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

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

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

........................................................................................................... 215 5..............................................................................................................................0 ........ 213 5 Project Management . 213 Fix list ................................................. 213 Analysis model geometry .......................................................................................................................1 Fix list......7 Analysis and Design..................................4........................................................................................................................................................ 215 8 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.

0. Installing Tekla Structures setup creates a new subfolder for Tekla Structures 14. Note the following issues: • • To avoid conversion problems. and the new version contains improvements requiring update. You can open and work with existing models using Tekla Structures 14.0. • We suggest that you complete any models you have started using your current version. You can recreate the dimensions and edit the equations easily in the Custom component editor. When you open custom components made with an older version of Tekla Structures in the Custom component editor. If you choose to update the component.0 Release Notes Tekla Structures version 14.0 may cause problems. We recommend that you complete any drawings you have started using your current version or recreate the drawings using Tekla Structures 14. We recommend that you always check that custom components created in older versions work correctly in the new version of Tekla Structures. When you delete a dimension and create a new one (even with the same name). TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.dll files are updated.0 Release Notes 9 . always open a model created with an older version of Tekla Structures as a single-user model first. If you do not update the component.0 Tekla Structures 14.0 is compatible with all previous versions. Tekla Structures asks whether you want to update the component.0.1 Tekla Structures 14. Once you save a model in Tekla Structures 14.0. you cannot open it in previous versions of Tekla Structures. but you do not gain the benefits of the improvements. it works in the same manner as in the version where it was originally made. because the dependency created by the equation is lost when a dimension is deleted.0 is a main release and contains many new features and fixes. This ensures that all Windows system folder *. Compatibility Tekla Structures 14. also the equations containing the dimension need to be edited.0 You need Windows Administrator rights to install Tekla Structures 14. Updating drawings created with an older version of Tekla Structures in Tekla Structures 14. you need to check and sometimes even recreate dimensions depending on the improvements.

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When users start Tekla Structures. activate half of your licenses on a common server and the rest of the licenses locally on each user's laptop. password files or floating licenses with Tekla Structures 14.0 Steel Detailing 11 . When users leave the office and have no connection to the license server. You can. Users can be guaranteed access or denied access to certain Tekla Structures configurations. • • • You cannot use your existing hardware locks. You can easily change the location of the licenses by returning the licenses to Tekla and then activating themon another computer. for example. Updating and renewing of licenses is easier. When the user no longer needs the license.2 Steel Detailing 2. The borrowed license is reserved for the user until it expires or it is returned. provided by Macrovision. they can borrow licenses for a limited time for offline use. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. it automatically obtains a license from the server.0. the license is returned to the license server and it is available to another user. The licenses can be installed on a server in a local area network.0 includes a new licensing system called FLEXnet. Handling of licenses is more efficient.1 General New licensing system FLEXnet Tekla Structures 14. You can create user groups with different access rights. The main benefits of the new licensing system are: • • • Hardware locks and password files are no longer needed. You do not have to install all of your licenses on the same server. The new licensing system does not affect the functioning or features of Tekla Structures.

It is easier to discover new commands. For technical support. Easier to find menu-related commands . Changes in the menu structure Benefits The number of menus has been cut down from 16 to 10 in the Model Editor. the license rights are transferred from Tekla to your company and the licenses become enabled. Some new icons have been added to toolbars and some seldom used have been removed.. You can customize your toolbars by using the Customize dialog box. You can also revert to the Tekla Structures version 13. There is no need to search through menus when you cannot remember the name of a particular command. The installation process consists of the following phases: 1.0 includes a new menu structure.0 toolbars by clicking Tools > Toolbars > Version 13 Toolbars > All Default Toolbars. see New Menu Structure Tutorial in Help > Learning Center > New Menu Structure Tutorial. New menu structure Tekla Structures 14. For more information on the new menu structure. 12 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Activating the licenses on the license server During the activation.\TeklaStructures\License folder.The new menu structure will benefit both new and existing users of Tekla Structures. please contact your local Tekla Structures helpdesk. Users of Steel Detailing configuration now have only steel-related icons visible by default. Shorter learning curve. Benefits for new users: • • • • • • Changes in default toolbars Logical. and from 9 to 8 in the Drawing Editor. both in the Model and Drawing Editors. 4. which is available in the . You can have concrete-related icons visible easily if needed by clicking a button that opens the concrete toolbar. Tekla Structures and the license server can also be installed on the same computer. There is no need to search out infrequently used commands . 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. easy to use and learn structure. 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. Configuring the license server Pointing the license server to the Tekla Structures installation on each client computer 2. Benefits for existing users: More logical menu structure that follows your workflow..0 Steel Detailing .Installation Before setting up the license server. 3. For single users. Related commands are found within the same menu.

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

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

Right-clicking the plain view background also keeps the current selection. For example.. A new toolbar with the name UserToolbar 1 appears in the toolbar tree. select Options to display the available commands. 4.objects. > File Locations.. 2. click Tools > Options > Select on Right-Click.. which means you have direct access to any tab page of the dialog box. click New. Controlling access to attribute files You can now control access to attribute files by defining which attribute files are visible in the user interface. 3. and opens its popup menu. Each tab page has its own command on the custom toolbar. 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 Steel Detailing 15 . In the Category list box. To turn this feature on or off. Tekla Structures deselects them.. You can enter a new name for the toolbar. To do this._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. Select the commands and click the right arrow to add them to the new toolbar: TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. selects the object you right-clicked. separate them using a semicolon (.). You can use Ctrl and Shift to control the selection also when you select objects using right-click. To create a custom toolbar for the Options dialog box: 1. Click Tools > Customize. If you enter many values. The user interface becomes clearer. 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.. 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. On the Toolbars tab. setting the variable to _eng.

Select the Visible checkbox to display the new toolbar in Tekla Structures. see Defining shortcuts in the online help. Copy the command to the User menu to activate the shortcut.0 Steel Detailing . You can also assign a keyboard shortcut to any of the above commands. 6.5. For more information on assigning keyboard shortcuts. Model templates consist of predefined settings. 16 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Click Close. Model templates You can now use model templates as a basis when you create new models.

The Active Multi-Users dialog box now keeps the current sort order even if you click Refresh. Creating parts and using reference model objects is now considerably faster. For example.. but they are run in 32-bit mode.0 Administrator’s Guide. The New dialog box now remembers also the port numbers of the multi-user servers that you have used before. or redrawing views that contain large construction circles is much faster than in previous versions..0 Steel Detailing 17 . This fix relates to installing Tekla Structures and customizing the installation on an advanced level..1\nt\bin. For example..This has now been fixed. The 1stStepsWithTeklaStructures template is meant to be used only with the First Steps with Tekla Structures interactive tutorial.. Speed improvements • Tekla Structures versions which use the FLEXnet licensing system work also on 64-bit Windows operating systems.. 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.For more information on creating model templates.1\nt\bin. see the Tekla Structures 14. All operations with large construction circles are now significantly faster to display in the model. 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. • • Multi-user improvements Server program settings Viewer configuration • • • TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. became PATH=:\TeklaStructures\13. Fix list Initialization files • The first character was not found in path command in initialization files. path c:\TeklaStructures\13. because saving models with this configuration is not possible. which means that the maximum virtual memory address space for Tekla Structures is 4 GB. selecting large construction circles.

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. 18 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. 2.2 Modeling Detecting changes in reference models Reference models are often updated. Select an option in the Show list box in the Change detection section. Browse for the name of the old file by clicking the Browse. For example.dwg) Select the reference model and double-click it to display the Reference Object dialog box.xml) DWG (.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. but the changes are rarely documented. IFC (.0 Steel Detailing . 3. button next to the Old file name field.ifc) Cadmatic (. select Changed to see the changed objects in a reference model...3dd) WebViewer (.2. In Tekla Structures 14.

In the following example you will see the how the changes are displayed in the reference model. Click Modify to stop detecting the changes. 5. The old file: The new file: TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.4. Tekla Structures highlights the changed reference model objects. Example Click Display.0 Steel Detailing 19 .

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 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. The IDs of the clashing reference model objects are displayed in the clash check log in the List dialog box.0: • Clash checking now recognizes clashes with reference models. Colliding parts are now highlighted in yellow already during clash checking. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. To revert to the old functionality.0 Steel Detailing 21 . Tekla Structures checks for duplicate objects in the location where you are about to copy or move the objects to. > Modeling Properties.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. 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. Tekla Structures also checks for duplicates if you create new parts in the same location with an existing part. The default value is TRUE. The clash check progress is displayed in the status bar. which does not recognize clashes with reference models. restart the operation and check the currently selected parts. you can choose whether to continue checking.. or stop checking. Improvements in clash checking The following improvements have been made to clash checking in Tekla Structures 14. running the clash check may sometimes be slow. If you start clash checking while another clash check is still running. Checking for duplicate objects When you copy or move objects.. If you are working on a large model. You can continue working during the clash check.

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

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

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

click Tools > Inquire > Object.rpt report template to suit your needs. 2. Use the Template Editor to modify the TS_Report_Inquire_Part. Pick the view to fly in. see the Template Editor (TplEd) online help. Select the part whose properties you want to query.Tekla Structures displays an arrow symbol to indicate the flying direction. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.0 in several ways: • • • The flying is more stable than before. For more information on modifying templates. or press Shift+I. It is now easier to remain on a specific level when flying. Use the keyboard shortcut Shift+F to start flying though the model. In Tekla Structures. See View properties for more infromation on how to change view properties. To fly through a model. you must have a rendered view open. with Projection set to Perspective. The flying speed grows now exponentially when you are approaching the model from a distance. Improvements in flying through the model Flying through the model has been renewed and improved in Tekla Structures 14. or click View > Fly. 3.0 Steel Detailing 25 .To query part properties and show them using a customized template: 1.

Enter the value in millimeters. hold down the Ctrl key and move the mouse forward to go up.. move the mouse forward.0. • • 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. • 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. activate the Fly command. • 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. 26 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. To do this. and backwards to go down. To change the flying direction.0. move the mouse to the desired direction. hold down the Shift key and scroll forwards to go down or backwards to go up.0 Steel Detailing . The number of segments is now always a multiple of four. > 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. scroll with the mouse wheel. which ensures that also snapping is accurate. To fly in the direction of the camera angle. Enter the value in millimeters. The value is compared to the diameter of the profile. Release the Ctrl key to contínue flying on a level. The default value is 1. and use the middle mouse button to pan when needed. The default value is 50.0.You have the following options when flying: • • • To fly forward. To change the level you are flying on and to go straight up or down. To change the camera angle. You can also pan while using the Fly command. 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. This makes the calculation more accurate. The default value is 1.. Enter the value in millimeters.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Usage To create multiple drawings: 1. Change the sheet number in the Sheet number text box to get another drawing of the same assembly with a different sheet number. for example FRAME FRONT. Example Click Apply and create a new drawing of the same object. In this case the angle is associated to the three picked points. Click Apply to keep the changes and leave the dialog box open. cast-unit or assembly drawing in the drawing properties dialog box. 7.0 Steel Detailing 33 . adjust the drawing properties again and change the name to match the type of the new drawing. Adjust the drawing properties and change the name so that it refers to the type of drawing you want to create. Do not touch the Sheet number. 6. 2. Open the drawing properties dialog box. In the drawing properties dialog box. 5.3 Drawings Creating multiple drawings of the same object You can create multiple drawings of the same single-part. Continue making all the sheets you need in the same way as above. 3. Create a drawing of the object by selecting the appropriate command from the Drawings & Reports menu. 4. Angle dimensions are associative also when there are no parallel planes for the vectors defining the angle. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Linked dimensions stay linked in cloned drawings. The direction of the diagonal straight dimensions is updated according to the end points. for example FRAME 3D.2. 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.

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

Open the Clone Drawing dialog box by selecting Drawings & Reports > Clone Drawing. 2. To view the preview images: 1. Click the Select template button to open the list of drawings that the selected model has.0 Steel Detailing 35 . Leave the list open and make the necessary selections in the Clone Drawing dialog box. Select Tools > Create Preview Image. You can now load drawing templates from other models. You can later browse through the preview images and quickly find the drawing template you are looking for.png files. 1. 3. Clone the template drawing by clicking Clone selected. Select a drawing template from the list. Open the drawing of which you want to make a preview image. Creating and viewing preview images of drawings Select Other model. 4. 2. 5. Select Other model and browse for the model. Browse for the model and the click the Select template button to open the list of drawings that the selected model has. 1. 3. 2. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. These screenshots are automatically saved in the drawings folder as .Loading drawing templates in the Clone Drawing dialog box The Clone Drawing dialog box has been improved. You can now take preview images of drawing templates.

0 Steel Detailing . 36 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. there is a small icon in the Preview column if the drawing has a preview image. On the list.4. Double-click the drawing to open the preview image.

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

0 Steel Detailing . a dimension that is narrower than the limit you set is 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: 38 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. If there are many exaggerated dimensions. Depending on whether you set the exaggeration for one dimension or the whole set of dimensions. The macro exaggerates the dimensions you select. You can contol the exaggerated dimensions also with the ExaggerateSelectedDimensions macro. they are rearranged so that all dimensions are placed correctly.When you have selected to show the dimensions as exaggerated. the exaggerated dimensions may look different.

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

Double-click the drawing background to display the Assembly Drawing Properties dialog box. Dimensioning bolt position from neighbor part working points You can now dimension the bolt position from the neighbor part working points in assembly drawings.. select Working points from the Position bolts to: list box.. or reduce the exaggeration width. Click Dimensioning. 3. To solve this. or set the direction of the exaggeration for the whole dimension set left or right.. the placing of dimensions may not work correctly in all cases. On the Position dimensions tab. you can change the exaggeration limit.If all dimensions are not exaggerated to the same direction. To do this: 1. 40 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.0 Steel Detailing . 2. 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.

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and you can resize the angle dimension symbol. and when the symbol is dragged away from the actual angle. With the current Degrees on side angle dimension. To set the new angle dimension type: 1. the symbol has a leader line. 2. 42 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Double-click the angle dimension to display the Dimension properties dialog box.0 Steel Detailing . The new angle dimension Degrees at angle vertex does not use a leader line. the symbol is shrunk to a pre-set size.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 Steel Detailing 43 .. Everything under 100 cm is shown in centimeters.. In the Drawing Editor.. 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.3. Example Click Apply. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. > Dimensioning: General to define the size of the superscript. and everything above 100 cm is shown in meters (millimeters are shown as superscript). click Dimensioning > Dimension Properties. To set the dimension units: 1.. Use the variable XS_SUPERSCRIPT_HEIGHT_FACTOR in Tools > Options > Advanced Options.

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

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

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

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. Selection Outline: TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.0 Steel Detailing 47 .You cannot change the length of the partial profile. The length is fixed to 1000 mm.

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

> Drawing Properties In XS_DRAWING_GRID_LABEL_FRAME_LINE_WIDTH_FACTOR. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. 1. The detail boundary size can be defined for circle-shaped detail views. enter the factor for the width of the grid label frame. 2. Go to Tools > Options > Advanced Options. You may want to emphasize the grid label frames so that they are shown with a thicker line than the rest of the grid. the appearance of drawings is more consistent.0 Steel Detailing 49 . When the detail boundaries are of the same size.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. 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. 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..

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

Go to the Label tab. > Drawing Properties. If you select Custom.. Defining the length of the view label line You can now define the length of the view label line. the view label line is the length of the label text. If you select Minimum. and views to have fixed placing when you drag them away from their original locations.. marks. XS_CHANGE_DRAGGED_MARKS_TO_FIXED. 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. To define the lenght: 1. Select Minimum or Custom as the Line lenght.Fixed placing of dragged drawing objects Now you can set dimensions. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.0 Steel Detailing 51 . give the desired lenght of the view label line. texts. XS_CHANGE_DRAGGED_TEXTS_TO_FIXED and XS_CHANGE_DRAGGED_VIEWS_TO_FIXED to TRUE in Tools > Options > Advanced Options. When you set the new variables XS_CHANGE_DRAGGED_DIMENSIONS_TO_FIXED. XS_CHANGE_DRAGGED_NOTES_TO_FIXED. 3. 2. Double-click the border around a drawing view to open the View Properties dialog box. associative notes.

4. 2. and click the . button next to text field to open the Mark Contents dialog box. You can align the contents of a view label according to your requirements. 5.4. Go to the Position tab. Go to the Label tab.. 52 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.. Select the alignment from the Alignment drop down list. Select the view label text that you want to align. Aligning the view label contents Click Modify.0 Steel Detailing . Double-click the border around a drawing view to open the View Properties dialog box. 3. To align the contents: 1.

Double-click the border around a drawing view to open the View Properties dialog box. 2. 4. You can select whether to align the view label center to the view frame or center to the view restriction box. 3. To select the alignment: 1. On the Label position group box. Click Modify.6.0 Steel Detailing 53 . Aligning the view label Click Modify. select Center by view frame or Center by view restriction box as the horizontal position of the view label. Go to the Label tab. Example View label aligned center to view frame View label aligned center to restriction box TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.

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

The surface symbols are d isplayed in the middle point of the surface treatment. 3. Open the drawing where you want the surface treatment symbols to appear: • • 2. In the Create surface symbols dialog box.. You can do this in cast unit drawings. Click Drawings & Reports > Drawing List. Select the drawing in the Drawing List dialog box and click Open... Click Tools > Macros. In the Macros dialog box.Creating surface treatment symbols You can now create surface treatment symbols that are oriented according to the surface treatment in the drawing view. select AddSurfaceSymbols and click Run.\environments\country-independent\macros folder to your local environment macros folder (defined with the variable XS_MACRO_DIRECTORY). use the new AddSurfaceSymbols macro: 1. To do this... select the desired elements fom the Available elements list. 4. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.0 Steel Detailing 55 . If the macro is missing from the list. and click Add. copy the macro from the .

Set the font properties in the Font section.5. 56 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. select first the view in the drawing and then select Selected views. 7. 6.0 Steel Detailing . Tekla Structures creates the symbols in the drawing. If you want to create the symbols for a specific view. Select whether to create the symbols for all views or for the selected view in Create symbols for. Click Create.

When you run this macro.. Remove Mark Change Symbol and Remove Associative Note Change Symbol are run.. and dimension change symbols are removed in the drawing. As a result mark change symbols. the line weights are scaled accordingly. select RemoveChangeClouds and click Run. commands Remove Dimension Change Symbol. • • 2. To remove change symbols: 1. Click Tools > Macros. Example Original drawing line weights: TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Click Drawings & Reports > Drawing List. and you do not have to run each command separately. In the Macros dialog box. Tekla Structures removes the change symbols. Select the drawing in the Drawing List dialog box and click Open.. associative note change symbols. 3.0 Steel Detailing 57 .. Open the drawing where you want to remove the change symbols.. This means that no lines are drawn too thickly and the drawings are more readable. Scaling line weights while printing Now when you print a drawing to a smaller paper size.Removing change symbols You can now remove change symbols in a drawing with the macro RemoveChangeClouds..

when you scaled the drawing by 0.2 in the Print Drawings dialog box. the line weights are scaled.2. which makes the scaled drawing more readable: 58 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. the result was the following because the printed line weight did not scale according to the changed paper size: Now.0 Steel Detailing .Earlier. when you scale the drawing by 0.

The Symbol part representation option works now correctly for curved beams and polybeams.NET support for drawings. The drawing view boundaries are now considered when placing marks for reinforcing bar groups with multiple leader lines. They now work correctly.NET support for drawings Tekla Structures 14. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. If only a part of the reinforcing bar group is shown.0 Steel Detailing 59 .0 includes .. 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. only the visible reinforcing bars of the reinforcing bar group get leader lines.

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

The Keep ratio of x and y setting on the Fill tab in the drawing part properties dialog box now works correctly.4 Templates and Reports Fix list New template attributes • • • Tekla Structures 14.0 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. and caused the incorred update of the marks. the part mark did not always follow the part if the part had been moved in the model. Reinforcement mark which was along a reinforcing bar in a group was rotated in a cloned drawing. Part marks whose Placing is set to fixed are no longer moved when the drawing is updated. The associativity symbol was not removed even though the mark was not associative anymore. This has now been fixed. When updating a drawing. see Creating a user-defined toolbar in the online help.• • Reinforcing bar ends were drawn incorrectly if you had selected double lines as the representation of the bars. This has now been fixed. This has now been fixed. the curved section view had changed into a section view. This has now been fixed. Merged weld marks were placed outside the drawing view in a multi-drawing. This has now been fixed. • • Cast unit drawings • Part marks • • • General arrangement drawings Customizing toolbars • • Multi-drawings Hatching • • • Key plans Improvements in dialog boxes • • 2. and drawing titles and revisions were lost. You can adjust hatch scaling settings using the options on the Fill tab in the Drawing part properties dialog box. Reinforcement marks for reinforcement meshes are now placed correctly when you use the Arrange Drawing Objects command. This has now been fixed. the drawings got unnecessarily marked not up-to-date. This has now been fixed. Automatic hatch scaling and custom hacth scaling did not work properly. after numbering. For example. It is no longer possible to select and modify a part from the key plan view. When you had a curved section view in a drawing and you closed and saved the drawing and then re-opened it. The Save as field in dialog boxes did not accept names with spaces. Tekla Structures could not handle several drawings created from the same cast unit. 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. This has now been fixed. For more information on how to customize toolbars. You can now add the Flip outside dimensions icon on your customized toolbar in the Drawing Editor. 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 Steel Detailing 61 . This has now been fixed.

5 Import and Export Improvements in NC files Tekla Structures 14. New variables The following new variables have been added to Tools > Options > Advanced Options. the number of parts in the header of the NC file matches the number of selected parts. XS_DSTV_NO_SAWING_ANGLES_FOR_PLATES_NEEDED: Set to TRUE to have no sawing angles written to the DSTV file header for 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. The dimension rounding settings of reinforcing bars defined in the rebar_config.. > CNC to define the number of parts in the header of an NC file by the parts that have been selected in the model. When you have set the variable to TRUE. Reinforcing bar angles • 2.inp file no longer affect bar bending angles in reports and pull-outs. 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.0 Steel Detailing . when you opened drawings or templates containing AREA_PROJECTION template attributes for projected area (such as AREA_PROJECTION_XY_GROSS).. 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.Summing values AREA_PROJECTI ON • • The Sum values across all rows function works now correctly also in subrows. as the different options are now located on three tabs: 62 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. 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. Improvements in Export Drawings dialog box The Export drawings dialog box is easier to use. 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. In some cases..

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

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

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

PEB Tapered Section (S94) This new component creates the required parts for the welded frame. PEB Frame (S92) This new component internally uses the following components: • PEB Tapered Section (S94) to create different parts 66 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.0 Steel Detailing .

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.0 Steel Detailing 67 . To do this.• • • 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. use the new options on the Picture tab: TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.0 includes several improvements in stair components.

Pick the start point of the stair. Pick the end point of the stair. in which case you need to pick only two points (one for the bottom step. 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 points in the following order: 1. 68 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. In this case do not pick any new objects but exit by clicking the middle mouse button. 4. 2. 3. Even if you have not used these new options.0 Steel Detailing . 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. one for the top step). Pick the connecting beam on the bottom of the stair.

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:

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• • You can define the properties for part profiles on the Parts tab.0 Steel Detailing 73 . 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 . brace conn (12) Bracing cross (19) Corner bolted gusset (57) Wraparound gusset cross (60) Windbrace connection (110) Bent gusset (140) 74 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.• 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.

• The following dimension on the Brace bolts 1 and Brace bolts 2 tabs did not affect the correct secondary part.Stay (10) Bolted gusset (11) • • You can now define the Bolt standard. 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. Tolerance and Thread in mat for the connection on the Conn/Purlin and Conn/Rafter tabs. 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.0 Steel Detailing 75 . The following bolt alignment option on the Bolts tab no longer causes a solid error: TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. if the secondary parts was picked in reversed order.

You can now define the holes groups for rafters for the first and second secondary part separately on the Holes tab. Seat Connection (72) U. you can omit the unnecessary web ratholes with the following option on the Picture tab.S. 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. U. Applying a gap between the end plates and using stiffeners no longer causes the stiffeners to clash with the plates. 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. Weld number 7 is now positioned correctly.0 Steel Detailing . When using channel as the secondary beam. The reference point position of the bolts is now the same for both bottom and top bolts. The options in the Slots in list box on the Bolts tab now work correctly.Joining plates (14) • • • You can again create lower flange cuts with the connection. Tube gusset (20) Stiffened end plate (27) Haunch (40) • • • • • The cut to the primary part is now created correctly.S. You can now use this connection to connect built-up sections having the same height. The stiffener now fits also to U sections. Seat Connection 2 (73) Splice connection (77) Beam with stiffener (129) • • • • 76 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.

0 Steel Detailing 77 .Stub (133) • • • • • • The primary edge distance of web bolts is now correct. 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. 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. None leaves the splice out. With Specified option you can use any saved properties you have available for Splice component (77). The Splice tab contains new options to create splice with Splice connection (77) with selected properties. The clip angle height is now modified correctly when you define it on the Picture tab. which is same as the standard properties if you have not defined AutoDefault rules for Splice Connection (77). Default uses the standard properties for Splice connection (77). TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.

when the clip angle is workshop bolted to the main part and site bolted to the secondary beam. Angle boxes on top flanges have been added to the Angle box tab. The haunch plates are now sized correctly also when end plates are extended.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.• Bolts are listed in reports according to the secondary beam and not according to the clip angle. set the Sort secondaries by profile height to Yes in the Picture tab. This has now been fixed. The bolts are now created correctly also when only one bolt is used in the horizontal and comb plate. • • 78 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Bolts are listed in reports according to the secondary beam and not according to the clip angle. 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. 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. when the clip angle is workshop bolted to the main part and site bolted to the secondary beam. To enable this feature. 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. The distance between the shear plate and the main part was not always correct. Creating framing conditions with haunch plates no longer creates double bolt groups. The weld preparation angle of the flange is now cut correctly. 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.

S.0 Steel Detailing 79 . 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. 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. the secondary beam was incorrectly cut. When no stiffeners were created. This has now been fixed. 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. You can now define the plate notch height at the bottomof tube columns on the Plates tab.

• • • Leg . Base plate (1047) Standard Tee (1050) Standard L (1051) Circular base plates (1052) Batten plates (S85) Improved dialog boxes 80 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. The Bridging type options Generic and Named have been removed.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.2 & 3 Diagonals (177) Leg . Use the following new dimensions to extend the diagonal and vertical members between the chords created from twin profiles. Fields for part and assembly position number have been added to batten plate legs and back plates. 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. You can now rotate diagonals and verticals created from single member (new feature) and twin member (existing feature). This has now been fixed. Truss (S78) • • Bridging (80) • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Applying the component to Z121 sections caused an application error.0 Steel Detailing .S.

If Stiffeners (1003) were TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. • • Stiffeners are now correctly applied to built-up members with U. the stiffener always used a constant slope for stiffeners. regardless of the flange slope ratio defined in the profile catalog.or C-shaped flanges.• • • • • • • 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. In previous versions.0 Steel Detailing 81 .

Fields for assembly prefix and start number have been added. This makes it easier to place the detail correctly when the beam is modeled to the center line of the wall. This has now been fixed. Tekla Structures automatically selects the correct side of C. This has now been fixed. You can now use inches when defining the bolt to bolt distances on the PBolts tab. TieBay 82 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Cold rolled Cold rolled overlap (1) • • • • Now also I and T profiles are rotated correctly when you are using them as cleats.0 SR5. The dimensions are now displayed in the correct location in the model. Plate offset along h direction did not move the cast plate. if the leveling plate was created.S. Modifying the detail resulted in unwanted anchor rod assemblies in Tekla Structures 13. This has now been fixed.0 Steel Detailing . Base plate (1047) • • • • • Multiple stiffeners (1064) Cast-in plate (1069) • • • You can again create stiffeners also to an U-profile. 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. Cold rolled sleeved (2) Metl-Con Std. U. The stiffener edge distance options now work correctly. Previously the shear key was not created.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.0 SR4 and 13. 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. Assemby prefixes of the cleat and sleeve profile have been fixed on the Cleats tab. Bearing plate (1044) U. so that you do not have to rotate the purlins to get the correct position. 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. Holes in the cast plate did not follow the given bolt offset.S.

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

Some new icons have been added to toolbars and some seldom used have been removed.\TeklaStructures\License folder. You can also revert to the Tekla Structures version 13. and from 9 to 8 in the Drawing Editor.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . both in the Model and Drawing Editors. Tekla Structures and the license server can also be installed on the same computer. Users of Steel Detailing configuration now have only steel-related icons visible by default. see New Menu Structure Tutorial in Help > Learning Center > New Menu Structure Tutorial. the license rights are transferred from Tekla to your company and the licenses become enabled.Installation Before setting up the license server. You can customize your toolbars by using the Customize dialog box. It is easier to discover new commands. For technical support.The new menu structure will benefit both new and existing users of Tekla Structures. Benefits for existing users: More logical menu structure that follows your workflow. 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.0 includes a new menu structure. There is no need to search out infrequently used commands . Changes in the menu structure Benefits The number of menus has been cut down from 16 to 10 in the Model Editor. Shorter learning curve. For more information on the new menu structure. which is available in the . Installing the FLEXnet license server You can install the license server on one or more servers. 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. Benefits for new users: • • • • • • Changes in default toolbars Logical. The installation process consists of the following phases: 1. New menu structure Tekla Structures 14. 4. Configuring the license server Pointing the license server to the Tekla Structures installation on each client computer 2. make sure you have read the Tekla Structures FLEXnet Licensing User Guide PDF. 86 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. easy to use and learn structure. Activating the licenses on the license server During the activation. 3.. You can have concrete-related icons visible easily if needed by clicking a button that opens the concrete toolbar.0 toolbars by clicking Tools > Toolbars > Version 13 Toolbars > All Default Toolbars. For single users.. Easier to find menu-related commands . please contact your local Tekla Structures helpdesk.

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

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

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

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

1\nt\bin.. became PATH=:\TeklaStructures\13.. 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. 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. This fix relates to installing Tekla Structures and customizing the installation on an advanced level. 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.For more information on creating model templates... • • Multi-user improvements Server program settings Viewer configuration • • • TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. selecting large construction circles. Speed improvements • Tekla Structures versions which use the FLEXnet licensing system work also on 64-bit Windows operating systems. For example. Fix list Initialization files • The first character was not found in path command in initialization files.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 91 .1\nt\bin. The New dialog box now remembers also the port numbers of the multi-user servers that you have used before. 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..0 Administrator’s Guide. see the Tekla Structures 14. For example.This has now been fixed.. or redrawing views that contain large construction circles is much faster than in previous versions. 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.

but the changes are rarely documented.2 Modeling Detecting changes in reference models Reference models are often updated. 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.xml) DWG (.dwg) Select the reference model and double-click it to display the Reference Object dialog box. IFC (.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . In Tekla Structures 14. Browse for the name of the old file by clicking the Browse.. select Changed to see the changed objects in a reference model. Select an option in the Show list box in the Change detection section. For example.3dd) WebViewer (. button next to the Old file name field.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. 2. 92 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.ifc) Cadmatic (.. 3.

The old file: The new file: TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. 5.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 93 .4. In the following example you will see the how the changes are displayed in the reference model. Tekla Structures highlights the changed reference model objects. Example Click Display. Click Modify to stop detecting the changes.

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 .

which does not recognize clashes with reference models. The default value is TRUE. you can choose whether to continue checking. The clash check progress is displayed in the status bar. 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. 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. or stop checking. In that case you can use the old clash checking functionality.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 95 ..0: • Clash checking now recognizes clashes with reference models. set the variable XS_USE_NEW_CLASH_CHECK to FALSE in Tools > Options > Advanced Options. To revert to the old functionality. Improvements in clash checking The following improvements have been made to clash checking in Tekla Structures 14. > Modeling Properties. Colliding parts are now highlighted in yellow already during clash checking. The IDs of the clashing reference model objects are displayed in the clash check log in the List dialog box. If you are working on a large model.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. running the clash check may sometimes be slow. You can continue working during the clash check. restart the operation and check the currently selected parts.. If you start clash checking while another clash check is still running. Checking for duplicate objects When you copy or move objects.

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

For example. Close the Display and View Properties dialog boxes. 4. For more information on snapping. Select the objects to copy or move. This is useful. 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 to (target object). New Copy and Move commands Tekla Structures 14. Circular parts must have the same cross section dimensions. see Snap switches and Snapping in the online help. Click the Modify button. for example. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Select the object to copy or move from (source object). Querying cast unit properties You can now show cast unit properties using a customized report template in the Inquire Object dialog box. 5. The objects between which you copy or move can have different dimensions. If you copy or move objects from an assembly or cast unit.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. 3. The parts between which you copy or move must have the same number of cross section corners. length. and rotation. To copy or move objects from an object to another object: 1.4. when you detail previously modeled parts. 6. Select the Part center lines check box. sub-assemblies are copied as sub-assemblies if a parent object is found. Tekla Structures copies the assembly structure as well. if possible. 2. Right-click and select Copy Special > To Another Object or Move Special > To Another Object from the pop-up menu.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 97 . With the Copy command you can create multiple copies by selecting several objects to copy to.

see the Template Editor (TplEd) online help.To query cast unit properties and show them using a customized template: 1. and then lists the standard content. Use the Template Editor to modify the TS_Report_Inquire_Cast_Unit. 2. 98 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. or press Shift+I. For more information on modifying templates. In Tekla Structures. The Inquire Object dialog box shows the customized content on the top.rpt report template to suit your needs. Querying part properties You can now show part properties using a customized report template in the Inquire Object dialog box. click Tools > Inquire > Object. 3.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . Select the cast unit whose properties you want to query.

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

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

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

102 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.4.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . Click the middle mouse button to close the polygon and to split the part.

Using parametric profile separators with multiple characters You can now use parametric profile separators that have multiple characters in addition to the standard separators (*. /). > Profiles to define additional separators that consist of multiple characters. or Hidden lines representation for parts when you define the top-in-form face in rendered views. 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. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.0 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. Select the part face which will face upwards in the form. Separate the values with commas. Use the variable XS_USER_DEFINED_PARAMETRIC_PROFILE_SEPARATORS in Tools > Options > Advanced Options. -.Defining and showing the top-in-form face Tekla Structures 14.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 103 . 2. Rendered (dark colors). Usage To define the top-in-form face of a concrete part: 1. To show the top-in-form faces of concrete parts in a model view: 1. 2. Click Modeling > Cast Unit > Set Top in Form Face. Click Modeling > Cast Unit > Show Top in Form Face. for example GA. Select the parts.ABC. Use the Rendered.. X..

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

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

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

Loading drawing templates in the Clone Drawing dialog box Click Create from all or Create from selected.2]") set_filter(beams) create_drawings() 4. 2. 3. The Clone Drawing dialog box has been improved. 1.2]") and save the file. In the AutoDrawings dialog box. Enter a definition for set_template_drawing.Value TRUE. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Does not update the view placing or change the view scale or sheet size. You can now load drawing templates from other models. In a text editor. SHEET.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 107 . SCALE FALSE Description Updates the view. If the views do not fit on the screen after scaling. select the drawing type and click Edit. replace the string set_drawing_attribute with a string set_template_drawing. Loading drawing templates through AutoDrawings You can now load drawing templates using the AutoDrawings dialog box. AutoDrawings creates new drawings using the defined drawing as a template. Give the model path and the name of the drawing template. scales the view and increases the sheet size. if necessary. Tekla Structures increases the sheet size using the layout properties if autosizing is enabled (Layout > Drawing size > Size definition mode > Autosize. for example set_template_drawing("C:\TSModels\AngleModel":"[A. Below is an example of how contents might look like. Each drawing template can be from a different model. set_drawing_type(assembly) set_template_drawing("C:\TSModels\AngleModel":"[A.

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

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

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

If there are many exaggerated dimensions. a dimension that is narrower than the limit you set is exaggerated. Depending on whether you set the exaggeration for one dimension or the whole set of dimensions. the exaggerated dimensions may look different.When you have selected to show the dimensions as exaggerated. they are rearranged so that all dimensions are placed correctly. The macro exaggerates the dimensions you select. You can contol the exaggerated dimensions also with the ExaggerateSelectedDimensions macro. 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 14.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 111 .

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

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.If all dimensions are not exaggerated to the same direction.. or set the direction of the exaggeration for the whole dimension set left or right. the placing of dimensions may not work correctly in all cases. and everything above 100 cm is shown in meters (millimeters are shown as superscript). you can change the exaggeration limit.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 113 . 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.. In the Drawing Editor. To solve this. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14... Everything under 100 cm is shown in centimeters. Use the variable XS_SUPERSCRIPT_HEIGHT_FACTOR in Tools > Options > Advanced Options. > Dimensioning: General to define the size of the superscript. To set the dimension units: 1. click Dimensioning > Dimension Properties. or reduce the exaggeration width.

and when the symbol is dragged away from the actual angle. Double-click the angle dimension to display the Dimension properties dialog box.### in the Format list box. 5. and you can resize the angle dimension symbol. 4. To be able to show the millimeters as superscript. Click Apply. 114 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.2. To set the new angle dimension type: 1. select 1/10 in thePrecision list box . the symbol has a leader line. 3.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . Example Select cm / m in the Units: list box. select ###/##. To get the millimeter precision. With the current Degrees on side angle dimension. The new angle dimension Degrees at angle vertex does not use a leader line. 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. the symbol is shrunk to a pre-set size.

Select Degrees at angle vertex from the Angle: list box.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 115 .2. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Tagged and non-taged dimension marks now have their own standard files: Dimension_mark. 3. 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 tagged dimension marks You can now create reinforcement dimension marks automatically.dim: standard file for dimension marks Tagged_dimension_mark. Example Click Apply.

Make other property changes on other tab pages. 6. double-click the drawing background to display the Cast Unit Drawing Properties dialog box. Go to the Marks tab and change the selections. If you have the drawing open in the Drawing Editor. 3. 8. if necessary. The default content of the dimension marks is defined in a standard file.. click Save. Click Dimensioning. 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. Right-click the reinforcing bar group and select Add Mark > Dimension Mark from the popup menu. select the reinforcing bar group you want to dimension. 2. In the cast unit drawing. 1. 5. select Dimensions for reinforcing bar groups > On. 4.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . select Drawings & Reports > Drawing Settings > Cast Unit Drawing. To create the dimensions. If you are creating a cast unit drawing in Model Editor. 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. 2. Selecting On activates the other options on this tab. if necessary. Double-click the created dimension to display the Dimension Properties dialog box to. 3. and go to the Reinforcement dimensions tab.Adding dimension marks without tags manually To add dimensions and dimension marks without tags to the reinforcement: 1. 7. To create automatic reinforcing bar group dimension. If you want to save the settings in the standard file to save the settings in the standard file dimension_mark.. Click Modify to apply the changes in the selected dimension. Load the standard file dimension_mark. 116 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.

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

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

rename the xTeklaStructures..id. and therefore this feature is disabled by default. To enable the customizable line types. For more information on customizing your line types.lin. Example New text placing in pull-out pictures: TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.id file in .User-defined line types can not be mapped to other (user-defined) line types in DWG export. Examples of customizable line types are available wherever line types are available: In some cases the customizable lines types may not work correctly. see Customized line typesin the online help.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 119 . 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.lin. Default line types can be mapped to user-defined line types.\environments\country-independent\inp to TeklaStructures.

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

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

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

. 2.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 123 . > Drawing Properties In XS_DRAWING_GRID_LABEL_FRAME_LINE_WIDTH_FACTOR. You may want to emphasize the grid label frames so that they are shown with a thicker line than the rest of the grid.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. 1.. enter the factor for the width of the grid label frame. Each color has a certain line thickness. Go to Tools > Options > Advanced Options. 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. 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.

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

XS_CHANGE_DRAGGED_NOTES_TO_FIXED. XS_CHANGE_DRAGGED_MARKS_TO_FIXED. associative notes. and views to have fixed placing when you drag them away from their original locations. > Drawing Properties...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. 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. texts. marks.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 125 .

the result was the following because the printed line weight did not scale according to the changed paper size: Now. when you scale the drawing by 0.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.2 in the Print Drawings dialog box. the line weights are scaled accordingly.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . Example Original drawing line weights: Earlier. when you scaled the drawing by 0.2. the line weights are scaled. which makes the scaled drawing more readable: 126 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.

Enter the value in millimeters. Old placement New placement The following new variables in Tools > Options. 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.. 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 Precast Concrete Detailing 127 . Example An example showing non-optimized base points.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. > 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.. Tekla Structures selects an optimal place for the base point. 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.

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

give the desired lenght of the view label line. the view label line is the length of the label text. If you select Custom. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Aligning the view label contents Click Modify.. Go to the Position tab. Double-click the border around a drawing view to open the View Properties dialog box. Select the view label text that you want to align. Select the alignment from the Alignment drop down list..0 Precast Concrete Detailing 129 . 5. To align the contents: 1. 2. 4. 4. Go to the Label tab. and click the .If you select Minimum. 3. button next to text field to open the Mark Contents dialog box. You can align the contents of a view label according to your requirements.

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

Improvements in hidden object representation in drawing views The representation of hidden objects in drawings and drawing views has been improved. The object visibility is rechecked every time you hide or show objects in a drawing. Now the object representation of those hidden lines is updated. the hidden lines behind the part were not updated to visible lines. This means that the object representation is always up-to-date. Previously when you hid a part from a drawing or a drawing view. if you have a wall panel which is supported by a steel frame. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 131 . and you hide the wall panel. meaning that they become visible. Example For example. the previously hidden objects behind the wall become automatically visible.

Click Tools > Macros. use the new AddSurfaceSymbols macro: 1. 4. and click Add. copy the macro from the . The surface symbols are d isplayed in the middle point of the surface treatment. If the macro is missing from the list. In the Create surface symbols dialog box. In the Macros dialog box. select AddSurfaceSymbols and click Run. select the desired elements fom the Available elements list. 132 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . Open the drawing where you want the surface treatment symbols to appear: • • 2... Click Drawings & Reports > Drawing List..Creating surface treatment symbols You can now create surface treatment symbols that are oriented according to the surface treatment in the drawing view... 3.\environments\country-independent\macros folder to your local environment macros folder (defined with the variable XS_MACRO_DIRECTORY). You can do this in cast unit drawings. To do this. Select the drawing in the Drawing List dialog box and click Open.

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

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

They now work correctly.0 includes .0 Precast Concrete Detailing 135 . TEKLA STRUCTURES 14..NET support for drawings Tekla Structures 14. The Symbol part representation option works now correctly for curved beams and polybeams. 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.NET support for drawings.

If only a part of the reinforcing bar group is shown. the reinforcing bar was not visible in drawings. Adjust Reinforcing Bars command now works correctly also in case of tapered reinforcing • • • bars. This has now been fixed. This has now been fixed. and the degree symbol now displays properly in angle dimensions. 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. Old degree symbol New degree symbol Dimensions • • • When you updated a drawing. > Dimensioning: General to set the color. the value is unicode:176. To add the degree symbol in Japanese or in another Asian language. Drag the level mark horizontally to a new location while pressing down the Shift key. Reinforcement mesh was drawn incorrectly if you had selected outline as its representation. This has now been fixed. You can now move level marks in horizontal direction. Do not use a unicode value. the changed font overlapped the degree symbol. Color of the dimension invalidity change symbol circle Reinforcement improvements • You can now define the color of the dimension point invalidity symbol circles.Drawing views • • The drawing view boundaries are now considered when placing marks for reinforcing bar groups with multiple leader lines. Select the level mark. If a reinforcing bar was defined with three points so that the start and end points were the same.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . also some dimensions that did not need to be updated were modified in certain rare occasions. 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. This has been fixed. If the font of angle dimension text was changed to a more solid one. The symbol is shown for invalid dimension points when Check Dimension Point Validity is selected.. The value can be changed depending on the wanted character.. By default. 136 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. only the visible reinforcing bars of the reinforcing bar group get leader lines. Moving level marks in horizontal direction • You can also move the level mark using the command Edit > Move > Linear. 2. Use the variable XS_DIMENSION_POINT_CIRCLE_COLOR in Tools > Options > Advance Options. To do this: 1. copy the symbol from a text file and paste it directly in the advanced options.

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

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.inp file no longer affect bar bending angles in reports and pull-outs. In some cases.5 Import and Export Improvements in Export Drawings dialog box The Export drawings dialog box is easier to use. Layer options: Use to define the properties related to layers: for example. Reinforcing bar angles • 3. 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. For more information see Exporting drawings in the online help.• • 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. when you opened drawings or templates containing AREA_PROJECTION template attributes for projected area (such as AREA_PROJECTION_XY_GROSS). To do this: 1. The dimension rounding settings of reinforcing bars defined in the rebar_config. the memory usage increased considerably and an application error occurred.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . Search for the attributes you want to export in the following files: 138 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. You can also create multiple sets and name the sets as required. Options: Use to define other properties. for example Scale. to specify which layers different drawing objects belong to.

0\environments\<your_environment>\i np Template attributes in the file contentattributes_global.. SDNF import set two beams into same location.. All attributes with the same property set name will be joined to the same property set.\TeklaStructures\14. Column profiles were not always written correctly in IFC export. This file defines which attributes are exported and in what format they are exported. located in the folder .\TeklaStructures\14. Members were not fitted correctly when you used the AUTO export type. 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. IfcWall: used for all other walls.0\environments\<your_environment>\t emplate\settings Open the file IFC_properties_sets.• • User-defined attributes in the file objects. phase A number 203 becomes TS_203_phaseA. Placement errors occurred in IFC export. INTEGER. 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. This has now been fixed.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 139 . This has now been fixed. FLOAT and DATE.0\environments\country-independent\inp by using any standard text editor.inp. located in the folder . 2.\TeklaStructures\14. Tekla Structures now supports the following new entities: SDNF Export CIS/2 Import IFC Export • • • • • • • IfcWallStandardCase: used for all upstraight walls. For example. This has now been fixed. • • • TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. This has now been fixed. The layer name now includes also the phase number in IFC export. The option Apply cuts and fittings in the Import CAD dialog box now works correctly. 3. Handles of a part were not located correctly when the mirroring option in SDNF format had been used.inp located in the folder .lst. This has now been fixed. SDNF import did not detect the member change correctly if the member was rotated and connecting point was not on the neutral axis. Possible formats are STRING. The format used is TS_<phase number>_<phase name>. This has now been fixed.1. CIS/2 import did not work in Tekla Structures 13. This has now been fixed..

This has now been fixed.inp) files are not copied to the model folder. 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. the binding to the magnetic plane did not work correctly. which caused the pop-mark to be created incorrectly on the edge of the beam. If a point was on a magnetic plane and also bound with a distance variable. To prevent this. 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. Pop-marks DSTV • 3. no pop-mark was created or it was created in an incorrect position. The color is now written correctly to all parts in IFC export. This has now been fixed. for a stiffener.\TeklaStructuresModels\<your_model>.• • • 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. Because of this. distances and equations of custom components are now used from the component definition in the library database instead of the model database. For example.6 Custom Components Speed improvements The parameters. the custom component dialog boxes are empty. you may have had to give an edge distance of 0. and using of the custom components considerably faster.\TeklaStructuresModels\<your_model>\CustomComponentDialogFile s into the folder .7 Components Precast stairs (65) Tekla Structures 14. Fix list Custom component names Magnetic planes • • The number of characters you can use in custom component names is now 79.0 Precast Concrete Detailing .0. If one of the pop-marks that you wanted to create fell within the edge distance you had given. the input (.. 3. This makes the model size smaller.0 includes a new precast stairs component that creates different stairs with the following optional parts: • • Stairs Landings 140 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. copy the input files from the folder ..

0 Precast Concrete Detailing 141 . the dimensions of the bearing plate adapt to the changes.• • • 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. To do this. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. use the following new fields on the Picture tab: If you change the corbel width.

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. Then define the distance between the bars. select Double in the Number of bars list box on the Reinforcing bar tab. 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.• Corbel connection (14) now creates a bolt plate and a nut. bolt plate.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . 142 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. To do this. You can also create a recess for them.

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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Creates a lap splice centered to the horizontal center line of the beam end.If you choose to splice bars.0 now recognizes the following reinforcing bar bending types: TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 147 .8 Reinforcement New reinforcing bar bending types Tekla Structures 14. Creates a welded joint. Creates a muff joint. 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. For all splice types. 3. you can define the offset of the splice center point from the horizontal center line of the beam end. 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 lap splice below the horizontal center line of the beam end.

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150 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.0 Precast Concrete Detailing .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. • 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.

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

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

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

To do this. 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. click Tools > Options > Menu Tooltips.0 Engineering 155 . 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. right-click a user in the Active Multi-Users dialog box and select Clear locks. The menu tooltips are displayed in a separate window. but for menu commands. The menu tooltips provide the same functionality as the enhanced tooltips. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.Menu tooltips In addition to the conventional tooltips and the enhanced tooltips. Clearing locks You can now clear the locks of objects from other users on the multi-user server.

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

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

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

became PATH=:\TeklaStructures\13. All operations with large construction circles are now significantly faster to display in the model. which means that the maximum virtual memory address space for Tekla Structures is 4 GB... because saving models with this configuration is not possible. path c:\TeklaStructures\13.1\nt\bin.0 Administrator’s Guide. For example. Speed improvements • Tekla Structures versions which use the FLEXnet licensing system work also on 64-bit Windows operating systems.1\nt\bin.. The Active Multi-Users dialog box now keeps the current sort order even if you click Refresh. but they are run in 32-bit mode. • • Multi-user improvements Server program settings Viewer configuration • • • TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.For more information on creating model templates. This fix relates to installing Tekla Structures and customizing the installation on an advanced level. The New dialog box now remembers also the port numbers of the multi-user servers that you have used before. selecting large construction circles.. The 1stStepsWithTeklaStructures template is meant to be used only with the First Steps with Tekla Structures interactive tutorial. For example. 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. Fix list Initialization files • The first character was not found in path command in initialization files.. or redrawing views that contain large construction circles is much faster than in previous versions.This has now been fixed. see the Tekla Structures 14. Creating parts and using reference model objects is now considerably faster. 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.0 Engineering 159 ..

ifc) Cadmatic (.4. In Tekla Structures 14. For example.xml) DWG (.2 Modeling Detecting changes in reference models Reference models are often updated. IFC (. Select an option in the Show list box in the Change detection section.0 Engineering .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.. 2.3dd) WebViewer (.dwg) Select the reference model and double-click it to display the Reference Object dialog box. 160 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. 3.. 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. button next to the Old file name field. select Changed to see the changed objects in a reference model. Browse for the name of the old file by clicking the Browse. but the changes are rarely documented.

Tekla Structures highlights the changed reference model objects.0 Engineering 161 .4. Example Click Display. The old file: The new file: TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. 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.

0 Engineering .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.

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

Improvements in clash checking The following improvements have been made to clash checking in Tekla Structures 14.0 Engineering .0: 164 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Click the middle mouse button to close the polygon and to split the part.4.

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

For example. With the Copy command you can create multiple copies by selecting several objects to copy to. 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. Click the Modify button.5. Right-click and select Copy Special > To Another Object or Move Special > To Another Object from the pop-up menu. Tekla Structures copies the assembly structure as well. The parts between which you copy or move must have the same number of cross section corners. To copy or move objects from an object to another object: 1. This is useful. The Inquire Object dialog box shows the customized content on the top. when you detail previously modeled parts. 3. and rotation. New Copy and Move commands Tekla Structures 14. 2. 6. see Snap switches and Snapping in the online help. Circular parts must have the same cross section dimensions.0 Engineering . 4. length. Close the Display and View Properties dialog boxes. and then lists the standard content. if possible. Select the object to copy or move to (target object). For more information on snapping. Querying part properties You can now show part properties using a customized report template in the Inquire Object dialog box. sub-assemblies are copied as sub-assemblies if a parent object is found. The objects between which you copy or move can have different dimensions.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. 166 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Select the objects to copy or move. If you copy or move objects from an assembly or cast unit. for example. Select the object to copy or move from (source object).

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

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

0 Engineering 169 . 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. The default value is 1. • 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. This makes the calculation more accurate.0. Enter the value in millimeters. resulting in slightly different part solids. Changing them automatically recreates the tubular sections in the model when you restart Tekla Structures. Do not change the chord tolerance settings during a project. > 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. The default value is 1.0. which may affect numbering. which ensures that also snapping is accurate.0: • • • XS_SMALL_TUBE_ROUND_SEGMENTS XS_ROUND_SEGMENTS XS_LARGE_TUBE_ROUND_SEGMENTS TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. The number of segments is now always a multiple of four.0. These variables are no longer in use in Tekla Structures 14. The value is compared to the diameter of the profile.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.. • 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. Enter the value in millimeters..

because the model contained some distant objects that were not easy to find. > Model View to define the distance outside of which the object must be located for it to be listed. Tekla Structures also checks for duplicates if you create new parts in the same location with an existing part. Use the variable XS_DISTANT_OBJECT_FINDER_TOLERANCE in Tools > Options > Advanced Options. 2. You can. Right-click and select a command from the pop-up menu. 3. 170 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. The default value is 100. Tekla Structures displays a list of object IDs. You can now use the new Find Distant Objects command to find these objects. Select an object in the list. You cannot use this command to find parts (such as beams. Tekla Structures checks for duplicate objects in the location where you are about to copy or move the objects to. columns or plates). inquire or delete the object.. for example. To find distant objects: 1.0 Engineering . The distance is measured from the nearest part. Enter the value in meters..Finding distant objects Sometimes using the Fit Work Area to Entire Model command resulted in a huge work area. Checking for duplicate objects When you copy or move objects. Click Tools > Diagnose & Repair Model > Find Distant Objects.

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

3.0 for black and 1. To do this. selected Apply. You can now define the color of bolts in rendered views when you are using the bolt representation option Fast. Empty values in the filtering are matched to empty properties. 2. right-clicking a part of that component keeps the selection as it is. and if the attribute was defined to use integer values. The Edit > Copy Special > To Another Plane command works now also when the Select assemblies switch is active. the reference model disappeared when you saved the model in multi-user mode. The scale is from 0 to 1. Adjust the visual effects for best performance in the Performance Options dialog box in Windows Vista. you were not able to edit the filter value anymore.0 for white. Tekla Structures incorrectly used the upmost object representation setting to define the coloring and transparency of all parts whose attribute value field was empty. It is no longer possible to use the Add to assembly commmand to add an assembly to itself. > Model View.. Use for example 0. Usage To create multiple drawings: 1. Do not touch the Sheet number. If you used a user-defined attribute for defining the coloring and transparency of parts. This has now been fixed..Selection Filter dialog box and opened it again. Define the color using the RGB (Red Green Blue) values.0 1. The Tools > Screenshot command does not always work properly in Windows Vista... 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.. 172 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.0 Engineering .0 0. Adjust the drawing properties and change the name so that it refers to the type of drawing you want to create. Exporting a profile with a large number of cross sections caused an application error.Selection Filter dialog box. use the new variable XS_VIEW_FAST_BOLT_COLOR in Tools > Options > Advanced Options. Also empty properties (that is. Object representation settings now work correctly also for user-defined attributes that use integer values. cast-unit or assembly drawing in the drawing properties dialog box.3 Drawings Creating multiple drawings of the same object You can create multiple drawings of the same single-part.0 1. properties that are not set) can now be filtered in the Object Group . for example FRAME 3D. This has now been fixed. This has now been fixed. Now when you have selected a component. Open the drawing properties dialog box. This has now been fixed. Click Apply to keep the changes and leave the dialog box open.0 0. 4.Reference models Assemblies • • • • • If the work area did not contain the whole reference model. Use the built-in Snapping Tool in Windows Vista to capture screenshots. When you created a selection filter. closed the Object Group .

such as the color or the label position. 6. 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. They follow the section view size. Grid properties. Linked dimensions stay linked in cloned drawings. 5.4. The associativity of the curved radial dimensions has been improved. 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. Angle dimensions are associative also when there are no parallel planes for the vectors defining the angle. 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. 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.0 Engineering 173 . 7. Create a drawing of the object by selecting the appropriate command from the Drawings & Reports menu. adjust the drawing properties again and change the name to match the type of the new drawing. Marks do not move to incorrect positions any longer during drawing update. To accomplish this. When you update or clone a drawing. In this case the angle is associated to the three picked points. set the variable XS_INTELLIGENT_DRAWING_ALLOWED to TRUE in Tools > Options > Advanced TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. General arrangement drawings Welds Placing marks Cut symbols Placing views • • • • • • Merged welds are now cloned. for example FRAME FRONT. are also cloned. Cut symbols are now adjusted correctly during drawing update. Example Click Apply and create a new drawing of the same object.

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

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

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

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

0 Engineering . the exaggerated dimensions may look different. If there are many exaggerated dimensions. a dimension that is narrower than the limit you set is exaggerated. The macro exaggerates the dimensions you select. 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. You can contol the exaggerated dimensions also with the ExaggerateSelectedDimensions macro. they are rearranged so that all dimensions are placed correctly.

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

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. In the Drawing Editor.0 Engineering . or reduce the exaggeration width. > Dimensioning: General to define the size of the superscript. 180 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.. To solve this. Use the variable XS_SUPERSCRIPT_HEIGHT_FACTOR in Tools > Options > Advanced Options.. or set the direction of the exaggeration for the whole dimension set left or right..If all dimensions are not exaggerated to the same direction. 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 set the dimension units: 1. click Dimensioning > Dimension Properties.. and everything above 100 cm is shown in meters (millimeters are shown as superscript). you can change the exaggeration limit. the placing of dimensions may not work correctly in all cases.

. To be able to show the millimeters as superscript. select 1/10 in thePrecision list box . Example Select cm / m in the Units: list box. select ###/##. 5.0 Engineering 181 .2. Click Apply..### in the Format list box. 3. To get the millimeter precision. Click Dimensioning. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. 4. Double-click the drawing background to display the Assembly Drawing Properties dialog box. To do this: 1.. 2. Dimensioning bolt position from neighbor part working points You can now dimension the bolt position from the neighbor part working points in assembly drawings.

select Working points from the Position bolts to: list box. On the Position dimensions tab.0 Engineering . 182 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.3.

The new angle dimension Degrees at angle vertex does not use a leader line. 2. With the current Degrees on side angle dimension. To set the new angle dimension type: 1. and you can resize the angle dimension symbol. Double-click the angle dimension to display the Dimension properties dialog box.0 Engineering 183 .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. the symbol has a leader line. the symbol is shrunk to a pre-set size. and when the symbol is dragged away from the actual angle. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.

184 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Example Click Apply.0 Engineering .dim: standard file for dimension marks Tagged_dimension_mark. Tagged and non-taged dimension marks now have their own standard files: Dimension_mark. 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.3.dim: standard file for tagged dimension marks You can now create reinforcement dimension marks automatically.

7. 2. select the reinforcing bar group you want to dimension. To create the dimensions. 6.0 Engineering 185 . If you want to save the settings in the standard file to save the settings in the standard file dimension_mark. select Drawings & Reports > Drawing Settings > Cast Unit Drawing. click Save. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. The default content of the dimension marks is defined in a standard file. Go to the Marks tab and change the selections. To create automatic reinforcing bar group dimension. If you have the drawing open in the Drawing Editor. 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. 5. Make other property changes on other tab pages. and go to the Reinforcement dimensions tab. 1. Load the standard file dimension_mark. double-click the drawing background to display the Cast Unit Drawing Properties dialog box. 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. 2. 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. If you are creating a cast unit drawing in Model Editor. 3. Click Dimensioning. 8. 3..Adding dimension marks without tags manually To add dimensions and dimension marks without tags to the reinforcement: 1. select Dimensions for reinforcing bar groups > On.. if necessary. 4. Double-click the created dimension to display the Dimension Properties dialog box to. if necessary. Selecting On activates the other options on this tab. In the cast unit drawing.

If you select No.4. click Modify . only the reinforcing bar group is dimensioned. The Dimension Mark Content Properties dialog box is displayed. Click OK to save your selections.0 Engineering . If you are creating the drawing in Model Editor. Select Close dimensions to binding geometry > Yes to add closing dimensions to the edge of the part. Select the desired elements one by one from the Available elements list and add them in the Elements in mark list by clicking Add. The settings that you have defined in the Cast Unit . click Edit mark contents. Option creates a dimension mark without tag and the rest of the options tagged dimension marks. • 5. click Apply and select Drawings & Reports > Create Cast Unit Drawing to create the cast unit drawing. Adjust other dimension options: • Select the location for the dimension mark from the Mark location list box. • To edit mark contents. If you are editing the drawing properties in Drawing Editor. Example of dimension marks: 186 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.Dimension Properties dialog box also apply to reinforcing bar group dimensions.

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

rename the xTeklaStructures.0 Engineering . 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. To enable the customizable line types.id.\environments\country-independent\inp to TeklaStructures. Example New text placing in pull-out pictures: 188 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.lin. Default line types can be mapped to user-defined line types. For more information on customizing your line types. and therefore this feature is disabled by default.User-defined line types can not be mapped to other (user-defined) line types in DWG export. see Customized line typesin the online help.id file in .lin. Examples of customizable line types are available wherever line types are available: In some cases the customizable lines types may not work correctly..

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

You cannot change the length of the partial profile. Select the option Symbol with partial profile in the Part representation list box. To do this: 1.Symbol with partial profile . The length is fixed to 1000 mm.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: 190 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.0 Engineering . Double-click the part to display the Drawing part properties dialog box. 2.

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.

2. 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. 1.. > Drawing Properties In XS_DRAWING_GRID_LABEL_FRAME_LINE_WIDTH_FACTOR. 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 14.0 Engineering . enter the factor for the width of the grid label frame.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. 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. Each color has a certain line thickness..

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

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

the line weights are scaled accordingly.0 Engineering 195 . when you scale 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.2. the line weights are scaled. when you scaled the drawing by 0. Example Original drawing line weights: Earlier. which makes the scaled drawing more readable: TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. This means that no lines are drawn too thickly and the drawings are more readable.Scaling line weights while printing Now when you print a drawing to a smaller paper size.

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. 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. Tekla Structures selects an optimal place for the base point. 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. 196 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Enter the value in millimeters.0 Engineering .. 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.. 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. Enter the value in millimeters.

TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. Select Minimum or Custom as the Line lenght. 3. To define the lenght: 1.0 Engineering 197 . Double-click the border around a drawing view to open the View Properties dialog box. Improvements in representation of view labels There are several improvements to the view labels. 2. Go to the Label tab.An example showing optimized base points. Defining the length of the view label line You can now define the length of the view label line.

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

Aligning the view label Click Modify. Click Modify. On the Label position group box. 2. To select the alignment: 1. select Center by view frame or Center by view restriction box as the horizontal position of the view label.0 Engineering 199 . 3. Example View label aligned center to view frame View label aligned center to restriction box TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.6. 4. Go to the Label tab. You can select whether to align the view label center to the view frame or center to the view restriction box. Double-click the border around a drawing view to open the View Properties dialog box.

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

. and click Add.. To do this. copy the macro from the . select the desired elements fom the Available elements list..0 Engineering 201 . use the new AddSurfaceSymbols macro: 1. 4. In the Macros dialog box. Select the drawing in the Drawing List dialog box and click Open. You can do this in cast unit drawings..Creating surface treatment symbols You can now create surface treatment symbols that are oriented according to the surface treatment in the drawing view. Click Drawings & Reports > Drawing List.. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. 3. Open the drawing where you want the surface treatment symbols to appear: • • 2. If the macro is missing from the list. 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). Click Tools > Macros. The surface symbols are d isplayed in the middle point of the surface treatment.

7.5. Click Create. select first the view in the drawing and then select Selected views.0 Engineering . Select whether to create the symbols for all views or for the selected view in Create symbols for. If you want to create the symbols for a specific view. 6. Tekla Structures creates the symbols in the drawing. Set the font properties in the Font section. 202 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.

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

0 Engineering .NET support for drawings Tekla Structures 14. The Symbol part representation option works now correctly for curved beams and polybeams. 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.0 includes . They now work correctly.NET support for drawings.

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

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

. The dimension rounding settings of reinforcing bars defined in the rebar_config. New variables The following new variables have been added to Tools > Options > Advanced Options. Reinforcing bar angles • 4. 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 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. XS_DSTV_NO_SAWING_ANGLES_FOR_PLATES_NEEDED: Set to TRUE to have no sawing angles written to the DSTV file header for plates..• • 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. In some cases.. When you have set the variable to TRUE. and selected the Create for selected parts option in the NC Files dialog box. the number of parts in the header of the NC file matches the number of selected parts. > 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 to FALSE to have only the plate thickness written in the DSTV file header..inp file no longer affect bar bending angles in reports and pull-outs. 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. > 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 Engineering 207 .5 Import and Export Improvements in NC files Tekla Structures 14. the memory usage increased considerably and an application error occurred. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. when you opened drawings or templates containing AREA_PROJECTION template attributes for projected area (such as AREA_PROJECTION_XY_GROSS).

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

Tekla Structures now supports the following new entities: SDNF Export CIS/2 Import IFC Export • • • • • • • IfcWallStandardCase: used for all upstraight walls. If one of the pop-marks that you wanted to create fell within the edge distance you had given. for a stiffener. The format used is TS_<phase number>_<phase name>. • • • • • • Pop-marks DSTV • TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. This has now been fixed. This has now been fixed. The option Apply cuts and fittings in the Import CAD dialog box now works correctly. Placement errors occurred in IFC export. phase A number 203 becomes TS_203_phaseA. Column profiles were not always written correctly in IFC export. DSTV files of models that include plates in skewed positions are now correct.<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. This has now been fixed. no pop-mark was created or it was created in an incorrect position. which caused the pop-mark to be created incorrectly on the edge of the beam. 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. Members were not fitted correctly when you used the AUTO export type. This has now been fixed. This has now been fixed. This has now been fixed. CIS/2 import did not work in Tekla Structures 13. SDNF import set two beams into same location. IfcWall: used for all other walls. This has now been fixed. For example. For example. Plates were exported sometimes into wrong part planes when the plate contained an inner corner in the start or end point of the plate.1. SDNF import did not detect the member change correctly if the member was rotated and connecting point was not on the neutral axis.0 Engineering 209 . This has now been fixed. The color is now written correctly to all parts in IFC export. you may have had to give an edge distance of 0. The layer name now includes also the phase number in IFC export. Handles of a part were not located correctly when the mirroring option in SDNF format had been used. This has now been fixed.

0 Engineering .6 Reinforcement New reinforcing bar bending types Tekla Structures 14.4.0 now recognizes the following reinforcing bar bending types: Type 4_4 Image 14_3 14_4 14_5 210 TEKLA STRUCTURES 14.

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

0 Engineering . This has now been fixed. • 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. 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.

7 Analysis and Design Analysis model geometry Tekla Structures 14. This has now been fixed. Merging nodes into a single node within the distance you specified with Node merge distance now works also on columns. This has now been fixed. which you can define and save for future use. you can also modify the analysis model geometry by using the commands in Analysis > Edit Geometry. 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. Analysis models of curved walls were sometimes incorrect when the curved walls were connected to other walls or slabs.• When you cambered a part. In addition to moving the analysis part handles. Loads on curved walls were not distributed correctly.0 includes many new analysis features and major improvements in how analysis models are created and how they can be modified. click Analysis > Geometry Settings.0 you can: • • • Geometry settings Modifying geometry See also Automatically control the analysis model geometry by using rules.. see Analysis model geometry in the online help. In Tekla Structures 14. 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. the reinforcing bars did not always adjust correctly. Graphically modify the analysis model geometry by moving the handles of analysis parts. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. This has now been fixed.. the walls were extended over the corner in the analysis model. For more information. 4. Analysis models • • • • • • • • Supports were missing from some nodes of supported walls.. You can define the settings for the analysis model geometry in the Analysis Geometry Settings dialog box.0 Engineering 213 . This has now been fixed. Analysis models of trusses are now more accurate. When you create load combinations by loading them from a file. Fix list Load groups • • • • Now when you click OK or Apply in any load properties dialog box. Show analysis parts in model views as a representation of analysis properties applied on physical parts. Defining a rigid link between two members by using the user-defined attribute Rigid link in the part properties did not always work. The load group type is different from the type in the source model. If two walls connected with each other in a corner. To open the dialog box. and top chords remain straight. the currently active load group is also changed.

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

5 Project Management 5.1 Fix list Project status visualization • • In the Project Status Visualization dialog box. TEKLA STRUCTURES 14. This has now been fixed. clicking the step buttons in a different order sometimes generated different reports. 4D report function did not work if you tried to use cast unit reports that had additional summary rows underneath the cast unit row. You can now use summary rows that are lower in the hierarchy than the cast unit rows. no matter in which order you click the step buttons. This has now been fixed. and Tekla Structures now generates the same report.0 Project Management 215 .

1 to 14.0 This new Administrator's Guide was formerly called the Localization Guide. It is meant as a guide for advanced users to find out the additional customizations available in new Tekla Structures versions. AdministratorsGuide.doc .Tekla Structures Administrator's Guide Upgrade guide from 13.

.............................................1 Controlling access to attribute files.11 2............4.......4..............................................................5 Miscellaneous Variables ...3.....................7 1.....................................1...............................................3...............................10 STEEL SPECIFIC SETTINGS.........................3.................2 How to create a model template: ...................................................9 1......3.......................................................................5..............................9 1............................................................................9 1.......................................................1....................................................................................................................................................1..1...........................2 Excluding standard parts in drawings..............................10 2.........3 1...........................................9 1............................................11 2........................................................................4...............9 1................................................................................1 Model templates................3 1.................................1 General.....................................3 1.......... Administrator's Guide Copyright© 2008 Tekla Corporation Tekla Structures .........................................................................................................4 Deleting unnecessary drawing files.3...........1..2 New functionality under XS_KALTENBACH ................................................6 1...................................1 Fabrication Information ...1..................................................................................4 Reports & Templates .....................inp...........................................................2 Unitechnik tab page added..................................................................................................1 Cloning from drawing templates in other models using AutoDrawings..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................10 2... GENERAL SETTINGS ........................5 Change to reinforcement group dimension marks.............................6 1.....................................................3 1..................................................................................2 Modeling variables........................................................................1 New user-dependent attributes added in country-independent objects..........1 Round profiles .................................3 1...............................................................8 1.......1 GENERAL SETTINGS 2 (11) Table of contents 1...................................................10 2........................1 Number of parts in NC files for selected parts....1...........................................................................................................................................................................3 New ability to set fast bolt color.....................inp.....6 1.......................................................................................1 Objects........................................................................3 1........10 1...............3 User-defined line types...................3 Drawing variables .....................................................................................................................................................................................................2...

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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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2 STEEL SPECIFIC SETTINGS 10 (11) 5. 1. 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. STEEL SPECIFIC SETTINGS 2. 2.. Administrator's Guide Copyright© 2008 Tekla Corporation Tekla Structures .1 Fabrication Information 2.xml that is in the \TeklaStructures_Models folder (or in the place pointed by XS_RUNPATH). To do this. _eng. Edit the file TeklaStructuresModel. > File Locations.5.xml under the model folder as show below using a text editor. separate them using a semicolon..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.5 Miscellaneous Variables 1. If you enter many values. For example. use the new variable XS_ATTRIBUTE_FILE_EXCLUDE_LIST in Tools > Options > Advanced Options. for example Notepad.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.1._det . NOTE: Do NOT edit TeklaStructuresModels.

2.0 1. 0 Administrator's Guide Copyright© 2008 Tekla Corporation Tekla Structures .2 New functionality under XS_KALTENBACH We have added new variables to replace the variable XS_KALTENBACH in functionalities mentioned in the variable names: .1.0 1. . The scale is from 0 to 1. with this new option you can set the number of parts to consist of the selection only.XS_DSTV_CREATE_AK_BLOCK_FOR_ALL_PLATES: Set to TRUE to create AK blocks in DSTV files also for rectangular plates.2 STEEL SPECIFIC SETTINGS 11 (11) Traditionally.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. 2.0 (default) Enter the colors as RGB (Red Green Blue) values. the number of parts in the DSTV file has been for the whole model regardless of the selection. Now. .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.XS_DSTV_NO_SAWING_ANGLES_FOR_PLATES_NEEDED: Set to TRUE to have the sawing angles written to the DSTV file header for plates.

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