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Group loads together

Last updated March 12, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Group loads together

Group loads together

Each load in a Tekla Structures model has to belong to a load groupset of loads and loadings that are caused by the same action and to which the user wants to refer collectively

Loads belonging to the same load group are treated alike during load combination.

. A load group is a set of loads and loadings that are caused by the same action and to which you want to refer collectively. Loads that belong to the same load group are treated alike during the load combination processprocess in which some simultaneously acting load groups are multiplied by their partial safety factors and combined with each other according to specific rules

Load combination rules are specific to a design process and are defined in design codes.


Tekla Structures assumes that all loads in a load group:

  • Have the same partial safety and other combination factors

  • Have the same action direction

  • Occur at the same time and all together

You can include as many loads as you like in a load group, of any load typecollection of data describing a load that represents the common characteristics shared by a number of individual loads, see also object type

The basic load types are point load, line load, area load, uniform load, and temperature load.


You need to create load groups because Tekla Structures creates load combinations on the basis of load groups. We recommend that you define the load groups before you create loads. You can define up to 99 load groups in an analysis modelstructural model that is created from a physical model and used on the one hand for analyzing structural behavior and load bearing, and on the other hand for design

Analysis model can be viewed in Tekla Structures in a model view.

Analysis model that is made with Tekla Structures can be worked on in other analysis and design software or application.


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