Copy loads

Tekla Structural Designer
2021
Tekla Structural Designer

Copy loads

Tekla Structural Designer allows you to quickly apply the same loads to multiple members by using the Copy Loads command.

Copy all member loads from one span to another

  1. On the Edit tab, click Copy Loads.
  2. Go to the Properties window.
  3. Set Mode to Copy Span Loading.
  4. Select whether you want to copy loads in the current loadcase or in all loadcases.
    Note: If you select the current loadcase, remember to select the required loadcase in the Loading list.
  5. In the model, click the span that contains the member loads that you want to copy.
  6. Click the span that you want to apply the loads to. The source span and the destination span do not need to be the same length.

    Tekla Structural Designer copies the member loads to the selected span.

  7. Do one of the following:
    • Click additional spans to continue applying the loads.
    • Press Esc to select a different loaded element span to copy loads from.
    • Press Esc twice to finish.

Only copy one member load to another span

  1. On the Edit tab, click Copy Loads.
  2. In the Properties window, set Mode to Copy Member/Area Load.
  3. In the model, click the member load that you want to copy.
  4. Click the span that you want to apply the load to. The source span and the destination span do not need to be the same length.

    Tekla Structural Designer copies the member load to the selected span.

  5. Do one of the following:
    • Click additional spans to continue applying the loads.
    • Press Esc to select a different load to copy.
    • Press Esc twice to finish.

Copy panel area, level, and slab loads

  1. On the Edit tab, click Copy Loads.
  2. In the Loading list, select the desired loadcase.
  3. In the Properties window, set Mode to Copy Member/Area Load.
  4. Click the area, slab, or level load that you want to copy.
  5. Click the panel that you want to apply the load to.

    Tekla Structural Designer copies the load to the selected panel.

  6. Do one of the following:
    • Click additional panels to continue applying the loads.
    • Press Esc to select a different load to copy.
    • Press Esc twice to finish.

Copy panel point, line, and patch loads

  1. On the Edit tab, click Copy Loads.
  2. In the Loading list, select the desired loadcase.
  3. In the Properties window, set Mode to Copy Plane Loads.
  4. Click the panel point, line, or patch load that you want to copy.
    Tip: If necessary, you can click to add other loads to the selection, or remove them from the selection by clicking them once more.

    A red circle indicates the original reference point for the selected loads.

  5. To apply the loads, do one of the following:
    • Click a panel node to define a new reference point at that node.

      The loads are applied at the same offset from the new reference point.

    • Click anywhere within a panel boundary at a different level to define a new reference point directly above or below the original reference point.

      The loads are applied at the same offset from the new reference point.

      Warning: If you choose a new reference point that results in the loads being applied outside the panel area, Tekla Structural Designer does not apply the loads to the model. In this situation, a warning appears during validation.
  6. Do one of the following:
    • Click to define further reference points to continue applying the loads. .
    • Press Esc to select a different loads to copy.
    • Press Esc twice to finish.

Copy structure loads

  1. On the Edit tab, click Copy Loads.
  2. In the Properties window, set Mode to Copy Member/Area Load.
  3. In the model, click the structure load to be copied.
  4. Click the position you want to apply the load to.

    Tekla Structural Designer copies the load to the new location.

  5. Do one of the following:
    • Click additional locations to continue applying the load.
    • Press Esc to select a different load to copy.
    • Press Esc twice to finish.

Copy loads to another loadcase

  1. On the Edit tab, click Copy Loads.
  2. In the Loading list, select the loadcase from which you want to copy the loads.
  3. Go to the Properties window.
  4. Set Mode to Copy Loads to another Loadcase.
  5. Select the loadcase that you want to copy the loads to.
  6. In the model, click the load that you want to copy.
    Tip: If necessary, you can click to add other loads to the selection, or remove them from the selection by clicking them once more.
  7. To copy the loads to the loadcase displayed in the Properties window, press Enter.
  8. Do one of the following:
    • Press Esc to select additional loads, and then press Enter to copy them.
    • Press Esc twice to finish.
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