Set up the workspace

Last updated March 12, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance

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Set up the workspace

Set up the workspace

Before starting to model, check that your Tekla Structures workspace is set up correctly.

  1. Define the units and decimals you will use.
  2. Modify the grid to suit your needs. Create a modular gridmodeling aid that represents a three-dimensional complex of intersecting grid planes or intersecting grid planes and curved grid surfaces

    The grid is defined by coordinates in 3D space. It is shown two-dimensionally on the view plane by dash-and-dot lines. A grid can be rectangular or radial.

    It is possible to have more than one grid in a model. For example, a large-scale grid for the entire structure, and smaller grids for some detailed sections.

    It is also possible to show grids and grid line labels in drawings, and to modify how they are shown in the drawings.

    if needed.
  3. Create some views to examine the model from different angles and elevations.
  4. Resize the work area to suit your project.
  5. Get familiar with the coordinate system. If you are modeling sloped structures, shift the work plane accordingly.

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