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

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

8) Modeling (p. 26) Import and export (p. This ensures that all Windows system folder *. 50) Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.dll files are updated. Once you save a model in Tekla Structures 11. 11) Drawings (p. or in Xengineer.0.1 Common features Tekla Structures version 11. You can open and work with existing models using Tekla Structures 11.1. Installing Tekla Structures setup creates a new subfolder for Tekla Structures 11.1.1 Common features 7 . 45) Custom components (p.1 is compatible with all previous versions. but not in older versions. You need Windows Administrator rights to install Tekla Structures 11. We recommend that you complete any models you have started using your current version.1. 46) Components (p.1 is a main release and contains many new features and fixes. in Xsteel. Compatibility Tekla Structures 11. you can open it in Tekla Structures 11. Topics This chapter is divided into following sections: • • • • • • General (p.1.1 Tekla Structures 11.

2.1 Common features . select the macro and click Run. 4. 3.1 General This section describes the following new features and fixes: Recording and running macros In Tekla Structures 11.. dialog boxes and shortcuts. To perform the recorded macro. Type in a name for the macro. to open the Macros dialog box. 5.1. Click Stop to stop recording.. Click Tools > Macros.1 you can record user interface macros to simplify some tasks that need many mouse clicks. 8 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. You can record series of actions from menus. 6. To record a macro: 1. Perform the commands in the user interface. Click Record.

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

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

Tekla Structures recognizes the openings and recesses in the part.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. Select the cut face to apply the surface treatment to: Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Pick the origin of the surface treatment. 4. select Cut by father part cuts checkbox in the Surfacing properties dialog box.1 Common features 11 . To add surface treatment to cut faces: 1. 2. When you select this option. Click the Create face surfacing or Create polygon surfacing icon.1. Pick the direction. 3. Add surface treatment to cut faces You can now add surface treatment to cut faces (faces created by a cut).2 Modeling This section describes the following new features and fixes: Adding surface treatment to parts Tekla Structures 11.

• Add face surface treatment If you chose polygon surface treatment.5. 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. 3. In Tekla Structures 11. Surface treatment added to cut faces is modifed according to the changes made to the part. continue picking the polygonal area. 2. Pick the direction of the surface treatment. • • Pick faces one by one.1 you can apply the surface treatment to parts in the following ways: 1. 4.1 Common features . Select the part faces to apply the surface treatment to. Click the Create face surfacing icon Pick the origin of the surface treatment.

1 Common features 13 . Pick points to form the surface treatment area. the corner points are forced to a face of the part. 4. 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. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.• Drag the mouse from right to left to select all objects totally or partly within that rectangular area: Add polygon surface treatment 1. • If you pick points outside the part face. 3. 2. Click the Create polygon surfacing icon Pick the origin of the surface treatment. Pick the direction of the surface treatment. 5. 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. Click Tools > Advanced options. Set the cut thickness with variable XS_POLYGON_CUT_EXTRA_THICKNESS. Numbering Surface treatment is now considered in numbering: To set Tekla Structures compare surface treatment in numbering click Setup > Numbering. Parametric sketching improvements Tekla Structures 11. 2. The overriding is recognized in reports (only the visible area is calculated). to be able to cut thick surface treatment with polygon cut command: 1. the smaller surface treatment overrides the larger one.Overlapping surface treatments When you create overlapping surface treatments.. for example.. .0.1 Common features .. Cutting surface treatment Use variable XS_POLYGON_CUT_EXTRA_THICKNESS to define the cut depth of polygon cut. 14 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. and select Surfacings checkbox on the Numbering tab. The default value is 5.

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

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

Extrusion Type = 2 Polyline extruded to the inside of the sketched line. 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). Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Default value Extrusion Type = 1 Polyline extruded to the outside of the sketched line.1 Common features 17 . and defining extrusion type and thickness of the profile.Extrude sketched polyline You can now create easily a cold rolled (constant thickness) cross section by sketching an open polyline.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Selected plane 24 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Select the clip plane position: pick any plane. 5. 2. 4. 3.1 Common features Clip plane symbol . right-click and select Interrupt. To end the command. Select a rendered model view Right-click and select Create clip plane from the popup menu.To create a clip plane: 1. Clip plane is displayed with a symbol.

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

26 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0 decreases the handle size Close the rendered view and reopen it to view the modified handle size. When you saved a model in the multiuser mode. Fixed. in the batch file. • 1. Now Tekla Structures assigns same position numbers to plates created as beams.1 Common features . and to contour plates. the work plane symbol was sometimes drawn to wrong position. 2.0 enlarges the handles Value smaller than 1. Open the Advanced options dialog box (Tools > Advanced options. • • • 3.) and go to Model view category. 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).0 Value larger than 1. they got different position numbers. • To define the drawing template library.Numbering parts Even if a plate created as beam and a contour plate were identical..3 Drawings This section describes the following new features and fixes: Cloning from template Now you can clone drawings from templates. Miscelleneous fixes The default value is 1. Define the handle size with variable XS_HANDLE_SCALE. set. Handle size Now you can modify the handle size in the model view: 1. which is defined as the template library. Templates are drawings included in a Tekla Structures model..

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

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

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

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

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

or click icon Pick the first corner of the detail view.1. Pick position for the detail symbol.1 Common features . 2. 5. on the Drawings: View toolbar. Pick second corner. 3. 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. Click Create > Detail view. 4.

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

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

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

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

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

1: MATERIAL. • Fixes • • • In the Template Editor.CAST_UNIT_TOP_LEVEL. 38 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. click Tools > Advanced options.000). See the following example on corresponding properties and template fields: NAME CODE SURFACING_NAME MATERIAL THICKNESS Show or hide +0.1 Common features . then in the Marking: parts category.000 levels • The template attributes ASSEMBLY_BOTTOM_LEVEL. This problem has now been fixed.• New template attributes in Tekla Structures 11. set the new variable XS_DRAWING_IGNORE_ZERO_LEVELS_IN_PART_MARKS to FALSE. if the level value is zero (+0. text fields were too long with some font sizes in japanese text. Template attributes DATE and TIME are now available for all rows. NAME. which means that zero levels are not shown in part marks. • If you need to see also the zero values. CAST_UNIT_BOTTOM_LEVEL return nothing in the part marks. By default this variable is set to TRUE. ASSEMBLY_TOP_LEVEL. and THICKNESS for surface treatment. The move command now has a predefined shortcut m.

not the short name of the bolt asssembly. it returns the name of the bolt. Select fill color Special. depending on the selected printer settings. The hatch color is defined using the RGB (Red Green Blue) values (scale is from 0 to 255). Open the drawing object properties dialog box (rectangle. Smaller values give darker shade.. 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. To use the hatch color: 1.0).) and go to Hatching category. Plotting and printing Tekla Structures 11. Click Apply and OK.1 includes following new features and fixes: Plotting gray hatches Now you can define a special hatch color. higher values lighter. Open the drawing. Open the Advanced options dialog box (Tools > Advanced options.0.• The template attribute NAME_SHORT now returns correct values from the bolt assembly catalog: • • for bolts. To define a special color hatch: 1.. 3. 2. which will not be converted to black when plotting. or circle). Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.1 Common features 39 . it returns bolt "Standard" for studs. This color will be plotted as color or grayscale. You do not have to restart Tekla Structures to activate changes to these variables. 3. depending on the selected printer settings. 2. The hatch is plotted in color or grayscale. polygon.

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

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

. 3. Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11. • • The default value is 0 (no extra lines). The variable is set to FALSE by default. Main part direction was handled in a wrong coordinate system. 2.1 Common features . if the part representation was set to Bounding box or Base box. Enter value for the color (from 1 to 14) in the Value field. in different colors.1 includes fixes for the following: Parts Main part direction • • Round holes were shown as rectangular. The number corresponds to the color sequence in drawing object properties: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 etc..Extra line around hatching Now you can add extra lines. to open the Advanced options dialog box. To set Tekla Structures add extra lines: 1. 42 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. you may need to set variable XS_DRAW_ALL_SECTION_EDGES_IN_DRAWINGS to TRUE in the batch files. In the Hatching category. select variable XS_SECTION_LINE_COLOR. Click Tools > Advanced options. and to be able to add extra lines in different colors. Problems occured with complex main part handling. To show lines around hatching. around the automatic hatching in section views.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

for creating stairwells and elevator shafts: 50 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.1 includes new macro.1 Common features .6 Components This section describes the following new features and fixes: Stairwell and elevator shafts (90) Tekla Structures 11.1.

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

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

To define the contour plate orientation with first and second picked points: 1.. for example. Click User-defined attributes. 4.. Use this feature if you want to have different plate orientation in drawings or reports. to view the orientation of the plate. 6.2 Drawings This section describes the following new features and fixes: Contour plate orientation Instead of automatic plate orientation. a single-part drawing of the plate. Create. and go to the Orientation tab.1 Steel Detailing . Create the contour plate. you can now set the contour plate main axis to follow the line created by the first and second points you pick. Click Tools > Numbering > Modified to update numbering. Select From 1st to 2nd creation point in the Main axis direction list box. Click Modify. The first and second picked points will define the plate’s main axis. and close the dialog box..2. Double-click the plate to open the Contour plate properties dialog box. 2. 5. 7.3 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. 2. 3.

1 Steel Detailing 55 . Click OK to import status information into the model. or Other. the variable is set to TRUE. Click File > Import. • In Tekla Structures 11.1 you can include hard stamps also for secondary parts in DSTV files. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. • • IFC import The reading of boundary representation (BREP) in IFC reference files has been improved. Click the Browse button against the Input file field to locate the file to import. dstv2dxf converter does not add correct texts to DXF files. 2. Because of this change. by switching the places of phase and drawing identification in the DSTV file header. Now the file name is based on Assembly position and / or Part position elements (on the Hard stamp tab. To enable the fix and create similar DSTV files as before.0 DSTV format was fixed to follow the DSTV standard even better than before. By default. Now you can create NC files of all other profiles by using profile type SO in NC file settings dialog box. CNC • In Tekla Structures 11. In the New import model dialog box. to open the New import model dialog box. In Tekla Structures 11. Select any of the following options FEM. This has been fixed. z or zz profiles. To do this. CIMSteel. 4. 5. for example. and some CNC controller softwares interprets the DSTV files incorrectly.0 hard stamps did not affect the DSTV file names.0 you could not create NC files of. enter TRUE in the Value field for the variable XS_SECONDARY_PART_HARDSTAMP. In Tekla Structures 11. Note that Tekla Structures does not create hard stamps for plates. in the NC file settings dialog box). 3. set variable XS_NC_DISABLE_PIECE_IDENTIFICATION_FIX to FALSE in the batch files. CAD.1. select Fabtrol XML import from the Type list box and click the Properties button to open the Fabtrol XML import (17) dialog box.

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

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

Windbracing (1) Connection Windbracing (1) did not work in Tekla Structures 11. Fixed. Bracing connections Tekla Structures 11.Beam to column connections Tekla Structures 11.1 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. Macros and details Tekla Structures 11. not the plate on the web of the column.0. Fixed.1 includes the following new features and fixes: Turnbuckle bracing (S3) Turnbuckle was rotated incorrectly when created between columns.1 includes the following new features and fixes: 58 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Column with stiffeners W (182) Now uses the correct properties for weld no 2.1 Steel Detailing .

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

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Select a numbering serie and click Add. 62 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.1 Precast Concrete Detailing . 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. Click Add serie to open the Add serie dialog box. 4. define how to use family numbering for series: 3. the assembly or cast unit position numbers consist of family number and qualifier. On the Family numbering tab. All the assembly and cast unit numbering series in the model are listed here. 2. The numbering series is shown in the family numbering field. Click Setup > Numbering to open the Numbering setup dialog box. Assemblies or cast units which have the same family number but different exact geometry or materials have different qualifier number.Family numbering When you use family numbering. To define numbering: 1.

5. 3... To see the top in view correctly in the drawing. to open the drawing view properties dialog box. Fixed drawing main view Now you can define which part face is the front view in the drawing (the ’top in form’).. The comparing options are: • • • • • • • Main part profile Secondary parts Chamfers Material Overall length Cuts Name 6.1 Precast Concrete Detailing 63 . 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. 3. select Fixed in the Coordinate system on the Attributes tab: Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Click User-defined attributes. 2. On the Parameters tab.. to open the user-defined attributes dialog box. Click Apply and OK. Click View. 2. Modify the compare criteria for each numbering serie separately. Use this feature to define the casting direction for a concrete part. Update the numbering. 7. To set the front view for a part: 1. Open the drawing properties dialog box. Double-click the part to open part properties dialog box.

3. Seams and connections work with warping.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.. Miscellaneous • Now when you copy cast unit members and reinforcing bars. Open the Cast unit drawing properties dialog box and click Dimensioning. 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. camber and shorten steel and concrete beams and columns.1 the embedded objects can be dimensioned by reference point. To set dimensioning by reference points: 1. In Tekla Structures 11. On the Position dimensions tab in the Cast unit . 2.Deforming parts Tekla Structures 11..dimensioning properties dialog box.

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

• 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. Fixed. The cast-in embeds were not dimensioned correctly in undeformed views.1 Precast Concrete Detailing . 66 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

1 Precast Concrete Detailing 67 . which can be polylines or sloped. The component creates slabs between two support lines. used for example as cast-in embeds. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.5 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. to cast units is now made easier: • Now you can add the whole custom connection to the cast unit by right-clicking and selecting Cast unit > Add to from the pop-up menu: • You can also remove the custom component from the cast unit.3. and explode the cast unit from the pop-up menu. 3.

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

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

Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11. 3. Cutting hollow core slab with Grating penetration (92) macro generated an application error.1 includes fixes for the following: • • • It is now possible to add equations to strand properties in the model browser. 70 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.6 Reinforcement This section describes the following new features and fixes: New reinforcement components Tekla Structures 11.1 includes the following new reinforcement components: Component Topping (58) Description Creates toppings on precast concrete parts. Wash (59) Creates washes on precast concrete parts. Xsnap now also works for seam handle points.1 Precast Concrete Detailing . Fixed.

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

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

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

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

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

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 11.1 Analysis and design 77 .

Rigid diaphragm improvements Adjacent rigid diaphragms are now merged. 1. 78 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 75). 2. walls were not always connected to columns and beams automatically. columns. Slab spanning also affect slab/beam connectivity automatically.Connections of plate elements improved Slab/wall connectivity in the analysis model is now more flexible. Set Analysis type to Rigid diaphragm.0. Only nodes which belong to a part matching the filter will be connected.x and 11. In versions 10. You can use for example column_filter to connect only column nodes with rigid diaphragms. See Slab spanning direction (p.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. but you needed to use node offsets (user-defined attributes) to move the wall in analysis model. In Tekla Structures 11.1 you just select the Extended clash check checkbox in the Analysis model attributes dialog box and if slab or wall clashes with beams. 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. using rigid links if necessary. A filter is defined for rigid diaphrgam. or other slabs or walls they will be connected in the analysis model.2. Type "column_filter" in the Filter field.

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

When a beam was connected to a wall and the beam was slightly out of place because of a modeling error. Unnecessary triangles are no longer created for wall panel. 80 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. dimension. 0) } Fixes • • • Now parts created by slab and truss components will be added to full analysis model automatically. none. cantilevers shorter than this will be removed from the anlaysis model. You can change the limit with the following user-defined attribute: attribute("AD_plate_min_cant". no."%. "0.The default cantilever length is now set to 300 mm. Tekla Structures now displays a warning in the analysis log file. "0.0") { value("". supports. Some tolerance is now allowed.0".3f".1 Analysis and design . wall mesh could be disrupted. if there are no members. "j_AD_plate_min_cant". or loads in the analysis model.

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

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

0 Common features Tekla Structures version 11.5 Tekla Structures 11.0. or in Xengineer. This ensures that all Windows system folder *. 119) Custom components (p.0. 92) Drawings (p. We recommend that you complete any models you have started using your current version.0 is compatible with all previous versions. in Xsteel. you can no longer open it in older versions.dll files are updated. 127) Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 121) Components (p. You need Windows Administrator rights to install Tekla Structures 11. 102) Import and export (p. Topics This chapter is divided into following sections: • • • • • • General (p. You can open and work with existing models using Tekla Structures 11.0. Installing Tekla Structures setup creates a new subfolder for Tekla Structures 11. 84) Modeling (p. Once you save a model in Tekla Structures 11.0 Common features 83 .0 is a main release and contains many new features and fixes.0. Compatibility Tekla Structures 11.

click Tools > Advanced options. 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. The left pane in the dialog box displays the list of categories. To view or change variable settings.0 we refer to environment variables simply as variables.0 Common features ..5.2 (p. 87) New Template Editor . Variables have a description and the default value is shown in the dialog box. Variables are grouped together in categories. To make it easier to manage batch file settings. 90) Batch file settings in the user interface In Tekla Structures 11.. 84 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.1 Topics General This section describes the following new features and fixes: Batch file settings in the user interface (p. 87) Miscellaneous (p. the variables can now be used in a new dialog box.version 3. 84) Performance improvements (p.

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

For a complete list of the user-specific variables.bat language. or firm folders to share your settings with others. Options.bat These files contain the default values for the variables which are set by default.ini This file contains the changes you make to all other variables in the Advanced options dialog box. 86 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0 Common features .ini Advanced options dialog box.bat user. Copy this file to the system. project. Options_username This file contains the changes you make to user-specific variables in the .Batch files are located in the following folders: xxx_env. see User variables in the online help.

use Template Editor 3.2 Tekla Structures 11. or converting a multiuser database.com/whdc/system/platform/server/PAE/PAEmem. You must convert templates created with Template Editor 2. When you open a version 2.0.0 includes following improvements: • Use more virtual memory. The reference files are also correctly read and displayed.2. You have to manually edit the template. use Template Editor 2. Empty string attributes (attributes that only contain a space " " or nothing "") no longer increase the size of the database. Tekla Structures now ignores the 4th point.2. You can use templates and reports created with either of these Template Editors in Tekla Structures 11. Click Retain if you do not want to convert the template. Deleting parts from very complex assemblies is now faster.2. 2.2.microsoft.Performance improvements Tekla Structures 11.0 includes a new version of the Template Editor. For more information.2. Tekla Structures now deletes empty string attributes when opening a single-user database. or click Retain and open the template in the old editor.. The /3GB switch increases the size of the virtual memory to 3 GB and restricts the kernel mode components to the remaining upper 1 GB.version 3. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.2.2 to the new format to open and edit them in Template Editor 3. version 3. it prompts you to either convert the template. which is the same as the 1st point.0 Common features 87 . see Microsoft WHDC web page: http://www. • 4 Gb in x64 systems with 64 bit Windows XP / 2003.2 template in Template Editor 3.mspx . • • Click Convert to convert the template and open it in Template Editor 3. before you can use it. To make major changes. up to: • 3 Gb in Windows XP started with /3GB switch. Modifying a view in models that contained DWG reference files used a lot of memory. This is fixed. • • • New Template Editor . Which version to use? • • To make minor modifications to an existing template. This was because the DWG files contain triangular faces defined using four points. It also includes the older version.2. or to create a new template.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

0 Common features 95 . Binding objects to different types of plane When you create distances to bind model objects together. • Hold down the Alt key.Selecting part handles Tekla Structures 11. The options are: • • • Boundary planes of parts Outline planes of parts Grid planes Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 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.0 gives you the option to only select part handles within a window selection: • Select the parts.

0 you can make construction lines magnetic. To make a construction line magnetic. see Points > Construction line in the online help.0 Common features . open the Construction line properties dialog box and select the Magnetic checkbox: Current limitations Construction circles cannot be magnetic. In Tekla Structures 11. Making construction lines magnetic When you make a line magnetic. when modeling facades. For more information on construction lines. 96 Release Notes 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. for example. the handles on the line move with the line. This is useful.

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

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

When prompted. Double-click Create polygon surfacing icon to define the properties of the surface treatment in the Surfacing properties dialog box: 2. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 6. Click Apply or Ok to save the properties and close the dialog box. 3. Tekla Structures creates the surface treatment. Select the part you add surface treatment to. 4. Add to selected area Repeat steps 4 and 5 to continue adding the surface treatment to part faces. 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. Pick points to indicate a polygonal area. Use the Create polygon surfacing tool to add surface treatment to a selected area. 7.6. pick the origin and direction of the surface treatment. Enter or modify the surface treatment properties to use.0 Common features 99 . 5.

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

Hole group handles are now also correctly displayed. // // // // // 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. The order in which bolts are selected no longer gives different clash check results. Deselecting a bolt group now also deselects bolt group handles. Bolt group handles are now visible in rendered views. This might affect plates created with older versions as follows: • • NC file contour points might start from a different point. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Stick models make appear different. Fixes • • • • • Xsnap now also works for user-defined plane reference points. The plate coordinate system is always from the first point picked to the second point picked. This is where you add new options. even if the bolt is only a hole. NC files. Plate orientation is now always recalculated before any output (drawings. reports). Standard grid view settings are now automatically loaded when opening a model.0 Common features 101 .The remaining sections define the options for each surfacing type. 149) Miscellaneous Fixes Tekla Structures 11.0 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.

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

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

Example 1

Modification: grid coordinates changed in the model:
After:

Before:

Grid dimensions in the drawing:

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Example 2

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

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

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

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

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

click Tools > Advanced options. Set the variable XS_UNFOLDING_PLANE_EPSILON to define epsilon when checking if all section points are in the same plane. Unfolding fixes Tekla Structures 11. Go to the Tag tab.01 mm.Dimension line tags In Tekla Structures 11. 110 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. To set the variable. and enter the dimension line tags. The default value for this variable is 0. Double-click the dimension line to open the Dimension properties dialog box.0 you can add user-defined text tags to dimension lines for both single and combined dimensions: To add dimension line tags: 1.0 Common features . 2.0 includes the following fixes: • • Bend angles in unfolded plates are now visible in multi-drawings. and go to the Speed and accuracy category. assembly. The Unfolded option in the View properties dialog box of single part. GA and multi drawings now works correctly: • • You can now only update dimensions by recreating the view in the drawing level view properties.

0 Common features 111 . 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. 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.Weld symbol improvements New attributes available for weld symbols in drawings: Effective throat and Root opening.

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

Elevation dimensions In Tekla Structures 11. You can define different datum points for drawings and views. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0 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.0 Common features 113 .

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

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

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

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

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

0 exports both IFC2x and IFC2x2 files.0 Common features 119 . 119) IFC import and export (p. 119) Web viewer models (p. and ADT. IFC import and export Tekla Structures includes the following new features: IFC Reference Import Import IFC2x2 models (IfcBuildingElement class and sub-classes only) as reference models. 121) Import MicroStation 8 DGN files Tekla Structures 11. Tekla Structures exports dgn files in MicroStation 7 format. Allplan.5. It exports the following entities: • • • • • IfcBeam IfcColumn IfcSlab IfcWallStandardCase IfcPlate Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. For more information on using reference models. 121) Miscellaneous fixes (p. Tekla Structures supports only IFC2x2 reference files. see Reference models in the online help. Bentley Architecture. you can see the file format in the IFC file header: IFC Export Tekla Structures 11.0 imports MicroStation 8 dgn files. This means you can use data from architectural software. such as ArchiCAD.4 Topics Import and export This section describes the following new features and fixes: Import MicroStation 8 DGN files (p.

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

• • • 5. it now works correctly. 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. etc. Now the imported cross-sections have the suffix _3.5 Topics Custom components This section describes the following new features and fixes: Performance improvements (p. When you set the variable XS_DGN_EXPORT_USE_LOCAL_ID to TRUE to use the local ID in 3D DGN export.Web viewer models Tekla Structures 11. 125) New detail position options (p. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. _4. 126) Performance improvements • Tekla Structures 11.0 creates and modifies custom components faster than previous versions. Miscellaneous fixes • • • When you use the variable XS_USE_NEW_PLATE_DESIGNATION Steel 2000 and KISS exports now contain the correct values. Profile rotation values in SDNF files are no longer doubled when importing.0 Common features 121 . Adding DXF files to a drawing no longer generates extra lines between bolts. Selecting Export all in 3D DGN exports no longer causes the export to fail. 121) New properties for custom components (p. 126) Miscellaneous (p. 125) Imperial units in formulas (p. 122) Editing custom components (p.0 imports webviewer models in XML format as reference models. 123) Define parameters for part adds (p.

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

db1 in the current model folder. you now have the option to create or not create the part: Editing custom components Tekla Structures 11. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0 stores edited custom components separately to the original custom component: • When you create a custom component. When you open the custom component properties dialog box. Tekla Structures saves a library definition of the custom component in the file xslib. Save the custom component and exit the custom component editor.6.0 Common features 123 .

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

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

x. inches and fractions: Format imp(x) imp(x.1.1.0 Common features .40mm New detail position options To position custom details on contour plates and concrete slabs.2) imp(1. Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11. 126 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.x) Example imp(1) imp(1. fMarketSize().x. extrastep): • • Insert the material as a string with in the parentheses. Use the Horizontal offset and Vertical offset fields to define the horizontal and vertical alignment of the detail.1. relative to the main part. which gives the next available market size for the material. thickness. 1 1/2 inches Result 342.90mm 38.10mm 12.Use the following formats to identify feet. The syntax is =fMarketSize(material.2) Meaning 1 inch 1/2 inch 1 1/2 inches 1 foot. 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). relative to the primary part.2) imp(1.x) imp(x.x. based on the thickness you specify.x) imp(x.70mm 25.0 includes the following fixes: Market size function The Custom component editor includes a new parameter.

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

0: Detail and thumbnail view Browse component names or thumbnails: Detail view: 128 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.Component catalog improvements The Component catalog contains the following new features in Tekla Structures 11.0 Common features .

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

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

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

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

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

\11. • • • The spreadsheet file names and locations are defined in the file Excel.0\environments\country-independent\exceldesign contains the following files to help you to create your own spreadsheets: File name component_144.. • Component Tekla Structures transfers the component geometry and information on the main and secondary parts (for example. and the component is modified accordingly.• Searching for components by number now works correctly. This is useful when you want to check connection design and have Tekla Structures update component properties according to specific codes. The folder . This sheet includes calculations. located in the . • Use Excel in connection design In Tekla Structures 11.0 Common features .xls The default location for spreadsheets is . Collection has been renamed Search result. The template file includes following sheets: • Inputs Tekla Structures transfers the component properties from the component properties dialog box to this sheet. The default name for component spreadsheets is component_*component number*. part profiles) to this sheet. the search results are confined to components that have the number 11. 134 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. For example.. if you type 11 in the search field.vb..0 you can link Microsoft Excel files with system components to perform calculations and automatically update connection properties. A template for creating your own spreadsheets. • Outputs Excel adds modified values to the Outputs sheet.0\environments\country-independent\exceldesign folder.xls component_template.\11. These values are transferred back to the component.\nt\bin\plugins folder.xls Description A sample file for component End plate (144). You need a component-specific spreadsheet.

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

136 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0 Common features .

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

New weld options Tekla Structures 11.0 includes new weld options in the Weld properties dialog box: • • Effective throat is the weld size used in weld strength calculation.0 Steel Detailing . 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. 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. Use the variable to dimension minimum and maximum position for bolts. for example.3 Topics Import and export This section describes the following new features and fixes: NC file settings moved to user interface (p. not when the point is. in the part end. This variable can be used only when the dimension point is inside the bolt group.0 only relocates marks if the model changes. gusset plate) using By bolt dimensioning now creates horizontal and vertical dimensions both to the same hole: Previous versions • Tekla Structures 11. bolt marks and bolt symbols were incorrect in drawings. 140) Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Fixed. For Oversized bolt holes for bolts that did not have a slot value.0 Steel Detailing 139 . • • • • 6.6.2 Drawings Fixes • The variable XS_BOLT_POSITION_TO_MIN_AND_MAX_POINT now works correctly. Sometimes part cuts in the end of an assembly were included in the overall dimension of the part. Fixed. Sometimes slots appeared in the wrong direction in drawings. Fixed. Tekla Structures 11. Fixed.g. Positioning secondary parts (e.

ini text files.0 Steel Detailing . instead of editing machin*. see Setting up NC files in the online help.NC file settings. 141) NC file settings moved to user interface You can now define all the NC file settings in a dialog box.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. and learn Easily define settings for CNC files Save machine / fabricator specific settings Re-use settings . • • • • Much easier to use. maintain. 140 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.NC fixes (p.

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

: Improvements to existing moment connection checks The moment connection check has been improved as follows: • Checks added for bolt hole edges.0 Steel Detailing .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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Fixed. To add the tiled surface treatment to a part. Tekla Structures 11. When you use the the Inquire command on reinforcing bars. not just the main part. See also Show tiled surface treatment in drawings (p. and blue. Pick the corners of the surface treatment or pick the part face. on a scale of 0 to 10. pick the same origin for the surface treatment for all the parts: Tekla Structures only displays the tile pattern in rendered views. because the center line of the polygon plate was incorrectly drawn. To create tiling that runs continuously from one part to the next. Click Modify and Apply to save the tile pattern properties. green. • • Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 151 .0 creates rectangular reinforcing mesh in the direction of the current work plane if you try to create another direction. the reinforcing bar is highlighted.• Define tile and mortar colors by assigning values for red. Miscellaneous • Magnetic planes did not work correctly with polygon plate handles. For example: Red = 10 0 0 Green = 0 10 0 Blue = 0 0 10 White = 10 10 10 Black = 0 0 0 5. if the work plane is the horizontal XY plane and you try to create the mesh in the vertical direction. 155). For example. 6. use the Create polygon surfacing or Create face surfacing command: • or • Pick the origin and the direction of the surface treatment.

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

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

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

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

MORTAR HEIGHT. button in the drawing properties dialog box to open the Surfacing mark properties dialog box. TILE_COLOR.. 156 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. TILE_HEIGHT. Click the Surfacing mark. use the following user-defined attributes: TILE_WIDTH. and MORTAR_COLOR. Modify surface treatment marks in the same way as part marks. To show tile and mortar properties in surface treatment marks... 2.0 Precast Concrete Detailing .The drawing shows the tile surface treatment and the surface treatment mark: To edit surface treatment marks: 1. MORTAR_WIDTH.

2. enter TILE_WIDTH: 3. In the Mark content dialog box. Add surface treatment marks to the drawing. 5. to add TILE_WIDTH to the list of mark elements: 4. or modify existing ones. The surface treatment marks now include the tile width: See also Part presentation and Marks in drawings in the online help. Click OK. Select User-defined attribute in the Elements list and click Add.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 157 .For example. to add tile width property to a surface treatment mark: 1.0 includes the following new features and fixes: Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Templates and reports Tekla Structures 11.

158 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. use the graphic field field_REBAR_SHAPE to show pull-out pictures.Rebar pull-out pictures in templates In Template Editor 3.2.0 Precast Concrete Detailing .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.

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

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

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

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. 164) Reinforcement components (p. To prevent this. Cut parts created by concrete components generated warnings in the log file. 170) Spiral reinforcement groups In Tekla Structures 11. (76). 7.0 you can model circular or polygonal spiral reinforcing bar groups. • Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11.4 Topics Reinforcement This section describes the following new features and fixes: Spiral reinforcement groups (p. Create the spiral reinforcing group using the Reinforcing bar group or Circular reinforcing bar group tools 162 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. • Setting part representation to Fast in the View setup dialog box did not display polygon plates and cuts correctly.• Column end cuts have been corrected in two-sided seating connections (76) and (78) for beams that are not parallel or with lower planes at different levels. This applies to seating connections (75). and (78). Fixed. 162) Reinforcement mesh properties (p. Fixed. define a specific assembly number for the bearing pad in the component dialog box. 166) Miscellaneous (p. (77).0 Precast Concrete Detailing . The bearing pad is now automatically part of the column assembly.

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

Left overhang and Right overhang. Tekla Structures applies the following properties to the mesh type: Diameter. Creation method Defines whether the bars are evenly distributed or not. Pitching. See also Reinforcing bar group in the online help. Does not define the size of the mesh. 164 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. for both longitudinal and crossing bars. 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.0 Precast Concrete Detailing .8. Tekla Structures attaches the spiral reinforcement to the part.

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

or for a defined polygonal area: To use: 1. or.g. To attach the reinforcement to the entire part. When you define more than one set of distances in the Bar pitching field. 166 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Pick the part. to attach reinforcement mesh to a selected area. this component now uses them all. 10*200 15*200. e.Reinforcement components Tekla Structures 11. pick the first position. 2.0 Precast Concrete Detailing .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. 3. pick points to indicate the polygonal shape of the reinforcement. FIxes Click the middle mouse button to create the reinforcement mesh. not just the first one.

shear or ledge reinforcement for ledge beams.Ledge beam (53) Creates flexural. Automated reinforcement layout .Inverted tee beam (52) Creates flexural.0 includes the following new components to create reinforcement for different types of concrete parts: Component Automated reinforcement layout . shear or flange reinforcement for double tee beams.double tee beam (51) Description Create flexural. Automated reinforcement layout . Automated reinforcement layout .rectangular beam (54) Creates flexural or shear reinforcement for rectangular beams.Automated reinforcement layout components Tekla Structures 11.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 167 . shear or ledge reinforcement for inverted tee beams. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

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

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

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

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. It is based on a clash check of solids. 176) Miscellaneous (p.0 Analysis and design 171 .8 Tekla Structures 11. 177) Extended clash check Extended clash check is now the default method for creating analysis models. 173) Load groups (p. the default value of 1mm is used.0 Analysis and design 8.1 Topics Analysis and design The Tekla Structures 11. 175) Load distribution fixes (p. By default. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. To automatically connect parts in the analysis model.0 Analysis and Design module contains the following new features and fixes: Extended clash check (p. 172) Analyzing composite beams (p. 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. 174) Changes in ULS and SLS design checks (p. 171) New design codes (p. If this variable is not set. 172) New seismic codes (p.

New seismic codes Tekla Structures 11. they are treated as clashing.0 Analysis and design .If there is a connection between members.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-2.03.01 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.

Select Effective slab width: • Enter the value. If you chose Composite beam. or Automatic composite beam: to have Tekla Structures automati- cally recognize composite beams and calculate the effective slab width 2.0 Analysis and design 173 . or Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.Analyzing composite beams Composite construction consists of beams. studs and concrete slab on top of the beams. modify the beam properties on the Analysis tab: 1. select the slab Material and Thickness. To analyze beams as composite beams. Select: • • Composite beam to manually change composite beam properties. 3.

• The Automatic composite beam option enables Tekla Structures to calculate slab width. factor 8 is used for both left and right.• Have Tekla Structures automatically calculate the effective slab width by dividing the span length of the beam by the value you enter. You can select loads by load groups and load groups by loads.0 Analysis and design . • Run the analysis to calculate the effective slab width. So the effective width of the slab is: ((0. 174 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. • Inquiring effective width Effective width must be less than half the distance to the nearest composite beam.0 meters. The dialog box name is now Load groups New Current field and Set current button in the Load Groups dialog box.0 includes the following improvements: • • • • • You no longer need to create load groups before applying loads in the model. slab width is zero if there are no adjacent beams.0)/8).0 meter 4. Right-click a load group to export or import it.0)/8) + ((0.5*8. Right click and select Inquire to see the analysis results.5*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. = 1. For example. The effective width cannot exceed the maximum distance to the next beam: • For the Composite beam option. if span length is 8.

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

Some limitations have been removed from the load panel system.Pro post processor. 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. An unnecessary warning appeared in load distribution even if the load was correct in STAAD. Invalid spanning direction is now automatically corrected.• Analysis model parts Optimizes only the parts included in the analysis model. The load panel distribution method is now always used.Pro. Inquiring a load applied to a slab always generated a similar warning. • • • • 176 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Tekla Structures considers ULS and LG load combinations. If you used load panel distribution. This made it difficult to check loads in the STAAD. • Serviceability limit state If limit state design is active. The direction does not matter in this case.0 uses the load panel system as the default load distribution method. uniform load areas can now be any shape and can contain holes. If you used load panel distribution. Also. The Serviceability limit state option will be available in version 11.0 Analysis and design . Tekla Structures distributed the area load to the wrong part. Load distribution fixes Tekla Structures 11. Tekla Structures 11. if double spanning and automatic primary axis weight are used. Tekla Structures generated overlapping member loads from a single load.0 includes fixes for the following: • There was error in load distribution if the new load panel system was used and the direction of the primary axis was incorrect. and parts not included in the analysis model if their design group matches the design group of a part in the analysis model. Now Tekla Structures always merges loads from a single load. By default.1. this option includes the serviceability limit state in the optimization.

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

which caused problems with element meshing. 178 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. The size of analysis elements created for walls or slabs sometimes varied considerably resulting in badly-formed triangles. Tekla Structures did not create a rigid link between a beam and a wall created using the column tool. Moment release at the end of a beam connected to a wall panel was not applied in the analysis model. the By connection option gave incorrect analysis results. Dutch. Fixed. The analysis log is now cleared each time analysis is run. the node points of one wall effected all neighboring walls resulting in too dense a triangle mesh. • • • It was not possible to modify the load result created with Wind load generator (28) macro by double-clicking the load. Using the member end release method. The tolerance for checking loads are inside plates has also been increased. Tekla Structures created nodes at the load point. Where walls connected in a corner. and US metric environments. when the component objects select switch was active. The hard-coded default values for member end restraints of connections were incorrect. • • • • • • • • 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 middle plane). Now the nodes are merged to form a single shared node. Tekla Structures automatically rounds it up or down to form elements of the same size. 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. Fixed. Areas of the load that were not on the wall disappeared. US imperial. Fixed.• Analysis sometimes failed for concrete panels and slabs.g. UK. Accepting all optimization results was very slow if Analysis utility check was selected in the Colors dialog box. Fixed. Fixed. The default plane has now been changed to middle. Indian. because the default plane for concrete panels was the top plane in the German. The Element size in the dialog box is now an approximate value. because the analysis method option in the analysis model properties was sometimes blanked out.0 Analysis and design . Analysis sometimes did not run. even if nodes already existed. 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 Inquire command showed the default user-defined attribute value 2147483647. Modifying analysis-related user-defined attributes without the A&D module installed caused an internal error.0 Analysis and design 179 . Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. which resulted in incorrect values for those user-defined attributes.