TSD BUG FIXES AND ENHANCEMENTS


 

23/09/2016 - TSD 2016 v7.5 - URGENT NOTICE

 

TSD Drawings - PDF Creation

A bug has come to our attention and can be temporarily avoided by having welded members unsupressed in the Area Assembly.

This means that you must have the Welded Member Assembly loaded in order to create pdf's of their corresponding drawing.

We are working towards a solution and will let you know within the next day.


 

23/09/2016 - TSD 2016 v7.5

 

Contact us for the upgrade to TSD 2016

support@thesteeldetailer.com

There have been major enhancements to Connection Creation and Insertion which involves a library update, service pack and a toolbarcommand manager update.

Step 1 - Reboot your computer and do not open solidworks

Step 2 - Download The Steel Detailer 2016 SP7.5 and Install it

Step 3 - Backup your libraries,  just in case you need them

Step 4 - Download and Install the Full Library of your country - TSD Downloads < if you cannot access this, go to the downloads page in your portal.

Step 5 - Check to see if your YYYY Files are there along with the pictures for each library type and if they are missing, add them by copying them back in from the backup. The database still has the links.

Step 6 - Apply the Command Manager and Toolbar settings update swSettings.zip

Step 7 - Reset your PDF Creation Settings 

TSDConnections

Enhancements

Insert Connection Delay Build

A settings Group with a delay build checkbox has been added to delay the build of the connection. Delaying the build of a connection makes the connection insert take 10-15 seconds.

Batch Build Delayed Connections

If many connections have been inserted with the Insert Connection Delay Build setting, this feature will batch build all of the connections in sequence based on selection. This process can happen when you have a more convienent time to build the connection to fit the specific location. An example of this would be to run this feature at lunch or after work. The idea is to prevent waiting times on connection insertion.

Create Connecton

The interface is different in that you are now required to select the sections independently of each other. TSD will create the connections, place dummy components in systematic order and create the CUT Configuration.

Insert Plate

Now when in a connection assembly, you can add different plates via an interface and a selected set of face orders. TSD will insert the plate based on the interface settings, add a hole punch dummy component, add fasteners and exclude the hole dummy component and fasteners in both the CUT and Default Configurations. TSD will at the end detail the plate. The plate is not configured to changed based on the sections sizes, you still need to do this manually if required.

Upload Connection

The Upload Connection has had some enhancements such as rebuilding all dummy components to stop Solidworks from crashing when trying to change a weldment profile in a dummy component from the assembly when a rebuild is required. An automatic check on the Fasteners has been added to ensure they are excluded from BOM and the last Configuration is always set to Default.

You are now forced to add a Member Plane to the connection prior to uploading.

TSDDrawings

New Enhancements

Document Manager - Insert Bill of Materials

Instead of locking your model to get the Bill of materials on The Welded Member, Sections, Plate and Vendor drawings, you can now add them using the Document Manager. Please NOTE ! the only way to get the true quantities is to place the component into a locked state.

Document Manager - Change Welded Member Marking

This feature will change all of the marking notes on the sections, plates and vendor items on a Weldment Member to a specified Mark Field in the component. To use this feature ensure that TSDUtilities Modify Model Custom Properties.

PDF Creator

This feature has been upgraded to have a document property added to the PDF Filename such as Mark. (Please reset the settings as a new table is now being used)

Bug Fixes

Automated Detailing

Was hanging on drawings with odd shapes, now continues to complete.

A single Welded Member was hanging on creation.

Material Takeoff Report

Provided the incorrect bolt quantity on the interface and where used produced the bolt qty incorrectly.

PLEASE SET YOUR EXCEL DEFAULT SHEETS TO 1. It used to be by default to work with 3 sheets in Excel 2010. The 2013 default setting is 1.

Please set the default number of sheets to 1 otherwise your MTO Export will not work.

TSDUtilities

New Enhancements

Hide All Sketches

You can now select which type of Sketch you wish to hide.

Show All Sketches

You can now select which type of Sketch you wish to show.

Modify Model Custom Properties

When selecting Welded Member Assembly Only and setting the Field Name to MARK, then selecting GET MODELS, the value of the MARK was coming in incorrectly.


 

20/08/2016 - TSD 2016 v7.4

 

Contact us for the upgrade to TSD 2016

support@thesteeldetailer.com

TSDMembers

Bug Fixes

Lock Member

Locked Sections has fixed length data. Now has a formula which matches the units in the part.

 

TSDDrawings

Bug Fixes

Add Marks

Stopped working, is now working.

Automated Detailing

Was hanging in compelting 1 drawing, now continues onto multiple drawings.

 

TSDUtilities

New Enhancements

Cope Weldment

Now when coping a weldment, the interface changes at the connecition assembly level. Coping a Dummy component now sets the connection cuts for automatic connection cuts with features automatically named.

Bug Fixes

Match Weldments

Match Weldments was hanging on certain connections, now completes the process.

 

TSDConnections

New Enhancements

Create New Connection

Inserting a New connection is more reliable in placing dummy components ready for plate insertion and cutting, coping and drilling

Insert Plates

You can now create connections on the fly. When at the connection level, new plate creation can be modified using the new interfaces for Brace, Fin, End, base and Cap. When the plate is placed, the hole dummy component is automatically created and the hole feature is named accordingly. Bolts are inserted and excluded from the BOM in all configurations.

Stay tuned as this will be developed even further for more connections in the future !


 

09/06/2016 - TSD 2016 v7.3

TSD 2015 is no longer being updated 

TSD2017 is under development

Contact us for the upgrade to TSD 2016

support@thesteeldetailer.com

TSDMembers

New Enhancements

Redo Last Filter 

After inserting and leaving, the filters are now captured so that you can simply fire up the last filters to insert from the same location again.

Bug Fixes

Insert Member

A message was appearing and hangs when the section for the library item had not been preset in the sections of the library item. Now it bypasses the missing information and continues to insert.

Lock Member

Was rounding off to 8 decimal places in the database. has now been changed to reflect the same for SQL Sync.

UnLock Member

Was also rounding off to 6 decimal places in the database. has now been changed to reflect the same for SQL Sync.

TSDDrawings

New Enhancements

Document Manager

Revision control is now tabbed so that you do not exit before updating.

Add Marks

You can now populate a General Arrangement Drawing with Mark Numbers on all views as a separate process to the Generate General Arrangement Drawings.

Bug Fixes

Automated Detailing

Updated to detail Angles better and does not hang midway if a location point is missing.

TSDUtilities

New Enhancements

SQL Sync

SQL Sync is now more intuitive in that you can now populate the data and have a preview of the model data compared to the database data. This will show if they are in sync. The entire update process has been improved in performance. There are new filters for isolating differences and if an item is selected it shows what is out of sync. SQL SYNC is now manual and has been removed from the 10minute popup. So no more popups after 10mins of the SQL sync interface.

Rename Welded Members

You can now rename a welded member and all of its components to another member name.

Welded Member Utilities

You can populate the Welded Member assembly custom properties with Surface area, bounding box dimensions and the main section. You can hide connections at the Area Assembly level so that if you only want to show just the sections in the general arrangements. Hide and Show bolts for all members opening them up 1 by 1 and doing the job.

TSDConnections

New Enhancements

Redo Last Filter 

After inserting and leaving, the filters are now captured so that you can simply fire up the last filters to insert from the same location again.

TSDParts

New Enhancements

Redo Last Filter 

After inserting and leaving, the filters are now captured so that you can simply fire up the last filters to insert from the same location again.

Unlock a Locked Part

Instead of unlocking a complete member, you can now unlock a part at the welded member level to make changes. This will speed up any changes required at the end of a projects completion when everything is in the locked phase.

AUTOMATIC UPDATES

Automatic Updates have been moved from when opening Solidworks with the TSD add-in turned on to placing it in the system tray. Automatic Updates are now downloaded automatically and you are notified of the processes in the system tray.

TRANSFER LICENCE

By selecting the about box in the TSDProjects Menu or toolbar, there is the facility to transfer your licence back to the activation server. Then you can open TSD on another PC and transfer the licence from the server to the new PC. Similar to Solidworks.

DSTC CNC

After 2 years of development DSTV CNC is on its way and Its almost ready for commercial sale !!!


 


 


 

05/04/2016 - TSD 2015 v6.8

05/04/2016 - TSD 2016 v7.2

TSDProjects

General

TheSteelDetailer not registering correctly for COM.

TSD Projects Database Tools

Sync Library or Project was getting stuck on database backups.

TSDDrawings

Automated Detailing

Updated for tapered flange Channels

TSDUtilities

SQL Sync

Imperial Plate descriptions where coming in Blank

TSDMembers

Member Lock

Member Lock can now with a relock update BOM's and Quantities.

DEPLOYMENT

All Trial Libraries, Libraries have had an upgraded with deployment only.

Both TSD 2015 and TSD 2016 have had both SQL Server installations upgraded to SQL Server 2014 Express. If you already have SQL 2008 Installed, this is still OK. Your SQL instance is still (local)SQLExpress. With the new Upgrade it will be (local)TSD

The Installation of TSD2015 and TSD2016 has been streamlined where the data has already been added and items have been pre-selected, so most of the install is now mostly 'Select Next'

 


 

25/01/2015 - TSD 2015 v6.7

 

 

TSDDrawings

Material Takeoff

 The BOM Dispatch list stopped working and did not complete to the end.

 

TSDUtilities

SQL Sync

Plate Descriptions were not added to the Database for Imperial Projects

 

General

Sheet Templates

The horizontal Sheet Template had tangent edges shown by default. Now replaced.


 

20/01/2015 - TSD 2015 v6.6

 

 

TSDMembers

Lock Member

Checks in the Locking Audit for Locked components left in the locked folders that are missing from the database are now collected. This would normally result in parts swapping out with different parts. Now the user is prompted via the audit to check if the parts are in areas and if they are not to manually remove them. If they are to run SQL Sync to add them back into the database.

Fasteners were noted as not being excluded from the Bill of Materials in the audit and the user would be notified. This feature has been temporarily disabled as there was a conflict with patterned fasteners. Patterned fasteners would be manually excluded from the Bill of Materials, but the audit would still note that there are fasteners included in Bill of Materials. This issue has resulted in a temporary removal.

 

TSDUtilities

SQL Sync

Sections were not being picked up in the scan and would be added to the database. This also included drawings.

 


 

22/08/2014 - TSD 2015 v6.5

 

GENERAL

Property Manager Pages

Property Manager pages would close if incorrect data was entered. Now a notification informs the user that a selection is required and the page now stays.

 

TSDProjects

Lock Project

Was crashing SOLIDWORKS

SDNF Export

The trigger was pointing to the incorrect feature and when non section items were in the model unsupressed it would Crash SOLIDWORKS

 

TSDMembers

Insert Members, Copy Members, Suplicate Members

In some instances an extra mate was added to bracing. Now removed.

Delete Member

When selecting a connection component, the connection would be deleted. A notification now occurs forcing the user to select a Welded Member level component.

NEW ENHANCEMENT

When deleting a Member, it is now zipped up and backed up in a newly created folder in the project directory under “DELETED FILE BACKUPSMEMBERS”

 

TSDConnections

Insert Connection, Copy Connection

If a connection is inserted and a cavity cut for either a hole or cope fails, the 2nd and 3rd items last feature would be named as the cavity feature. When deleting the connection, the 2nd and 3rdsections are checked for cavity feature names that match the connection and delete them. Naming of the features now only occurs if it is a cavity type.

New Connection

When adding a new library filter a notification would stop the process.

Delete Connection

When selecting a Member component, the Member would be deleted. A notification now occurs forcing the user to select a Connection component.

NEW ENHANCEMENT

When deleting a Connection, it is now zipped up and backed up in a newly created folder in the project directory under “DELETED FILE BACKUPSCONNECTIONS”

 

TSDDrawings

Material Takeoff

Bolts were not showing in the where used report when hidden and incorrect quantities where showing, now a mix of both are correctly counted. Remember to suppress if you do not want bolts counted.