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Tekla Structural Designer product bulletin January 2017 (PBTSD-1701-02)

Résumé of Issue This issue relates to models in which bearing walls intersected with concrete walls of both FE mesh and mid pier types. In this case vertical bearing wall elements were created within the elements of the concrete wall at the intersection. This would both increase the wall stiffness and reduce the forces within the wall elements. This could lead to concrete walls being designed for lesser load than might be expected and building sway resistance being stiffer than expected. Where the issue occurred it would generally be evident by unusually high reactions at the intersection
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Tekla Structural Designer product bulletin January 2017 (PBTSD-1701-01)

Résumé of Issue Where concrete wall releases “Continuous (incoming members pinned)” were set for both wall panel ends above/below a level, Notional loads* were not applied to the wall mesh nodes at that level. Depending on the number of walls in a model and the extent of application of the release, this could result in a significant reduction in the loads that should be considered. In most circumstances it is expected that the issue would be clearly apparent from a review of the applied Notional loads (Results Ribbon > NHF/EHF/NL button for a selected combination including Notional Loads
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Managing your Tekla Online services Organization

As a Tekla Online Services Organization administrator, you manage your organization's user accounts and ensure that they have access to Tekla Online Services. Organization administrator responsibilities As an administrator, you manage the people in your organization group so that they can access the Tekla Onlines Services they need. These are managed through a self-service portal, the Tekla Online Admin Tool. One or more people in your organization can be administrators. The first user is invited by a Trimble representative and given administrator rights, and that person is then responsible
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Trimble Identity for Tekla Online services

Tekla Online services use Trimble Identity for identification. In addition to Tekla services, you can use your Trimble Identity with several other Trimble services, such as Trimble Connect and SketchUp 3D Warehouse. Trimble Identity provides single-sign-on access for Tekla Online services. You can sign in one service and then browse to another online service without a need to log in again. Find the services landing page here: http://www.tekla.com/services Use Trimble Identity also when signing in to Tekla Structures, Tekla Model Sharing and Tekla Field3D. How do I create a Trimble Identity?
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Tekla Structural Designer product bulletin November 2016 (PBTSD-1611-01)

Résumé of Issue In some circumstances the flat slab Punching Checks could use an incorrect and too high tension reinforcement ratio ⍴ for both directions.   This could produce an unconservative result for the slab shear capacity without reinforcement.  The issue occurred in the following specific circumstances (which are considered to be unlikely but not impossible): Head Code set to BS or Eurocode (all Countries/ Regions) Checks within Column patches for which the patch reinforcement was set = None and reinforcement was only placed in the slab panel. Occurrence This issue relates to
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Tekla Structural Designer 2016i Service Pack 2

This service pack should be installed to ensure optimum function of the program. Several improvements and issues have been resolved including: Issues with Associated Bulletins Flat Slab Punching Checks - Head Codes BS and Eurocode (All Countries/ Regions) - this issue applies only to punching checks inside slab column patches with reinforcement set to “None” and reinforcement only in the slab panel (which is unusual for typical flat slabs, but not impossible).  In these circumstances the tension reinforcement ratio ⍴ used in the punching shear checks was double the correct value in both
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Tekla Structural Designer Integrator for Autodesk Revit 2017 Service Pack 1

Tekla Structural Designer Integrator for Autodesk Revit© The following topics highlight the changes and enhancements in Tekla Structural Designer Integrator for Autodesk Revit© 2017 (version 3.1). This version continues with enhancements on the previous version. User Defined Attributes Imported The Integrator for Autodesk Revit now imports User defined attributes that have been defined within Tekla Structural Designer.  Disallow Joins The issue for 'Disallow Joins' on subsequent imports has now been fixed.Revit Analysis Model During the import process the Integrator for Autodesk Revit now
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Tekla Structural Designer Integrator for Autodesk Revit 2016 Service Pack 2

Important note This update is only valid for the March 2016 (version 2.1) release of the Tekla Structural Designer Integrator for Autodesk Revit 2016. If you have the original release (version 2.0) please install the March 2016 version before attempting to install this patch. Tekla Structural Designer Integrator for Autodesk Revit© The following topics highlight the changes and enhancements in Tekla Structural Designer Integrator for Autodesk Revit© 2016 (version 2.2). This version continues with enhancements on the previous version. User Defined Attributes Imported The Tekla Structural
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Tekla Structural Designer 2016i Service Pack 1

This service pack should be installed to ensure optimum function of the program. Several improvements and issues have been resolved including: Issues with Associated Bulletins Flat Slab Punching Checks - Head Codes BS and Eurocode (All Countries/ Regions) - this issue applies only to slabs with none or mesh reinforcement (which is unusual for typical flat slabs, but not impossible). In these circumstances the calculation of the tension reinforcement ratio ⍴ could be incorrect and too high in one direction. Where this occurred it would produce an unconservative result for the slab shear
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Tekla Structural Designer product bulletin October 2016 (PBTSD-1610-1)

Résumé of Issue In some circumstances the flat slab Punching Checks could use an incorrect and too high tension reinforcement ratio ⍴ for one direction. This could produce an unconservative result for the slab shear capacity without reinforcement. The issue only occurred in the following specific circumstances:  It is believed the occurrence of the issue is likely to be rare. It could occur only in the following circumstances:  Head Code set to BS or Eurocode (all Countries/ Regions). Slabs with either no reinforcement or mesh (fabric) reinforcement in the tension surface at the check
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I have Windows Small Business Server - how do I know what version of Windows I am running?

One way you can check what version of Windows you are running is by using the winver command. From the Start > Run > Type winver and hit return and you should see a similar dialog to below The version displayed can be linked to the marketed name using http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_NT#Releases And if a service pack has been applied it will be displayed
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Tekla Structural Designer 2016i 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 15.1 User Guides   Title Product version Help version User Guide - US English 16.1 4.0.1.17 User Guide - UK English 16.1 4.0.1.17 Engineer's Handbooks Title Product version Help version Engineer's Handbook - ACI/AISC 16.1 4.0.1.17 Engineer's Handbook - Eurocode 16.1 4.0.1.17 Engineer's Handbook - British Standards 16.1 4.0.1.17 Reference Guides Title Product version
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Installing the Tekla Structural License Server Manager on a PC that will also be running Tedds or Structural Designer

If you are using a PC to run Tedds or Tekla Structural Designer and also act as your License Server you will need to install both the main product and the License Server Manager software. Select the Server License Method: Set the Tekla Licensing Server as localhost Check that the License Service will be installed Launch the License Server Manager and Activate your licenses
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Tekla Structural Designer Integrator for Autodesk Revit 2017

Support for Autodesk Revit© 2017 platform The Tekla Structural Designer Integrator (version 3.0) is now fully compatible with the Autodesk Revit© 2017 package. Integration with regards to imports, exports and merges into this platform are now available. Support for Tekla Structural Designer Foundation objects Pad Base Column and Strip Base Wall objects are now exported from Tekla Structural Designer into Autodesk Revit as Floor category instances.
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Tekla Structural Designer Integrator for Autodesk Revit 2016

The following topics highlight the changes and enhancements in Tekla Structural Designer Integrator for Autodesk Revit© version 2.1. Version 2.1 continues with enhancements on the previous version. Ayrshire cold rolled sections The Tekla Structural Designer Integrator for Autodesk Revit now contains support for all Ayrshire cold rolled sections which can be modelled within Tekla Structural Designer. These items have also been added to the Tekla Library for use within Revit. Ayrshire section shapes now supported include Eaves beams, C shapes, Z shapes, Swage profiles, Zeta profiles and Zeta II
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Guidance notes for Integration between Tekla Structural Designer and Tekla Structures

The attached guidance notes provide information for anyone wanting to integrate models between Tekla Structural Designer and Tekla Structures.
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Tekla Structural Designer product bulletin September 2016 (PBTSD-1609-2)

Résumé of Issue For the Head code United States (ACI/AISC) and design of flanged concrete beams (commonly termed “T-beams” and “L-beams”) there was potential for an underestimate of the design deflection and hence an unconservative result for the deflection check.  It is believed the occurrence of the issue is likely to be rare. It could occur only in the following circumstances:  Both the following concrete beam properties were set to on: Design Control > “Consider flanges”, and “Include flanges in analysis”.  The thickness of the beam flange was such that, to ACI cl 8.12, it was
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Tekla Structural Designer Integrator for Autodesk Revit

Tekla Structural Designer users can synchronize models with Autodesk Revit quickly and easily, using Tekla Structural Designer Integrator. Using Integrator, synchronising models between Autodesk® Revit® and Tekla’s steel and concrete building design software is quick, safe and reliable; helping engineers and technicians improve project communication and increase productivity. Regardless of complexity, engineers and technicians can synchronize concrete and steel structures between Tekla Structural Designer and Autodesk® Revit®, without any loss of detail. Models can be synchronized in either
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Tekla Structural Designer 2016i system requirements

Tekla Structural Designer has been written with the latest tools from Microsoft and other 3rd parties and requires the following PC specification. Minimum PC spec CPU: Intel Core i5 2.0GHz (or dual/quad core equivalent) Memory: 16GB OS: Windows 7 Graphics: 1,600 x 900 widescreen resolution Recommended PC spec CPU: Intel Core i7 2.0GHz (or dual/quad core equivalent) Memory: 32GB OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit Graphics: 1,900 x 1,200 widescreen resolution. Supported operating systems Tekla Structural Designer 2016 is tested and supported on the following business versions of Microsoft Windows:
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Tekla Structural Designer 2016i technical release notes

This release should be installed to ensure optimum function of the program. Several improvements and issues have been resolved including: Issues with Associated Bulletins Wind Wizard - Head Code EC - when the Wind Load cases option “Structural Factor - Automatically calculate separate cs and cd factors” is set to On, in some circumstances the automatically calculated Structural Factor cscd is incorrect and significantly lower than it should be producing a reduction in applied wind loads. The issue is fixed in this release. For more information please see Product Bulletin PBTSD-1609-01 (12530
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