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Tekla Structures

The most advanced BIM software for structural workflow

Part of BuildingPoint’s suite of BIM software, Tekla Structures lets you create, combine, manage and share multi-material 3D models packed with valuable construction information. Use this 3D structural modelling software throughout the project, from conceptual planning to fabrication, construction and maintenance, for design, detailing, and information management.

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DESIGN

Visualize your concept by creating a constructible 3D building structure.

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DETAIL

Easily create all structures with full details and automatic clash checking.

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FABRICATE

Drawings, reports, and CNC data can be automatically created from your 3D model.

INFORMATION-RICH 3D MODELS

Tekla Structures lets you create accurate, information-rich 3D models that have all the structural data you need to build and maintain any type of structure. Tekla models can deliver LOD 500 – the highest level of development possible – making them truly constructible.

Import, export, and link your data with other software solutions, digital construction tools, and fabrication machinery for smoother workflows. Also, the as-built models cut back on costly surprises and requests for information (RFIs), making projects more profitable.

Tekla Structures is localized to fit your local construction industry standards. This 3D BIM software for construction is available in 17 languages and has 32 environments that include predefined region-specific settings and information. To make sure you will have a smooth start, we offer local support and training too.

Tekla Structures lets you create accurate, information-rich 3D models that have all the structural data you need to build and maintain any type of structure

KEY BENEFITS

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  • Create constructible models up to LOD 500
  • Use a single tool for all types of materials and projects

tick    Open collaboration

  • Easily collaborate with project members and third parties
  • Utilize model data for fabrication and construction
  • Link with architectural, MEP and plant design software through IFC

tick    Localized software

  • Available in 17 languages and 32 environments
  • Local support in more than 20 languages
  • 24/7 online technical and learning support

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We have a variety of different licensing options to choose from. Whether you need Tekla Structures for business, education or partnership purposes, we have a license that suits your needs.

Tekla Structures BIM Software is Ideal For:

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Steel Detailers & Fabricators

Design, detail, fabricate and erect all steel structures on time and on budget. Tekla software portfolio covers the entire steel workflow from engineering design, detailing and fabrication management all the way to site operations.

Tekla Structures is an intelligent, parametric Bridge Information Modeling (BrIM) solution for constructible design of all bridge types, sizes and materials.

Bridge Engineers

Tekla Structures is an intelligent, parametric Bridge Information Modeling (BrIM) solution for constructible design of all bridge types, sizes and materials.

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Concrete Contractors

Estimate, plan and manage concrete pours better. Tekla software for concrete contractors allows concrete contractors to reduce their risks, improve productivity and ensure smooth progress on site with the unique information management tools and constructible concrete models the tool can offer.

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Structural Engineers

Every day, Structural Engineers around the world use our range of powerful structural software to design and construct commercial buildings. Automated, optimized and intelligent, Tekla solutions make 3D modelling in structural engineering productive and profitable.

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Precast Detailers & Producers

A model-based workflow with Tekla software minimizes costly surprises and waste, improves efficiency and quality, and ensures that the correct, error-free elements are delivered in the right place at the time.

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Rebar Designers & Fabricators

Working with Tekla software is a smarter, more efficient way to do rebar detailing and fabrication. Improved design communication, coordination and information transfer enables faster rebar assembly and more productive construction of reinforced concrete structures.

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Students

Tekla Campus is an online academy for students who want to find a career for example in construction management, structural engineering, steel detailing or drafting. Learn the basics of Tekla’s BIM (Building Information Modeling) tools and improve your position in the job market.

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Educational institutions

The transition from education to work is often both a challenge and a prospect for a young graduate. To ease this step, Tekla offers educational institutions an affordable educational license program. The program provides students with a firm foundation on Tekla software and Building Information Modeling (BIM).

Tekla Structures 2023

Enjoy user-experience improvements and feature updates that transform the way you work with reliable and data-rich structural software.

The upgraded user experience for working with drawings – as well as the updates to the detailing to fabrication workflows – make your work easier, faster and more accurate. You can now collaborate more effectively too, thanks to improved ways to use, provide access to, and track changes to your BIM model data.

Highlights of Tekla Structures 2023:

New Property Pane for intuitive drawing editing

The customizable and intuitive drawing property pane is a modern and powerful method for working with drawing-object properties. Easily create and modify drawing objects and copy properties between them. Use the visual editor for dimensions, views, associative notes, and all mark types. Customize drawing marks with the simple symbol and hatch selection. Choose which properties are shown by default or access them all with just one click.

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Better workflow for batch printing drawings in tekla structures

Better workflow for batch printing drawings

Printing a large number of drawings in one go just got easier. Before hitting print, you are now prompted to choose how to handle drawings that may interrupt the printing process. This allows you to run a single print batch that will continue printing even if you leave the office. Everything will be in the stack when the job is finished.

Step-by-step instructions to guide your modelling

Improved contextual instructions in the status bar give you modeling tips, clear descriptions, and steps to follow. The Instructor side pane and tooltips add to an easy and self-guided learning experience.

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Detail more with special bolt holes

You can now find several improvements in special types of bolts and holes for many project and material types. The possibility to offset bolts in slotted holes helps you in modelling PEB structures, portal frames, boilers and more. Tapped holes can now be modelled for joints when installing nuts is not possible, either due to a lack of space for a wrenching tool or because there is no access to the other side of the joint. You can also model various special holes in the same bolt group.

Better handling of project coordinates

Collaboration is the key to BIM success. You can now choose how to utilize the base point for IFC4 exports to help align your BIM model location with the civil coordinate system. This is especially useful in projects where stakeholders are using different software.

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Improved project interoperability with IFC

Correct communication of designs to project stakeholders is essential. Rebar and rebar set exports are now better supported, and more IFC entities and subtypes are included (e.g. ramps, windows and stairs).

Access drawing history in Tekla Model Sharing projects

Collaboration with other project members is easier when you have access to the drawing changes list in a Tekla Model Sharing project. Now you can check and control the drawing versions that were created for each drawing during the project.

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Improved workflow for simple steel connection design for tekla structures

Improved workflow for simple steel connection design

You can now leverage a full connection design workflow using the “Steel simple connection design (EN1993)” calculation in Tekla Tedds. Design data is automatically transferred for the relevant Tekla Structures system components, such as shear plates and end plates.

New user menu in Tekla Model Sharing Management Console

Admin users can now quickly view which projects each user belongs to. This makes it easy to manage all users’ access directly from this website.

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Perform model review using Trimble Connect

Introducing an easy new way of communicating from Trimble Connect to a Tekla Structures model, and streamlining collaboration between users. You can now add property sets in Trimble Connect that can then be viewed directly within the Tekla Structures model. This supports more efficient model review and approval workflows, as well as erection, fabrication and on-site workflows where the data is tracked in Trimble Connect.

Compare 3D models in Trimble Connect

Keeping track of the changes in different versions of models is critical in project workflows. You can now share Tekla Structures models with any Trimble Connect for Windows user, as well as allow them to compare and view the differences between model versions.

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