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First Steps with Tekla Structures - Lesson 1

Software version: 2017i - 2019i

Last updated August 2, 2019 by Tekla tutorials tekla.software.videos@trimble.com

First Steps with Tekla Structures - Lesson 1

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In this first lesson you will:

  • create a new model
  • add a reference modelmodel which the designer can use as an aid when building another model

    A reference model is created in Tekla Structures or in other software and can be inserted to Tekla Structures. The reference model appears together with the model but it is not modified by Tekla Structures. The user can snap to reference model points.

    For example, an architectural model, a plant design model, or a heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) model can be a reference model.

  • zoom, pan and rotate the model
  • modify the gridmodeling aid that represents a three-dimensional complex of horizontal and vertical planes

    In Tekla Structures, grids are used as an aid in locating objects in a model. The grid is shown on the view plane by dash-and-dot lines. It is also possible to show grids and grid line labels in drawings, and to modify grid properties in the drawings.

    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.

This is a video that will help you get started with Tekla Structures. This video has spoken narration.
You can download the reference models used in this video here.
After completing this lesson, continue with lesson 2.

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by Sean Neill

Need to make sure the user has the Direction Modification box checked before they can select the grid line

by Drew Backlund

The video did not match what would show up...
for example... right off, your video starts off TEKLA with 3 options...
Environment, Role,Configuration.

Tekla Learning starts off with only 2 options...
Environment and Configuration.

And things are continually different as you go through the video, it's very confusing!!!

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