Friday, June 25, 2021

STAAD Pro Vs Tekla Structural Designer .Which One Is Better ?

Tekla Structural Designer (TSD) is a simple, integrated design & analysis software that enables engineers to deliver safe, effective and rationalized design more quickly, regardless of structural material. Reinforcement drawings for the entire building or tonnes of steel for estimating and many more. 


So in the above image you can see the first image is created in Tekla Structural Designer (TSD) and in the second image the model has been created in Staad Pro  . we can start the comparison with the grid lines. So for creating grid lines in staad we need to enter the coordinates from the beam column plan as shown in fig.1 and we need to insert it while viewing the beam column plan.

Fig 1

We can create grid lines in Tekla Structural Designer directly and in addition        you can also import the beam column plan as shadow as shown in fig 2 . 

Fig. 2

Next step is adding members in staad pro so in addition we need to see the beam column plan again and again so that we can place the structural members correctly. Applying members in TSD is comparatively easier as compared to staad as we already have the shadow of beam column plan so we don’t need to look again and again we can directly put the value of the structural members and directly we can get on the model. 

After inserting the columns we can similarly insert the beams as shown in fig.3 .


Now if you compare the two models after inserting the structural members you can see the model that we have created in Staad is a 2D Model as shown in fig 4. and the Model in TSD looks like a 3D Model as shown in fig.5.



After this we can also apply loads on these model so we will start from Staad so in Staad applying loads is easy and we also have to apply the self weight of the members and live load , dead loads seismic and wind loads whereas in TSD the self load of the member is taken automatically so we don’t have to apply that and it saves time and interface is relatively user friendly making the process fast  and also the application of rest of loads is fast and easy .

Next is footing design in Staad , we can not design footings on Staad for that we need a separate software but in TSD we can design footings as well as slab.    

So I hope you can now differentiate between Staad pro and Tekla Structural Designer (TSD).


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About us: Civil Center is a Civil Engineering Consultancy company which provides services ranging from Building Consultancy Services like Architectural Plan, Structural Drawing, Estimation, 3D Views of Interior and Exterior of a Building, Construction Planning and Management, and also other services like Survey Investigation Works.

We also provide Industrial Training to Civil Engineering Students as well as professionals which include courses on Building Design, Detailing Estimation, 3D Modelling and Survey  by using Software like STAAD. Pro, Tekla Structural Designer, Revit Structures, Tekla Structures, MS Excel, E-Survey. In training our goal is to make our trainees ready for the industry by getting them trained in Live Projects. We also provide placement assistance to our trainees.

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