US: Trimble introduced today three new versions of its software for structural engineering, fabrication and construction teams—Tekla Structures 2018, Tekla Structural Designer 2018 and Tekla Tedds 2018. These solutions provide increased control and improved documentation through constructible Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows for stakeholders in structural steel and concrete, including designers, detailers and fabricators, concrete contractors, general contractors and structural engineers.
Tekla Structures 2018 brings faster 3D modeling processes, more precise detailing, better control over changes and quicker production of drawings with less effort, in addition to workflow-related efficiency gains. The new version also supports point clouds, allowing delivery of coordinated, constructible designs that fit existing structures seamlessly. The improvements in drawings include quicker drawing production with less effort and reviewing and adding content faster. The collaborative workflow from design and analysis to detailing and fabrication is smoother than before, regardless of structural material.
Tekla Structural Designer 2018 delivers new features and enhancements focused on structural design workflow productivity. For example, the new rigorous non-linear concrete slab design feature automates loading simulation through construction to help save engineering design time. In addition, enhanced analysis options for concrete and steel speed design cycles for complex structural elements. The new version also supports Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish annexes to the Eurocodes.
Tekla Tedds 2018 introduces a variety of new calculations that enable improved productivity for civil and structural engineers. The easy-to-use software offers a quality assured library of code compliant calculations that are visible for easy review and validation.
A growing number of construction professionals, governments and owners around the world are embracing BIM technologies and processes. Projects around the world, from housing and bridges to factories and skyscrapers, are using Trimble’s structural BIM solutions. Continuous development of Tekla BIM solutions demonstrates Trimble’s commitment to innovation in structural engineering, off-site prefabrication and on-site efficiency.