Overview of the Loading List and Status bar

Tekla Structural Designer
2024
Tekla Structural Designer

Overview of the Loading List and Status bar


1. Show Process button

Click the Show Process button, located at the left end of the Status bar to display the Process Window.

When you analyze or design the model, each step of the process (including any associated warnings or errors) is logged and displayed in the Process Window. When the Process Window is closed, the overall status of the last process performed is indicated on the Show Process button as below:
Such warnings and errors should always be fully investigated, as they may have an adverse affect the design.

2. Loading List

The Loading list is permanently docked at the bottom edge of the main window.

The Loading list has two main functions:

  • Selecting a specific loadcase to add loads into

  • Selecting a specific loadcase, combination, or envelope to view the results for.

When viewing results, first click the Loadcase, Combination, or Envelope button according to your needs. The, choose the specific loadcase, combination, or envelope name in the list.

3. Status bar

The Status bar is permanently docked at the bottom edge of the main window. The Status bar performs a number of different functions.

The Status bar provides feedback by indicating:

  1. The analysis and design validity

  2. The units system

  3. The design code

  4. The coordinates of the cursor relative to the global origin in 2D views

  5. The view regime buttons that allow you to switch the view regime applied to the active scene view, see View Regime buttons below.

  6. Coordinate display that allows you to set the display method for coordinate tooltips:

    • ABS (Absolute)

    • REL (Relative)

    • POL (Polar)

  7. 2D/3D toggle button

    • 2D: the content of the 2D view is displayed in plan.

    • 3D: the content of the 2D view is displayed in isometric.

4. View regime buttons

The view regime buttons allow you to switch the view regime applied to the active scene view:
  • Structural View shows the geometry and loading of the structure.

  • Solver View shows the analysis model.

  • Results View shows the analysis results.

  • Wind View shows the wind model.

  • Review View graphically examines the model properties or status.

  • Slab Deflections View shows the slab deflection analysis results.

  • Footfall Analysis View shows footfall analysis models (FAMs).

For more information, see: Overview of view regimes

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