Tekla Structures 2016 New User interface.  There are many new features available in the new release but most importantly modeling is easier.  Learn about the new features below.

Elements of the new user interface

    

 

Ribbon - scrollable, minimizable, configuration-specific 

  • All the essential commands are now available on the ribbon and grouped according to their use

MODELING RIBBON

  • Steel tab contains commands for steel modeling
  • Concrete tab contains CIP, precast and rebars related commands
  • Edit tab contains commands for editing model objects and construction geometry
  • View tab contains commands for views, clip planes, work planes, rendering and navigation
  • Drawings & reports tab contains commands for drawings, numbering, and reports
  • Manage tab contains commands for Organizer, clash check and other construction management related tools
  • Analysis & design tab contains all calculation related commands, for example, loads
  • Custom tab: Add your own components, frequently used commands, and links to important tools outside Tekla Structures

DRAWINGS RIBBON

  • Drawing tab contains commands for editing and creating marks, symbols, associative notes, text, lines, etc.
  • Dimensioning tab contains commands for adding and editing dimensions
  • Views tab contains commands for adding and managing views in the drawing
  • Custom tab: Add your own components, frequently used commands, and links to important tools outside Tekla Structures

Some helpful rules about icons

Quick launch (Ctrl+Q)

  • Find all commands

File menu on the left - Manage your model and settings 

  • Save, print, export, share models, etc.
  • Catalogs
  • Options and advanced options, logs, editors, diagnose and repair, etc.
  • Customize the ribbon in Settings > Customize Ribbon

Side pane 

MODELING SIDE PANE

  • Reference models
  • Applications & components (custom components and macro recordings)

DRAWINGS SIDE PANE

  • Drawing 2D Library
  • Applications & components

CONTEXTUAL TOOLBAR

  • Make quick changes to modeling and drawing objects. Contextual toolbar replaces the Mini Toolbar.

KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

  • Add keyboard shortcuts in File menu > Settings.