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Tekla Structural Designer product bulletin October 2018 (PBTSD-1810-3)

Résumé of issue This issue relates to the analysis of curved concrete beams with rigid zones (the default) for all Head Codes. The most common symptom was unusually large peak design forces near member ends, which would lead to conservative design.  However there is a possibility the issue could result in an underestimate of design forces within the span. Occurrence This issue relates to Tekla Structural Designer 2015 (version 15.0.0.40 released in March 2015) and all subsequent versions.
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Tekla Structural Designer product bulletin October 2018 (PBTSD-1810-2)

Résumé of issue Under the US headcode (for Customary and Metric Units) for I sections in torsion previous versions of Tekla Sstructural Designer may have evaluated the amplification factor incorrectly. Occurrence This issue relates to Tekla Structural Designer 2017i (version 17.1.0.64 released in September 2017) and all subsequent versions.
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Tekla Structural Designer product bulletin October 2018 (PBTSD-1810-1)

Résumé of issue Under the US headcode (for Customary and Metric Units) for HSS sections in torsion, previous versions of Tekla Structural Designer only took account of Yielding strength when evaluating torsion with combined forces and therefore may have underestimated the utilisation ratio when Local Buckling (or LTB) was more critical than Yielding. Occurrence This issue relates to Tekla Structural Designer 2017i (version 17.1.0.64 released in September 2017) and all subsequent versions.
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by Tekla Structural Designer Development Team
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Tekla Structural Designer 2018i Service Pack 1

Update The installation package has been re-published to fix a few minor issues with the initial release - if you are experiencing any issues please ensure you are running 18.1.1.29 before contacting support. This release will upgrade your Tekla Structural Designer installation to version number 18.1.1.27 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 (version 18.1.0.45) you can find details of enhancements and
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Nothing appears to happens when I run a "Design Selection" command. Why is this?

Question If we right click a member in the active scene view, the context menu display two design options - Design Member and Design Selection. When we use the Design Member command on a member it automatically chooses a suitable section from the design section order list. However, if we use Design Selection it seems like nothing happens. Why is this?   Answer The Design Selection command like any of the Design commands on the Design tab and the Design plane, Design sub structure, Design members or Design Group command accessible via the right click context menu in the Structure or Group
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by Tekla Structural Designer Development Team
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  • design
  • Design Selection

Tekla Structural Designer 2018 Service Pack 5

This release will upgrade your Tekla Structural Designer installation to version number 18.0.5.04 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 4 (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 Tekla User Assistance Service Pack
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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 /
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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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by Tedds Development Team
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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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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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