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**Thank you . First Steps . Using TEDDS
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Thank you

Thank you for purchasing this copy of TEDDS. We know that you have made the right decision, and look forward to building a close relationship with you in the future. We want to ease your use of this powerful product and ensure that you get maximum benefit in minimum time. That is what this Quick Start guide is all about. Using this guide you should be able to use TEDDS to run pro-forma calculations, and to create your own calculations in around 1 hour. After that longer calculations may be to some extent just a matter of repetition. However, you will probably want to use some of TEDDS’ advanced features in your own calculations. The best way to do this is to use the calculations which are provided with TEDDS as “templates” on which to base your own calculations. Look at the calculations we supply, take time to understand how they work, then go ahead and create your own. You will also find further information in the TEDDS Help system and the detailed manuals supplied in electronic (. PDF ) format. Finally, we will always welcome your comments and ideas about TEDDS. Your input is very important to us. It enables us to ensure that our continuing development of TEDDS meets your requirements. Many of TEDDS’ current features and calculations come from interaction with existing customers. We are committed to maintaining and updating TEDDS and your contributions are vital to this. So, thank you again, both for purchasing TEDDS, and for the future input we anticipate you will provide.

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Installation and licensing

For instructions on installing and licensing TEDDS please read the Software Installation and Licensing Guide.pdf located in the root folder of the TEDDS installation CD.

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Introduction

First of all, congratulations on your choice of TEDDS and welcome to the TEDDS Quick Start Guide. TEDDS is a tool that will dramatically increase your productivity, and which will become as indispensable to you as your calculator, so much so that you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it. Thousands of engineers worldwide have already realized the benefits TEDDS offers and so can you. We are sure that, at the moment, you will have many questions about TEDDS but probably at the forefront of your mind are: • What is TEDDS? • Why TEDDS and TEDDS for Word? • How do I use it? That’s where this guide comes in. The best way to answer these questions is to show you, so this guide includes examples for you to do (not just to read), and thereby learn about TEDDS, and how to use it, in the most effective manner possible - by doing. First we will show you that you can be confident and productive in using TEDDS in a matter of minutes. Then we will move on to show you how to realize its full potential, and how a little investment in time and effort now means that you can reap huge rewards in the future. We know that your time is precious, so let’s get started.

What is TEDDS?

First of all, and most importantly, TEDDS – The Calculation Pad for the Professional Engineer - is an application written by Structural Engineers for Structural Engineers, not just a number cruncher written with accountants and scientists in mind. Furthermore, TEDDS is a proven system that has been in use and development for more than 10 years. You can choose from a L ib ra r y of pro-forma calculations written by our experienced in-house engineers covering a wide range of common engineering tasks, you can create and edit your own calculations, or you can mix both of these approaches.

Library of Pro-forma calculations

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But that’s not all… Page 6 of 50 . and re-calculated any number of times. in a matter of moments. Every calculation you perform can be saved discretely. or to cater for changes. you will find calculations for determining loading… …for the Analysis and Design of many types of elements and constructions… …and much more.In our L i bra r y. to refine your design. Each pro-forma is essentially a sophisticated design program in its own right.

74 psf 2 Page 7 of 50 . What's more. • These intuitive tools are integrated with all our calculations.TEDDS Engineering Utilities Along with the pro-formas you also get all these great features and utilities: • Data Lists make masses of engineering data easily and instantly accessible. • TEDDS has all the Engineering Values. 0. Math and Logic functions you need.TEDDS takes care of them automatically.75in × ρ SLRFD + 9 × 180lbs ⁄ ( 55in ) = 107. • TEDDS unique interactive Data Tables which feature Automatic Interpolation and Search functions. You can consign your conversion factor tables to the bin . This means that writing your own powerful pro-forma calculations is very easy. you can integrate Data Lists and Data Tables into your own calculations. and it automatically handles Units (Metric and Imperial). so you have the information you need at your fingertips as you use the calculation.

we believe it’s what you’ve been looking for all this time! Page 8 of 50 .• What else do you need? How about a Section Properties Tool that automatically determines the properties of sections composed of a huge variety of shapes and materials? With TEDDS you’ve got it… • …and a multi-span Continuous Beam Analysis Tool. as you can see. In fact. TEDDS is an indispensable toolbox for the practising engineer. • So.

of course. is OK and produce a smart. The other mode . • Create calculations in a Word document ready to include in a report. • Create a pro-forma calculation to speed up and take the tedium out of some repetitive calculations. This mode gives you access to all the major pro-formas and utilities.is very simple. and is the best place to start using TEDDS. Page 9 of 50 . you need Word (and it helps to have a little knowledge of it). In this mode you can also write your own pro-forma calculations. In this mode you can run all the TEDDS pro-formas and utilities and also have all the editing features of Word at your disposal to create really complete and professional looking reports. We will look at this mode first below. One . that a better question is: • What do you want to do? Take a look at the task-list below . and so are best attempted in the order that they appear. If you could have done with some help with these. we have shown you that TEDDS can do so much. but this information is especially so. All the information in this guide is useful and important. The examples below will show you how easy this is in TEDDS: simply do them.TEDDS for Word . How do I use TEDDS? Now. So. you have it now with TEDDS.is even more powerful and is entirely integrated with Microsoft® Word in fact it operates in Word. very powerful.we guess that you have needed or wanted to do most of these things some time: • Check that a steel tube strut. • Determine the load chase down and seismic loads on a building and include these calculations in a final report. Watch out for key points highlighted like this in the guide. • Create a sophisticated pro-forma calculation suitable for others to use. subject to compression and bending. finished calculation to show this. you probably started off asking of TEDDS . For more help and tips on using TEDDS don't forget to read the comprehensive help system available in both TEDDS and TEDDS for Word.TEDDS and TEDDS for Word – What is the difference? You can run TEDDS in two modes. so you know that you have time to finish it. completely self-contained and requires no knowledge of any other package. We give you the rough time that each example will take.What does it do? Well. The examples build on one another.which we call just TEDDS .

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3. Once TEDDS is installed. or if you are updating from a previous version of TEDDS. 4. and follow the onscreen instructions to install it. you will find its icon (shown below) on your desktop: 1. 2. You can also launch the Electronic Manual and the Quick Start Guide in the above manner (from the Start TEDDS group). then insert the CD into your computer’s CD/DVD drive. Alternatively. Work through the various pages of the Wizard and when you reach the end click Finish. If this is the first time you are starting TEDDS.First Steps If you haven’t installed TEDDS. Choose the version of TEDDS you wish to run (to start with we shall use TEDDS rather than TEDDS for Word) so click TEDDS and then click the Start button. Page 11 of 50 . The TEDDS Start Wizard will display. you can click the Start button on the Windows task bar. select Programs/ TEDDS/ Start TEDDS. then you will see the TEDDS Setup Wizard which allows you to configure TEDDS with your company details and so on. Double-click the icon to launch the program.

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.9 = 150. Larger end moment. Smaller end moment. We will see just how easy this is. then you will see The TEDDS Setup Wizard which allows you to configure TEDDS with your company details and so on. Choose TEDDS.Using TEDDS Exercise 1: Design of steel section.. Steel tube preferred = AISC/LRFD 1993 = 12. In this exercise we will show you how to use any of the pro-forma calculations in the extensive TEDDS Library. Dimensions. run it and enter the design information. (same about both axes) Axial compression. Launch TEDDS from the icon on your desktop If this is the first time you are starting TEDDS.0 ft = 0. We wish to check the following steel strut which could be a column. or if you are updating from a previous version of TEDDS. Unbraced Length. 4. Work through the various pages of the Setup Wizard and when you reach the end click Finish. Then click the Start button Page 13 of 50 . Proposed section. Allow about 15 minutes to complete this exercise. or a truss member: Design Information: Design Code. 2. We need to find an appropriate pro-forma calculation. From the TEDDS Start Wizard click the version of TEDDS to run. Effective length factor. P M Loading.0 kips = 25. 3.0 kip_ft = 0 kip_ft 12 ft Running TEDDS and Locating Calculations 1.

titled the Progress Log will also be displayed – we will explain this shortly. Again if this is the first time you have run TEDDS. • The Interface for the chosen automated calculation will be displayed at the first page. loading and such like which are all clearly explained. Now you will see the Calc Wizard: 6. If you want to use the email option (recommended) it’s a good idea to do so now. See the bottom of page 16 for more notes on the interface. The Information box will give you notes which relate to each calculation as you click on it. or if you are updating from a previous version you will see a security screen. When you are ready to proceed click Close to shut the security screen and run TEDDS (you have a two day period during which you can use TEDDS without entering the unlock code). Entering Data in the Automated Calculation Interface Interface is simply the name we give the dialog box where you enter the design information for the calculation.5. The format is very intuitive and is pretty much the same for all our calculations. 9. and click a heading to select a calculation. Page 14 of 50 . and type in your design values for dimensions. You choose the design options you wish. • Another window. Now click the Calculate button at the bottom right of the wizard: three things will happen: • A new calculation document will open – you will see this in the background. 8. Now to find the calculation – first ensure you are showing TEDDS Calcs (US units) then simply click on a folder in the list to open it. 7. All the instructions about using TEDDS are there on the right of the Wizard. Select the calculation shown below from the Steel folder.

The next page is where we specify the checks we wish to perform.1. 4. Click the Tube Type as shown. In our case we have axial compression and bending about one axis. Page 15 of 50 . which occur simultaneously. then the Next button to move to the next page of the interface. On the first page of this interface we simply choose the type of section we want. We do not need to include the options to check Lateral Torsional Buckling and P-Δ effects in this case (but they are there when you need them!). 3. 2. so tick the following options.

or return to a page. You can also see this information if you hover the cursor over the ‘i’ symbol. variables may have validation and prevent invalid information being entered A button will allow you to enter more information or select a particular item when clicked.5. Support – tells you how to obtain support on TEDDS in your particular locale. Variables – this lists all the current variables. The yellow information area at the top of the dialog displays this information (if there is any). You will find lots of help like this in our automated calculations. . Where appropriate. Page 16 of 50 . On the left hand column are: Notes – which display notes on the calculations being performed. Enter information in the right hand column.and check to understand why you are entering the information shown above. values can be selected from here to enter into the current interface. Just take a moment here to review the “Design Information:” on page 13. or Cancel to stop calculating. Sketches – which display an appropriate sketch for the calculations. Feedback – this allows you to send feedback to the TEDDS development team. Let’s move on – click Next and enter the design information: Note that you can choose the min yield stress using a drop-list. The General Automated Calculation Interface Explained An ‘i’ symbol ( ) to the left of a variable description shows that there is more information available about it. At the bottom of the interface you can select Next or Back to continue.

Accept the defaults and click Next to continue. There’s some more design information to enter on the Next page: Note that there are some default values here – for φ c and φ b –we can accept or edit these as required. we have an item in the Library . Now we need to choose a section to check. since one is displayed for us! In this case a Data List for steel sections. Note that the interface has finished and we now have a Finish button to click: 10. Automated Calculations and Library items You have probably realized by now that this pro-forma calculation caters for all kinds of steel sections. When you use a calculation like this. 9. Now we have some output options – note that what’s going on is explained in the interface itself. For each possibility and check. Page 17 of 50 . but we don’t need to go off and find a list of section properties. 7. The final pro-forma page (above) shows these items and allows you to choose those you want to output. 8.6. and puts them together to make up the complete design.in fact this calculation has over 150 items. We will accept the default and continue. TEDDS automatically chooses the appropriate items for your options and input. dimensions and loading.

3125 will prove adequate but which is the lighter? 1. timber sections and much more. reinforcing bars. 4.. Page 18 of 50 . Choose the shape you want.this is known as the Data List page you require. and the size Details button In this case.375 and an HSS 9x7x0. there are data lists for bolts... and you will see an overview of the results of all the checks in the Progress Log window. The calculation will now complete.. Now click on the Details button to see all the properties of the selected section – (note that the details window updates instantaneously when you click on another section). they all work in just the same simple and intuitive way. 2. Click the Rectangular HSS section type . 3. You will find Data Lists for all kinds of engineering data throughout TEDDS calculations. 5. Next select the size and thickness you require.Data Lists You are now looking at a Data List: a tool that allows you to choose a section and see its properties at the click of a button. The 9 x 7 tube section is lighter and may be preferred – choose this section and click the Select button to continue with the calculation using this section size. Check the properties of both sections. both an HSS 8x6x0. However. .

7. how it is failing. 8. Always keep an eye on the progress log when running calculations. Examine the output in your document – you will see that the output for each check gives you the capacity of the section and it is a simple matter to assess its performance. and if not. Examine the log – is anything failing? You should see the results shown above. This is displayed in the output document. you will see a summary of the checks and other important and helpful information in the progress log. Close the Progress Log – once you have reviewed it at the end of a calculation it has served its purpose. but how is our chosen section performing? How close is it to failure? How economic is it. Scroll to the end of the calculation and examine the combined loading check: Page 19 of 50 . 9. Once reviewed click to close 6. The answers to all these questions are in the output of the calculation. 10.The Progress Log As the calculation proceeds. Examining Finished Calculations OK. In the log you can see at a glance if your chosen section is adequate.

and always quickly. In TEDDS you can see exactly what’s going on. they always have been. 4. It’s a simple matter to change the required data – move to the required page and edit both the Unbraced Lengths to 13 ft. Continue clicking Next until the interface is complete.Stage 1” on page 25. Once you have exited the Data List. Say that our strut needs to be 1. Re-Calculating Changes are a fact of life for engineers. to avoid a clash. TEDDS is not a ‘black box’ where all you can see is the result. In the Data List. then look no further. check the results appearing in the Progress Log – you should find that the section is still OK. There’s another really important point to note about the calculations displayed – they don’t just show you results. It is a simple matter to view these and to include them in our printout. With TEDDS this is no problem.your choice is retained from the previous run. but how those results have been arrived at. We will look more closely at how to write your own calculations beginning with “Writing TEDDS Calculations . Hidden Text You may have noticed the following message at the end of the Progress Log text: “Note: some calculations may be in hidden text” We have said that all the calculations performed by TEDDS are available in the output and in general so they are – but at times we hide some intermediate calculations to reduce the amount of output. Is our section still OK? 1. and all you can do is accept it. 2. and they always will be! We need to be able to take account of any changes. That's exactly what you are looking at .0 ft longer since the beam which supports it needs to be moved. if you need an example of how to write your own calculations.11. 5. How do I write a math expression in TEDDS? How do I use logic or a math function in TEDDS? Look again at the check shown above and you will see the answers to these questions. How close are we to failure this time? Check the output on the page to see. 6. Click the Re-calculate button on the toolbar at the top of the output (highlighted above). TEDDS makes it easy – simply re-calculate and you have updated results in moments. The calculation will run again. update our calculations.every pro-forma is an example of how to write your own. You can see what checks TEDDS does? What design method does it use? From where did that number come? The answers to all these questions are right there in front of you! This is a major reason why TEDDS is so popular with engineers the world over. but this time all the information you entered last time is remembered. simply click Select to confirm your previous section . Page 20 of 50 . So we have shown that updating calculations is nothing to worry about. 3. Furthermore. 7.

Now select View/ Hidden Text from the menus at the top of the window. but how do you set its details? Page 21 of 50 . You will see that you have a header region at the top of the calculations. Select View/ Hidden Text again to re-hide the intermediate calculations. These lines will print out if you do a print while you can see them. You will see all the hidden calculations. Now let us consider getting printed calculations. These show exactly how the compressive strength of 235. and examine the check again. 11.8. Examine the check for Design Compressive Strength. 10.0 kips is derived. The Header & Printing Obviously we want professional looking printed output. underlined with dashed lines. 9.

If you don’t. Do this now. Over on the Company page you can define your own company details. Enter the project details shown below. 3. 2.1. for your header. or something similar. then remember to do so before you print your first “proper” set of calculations. On the Template Header page you will see the TEDDS template which your calculations will use and the logo file which TEDDS will add to the template. if you want to. Page 22 of 50 . You can change the template and logo if necessary – click this tab and check that its details are correct. Click the Header button highlighted above – this takes you into a dialog where you can enter the information you want.

4. What Next? Congratulations! You have completed the first exercise and now know all you really need to make use of the wide range of calculations available in the TEDDS Library and to begin using TEDDS productively. The file extent . then you can add your logo to the template. When you have found the template you want to use click OK to use it. 2. If necessary reaccess the Header Properties dialog and change the Scale of the logo to make it fit the template correctly. The output you see in the output document can be printed direct to a printer. you have produced your first piece of work with TEDDS! 5. Congratulations. Click OK to exit the Header Properties dialog and check out your finished calculation. Choose the template you want to use and you will see a preview of what calculations produced with that template will look like. Browse to find the it. the Calc Wizard will run again and you can select and run a new calculation in a new calculation file. How about: • carrying out a wind load calculation? • designing a retaining wall? • designing an RC footing? • analysing and designing a timber rafter. Saving and Output Options This is very straightforward. Save your file and give it a name . beam or post… Page 23 of 50 . 7. You can save every TEDDS calculation to a unique file that you can recall and edit any time in the future. but you have other options. Just click the New Calc button. Once the template and logo are correctly matched Print the calculation and examine your hard copy. there are a number of standard templates to choose. To finish this example let’s look at a few points about saving and outputting your results. 8. Once your output is in a Word document. Choose the highlighted option of sending the output to Word and experiment with the other options if you wish. and then click OK to add it to the template. you can edit it as much as you wish. Select File/ Print Preview to see how it will look printed. for future reference. Click the drop-down button adjacent to Send To on the toolbar to view these. Performing a New Calculation 1. Take a look through the index and try some more. and the template style you select supports a logo.it’s a good idea to save all the examples you will produce in the course of completing the guide. 1. If you have a copy of your company logo in electronic format. Maybe you would like to try a different style of template. 3. So.t ed is unique to TEDDS. 4. Make sure that the logo is available from your machine. Click the Select… button to see these. how do we carry out a new calculation in TEDDS? 2. 6.

Page 24 of 50 . and all these calculations work in the same straightforward. simply click Finish to close the interface and return the calculations into TEDDS ready for you to print. once you are. then you can choose the Feedback… option from the Help menu. and you can use the Back and Next button to make changes and view the Preview until you are completely satisfied with your design. right there in the interface. First of all. What can you do if the Library does not contain the exact calculation for which you are looking? You need to perform a number of calculations. intuitive way. You can see at a glance whether a particular calculation passes or fails. We are constantly working to expand our calculation Library and your input helps us do this! But you don’t have to wait until we produce these for you – you can write them yourself. We will look at this in the next example.The choice is yours. You will also find that some calculations include a Preview of the results. • if you are not running a calculation. then you will see a Feedback button to the left-hand-side of the interface. TELL US: • if you are running a calculation. and could do with a pro-forma to help you out with these.

3. making further great savings. Click OK . Running TEDDS for Word To write calculations you need to use TEDDS for Word and so we need to run it.Writing TEDDS Calculations . embed spreadsheet and so on. covering the main features of writing effective calculations in depth. so you can do anything you would normally do in Word. Again if you have not yet licensed TEDDS you will see the Security dialog – Select Close to continue. or create your own. you can also update calculations using this pro-forma in an instant.Microsoft Word will now open with TEDDS integrated. And of course you can add calculations to your reports. Treat a TEDDS Calculation Document just like you would any ordinary Word document. either straight out of the TEDDS Library.the ability to create your own pro-forma calculations.Stage 1 Having looked at using calculations from the TEDDS Library we can move on to look at one of the most exciting and powerful features of TEDDS . You can also customize and extend the Library of TEDDS calculations to match the calculations that you use most frequently in your office. We start by looking briefly at very simple examples introducing the basics of calculating with TEDDS for Word. Launch TEDDS from the icon on your desktop Choose the option to run TEDDS for Word then click Start. Once you have invested time writing a pro-forma. If this is the first time you've run TEDDS for Word with this profile. We only add to the functionality of Word. Exercise 2: Writing TEDDS Calculations In this exercise we will see that writing TEDDS calculations simply uses the math and logic conventions with which you are already conversant. import files and text. Page 25 of 50 . 4. a Release Notes document and the Library Access System will open too. We then create a “real-world” example. You can type reports. you can use it over and over again. 1. just as you did in the previous exercise. It is important to realize that you are looking at Microsoft® Word with the TEDDS capabilities added. 2. Allow about 30 minutes to complete this exercise. This is where an initial investment of time can give you huge returns later.

Main Toolbars and Components in TEDDS for Word Some of the main features we add to Word are highlighted below. You will find a Word Document open. Page 26 of 50 . 7. 6. The document Header can be edited in a similar manner to that in TEDDS by clicking the Calc Sheet Header button on the TEDDS Format toolbar . 8.a Word document with added functionality The TEDDS Calcs toolbar controls all the Calculating functionality in TEDDS for Word The Library Access System is the equivalent of the Calc Wizard in TEDDS. which looks very similar to the TEDDS output document. We call this a Calc Sheet as distinct from an ordinary blank Word document. Calc Sheet Header The TEDDS Format toolbar helps with editing the document and writing calculations The TEDDS Calc Sheet . Close the Library Access System for the time being. Here the Index is displayed 5. Now we are ready to begin writing our first calculation in TEDDS.this button is highlighted above.

For example 1 + 2 would add 1 to 2. 5.000 You should find the answer displayed in your document as shown above. We will use the following calculations to demonstrate this. so you don’t need to apply conversion factors to get the right answer. If you have an error.this will calculate the section your cursor is in. Calculate highlight . To write an equation use the = sign.this will calculate only equations you have highlighted 2. Defining and Using Input Variables in TEDDS Defining variables is the key to writing effective TEDDS calculations. When you calculate this equation the ? will be replaced with the answer. 4. 3. For example: 1+2=? 1. 6. Page 27 of 50 . turn to the section “Errors and Troubleshooting” on page 31. turn to “Errors and Troubleshooting” on page 31. Evaluating Calculations in TEDDS for Word To calculate equations in TEDDS you can use one of several icons on the TEDDS Calcs toolbar: Calculate all . Calculate section . and to specify where you want to see the answer use the ? symbol. Do not type this yet .524 m You should find the answer displayed in your document as shown above.we will show you how to enter the calculation below (in stages) in the following couple of pages. Click the Calculate all button to calculate your equation: 1 + 2 = 3. Type the above anywhere in your document. TEDDS follows standard mathematical rules and uses standard mathematical operators.this will calculate the whole document. TEDDS will also check that the units you are using are dimensionally correct and warn you if they aren’t.The Basics Writing calculations in TEDDS for Word is easy. Units in TEDDS TEDDS automatically takes units into account. If you have an error. Type the following in your document using the same case as you see here: 1 yd + 2 ft = ? m Click the Calculate all button to calculate this equation: 1 yd + 2 ft = 1.

and to check you have typed it correctly. first type in. Now click the Calculate all button to calculate your calculation. Click Calculate all to calculate these expressions once you have entered them. The first line is just a title for our calculation. 17. Check the notes at the bottom of page 30 for a detailed explanation of the components of this line. 19. 15.7. Type the first line. 14. Now enter the following line which uses this variable: 9. 13. Here are the next two lines of the calculation. To type the unit in2 . then click the button again to return to normal text. You should find the result displayed in the document . turn to “Errors and Troubleshooting” on page 31. then follow the steps below to enter the second. then click the Superscript button: Now type 2. 21. Type in the following two lines. The first line is a standard variable definition. Once you have finished typing. Multiply symbol 11.if you have an error. then click the button again to return to normal text. Subscript Now type MIN. 22. Close the current document and open a new blank one for this calculation by selecting File/ New Default Calc Sheet. 8. Use the Multiply Symbol button on the TEDDS Format toolbar to enter the × mathematical operator do not use a lower-case x. while the second uses both T and Fa to determine the minimum section area and creates a variable AMIN with this value. Page 28 of 50 . 20. 12. The second line contains examples of the use of subscript (often used for name suffixes) and superscript (used for powers). To type the variable name AMIN . The second line is a standard Variable Definition. turn to “Errors and Troubleshooting” on page 31. 10. 16. Your expression has been calculated and the result has replaced the ? as before. first type the A. If you have an error. then click the Subscript button on the Format toolbar: Superscript 18. read the notes at the bottom of page 29 for an explanation of a standard variable definition.

If you omit delimiters in either of these cases. 27. A much easier way of entering Greek characters and more complex units is to use the TEDDS Greek Characters. Page 29 of 50 . turn to “Errors and Troubleshooting” on page 31. cannot contain spaces or be function names (like sin for example). 29. 26. TEDDS Metric Units and TEDDS Imperial Units toolbars. Use as many or as few as you wish to make your calculations look presentable and easy to read. Follow the steps below to enter the second line. entering the subscript for the name Le as you did before. The Standard Variable Definition Explained Delimiter Variable Name Equality Value Min. note that they are also case sensitive and have a correct syntax. Explanation (optional) Fy = 36 ksi Expression Unit – always use if the variable has dimensions Note the following: • The expression defines the variable's uni qu e n a me.if you have an error. then enter the subscript suffix as you did above using the Subscript button. Simply pick TEDDS/ Toolbars… menu option and check the appropriate options. 30. • The semi-colon is important. expression. Here are the final three lines of the calculation. Without it no calculation will be performed. current va lu e and uni t s .23. Here we define two new variables to be used in the expression on the final line. that you must use (as shown above). yield strength . Other than that you can use pretty much anything you like as you can see. Now click the button again to return to normal text. or any other. • The equality sign '=' defines an expression. You should find the result displayed in the document . Type the first line. • Spaces are not significant in this. Use Copy and Paste to enter this name in the final expression. It is a delimiter that separates an expression from text. 31. 24. then you will get an error when you evaluate your calculations. or another expression on the same line. First click the button indicated. • We will look at Units in more detail shortly but. for now. Now click Calculate all to calculate these final expressions: 32. Follow the steps below to create these. 25. • Variable names are case sensitive. then type the Roman equivalent of the Greek letter – (l in this case for lambda). including Greek text and Subscripts. Use the Greek Text button on the Format toolbar to enter the name λ L Greek Text 28.

explanations.6Fy. Re-calculate the document and check back in the list of variables .the result will replace the ? when the expression is calculated. You will note that we do not just store the variable name and value. • The expression contains a variable (Fy) that is defined in the calculations before (that is above) the point where it is used. Fa = 0. Note that you can Delete variables from this list if you wish: Cancel from this dialog. This is how TEDDS handles all the unit conversions for you.Fa • It is not obligatory to always do this. 3. Do not omit this. Page 30 of 50 .the new value has now been stored. An important observation — the stored value of a variable only changes when you re-calculate the definition. The Variables dialog will open.say the tie force to T = 150 kips. • You cannot omit math operators in expressions: TEDDS cannot calculate 0. Mathematical Expressions Explained Delimiter Variable Name Equality Result field Allowable stress . If you edit the value of a variable you must re-calculate the variable definition. Click the Variables button on the TEDDS Calcs toolbar.the result. • The value of the result will be in the result unit you specify. including the ×. displaying the stored values.Storing Variables in TEDDS 1. 2. Expressions should not contain variables that are not so defined. or the second equality and the ? and unit. • assigns this result to a variable named . not when you just edit it on the page. You can write a valid expression to perform just one of these functions by either omitting the variable name and the first equality. but also the dimensions. 4. and any calculations that use it to update them.6 ´ Fy = ? ksi Explanation (optional) Equality Expression • The same observations as before apply to delimiters. • We use the result field ? to position the result on the page . 5. Ensure this has the correct form and dimensions. and edit one of the values on the page . Now check back in the stored variables and you will note the stored value has not changed. we must type the expression as shown above. spaces and units. • The line contains two equalities and performs two functions: • calculates and displays the value we wish to know .

Open a new blank Calc sheet for this example by selecting File/ New Default Calc Sheet. Change the tie force back to its original value T = 100 kips. Page 31 of 50 . 1. TEDDS’ unit handling is a massive help – TEDDS comes with a huge number of defined units and you can add more easily if needed. 7.as we wish to build on it later in the guide. We shall therefore create some calculations which do have errors so that we can see how to handle them. TEDDS will inform you when you calculate your document and the error is encountered. The base units are shown in the following table: TEDDS Base Units Imperial Length Mass Time Temp 9. review the details from step 10 onwards and then return to fix the error in your calculations and continue with the exercise. then click the Interrupt button in the dialog you see (see step 9 below). Errors and Troubleshooting The problem with a lot of guides is they only show you the right way to do things. There are some more great features that make such calculations even more powerful.call it “Exe rc ise 2 .More About Units in TEDDS 6. 8. Dimensional Checking . This is why you should use units consistently throughout your calculations. and we will show you these later. You will note that many of these values are not those displayed in the document. The values in the dialog are in the Base U nit s in which TEDDS performs all calculations and from which all the other units are derived. Calculate again to store this new value. If you have an error in your calculations. and then you have no idea what to do when something goes wrong! Let's look at a couple of errors and how to fix them. and you can have total confidence that your calculations are dimensionally correct. 3. You can now begin writing effective pro-forma calculations in TEDDS for Word. then you will have had no need to look at this section.do c ” . If your previous calculations were error free. The first thing you should do is Interrupt the calculation process. Save the document and give it a name . 10.TEDDS checks all dimensions in your calculation and will inform you if these are incorrect. 2. Look again at the values displayed in the Variables dialog. Do so. ft slugs s °C Metric m kg s °C Note that our calculation does not include any conversion factors. What Next? Congratulations! You have completed your first TEDDS calculation. If you have jumped to this section because you have encountered an error previously. Right now we will take a brief look at handling errors in calculations.

Page 32 of 50 . displaying the current settings. We can now proceed to create some calculations with errors. Enter the following 2 lines as they appear here . and gives you some help in fixing it. Now click the Calculate All button to calculate the calculations . Click the Options button on the TEDDS Calcs toolbar. The Options dialog will open. 6.you should see the Expression Error dialog: This is the specific error This line is the one that TEDDS cannot evaluate. 5. 9. This is an explanation of the error.see if you can spot any errors as you do. TEDDS flags the first error. but don’t fix them yet! t 8.4. Make sure that the options above are checked and then click OK. 7. This is the button you should generally click. together with some typical causes. so look here to spot the problem.

TEDDS automatically deletes all error messages from the page. There should be a semi-colon between the expressions to separate them. TEDDS highlights the error for you in the document as shown below: Once we fix the problem and re-calculate this error messages will automatically disappear. Now we will get the next error – the variable WD is not defined. Click the Interrupt button to stop the calculation. When you are ready. 13. Correct the variable name on the page to wD and re-calculate. What Now? When you have successfully completed this section. 12. Now we are going to look at running calculations from the Library of pro-formas in TEDDS for Word.). We have typed WD instead of wD and variable names are case-sensitive. The calculations should now complete with no problems. Page 33 of 50 . you can move onto the next topic. 11. Check the rule about delimiters (see “The Standard Variable Definition Explained” on page 29. Add this in and re-calculate the entire document. 14. click the Interrupt button.10.

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Sometimes. . each calculation should be placed in a separate Ca l c ul at ion S ec t io n. In this case. but you can also run our pro-formas in this mode too. Allow about 15 minutes to complete this exercise. And if you need to update the calculations you can do it directly in the document. 1. The advantage of this is that you can add additional text to your output easily. Design Information Use the following information for the calculation. one of the reasons for running pro-formas in TEDDS for Word is so that you can combine a number of calculations in a single document. you have both bases covered. so we will start off by introducing these. Open a new document by selecting File/ New Default Calc Sheet. you just need an answer right now and the polishing can wait. Exercise 3: Running Library Calculations in TEDDS for Word In this exercise we will run the Seismic Force calculation to show you how to use any of the pro-forma calculations in the extensive Library in TEDDS for Word. Page 35 of 50 . add pictures and tables .Ordinary steel concentrically braced frames (selected in Data Table) = No = 40 ft = 5000 kips = Yes = No Using Calculation Sections in TEDDS for Word As stated. because it is already in a Word document. With the two modes.anything you need to create a polished report. That's why we have TEDDS too. of course. You can also combine more than one calculation in a document. Building Type Seismic Use Group Short Period 1 sec Period Site Class Lateral Force System System Type Seismic-force-resisting system Perform vertical distribution of forces Building height Effective seismic wt Show Data Tables? Override approximate fundamental period = Detached Dwelling = II = 20% = 30% =D = Steel Frame = Building Frame Systems (selected in Data Table) = Type D.Running Library Calculations in TEDDS for Word Why use pro-formas in TEDDS for Word? We have shown that you can write your own calculations in TEDDS for Word. For more information on this topic see “Calculation Sections Explained” on page 41.

launch the Library Access System by clicking the launch button on the TEDDS Calcs toolbar. 4.enter a name for the section. 1. If it is not open already. Page 36 of 50 . The following dialog will appear . This will form the title for the calculation in the document. You should note that your cursor is now on the line below the section title. place it in our document and calculate it.2. To run a pro-forma we retrieve it from the Library. 3. 2. Index button The index options are available here. Click the Index button if the index is not displayed. To open a folder in the index simply double-click it. Click OK and this will enter a Calculation Section Title in the document. Retrieving and Running Calculations from the Library All the pro-forma calculations are available in the Library Access System. Click the Add New Calc Section button on the TEDDS Calcs toolbar. Open the Loading folder and select (click on) the Seismic Force (IBC2000) item. We place a calculation below this title and thus within the section.

4. You are now in familiar territory as everything from this point works exactly as you learned in the first exercise – Using TEDDS (page 13). 6. 8. (You can also doubleclick on the selected item to do this. The Interface for the calculation will now be displayed. Click the Notes button and briefly look at these before proceeding. along with the Progress Log. click the Execute button in the library. 7.) In both cases you will see the Insert Solution Item dialog. We can now close the Library . Simply click OK and the item will be pasted at the cursor position in the document. You should now have the following in your document. This dialog allows you to control where the item will be added. To place this calculation in the document.3. 5. Click the Calculate Calc Section button to start the calculation.there is no need to have it open while a calculation is running. Page 37 of 50 .

14. Note that information about a particular item will also appear adjacent to your cursor if you hover over the information symbol associated with that item. When you get to enter the Site Class (= D) on the third page of the interface. click on the up arrow (to which the down arrow has changed) to reduce the information pane. The off option simply makes the calculation quicker (hence recommended) but at this stage we want to show you everything that TEDDS is doing so you have full confidence in how the calculation works. then click Next to complete the interface and the calculation will be performed and the first of a number of Data Tables will be displayed. Enter the rest of the design information from page 35 here. Take a look at the information that is provided for the final option in this way. Enter the options given under Design Information on page 35 for the first two pages of the interface. click on the down arrow at the side of the information pane (as shown below) to see all the help information available for this input. You will be comfortable with entering information in the interface by now. so we won't show every page in the guide. Click Next and pick No to the option to override the approximate fundamental period. 10. Click here to see additional information. and continue on to the next page. 16. When you are ready.9. 12. 15. 13. Page 38 of 50 . 11.

note that a column and row. Once you finish with the last table the calculation will be completed. In the final table. 3. The Copy to calcs button will enable when you have made a selection. 6.accept the selected value in the same way until you come to the following table where a selection is not yet made. Indeed we hope you will find yourself recognizing them. 4. When the first table displays. Take a look at the notes for the table by clicking on the Notes tab at the bottom. Page 39 of 50 . Output value already selected 1. Select the following by clicking on a heading in each of these columns to the left of the main table data: System Type Building Frame Systems Building Frame Systems Type D. so that you immediately feel at home with them. When you are ready to continue the calculation. exit the table by clicking the Copy to calcs button or hitting Enter on your keyboard.Ordinary steel concentrically braced frames 7. and hence an output value are already selected for you. 5. DO NOT close the table using either of the the calculation! buttons to the top right of the window . 9. 8. we need to select Category II within Seismic Use Group I and pick “Buildings & other structures where more than 300 people congregate in one area”. .Using Data Tables Data tables are designed to look like tables from printed references. Click this or hit the enter key to continue when you are ready. which will now be displayed.this will abort More tables will be now displayed . 2.

Place your cursor below your existing calculations. Viewing Hidden Text in TEDDS for Word Some calculations are hidden however. Page 40 of 50 . DO NOT overtype values on the page prior to re-calculating . There is a slightly different way of viewing Hidden Text in TEDDS for Word. Click the Add New Calc Section button on the TEDDS Calcs toolbar. 1. In the next section we will show you how you can make your own calculations even more powerful. 3. What Next? Congratulations! You have completed the third exercise of the guide and learnt all you need to run calculations from the Library in TEDDS for Word. 6. Type in a name for the new section – this will form the title for your next calculation.this is not the way to change input data when using our pro-forma calculations (as distinct from ones you have written yourself in the manner shown in the previous section of the guide) in TEDDS for Word. to view these. 8. Click the Hide Unhide Calcs button. Re-calculating in TEDDS for Word This is accomplished in a similar manner to TEDDS. Adding another calculation to the document To start a new calculation in this document create a new Calculation Section. we place our c ur s or within the section and use the Calculate Calc Section button. 7. 4. and they show you exactly how the results have been determined.they are of the same form as the ones you saw in TEDDS. Click OK to enter the new section. Click the button again to re-hide text. 2.try changing some of the input data in the interface and choose the option to turn the Data Tables off as recommended. 11. which you will find on the top toolbar to the right of the italic button. Retrieve another calculation from the library and place it within this section To calculate just one section. 5. Click the Calculate Calc Section button on the TEDDS Calcs toolbar. 9. The calculation will now run again . You can now save the document and re-use it as appropriate. A new calculation should be placed below this title and thus within the section. 10. Close the Progress Log and examine the calculations in the document .10.

as we have not used Ca l c ul at ion S ec t io ns. You can delete a calculation section. Page 41 of 50 . and click the Variables button to view the unique list for this part of the document. simply place your cursor within that section and use the Calculate Calc Section option. copy it. Place your cursor within the first section in your document. When you need to update a single calculation within a document that contains many calculations. These are knows as Section variables.Calculation Sections Explained Refer back to the section “Storing Variables in TEDDS” on page 30. You will note that here we have just one list of saved variables. paste it into a new location in your document and change it’s name. TEDDS for Word also has commands which enable you to manipulate the calculation sections in your document. This ensures that all your input values are retained separately from those for another calculation. TEDDS for Word saves the variables for each calculation in a separate list unique to each section. When we use Calculation Sections. known as Document variables.

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2. Now type the fifth line . rx = 3. Note how the TEDDS math function mi n is used here. which are just text. Type the third line and note that here we are defining three input variables which are properties of the section we are checking. rd = min (rx.22 in. TEDDS Math Functions 5.88 in2. 7. below the existing calculation.) as shown. For full details of this and other functions. Design radius of gyration Actual stress Actual slenderness 3. Use the Greek text button as you did on page 29 for the variable name λ.Stage 2 Exercise 4: Using Math and Data functions and Formatting Results In this exercise we will build on the calculation we wrote in Exercise 2 to extend its capabilities and introduce some more TEDDS features.this is a simple expression that determines and displays the actual stress in the section and assigns the result to the variable fa . where all functions are completely documented.d oc ”.Writing TEDDS Calculations . There are many more such functions available in TEDDS for Word. consult the TEDDS Help system topic TEDDS Mathematics/ Functions. Page 43 of 50 . 1. Now type the last line of the new calculations as follows. A math function is always followed directly by its argument(s) in parentheses as shown here. A = 5. Here are the new calculations we will add to check the adequacy of an actual section: Check section Try a Channel 9” x 20 “ Section properties. Now type the fourth line.“Ex er cis e 2 . or use the Calc Writing Aids set from the Library Access System. Result Accuracy and Formats It is sufficient to display the slenderness to one decimal place. 4. To do this we use a for mat strin g to override the default result setting of three decimal places. ry) = ? in fa = T / A = ? ksi λ = Le / rd = ?f1 ry = 0.642 in Type the first two lines. Allow about 30 minutes to complete this exercise. 6. Ensure you separate the text and all the expressions using delimiters (. Open the document you created in exercise 2 .

click the Calculate all button. Delete the following text for the section name . Using Data functions in calculations The calculation as written is very useful. making the properties of a huge number of types and sizes of sections instantly available. 6. Leave an empty line here. Click on the Expand button on the TEDDS Calcs Toolbar: This will reveal some more buttons.8. Click the Variables button to examine the list of saved variables and check the stored value for this variable: Result Format Strings Explained You can override the default result setting.’ as follows: 2. Replace them with a ? result field. then Interrupt and see “Errors and Troubleshooting” on page 31. You should end up with the following: Place cursor here 4. place your cursor as shown at the very end of the heading. For full details of this and other result formats. 11. Fix any errors until your calculation works fully. and 2 = result to be displayed to 2 decimal places (can be from 0-15) Note that format strings only control the precision of the result displayed in the document. One big improvement is to include a Data List in the calculation. Have you included all the delimiters? Have you used subscripts correctly? Have you used the correct case for variable names and units? When you are satisfied that everything is correct. The format string must immediately follow the ? with no space in between as shown. Finally. If you have an Error. check the new lines carefully. See below for a fuller explanation. Page 44 of 50 . and reduce or increase the number of decimal places for a displayed result. 9. not any result that is stored by TEDDS. The format string characters signify the following: f = fixed format. 3. Once you have finished typing this last expression. First edit the two lines underneath the heading ‘Check Section. but we can enhance it further.Try a Channel 9"x20". 13. Next delete just the values for the properties of the section. It is important that there is no space between the format string and the ?. 1. Retrieving Data Lists from the Library 5. by using a result for mat stri ng after the ? result field. For example typing ?f2 will display the result to two decimal places. The characters f1 following the ? are the format string. 12. Review your results and look at the last line to see how the format string we used has operated: 10. consult the TEDDS Help system topic TEDDS Result Formats/ Format Strings.

13. 12. There is a lot of data in this set. and type in channel as shown. 10. We wish to find a Data Table that includes steel Channels suitable for an ASD calculation. This opens a special S et in the Library where all the Data Lists and Data Tables are accessed. 11. We will use the Find facility to help us locate such a table. Click the Engineering Data Tables Graphs button just below the Launch Library one. You should find the following has been entered in your document. Select Edit/ Find in the library. Now click Calculate all to calculate the document again.7. Close the library once you have retrieved the TEDDS Data List Field. which is also highlighted above. The Data List will now be displayed when the TEDDS Data List Field is encountered: Page 45 of 50 . 14. This text inserted is a TEDDS Data List Field which launches the specified Data List (further details on TEDDS Fields are given below). 16. 8. First select the Group we want to search in . 9.North American standards. Click Find Next. Channel section data list (US) Now bring this item into your calculation by clicking the Execute… button. 15. click Find Next another 2 times (3 times in total) and you should encounter the following item. The first couple of finds are not what we want.

Click the Binoculars icon on the TEDDS Format toolbar. 18. Even if your calculations are for your own use you may find these further features beneficial so we recommend that you review them. Note that we have used exactly the same names for the properties in our calculation as those defined by the Data List . and is especially relevant if you envisage writing calculations for others to use. TEDDS Fields Explained The binoculars button enables you to see and thus edit the hidden commands which we name TEDDS Fi eld s.17. Maybe now would be the time to have a go at writing a calculation of your own. since you would not want it to appear in a printed report. 24. like any normal expression. Click the Select button to return these variables to your calculations . Click the Variables button and you will see that all the variables defined by the Data List are listed and are thus available to be used in calculations. each time changing your selection of channel size in the Data List. These commands run special functions in TEDDS like the Data Lists. 20. The binoculars button enables Field Viewing. 21. What Next? Congratulations! You have completed the fourth exercise and learnt everything you really need to write powerful TEDDS pro-forma calculations. Re-calculate a few times. A TEDDS Field will run when it is calculated.A. Save the calculation at this stage. We hide the TEDDS field. TEDDS Fields 23. Remember that variable names are case-sensitive. 19. Data Tables can be integrated with your calculations in exactly the same way. Select the C9x20 channel section then click on the Details button to examine the variables defined in the table.you will find the section's properties will replace the ? fields in your document and the TEDDS Data List Field displays the choice you made in the Data List. TEDDS Fields should be treated like expressions. and separated from text and other expressions on the same line using semi-colons. We will see some more TEDDS Fields shortly. You might like to leave this step until you have had a go at writing a pro-forma of your own using what you have learnt so far. The next step in the guide is about making TEDDS calculations still easier to work with. This is the key to integrating all Data Functions with your calculations. Page 46 of 50 . The Data List is now integrated with your calculation. rx and ry. to test this. Click the binoculars button again to return to the normal view of the document. Look at the TEDDS Field in your document and you will see the following: 25. It's a good idea to start with something simple and build on the complexity as you become more familiar with TEDDS. and thus reveals the TEDDS Fields. The command that runs the Data List is now revealed. 22. as we will build on it in the final exercise.

The following dialog will appear. Certainly these features are very useful when you are writing calculations which others will use (as we do at CSC). Note that we do not put a value in this dialog . Delete the entire definition for the Min. Allow about 15 minutes to complete this exercise. 2. Whether you use these enhancements depends both on the purpose of the calculation. The Input TEDDS Field The TEDDS Input Field speeds up the editing and often the creating of input variables. 3. Fy. Click the TEDDS Field button on the TEDDS Calcs toolbar. from your page. yield strength Name = Fy Units = ksi Default value = 36 Format = Fixed No.this is entered when the statement is calculated. Hence the TEDDS library is packed with examples which use these features. Accept the defaults for other options and click OK when you have everything entered. and you have already seen many of them when running our pro-forma calculations. of decimal places tells the user what the variable is and appears on the page the unique name of the variable if the property has dimensions then enter a unit here this value will be displayed initially for user to edit or accept the format displayed on the page the number of decimal places displayed on the page 5. Leave your cursor on the empty line. Enter the details shown to define the input for this variable: Prompt = Min. and on the time you have available.Enhancing Calculations There is even more functionality available for our calculations than we have seen so far. Page 47 of 50 . Note the following: Prompt Name Units Default value Format No. yield strength. of decimal places = 0 4. Exercise 5: Enhancing Calculations In this exercise we will enhance the previous calculation and you will see what we are talking about. We will replace all the existing variable definitions in the calculation: 1.

You can accept it. ) and then type in the equivalent Roman character. There is no need to find and edit the variable value on the page. 10. If you enter one it will be displayed the first time a calculation is run. in this case ) To enter Subscript or Superscript characters simply click the Subscript or Superscript button ( and then continue and type in the subscript or superscript. To enter Greek characters in the Insert TEDDS Field dialog for variable names like λ simply click the Greek character button ( you need to type l to get λ. otherwise the input box will be empty. as it is automatically updated when you enter a value in the Set Variable Value dialog. The Set Variable Value dialog appears. of decimal places fixed 2 fixed 3 T kips T Tie force Le ft 300 fixed 0 Le Tie effective length λL λL Slenderness limit 11. Page 48 of 50 . recalculate your document to ensure that your definitions are correct. Delete and replace the 3 remaining variable definitions in the same manner – the table below shows what you need to enter in the Insert TEDDS Field dialog for each of the three variables in order from left to right. The following will appear on the line containing your cursor: 7. Property Input Prompt Name Units Default value Format No. When you have done this. With View Fields (binoculars) on you will see the following TEDDS Input Field preceding the text on the line.6. Calculate your document to run it: 9. or edit it as required. Delete the stored variables and re-calculate to see the defaults in operation. as shown above. Because we already have a value defined for this variable it is displayed in the input. The Default value is entirely optional. 8. Once you have reached its end click the button again to switch back to typing normal text.

When you have OK'd the input. 1. The outputs can be values. Select the Show tab. Check your input carefully. Select the Condition type option and input the following information: 3. 8. 20) = ? Check the following topic in TEDDS Help for full details: TEDDS Mathematics/ Functions/ Logical Functions Page 49 of 50 . 4. if(check_stress > 1. the best thing to do at this stage is to delete it and run through the Insert TEDDS Field dialog again.The Show Statement Function The final thing we would like the calculation to do is automatically assess our section and report in the document whether our chosen section is passing or failing and. “Section OK for stress”) The general form of this logic expression is as follows: if(condition. 6. then click OK to enter the TEDDS Show Field in the document. Assigning them to output variables will help us with creating TEDDS Show Fields. The output of the TEDDS Show Field consists of two text messages known as output strings. click the View Fields (binoculars) button to view the resulting TEDDS Show Field. expressions or further logic expressions. and you can see how we use a simple logic statement to output one of two pieces of text using the if logical operator. For example: a = if(b > c. Calculate your document once you have written them to ensure they are working properly before proceeding. Take a close look at this TEDDS Show field. Place your cursor beneath these lines and click the Insert TEDDS Field button. It should be as shown below. These last two values help us assess the utilization of the section for the two checks. why. Using Logic In TEDDS 9. false_output) Note that you can use this kind of expression to define variables using a condition. 10. if it is failing. 5. true_output. “Section fails stress!” . If your TEDDS Show Field is incorrect. We use a TEDD S Show Fiel d to do this. Only one output string is displayed in the document depending on the status of the condition. 7. Enter the following two lines after your existing calculations: 2. The Show Field we want to create will test whether the section is failing stress and output a message to give the status of the check.

What Next? Congratulations! You have completed the final exercise in the guide and are ready to begin using TEDDS to its full potential. check_slender <= 1) PASS Section fails! • Take a look at TEDD S Messag e Fi elds. and exploring its capabilities more fully. You should find you have something similar to the following in your Progress Log and you will also see the output text on the page where you placed the TEDDS Show Field. We wish you an enjoyable and productive time in using the program in your day-to-day work. Some TEDDS dialogs have context sensitive help. Now calculate your document to calculate the TEDDS Show Field. The manual is in the electronic .p df format. You will find this in the D ocu me nta tio n folder within the folder to which you installed TEDDS. simply click the Support icon in any of TEDDS’ automated calculations. 11. Try the following: Condition Yes No and(check_stress <= 1. The information in the manual is also available within the TEDDS Help system. To see this simply click the Help button in the dialog. rather than in the document. which you can access in the usual way. then we would recommend the TEDDS Manual. If you would like to read up on further information about TEDDS. You will see examples of their use in our Library Calculations. for example the RC Footing design pro-forma. checking both slenderness and stress.10. We also run training courses in most locales.following is the logic statement you would use for this: Condition check_slender > 1 • Create a TEDDS Show Field to give the overall status of the section. The input for these is the same as TEDDS Show Fields but their output is displayed in a Message box. Of course there's much more for you to discover. • Try creating Messages using the Value of Variable option to show the values of the minimum area and radius of gyration in the Log before the Data List is displayed. Here are a few things you could try next: • Create another TEDDS Show Field similar to that above for the slenderness check . for further information on availability contact the TEDDS support team for your particular locale. Page 50 of 50 . Change some of your input values and re-calculate a few times to test your full calculation and both the pass and fail output of the TEDDS Show Field.

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