Tekla Structural Designer

Duration: 2 days

Tekla Structural Designer is revolutionary software that gives engineers the power to analyze and design buildings efficiently and profitably. Fully automated and packed with many unique features for optimized concrete and steel design, Tekla Structural Designer helps engineering businesses to win more work and maximize profits. From the quick comparison of alternative design schemes through to cost-effective change management and seamless BIM collaboration, Tekla Structural Designer can transform your business. With TSD, you can achieve faster design times; establish the best solution quickly; manage changes easily; maximize profitability and efficiency. This course is designed for engineers who want to understand the fundamentals of analysis and design within Tekla structural designer

By the end of the course you will be able to:

Model, analyse and design steel and concrete buildings effectively using Tekla® Structural Designer. Referencing your existing knowledge, you will gain a full understanding of how to model with physical objects and undertake gravity and lateral design. In addition, you will grasp the many useful shortcuts that our experts use daily. On completing the course, you will have the knowledge and confidence required to model, analyse and design, in steel and concrete, using Tekla® Structural Designer.


  • Product overview
  • General program scope
  • The product interface


  • Setting up a new model
  • Introduction to creating models
  • Loading and combinations
  • Modelling in steel
  • Modelling in concrete
  • Modelling in timber
  • Modelling roof systems
  • 3D model validation and analysis results
  • Output – reports and drawings

Steel Design

  • The design philosophy
  • Design options
  • How to switch design codes
  • Second order analysis
  • Designing for gravity and lateral loading
  • Analysis types available and when to use them
  • Running an auto and check design
  • Investigate the analysis results
  • Reviewing results
  • Reports

Concrete Design

  • Analysis and design
  • Design groups
  • Design of columns and walls
  • Interactive design of beams
  • Slab design
  • Detailing drawings


  • Fundamentals of analysis
  • 1st order linear
  • Nonlinear analysis - Principles
  • 2nd order linear (P-Delta)
  • Buckling analysis
  • Nonlinear analysis
  • Fundamentals of FE (concrete)
  • Mesh parameters
  • Interpreting FE results

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