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Tekla Structures 11.

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Product version 11.1 June 2005
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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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......................... 50 Stairwell and elevator shafts (90) ......................... 59 2................... 58 Macros and details .............................................................................................................................................. 56 Beam to beam connections ................ 53 2............................................. 54 Import and export........................................................................................................................... 46 Automatic seam positioning........... 58 Miscellaneous ........................ 50 Miscellaneous ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 49 Components.......................... 48 Miscellaneous .................................... 47 Imperial units in formulas ............................ 55 Components............ 48 Battering connection (13) improvements..................................... 53 Drawings.....4 2 Release Notes .............................................. 55 IFC import..........................................................................................6 Performance improvements........ 56 Building (S91) ...............................................................................................................1 Steel Detailing .............1 2....................................................................................................................... 51 2 Tekla Structures 11..................................................................................................................... 47 Using Excel with custom components.........2 2.................................. 54 Fabtrol XML import (17) .. 54 Contour plate orientation .................................................................................. 58 Bracing connections ...... 57 Beam to column connections...........................................................................................................1.............. 54 CNC.................................3 Modeling ...................................................................................

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

50) Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Installing Tekla Structures setup creates a new subfolder for Tekla Structures 11. you can open it in Tekla Structures 11. in Xsteel. We recommend that you complete any models you have started using your current version.1 Tekla Structures 11. This ensures that all Windows system folder *.1 is a main release and contains many new features and fixes.0.1.1. You need Windows Administrator rights to install Tekla Structures 11. 46) Components (p. 26) Import and export (p. 8) Modeling (p.1. Compatibility Tekla Structures 11. Topics This chapter is divided into following sections: • • • • • • General (p.1 Common features Tekla Structures version 11. or in Xengineer.1 Common features 7 .dll files are updated. You can open and work with existing models using Tekla Structures 11.1 is compatible with all previous versions.1. Once you save a model in Tekla Structures 11. 11) Drawings (p. 45) Custom components (p. but not in older versions.

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

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

Any other value is handled as 1. You can open locked models in the Viewer. picking the first position was sometimes difficult. • 10 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. • • • 3.1 Common features . the model is no longer locked. 2. Click Apply and OK. Possible values are 1. if you open a model in Tekla Structures Viewer. and go to the Model view category. When the orthogonal snapping was on. or 4. Default value is 2. Cursor line width is 1 Cursor line width is 4 Fixes • In single user mode.Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11. 4. You need to restart Tekla Structures before the change is applied.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. 2. Any other number will be treated as 1. Enter cursor line width in the Value field. Now the reference point handling is disabled when starting a command and enabled after picking the first position. Click Tools > Advanced options. in single user mode.

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

• Add face surface treatment If you chose polygon surface treatment.1 Common features . Pick the direction of the surface treatment. • • Pick faces one by one. In Tekla Structures 11. 4. continue picking the polygonal area. 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. 2. Click the Create face surfacing icon Pick the origin of the surface treatment. Select the part faces to apply the surface treatment to.5. 3.1 you can apply the surface treatment to parts in the following ways: 1. Surface treatment added to cut faces is modifed according to the changes made to the part.

Pick the direction of the surface treatment. • If you pick points outside the part face. Click the Create polygon surfacing icon Pick the origin of the surface treatment. the surface treatment is forced to fit inside the face: • If all corner points of the surface treatment are not on the part face plane. 5. the corner points are forced to a face of the part.• Drag the mouse from right to left to select all objects totally or partly within that rectangular area: Add polygon surface treatment 1. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.1 Common features 13 . Pick the part face to add the surface treatment to. 3. 4. Pick points to form the surface treatment area. 2.

. Parametric sketching improvements Tekla Structures 11. to be able to cut thick surface treatment with polygon cut command: 1. and go to the Modeling category. for example.0..Overlapping surface treatments When you create overlapping surface treatments.1 Common features . . The default value is 5. The overriding is recognized in reports (only the visible area is calculated).. Click Tools > Advanced options. 2. Cutting surface treatment Use variable XS_POLYGON_CUT_EXTRA_THICKNESS to define the cut depth of polygon cut.. the smaller surface treatment overrides the larger one. Numbering Surface treatment is now considered in numbering: To set Tekla Structures compare surface treatment in numbering click Setup > Numbering. 14 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.1 includes following new features and fixes: Number of parameters Include unlimited number of parameters in sketched profiles.. and select Surfacings checkbox on the Numbering tab. Set the cut thickness with variable XS_POLYGON_CUT_EXTRA_THICKNESS.

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

enter X and Y dimensions.1 Common features .Chamfers Use chamfers when sketching profiles: 1. 3. 16 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 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. Click Modify and the chamfer is applied to the selected corner. where you can add equations to them. the yellow circles represent chamfers.

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

by selecting them in the Sketch browser dialog box: 1. Tekla Structures creates the angle constraint. and the constraints are highlighted in the Cross section sketch editor view. Click Sketch browser icon .Use equations in Thickness property to define the thickness of the extruded polyline. 2. Angle constraint Add angle constraint to a sketch: 1. The line in question is displayed as dashed line. Click icon in the Cross section sketch editor view. 3. Select the constraint in the Sketch browser dialog box. 2. Pick the lines counter-clockwise. Visualization of constraints Now you can view the constraints in the editor view. 3.1 Common features . 18 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

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

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

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

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.

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

Select a rendered model view Right-click and select Create clip plane from the popup menu.1 Common features Clip plane symbol . right-click and select Interrupt. 5. Select the clip plane position: pick any plane. 2.To create a clip plane: 1. 3. Selected plane 24 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 4. To end the command. Clip plane is displayed with a symbol.

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

0 decreases the handle size Close the rendered view and reopen it to view the modified handle size. Define the handle size with variable XS_HANDLE_SCALE. Miscelleneous fixes The default value is 1. the variable XS_DRAWING_TEMPLATES_LIBRARY to point to the model folder that contains the template drawings: set XS_DRAWING_TEMPLATES_LIBRARY=%XS_RUNPATH%\DrawingLibrary • For example: set XS_DRAWING_TEMPLATES_LIBRARY=C:\TeklaStructuresModels\CloningTemplate (where CloningTemplate is the model name). they got different position numbers..0 Value larger than 1. Now Tekla Structures assigns same position numbers to plates created as beams. Handle size Now you can modify the handle size in the model view: 1. Open the Advanced options dialog box (Tools > Advanced options. set.0 enlarges the handles Value smaller than 1. 26 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. • • • 3. 2. When you saved a model in the multiuser mode.. in the batch file. Fixed. • To define the drawing template library. the work plane symbol was sometimes drawn to wrong position. which is defined as the template library. • 1.3 Drawings This section describes the following new features and fixes: Cloning from template Now you can clone drawings from templates.1 Common features .) and go to Model view category. and to contour plates.Numbering parts Even if a plate created as beam and a contour plate were identical. Templates are drawings included in a Tekla Structures model.

Select the drawing objects that you want to copy into the new drawing.. to open the Drawing cloning dialog box. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.. Create the template drawings. In the model. (or click Clone. and define the template library in the batch file. Click Drawing > Clone drawing. in the Objects and actions in cloning properties. 3. Select Drawing template option and press Templates. 5.1 Common features 27 . select the part. In the Drawing templates dialog box. click Clone selected. select the template drawing.. button. 2. 7.. In the Drawing cloning dialog box.. 4.To clone from a drawing template: 1. 6. in the drawing list dialog box)..

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

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

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

1 you can create detail views: To create a detail view: Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 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. Material. Assembly type. Slot height etc. such as Grade. If you chose With leader line. To add associative note. such as Profile. <--' <-Part elements Bolt elements Reinforcing bar elements Surfacing elements Add bolt properties. Pick the part to indicate to which part this note belongs to. 3. such as Standard. Position. Detail view and symbol With Tekla Structures 11. Class. Slot length. the point you pick is the first point of the leader line.You can add multiple notes to one object. Pick the part to indicate to which part this note belongs to. Line feed between elements Backspace between elements Add part properties. Add and modify the content of the notes the same way as with part marks. Add surfacing properties: Name. Code. Pick a point to indicate the start of the line along which you want to place the note. Camber. Length. 2. Along line 1. Adds a user-defined attribute to the note. Pick the end point of the line along which you want the text to appear. and Surfacing name. Shape. Class. Fittings (NS/FS) etc. and place the notes freely. option: 2. Add reinforcing bar properties. cc min etc. Pick a point to place the note. click Create > Associative note and select type: With leader line and Without leader line options: 1.1 Common features 31 .

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

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

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

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

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

AREA"). GetValue("PRIMARY.Primary and secondary parts in templates You can now add attributes of primary and secondary parts of connections in templates and reports: • • The row content type is CONNECTION.XXX").XXX") or GetValue("SECONDARY_1. Fixed. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.1 Common features 37 . for example. Surface treatment in templates and reports • In previous version template attributes SURFACING_NAME and CODE gave the same result. Value field formula can be GetValue("PRIMARY.

click Tools > Advanced options. See the following example on corresponding properties and template fields: NAME CODE SURFACING_NAME MATERIAL THICKNESS Show or hide +0. The move command now has a predefined shortcut m. • If you need to see also the zero values. By default this variable is set to TRUE. • Fixes • • • In the Template Editor. if the level value is zero (+0. This problem has now been fixed.1: MATERIAL. NAME.000). and THICKNESS for surface treatment.• New template attributes in Tekla Structures 11.1 Common features .CAST_UNIT_TOP_LEVEL. set the new variable XS_DRAWING_IGNORE_ZERO_LEVELS_IN_PART_MARKS to FALSE.000 levels • The template attributes ASSEMBLY_BOTTOM_LEVEL. then in the Marking: parts category. 38 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. which means that zero levels are not shown in part marks. ASSEMBLY_TOP_LEVEL. text fields were too long with some font sizes in japanese text. Template attributes DATE and TIME are now available for all rows. CAST_UNIT_BOTTOM_LEVEL return nothing in the part marks.

not the short name of the bolt asssembly. Smaller values give darker shade. Open the drawing object properties dialog box (rectangle. it returns bolt "Standard" for studs.. Select fill color Special.1 Common features 39 . 3. 2. depending on the selected printer settings. 2. The hatch color is defined using the RGB (Red Green Blue) values (scale is from 0 to 255).• The template attribute NAME_SHORT now returns correct values from the bolt assembly catalog: • • for bolts. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Plotting and printing Tekla Structures 11. depending on the selected printer settings. Click Apply and OK. 3.0. The hatch is plotted in color or grayscale. To use the hatch color: 1.1 includes following new features and fixes: Plotting gray hatches Now you can define a special hatch color. You do not have to restart Tekla Structures to activate changes to these variables. or circle). it returns the name of the bolt. This color will be plotted as color or grayscale. polygon..0). which will not be converted to black when plotting. Open the Advanced options dialog box (Tools > Advanced options. 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.) and go to Hatching category. Open the drawing. higher values lighter. To define a special color hatch: 1.

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

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

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

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

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

Part and Bolt accuracy: Normal. High or No bolts. Click File > Export > 3D DWG. Modify the properties: • • • • Export as: You can export the model as faces. Open a Tekla Structures model. to open the Export 3D DWG/DXF dialog box. 3. Enter the file name. Now you can use the same properties to both DWG and DXF export. • This dialog box has replaced the Export 3D DXF dialog box.. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.1.1 Common features 45 . or use Browse.. 5. to navigate to another file Select whether to export as DWG or as DXF. Cuts: to export cuts Inner contours: for example. 1. 4..4 Import and export This section describes the following new features and fixes: 3D DWG/DXF export It's now possible to export Tekla Structures model as 3D DWG. lines or reference lines.. the tube is exported as a solid. to export the inner contours of a tube. If you select No. 2.

all phases were imported into the current phase.1 Common features . Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11. but the end result is better. 46 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. If the model is large. Fixed. • 1. when you copied objects from another model (Edit > Copy from model.. or you have less memory to use. Export as Reference lines option is faster. and IFC files. and the resulting file size is smaller. Tekla Structures closed without any warning. or Export selected to export selected parts from the model.0. Exporting 3D DWG or DXF as Faces uses more memory and might take time.. In Tekla Structures 11.). DGN. If you tried to turn on the visibility of an IFC reference object while the IFC file was not in the right location.6.5 Custom components This section describes the following new features and fixes: Performance improvements Now custom component creation in large model is even ten times faster than in previous versions.1 includes fixes for the following: • • Reference import now supports layers in DWG. click: • • Export all to export the whole model. To export the model.

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

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. Example: vwu(4. 5. the spreadsheets locate in folder . and the battering would be less than the value you entered in the angle field. use the new function ValueWithUnit(value.1 Common features . Spreadsheet location Save and close the custom component editor. 48 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.6 mm Known units are: • • • • • • • "ft" ("feet". • The location of the spreadsheet is specified in excel.xls for a custom component named custom1. Imperial units in formulas To convert Imperial units to internal units (metric) in formulas.vb tile (in . unit) or acronym vwu(value. unit). see Using Excel in connection design in the online help. Spreadsheet name The name of the file must be component_*component name*. "foot") "in" ("inch". By default. For more information on the required Excel files.\TeklaStructures\*your version*\nt\bin\plugins folder)..4. file locations and how to perform the connection check with Excel. The new property Use external design is now in the component properties dialog box.0.\TeklaStructures\*your version*\environments\country_independent\exceldesign.xls • For example component_custom1. "inches") "m" "cm" "mm" "rad" "deg" Battering connection (13) improvements Now if you fit the secondary part at an angle to the main part. "in") returns 101..

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

1 Common features .1. for creating stairwells and elevator shafts: 50 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.6 Components This section describes the following new features and fixes: Stairwell and elevator shafts (90) Tekla Structures 11.1 includes new macro.

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

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Tekla Structures 11. 54) Import and export (p.2 Tekla Structures 11.1 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.1 Modeling This section describes the following new features and fixes: Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11.UP. 56) 2. 53) Drawings (p.1 includes fixes for the following • Unpainted steel is now added to surface treatment hatch schema file surfacing.1.1 Steel Detailing In addition to the features and fixes in chapter 1.1 Steel Detailing 53 .ANSI32.1 Steel Detailing configuration contains also the following new features and fixes: Topics This chapter is divided into following sections: • • • • Modeling (p.htc in Europe and US Imperial environments as 4. 54) Components (p.

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

to open the New import model dialog box. • In Tekla Structures 11. z or zz profiles. the variable is set to TRUE. In Tekla Structures 11.1 you can include hard stamps also for secondary parts in DSTV files. Now the file name is based on Assembly position and / or Part position elements (on the Hard stamp tab. for example. In Tekla Structures 11. • • IFC import The reading of boundary representation (BREP) in IFC reference files has been improved. To enable the fix and create similar DSTV files as before. By default. 3.1. enter TRUE in the Value field for the variable XS_SECONDARY_PART_HARDSTAMP. Click File > Import. 2. in the NC file settings dialog box). dstv2dxf converter does not add correct texts to DXF files. This has been fixed. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0 you could not create NC files of.1 Steel Detailing 55 . select Fabtrol XML import from the Type list box and click the Properties button to open the Fabtrol XML import (17) dialog box. or Other. Because of this change.0 DSTV format was fixed to follow the DSTV standard even better than before. Click OK to import status information into the model. and some CNC controller softwares interprets the DSTV files incorrectly. CAD. Select any of the following options FEM. Now you can create NC files of all other profiles by using profile type SO in NC file settings dialog box. by switching the places of phase and drawing identification in the DSTV file header. set variable XS_NC_DISABLE_PIECE_IDENTIFICATION_FIX to FALSE in the batch files. To do this. 5. 4. Note that Tekla Structures does not create hard stamps for plates. CNC • In Tekla Structures 11. In the New import model dialog box. CIMSteel.0 hard stamps did not affect the DSTV file names. Click the Browse button against the Input file field to locate the file to import.

purlins. Double-click the macro to open Building (S91) dialog box. Pick the creation point for the building. The building will be created in X and Y direction from the picked point. To create a building with the macro: 1. and search for Building (S91) macro.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. and gable end posts. Click Ctrl + F to open the Component catalog. The macro creates frames and connections. 56 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.2. Modify the properties. roof and vertical bracing. 3. You can use Tekla Structures system connections and custom connections in the macro.1 Steel Detailing . and click Apply or OK. in the current work plane. 2. 4. The left and right columns and rafter profiles are identical.

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). Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Use the options on this tab to determine seat angle position. Shear plate simple (146) There is no longer a gap between shear plate and column with NS / FS options.Beam to beam connections Tekla Structures 11.1 Steel Detailing 57 . Use the options on the BoxPBolts and BoxSBolts to control the bolting of the seat angle to primary and secondary parts.

1 includes the following new features and fixes: Turnbuckle bracing (S3) Turnbuckle was rotated incorrectly when created between columns. Fixed. Macros and details 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. Bracing connections Tekla Structures 11. Column with stiffeners W (182) Now uses the correct properties for weld no 2.1 includes the following new features and fixes: 58 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Fixed. Windbracing (1) Connection Windbracing (1) did not work in Tekla Structures 11.0.Beam to column connections Tekla Structures 11. not the plate on the web of the column.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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Tekla Structures 11.1 Precast Concrete Detailing
In addition to the features and fixes in chapter 1, Tekla Structures 11.1 Precast Concrete Detailing configuration contains also the following new features and fixes:

Topics

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

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General
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Numbering
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Click Setup > Numbering to open the Numbering setup dialog box. the assembly or cast unit position numbers consist of family number and qualifier. 4.1 Precast Concrete Detailing . Assemblies or cast units which have the same family number but different exact geometry or materials have different qualifier number. Click Add serie to open the Add serie dialog box. All the assembly and cast unit numbering series in the model are listed here. To define numbering: 1. The numbering series is shown in the family numbering field. 62 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 2. Select a numbering serie and click Add.Family numbering When you use family numbering. define how to use family numbering for series: 3. On the Family numbering tab. 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.

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

To set dimensioning by reference points: 1.dimensioning properties dialog box. 2.1 the embedded objects can be dimensioned by reference point.Deforming parts Tekla Structures 11. Seams and connections work with warping. On the Position dimensions tab in the Cast unit . 3. Miscellaneous • Now when you copy cast unit members and reinforcing bars. the new object will belong to the same assembly if the copied object is inside an existing assembly.1 Precast Concrete Detailing . In Tekla Structures 11. select By reference point in the Embedded objects list box: 64 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.3 Drawings This section describes the following new features and fixes: Dimensioning by reference points In previous Tekla Structures versions cast-in embeds (steel parts or assemblies added to cast units) were dimensioned in cast unit drawings the same way as secondary objects in assembly drawings.. camber and shorten steel and concrete beams and columns.1includes following new features and fixes: • • You can warp. Open the Cast unit drawing properties dialog box and click Dimensioning..

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

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

and explode the cast unit from the pop-up menu. to cast units is now made easier: • Now you can add the whole custom connection to the cast unit by right-clicking and selecting Cast unit > Add to from the pop-up menu: • You can also remove the custom component from the cast unit.3. which can be polylines or sloped. used for example as cast-in embeds.5 Components This section describes the following new features and fixes: Modeling of floor bay (66) Use this new component to create various types of concrete slabs.4 Custom components This section describes the following new features and fixes: Custom components in cast-units Adding custom components. The component creates slabs between two support lines. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 3.1 Precast Concrete Detailing 67 .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In versions 10. but you needed to use node offsets (user-defined attributes) to move the wall in analysis model. Slab spanning also affect slab/beam connectivity automatically. 78 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.1 Analysis and design . 75). A filter is defined for rigid diaphrgam. You can use for example column_filter to connect only column nodes with rigid diaphragms. In Tekla Structures 11. 2. walls were not always connected to columns and beams automatically. Only nodes which belong to a part matching the filter will be connected. See Slab spanning direction (p.0.x and 11. Set Analysis type to Rigid diaphragm. Rigid diaphragm improvements Adjacent rigid diaphragms are now merged. 1. 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. Type "column_filter" in the Filter field. or other slabs or walls they will be connected in the analysis model.2.1 you just select the Extended clash check checkbox in the Analysis model attributes dialog box and if slab or wall clashes with beams.Connections of plate elements improved Slab/wall connectivity in the analysis model is now more flexible. using rigid links if necessary. columns. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2. When you open a version 2. • • Click Convert to convert the template and open it in Template Editor 3. The reference files are also correctly read and displayed.Performance improvements Tekla Structures 11.0 includes a new version of the Template Editor.2. before you can use it. it prompts you to either convert the template. up to: • 3 Gb in Windows XP started with /3GB switch.0 Common features 87 .microsoft.2. 2. You can use templates and reports created with either of these Template Editors in Tekla Structures 11.2 Tekla Structures 11.2. use Template Editor 2.com/whdc/system/platform/server/PAE/PAEmem. Tekla Structures now ignores the 4th point.0 includes following improvements: • Use more virtual memory.version 3.2.2 template in Template Editor 3. 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. use Template Editor 3. This was because the DWG files contain triangular faces defined using four points. Which version to use? • • To make minor modifications to an existing template..2 to the new format to open and edit them in Template Editor 3. or to create a new template. or click Retain and open the template in the old editor. This is fixed.2. Tekla Structures now deletes empty string attributes when opening a single-user database. To make major changes. It also includes the older version.2. For more information. version 3. which is the same as the 1st point. • • • New Template Editor .mspx . Empty string attributes (attributes that only contain a space " " or nothing "") no longer increase the size of the database. Click Retain if you do not want to convert the template. Deleting parts from very complex assemblies is now faster. You have to manually edit the template. or converting a multiuser database. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. You must convert templates created with Template Editor 2. Modifying a view in models that contained DWG reference files used a lot of memory. • 4 Gb in x64 systems with 64 bit Windows XP / 2003.0. see Microsoft WHDC web page: http://www.

To start Template Editor 2.2 In Tekla Structures.0 Common features . including: • • • • • Open several templates at the same time. It contains several new features. Row content types define what type of data a row can contain. Use row content types to filter out data..0 > Tools > Template Editor 3.2 Template Editor version 3. For example. create more compact templates by hiding rows that only collect information for the summary row..2 features an improved user interface.. Hide rows. WEIGHT for parts and WEIGHT_GROSS for plates can now be summed. 88 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.2: • OR • What’s New in 3. select All Programs > Tekla Structures 11. click Tools > Templates. Create almost any number of rules.Starting Template Editor To start Template Editor 3.2 From the Windows Start menu.0 > Tools > Template Editor 2. Sum any fields together.2: • OR • From the Windows Start menu. select All Programs > Tekla Structures 11.\nt\TplEd\2.2 Open it in folder . for example.

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

See also Template editor help The Template Editor training manual on the Tekla extranet at https:// extranet. texts overlap or aligning fields is difficult). Inquire dialog • • • To copy text from the Inquire dialog box.If text. For example: Connected part ID numbers: 256.2 (for example. followed by the remaining secondary parts. click Tools > Display log file > Log file. If 11.or graphics-based templates display incorrectly in Template Editor 3. Tekla Structures 11.. objects. 90 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. an arrow and the primary part. you may have problems. To set DPI. click the relevant line in the log file. • The log file now contains the file name and line number if there are errors or warnings about reading inp files (for example. The object ID is shown in the log file in line "Illegal parameters for chamfer: Object id: *id number*".0 assigns new GUID’s to these objects. some objects had incorrect globally unique ID’s (GUID). • To view the log file. If you resize the Inquire dialog box to text automatically wraps. Using the Inquire bolts now displays the ID's of connected parts. then try to re-import them. right-click and select Copy from the pop-up menu (or press Ctrl + c). The first ID is the first secondary part (the part with which the bolt is listed in reports).. 325 -> 178 GUID • Occasionally. which means the old incorrect GUIDs are no longer valid.com Miscellaneous Log file The log file now shows the object ID for objects with illegal chamfer parameters. ensure that your monitor’s DPI is set to Normal size (96dpi). open the Windows Control Panel and select Display properties > Settings > Advanced > General > DPI setting.tekla. select the text.0 you have exported the objects.inp). To highlight the the incorrect object in the model.0 Common features .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 3. 7. Select the part you add surface treatment to. Add to selected area Repeat steps 4 and 5 to continue adding the surface treatment to part faces. 6.0 Common features 99 . 4.6. Click Apply or Ok to save the properties and close the dialog box. When prompted. pick the origin and direction of the surface treatment. Enter or modify the surface treatment properties to use. Double-click Create polygon surfacing icon to define the properties of the surface treatment in the Surfacing properties dialog box: 2. 5. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Use the Create polygon surfacing tool to add surface treatment to a selected area. Tekla Structures creates the surface treatment. Pick points to indicate a polygonal area.

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

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

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

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

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.

Example 3

Modification: Column height 1 modified in the model.

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Before: A parametrized part is dimensioned in a drawing:

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

Deleting and editing model objects

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

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

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

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

Current limitations

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

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

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

2. The Unfolded option in the View properties dialog box of single part.0 you can add user-defined text tags to dimension lines for both single and combined dimensions: To add dimension line tags: 1. Unfolding fixes Tekla Structures 11.01 mm. Go to the Tag tab. 110 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. and go to the Speed and accuracy category.Dimension line tags In Tekla Structures 11.0 Common features . click Tools > Advanced options. Double-click the dimension line to open the Dimension properties dialog box.0 includes the following fixes: • • Bend angles in unfolded plates are now visible in multi-drawings. Set the variable XS_UNFOLDING_PLANE_EPSILON to define epsilon when checking if all section points are in the same plane. GA and multi drawings now works correctly: • • You can now only update dimensions by recreating the view in the drawing level view properties. and enter the dimension line tags. assembly. The default value for this variable is 0. To set the variable.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

126 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.70mm 25.x) imp(x.x.x.x) imp(x. For extrastep enter an integer to define the increment to the next size (default is 0).1. thickness. 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. 1 1/2 inches Result 342.2) imp(1. which gives the next available market size for the material. extrastep): • • Insert the material as a string with in the parentheses.10mm 12. fMarketSize(). based on the thickness you specify. Use the Horizontal offset and Vertical offset fields to define the horizontal and vertical alignment of the detail.x) Example imp(1) imp(1. inches and fractions: Format imp(x) imp(x.2) imp(1. relative to the primary part.1.0 Common features .2) Meaning 1 inch 1/2 inch 1 1/2 inches 1 foot.x.1. Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11. relative to the main part.0 includes the following fixes: Market size function The Custom component editor includes a new parameter. The syntax is =fMarketSize(material.Use the following formats to identify feet.90mm 38.40mm New detail position options To position custom details on contour plates and concrete slabs.

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

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

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

In the Store search result dialog box.0\environments\*your environment*\system..\TeklaStructures\11. enter a name for the folder and click OK. If you modify the default tree. 3. To create new folders in the tree view.By default.txt located in the attributes folder in the current model folder. click Store. 2. and create folders and subfolders. 4. Information on the folders you create is stored in the file ComponentCatalogTreeView. your settings are stored in the current model folder. You can add and remove components. The default tree settings are stored in the file ComponentCatalogTreeView. located in the folder . enter your search criteria and click Search. right-click the component and select: • Remove. or • Remove from search result if the folder was created from a search 130 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. The new folder appears in the tree. To group the search results in a new folder.txt file. To remove components from a group. if it is a default group. components are grouped in folders based on their type and framing condition. right-click a level in the tree and select an option from the popup menu: • • Grouping components Create new folder to create folder at the same level Create new sub-folder to create a folder one level below To create a new folder based on the results of a search: 1.0 Common features . In the Component catalog.

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

. Enter new text or edit the existing text. and select Edit keywords...txt file in the current model folder.csv.\TeklaStructures\11. Keywords you add or edit are saved in ComponentCatalog... 132 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11... Click in the model. Descriptions you add or edit are stored in the current model folder in the file . then save a copy in the component catalog to use in similar situations. To use your component descriptions in other models. You can combine ComponentCatalog. Now you can define the properties of a component to use in a specific situation. Tekla Structures searches for the files in the following order: Folder Current model Project Firm System Defined by The open model variable XS_PROJECT variable XS_FIRM variable XS_SYSTEM Customize and save components Many components are suitable to use in different situations.txt files and move them to the system folder: . Add or edit keywords To add or edit keywords.\attributes\ComponentDescriptions..0 Common features . 4. Tekla Structures prompts you to save the description.0\environments\*your environment*\system.\TeklaStructures\11. move the file to the system folder: . Select Yes to save it.3. right-click a component in the component catalog.0\environments\*your environment*\system.

. and select Publish in catalog. 5. We can add the component to a specific group. we’ll use the Bolted gusset (11) component as a single brace at the base plate of column. 7.. the component is added to the All group. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. By default. we’ll right-click the component symbol in the model. 131). Adding more than 255 characters to the description field generated an application error.. Fixed. 6.0 Common features Miscellaneous • 133 .For example. By default the component uses the same thumbnail image as the original component. The Publish in catalog dialog box appears. To change the thumbnail. To save a copy of the component. see Add or edit thumbnail images (p.

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

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

136 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0 Common features .

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

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

Sometimes part cuts in the end of an assembly were included in the overall dimension of the part. not when the point is. For Oversized bolt holes for bolts that did not have a slot value. Sometimes slots appeared in the wrong direction in drawings. Positioning secondary parts (e.g. bolt marks and bolt symbols were incorrect in drawings. Fixed. for example. in the part end.2 Drawings Fixes • The variable XS_BOLT_POSITION_TO_MIN_AND_MAX_POINT now works correctly. Fixed. 140) Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0 Steel Detailing 139 . gusset plate) using By bolt dimensioning now creates horizontal and vertical dimensions both to the same hole: Previous versions • Tekla Structures 11. Fixed. Use the variable to dimension minimum and maximum position for bolts. Fixed.0: • Sometimes parts at the left end of an assembly were used when calculating drawing view boundaries for an end view from the right end of the assembly. This variable can be used only when the dimension point is inside the bolt group.0 only relocates marks if the model changes. Tekla Structures 11.3 Topics Import and export This section describes the following new features and fixes: NC file settings moved to user interface (p. • • • • 6.6.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

0 Precast Concrete Detailing configuration contains the following new features and fixes: Modeling (p. camber.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 147 .0 Precast Concrete Detailing The Tekla Structures 11.1 Topics Modeling This section describes the following new features and fixes: Deforming parts (p. 162) Topics 7. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0 you can warp. 147) Drawings (p. 149) Miscellaneous (p.7 Tekla Structures 11. 161) Reinforcement (p. 151) Deforming parts In Tekla Structures 11. and shorten concrete parts. for example. 147) Add surface treatment to parts (p. 152) Components (p. You can use these tools to curve long sections that will settle on site.

3. and go to the Deforming tab. If you have customized the objects.inp file. relative to the part reference line. In the Start field. enter the angle of the beam at its end point. relative to the part reference line. ensure that the attributes warping1 and warping2 are not included in the file. Cambering To camber a part: 1. Click Modify to warp the beam. Double-click the beam to open the part properties dialog box. enter the angle of the beam at its start point. Double-click the part to open the part properties dialog box. In the End field. 4. They will override values entered in the part dialog box. In the Cambering field. Go to the Deforming tab. 2. 2. enter the degree of camber in the local z direction.Warping To warp a beam: 1.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . 148 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tekla Structures applies the following properties to the mesh type: Diameter. Creation method Defines whether the bars are evenly distributed or not. Left overhang and Right overhang. 164 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. for both longitudinal and crossing bars. Does not define the size of the mesh.8. Reinforcement mesh properties The Reinforcement mesh properties dialog box includes several new properties: Field Mesh Description Click to select a mesh from the mesh catalog. Pitching.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . See also Reinforcing bar group in the online help. Tekla Structures attaches the spiral reinforcement to the part.

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

or. 166 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. to attach reinforcement mesh to a selected area. FIxes Click the middle mouse button to create the reinforcement mesh. When you define more than one set of distances in the Bar pitching field. or for a defined polygonal area: To use: 1. To attach the reinforcement to the entire part.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . not just the first one. e. 2. Pick the part. 10*200 15*200.0 includes the following new features and fixes: Reinforcement mesh array in area (89) Use the component Reinforcement mesh array in area (89) to create reinforcement meshes for an entire concrete part. pick points to indicate the polygonal shape of the reinforcement.Reinforcement components Tekla Structures 11. 3. this component now uses them all.g. pick the first position.

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

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

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

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

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

New seismic codes Tekla Structures 11.If there is a connection between members.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. they are treated as clashing.0 includes the following new seismic codes: • • IBC2003 (US) AIJ (Japan) 172 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. New design codes The following design codes have been added for steel: Desi Option AS 1250 SNiP-11-23-81 AIJ Description Australian design code for steel Russian design code for steel Japanese design code for steel The following design codes have been added for concrete: Option AS 3600 SNiP-2.0 Analysis and design .

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

5*8. The results that relate to composite beams are: • • • • • • Effective width slab thickness slab material concrete strength rib width and height stud diameter and length Load groups Tekla Structures 11. • The Automatic composite beam option enables Tekla Structures to calculate slab width. You can select loads by load groups and load groups by loads.0 includes the following improvements: • • • • • You no longer need to create load groups before applying loads in the model. if span length is 8. The effective width cannot exceed the maximum distance to the next beam: • For the Composite beam option. even if there are no adjacent beams.0)/8).• Have Tekla Structures automatically calculate the effective slab width by dividing the span length of the beam by the value you enter. Right-click a load group to export or import it. For example.0 meter 4.0)/8) + ((0.0 meters. 174 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. • Run the analysis to calculate the effective slab width. • Inquiring effective width Effective width must be less than half the distance to the nearest composite beam. The dialog box name is now Load groups New Current field and Set current button in the Load Groups dialog box. factor 8 is used for both left and right. = 1.0 Analysis and design .5*8. Right click and select Inquire to see the analysis results. slab width is zero if there are no adjacent beams. So the effective width of the slab is: ((0.

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

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

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

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

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

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