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Is it possible to reverse the direction of a concrete beam detail drawing?

Question I am trying to generate a concrete beam detail drawing but would like the generated drawing to detail the beam in the opposite direction. Is it possible to reverse the direction the beam is detailed in? Answer Entities in Tekla Structural Designer have a span direction. You can see this by turning on the Scene Content > Members > Direction option. An arrow is drawn on top of the entity to denote the direction of the member. In the screenshot below the entity arrow goes from gridline 1-2-3.   When you generate a detailed drawing it is always laid out on the DXF from left to
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  • Detailed drawing
  • reverse

Tekla Structural Designer 2017i Service Pack 5

This release will upgrade your Tekla Structural Designer installation to version number 17.1.5.98 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 2017i SP4 (version 17.1.4.95) 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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I have a Validation > Model > Load > "Area load not defined within a panel area" warning. Why do I get this and how do I resolve it?

This validation warning can appear when a command from the Load ribbon tab > Panel loads group is applied to the model but the load is not wholly contained within the slab boundary.   It is most common when applying Point load, Line load, Patch load, Polygon load or Variable patch loads.   You can locate the problem load by double clicking on the reference in the Model > Validation > Loads > Area load not defined within a panel area branch of the Status window. This will display the load in the active view - if it exists, or switch to the 3D Structural view and highlight the
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I have a Validation > Model > General > "Member intersection" error. How do I resolve it?

A Member intersection is a model validation error that can occur if two members have crossing centrelines. A member could be a beam, column or brace. In the example below we are looking at a beam, however, the resolution is the same regardless of the member type. In the screenshot below, the Status window is reporting two members with an intersection issue. SB 1/~15-1/1/'29 : SB 1/A/2-1/B/2 Double clicking this branch highlights both members in the active Scene view.   Double clicking the individual members listed under this branch highlights each in turn. This perhaps provides a little more
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I have a Validation > Model > General > "Member collision" error. How do I resolve it?

A Member collision is a model validation error that can occur if two members have a common length in which their centerlines clash. In the screenshot below, the Status window is reporting two members colliding. SB 1/A/1-1/B/1 : SB 1/A/1-1/1/'29 Double clicking this branch highlights both members in the active Scene view.   Double clicking the individual members listed under this branch highlights each in turn. This perhaps provides a little more detail on the issue. One member extends between the columns while the other member only extends for part of the length. Both, however, have a common
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Validation

What is Validation? Validation is an integral part of Tekla Structural Designer as it ensures a valid model is presented for the analysis and design routines. In Tekla Structural Designer validation is broken into three separate validation categories: Model Analysis Design Model validation includes any model integrity checks, that entities are connected and supported correctly, and that loads are applied correctly. Analysis validation ensures the analysis model (known as the solver model) is valid to run through the solver. Design validation ensures that a valid design can be performed and
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I have a Validation > Model > General - "Member may not be supported as intended". How do I resolve it?

Tekla Structural Designer will flag elements that may not be supported as you intend. Whilst this is a warning it could potentially prevent a non-linear analysis from solving if large displacements occur.   Double click the warning and it will highlight the problem element in the Structural View Regime. To see just the analysis wire, while in a Structural view regime we would suggest using Scene Content > Members. Uncheck “Geometry” and then zoom into each end of the problem element. Are both ends connected as intended?   Modify the position of the end node so that it is supported at the
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Building Directions

Question When applying Equivalent horizontal forces (EHF’s) or reviewing Analysis or Tabular results such as Deflections, Storey Shear or EHF’s there are references to Dir 1 and Dir 2. What are these?         Answer In Tekla Structural Designer buildings are set out in the Global X, Y and Z co-ordinates. For the majority of models you would probably model the building such that the “principal axis” of the building aligns with the global X and Y directions as the screenshot below.   A building may however, have its "principal axes" oriented at any angle to the global axes (in plan).   There
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Tekla Structural Designer product bulletin Mar 2018 (PBTSD-1803-2)

Résumé of Issue This issue relates to the properties of plated sections created using US Customary units, hence only the US Head code is likely to be affected.  For US Customary units, some plate dimensions were stored with insufficient precision resulting in a loss of accuracy for plated section properties.  We would note that  in general the issue affected principally analysis, as design for plated sections was not carried out in previous releases for the US Head code.  Additionally, since plated sections and their plates are more commonly large (in which case the lower precision would have
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Tekla Structural Designer product bulletin March 2018 (PBTSD-1803-1)

Résumé of Issue This issue relates to the design of steel braces for the BS Headcode (All Countries).  For braces subject to tension using double-angle sections, the tension capacity check used the gross area Ag of the brace, rather than the net area Ae, potentially producing an unconservative design result. Occurrence This issue relates to  Tekla Structural Designer 2017i (version 17.1.0.64 released in Sept 2017) and subsequent releases.* *The previous Product Bulletin on this topic PBTSD-1801-3 was incorrect in this regard.
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Tekla Portal Frame Designer - Eurocode Portal Frame Complementary Information

With the publication of SCI design guide P399 Design of Steel Portal Frames Buildings to Eurocode 3 along with the additional design guides of SCI P397 - The elastic design of single span portal frames to EN 1993-1- 1, Tekla Portal Frame Designer contains a "Eurocode" Code design variant. Please ensure you read the attached PDF before undertaking any Eurocode design using the Tekla Portal Frame Designer application
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Is it possible to save a customised Scene View?

Question If I close an open scene view and re-open it, I find that I lose any scene content settings that I have defined and need to set them again each time. Is it possible for the scene view to remember the settings? Answer Yes, you can use Save View Configuration…. You can open scene views to display the model as either a 3D Structure, a specific level, frame, inclined plane, sub model, sub structures or individual member view. You can also use the Cutting Planes command to reduce a 3D Structure view by cutting planes from any face of a cube. How to create these views is not the topic of
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Is it possible to add or amend the ratio divisions used when viewing a Ratio command on the Review ribbon?

Question When viewing one of the Ratio commands on the Review ribbon, we would like to add our own divisions or adjust the existing ones to better interogate the model. Is this possible?   Answer Tekla Structural Designer 2018 has added the ability to add up to a maximum of 10 user defined divisions along with a user defined colour for each. These can be specified via the Home ribbon > Settings > Scene > Utilization Ratios page. The default values are shown below.   In the screenshot below we have input the maximum 10 divisions by clicking Add, setting the Minimum value required,
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Tekla Portal Frame Designer 18 & Tekla Connection Designer 18 release notes

Update - 02/05/2018 The main installation package now includes Service Pack 1 and also the Admin install option required for Distributed Deployment Important Tekla Portal Frame Designer 18 & Tekla Connection Designer 18 ship as part of Fastrak 18, however, you ONLY need to upgrade IF YOU INTEND TO use either Portal Frame Design and/or Connection Design program and wish to INTEGRATE with Tekla Structural Designer.  Installation & licensing If you haven't already received your Tekla Portal Frame Designer 18 & Tekla Connection Designer 18 Product Activation Keys (PAK) then please
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Tekla Portal Frame Designer 18 & Tekla Connection Designer 18 system requirements

Tekla Portal Frame Designer 18 & Tekla Connection Designer 18 has been written with the latest tools from Microsoft and other 3rd parties and requires the following PC specification. Minimum PC spec CPU: P4 (3.0GHz) Memory: 2GB Disk space: 1GB OS: Windows 7 (SP1) 32-bit Graphics: 1024 x 768 Recommended PC spec CPU: Intel Core i3 2.0GHz (or equivalent) Memory: 8GB Disk space: 2GB OS: Windows 8 Graphics: 1280 x 1024 Supported operating systems Tekla Portal Frame Designer 18 & Tekla Connection Designer 18 is tested and supports the following business versions of Microsoft Windows:
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Tekla Structural Designer 2018 release notes

Update With the release of Tekla Tedds 2018, Tedds Engineering Library (March 2018) update, the new Tekla Structural Designer > Tekla Tedds Timber Design Calculation link can be used to design timber members in a Tekla Structural Designer model (for the Eurocode headcode). For how to use the link please see the Tekla Structural Designer Tekla User Assistance video Timber design using the Design using Tekla Tedds Export feature. This release will upgrade your Tekla Structural Designer installation to version number 18.0.0.33 and should be installed to ensure optimum function of the
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Tekla 2018 version products license activation and installation FAQs

Contents General Activation Installation Installation - client machine Installation - server Troubleshooting Back to top General Why is the license server upgrade highly recommended for the Tekla 2018 version products? The Tekla 2018 product versions and the latest version of the Tekla Structural License Service 2.04, include Sentinel RMS version 9.2.1 which is fully compatible with Windows 10. It has always been our recommendation that the latest version of the Tekla Structural License Service is deployed when upgrading your client software but this version fixes a known issue
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Insufficient stress block

When designing a base plates subject to moment, in order to develop the rotation and potential resistance in the tension bolt group, we need to provide a reasonable compression zone between the extreme edge of the stiff baseplate cantilever length ‘c’ and the concrete grouting compound.  The design model always assumes there is a (compression) stress block and cannot consider moment without one. The minimum length of compression stress block has been set as 10 mm.  Small design forces For the situation of relatively small loads (relative to size of connection) and axial + small moment the
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How the shear P_{ss} is calculated for adjustable bolts in a column base connection

To calculate the shear force applied on the bolts the average shear stress is multiplied by the area in shear. Please see the diagram below which represents the area in shear. If the bolt is set as being non-adjustable, Column Base will use 6d2fcu (See Green Book Page 97) to calculate the bolt bearing on concrete. If you have set your bolt in grout which is a strong as the concrete the same formula can be used. When applying this to an adjustable bolt, the factors set in Column Base will use the factors which the user applies, the Column Base defaults for both factor are set to 1, therefore
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How do I reinstate the Workspace Window?

To reinstate the Workspace Window you must right click on a blank grey part of the toolbar area at the top of the screen, this will open a shortcut menu where you can select the "Workspace Window" from the list.
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