Tutorials

Creating assembly drawings and single-part drawings

Learn how to use the master drawing catalog to create single-part drawings and assembly drawings of selected parts. Also, learn how to create drawings using rule sets.
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  • Steel detailer basics
  • drawing
  • assembly drawing
  • single part drawing

Drawing mode in Tekla Structures

Find out how the drawing mode in Tekla Structures works. Learn how to use the document manager, how to open and close drawings, and how to work in the drawing interface. Also, familiarize yourself with the selection switches and snap switches available in the drawing mode.
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  • Steel detailer basics
  • drawing
  • snap switches
  • selection switches

About drawings in Tekla Structures

Find out how drawings work in Tekla Structures. Learn about the basic principles: how drawings and the model interact with each other, and how drawing types and drawing levels work.
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  • Steel detailer basics
  • drawings

How to use numeric snapping

Learn how to use numeric snapping in Tekla Structures. Numeric snapping means that you either define a distance that is calculated from the last point picked, or you enter the exact coordinates of the point you want to pick. In this example, we will enter distances only. We cover the following: 00:17 Start numeric snapping 00:39 Define first point 00:55 Define second point 01:08 Track beyond snap point 01:36 Enter negative values
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  • snapping
  • numeric snapping
  • enter numeric location
  • tracking

Create model views

Learn how to create views in your Tekla Structures model. For example, you can create views of the entire model, of selected parts, of selected components, along grid lines, or on the surface of an object. We cover the following:
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  • model views
  • create view
  • 3D view

Copy construction objects with offset

Learn how to copy construction lines, circles, arcs, and polycurves. The copies are centered in the exact same way as the originals, but with an offset. We cover the following: 00:17 Start copying 00:52 Enter multiple offset values 01:22 Enter multiplied values
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  • construction objects
  • copy construction objects

Create construction planes

Learn how to create construction planes in your Tekla Structures model. Construction planes are transparent modeling aids that are not shown or printed in drawings. You can place them in the model to help position other objects more easily. We cover the following: 00:11 Create construction planes 00:54 Modify construction plane properties 01:02 Magnetic construction planes
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  • construction objects
  • construction planes

Create construction polycurves

Learn how to create construction polycurves in your Tekla Structures model. Construction polycurves are transparent modeling aids that are not shown or printed in drawings. Polycurves pass through the points you pick and they can have both straight and curved segments. You can place them in the model to help position and align objects along the curve. We cover the following:
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  • construction objects
  • construction polycurves

Create construction circles

Learn how to create construction circles in your Tekla Structures model. Construction circles are transparent modeling aids that are not shown or printed in drawings. You can place them in the model to help position and align objects around a circle. We cover the following: 00:29 Create construction circle by center point and radius 01:02 Create construction circle by center, radius and plane points 01:57 Create construction circle by 3 points 02:34 Modify construction circle
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  • construction objects
  • construction circles

Create construction arcs

Learn how to create construction arcs in your Tekla Structures model. Construction arcs are transparent modeling aids that you can place in the model to help position other objects more easily. They are not shown or printed in drawings. We cover the following: 00:30 Create arc by center and end points  01:50 Create arc by 3 points  02:40 Create arc by tangent, start point and end point  03:27 Modify construction arc
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  • construction objects
  • construction arcs

Create clip planes

Clip plane is a tool that cuts a model along a plane so that you can see inside the model without hiding or removing any part geometry. Learn how to create, move and delete clip planes. We cover the following: 00:13 Check settings 00:58 Create clip planes 01:50 Use clip planes 02:08 Move scissor symbols 02:24 Delete single clip planes 02:33 Delete all clip planes
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  • clip planes

Zoom and rotate the model

Learn how to focus on a particular area, or pull out for a wider view in a Tekla Structures model. You can use a mouse, command, keyboard shortcut, or a combination of these. We cover the following: 00:07 Zoom in and out 02:01 Rotate the model 04:21 Pan the model
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  • Zoom
  • rotate
  • pan

Simple tips and tricks for concrete related tasks

Whether you are new to Tekla Structures or an experienced user, there many small tips and things that you discover along the way that help with modeling efficiency or interfacing with the software. This video discusses some of those simple tips and tricks for use when modeling concrete and related materials. The tips covered in this video are straight forward and depending on how you operate inside Tekla, they may or may not already be familiar to you. The hope is to provide users, new and experienced, exposure to some of the little things that may be known but not often spoken about.
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  • modeling tips
  • closed footing
  • Detailing manager
  • Organizer
  • layout point applicator
  • Layout Manager
  • reference model layers

Tekla Structures for steel detailers

This tutorial is an introduction to the Tekla Structures for steel detailers elearning course: its content and how to navigate within the course.
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  • Steel detailer basics

Numbering models

Learn how to number the model, and how to check the numbering results.
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  • Steel detailer basics
  • numbering

About numbering in Tekla Structures

Learn what numbering means, and how to plan the numbering of your project. Also, get to know where to find numbering related commands in the user interface, and how to change numbering settings.
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5
  • Steel detailer basics
  • numbering

Adding part cuts to beams

Learn how to add part cuts to beams, and how to modify the cuts.
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5
  • Steel detailer basics
  • part cut
  • beam

Adding web stiffeners

Learn how to add web stiffeners.
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5
  • Steel detailer basics
  • web stiffener

Importing and exporting custom components

Learn to export custom components from your model and import custom components to your model.
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4.5
  • Steel detailer basics
  • import
  • export
  • custom component

Modifying custom components

Learn to modify custom components. You will learn about parametric component behaviour, and how to bind a column to a plate. You will also learn how to add a thumbnail for a component.
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  • Steel detailer basics
  • custom component
  • modify
  • Thumbnail

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