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Tekla Structural Designer product bulletin July 2016 (PBTSD-1607-01)

Résumé of Issue In some circumstances FE Concrete Walls in sub models are not assigned the correct vertical base supports. This can produce mechanisms in sub models in the Chasedown analyses and incorrect analysis results. TSD includes many built in automatic cross checks where errors and warnings get triggered if problems are detected. Hence in most circumstances these will prompt the engineer to investigate the issue and take action. However there is a potential that in some models the issue may be less obvious and thus missed by the engineer. Occurrence This issue relates only to TSD 2016
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Tekla Structural Designer 2016 Service Pack 2

This service pack should be installed to ensure optimum function of the program. Several improvements and issues have been resolved including: Contents Issues with Associated Bulletins General & Modelling Loading Validation Analysis & Results Design Reports & Drawings Issues with Associated Bulletins Chasedown Analysis - Sub Models - in certain circumstances, some FE Concrete walls were not assigned the correct vertical base supports in chasedown analysis sub models. This could result in solver warnings regarding mechanisms for affected sub models and errors in the Loading
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How to create a Beam End Forces drawing?

In this FAQ you will learn how to create a Beam End Forces drawing for the following: •    Current loading value •    Max/Min Values by Loadcase/Combinations •    Max. Absolute Value by Loadcase/Combination1. Open a Plan Scene view and ensure it is active On the Project Workspace Structure pane (1), expand Levels and right click on the required plan view and Open View (2) from the context menu.2. Select the Loadcase or Combination in the Loadcase/Combination drop list on the toolbarNote. If you want to select Load Combinations then you will need to switch to the Results scene view to activate
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  • drawing
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How to create a Foundation reaction report drawing?

In this FAQ you will learn how to create a foundation report drawing for the following:•    Current loading value•    Max/Min Values by Loadcase/Combinations•    Max. Absolute Value by Loadcase/Combination 1. Open a Base Scene view and ensure it is active On the Project Workspace Structure pane (1), expand Levels and right click on the Base level and Open View (2) from the context menu. 2. Select the Loadcase or Combination in the Loadcase/Combination drop list on the toolbar Note. If you want to select Load Combinations then you will need to switch to the Results scene view to activate the
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  • foundation
  • reaction
  • drawing
  • DXF

How do I include a scene view in a Report?

Obtain a Scene View that you want to use in a report Open a view and modify using Scene Content etc. to obtain a view that you would like to utilise in a report. Right click the background of the view Choose Save View Configuration (2) from the context menu Provide a suitable name for the view Include the View in the report On the Report ribbon, use Model Report Settings Select the report style you want to use or create a new report. Drag the View option from the Chapters & Styles to the Report Structure area Right click and choose Settings. Select the view you want to include in the
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  • scene view
  • report
  • save view configuration

Can a DXF shadow be deleted once it has been imported?

Currently a DXF shadow cannot be deleted once they have been imported, however they will be replaced if a new shadow is imported. If you no longer need to see the shadow, you can untick the Shadow Visible property on the floor or level it was imported in to hide it. To do this highlight the Level (2) via the Project Workspace - Structure tree (1). Uncheck Shadow visible (3) in the Properties Window  
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  • Delete
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Revit Integration hangs during the mapping phase when importing a model

When importing a model into Revit using the Tekla Structural Designer Integrator for Autodesk Revit you may find that the integration either crashes during the mapping window or you cannot map the sections manually. It is likely that the reason for this is that the Library (Metric or Imperial) may not be correctly set in the Revit settings. To correct this please open File (Revit icon) > Options > File Locations > Places as shown below. The Integrator expects one of the library names in the first column to be called "Metric library" or "Imperial Library" dependant upon whether you
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  • Integrator Integration hangs crashes does nothing mapping

Tekla Structural Designer 2016 Service Pack 1

This service pack should be installed to ensure optimum function of the program. Several improvements and issues have been resolved including: Contents Issues with Associated Bulletins General & Modelling Loading Validation Analysis & Results Design Reports & Drawings Issues with Associated Bulletins Model opening - Panel Loads - there is potential for some panel loads to be removed when a model file is opened. No warning is issued in this circumstance so the engineer could miss the fact that some loads had been removed . See Product Bulletin PBTSD-1604-1 (12052). Wind Wizard
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Tekla Structural Designer product bulletin May 2016 (PBTSD-1605-1)

Résumé of Issue In certain circumstances the Wind Wizard calculated design wind speeds Ve and the wind pressures q can be significantly underestimated. This can produce wind loads which are un-conservatively low for some or all wind directions. This occurs only for the following settings and circumstances; Wind Loading set to BS 6399-2 1997 Wind Wizard Method set to Hybrid option The default Standard Method is not affected Locations for which wind directions are fully in town and on the edge of town The effect is greater for low rise buildings and those further within town Occurrence This
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Tekla Structural Designer product bulletin April 2016 (PBTSD-1604-1)

Résumé of Issue Affects the following types of Panel loads; Point, Line, Patch, Variable Patch There is potential for some panel loads to be removed in the following scenarios. No warning is issued in this circumstance so the engineer could miss the fact that the load has been removed. When opening a model produced in TSD v2015i or earlier in TSD 2016. Loads added in TSD 2016 when the model is saved, closed and reopened. Occurrence This issue relates to the first release of TSD 2016 version 16.0.0.35.
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Why are all the steel members unknown after running the design?

A common cause of this issue is when the load combinations defined do not match the chosen design code. Go to the Home ribbon > Model Settings then to Design Codes and select the Resistance Codes tab. The design code for Steel Design and Composite Design are specified here.Under the Load ribbon open the Combinations interface to see the load combinations being considered in your model. TSD will perform the design checks required per AISC using either the ASD or LRFD procedures. For example, if the LRFD Design Code is selected in the Model Settings, there must be at least one LRFD
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  • design
  • resistance
  • code
  • combination
  • ASD
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  • unknown
  • steel
  • status
  • unknown status
  • results

Tekla Structural Designer 2016 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 2016 software release

Tekla Structural Designer 2016 in a nutshell Tekla Structural Designer 2016 introduces significant performance improvements in both modeling and processing times when analyzing and designing steel and concrete structures. The improved performance will benefit all engineers and allows handling larger, more demanding models with ease. The new release has plenty of modelling enhancements, and it introduces steel and concrete design to Indian codes. It allows you to design buildings in higher classified earthquake regions with the addition of seismic design and detailing checks to US codes of
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Tekla Structural Designer 2016 release notes

Tekla Structural Designer – Analysis & design software for Structural Engineers Trimble is delighted to bring you the Tekla Structural Designer 2016 Performance Enhancements The 2016 release of Tekla Structural Designer sees significant improvements in overall performance in both modelling and processing times associated with analysing and designing steel and concrete structures. Subject to the model and the computer specification, we have seen a seven fold increase in overall performance. All users will benefit from these improvements enabling engineers to tackle larger and more complex
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Tekla Structural Designer 2016 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 16.0 4.0.0.01 User Guide - UK English 16.0 4.0.0.01 Engineer's Handbooks Title Product version Help version Engineer's Handbook - ACI/AISC 16.0 4.0.0.01 Engineer's Handbook - Eurocode 16.0 4.0.0.01 Engineer's Handbook - British Standards 16.0 4.0.0.01 Reference Guides Title Product version
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What is the magnitude of the deflections from Modal Analysis?

Question What is the magnitude of the deflections from Modal Analysis? Answer The displacements from Modal analysis are not “real”. They are arbitrary. The displacements describe the shape of the mode, but this can have any amplitude and the amplitude is not known. To derive a real amplitude and hence displacements, the energy input into a system must be specified in some manner - this requires a) a definition of the energy (often in the form of a time vs force function) and b) a more complex form of analysis. So, the displacements have no real magnitude or unit. The basic theory is as
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Why do I get a Validation Warning: Discontinuous member supported by unmeshed slab?

By default a slab is replaced with a diaphragm in the 3D Building analysis (First-Order linear analysis). This means that columns or walls etc. intended to be supported by the slab are unsupported. You can opt to mesh 2-way Slabs in the 3D Building Analysis (First-Order linear analysis) which then includes the slab stiffness in the Building Analysis. You can do this for every level or on a level by level basis. This is controlled via the Project Workspace > Structure pane > Levels branch. Either:1. Select the Levels branch and check the option 'Mesh 2-way Slabs in the 3D Analysis' to
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(N-1) rule for the number of pins to apply at a node where N members meet.

You must avoid redundant releases if any higher order forms of analysis are going to solve.  In fact this should be considered best-practice for all models and analysis types. While First-Order Linear analysis can be (but is not guaranteed to be) forgiving of such modelling errors, all higher order forms - Non-linear, Second-Order, Buckling and Vibration are not. Instability at supports connected to beam ends For example, at the supports you cannot have BOTH pinned supports (no Mx or My fixity) AND pinned beams (or columns) connected to the supports. You should have either fixed supports and
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How do I reset the windows layout?

Question I have lost the Properties window and cannot retrieve it. How do I reset the interface layout? Answer Occasionally, the file that contains the information about the layout of your interface can become corrupted. You can fix this by closing down Tekla Structural Designer, then deleting the file containing the layout information. Ensure Tekla Structural Designer is closed Open Explorer and browse to the folder listed below. C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Tekla\Tekla Structural Designer\version number Hint: type "%localappdata%" in Windows Explorer to get to C:\Users\username\AppData\
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How do I view construction/gridlines in the 3D Structure scene view above the Base level?

Scene content The scene content controls what is to be displayed in the active scene view.Project Workspace > Structure tree - Levels branch The Project Workspace > Structure tree - Levels branch allows the user to decide via the Properties window if a specific levels construction lines/grid is to be visible in the 3D Structure view.You can select an individual Level (i.e. St.2 etc.) to turn on or off the display of the gridlines on that specific level.You can select the Level branch to turn on or off all the gridlines on all the levels (i.e. St 1, St.2, St.3 etc.) 
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