To investigate different design configurations using the new components you can now:
Generate several configurations of a structure, in different materials or with different geometry
Run design for each configuration
Determine if that configuration is a passing design (and the URs for each beam plus for example average/max/min UR)
Measure the ‘cost’ of that configuration using material quantities
Calculate the efficiency of each design configuration
Find the best design configuration using automation
Design - the following three new design components are added and are available from the Design group of the ribbon as shown below:
Run design - allows the use to run design for the model (provided by the model component) with the following options; Subject - Steel, Concrete or All; Type - Gravity or Static (no RSA)
Member & Wall Design Results:
Member Design Results - reports Design Status & Utilization Ratio for a member or list of members. Results are available by whole member and for all spans/stacks within that member (see picture below illustrating this).
Wall Design Results - reports the same data for Walls - again per whole wall or per wall panel.
Reporting - two new components are added to report steel and concrete material quantities in a new “Review” ribbon Group. These can report in Grasshopper quantities from the Tekla Structural Designer materials list such as; number of objects, mass, surface area, volume and rebar mass (concrete models).