Tekla Structures
custom components

Learn how to create steel and concrete custom components to reduce manual work and become more efficient.
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This course is for intermediate to expert level Tekla users

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Tekla Custom Components






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Your guide on the journey


Sten Tuudak

Sten started working as a structural engineer in 2007.

In 2008, Sten had his first Tekla Structures training, and ever since it has been his passion 🥰

After that, from 2014 to 2017 he worked at Tekla HQ, supporting different area offices all over the world.

In 2017 he started company, TSGuide OÜ, which has helped companies with Tekla Structures implementation and trained their engineers. Everything to help them become successful – raise efficiency and project quality.

Tekla Structures is his SUPERPOWER 🦸🏼‍♂️ 


Trimble official hardware recommendations can be found HERE.


As the “learning” projects are not very complex, lower-spec PCs are good enough, but you should think about future projects.

One thing with Tekla Structures is that you can create different settings and custom components using a free Tekla license and later use them with a commercial license.

Tekla Structures Custom Components classroom live training is normally 1 day of training. Depending on how much you will spend time practicing and creating your custom component, 1-2 days should be enough.

You will get one access to the course. It’s ok to share this account between different engineers inside one office. Sharing externally is strictly prohibited.

In this case all the engineers can see the learning videos, but only the first engineer will get to answer the theory questions, get feedback on the practical work, participate in Q&A online sessions, and get a completion certificate.

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Once you purchase your course access, we’ll immediately send the invoice to your email.

Later, you can see all your invoices from menu User Profile and from there Purchase Info.

If you have Tekla Structures related questions then the best way is to ask them under topic related lesson. Each lesson has its Q&A section. 

If you have any other question then you can write us an email – sten.tuudak@teklaacademy.com 

Whenever & wherever

With live classroom training, usually the teacher or students need to travel to a central place and complete the training over what are often arduous days. My experience has shown me that people learn at different speeds, and this means that inevitably, some participants tend to get bored, while others struggle to catch up. We’re all different!


Once you have access to the TSAcademy online course, students can go through the course content whenever & wherever they choose. 


For example, we had one student who had a baby, and he was able to go through the course from home as his baby was sleeping. A complicated situation, but it ended up being no problem.


Also, students can choose their video playing speed, pause, and even rewind and go back whenever needed.


Engineers can go through this course by practicing everything with my “learning” projects. One is a concrete apartment building, and the other is a steel hall. I have made them so that students can put everything they learn into practice.


After passing the course I always recommend starting to do real projects as soon as possible – or even better – engineers can skip my “learning” projects and can start their real projects right away. 


This has two major advantages. First of all, there is more motivation as there is more at stake, and they have the time to dive deeper. Secondly, the company will not lose this time, and at the end of the course, there is something ready to charge the client for.


If you are planning to take your real project then just in case I recommend taking something smaller and easier that doesn’t have very tight deadlines. You can always send me the project overview and I can give my opinion with suggestions. Let’s make it as safe as possible.


Apprehensive as to what will happen when questions inevitably arise? Don’t be! These lessons have been made quite simple to understand, and normally there are not many questions, BUT…


The students can always ask questions during lessons, and I answer them as fast as practically possible.


Also, from time to time we have Q&A Zoom group meetings where I answer questions live.


Alternatively, we can do private sessions for an extra charge, or you can contact your local area office or other specialists. In this case, you don’t have to pay for 6-day training; instead, pay only for getting the answers and you usually will get what you need with 1-2h only.

Certificate & Report

After completing the course successfully (by answering the theory questions and presenting practical work / Tekla model), participants will receive a TSAcademy Certificate to confirm their Tekla knowledge. It clearly demonstrates the effort of participants, as this is one of the most comprehensive and most extended Tekla courses in the world!


Supervisors will receive a report of participant progress. E.g. what videos were watched and for how long, theory test results, and feedback on practical work, along with any suggestions I might have to make.