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Global Support Reactions in Tekla Structural Designer

Based on a popular feature request, significant enhancements have been made to the display and reporting of support reactions. Traditionally, foundation reactions were always reported with respect to the local axis system of the support, which follows that of the supported column or wall, giving results in the most convenient manner for foundation design. For buildings with several orientations on plan, and columns/ walls with different rotations/ orientations, these reactions could be in several directions, and engineers requested greater control over how these reactions are reported.

With the 2023 release of Tekla Structural Designer, a new feature has been added to optionally obtain reactions with respect to a single axis system, for example the building global axis system or a user defined axis system. See the short video above for an overview of this enhancement and view the following Tekla User Assistance article for more information - Global reactions enhancements.