Apply and modify design settings

Tekla Structural Designer
Tekla Structural Designer

Apply and modify design settings

The design options in Tekla Structural Designer allow you to adjust the way in which your model is designed.

The different Design Settings sub pages enable you to, for example:

  • set which analysis type is run for the design, (on the Analysis sub page)
  • set reinforcement and other parameters for concrete design, (on the Concrete sub page)
  • set the levels at which forces can be ignored, (on the Design Forces sub page)
  • set which members to design using groups, (on the Design Groups sub page)
  • control how Autodesign settings will be reset after the design, (on the Auto design sub page)

Modify design settings in the current project

  1. On the Design tab, click Settings.
  2. Modify the Design Settings according to your needs.
  3. After making the changes, do one of the following:
    • To apply the changes to the current project, click OK.

    • To save the changes as defaults for future projects, click Save...

    Tip: To revert the analysis options specified to the default design options of the active settings set, click Load...

Modify design settings defaults for future projects

  1. On the Home toolbar, click Settings.

    The Settings dialog box opens.

  2. Go to Settings Sets.
  3. Go to the Design Settings page.
  4. Select the settings set that you want to modify.
  5. Modify the settings according to your needs.
  6. To save the changes to the settings set, click OK.
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