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Connection Resistance checks

by Tekla Structural Designer Development Team
0
Beams (shear) and brace (axial) forces can be checked against different connection type capacities to determine the adequacy of a connection early in the project. The connection capacities are specified in a connection resistance database.
  • Connection resistance check

Free point defined by XYZ coordinates

by Tekla Structural Designer Development Team
5
User defined "free points" can now be created anywhere in the model without requiring the use of either grid or construction lines.  Any entity can then be created using these point(s).  This facilitates creating members with points not defined by the main grids/levels such as cantilevers or gable posts.
  • free point
  • user defined point
  • construction point

Animation of displacements

by Tekla Structural Designer Development Team
5
The 1D and 2D displacements can now be animated in the Slab Deflection view and Results View.  This applies to both static displacements and those for vibration and buckling analysis.  Animation is begun by choosing the new “Animate…” option from the Scene Context menu.  Animation begins immediately this is selected and a dialog appears containing animation controls.  These can be edited and applied at any stage during animation.  The scene view can be fully controlled as normal - by zooming, rotating etc - while animation is ongoing.  Simply close the Animation dialog to cease animation.
  • Animation

Integration with IDEA StatiCa Connection design

by Tekla Structural Designer Development Team
3
A number of connection types can be designed using Tekla Connection Designer. In addition, connections can now be exported to the IDEA StatiCa Connection Design program.  For more information about this program please see the IDEA StatiCa website.   Connection geometry, section sizes and forces are exported to IDEA StatiCa, where the connection can be designed. 
  • IDEA StatiCa
  • Connection design

How do I use Templates?

by Tekla Structural Designer Development Team
5
In this How do I series video we will look at working with templates. You can create a template file as a common starting point to avoid repetition of input. A template can contain as much or as little of the model you consider applicable, to serve as the start point for subsequent models. For example, a particular template may comprise Property sets, a common grid or levels.
  • Templates

How do I use Sub structures?

by Tekla Structural Designer Development Team
0
In this How do I series video we will look at working with Sub structure views. A sub structure is a view containing a selection of elements, thus providing the potential for simplified modelling within larger models. Sub structures can also be used as filters in reports to restrict the level of report content to only the elements contained within the chosen sub structures.
  • Sub Structures
  • Mini 3D view
  • Part 3D view

Rigorous Slab Deflection Design in Tekla Structural Designer (ACI)

by Tekla User Assistance Team
5
Cast-in-place slab designs are becoming more challenging as architects push for thinner slabs and larger column spacings. Engineers are asked to push the boundaries of conventional CIP flat slabs and deflections become critical to designs. Even with existing technology this process can be extremely tedious with a large portion comprising of manual checks and iterations. Flat slab design can be stressful budget breakers. Tekla Structural Designer’s new rigorous slab deflection capabilities efficiently addresses these challenges.

Tekla Connection Designer Export

by Tekla Structural Designer Development Team
2.5
Tekla Structural Designer 2018 has added the ability to export column base plates and beam-beam and beam-column moment connections to Tekla Connection Designer (formerly CSC Fastrak Connections). Connection items are created within the Tekla Structural Designer model file which can be exported to Tekla Connection Designer for design.
  • Connection design
  • Moment connection
  • Base plate connection

Tekla Portal Frame Designer Export

by Tekla Structural Designer Development Team
0
Tekla Structural Designer can design portal frames using an elastic analysis. An elastic-plastic design is often preferred. Tekla Structural Designer 2018 has introduced a Tekla Portal Frame Designer Export link which allows portal frame entities defined within a model file to be exported to Tekla Portal Frame Designer (formally CSC Portal Frame) for an elastic-plastic design to be undertaken. Properties and decomposed loads are transferred from Tekla Structural Designer and after a design the properties are returned to the model file.
  • portal frame
  • Elastic-plastic
  • Plastic

Timber design using the "Design using Tekla Tedds Export" feature

by Tekla Structural Designer Development Team
2.333335
This video demonstrates the new Tekla Structural Designer 2018 link to allow timber members specified within a model file to be designed using Tekla Tedds 2018. Please note that to use this feature you will need to have Tekla Tedds 2018 installed and also download and install the Tekla Tedds March 2018 Engineering update which is available to download from Tekla Downloads.
  • Timber Design
  • Tekla Tedds
  • export

Rigorous slab deflection (Eurocode)

by Tekla Structural Designer Development Team
3
This video demonstrates the new rigorous slab deflection feature in Tekla Structural Designer 2018.
  • Slab Deflection
  • deflection

Tekla Structural Designer Integration: Integration with Tekla Structures - Video 4 of 4

by Marcus Mitchell
5
This is the last of four videos dealing with the specific integration between Tekla Structural Designer and Tekla Structures. In this lesson you will learn about advanced integration techniques when using our Tekla Structural Designer and Tekla Structures products.
  • integration
  • tekla structural designer
  • tekla structures
  • TSD
  • import
  • export

Tekla Structural Designer Integration: Integration with Tekla Structures - Video 3 of 4

by Marcus Mitchell
0
This is the third of four videos dealing with the specific integration between Tekla Structural Designer and Tekla Structures. In this lesson you will learn about managing changes made to models when integrating between our Tekla Structural Designer and Tekla Structures products.
  • integration
  • tekla structural designer
  • tekla structures
  • TSD
  • import
  • export

Tekla Structural Designer Integration: Integration with Tekla Structures - Video 2 of 4

by Marcus Mitchell
0
This is the second of four videos dealing with the specific integration between Tekla Structural Designer and Tekla Structures. In this lesson you will learn about specific model exchange information, relating to BIM Integration between our Tekla Structural Designer and Tekla Structures products.
  • integration
  • tekla structural designer
  • tekla structures
  • TSD
  • import
  • export

Tekla Structural Designer Integration: Integration with Tekla Structures - Video 1 of 4

by Marcus Mitchell
0
This is the first of four videos dealing with the specific integration between Tekla Structural Designer and Tekla Structures. In this lesson you will learn a general introduction to the principles of BIM Integration between our Tekla Structural Designer and Tekla Structures products.
  • integration
  • tekla structural designer
  • tekla structures
  • TSD
  • import
  • export

Tekla Structural Designer Integration: Integration with Autodesk Revit - Video 4 of 4

by Marcus Mitchell
0
This is the last of four videos dealing with the specific integration between Tekla Structural Designer and Autodesks Revit platform. In this lesson you will learn about advanced integration techniques when using Tekla Structural Designer and Revit.
  • integration
  • tekla structural designer
  • Autodesk
  • Revit
  • TSD
  • import
  • export

Tekla Structural Designer Integration: Integration with Autodesk Revit - Video 3 of 4

by Marcus Mitchell
0
This is the third of four videos dealing with the specific integration between Tekla Structural Designer and Autodesks Revit platform. In this lesson you will learn about managing changes made to models when integrating between Tekla Structural Designer and Revit.
  • integration
  • tekla structural designer
  • Autodesk
  • Revit
  • TSD
  • import
  • export

Tekla Structural Designer Integration: Integration with Autodesk Revit - Video 2 of 4

by Marcus Mitchell
0
This is the second of four videos dealing with the specific integration between Tekla Structural Designer and Autodesks Revit platform. In this lesson you will learn about specific model exchange information, relating to BIM Integration between Tekla Structural Designer and Revit.
  • integration
  • tekla structural designer
  • Autodesk
  • Revit
  • TSD
  • import
  • export

Tekla Structural Designer Integration: Integration with Autodesk Revit - Video 1 of 4

by Marcus Mitchell
3
This is the first of four videos dealing with the specific integration between Tekla Structural Designer and Autodesks Revit platform. In this lesson you will learn a general introduction to the principles of BIM Integration between Tekla Structural Designer and Revit.
  • integration
  • tekla structural designer
  • Autodesk
  • Revit
  • TSD
  • import
  • export

Tekla Structural Designer Integration: Fundamentals - Video 4 of 4

by Marcus Mitchell
0
This is the last of four videos dealing with the fundamentals of BIM Integration from Tekla Structural Designer. In this lesson you will learn about the integration of part or multiple models related to our Tekla Structural Designer product.
  • integration
  • tekla structural designer
  • tekla structures
  • Revit
  • TSD
  • import
  • export

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