This beginner introduces you to Tekla Structures, it is an invaluable course for detailers starting out in Tekla Structures as it reviews model setup, columns, beams, bracing and simple connections. It also covers editing models, interactive connections and creating, editing and printing drawings.

Objectives :

  • At the end of this course you will:
  • Be able to model and add connections to simple steel structures
  • Model and edit columns, beams, bracing simple and interactive connections
  • Produce both general arrangement and shop drawings
  • Create reports such as material and bolt lists
  • Know several shortcuts in Tekla Structures projects and fundamental underlying concepts of Tekla Structures

Audience :

  • This course is designed for engineers dealing with structure analysis and design.

Prerequisities :

Recommended Knowledge :

Ability to use Windows operating system is required for this course. Familiarity with using other Windows applications like Microsoft Office is recommended.

Junior detailer knowledge.

The course is broken down into 10 different modules. The first 7 modules focus on creating and building

on to your model and the last 3 modules cover drawings.

Module 1: Model Setup

Model setup covers how to:

o Start Tekla Structures

o Create 3D and plan views

o Create and dimension a grid

o Use the zoom and pan tools to navigate in the model

Module 2: Model Columns

Model columns covers how to:

o Use the class option to color the model

o Set snap switches

o Set column properties

o Model columns

Module 3: Model Beams

Model beams covers how to:

o Add beams between grid intersection points

o Add beams at precise locations between grid intersection points

Module 4: Model Edit

Model edit covers how to:

o Copy and move objects in a model

o Work with model changes in a drawing

Module 5: Model Bracing

Model bracing covers how to:

o Model vertical and horizontal bracings

o Model bracing with equal and unequal leg angles and WT's section

o Create section and elevation views showing the bracing

o Control the proper placement of objects in the model

Module 6: Model Simple Connections

Model simple connections covers how to:

o Model shear plate connections

o Check connections

o Modify connections

o Save connections

o Model end plates

o Model clip angles

o Model base plates

Module 7: Model Interactive Connections

Model Interactive connections covers how to:

o Use extension points to model beams and columns

o Use arc points to model braces

o Model bolts

o Model cap plates

o Model base plates

o Model stiffeners

o Model contour plates

o Model polybeam connections

o Use cut commands

o Create custom detail components

o Create custom connection components

Module 8: Create Drawings

Create Drawings covers how to:

o Number and renumber your model

o Print reports

o Create general arrangement, part and assembly drawings

o Set up and save drawing properties for future use

Module 9: Edit Drawings

Edit Drawings covers how to:

o Edit drawings

o Add graphics, dimensions and bolt and part marks

o Move, copy and edit gridlines, symbols and text.

Module 10: Print Drawings

Print Drawings covers how to:

o Set printer options

o Print drawings to paper

o Print drawings to as plotfiles

Shift Training Center was established in 2011 as a specialized Computer Aided Design, training company. Today, we offer a complete solution for CAD design, including Autodesk software, training, staffing services, CAD implementation, and visualization and 3d rendering services.

Our mission is to help architects & engineers to increase productivity and competitiveness in their respective industries through the use of best practices in computer aided design. We never compromise on this objective and always evaluate and discuss the risks associated with using CAD applications on projects. We believe this is the only efficient and successful approach when implementing new technology. Shift is staffed by industry professionals with an excellent knowledge of the Autodesk product line and a thorough understanding of the needs of technical users. We are a strong company that is steadily growing and continually improving.

Shift Training Center was established in 2011 as a specialized Computer Aided Design, training company. Today, we offer a complete solution for CAD design, including Autodesk software, training, staffing services, CAD implementation, and visualization and 3d rendering services.

Our mission is to help architects & engineers to increase productivity and competitiveness in their respective industries through the use of best practices in computer aided design. We never compromise on this objective and always evaluate and discuss the risks associated with using CAD applications on projects. We believe this is the only efficient and successful approach when implementing new technology. Shift is staffed by industry professionals with an excellent knowledge of the Autodesk product line and a thorough understanding of the needs of technical users. We are a strong company that is steadily growing and continually improving.

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