This service pack should be installed to ensure optimum function of the program. Several improvements and issues have been resolved including:
- Enhancements to performance and stability particularly related to tolerances.
- Head Code BS – Slab Design, the process window reported that some slabs had failed to design, but within the review view, the design status view for these slabs indicated that the slabs had all designed successfully. Also when trying to generate a report for these slabs, no report was able to be generated.
- Head Code BS – Steel Brace design, during the design process, the process window reported that some brace members failed to design. This was due to an exception which could occur in the axial check for Rectangular\Square bars under compression.
- Head Code ACI\AISC – An issue has been resolved for LRFD 2010. Within the review view, the design status view showed the beam as passing, but the beam had actually failed the combined forces check.
- Head Code ACI\AISC – Composite beam design, the application was taking into account the degree of shear connection when determining the critical utilization ratio for display within the review view, design utilization. The degree of shear connection is now ignored.
- Head Code ACI\AISC – An issue related to the automatic design of steel joists not always been able to find a steel joist section which satisfies the criteria.
- All Head Codes – An exception which could occur when designing composite beams if second-order analysis had been selected.
- All Head Codes – An exception which could occur when trying to view result strips when the slab panels have not been well defined i.e. where there were small gaps\overlaps between the slabs panels.
- All Head Codes – Concrete wall design, calculation of the clear height. When Composite and Pre-cast slabs have been defined, the calculation is now the same as that calculated for Slab on Beams.
- All Head Codes – An exception which could occur when designing patches due to inconsistent reinforcement data configurations.
- All Head Codes – During the design process, the process window reported that some steel beams\braces failed to design during the pre-sizing phase, this occurred when a none “I Section” order file had been selected.
- All Head Codes – During the design process for concrete structures the FE and Grillage chase-down models which are created as part of the design process. For all meshed walls the support nodes were being set as fully fixed, the user support condition was been ignored.
- Material listing – An exception which could occur when attempting to generate a material listing which included double angle steel sections.
- Material listing – Length of Concrete columns, the application now uses the full length of the column stack rather than the column stack design length.
- Support reactions for walls which are rotated, were not being shown in the support co-ordinate system.
- An exception which could occur when changing the slab type from a Composite Slab to Slab on Beams.
- Deleting levels which could result in walls of zero height being left within the model and which were then not able to be deleted. These walls are now automatically deleted.
- When the seismic wizard is run, this generates special seismic load cases, but there is no way of subsequently deleting these load cases if they are no longer required. A Delete Seismic command has been added, which now deletes all the seismic data, load cases and combinations.
- Validation – Short elements, the default length for the error condition has changed from 10 mm to 2 mm and for the warning condition it has changed from 100 mm to 20 mm. These settings will only take effect in new models and only after the settings file has been reimported in to the application and set as the “Active” settings file.
- Modelling – an issue related to not been able to delete a grid line which appeared to have nothing attached to it, but actually had an associated empty frame attached. The frame is now automatically deleted when nothing is defined within that frame.
32bit (x86) and 64bit (x64) Versions
Service packs are available for both 32bit (x86) and 64bit (x64) versions of Tekla Structural Designer. Before downloading, check which version you have currently installed via the Information button at the top right of the Tekla Structural Designer window, then download the appropriate service pack.