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Tekla Portal Frame Designer 20 & Tekla Connection Designer 20 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 it is highly recommended 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 20.0.0.0 and should be installed to ensure optimum function of the program. Licensing: New Licenses - Tekla Portal Frame Designer 20 & Tekla Connection Designer 20 will require the
by Tekla Structural Designer Development Team
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Tekla Structural Design Suite 2020 Release notes

The Complete Structural, Analysis, Design and Calculation Suite: Tekla Structural Design Suite combines Tekla Tedds & Tekla Structural Designer delivering a single high-value easy-access subscription. The only subscription an engineer performing structural analysis and calculations will need. Release notes and system requirements for each application that is part of the suite can be found below: View the Tekla Structural Designer 2020 release notes View the Tekla Structural Designer 2020 system requirements View the Tekla Tedds 2020 release notes View the Tekla Tedds 2020 system
by Tekla Structural Designer Development Team
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Tekla Structural Designer product bulletin March 2020 (PBTSD-2003-1)

Résumé of issue This issue relates to Snow Loading and the US Head Code with the Snow Load Action Code set to ASCE7 2016 only. For Roof Projection and Parapet Snow Drift loads to Clause 7.8 of ASCE7-16, the Importance factor value was used directly in the calculation of the drift height hd rather than its square root per the equation of Figure 7.6-1. This could produce unconservative drift load values for some Risk Categories. Occurrence This issue relates to Tekla Structural Designer 2018i (version 18.1.0.45 released in Sept 2018) - in which loading to ASCE7-16 was first introduced - and all
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by Peter Rees
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Tekla Structural License Service (3.00)

Now includes the May 2020 update This installer now includes Tekla Structural License Service 3.1.2 released May 2020 ⚠  Please be aware that the 2020 Analysis & Design Product Releases (comprising Tekla Structural Designer, Tekla Tedds, Tekla Portal Frame Designer and Tekla Connection Designer) will include a new version of the Tekla Structural License Service.  For Server licensing using Sentinel RMS, your License Server MUST be updated with this new version before installing the 2020 Releases.  This update is not optional - if it is not performed, server licensing will not work
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Tekla Structural Design 2020 Release - Installation and Licensing FAQs

Following are some common questions and answers on installation and licensing of the 2020 Releases of Tekla Structural Designer, Tekla Tedds, Tekla Portal Frame Designer and Tekla Connection Designer. Q - When will the new Tekla Structural License Service (TSLS) version 3.00 be available? A - This is now available in Tekla Downloads.  See the Tekla Structural License Service (3.00) Release Notes page for more.    Q - Can the Tekla Structural License Service be updated on the server when it is in operation - i.e. during working hours? A - The installation will automatically stop then restart
by Tekla Structural Designer Global Support
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  • sentinel rms
  • Sentinel RMS License Service

Tekla Analysis & Design 2020 Releases & Sentinel RMS Server Licensing - the License Server must be updated.

⚠  Please be aware that the 2020 Analysis & Design Product Releases (comprising Tekla Structural Designer, Tekla Tedds, Tekla Portal Frame Designer and Tekla Connection Designer) include a new version of the Tekla Structural License Service.  For Server licensing using Sentinel RMS, your License Server MUST be updated with this new version before installing the 2020 Releases.  This update is not optional - if it is not performed, server licensing will not work reliably, if at all, when the 2020 Releases are installed.  The new version of the Tekla Structural License Service (version 3.
by Tekla Structural Designer Global Support
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  • Error 25
  • License Service
  • Server License
  • sentinel rms

Composite Beam deflections including camber

Background We are regularly asked questions such as: How do composite beam deflections work? Why are the design check deflections different to those in the Results View/ Load Analysis View? What is the “Post Composite” deflection and how is this calculated? How is the “Total Deflection” calculated? How do deflections work when camber is applied to the beam? Why do I need to set one Camber combination? Why is camber not subtracted from the Dead, Imposed and Post Composite deflections? If you have such questions, please read on. Answer See the attached Example zip files which contain: An
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by Tekla Structural Designer Global Support
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  • Camber
  • Design deflections
  • pre-composite
  • post-composite

Tekla Structural Designer product bulletin January 2020 (PBTSD-2001-2)

Résumé of issue This issue relates to the analysis results for some steel members using Angle sections for all Head Codes.  Analysis results could be incorrect for steel members only in the following very specific circumstances: The member section was a single angle. The member characteristic was one of the following; Column, Gable Post or Parapet Post. When the member was not set to be "continuously restrained" We expect that these conditions existed in very few models and, even in the unusual case where it did apply the overall effect was likely to be negligible. Occurrence This issue
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by Tekla Structural Designer Development Team
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Tekla Structural Designer product bulletin January 2020 (PBTSD-2001-1)

Résumé of issue The issue relates to reporting of some RSA combination result values from RSA Seismic Analysis for all Head Codes.  The member end forces reported in some areas of the program could be incorrect - please see the issue details for more information.  Note that the issue did not affect any design checks carried out within TSD. Occurrence This issue relates to Tekla Structural Designer 2015 (version 15.0.0.40 released in Mar 2015) and all subsequent releases.
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Tekla Structural Designer 2019i Service Pack 3

This release will upgrade your Tekla Structural Designer installation to version number 19.1.3.17 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 the previous release 2019i SP2 (version 19.1.2.16) 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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What is the "Prevent out of plane instability" factor for and when would I use it?

Answer Briefly, the setting is for use when buckling is causing solution problems in 2nd Order Analysis.  For more about 2nd Order Analysis see the related article What are the "2nd Order" Analysis options on the Analyze Ribbon in TSD? An example of when such buckling problems might occur is in members subject to axial loads which are relatively slender about the minor axis - such as sloping rafters - where secondary members (such as purlins or rails) which would reduce the buckling length are not included in a model.  For the full context of when you would usually use this setting, see the
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by Tekla Structural Designer Global Support
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What is 2nd Order Buckling Analysis? How and when would I use it?

Background For the full context of when you would usually use 2nd Order Buckling Analysis, see the Related Article I have analysis Warnings and/ or Errors about buckling. Why is this happening and what do I do about it? Buckling is a regular, everyday phenomenon with which everyone - including non-engineers - will be familiar, as illustrated in the picture below of a buckled plastic ruler.  Depending on the analysis type being used, buckling can also occur in computer analysis, just as in reality, if members are insufficiently stiff to resist the compressive forces applied to them. In TSD,
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by Tekla Structural Designer Global Support
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  • Buckling
  • 2nd order

I have analysis Warnings and/ or Errors about buckling. Why is this happening and what do I do about it?

Background Buckling is a regular, everyday phenomenon with which everyone - including non-engineers - will be familiar, as illustrated in the picture below of a buckled plastic ruler.  Depending on the analysis type being used, buckling can also occur in computer analysis, just as in reality, if members are insufficiently stiff to resist the compressive forces applied to them. In the context of TSD analysis, buckling warnings or errors can only occur when running 2nd Order analysis (both linear and non-linear).  This is because the form of rigorous 2nd Order analysis implemented in TSD
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by Tekla Structural Designer Global Support
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  • Buckling
  • 2nd order
  • Euler

What are the "2nd Order" Analysis options listed on the Analyze Ribbon in TSD? Are they the same as "P-Delta" analysis?

Answer For an explanation of 2nd Order analysis and effects in general, please see the attached article A brief overview of 2nd Order (or P-Delta) Analysis. (A version of this article was published in the Jan 2003 edition of the New Steel Construction magazine). TSD has both Linear and Non-linear 2nd Order analysis options.  Both types will give both P-"BIG" delta (P-Δ) and P-"little" delta (P-δ) effects (for both 1D and 2D elements), as described in the attached article and illustrated in the diagrams below.  As such they may also be termed "P-Delta" analysis.  However, as the attached
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by Tekla Structural Designer Global Support
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  • p-delta
  • 2nd order
  • second order

Using Revit with Tekla Structural Designer - Guidance Notes

Overview Attached is the document Tekla Structural Designer Integrator - Revit Guidance.pdf These guidance notes have been developed to give practical advice to users of Autodesk Revit wishing to integrate models between Autodesk Revit and our own Tekla Structural Designer software. This document largely deals with the subjects of model connectivity and object mapping as these are the most important considerations when building models within Autodesk Revit. Several sections relating to important information and advanced subjects are also contained.
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by Tekla Structural Designer Global Support
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  • integration
  • BIM
  • Revit

Tekla Structural Designer 2019i 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 19.1 User Guides   Title Product version Product Guide - US English 19.1
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by Martin Roclawski
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Tekla Structural Designer product bulletin November 2019 (PBTSD-1911-1), Tekla Portal Frame Designer product bulletin November 2019 (PBTPFD-1911-1)

Résumé of Issue This issue relates to integration of Tekla Structural Designer (TSD) & Tekla Portal Frame Designer (TPFD) for the BS and Eurocode Head Code.  In some circumstances loads on a Portal Frame in Structural Designer were not correctly exported to Portal Frame Designer.  Loads could be duplicated and/ or act in the opposite direction, which could result in design forces being either increased or reduced depending on a number of factors.  Where the issue occurred it would usually be apparent from markedly different forces and deflections in Portal Frame Designer compared to those
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Tekla Portal Frame Designer 19i & Tekla Connection Designer 19i Service Pack 1

This release will upgrade your Tekla Portal Frame Designer & Tekla Connection Designer installation to version number 19.1.1.0 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 Portal Frame & Tekla Connections Designer 19i SP1 (version 19.1.0.0) 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: Tekla User Assistance Main version
by Martin Roclawski
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Tekla Structural Designer 2019i Service Pack 2

This release will upgrade your Tekla Structural Designer installation to version number 19.1.2.16 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 the previous release, namely 2019i Service Pack 1 (version 19.1.1.42) 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
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I have a Validation > Model > General > “Panel is not surrounded by load carrying members” error. Why do I get this and how do I resolve it?

Question I have a Validation > Analysis > Model > “Panel is not surrounded by load carrying members” error. Why do I get this and how do I resolve it?   Answer The issue here is that the two types of panels are not correctly spanning onto the supporting members. As a result, load distribution cannot be carried out for the one way spanning panels. This issue can affect wind walls, roof panels and one way spanning slabs of all types. The issues usually stems from 3 problems which are as follows: Panel is not correctly spanning onto/does not meet the supporting members Supporting
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by Trimble Solutions UK
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  • validation
  • panel
  • surrounded
  • load
  • carrying
  • members
  • roof
  • wall
  • slab

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