Hints & Tips

Engineering

Tekla Structures 13.0 11 June 2007
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1.1 Using Tekla Structures
VIEWING HINTS MODELING HINTS DRAWING HINTS VOCABULARY

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Hints & Tips

1.1 Using Tekla Structures
These are some of the more common tips to know when starting out in Tekla Structures. The user is encouraged to memorize these functions or post them up near their monitor.

VIEWING HINTS
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Help – F1. Pressing it while in a specific function will bring you to the Help for that particular function. Undo – CTRL-Z Object inquire – Right-click on object, Inquire Refresh – Right-click, Properties > Redraw window. Will get rid of weld symbols and /or measured dimensions Part representation – You can view the model as outlined, translucent, black, fully rendered, or shaded using CTRL-1, 2, 3, 4, or 5. Connection representation – You can view the model as outlined, translucent, black, fully rendered, or shaded using SHIFT-1, 2, 3, 4, or 5. Reference model representation – You can view the model as outlined, translucent, black, fully rendered, or shaded using SHIFT-1, 2, 3, 4, or 5. Clip planes – Slice through structure by defining clip plane. Highlight view cube, rightclick (in fully rendered view) to create clip plane. Left click to activate clipping plane and move mouse. TROUBLESHOOTING: If user opens an older model in a newer version, clipping planes may not work. Instead, import old model into a new version model. 3D View to Plane View – CTRL-P

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10. Display object text in model – Right-click, Properties > Display > Advanced turn on Profiles or any other element traits. 11. Pan around a pivot pt – Select "V" and pick point on screen. Then pan around that point by holding down CRTL and middle mouse button and moving mouse. 12. Switch views – To switch between views, press "Ctrl+Tab" on your keyboard. 13. Create Part View – Right-click on part. Go to Create view > Part basic views

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14. Zoom to part from report – Highlight report item. Hold left mouse button while pressing the "f" key for 1 second. The part highlighted will be isolated in the model. Note the report must contain a part ID for this feature to work.

MODELING HINTS
1. 2. Modeling in 2D: Model in plan or elevation view, but keeping a 3D view up as you do so. Working on planes helps minimize modeling errors by the user. Modeling snaps – When modeling in parts, it is good to turn off the snap to geometry / points. 3. 4. 5. Modeling L to R: Model in elements left to right, front to back. It will simplify numbering for detailer. Remove weld symbols – Right Click – Redraw window Cannot select objects – Check one of the following: • Selection filter is not on standard.

Select icons are not activated. Press blue arrow icon.

You are working in a view window that was temporarily created. Go back to working in one of the grid generated or 3D views or change the temporary view to a permanent view by removing the parenthesis around the View name in the View Properties title.

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Lengthen/Shorten elements – • • • Hold down CRTL, go from Right to Left, sweep a window over elements Hold down ALT key, go from Left to Right, sweep a window over element nodes to be extended shortened. Now the reference points are only highlighted. Right Click – Select move and type in value to extend/shorten.

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Copy objects – Activate Drag n Drop. Then holding CTRL down, D&D the items to grids. Class # = What Colors? See the below
Gray Red Green Blue Aqua Yellow Pink Dark Gray Dark Red Dark Green Dark Aqua Dark Pink Orange Light Blue

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Recognition of attribute files – In general. locate mouse in direction to measure. 2. press return Type in slab edge distances using @ x.Split or Combine – You can split members or combine members. Modifying multiple objects – always uncheck all. DRAWING HINTS 1. Specify User-Defined Attribute value on drawings – To reference in an object UDA. Modeling. where X is the number of the UDA field. This includes model names.9. Set start point by selecting base pt. Great to use when you select a point along a line but use ortho to define the direction. you have to select User Defined Attribute in the text attribute and type in USER_FIELD_X. Snap Selection – If there is more than one point available to snap to. use the Tab key to cycle forward through the snap points. Functions not working (last resort) – Sometimes if you open an older version model in a newer version of TS. type in distance. the model does not work properly.0 Basic Training Copyright © 2007 Tekla Corporation HINTS & TIPS ENGINEERING S4-5 . B. Specify Top Beam Elevation – To reference in an object TBE. so that only the properties that are checked will change. Some other useful names for pulling model data into drawings… • • • • • • • 3. 4. Click the left mouse button to select the appropriate point 14. This can be useful after importing CIS/2 files where the members come in broken up into pieces. 10. even extend members that are disconnected to make one longer piece. y values in plan view 12. so build model longer in Grid A. An easy fix is to go to Edit/Copy/Model and import the model into a new model which is in the current version. it is good to use underscores (_) and not spaces in all user-defined names in the Tekla model. hold CTRL key. 13. Modeling slab edges and openings – There are several tricks which can help model in slab boundaries and openings. See the following features in the Help as well: • • • • Edit/Polygon Cut to add to or remove slab corners Snap to points with Ortho (press O) on. Font Symbols – Diameter symbol Plate symbol Center line symbol Ø ALT+0216 Tekla Structures 13. ASSEMBLY_TOP_LEVEL is top of beam elevation START_Z END_Z shear1 is left shear force value shear2 is right shear force value axial1 is start axial force value WIDTH pulls in the wall thickness or slab/plate thickness Grids – By default the letter grids go left to right on drawings. and Shift+Tab to cycle backwards through them. you have to select User Defined Attribute in the text attribute and type in ASSEMBLY_TOP_LEVEL. C direction. Once saved. 11. you are ready to go.

2. But this label can be used to identify members and group them by similarity (footings. 4. The intelligent tables are built and edited only in the Template Editor (Tools/Template…) 6. concrete piers. Template – Tables. 5. etc. General Arrangement Drawings – Construction Drawings Part – Object or member Park marks – Object or member attributes Profile – Object shape or size Assembly Position – Typically used by detailer to define fabrication sequence of material. baseplates. S4-6 HINTS & TIPS ENGINEERING Tekla Structures 13. columns.Plus or minus symbol Degree symbol ± ° ALT+0177 ALT+0176 or 0186 VOCABULARY 1. 3.).0 Basic Training Copyright © 2007 Tekla Corporation .

Construction Collaboration Workshop 2007 North American User Meeting .Engineering Session I.

Ewen Dobbie Since 1970 Celebrating 37 years of steel detailing excellence Authorized Resellers Tekla Structures and BIM Sanjay Prasad Technical Coordination Manager Dowco Consultants Ltd. ASTT. Discussion Topics: •An introduction Who is Dowco •Tekla Structures and BIM What is BIM ? •Sample Jobs Vancouver Convention Center Expansion Project (VCCEP) •Basic “How To” •Questions …celebrating 37 years of structural steel detailing excellence Background : Incorporated 1970 (37 years) • One of the largest fully-automated steel detailing companies in the world (220+ staff in 6 offices worldwide) • Professional associations: AISC. CISC. NISD. • ISO9001 quality assurance certification …one of the largest fully-automated detailing companies in the world Dowco Consultants Ltd 1 .

etc) – “ALL” is difficult. higher quality and richer design process Dowco Consultants Ltd 2 . all the time • Minimizes duplication of work • Helps the entire building process achieve a faster. detailer. fabricator.Ewen Dobbie A history of innovative use of technology …. S-BIM • “Building Information Modeling” • Or “Structural Building Information Modeling” – In the perfect world. GC. engineer.and Dowco milestones • 1981: first investment in computer technology (1/4 million dollars!) • 1992: Dowco becomes 100% computerized with all shop drawings and erection diagrams completed entirely by CAD – all drawing boards removed • 1995: Dowco becomes North America’s first Tekla Structures user and authorized reseller (and Connection Macro Developer) • 1995: Dowco standardizes drawing methods on Tekla Structures • 2005: Dowco establishes fully computerized 3D modeling and drawing production centre in India • 2007: currently have more than 200 Tekla Structures licenses What is BIM ? BIM. owner. ALL information about the “building” is digitally stored in ONE 3D computer model – The model can be accessed and updated by all disciplines (architect. “structural” is certainly practical … What is BIM ? BIM Definition • A collaborative approach where design information covering an entire construction project is produced and managed using a single 3D model • Model intelligence ensures all components are always up to date • Current information is available to all stakeholders.

CA Earlier methods for BIM-style process 3D DXF + WIREFRAME (Catia to XSteel) Chicago’s Millennium Park Architect: Frank Gehry Structural Engineer: Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP Dowco Consultants Ltd 3 .Ewen Dobbie Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles.

we think differently GC’s approach to the job : Best described as: Computer aided communication.Ewen Dobbie Denver Art Museum Expansion Project for Zimmerman Metals Inc Design Architect: Daniel Libeskind Structural Engineers: Arup …some say it can’t be done. coordination and construction Early sharing of models was essential Dowco Consultants Ltd 4 .

computer aided communication.Ewen Dobbie Key Points • • • • • • • Great example of the effective use of 3D modeling for team collaboration 3D virtual design and construction process made this project possible Used 3D modeling to visualize. MCM Architects. conduit and fire sprinklers Key Points… • • • • GC storing the 3D models enabled them to minimize coordination-related requests for information NetMeetings held every week to optimize RFI process The teamwork approach was extremely successful. Stantec Dowco Consultants Ltd 5 . analyze and communicate the building design across disciplines and around the world Approach to the job. coordination and construction Collaboration began early with both the GC & the detailer pushing for sharing of 3D electronic models between the design and construction teams Building constructed in a virtual realm before the first construction workers arrived on site GC kept master digital model that included all the steel. open communication and collaboration (viewing and sharing of 3D models for coordination) Tekla Users Involved : Glotman Simpson. concrete. Dowco. The project came in on time and under budget Key teamwork factors: sharing data. piping. Canron. ductwork.

Ewen Dobbie Process benefits for VCCEP: •All parties can view the model to accurately and quickly resolve any problems before they appear on site •Connection designers can design more accurate connections for messy locations.inp – import_macro_data_types Dowco Consultants Ltd 6 . which results in significantly fewer RFI’s •Model pieces are approved before 2D drawings are produced (why waste time creating/editing complex drawings only to find out later that some connections are not correct) •Saves time and money Live DEMO • Simple export and import of user-defined attributes (UDAs) • Customization UDAs – objects.

Sanjay has been involved in all aspects of detailing/checking/ project managing/coordination. Over the years. CISC.tekla.com | 1-877-TEKLA-OK . demo’s.2007 North American User Meeting Engineering Session I Sanjay Prasad | Technical Coordination Manager | Dowco Sanjay Prasad immigrated to Canada from the beautiful Fiji Islands in 1976. www. support and programming teams. He completed the Vancouver Vocational Institute Structural Steel Detailing Program in 1987 and joined Dowco as a junior detailer the same year (20years now!). He first trained in Tekla Structures (aka Xsteel) in 1995 and has held various roles in the sales. He had the benefit of detailing on the “board” before switching to computers. During this time he also pursued advanced computer courses and additional training and has created many custom programs to further automate Dowco processes. NISD conferences and of course Tekla User Meetings. He has participated in many AISC. training.

Engineering Session II.Drawing Methods 2007 North American User Meeting .

Benefits: Eliminates dual-track process of creating model and CAD drawings. Drawings need to maintain a level of clarity equal to or greater than current CAD drawings. 1 . Colorado Longmont United Hospital Addition Longmont. Drawing production should be equal to or greater than CAD level production. Ensures the delivery of construction drawings to the contractor with less constructability issues. Colorado BIM BACKGROUND AND MODELING EXPERIENCE St. Validates the accuracy of the model for downstream use by the detailer and fabricator. Colorado Goal: Create plan drawings from Tekla based upon the model. Vrain High School Entry Drum Longmont. Colorado Solaris Vail. Create drawings without using AutoCAD. Colorado 600 Broadway Denver.TEKLA STRUCTURES PLAN DRAWING CREATION CUSTOMER EXPERIENCES AND PERSPECTIVE Presented By: Joe Stinebuck Palmer Ridge High School Monument. Requirements: Drawings need to be accurate. Colorado Grand River Medical Center Rifle.

Associative notes. Setup firm folders and multi-user. Customize classifiers: “-SCI” classifiers. Quality vs. Line types/colors/hatch. Re-evaluate standards. Prioritize items and provide to Tekla for development. Customization of existing custom components. Setup drawing tools: Text with/without leader lines. Side by side comparison. Documentation of standards. Steel Model Precast Model Drawing Development Process Drawing creation was based upon “-Eng” classifiers using V12. Identification of standards that Tekla cannot accomplish at this time.Phase I Match CAD Standards. classifiers. Develop modeling discipline that produces the correct drawing result. Changes to model. Work arounds. Dimensions. Documentation of settings and standards. advanced options and parts as required to closely match CAD standards. Phase II Develop tools and techniques that will increase productivity.0 with emphasis on controlling the drawing at the view level. 2 . productivity.

Future V13.1 Fall 2007 Custom Components . Provide feedback to Tekla on development items. new modeling techniques or other “outside-of-the-box” solutions. Develop productivity tools.Net Detail Drawing Creation License cost and configuration Live project 3 . Determine changes in drawing creation that may require additional classifiers.Drawing Development Process Present GA drawings are being created on live projects: Establish productivity benchmarks.

2007 North American User Meeting Engineering Session II Joe Stinebuck | BIM Modeler/CAD Operator Structural Consultants.tekla.com | 1-877-TEKLA-OK . Joe Stinebuck is a BIM Modeler/Senior CAD Operator with 8 years of drafting and modeling experience. Fire. He has an Associates Degree in Architectural/Structural Design Drafting and has worked for Structural Consultants for 6 years. www. Joe has 7 years of building code enforcement experience as an ICC Certified Building. In addition to working in a structural design office. Inc. His experience includes the modeling and drafting of various types of commercial buildings including schools and hospitals. Mechanical and Plumbing Code inspector and plans examiner.

1 SF1 TFE = 98'-0" SF1 TFE = 98'-0" PIER1 TFE = 99'-0" SF1 TFE = 98'-0" PIER1 TFE = 99'-0" 6 S100 F5 TFE= 96'-0" F5 TFE= 96'-0" 2 .#4 6" 8 S100 SECTION 1 Scale: /16 9 S100 DETAIL 1 Scale: /16 3 . SEE ELEV.4 0 1 8'-0" 2 14'-1" 3 10'-1" 4 10'-1" 5 14'-1" 6 8'-0" 7 1515 CARDINAL ST.#4 #4 @ 1'-11 1/4" DOWELS TFE EL. ELEVATIONS AND DATUMS.=98'-0 " 8" SLAB.#4 7" 7" Structures F3 PAD FTG. SEE ARCH #3 STIRRUPS #6 DWLS SEE SCHED 4 .303. SEE SPEC FOR SUBGRADE AND COMPACTION REQUIREMENTS SEE CIVIL 4. TOS EL.= 100'-0" 8" SLAB. TOS EL.= 100'-0" TFE= 98'-0" 3 .#5 8 . TO FOLLOW PROCEDURES AS DEFINED PER THE SPEC 03300.1 5 4" 4" D 2 0 1'-0" 1 2 DOORWAY. OLSEN MGS K. PROJECT NO.970. GEORGIA 4" .=99'-0 " 2" F5 TFE= 98'-0" SF1 8" SLAB.125 4-3/4"φ A325N 12'-8" SF1 HSS6X6X.O.1/2X.= 100'-0" 8" THICK WALL 11 . SEE CIVIL T. TOS EL. COLORADO 80205 303. TOS EL.#4 1 S100 SECTION 1 Scale: /16 2 S100 SECTION 1 Scale: /16 3 S100 SECTION 1 Scale: /16 SHEET TITLE: FOUNDATION PLAN DESIGNED BY: DRAWN BY: CHECKED BY: M.O. COLORADO 81632 970. 3. TOS EL. SEE PLAN W12X65 5" SLAB. SEE SPEC 5.=98'-0 " F3 TFE= 98'-0" SF1 TFE= 98'-0" SF1 TFE= 98'-0" SF1 TFE= 98'-0" 51/16" 8" 8" 8" SF1 TFE= 98'-0" 5'-10 1/16" SF1 TFE = 98'-0" PIER1 TFE = 99'-0" PIER1 TFE = 99'-0" A.861.125 60 X60 A F3 TFE= 98'-0" SF1 TFE = 98'-0" SF1 TFE = 98'-0" 7 S100 3 . FTGS F5 TFE= 96'-0" 1'-6" HSS5. PROJECT PHASE 1977399 DD 4 .861.= 100'-0" 5" SLAB. VERIFY ALL DIMENSIONS.#4 16" THICK WALL 1'-6" PROGRESS RECORD DOCUMENTS 15 .=98'-0 " 1'-1 5/16" 3 . EXTEND 12" INTO ADJ.#4 #3 STIRRUP TYP.1/2X. A.250 BRACE SEE ELEV. TOS EL.= 100'-0" 5" SLAB. CONCRETE CURING OF S. UNIT C106 POST OFFICE BOX 2711 EDWARDS. Structural Professional Services 1313 Mockingbird Lane Denver. COORDINATE DISCREPANCIES W ITH THE ARCHITECT PRIOR TO CONSTRUCTION. SEE PLAN & SCHED. SLAB ON GRADE TO INCLUDE FIBER REINFORCED MESH.#4 10" 10" + 21 .#4 SF1 TFE= 98'-0" SF1 TFE= 98'-0" SF1 TFE= 98'-0" SF1 TFE= 98'-0" 5" SLAB.= 100'-0" 5 8" THICK WALL 1'-0" 1'-0" E 5" SLAB. GROUND FLOOR ELEVATION = 100'-0" U. COORDINATE ALL DROPPED FOOTINGS AND MECH PENETRATIONS W ITH MECH.926. FAX (303) 355-1111 37'-11 " 6" D 1'-2" 4" 4" F3 TFE= 98'-0" 38'-3" 8" F5 TFE= 98'-0" 1'-0" ISSUE/REVISION DATE 1'-0" 1'-0" 1'-0" TFE= 98'-0" TFE= 98'-0" SF1 TFE = 98'-0" 2 S100 F3 TFE= 98'-0" SF1 TFE = 98'-0" F5 TFE= 98'-0" 1 S100 6" 1'-0" 4" 1'-2" 9'-3 7/16" 3'-23/16" 1'-7 3/8 " 4" 4" 10'-1" 10'-1" 9 S100 WT6X15 BRACE ABOVE.N. 6. F7 SEE PLAN 8" F5 TFE= 98'-0" SF1 TFE = 98'-0" F4 TFE= 98'-0" PIER2 TFE = 98'-0" SF1 TFE = 98'-0" F5 TFE= 98'-0" 8" THICK WALL 8" 4" 8" 8" 3@2" F3 TFE= 98'-0" 4" 13/16" F5 TFE= 98'-0" 1'-0" 2'-111/16 " 8" SLAB. SF1 TFE = 98'-0" B 1'-0" A 2'-117/16" A.1/2X5.#4 7 .O.3027 0137 MAIN STREET .#4 F5 PIER1 FOUNDATION PLAN Scale: 1/48 SECTION 1 Scale: /16 7 S100 SECTION 1 Scale: /16 FOUNDATION NOTES: 1.#4 5 S100 F5 TFE= 98'-0" 6'-10 5/16 " F5 TFE= 98'-0" 6" F5 TFE= 98'-0" 38'-3" 4 S100 F3 TFE= 98'-0" SECTION 1 Scale: /16 5 S100 SECTION 1 Scale: /16 NO.#5 1 2 1 3 4 5 6 7 6 S100 1'-0 13/16" B 4'-81/4" 4" 4" 8" 8" 8" 4" 7 . PIER EL. TOS EL. TOS EL.#4 3 . SMITH S100 MEDICAL OFFICE BUILDING MEDICAL CENTER OF KENNESAW SOUTH 4" KENNESAW.#4 73/16" TFE EL. NE DENVER.#4 CONT. C 5'-3" 8 S100 1'-0" TFE EL.#4 TFE EL.#4 4 . 2.= 100'-0" 3 .1" φ A307 BOLTS PL1 1/2X22 3 .1 HSS5.8555 F.= 100'-0" 8'-10 3/4" F5 TFE= 98'-0" 1'-6" 4" 1'-2" F5 TFE= 98'-0" 4" 4" F5 TFE= 98'-0" F5 TFE= 98'-0" F5 TFE= 98'-0" 4" 8" RENAISSANCE ARCHITECTURE 4 S100 19'-0" 23'-10" 10'-1" 14'-5" SF1 3 S100 3'-3" 5" SLAB.#6 3 .=96'-0 " 0 F5 TFE= 96'-0" 9 .G.1/2X5. TOS EL.1" φ A307 ANCHORS BASEPLATE PL3/4X16 X1'-4" 8" THICK WALL.926. Colorado 80209 (303) 311-5111.= 100'-0" 20 .8961 21 .= 100'-0" TOS EL.8960 F.

TOP OF COL. = 108'-9" 113/4" 4" TBE EL.N. TYP. TOS EL.= 108'-9" #6 @ 0'-8" #4 @ 1'-0" FLOOR LVL EL. DIMENSIONS SHALL BE VERIFIED WITH OTHER DISCIPLINES 4. 3/16 MIN. COORDINATE ALL MECHANICAL SYSTEMS WITH MECH CONTRACTOR.1 6" SEE SPEC MESH SEE SPEC FLOOR LVL EL.1/2X. FLOOR SLAB IS 2" METAL DECK + 3" SLAB = 5" TOTAL THICK COMPOSITE FLOOR SLAB. COLORADO 81632 970.SEE ELEV. BENT PLATE ( A36 ) 5" EXT.8960 F. 6. SMITH GAE S101 MEDICAL OFFICE BUILDING PLAN AT EL.970.= 108'-4" 413/16" 5" W14X34 5" 12" TYP. EL. L8 X4 X 3/8 ( A36 ) #4 @ 0'-8" HSS8X4X. FLAT SLAB.926.861. COLORADO 80205 303.861. FLAT SLAB.#4 X 4'-0" EA SIDE OF OPNG C 8 9 S101 DETAIL 1 Scale: /16 W14X34 12'-11/16" 1'-0" C 15k W14X34(16) c=3/4 4" 15k W14X34(12) W16X40 10'-1" W14X34 5'-101/16" W14X34 A A.250 SEE PLAN HSS5.250 11k 6" 6'-4" 5" COMPOSITE SLAB.N. = 108'-9" A. COORDINATE ALL ROOF OPENINGS WITH ARCH/ MEP 3.1 5-6/A.8555 F. UNIT C106 POST OFFICE BOX 2711 EDWARDS. TOS EL = 108'-9" U.1/2X5.SEE ELEV.1 2-3/A. GEORGIA . 4'-6" 12k 12k 8" 4" W16X40 6'-4" 8" 1'-8" 8" 11k 10" 4" W18X35(16) c=3/4 15k 1'-09/16" C 16 C 19 C 14 1 C C 2 VERT BRACE . 250 W14X34 31/2" BOT OF L EL. SLAB W/ EPOXY-COATED REBAR TOS EL.303.=108'-4 " 4'-11 15/16" W16X40 W14X34 W14X34 PL3/8X3 1/2 X 0'-9" ( A36 ) W/ 3-3/4" φA325N W16X40 PL3/8X3 1/2 X 0'-9" ( A36 ) 3-3/4" φA325N EP3 SEE ELEV #4 @ 1'-0" & 23 TBE. SEE PLAN NOTES 6" 1 S101 3 S101 20k 12k 57/8" 3 C 3 3 C C 20k W16X40(22) c=1 6" 20k 6" C 3 5" EXT.1 EXTERIOR & INTERIOR SLABS #4 @ 0'-8" TOP & BOT.O.926.1 4 S101 12'-5 1/8" 5'-10 3/4" 2'-1 1/4" 12'-5" 2'-1 1/8" 5'-10 7/8" 1'-8" 1'-7 7/8" 2 S101 0 1 2 1 3 4 5 6 7 Scale: 1/48 PLAN NOTES: 1. SEE PLAN NOTES 20k 7 S701 Structural Professional Services 1313 Mockingbird Lane Denver.125 #4 @ 1'-0" 1 S101 SECTION 1 Scale: /16 2 S101 SECTION 1 Scale: /16 3 S101 SECTION 1 Scale: /16 4 S101 SECTION 1 Scale: /16 5 S101 SECTION 1 Scale: /16 8 S101 SECTION 1 Scale: /16 PROJECT NO.8961 C 13 1'-0" 1'-0" 1 8 1'-0" C 18 C C RENAISSANCE ARCHITECTURE 1'-0 5/16" 15k W14X34(16) c=3/4 15k 11k W14X34(10) 11k 5 HSS8X4X. -1'-10"1/2 26'-5"1/2 -1'-10"1/2 26'-5"1/2 -1'-10"1/1 26'-5"1/2 -10" 17'-5" -10" 17'-5" -10" 17'-5" -10" 17'-5" -1'-9"3/4 26'-5"1/2 -1'-10"1/2 26'-5"1/2 -1'-9"3/4 26'-5"1/2 -1'-9"3/4 26'-5"1/2 -1'-9"3/4 26'-5"1/2 -1'-9"3/4 26'-5"1/2 -1'-9"3/4 26'-5"1/2 -1'-9"3/4 26'-5"1/2 -2'-0" 17'-5" -1'-10"1/2 26'-5"1/2 -1'-10"1/2 26'-5"1/2 -1'-10"1/2 26'-6"3/8 -1'-10"1/2 26'-6"3/8 -1'-10"1/2 26'-5"1/2 -1'-10"1/2 26'-5"1/2 -1'-9"3/4 26'-5"1/2 -1'-9"3/4 26'-5"1/2 -1'-10"1/2 26'-5"1/2 1515 CARDINAL ST. = 108'-9" B 1'-0" A 1/2" JOINT FILLER BETWN A.COLUMN SCHEDULE 1 0 1'-0" 8'-0" 14'-1" 10'-1" 10'-1" 14'-1" 8'-0" 2 3 4 5 6 7 20k E 20k 15k W16X40(16) c= 3/4 15k 11k W16X40(10) 11k 11k W16X40(10) 11k 15k 20k W16X40(16) c= 3/4 7'-111/16" 15k 20k 6" 15k W14X34(16) c=3/4 15k 11k HSS8X4X.1 6-7/A. SEE S001 FOR GENERAL STRUCTURAL NOTES B #4 @ 1'-0" #4 @ 0'-8" 4" A 1'-0" CONT.O. 5. TBE = 108-4" U. 11k W12X26(10) 10" 11k W12X26(10) W8X15 11k W14X34(12) W18X35(12) W18X35(12) 12'-8" 2'-6" 4'-2" 10" 5'-109/16" 11k 11k 11k 10" W12X26(10) 7'-1" 4'-0" 2'-6" 15k W14X34(16) c=3/4 W8X15 W14X34 W16X40(12) 15k 15k W16X36(16) c=3/4 15k W14X34 6'-4" 3'-0" 12k W12X26(10) 7'-1" 11k 1'-8" 8" 12k C 12 C 9 C 5'-3" 6" W14X34 11k W14X34(10) 11k 11k W16X40(10) 5 S101 11k 15k W16X40(16) c=3/4 C 15k 15k 15k W14X34 12k W14X34 W14X34 W16X40 W16X40 4" 11/16 C 14 C E S701 12k C 15 W14X34(16) C 6 3'-0" 8 12k 8 12k 4" 6'-4" 9 S101 W16X40(12) 6'-4" NO. NE DENVER. 2. Colorado 80209 (303) 311-5111. FAX (303) 355-1111 20k 20k 20k C 7 D 6'-97/16" W16X40 12k 15k W14X34(16) c=3/4 15k 11k W14X34(10) 11k 11k W16X40(10) 11k 15k 12k 12k W14X90 VERT BRACE . EPOXY COATED 2 #4 @ 1'-0" #4 @ 0'-8" #4 @ 0'-8" 4 4" 4" 6 5" SLAB. PROJECT PHASE 1977399 DD Structures SHEET TITLE: FIRST FLOOR PLAN DESIGNED BY: DRAWN BY: CHECKED BY: TTT B. 1" #4 @ 0'-8" W16X40 W16X40 HS S8X W16X40 4X.3027 0137 MAIN STREET .=107'-0 7/16" CONT. +108'-9" MEDICAL CENTER OF KENNESAW SOUTH KENNESAW.250 TBE= -2'-1 7/16" 15k W14X34(16) c=3/4 15k 11k W14X34(10) 4" HSS8X4X. 5.250 W14X34(10) 11k 11k W18X35(22) c=1 W14X34(10) 11k 15k W14X34(16) c=3/4 4'-815/16" 15k W16X40(22) c=1 W18X35(22) c=1 W16X40(22) c=1 3@6'-4" 3@6'-4" 19'-0" 19'-0" 8 S101 5'-11 5/16" 10'-03/8" 2'-4" 1'-8" 8" 7'-111/16" GRID 2/D 3/E 3/D 1-2/A. ISSUE/REVISION DATE 1 . BASEPL EL.250 PROGRESS RECORD DOCUMENTS CURVED HSS8X4X.1 6/C 6/D 2/B 3/B 3/C 5/B 5/C 5/E 1-2/C 2/C 2/E 7/C 7/D 1/C 1/D 6/B 6/E 5/D LABEL C1 C1 C2 C3 C3 C3 C3 C6 C7 C8 C8 C8 C8 C8 C8 C9 C12 C13 C14 C14 C15 C16 C17 C18 C19 SIZE W12X65 W12X65 W12X65 HSS5-1/2X5-1/2 HSS5-1/2X5-1/2 HSS5-1/2X5-1/2 HSS5-1/2X5-1/2 W12X65 W12X65 W12X65 W12X65 W12X65 W12X65 W12X65 W12X65 HSS5-1/2X5-1/2 W12X65 W12X65 W12X65 W12X65 W14X90 W21X122 W12X65 W12X65 W12X65 BOT. SEE PLAN NOTES W16X40(22) c=1 20k 61/8" 5'-101/16" 1'-0" B 12'-11/16" 11k W14X34(10) 55/8" 11k 11k W16X40(10) 11k 15k W16X40(16) c=3/4 15k C 17 C 8 8 5'-3" 5'-3" A.1 5" EXT.=108'-9 " PL1/2X3 X 1'-1" (EA SIDE) FLOOR LVL EL.

Design and Collaboration Workshop 2007 North American User Meeting .Engineering Session III.

and how it is being used as the “controlling document” on heavy industrial projects. Sheet 1 Aug.Fossil ~ Traditional Work Process ~ Integrated Steel Design .Civil/Structural Discipline .E. P.Bechtel Power Corporation Tekla User’s Group Meeting Baltimore.E. MD August 16th-18th. What types of data that are relevant for the engineer can be different from a detailer.Changes of Responsibility . Tekla has become the base platform for the structural engineer in Bechtel Power to interact with other disciplines and outside vendors. 2007 Bechtel Confidential Objective With advances in BIM (Building Information Model).Change Management .Combined Cycle . Sheet 3 Aug. Robert Krumpen III.Interdisciplinary & Vendors .D. P.Schedule and Tracking ~ Conclusions ~ Q&A Sheet 2 Aug. This presentation will focus on how Bechtel Power interacts with vendors and details via the Tekla model. 2007 Bechtel Confidential 1 . 2007 David Lewicki. C. 2007 Bechtel Confidential Introduction Table of Contents ~ Objective ~ Typical Industrial Power Projects .

2007 Bechtel Confidential Typical Industrial Power Project – Solid Fuel Boiler Support Structure Air Preheater & SCR (Back End) Turbine Building Silo Bay Sheet 5 Aug. Taiwan Sheet 4 Aug. 2007 Bechtel Confidential Typical Industrial Power Project – Solid Fuel Sheet 6 Aug. California Hsin Tao Combined Cycle Project. 2007 Bechtel Confidential 2 .Typical Industrial Power Project – Combined Cycle Sutter Combined Cycle Project.

2007 Bechtel Confidential Traditional Work Process then up to 4 years ago up to 15 years ago • Integrated Plant Model – 3DM 3DM • No structural drawing Structural Framing Model extraction with structural Frameworks drawing extraction • Structural Framing Model .0 miles OF HANDRAIL • 90.000 PIECES OF MISC STEEL AND CONNECTION MATERIAL • 5. 2007 Bechtel Confidential Typical Industrial Power Project – Metrics • 20.2D CAD Steel Framing Drawings • Fabricator responsible for connection design and shop drawings • Detailing model review – SDS2 Sheet 9 Aug.000 Bolts Sheet 8 Aug.000 ton of structural steel • 300 ft.Typical Industrial Power Project – Solid Fuel • 2 unit coal power plant • 27. 2007 Bechtel Confidential 3 .000 PIECES OF STRUCTURAL STEEL • 80.000 ft2 OF GRATING AND CHECKERED PLATE • 7000 SHOP DRAWINGS • 98. tall boiler superstructure • Hybrid truss moment frames and vertical bracing • Modular construction for platforms and siding support • Fabricated steel provided by both domestic and foreign suppliers Sheet 7 Aug.none Steel Framing • Product .

2007 Bechtel Confidential Integrated Steel Design – Changes in Responsibility Old Work Process • Engineer (Bechtel) – Structural calculations – Engineering model – [Frameworks] – Framing Drawings – Connection load summary • Detailer (sub to Fabricator) – Connection design – Detailing model – [Tekla. SDS2. 2007 New Work Process • Engineer (Bechtel) – Structural calculations – Connection load summary – Connection design – Detailing model – [Tekla] – Miscellaneous steel modeling • Detailer (sub to Bechtel) – Shop drawing extraction • Engineer (Bechtel) – Shop drawing review (reduced effort) – Manage the shop drawing releases to Fabricator – Manage bolt purchase • Fabricator(s) – Fabricate steel – Shop install lugs • Erector – Erect structural steel Tasks Eliminated Tasks Moved Bechtel Confidential Integrated Steel Design – Civil/Structural Discipline STRUCTURALENGINEERDESIGNS CONNECTION SENIOR ENGINEER DESIGNS THE STEEL DESIGNER MODELS IN STEEL CONNECTION ENGINEER MODELS DRAWINGS DETAILER ENGINEER LAYOUTS STEEL CONNECTION CREATES ERECTION CONNECTIONS Sheet 12 Aug. Fabrication. Erection) • Tasks and work products eliminated and roles shifted • Tekla chosen as tool Sheet 10 Aug. 2007 Bechtel Confidential 4 .Integrated Steel Design • The fusion of the entire steel work process from design to fabrication thru erection • Requires a reorganization of the responsibilities of each party • Possible due to the advances in electronic data interchange and detailing software • Multi-function data maintained in Building Model (Procurement. other] – Miscellaneous steel drafting – Shop drawing extraction • Engineer (Bechtel) – Connection design and calculation review – Shop drawing review • Detailer (sub to Fabricator) – Manage the shop drawing releases to Fabricator – Manage bolt purchase • Fabricator – Fabricate steel • Erector – Erect structural steel – Field welded vendor lugs Sheet 11 Aug. Engineering.

2007 Bechtel Confidential 5 . 2007 Bechtel Confidential Integrated Steel Design – Civil/Structural Discipline Controlled Design and Standard Practice PREFERRED CONNECTION MOST EFFICIENT ACTUAL CONNECTION LEAST EFFICIENT Sheet 14 Aug. 2007 Bechtel Confidential Integrated Steel Design – Civil/Structural Discipline Sheet 15 Aug.Integrated Steel Design – Civil/Structural Discipline Reduce Shop Drawing Review Reduce Framing Drawing Production Increase constructability and standardization of connection design Control modularization Integrated Connection and Framing Design Tracking and Status Field Coordination Sheet 13 Aug.

2007 Bechtel Confidential 6 .Integrated Steel Design – Civil/Structural Discipline Sheet 16 Aug. 2007 Bechtel Confidential Integrated Steel Design – Tracking and Status Sheet 18 Aug. 2007 Bechtel Confidential Construction Aides Sheet 17 Aug.

staffing & training. Decrease/eliminate review of shop drawings. No GA drawings during design development. 2007 Bechtel Confidential Conclusions Advantages • • • • Control Standardization of Design Quality Control Increase developmental tools and resources Improve communication of vendors and interdisciplinary models to a single source. Coordination with non-automated vendors. Modeling errors by inexperienced draftsmen. Increased in-house scope of work. Challenges • • • Model Size limitations Controlling Erector preferences. • • • Sheet 21 Aug. 2007 Bechtel Confidential Integrated Steel Design – Change Management Sheet 20 Aug. • • • • Improve framing design & identify clashes earlier in design development • Improve constructability with advanced communication with Erector.Integrated Steel Design – Interdiscipline & Vendors Hard Interference Access Changes Design Development Soft Interferences Hard Interferences Clearances Vendor Design Conflicts Hard Interference Sheet 19 Aug. complete as-built model. 2007 Bechtel Confidential 7 . Multiple model releases to support construction schedule Change management vs.

QUESTIONS? Sheet 22 Aug. 2007 Bechtel Confidential 8 .

com | 1-877-TEKLA-OK .000 ton dual unit solid fuel power plant in Wisconsin. P. Lewicki. He has spent the past four years working with automation development tools for analytical and detailing software packages. David has spent his entire professional career working in engineering and construction on industrial power projects in North America. repair of turbine pedestal foundations and the decommissioning of a nuclear containment facility.2007 North American User Meeting Engineering Session III David E. Career opportunities have included the steel design of a solid fuel boiler. He has been the Lead Instructor for many of the automation tools used at Bechtel Power. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Pennsylvania.E. David has also recently completed model management and connection lead responsibilities on a 30. www. | Senior Civil Engineer | Bechtel Power David Lewicki graduated from Villanova University College of Engineering in 1998 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and in 2000 with a Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering. Inc.tekla. David's research developed automated tools to measure the dynamic response of 3M based viscoelastic dampening devices.

Engineering Session IV.Analysis and Design Integration Developments 2007 North American User Meeting .

walls. member releases.for example regarding new members that have been added to the Tekla Structures model. concentrated member load. element releases • Rigid links • Loads. As project changes occur. The modeling of the physical structure starts in Tekla Structures. the model can then be analyzed in ROBOT Millennium. After analysis in ROBOT Millennium. such as self weight. the updated Tekla Structures model can be re-analyzed and incorporated into ROBOT Millennium at any time. members. The integration between Tekla Structures and ROBOT Millennium is done through standard Open Application Programming Interfaces (API) that enables roundtrip functionality and good maintainability of the integrated workflow. node load. calculated reinforcement areas Changes of Tekla analysis model can be merged to the existing ROBOT Millennium model . With loads. . the data results. whereas the engineer will achieve an understanding about how the structure is put together. for example section property changes are automatically integrated back into Tekla Structures model. The information that can be transferred from Tekla Structures to ROBOT Millennium is: • Nodes. node supports. distributed member load. Objects and definitions which have been added in the ROBOT Millennium will be retained. slabs. support conditions and other analysis properties set up in Tekla Structures.April 16th 2007 DESCRIPTION: INTEGRATION OF TEKLA STRUCTURES AND ROBOT MILLENNIUM Integration between Tekla Structures and ROBOT Millennium improve the workflow in the design phase at engineering offices. slab/wall loads • Materials • Cross sections • Design parameters The information that can be transferred from ROBOT Millennium to Tekla Structures is • Changed section • Member end forces and intermediate forces for all load cases • Member displacements for all load cases • Design results such as steel unity ratio.

the model can then be analyzed in GT STRUDL. The main features of the integrated solution are: • Tekla Structures can transfer all multi-material objects such as members. the updated Tekla Structures model can be re-analyzed and incorporated into GT STRUDL at any time. The integration between Tekla Structures and GT STRUDL is done through standard Open Application Programming Interfaces (API) that enables roundtrip functionality and good maintainability of the integrated workflow. support conditions and other analysis properties set up in Tekla Structures. design and documentation. As project changes occur.April 16th 2007 DESCRIPTION: INTEGRATION OF TEKLA STRUCTURES AND GT STRUDL Integration between Tekla Structures and GT STRUDL improves the design workflow for structural engineering firms. where the engineer will achieve an understanding about how the structure is put together. the design results like section property changes are automatically integrated back into the Tekla Structures model for 3D coordination and drawing creation. • Tekla Structures can generate automatically an analytical model that can be transferred directly or after modification to GT STRUDL • GT STRUDL can transfer the existing loads and load combinations to Tekla Structures. . The modeling of the physical structure starts in Tekla Structures. plates and walls from the 3D structural model into GT STRUDL. After the analysis in GT STRUDL. • GT STRUDL includes all functions for structural analysis. With loads.

April 16th 2007 • • Tekla Structures can use the optimized cross-sections from the GT STRUDL analysis model to automatically update the Tekla engineering drawings The end forces transferred from GT STRUDL can be used by Tekla Structures for further connection design and detailing. .

slab/wall loads • Materials • Cross sections • Design parameters The information that can be transferred from SAP2000 to Tekla Structures is • Changed section • Member end forces and intermediate forces for all load cases • Member displacements for all load cases • Design results such as steel unity ratio.April 16th 2007 DESCRIPTION: INTEGRATION OF TEKLA STRUCTURES AND SAP2000 Integration between Tekla Structures and SAP2000 improves the design workflow for structural engineering firms. concentrated member load. slabs. node supports. the data results like section property changes are automatically integrated back into Tekla Structures model for 3D collaboration and engineering drawing creation. distributed member load. .for example regarding new members that have been added to the Tekla Structures model. such as self weight. the updated Tekla Structures model can be re-analyzed and incorporated into SAP2000 at any time. calculated reinforcement areas Changes of Tekla analysis model can be merged to the existing SAP2000 model . Objects and definitions which have been added in the SAP2000 will be retained. After analysis in SAP2000. The integration between Tekla Structures and SAP2000 is done through standard Open Application Programming Interfaces (API) that enables roundtrip functionality and good maintainability of the integrated workflow. support conditions and other analysis properties set up in Tekla Structures. walls. The modeling of the physical structure starts in Tekla Structures. where the structural engineer will achieve an understanding about how the structure is put together. The information that can be transferred from Tekla Structures to SAP2000 is: • Nodes. As project changes occur. the model can then be analyzed in SAP2000. node load. element releases • Rigid links • Loads. member releases. With loads. members.

whereas the engineer will achieve an understanding about how the structure is put together. After analysis in S-FRAME. the data results. The integration between Tekla Structures and S-FRAME is done through standard Open Application Programming Interfaces (API) that enables roundtrip functionality and good maintainability of the integrated workflow. The modeling of the physical structure starts in Tekla Structures. for example section property changes are automatically integrated back into Tekla Structures model for 3D coordination and drawing creation.April 16th 2007 DESCRIPTION: INTEGRATION OF TEKLA STRUCTURES AND S-FRAME Integration between Tekla Structures and S-FRAME improves the design workflow for structural engineering firms. As project changes occur. • S-FRAME includes all functions for structural analysis. With loads. the updated Tekla Structures model can be re-analyzed and incorporated into S-FRAME at any time. . The main features of the integrated solution are: • Tekla Structures can transfer all multi-material objects such as members. the model can then be analyzed in S-FRAME. support conditions and other analysis properties set up in Tekla Structures. plates and walls from the 3D structural model into S-FRAME • Tekla Structures can generate automatically an analytical model that can be transferred directly or after modification to S-FRAME • S-FRAME can transfer the existing loads and load combinations to Tekla Structures. • Tekla Structures can use the optimized cross-sections from the S-FRAME analysis model to automatically update the Tekla engineering drawings • The end forces transferred from S-FRAME can be used by Tekla Structures for further connection design and detailing. design and documentation.

where the engineer will achieve an understanding about how the structure is put together. the design results like section property changes are automatically integrated back into the Tekla Structures model for 3D coordination and drawing creation. The main features of the integrated solution are: • Tekla Structures can transfer all multi-material objects such as members. design and documentation. As project changes occur. • STAAD includes all functions for structural analysis.April 16th 2007 DESCRIPTION: INTEGRATION OF TEKLA STRUCTURES AND STAAD Integration between Tekla Structures and STAAD improves the design workflow for structural engineering firms. . With loads. the updated Tekla Structures model can be reanalyzed and incorporated into STAAD at any time The integration between Tekla Structures and STAAD is done through standard Open Application Programming Interfaces (API) that enables roundtrip functionality and good maintainability of the integrated workflow. the model can then be analyzed in STAAD. plates and walls from the 3D structural model into STAAD. • Tekla Structures can use the optimized cross-sections from the STAAD analysis model to automatically update the Tekla engineering drawings • The end forces transferred from STAAD can be used by Tekla Structures for further connection design and detailing. After the analysis in STAAD. • Tekla Structures can generate automatically an analytical model that can be transferred directly or after modification to STAAD • STAAD can transfer the existing loads and load combinations to Tekla Structures. support conditions and other analysis properties set up in Tekla Structures. The modeling of the physical structure starts in Tekla Structures.

Development Roadmap/Top 10 Discussion 2007 North American User Meeting .Engineering Session V.

1 and beyond. There will be a focus on three categories: Collaboration.tekla.What's ahead GA Drawings . What was discussed last year Collaboration . 10:30 10:45 11:00 11:15 Introduction.2007 North American User Meeting Engineering Session V Engineering Development Roadmap and Top 10 Discussion Agenda Tekla will discuss what is coming in v13. GA Drawings and Analysis & Design Integration.com | 1-877-TEKLA-OK .What's ahead www.What's ahead Analysis & Design Integration .

sharing drawing standards. The goal is to write down ideas in powerpoint and have Users prioritize the ideas based on each category. This session will also discuss ways to collaborate throughout the year (create CCs collectively.User Requirements Mike Gustafson will moderate this session where Users will get a chance to provide their wish list.). a general recap of what was covered will be discussed. At the end. 1:00 1:30 1:45 2:15 2:30 Collaboration GA Drawings Analysis & Design Integration Summary. etc. Ways in which fellow Teklans can communicate End www.2007 North American User Meeting Engineering Workshop Engineering Development Roadmap.tekla.com | 1-877-TEKLA-OK .

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