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Specifying object types in Structural BIM software

Structural BIM type properties. When objects are imported from Structural BIM software into Tekla Structural Designer, the style of the object is set to be a copy of the item in the BIM software.It is possible to override this though and stipulate the object style on import by setting text in the type field. Columns     SIMPLE_COLUMN   Column with the simple design option checked GENERAL_COLUMN   Column with the simple design option unchecked Beams and Braces     COMP_BEAM   Composite beam - no edge conditions set EDGE_COMPOSITE_BEAM   Edge condition composite beam
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Tekla Structural Designer product bulletin July 2015 (PBTSD-1507-01)

Résumé of Issue There is an unconservative error affecting Temperature Loads when input in degrees Fahrenheit (°F) Occurrence This issue relates to all releases of Tekla Structural Designer 2015 (and all previous releases of Solve) where temperature loads have been applied to models input in US Customary Units.
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Tekla Structural Designer 2015 Service Pack 1

This service pack should be installed to ensure optimum function of the program. Several improvements and issues have been resolved including: Enhancements to performance and stability particularly related to tolerances. Head Code BS – Slab Design, the process window reported that some slabs had failed to design, but within the review view, the design status view for these slabs indicated that the slabs had all designed successfully. Also when trying to generate a report for these slabs, no report was able to be generated. Head Code BS – Steel Brace design, during the design process, the
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Tekla Structural Designer 2015: Hints & tips

To help you get started with Tekla Structural Designer we have created a series of dedicated hints & tips, each one focused on a particular feature of Tekla Structural Designer. Modeling See how fast and intuitive it is to create multi-material models. Watch the video. Loading Discover how you can save significant design time with automated wind loading. Watch the video. Analysis See how Tekla Structural Designer automates all the analysis for you. We will demonstrate how transparent the results are, so you can stay in total control. Watch the video. Concrete design Learn how to design
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Tekla Structural Designer 2015 software release

Tekla Structural Designer – Analysis & design software for Structural Engineers Important newsThere are new licensing options for you to take advantage of. Network licenses now come as standard. Please contact your local Tekla office to discuss your requirements. Tekla Structural Designer is revolutionary software that enables engineers to analyze and design multi-material buildings efficiently and profitably. Fully automated and with powerful features for optimizing concrete and steel design, engineers can quickly compare alternative design schemes, manage changes efficiently and
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Will I still have access to my existing licences?

You will continue to have acesss to your existing licences of Fastrak Building Designer, Orion and/or Solve should you need to open legacy models or access certain functionality. Naturally the need to access Fastrak Building Designer, Orion and/or Solve will reduce over time.
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What does Tekla now offer the global engineering community?

Tekla now offers a wide range of engineering products to cover the full engineering workflow - from the structural analysis, design and detailing of individual components and entire buildings, through to production of project documentation.
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What are Tekla's development plans for Tekla Structural Designer?

We have large and experienced development teams who are dedicated to providing our clients with innovative software using the latest technologies. We're fully committed to continued investment and development in Tekla Structural Designer and to harnessing new technologies and industry expertise to make Tekla Structural Designer even more innovative and powerful.
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Does Tekla Structural Designer integrate with BIM platforms like Autodesk Revit & Tekla Structures?

Tekla is fully committed to OpenBIM and our products support integration with a wide range of third party products and BIM platforms. We offer high quality and seamless integration between Tekla Structural Designer and Tekla Structures, and between Tekla Structural Designer and Autodesk Revit.
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I've heard of Tekla Structures. How is Tekla Structural Designer different from Tekla Structures?

Tekla Structural Designer is a focused analysis and design software package for designing steel and concrete buildings efficiently. Typically used by structural engineers, it enables the user to quickly undertake the modelling, loading, analysis and optimized design of buildings. Benefits of Tekla Structural Designer include productivity, comparison of multiple design options and easy management of project changes. For more information please visit www.tekla.com/products/tekla-structural-designer. Tekla Structures is a BIM software package for the construction of 3D virtual BIM models which
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Why have I received a maintenance invoice to 31st December 2015?

Tekla's maintenance year runs from 1st January to 31st December each year whereas CSC's maintenance period ran from 1st April to 31st March. Your maintenance invoice has been pro rated by 9/12th to cover period 1st April to 31st December 2015. Towards the end of 2015 you will receive a new invoice covering 1st January - 31st December 2016.
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Who do I contact regarding additional licenses?

If you require additional licenses please contact your local office and we will be happy to discuss your requirements.
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How many licenses of Tekla Structural Designer will I have?

We will provide one license of Tekla Structural Designer for every license of Fastrak Building Designer, Orion or Solve that you currently have on a valid maintenance contract. For example if you have five Fastrak Building Designer licenses and five Orion licenses all with a valid maintenance contract, you will receive a total of 10 Tekla Structural Designer licenses.
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Can I use my licenses when I am not connected to the network?

Yes, our licensing system allows you to 'commute' a license temporarily from the network for a specified period. For more information please refer to the licensing guide or contact your local helpdesk.
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What happens if I have a local computer locked license?

We strongly encourage you to upgrade free of charge to a network license of Tekla Structural Designer (and your Fastrak Building Designer, Orion and Solve licenses). Please contact your local Tekla office to take advantage of this. If necessary you may continue to use a local computer locked license. Please contact your local office if you wish to continue using a computer locked license.
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What happens if I have a dongle?

We strongly encourage you to upgrade free of charge to a network license of Tekla Structural Designer (and your Fastrak Building Designer, Orion and Solve licenses) in exchange for the return of your dongle. Please contact your local office to take advantage of this. If necessary you may continue to use your existing dongle and we will provide a license to enable you to use Tekla Structural Designer with your existing dongle. However please note that we no longer supply dongles so in the event your dongle breaks we will issue a network license at no additional cost. Please contact your
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What happens if I have a network license?

If you have a network license of Fastrak Building Designer, Orion or Solve you will automatically be provided with a network license of Tekla Structural Designer. The licensing system will automatically control how many concurrent licenses you can use at any time. For example, if you have purchased 10 licenses of Fastrak Building Designer and have a maintenance contract, you will be able to access either 10 licenses of Tekla Structural Designer, 10 licenses of Fastrak Building Designer or a combination of the two products up to 10 in total.
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How is Tekla Structural Designer licensed?

Tekla Structural Designer is only available as a network license for new customers. Existing customers with a maintenance contract will be upgraded free of charge to a network license, however other licensing options are available on a case by case basis. You will be able to install and use Tekla Structural Designer alongside your current installation of Fastrak Building Designer, Orion and Solve so that you can transition to Tekla Structural Designer at a pace to suit you. Please see the other FAQs on licensing or contact your local office to discuss your options.
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How do I download and activate my licence(s) of Tekla Structural Designer?

To download Tekla Structural Designer please visit https://download.tekla.com/. Once installed please contact your local office to discuss your licensing options and receive your licence activation(s).
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Tekla Structural Designer 2015 system requirements

Tekla Structural Designer has been written with the latest tools from Microsoft and other 3rd parties and requires the following PC specification. Minimum PC spec CPU: Intel Core i3 2.0GHz (or equivalent) Memory: 4GB Disk space: 2GB OS: Windows 7 Graphics: 1,600 x 900 widescreen resolution Recommended PC spec CPU: Intel Core i3 2.0GHz (or equivalent) Memory: 8GB Disk space: 2GB OS: Windows 7 64-bit Graphics: 1,900 x 1,200 widescreen resolution. Supported operating systems Tekla Structural Designer 2015 is tested and supported on the following business versions of Microsoft Windows: Windows 8
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