Tekla Structures 2019
© Scott Prokop

Trimble has recently introduced the latest versions of its Tekla Building Information Modelling (BIM) software solutions for the construction industry: Tekla Structures 2019, Tekla Structural Designer 2019, Tekla Tedds 2019 and Tekla EPM 2019

Trimble’s solutions support professionals in the structural steel, precast and cast-in-place concrete industries with the Constructible Process, an innovative approach for the digital transformation of architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) workflows.

Tekla Structures 2019 delivers enhancements, improvements and new features, that together result in smoother workflows, more precise control and higher productivity levels. The latest version of the software offers improved geometry for the detailing of curved structures, such as bent plates and staircases, and contains new automated features for model-based drawing production.

It also supports a more streamlined communication and information transfer from detailing to production of precast concrete; offers rebar detailing enhancements, such as rebar rounding at the model, set and modifier levels, allowing for more intuitive control and efficiency when detailing reinforced cast-in-place concrete; upgraded and simplified CIP concrete formwork tools; and an improved Pour Unit, making it easier than ever to create reliable and informed pour takeoffs, reports and drawings.

A new Bridge Creator extension, which makes early design phase workflows both faster and easier, has also been introduced as part of a new customised bridge designer role and ribbon menu, containing productivity-boosting bridge design tools.

There is also improvements in drawings, which include annotation cloning for faster and easier creation of general arrangement drawings, more intelligent handling of drawing views, improved dimensioning productivity and increased support for a wider range of BIM objects.

Tekla Structural Designer 2019 introduces various updates focussed around flexibility and interoperability, making for more streamlined and efficient user experience.

The functionality and interface of Tekla Structural Designer and Tekla Structures have also been modified, providing users with a more aligned experience.

This focus on interoperability is also present within the 2019 version of Tekla Tedds, offering improved integration with Tekla Structures and providing users of both Tekla products with more convenient design management.

Finally, Tekla EPM 2019 (previously known as FabSuite) introduces an advanced model-based viewer that allows for enhanced collaboration and real-time visualisation for steel fabrication management, resulting in increased efficiency and productivity.


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