Tekla Structures 11.

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Product version 11.1 June 2005
Copyright © 2005 Tekla Corporation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

dll files are updated.1. 11) Drawings (p.1 Tekla Structures 11. but not in older versions. 50) Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.1 Common features 7 . 45) Custom components (p. Compatibility Tekla Structures 11.1 is compatible with all previous versions. 8) Modeling (p. Topics This chapter is divided into following sections: • • • • • • General (p. 46) Components (p.1 Common features Tekla Structures version 11. This ensures that all Windows system folder *.1. 26) Import and export (p.1. you can open it in Tekla Structures 11. You need Windows Administrator rights to install Tekla Structures 11. Once you save a model in Tekla Structures 11.0.1. Installing Tekla Structures setup creates a new subfolder for Tekla Structures 11. or in Xengineer. in Xsteel. We recommend that you complete any models you have started using your current version. You can open and work with existing models using Tekla Structures 11.1 is a main release and contains many new features and fixes.

To record a macro: 1.1 you can record user interface macros to simplify some tasks that need many mouse clicks. Click Tools > Macros. To perform the recorded macro. dialog boxes and shortcuts.1 General This section describes the following new features and fixes: Recording and running macros In Tekla Structures 11. Perform the commands in the user interface.1 Common features . 8 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Click Stop to stop recording.. to open the Macros dialog box. Type in a name for the macro. 6. 3. select the macro and click Run. 4. Click Record.1. 5. You can record series of actions from menus.. 2.

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

Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11. Cursor line width is 1 Cursor line width is 4 Fixes • In single user mode. • 10 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Possible values are 1. Enter cursor line width in the Value field. the model is no longer locked. • • • 3. Now the reference point handling is disabled when starting a command and enabled after picking the first position. picking the first position was sometimes difficult. or 4. and go to the Model view category. Click Apply and OK. in single user mode. You need to restart Tekla Structures before the change is applied. Click Tools > Advanced options. 2. 4. Any other value is handled as 1.1 includes following new features and fixes: Cursor line width Set the cursor line width in rendered views with variable XS_RENDERED_CURSOR_LINE_WIDTH: 1. You can open locked models in the Viewer. When the orthogonal snapping was on. 2. if you open a model in Tekla Structures Viewer.1 Common features . Any other number will be treated as 1. Default value is 2.

2 Modeling This section describes the following new features and fixes: Adding surface treatment to parts Tekla Structures 11. Click the Create face surfacing or Create polygon surfacing icon. Pick the origin of the surface treatment. select Cut by father part cuts checkbox in the Surfacing properties dialog box.1 includes following improvements in adding surface treatment to objects: Cuts and recesses Now when you add surface treatment to parts with openings or recesses. 4. 3.1 Common features 11 . When you select this option. Add surface treatment to cut faces You can now add surface treatment to cut faces (faces created by a cut). To add surface treatment to cut faces: 1. Select the cut face to apply the surface treatment to: Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Pick the direction. 2. Tekla Structures recognizes the openings and recesses in the part.1.

• Add face surface treatment If you chose polygon surface treatment. 3. 4. continue picking the polygonal area.5. In Tekla Structures 11.1 you can apply the surface treatment to parts in the following ways: 1. or use window selection: Drag the mouse from left to right to select all faces totally within that rectangular area: 12 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Surface treatment added to cut faces is modifed according to the changes made to the part. Pick the direction of the surface treatment. • • Pick faces one by one. 2. Click the Create face surfacing icon Pick the origin of the surface treatment.1 Common features . Select the part faces to apply the surface treatment to.

Pick points to form the surface treatment area. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. • If you pick points outside the part face. 5. Click the Create polygon surfacing icon Pick the origin of the surface treatment. the corner points are forced to a face of the part. Pick the direction of the surface treatment. 2.• Drag the mouse from right to left to select all objects totally or partly within that rectangular area: Add polygon surface treatment 1. the surface treatment is forced to fit inside the face: • If all corner points of the surface treatment are not on the part face plane. Pick the part face to add the surface treatment to. 4. 3.1 Common features 13 .

to be able to cut thick surface treatment with polygon cut command: 1.1 Common features .0. Click Tools > Advanced options. The overriding is recognized in reports (only the visible area is calculated).. .. The default value is 5. and select Surfacings checkbox on the Numbering tab... 2. and go to the Modeling category. Cutting surface treatment Use variable XS_POLYGON_CUT_EXTRA_THICKNESS to define the cut depth of polygon cut. Numbering Surface treatment is now considered in numbering: To set Tekla Structures compare surface treatment in numbering click Setup > Numbering. Set the cut thickness with variable XS_POLYGON_CUT_EXTRA_THICKNESS. Parametric sketching improvements Tekla Structures 11. for example.. 14 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. the smaller surface treatment overrides the larger one.Overlapping surface treatments When you create overlapping surface treatments.1 includes following new features and fixes: Number of parameters Include unlimited number of parameters in sketched profiles.

chamfer or constraint in the Cross section sketch editor view and Tekla Structures highlights it in the browser. copy names. and sketch objects to create parametric profiles. Create links between the sketch parameter variables. • Click a line. Or click a part in the browser to have Tekla Structures hightlight it in the view. Objects included in the sketched profile. • • Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. or delete objects. created in the Variables dialog box. see Using variables to define cross section properties in the online help. dimension.1 Common features 15 . copy values. • The sketches are parameterized in the same way as the custom components. for example. to add equations. Click Sketch browser icon to open the Sketch browser dialog box.Sketch browser dialog box Now you can view and modify sketch properties in the Sketch browser dialog box: 1. Use the popup menu. For more information.

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

Extrude sketched polyline You can now create easily a cold rolled (constant thickness) cross section by sketching an open polyline. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.1 Common features 17 . Default value Extrusion Type = 1 Polyline extruded to the outside of the sketched line. and defining extrusion type and thickness of the profile. Extrusion type defines how the polyline is extruded: Sketch editor view Sketch browser dialog box Extrusion Type Extrusion Type = 0 Description Polyline is extruded symmetrically from the center line (the line you have sketched). Extrusion Type = 2 Polyline extruded to the inside of the sketched line.

3. 18 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Pick the lines counter-clockwise. 2. Tekla Structures creates the angle constraint. Visualization of constraints Now you can view the constraints in the editor view. Angle constraint Add angle constraint to a sketch: 1.1 Common features . 2. The line in question is displayed as dashed line. Select the constraint in the Sketch browser dialog box. Click Sketch browser icon . by selecting them in the Sketch browser dialog box: 1. and the constraints are highlighted in the Cross section sketch editor view.Use equations in Thickness property to define the thickness of the extruded polyline. 3. Click icon in the Cross section sketch editor view.

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

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

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

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

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

4. Select the clip plane position: pick any plane. 3.To create a clip plane: 1. 2. To end the command. 5.1 Common features Clip plane symbol . Select a rendered model view Right-click and select Create clip plane from the popup menu. Clip plane is displayed with a symbol. Selected plane 24 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. right-click and select Interrupt.

1 Common features 25 . click the symbol. To delete a clip plane: Click the clip plane symbol and click Delete. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. • Command Points > Part-line intersection did not work correctly. 7.6. Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11. Fixed. • Part cuts If a part was cut with part cut or polygon cut command. drag and drop it to the new location. Now once you have picked the part. Now once you have picked the plane.1 includes following new features and fixes: Plane-line and part-line intersection points • Command Points > Plane-line intersection did not work correctly. For more information. you can pick multiple lines after that. see Points > Plane-line intersection in the online help. To move the clip plane. using this part to cut another part did not work correctly. you can pick multiple lines after that. You can only move the plane to the direction of plane normal (and opposite).

0 Value larger than 1. Templates are drawings included in a Tekla Structures model.0 decreases the handle size Close the rendered view and reopen it to view the modified handle size.. • 1.0 enlarges the handles Value smaller than 1.1 Common features . • • • 3. Open the Advanced options dialog box (Tools > Advanced options. When you saved a model in the multiuser mode. in the batch file. Miscelleneous fixes The default value is 1. which is defined as the template library. Fixed.. the variable XS_DRAWING_TEMPLATES_LIBRARY to point to the model folder that contains the template drawings: set XS_DRAWING_TEMPLATES_LIBRARY=%XS_RUNPATH%\DrawingLibrary • For example: set XS_DRAWING_TEMPLATES_LIBRARY=C:\TeklaStructuresModels\CloningTemplate (where CloningTemplate is the model name).) and go to Model view category. they got different position numbers. 26 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.3 Drawings This section describes the following new features and fixes: Cloning from template Now you can clone drawings from templates.Numbering parts Even if a plate created as beam and a contour plate were identical. Now Tekla Structures assigns same position numbers to plates created as beams. the work plane symbol was sometimes drawn to wrong position. Handle size Now you can modify the handle size in the model view: 1. 2. • To define the drawing template library. Define the handle size with variable XS_HANDLE_SCALE. set. and to contour plates.

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

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

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

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

option: 2. 2.1 Common features 31 .You can add multiple notes to one object. Material. Assembly type. click Create > Associative note and select type: With leader line and Without leader line options: 1. To add associative note. Adds a user-defined attribute to the note. Line feed between elements Backspace between elements Add part properties. such as Standard. Add surfacing properties: Name. Position. and place the notes freely. Slot height etc. Fittings (NS/FS) etc. If you chose With leader line.1 you can create detail views: To create a detail view: Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. and Surfacing name. Pick a point to place the note. such as Profile. the point you pick is the first point of the leader line. Add reinforcing bar properties. Pick the end point of the line along which you want the text to appear. such as Grade. Pick a point to indicate the start of the line along which you want to place the note. Length. Along line 1. cc min etc. Class. Slot length. Associative notes can contain following elements: Element Text User-defined attribute Symbol Description Opens dialog box where you can type in text to the note. Pick the part to indicate to which part this note belongs to. Pick the part to indicate to which part this note belongs to. Camber. 3. Class. <--' <-Part elements Bolt elements Reinforcing bar elements Surfacing elements Add bolt properties. Code. Shape. Add and modify the content of the notes the same way as with part marks. Detail view and symbol With Tekla Structures 11.

1 Common features .1. Pick position for the detail symbol. 5. or click icon Pick the first corner of the detail view. Tekla Structures creates the detail view and adds a detail symbol to the original view: Detail label Detail view Detail symbol Double click the detail symbol to modify the label properties: 32 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Pick second corner. on the Drawings: View toolbar. 2. 3. Click Create > Detail view. 4.

Tekla Structures moves the view to the selected drawing. Click Move on the Move view to drawing dialog box.1 Common features 33 . To move drawing views to another drawing: 1. Moving views Now you can move section and detail views on another drawing sheet in the drawing list. 2. Select the target drawing from the drawing list. 4. Modify the properties and click Modify and OK. right-click and select Move to drawing from the popup menu. In the drawing properties dialog box.. Select the drawing view you want to move. click Detail label. to open the detail label dialog box. the original drawing will contain a reference to the target drawing. 5.To modify the detail label properties on the drawing level: 1. Open the drawing and the Drawings dialog box (drawing list).. 2. When you move views to another drawing. 3. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

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

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

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

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

This problem has now been fixed. By default this variable is set to TRUE. text fields were too long with some font sizes in japanese text. • Fixes • • • In the Template Editor. NAME.1 Common features . 38 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. ASSEMBLY_TOP_LEVEL.CAST_UNIT_TOP_LEVEL. click Tools > Advanced options. Template attributes DATE and TIME are now available for all rows.000). set the new variable XS_DRAWING_IGNORE_ZERO_LEVELS_IN_PART_MARKS to FALSE. which means that zero levels are not shown in part marks.1: MATERIAL. then in the Marking: parts category.• New template attributes in Tekla Structures 11.000 levels • The template attributes ASSEMBLY_BOTTOM_LEVEL. if the level value is zero (+0. and THICKNESS for surface treatment. See the following example on corresponding properties and template fields: NAME CODE SURFACING_NAME MATERIAL THICKNESS Show or hide +0. The move command now has a predefined shortcut m. • If you need to see also the zero values. CAST_UNIT_BOTTOM_LEVEL return nothing in the part marks.

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

1 Common features . Plotting continuous lines To display continuous lines (for example. set the color index number in the . if the line goes through text or drawing marks) in plotted drawings or in printing to DXF / DWG. see Hatching in section views in the online help. 2. 40 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. • By default.htc file to 120. and go to the Plotting category. the value is TRUE. switch the following variables off: • • XS_USE_LINECLIP_IN_EXPORT for DXF / DWG export. For more information. To display continuous lines: 1. Type in FALSE in the Value field of the variable. To use the same color in automatic section hatching.In print the gray shade is darker. XS_USE_LINECLIP for normal plotting. Click Tools > Advanced options.

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

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

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

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

Now you can use the same properties to both DWG and DXF export. to export the inner contours of a tube.1. to open the Export 3D DWG/DXF dialog box. If you select No. to navigate to another file Select whether to export as DWG or as DXF. 3. Open a Tekla Structures model. Modify the properties: • • • • Export as: You can export the model as faces. Cuts: to export cuts Inner contours: for example. • This dialog box has replaced the Export 3D DXF dialog box.. 4. Enter the file name. 1. High or No bolts. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Click File > Export > 3D DWG.. the tube is exported as a solid. 2.4 Import and export This section describes the following new features and fixes: 3D DWG/DXF export It's now possible to export Tekla Structures model as 3D DWG. lines or reference lines.. 5.1 Common features 45 . Part and Bolt accuracy: Normal.. or use Browse.

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

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

xls for a custom component named custom1. 5. "in") returns 101.0.\TeklaStructures\*your version*\environments\country_independent\exceldesign. Example: vwu(4.6 mm Known units are: • • • • • • • "ft" ("feet". Spreadsheet name The name of the file must be component_*component name*.vb tile (in . "foot") "in" ("inch". 48 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. "inches") "m" "cm" "mm" "rad" "deg" Battering connection (13) improvements Now if you fit the secondary part at an angle to the main part.\TeklaStructures\*your version*\nt\bin\plugins folder). For more information on the required Excel files.xls • For example component_custom1. see Using Excel in connection design in the online help. Imperial units in formulas To convert Imperial units to internal units (metric) in formulas. the spreadsheets locate in folder . and the battering would be less than the value you entered in the angle field. • The location of the spreadsheet is specified in excel. file locations and how to perform the connection check with Excel... By default. use the new function ValueWithUnit(value.4. unit) or acronym vwu(value. The new property Use external design is now in the component properties dialog box. the free space is adjusted so that the final length of the secondary beam is the same as the length of the corresponding horizontal beam. Spreadsheet location Save and close the custom component editor. unit).1 Common features .

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

1 Common features .1.6 Components This section describes the following new features and fixes: Stairwell and elevator shafts (90) Tekla Structures 11. for creating stairwells and elevator shafts: 50 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.1 includes new macro.

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

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htc in Europe and US Imperial environments as 4. 56) 2.ANSI32. Tekla Structures 11. 54) Import and export (p.2 Tekla Structures 11.1 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.1 Modeling This section describes the following new features and fixes: Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11.1.1 includes fixes for the following • Unpainted steel is now added to surface treatment hatch schema file surfacing.1 Steel Detailing 53 .UP.1 Steel Detailing configuration contains also the following new features and fixes: Topics This chapter is divided into following sections: • • • • Modeling (p. 53) Drawings (p. 54) Components (p.1 Steel Detailing In addition to the features and fixes in chapter 1.

and close the dialog box. you can now set the contour plate main axis to follow the line created by the first and second points you pick.. 2. 2.2. Double-click the plate to open the Contour plate properties dialog box.2 Drawings This section describes the following new features and fixes: Contour plate orientation Instead of automatic plate orientation.1 Steel Detailing . 6. 7. Select From 1st to 2nd creation point in the Main axis direction list box.. 4. and go to the Orientation tab. for example. The first and second picked points will define the plate’s main axis. Click User-defined attributes. a single-part drawing of the plate. Click Tools > Numbering > Modified to update numbering. 3. Create.3 Import and export This section describes the following new features and fixes: Fabtrol XML import (17) Use to import fabrication status information for parts in a Tekla Structures model from an XML file written by Fabtrol: 54 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. to view the orientation of the plate. Use this feature if you want to have different plate orientation in drawings or reports. Create the contour plate. To define the contour plate orientation with first and second picked points: 1. 5.. Click Modify.

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

Click Ctrl + F to open the Component catalog. The macro creates frames and connections. and gable end posts. The left and right columns and rafter profiles are identical. You can use Tekla Structures system connections and custom connections in the macro. 56 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Double-click the macro to open Building (S91) dialog box. To create a building with the macro: 1. in the current work plane. and click Apply or OK. roof and vertical bracing. The building will be created in X and Y direction from the picked point. and search for Building (S91) macro. purlins. Modify the properties. 2. Pick the creation point for the building. 4.1 Steel Detailing .2. 3.4 Components This section describes the following new features and fixes: Building (S91) Use this macro to create a portal frame building with saddle roof.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Topics

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

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General
This section describes the following new features and fixes:

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

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

2.. Double-click the part to open part properties dialog box. Update the numbering. 2.. Modify the compare criteria for each numbering serie separately. 3. On the Parameters tab. Click View.. Fixed drawing main view Now you can define which part face is the front view in the drawing (the ’top in form’).5. Click Apply and OK. to open the drawing view properties dialog box. 7. To see the top in view correctly in the drawing. 3. Open the drawing properties dialog box. To set the front view for a part: 1.. select Fixed in the Coordinate system on the Attributes tab: Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Use this feature to define the casting direction for a concrete part. select the view direction in the Fixed drawing main view list box: To get the front view shown in the "top form" face in drawing: 1.1 Precast Concrete Detailing 63 . Click User-defined attributes. The comparing options are: • • • • • • • Main part profile Secondary parts Chamfers Material Overall length Cuts Name 6. to open the user-defined attributes dialog box.

3. select By reference point in the Embedded objects list box: 64 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.3 Drawings This section describes the following new features and fixes: Dimensioning by reference points In previous Tekla Structures versions cast-in embeds (steel parts or assemblies added to cast units) were dimensioned in cast unit drawings the same way as secondary objects in assembly drawings. the new object will belong to the same assembly if the copied object is inside an existing assembly.1 the embedded objects can be dimensioned by reference point. 2..1 Precast Concrete Detailing .dimensioning properties dialog box.. Seams and connections work with warping. Open the Cast unit drawing properties dialog box and click Dimensioning.Deforming parts Tekla Structures 11. In Tekla Structures 11. Miscellaneous • Now when you copy cast unit members and reinforcing bars.1includes following new features and fixes: • • You can warp. On the Position dimensions tab in the Cast unit . To set dimensioning by reference points: 1. camber and shorten steel and concrete beams and columns.

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

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

used for example as cast-in embeds.5 Components This section describes the following new features and fixes: Modeling of floor bay (66) Use this new component to create various types of concrete slabs.1 Precast Concrete Detailing 67 . and explode the cast unit from the pop-up menu. to cast units is now made easier: • Now you can add the whole custom connection to the cast unit by right-clicking and selecting Cast unit > Add to from the pop-up menu: • You can also remove the custom component from the cast unit. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. which can be polylines or sloped. 3.3. The component creates slabs between two support lines.4 Custom components This section describes the following new features and fixes: Custom components in cast-units Adding custom components.

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

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

1 includes fixes for the following: • • • It is now possible to add equations to strand properties in the model browser. Fixed.Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11. Xsnap now also works for seam handle points.1 Precast Concrete Detailing .6 Reinforcement This section describes the following new features and fixes: New reinforcement components Tekla Structures 11. 70 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Cutting hollow core slab with Grating penetration (92) macro generated an application error. Wash (59) Creates washes on precast concrete parts. 3.1 includes the following new reinforcement components: Component Topping (58) Description Creates toppings on precast concrete parts.

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

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1 Analysis and design 73 . 75) Analysis & Design models dialog box (p. 79) Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.4 Tekla Structures 11.1 Analysis and design The Tekla Structures 11. 76) Analysis properties for slab components (p.1 Analysis and Design module contains the following new features and fixes: • • • • • • • • Loading (p. 78) Miscellaneous (p. 78) Rigid diaphragm improvements (p. 74) Slab spanning direction (p.1 Analysis and design 4. 76) Response spectrum (p. 77) Connections of plate elements improved (p.

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

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

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

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

In previous versions floor consisting of several precast slabs did not work correctly as a rigid diaphragm when each slab was defined as a rigid diaphgram. 75).0.x and 11. Slab spanning also affect slab/beam connectivity automatically. or other slabs or walls they will be connected in the analysis model.2. You can use for example column_filter to connect only column nodes with rigid diaphragms. Type "column_filter" in the Filter field. but you needed to use node offsets (user-defined attributes) to move the wall in analysis model. 1.Connections of plate elements improved Slab/wall connectivity in the analysis model is now more flexible. columns. Slab components Automatic rigid diaphragm has also been added to the following components: • • Slab generation with polygon plate (61) Slab generation with points (62) To connect column nodes using rigid diaphragms. Set Analysis type to Rigid diaphragm.1 you just select the Extended clash check checkbox in the Analysis model attributes dialog box and if slab or wall clashes with beams. 2. 78 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. In versions 10. A filter is defined for rigid diaphrgam. See Slab spanning direction (p.1 Analysis and design . Only nodes which belong to a part matching the filter will be connected. walls were not always connected to columns and beams automatically. In Tekla Structures 11. using rigid links if necessary. Rigid diaphragm improvements Adjacent rigid diaphragms are now merged.

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

Unnecessary triangles are no longer created for wall panel. Tekla Structures now displays a warning in the analysis log file.The default cantilever length is now set to 300 mm.3f". "j_AD_plate_min_cant". Some tolerance is now allowed."%. if there are no members. 80 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. wall mesh could be disrupted. 0) } Fixes • • • Now parts created by slab and truss components will be added to full analysis model automatically. "0. none. You can change the limit with the following user-defined attribute: attribute("AD_plate_min_cant". When a beam was connected to a wall and the beam was slightly out of place because of a modeling error.0".1 Analysis and design . no. "0. or loads in the analysis model. supports.0") { value("". dimension. cantilevers shorter than this will be removed from the anlaysis model.

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

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

Once you save a model in Tekla Structures 11. Compatibility Tekla Structures 11. 121) Components (p.5 Tekla Structures 11. Topics This chapter is divided into following sections: • • • • • • General (p.0. you can no longer open it in older versions.0 is a main release and contains many new features and fixes. 84) Modeling (p.0.0 is compatible with all previous versions. We recommend that you complete any models you have started using your current version. in Xsteel. or in Xengineer.0 Common features 83 .0.0 Common features Tekla Structures version 11.0. This ensures that all Windows system folder *. 102) Import and export (p. Installing Tekla Structures setup creates a new subfolder for Tekla Structures 11. 119) Custom components (p. 127) Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 92) Drawings (p. You need Windows Administrator rights to install Tekla Structures 11.dll files are updated. You can open and work with existing models using Tekla Structures 11.

87) New Template Editor . Click a category to view the variables it contains in the right pane: • The right pane show the variable Name and the Value. 87) Miscellaneous (p. To make it easier to manage batch file settings.0 we refer to environment variables simply as variables. click Tools > Advanced options. The left pane in the dialog box displays the list of categories. Variables are grouped together in categories. 84) Performance improvements (p. the variables can now be used in a new dialog box.version 3. To view or change variable settings..0 Common features .1 Topics General This section describes the following new features and fixes: Batch file settings in the user interface (p. 90) Batch file settings in the user interface In Tekla Structures 11.. 84 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.5. Variables have a description and the default value is shown in the dialog box. to open the Advanced options dialog box.2 (p.

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

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

The /3GB switch increases the size of the virtual memory to 3 GB and restricts the kernel mode components to the remaining upper 1 GB. which is the same as the 1st point. You must convert templates created with Template Editor 2. or converting a multiuser database. • • Click Convert to convert the template and open it in Template Editor 3.2. To make major changes. When you open a version 2.2..2. use Template Editor 2.mspx . Modifying a view in models that contained DWG reference files used a lot of memory. You can use templates and reports created with either of these Template Editors in Tekla Structures 11.0. before you can use it. see Microsoft WHDC web page: http://www.2 Tekla Structures 11. or click Retain and open the template in the old editor. For more information. 2. Which version to use? • • To make minor modifications to an existing template.2.2.version 3. You have to manually edit the template. or to create a new template.microsoft. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. It also includes the older version. The reference files are also correctly read and displayed. Tekla Structures now deletes empty string attributes when opening a single-user database.2. version 3. • • • New Template Editor . use Template Editor 3. up to: • 3 Gb in Windows XP started with /3GB switch. Click Retain if you do not want to convert the template.Performance improvements Tekla Structures 11.com/whdc/system/platform/server/PAE/PAEmem.0 includes following improvements: • Use more virtual memory. • 4 Gb in x64 systems with 64 bit Windows XP / 2003.2 to the new format to open and edit them in Template Editor 3. Tekla Structures now ignores the 4th point.2 template in Template Editor 3.0 includes a new version of the Template Editor. Deleting parts from very complex assemblies is now faster.0 Common features 87 . This is fixed. Empty string attributes (attributes that only contain a space " " or nothing "") no longer increase the size of the database.2. This was because the DWG files contain triangular faces defined using four points. it prompts you to either convert the template.

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

• Variable XS_TEMPLATE_DIRECTORY_SYSTEM is used to set the path to the default environment-specific templates delivered with Tekla Structures. it stops searching. Add hierarchies and comments to the user-defined attributes in the attribute tree in Template Editor. in the following order: Folder Folder containing your templates Model Project Firm Environment-specific system templates System XS_PROJECT XS_FIRM XS_TEMPLATE_DIRECTORY_SYSTEM XS_SYSTEM Defined by variable XS_TEMPLATE_DIRECTORY To modify the folders these variables point to. Add user-defined attributes to templates and reports. For more information. by width and height or by the maximum size. click Tools > Advanced options and select the File locations group.• Import AutoCad and MicroStation files into graphical templates. Tekla Structures searches for version 2. • • • File location Tekla Structures searches for the new templates in the following locations. You can define the scale of the inserted DWG file by a scale factor. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Create templates to output content in several columns. import blocks to use as title block.0 Common features 89 . in XS_TEMPLATE_DIRECTORY and in the first folder containing templates: • model • project • firm • system templates • system Once Tekla Structures finds a template in one of these folder. Convert Imperial units to system units (metric). For example. see User-defined attributes in templates in the online help.2 templates in two locations.

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

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

2 Topics Modeling This section describes the following new features and fixes: Sketching cross sections (p. To save a cross section it must: • • Sketching tools Be a closed shape Include dimensions. 92) Show or hide handles (contour plates and concrete slabs) (p. 97) Surface treatment (p. You can define the shape. Sketch arc. Click File > Catalog > Profiles > Sketch parametric cross section to open the Cross section sketch editor view. 95) Binding objects to different types of plane (p. 2.5. Add dimensions to the sketch. 95) Making construction lines magnetic (p. and Sketch circle tools to sketch the shape of the cross section. Use the Sketch polyline. and parameters of a cross section using dimension lines and other constraints. Use the constraint tools to refine and lock the shape of the cross section. To create a cross section: 1. 94) Selecting part handles (p. Tekla Structures includes the following tools for sketching parametric cross sections: 92 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 96) Improvements to copy and move tools (p. 4. dimensions. 97) Miscellaneous (p.0 Common features . 3. 101) Sketching cross sections Use the tools in the Cross section sketch editor view to sketch parametric profile cross sections.

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

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

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

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

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

4.Add to part face To add surface treatment to the face of a part: 1. pick the origin and direction of the surface treatment. Click Apply or OK to save the properties and close the dialog box.used in drawing marks. Move the mouse cursor over a part. 5. Tekla Structures creates the surface treatment. Surfacing type and Surfacing name . Click a part face to select it.0 Common features . 98 When prompted. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Select the part face to apply the surface treatment to: • • • Ensure you are in a rendered view. Name . Color . 3. Double-click the Create face surfacing icon to define the properties of the surface treatment in the Surfacing properties dialog box: : The properties include: • • • 2. the faces that you can select appear in blue.used in reports and draw- ings.color in rendered views.

Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Pick points to indicate a polygonal area. Tekla Structures creates the surface treatment. pick the origin and direction of the surface treatment. Select the part you add surface treatment to. 6. Use the Create polygon surfacing tool to add surface treatment to a selected area. 7. When prompted.6.0 Common features 99 . for example you can specify unpainted areas of steel when you need to bolt an endplate to an unpainted surface: To add surface treatment to a polygonal area: 1. Enter or modify the surface treatment properties to use. 3. 4. Add to selected area Repeat steps 4 and 5 to continue adding the surface treatment to part faces. Click Apply or Ok to save the properties and close the dialog box. Double-click Create polygon surfacing icon to define the properties of the surface treatment in the Surfacing properties dialog box: 2. 5.

Surface treatment options The Type and Surfacing name properties in the Surfacing properties dialog box. Check that the cut part cuts through the entire surface treatment. You can also create cuts to add openings to surface treatments. located in the .Cut parts If you add surface treatment to a part face that has openings. Tekla Structures uses cut parts and cut planes to cut the surface treatment. edit it using any text editor and save it in the Firm folder (indicated by the variable XS_FIRM).environments\*your_environment*\system folder. Do not edit this section: // // // // // // // // // // Product finishes ------------------------Type : Type of surfacing 1 = concrete finish 2 = special mix 3 = tile surface 4 = steel finish : Abbreviation code used in drawings and reports : This is the name used in reports Code Name 100 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0 Common features .. are defined in product_finishes.dat file. Use the chamfers on surface treatment corners to reshape and move the corners. To add surface treatments to the file. The first section of the file defines the types of surface treatment available.

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

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

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

Example 1

Modification: grid coordinates changed in the model:
After:

Before:

Grid dimensions in the drawing:

The grid dimensions are updated to reflect the changes:

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Example 2

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

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

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

Example 3

Modification: Column height 1 modified in the model.

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Before: A parametrized part is dimensioned in a drawing:

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

Deleting and editing model objects

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

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

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

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

Current limitations

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

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.Dimensioning improvements Tekla Structures 11. single-part. enter a number in the Minimum number to combine field. click Dimensioning. to open the Dimensioning properties dialog box. In the drawing properties dialog box.0 Common features . 2. the options are 3*60 or 3*60 = 180: 3.0 includes new options to define the format of equal dimensions in assembly.. 108 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. and cast unit drawings. select a format in the Combine equal dimensions field on the Position dimensions tab.. 1. To define how many equal dimensions must exist before they are combined. To select the format to use when combing equal dimensions.

Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0 Common features 109 . and four equal dimensions (1200 mm) are combined: Current limitations Combine equal dimensions feature does not work with US absolute and US absolute 2 dimension types.For example: Combine equal dimensions set to Off: Combine equal dimensions set to 3*60=180.

Go to the Tag tab.0 you can add user-defined text tags to dimension lines for both single and combined dimensions: To add dimension line tags: 1. Unfolding fixes Tekla Structures 11. The Unfolded option in the View properties dialog box of single part. click Tools > Advanced options. The default value for this variable is 0. Set the variable XS_UNFOLDING_PLANE_EPSILON to define epsilon when checking if all section points are in the same plane. GA and multi drawings now works correctly: • • You can now only update dimensions by recreating the view in the drawing level view properties.Dimension line tags In Tekla Structures 11. 2. assembly.01 mm. To set the variable. Double-click the dimension line to open the Dimension properties dialog box.0 includes the following fixes: • • Bend angles in unfolded plates are now visible in multi-drawings. and go to the Speed and accuracy category. 110 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0 Common features . and enter the dimension line tags.

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

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

Elevation dimensions In Tekla Structures 11.0 Common features 113 .0 you can modify how elevations are dimensioned using the Datum point for elevations field on the Attributes tab in the drawing view properties dialog box: Datum point for elevations is 0 The datum point is a reference point relative to which the elevations are calculated. You can define different datum points for drawings and views. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

Both: Left: Right: To modify section labels: • Open the View properties dialog box by double-clicking the border of the section view.0 displays specific information in section view symbols and labels: Section view symbol Section view label To specify which section view symbol to display: • In the Section symbol properties dialog box. On the Label tab. enter the label text in the Text field.Improvements to section view symbols and labels Tekla Structures 11.0 Common features . select an option in the Symbol list box. 114 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

Custom seams in reports To include seams in reports. use the following new template fields: • • SEAM_NAME SEAM_LENGTH Fixes • • Drawing and project user-defined attribute values are now correct in ASSEMBLY and ASSEMBLY_PART type templates. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0 Common features 115 . To change the drawing color in the drawing editor. clear the Text field. enter the path in the variable XS_REPORT_OUTPUT_DIRECTORY: Go to the File locations category in the Tools > Advanced options dialog box. rather than the default location. set the variable XS_USE_COLOR_DRAWINGS to TRUE (go to the Drawing view category in the Tools > Advanced options dialog box). To create colored drawings. even if the solid is cut. click Setup > Black and white drawing. or use the keyboard shortcut b.• To restore the default label text. Drawing color By default drawings have a white background and black lines.0 includes the following new features and fixes: Report file location To define the default folder for reports. Templates and reports Tekla Structures 11. The ASSEMBLY_TOP_LEVEL field now includes the top level of the part. To output a report to a different folder. include the full path of the folder in the Report file name field in the Report dialog box.

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

Use the following variable to adjust the size of the buffer: XS_HATCH_SEGMENT_BUFFER_SIZE. • Fixes • In general arrangement drawings. Bevel dimensions now appear on the face of plates. Fixed. Grids • • Sometimes Tekla Structures combined the grid lines of several drawing grids. arrow at end point • Drawing hatches To speed up opening drawings that contain hatches. try using a larger value. parts not completely within the drawing view are now left open. Fixed. use a smaller value. not the edge. Tekla Structures now buffers hatches. only "table layout" field was recognized. the drawing grid and any manual edit were deleted and a new grid created.Placing text in drawings • Changing text created with Text along line command placing from Fixed to Free in the Text placing dialog box no longer generates an application error. If the drawing contains very complicated hatches. so you could open the multi-drawing even if it was not updated. The Angle field in the Text properties dialog box is now grayed out if you use the following types of text: • • • Text along line Along line. Fixed. Fixed. The default value is 100000.0 Common features • • • • 117 . opening a drawing sometimes locked up Tekla Structures. arrow at start point Along line. . Modifying the properties of a multi-drawing deleted the update flag. Grids created in the model after creating a drawing now appear correctly in the drawings. For small hatches. When you moved a model grid in a drawing’s x and y directions. Tekla Structures prompts you to update the drawing: Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. The layout field was not recognized when you modified drawings. This applies also affects section views. You do not need to restart Tekla Structures to activate changes to this variable. Now if some drawings have an update flag. If a bolt or bolt hole was located near the boundary of a drawing view.

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

Tekla Structures exports dgn files in MicroStation 7 format.5. 119) IFC import and export (p. For more information on using reference models. 121) Miscellaneous fixes (p.0 imports MicroStation 8 dgn files. It exports the following entities: • • • • • IfcBeam IfcColumn IfcSlab IfcWallStandardCase IfcPlate Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. such as ArchiCAD.0 Common features 119 . see Reference models in the online help. IFC import and export Tekla Structures includes the following new features: IFC Reference Import Import IFC2x2 models (IfcBuildingElement class and sub-classes only) as reference models.0 exports both IFC2x and IFC2x2 files. Tekla Structures supports only IFC2x2 reference files. Bentley Architecture. and ADT.4 Topics Import and export This section describes the following new features and fixes: Import MicroStation 8 DGN files (p. 121) Import MicroStation 8 DGN files Tekla Structures 11. 119) Web viewer models (p. Allplan. This means you can use data from architectural software. you can see the file format in the IFC file header: IFC Export Tekla Structures 11.

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

etc. Now the imported cross-sections have the suffix _3. 126) Miscellaneous (p.0 Common features 121 . Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0 imports webviewer models in XML format as reference models. 125) New detail position options (p. it now works correctly. 123) Define parameters for part adds (p. 125) Imperial units in formulas (p.Web viewer models Tekla Structures 11.0 creates and modifies custom components faster than previous versions.5 Topics Custom components This section describes the following new features and fixes: Performance improvements (p. 122) Editing custom components (p. When you set the variable XS_DGN_EXPORT_USE_LOCAL_ID to TRUE to use the local ID in 3D DGN export. Profile rotation values in SDNF files are no longer doubled when importing. 126) Performance improvements • Tekla Structures 11. Adding DXF files to a drawing no longer generates extra lines between bolts. 121) New properties for custom components (p. • • • 5. Miscellaneous fixes • • • When you use the variable XS_USE_NEW_PLATE_DESIGNATION Steel 2000 and KISS exports now contain the correct values. Selecting Export all in 3D DGN exports no longer causes the export to fail. Importing the entire profile catalog from any environment to the UK environment did not work if the existing catalog already contained a cross-section with same name and the suffix _ 2. _4.

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

Save the custom component and exit the custom component editor.6. When you open the custom component properties dialog box.0 Common features 123 . you now have the option to create or not create the part: Editing custom components Tekla Structures 11. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Tekla Structures saves a library definition of the custom component in the file xslib.0 stores edited custom components separately to the original custom component: • When you create a custom component.db1 in the current model folder.

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

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

2) Meaning 1 inch 1/2 inch 1 1/2 inches 1 foot. Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11.x) Example imp(1) imp(1.1.x. based on the thickness you specify. For extrastep enter an integer to define the increment to the next size (default is 0). use the new field Position in relation to primary part on the General tab of the detail properties dia- log box: Select a checkbox to indicate the position of the definition point of the detail. Use the Horizontal offset and Vertical offset fields to define the horizontal and vertical alignment of the detail.0 includes the following fixes: Market size function The Custom component editor includes a new parameter.1.2) imp(1. relative to the main part.x.90mm 38. thickness.1.x) imp(x. The syntax is =fMarketSize(material.70mm 25.0 Common features .x. inches and fractions: Format imp(x) imp(x. fMarketSize().10mm 12. 126 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.x) imp(x.Use the following formats to identify feet. relative to the primary part. which gives the next available market size for the material.2) imp(1. extrastep): • • Insert the material as a string with in the parentheses. 1 1/2 inches Result 342.40mm New detail position options To position custom details on contour plates and concrete slabs.

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

0 Common features .0: Detail and thumbnail view Browse component names or thumbnails: Detail view: 128 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.Component catalog improvements The Component catalog contains the following new features in Tekla Structures 11.

Thumbnail view: Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0 Common features 129 .

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

. Press CTRL-f to open the component catalog.0 Common features 131 . 2. Right-click the component and select Change picture.\Tekla Structures\11.. to view the description field in the lower section of the catalog Select a component. Locate the thumbnail and select it: 5. Create an image and save it in bmp format in .. for example. Tekla Structures links the thumbnail to the component. Add or edit thumbnail images To edit a thumbnail image for a component: 1. Click window. 2. To create the image. 6. To remove a component from a group. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. always use Remove command. 4. 3.0\nt\bitmaps folder. Add or edit descriptions Click OK.If you click Delete. the component is deleted from the model. you can use Component basic view and Snapshot commands. To add component descriptions or edit existing ones: 1.

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

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

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

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

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6 Tekla Structures 11. Compatibility Tekla Structures 11. You need Windows Administrator rights to install Tekla Structures 11.0 is a main release and contains many new features and fixes.0 Steel Detailing 137 . Once you save a model in Tekla Structures 11. 138) Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 137) Drawings (p.1 Topics Modeling This section describes the following new features and fixes: New weld options (p. 139) Components (p.dll files are updated.0 is compatible with all previous versions. 141) 6.0 Steel Detailing Tekla Structures version 11. You can open and work with existing models using Tekla Structures 11. or in Xengineer. 139) Import and export (p. This ensures that all Windows system folder *. We recommend that you complete any models you have started using your current version.0.0. Installing Tekla Structures setup creates a new subfolder for Tekla Structures 11.0. you can no longer open it in older versions. Topics This chapter is divided into following sections: • • • • Modeling (p. in Xsteel.0.

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

Sometimes slots appeared in the wrong direction in drawings.0 only relocates marks if the model changes. For Oversized bolt holes for bolts that did not have a slot value. Use the variable to dimension minimum and maximum position for bolts. Fixed. not when the point is. 140) Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Sometimes part cuts in the end of an assembly were included in the overall dimension of the part.0: • Sometimes parts at the left end of an assembly were used when calculating drawing view boundaries for an end view from the right end of the assembly. This variable can be used only when the dimension point is inside the bolt group.3 Topics Import and export This section describes the following new features and fixes: NC file settings moved to user interface (p.g. Fixed. Fixed. for example.0 Steel Detailing 139 .6. Fixed. Positioning secondary parts (e. • • • • 6. bolt marks and bolt symbols were incorrect in drawings. Tekla Structures 11.2 Drawings Fixes • The variable XS_BOLT_POSITION_TO_MIN_AND_MAX_POINT now works correctly. gusset plate) using By bolt dimensioning now creates horizontal and vertical dimensions both to the same hole: Previous versions • Tekla Structures 11. in the part end.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

147) Add surface treatment to parts (p. 149) Miscellaneous (p.0 Precast Concrete Detailing The Tekla Structures 11. 162) Topics 7.1 Topics Modeling This section describes the following new features and fixes: Deforming parts (p. You can use these tools to curve long sections that will settle on site. 147) Drawings (p.0 you can warp. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 152) Components (p. 161) Reinforcement (p. 151) Deforming parts In Tekla Structures 11. and shorten concrete parts.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 147 . camber.7 Tekla Structures 11. for example.0 Precast Concrete Detailing configuration contains the following new features and fixes: Modeling (p.

inp file. enter the angle of the beam at its start point.Warping To warp a beam: 1. Double-click the part to open the part properties dialog box. ensure that the attributes warping1 and warping2 are not included in the file. They will override values entered in the part dialog box. In the Start field. Go to the Deforming tab. Cambering To camber a part: 1. Double-click the beam to open the part properties dialog box. In the Cambering field. enter the angle of the beam at its end point. and go to the Deforming tab. relative to the part reference line. 4. enter the degree of camber in the local z direction. 148 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. If you have customized the objects. In the End field. 2.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . relative to the part reference line. 3. 2. Click Modify to warp the beam.

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

0 Precast Concrete Detailing .• The options for Bonding are Option 1/1 Bonding 1/2 1/3 1/4 150 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Select User-defined attribute in the Elements list and click Add. 2.0 includes the following new features and fixes: Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Templates and reports Tekla Structures 11. to add tile width property to a surface treatment mark: 1. Click OK. or modify existing ones. to add TILE_WIDTH to the list of mark elements: 4. In the Mark content dialog box.For example. 5. enter TILE_WIDTH: 3. Add surface treatment marks to the drawing.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 157 . The surface treatment marks now include the tile width: See also Part presentation and Marks in drawings in the online help.

0 Precast Concrete Detailing . 158 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. use the graphic field field_REBAR_SHAPE to show pull-out pictures.2 you can add pull-out pictures of reinforcing bars to drawing templates: Pull-out picture in a cast unit drawing: The row content type is REBAR In Template Editor 3.Rebar pull-out pictures in templates In Template Editor 3.2.

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

Fixed. ANG_V MESH_DIM_A. MESH_DIM_E. DIM_C. DIM_H1. DIM_F. MESH_DIM_K2. MESH_DIM_C. MESH_ANG_U.. ANG_T.Bent meshes in reports Use the following new attributes to include information about bent mesh in reports: Template Editor version 3.0 includes the following features and fixes: Middle section views Create middle section views of reinforcement. MESH_ANG_S. MESH_DIM_Y. DIM_X. MESH_DIM_B. MESH_DIM_J.bolt mark properties dialog box no longer opens the wrong dialog box.2 Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11. DIM_I. MESH_DIM_X. Reinforcement in cast unit drawings Cast-unit drawings now also show reinforcing bars that are attached to steel embeds. DIM_G. DIM_B. MESH_DIM_R. DIM_K1. MESH_DIM_G. DIM_K2. Fixes • • Sometimes reinforcement marks is fixed positions disappeared when you modified them. The Place. MESH_DIM_I. DIM_D. 160 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. DIM_O. MESH_DIM_H2. MESH_DIM_F. DIM_Y. MESH_DIM_K1. ANG_S. ANG_U. DIM_E. DIM_J. MESH_DIM_H1. MESH_DIM_D. and these attributes: Attribute name DIM_A. button in the Cast unit . MESH_ANG_T. DIM_H2. MESH_DIM_O.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . DIM_R.2 Use the MESH row content type.. MESH_DIM_TD. DIM_TD. and MESH_ANG_V 2.

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

7. 162) Reinforcement mesh properties (p. Cut parts created by concrete components generated warnings in the log file. (77). and (78). 166) Miscellaneous (p. The bearing pad is now automatically part of the column assembly.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . To prevent this.0 includes the following features and fixes: • • When you modified a system component that added parts to a cast unit it sometimes removed other parts from the cast unit. define a specific assembly number for the bearing pad in the component dialog box. • Setting part representation to Fast in the View setup dialog box did not display polygon plates and cuts correctly. Fixed. 170) Spiral reinforcement groups In Tekla Structures 11. Fixed.4 Topics Reinforcement This section describes the following new features and fixes: Spiral reinforcement groups (p. (76).0 you can model circular or polygonal spiral reinforcing bar groups. • Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11. Create the spiral reinforcing group using the Reinforcing bar group or Circular reinforcing bar group tools 162 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 164) Reinforcement components (p.• Column end cuts have been corrected in two-sided seating connections (76) and (78) for beams that are not parallel or with lower planes at different levels. This applies to seating connections (75).

Enter or modify other properties.Example To create a circular spiral reinforcing bar group: 1. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Select the part. 6. 4. Click Apply or OK. 2. Pick two points to indicate the distribution of the bars. 5. Double-click the Create circular reinforcing bar group icon Reinforcing bar properties dialog box. select Spiral in the Rebar group type list box: to open the 3. if required. On the Group tab. 7. Pick three points to define the stirrup.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 163 .

Does not define the size of the mesh. for both longitudinal and crossing bars.8.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . Reinforcement mesh properties The Reinforcement mesh properties dialog box includes several new properties: Field Mesh Description Click to select a mesh from the mesh catalog. Tekla Structures attaches the spiral reinforcement to the part. 164 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Pitching. Left overhang and Right overhang. Tekla Structures applies the following properties to the mesh type: Diameter. Creation method Defines whether the bars are evenly distributed or not. See also Reinforcing bar group in the online help.

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

pick points to indicate the polygonal shape of the reinforcement. or for a defined polygonal area: To use: 1. this component now uses them all. FIxes Click the middle mouse button to create the reinforcement mesh. Pick the part. not just the first one. or. pick the first position. To attach the reinforcement to the entire part. e. to attach reinforcement mesh to a selected area.g. When you define more than one set of distances in the Bar pitching field. 166 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 3.0 includes the following new features and fixes: Reinforcement mesh array in area (89) Use the component Reinforcement mesh array in area (89) to create reinforcement meshes for an entire concrete part.Reinforcement components Tekla Structures 11. 2. 10*200 15*200.0 Precast Concrete Detailing .

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

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

with exact spacing and a flexible last space. Lifting anchor (80) You can now can define Class for lifting anchors. select the Three zones option in the Arrangement field and the Spacing option in the Creation method field for the middle zone. select the By spacing option in the Creation method field.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 169 . Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. With the following lacer types default 'p1' and 'p2' values are half the length of the side of the pad footing: Rebar spacing is now correctly calculated: • To create a rebar group with exact spacing and flexible first and last spaces. To create a rebar group in three zones. Cover thickness options on the Bottom bars and Top bars tabs. select the Three zones option in the Arrangement field and the Spacing option in the Creation method field for the third. Main and cross bar extensions. with exact spacing and flexible first and last spaces. Beam end reinforcement (79) The diagonal bar no longer protrudes from the beam. • • • Pilecap reinforcement (76) Rebar spacing is now correctly calculated. To create a rebar group with exact spacing and flexible first and last spaces. To create a rebar group in three zones. Support for curved and tapered rebar groups. Pad footing (77) D-type lacer bars are now centrally placed so that they are identical. To create a rebar group in three zones. select the Three zones option in the Arrangement field and the Spacing option in the Creation method field for the first zone. with exact spacing and a flexible first space.Slab bars (18) The Slab bars (18) component includes following new features: • • • • Group offsets from the edge of the slab. select the One zone option in the Arrangement field and the Spacing option in the Creation method field.

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

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

New seismic codes Tekla Structures 11. they are treated as clashing. New design codes The following design codes have been added for steel: Desi Option AS 1250 SNiP-11-23-81 AIJ Description Australian design code for steel Russian design code for steel Japanese design code for steel The following design codes have been added for concrete: Option AS 3600 SNiP-2.01 AIJ See also Description Australian design code for concrete Russian design code for concrete Japanese design code for concrete Design codes and methods in the online help.If there is a connection between members.0 Analysis and design .0 includes the following new seismic codes: • • IBC2003 (US) AIJ (Japan) 172 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.03.

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

Right click and select Inquire to see the analysis results.5*8. if span length is 8. even if there are no adjacent beams.0 includes the following improvements: • • • • • You no longer need to create load groups before applying loads in the model.5*8.0 meter 4.0)/8).• Have Tekla Structures automatically calculate the effective slab width by dividing the span length of the beam by the value you enter. The dialog box name is now Load groups New Current field and Set current button in the Load Groups dialog box. The effective width cannot exceed the maximum distance to the next beam: • For the Composite beam option.0 meters. The results that relate to composite beams are: • • • • • • Effective width slab thickness slab material concrete strength rib width and height stud diameter and length Load groups Tekla Structures 11. • Inquiring effective width Effective width must be less than half the distance to the nearest composite beam. For example. = 1. You can select loads by load groups and load groups by loads. factor 8 is used for both left and right. slab width is zero if there are no adjacent beams. 174 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. • The Automatic composite beam option enables Tekla Structures to calculate slab width.0 Analysis and design .0)/8) + ((0. • Run the analysis to calculate the effective slab width. So the effective width of the slab is: ((0. Right-click a load group to export or import it.

0 Analysis and design 175 . SLS..0\environments\*your environment*\system folder. located in .The Loads toolbar contains the following new options: A list box to select a load Open Load groups group dialog box The default load groups are defined in the DefaultLoadGroups.\TeklaStructures\11.lgr file. The Analysis > Optimize menu contains the following new options: Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. For serviceability limit state. In the previous version factored loads were generally used. ULS.and LG-type load combinations are considered. but not for ULS load combinations.and LG-type load combinations are considered. BS. and AISC LRFD.0 runs a deflection check for SLS load combinations. For ultimate limit state. Changes in ULS and SLS design checks Tekla Structures 11. Tekla Structures 11.0 distinguishes between Ultimate Limit State (ULS) and Serviceability Limit State (SLS) load combinations in steel codes EC3.

The load panel distribution method is now always used. Tekla Structures considers ULS and LG load combinations. Tekla Structures generated overlapping member loads from a single load. Some limitations have been removed from the load panel system.0 Analysis and design . The Serviceability limit state option will be available in version 11. Load distribution fixes Tekla Structures 11.1.Pro post processor.• Analysis model parts Optimizes only the parts included in the analysis model. Invalid spanning direction is now automatically corrected.Pro. Tekla Structures distributed the area load to the wrong part. and parts not included in the analysis model if their design group matches the design group of a part in the analysis model. uniform load areas can now be any shape and can contain holes. this option includes the serviceability limit state in the optimization. • • • • 176 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0 uses the load panel system as the default load distribution method. By default. The direction does not matter in this case. Now Tekla Structures always merges loads from a single load.0 includes fixes for the following: • There was error in load distribution if the new load panel system was used and the direction of the primary axis was incorrect. Use the Serviceability limit state switch to also consider SLS and LG load combinations • Selected parts The same as Analysis model parts and also optimizes selected parts. Also. If you used load panel distribution. Tekla Structures 11. Inquiring a load applied to a slab always generated a similar warning. This made it difficult to check loads in the STAAD. if double spanning and automatic primary axis weight are used. An unnecessary warning appeared in load distribution even if the load was correct in STAAD. • Serviceability limit state If limit state design is active. If you used load panel distribution.

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

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

which resulted in incorrect values for those user-defined attributes.• The Inquire command showed the default user-defined attribute value 2147483647. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0 Analysis and design 179 . Modifying analysis-related user-defined attributes without the A&D module installed caused an internal error.

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