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Tekla Structural Designer 2019 Service Pack 1

This release will upgrade your Tekla Structural Designer installation to version number 19.0.1.20 and should be installed to ensure optimum function of the program.   It includes a number of enhancements and issue resolutions as detailed below.  If you are upgrading from a version earlier than Tekla Structural Designer 2019 (version 19.0.0.104) you can find details of requirements, enhancements and fixes for all previous releases in Tekla User Assistance (TUA) and Tekla Downloads via the links below: Tekla User Assistance Main version release notes Tekla User Assistance Service Pack release
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How do I set/ correct the Windows File Association for a specific version?

Issue This article describes what do do if you have the following problem or requirement: Structural Designer files open in the wrong version when opened from Windows Explorer or an email. I want to specify the Structural Designer version files will be opened in. Background When a file is opened from Windows Explorer or an email, Windows uses the file association for the particular file type to decide which program to open it with.  The file type is determined by the file extension - the characters at the end of a file after its name.  For example a Microsoft Word document has the file
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Tekla Structural Designer 2019 Product Guides

Please find below a list of the guides and their version relating to the attachments Installation & Licensing Title Product version Software installation & licensing guide 19.0 User Guides   Title Product version Product Guide - US English 19.0
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Tekla Structural Designer 2018 Guides & Handbooks

Please find below a list of the guides and their version relating to the attachments Installation & Licensing Title Product version Software installation & licensing guide 16.0 User Guides   Title Product version Help version User Guide - US English 18.0 4.0.1.17 Engineer's Handbooks Title Product version Help version Engineer's Handbook - ACI/AISC 18.0 4.0.1.17 Reference Guides Title Product version Help version Reference Guide - ACI/AISC 18.0 4.0.1.17
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Tekla Structural Designer 2018i User Guides

Please find below a list of the guides and their version relating to the attachments Installation & Licensing Title Product version Software installation & licensing guide 18.0 User Guides   Title Product version Help version User Guide - US English 18.1 6.1.06 User Guide - UK English 18.1 6.1.06
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Tekla Structural Designer 2018i Engineers Handbooks and Reference Guides

Please find below a list of the guides and their version relating to the attachments Engineer's Handbooks Title Product version Help version Engineer's Handbook - Austrlian Standards 18.1 6.1.06 Engineer's Handbook - ACI/AISC 18.1 6.1.06 Engineer's Handbook - Eurocode 18.1 6.1.06 Engineer's Handbook - British Standards 18.1 6.1.06 Engineer's Handbook - Indian Standards 18.1 6.1.06 Reference Guides Title Product version Help version Reference Guide - ACI/AISC 18.1 6.1.06 Reference Guide - Eurocode 18.1 6.1.06 Reference Guide - British
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Tekla Portal Frame Designer 19 & Tekla Connection Designer 19 release notes

Important If you intend to use either Tekla Portal Frame Designer and/or Tekla Connection Designer program and wish to INTEGRATE with Tekla Structural Designer you will need to ensure the corresponding version of Tekla Structural Designer is installed. Installation & licensing This release will upgrade your Tekla Portal Frame Designer & Tekla Connection Designer installation to version number 19.0.0.0 and should be installed to ensure optimum function of the program. Licensing: New Licenses - Tekla Portal Frame Designer 19 & Tekla Connection Designer 19 will require the
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Tekla 2019 version products license activation and installation FAQs

Contents General Activation Installation Installation - client machine Installation - server Troubleshooting Back to top General What is the latest version of the Tekla Structural License Service? The version of the Tekla Structural License Service released with the Tekla 2019 products is 2.04, and is available via the Tekla Download Service Why is the license server upgrade highly recommended for the Tekla 2019 version products? It has always been our recommendation that the latest version of the Tekla Structural License Service is deployed when upgrading your client software but
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Tekla Structural Designer 2019 release notes

This release will install Tekla Structural Designer version number 19.0.0.104 and should be installed to ensure optimum function of the program. No prior installation of Tekla Structural Designer is required. The release includes a number of significant new features together with several enhancements and issue resolutions as detailed below. If you are updating from a version earlier than Tekla Structural Designer 2018i SP3 (version 18.1.3.43) you can find details of enhancements and fixes included in all previous releases in Tekla User Assistance (TUA) and Tekla Downloads via the links below
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Tekla Portal Frame Designer 19 & Tekla Connection Designer 19 system requirements

System requirements for effective operation CPU: Multi core Intel i3 Series or above, Xeon or AMD equivalent Highest affordable performance recommended. Memory: 8GB (16GB or more recommended) Memory requirements are highly dependant on model content. OS: Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 / 8.1 / 10 (64-bit recommended) Operating systems must be running the latest service packs / updates. Graphics: 1280 x 1024 resolution (1920 x 1080 or higher recommended) 512MB or higher of dedicated RAM. Disk space: 1GB  or more of free space for installation Operational disk space requirements are highly
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Tekla Structural Designer 2019 system requirements

System requirements for effective operation CPU: Multi core Intel i5 Series or above, Xeon or AMD equivalent Highest affordable performance recommended. Memory: 16GB (32GB or more recommended) Memory requirements are highly dependant on model content. OS: 64-bit Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 / 8.1 / 10 Operating systems must be running the latest service packs / updates. Graphics: 1600 x 900 resolution (1920 x 1080 or higher recommended) 1GB or higher of dedicated RAM. Utilizes HOOPS Visualize, a third party graphics engine available from Tech Soft 3D. To check your adapter’s compatibility visit
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Tekla Structural Designer product bulletin February 2019 (PBTSD-1902-5)

Résumé of issue This issue relates to all Head Codes featuring Seismic analysis and design and affects only models with steel seismic force resisting systems (SFRS) and the auto-design process, not check-design.  Where Vibration analysis is selected for the fundamental period and steel members of the SFRS are set to auto-design, a subsequent  Vibration analysis is not performed after changes in section size during the design process.  This can result in an underestimate of the seismic forces and hence an unconservative design.  The issue does not affect concrete models since sections sizes
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Tekla Structural Designer product bulletin February 2019 (PBTSD-1902-4)

Résumé of issue This issue relates to loads produced by the Seismic Wizard for the Indian Head code only. For the RSA method, the fundamental period from Vibration Analysis was used to determine the seismic torsion loads. This had the potential to produce unconservative loading. Occurrence This issue relates to Tekla Structural Designer 2015i (version 15.1.0.70 released in Sept 2015) and all subsequent releases.
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Tekla Structural Designer product bulletin February 2019 (PBTSD-1902-3)

Résumé of issue This issue relates to the seismic design of reinforced concrete columns for the US Head Code and ACI 318-14 only. For columns assigned to Intermediate Moment Frames and the seismic shear design/ check of seismic combinations, the value of the largest shear force in a stack with increased earthquake effect was incorrectly set to zero. This had the potential to produce an unconservative check where shear was critical. Occurrence This issue relates to Tekla Structural Designer 2018i (version 18.1.0.45 released in Sept 2018) and all subsequent releases.
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Tekla Structural Designer product bulletin February 2019 (PBTSD-1902-2)

Résumé of issue This issue relates to the seismic design of reinforced concrete columns for the US Head Code and all years of ACI 318. For columns assigned to Intermediate Moment Frames and the shear design/check of seismic combinations, an incorrect value of shear could be used in the calculation of the amplified design shear. This had the potential to produce an unconservative check where the shear produced by seismic loads was critical in the minor direction. Occurrence This issue relates to Tekla Structural Designer 2016 (version 16.0.0.35 released in March 2016) and all subsequent
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Tekla Structural Designer product bulletin February 2019 (PBTSD-1902-1)

Résumé of issue This issue relates to the analysis and design of meshed concrete walls for all Head Codes. The issue occurred only for the less common case of inclined meshed walls. For these the sign and/or value of 2D Wall Results (Wall Line forces) axial and shear results could be incorrect. Since these results are used in concrete wall design checks, this could produce an unconservative design. Occurrence This issue relates to Tekla Structural Designer 2015 (version 15.0.0.40 released in March 2015) and all subsequent releases.  
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Tekla Structural Designer 2018i Service Pack 3

This release will upgrade your Tekla Structural Designer installation to version number 18.1.3.43 and should be installed to ensure optimum function of the program.   It includes a number of enhancements and issue resolutions as detailed below.  If you are upgrading from a version earlier than Tekla Structural Designer 2018i SP2 (version 18.1.2.41) you can find details of requirements, enhancements and fixes included in all previous releases in Tekla User Assistance (TUA) and Tekla Downloads via the links below: Tekla User Assistance Main version release notes Tekla User Assistance Service
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Tekla Structural Designer product bulletin December 2018 (PBTSD-1812-2)

Résumé of issue Tekla Structural Designer 2018 added a link to Tekla Connecti​on Designer (formerly Fastrak Connections) in order to design base plates and moment connections in models where the Head code was either Eurocodes or British Standards. Connections are designed in accordance with the appropriate Steel Construction Institute Green book, which for base plate connections deals with major axis shear only. Minor axis shear is not considered. Occurrence This issue relates to Tekla Structural Designer 2018 (version 18.0.0.33 released in March 2018) and all subsequent versions.
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Tekla Structural Designer product bulletin December 2018 (PBTSD-1812-1)

Résumé of Issue This issue relates to the design of Isolated Foundations to all Head Codes.  The punching shear perimeters previously determined for column and pile punching checks were not always the shortest possible perimeters when near to the foundation edges.  For column punching, the issue would be more likely to occur for those with larger eccentricities and base/ cap geometries which placed the column closer to the edges/ corners. Occurrence This issue relates to Tekla Structural Designer 2016 (version 16.0.0.35 released in March 2016) and all subsequent versions.
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When I export a report to Word it opens in a different application even though I have Word installed - why?

Info The report export to Word function uses a simple approach to creating the report. It generates a rich text format (rtf) file and then requests the operating system to open said file. It's then up to the operating system to determine which application to open the file in. Usually, if you have it installed, Word will be your registered application to open files with an rtf file extension. Solution In some circumstances Word is not your default application for opening rtf's. If this is the case you just need to change this in your Settings > Choose a default app by file type. Then
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