Tekla Model Screenshots
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Model Viewer Information
I will “e” mail you the model file.
– Save the model file (.zsol) on your computer, on the desktop for
– Install Tekla Structures Model Reviewer
– Browse for the model file, select it, and click Open
Install, try out sample models and find out more about this tool at
This will allow you to zoom in and out, rotate and mark up model.
The drawing file inside the model folder is type .db1
The model can be supplied in the following file types.
.ifc .dxf 3D .dwg 3D .dgn 3D .ascii .fem .cim-analysis model .mis .cxl file 3D analysis package can be imported into a tekla drawing
wireframe, shaded wireframe or rendered. by using “save as”
Tekla drawings are files .dg custom component file is type .uel
Publish as web
.zsol or .xml when an altered model is saved file type will be .wrm
For a centre chs spline Spiral Stair job Go to Wilson of Lanark Job. Wil.11-01, 02 & 03. Done for Hogg of Carluke. Note treads are out-rigged via a bolted tube collar. Handrails spirally rolled.
6 flight stair Fabricator Calder Fabs. Location Watson Street Falkirk. Plain steel treads with countersunk headed top fixing bolts. landing plates are on separate CAD drawings. I had to un tick the box preserve favourites and implement before this would appear. Stringers here are 220×10 flat. Posts are 80x80x5 SHS 200×75 pfc landings. Folded treads are best done by drawing section out on CAD insert wblock name and give destination to tread. You can then insert section into Tekla model
Purlin ends are Steadman sheer plate to hip 8. Go to parts and put in h=100 this changes the default width of the upright. This connection also works on metsec. In fact I think it will work on hot rolled sections as well therefore it will be useful in the future. Normal Steadman cold rolled sleeved is 118 This a Calder Fabs job for an entrance steel at Polmadie. Job Cad.94. Most connections are 103 fin plate. I had to manually chamfer cut ends before applying the connection. Sometimes the bolt & plate in connection had to be manually moved to correct position.
Old Parliament building Edinburgh. By Calder Fabrications. On this job I just modelled in a piece of flat bar and copied it to the rest of the platform welding them together into panels. However one has to watch that the memory doesn’t run out as it produces a lot of extra parts. Also there won’t be any tie bars holding the flats together. If I have a large area to do I use a 2D CAD drawing. There may be an Tekla extension or a Utube video for doing this. Grid flooring can be done with safegrid (1) It’s at the end of the connection catalogue supplier is shown as Lionweld.
This is a new plant room steelwork for Parliament House in Edinburgh, Scotland, was home to the pre-Union Parliament of Scotland, and now houses the Supreme Courts of Scotland. It is located in the Old Town, just off the Royal Mile, opposite St Giles Cathedral. In the basement the cells are still there that Burke and Hare were kept in.
This was for St. Andrews University in Fife. Built by CV Carmichael Mossmoran. Note the grid treads. I put in a deeper rear flat to act as a anti “foot slip through”. Also I tried to use the handrail macro but it was a waste of time one’s better just putting the holes in as I normally do. No it’s easier modelling in the post and using con 29 (with 20mm + or – offset) for putting on the two holed base plate. I saw this done on a stru-cad drawing once. It’s easier than putting holes only in. When I went to con 29 for another job I couldn’t get it to work so I played about with con 101 and got it to work. This seems complicated, when I pick beam and go vertically up or down the member is named a column and con 29 works. Also I remember away back when a macro wouldn’t work I went into position tab changed it back to default and the macro worked okay. Strange, I thought. Standard positions are Column:- middle, top, middle. Beam:- Middle, Top, Behind.
This was for G.S. Robertson (KIRRIEMUIR) for A & J Reid GYRATSMYRE Fourdon Laurenckirk. Note the inset gable and side purlins. I’m not that keen on custom components so I put a plate to top of the columns for the eaves rail and the underside of the gable haunches for the top side rail then did a standard fin 103 and it worked fine. This six bay building used 74 % of tekla light’s memory. Also note the ends for the chs’s bracing. Portal brace (105) easy to make rectangular plates. On this job the drawing of the chs bracing was turned round. I went to standard 3d view with normal ucs. Set work view to current view. When went to properties of chs it was rotated. Set it back to zero and when I opened it had corrected it’self. The customer her asked for anti-sag system fitted to roof and sides. It was Steadman cold rolled I used. The Roof macro was UltraZed std 37 The sides macro was standard no. 28 One must pick the rafters/columns first then the line of cold rolled then click the middle mouse wheel. Used con 66 for ridge purlin connection at the bottom of parameters change position to bottom. Tekla just phoned to say there wasn’t a bottom purlin to eaves beam connection and it would have to be done manually.
Spiral stair with straight flights intermixed. If there a rolled flat bar stringer required at the outside of the spiral treads or a stair type without a central spine. I’ve just received some information from Tekla on how this is done. Connection 19 is used for triangle generation for the stringers. I think this also welds the triangles together. Then connection 24 is used for unfolding the surface. Micro for spiral stair S68. To draw a stair with flat bar stringers as spiral ensure start level of stair is 0,0. level. draw down raduises for inside of stringer. Draw an arc from centre to give a segment for first tread. Turn off construction line over hang and put in tread line between stringers. Move this line in the “Z” direction by riser amount. Draw legs on this line down to bottom of tread. Spiral treads can be done using a tapered “Z” click on link below for instructions. http://xsteeler.net/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=19 Fabricator was CV Carmichael job no. 6. Architect Gibson Laing. Job was an office refurbishment in Laurison street Edinburgh.