How to use the project workspace

Tekla Structural Designer
Tekla Structural Designer

How to use the project workspace

The Project Workspace is the central control area for your model.

Its tabs are used to access a range of functions:

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Structure tree: for opening scene views, viewing and modifying model properties, controlling grids and sub models.


Groups tree: for organizing members into design and detailing groups and for displaying UDAs.


Loading tree: for viewing load status.

Wind Model

Wind Model tree: for viewing and modifying wind model properties


Status tree: for highlighting validation issues and other aspects of the model status, i.e.

  • Model Geometry
  • Wind Model
  • Meshing
  • Decomposition
  • Solver
  • BIM
  • Drift, Sway, Wind Drift, Seismic Drift and Displacements


Connections tree: for viewing and designing steel connections

Report Index

Report Index: contains bookmarks that can be used to move around the report when a report view is displayed.

Tip: If you click X in the top right corner to close of any of the above windows, you can re-open them from the Windows tab of the ribbon.
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