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How do I resolve Model Geometry errors?

Question: How do I resolve Model Geometry errors? Answer: Model Geometry errors cannot be seen due to their nature. As the geometry is invalid, Tekla Structural Designer does not display them graphically. Double-click on the errors to populate the properties and show the entities properties.  You can take note of the item details to find where the error is and remodel it after the error is deleted. Example Below is an example with members, but the same applies to other entities, including loads. You can delete these errors by right-clicking on them and selecting delete.
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Tekla Structural Designer 2018i Help - online version is displaying the incorrect content

Symptoms Description How to check if you have the problem Workaround Fix Back to top Symptoms After installing Tekla Structural Designer 2018i and you are unable to find help topics for the following areas User Guides / Analysis Guide / Graphical display of the analysis results (Results View) / Displaying 1D and 2D results, deflections and reactions/How do I animate 1D and 2D Deflections? User Guides / Basics of Tekla Structural Designer / Interface Overview / Right-click menu commands / Animate... User Guides / BIM Integration / Export to IDEA StatiCa Connection Design User Guides /
by Tekla Structural Designer Development Team
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Tekla Structural Designer product bulletin September 2018 (PBTSD-1809-2)

Résumé of issue This issue relates to the design of concrete columns for the United States Head Code. For columns with one or more holes in their section, the area of concrete removed by the hole(s) was ignored when calculating the Ultimate Axial Resistance, resulting in an incorrectly higher resistance. Since in ACI 318 the ultimate axial resistance value is capped to reserve moment strength for the code prescribed minimum level of design load eccentricities, there was potential for this to produce an un-conservative design result. Occurrence This issue relates to Tekla Structural Designer
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Tekla Portal Frame Designer 18i & Tekla Connection Designer 18i 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 Portal Frame Designer 18i & Tekla Connection Designer 18i release notes

Re-released This installation has been re-released to resolve the following: Fixed: Failure to install 18i if version 18 had any Service Pack installed. If you downloaded Tekla Portal Frame Designer 18i or Tekla Connection Designer 18i prior to 19th September 2018 and are experiencing an issue please download and install the latest version 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 Tekla Structural Designer 2018i is installed. Installation &
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Tekla Structural Designer 2018i 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 September 2018 (PBTSD-1809-1)

Résumé of issue This issue relates to the design of spread footings (pad bases) to the USA design code. For some geometries of footing a punching (two-way) shear check is not performed when the critical failure section spans across the footing reaching opposite sides, potentially producing an unconservative design. It is expected this would be critical only in less common situations of heavily loaded footings on very high bearing capacity soil which can result in smaller plan dimension footings subject to relatively high internal design forces. Occurrence This issue relates to Tekla
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Tekla Structural Designer product bulletin August 2018 (PBTSD-1808-2)

Résumé of issue This issue relates to the design of steel beams and columns forming part of a seismic force resisting system (SFRS).  In the following specific circumstances, the required strength value used in the Seismic Strength checks is incorrect producing a potentially unconservative result: Head Code set to United States. Models for which non-linear analysis is required (typically, but not exclusively, those with tension only bracing). Beams and columns in all kinds of SFRS in which they are subject to seismic strength checks. Seismic Wizard Analysis Procedure set to ELF. The Design
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Tekla Structural Designer 2018i release notes

This release will upgrade your Tekla Structural Designer installation to version number 18.1.0.45 and should be installed to ensure optimum function of the program.   It includes a number of significant new features together with several enhancements and issue resolutions as detailed below.  If you are upgrading from a version earlier than Tekla Structural Designer 2018 SP4 (version 18.0.4.9) 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 release notes
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Tekla Structural Designer product bulletin August 2018 (PBTSD-1808-1)

Résumé of Issue This applies to all Head Codes and relates to the checking of parts of a model following an analysis using the Structure Tree context menu check commands, such as ‘Check Plane’ and ‘Check sub structure’ etc.  For these commands no check was performed for steel members in the selected part and their design status was not updated.  It is possible the engineer could miss this and think a design had been performed.  Note that the context menu design options such as ‘Design Plane’ did function correctly. Occurrence This issue relates only to Tekla Structural Designer 2018 Service
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I have a Validation > Model > General > "Member intersection" warning. What does this mean and how do I resolve it?

Question: I have a Validation > Model > General > Member intersection warning. What does this mean and how do I resolve it? Answer: The intersection warning means that the beam is not a two (or more) span continuous beam but rather a beam that will interact with the column (i.e. a column force may prop it up or drag it down depending on its behaviour). This can be appreciated through the load analysis view. This warning can be addressed or ignored depending on the desired behaviour; this is ultimately your decision. The warning can be addressed in three ways: The following
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  • Member Intersection
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Tekla Structural Designer Integrator July 2018 updates

Tekla Structural Designer Integrator for Autodesk Revit© Tekla Structural Designer Integrator is now fully compatible with the Autodesk Revit© 2019 package. Integration with regards to imports, exports and merges into this platform are now available. The following topics highlight the changes and enhancements in Tekla Structural Designer Integrator for Autodesk Revit© 2019 version 5.0. Tekla Structural Designer Integrator for Autodesk Revit© 2018 version 4.01. Tekla Structural Designer Integrator for Autodesk Revit© 2017 version 3.03.  For fixes and enhancements included in versions prior
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Tekla Structural Designer 2018 Service Pack 4

This release will upgrade your Tekla Structural Designer installation to version number 18.0.4.09 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 2018 Service Pack 3 (version 18.0.3.12) 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 release notes Tekla User Assistance Service Pack
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Is there a way to silently install Tekla Products?

What information do I need to be able to deploy silently? The Distribution Deployment document shipped with the installation details which components need to be installed and the order to install them, see How can I centrally deploy Tekla software? The only caveat is that the document is specifically written from an MSI Admin install perspective meaning that an Admin install is generated with the customers setup preferences defined and then this is is deployed. If you want to skip the Admin install and install the MSI Components using the command line then replace the documented switch /a,
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When I attempt to play a video in Tekla Structural Designer Help, it states that Adobe Flash is required. I've installed Adobe Flash and the same message keeps appearing. How do I resolve it?

Question We are trying to run some of the video tutorials from within Tekla Structural Designer Help, but the content fails to display and there is the familiar "Get Adobe Flash player" message on-screen as below. We believe Adobe Flash is installed, as the videos all run perfectly from within the chosen browser, normally Internet Explorer via Tekla User Assistance > Videos. Is there a way to get the Tekla Structural Designer Help system to see that Flash is actually installed? Answer Tekla Structural Designer Help uses Adobe Air. This requires the Opera/Chromium version of the Flash
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  • Adobe Flash
  • Get Adobe Flash Player
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  • help
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Control and manipulate Design Groups

Question: How do I control and manipulate design groups? Answer: To allow for a quick and efficient design process, all concrete beams and columns (not walls) are automatically placed into Design Groups. The following example will take a look at how Design Groups are formed, the design procedure for a Design Group and how to design individual groups. How are design groups formed? Design Groups have no specific engineering data associated with them and are simply a unique name for a collection of similar frame elements. Various criteria are used to determine which group a particular element
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What properties should I use for analysis elements?

Answer The answer depends on why you are using them and what you are trying to achieve.  Two common scenarios are discussed; For Wind Wall spanning. For ‘rigid’ elements for structural offsets/ connectors/ ‘battened’ members General Recommendations Whatever the reason for using analysis elements, some general principles to follow can be stated : Do not just accept the default property values as these are very small and entirely arbitrary.  We advise that engineers always make a rational choice of suitable values and enter these. Avoid using infinitesimally small or astronomically large
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  • rigid
  • rigid offsets
  • ill-conditioning
  • stiffness
  • properties
  • analysis elements
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Shear wall analysis - New modelling, same answers

Engineers now routinely have access to highly capable 3D analysis packages often including the ability to use finite elements (FE shell elements). More and more structures are being analysed in 3D, and as suppliers of such software we are certainly being faced with increasingly frequently asked questions relating to the modelling of shear and core wall systems using shell elements within the context of a 3D model. Please note this is an historical article that has been uploaded without modifications from the old CSC Knowledge base.
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Tekla Portal Frame Designer 18 & Tekla Connection Designer 18 Service Pack 2

This release will upgrade your Tekla Portal Frame Designer & Tekla Connection Designer installation to version number 18.0.2.0 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 2018 SP1 (version 18.0.1.00) 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
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Geometrical limits for Web openings in Non-composite beams (Eurocode)

Introduction This article will look at the geometrical requirements when specifying web openings in non-composite beams to the Eurocode. Web openings can only be defined within a beam once a section size has been specified. This is achieved by either specifying the section size to check, or by running an initial Automatic design and then adding the web openings to the proposed section via the Web openings page of the Edit member dialog (right click beam and Edit…) once the Automatic design option is unchecked. It is worth noting that if you use the Quick layout option and Add openings then
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