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Start Tekla Structures

Last updated September 10, 2018 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2018i

Start Tekla Structures

Start Tekla Structures

When you start Tekla Structures , you are asked to choose your Tekla Structures setup. The setup consists of an environment, role, and configuration.

  • Environment means region-specific settings and information. It defines which profiles, material grades, default values, connections, wizards, variables, reports, and templates you have available.

  • Role is a user group profile that limits the availability of files and settings in an environment. The user interface has been customized for each role.

  • Configuration consists of a set of features that the user is entitled to based on the license agreement. Each configuration is meant for a specific user group, to suit the various players in the construction industry.

  1. Start Tekla Structures by selecting it from the Windows Start menu or by double-clicking the desktop icon.

    The Tekla Structures - Choose setup dialog box appears.

  2. Select an environment.

    If you cannot find the desired environment from the list, see Install Tekla Structures.

    You can also select blank project to create a model that contains generic content, such as parametric profiles.

  3. Select a role.

    The availability of roles depends on your environment, but typically the following roles are available:

    • All (a combination of all roles)

    • Concrete Contractor

    • Construction Management

    • Engineer

    • Precast Concrete Detailer

    • Rebar Detailer

    • Steel Detailer

  4. Select a configuration.

    The configuration you are using may not contain all the features described in the Tekla Structures product guides. For more information on the features available in each configuration, see Tekla Structures configurations.

  5. Click OK.

    The Welcome page appears.

  6. Select what you want to do:

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