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Create wind loads

Last updated March 6, 2017 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2017

Create wind loads

Create wind loads

You can model the effects of wind on a building.

  1. On the Analysis & design tab, click Load properties > Wind load .
  2. In the Wind Load Generator (28) dialog box:
    1. Enter or modify the load properties.
    2. Click OK to save the changes.
  3. On the Analysis & design tab, click Load > Wind load .
  4. Pick points to indicate the shape of the building on the bottom level.
  5. Click the middle mouse button to finish.

Tekla Structures does the following automatically:

  • Creates area loads to model the effects of wind

  • Includes wind loads in load combinations

  • Distributes wind loads if they act on plates, slabs, or panels that have openings

Tip:

To select or modify wind loads:

  • Use the Select components switch for all loads created as a group.

  • Use the Select objects in components switch for individual loads in a group.

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