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This training course has been developed by DOWCO Technology Services Ltd. and has been endorsed by Tekla Corporation as an invaluable learning tool for detailers new to Tekla Structures (version 13 or later).

Dowco Technology Services, Ltd. has been Tekla Corporations’s partner, reseller and service provider for Tekla Structures in Canada for over 12 years. With the approval of Tekla, Dowco has now launched the Tekla Structures Online Learning Network. As one of Tekla’s largest users with more than 250 licenses, Dowco developed this course  from within our very own training standards from years of real-life experience with the software and steel detailing in the industry.

This practical and interactive method of teaching requires the student to use Tekla Structures to create, modify and build on models as they navigate through the course. The courses demonstrate Tekla’s features and functionality and then requires the student to carry out the same by replicating the same steps own their own machine. Course features include:

  • Audio recordings explaining the instructions and pictures in more detail
  • Pictures showing:
    • Menu selections
    • Icons
    • Dialog boxes
    • Snap to guides on the model
    • The model and drawings before, during and after commands
  • Step-by-step-instructions written in easy to understand language that all your new detailers can follow.
  • Insights and Fundamentals: Extra readings on how to best use Tekla Structures
  • Quizzes and answers at the end of each module
  • Review at part of the course at any time

A cost-effective alternative to off-site instruction or using your own staff to train, this course meets the need for getting detailers productive using Tekla Structures. Purchasing any of these courses is a significant move towards keeping your firm efficient and productive through on-site, self-paced education.

Tekla Structures Basic Training Course

Tekla Structures Basic Training takes detailers with no knowledge of Telka Structures and makes them productive within 1 week. The course covers 40 hours of self-paced instruction that is delivered via the Internet. The 10 modules cover model setup; column, beam, bracing and simple connections modeling; editing models; interactive connections; and creating, editing and printing drawings.

This course is currently avialable free of charge for all Dowco Technology Services' customers who have a current maintenance contract.

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