Tekla Structures 11.

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Product version 11.1 June 2005
Copyright © 2005 Tekla Corporation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

but not in older versions. in Xsteel.1. 50) Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Installing Tekla Structures setup creates a new subfolder for Tekla Structures 11. Compatibility Tekla Structures 11.0. You can open and work with existing models using Tekla Structures 11. you can open it in Tekla Structures 11.1.1.1 is compatible with all previous versions. 11) Drawings (p. We recommend that you complete any models you have started using your current version. 45) Custom components (p. This ensures that all Windows system folder *.1 Tekla Structures 11. 26) Import and export (p.1 Common features Tekla Structures version 11. or in Xengineer. 46) Components (p.1 is a main release and contains many new features and fixes. You need Windows Administrator rights to install Tekla Structures 11.dll files are updated. Topics This chapter is divided into following sections: • • • • • • General (p. 8) Modeling (p. Once you save a model in Tekla Structures 11.1 Common features 7 .1.

Click Tools > Macros. 3.1 you can record user interface macros to simplify some tasks that need many mouse clicks. 6.1. to open the Macros dialog box. 8 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 2. To perform the recorded macro. Perform the commands in the user interface. Type in a name for the macro. select the macro and click Run..1 General This section describes the following new features and fixes: Recording and running macros In Tekla Structures 11. Click Record. You can record series of actions from menus. 5.1 Common features . To record a macro: 1.. Click Stop to stop recording. dialog boxes and shortcuts. 4.

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

Cursor line width is 1 Cursor line width is 4 Fixes • In single user mode. 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. • • • 3. in single user mode. Click Apply and OK. When the orthogonal snapping was on. 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. Possible values are 1. Default value is 2. You can open locked models in the Viewer. picking the first position was sometimes difficult. 2. or 4. the model is no longer locked. • 10 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Any other number will be treated as 1. and go to the Model view category.1 Common features . if you open a model in Tekla Structures Viewer. Any other value is handled as 1. 2.Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11. Click Tools > Advanced options. 4.

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

3. 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. • Add face surface treatment If you chose polygon surface treatment. • • Pick faces one by one.5.1 Common features . continue picking the polygonal area. Select the part faces to apply the surface treatment to. In Tekla Structures 11.1 you can apply the surface treatment to parts in the following ways: 1. 4. Surface treatment added to cut faces is modifed according to the changes made to the part. Click the Create face surfacing icon Pick the origin of the surface treatment. 2. Pick the direction of the surface treatment.

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

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

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

enter X and Y dimensions. 16 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.Chamfers Use chamfers when sketching profiles: 1.1 Common features . 3. In the Cross section sketch editor view. where you can add equations to them. The chamfers are shown in the Sketch browser dialog box. Click Modify and the chamfer is applied to the selected corner. the yellow circles represent chamfers. Double-click a yellow circle to open the Chamfer properties dialog box: 2. Select chamfer type.

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

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

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

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

In the upper right and lower left corners are handles which you can drag to modify the location of the planes. 4. Sometimes the profile dimensions were corrupted when the sketched profiles were updated in the model after closing the sketch editor. to 3. Fixed. or icon show the connection positioning planes. Click icon to show default part positioning planes. To revert to the default planes: select the plane lines and select Delete from the pop-up menu. Miscellaneous fixes • For more information on sketching tools.To view or modify the planes: 1. Open the Cross section sketch editor view. The modified planes are saved with the sketch. 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. 2.1 Common features 21 . see Sketching and using cross sections in the online help. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. • • The part positioning planes are displayed as blue lines.

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 includes new options for binding objects to planes: • Center planes • Cut planes • Use to bind object handles to cut surfaces. When you create distances to bind model objects together. 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 11.1 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 Common features Clip plane symbol . 3. 5. Select a rendered model view Right-click and select Create clip plane from the popup menu. 2. right-click and select Interrupt. Selected plane 24 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Select the clip plane position: pick any plane. 4.To create a clip plane: 1. To end the command. Clip plane is displayed with a symbol.

• Part cuts If a part was cut with part cut or polygon cut command. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. you can pick multiple lines after that. see Points > Plane-line intersection in the online help. click the symbol.6. To delete a clip plane: Click the clip plane symbol and click Delete. • Command Points > Part-line intersection did not work correctly. you can pick multiple lines after that. 7.1 Common features 25 . Now once you have picked the plane.1 includes following new features and fixes: Plane-line and part-line intersection points • Command Points > Plane-line intersection did not work correctly. You can only move the plane to the direction of plane normal (and opposite). For more information. Now once you have picked the part. Fixed. using this part to cut another part did not work correctly. To move the clip plane. drag and drop it to the new location. Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11.

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

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

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

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

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

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

3.1. on the Drawings: View toolbar. Pick position for the detail symbol. 5. Click Create > Detail view. 4.1 Common features . 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. Pick second corner. or click icon Pick the first corner of the detail view.

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

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. 34 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. View label contains reference to the original drawing B. Label texts To edit the reference text in the labels.1 .. in Drawing properties category): • • • • XS_SECTION_VIEW_REFERENCE . . Also the section and detail contain reference to the drawing where the view was moved to: Original drawing B.1 where the section view was moved to.section view label XS_SECTION_SYMBOL_REFERENCE .1 containing section view.section symbol label XS_DETAIL_VIEW_REFERENCE .1 Section view label contains reference to drawing C. See %DRAWING_TITLE%.1.1 Common features ..The moved views contain a reference to the drawing where the original section or detail was located. Target drawing C.1 . For example.detail view label XS_DETAIL_SYMBOL_REFERENCE . use the following variables (Tools > Advanced options.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exporting 3D DWG or DXF as Faces uses more memory and might take time.0. To export the model.1 Common features ..). click: • • Export all to export the whole model. when you copied objects from another model (Edit > Copy from model. If you tried to turn on the visibility of an IFC reference object while the IFC file was not in the right location. and IFC files. DGN. If the model is large. and the resulting file size is smaller.6. Fixed. all phases were imported into the current phase. 46 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Tekla Structures closed without any warning. Export as Reference lines option is faster. In Tekla Structures 11.. • 1.5 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. Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11. or Export selected to export selected parts from the model. but the end result is better. or you have less memory to use.1 includes fixes for the following: • • Reference import now supports layers in DWG.

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

see Using Excel in connection design in the online help.\TeklaStructures\*your version*\environments\country_independent\exceldesign. • The location of the spreadsheet is specified in excel. the free space is adjusted so that the final length of the secondary beam is the same as the length of the corresponding horizontal beam. use the new function ValueWithUnit(value. Spreadsheet name The name of the file must be component_*component name*. 48 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.4. and the battering would be less than the value you entered in the angle field. "foot") "in" ("inch". "inches") "m" "cm" "mm" "rad" "deg" Battering connection (13) improvements Now if you fit the secondary part at an angle to the main part. 5.0. For more information on the required Excel files.xls • For example component_custom1. unit) or acronym vwu(value. Imperial units in formulas To convert Imperial units to internal units (metric) in formulas.xls for a custom component named custom1. 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.6 mm Known units are: • • • • • • • "ft" ("feet". Example: vwu(4.vb tile (in . unit). By default.. "in") returns 101. Spreadsheet location Save and close the custom component editor.1 Common features . the spreadsheets locate in folder ..\TeklaStructures\*your version*\nt\bin\plugins folder).

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

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

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

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Tekla Structures 11.1. 54) Components (p.1 Modeling This section describes the following new features and fixes: Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11.ANSI32.1 includes fixes for the following • Unpainted steel is now added to surface treatment hatch schema file surfacing.1 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.1 Steel Detailing In addition to the features and fixes in chapter 1.htc in Europe and US Imperial environments as 4. 54) Import and export (p.2 Tekla Structures 11. 53) Drawings (p.1 Steel Detailing 53 . 56) 2.1 Steel Detailing configuration contains also the following new features and fixes: Topics This chapter is divided into following sections: • • • • Modeling (p.UP.

The first and second picked points will define the plate’s main axis.. a single-part drawing of the plate. Double-click the plate to open the Contour plate properties dialog box. 7. 6. To define the contour plate orientation with first and second picked points: 1. you can now set the contour plate main axis to follow the line created by the first and second points you pick. to view the orientation of the plate... Use this feature if you want to have different plate orientation in drawings or reports. Select From 1st to 2nd creation point in the Main axis direction list box.1 Steel Detailing .2. Click Tools > Numbering > Modified to update numbering. Create. 2. Create the contour plate.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. and close the dialog box. Click Modify. 5.2 Drawings This section describes the following new features and fixes: Contour plate orientation Instead of automatic plate orientation. for example. 3. 4. and go to the Orientation tab. 2. Click User-defined attributes.

in the NC file settings dialog box). Click the Browse button against the Input file field to locate the file to import. • In Tekla Structures 11.1 Steel Detailing 55 . the variable is set to TRUE. select Fabtrol XML import from the Type list box and click the Properties button to open the Fabtrol XML import (17) dialog box. dstv2dxf converter does not add correct texts to DXF files. Because of this change. enter TRUE in the Value field for the variable XS_SECONDARY_PART_HARDSTAMP. by switching the places of phase and drawing identification in the DSTV file header. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. In the New import model dialog box. Now you can create NC files of all other profiles by using profile type SO in NC file settings dialog box. By default. 2.1 you can include hard stamps also for secondary parts in DSTV files.0 you could not create NC files of. 3. Select any of the following options FEM.0 hard stamps did not affect the DSTV file names. 4. • • IFC import The reading of boundary representation (BREP) in IFC reference files has been improved. or Other. and some CNC controller softwares interprets the DSTV files incorrectly. Click OK to import status information into the model. CAD. Now the file name is based on Assembly position and / or Part position elements (on the Hard stamp tab.0 DSTV format was fixed to follow the DSTV standard even better than before.1. CIMSteel. To enable the fix and create similar DSTV files as before. This has been fixed. In Tekla Structures 11. To do this. to open the New import model dialog box. set variable XS_NC_DISABLE_PIECE_IDENTIFICATION_FIX to FALSE in the batch files. Click File > Import. 5. for example. In Tekla Structures 11. Note that Tekla Structures does not create hard stamps for plates. z or zz profiles. CNC • In Tekla Structures 11.

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

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

Beam to column connections Tekla Structures 11. not the plate on the web of the column.0. Column with stiffeners W (182) Now uses the correct properties for weld no 2.1 includes the following new features and fixes: Turnbuckle bracing (S3) Turnbuckle was rotated incorrectly when created between columns. Fixed. Bracing connections Tekla Structures 11.1 includes the following new features and fixes: Haunch (40) Entering a value on the Picture tab for a gap between the column and the end plate now correctly affects only the distance between the column and the end plate.1 includes the following new features and fixes: 58 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.1 Steel Detailing . Macros and details Tekla Structures 11. Fixed. Windbracing (1) Connection Windbracing (1) did not work in Tekla Structures 11.

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

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

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

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

Topics

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

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General
This section describes the following new features and fixes:

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

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4.Family numbering When you use family numbering. Click Setup > Numbering to open the Numbering setup dialog box. 62 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Assemblies or cast units which have the same family number but different exact geometry or materials have different qualifier number. To define numbering: 1. the assembly or cast unit position numbers consist of family number and qualifier. The numbering series is shown in the family numbering field. 2. Click Add serie to open the Add serie dialog box. Select a numbering serie and click Add. All the assembly and cast unit numbering series in the model are listed here. On the Family numbering tab. define how to use family numbering for series: 3.1 Precast Concrete Detailing . For example: Assembly position number: TT/102-3 Family number • • TT/102 3 Qualifier Family number is the same for assemblies and cast units which are similar to the criteria you define in the Numbering setup dialog box.

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

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

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

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

which can be polylines or sloped. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 3.5 Components This section describes the following new features and fixes: Modeling of floor bay (66) Use this new component to create various types of concrete slabs. and explode the cast unit from the pop-up menu.1 Precast Concrete Detailing 67 .3. The component creates slabs between two support lines. used for example as cast-in embeds.4 Custom components This section describes the following new features and fixes: Custom components in cast-units Adding custom components. to cast units is now made easier: • Now you can add the whole custom connection to the cast unit by right-clicking and selecting Cast unit > Add to from the pop-up menu: • You can also remove the custom component from the cast unit.

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

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

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

Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11.1 includes fixes for following: Slab bars (18) Now intersection points for rebars are searched from rebar level and not from the middle of slab.Component Hollow core reinforcement (60) Description Creates hollow core reinforcement.1 Precast Concrete Detailing 71 . Pockets and recesses are now taken into account Automated reinforcement layout . Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.double tee beam (51) The additional corner reinforcement bars were not attached to the part. Fixed. Post tensioning (61) Creates post-tensioning cables in concrete parts.

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

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

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

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

Analysis properties for slab components You can now set analysis and load properties for parts created by slab components: • • Slab generation with polygon plate (61) Slab generation with points (62) Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.1 Analysis and design 77 .

Slab spanning also affect slab/beam connectivity automatically.1 you just select the Extended clash check checkbox in the Analysis model attributes dialog box and if slab or wall clashes with beams. Only nodes which belong to a part matching the filter will be connected. Type "column_filter" in the Filter field.0. In Tekla Structures 11. In versions 10. You can use for example column_filter to connect only column nodes with rigid diaphragms. walls were not always connected to columns and beams automatically. 2.2.x and 11. 75). A filter is defined for rigid diaphrgam. Set Analysis type to Rigid diaphragm. or other slabs or walls they will be connected in the analysis model.1 Analysis and design . 78 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Rigid diaphragm improvements Adjacent rigid diaphragms are now merged.Connections of plate elements improved Slab/wall connectivity in the analysis model is now more flexible. using rigid links if necessary. See Slab spanning direction (p. but you needed to use node offsets (user-defined attributes) to move the wall in analysis model. 1. 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. 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.

For old models.Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.1 Analysis and design 79 .1 includes fixes for the following: User-defined attribute Truss_member removed Attribute truss_member is no longer in use. truss macros have to be executed to set analysis type "truss" for vertical and diagonal parts. so that in the analysis model slab extended over the analyse line of column as a cantilever. Too dense element mesh Very dense element mesh was generated for slabs if the slab was created to corner of column. Warning and error messages Tekla Structures now displays a warning or an error message each time errors occur in the analysis.

0") { value("". none.0". Some tolerance is now allowed. or loads in the analysis model. no.1 Analysis and design . "0.The default cantilever length is now set to 300 mm. dimension. 80 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.3f". 0) } Fixes • • • Now parts created by slab and truss components will be added to full analysis model automatically. You can change the limit with the following user-defined attribute: attribute("AD_plate_min_cant". "j_AD_plate_min_cant". Unnecessary triangles are no longer created for wall panel. if there are no members. cantilevers shorter than this will be removed from the anlaysis model. Tekla Structures now displays a warning in the analysis log file. When a beam was connected to a wall and the beam was slightly out of place because of a modeling error. "0. wall mesh could be disrupted. supports."%.

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

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

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

Variables have a description and the default value is shown in the dialog box. To view or change variable settings.. 84 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.2 (p. 84) Performance improvements (p.version 3.. 90) Batch file settings in the user interface In Tekla Structures 11. to open the Advanced options dialog box.0 we refer to environment variables simply as variables. Click a category to view the variables it contains in the right pane: • The right pane show the variable Name and the Value. To make it easier to manage batch file settings. Variables are grouped together in categories. the variables can now be used in a new dialog box. 87) Miscellaneous (p.0 Common features . 87) New Template Editor .1 Topics General This section describes the following new features and fixes: Batch file settings in the user interface (p.5. click Tools > Advanced options. The left pane in the dialog box displays the list of categories.

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

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

see Microsoft WHDC web page: http://www. 2. Tekla Structures now ignores the 4th point. To make major changes. or to create a new template.0. Click Retain if you do not want to convert the template.Performance improvements Tekla Structures 11.. • • Click Convert to convert the template and open it in Template Editor 3. up to: • 3 Gb in Windows XP started with /3GB switch. Modifying a view in models that contained DWG reference files used a lot of memory. use Template Editor 2. 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. Deleting parts from very complex assemblies is now faster. • 4 Gb in x64 systems with 64 bit Windows XP / 2003.version 3. You have to manually edit the template. Empty string attributes (attributes that only contain a space " " or nothing "") no longer increase the size of the database. You can use templates and reports created with either of these Template Editors in Tekla Structures 11.2. or converting a multiuser database.2. it prompts you to either convert the template.2 Tekla Structures 11. This was because the DWG files contain triangular faces defined using four points. use Template Editor 3.2 to the new format to open and edit them in Template Editor 3.mspx . before you can use it. version 3. The reference files are also correctly read and displayed. Which version to use? • • To make minor modifications to an existing template. Tekla Structures now deletes empty string attributes when opening a single-user database. For more information.0 includes following improvements: • Use more virtual memory.0 includes a new version of the Template Editor.2. or click Retain and open the template in the old editor.0 Common features 87 .2.microsoft.2 template in Template Editor 3.2. When you open a version 2. It also includes the older version. which is the same as the 1st point.com/whdc/system/platform/server/PAE/PAEmem. This is fixed.2. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. You must convert templates created with Template Editor 2. • • • New Template Editor .2.

88 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0 > Tools > Template Editor 2.2 From the Windows Start menu.0 Common features . select All Programs > Tekla Structures 11. Row content types define what type of data a row can contain. For example.. Use row content types to filter out data..Starting Template Editor To start Template Editor 3. Hide rows.0 > Tools > Template Editor 3.\nt\TplEd\2.2 In Tekla Structures. for example.2 features an improved user interface. click Tools > Templates. select All Programs > Tekla Structures 11. Sum any fields together.. To start Template Editor 2. It contains several new features.2: • OR • From the Windows Start menu. including: • • • • • Open several templates at the same time.2: • OR • What’s New in 3.2 Template Editor version 3. create more compact templates by hiding rows that only collect information for the summary row. Create almost any number of rules.2 Open it in folder . WEIGHT for parts and WEIGHT_GROSS for plates can now be summed.

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

For example: Connected part ID numbers: 256. 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. If 11. If you resize the Inquire dialog box to text automatically wraps.inp). • The log file now contains the file name and line number if there are errors or warnings about reading inp files (for example. some objects had incorrect globally unique ID’s (GUID). you may have problems. To set DPI. • To view the log file.tekla.. then try to re-import them. ensure that your monitor’s DPI is set to Normal size (96dpi). an arrow and the primary part. To highlight the the incorrect object in the model. See also Template editor help The Template Editor training manual on the Tekla extranet at https:// extranet.. right-click and select Copy from the pop-up menu (or press Ctrl + c). 90 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. followed by the remaining secondary parts. click the relevant line in the log file. texts overlap or aligning fields is difficult). The object ID is shown in the log file in line "Illegal parameters for chamfer: Object id: *id number*".0 you have exported the objects.If text.0 Common features .2 (for example. click Tools > Display log file > Log file. Using the Inquire bolts now displays the ID's of connected parts. open the Windows Control Panel and select Display properties > Settings > Advanced > General > DPI setting.0 assigns new GUID’s to these objects. Inquire dialog • • • To copy text from the Inquire dialog box. Tekla Structures 11.or graphics-based templates display incorrectly in Template Editor 3. objects. 325 -> 178 GUID • Occasionally. select the text. The first ID is the first secondary part (the part with which the bolt is listed in reports).

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

Tekla Structures includes the following tools for sketching parametric cross sections: 92 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. and parameters of a cross section using dimension lines and other constraints. 92) Show or hide handles (contour plates and concrete slabs) (p. 95) Binding objects to different types of plane (p. 97) Surface treatment (p. Use the Sketch polyline. 97) Miscellaneous (p.5. 2. 3. 94) Selecting part handles (p. 4.0 Common features . To create a cross section: 1.2 Topics Modeling This section describes the following new features and fixes: Sketching cross sections (p. You can define the shape. Use the constraint tools to refine and lock the shape of the cross section. and Sketch circle tools to sketch the shape of the cross section. dimensions. Sketch arc. 96) Improvements to copy and move tools (p. 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. 101) Sketching cross sections Use the tools in the Cross section sketch editor view to sketch parametric profile cross sections. 95) Making construction lines magnetic (p. Add dimensions to the sketch.

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Double-click Create polygon surfacing icon to define the properties of the surface treatment in the Surfacing properties dialog box: 2. 3.0 Common features 99 . When prompted. Select the part you add surface treatment to. Tekla Structures creates the surface treatment. 5.6. 4. Add to selected area Repeat steps 4 and 5 to continue adding the surface treatment to part faces. Use the Create polygon surfacing tool to add surface treatment to a selected area. Enter or modify the surface treatment properties to use. 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. Click Apply or Ok to save the properties and close the dialog box. Pick points to indicate a polygonal area. 6. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

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

NC files. Deselecting a bolt group now also deselects bolt group handles. 149) Miscellaneous Fixes Tekla Structures 11. even if the bolt is only a hole.0 Common features 101 . The plate coordinate system is always from the first point picked to the second point picked. This is where you add new options. Stick models make appear different.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. Plate orientation is now always recalculated before any output (drawings. Bolt group handles are now visible in rendered views. Fixes • • • • • Xsnap now also works for user-defined plane reference points. // // // // // 1 1 1 ========================================= *** Concrete Finish ========================================= WET FINISH ---------MF "Magnesium Float" SMF "Smooth Magnesium Float" WT "Wet Trowel" In the example above: • • • See also 1 is the surface treatment type (concrete finish) MF is the code for the surface treatment option "Magnesium Float" is the full name of the surface treatment option Add surface treatment to parts (p. The order in which bolts are selected no longer gives different clash check results.The remaining sections define the options for each surfacing type. Hole group handles are now also correctly displayed. Standard grid view settings are now automatically loaded when opening a model. reports). Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. This might affect plates created with older versions as follows: • • NC file contour points might start from a different point.

Fixed. 111) Elevation dimensions (p.• Some welded assymmetrical profiles disappeared from rendered views when you changed the display properties in another view from fast to exact. 115) Miscellaneous (p. Fixed. 103) Dimensioning 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. Fixed. 111) Drawing list improvements (p. • • • • • 5. 113) Improvements to section view symbols and labels (p. Incorrect snap between part reference line and geometry line is now disabled. The list of saved filters now updates correctly when you change a model.3 Topics Drawings This section describes the following new features and fixes: Associative drawings (p. for example. Occasional runtime errors during multiuser save occurred when model contained multidrawings.0 Common features . when binding a point to plane or creating surface treatments. Fixed. 110) Weld symbol improvements (p. 110) Unfolding fixes (p. 116) 102 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Picking a plane sometimes generated unneeded planes or used a lot of memory. 108) Dimension line tags (p. 115) Templates and reports (p. 114) Drawing color (p.

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

Example 1

Modification: grid coordinates changed in the model:
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Before:

Grid dimensions in the drawing:

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Example 2

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

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

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Before: A parametrized part is dimensioned in a drawing:

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

Deleting and editing model objects

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

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

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

Current limitations

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

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

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. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.For example: Combine equal dimensions set to Off: Combine equal dimensions set to 3*60=180.0 Common features 109 .

0 you can add user-defined text tags to dimension lines for both single and combined dimensions: To add dimension line tags: 1. and go to the Speed and accuracy category. Unfolding fixes Tekla Structures 11. The Unfolded option in the View properties dialog box of single part. Double-click the dimension line to open the Dimension properties dialog box. click Tools > Advanced options. GA and multi drawings now works correctly: • • You can now only update dimensions by recreating the view in the drawing level view properties.01 mm. To set the variable. 2. Go to the Tag tab. The default value for this variable is 0.0 includes the following fixes: • • Bend angles in unfolded plates are now visible in multi-drawings.Dimension line tags In Tekla Structures 11. 110 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0 Common features . assembly. Set the variable XS_UNFOLDING_PLANE_EPSILON to define epsilon when checking if all section points are in the same plane. and enter the dimension line tags.

see illustration below Title fields in the drawings list Include up to 20 user-defined attributes in the drawings list. 138) Drawing list improvements The Drawings dialog box includes the following improvements: • • • Name column renamed Mark Renamed columns.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.0 Common features 111 . Title column renamed Name Title fields contains the drawing titles defined in the Drawing properties dialog box: Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tekla Structures 11.0 displays a warning on the status bar if you try to modify the protection settings of a frozen drawing. opening a general arrangement drawing was sometimes slow. Section symbols appeared in the wrong place if you created section view from a rotated view. Modifying the Section symbol offset value at the drawing level caused the whole drawing to be recreated. If a general arrangement drawing contained studs and bolt presentation was set to solid. Sometimes when printing a landscape report the text was too narrow. Tekla Structures used the relative dimension type. • Sometimes when you double-clicked an absolute dimension to open the Dimension properties dialog box. Grid lines now correctly snap to the edges of a shortening cut. Fixed. Line weight no longer appears too thin in black and white mode when you print a drawing. instead of the absolute. Selecting GA drawings from the Drawing list and modifying them with the General arrangement drawing properties dialog box now correctly modifies all properties. The Arial and Arial Narrow fonts no longer appear the same in drawings. Fixed. Select Cancel to only modify up-to-date drawings and ignore those with an update flag. Fixed. Fixed.• • • • Select Yes to update and modify all selected drawings. Symbols moved in drawings using drag and drop now no longer move back when you modify them. Fixed. • • • • • • • • • • • 118 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. instead of disappearing. Plotting a drawing to DXF or DWG file no longer changes font width. 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.0 Common features .

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

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

122) Editing custom components (p. 126) Miscellaneous (p. Miscellaneous fixes • • • When you use the variable XS_USE_NEW_PLATE_DESIGNATION Steel 2000 and KISS exports now contain the correct values. 123) Define parameters for part adds (p. Selecting Export all in 3D DGN exports no longer causes the export to fail. 125) New detail position options (p.5 Topics Custom components This section describes the following new features and fixes: Performance improvements (p. 125) Imperial units in formulas (p.0 imports webviewer models in XML format as reference models. it now works correctly. Now the imported cross-sections have the suffix _3. etc.0 creates and modifies custom components faster than previous versions. 121) New properties for custom components (p. Adding DXF files to a drawing no longer generates extra lines between bolts. 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. When you set the variable XS_DGN_EXPORT_USE_LOCAL_ID to TRUE to use the local ID in 3D DGN export. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Profile rotation values in SDNF files are no longer doubled when importing. • • • 5.0 Common features 121 .Web viewer models Tekla Structures 11. _4. 126) Performance improvements • Tekla Structures 11.

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

you now have the option to create or not create the part: Editing custom components Tekla Structures 11.0 stores edited custom components separately to the original custom component: • When you create a custom component.6.db1 in the current model folder. Save the custom component and exit the custom component editor.0 Common features 123 . Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. When you open the custom component properties dialog box. Tekla Structures saves a library definition of the custom component in the file xslib.

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

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

1.1.2) imp(1.x) imp(x. use the new field Position in relation to primary part on the General tab of the detail properties dia- log box: Select a checkbox to indicate the position of the definition point of the detail. Use the Horizontal offset and Vertical offset fields to define the horizontal and vertical alignment of the detail.x.Use the following formats to identify feet. extrastep): • • Insert the material as a string with in the parentheses.40mm New detail position options To position custom details on contour plates and concrete slabs. relative to the primary part.2) Meaning 1 inch 1/2 inch 1 1/2 inches 1 foot. based on the thickness you specify. 126 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.90mm 38.70mm 25. The syntax is =fMarketSize(material. For extrastep enter an integer to define the increment to the next size (default is 0).x.0 includes the following fixes: Market size function The Custom component editor includes a new parameter.1. which gives the next available market size for the material. inches and fractions: Format imp(x) imp(x. 1 1/2 inches Result 342. Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11. fMarketSize().10mm 12. thickness.x) Example imp(1) imp(1.x) imp(x. relative to the main part.0 Common features .x.2) imp(1.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

0 Common features .136 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.

Installing Tekla Structures setup creates a new subfolder for Tekla Structures 11.1 Topics Modeling This section describes the following new features and fixes: New weld options (p.0.0 is compatible with all previous versions. 138) Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 141) 6.0. in Xsteel.0 Steel Detailing 137 .dll files are updated.0. We recommend that you complete any models you have started using your current version.0. you can no longer open it in older versions. Compatibility Tekla Structures 11. You need Windows Administrator rights to install Tekla Structures 11. or in Xengineer.0 Steel Detailing Tekla Structures version 11. Topics This chapter is divided into following sections: • • • • Modeling (p. This ensures that all Windows system folder *. Once you save a model in Tekla Structures 11.6 Tekla Structures 11. You can open and work with existing models using Tekla Structures 11.0 is a main release and contains many new features and fixes. 137) Drawings (p. 139) Import and export (p. 139) Components (p.

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

0 only relocates marks if the model changes. Sometimes part cuts in the end of an assembly were included in the overall dimension of the part. in the part end. Tekla Structures 11. Fixed. Fixed. Fixed. for example.3 Topics Import and export This section describes the following new features and fixes: NC file settings moved to user interface (p.2 Drawings Fixes • The variable XS_BOLT_POSITION_TO_MIN_AND_MAX_POINT now works correctly.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. 140) Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. not when the point is. This variable can be used only when the dimension point is inside the bolt group.6. Positioning secondary parts (e. bolt marks and bolt symbols were incorrect in drawings. Sometimes slots appeared in the wrong direction in drawings. Use the variable to dimension minimum and maximum position for bolts.g. gusset plate) using By bolt dimensioning now creates horizontal and vertical dimensions both to the same hole: Previous versions • Tekla Structures 11.0 Steel Detailing 139 . For Oversized bolt holes for bolts that did not have a slot value. • • • • 6. Fixed.

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

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

end distances.New help for tower and bracing components The help for tower nd bracing compnents has been rewrittend and terminology made more consistent in the component dialog boxes.0 Steel Detailing . 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.

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

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

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

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

151) Deforming parts In Tekla Structures 11. and shorten concrete parts. 147) Drawings (p.1 Topics Modeling This section describes the following new features and fixes: Deforming parts (p.7 Tekla Structures 11. 152) Components (p. Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 149) Miscellaneous (p.0 Precast Concrete Detailing The Tekla Structures 11.0 Precast Concrete Detailing configuration contains the following new features and fixes: Modeling (p. for example. camber. 162) Topics 7.0 you can warp. You can use these tools to curve long sections that will settle on site. 161) Reinforcement (p.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 147 . 147) Add surface treatment to parts (p.

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

after fabrication. Click the User-defined attributes. 2. Click Apply to modify the part. Warping. enter the shortening in the local z direction. cambering and shortening parts in the online help. and go to the Deforming tab. In the Shortening field. Click Apply to modify the part. Tekla Structures opens the Surfacing dialog box. 153). cambered or shortened in the final erected position. To view a part in its fabrication state in the model: • Select the part and click View > Create view > Part undeformed view See also Show undeformed shape of parts in drawings (p.. 3..3. Add surface treatment to parts To add a tiled surface treatment to a part: 1. Double-click the Create polygon surfacing or Create face surfacing icon to open the Surfacing properties dialog box. You can display parts in the model and in drawings in both their deformed and fabrication states. Undeformed view Parts may be warped. Select Tile surface in the Type list box. 3. Define the surface treatment properties on the Tile pattern tab: Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. Shortening To shorten a part: 1. Double-click the part to open the part properties dialog box. button. 2.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 149 . 4.

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.

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

153) Reinforcement marks and dimension lines (p. Tekla Structures compares embeds and will not open the drawing. For more information see Bolt dimensioning properties and Position dimensioning properties in the online help. 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). 160) Cast unit drawing improvements Tekla Structures 11. and Weld. 152 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . even if only embeds have changed...2 Topics Drawings This section describes the following new features and fixes: Cast unit drawing improvements (p. 155) Templates and reports (p. Fixed: • • You cannot open cast unit drawings if embedded objects have changed. 152) Show undeformed shape of parts in drawings (p..• If you added a steel part inside a concrete part cast unit and changed the embedded part.dimensioning properties dialog box now includes a Bolt dimensions tab and new options on the Position dimensions tab. buttons in the Cast unit drawing properties dialog box. Automatically dimension the main parts in steel assemblies in drawings.. Bolt mark... even if embedded objects are not selected in numbering setup. Modify bolt and weld properties using the Bolt. Cast unit drawings are flagged P for numbering purposes. you could still open the cast unit drawing without running numbering. The Cast unit .. 7. 154) Show tiled surface treatment in drawings (p..

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

0 Precast Concrete Detailing .0 includes the following improvements: • • • • Leader line type Mark parallel to the rebar added for rebar marks (not merged rebar marks). If a rebar mark has a leader line and a rebar dimension line. 147) Reinforcement marks and dimension lines Tekla Structures 11. 154 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 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. 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.

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

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

Click OK. The surface treatment marks now include the tile width: See also Part presentation and Marks in drawings in the online help. 5. enter TILE_WIDTH: 3.0 includes the following new features and fixes: Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. 2.For example. Templates and reports Tekla Structures 11. to add tile width property to a surface treatment mark: 1. or modify existing ones. In the Mark content dialog box.0 Precast Concrete Detailing 157 . to add TILE_WIDTH to the list of mark elements: 4. Select User-defined attribute in the Elements list and click Add. Add surface treatment marks to the drawing.

158 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. use the graphic field field_REBAR_SHAPE to show pull-out pictures.2 you can add pull-out pictures of reinforcing bars to drawing templates: Pull-out picture in a cast unit drawing: The row content type is REBAR In Template Editor 3.Rebar pull-out pictures in templates In Template Editor 3.0 Precast Concrete Detailing .2.

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

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

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

The bearing pad is now automatically part of the column assembly. Cut parts created by concrete components generated warnings in the log file. 7. Fixed.0 you can model circular or polygonal spiral reinforcing bar groups. 170) Spiral reinforcement groups In Tekla Structures 11.4 Topics Reinforcement This section describes the following new features and fixes: Spiral reinforcement groups (p. • Miscellaneous Tekla Structures 11. define a specific assembly number for the bearing pad in the component dialog box. 162) Reinforcement mesh properties (p. Create the spiral reinforcing group using the Reinforcing bar group or Circular reinforcing bar group tools 162 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. • Setting part representation to Fast in the View setup dialog box did not display polygon plates and cuts correctly. 164) Reinforcement components (p.• Column end cuts have been corrected in two-sided seating connections (76) and (78) for beams that are not parallel or with lower planes at different levels. (76). Fixed. This applies to seating connections (75). 166) Miscellaneous (p. To prevent this.0 includes the following features and fixes: • • When you modified a system component that added parts to a cast unit it sometimes removed other parts from the cast unit.0 Precast Concrete Detailing . and (78). (77).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.If there is a connection between members.0 includes the following new seismic codes: • • IBC2003 (US) AIJ (Japan) 172 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. they are treated as clashing.01 AIJ See also Description Australian design code for concrete Russian design code for concrete Japanese design code for concrete Design codes and methods in the online help. New seismic codes Tekla Structures 11.03.0 Analysis and design .

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

factor 8 is used for both left and right. You can select loads by load groups and load groups by loads. 174 Release Notes Tekla Structures 11. For example.5*8. The dialog box name is now Load groups New Current field and Set current button in the Load Groups dialog box. Right click and select Inquire to see the analysis results. if span length is 8. • Run the analysis to calculate the effective slab width. The effective width cannot exceed the maximum distance to the next beam: • For the Composite beam option.• Have Tekla Structures automatically calculate the effective slab width by dividing the span length of the beam by the value you enter.5*8.0 Analysis and design . Right-click a load group to export or import it. The results that relate to composite beams are: • • • • • • Effective width slab thickness slab material concrete strength rib width and height stud diameter and length Load groups Tekla Structures 11. • Inquiring effective width Effective width must be less than half the distance to the nearest composite beam.0 meters. slab width is zero if there are no adjacent beams. even if there are no adjacent beams.0 includes the following improvements: • • • • • You no longer need to create load groups before applying loads in the model. • The Automatic composite beam option enables Tekla Structures to calculate slab width.0 meter 4.0)/8). = 1. So the effective width of the slab is: ((0.0)/8) + ((0.

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

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

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

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

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

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