Tekla Structures 2016: New user interface and advanced information utilisation


Trimble has introduced three new software versions of its Building Information Modelling (BIM) and analysis and design solutions for engineering and construction: Tekla Structures 2016, Tekla Structural Designer 2016 and Tekla Tedds 2016.

The solutions provide enhanced collaboration and workflow efficiency for structural steel and precast concrete designers, detailers and fabricators, concrete contractors, general contractors and structural engineers.

Tekla Structures, the most advanced BIM software, produces accurate, constructible modelling of any steel or concrete structure possible. The new software version provides even more efficient modelling and allows increased productivity by avoiding costly errors easily in the fabrication and construction phases.

The new Tekla Structures user interface offers a smooth experience thanks to several features that make modelling easier and accelerate the design process. The customisable menus and easily recognisable icons allow users to save time, improving modelling efficiency, while the consistent colours help them to immediately spot what they are looking for in the models.

The new version also introduces more efficient utilisation of model information. Finding possible flaws during the design phase, when they are simpler to fix compared to rework on the construction site, can bring savings. Users can also create repetitive fabrication information, such as concrete covers for precast elements, which can be automated for increased productivity.

With Tekla Structures 2016, collaboration has become easier and more reliable with its advanced functionalities such as Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) file change management. When another discipline working on the construction project makes changes, Tekla Structures’ users can now see what has changed in the IFC reference model.

Additionally, visualisation and traceability improvements in Tekla Model Sharing leverage collaboration through sophisticated change management. The tool allows team members to work on the same model from any location or time zone to deliver projects faster and with more flexibility. The changes list allows for filtering and searching for specific ones.

Risto Räty, general manager of Trimble Buildings Structures Division, said: “Many of the new features and improvements have been developed to address our customers’ requests. For example, drawing production is faster with functionality improvements and a 2D library that allows users to pick details for their drawings from a collection of ready-made 2D details, such as bolts, instead of drawing them. Reusing customer-specific 2D details saves even more time.”

Tekla Structural Designer 2016: Enhanced collaboration

Tekla Structural Designer 2016 is an engineering tool for analysing and designing buildings efficiently. The new version features major performance enhancements in both modelling and processing time when analysing and designing structure. It can now also easily handle even larger and more demanding models.

Tekla Structural Designer 2016 joins open BIM workflows with IFC compatibility, enabling smoother processes and reduces manual work. The users can share and review their designs with other project disciplines even at a very early stage of the Design-Build-Operate (DBO) workflow.

Tekla Tedds 2016: New options and more flexibility

Providing additional features, which have been requested by its users, has enhanced the new version of Tekla Tedds, a solution for automating repetitive structural calculations. New options bring more flexibility and choices for the analysis and design of retaining walls, foundations and steel and concrete beams to both the U.S. building codes and Eurocodes.

The comprehensive calculation allows work to be easy and fast, enabling users to avoid human errors when working with load combinations. Document templates that can be matched to company standards, including custom layouts and logos, save time and improve presentation.

Tekla Structures 2016, Tekla Structural Designer 2016 and Tekla Tedds 2016 are available now. To download, visit:

Tekla Structures: http://www.teklastructures.com

Tekla Structural Designer: http://url.tekla.com/TeklaStructuralDesigner2016DownloadNow

Tekla Tedds: http://url.tekla.com/TeklaTedds2016DownloadNow

For more information on Tekla software please visit www.tekla.com. Tekla Corporation transitioned to the Trimble brand in January 2016. More information about rebranding is available at: www.tekla.com/evolution.

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