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Tekla Tedds 2018 release notes

Last updated September 14, 2018 by Tedds Development Team tekla-product-development-tedds-team-ug@trimble.com

Tekla Tedds 2018 release notes

What’s new?

Some features documented below were included in previous updates to Tedds 2017.

Engineering library (United Kingdom & Asia)

Tata Steel RoofDek analysis (EN1993/EN1999)

The Tata RoofDek calculation has been enhanced to include D32s and Colorcoat decks. The calculation has also been improved to allow permanent dead loads and removable dead loads to be specified (only the former counters wind uplift). The ultimate combined check has been updated to include 30% plastic distribution of moment and 6% of reaction and the output now includes the weight of the profile.

Concrete industrial ground floor design (TR34 - Fourth Edition)

New version of the calculation which checks the design of a concrete industrial ground floor slab In accordance with Technical Report 34, Concrete Industrial Ground Floors. A guide to design and construction - Fourth Edition. Point loads, line loads and uniformly distributed loads can be applied to the slab which can then be designed using fabric, fibre or fibre and bar reinforcement.

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Bearing pressures for rectangular footings

Bolt group analysis

Foundations near trees (NHBC)

Masonry column design (EN1996)

Pile analysis (EN1997)

Pile group analysis

RC beam design (EN1992)

RC corbel design (EN1992)

RC column design (EN1992)

Steel column design (EN1993)

Snow loading (EN1991)

Added documentation for the key input and output variables for pre-defining input, linking calculations, batch design or automation using the Tedds Application Programming Interface (API).

Masonry wall panel design (EN1996)

Masonry wall panel design (BS5628)

Enhanced to include the Wienerberger Porotherm monolithic block range. Piers can also now be included when designing using any of the Porotherm masonry block range.

RC column design (EN1992)

Enhanced user interface which now uses a single main dialog including preview results.

RC wall design (EN1992)

Enhanced user interface which now uses a single main dialog including preview results and an active sketch.

Column base plate design (EN1993)

Enhanced to allow continental steel sections to be selected.

Steel member analysis & design (EN1993)

Significant improvements to simplify the user interface and improve the overall user experience. The user interface has also been optimized to improve performance when updating the design results. Options for the analysis output have been simplified, unfactored reactions can be included and a summary table of the key design results can also be included.

Steel sheet piling design (EN1997)

New calculation which checks the stability of either a cantilever or a propped/tied steel sheet pile wall by determining the required minimum embedment length and calculating the minimum required plastic section modulus per metre run of wall. Where appropriate the calculation will determine the tie/prop force. In accordance with EN1992 and the National Annexes for Singapore, UK, Ireland or the recommended Eurocode values.

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Steel sheet piling design (BS8002)

New version of the calculation which has been completely rewritten to incorporate the update to BS8002:2015 in conjunction with BS EN1997-1:2004 and the UK and Irish National Annexes.

Lintel analysis (BS5977)

Enhanced to allow for more flexibility when defining the arrangements of openings. Point loads can also now be included with openings. The user interface has been updated to improve the overall user experience and the output has been improved to include clearer design details, with the option to use a shorter summary version.

Batch design

A new Excel spreadsheet which allows you to batch design any Tedds calculation. Input for multiple design cases can be entered into the spread sheet which when calculated will run each individual design case using the Tedds calculation specified. You can choose to interact with the calculations normal user interface or for some calculations you can choose to hide the user interface. Please note completed designs should always be manually checked in Tedds or Tedds for Word to verify whether there are any critical failures or warnings included in the documented output. Watch a demo on YouTube.

 

RC stair design (EN1992)

New calculation which checks the design of a reinforced straight flight of stairs. The stairs span longitudinally between supports at the top and the bottom of the flight, and are unsupported at the sides. Supporting beams are located at the outside edges of the landings. In accordance with EN1992 and the national annex for the UK, Ireland, Singapore, Malaysia, Finland, Norway, Sweden or the recommended Eurocode values.

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Infiltration system design (SUDS)

Stormwater attenuation design

Swale and filter strip design

Soakaway design (BRE digest 365/SUDS)

Updated in accordance with CIRIA C753 The SUDS Manual (2015).

2D analysis

Enhanced output including:

  • Force and deflection results tables highlight overall max and min results.
  • Member, span and element loads are each presented in a single table for all load types.
  • Loading section now indicates whether self-weight is included and excludes the self-weight load case drawing.
  • Increased precision of output results for US units to 3 decimal places to allow for light loading conditions.
  • When the model is of a single design member or if intermediate results are enabled, the force results tables list the results ordered relative to their location from the start of the member or element.
  • When the model is of a single design member the geometry information is presented in a single concise table.
  • When the model is of a single design member the loading drawings label the load start and end positions for member and element loads relative to the start of the design member.

Timber beam analysis & design (EN1995)

Timber member design (EN1995)

Updated timber and glulam strength classes in accordance with EN 338:2016 and EN 14080:2013 respectively.

Tedds API tester application

New application for testing the Tedds Application Programming Interface (API) which allows anyone with Windows programming experience to integrate Tedds with existing in-house software applications or applications and services from other 3rd parties. This new application provides a quick and easy way to test the API using any Tedds calculation and because all of the C# source code is included it is a great tool for learning how to use the Tedds API. For more information refer to "Writing your own custom calculations\Calculation writing documentation\Tedds API\Introduction" in the Tedds Engineering Library.

Other enhancements

Other enhancements and corrections have been made to the following calculations, for detailed information about these changes select the "Updated (Tedds 2018)" group in the Tedds Engineering Library and refer to the preview window.

  • 2D analysis

  • Batch design

  • Beam analysis

  • Bolted cover plate splice connection (BS5950)

  • Column base plate design (EN1993)

  • Concrete industrial ground floor slab design (TR34)

  • Concrete specification (BS8500)

  • Foundation analysis & design (EN1992/EN1997)

  • Horizontal highway alignment (TD9/93)

  • Lintel analysis (BS5977)

  • Masonry bearing design (EN1996)

  • Masonry wall panel design (BS5628)

  • Masonry wall panel design (EN1996)

  • RC beam analysis & design (EN1992)

  • RC beam design (EN1992)

  • RC column design (BS8110)

  • RC column design (EN1992)

  • RC corbel design (EN1992)

  • RC pile cap design (BS8110)

  • RC raft foundation (BS8110)

  • RC slab design (EN1992)

  • RC stair design (EN1992)

  • RC wall design (EN1992)

  • Retaining wall analysis & design (EN1992/EN1996/EN1997)

  • Rigid diaphragm force distribution

  • Steel 2D analysis & design (EN1993)

  • Steel column design (EN1993)

  • Steel member analysis & design (EN1993)

  • Steel member design (EN1993)

  • Steel sheet piling design (BS8002)

  • Steel sheet piling design (EN1997)

  • Strip footing analysis & design (BS8110)

  • Timber beam analysis & design (BS5268)

  • Timber beam analysis & design (EN1995)

  • Timber member design (BS5268)

  • Timber member design (EN1995)

  • Vertical highway alignment (TD9/93)

  • Vibration of floors (SCI-P-354)

Engineering library (USA)

RC pile cap design (ACI318)

New version of the calculation which has been completely rewritten and now checks the design of pile caps supporting a single column with up to 9 piles. The column may be subject to axial compression or tension, shear loads, and biaxial bending. Possible load cases include Dead, Live, Live roof, Rain, Snow, Wind, and Seismic for all load types. Dead and Live surcharge loads may be defined. Steel, concrete or timber piles can be defined with compression, tension, and shear capacity. Defined capacities are compared to analysis results. The calculation checks positive and negative bending in the pile cap, one way shear (traditional and modified), two way column shear (traditional and modified), two way pile shear, two way shear for pile pairs, and one way corner pile shear as appropriate. The design can be completed in accordance with ACI318-14, ACI318-11, ACI318-08 or ACI318-05. Watch video demonstration

Footing analysis & design (ACI318)

RC 2D analysis & design (ACI318)

RC beam analysis & design (ACI318)

RC beam design (ACI318)

RC column design (ACI318)

RC corbel design (ACI318)

RC one way slab design (ACI318)

RC two way slab design (ACI318)

RC wall design (ACI318)

Retaining wall analysis & design (ACI318/MSJC)

Slab on ground (ACI360R)

Enhanced SI unit versions of each calculation to allow reinforcement bars to be defined using metric bar sizes or bar designation numbers.

Wood connection (NDS)

Enhanced user interface in order to improve the overall user experience. The output options have also been enhanced to include an optional summary table and user defined notes.

Steel member analysis & design (AISC360)

Significant improvements to simplify the user interface and improve the overall user experience. The user interface has also been optimized to improve performance when updating design results. Options for the analysis output have been simplified, unfactored reactions can be included and a summary table of the key design results can also be included.

Steel sheet piling design

New calculation which checks the stability of either a cantilever or a propped/tied steel sheet pile wall by determining the required minimum embedment length and calculating the minimum required plastic section modulus per metre run of wall. Where appropriate the calculation will determine the tie/prop force. The design is carried out by specifying combinations where partial factors are used to determine design values for the soil and loading or to the method prescribed in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Design of sheet pile walls.

Watch video demonstration

Batch design

A new Excel spreadsheet which allows you to batch design any Tedds calculation. Input for multiple design cases can be entered into the spread sheet which when calculated will run each individual design case using the Tedds calculation specified. You can choose to interact with the calculations normal user interface or for some calculations you can choose to hide the user interface. Please note completed designs should always be manually checked in Tedds or Tedds for Word to verify whether there are any critical failures or warnings included in the documented output. Watch video demonstration.

    

Masonry wall panel design (MSJC)

Enhanced to include:

  • Multi-story loading. Axial, shear, and moment loads can be defined at the top of the wall to design for walls which are part of a multi-story wall.
  • Design in accordance with MSJC 2013
  • Load combinations from IBC 2015
  • 2D solver integration for more accurate analysis results and improved output which includes force diagrams.
  • Separate wind loads applied to the wall height and the parapet height.
  • Distributed vertical wind load definitions.

2D analysis

Enhanced output including:

  • Force and deflection results tables highlight overall max and min results.
  • Member, span and element loads are each presented in a single table for all load types.
  • Loading section now indicates whether self-weight is included and excludes the self-weight load case drawing.
  • Increased precision of output results for US units to 3 decimal places to allow for light loading conditions.
  • When the model is of a single design member or if intermediate results are enabled, the force results tables list the results ordered relative to their location from the start of the member or element.
  • When the model is of a single design member the geometry information is presented in a single concise table.
  • When the model is of a single design member the loading drawings label the load start and end positions for member and element loads relative to the start of the design member.

Anchor bolt design (ACI318)

Column base plate design (AISC360)

Flagpole embedment (IBC)

Masonry wall panel design (MSJC)

RC beam design (ACI318)

RC column design (ACI318)

Retaining wall analysis and design (ACI318/MSJC)

Seismic forces (ASCE7)

Snow loading (ASCE7)

Steel joist design (SJI)

Wind loading (ASCE7-10)

Wood beam analysis & design (NDS)

Wood shear wall design (NDS)

Updated calculation notes to include links to demonstration videos.

Bearing pressures for rectangular footings

Bolt group analysis

Cold-formed steel joist design (AISI)

Cold-formed steel wall design (AISI)

Flagpole embedment (IBC)

Pile analysis (FHWA)

Pile group analysis

RC one way slab design (ACI318)

RC two way slab design (ACI318)

Snow loading (ASCE7)

Masonry column design (MSJC)

Added documentation for the key input and output variables for pre-defining input, linking calculations, batch design or automation using the Tedds Application Programming Interface (API).

Tedds API tester application

New application for testing the Tedds Application Programming Interface (API) which allows anyone with Windows programming experience to integrate Tedds with existing in-house software applications or applications and services from other 3rd parties. This new application provides a quick and easy way to test the API using any Tedds calculation and because all of the C# source code is included it is a great tool for learning how to use the Tedds API. For more information refer to "Writing your own custom calculations\Calculation writing documentation\Tedds API\Introduction" in the Tedds Engineering Library.

Other ​enhancements

Other enhancements and corrections have been made to the following calculations, for detailed information about these changes select the "Updated (Tedds 2018)" group in the Tedds Engineering Library and refer to the preview window.

  • 2D analysis
  • Anchor bolt design (ACI318)
  • Batch design
  • Beam analysis
  • Footing analysis & design (ACI318)
  • Masonry wall panel design (MSJC)
  • RC 2D analysis & design (ACI318)
  • RC beam analysis & design (ACI318)
  • RC beam design (ACI318)
  • Section properties calculator US
  • Snow loading (ASCE7)
  • Steel 2D analysis & design (AIS360)
  • Steel column design (AISC360)
  • Steel member analysis & design (AISC360)
  • Steel member design (AISC360)
  • Wind loading (ASCE7-10)
  • Wood beam analysis & design (NDS)
  • Wood member design (NDS)
  • Wood shear wall design (NDS)

Engineering library (Australia)

Bearing pressures for rectangular footings

Bolt group analysis

Moment connection design (AS4100)

Pile analysis (AS2159)

Pile group analysis

Added documentation for the key input and output variables for pre-defining input, linking calculations, batch design or automation using the Tedds Application Programming Interface (API).

Steel member analysis & design (AS4100)

Significant improvements to simplify the user interface and improve the overall user experience. The user interface has also been optimized to improve performance when updating design results. Options for the analysis output have also been simplified, unfactored reactions can be included and a summary table of the key design results can also be included.

Steel sheet piling design

New calculation which checks the stability of either a cantilever or a propped/tied steel sheet pile wall by determining the required minimum embedment length and calculating the minimum required plastic section modulus per metre run of wall. Where appropriate the calculation will determine the tie/prop force. The design is carried out by specifying combinations where partial factors are used to determine design values for the soil and loading.

Batch design

A new Excel spreadsheet which allows you to batch design any Tedds calculation. Input for multiple design cases can be entered into the spread sheet which when calculated will run each individual design case using the Tedds calculation specified. You can choose to interact with the calculations normal user interface or for some calculations you can choose to hide the user interface. Please note completed designs should always be manually checked in Tedds or Tedds for Word to verify whether there are any critical failures or warnings included in the documented output. Watch a demo on YouTube.

    

Aerodynamic shape factor (AS1170)

Basic wind loading (AS1170)

Wind pressure coefficients (AS1170)

Updated in accordance with AS1170.2 amendments No. 3 and No. 4.

RC 2D analysis & design (AS3600)

RC beam analysis & design (AS3600)

New RC beam analysis and design calculations which are fully integrated with the 2D analysis calculation. The calculations check the design of rectangular, flanged T and flanged L sections subject to major axis bending and shear.

The 'RC beam analysis & design' calculation can be used to design a single beam or the 'RC 2D analysis & design' calculation can be used to model a complete frame and then design one or more beams in that frame as required. Each span in the beam is checked according to the specified zones which can be amended in the design process.

RC beam design (AS3600)

New version of the RC beam design calculation which incorporates the same design checks as the new analysis & design calculation. Multiple sections can be designed based on defined values for bending moment and shear force. Also includes documentation for the key input and output variables for pre-defining input, linking calculations, batch design or automation using the Tedds Application Programming Interface (API).

2D analysis

Enhanced output including:

  • Force and deflection results tables highlight overall max and min results.
  • Member, span and element loads are each presented in a single table for all load types.
  • Loading section now indicates whether self-weight is included and excludes the self-weight load case drawing.
  • Increased precision of output results for US units to 3 decimal places to allow for light loading conditions.
  • When the model is of a single design member or if intermediate results are enabled, the force results tables list the results ordered relative to their location from the start of the member or element.
  • When the model is of a single design member the geometry information is presented in a single concise table.
  • When the model is of a single design member the loading drawings label the load start and end positions for member and element loads relative to the start of the design member.

Tedds API tester application

New application for testing the Tedds Application Programming Interface (API) which allows anyone with Windows programming experience to integrate Tedds with existing in-house software applications or applications and services from other 3rd parties. This new application provides a quick and easy way to test the API using any Tedds calculation and because all of the C# source code is included it is a great tool for learning how to use the Tedds API. For more information refer to "Writing your own custom calculations\Calculation writing documentation\Tedds API\Introduction" in the Tedds Engineering Library.

Other enhancements

Other enhancements and corrections have been made to the following calculations, for detailed information about these changes select the "Updated (Tedds 2018)" group in the Tedds Engineering Library and refer to the preview window.

  • 2D analysis
  • Basic wind loading (AS1170)
  • Batch design
  • RC 2D design (AS3600)
  • RC beam analysis & design (AS3600)
  • RC beam design (AS3600)
  • Rigid diaphragm force distribution
  • Timber beam analysis & design (AS1720)
  • Wind pressure coefficients (AS1170)
  • RC wall design (AS3600)
  • Retaining wall analysis & design (AS4678/AS3600/AS3700)

Engineering library (Europe)

Column base plate design (EN1993)

Foundation analysis & design (EN1992/EN1997)

Gabion retaining wall analysis & design (EN1997)

Pile analysis (EN1997)

RC 2D analysis & design (EN1992)

RC beam analysis & design (EN1992)

RC beam design (EN1992)

RC column design (EN1992)

RC corbel design (EN1992)

RC slab design (EN1992)

RC stair design (EN1992)

RC wall design (EN1992)

Retaining wall analysis & design (EN1992/EN1996/EN1997)

Steel 2D analysis & design (EN1993)

Steel column and base plate design (EN1993)

Steel column design (EN1993)

Steel member analysis & design (EN1993)

Steel member design (EN1993)

Steel sheet piling design (EN1997)

Timber connection design (EN1995)

Wind loading (EN1991)

Enhanced to include the National Annexes for Finland, Norway and Sweden.

Tata Steel RoofDek analysis (EN1993/EN1999)

The Tata RoofDek calculation has been enhanced to include D32s and Colorcoat decks. The calculation has also been improved to allow permanent dead loads and removable dead loads to be specified (only the former counters wind uplift). The ultimate combined check has been updated to include 30% plastic distribution of moment and 6% of reaction and the output now includes the weight of the profile.

Bearing pressures for rectangular footings

Bolt group analysis

Masonry column design (EN1996)

Pile analysis (EN1997)

Pile group analysis

RC beam design (EN1992)

RC corbel design (EN1992)

RC column design (EN1992)

Steel column design (EN1993)

Snow loading (EN1991)

Added documentation for the key input and output variables for pre-defining input, linking calculations, batch design or automation using the Tedds Application Programming Interface (API).

Masonry wall panel design (EN1996)

Enhanced to include the Weinerberger Porotherm monolithic block range. Piers can also now be included when designing using any of the Porotherm masonry block range.

RC column design (EN1992)

Enhanced user interface which now uses a single main dialog including preview results.

RC wall design (EN1992)

Enhanced user interface which now uses a single main dialog including preview results and an active sketch.

Column base plate design (EN1993)

Enhanced to allow continental steel sections to be selected.

Steel member analysis & design (EN1993)

Significant improvements to simplify the user interface and improve the overall user experience. The user interface has also been optimized to improve performance when updating the design results. Options for the analysis output have been simplified, unfactored reactions can be included and a summary table of the key design results can also be included.

Steel sheet piling design (EN1997)

New calculation which checks the stability of either a cantilever or a propped/tied steel sheet pile wall by determining the required minimum embedment length and calculating the minimum required plastic section modulus per metre run of wall. Where appropriate the calculation will determine the tie/prop force. In accordance with EN1992 and the National Annexes for Singapore, UK, Ireland or the recommended Eurocode values.

Watch video

Batch design

A new Excel spreadsheet which allows you to batch design any Tedds calculation. Input for multiple design cases can be entered into the spread sheet which when calculated will run each individual design case using the Tedds calculation specified. You can choose to interact with the calculations normal user interface or for some calculations you can choose to hide the user interface. Please note completed designs should always be manually checked in Tedds or Tedds for Word to verify whether there are any critical failures or warnings included in the documented output. Watch a demo on YouTube.

    

RC stair design (EN1992)

New calculation which checks the design of a reinforced straight flight of stairs. The stairs span longitudinally between supports at the top and the bottom of the flight, and are unsupported at the sides. Supporting beams are located at the outside edges of the landings. In accordance with EN1992 and the national annex for the UK, Ireland, Singapore, Malaysia, Finland, Norway, Sweden or the recommended Eurocode values.

Watch video

2D analysis

Enhanced output including:

  • Force and deflection results tables highlight overall max and min results.
  • Member, span and element loads are each presented in a single table for all load types.
  • Loading section now indicates whether self-weight is included and excludes the self-weight load case drawing.
  • Increased precision of output results for US units to 3 decimal places to allow for light loading conditions.
  • When the model is of a single design member or if intermediate results are enabled, the force results tables list the results ordered relative to their location from the start of the member or element.
  • When the model is of a single design member the geometry information is presented in a single concise table.
  • When the model is of a single design member the loading drawings label the load start and end positions for member and element loads relative to the start of the design member.

Timber beam analysis & design (EN1995)

Timber member design (EN1995)

Updated timber and glulam strength classes in accordance with EN 338:2016 and EN 14080:2013 respectively.

Tedds API tester application

New application for testing the Tedds Application Programming Interface (API) which allows anyone with Windows programming experience to integrate Tedds with existing in-house software applications or applications and services from other 3rd parties. This new application provides a quick and easy way to test the API using any Tedds calculation and because all of the C# source code is included it is a great tool for learning how to use the Tedds API. For more information refer to "Writing your own custom calculations\Calculation writing documentation\Tedds API\Introduction" in the Tedds Engineering Library.

Other enhancements

Other enhancements and corrections have been made to the following calculations, for detailed information about these changes select the "Updated (Tedds 2018)" group in the Tedds Engineering Library and refer to the preview window.

  • 2D analysis
  • Batch design
  • Beam analysis
  • Column base plate design (EN1993)
  • Foundation analysis & design (EN1992/EN1997)
  • Masonry bearing design (EN1996)
  • Masonry wall panel design (EN1996)
  • RC beam analysis & design (EN1992)
  • RC beam design (EN1992)
  • RC column design (EN1992)
  • RC corbel design (EN1992)
  • RC slab design (EN1992)
  • RC stair design (EN1992)
  • RC wall design (EN1992)
  • Retaining wall analysis & design (EN1992/EN1996/EN1997)
  • Rigid diaphragm force distribution
  • Steel 2D analysis & design (EN1993)
  • Steel column design (EN1993)
  • Steel member analysis & design (EN1993)
  • Steel member design (EN1993)
  • Steel sheet piling design (EN1997)
  • Timber beam analysis & design (EN1995)
  • Timber member design (EN1995)

Engineering library (Canada)

Bearing pressures for rectangular footings

Bolt group analysis

Pile group analysis

Added documentation for the key input and output variables for pre-defining input, linking calculations, batch design or automation using the Tedds Application Programming Interface (API).

Steel sheet piling design

New calculation which checks the stability of either a cantilever or a propped/tied steel sheet pile wall by determining the required minimum embedment length and calculating the minimum required plastic section modulus per metre run of wall. Where appropriate the calculation will determine the tie/prop force. The design is carried out by specifying combinations where partial factors are used to determine design values for the soil and loading.

Batch design

A new Excel spreadsheet which allows you to batch design any Tedds calculation. Input for multiple design cases can be entered into the spread sheet which when calculated will run each individual design case using the Tedds calculation specified. You can choose to interact with the calculations normal user interface or for some calculations you can choose to hide the user interface. Please note completed designs should always be manually checked in Tedds or Tedds for Word to verify whether there are any critical failures or warnings included in the documented output. Watch a demo on YouTube.

    

2D analysis

Enhanced output including:

  • Force and deflection results tables highlight overall max and min results.
  • Member, span and element loads are each presented in a single table for all load types.
  • Loading section now indicates whether self-weight is included and excludes the self-weight load case drawing.
  • Increased precision of output results for US units to 3 decimal places to allow for light loading conditions.
  • When the model is of a single design member or if intermediate results are enabled, the force results tables list the results ordered relative to their location from the start of the member or element.
  • When the model is of a single design member the geometry information is presented in a single concise table.
  • When the model is of a single design member the loading drawings label the load start and end positions for member and element loads relative to the start of the design member.

Tedds API tester application

New application for testing the Tedds Application Programming Interface (API) which allows anyone with Windows programming experience to integrate Tedds with existing in-house software applications or applications and services from other 3rd parties. This new application provides a quick and easy way to test the API using any Tedds calculation and because all of the C# source code is included it is a great tool for learning how to use the Tedds API. For more information refer to "Writing your own custom calculations\Calculation writing documentation\Tedds API\Introduction" in the Tedds Engineering Library.

Other enhancements

Other enhancements and corrections have been made to the following calculations, for detailed information about these changes select the "Updated (Tedds 2018)" group in the Tedds Engineering Library and refer to the preview window.

  • 2D analysis
  • Anchor bolt design (CSA-A23.3)
  • Rigid diaphragm force distribution
  • Timber connections (CSA-086)

Tekla Online Side Pane

Content easily at hand: Using the new Tekla Online Side Pane you can search for support material in Tekla User Assistance and see what's new in Tekla Online Services directly from the Tedds application - getting the most out of your Tekla maintenance.

Help

  • New online delivered Help documentation which ensures that you always have access to the most up to date help information.

Tedds Application

  • New implementation of the Start Page window which ensures a consistent user experience with other Tekla products.
  • Fixed calculation user interfaces not always appearing in the foreground when calculating.
  • Fixed Tedds application not always being restored as the foreground window when calculating is finished.
  • Fixed a thank you for using the Tedds trial message being shown incorrectly if the Tedds installation was originally installed using the Tedds marketing trial and a document was opened from Windows explorer and the Tedds application was already open.

General

  • New standard Trimble user interface for all Tedds applications ensuring a consistent and modern user experience throughout the software and a better user experience when using other Trimble applications.
  • A new option has been added to the Calculating\Sketches which determines how sketches which include transparent fills are handled. Some users have reported that they experience problems when using 3rd party software to output their Tedds documents to PDF because any areas of a sketch which use transparency are not handled correctly by the software which creates the PDF. This new option allows you to change how the calculations output their drawings to try and workaround the problem with the PDF software.
  • When a DataTable is shown don’t prompt user to confirm which table to select from if only one table is open.
  • Fixed the modified attribute not being removed from variables when calculating is finished.

Tedds for Word

  • Added a warning prompt when opening a document or when using the GoTo CalcSection command, to warn if the document has multiple Calc Sections with the same numeric identifier.
  • New GoTo CalcSection command which shows a list of all the Calc Sections in the document and allows you to move the insertion point to the selected Calc Section. This is now the default navigate button in the Ribbon’s Calc Section group in preference to Next/Previous.
  • Enhanced all insert marked up calc item commands to use the system and user library directory placeholders so that items can be saved to a library on another computer.
  • Improved performance when closing Tedds Add-In if Word was loaded but Tedds was not used (i.e. not fully loaded).
  • Fixed the Library Access System so that if a Calc Set is opened which is already open and the existing window is minimized then that window is restored.
  • Fixed the Library Access System to ensure that when editing only the contents of an existing Calc Item that the Calc Set is not marked as needing saving.
  • Fixed variable manager when writing out assignments for variables with their values stored as expressions to ensure that the prefix '$' is included.
  • Updated Insert Tedds Field dialog so that when CalcItem fields are created EvalCalcItem is used rather than the legacy EvalLibItem.
  • Fixed the dialogs used for selecting Calc Sets and Calc Items not resizing the preview window correctly
  • Fixed the Show Show/Hide delimiters command so that it works correctly when the expression delimiter is not a semicolon.

2D analysis

  • Enhanced the dialog for defining timber sections to allow flitch sections to be defined.
  • Enhanced the load combination generator so that if a combination is chosen which already exists with the same factors the combinations is not created rather than an error being reported because a duplicate combination cannot be created.
  • Modified title of select section dialog to "Section"
  • Fixed exception when editing the steel section in the Steel member analysis & design calculations default model.
  • When using the user interface for defining a single design member in an analysis & design calculation don't allow the analysis properties of the section to be manually modified because the section will not then be recognised as a steel section.

Sketch Viewer

  • New version of the Sketch Viewer application which can be used to capture sketches shown in calculation user interfaces or sketches from any Windows application which can copy sketches to the Windows clipboard in the Metafile or Enhanced metafile formats. Sketches can then be added to Tedds for Word documents as required.

Writing calculations

  • Updated Professional Developer Tools Training Manual and associated installation for the training manual files.
  • New functions GetDebug and SetDebug for querying and changing the Tedds debug mode setting.
  • Fixed the Interface Designer when editing the tab order of a custom page template not maintain the order correctly if the start number was greater than one.

Tedds API

  • Added WindowHandle property to the Calculator interface so that calling application can bring the Tedds calculator main window to the foreground when running calculations.
  • New TeddsAPITester application is now available from the Tedds Developer Tab ribbon.
  • plus many more enhancements and improvements…

Trimble Connect

Tekla Tedds integrates with Trimble Connect, for construction project collaboration on desktop, mobile and web. Store your Tedds documents in the cloud using Trimble Connect for effective project collaboration on all your projects.

To start using Tedds with Trimble Connect simply complete the following 3 simple steps:

  1. Create an online account to Get Started using Trimble Connect
  2. Download and Install the Trimble Connect Sync tool for Windows
  3. Open Tedds for Word, ensure you are signed in to your Microsoft Office account, select the File tab and then select Account. Click Add a Service, select Storage and then select Trimble Connect.

Once setup the file open and save commands in Tedds and Tedds for Word will include additional options for saving to your default Trimble Connect synchronisation folder.

Software Update Service

The Software Update Service allows you to get the latest improvements to Tedds as soon as they are available. Providing you have an active internet connection you will be notified by Tedds whenever a new update is available. You can check for updates at any time from the Tedds help menu.

Help

Tedds includes a comprehensive help system and documentation that are accessible from the application Help menu.

Tekla User Assistance

The Tekla User Assistance services are 24/7 online support channels for fast self-service, where you can find all the product guides, additional knowledge-base articles and instructional videos.

Tekla Discussion Forum

The Tekla Discussion Forum is the place to meet other users and discuss topics related to Tekla products. You can ask questions, contribute to the community by sharing your knowledge or get answers from support personnel.

Helpdesk

The Tekla Helpdesks support your daily operations so that our systems function as expected and any problems are solved as quickly as possible.

Feedback

Feedback directly influences the development of Tedds and many of the new and enhanced features in this version are a direct result of feedback from existing users. If you have a suggestion to improve Tedds then please let us know. Feedback can be sent to the development team at any time by emailing feedback@tedds.com.

Thank you for using Tekla Tedds,

The Tedds product development team

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