First Steps with Tekla Structures - Lesson 1

Software version: 2017i - 2016

Last updated May 27, 2020 by Tekla tutorials

First Steps with Tekla Structures - Lesson 1

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In this first lesson you will:

  • create a new model
  • add a reference model
  • zoom, pan and rotate the model
  • modify the grid

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!!!

by Mrityunjoy Pal

how to bolt two frame

by Anyauna Spikes

I'm not sure what numerical system is being used here, but putting in those values for imperial US gave a grid that was almost 3x the size of the reference grid. I was able to go back and find the correct numbers, but just wanted to give a heads up, this is not imperial.

Imperial number conversion:

6000 = 19'-8"7/32
4500 = 14'-9"3/16
3000 = 9'-10"1/8
2600 = 8'-6"11/32
2400 = 7'-10"15/32
1900 = 6'-2"13/16

by Lance Little

This is an old video, need to update with new software.
Buttons and functions do not match up, very frustrating
Come on guy's, get it updated