NEWS: Trimble updates Tekla Structural designer for engineers

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New features designed to further automate building analysis and design as well as expand seismic analysis capabilities

The latest release of Tekla Structural Designer, the structural engineering design and analysis tool for steel and concrete buildings, includes a number of new features designed to automate building analysis. This includes the automation of tedious and complex tasks such as wind loading calculations, floor vibration checks and floor loading.

Other new features include expanded seismic analysis and design features that automate accidental torsional effects and the required seismic design combinations. According to Tekla, this allows engineers to use one product all the way through to code-compliant design.

In addition, Tekla Structural Designer now offers expanded beam design options and integration with cellular beam provider, ASD Westok, and its proprietary Cellbeam software that simplifies design with Westok elements and allows for quick comparisons of different floor beam systems.

“This new release is a significant update after the initial launch of Tekla Structural Designer earlier this year, further automating structural analysis and design to save time, allowing engineers to gain complete confidence in their design decisions,” said Barry Chapman, director of engineering for Trimble’s Structures Division.

Tekla Structural Designer is available now and is an integral product in the Trimble Buildings portfolio, which also includes Tekla Structures BIM software, Tekla Tedds software for structural calculation automation and SketchUp Pro.

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