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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..1..................................................................................... 58 Miscellaneous .......................................................2 2.......................................3 Modeling ....... 49 Components......................................................................................................... 53 Drawings........................................................................................................ 55 Components.............. 58 Macros and details ....................................................................................4 2 Release Notes ................................................................................................. 59 2............ 58 Bracing connections ......... 54 Contour plate orientation .................................................................... 48 Battering connection (13) improvements................................................................. 46 Automatic seam positioning............................................. 56 Beam to beam connections ............................................................. 53 2........................................................ 50 Stairwell and elevator shafts (90) ................. 48 Miscellaneous ............................................................................. 50 Miscellaneous ..........................1 Steel Detailing .......... 55 IFC import............. 47 Using Excel with custom components.................... 56 Building (S91) ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 47 Imperial units in formulas ...................................................................................... 54 CNC............ 57 Beam to column connections............................................................1 2.................... 54 Import and export........................................................................................................ 51 2 Tekla Structures 11..........................................................................................................6 Performance improvements....................................... 54 Fabtrol XML import (17) .........

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

Installing Tekla Structures setup creates a new subfolder for Tekla Structures 11. You need Windows Administrator rights to install Tekla Structures 11.1 Common features Tekla Structures version 11. Topics This chapter is divided into following sections: • • • • • • General (p.1.1 Tekla Structures 11. you can open it in Tekla Structures 11.0. Compatibility Tekla Structures 11.1.1 is a main release and contains many new features and fixes.dll files are updated. 11) Drawings (p. or in Xengineer.1 Common features 7 . 50) Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. in Xsteel. 8) Modeling (p.1. You can open and work with existing models using Tekla Structures 11. 26) Import and export (p.1 is compatible with all previous versions. but not in older versions. 46) Components (p. 45) Custom components (p. This ensures that all Windows system folder *. Once you save a model in Tekla Structures 11.1. We recommend that you complete any models you have started using your current version.

select the macro and click Run. To perform the recorded macro. 8 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 6. Click Tools > Macros.1 Common features .1 you can record user interface macros to simplify some tasks that need many mouse clicks. Perform the commands in the user interface. To record a macro: 1. 5. Click Record. Click Stop to stop recording.. to open the Macros dialog box. 3. Type in a name for the macro. 2.1. dialog boxes and shortcuts. 4.1 General This section describes the following new features and fixes: Recording and running macros In Tekla Structures 11. You can record series of actions from menus..

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

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

1 Common features 11 . Select the cut face to apply the surface treatment to: Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 2.1.2 Modeling This section describes the following new features and fixes: Adding surface treatment to parts Tekla Structures 11. Tekla Structures recognizes the openings and recesses in the part. To add surface treatment to cut faces: 1. 4.1 includes following improvements in adding surface treatment to objects: Cuts and recesses Now when you add surface treatment to parts with openings or recesses. Pick the direction. 3. select Cut by father part cuts checkbox in the Surfacing properties dialog box. Pick the origin of the surface treatment. Click the Create face surfacing or Create polygon surfacing icon. Add surface treatment to cut faces You can now add surface treatment to cut faces (faces created by a cut). When you select this option.

3. Select the part faces to apply the surface treatment to. In Tekla Structures 11. 4. • • Pick faces one by one.5. Surface treatment added to cut faces is modifed according to the changes made to the part. 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 11.1 you can apply the surface treatment to parts in the following ways: 1. 2.1 Common features . continue picking the polygonal area. • Add face surface treatment If you chose polygon surface treatment. Pick the direction of the surface treatment. Click the Create face surfacing icon Pick the origin of the surface treatment.

Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 4. • If you pick points outside the part face. 3. Pick the part face to add the surface treatment to.• Drag the mouse from right to left to select all objects totally or partly within that rectangular area: Add polygon surface treatment 1. 2. the corner points are forced to a face of the part. Pick points to form the surface treatment area.1 Common features 13 . Click the Create polygon surfacing icon Pick the origin of the surface treatment. 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. 5. Pick the direction of the surface treatment.

. The default value is 5.. and select Surfacings checkbox on the Numbering tab.. the smaller surface treatment overrides the larger one. Click Tools > Advanced options. The overriding is recognized in reports (only the visible area is calculated).1 includes following new features and fixes: Number of parameters Include unlimited number of parameters in sketched profiles. for example. to be able to cut thick surface treatment with polygon cut command: 1.. . Set the cut thickness with variable XS_POLYGON_CUT_EXTRA_THICKNESS. Parametric sketching improvements Tekla Structures 11. 2. and go to the Modeling category.. 14 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0. Numbering Surface treatment is now considered in numbering: To set Tekla Structures compare surface treatment in numbering click Setup > Numbering.Overlapping surface treatments When you create overlapping surface treatments. Cutting surface treatment Use variable XS_POLYGON_CUT_EXTRA_THICKNESS to define the cut depth of polygon cut.1 Common features .

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

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

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

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

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

Modified part positioning planes.The following pictures display the default part positioning planes in the Cross section sketch editor view and in part end view.1 Common features . 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. with 0 offset. with 0 offset. 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. 20 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

to 3. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. The connection positioning planes are displayed as green lines. Miscellaneous fixes • For more information on sketching tools. Click icon to show default part positioning planes. To revert to the default planes: select the plane lines and select Delete from the pop-up menu. Fixed. • • The part positioning planes are displayed as blue lines. 2. The modified planes are saved with the sketch. Then click the Show or hide part positioning planes or Show or hide connection positioning planes icon again. In the upper right and lower left corners are handles which you can drag to modify the location of the planes. or icon show the connection positioning planes. Open the Cross section sketch editor view. 4.1 Common features 21 .To view or modify the planes: 1. Sometimes the profile dimensions were corrupted when the sketched profiles were updated in the model after closing the sketch editor. see Sketching and using cross sections in the online help.

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.

When you create distances to bind model objects together.1 includes new options for binding objects to planes: • Center planes • Cut planes • Use to bind object handles to cut surfaces. 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. use the second list box on the Snap settings toolbar to select the plane to bind the object to.1 Common features 23 .Binding objects to center and cut planes Tekla Structures 11.

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

7.1 Common features 25 . you can pick multiple lines after that. click the symbol. using this part to cut another part did not work correctly. To move the clip plane. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Now once you have picked the part. You can only move the plane to the direction of plane normal (and opposite). you can pick multiple lines after that. To delete a clip plane: Click the clip plane symbol and click Delete. drag and drop it to the new location. see Points > Plane-line intersection in the online help. Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11.1 includes following new features and fixes: Plane-line and part-line intersection points • Command Points > Plane-line intersection did not work correctly.6. For more information. Now once you have picked the plane. Fixed. • Part cuts If a part was cut with part cut or polygon cut command. • Command Points > Part-line intersection did not work correctly.

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

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

dat file for a full list of surfacing codes.1 Common features .. • See product_finishes. 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. MF./environments/*your environment*/system folder). • 28 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.Hatch patterns for surface treatment Now you can use hatches with all surface treatment types in drawings. Surfacing. for example. To show hatching in the drawing. 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 .htc Which hatch to use with which surfacing type is configured in surfacing..

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

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

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

4. 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.1 Common features . or click icon Pick the first corner of the detail view. 5. 3. on the Drawings: View toolbar. Pick position for the detail symbol. Click Create > Detail view. 2.1.

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

1 Section view label contains reference to drawing C. in Drawing properties category): • • • • XS_SECTION_VIEW_REFERENCE . View label contains reference to the original drawing B.detail view label XS_DETAIL_SYMBOL_REFERENCE . 34 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. .1.section view label XS_SECTION_SYMBOL_REFERENCE ..1 where the section view was moved to. Also the section and detail contain reference to the drawing where the view was moved to: Original drawing B. use the following variables (Tools > Advanced options. Label texts To edit the reference text in the labels.The moved views contain a reference to the drawing where the original section or detail was located.1 .1 containing section view. For example. Target drawing C.1 Common features .section symbol label XS_DETAIL_VIEW_REFERENCE .1 . See %DRAWING_TITLE%..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.

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

but there were no slot holes activated for any bolt plys.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. 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).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. *** XXX_GROSS area is the area of the exterior outline of the shadow excluding the interior outlines (=holes).LONG_HOLE_X") and GetValue("HOLE. 36 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.LONG_HOLE_Y") returned slotted value other than zero. LONG_HOLE_X and LONG_HOLE_Y Formulas GetValue("HOLE. area of faces which outward normal points to it's positive or negative local Z-axis.

AREA"). for example. GetValue("PRIMARY. Surface treatment in templates and reports • In previous version template attributes SURFACING_NAME and CODE gave the same result. Value field formula can be GetValue("PRIMARY.1 Common features 37 . Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Fixed.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.XXX") or GetValue("SECONDARY_1.XXX").

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

The hatch color is defined using the RGB (Red Green Blue) values (scale is from 0 to 255). it returns the name of the bolt.1 includes following new features and fixes: Plotting gray hatches Now you can define a special hatch color. Smaller values give darker shade. To use the hatch color: 1. Plotting and printing Tekla Structures 11. 3. The hatch is plotted in color or grayscale. 3.1 Common features 39 . To define a special color hatch: 1. 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. which will not be converted to black when plotting. Click Apply and OK.. or circle).. Open the drawing object properties dialog box (rectangle.• The template attribute NAME_SHORT now returns correct values from the bolt assembly catalog: • • for bolts. depending on the selected printer settings. Select fill color Special. Open the drawing.) and go to Hatching category. 2. Open the Advanced options dialog box (Tools > Advanced options. higher values lighter. polygon. depending on the selected printer settings. This color will be plotted as color or grayscale. You do not have to restart Tekla Structures to activate changes to these variables.0). Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. it returns bolt "Standard" for studs. 2.0. not the short name of the bolt asssembly.

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

. 2. Section view direction Now Tekla Structures creates the section views in GA drawings always so. without restarting Tekla Structures. • Confirm save when closing a drawing If you have not made any modifications and close the drawing.1 Common features 41 .3. and go to the Drawing properties category. Plotting category. Use variable XS_ALWAYS_CONFIRM_SAVE_WHEN_CLOSING_DRAWING to set Tekla Structures always display the confirmation dialog: 1. Click Apply and OK. 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. Click Tools > Advanced options. 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 default value is FALSE. Set XS_ALWAYS_CONFIRM_SAVE_WHEN_CLOSING_DRAWING to TRUE. that the z axis points up: • Section views for XY plane views. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. the z axis points up. or gently sloped planes like roof planes.

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

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

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

Part and Bolt accuracy: Normal.1. lines or reference lines. If you select No. 2. Enter the file name. Cuts: to export cuts Inner contours: for example. Open a Tekla Structures model. 4. to navigate to another file Select whether to export as DWG or as DXF.. to export the inner contours of a tube. • This dialog box has replaced the Export 3D DXF dialog box.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. Click File > Export > 3D DWG. the tube is exported as a solid. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. or use Browse.1 Common features 45 . 1. Now you can use the same properties to both DWG and DXF export. to open the Export 3D DWG/DXF dialog box. 3. Modify the properties: • • • • Export as: You can export the model as faces. High or No bolts... 5..

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

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

file locations and how to perform the connection check with Excel. the spreadsheets locate in folder .\TeklaStructures\*your version*\environments\country_independent\exceldesign.xls • For example component_custom1. unit) or acronym vwu(value.0. • The location of the spreadsheet is specified in excel.\TeklaStructures\*your version*\nt\bin\plugins folder).. 5. Example: vwu(4.6 mm Known units are: • • • • • • • "ft" ("feet". Spreadsheet location Save and close the custom component editor..1 Common features .4.vb tile (in . 48 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. see Using Excel in connection design in the online help. Spreadsheet name The name of the file must be component_*component name*. By default. "foot") "in" ("inch". and the battering would be less than the value you entered in the angle field. Imperial units in formulas To convert Imperial units to internal units (metric) in formulas. 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. For more information on the required Excel files. unit).xls for a custom component named custom1. use the new function ValueWithUnit(value. "inches") "m" "cm" "mm" "rad" "deg" Battering connection (13) improvements Now if you fit the secondary part at an angle to the main part. "in") returns 101.

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

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

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

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1.1 Modeling This section describes the following new features and fixes: Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11.1 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.2 Tekla Structures 11. 53) Drawings (p. 56) 2.1 includes fixes for the following • Unpainted steel is now added to surface treatment hatch schema file surfacing.1 Steel Detailing configuration contains also the following new features and fixes: Topics This chapter is divided into following sections: • • • • Modeling (p.UP.htc in Europe and US Imperial environments as 4.1 Steel Detailing 53 . Tekla Structures 11. 54) Import and export (p.1 Steel Detailing In addition to the features and fixes in chapter 1. 54) Components (p.ANSI32.

2. Click User-defined attributes. a single-part drawing of the plate. you can now set the contour plate main axis to follow the line created by the first and second points you pick. and close the dialog box. 6. To define the contour plate orientation with first and second picked points: 1. Click Tools > Numbering > Modified to update numbering..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. Use this feature if you want to have different plate orientation in drawings or reports. Double-click the plate to open the Contour plate properties dialog box. Select From 1st to 2nd creation point in the Main axis direction list box.1 Steel Detailing . 3.. 5. and go to the Orientation tab. Create the contour plate. 4. for example. The first and second picked points will define the plate’s main axis. 2. 7.2. Create..2 Drawings This section describes the following new features and fixes: Contour plate orientation Instead of automatic plate orientation. Click Modify. to view the orientation of the plate.

• • IFC import The reading of boundary representation (BREP) in IFC reference files has been improved. enter TRUE in the Value field for the variable XS_SECONDARY_PART_HARDSTAMP. Note that Tekla Structures does not create hard stamps for plates. select Fabtrol XML import from the Type list box and click the Properties button to open the Fabtrol XML import (17) dialog box. CNC • In Tekla Structures 11.1 Steel Detailing 55 .0 you could not create NC files of. Now the file name is based on Assembly position and / or Part position elements (on the Hard stamp tab. dstv2dxf converter does not add correct texts to DXF files. z or zz profiles. and some CNC controller softwares interprets the DSTV files incorrectly. the variable is set to TRUE. CIMSteel. Now you can create NC files of all other profiles by using profile type SO in NC file settings dialog box. Select any of the following options FEM. By default. In Tekla Structures 11. set variable XS_NC_DISABLE_PIECE_IDENTIFICATION_FIX to FALSE in the batch files. for example. Because of this change. In the New import model dialog box. 4.0 hard stamps did not affect the DSTV file names. or Other. This has been fixed. by switching the places of phase and drawing identification in the DSTV file header. to open the New import model dialog box. 2. Click OK to import status information into the model. In Tekla Structures 11.1. • In Tekla Structures 11. Click File > Import.0 DSTV format was fixed to follow the DSTV standard even better than before.1 you can include hard stamps also for secondary parts in DSTV files. To do this. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 5. To enable the fix and create similar DSTV files as before. CAD. in the NC file settings dialog box). Click the Browse button against the Input file field to locate the file to import. 3.

in the current work plane. purlins. and search for Building (S91) macro. The building will be created in X and Y direction from the picked point.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. Pick the creation point for the building. 56 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 3. Double-click the macro to open Building (S91) dialog box. Click Ctrl + F to open the Component catalog. and click Apply or OK. 2. The left and right columns and rafter profiles are identical. Modify the properties. and gable end posts. To create a building with the macro: 1.2. 4. The macro creates frames and connections. roof and vertical bracing.1 Steel Detailing . You can use Tekla Structures system connections and custom connections in the macro.

Use the options on the BoxPBolts and BoxSBolts to control the bolting of the seat angle to primary and secondary parts. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.Beam to beam connections Tekla Structures 11. Use the options on this tab to determine seat angle position. orientation and method of attachment (bolted or welded). Shear plate simple (146) There is no longer a gap between shear plate and column with NS / FS options.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.1 Steel Detailing 57 .

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

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

. 3. select the view direction in the Fixed drawing main view list box: To get the front view shown in the "top form" face in drawing: 1. Click View. Click User-defined attributes.. To see the top in view correctly in the drawing. Use this feature to define the casting direction for a concrete part. select Fixed in the Coordinate system on the Attributes tab: Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Fixed drawing main view Now you can define which part face is the front view in the drawing (the ’top in form’).. Update the numbering. On the Parameters tab.. Modify the compare criteria for each numbering serie separately. 2. 3. Click Apply and OK. The comparing options are: • • • • • • • Main part profile Secondary parts Chamfers Material Overall length Cuts Name 6. Open the drawing properties dialog box. 7. to open the user-defined attributes dialog box. Double-click the part to open part properties dialog box. To set the front view for a part: 1.5.1 Precast Concrete Detailing 63 . to open the drawing view properties dialog box. 2.

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.. select By reference point in the Embedded objects list box: 64 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Open the Cast unit drawing properties dialog box and click Dimensioning. the new object will belong to the same assembly if the copied object is inside an existing assembly. 3.1 the embedded objects can be dimensioned by reference point. Seams and connections work with warping.dimensioning properties dialog box.1includes following new features and fixes: • • You can warp. To set dimensioning by reference points: 1. Miscellaneous • Now when you copy cast unit members and reinforcing bars. In Tekla Structures 11.1 Precast Concrete Detailing . camber and shorten steel and concrete beams and columns.Deforming parts Tekla Structures 11. 2.. On the Position dimensions tab in the Cast unit .

1 Precast Concrete Detailing 65 .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. Now they have their own content type STRAND. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Template attributes CAST_UNIT_TOP_LEVEL and CAST_UNIT_BOTTOM_LEVEL did not work in part marks. Strands were listed together with reinforcement bars in templates and reports. so you can distinguish them from reinforcement bars. The images are saved in *model folder*/Reports/ *reportname*_images folder. • • • Reinforcing bar pictures are now automatically created in the model folder and linked to HTML reports. The template attribute STRAND_PULL_FORCE now outputs correct values in reports. Fixed. containing the real bending shape pictures. • Miscellaneous 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 . 66 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Fixed.

4 Custom components This section describes the following new features and fixes: Custom components in cast-units Adding custom components.1 Precast Concrete Detailing 67 .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. used for example as cast-in embeds. which can be polylines or sloped. and explode the cast unit from the pop-up menu. 3. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 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.3. The component creates slabs between two support lines.

68 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. New properties: you can define thickness of stairs in top and bottom and the draft.1 Precast Concrete Detailing .Concrete stairs (7) Includes the following new features and fixes: • • User interface includes pictures.

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

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

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.double tee beam (51) The additional corner reinforcement bars were not attached to the part. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.1 Precast Concrete Detailing 71 . Pockets and recesses are now taken into account Automated reinforcement layout . Post tensioning (61) Creates post-tensioning cables in concrete parts. Fixed. Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11.Component Hollow core reinforcement (60) Description Creates hollow core reinforcement.

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78) Miscellaneous (p.1 Analysis and design 4.4 Tekla Structures 11. 74) Slab spanning direction (p. 77) Connections of plate elements improved (p. 78) Rigid diaphragm improvements (p.1 Analysis and design 73 . 75) Analysis & Design models dialog box (p. 76) Analysis properties for slab components (p.1 Analysis and design The Tekla Structures 11. 79) Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 76) Response spectrum (p.1 Analysis and Design module contains the following new features and fixes: • • • • • • • • Loading (p.

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

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

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

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.

75). Rigid diaphragm improvements Adjacent rigid diaphragms are now merged. Type "column_filter" in the Filter field. using rigid links if necessary. In Tekla Structures 11. See Slab spanning direction (p. 78 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. Slab spanning also affect slab/beam connectivity automatically. 1.1 Analysis and design .2.Connections of plate elements improved Slab/wall connectivity in the analysis model is now more flexible. 2. Only nodes which belong to a part matching the filter will be connected. A filter is defined for rigid diaphrgam. You can use for example column_filter to connect only column nodes with rigid diaphragms. Set Analysis type to Rigid diaphragm.0. In versions 10. 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. columns.1 you just select the Extended clash check checkbox in the Analysis model attributes dialog box and if slab or wall clashes with beams. but you needed to use node offsets (user-defined attributes) to move the wall in analysis model. or other slabs or walls they will be connected in the analysis model.x and 11. walls were not always connected to columns and beams automatically.

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

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

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

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

0 is compatible with all previous versions. You need Windows Administrator rights to install Tekla Structures 11.0 is a main release and contains many new features and fixes.0 Common features 83 . 84) Modeling (p. 127) Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0. Installing Tekla Structures setup creates a new subfolder for Tekla Structures 11. 119) Custom components (p. or in Xengineer. 92) Drawings (p. you can no longer open it in older versions. Once you save a model in Tekla Structures 11. We recommend that you complete any models you have started using your current version.0.0 Common features Tekla Structures version 11.0. Compatibility Tekla Structures 11. You can open and work with existing models using Tekla Structures 11. This ensures that all Windows system folder *. 102) Import and export (p.dll files are updated. 121) Components (p. in Xsteel.0.5 Tekla Structures 11. Topics This chapter is divided into following sections: • • • • • • General (p.

0 we refer to environment variables simply as variables.version 3. The left pane in the dialog box displays the list of categories. Variables are grouped together in categories. to open the Advanced options dialog box... 84 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.5. the variables can now be used in a new dialog box. 90) Batch file settings in the user interface In Tekla Structures 11.0 Common features .2 (p. click Tools > Advanced options. 87) New Template Editor . Variables have a description and the default value is shown in the dialog box. To view or change variable settings. Click a category to view the variables it contains in the right pane: • The right pane show the variable Name and the Value.1 Topics General This section describes the following new features and fixes: Batch file settings in the user interface (p. 84) Performance improvements (p. To make it easier to manage batch file settings. 87) Miscellaneous (p.

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

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

0. use Template Editor 3. • 4 Gb in x64 systems with 64 bit Windows XP / 2003. Click Retain if you do not want to convert the template.2 to the new format to open and edit them in Template Editor 3.0 includes a new version of the Template Editor.2. or click Retain and open the template in the old editor.2. which is the same as the 1st point. or to create a new template. Which version to use? • • To make minor modifications to an existing template. see Microsoft WHDC web page: http://www.2. Deleting parts from very complex assemblies is now faster. You can use templates and reports created with either of these Template Editors in Tekla Structures 11.mspx . Modifying a view in models that contained DWG reference files used a lot of memory. The /3GB switch increases the size of the virtual memory to 3 GB and restricts the kernel mode components to the remaining upper 1 GB.version 3. before you can use it. or converting a multiuser database.2. You must convert templates created with Template Editor 2. Tekla Structures now deletes empty string attributes when opening a single-user database. it prompts you to either convert the template. Tekla Structures now ignores the 4th point. To make major changes.com/whdc/system/platform/server/PAE/PAEmem. up to: • 3 Gb in Windows XP started with /3GB switch. Empty string attributes (attributes that only contain a space " " or nothing "") no longer increase the size of the database. This is fixed.2. version 3. You have to manually edit the template. It also includes the older version.0 Common features 87 .. For more information. This was because the DWG files contain triangular faces defined using four points. The reference files are also correctly read and displayed. • • • New Template Editor .2 template in Template Editor 3.2 Tekla Structures 11. When you open a version 2.2.0 includes following improvements: • Use more virtual memory.2. use Template Editor 2. • • Click Convert to convert the template and open it in Template Editor 3.Performance improvements Tekla Structures 11.microsoft. 2. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

\nt\TplEd\2.. for example. including: • • • • • Open several templates at the same time..0 > Tools > Template Editor 3. Hide rows.. Use row content types to filter out data.2: • OR • What’s New in 3. It contains several new features.2 Template Editor version 3.2 In Tekla Structures. Row content types define what type of data a row can contain. select All Programs > Tekla Structures 11.Starting Template Editor To start Template Editor 3.2 Open it in folder . To start Template Editor 2. WEIGHT for parts and WEIGHT_GROSS for plates can now be summed.0 Common features . Sum any fields together. create more compact templates by hiding rows that only collect information for the summary row.0 > Tools > Template Editor 2.2 From the Windows Start menu. Create almost any number of rules. For example.2: • OR • From the Windows Start menu. 88 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. click Tools > Templates.2 features an improved user interface. select All Programs > Tekla Structures 11.

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. Create templates to output content in several columns. Convert Imperial units to system units (metric).• Import AutoCad and MicroStation files into graphical templates. You can define the scale of the inserted DWG file by a scale factor. see User-defined attributes in templates in the online help. click Tools > Advanced options and select the File locations group. it stops searching. import blocks to use as title block. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 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. • Variable XS_TEMPLATE_DIRECTORY_SYSTEM is used to set the path to the default environment-specific templates delivered with Tekla Structures.0 Common features 89 . Tekla Structures searches for version 2. Add hierarchies and comments to the user-defined attributes in the attribute tree in Template Editor. For example.2 templates in two locations. • • • File location Tekla Structures searches for the new templates in the following locations. For more information. by width and height or by the maximum size. Add user-defined attributes to templates and reports.

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

Error message The error message SmartHeap Library MEM_BAD_POINTER. This is due to a minor bug in the shw32.0 Common features 91 . The Components checkbox has been removed from the Numbering setup dialog box. For more information.htm. 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. The Save as command now also saves a copy of the Analysis subfolder. Undo Using the Undo command only removes the last center of gravity point created.com/kb/xpsp2. Illegal chamfer warnings no longer give a warning beep. 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.microquill. Messages in the numbering log file about overlapping series are now more informative. This was fixed in later versions of the Microsoft OS.Save as • • Saving the model to a folder other than TeklaStructuresModels no longer creates an empty subfolder in the autosave folder. not all of them. go to http://www. Check database The check database now identifies illegal profiles.

Sketch arc. and Sketch circle tools to sketch the shape of the cross section. 95) Binding objects to different types of plane (p. Use the Sketch polyline. 97) Miscellaneous (p. 95) Making construction lines magnetic (p. 101) Sketching cross sections Use the tools in the Cross section sketch editor view to sketch parametric profile cross sections. dimensions. 2. To create a cross section: 1. Click File > Catalog > Profiles > Sketch parametric cross section to open the Cross section sketch editor view. Add dimensions to the sketch.2 Topics Modeling This section describes the following new features and fixes: Sketching cross sections (p. You can define the shape. 4. 3. To save a cross section it must: • • Sketching tools Be a closed shape Include dimensions. Tekla Structures includes the following tools for sketching parametric cross sections: 92 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. and parameters of a cross section using dimension lines and other constraints. 96) Improvements to copy and move tools (p. 97) Surface treatment (p. Use the constraint tools to refine and lock the shape of the cross section. 92) Show or hide handles (contour plates and concrete slabs) (p.5. 94) Selecting part handles (p.0 Common features .

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

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

Selecting part handles Tekla Structures 11.0 gives you the option to only select part handles within a window selection: • Select the parts. The options are: • • • Boundary planes of parts Outline planes of parts Grid planes Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Binding objects to different types of plane When you create distances to bind model objects together. • Hold down the Alt key. 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 .

96 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. To make a construction line magnetic. In Tekla Structures 11.0 Common features . for example. open the Construction line properties dialog box and select the Magnetic checkbox: Current limitations Construction circles cannot be magnetic. the handles on the line move with the line. see Points > Construction line in the online help.0 you can make construction lines magnetic. For more information on construction lines. Making construction lines magnetic When you make a line magnetic. This is useful. when modeling facades.You can only bind objects to grid planes in the Model Editor: Grid plane See also Plane types in the online help.

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. or to a selected area: Surface treatment added to a part face. special finishes.0 includes tools to create surface treatments for concrete and steel parts. You can create surface treatment for entire part faces. or tile patterns.0 Common features 97 . Using the Clear button in the Copy . for example. Tekla Structures 11. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. the dX. and dZ fields are set to zero).0 displays a warning. Surface treatment added to a selected area.e.translate and Move . • Surface treatment Tekla Structures 11. unpainted areas.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. dY. fire proofing. so they apply to subsequent copy commands.Improvements to copy and move tools • New check boxes in the Copy .

5.color in rendered views. Name .used in reports and draw- ings.Add to part face To add surface treatment to the face of a part: 1. Select the part face to apply the surface treatment to: • • • Ensure you are in a rendered view. 4.used in drawing marks. Tekla Structures creates the surface treatment. Click Apply or OK to save the properties and close the dialog box. Move the mouse cursor over a part. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0 Common features . 98 When prompted. pick the origin and direction of the surface treatment. Color . 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. Surfacing type and Surfacing name . the faces that you can select appear in blue. 3. Click a part face to select it.

0 Common features 99 . 5. Add to selected area Repeat steps 4 and 5 to continue adding the surface treatment to part faces. When prompted. Click Apply or Ok to save the properties and close the dialog box. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Pick points to indicate a polygonal area. 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. Tekla Structures creates the surface treatment. 6.6. 7. Enter or modify the surface treatment properties to use. Double-click Create polygon surfacing icon to define the properties of the surface treatment in the Surfacing properties dialog box: 2. Use the Create polygon surfacing tool to add surface treatment to a selected area. Select the part you add surface treatment to. 3. 4. pick the origin and direction of the surface treatment.

edit it using any text editor and save it in the Firm folder (indicated by the variable XS_FIRM). To add surface treatments to the file. Tekla Structures uses cut parts and cut planes to cut the surface treatment.0 Common features ..environments\*your_environment*\system folder. Use the chamfers on surface treatment corners to reshape and move the corners. You can also create cuts to add openings to surface treatments. are defined in product_finishes. 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.Cut parts If you add surface treatment to a part face that has openings. located in the .dat file. The first section of the file defines the types of surface treatment available. 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.

Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Plate orientation is now always recalculated before any output (drawings.0 Common features 101 .The remaining sections define the options for each surfacing type. This is where you add new options. The plate coordinate system is always from the first point picked to the second point picked. reports). // // // // // 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. Standard grid view settings are now automatically loaded when opening a model. Bolt group handles are now visible in rendered views.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. even if the bolt is only a hole. Hole group handles are now also correctly displayed. Stick models make appear different. Fixes • • • • • Xsnap now also works for user-defined plane reference points. This might affect plates created with older versions as follows: • • NC file contour points might start from a different point. 149) Miscellaneous Fixes Tekla Structures 11. The order in which bolts are selected no longer gives different clash check results. NC files. Deselecting a bolt group now also deselects bolt group handles.

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

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

Example 1

Modification: grid coordinates changed in the model:
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Before:

Grid dimensions in the drawing:

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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.

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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

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

For example: Combine equal dimensions set to Off: Combine equal dimensions set to 3*60=180. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. and four equal dimensions (1200 mm) are combined: Current limitations Combine equal dimensions feature does not work with US absolute and US absolute 2 dimension types.0 Common features 109 .

2. Double-click the dimension line to open the Dimension properties dialog box. The Unfolded option in the View properties dialog box of single part. Set the variable XS_UNFOLDING_PLANE_EPSILON to define epsilon when checking if all section points are in the same plane. To set the variable.0 Common features . assembly. and go to the Speed and accuracy category.Dimension line tags In Tekla Structures 11. Unfolding fixes Tekla Structures 11. The default value for this variable is 0. and enter the dimension line tags. GA and multi drawings now works correctly: • • You can now only update dimensions by recreating the view in the drawing level view properties. 110 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0 includes the following fixes: • • Bend angles in unfolded plates are now visible in multi-drawings. click Tools > Advanced options. 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: 1.01 mm.

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

To define a user-defined attribute in the drawing properties: click Userdefined attributes. you can keep the drawing list closed while going through the drawings. Close Tekla Structures and restart the program to activate your changes. Opening drawings Checking of drawings is now made much easier and faster than before.inp file: 3. The user-defined attributes you defined now appear in the Drawings dialog box. To display user-defined attribute in the Drawings list.. User-defined attributes in drawings in the online help. See also Common drawing properties in the online help. From now on. you must set special_flag (formerly consider_in_numbering) to yes for the userdefined attribute in the objects. in the drawing properties dialog box: 2.User-defined attributes To include a user-defined attribute in the Drawings dialog box: 1. 112 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11..0 Common features . 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.

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.Elevation dimensions In Tekla Structures 11. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. You can define different datum points for drawings and views.0 Common features 113 .

On the Label tab. enter the label text in the Text field. 114 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. select an option in the Symbol list box. 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.0 Common features .Improvements to section view symbols and labels Tekla Structures 11.

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

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

• Fixes • In general arrangement drawings. Tekla Structures now buffers hatches.0 Common features • • • • 117 . Fixed. so you could open the multi-drawing even if it was not updated. Modifying the properties of a multi-drawing deleted the update flag. Tekla Structures prompts you to update the drawing: Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Bevel dimensions now appear on the face of plates. Now if some drawings have an update flag. Grids • • Sometimes Tekla Structures combined the grid lines of several drawing grids.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. The default value is 100000. This applies also affects section views. arrow at end point • Drawing hatches To speed up opening drawings that contain hatches. opening a drawing sometimes locked up Tekla Structures. try using a larger value. You do not need to restart Tekla Structures to activate changes to this variable. If the drawing contains very complicated hatches. the drawing grid and any manual edit were deleted and a new grid created. 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. If a bolt or bolt hole was located near the boundary of a drawing view. For small hatches. not the edge. . When you moved a model grid in a drawing’s x and y directions. Fixed. Grids created in the model after creating a drawing now appear correctly in the drawings. only "table layout" field was recognized. use a smaller value. Fixed. parts not completely within the drawing view are now left open. The layout field was not recognized when you modified drawings. arrow at start point Along line. Use the following variable to adjust the size of the buffer: XS_HATCH_SEGMENT_BUFFER_SIZE. Fixed.

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

This means you can use data from architectural software. 121) Miscellaneous fixes (p. 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. 121) Import MicroStation 8 DGN files Tekla Structures 11. such as ArchiCAD. you can see the file format in the IFC file header: IFC Export Tekla Structures 11. For more information on using reference models. 119) IFC import and export (p. Tekla Structures supports only IFC2x2 reference files.0 exports both IFC2x and IFC2x2 files. and ADT.4 Topics Import and export This section describes the following new features and fixes: Import MicroStation 8 DGN files (p. Tekla Structures exports dgn files in MicroStation 7 format. Allplan.0 imports MicroStation 8 dgn files. 119) Web viewer models (p. see Reference models in the online help.0 Common features 119 . Bentley Architecture. It exports the following entities: • • • • • IfcBeam IfcColumn IfcSlab IfcWallStandardCase IfcPlate Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.5.

Current limitations • • • • IFC export does not support tapered members Some special profiles are not supported.0 Common features . 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. In some cases polybeams are placed and rotated incorrectly. 120 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Exporting curved beams is not always working correctly.

5 Topics Custom components This section describes the following new features and fixes: Performance improvements (p. When you set the variable XS_DGN_EXPORT_USE_LOCAL_ID to TRUE to use the local ID in 3D DGN export. _4. 126) Performance improvements • Tekla Structures 11. 121) New properties for custom components (p. Selecting Export all in 3D DGN exports no longer causes the export to fail. Profile rotation values in SDNF files are no longer doubled when importing.0 Common features 121 . 125) New detail position options (p.Web viewer models Tekla Structures 11.0 creates and modifies custom components faster than previous versions. 125) Imperial units in formulas (p. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. • • • 5. 122) Editing custom components (p. Importing the entire profile catalog from any environment to the UK environment did not work if the existing catalog already contained a cross-section with same name and the suffix _ 2.0 imports webviewer models in XML format as reference models. it now works correctly. Miscellaneous fixes • • • When you use the variable XS_USE_NEW_PLATE_DESIGNATION Steel 2000 and KISS exports now contain the correct values. Now the imported cross-sections have the suffix _3. 123) Define parameters for part adds (p. Adding DXF files to a drawing no longer generates extra lines between bolts. etc. 126) Miscellaneous (p.

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

0 Common features 123 . you now have the option to create or not create the part: Editing custom components Tekla Structures 11. Save the custom component and exit the custom component editor. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. When you open the custom component properties dialog box. 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.6.db1 in the current model folder.

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

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

based on the thickness you specify. fMarketSize().10mm 12.40mm New detail position options To position custom details on contour plates and concrete slabs.2) Meaning 1 inch 1/2 inch 1 1/2 inches 1 foot. which gives the next available market size for the material. Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11.x) imp(x.2) imp(1.70mm 25.x.Use the following formats to identify feet. Use the Horizontal offset and Vertical offset fields to define the horizontal and vertical alignment of the detail.90mm 38.x. For extrastep enter an integer to define the increment to the next size (default is 0). inches and fractions: Format imp(x) imp(x.0 Common features .1.x.x) imp(x.x) Example imp(1) imp(1. relative to the main part. thickness. relative to the primary part. 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. The syntax is =fMarketSize(material. 126 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. extrastep): • • Insert the material as a string with in the parentheses.1.2) imp(1.1.0 includes the following fixes: Market size function The Custom component editor includes a new parameter. 1 1/2 inches Result 342.

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

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 11.0 Common features .

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

0\environments\*your environment*\system. To remove components from a group. Information on the folders you create is stored in the file ComponentCatalogTreeView. 4. your settings are stored in the current model folder. click Store. 3. If you modify the default tree.txt file. In the Component catalog. enter a name for the folder and click OK. 2.0 Common features . components are grouped in folders based on their type and framing condition. 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. You can add and remove components. if it is a default group. The new folder appears in the tree. To group the search results in a new folder. In the Store search result dialog box..By default. and create folders and subfolders. The default tree settings are stored in the file ComponentCatalogTreeView.\TeklaStructures\11. enter your search criteria and click Search.txt located in the attributes folder in the current model folder. right-click the component and select: • Remove. To create new folders in the tree view. located in the folder . or • Remove from search result if the folder was created from a search 130 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

To add component descriptions or edit existing ones: 1. to view the description field in the lower section of the catalog Select a component. for example. Press CTRL-f to open the component catalog.. 6. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0 Common features 131 . the component is deleted from the model. 4.. Add or edit descriptions Click OK. 3.0\nt\bitmaps folder. 2. To create the image. Tekla Structures links the thumbnail to the component. Right-click the component and select Change picture.. To remove a component from a group. 2. Click window. Add or edit thumbnail images To edit a thumbnail image for a component: 1. Locate the thumbnail and select it: 5.\Tekla Structures\11. you can use Component basic view and Snapshot commands. always use Remove command.If you click Delete. Create an image and save it in bmp format in .

..0\environments\*your environment*\system.csv.0 Common features . 132 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.3. Select Yes to save it. Now you can define the properties of a component to use in a specific situation.\attributes\ComponentDescriptions..txt files and move them to the system folder: . and select Edit keywords..\TeklaStructures\11..\TeklaStructures\11. Add or edit keywords To add or edit keywords. Keywords you add or edit are saved in ComponentCatalog. 4. then save a copy in the component catalog to use in similar situations. Tekla Structures searches for the files in the following order: Folder Current model Project Firm System Defined by The open model variable XS_PROJECT variable XS_FIRM variable XS_SYSTEM Customize and save components Many components are suitable to use in different situations.0\environments\*your environment*\system. You can combine ComponentCatalog.. Enter new text or edit the existing text. move the file to the system folder: .. right-click a component in the component catalog. To use your component descriptions in other models.txt file in the current model folder. Descriptions you add or edit are stored in the current model folder in the file .. Click in the model. Tekla Structures prompts you to save the description.

The Publish in catalog dialog box appears. the component is added to the All group. we’ll use the Bolted gusset (11) component as a single brace at the base plate of column. To save a copy of the component.. 131). 6. Adding more than 255 characters to the description field generated an application error. To change the thumbnail. By default the component uses the same thumbnail image as the original component. see Add or edit thumbnail images (p. Fixed.. We can add the component to a specific group. By default. we’ll right-click the component symbol in the model. 5.0 Common features Miscellaneous • 133 . 7. and select Publish in catalog..For example. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

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

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

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Installing Tekla Structures setup creates a new subfolder for Tekla Structures 11.0 is a main release and contains many new features and fixes. in Xsteel.0.dll files are updated. Once you save a model in Tekla Structures 11. 139) Import and export (p. You need Windows Administrator rights to install Tekla Structures 11.0. Topics This chapter is divided into following sections: • • • • Modeling (p.0. This ensures that all Windows system folder *. 139) Components (p. Compatibility Tekla Structures 11.1 Topics Modeling This section describes the following new features and fixes: New weld options (p.0.0 Steel Detailing 137 . or in Xengineer.0 Steel Detailing Tekla Structures version 11. 138) Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. You can open and work with existing models using Tekla Structures 11. you can no longer open it in older versions.0 is compatible with all previous versions. 141) 6. 137) Drawings (p. We recommend that you complete any models you have started using your current version.6 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. 111). Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.New weld options Tekla Structures 11.0 includes new weld options in the Weld properties dialog box: • • Effective throat is the weld size used in weld strength calculation.0 Steel Detailing .

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

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

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

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

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. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Fixed.• • • • • 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. Tekla Structures did not create the connection if the primary beam was a U-profile. Fixed. Beam to beam connections Tekla Structures 11.0 includes the following fixes: • • Using AutoConnections where beams did not touch the column caused application error. Purlin connection (93) With small rafters (< 120mm) bolts no longer penetrate both flanges.0 Steel Detailing 143 . Beam with stiffener (129) This connection now creates a correctly-shaped shear plate. AutoConnection improvements Tekla Structures 11. Two sided clip angle (143) This connection now creates correct angle plates with default values. Tekla Structures uses the values Fv=17 kips and Ft=44 kips and adds a note to the report. In the French environment. Fixed. If you use an non-standard material grade. even if the variable XS_AUTOCONNECTION_TOLERANCE was set. AutoConnection did not connect parts that were not touching.

0 includes the following new features and fixes: U. Fixed.0 The switch for indicating which part is slotted now works correctly. Gusset connections Tekla Structures 11. Macros and details Tekla Structures 11.Beam to column connections Tekla Structures 11.0 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. the bolt standard was not updated when you loaded saved properties. To fix this problem with older properties files. Before TS 11. 144 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. click the Load button twice and then the Save button.0 Steel Detailing .0 includes the following new features and fixes: Boomerang tube diagonal (59) In previous versions.S Bearing plate (1044) Now attaches studs to the bottom plane of the bearing plate instead of the top.

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

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

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

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

Click the User-defined attributes. cambered or shortened in the final erected position. Warping. 2. 2. Shortening To shorten a part: 1.. button. Click Apply to modify the part. To view a part in its fabrication state in the model: • Select the part and click View > Create view > Part undeformed view See also Show undeformed shape of parts in drawings (p. Click Apply to modify the part. 153).. Tekla Structures opens the Surfacing dialog box.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 149 . 4. Define the surface treatment properties on the Tile pattern tab: Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. after fabrication. 3.3. In the Shortening field. cambering and shortening parts in the online help. enter the shortening in the local z direction. Select Tile surface in the Type list box. 3. Double-click the part to open the part properties dialog box. Add surface treatment to parts To add a tiled surface treatment to a part: 1. Double-click the Create polygon surfacing or Create face surfacing icon to open the Surfacing properties dialog box. You can display parts in the model and in drawings in both their deformed and fabrication states. and go to the Deforming tab. Undeformed view Parts may be warped.

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.

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

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

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

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

Show tiled surface treatment in drawings You can now show tiled surface treatments in drawings... The display options are: Outline. To define how tiled surface treatment appears in drawings: 1. Bounding box. To open the Drawing surfacing properties dialog box: • • Click the Surfacing. button in the drawing properties dialog box or Double-click the outline of the surface treatment in the drawing: • 2. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. To show the tile pattern in the drawing. Click Apply or OK to save the drawing properties. select the Show pattern checkbox. Workshop form. 3.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 155 . Symbol. Exact. and Base box.

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

The surface treatment marks now include the tile width: See also Part presentation and Marks in drawings in the online help. to add TILE_WIDTH to the list of mark elements: 4. Select User-defined attribute in the Elements list and click Add. In the Mark content dialog box. enter TILE_WIDTH: 3. to add tile width property to a surface treatment mark: 1. or modify existing ones. Click OK.For example.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 157 . Add surface treatment marks to the drawing. 5.0 includes the following new features and fixes: Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Templates and reports Tekla Structures 11. 2.

use the graphic field field_REBAR_SHAPE to show pull-out pictures.Rebar pull-out pictures in templates In Template Editor 3.0 Precast Concrete Detailing .2. 158 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.2 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.

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

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

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

(77). • Setting part representation to Fast in the View setup dialog box did not display polygon plates and cuts correctly. • Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11. 7. 162) Reinforcement mesh properties (p. 166) Miscellaneous (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. define a specific assembly number for the bearing pad in the component dialog box.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . Cut parts created by concrete components generated warnings in the log file. 170) Spiral reinforcement groups In Tekla Structures 11. 164) Reinforcement components (p.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. The bearing pad is now automatically part of the column assembly.4 Topics Reinforcement This section describes the following new features and fixes: Spiral reinforcement groups (p. Create the spiral reinforcing group using the Reinforcing bar group or Circular reinforcing bar group tools 162 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. To prevent this. (76).0 you can model circular or polygonal spiral reinforcing bar groups. Fixed. Fixed. This applies to seating connections (75). and (78).

7. Pick two points to indicate the distribution of the bars. if required. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 163 . Double-click the Create circular reinforcing bar group icon Reinforcing bar properties dialog box. Select the part. 2. select Spiral in the Rebar group type list box: to open the 3. 4. Enter or modify other properties. On the Group tab. Click Apply or OK. 6. 5. Pick three points to define the stirrup.Example To create a circular spiral reinforcing bar group: 1.

Pitching.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . Tekla Structures applies the following properties to the mesh type: Diameter. Left overhang and Right overhang. See also Reinforcing bar group in the online help. for both longitudinal and crossing bars. Creation method Defines whether the bars are evenly distributed or not.8. Does not define the size of the mesh. 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.

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

not just the first one. or for a defined polygonal area: To use: 1.0 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. Pick the part. 2. When you define more than one set of distances in the Bar pitching field. to attach reinforcement mesh to a selected area. this component now uses them all.Reinforcement components Tekla Structures 11. FIxes Click the middle mouse button to create the reinforcement mesh.g. pick points to indicate the polygonal shape of the reinforcement. e. pick the first position. or.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . 10*200 15*200. 166 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 3. To attach the reinforcement to the entire part.

Inverted tee beam (52) Creates flexural. Automated reinforcement layout . shear or ledge reinforcement for inverted tee beams.rectangular beam (54) Creates flexural or shear reinforcement for rectangular beams. shear or flange reinforcement for double tee beams.Ledge beam (53) Creates flexural. 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 components Tekla Structures 11. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Automated reinforcement layout .double tee beam (51) Description Create flexural.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 167 . Automated reinforcement layout .

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

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

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

It is based on a clash check of solids. 174) Changes in ULS and SLS design checks (p. By default. 177) Extended clash check Extended clash check is now the default method for creating analysis models. If this variable is not set. 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. 173) Load groups (p.8 Tekla Structures 11.1 Topics Analysis and design The Tekla Structures 11. 175) Load distribution fixes (p.0 Analysis and design 8. 172) New seismic codes (p. the default value of 1mm is used. 171) New design codes (p.0 Analysis and design 171 . 172) Analyzing composite beams (p. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. To automatically connect parts in the analysis model. 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. 176) Miscellaneous (p.0 Analysis and Design module contains the following new features and fixes: Extended clash check (p.

0 includes the following new seismic codes: • • IBC2003 (US) AIJ (Japan) 172 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 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-2.0 Analysis and design .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. New seismic codes Tekla Structures 11.If there is a connection between members. they are treated as clashing.03.

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. select the slab Material and Thickness. 3. modify the beam properties on the Analysis tab: 1. Select: • • Composite beam to manually change composite beam properties. or Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. To analyze beams as composite beams. Select Effective slab width: • Enter the value. studs and concrete slab on top of the beams.Analyzing composite beams Composite construction consists of beams.0 Analysis and design 173 .

0 includes the following improvements: • • • • • You no longer need to create load groups before applying loads in the model.0 Analysis and design .0)/8). 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. factor 8 is used for both left and right. slab width is zero if there are no adjacent beams. Right click and select Inquire to see the analysis results. The dialog box name is now Load groups New Current field and Set current button in the Load Groups dialog box.0 meters. You can select loads by load groups and load groups by loads. Right-click a load group to export or import it. even if there are no adjacent beams.0)/8) + ((0.• Have Tekla Structures automatically calculate the effective slab width by dividing the span length of the beam by the value you enter.5*8. if span length is 8.5*8. For example.0 meter 4. • Inquiring effective width Effective width must be less than half the distance to the nearest composite beam. = 1. • The Automatic composite beam option enables Tekla Structures to calculate slab width. 174 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. So the effective width of the slab is: ((0. • Run the analysis to calculate the effective slab width. The effective width cannot exceed the maximum distance to the next beam: • For the Composite beam option.

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

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

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

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

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

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