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

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

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

1. To record a macro: 1. 2. Click Stop to stop recording.1 General This section describes the following new features and fixes: Recording and running macros In Tekla Structures 11. 6.1 you can record user interface macros to simplify some tasks that need many mouse clicks. 8 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. select the macro and click Run.. dialog boxes and shortcuts. 5. Perform the commands in the user interface. To perform the recorded macro. Click Tools > Macros.1 Common features . 3.. Type in a name for the macro. You can record series of actions from menus. to open the Macros dialog box. Click Record. 4.

/environments/countryindependent/macros folder: The recorded macro is saved in drawings or modeling folder. and the file is opened in the associated editor.The recorded macros are saved as *. depending on in which mode the macro was recorded. which you can manually edit. in . Coordinate symbol in rendered view Now you can see the model direction easier with the new coordinate symbol. click Create in the Macros dialog box. This command creates an empty macro file. click Edit on the Macros 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.cs files. set the following variable in the batch file: set XS_DISABLE_ADVANCED_OPTIONS=TRUE Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. The coordinate symbol follows the workplane. To disable the dialog box. To view and edit the recorded macro: 1.1 Common features 9 . To create a macro file manually. located in the lower right corner of the model view. or copy and paste macros from other files. 2. First check that the file type . In Tekla Structures.cs is associated with suitable text editor..

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

Add surface treatment to cut faces You can now add surface treatment to cut faces (faces created by a cut). 2. Select the cut face to apply the surface treatment to: Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. To add surface treatment to cut faces: 1. 3.1 includes following improvements in adding surface treatment to objects: Cuts and recesses Now when you add surface treatment to parts with openings or recesses. When you select this option. 4. Pick the origin of the surface treatment.1.1 Common features 11 . Tekla Structures recognizes the openings and recesses in the part. Pick the direction. select Cut by father part cuts checkbox in the Surfacing properties dialog box.2 Modeling This section describes the following new features and fixes: Adding surface treatment to parts Tekla Structures 11. Click the Create face surfacing or Create polygon surfacing icon.

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

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

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

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

In the Cross section sketch editor view. the yellow circles represent chamfers. 16 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.1 Common features . Double-click a yellow circle to open the Chamfer properties dialog box: 2.Chamfers Use chamfers when sketching profiles: 1. enter X and Y dimensions. The chamfers are shown in the Sketch browser dialog box. Click Modify and the chamfer is applied to the selected corner. 3. Select chamfer type. where you can add equations to them.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Select a rendered model view Right-click and select Create clip plane from the popup menu.To create a clip plane: 1.1 Common features Clip plane symbol . 4. Clip plane is displayed with a symbol. Selected plane 24 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 2. right-click and select Interrupt. 5. Select the clip plane position: pick any plane. To end the command. 3.

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

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

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

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

You can drag the text. The direction angle is maintained when the model changes and drawings are updated.• • Hatch name Extra scale • Extra scale is a numeric value that Tekla Structures uses to scale hatches. The starting point of the leader line is associative. When you click a pattern. for example. Circle properties dialog box by double-clicking Circle icon on the Drawings: Drawing toolbar. Tekla Structures uses the color defined on the Appearance tab of the drawing surfacing properties dialog box. (Also other drawing object properties include fill type selection)..1 includes following improvements in associative drawings: Texts in drawings Text objects are now associative (text position is updated when the model changes). and in the Hidden lines for back side. Text along line Text with leader line Along line. The start and end point of the line are associative. and it stays associative. in the Circle.htc schema file. Associative drawings Tekla Structures 11. you can view the name in the Type list box. • View available hatches To view a list of existing hatches: 1. 2.1 Common features 29 .. Open. Click Select. Text type Text Description The insertion point (the point you pick when adding the text) is associative. to open the collection of available hatch patterns. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Color (optional) • If you do not define a color for a hatch in the surfacing. arrow at start point The starting point of the line is associative (the point where Tekla Structures creates the arrow). The color and type definition in Visible lines is used for the front side surface treatment.

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

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

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

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

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

** Area of the "shadow" of the part at it's local XY-.1 includes following new template fields for parts. or YZ-plane. or YZ-plane. a html-file is created. See %%DRAWING_TITLE%%.Variable set in Advance options dialog box: • If you set the variable in the batch files. Area of faces which outward normal points to positive or negative global Xaxis.rpt) is set to be graphical. XZ-. or YZ-plane. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. or YZ-plane. For example. XZ-. use double % characters around the user-defined and template attributes. *** 35 . XZ. Templates and reports HTML-file Now when a report type (. *** Area of the "shadow" of the part at it's local XY-. ** Area of the "shadow" of the part at global XY-. assemblies and cast units: Field name AREA_PROJECTION_GXY_NET AREA_PROJECTION_GXZ_NET AREA_PROJECTION_GYZ_NET AREA_PROJECTION_GXY_GROSS AREA_PROJECTION_GXZ_GROSS AREA_PROJECTION_GYZ_GROSS AREA_PROJECTION_XY_NET AREA_PROJECTION_XZ_NET AREA_PROJECTION_YZ_NET AREA_PROJECTION_XY_GROSS AREA_PROJECTION_XZ_GROSS AREA_PROJECTION_YZ_GROSS AREA_PGZ AREA_NGZ AREA_PGX AREA_NGX Area of faces which outward normal points to positive or negative global Zaxis. New template fields Tekla Structures 11.1 Common features Description Area of the "shadow" of the part at global XY-. XZ-.

LONG_HOLE_Y") returned slotted value other than zero. 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. LONG_HOLE_X and LONG_HOLE_Y Formulas GetValue("HOLE.LONG_HOLE_X") and GetValue("HOLE. 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). *** XXX_GROSS area is the area of the exterior outline of the shadow excluding the interior outlines (=holes).1 Common features . 36 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. even when only the slot hole dimension was defined in the Bolt properties dialog box.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. but there were no slot holes activated for any bolt plys. area of faces which outward normal points to it's positive or negative local Z-axis.

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

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

Smaller values give darker shade.. 3. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0. polygon. Open the Advanced options dialog box (Tools > Advanced options. The hatch is plotted in color or grayscale. depending on the selected printer settings. Plotting and printing Tekla Structures 11. This color will be plotted as color or grayscale. which will not be converted to black when plotting. Select fill color Special. 2. Open the drawing. it returns the name of the bolt. 2. 3. Open the drawing object properties dialog box (rectangle. 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. depending on the selected printer settings. To use the hatch color: 1.) and go to Hatching category. Click Apply and OK.• The template attribute NAME_SHORT now returns correct values from the bolt assembly catalog: • • for bolts. not the short name of the bolt asssembly. The hatch color is defined using the RGB (Red Green Blue) values (scale is from 0 to 255). it returns bolt "Standard" for studs. higher values lighter. You do not have to restart Tekla Structures to activate changes to these variables.1 Common features 39 ..0). To define a special color hatch: 1. or circle).1 includes following new features and fixes: Plotting gray hatches Now you can define a special hatch color.

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

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

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

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

are freeplaced. Fixed.. Fixed. opening and closing • • • Cloning • Drawing list • 44 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.. Numbering category) opening drawings was slower than without it. Drawings created with old Xsteel versions (version 5.0 or earlier versions. The cloning did not always work properly in 11.When you used userdefined attributes in the value field of variable XS_ASSEMBLY_POSITION_NUMBER_FORMAT_STRING (Tools > Advanced options. Fixed. Fixed.1 Common features . Now only texts that have Placing property set to Free. Tekla Structures displayed a warning message saying the drawing is not up to date.. The single part views are still not cloned when cloning assembly drawings. Fixed. Using key plan reserved a lot of memory. • • • Keyplan Saving. Fixed. Sometimes when you moved or copied texts in drawings. Tekla Structures freeplaced them.Texts and symbols • The Angle property in the Text properties dialog box affected how the protect area of text with leader line was drawn. If a drawing represents several similar assemblies and one of the assemblies is modified. and texts with fixed placing are moved or copied where you want to place them. Sometimes the Title fields in the drawing list were displayed incorrectly when creating drawings. Now also the protect area of text with leader line is always drawn horizontally. and updated it afterwards. Symbols were not placed correctly when picking the insertion point in the Drawing editor. Multinumber characters were not always correct in single drawings. If you froze a drawing with P flag. a new assembly drawing is cloned automatically to suit the changed situation. using the pop-up menu commands.5 or older) could not be opened in Tekla Structures. Fixed. if the number of valid characters was different for assembly and part multinumbers (set with variables XS_VALID_CHARS_FOR_ASSEMBLY_MULTI_NUMBERS and XS_VALID_CHARS_FOR_PART_MULTI_NUMBERS). if the single part views were presented in the assembly drawing.

Now you can use the same properties to both DWG and DXF export. Modify the properties: • • • • Export as: You can export the model as faces.1 Common features 45 . 4.1. to navigate to another file Select whether to export as DWG or as DXF.. Open a Tekla Structures model. the tube is exported as a solid. • This dialog box has replaced the Export 3D DXF dialog box. Click File > Export > 3D DWG. Part and Bolt accuracy: Normal. Cuts: to export cuts Inner contours: for example.. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. High or No bolts. 2.. 1. 3. lines or reference lines. to export the inner contours of a tube.. or use Browse. If you select No. Enter the file name. to open the Export 3D DWG/DXF dialog box. 5.4 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click Modify. Double-click the plate to open the Contour plate properties dialog box. Create the contour plate.. and go to the Orientation tab. 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. Click User-defined attributes. for example. Create. 4. you can now set the contour plate main axis to follow the line created by the first and second points you pick. Use this feature if you want to have different plate orientation in drawings or reports. 6. and close the dialog box..2 Drawings This section describes the following new features and fixes: Contour plate orientation Instead of automatic plate orientation. Select From 1st to 2nd creation point in the Main axis direction list box. The first and second picked points will define the plate’s main axis. 5. 2.. 7.1 Steel Detailing .2. 2. 3. To define the contour plate orientation with first and second picked points: 1. to view the orientation of the plate. a single-part drawing of the plate.

0 DSTV format was fixed to follow the DSTV standard even better than before. z or zz profiles. 3. In Tekla Structures 11. Select any of the following options FEM. This has been fixed. In Tekla Structures 11. 5. or Other.1 you can include hard stamps also for secondary parts in DSTV files. Click OK to import status information into the model. set variable XS_NC_DISABLE_PIECE_IDENTIFICATION_FIX to FALSE in the batch files. in the NC file settings dialog box). • In Tekla Structures 11. Click the Browse button against the Input file field to locate the file to import. Now you can create NC files of all other profiles by using profile type SO in NC file settings dialog box. To do this. dstv2dxf converter does not add correct texts to DXF files. to open the New import model dialog box. for example. 2. To enable the fix and create similar DSTV files as before. • • IFC import The reading of boundary representation (BREP) in IFC reference files has been improved.0 hard stamps did not affect the DSTV file names. select Fabtrol XML import from the Type list box and click the Properties button to open the Fabtrol XML import (17) dialog box. CAD. By default.0 you could not create NC files of. In the New import model dialog box.1 Steel Detailing 55 . 4. Because of this change. CNC • In Tekla Structures 11. and some CNC controller softwares interprets the DSTV files incorrectly.1. CIMSteel. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. by switching the places of phase and drawing identification in the DSTV file header. the variable is set to TRUE. enter TRUE in the Value field for the variable XS_SECONDARY_PART_HARDSTAMP. Click File > Import. Note that Tekla Structures does not create hard stamps for plates. Now the file name is based on Assembly position and / or Part position elements (on the Hard stamp tab.

and search for Building (S91) macro. and click Apply or OK. The macro creates frames and connections. 4. 3. Double-click the macro to open Building (S91) dialog box. You can use Tekla Structures system connections and custom connections in the macro.1 Steel Detailing . purlins. roof and vertical bracing. The building will be created in X and Y direction from the picked point. Click Ctrl + F to open the Component catalog. and gable end posts. 2. in the current work plane. To create a building with the macro: 1. Pick the creation point for the building. Modify the properties.2.4 Components This section describes the following new features and fixes: Building (S91) Use this macro to create a portal frame building with saddle roof. 56 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. The left and right columns and rafter profiles are identical.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Topics

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

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

Double-click the part to open part properties dialog box.. On the Parameters tab.. to open the drawing view properties dialog box. Click Apply and OK. 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. The comparing options are: • • • • • • • Main part profile Secondary parts Chamfers Material Overall length Cuts Name 6. Click User-defined attributes. 3.1 Precast Concrete Detailing 63 . to open the user-defined attributes dialog box. Modify the compare criteria for each numbering serie separately. To set the front view for a part: 1. Fixed drawing main view Now you can define which part face is the front view in the drawing (the ’top in form’). Click View. 2. 7.. Open the drawing properties dialog box. 2. To see the top in view correctly in the drawing.. Update the numbering. 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: 1.5.

select By reference point in the Embedded objects list box: 64 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.1 Precast Concrete Detailing . the new object will belong to the same assembly if the copied object is inside an existing assembly.1includes following new features and fixes: • • You can warp. Open the Cast unit drawing properties dialog box and click Dimensioning.1 the embedded objects can be dimensioned by reference point. 3.3 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.dimensioning properties dialog box. Miscellaneous • Now when you copy cast unit members and reinforcing bars.Deforming parts Tekla Structures 11. To set dimensioning by reference points: 1.. In Tekla Structures 11.. 2. camber and shorten steel and concrete beams and columns. On the Position dimensions tab in the Cast unit . Seams and connections work with warping.

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

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

used for example as cast-in embeds.3. 3.5 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.4 Custom components This section describes the following new features and fixes: Custom components in cast-units Adding custom components. and explode the cast unit from the pop-up menu. to cast units is now made easier: • Now you can add the whole custom connection to the cast unit by right-clicking and selecting Cast unit > Add to from the pop-up menu: • You can also remove the custom component from the cast unit.1 Precast Concrete Detailing 67 . which can be polylines or sloped. The component creates slabs between two support lines. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

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

if you entered a new value. and then erased value field and clicked Modify. when the option Width of indexed element is used. Tekla Structures did not always update default values. Fixed. You can now warp slabs with fanned layout. • • • • • Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.1 Precast Concrete Detailing 69 . Fixed. the slabs were not positioned correctly. In some cases the macro created steel beams instead of concrete.1 includes fixes for the following: • When you selected Seam center point in the Origin point list box. Now the created slab can rotate only around its center axis. and a gap might have been created between the slabs. Modeling of slab area (88) Tekla Structures 11. Tekla Structures no longer ignores the standard spacing value of seams.The concrete stairs (7) macro has now default values: properties which are empty use the default values.

Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11.6 Reinforcement This section describes the following new features and fixes: New reinforcement components Tekla Structures 11. 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. Wash (59) Creates washes on precast concrete parts.1 includes the following new reinforcement components: Component Topping (58) Description Creates toppings on precast concrete parts.1 Precast Concrete Detailing . Fixed.1 includes fixes for the following: • • • It is now possible to add equations to strand properties in the model browser. 3.

Component Hollow core reinforcement (60) Description Creates hollow core reinforcement. Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11.double tee beam (51) The additional corner reinforcement bars were not attached to the part. Pockets and recesses are now taken into account Automated reinforcement layout . Fixed. Post tensioning (61) Creates post-tensioning cables in concrete parts. 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.1 Precast Concrete Detailing 71 .

1 Precast Concrete Detailing .72 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

77) Connections of plate elements improved (p. 78) Rigid diaphragm improvements (p.1 Analysis and design 4.1 Analysis and design The Tekla Structures 11.1 Analysis and Design module contains the following new features and fixes: • • • • • • • • Loading (p.4 Tekla Structures 11. 76) Response spectrum (p. 78) Miscellaneous (p.1 Analysis and design 73 . 74) Slab spanning direction (p. 79) Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 75) Analysis & Design models dialog box (p. 76) Analysis properties for slab components (p.

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

Select Use continuous structure load distribution if you want to divide the most of the load to middle supports on continuous structures. and will not carry the load from slab. • Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.1 Analysis and design 75 . Double spanning slabs carry load in two directions. 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. Beams in both directions will carry the load. Beams parallel to single spanning direction will not be connected to the slab. Spanning has following options: • Single spanning slabs carry load in one direction.

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

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.

Slab spanning also affect slab/beam connectivity automatically. Set Analysis type to Rigid diaphragm. Type "column_filter" in the Filter field. See Slab spanning direction (p. In versions 10. 78 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 2.x and 11. or other slabs or walls they will be connected in the analysis model. 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. You can use for example column_filter to connect only column nodes with rigid diaphragms. using rigid links if necessary.2.0. columns.Connections of plate elements improved Slab/wall connectivity in the analysis model is now more flexible. In Tekla Structures 11. 1.1 you just select the Extended clash check checkbox in the Analysis model attributes dialog box and if slab or wall clashes with beams. walls were not always connected to columns and beams automatically. but you needed to use node offsets (user-defined attributes) to move the wall in analysis model. A filter is defined for rigid diaphrgam. 75). Rigid diaphragm improvements Adjacent rigid diaphragms are now merged. Only nodes which belong to a part matching the filter will be connected.1 Analysis and design . 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.

1 Analysis and design 79 .Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11. Warning and error messages Tekla Structures now displays a warning or an error message each time errors occur in the analysis.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. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 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.

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

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

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

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

2 (p.version 3. To make it easier to manage batch file settings.1 Topics General This section describes the following new features and fixes: Batch file settings in the user interface (p. The left pane in the dialog box displays the list of categories. the variables can now be used in a new dialog box.0 Common features . to open the Advanced options dialog box. Click a category to view the variables it contains in the right pane: • The right pane show the variable Name and the Value. 84) Performance improvements (p... 84 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. To view or change variable settings. Variables have a description and the default value is shown in the dialog box. 90) Batch file settings in the user interface In Tekla Structures 11. 87) New Template Editor . 87) Miscellaneous (p.5. click Tools > Advanced options. Variables are grouped together in categories.0 we refer to environment variables simply as variables.

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

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

• • • New Template Editor . 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.2.Performance improvements Tekla Structures 11. For more information. it prompts you to either convert the template.2. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. • • Click Convert to convert the template and open it in Template Editor 3. Which version to use? • • To make minor modifications to an existing template.2. Click Retain if you do not want to convert the template.0.com/whdc/system/platform/server/PAE/PAEmem. You can use templates and reports created with either of these Template Editors in Tekla Structures 11. • 4 Gb in x64 systems with 64 bit Windows XP / 2003.0 Common features 87 . before you can use it.0 includes a new version of the Template Editor. It also includes the older version. This is fixed. Tekla Structures now ignores the 4th point. 2. or converting a multiuser database.2. Empty string attributes (attributes that only contain a space " " or nothing "") no longer increase the size of the database. The reference files are also correctly read and displayed.2.2 to the new format to open and edit them in Template Editor 3. use Template Editor 3. use Template Editor 2. This was because the DWG files contain triangular faces defined using four points.2 template in Template Editor 3. When you open a version 2. version 3.version 3.microsoft.2. Tekla Structures now deletes empty string attributes when opening a single-user database. which is the same as the 1st point.2 Tekla Structures 11. You have to manually edit the template.. You must convert templates created with Template Editor 2.2. To make major changes. or click Retain and open the template in the old editor. or to create a new template.mspx . up to: • 3 Gb in Windows XP started with /3GB switch. see Microsoft WHDC web page: http://www. Deleting parts from very complex assemblies is now faster.0 includes following improvements: • Use more virtual memory.

0 > Tools > Template Editor 2. It contains several new features.. Row content types define what type of data a row can contain.0 Common features . Sum any fields together. For example.0 > Tools > Template Editor 3. click Tools > Templates.2 features an improved user interface. Create almost any number of rules.2 From the Windows Start menu.2 Template Editor version 3. 88 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Hide rows.2 In Tekla Structures..\nt\TplEd\2.2: • OR • From the Windows Start menu.Starting Template Editor To start Template Editor 3. WEIGHT for parts and WEIGHT_GROSS for plates can now be summed. select All Programs > Tekla Structures 11.2: • OR • What’s New in 3. select All Programs > Tekla Structures 11. for example.. including: • • • • • Open several templates at the same time. Use row content types to filter out data.2 Open it in folder . create more compact templates by hiding rows that only collect information for the summary row. To start Template Editor 2.

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

open the Windows Control Panel and select Display properties > Settings > Advanced > General > DPI setting. Inquire dialog • • • To copy text from the Inquire dialog box. • The log file now contains the file name and line number if there are errors or warnings about reading inp files (for example. objects. Using the Inquire bolts now displays the ID's of connected parts. you may have problems.inp). an arrow and the primary part. For example: Connected part ID numbers: 256. ensure that your monitor’s DPI is set to Normal size (96dpi).. select the text. followed by the remaining secondary parts. To highlight the the incorrect object in the model.2 (for example. If you resize the Inquire dialog box to text automatically wraps.If text. Tekla Structures 11.0 Common features . 325 -> 178 GUID • Occasionally. To set DPI.or graphics-based templates display incorrectly in Template Editor 3. click the relevant line in the log file.0 assigns new GUID’s to these objects. right-click and select Copy from the pop-up menu (or press Ctrl + c).. • To view the log file. If 11. 90 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.tekla. then try to re-import them.com Miscellaneous Log file The log file now shows the object ID for objects with illegal chamfer parameters. which means the old incorrect GUIDs are no longer valid. The object ID is shown in the log file in line "Illegal parameters for chamfer: Object id: *id number*". See also Template editor help The Template Editor training manual on the Tekla extranet at https:// extranet. some objects had incorrect globally unique ID’s (GUID). texts overlap or aligning fields is difficult). The first ID is the first secondary part (the part with which the bolt is listed in reports).0 you have exported the objects. click Tools > Display log file > Log file.

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

96) Improvements to copy and move tools (p. Use the Sketch polyline. Sketch arc. Tekla Structures includes the following tools for sketching parametric cross sections: 92 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. You can define the shape. 95) Binding objects to different types of plane (p. To create a cross section: 1. 101) Sketching cross sections Use the tools in the Cross section sketch editor view to sketch parametric profile cross sections. 95) Making construction lines magnetic (p. Add dimensions to the sketch. 2. To save a cross section it must: • • Sketching tools Be a closed shape Include dimensions. 97) Miscellaneous (p. 3.5. 4.2 Topics Modeling This section describes the following new features and fixes: Sketching cross sections (p. dimensions. 97) Surface treatment (p. 94) Selecting part handles (p. and Sketch circle tools to sketch the shape of the cross section. and parameters of a cross section using dimension lines and other constraints. Use the constraint tools to refine and lock the shape of the cross section. 92) Show or hide handles (contour plates and concrete slabs) (p. Click File > Catalog > Profiles > Sketch parametric cross section to open the Cross section sketch editor view.0 Common features .

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

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

• Hold down the Alt key. The options are: • • • Boundary planes of parts Outline planes of parts Grid planes Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. use the second list box on the Snap settings toolbar to select the plane to bind the object to. and select the parts again by clicking and dragging the mouse from left to right to define a window selection. Binding objects to different types of plane When you create distances to bind model objects together.0 Common features 95 .Selecting part handles Tekla Structures 11.0 gives you the option to only select part handles within a window selection: • Select the parts.

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

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

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

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

edit it using any text editor and save it in the Firm folder (indicated by the variable XS_FIRM). 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.environments\*your_environment*\system folder.0 Common features . are defined in product_finishes. Use the chamfers on surface treatment corners to reshape and move the corners. Tekla Structures uses cut parts and cut planes to cut the surface treatment. located in the .. To add surface treatments to the file. Surface treatment options The Type and Surfacing name properties in the Surfacing properties dialog box.dat file. You can also create cuts to add openings to surface treatments. 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. Fixes • • • • • Xsnap now also works for user-defined plane reference points. 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. NC files. This is where you add new options. // // // // // 1 1 1 ========================================= *** Concrete Finish ========================================= WET FINISH ---------MF "Magnesium Float" SMF "Smooth Magnesium Float" WT "Wet Trowel" In the example above: • • • See also 1 is the surface treatment type (concrete finish) MF is the code for the surface treatment option "Magnesium Float" is the full name of the surface treatment option Add surface treatment to parts (p. Plate orientation is now always recalculated before any output (drawings. The order in which bolts are selected no longer gives different clash check results. 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. Hole group handles are now also correctly displayed. reports). even if the bolt is only a hole.The remaining sections define the options for each surfacing type.0 Common features 101 . The plate coordinate system is always from the first point picked to the second point picked. Stick models make appear different. Deselecting a bolt group now also deselects bolt group handles.

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

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

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.

Example 3

Modification: Column height 1 modified in the model.

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Before: A parametrized part is dimensioned in a drawing:

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

Deleting and editing model objects

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

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 .For example: Combine equal dimensions set to Off: Combine equal dimensions set to 3*60=180. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

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

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

. you must set special_flag (formerly consider_in_numbering) to yes for the userdefined attribute in the objects. To display user-defined attribute in the Drawings list. See also Common drawing properties in the online help.User-defined attributes To include a user-defined attribute in the Drawings dialog box: 1.0 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. you can keep the drawing list closed while going through the drawings.. 112 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. The user-defined attributes you defined now appear in the Drawings dialog box. Close Tekla Structures and restart the program to activate your changes. User-defined attributes in drawings in the online help. Opening drawings Checking of drawings is now made much easier and faster than before. To define a user-defined attribute in the drawing properties: click Userdefined attributes. From now on.inp file: 3. in the drawing properties dialog box: 2.

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 11.0 Common features 113 . You can define different datum points for drawings and views. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

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

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

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

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

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

For more information on using reference models. and ADT. Bentley Architecture.0 imports MicroStation 8 dgn files. IFC import and export Tekla Structures includes the following new features: IFC Reference Import Import IFC2x2 models (IfcBuildingElement class and sub-classes only) as reference models.0 exports both IFC2x and IFC2x2 files. 121) Import MicroStation 8 DGN files Tekla Structures 11. Tekla Structures supports only IFC2x2 reference files. such as ArchiCAD. 119) Web viewer models (p.5. 121) Miscellaneous fixes (p.0 Common features 119 . see Reference models in the online help. Allplan. you can see the file format in the IFC file header: IFC Export Tekla Structures 11. It exports the following entities: • • • • • IfcBeam IfcColumn IfcSlab IfcWallStandardCase IfcPlate Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.4 Topics Import and export This section describes the following new features and fixes: Import MicroStation 8 DGN files (p. 119) IFC import and export (p. This means you can use data from architectural software. Tekla Structures exports dgn files in MicroStation 7 format.

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

Miscellaneous fixes • • • When you use the variable XS_USE_NEW_PLATE_DESIGNATION Steel 2000 and KISS exports now contain the correct values.0 imports webviewer models in XML format as reference models.0 Common features 121 .0 creates and modifies custom components faster than previous versions.5 Topics Custom components This section describes the following new features and fixes: Performance improvements (p. 123) Define parameters for part adds (p. Adding DXF files to a drawing no longer generates extra lines between bolts. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. etc. Selecting Export all in 3D DGN exports no longer causes the export to fail. 125) Imperial units in formulas (p. Profile rotation values in SDNF files are no longer doubled when importing. 122) Editing custom components (p. • • • 5. 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. 126) Miscellaneous (p. 121) New properties for custom components (p. _4. When you set the variable XS_DGN_EXPORT_USE_LOCAL_ID to TRUE to use the local ID in 3D DGN export. it now works correctly. 125) New detail position options (p. 126) Performance improvements • Tekla Structures 11. Now the imported cross-sections have the suffix _3.Web viewer models Tekla Structures 11.

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

0 Common features 123 . Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. When you open the custom component properties dialog box.db1 in the current model folder.0 stores edited custom components separately to the original custom component: • When you create a custom component. Tekla Structures saves a library definition of the custom component in the file xslib. you now have the option to create or not create the part: Editing custom components Tekla Structures 11.6. Save the custom component and exit the custom component editor.

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

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

Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11.2) imp(1.10mm 12. fMarketSize().x) imp(x.40mm New detail position options To position custom details on contour plates and concrete slabs. The syntax is =fMarketSize(material. 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. For extrastep enter an integer to define the increment to the next size (default is 0). thickness. which gives the next available market size for the material. inches and fractions: Format imp(x) imp(x.x.0 Common features .2) imp(1. 1 1/2 inches Result 342. 126 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. based on the thickness you specify.1.0 includes the following fixes: Market size function The Custom component editor includes a new parameter.x.x. relative to the main part.2) Meaning 1 inch 1/2 inch 1 1/2 inches 1 foot. relative to the primary part.x) imp(x. Use the Horizontal offset and Vertical offset fields to define the horizontal and vertical alignment of the detail.1.90mm 38.70mm 25.Use the following formats to identify feet. extrastep): • • Insert the material as a string with in the parentheses.1.x) Example imp(1) imp(1.

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

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

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

3. click Store.txt located in the attributes folder in the current model folder. right-click the component and select: • Remove. If you modify the default tree.0\environments\*your environment*\system. 4. To create new folders in the tree view. enter a name for the folder and click OK. enter your search criteria and click Search.. Information on the folders you create is stored in the file ComponentCatalogTreeView. right-click a level in the tree and select an option from the popup menu: • • Grouping components Create new folder to create folder at the same level Create new sub-folder to create a folder one level below To create a new folder based on the results of a search: 1. 2.By default. You can add and remove components.txt file. In the Component catalog. components are grouped in folders based on their type and framing condition. and create folders and subfolders. The new folder appears in the tree. In the Store search result dialog box. To group the search results in a new folder. your settings are stored in the current model folder. if it is a default group. or • Remove from search result if the folder was created from a search 130 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0 Common features . The default tree settings are stored in the file ComponentCatalogTreeView. located in the folder . To remove components from a group.\TeklaStructures\11.

4. the component is deleted from the model.. Locate the thumbnail and select it: 5. 3. To remove a component from a group. Press CTRL-f to open the component catalog. To add component descriptions or edit existing ones: 1..\Tekla Structures\11.0 Common features 131 . Add or edit thumbnail images To edit a thumbnail image for a component: 1. To create the image. Tekla Structures links the thumbnail to the component. Click window. always use Remove command.If you click Delete. to view the description field in the lower section of the catalog Select a component. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Add or edit descriptions Click OK.0\nt\bitmaps folder. for example. 6. you can use Component basic view and Snapshot commands. Right-click the component and select Change picture.. Create an image and save it in bmp format in . 2. 2.

\TeklaStructures\11. right-click a component in the component catalog..\attributes\ComponentDescriptions. Enter new text or edit the existing text. Add or edit keywords To add or edit keywords.0\environments\*your environment*\system.\TeklaStructures\11.0 Common features .txt file in the current model folder.0\environments\*your environment*\system. 132 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.. Tekla Structures prompts you to save the description.. move the file to the system folder: . Descriptions you add or edit are stored in the current model folder in the file . Now you can define the properties of a component to use in a specific situation. 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. You can combine ComponentCatalog.. Click in the model. Keywords you add or edit are saved in ComponentCatalog. 4. then save a copy in the component catalog to use in similar situations. To use your component descriptions in other models.txt files and move them to the system folder: .csv.. Select Yes to save it... and select Edit keywords..3.

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

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

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

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you can no longer open it in older versions. 141) 6. Compatibility Tekla Structures 11.0. Installing Tekla Structures setup creates a new subfolder for Tekla Structures 11. You need Windows Administrator rights to install Tekla Structures 11.0 Steel Detailing Tekla Structures version 11. or in Xengineer. Topics This chapter is divided into following sections: • • • • Modeling (p.0 is compatible with all previous versions. in Xsteel. 137) Drawings (p. 139) Components (p.0.0.dll files are updated. Once you save a model in Tekla Structures 11.0 Steel Detailing 137 .1 Topics Modeling This section describes the following new features and fixes: New weld options (p. This ensures that all Windows system folder *.0 is a main release and contains many new features and fixes. We recommend that you complete any models you have started using your current version. 139) Import and export (p. You can open and work with existing models using Tekla Structures 11.6 Tekla Structures 11.0. 138) Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

Release Notes 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.New weld options Tekla Structures 11. 111). Root opening is the space between welded parts: This is how they appear in drawings: Root opening Effective throat See also 138 Weld symbol improvements (p.0 Steel Detailing .

not when the point is. Fixed. Use the variable to dimension minimum and maximum position for bolts. gusset plate) using By bolt dimensioning now creates horizontal and vertical dimensions both to the same hole: Previous versions • Tekla Structures 11. Sometimes slots appeared in the wrong direction in drawings.6. Fixed.0 Steel Detailing 139 . for example. • • • • 6. in the part end. Positioning secondary parts (e.3 Topics Import and export This section describes the following new features and fixes: NC file settings moved to user interface (p. 140) Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0: • 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. Sometimes part cuts in the end of an assembly were included in the overall dimension of the part. bolt marks and bolt symbols were incorrect in drawings. Fixed.0 only relocates marks if the model changes. Fixed. For Oversized bolt holes for bolts that did not have a slot value. Tekla Structures 11.2 Drawings Fixes • The variable XS_BOLT_POSITION_TO_MIN_AND_MAX_POINT now works correctly. This variable can be used only when the dimension point is inside the bolt group.g.

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

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

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

Tekla Structures uses the values Fv=17 kips and Ft=44 kips and adds a note to the report. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. even if the variable XS_AUTOCONNECTION_TOLERANCE was set. Fixed.0 Steel Detailing 143 . AutoConnection improvements Tekla Structures 11. the gusset shape was not always correct. Two sided clip angle (143) This connection now creates correct angle plates with default values.0 includes the following fixes: • • Using AutoConnections where beams did not touch the column caused application error. Tekla Structures did not create the connection if the primary beam was a U-profile. Beam with stiffener (129) This connection now creates a correctly-shaped shear plate.0 includes the following new features and fixes: Full Depth S (185) If the primary part was a U-profile with angled flanges. Fixed. Beam to beam connections Tekla Structures 11. Fixed. In the French environment. AutoConnection did not connect parts that were not touching. If you use an non-standard material grade. Purlin connection (93) With small rafters (< 120mm) bolts no longer penetrate both flanges.• • • • • 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.

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

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

Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11. 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).0 Steel Detailing . the cleat is no longer moved.Miscellaneous • When you select the Sleeve option in a cold-rolled sleeved connection.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

158 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. use the graphic field field_REBAR_SHAPE to show pull-out pictures.2.2 you can add pull-out pictures of reinforcing bars to drawing templates: Pull-out picture in a cast unit drawing: The row content type is REBAR In Template Editor 3.0 Precast Concrete Detailing .Rebar pull-out pictures in templates In Template Editor 3.

1=yes 0=no. 1 = by global Z.. 2=by local axis 0 =no.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. button: The Template Editor automatically scales and aligns the picture. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.. double-click the field to open the Graphical field properties dialog box and click the Free attributes. 1=yes 1 = straight.0 1 2 1 1 1 1 black 0 = by view. 1=yes Description To define the appearance of a graphic field in Template Editor 3. 3=full arrow 0=no.2.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 159 . 2=half arrow.

DIM_K1. 160 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. and MESH_ANG_V 2.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . and these attributes: Attribute name DIM_A. MESH_DIM_K1. Fixes • • Sometimes reinforcement marks is fixed positions disappeared when you modified them. DIM_X. ANG_U. DIM_G.Bent meshes in reports Use the following new attributes to include information about bent mesh in reports: Template Editor version 3.. MESH_DIM_O. MESH_DIM_TD. MESH_DIM_H1. DIM_K2. MESH_DIM_E. MESH_DIM_G. DIM_H2. MESH_DIM_B. button in the Cast unit . The Place. MESH_DIM_C. DIM_B. ANG_V MESH_DIM_A. MESH_ANG_U. DIM_TD. MESH_DIM_D. MESH_DIM_R. Reinforcement in cast unit drawings Cast-unit drawings now also show reinforcing bars that are attached to steel embeds. MESH_DIM_I. MESH_DIM_Y. ANG_S. DIM_R. DIM_E.2 Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11. MESH_DIM_K2. MESH_DIM_H2. DIM_O. MESH_ANG_T.0 includes the following features and fixes: Middle section views Create middle section views of reinforcement. DIM_H1. DIM_Y. DIM_D.. DIM_J.bolt mark properties dialog box no longer opens the wrong dialog box. DIM_I. DIM_F. MESH_DIM_X. MESH_DIM_J. MESH_DIM_F. ANG_T. MESH_ANG_S.2 Use the MESH row content type. Fixed. DIM_C.

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

To prevent this. and (78). Create the spiral reinforcing group using the Reinforcing bar group or Circular reinforcing bar group tools 162 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 166) Miscellaneous (p. 164) Reinforcement components (p. 162) Reinforcement mesh properties (p. (77). • Setting part representation to Fast in the View setup dialog box did not display polygon plates and cuts correctly. Cut parts created by concrete components generated warnings in the log file. This applies to seating connections (75). (76).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. • Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11.0 you can model circular or polygonal spiral reinforcing bar groups. define a specific assembly number for the bearing pad in the component dialog box. Fixed. 7. 170) Spiral reinforcement groups In Tekla Structures 11.• Column end cuts have been corrected in two-sided seating connections (76) and (78) for beams that are not parallel or with lower planes at different levels.0 Precast Concrete Detailing .4 Topics Reinforcement This section describes the following new features and fixes: Spiral reinforcement groups (p. Fixed. The bearing pad is now automatically part of the column assembly.

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

0 Precast Concrete Detailing . Does not define the size of the mesh. Tekla Structures applies the following properties to the mesh type: Diameter. Tekla Structures attaches the spiral reinforcement to the part. for both longitudinal and crossing bars. Creation method Defines whether the bars are evenly distributed or not. Pitching. 164 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.8. 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. See also Reinforcing bar group in the online help. Left overhang and Right overhang.

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

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

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

This component creates slabs between two support lines. For more information.columns (57) Creates longitudinal or tie reinforcement for columns.rectangular spandrel (56) Creates flexural or shear reinforcement for rectangular spandrels. 168 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . which can be polylines or sloped. To create a fanned layout. Automated reinforcement layout . shear or ledge reinforcement for ledge spandrels. see Modeling of slab area (88) in the online help.ledge spandrel (55) Description Creates flexural. Automated reinforcement layout . use support lines that are curved or of different lengths.Component Automated reinforcement layout . including fanned layouts. Modeling slab areas Use the Modeling of slab area (88) component to create various types of concrete slabs.

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

Fixed. spacing were not always correctly compared. Fixed. Cover thickness was not always created correctly for polygonal meshes. Miscellaneous • • • • When comparing bent meshes. Reinforcing bars that were not perpendicular to the view plane were not visible in cross section views. Bent meshes were given unique position numbers. 170 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . Fixed.Rectangular column reinforcement (83) You can now select hook type for each intermediate link groups. Fixed.

the default value of 1mm is used. 171) New design codes (p. 176) Miscellaneous (p. 175) Load distribution fixes (p.8 Tekla Structures 11. 172) New seismic codes (p. 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. If this variable is not set. It is based on a clash check of solids. By default.0 Analysis and design 8. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 173) Load groups (p. 174) Changes in ULS and SLS design checks (p.0 Analysis and Design module contains the following new features and fixes: Extended clash check (p. 177) Extended clash check Extended clash check is now the default method for creating analysis models. 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.1 Topics Analysis and design The Tekla Structures 11.0 Analysis and design 171 . 172) Analyzing composite beams (p.

01 AIJ See also Description Australian design code for concrete Russian design code for concrete Japanese design code for concrete Design codes and methods in the online help.If there is a connection between members. New seismic codes Tekla Structures 11. they are treated as clashing.0 Analysis and design .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-2.03.

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

factor 8 is used for both left and right. The dialog box name is now Load groups New Current field and Set current button in the Load Groups dialog box.0)/8). You can select loads by load groups and load groups by loads. The effective width cannot exceed the maximum distance to the next beam: • For the Composite beam option. • Inquiring effective width Effective width must be less than half the distance to the nearest composite beam. 174 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0 meter 4. • Run the analysis to calculate the effective slab width.0)/8) + ((0. Right-click a load group to export or import it.0 Analysis and design . = 1.• Have Tekla Structures automatically calculate the effective slab width by dividing the span length of the beam by the value you enter. if span length is 8. even if there are no adjacent beams. 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. So the effective width of the slab is: ((0.5*8. For example.5*8. • The Automatic composite beam option enables Tekla Structures to calculate slab width.0 meters. Right click and select Inquire to see the analysis results. slab width is zero if there are no adjacent beams.0 includes the following improvements: • • • • • You no longer need to create load groups before applying loads in the model.

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

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

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

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

Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 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. which resulted in incorrect values for those user-defined attributes.

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