 or less. The order of the secondary parts can now be changed when the profiles of the parts change so that the largest part automatically becomes the first secondary part. This has now been fixed. To enable this feature.• Bolts are listed in reports according to the secondary beam and not according to the clip angle. The haunch plates are now sized correctly also when end plates are extended. when the clip angle is workshop bolted to the main part and site bolted to the secondary beam. Bolts are listed in reports according to the secondary beam and not according to the clip angle. Two sided end plate (142) • • • • • • • • • Two sided clip angle (143) End plate (144) Shear plate simple (146) • • • Tapered columnbeam stub (150) Column with stiffeners W (182) The thickness given for the stiffener in the Angle box tab had an effect on the distance from the top of the beam to the first bolt. The Pos_no fields that you have defined on the Components tab in the Options dialog box for the prefix and start number of the part position are now working correctly also for haunches.0 Steel Detailing . Bolt length is now correctly calculated when using very thick end plates or fitting plates. You can now define the holes groups for rafters for the first and second secondary part separately on the Holes tab. This has now been fixed. The weld preparation angle of the flange is now cut correctly. Angle boxes on top flanges have been added to the Angle box tab. Creating framing conditions with haunch plates no longer creates double bolt groups. when the clip angle is workshop bolted to the main part and site bolted to the secondary beam. The bolts are now created correctly also when only one bolt is used in the horizontal and comb plate. The distance between the shear plate and the main part was not always correct. set the Sort secondaries by profile height to Yes in the Picture tab.

Base plate connection (71) Portal bracing (105) Windbrace connection (110) Bent gusset (140) Heavy brace (165) Central gusset (169) Gusset stiffeners (171) TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. This has now been fixed. Shear plate tube column (189) Improved dialog boxes • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • The following components have improved user interface containing more pictures: Windbracing (1) Welded gusset (10) Bolted gusset (11) Bracing cross (19) Tube gusset (20) Tube crossing (22) Diagonal splice (53) Corner tube gusset (56) Corner bolted gusset (57) Boomerang wrapped diagonal (58) Boomerang tube diagonal (59) Boomerang bracing cross (60) Wrapped cross (61) Gusset wrapped diacro (62) Corner wrapped gusset (63) Std bracing connection (67) U. This resulted in a misshaped shear connection plate.Column with stiffeners W (182) and Column with stiffeners S (187) • • • The value you had defined as the edge distance from the face of the column flange was used as the distance from the bottom of the top stiffener to the top edge of the shear connection plate. When no stiffeners were created.S. You can now define the plate notch height at the bottomof tube columns on the Plates tab.0 Steel Detailing 79 . the secondary beam was incorrectly cut. This has now been fixed.

This has now been fixed. You can now rotate diagonals and verticals created from single member (new feature) and twin member (existing feature).2 & 3 Diagonals (177) Leg . The following details have improved user interface containing more pictures: End plate detail (1002) Stiffeners (1003) Base plate (1004) Stiffened notch (1006) Stiffened base plate (1014) Web stiffened base plate(1016) Horizontal stiffener (1017) Stiffeners (1030) Stiffeners (1041) Base plate (1042) U. Truss (S78) • • Bridging (80) • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Applying the component to Z121 sections caused an application error.0 Steel Detailing . Base plate (1047) Standard Tee (1050) Standard L (1051) Circular base plates (1052) Batten plates (S85) Improved dialog boxes 80 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.• • • Leg . Use the following new dimensions to extend the diagonal and vertical members between the chords created from twin profiles. The Bridging type options Generic and Named have been removed. Fields for part and assembly position number have been added to batten plate legs and back plates.S.1 Diagonal (178) Bolted gusset (196) Details Turnbuckle bracing (S3) • An unnecessary gap between the gusset and the fastener plate is no longer created when turnbuckle bracing is connected to column web and the Connection type is set to Battledore.

the stiffener always used a constant slope for stiffeners.• • • • • • • Stiffeners (1003) and Multiple stiffeners (1064) Base plate (1053) Penetrating Diaphragm (1058) Inner Diaphragm (1059) Web Stiffeners (1060) Standard gusset (1065) Box column base plate (1066) Cast-in plate (1069) • Stiffeners created by these system components now read the flange slope ratio from the profile catalog. • • Stiffeners are now correctly applied to built-up members with U. If Stiffeners (1003) were TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.or C-shaped flanges.0 Steel Detailing 81 . regardless of the flange slope ratio defined in the profile catalog. In previous versions.

S.0 SR5. Holes in the cast plate did not follow the given bolt offset.0 Steel Detailing .0 SR4 and 13. U.Stair Base Detail (1043) • • • • The PBolts and SBolts tabs have been improved: You can now select the Bolt size and Bolt standard from a list box also on the PBolts tab. Modifying the detail resulted in unwanted anchor rod assemblies in Tekla Structures 13. if the leveling plate was created. Tekla Structures automatically selects the correct side of C.S. Bearing plate (1044) U. Assemby prefixes of the cleat and sleeve profile have been fixed on the Cleats tab. so that you do not have to rotate the purlins to get the correct position. This has now been fixed. This detail now applies to any picked point along the beam and not only the end point.or U-shaped purlins to create the cleat and stays. Struts now work also in situations where sections are not facing the same direction and where odd or even numbers of sections are not all facing the same direction. Previously the shear key was not created. This makes it easier to place the detail correctly when the beam is modeled to the center line of the wall. Now both the shear key profile and the leveling plate can be created at the same time and shear key profile is always connected to base plate. You can now use inches when defining the bolt to bolt distances on the PBolts tab. Plate offset along h direction did not move the cast plate. The dimensions are now displayed in the correct location in the model. This has now been fixed. TieBay 82 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. This has now been fixed. The stiffener edge distance options now work correctly. Cold rolled sleeved (2) Metl-Con Std. Base plate (1047) • • • • • Multiple stiffeners (1064) Cast-in plate (1069) • • • You can again create stiffeners also to an U-profile. Fields for assembly prefix and start number have been added. Cold rolled Cold rolled overlap (1) • • • • Now also I and T profiles are rotated correctly when you are using them as cleats.

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You can.1 General New licensing system FLEXnet Tekla Structures 14. The main benefits of the new licensing system are: • • • Hardware locks and password files are no longer needed. The borrowed license is reserved for the user until it expires or it is returned. for example. The new licensing system does not affect the functioning or features of Tekla Structures.0 includes a new licensing system called FLEXnet. The licenses can be installed on a server in a local area network. Handling of licenses is more efficient. Users can be guaranteed access or denied access to certain Tekla Structures configurations. When the user no longer needs the license. Updating and renewing of licenses is easier. • • • You cannot use your existing hardware locks.0. it automatically obtains a license from the server. password files or floating licenses with Tekla Structures 14. provided by Macrovision.3 Precast Concrete Detailing 3. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. When users start Tekla Structures. the license is returned to the license server and it is available to another user. When users leave the office and have no connection to the license server. You do not have to install all of your licenses on the same server.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 85 . You can create user groups with different access rights. You can easily change the location of the licenses by returning the licenses to Tekla and then activating themon another computer. they can borrow licenses for a limited time for offline use. activate half of your licenses on a common server and the rest of the licenses locally on each user's laptop.

Configuring the license server Pointing the license server to the Tekla Structures installation on each client computer 2. Changes in the menu structure Benefits The number of menus has been cut down from 16 to 10 in the Model Editor.\TeklaStructures\License folder. For single users. Users of Steel Detailing configuration now have only steel-related icons visible by default. The contents of the default toolbars for both the Model and Drawing Editor have been checked based on user feedback received by Tekla and collected by the Automatic User Feedback Program. Shorter learning curve. 86 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. easy to use and learn structure. New menu structure Tekla Structures 14. Benefits for existing users: More logical menu structure that follows your workflow. see New Menu Structure Tutorial in Help > Learning Center > New Menu Structure Tutorial.. and from 9 to 8 in the Drawing Editor.0 toolbars by clicking Tools > Toolbars > Version 13 Toolbars > All Default Toolbars.0 includes a new menu structure. You can customize your toolbars by using the Customize dialog box. Activating the licenses on the license server During the activation. You can have concrete-related icons visible easily if needed by clicking a button that opens the concrete toolbar. There is no need to search out infrequently used commands . the license rights are transferred from Tekla to your company and the licenses become enabled. 4. Related commands are found within the same menu. It is easier to discover new commands. 3. Benefits for new users: • • • • • • Changes in default toolbars Logical. You can also revert to the Tekla Structures version 13. The installation process consists of the following phases: 1.The new menu structure will benefit both new and existing users of Tekla Structures. make sure you have read the Tekla Structures FLEXnet Licensing User Guide PDF. Installing the FLEXnet license server You can install the license server on one or more servers.Installation Before setting up the license server. Easier to find menu-related commands . both in the Model and Drawing Editors.. Tekla Structures and the license server can also be installed on the same computer. which is available in the . For more information on the new menu structure. Some new icons have been added to toolbars and some seldom used have been removed. please contact your local Tekla Structures helpdesk. For technical support. There is no need to search through menus when you cannot remember the name of a particular command.0 Precast Concrete Detailing .

there is now a new type of tooltip available called the menu tooltip. The menu tooltips are displayed in a separate window. The menu tooltips provide the same functionality as the enhanced tooltips. click Tools > Options > Menu Tooltips. Improvements in using multi-user models Version of the server The Active Multi-Users dialog box now displays also the version of the server you are running. which you can drag and drop to any position on the screen: To hide or display the menu tooltips. To do this.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 87 . right-click a user in the Active Multi-Users dialog box and select Clear locks. but for menu commands. Clearing locks You can now clear the locks of objects from other users on the multi-user server. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.Menu tooltips In addition to the conventional tooltips and the enhanced tooltips.

The drawing has already been saved and there is a newer version available on the server.0\environments\*your_environment\inp. In previous versions. the locks on locked objects can be cleared. For additional safety.\TeklaStructures\14.0\environments\countryindependent folder.inp located in the folder .Using this command removes all the locks the user has on objects. it has not been possible to get rid of these unnecessary drawing files in multi-user mode. and then right-click to open the pop-up menu. Previously you first had to select the object. Locks for drawings are only used when a drawing is edited manually. To use this feature you need to define the action AllowMultiuserKick and give full permissions to the users that may clear locks in the file privileges. Now in Tekla Structures 14. Someone has already edited it (drawing has been saved to their computer. you have had to log onto the model in single-user mode and exit the model with saving. The options are: • • • Someone is already editing it. Tekla Structures displays a notification on the status of the drawing. To get rid of these files. not for example when drawings are automatically edited through cloning. Tekla Structures keeps the objects selected and opens the pop-up menu. the previous drawing file is not used. This is because during a multi-user session it is not possible to know whether a file is going to be used by some other user logged to the model when someone exits the model.. After that. set the variable XS_DELETE_UNNECESSARY_DRAWINGS to TRUE in the global_default_env. Tekla Structures automatically selects the object and opens its pop-up menu. If you right-click outside the selected TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.dg) file in the drawings sub-folder of the model. When you are about to open a drawing. To do this..0 Precast Concrete Detailing 88 . If you already have several objects selected and you right-click one of them. Deleting unnecessary drawing files Every time you update a drawing.Tekla Structures creates a new drawing (. drawing files that are less than seven days old are not deleted.0 you can have the unnecessary drawing files deleted automatically when the last user exits the model and saves the model.\TeklaStructures\14. but not yet to the server).ini file located in the . Selecting objects using right-click Now when you click a model or drawing object with the right mouse button. This means that if an application error has occurred on the user’s computer.

Enter the file name or a part of the file name that you want to exclude from the user interface as the value for the variable. If you enter many values.. setting the variable to _eng. and opens its popup menu... To turn this feature on or off.. In the Category list box. > File Locations. On the Toolbars tab. You can use Ctrl and Shift to control the selection also when you select objects using right-click. Each tab page has its own command on the custom toolbar. Controlling access to attribute files You can now control access to attribute files by defining which attribute files are visible in the user interface. selects the object you right-clicked. click Tools > Options > Select on Right-Click..objects. which means you have direct access to any tab page of the dialog box. The user interface becomes clearer. select Options to display the available commands. Right-clicking the plain view background also keeps the current selection. 2. To do this. click New.). Select the commands and click the right arrow to add them to the new toolbar: TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. use the new variable XS_ATTRIBUTE_FILE_EXCLUDE_LIST in Tools > Options > Advanced Options.. A check mark next to Select on Right-Click indicates that the feature is active. To create a custom toolbar for the Options dialog box: 1. Click Tools > Customize. separate them using a semicolon (. 4. Tekla Structures deselects them. You can enter a new name for the toolbar.. For example. as the unnecessary attribute files are not shown. 3. Custom toolbar for the Options dialog box You can now create a custom toolbar to access the tab pages of the Options dialog box more easily.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 89 ._det removes all the attribute files that include the string _eng or _det in their name from the user interface. A new toolbar with the name UserToolbar 1 appears in the toolbar tree.

Copy the command to the User menu to activate the shortcut. Model templates You can now use model templates as a basis when you create new models.5. see Defining shortcuts in the online help.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . Click Close. Model templates consist of predefined settings. For more information on assigning keyboard shortcuts. 90 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Select the Visible checkbox to display the new toolbar in Tekla Structures. 6. You can also assign a keyboard shortcut to any of the above commands.

0 Precast Concrete Detailing 91 . The New dialog box now remembers also the port numbers of the multi-user servers that you have used before. The question Do you want to save the model before you exit? has been replaced with the question Do you want to exit? in the Viewer configuration. The Active Multi-Users dialog box now keeps the current sort order even if you click Refresh.For more information on creating model templates.1\nt\bin. All operations with large construction circles are now significantly faster to display in the model. The practical benefit from this is the ability to work with models twice as big as before without the risk of running out of memory. Fix list Initialization files • The first character was not found in path command in initialization files..1\nt\bin.. became PATH=:\TeklaStructures\13. selecting large construction circles.. because saving models with this configuration is not possible.0 Administrator’s Guide. For example. The 1stStepsWithTeklaStructures template is meant to be used only with the First Steps with Tekla Structures interactive tutorial. This fix relates to installing Tekla Structures and customizing the installation on an advanced level... • • Multi-user improvements Server program settings Viewer configuration • • • TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.. but they are run in 32-bit mode. Speed improvements • Tekla Structures versions which use the FLEXnet licensing system work also on 64-bit Windows operating systems. or redrawing views that contain large construction circles is much faster than in previous versions. For example. which means that the maximum virtual memory address space for Tekla Structures is 4 GB. Creating parts and using reference model objects is now considerably faster. path c:\TeklaStructures\13. see the Tekla Structures 14.This has now been fixed.

button next to the Old file name field.dwg) Select the reference model and double-click it to display the Reference Object dialog box. 92 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.2 Modeling Detecting changes in reference models Reference models are often updated.. IFC (.0 you can now easily see the changes between an old and a new reference model by using the new commands in the Reference Object Properties dialog box. 2. Browse for the name of the old file by clicking the Browse. select Changed to see the changed objects in a reference model.3.ifc) Cadmatic (.3dd) WebViewer (. You can choose to display one of the following: • • • • • • The new file The old file Unchanged objects Changed objects Deleted objects Inserted objects You can detect changes in reference models that are of the following file formats: • • • • To detect changes: 1.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . In Tekla Structures 14. Select an option in the Show list box in the Change detection section. 3. but the changes are rarely documented.xml) DWG (.. For example.

4. Example Click Display. The old file: The new file: TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Tekla Structures highlights the changed reference model objects.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 93 . Click Modify to stop detecting the changes. In the following example you will see the how the changes are displayed in the reference model. 5.

The Show option has been set to Changed in the Reference Object Properties dialog box: The Show option has been set to Inserted in the Reference Object Properties dialog box: The Show option has been set to Deleted in the Reference Object Properties dialog box: 94 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.0 Precast Concrete Detailing .

. Tekla Structures also checks for duplicates if you create new parts in the same location with an existing part.Other improvements in reference models • You can now import also files of STEP (Standard for the Exchange of Product model data) format as reference model into Tekla Structures. Tekla Structures checks for duplicate objects in the location where you are about to copy or move the objects to.0: • Clash checking now recognizes clashes with reference models. > Modeling Properties. Improvements in clash checking The following improvements have been made to clash checking in Tekla Structures 14. If you start clash checking while another clash check is still running. Colliding parts are now highlighted in yellow already during clash checking. Checking for duplicate objects When you copy or move objects. which does not recognize clashes with reference models. The IDs of the clashing reference model objects are displayed in the clash check log in the List dialog box. you can choose whether to continue checking. set the variable XS_USE_NEW_CLASH_CHECK to FALSE in Tools > Options > Advanced Options.. You can continue working during the clash check. If you are working on a large model. To revert to the old functionality. In that case you can use the old clash checking functionality. or stop checking. The clash check progress is displayed in the status bar. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. The following file types are supported: • • • • • • • IFC DWG DGN Clashes of objects that are only touching one another are not included in the clash check log. running the clash check may sometimes be slow. The default value is TRUE.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 95 . restart the operation and check the currently selected parts.

In the Display dialog box. such as the Array of Objects (29) component.0 you can snap to part center lines in model views. 2. 3.. In the View Properties dialog box.Tekla Structures considers two objects duplicates if they have the same orientation and the same size of bounding box. To show part center lines in a model view: 1. 96 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Double-click the plain view background. This is very useful. Snapping to part center lines In Tekla Structures 14.0 Precast Concrete Detailing .. you can choose whether to keep or delete the duplicate objects. click the Advanced tab. > Advanced Options > Modeling Properties to define the maximum number of objects that can be checked for duplicates while copying or moving objects. for example. click the Display. Tekla Structures does not check for duplicates. When you want to snap to part center lines. If the selection contains too many objects. when you model braces. ensure that the Snap to geometry points / lines switch is active.. If duplicates are found. button. This functionality does not apply to objects that you copy by using a modeling tool. The default value is 100.. Use the variable XS_DUPLICATE_CHECK_LIMIT_FOR_COPY_AND_MOVE in Tools > Options.

For more information on snapping. 3. Select the object to copy or move from (source object). The parts between which you copy or move must have the same number of cross section corners.0 includes the following new copy and move commands on the Edit menu: • • Copy Special > To Another Object Move Special > To Another Object Use these commands to copy or move selected objects from an object to another similar object. This is useful. length. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Select the Part center lines check box. Querying cast unit properties You can now show cast unit properties using a customized report template in the Inquire Object dialog box. for example. The objects between which you copy or move can have different dimensions.4. 2. 4. Right-click and select Copy Special > To Another Object or Move Special > To Another Object from the pop-up menu. Select the object to copy or move to (target object). sub-assemblies are copied as sub-assemblies if a parent object is found. Circular parts must have the same cross section dimensions. and rotation. To copy or move objects from an object to another object: 1. Click the Modify button. New Copy and Move commands Tekla Structures 14. 6.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 97 . Associative copy and move If you copy or move reinforcement or surface treatments and want them to adapt to the part they are copied or moved to: • • • Usage The reinforcement or surface treatment handles must be in part corners. see Snap switches and Snapping in the online help. If you copy or move objects from an assembly or cast unit. Tekla Structures copies the assembly structure as well. 5. when you detail previously modeled parts. if possible. Close the Display and View Properties dialog boxes. With the Copy command you can create multiple copies by selecting several objects to copy to. Select the objects to copy or move. For example.

The Inquire Object dialog box shows the customized content on the top. For more information on modifying templates. 98 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. or press Shift+I. 2. Select the cast unit whose properties you want to query. Querying part properties You can now show part properties using a customized report template in the Inquire Object dialog box. 3. see the Template Editor (TplEd) online help. and then lists the standard content.rpt report template to suit your needs. click Tools > Inquire > Object. In Tekla Structures.To query cast unit properties and show them using a customized template: 1. Use the Template Editor to modify the TS_Report_Inquire_Cast_Unit.0 Precast Concrete Detailing .

For more information on modifying templates.0 in several ways: • • • The flying is more stable than before. 2. or press Shift+I. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Use the Template Editor to modify the TS_Report_Inquire_Part. or click View > Fly.To query part properties and show them using a customized template: 1. It is now easier to remain on a specific level when flying. Improvements in flying through the model Flying through the model has been renewed and improved in Tekla Structures 14. Pick the view to fly in. The flying speed grows now exponentially when you are approaching the model from a distance. To fly through a model. In Tekla Structures.Tekla Structures displays an arrow symbol to indicate the flying direction. See View properties for more infromation on how to change view properties. you must have a rendered view open.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 99 .rpt report template to suit your needs. Select the part whose properties you want to query. see the Template Editor (TplEd) online help. with Projection set to Perspective. 3. click Tools > Inquire > Object. Use the keyboard shortcut Shift+F to start flying though the model.

To do this. If surface treatment is applied to a chamfered part.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . 100 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. hold down the Ctrl key and move the mouse forward to go up. hold down the Shift key and scroll forwards to go down or backwards to go up. • • • • • Modifying parts with multiple surface treatments is now remarkably faster. The chamfers for the main part and surface treatment are separate. surface treatment follows the part's size. You can also pan while using the Fly command. To change the flying direction. left. Add surface treatment before chamfering the part. Take these things into account when adding surface treatment to chamfered parts: Surface treatment does not work on sketched profiles with chamfers. bottom. To change the orientation of an unsymmetric chamfer. The orientation of unsymmetric chamfers depends on the face where it was created (such as top. form and position correctly. move the mouse forward. Release the Ctrl key to contínue flying on a level. To change the level you are flying on and to go straight up or down. and use the middle mouse button to pan when needed. To fly in the direction of the camera angle. Modifying the main part chamfer does not affect the surface treatment chamfer. To change the camera angle. and backwards to go down. the surface treatment chamfer cannot be modified later on. scroll with the mouse wheel. but the basic part geometry stays the same. or right).You have the following options when flying: • • • To fly forward.0: • Associativity of parts has been improved. • • Improvements in surface treatment functionality The following improvements have been added to the surface treatment functionality in Tekla Structures 14. If you modify a part. activate the Fly command. move the mouse to the desired direction. you must swap the chamfer's x and y values.

Splitting plates and slabs You can now split plates and slabs into several parts by using the Edit > Split command. Click Edit > Split.0: • • Numbering now works correctly for reinforcing bars that are in deformed cast units. Part shortening is now symmetrical also for parts with components. 2. you can divide an existing slab into two separate slabs whose thickness is different. Handles now work correctly in shortened parts. If you split contour plates that have bolts. • • To have a concrete part lengthened in cast unit drawings.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 101 . Pick positions to outline the polygon to be used for splitting. 3. the starting (1) and end (4) points are on the edge of the part: TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. To split plates or slabs: 1. welds or surface treatments. Pick the part to be split. In the following example. Shortening is applied linearly and symmetrically along the part coordinate axis to the part and its sub-components (such as embeds). Reinforcement modeling tools now work correctly for shortened parts. and on the same side of the part.Improvements in shortening Shortening now works correctly also for undeformed parts. Also the following improvements have been included in the shortening functionality in Tekla Structures 14. check the result after splitting. For example. type a negative value in the Shortening field. Plates and slabs are always split by using a polygon. make sure the starting and end points are: • • on the edge or outside of the part. When you pick the corner points of the polygon to be used for splitting.

102 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.0 Precast Concrete Detailing .4. Click the middle mouse button to close the polygon and to split the part.

Click Modeling > Cast Unit > Show Top in Form Face. Use the Rendered. -. Select the part face which will face upwards in the form.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 103 .. Select the parts. X. or Hidden lines representation for parts when you define the top-in-form face in rendered views. Use the variable XS_USER_DEFINED_PARAMETRIC_PROFILE_SEPARATORS in Tools > Options > Advanced Options.0 includes new commands on the Modeling menu which you can use to define the top-in-form face of a concrete part and to show it in model views. To show the top-in-form faces of concrete parts in a model view: 1. 2. Usage To define the top-in-form face of a concrete part: 1. for example GA.. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Click Modeling > Cast Unit > Set Top in Form Face. 2. /). Tekla Structures highlights the top-in-form faces in red: You can also right-click the part and then select Cast Unit > Set Top in Form Face or Cast Unit > Show Top in Form Face from the pop-up menu.ABC. > Profiles to define additional separators that consist of multiple characters. Using parametric profile separators with multiple characters You can now use parametric profile separators that have multiple characters in addition to the standard separators (*. Rendered (dark colors). Separate the values with commas.Defining and showing the top-in-form face Tekla Structures 14.

'. Do not enter digits. Finding distant objects Sometimes using the Fit Work Area to Entire Model command resulted in a huge work area.. Do not start separator names with an inch separator (". To find distant objects: 1. Use the variable XS_DISTANT_OBJECT_FINDER_TOLERANCE in Tools > Options > Advanced Options. You can.). 104 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. 2. /) when using imperial units. Tekla Structures displays a list of object IDs. > Model View to define the distance outside of which the object must be located for it to be listed. Click Tools > Diagnose & Repair Model > Find Distant Objects.Follow these rules in naming: • • • • Use upper case letters in separator names. 3. Do not start separator names with a dash (-) or full stop (. Right-click and select a command from the pop-up menu. Select an object in the list. You can now use the new Find Distant Objects command to find these objects.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . columns or plates). inquire or delete the object. or special characters in separator names. because the model contained some distant objects that were not easy to find. commas. You cannot use this command to find parts (such as beams. for example..

Use for example 0. and if the attribute was defined to use integer values. properties that are not set) can now be filtered in the Object Group . the copied grid was incorrectly moved in the negative z direction.0 0. In previous versions. If you add surface treatment to a complex slab and then move a corner's handle. the part prefixes from the standard part model were applied to the standard parts in the actual model.. Enter the value in meters. Clearing of part numbers now works also when the assemblies are selected. > Model View. use the new variable XS_VIEW_FAST_BOLT_COLOR in Tools > Options > Advanced Options.0 1. If you copy or move the grid. > Units and decimals. This has now been fixed. If you change the part's rotation. it was not possible to snap to the midpoint of the last polygon segment. This has now been fixed. This has now been fixed. Now when you have selected a component. all the parts and components located on the magnetic grid planes follow it. Empty values in the filtering are matched to empty properties.The distance is measured from the nearest part. Chamfers with surface treatment are now bent in the correct direction. right-clicking a part of that component keeps the selection as it is.Selection Filter dialog box and opened it again.0 for black and 1. Fix list Surface treatment • • • • You can now save and load definition table values in the Surface Treatment Properties dialog box. closed the Object Group . The default value is 100.. To do this.0 1.. Also empty properties (that is. When you created a selection filter. The scale is from 0 to 1. This has now been fixed. If you used a user-defined attribute for defining the coloring and transparency of parts. Magnetic grid planes now work correctly.. If you mirrored a grid and then modified the copied grid labels. surface treatment now follows the part face correctly. This has now been fixed. You can now define the color of bolts in rendered views when you are using the bolt representation option Fast. It is no longer possible to use the Add to assembly commmand to add an assembly to itself. When you had numbered a standard part model using the option Check for standard parts. If the work area did not contain the whole reference model. surface treatment now follows the rotation correctly. the reference model disappeared when you saved the model in multi-user mode. you were not able to edit the filter value anymore. Exporting a profile with a large number of cross sections caused an application error.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 105 . The Edit > Copy Special > To Another Plane command works now also when the Select assemblies switch is active. The chamfers for surface treatments and normal parts now behave identically.0 for white.Selection Filter dialog box. This has now been fixed. selected Apply. Define the color using the RGB (Red Green Blue) values.0 0. The measuring unit used in Tools > Measure now follows the length setting you can configure in Tools > Options > Options. Tekla Structures incorrectly used the Magnetic grid planes Mirrored grids Snapping Measuring unit Numbering • • • • • • Reference models Assemblies • • • • • Filtering Bolt representation • Cross sections Selecting objects Object representation settings • • • TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.

Use the built-in Snapping Tool in Windows Vista to capture screenshots. Adjust the visual effects for best performance in the Performance Options dialog box in Windows Vista. Cut symbols are now adjusted correctly during drawing update. Angle dimensions are associative also when there are no parallel planes for the vectors defining the angle. are also cloned. TRUE.. the views are automatically placed so that the relative positions of the views are maintained when possible and the view layout that you have defined is not lost. SHEET 106 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Grid properties. set the variable XS_INTELLIGENT_DRAWING_ALLOWED to TRUE in Tools > Options > Advanced Options > Drawing Properties. You can use any of the following workarounds to solve this problem: Use the command Tools > Screenshot > Custom. 3. Tekla Structures scales the views smaller using the scales in layout properties. The associativity of the curved radial dimensions has been improved. General arrangement drawings Welds Placing marks Cut symbols Placing views • • • • • • Merged welds are now cloned. Marks do not move to incorrect positions any longer during drawing update. To accomplish this.. Linked dimensions stay linked in cloned drawings. Does not affect the scale or the sheet size.3 Drawings Improvements in associativity and intelligent cloning Dimensions • • • • Dimensions are now created for new parts when you update the drawing. Updates the view and increases the sheet size if the view does not fit on the sheet. This has now been fixed. In this case the angle is associated to the three picked points. Screenshots • • • • The Tools > Screenshot command does not always work properly in Windows Vista. SCALE Description Updates the view placing.. This is the default value. such as the color or the label position. They follow the section view size. Use advanced drawing property XS_DRAWING_UPDATE_VIEW_PLACING to control how the view placing works: Value TRUE TRUE.upmost object representation setting to define the coloring and transparency of all parts whose attribute value field was empty. Object representation settings now work correctly also for user-defined attributes that use integer values. The direction of the diagonal straight dimensions is updated according to the end points. Updates the view placing and scales the view if the view does not fit on the sheet. When you update or clone a drawing.0 Precast Concrete Detailing .

set_drawing_type(assembly) set_template_drawing("C:\TSModels\AngleModel":"[A. Loading drawing templates through AutoDrawings You can now load drawing templates using the AutoDrawings dialog box. replace the string set_drawing_attribute with a string set_template_drawing. if necessary. Enter a definition for set_template_drawing. 2. Give the model path and the name of the drawing template.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 107 .2]") and save the file. The Clone Drawing dialog box has been improved. Does not update the view placing or change the view scale or sheet size.2]") set_filter(beams) create_drawings() 4. Below is an example of how contents might look like. scales the view and increases the sheet size. SCALE FALSE Description Updates the view. In the AutoDrawings dialog box. select the drawing type and click Edit. 1. In a text editor. If the views do not fit on the screen after scaling. SHEET.Value TRUE. for example set_template_drawing("C:\TSModels\AngleModel":"[A. Tekla Structures increases the sheet size using the layout properties if autosizing is enabled (Layout > Drawing size > Size definition mode > Autosize. You can now load drawing templates from other models. 3. Each drawing template can be from a different model. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. AutoDrawings creates new drawings using the defined drawing as a template. Loading drawing templates in the Clone Drawing dialog box Click Create from all or Create from selected.

Creating and viewing preview images of drawings Select Other model. Browse for the model and the click the Select template button to open the list of drawings that the selected model has. 108 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Click the Select template button to open the list of drawings that the selected model has. Select a drawing template from the list. Leave the list open and make the necessary selections in the Clone Drawing dialog box. Clone the template drawing by clicking Clone selected. 3. 2. 2. 3. Select Other model and browse for the model.1. To view the preview images: 1. 2. You can now take preview images of drawing templates. Select Tools > Create Preview Image. 1. 4.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . Open the Clone Drawing dialog box by selecting Drawings & Reports > Clone Drawing.png files. 5. You can later browse through the preview images and quickly find the drawing template you are looking for. Open the drawing of which you want to make a preview image. These screenshots are automatically saved in the drawings folder as .

Double-click the drawing to open the preview image.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 109 . On the list.4. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. there is a small icon in the Preview column if the drawing has a preview image.

If you select Paper. All the dimensions that are narrower than the limit you set are exaggerad in the drawings. Position and Height. 6. then all the dimensions smaller than 100 mm are exaggerated. Origin. Width. 4.. Select Paper or Model as the exaggeration scaling method. the exaggeration limit is multiplied by the view scale.Exaggerated dimensions For narrow gaps between parts. 5.. 2. 7. 110 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Click Apply.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . and click OK. To enable the exaggeration. go to Marks tab. Use Exaggeration limit field to set the exaggaration limit value. In Dimensioning > Dimension Properties. For example. To set the exaggeration: 1. Go to Tools > Options > Options. set Exaggeration to Specified. 3. all the dimensions smaller than 10 mm are exaggerated regardless of the drawing scale. thin plates. Set the values for Direction. and the scale is 1:10. and other small dimensions it was sometimes unclear what the dimension was indicating. if the scale is 1:10 and the limit is 10 mm. > Drawing dimensions. If you select Model. Now you can show narrow dimensions more clearly using the exaggerated dimensions.

0 Precast Concrete Detailing 111 . a dimension that is narrower than the limit you set is exaggerated. they are rearranged so that all dimensions are placed correctly. Example An example of gusset plate dimensions which have not been exaggerated: An example of gusset plate dimensions whose exaggeration direction has been set to Both: TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. the exaggerated dimensions may look different.When you have selected to show the dimensions as exaggerated. The macro exaggerates the dimensions you select. You can contol the exaggerated dimensions also with the ExaggerateSelectedDimensions macro. If there are many exaggerated dimensions. Depending on whether you set the exaggeration for one dimension or the whole set of dimensions.

0 Precast Concrete Detailing .An example of exaggaration in general arrangement drawing: 112 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.

or set the direction of the exaggeration for the whole dimension set left or right. To solve this. click Dimensioning > Dimension Properties. the placing of dimensions may not work correctly in all cases. or reduce the exaggeration width.If all dimensions are not exaggerated to the same direction.. and everything above 100 cm is shown in meters (millimeters are shown as superscript). Use the variable XS_SUPERSCRIPT_HEIGHT_FACTOR in Tools > Options > Advanced Options.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 113 . In the Drawing Editor. Everything under 100 cm is shown in centimeters. Dimension unit formatting according to German conventions In cast-unit and general arrangement drawings you can now format the units used in dimensions according to German conventions. > Dimensioning: General to define the size of the superscript. To set the dimension units: 1. This may happen when a dimension wider than the set limit locates between exaggerated dimensions and there is not enough space for all the exaggerations. you can change the exaggeration limit. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14....

To be able to show the millimeters as superscript. the symbol has a leader line. Click Apply.2. and when the symbol is dragged away from the actual angle. To get the millimeter precision. With the current Degrees on side angle dimension. Example Select cm / m in the Units: list box. Double-click the angle dimension to display the Dimension properties dialog box. and you can resize the angle dimension symbol. 4.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . 114 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.### in the Format list box. New angle dimension type You can now use a new angle dimension type to create angle dimensions whose arc distance can be modified and whose vertex is always at the angle vertex. 3. the symbol is shrunk to a pre-set size. The new angle dimension Degrees at angle vertex does not use a leader line. select 1/10 in thePrecision list box . 5. select ###/##. To set the new angle dimension type: 1.

0 Precast Concrete Detailing 115 . Current Degrees on side angle dimension symbol: New Degrees at angle vertex angle dimension symbol: Improvements in reinforcement dimensions The following improvements have been included to reinforcmenet dimensioning functionality: • • • • • You can now create tagged and non-tagged reinforcement dimension marks manually and edit the mark contents and other properties in the Dimension Properties dialog box. Example Click Apply. Select Degrees at angle vertex from the Angle: list box.2. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Tagged and non-taged dimension marks now have their own standard files: Dimension_mark.dim: standard file for dimension marks Tagged_dimension_mark.dim: standard file for tagged dimension marks You can now create reinforcement dimension marks automatically. 3.

Adding dimension marks without tags manually To add dimensions and dimension marks without tags to the reinforcement: 1. Right-click the reinforcing bar group and select Add Mark > Dimension Mark from the popup menu. Click Modify to apply the changes in the selected dimension. and go to the Reinforcement dimensions tab. In the cast unit drawing. double-click the drawing background to display the Cast Unit Drawing Properties dialog box. select the reinforcing bar group you want to dimension. 6. Click Dimensioning. 3. select Dimensions for reinforcing bar groups > On. To create the dimensions.. Double-click the created dimension to display the Dimension Properties dialog box to. click Save. 8. 5. If you have the drawing open in the Drawing Editor. 4. If you want to save the settings in the standard file to save the settings in the standard file dimension_mark. Make other property changes on other tab pages. Load the standard file dimension_mark. The default content of the dimension marks is defined in a standard file. select Drawings & Reports > Drawing Settings > Cast Unit Drawing.. You can adjust the settings both in the Model Editor before creating a new drawing and in the Drawing Editor when you have a drawing open. if necessary. If you are creating a cast unit drawing in Model Editor. To create automatic reinforcing bar group dimension. 1.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . Selecting On activates the other options on this tab. 7. 3. 2. Example of dimension marks without tags: Creating automatic reinforcement dimensions You can create dimensions with dimension marks for reinforcing bar groups automatically through selections in the cast unit drawing properties. if necessary. 2. Go to the Marks tab and change the selections. 116 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.

4. Option creates a dimension mark without tag and the rest of the options tagged dimension marks. Adjust other dimension options: • Select the location for the dimension mark from the Mark location list box. only the reinforcing bar group is dimensioned.Dimension Properties dialog box also apply to reinforcing bar group dimensions. • To edit mark contents. Select Close dimensions to binding geometry > Yes to add closing dimensions to the edge of the part. • 5. Example of dimension marks: TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. The settings that you have defined in the Cast Unit . If you are editing the drawing properties in Drawing Editor. If you select No. The Dimension Mark Content Properties dialog box is displayed. If you are creating the drawing in Model Editor. Click OK to save your selections. click Edit mark contents. Select the desired elements one by one from the Available elements list and add them in the Elements in mark list by clicking Add. click Modify .0 Precast Concrete Detailing 117 . click Apply and select Drawings & Reports > Create Cast Unit Drawing to create the cast unit drawing.

\environments\country-independent\inp. and use them wherever line type settings are available.lin also for mapping the exported line types. 1002 DASHDOT. open TeklaStuctures.id file contains the names of the line types visible in the user interface and the unique IDs assigned for each line type. for example: CENTER.lin file in . 1003 You can use TeklaStructures. The customized line types are handled the same way as other line types. 118 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Also the zooming of line types is improved: now the line type itself is enlarged when zoomed. To customize line types.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . The customized line types are defined in line type file format (. the most widely used line types are available in the file.lin. You can define own line types. The value of the ID must be greater than 10. 1000 BORDER.lin).Example of tagged dimension marks: Example of closing dimensions: Customizable line types in drawings You can now define your own line types to suit your project-specific needs.. The possibility to customize line types improves the clarity and readability of your drawings. TeklaStructures. By default.

rename the xTeklaStructures. and therefore this feature is disabled by default. For more information on customizing your line types.lin.. see Customized line typesin the online help. Example New text placing in pull-out pictures: TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.User-defined line types can not be mapped to other (user-defined) line types in DWG export.\environments\country-independent\inp to TeklaStructures. Examples of customizable line types are available wherever line types are available: In some cases the customizable lines types may not work correctly.id. Better text placing in reinforcement pull-outs The placing of dimension and angle text in reinforcement pull-outs is now much better: the texts no longer overlap and the angle dimensions are no longer upside down.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 119 .lin.id file in . To enable the customizable line types. Default line types can be mapped to user-defined line types.

120 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. when you changed the drawing view scale.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . the dimensions did not stay on the same line (figure on the left).. Changing the view scale When you change the drawing view scale. and the dimensions now stay aligned when you change the view scale (figure on the right).. the dimensions now stay aligned. > Concrete Detailing to turn off the text frame around the pullout angle text. This has been fixed. Example An example of the original dimensions: Before.Use the variable XS_REBAR_PULLOUT_ANGLE_TEXT_FRAME in Tools > Options > Advanced Options.

0 Precast Concrete Detailing 121 . Select the option Symbol with partial profile in the Part representation list box. You cannot change the length of the partial profile. The length is fixed to 1000 mm.Symbol with partial profile .new part representation option Symbol with partial profile You can now use the new part representation option to show a partial profile of the part. Example An example of the Symbol with partial profile selection: TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. To do this: 1. Double-click the part to display the Drawing part properties dialog box. 2.

Below are some examples of how curved beams look like with different part representation selections. Selection Outline: Selection Symbol: 122 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.0 Precast Concrete Detailing .

> Drawing Properties In XS_DRAWING_GRID_LABEL_FRAME_LINE_WIDTH_FACTOR. 1. Position of the grid label The grid labels are now placed so that the grid line touches the grid label frame and there is no gap between the grid label frame and the grid line TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.Selection Symbol with partial profile: Improvements in grid labels Adjusting the thickness of the grid label frame You can adjust the line thickness of the grid label frame.. 2. You may want to emphasize the grid label frames so that they are shown with a thicker line than the rest of the grid. Go to Tools > Options > Advanced Options. enter the factor for the width of the grid label frame.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 123 .. Each color has a certain line thickness. The thickness of the grid label frame on the printed black-and-white drawings depends on the color that has been defined for the grid label in the grid properties and on the value of the XS_DRAWING_GRID_LABEL_FRAME_LINE_WIDTH_FACTOR.

change drawing layout. Use the new variable XS_DETAIL_BOUNDARY_RADIUS in Tools > Options. and additional drawing objects. Enter a numeric value for the radius in millimeters. for example. dimensions.Defining a fixed size for detail boundaries You can now define a fixed size for the detail boundaries in detail views... welds. 124 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. the appearance of drawings is more consistent. Example Fixed placing of drawing views Now you can select whether to use Free or Fixed placing for drawing views. Fixed placing is useful. Fixed placing has earlier been available for marks. > Advanced Options > Drawing Properties to set the detail boundary size. or run Arrange Drawing Views command.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . The detail boundary size can be defined for circle-shaped detail views. when you create single-part views for parts in an assembly. When the detail boundaries are of the same size.

. and views to have fixed placing when you drag them away from their original locations. > Drawing Properties.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 125 . texts. XS_CHANGE_DRAGGED_NOTES_TO_FIXED. associative notes. When you set the new variables XS_CHANGE_DRAGGED_DIMENSIONS_TO_FIXED. the dragged drawing objects use fixed placing routine instead of free placing TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. marks. XS_CHANGE_DRAGGED_MARKS_TO_FIXED..Fixed placing of dragged drawing objects Now you can set dimensions. XS_CHANGE_DRAGGED_TEXTS_TO_FIXED and XS_CHANGE_DRAGGED_VIEWS_TO_FIXED to TRUE in Tools > Options > Advanced Options.

the line weights are scaled accordingly. when you scale the drawing by 0. Example Original drawing line weights: Earlier.2. which makes the scaled drawing more readable: 126 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. the line weights are scaled.Scaling line weights while printing Now when you print a drawing to a smaller paper size. This means that no lines are drawn too thickly and the drawings are more readable.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . the result was the following because the printed line weight did not scale according to the changed paper size: Now.2 in the Print Drawings dialog box. when you scaled the drawing by 0.

Tekla Structures selects an optimal place for the base point..Placing of the base points of the reinforcing bar mark leader lines The automatic placing of the base points of the reinforcement bar mark leader lines has been improved. Old placement New placement The following new variables in Tools > Options. Enter the value in millimeters.. The location of the automatically placed base point is now clearer and more unambiguous: Tekla Structures selects the location of base point so that it only points to one reinforcing bar. Example An example showing non-optimized base points. Enter the value in millimeters. XS_REBAR_MARK_LEADER_LINE_BASE_POINT_SEARCH_STEP_LENGTH: Use to define • the step length while searching for an optimal place for the base point along the reinforcing bar.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 127 . TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. > Advanced Options > Concrete Detailing can be used in automatic placing of the base points: • • XS_ENABLE_REBAR_MARK_LEADER_LINE_BASE_POINT_OPTIMIZATION: When the variable is set to TRUE. XS_REBAR_MARK_LEADER_LINE_BASE_POINT_SEARCH_TOLERANCE: Use to define how far the other reinforcing bars must be from the base point so that Tekla Structures can place the base point.

3. 128 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Improvements in representation of view labels There are several improvements to the view labels.An example showing optimized base points. To define the lenght: 1. Defining the length of the view label line You can now define the length of the view label line. Go to the Label tab. Select Minimum or Custom as the Line lenght.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . 2. Double-click the border around a drawing view to open the View Properties dialog box.

To align the contents: 1. the view label line is the length of the label text. and click the . give the desired lenght of the view label line.. 5.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 129 . button next to text field to open the Mark Contents dialog box. 2.If you select Minimum. If you select Custom. Double-click the border around a drawing view to open the View Properties dialog box. Go to the Position tab. You can align the contents of a view label according to your requirements. Select the alignment from the Alignment drop down list. Go to the Label tab. Aligning the view label contents Click Modify. 4. Select the view label text that you want to align.. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. 4. 3.

To select the alignment: 1. Example View label aligned center to view frame View label aligned center to restriction box 130 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Go to the Label tab. 4. Aligning the view label Click Modify. 3. Double-click the border around a drawing view to open the View Properties dialog box.0 Precast Concrete Detailing .6. Click Modify. select Center by view frame or Center by view restriction box as the horizontal position of the view label. You can select whether to align the view label center to the view frame or center to the view restriction box. 2. On the Label position group box.

if you have a wall panel which is supported by a steel frame. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. and you hide the wall panel. Example For example. the previously hidden objects behind the wall become automatically visible. This means that the object representation is always up-to-date. The object visibility is rechecked every time you hide or show objects in a drawing.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 131 . Previously when you hid a part from a drawing or a drawing view. the hidden lines behind the part were not updated to visible lines. meaning that they become visible. Now the object representation of those hidden lines is updated.Improvements in hidden object representation in drawing views The representation of hidden objects in drawings and drawing views has been improved.

use the new AddSurfaceSymbols macro: 1. select the desired elements fom the Available elements list. You can do this in cast unit drawings. Click Drawings & Reports > Drawing List.0 Precast Concrete Detailing .. In the Create surface symbols dialog box. select AddSurfaceSymbols and click Run.\environments\country-independent\macros folder to your local environment macros folder (defined with the variable XS_MACRO_DIRECTORY). copy the macro from the ..Creating surface treatment symbols You can now create surface treatment symbols that are oriented according to the surface treatment in the drawing view. The surface symbols are d isplayed in the middle point of the surface treatment. 4.. 3. Select the drawing in the Drawing List dialog box and click Open. In the Macros dialog box.. To do this. If the macro is missing from the list. and click Add. Click Tools > Macros. Open the drawing where you want the surface treatment symbols to appear: • • 2.. 132 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.

Click Create. select first the view in the drawing and then select Selected views. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. If you want to create the symbols for a specific view.5. Set the font properties in the Font section.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 133 . Tekla Structures creates the symbols in the drawing. 6. 7. Select whether to create the symbols for all views or for the selected view in Create symbols for.

. Tekla Structures removes the change symbols. To do this. associative note change symbols. In the Macros dialog box. 3.Removing change symbols You can now remove change symbols in a drawing with the macro RemoveChangeClouds... 134 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Select the drawing in the Drawing List dialog box and click Open.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . and you do not have to run each command separately.. Click Tools > Macros. Open the drawing where you want to remove the change symbols. select RemoveChangeClouds and click Run. Remove Mark Change Symbol and Remove Associative Note Change Symbol are run. Click Drawings & Reports > Drawing List. As a result mark change symbols. When you run this macro. To remove change symbols: 1. select the option double lines with filled ends in Representation of reinforcing bars list box in the Drawing reinforcement properties dialog box. • • 2. New option in representation of reinforcing bars You can now choose to show reinforcing bars in drawings as double lines with filled ends.. commands Remove Dimension Change Symbol. and dimension change symbols are removed in the drawing..

0 includes . The Symbol part representation option works now correctly for curved beams and polybeams.NET support for drawings.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 135 . You can use the following objects and commands: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Drawing Insert (General Arrangement drawing only) Enumerate and select (Drawing list) View Insert by restriction box Insert by given part list Enumerate and select Graphic objects Insert Enumerate and select Text Insert Enumerate and select Straight dimension Insert Enumerate and select Fix list Curved section views Part representation • • Many fixes have been made to curved section views.. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.NET support for drawings Tekla Structures 14. They now work correctly.

Color of the dimension invalidity change symbol circle Reinforcement improvements • You can now define the color of the dimension point invalidity symbol circles. The value can be changed depending on the wanted character. This has now been fixed. Drawing views with elevation dimensions that you had added manually in the drawing were extended to zero level when you modified a part in the model and updated the drawing. Use the new variable XS_ANGLE_DEGREE_SYMBOL (Tools > Advanced Options > Drawing Properties) to show the degree symbol correctly in Japanese.Drawing views • • The drawing view boundaries are now considered when placing marks for reinforcing bar groups with multiple leader lines. Moving level marks in horizontal direction • You can also move the level mark using the command Edit > Move > Linear. Reinforcement mesh was drawn incorrectly if you had selected outline as its representation. Adjust Reinforcing Bars command now works correctly also in case of tapered reinforcing • • • bars. Do not use a unicode value. only the visible reinforcing bars of the reinforcing bar group get leader lines. This has now been fixed. Drag the level mark horizontally to a new location while pressing down the Shift key. 136 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. If a reinforcing bar was defined with three points so that the start and end points were the same. This has been fixed. 2.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . This has now been fixed. If the font of angle dimension text was changed to a more solid one. Select the level mark. Old degree symbol New degree symbol Dimensions • • • When you updated a drawing. By default. the value is unicode:176. To add the degree symbol in Japanese or in another Asian language. copy the symbol from a text file and paste it directly in the advanced options. Use the variable XS_DIMENSION_POINT_CIRCLE_COLOR in Tools > Options > Advance Options.. The symbol is shown for invalid dimension points when Check Dimension Point Validity is selected. the changed font overlapped the degree symbol. the reinforcing bar was not visible in drawings.. This has now been fixed. If only a part of the reinforcing bar group is shown. and the degree symbol now displays properly in angle dimensions. To do this: 1. You can now move level marks in horizontal direction. also some dimensions that did not need to be updated were modified in certain rare occasions. > Dimensioning: General to set the color.

• • Cast unit drawings • Part marks • • • General arrangement drawings Customizing toolbars • • Multi-drawings Hatching • • • Key plans Improvements in dialog boxes • • 3. The Keep ratio of x and y setting on the Fill tab in the drawing part properties dialog box now works correctly. and drawing titles and revisions were lost. the curved section view had changed into a section view. Tekla Structures could not handle several drawings created from the same cast unit. You can adjust hatch scaling settings using the options on the Fill tab in the Drawing part properties dialog box. the part mark did not always follow the part if the part had been moved in the model. Merged weld marks were placed outside the drawing view in a multi-drawing. Reinforcement marks for reinforcement meshes are now placed correctly when you use the Arrange Drawing Objects command. This has now been fixed. You can now add the Flip outside dimensions icon on your customized toolbar in the Drawing Editor. Reinforcing bar ends were drawn incorrectly if you had selected double lines as the representation of the bars. When updating a drawing.0 includes the following new template attributes: TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. For more information on how to customize toolbars. This has now been fixed. When you had a curved section view in a drawing and you closed and saved the drawing and then re-opened it. For example. This has now been fixed. the drawings got unnecessarily marked not up-to-date. This has now been fixed. The associativity symbol was not removed even though the mark was not associative anymore. This has now been fixed. Reinforcement mark which was along a reinforcing bar in a group was rotated in a cloned drawing. This has now been fixed. Automatic hatch scaling and custom hacth scaling did not work properly. Part marks whose Placing is set to fixed are no longer moved when the drawing is updated. Using the Leader lines to one point option in Identical marks in same cast unit list box in the Merged reinforcement mark properties dialog box now results in the desired outcome. It is no longer possible to select and modify a part from the key plan view. and caused the incorred update of the marks. This has now been fixed. see Creating a user-defined toolbar in the online help. after numbering.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 137 . This has now been fixed. The Save as field in dialog boxes did not accept names with spaces. Part marks that you had adjusted in the drawing by holding down the Shift key and moving the mark were rearranged when you updated the marks.• • • Reinforcing bars were drawn incorrectly in section views if you had selected filled line as their representation. This has now been fixed.4 Templates and Reports Fix list New template attributes • Tekla Structures 14. This has now been fixed.

as the different options are now located on three tabs: • • • Export file: Use to include information such as Name and Type of the file that is exported. Search for the attributes you want to export in the following files: 138 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.inp file no longer affect bar bending angles in reports and pull-outs. the memory usage increased considerably and an application error occurred. Options: Use to define other properties. In some cases.• • Summing values AREA_PROJECTI ON RADIUS shows the radius of a curved beam CURVED_SEGMENTS shows the number of straight segments used to show a curved beam in model views • • The Sum values across all rows function works now correctly also in subrows. Layer options: Use to define the properties related to layers: for example. Exporting user-defined and template attributes as property sets into IFC models You can now export user-defined and template attributes as property sets into IFC models. to specify which layers different drawing objects belong to. To do this: 1. for example Scale. when you opened drawings or templates containing AREA_PROJECTION template attributes for projected area (such as AREA_PROJECTION_XY_GROSS). You can also create multiple sets and name the sets as required. The dimension rounding settings of reinforcing bars defined in the rebar_config. For more information see Exporting drawings in the online help.5 Import and Export Improvements in Export Drawings dialog box The Export drawings dialog box is easier to use. Reinforcing bar angles • 3.0 Precast Concrete Detailing .

The layer name now includes also the phase number in IFC export. Possible formats are STRING.. Tekla Structures now supports the following new entities: SDNF Export CIS/2 Import IFC Export • • • • • • • IfcWallStandardCase: used for all upstraight walls.\TeklaStructures\14. IfcWall: used for all other walls. Handles of a part were not located correctly when the mirroring option in SDNF format had been used. The format used is TS_<phase number>_<phase name>.0\environments\country-independent\inp by using any standard text editor. Members were not fitted correctly when you used the AUTO export type. Column profiles were not always written correctly in IFC export. This has now been fixed. All attributes with the same property set name will be joined to the same property set. This has now been fixed. The option Apply cuts and fittings in the Import CAD dialog box now works correctly.inp located in the folder . 3. CIS/2 import did not work in Tekla Structures 13.0\environments\<your_environment>\t emplate\settings Open the file IFC_properties_sets.inp.\TeklaStructures\14. This file defines which attributes are exported and in what format they are exported.• • User-defined attributes in the file objects. phase A number 203 becomes TS_203_phaseA. located in the folder . Enter the property sets to be exported in the file using the following syntax: <Exported IFC Property set name> <Exported IFC Property name> <Userdefined or template attribute> <Value type of attribute> An example of a possible property set would be: My_property_set_name My_property_name USER_FIELD_1 STRING Fix list SDNF Import • • • • Parts which were rotated and had offsets were not imported correctly. located in the folder .0 Precast Concrete Detailing 139 . This has now been fixed. 2. This has now been fixed.0\environments\<your_environment>\i np Template attributes in the file contentattributes_global.. INTEGER.lst. SDNF import did not detect the member change correctly if the member was rotated and connecting point was not on the neutral axis. • • • TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. For example. This has now been fixed. Plates were exported sometimes into wrong part planes when the plate contained an inner corner in the start or end point of the plate.\TeklaStructures\14. SDNF import set two beams into same location. This has now been fixed..1. FLOAT and DATE. Placement errors occurred in IFC export. This has now been fixed. This has now been fixed.

6 Custom Components Speed improvements The parameters.\TeklaStructuresModels\<your_model>\CustomComponentDialogFile s into the folder . you may have had to give an edge distance of 0.. the custom component dialog boxes are empty.inp) files are not copied to the model folder.• • • The number of written objects (every even hundred) and the total amount of objects are now displayed in the application window so that you can see how the export is progressing.0. distances and equations of custom components are now used from the component definition in the library database instead of the model database. Pop-marks DSTV • 3.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . and using of the custom components considerably faster. The color is now written correctly to all parts in IFC export. 3. DSTV files of models that include plates in skewed positions are now correct. and then open the model again with an older version of Tekla Structures.0 includes a new precast stairs component that creates different stairs with the following optional parts: • • Stairs Landings 140 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. which caused the pop-mark to be created incorrectly on the edge of the beam.\TeklaStructuresModels\<your_model>. This has now been fixed. Because of this. the input (.. the binding to the magnetic plane did not work correctly. no pop-mark was created or it was created in an incorrect position. If one of the pop-marks that you wanted to create fell within the edge distance you had given.7 Components Precast stairs (65) Tekla Structures 14. This makes the model size smaller. for a stiffener. Fix list Custom component names Magnetic planes • • The number of characters you can use in custom component names is now 79. For example. This has now been fixed. Limitations in opening models with custom components If you open a model with custom components created with an older version of Tekla Structures in Tekla Structures 14. If a point was on a magnetic plane and also bound with a distance variable. To prevent this. copy the input files from the folder .

• • • Examples Ridges Stringers Anti-skid Situation Description Example of staircase with: • • • Square step shape Stringers on both sides Top and bottom landings Example of staircase with: • • Chamfered step corners Ridges on both sidess Example of staircase with: • • • Rounded step corners Anti-skid profile Bottom landing Corbel connection (14) • You can now define the corbel width to be different from the column width. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. use the following new fields on the Picture tab: If you change the corbel width. To do this.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 141 . the dimensions of the bearing plate adapt to the changes.

142 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Use the new fields on the Parts tab to define the dimensions of the bolt plate and nut: On the Reinforcing bar tab you can define the dimensions of the recess: • • • • • • • The Parts tab now contains the following property fields for the corbel. and nut: t Pos_No Material Name Class The Parts tab contains one more field that you can use to define the dimensions of the bearing plate: • You can now create two reinforcing bars in a corbel.• Corbel connection (14) now creates a bolt plate and a nut. bolt plate. select Double in the Number of bars list box on the Reinforcing bar tab. You can also create a recess for them.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . To do this. Then define the distance between the bars.

For beveled corbels, you can create reinforcing bars that are bent to the same angle as the bevel has. This is the default for beveled corbels.

To offset the reinforcing bars from the center line of the column, use the new field on the Reinforcing bar tab:

This moves the reinforcing bars, bar holes, recesses, and the bearing plate relative to the column, not the corbel.

Fixed: If the main part of the corbel connection was a wall or a beam, using the default settings of Corbel connection (14) created a reinforcing bar with infinite length. The default value for the bar length inside a wall or beam is now 0.

Modeling tools
Automatic seam recognition (30)

Objects in custom seams were sometimes created on the wrong edge of the seam parts. If you now select Original in the Seam input part order list box, the objects in custom seams are created on the correct edges of the parts. In some cases you may need to change the Seam direction. This has now been fixed. Modifying the deforming properties of a double tee slab when there was a seam between two slabs and a reinforcement component in slabs sometimes caused an application error. This has now been fixed.
Wall panel (64) did not split reinforcing bars that were partially cut by or too close to an

Double tee beam (51)

Wall panel (64) Export data to EliPlan file (68)

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opening. This has now been fixed. Information on partial skew end was missing in the export. This has now been fixed. Some slabs were exported incorrectly as beams. This has now been fixed. Tekla Structures now supports lifting loop export in plotter data. The slab overall dimensions (L, L2, DL) were calculated on the basis of top of the slab only. Now these values are calculated on the basis of the top and the bottom of the slab. Plotter data was still correct and given from the minimum slab end location. Two new product code mappings have been added: name + profile and name. If no specific product code has been given either in the profile catalog or in the model, Tekla Structures maps the following values (in this order):

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Export unitechnik (79)

Part name + profile Profile Name

If none of these exists in the mapping file, the part name is exported as the product code.

Exporting a part that included a reinforcement mesh caused an application error. This has now been fixed.

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Lifting anchor (80) Stairwells and elevator shafts (90)

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If you used custom components as lifting anchors, the Up direction options -y and +y did not work correctly. This has now been fixed. You can now define the part prefix and start number for wall panels on the Attributes tab. Stairs are now created using the new Precast stairs (65) component.

Reinforcement components
Corbel reinforcement (81)

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You can now define a concrete cover for the top and bottom surfaces of the corbel. You can also define a different concrete cover for each side of stirrups. To do this, select Different each side in the new Concrete cover list box on the Stirrups tab. You can now create two pairs of additional bars crossing each other. To do this, select the new option in the list box on the Additional bars tab:

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Rectangular column reinforcement (83) Hole reinforcement (84)

Corbel reinforcement (81) now works also for round columns. Note that you need to

manually adjust the corbel to the round column. Fixed: If you created corbel reinforcement using the default settings, some reinforcing bars collided. In some cases intermediate links appeared outside the concrete columns. This has now been fixed.

You can now create round openings using Hole reinforcement (84).

Edge and corner reinforcement (62)

You can now define a size limit for holes. Below this limit holes do not require edge and corner reinforcement. If a hole is not rectangular or round, the size of the hole is determined by the maximum dimension of the bounding box around the hole. For example, if you do not want to create edge or corner reinforcement around holes that are 200 mm or smaller, enter 200 in the Min hole size field on the Picture tab. Edge bars of two openings are now combined if the following conditions are met:

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The distance between the openings is less than two times the anchoring length. The top or bottom edges of the openings are on the same level. Edge bars around openings are now bent if there is not enough space to achieve adequate anchorage using straight bars. Previously, edge bars might protrude from concrete.

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The Cut out handling options on the Picture tab have been improved, and the U bars around cut-outs are now created correctly. New options have been added to define how to create reinforcement around corner cut-outs. Use the Max corner cut out size field on the Picture tab to define a size limit for corner cut-outs. Below this limit cut-outs do not require edge or corner reinforcement. Select an option in the Corner cut out handling list box to define how corner cut-outs affect the edge bars.

Option

Description Edge bars from both sides of the corner cut-out are bent. This option overrides the corner bar settings 1, 2, and 3:

Both edge bars and the U bars are moved a distance equal to the length of the shorter side of the cut-out.

No bars are moved. Edge bars are created as if there was no cut-out.

Fixed: Diagonal bars were created for the inner corners of cut-outs. Now if you want to create diagonal bars, use the Max cut out size field to define the size of cut-outs that require diagonal corner bars. Fixed: Too many edge bars were created at cut-outs. Now the number of created bars is correct, according to what you have specified on the Edge bars tab. Fixed: Reinfocing bars were placed radially around round openings. Now the bars are placed as if the opening was rectangular and of the same size as the diameter of the round opening.

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Beam reinforcement (63)

You can now create up to three rows of main bars at the bottom of the beam and define the distances between the rows.

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You can now create different stirrups in two ledges. To do this, use the new list box on the Stirrup spacing tab and select Different each ledge to activate the Upper ledge stirrups fields.

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The Stirrup spacing tab now includes two methods to define the spacing of ledge stirrups:
Target: Tekla Structures creates equal spaces between the bars, aiming the spacing

value as closely as possible to the value you specify. This is the default option.
Exact: The first and last space of a zone adjust themselves to even out bar distribution.

The spaces in the middle of each zone are exactly the size you specify. Fixed: If you created a cut to the beam flange, also the main stirrups were removed around the cutting point. Now only the ledge stirrups are removed. Fixed: Beam reinforcement (63) created reinforcement in steel parts. This happened, for example, if you selected both steel and concrete beams with window selection.

Beam end reinforcement (79)
You can now define the width of the oblique bar 4.

You can also create gaps between the stirrups and the U bars, so that the horizontal U bars 1 and the vertical framing bars 3 fit inside the stirrup bars 5. To define the gaps, use the new Tolerance gap for stirrup (5) fields.
Lapping bars 3

You can now create vertical framing bars (bar type 3) of two bars joined with a splice. To do this, use the new list box on the Bars tab:

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you can define the offset of the splice center point from the horizontal center line of the beam end. Creates a lap splice centered to the horizontal center line of the beam end.8 Reinforcement New reinforcing bar bending types Tekla Structures 14. 3.0 now recognizes the following reinforcing bar bending types: TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.If you choose to splice bars. Creates a lap splice below the horizontal center line of the beam end. For lap splices you can define the lap length L and whether the bars are on top of each other or parallel to each other. you can select the splice type: Option Lap up Lap down Lap both Muff joint Weld joint Description Creates a lap splice above the horizontal center line of the beam end. Creates a welded joint. For all splice types.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 147 . Creates a muff joint.

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• The dimensions and angles of the bending types 64 and 65 have been fixed as follows: • Standard stirrups of bending type 14 were sometimes recognized as type 72.Type 64_2 Image 65_2 Fix list • You can now model reinforcing bars of bending types 36_2 and 36_3 also so that the end segments D1 are hooks.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . This has now been fixed. 150 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.

This has now been fixed. the reinforcing bars did not always adjust correctly.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 151 . TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.• When you cambered a part.

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0 Engineering 153 . The main benefits of the new licensing system are: • • • Hardware locks and password files are no longer needed. provided by Macrovision. for example.0 includes a new licensing system called FLEXnet. The new licensing system does not affect the functioning or features of Tekla Structures.4 Engineering 4. Updating and renewing of licenses is easier. You do not have to install all of your licenses on the same server.1 General New licensing system FLEXnet Tekla Structures 14. activate half of your licenses on a common server and the rest of the licenses locally on each user's laptop. the license is returned to the license server and it is available to another user. it automatically obtains a license from the server. You can create user groups with different access rights. they can borrow licenses for a limited time for offline use. The borrowed license is reserved for the user until it expires or it is returned. You can easily change the location of the licenses by returning the licenses to Tekla and then activating themon another computer. password files or floating licenses with Tekla Structures 14. • • • You cannot use your existing hardware locks. The licenses can be installed on a server in a local area network. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.0. Handling of licenses is more efficient. When users leave the office and have no connection to the license server. When the user no longer needs the license. You can. When users start Tekla Structures. Users can be guaranteed access or denied access to certain Tekla Structures configurations.

The contents of the default toolbars for both the Model and Drawing Editor have been checked based on user feedback received by Tekla and collected by the Automatic User Feedback Program. For single users. make sure you have read the Tekla Structures FLEXnet Licensing User Guide PDF. the license rights are transferred from Tekla to your company and the licenses become enabled. Tekla Structures and the license server can also be installed on the same computer. Benefits for existing users: More logical menu structure that follows your workflow. Shorter learning curve. Users of Steel Detailing configuration now have only steel-related icons visible by default. You can also revert to the Tekla Structures version 13. It is easier to discover new commands. Installing the FLEXnet license server You can install the license server on one or more servers. New menu structure Tekla Structures 14. Related commands are found within the same menu. There is no need to search through menus when you cannot remember the name of a particular command.. Benefits for new users: • • • • • • Changes in default toolbars Logical.0 Engineering . Easier to find menu-related commands ..Installation Before setting up the license server. For more information on the new menu structure. 154 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. please contact your local Tekla Structures helpdesk. You can have concrete-related icons visible easily if needed by clicking a button that opens the concrete toolbar. Changes in the menu structure Benefits The number of menus has been cut down from 16 to 10 in the Model Editor. both in the Model and Drawing Editors.0 toolbars by clicking Tools > Toolbars > Version 13 Toolbars > All Default Toolbars.The new menu structure will benefit both new and existing users of Tekla Structures. The installation process consists of the following phases: 1. which is available in the . Some new icons have been added to toolbars and some seldom used have been removed. There is no need to search out infrequently used commands . Configuring the license server Pointing the license server to the Tekla Structures installation on each client computer 2. 4. and from 9 to 8 in the Drawing Editor. see New Menu Structure Tutorial in Help > Learning Center > New Menu Structure Tutorial.0 includes a new menu structure. Activating the licenses on the license server During the activation. 3. You can customize your toolbars by using the Customize dialog box. For technical support. easy to use and learn structure.\TeklaStructures\License folder.

which you can drag and drop to any position on the screen: To hide or display the menu tooltips. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. The menu tooltips provide the same functionality as the enhanced tooltips. there is now a new type of tooltip available called the menu tooltip. Clearing locks You can now clear the locks of objects from other users on the multi-user server. To do this. right-click a user in the Active Multi-Users dialog box and select Clear locks. The menu tooltips are displayed in a separate window. click Tools > Options > Menu Tooltips.Menu tooltips In addition to the conventional tooltips and the enhanced tooltips. but for menu commands.0 Engineering 155 . Improvements in using multi-user models Version of the server The Active Multi-Users dialog box now displays also the version of the server you are running.

Deleting unnecessary drawing files Every time you update a drawing. The options are: • • • Someone is already editing it. Previously you first had to select the object. Tekla Structures keeps the objects selected and opens the pop-up menu. set the variable XS_DELETE_UNNECESSARY_DRAWINGS to TRUE in the global_default_env.\TeklaStructures\14.ini file located in the . After that. and then right-click to open the pop-up menu. it has not been possible to get rid of these unnecessary drawing files in multi-user mode. but not yet to the server). This means that if an application error has occurred on the user’s computer.0\environments\*your_environment\inp. Now in Tekla Structures 14. Tekla Structures automatically selects the object and opens its pop-up menu.. To use this feature you need to define the action AllowMultiuserKick and give full permissions to the users that may clear locks in the file privileges.inp located in the folder . Locks for drawings are only used when a drawing is edited manually. the locks on locked objects can be cleared.dg) file in the drawings sub-folder of the model. For additional safety. To get rid of these files. The drawing has already been saved and there is a newer version available on the server.Tekla Structures creates a new drawing (. the previous drawing file is not used.0 you can have the unnecessary drawing files deleted automatically when the last user exits the model and saves the model.Using this command removes all the locks the user has on objects. This is because during a multi-user session it is not possible to know whether a file is going to be used by some other user logged to the model when someone exits the model. Someone has already edited it (drawing has been saved to their computer. If you already have several objects selected and you right-click one of them. If you right-click outside the selected TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Selecting objects using right-click Now when you click a model or drawing object with the right mouse button.0 Engineering 156 . you have had to log onto the model in single-user mode and exit the model with saving.0\environments\countryindependent folder.\TeklaStructures\14. When you are about to open a drawing. not for example when drawings are automatically edited through cloning. In previous versions. To do this. drawing files that are less than seven days old are not deleted. Tekla Structures displays a notification on the status of the drawing..

Each tab page has its own command on the custom toolbar.. The user interface becomes clearer... For example. You can enter a new name for the toolbar.. If you enter many values._det removes all the attribute files that include the string _eng or _det in their name from the user interface. as the unnecessary attribute files are not shown. On the Toolbars tab. use the new variable XS_ATTRIBUTE_FILE_EXCLUDE_LIST in Tools > Options > Advanced Options. Custom toolbar for the Options dialog box You can now create a custom toolbar to access the tab pages of the Options dialog box more easily. click New.. Click Tools > Customize.). Tekla Structures deselects them. Enter the file name or a part of the file name that you want to exclude from the user interface as the value for the variable. > File Locations. To do this. select Options to display the available commands. To create a custom toolbar for the Options dialog box: 1. setting the variable to _eng. separate them using a semicolon (. You can use Ctrl and Shift to control the selection also when you select objects using right-click.objects. and opens its popup menu. click Tools > Options > Select on Right-Click. 4. A new toolbar with the name UserToolbar 1 appears in the toolbar tree. A check mark next to Select on Right-Click indicates that the feature is active. which means you have direct access to any tab page of the dialog box. In the Category list box.0 Engineering 157 . 3. Select the commands and click the right arrow to add them to the new toolbar: TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Controlling access to attribute files You can now control access to attribute files by defining which attribute files are visible in the user interface.. To turn this feature on or off. Right-clicking the plain view background also keeps the current selection. selects the object you right-clicked.. 2.

For more information on assigning keyboard shortcuts.5. Select the Visible checkbox to display the new toolbar in Tekla Structures. Model templates consist of predefined settings.0 Engineering . 158 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. You can also assign a keyboard shortcut to any of the above commands. see Defining shortcuts in the online help. Model templates You can now use model templates as a basis when you create new models. Click Close. Copy the command to the User menu to activate the shortcut. 6.

. or redrawing views that contain large construction circles is much faster than in previous versions. For example.0 Engineering 159 . Creating parts and using reference model objects is now considerably faster... For example. see the Tekla Structures 14. • • Multi-user improvements Server program settings Viewer configuration • • • TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. All operations with large construction circles are now significantly faster to display in the model. The New dialog box now remembers also the port numbers of the multi-user servers that you have used before. selecting large construction circles. but they are run in 32-bit mode.. which means that the maximum virtual memory address space for Tekla Structures is 4 GB. Fix list Initialization files • The first character was not found in path command in initialization files.This has now been fixed. The Active Multi-Users dialog box now keeps the current sort order even if you click Refresh.0 Administrator’s Guide.1\nt\bin.For more information on creating model templates..1\nt\bin. Speed improvements • Tekla Structures versions which use the FLEXnet licensing system work also on 64-bit Windows operating systems. The 1stStepsWithTeklaStructures template is meant to be used only with the First Steps with Tekla Structures interactive tutorial. The question Do you want to save the model before you exit? has been replaced with the question Do you want to exit? in the Viewer configuration. This fix relates to installing Tekla Structures and customizing the installation on an advanced level. path c:\TeklaStructures\13. because saving models with this configuration is not possible. The practical benefit from this is the ability to work with models twice as big as before without the risk of running out of memory.. became PATH=:\TeklaStructures\13.

but the changes are rarely documented.xml) DWG (. 2. button next to the Old file name field. In Tekla Structures 14... Browse for the name of the old file by clicking the Browse.2 Modeling Detecting changes in reference models Reference models are often updated. 3.4. You can choose to display one of the following: • • • • • • The new file The old file Unchanged objects Changed objects Deleted objects Inserted objects You can detect changes in reference models that are of the following file formats: • • • • To detect changes: 1.ifc) Cadmatic (.0 Engineering .dwg) Select the reference model and double-click it to display the Reference Object dialog box. 160 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. For example.3dd) WebViewer (. Select an option in the Show list box in the Change detection section. IFC (. select Changed to see the changed objects in a reference model.0 you can now easily see the changes between an old and a new reference model by using the new commands in the Reference Object Properties dialog box.

Tekla Structures highlights the changed reference model objects. 5.0 Engineering 161 . The old file: The new file: TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. In the following example you will see the how the changes are displayed in the reference model.4. Click Modify to stop detecting the changes. Example Click Display.

The Show option has been set to Changed in the Reference Object Properties dialog box: The Show option has been set to Inserted in the Reference Object Properties dialog box: The Show option has been set to Deleted in the Reference Object Properties dialog box: 162 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.0 Engineering .

Pick the part to be split. If you split contour plates that have bolts. check the result after splitting. Pick positions to outline the polygon to be used for splitting. 2. 3. and on the same side of the part. To split plates or slabs: 1. you can divide an existing slab into two separate slabs whose thickness is different.Other improvements in reference models • You can now import also files of STEP (Standard for the Exchange of Product model data) format as reference model into Tekla Structures. Click Edit > Split. the starting (1) and end (4) points are on the edge of the part: TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. In the following example. When you pick the corner points of the polygon to be used for splitting. Splitting plates and slabs You can now split plates and slabs into several parts by using the Edit > Split command.0 Engineering 163 . welds or surface treatments. make sure the starting and end points are: • • on the edge or outside of the part. Plates and slabs are always split by using a polygon. For example.

Click the middle mouse button to close the polygon and to split the part. Improvements in clash checking The following improvements have been made to clash checking in Tekla Structures 14.0: 164 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.4.0 Engineering .

0 you can snap to part center lines in model views. 2. click the Display. running the clash check may sometimes be slow.0 Engineering 165 . The following file types are supported: • • • • • • • IFC DWG DGN Clashes of objects that are only touching one another are not included in the clash check log. In the Display dialog box. restart the operation and check the currently selected parts. If you start clash checking while another clash check is still running.. Colliding parts are now highlighted in yellow already during clash checking. when you model braces. for example.• Clash checking now recognizes clashes with reference models. > Modeling Properties. In that case you can use the old clash checking functionality. Snapping to part center lines In Tekla Structures 14. In the View Properties dialog box. If you are working on a large model. which does not recognize clashes with reference models. Double-click the plain view background. The clash check progress is displayed in the status bar. 4. When you want to snap to part center lines. To revert to the old functionality. click the Advanced tab... This is very useful. The default value is TRUE. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. you can choose whether to continue checking. You can continue working during the clash check. ensure that the Snap to geometry points / lines switch is active. set the variable XS_USE_NEW_CLASH_CHECK to FALSE in Tools > Options > Advanced Options. To show part center lines in a model view: 1. button. The IDs of the clashing reference model objects are displayed in the clash check log in the List dialog box. or stop checking. 3. Select the Part center lines check box..

Tekla Structures copies the assembly structure as well. Select the object to copy or move from (source object). This is useful. New Copy and Move commands Tekla Structures 14. To copy or move objects from an object to another object: 1. With the Copy command you can create multiple copies by selecting several objects to copy to. if possible.5. 3.0 includes the following new copy and move commands on the Edit menu: • • Copy Special > To Another Object Move Special > To Another Object Use these commands to copy or move selected objects from an object to another similar object. Select the objects to copy or move. 4. If you copy or move objects from an assembly or cast unit. sub-assemblies are copied as sub-assemblies if a parent object is found. length. Right-click and select Copy Special > To Another Object or Move Special > To Another Object from the pop-up menu. For example. The Inquire Object dialog box shows the customized content on the top. Querying part properties You can now show part properties using a customized report template in the Inquire Object dialog box. The parts between which you copy or move must have the same number of cross section corners. The objects between which you copy or move can have different dimensions. 166 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Click the Modify button. For more information on snapping. when you detail previously modeled parts. Select the object to copy or move to (target object). Close the Display and View Properties dialog boxes. for example. 6. and rotation. see Snap switches and Snapping in the online help. Circular parts must have the same cross section dimensions. Associative copy and move If you copy or move reinforcement or surface treatments and want them to adapt to the part they are copied or moved to: • • • Usage The reinforcement or surface treatment handles must be in part corners.0 Engineering . 2. and then lists the standard content.

Use the keyboard shortcut Shift+F to start flying though the model. The flying speed grows now exponentially when you are approaching the model from a distance. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. click Tools > Inquire > Object. See View properties for more infromation on how to change view properties. Use the Template Editor to modify the TS_Report_Inquire_Part. you must have a rendered view open. with Projection set to Perspective. For more information on modifying templates.To query part properties and show them using a customized template: 1. To fly through a model. 3. or press Shift+I.rpt report template to suit your needs. or click View > Fly. 2. It is now easier to remain on a specific level when flying.0 Engineering 167 . Pick the view to fly in. Select the part whose properties you want to query.Tekla Structures displays an arrow symbol to indicate the flying direction. Improvements in flying through the model Flying through the model has been renewed and improved in Tekla Structures 14.0 in several ways: • • • The flying is more stable than before. In Tekla Structures. see the Template Editor (TplEd) online help.

Handles now work correctly in shortened parts.0 Engineering . Also the following improvements have been included in the shortening functionality in Tekla Structures 14. 168 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. and backwards to go down.0: • • Numbering now works correctly for reinforcing bars that are in deformed cast units. /).. To do this. Use the variable XS_USER_DEFINED_PARAMETRIC_PROFILE_SEPARATORS in Tools > Options > Advanced Options.. -. or special characters in separator names. '. To change the camera angle. Do not start separator names with an inch separator (". activate the Fly command.). /) when using imperial units. scroll with the mouse wheel. Do not start separator names with a dash (-) or full stop (. Part shortening is now symmetrical also for parts with components. move the mouse forward. hold down the Ctrl key and move the mouse forward to go up. Release the Ctrl key to contínue flying on a level. X. To change the level you are flying on and to go straight up or down.ABC. Follow these rules in naming: • • • • Use upper case letters in separator names. Reinforcement modeling tools now work correctly for shortened parts. Do not enter digits. To fly in the direction of the camera angle. Separate the values with commas.You have the following options when flying: • • • To fly forward. • • To have a concrete part lengthened in cast unit drawings. for example GA. commas. type a negative value in the Shortening field. To change the flying direction. hold down the Shift key and scroll forwards to go down or backwards to go up. and use the middle mouse button to pan when needed. • • Using parametric profile separators with multiple characters You can now use parametric profile separators that have multiple characters in addition to the standard separators (*. You can also pan while using the Fly command. > Profiles to define additional separators that consist of multiple characters. Improvements in shortening Shortening now works correctly also for undeformed parts. move the mouse to the desired direction. Shortening is applied linearly and symmetrically along the part coordinate axis to the part and its sub-components (such as embeds).

> Speed and Accuracy to control the chord tolerance: • XS_CHORD_TOLERANCE_SMALL_TUBE_SIZE_LIMIT: Use to define the limit that determines whether a tube is considered small when calculating the chord tolerance. The default value is 50..Improvements in tubular sections The number of segments Tekla Structures uses to display tubular sections in model views is now calculated as a function of the diameter of each section and the allowed chord tolerance. The default value is 1.0. • XS_CHORD_TOLERANCE_FOR_SMALL_TUBE_SEGMENTS: Use to define the chord tolerance for round tubes smaller than or equal to the limit set by the variable XS_CHORD_TOLERANCE_SMALL_TUBE_SIZE_LIMIT. Do not change the chord tolerance settings during a project. Enter the value in millimeters. Changing them automatically recreates the tubular sections in the model when you restart Tekla Structures. resulting in slightly different part solids. • XS_CHORD_TOLERANCE_FOR_TUBE_SEGMENTS: Use to define the chord tolerance for round tubes larger than the limit set by the variable XS_CHORD_TOLERANCE_SMALL_TUBE_SIZE_LIMIT. The value is compared to the diameter of the profile. which may affect numbering. These variables are no longer in use in Tekla Structures 14. The number of segments is now always a multiple of four.0. The default value is 1. This makes the calculation more accurate. Chord tolerance is the maximum difference between a straight segment used to display a tubular section in model views and the actual tubular section: Use the following variables in Tools > Options > Advanced Options.. Enter the value in millimeters.0. Enter the value in millimeters.0 Engineering 169 .0: • • • XS_SMALL_TUBE_ROUND_SEGMENTS XS_ROUND_SEGMENTS XS_LARGE_TUBE_ROUND_SEGMENTS TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. which ensures that also snapping is accurate.

> Model View to define the distance outside of which the object must be located for it to be listed. Right-click and select a command from the pop-up menu. Checking for duplicate objects When you copy or move objects. You can now use the new Find Distant Objects command to find these objects. 3. for example. because the model contained some distant objects that were not easy to find. You cannot use this command to find parts (such as beams. Click Tools > Diagnose & Repair Model > Find Distant Objects..0 Engineering . 170 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. The distance is measured from the nearest part. You can. Tekla Structures also checks for duplicates if you create new parts in the same location with an existing part. inquire or delete the object.Finding distant objects Sometimes using the Fit Work Area to Entire Model command resulted in a huge work area. Tekla Structures displays a list of object IDs. 2. Enter the value in meters. Select an object in the list. To find distant objects: 1. Use the variable XS_DISTANT_OBJECT_FINDER_TOLERANCE in Tools > Options > Advanced Options. columns or plates). Tekla Structures checks for duplicate objects in the location where you are about to copy or move the objects to.. The default value is 100.

If you change the part's rotation. If you add surface treatment to a complex slab and then move a corner's handle.. > Advanced Options > Modeling Properties to define the maximum number of objects that can be checked for duplicates while copying or moving objects. The measuring unit used in Tools > Measure now follows the length setting you can configure in Tools > Options > Options. If the selection contains too many objects. The default value is 100. it was not possible to snap to the midpoint of the last polygon segment.0 Engineering 171 . Tekla Structures does not check for duplicates. Fix list Surface treatment • • • • You can now save and load definition table values in the Surface Treatment Properties dialog box. When you had numbered a standard part model using the option Check for standard parts. If duplicates are found. Magnetic grid planes now work correctly. surface treatment now follows the part face correctly.. This has now been fixed. The chamfers for surface treatments and normal parts now behave identically. Magnetic grid planes Mirrored grids Snapping Measuring unit Numbering • • • • • • TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. the copied grid was incorrectly moved in the negative z direction. surface treatment now follows the rotation correctly.Tekla Structures considers two objects duplicates if they have the same orientation and the same size of bounding box. Chamfers with surface treatment are now bent in the correct direction. you can choose whether to keep or delete the duplicate objects. Use the variable XS_DUPLICATE_CHECK_LIMIT_FOR_COPY_AND_MOVE in Tools > Options. This functionality does not apply to objects that you copy by using a modeling tool. all the parts and components located on the magnetic grid planes follow it. If you mirrored a grid and then modified the copied grid labels. This has now been fixed.. Clearing of part numbers now works also when the assemblies are selected. such as the Array of Objects (29) component. the part prefixes from the standard part model were applied to the standard parts in the actual model. If you copy or move the grid. This has now been fixed. > Units and decimals.. In previous versions.

0 for black and 1. properties that are not set) can now be filtered in the Object Group . right-clicking a part of that component keeps the selection as it is. Exporting a profile with a large number of cross sections caused an application error. Click Apply to keep the changes and leave the dialog box open. The scale is from 0 to 1. Use for example 0. 3.Selection Filter dialog box.3 Drawings Creating multiple drawings of the same object You can create multiple drawings of the same single-part. Object representation settings now work correctly also for user-defined attributes that use integer values. 172 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. 2.0 for white. Define the color using the RGB (Red Green Blue) values. Do not touch the Sheet number. It is no longer possible to use the Add to assembly commmand to add an assembly to itself. This has now been fixed. You can use any of the following workarounds to solve this problem: Filtering Bolt representation • Cross sections Selecting objects Object representation settings • • • Screenshots • • • • Use the command Tools > Screenshot > Custom. Tekla Structures incorrectly used the upmost object representation setting to define the coloring and transparency of all parts whose attribute value field was empty. the reference model disappeared when you saved the model in multi-user mode. When you created a selection filter.0 1.Selection Filter dialog box and opened it again. Adjust the drawing properties and change the name so that it refers to the type of drawing you want to create.. Adjust the visual effects for best performance in the Performance Options dialog box in Windows Vista.. This has now been fixed. selected Apply. Use the built-in Snapping Tool in Windows Vista to capture screenshots. Empty values in the filtering are matched to empty properties. Open the drawing properties dialog box. you were not able to edit the filter value anymore. > Model View.0 0.. Now when you have selected a component. This has now been fixed. 4. The Tools > Screenshot command does not always work properly in Windows Vista. This has now been fixed.. use the new variable XS_VIEW_FAST_BOLT_COLOR in Tools > Options > Advanced Options. for example FRAME 3D. If you used a user-defined attribute for defining the coloring and transparency of parts.. You can now define the color of bolts in rendered views when you are using the bolt representation option Fast. Usage To create multiple drawings: 1. The Edit > Copy Special > To Another Plane command works now also when the Select assemblies switch is active.0 0.Reference models Assemblies • • • • • If the work area did not contain the whole reference model. cast-unit or assembly drawing in the drawing properties dialog box. and if the attribute was defined to use integer values. Also empty properties (that is.0 Engineering .0 1. closed the Object Group . To do this.

Continue making all the sheets you need in the same way as above. The direction of the diagonal straight dimensions is updated according to the end points.4.0 Engineering 173 . They follow the section view size. adjust the drawing properties again and change the name to match the type of the new drawing. Create a drawing of the object by selecting the appropriate command from the Drawings & Reports menu. the views are automatically placed so that the relative positions of the views are maintained when possible and the view layout that you have defined is not lost. When you update or clone a drawing. The associativity of the curved radial dimensions has been improved. Marks do not move to incorrect positions any longer during drawing update. such as the color or the label position. set the variable XS_INTELLIGENT_DRAWING_ALLOWED to TRUE in Tools > Options > Advanced TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. An example how the Drawing List shows the multiple drawings: Improvements in associativity and intelligent cloning Dimensions • • • • Dimensions are now created for new parts when you update the drawing. for example FRAME FRONT. To accomplish this. are also cloned. General arrangement drawings Welds Placing marks Cut symbols Placing views • • • • • • Merged welds are now cloned. Linked dimensions stay linked in cloned drawings. Angle dimensions are associative also when there are no parallel planes for the vectors defining the angle. Example Click Apply and create a new drawing of the same object. 5. In this case the angle is associated to the three picked points. Grid properties. Change the sheet number in the Sheet number text box to get another drawing of the same assembly with a different sheet number. In the drawing properties dialog box. 7. Cut symbols are now adjusted correctly during drawing update. 6.

You can now load drawing templates from other models. AutoDrawings creates new drawings using the defined drawing as a template. set_drawing_type(assembly) set_template_drawing("C:\TSModels\AngleModel":"[A. SCALE Description Updates the view placing. Give the model path and the name of the drawing template. SHEET. Tekla Structures scales the views smaller using the scales in layout properties. Use advanced drawing property XS_DRAWING_UPDATE_VIEW_PLACING to control how the view placing works: Value TRUE TRUE. scales the view and increases the sheet size. SCALE FALSE If the views do not fit on the screen after scaling. if necessary.2]") and save the file. 1. 3. This is the default value. Updates the view. replace the string set_drawing_attribute with a string set_template_drawing. Each drawing template can be from a different model. Updates the view placing and scales the view if the view does not fit on the sheet.2]") set_filter(beams) create_drawings() 4. Updates the view and increases the sheet size if the view does not fit on the sheet. select the drawing type and click Edit. SHEET TRUE. 174 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. In a text editor. for example set_template_drawing("C:\TSModels\AngleModel":"[A. In the AutoDrawings dialog box. Does not affect the scale or the sheet size. Below is an example of how contents might look like.0 Engineering . Tekla Structures increases the sheet size using the layout properties if autosizing is enabled (Layout > Drawing size > Size definition mode > Autosize. Enter a definition for set_template_drawing. Does not update the view placing or change the view scale or sheet size. Loading drawing templates through AutoDrawings You can now load drawing templates using the AutoDrawings dialog box.Options > Drawing Properties. TRUE. The Clone Drawing dialog box has been improved. 2. Loading drawing templates in the Clone Drawing dialog box Click Create from all or Create from selected.

Open the drawing of which you want to make a preview image.1. 3. Click the Select template button to open the list of drawings that the selected model has. These screenshots are automatically saved in the drawings folder as .png files. 4. Leave the list open and make the necessary selections in the Clone Drawing dialog box. Select a drawing template from the list. Clone the template drawing by clicking Clone selected.0 Engineering 175 . Select Tools > Create Preview Image. Creating and viewing preview images of drawings Select Other model. To view the preview images: 1. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. 5. 3. 2. 2. You can later browse through the preview images and quickly find the drawing template you are looking for. 2. 1. Open the Clone Drawing dialog box by selecting Drawings & Reports > Clone Drawing. Browse for the model and the click the Select template button to open the list of drawings that the selected model has. You can now take preview images of drawing templates. Select Other model and browse for the model.

4. 176 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Double-click the drawing to open the preview image. On the list.0 Engineering . there is a small icon in the Preview column if the drawing has a preview image.

Width. the exaggeration limit is multiplied by the view scale. Position and Height. 7. Select Paper or Model as the exaggeration scaling method. For example. Use Exaggeration limit field to set the exaggaration limit value. If you select Model. 6.0 Engineering 177 . Set the values for Direction. and click OK. 3. If you select Paper. 5. then all the dimensions smaller than 100 mm are exaggerated.. To enable the exaggeration. 4. go to Marks tab. all the dimensions smaller than 10 mm are exaggerated regardless of the drawing scale. and the scale is 1:10. thin plates. All the dimensions that are narrower than the limit you set are exaggerad in the drawings. Go to Tools > Options > Options. To set the exaggeration: 1. In Dimensioning > Dimension Properties. > Drawing dimensions. Click Apply. if the scale is 1:10 and the limit is 10 mm.Exaggerated dimensions For narrow gaps between parts. Origin.. and other small dimensions it was sometimes unclear what the dimension was indicating. set Exaggeration to Specified. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. 2. Now you can show narrow dimensions more clearly using the exaggerated dimensions.

Depending on whether you set the exaggeration for one dimension or the whole set of dimensions.When you have selected to show the dimensions as exaggerated. Example An example of gusset plate dimensions which have not been exaggerated: An example of gusset plate dimensions whose exaggeration direction has been set to Both: 178 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. If there are many exaggerated dimensions. a dimension that is narrower than the limit you set is exaggerated. they are rearranged so that all dimensions are placed correctly. You can contol the exaggerated dimensions also with the ExaggerateSelectedDimensions macro. The macro exaggerates the dimensions you select.0 Engineering . the exaggerated dimensions may look different.

An example of exaggaration in general arrangement drawing: TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.0 Engineering 179 .

you can change the exaggeration limit. or set the direction of the exaggeration for the whole dimension set left or right. or reduce the exaggeration width.. > Dimensioning: General to define the size of the superscript. click Dimensioning > Dimension Properties.. In the Drawing Editor.0 Engineering . the placing of dimensions may not work correctly in all cases.If all dimensions are not exaggerated to the same direction.. Dimension unit formatting according to German conventions In cast-unit and general arrangement drawings you can now format the units used in dimensions according to German conventions.. This may happen when a dimension wider than the set limit locates between exaggerated dimensions and there is not enough space for all the exaggerations. To solve this. To set the dimension units: 1. 180 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Everything under 100 cm is shown in centimeters. Use the variable XS_SUPERSCRIPT_HEIGHT_FACTOR in Tools > Options > Advanced Options. and everything above 100 cm is shown in meters (millimeters are shown as superscript).

select ###/##.### in the Format list box.. 4. Click Dimensioning. Example Select cm / m in the Units: list box. 3.0 Engineering 181 . To do this: 1. Dimensioning bolt position from neighbor part working points You can now dimension the bolt position from the neighbor part working points in assembly drawings. Click Apply. 2. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. 5.. To be able to show the millimeters as superscript. Double-click the drawing background to display the Assembly Drawing Properties dialog box.2. To get the millimeter precision. select 1/10 in thePrecision list box ..

0 Engineering . On the Position dimensions tab.3. select Working points from the Position bolts to: list box. 182 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.

and when the symbol is dragged away from the actual angle. The new angle dimension Degrees at angle vertex does not use a leader line. To set the new angle dimension type: 1. the symbol is shrunk to a pre-set size. and you can resize the angle dimension symbol. the symbol has a leader line. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. With the current Degrees on side angle dimension. Double-click the angle dimension to display the Dimension properties dialog box.Example New angle dimension type You can now use a new angle dimension type to create angle dimensions whose arc distance can be modified and whose vertex is always at the angle vertex. Select Degrees at angle vertex from the Angle: list box.0 Engineering 183 . 2.

3.0 Engineering . Tagged and non-taged dimension marks now have their own standard files: Dimension_mark. 184 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Current Degrees on side angle dimension symbol: New Degrees at angle vertex angle dimension symbol: Improvements in reinforcement dimensions The following improvements have been included to reinforcmenet dimensioning functionality: • • • • • You can now create tagged and non-tagged reinforcement dimension marks manually and edit the mark contents and other properties in the Dimension Properties dialog box.dim: standard file for dimension marks Tagged_dimension_mark. Example Click Apply.dim: standard file for tagged dimension marks You can now create reinforcement dimension marks automatically.

double-click the drawing background to display the Cast Unit Drawing Properties dialog box. In the cast unit drawing.0 Engineering 185 . Load the standard file dimension_mark. click Save. select Drawings & Reports > Drawing Settings > Cast Unit Drawing. The default content of the dimension marks is defined in a standard file. If you are creating a cast unit drawing in Model Editor.Adding dimension marks without tags manually To add dimensions and dimension marks without tags to the reinforcement: 1. If you want to save the settings in the standard file to save the settings in the standard file dimension_mark. Example of dimension marks without tags: Creating automatic reinforcement dimensions You can create dimensions with dimension marks for reinforcing bar groups automatically through selections in the cast unit drawing properties. You can adjust the settings both in the Model Editor before creating a new drawing and in the Drawing Editor when you have a drawing open. 1. 3.. 4. 3. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. if necessary. Go to the Marks tab and change the selections. 2. 2. 5. Right-click the reinforcing bar group and select Add Mark > Dimension Mark from the popup menu. Double-click the created dimension to display the Dimension Properties dialog box to. Selecting On activates the other options on this tab.. Click Modify to apply the changes in the selected dimension. To create automatic reinforcing bar group dimension. select the reinforcing bar group you want to dimension. To create the dimensions. if necessary. 8. and go to the Reinforcement dimensions tab. 6. 7. Make other property changes on other tab pages. If you have the drawing open in the Drawing Editor. Click Dimensioning. select Dimensions for reinforcing bar groups > On.

click Modify . If you select No. Option creates a dimension mark without tag and the rest of the options tagged dimension marks. Click OK to save your selections.Dimension Properties dialog box also apply to reinforcing bar group dimensions. click Edit mark contents. click Apply and select Drawings & Reports > Create Cast Unit Drawing to create the cast unit drawing. • 5.4. • To edit mark contents. only the reinforcing bar group is dimensioned. Example of dimension marks: 186 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. The Dimension Mark Content Properties dialog box is displayed. If you are creating the drawing in Model Editor. The settings that you have defined in the Cast Unit .0 Engineering . Select Close dimensions to binding geometry > Yes to add closing dimensions to the edge of the part. If you are editing the drawing properties in Drawing Editor. Select the desired elements one by one from the Available elements list and add them in the Elements in mark list by clicking Add. Adjust other dimension options: • Select the location for the dimension mark from the Mark location list box.

TeklaStructures.0 Engineering 187 . the most widely used line types are available in the file. You can define own line types. The customized line types are handled the same way as other line types. 1000 BORDER.Example of tagged dimension marks: Example of closing dimensions: Customizable line types in drawings You can now define your own line types to suit your project-specific needs. open TeklaStuctures.id file contains the names of the line types visible in the user interface and the unique IDs assigned for each line type. To customize line types.lin.lin also for mapping the exported line types.lin file in . and use them wherever line type settings are available.lin). The value of the ID must be greater than 10. The possibility to customize line types improves the clarity and readability of your drawings. 1002 DASHDOT. 1003 You can use TeklaStructures.\environments\country-independent\inp. The customized line types are defined in line type file format (.. for example: CENTER. Also the zooming of line types is improved: now the line type itself is enlarged when zoomed. By default. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.

0 Engineering . Example New text placing in pull-out pictures: 188 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.. and therefore this feature is disabled by default. For more information on customizing your line types. Better text placing in reinforcement pull-outs The placing of dimension and angle text in reinforcement pull-outs is now much better: the texts no longer overlap and the angle dimensions are no longer upside down.User-defined line types can not be mapped to other (user-defined) line types in DWG export.id file in .lin. rename the xTeklaStructures.lin. To enable the customizable line types.\environments\country-independent\inp to TeklaStructures. Default line types can be mapped to user-defined line types. Examples of customizable line types are available wherever line types are available: In some cases the customizable lines types may not work correctly.id. see Customized line typesin the online help.

the dimensions now stay aligned. and the dimensions now stay aligned when you change the view scale (figure on the right). the dimensions did not stay on the same line (figure on the left). Changing the view scale When you change the drawing view scale.Use the variable XS_REBAR_PULLOUT_ANGLE_TEXT_FRAME in Tools > Options > Advanced Options...0 Engineering 189 . > Concrete Detailing to turn off the text frame around the pullout angle text. Example An example of the original dimensions: Before. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. This has been fixed. when you changed the drawing view scale.

Double-click the part to display the Drawing part properties dialog box.new part representation option Symbol with partial profile You can now use the new part representation option to show a partial profile of the part. 2. To do this: 1. The length is fixed to 1000 mm. Select the option Symbol with partial profile in the Part representation list box.Symbol with partial profile .0 Engineering . You cannot change the length of the partial profile. Example An example of the Symbol with partial profile selection: 190 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.

0 Engineering 191 . Selection Outline: Selection Symbol: TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.Below are some examples of how curved beams look like with different part representation selections.

enter the factor for the width of the grid label frame. 2.Selection Symbol with partial profile: Improvements in grid labels Adjusting the thickness of the grid label frame You can adjust the line thickness of the grid label frame.. Each color has a certain line thickness. > Drawing Properties In XS_DRAWING_GRID_LABEL_FRAME_LINE_WIDTH_FACTOR. Go to Tools > Options > Advanced Options. 1. The thickness of the grid label frame on the printed black-and-white drawings depends on the color that has been defined for the grid label in the grid properties and on the value of the XS_DRAWING_GRID_LABEL_FRAME_LINE_WIDTH_FACTOR..0 Engineering . You may want to emphasize the grid label frames so that they are shown with a thicker line than the rest of the grid. Position of the grid label The grid labels are now placed so that the grid line touches the grid label frame and there is no gap between the grid label frame and the grid line 192 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.

Use the new variable XS_DETAIL_BOUNDARY_RADIUS in Tools > Options. or run Arrange Drawing Views command.. Enter a numeric value for the radius in millimeters. change drawing layout.Defining a fixed size for detail boundaries You can now define a fixed size for the detail boundaries in detail views. Example Fixed placing of drawing views Now you can select whether to use Free or Fixed placing for drawing views. when you create single-part views for parts in an assembly. the appearance of drawings is more consistent. for example. Fixed placing is useful. dimensions.. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. welds. The detail boundary size can be defined for circle-shaped detail views. When the detail boundaries are of the same size. and additional drawing objects.0 Engineering 193 . Fixed placing has earlier been available for marks. > Advanced Options > Drawing Properties to set the detail boundary size.

marks. texts. XS_CHANGE_DRAGGED_MARKS_TO_FIXED.Fixed placing of dragged drawing objects Now you can set dimensions. associative notes. XS_CHANGE_DRAGGED_NOTES_TO_FIXED.. XS_CHANGE_DRAGGED_TEXTS_TO_FIXED and XS_CHANGE_DRAGGED_VIEWS_TO_FIXED to TRUE in Tools > Options > Advanced Options. > Drawing Properties.0 Engineering . When you set the new variables XS_CHANGE_DRAGGED_DIMENSIONS_TO_FIXED.. and views to have fixed placing when you drag them away from their original locations. the dragged drawing objects use fixed placing routine instead of free placing 194 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.

0 Engineering 195 . the line weights are scaled accordingly. Example Original drawing line weights: Earlier. This means that no lines are drawn too thickly and the drawings are more readable. when you scaled the drawing by 0. the result was the following because the printed line weight did not scale according to the changed paper size: Now.2 in the Print Drawings dialog box. when you scale the drawing by 0. the line weights are scaled.Scaling line weights while printing Now when you print a drawing to a smaller paper size.2. which makes the scaled drawing more readable: TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.

XS_REBAR_MARK_LEADER_LINE_BASE_POINT_SEARCH_TOLERANCE: Use to define how far the other reinforcing bars must be from the base point so that Tekla Structures can place the base point.0 Engineering . Tekla Structures selects an optimal place for the base point. 196 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.. Old placement New placement The following new variables in Tools > Options.Placing of the base points of the reinforcing bar mark leader lines The automatic placing of the base points of the reinforcement bar mark leader lines has been improved. Enter the value in millimeters. XS_REBAR_MARK_LEADER_LINE_BASE_POINT_SEARCH_STEP_LENGTH: Use to define • the step length while searching for an optimal place for the base point along the reinforcing bar. The location of the automatically placed base point is now clearer and more unambiguous: Tekla Structures selects the location of base point so that it only points to one reinforcing bar. Example An example showing non-optimized base points.. > Advanced Options > Concrete Detailing can be used in automatic placing of the base points: • • XS_ENABLE_REBAR_MARK_LEADER_LINE_BASE_POINT_OPTIMIZATION: When the variable is set to TRUE. Enter the value in millimeters.

0 Engineering 197 .An example showing optimized base points. Select Minimum or Custom as the Line lenght. Double-click the border around a drawing view to open the View Properties dialog box. To define the lenght: 1. Go to the Label tab. Improvements in representation of view labels There are several improvements to the view labels. 3. 2. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Defining the length of the view label line You can now define the length of the view label line.

0 Engineering .. 198 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. 3. 4. the view label line is the length of the label text. 5. To align the contents: 1. 4.. and click the . Aligning the view label contents Click Modify. 2. Select the view label text that you want to align. You can align the contents of a view label according to your requirements. Go to the Position tab. button next to text field to open the Mark Contents dialog box. Go to the Label tab.If you select Minimum. If you select Custom. Select the alignment from the Alignment drop down list. give the desired lenght of the view label line. Double-click the border around a drawing view to open the View Properties dialog box.

Click Modify.6. 3.0 Engineering 199 . Go to the Label tab. To select the alignment: 1. On the Label position group box. Double-click the border around a drawing view to open the View Properties dialog box. Aligning the view label Click Modify. 4. select Center by view frame or Center by view restriction box as the horizontal position of the view label. Example View label aligned center to view frame View label aligned center to restriction box TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. You can select whether to align the view label center to the view frame or center to the view restriction box. 2.

0 Engineering . the hidden lines behind the part were not updated to visible lines. Previously when you hid a part from a drawing or a drawing view. Example For example. and you hide the wall panel. Now the object representation of those hidden lines is updated. meaning that they become visible. The object visibility is rechecked every time you hide or show objects in a drawing. 200 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. if you have a wall panel which is supported by a steel frame. This means that the object representation is always up-to-date.Improvements in hidden object representation in drawing views The representation of hidden objects in drawings and drawing views has been improved. the previously hidden objects behind the wall become automatically visible.

. use the new AddSurfaceSymbols macro: 1. copy the macro from the . If the macro is missing from the list. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.0 Engineering 201 . 3. You can do this in cast unit drawings. Select the drawing in the Drawing List dialog box and click Open... In the Macros dialog box. Click Drawings & Reports > Drawing List. and click Add.\environments\country-independent\macros folder to your local environment macros folder (defined with the variable XS_MACRO_DIRECTORY). select AddSurfaceSymbols and click Run.. The surface symbols are d isplayed in the middle point of the surface treatment. To do this. In the Create surface symbols dialog box. select the desired elements fom the Available elements list.. 4.Creating surface treatment symbols You can now create surface treatment symbols that are oriented according to the surface treatment in the drawing view. Click Tools > Macros. Open the drawing where you want the surface treatment symbols to appear: • • 2.

202 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. 6.5. Set the font properties in the Font section. 7. If you want to create the symbols for a specific view.0 Engineering . Select whether to create the symbols for all views or for the selected view in Create symbols for. Tekla Structures creates the symbols in the drawing. Click Create. select first the view in the drawing and then select Selected views.

To do this. and you do not have to run each command separately.Removing change symbols You can now remove change symbols in a drawing with the macro RemoveChangeClouds.0 Engineering 203 .. select RemoveChangeClouds and click Run. Click Drawings & Reports > Drawing List. and dimension change symbols are removed in the drawing.. associative note change symbols. In the Macros dialog box.. As a result mark change symbols. Select the drawing in the Drawing List dialog box and click Open.. Open the drawing where you want to remove the change symbols. To remove change symbols: 1. When you run this macro. New option in representation of reinforcing bars You can now choose to show reinforcing bars in drawings as double lines with filled ends.. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. • • 2. select the option double lines with filled ends in Representation of reinforcing bars list box in the Drawing reinforcement properties dialog box. Remove Mark Change Symbol and Remove Associative Note Change Symbol are run. 3.. commands Remove Dimension Change Symbol. Click Tools > Macros. Tekla Structures removes the change symbols.

0 Engineering . 204 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. You can use the following objects and commands: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Drawing Insert (General Arrangement drawing only) Enumerate and select (Drawing list) View Insert by restriction box Insert by given part list Enumerate and select Graphic objects Insert Enumerate and select Text Insert Enumerate and select Straight dimension Insert Enumerate and select Fix list Curved section views Part representation • • Many fixes have been made to curved section views. The Symbol part representation option works now correctly for curved beams and polybeams..NET support for drawings Tekla Structures 14.0 includes . They now work correctly.NET support for drawings.

the value is unicode:176. To do this: 1. To add the degree symbol in Japanese or in another Asian language. > Dimensioning: General to set the color. This has now been fixed. and the degree symbol now displays properly in angle dimensions. Drag the level mark horizontally to a new location while pressing down the Shift key. Old degree symbol New degree symbol Dimensions • • • When you updated a drawing. copy the symbol from a text file and paste it directly in the advanced options. If the font of angle dimension text was changed to a more solid one.0 Engineering 205 . This has now been fixed. The value can be changed depending on the wanted character.Drawing views • • The drawing view boundaries are now considered when placing marks for reinforcing bar groups with multiple leader lines. Use the new variable XS_ANGLE_DEGREE_SYMBOL (Tools > Advanced Options > Drawing Properties) to show the degree symbol correctly in Japanese. If a reinforcing bar was defined with three points so that the start and end points were the same. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Adjust Reinforcing Bars command now works correctly also in case of tapered reinforcing • • • bars.. This has been fixed. You can also move the level mark using the command Edit > Move > Linear. Use the variable XS_DIMENSION_POINT_CIRCLE_COLOR in Tools > Options > Advance Options. Do not use a unicode value. Color of the dimension invalidity change symbol circle Reinforcement improvements • You can now define the color of the dimension point invalidity symbol circles. This has now been fixed. Drawing views with elevation dimensions that you had added manually in the drawing were extended to zero level when you modified a part in the model and updated the drawing. the reinforcing bar was not visible in drawings. This has now been fixed. The symbol is shown for invalid dimension points when Check Dimension Point Validity is selected. By default. 2. Reinforcement mesh was drawn incorrectly if you had selected outline as its representation. also some dimensions that did not need to be updated were modified in certain rare occasions. Select the level mark. If only a part of the reinforcing bar group is shown. Moving level marks in horizontal direction • You can now move level marks in horizontal direction. the changed font overlapped the degree symbol.. only the visible reinforcing bars of the reinforcing bar group get leader lines.

the drawings got unnecessarily marked not up-to-date. Part marks that you had adjusted in the drawing by holding down the Shift key and moving the mark were rearranged when you updated the marks. When updating a drawing. This has now been fixed. This has now been fixed. and caused the incorred update of the marks. Merged weld marks were placed outside the drawing view in a multi-drawing. This has now been fixed. This has now been fixed. see Creating a user-defined toolbar in the online help. This has now been fixed. and drawing titles and revisions were lost. Using the Leader lines to one point option in Identical marks in same cast unit list box in the Merged reinforcement mark properties dialog box now results in the desired outcome.0 includes the following new template attributes: 206 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. It is no longer possible to select and modify a part from the key plan view.0 Engineering . The Keep ratio of x and y setting on the Fill tab in the drawing part properties dialog box now works correctly. the curved section view had changed into a section view. • • Cast unit drawings • Part marks • • • General arrangement drawings Customizing toolbars • • Multi-drawings Hatching • • • Key plans Improvements in dialog boxes • • 4. the part mark did not always follow the part if the part had been moved in the model. Part marks whose Placing is set to fixed are no longer moved when the drawing is updated. The Save as field in dialog boxes did not accept names with spaces. Reinforcement mark which was along a reinforcing bar in a group was rotated in a cloned drawing.• • • Reinforcing bars were drawn incorrectly in section views if you had selected filled line as their representation. after numbering. The associativity symbol was not removed even though the mark was not associative anymore. Reinforcement marks for reinforcement meshes are now placed correctly when you use the Arrange Drawing Objects command. You can now add the Flip outside dimensions icon on your customized toolbar in the Drawing Editor. This has now been fixed. You can adjust hatch scaling settings using the options on the Fill tab in the Drawing part properties dialog box. For example. This has now been fixed. When you had a curved section view in a drawing and you closed and saved the drawing and then re-opened it. This has now been fixed. This has now been fixed. For more information on how to customize toolbars. Automatic hatch scaling and custom hacth scaling did not work properly. This has now been fixed. Tekla Structures could not handle several drawings created from the same cast unit.4 Templates and Reports Fix list New template attributes • Tekla Structures 14. Reinforcing bar ends were drawn incorrectly if you had selected double lines as the representation of the bars.

and selected the Create for selected parts option in the NC Files dialog box. and to FALSE to have only the plate thickness written in the DSTV file header. When you have set the variable to TRUE.• • Summing values AREA_PROJECTI ON RADIUS shows the radius of a curved beam CURVED_SEGMENTS shows the number of straight segments used to show a curved beam in model views • • The Sum values across all rows function works now correctly also in subrows. Reinforcing bar angles • 4. New variables The following new variables have been added to Tools > Options > Advanced Options. > CNCto replace the functionality of the variable XS_KALTENBACH which has been removed: • • • XS_DSTV_CREATE_AK_BLOCK_FOR_ALL_PLATES: Set to TRUE to create AK blocks in DSTV files also for rectangular plates.0 introduces the following improvements in NC files: Defining the number of parts for selected parts only You can now use the new variable XS_DSTV_NUMBER_OF_PARTS_BY_SELECTION in Tools > Options > Advanced Options.. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. XS_DSTV_NO_SAWING_ANGLES_FOR_PLATES_NEEDED: Set to TRUE to have no sawing angles written to the DSTV file header for plates.. the memory usage increased considerably and an application error occurred.5 Import and Export Improvements in NC files Tekla Structures 14.. the number of parts in the header of the NC file matches the number of selected parts.inp file no longer affect bar bending angles in reports and pull-outs. when you opened drawings or templates containing AREA_PROJECTION template attributes for projected area (such as AREA_PROJECTION_XY_GROSS). > CNC to define the number of parts in the header of an NC file by the parts that have been selected in the model. XS_DSTV_PLATE_PROFILE_WITH_WIDTH: Set to TRUE to have both the plate thickness and the plate profile width written in the DSTV file header.. In some cases. New option for drilling You can now use a new option in the NC File Settings dialog box to drill a hole to the inner corner of the notch.0 Engineering 207 . The dimension rounding settings of reinforcing bars defined in the rebar_config.

INTEGER. FLOAT and DATE. For more information see Exporting drawings in the online help. 3. 2. Options: Use to define other properties.0 Engineering .inp.Improvements in Export Drawings dialog box The Export drawings dialog box is easier to use.\TeklaStructures\14. Layer options: Use to define the properties related to layers: for example. To do this: 1. Possible formats are STRING.0\environments\<your_environment>\t emplate\settings Open the file IFC_properties_sets..0\environments\country-independent\inp by using any standard text editor. for example Scale. located in the folder . to specify which layers different drawing objects belong to.\TeklaStructures\14.0\environments\<your_environment>\i np Template attributes in the file contentattributes_global. Exporting user-defined and template attributes as property sets into IFC models You can now export user-defined and template attributes as property sets into IFC models. located in the folder . This file defines which attributes are exported and in what format they are exported.lst.. Search for the attributes you want to export in the following files: • • User-defined attributes in the file objects.inp located in the folder . Enter the property sets to be exported in the file using the following syntax: 208 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. as the different options are now located on three tabs: • • • Export file: Use to include information such as Name and Type of the file that is exported.\TeklaStructures\14.. You can also create multiple sets and name the sets as required. All attributes with the same property set name will be joined to the same property set.

you may have had to give an edge distance of 0. • • • • • • Pop-marks DSTV • TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. This has now been fixed. which caused the pop-mark to be created incorrectly on the edge of the beam. for a stiffener. no pop-mark was created or it was created in an incorrect position. For example.<Exported IFC Property set name> <Exported IFC Property name> <Userdefined or template attribute> <Value type of attribute> An example of a possible property set would be: My_property_set_name My_property_name USER_FIELD_1 STRING Fix list SDNF Import • • • • Parts which were rotated and had offsets were not imported correctly. SDNF import did not detect the member change correctly if the member was rotated and connecting point was not on the neutral axis. This has now been fixed. This has now been fixed. For example. This has now been fixed. The layer name now includes also the phase number in IFC export. The color is now written correctly to all parts in IFC export. Placement errors occurred in IFC export. The option Apply cuts and fittings in the Import CAD dialog box now works correctly. The format used is TS_<phase number>_<phase name>. Handles of a part were not located correctly when the mirroring option in SDNF format had been used. IfcWall: used for all other walls. Plates were exported sometimes into wrong part planes when the plate contained an inner corner in the start or end point of the plate. If one of the pop-marks that you wanted to create fell within the edge distance you had given. Column profiles were not always written correctly in IFC export. SDNF import set two beams into same location. DSTV files of models that include plates in skewed positions are now correct. This has now been fixed. Members were not fitted correctly when you used the AUTO export type. This has now been fixed. The number of written objects (every even hundred) and the total amount of objects are now displayed in the application window so that you can see how the export is progressing. Tekla Structures now supports the following new entities: SDNF Export CIS/2 Import IFC Export • • • • • • • IfcWallStandardCase: used for all upstraight walls. This has now been fixed. CIS/2 import did not work in Tekla Structures 13.0 Engineering 209 . This has now been fixed. phase A number 203 becomes TS_203_phaseA.1. This has now been fixed.

0 now recognizes the following reinforcing bar bending types: Type 4_4 Image 14_3 14_4 14_5 210 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.6 Reinforcement New reinforcing bar bending types Tekla Structures 14.4.0 Engineering .

0 Engineering 211 .Type 17 Image 43_2 44_2 45_2 61_2 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.

• The dimensions and angles of the bending types 64 and 65 have been fixed as follows: • Standard stirrups of bending type 14 were sometimes recognized as type 72. This has now been fixed. 212 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.Type 64_2 Image 65_2 Fix list • You can now model reinforcing bars of bending types 36_2 and 36_3 also so that the end segments D1 are hooks.0 Engineering .

To open the dialog box. which you can define and save for future use. The load group type is different from the type in the source model. This has now been fixed. Analysis models • • • • • • • • Supports were missing from some nodes of supported walls.. You can now analyze contour plates and concrete slabs and panels as beams by selecting Beam in the Type list box on the Analysis tab in the part properties dialog box. This has now been fixed. Tekla Structures now displays a message if load groups are ignored for the following reasons: There are no loads belonging to a load group in the current analysis model.7 Analysis and Design Analysis model geometry Tekla Structures 14.0 Engineering 213 . In addition to moving the analysis part handles. Defining a rigid link between two members by using the user-defined attribute Rigid link in the part properties did not always work. This has now been fixed.• When you cambered a part. click Analysis > Geometry Settings. For more information. 4. You can define the settings for the analysis model geometry in the Analysis Geometry Settings dialog box. the walls were extended over the corner in the analysis model.0 includes many new analysis features and major improvements in how analysis models are created and how they can be modified. This has now been fixed. In Tekla Structures 14.. Analysis models of curved walls were sometimes incorrect when the curved walls were connected to other walls or slabs. you can also modify the analysis model geometry by using the commands in Analysis > Edit Geometry. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Show analysis parts in model views as a representation of analysis properties applied on physical parts. the reinforcing bars did not always adjust correctly.0 you can: • • • Geometry settings Modifying geometry See also Automatically control the analysis model geometry by using rules. Loads on curved walls were not distributed correctly. If two walls connected with each other in a corner. When you create load combinations by loading them from a file. Graphically modify the analysis model geometry by moving the handles of analysis parts. Fix list Load groups • • • • Now when you click OK or Apply in any load properties dialog box. the currently active load group is also changed. see Analysis model geometry in the online help. and top chords remain straight.. Merging nodes into a single node within the distance you specified with Node merge distance now works also on columns. Analysis models of trusses are now more accurate.

Tekla Structures now displays an error message if you try to run structural analysis and you have not selected an analysis application.• Running structural analysis Clicking the View results button in the Analysis & Design models dialog box did not always have an effect.0 Engineering . • 214 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. This has now been fixed.

You can now use summary rows that are lower in the hierarchy than the cast unit rows. This has now been fixed. 4D report function did not work if you tried to use cast unit reports that had additional summary rows underneath the cast unit row. clicking the step buttons in a different order sometimes generated different reports. This has now been fixed. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.5 Project Management 5.0 Project Management 215 . and Tekla Structures now generates the same report. no matter in which order you click the step buttons.1 Fix list Project status visualization • • In the Project Status Visualization dialog box.

AdministratorsGuide.1 to 14.doc . It is meant as a guide for advanced users to find out the additional customizations available in new Tekla Structures versions.Tekla Structures Administrator's Guide Upgrade guide from 13.0 This new Administrator's Guide was formerly called the Localization Guide.

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1. GENERAL SETTINGS 1.1 Objects.inp
1.1.1 New user-dependent attributes added in country-independent objects.inp unique_attribute("ACTUAL_FAB_DATE", "j_ActualFabDate", date, "%d", no, none, "0.0", "0.0") { value("", 0) } unique_attribute("SHIPMENT_DATE", "j_ShipmentDate", date, "%d", no, none, "0.0", "0.0") { value("", 0) } unique_attribute("SHIPMENT_NUMBER", "j_ShipmentNumber", string, "%s", no, none, "0.0", "0.0") { value("", 0) } attribute("PRODUCT_CODE", "j_Product_code", string, "%s", no, none, "0.0", "0.0") { value("", 0) } attribute("PRODUCT_DESCR", "j_Product_description", string, "%s", no, none, "0.0", "0.0") { value("", 0) } 1.1.2 Unitechnik tab page added Added for concrete only.

1.2 Modeling variables
1.2.1 Round profiles In previous versions, the number of segments for round profiles was set with the following variables: - XS_SMALL_TUBE_ROUND_SEGMENTS - XS_ROUND_SEGMENTS - XS_LARGE_TUBE_ROUND_SEGMENTS

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4 (11) These variables are not used anymore. Now in Tekla Structures 14.0, the accuracy can be optimized with the following variables: - XS_CHORD_TOLERANCE_FOR_SMALL_TUBE_SEGMENTS (Default is 1.0) - XS_CHORD_TOLERANCE_FOR_TUBE_SEGMENTS (Default is 1.0) - XS_CHORD_TOLERANCE_SMALL_TUBE_SIZE_LIMIT (Default is 50.0)

In the example below, the chord tolerance limit is set to 5 for tubes having a diameter larger than 150 mm. Tekla Structures automatically first optimizes the number of segments to 10, which results in a chord tolerance under 5 mm:

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To get proper snapping points, the number of segments is always a multiple of 4, and so the actual end result in this case is 12 segments. For a tube with a diameter of 1000 mm, the number of segments needs to be increased to keep the maximum inaccuracy at less than 5 mm. This means a minimum of 23 round segments, and as it has to be a multiplex of 4, it gets 24 round segments:

For tubes with a diameter smaller than 150 mm, the chord tolerance is set to 1. So, for this tube Tekla Structures automatically creates 12 round segments.

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Because changing this variable automatically recreates the round profiles when you restart Tekla Structures to match the new chord tolerance, it also means that the part solids are slightly different in numbering, for example. Therefore, we do not recommend you change the chord tolerance settings during the project.

1.3 Drawing variables
1.3.1 Cloning from drawing templates in other models using AutoDrawings Cloning already edited drawings from a separate cloning template is often the best way to create drawings, especially if the automatic drawing created by Tekla Structures does not produce an adequate result. Now in Tekla Structures 14.0 you can tell the drawing wizard in AutoDrawings not only to automatically use the best possible saved drawing setup, but for certain kind of parts tell Tekla Structures to clone the drawing intelligently from another model. For example: set_drawing_type(assembly) set_template_drawing(New model 1222:A.3) set_filter(Railings) clone_drawings() 1.3.2 Excluding standard parts in drawings When you create assembly drawings with single parts included, you have been able to control which parts do not get automatic single part drawing with variable XS_SINGLE_EXCLUDE. Now a new option STANDARD has been added. By defining STANDARD for variable XS_SINGLE_EXCLUDE, no included single part drawings standard parts are included in XS_STD_PART_MODEL. For example: XS_SINGLE_EXCLUDE=MAIN_SHAFT_AND_STANDARD This will not create included single part drawings for the assembly main part or for any standard parts in the assembly. All the other single part drawings are created.

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1.3.3 User-defined line types Custom line types can be defined with the file TeklaStructures.lin in the XS_INP folder. The bitmaps for these options are defined with the file TeklaStructures.lin.id in the same folder. By default the most widely used line types are available.

If you add new customized line types, you need to add corresponding bitmaps in the ...\nt\bitmaps folder and name them dr_line_type_xxx.bmp, for example dr_line_type_CENTER.bmp. To define your own line types in TeklaStructures.lin: - Every line starts with A, this indicates the beginning of the line type pattern. - In a line you can use three different objects: dashes, dots and spaces. The length of lines and spaces are defined just by numbers. - To define a dash (-) with certain length, define just the length using positive numbers. - To define a space ( ) with certain length, define just the length using negative numbers. - To define a dot (.) use number zero (0). - The patterns must begin with a dash and typically end with a space, although the space at the end is not required. So, let's check for example line type definition for DASHDOT: A, 12.7, -6.35, 0, -6.35

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8 (11) This means that first there is a line with length of 12.7, then a space with length of 6.35 units, then a dot, then again a space with length of 6.35 units (before the first dash is drawn again). After you type the line type pattern, press ENTER.

1.3.4 Deleting unnecessary drawing files Every time a drawing is updated, a new .dg file is created in the drawings sub-folder. After that, the previous .dg file is not being used. In all previous versions, it has not been possible to get rid of these unnecessary drawing files in multi-user mode. This is because during a multi-user session it is not possible to know whether a file is going to be possibly used by some other user logged to the model, when someone exits the model. To get rid of these files, users have had to log onto the model in single-user mode and exit the model by saving it. Now in Tekla Structures 14.0, the unnecessary drawing files are deleted, when the last user exits the model by saving it. This is only done if you set the variable XS_DELETE_UNNECESSARY_DRAWINGS to TRUE. For additional safety, the .dg file is not deleted if it is less than 7 days old. Administrator's Guide
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1.3.5 Change to reinforcement group dimension marks
Reinforcement group dimension mark content is now defined in the dimension_mark.dim file. In earlier versions the content was defined in rebar_config.inp. Please update the contents of the dimension_mark.dim file to suit your needs. This change is described in more detail in the Release Notes.

1.4 Reports & Templates
1.4.1 Model templates 1.4.1.1 General Model template in Tekla Structures works in a similar way as the MS Word document template. Using the model template you can save the desired settings in a model and use that model as a template when you are creating of new models. Using the model template is an easier way for doing the same thing as opening the desired "seed" model and using the File > Save as command. The location of model templates is defined by the variable XS_MODEL_TEMPLATE_DIRECTORY. By default, this variable points to the folder %XS_DIR%\environments\xxx\model_templates\. For example, you can set this variable to point to the same location as your XS_FIRM points to. Any model under that folder will be available as a model template if the file TeklaStructuresModel.xml in the model folder contains the setting <IsTemplate>TRUE</IsTemplate>. The default is FALSE. 1.4.1.2 How to create a model template: When creating a model template, always start by creating a new, empty model. This is because old models can not be completely cleaned; they contain quite a lot of information even if you delete all objects from the model. 1. Create a new model with the name you would like the new template to have (for example "Steel framework"). 2. Add the desired profiles, custom components etc. to the model. 3. Save and exit the model. 4. Move the whole model folder in the location pointed by the variable XS_MODEL_TEMPLATE_DIRECTORY. By default, it points to the folder %XS_DIR%\environments\xxx\model_templates\.

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Administrator's Guide Copyright© 2008 Tekla Corporation Tekla Structures . STEEL SPECIFIC SETTINGS 2. > File Locations.xml under the model folder as show below using a text editor. If you enter many values.xml that is in the \TeklaStructures_Models folder (or in the place pointed by XS_RUNPATH). NOTE: Do NOT edit TeklaStructuresModels.1 Controlling access to attribute files You can now control the access to the attribute files by defining the attribute files that are visible in the user interface. To do this..2 STEEL SPECIFIC SETTINGS 10 (11) 5.1 Number of parts in NC files for selected parts We have now added a new variable XS_DSTV_NUMBER_OF_PARTS_BY_SELECTION (values FALSE/TRUE) to set the number of parts in the header of an NC file by selected parts. use the new variable XS_ATTRIBUTE_FILE_EXCLUDE_LIST in Tools > Options > Advanced Options. For example. Enter the file name or a part of the file name that you want to exclude from the user interface as the value for the variable. Edit the file TeklaStructuresModel.1. separate them using a semicolon.1 Fabrication Information 2. 2. _eng.5. 1._det .. for example Notepad.5 Miscellaneous Variables 1.

1.3 New ability to set fast bolt color Fast bolt color can now be set with the following variable: XS_VIEW_FAST_BOLT_COLOR=1. The scale is from 0 to 1.XS_DSTV_CREATE_AK_BLOCK_FOR_ALL_PLATES: Set to TRUE to create AK blocks in DSTV files also for rectangular plates. 2.XS_DSTV_NO_SAWING_ANGLES_FOR_PLATES_NEEDED: Set to TRUE to have the sawing angles written to the DSTV file header for plates. . . 0 Administrator's Guide Copyright© 2008 Tekla Corporation Tekla Structures . the number of parts in the DSTV file has been for the whole model regardless of the selection.1.XS_DSTV_PLATE_PROFILE_WITH_WIDTH: Set to TRUE to have both the plate thickness and the plate profile width written in the DSTV file header and to FALSE to have only the plate thickness written in the DSTV file header.0 1.0 1.2 New functionality under XS_KALTENBACH We have added new variables to replace the variable XS_KALTENBACH in functionalities mentioned in the variable names: . Now.2 STEEL SPECIFIC SETTINGS 11 (11) Traditionally.0 (default) Enter the colors as RGB (Red Green Blue) values. 2. with this new option you can set the number of parts to consist of the selection only.

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