In this first lesson you will:
- create a new model
- modify the grid modeling 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.
- add a reference model model which the designer can use as an aid when building a model
A reference model is created in Tekla Structures or another software and imported to Tekla Structures. It appears in the background of the model. The user can snap to reference model points. Tekla Structures does not save the reference model when the user saves the current model, but saves the link to the reference model.
For example, an architectural model, a plant design model, or a heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) model can be a reference model.
- create views
- create and modify parts
This is an interactive tutorial that will help you get started with Tekla Structures.
After completing this lesson, continue with Lesson 2.
You can download the reference models used in this tutorial here.