Tekla Structures 2021

Trimble launches Tekla 2021 structural BIM solutions

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Tekla Structures gets new functionality-focused licensing options, simplified change management plus lots more


Trimble has introduced 2021 versions of its Tekla tools for constructible BIM, structural engineering and steel fabrication management – Tekla Structures, Tekla Structural Designer, Tekla Tedds and Tekla Power Fab.

 The big news for Tekla Structures 2021 is the introduction of three new subscription options: ‘Carbon’ for viewing models and collaborating with project stakeholders; ‘Graphite’ for creating constructible, intelligent BIM and structural documentation; and ‘Diamond’ for design, detailing and fabrication.

New features include simplified change management, with enhanced clash detection and cloning tools; better usability with in-product guidance and localisation; faster, more accurate modelling, with drawing and object handling improvements; and new extensions for various modelling tasks, including scaffolding.

Tekla Structures 2021 also offers increased interoperability, with improvements for IFC and other formats, deeper integration with the Trimble Connect collaboration platform and continued enhancements to Tekla Model Sharing.

Tekla 2021 - Batch editing in Tekla Structures
New Batch editing functionality in Tekla Structures 2021 is designed to save time and reduce repetitive rework
Tekla 2021 - Navisworks and Revit
Navisworks and Revit files can now be directly imported into Tekla Structures as reference or overlay models, for coordination, clash checking, and constructability reviews.
Tekla Structures 2021 - scaffolding
New scaffolding tools in Tekla Structures 2021 help customers plan and detail shoring and access scaffolding systems.

Tekla Structural Designer 2021, the structural analysis and design software, introduces the “design-to-detail workflow” for what Trimble describes as more efficient modelling of reinforced cast-in-place concrete and transferring reinforcing bars – including slabs, foundations, beams, columns and walls – to Tekla Structures.

The 2021 release also features a new carbon calculator. This provides the ability to understand a structure’s embodied carbon impact during design, as well as compare alternative schemes to identify the most effective, sustainable and affordable option.

Tekla Structural Designer 2021
Tekla Structural Designer 2021 introduces a quick method to apply wind loads, especially for industrial structures
Tekla Structural Designer
A new Carbon Calculator within Tekla Structural Designer gives engineers with insight into the embodied carbon in their scheme at the early stage of design.

Tekla Tedds 2021, the structural analysis and design calculation software, offers users new and improved calculations, including base plate, precast hollow core slab, concrete foundation and timber racking loads, to satisfy multiple design codes.

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Meanwhile, the 2021 version of the steel fabrication management software, Tekla PowerFab, delivers visual dashboard reporting, with enhanced options for filtering and organising data, as well as continued improvements for automated machine instruction on the shop floor.

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