Tekla 2018 leverage control and speed in collaborative construction workflows
Trimble has introduced three new versions of its software for structural engineering, fabrication and construction teams, which provide increased control and improved documentation through constructible Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows in the fields of structural steel and precast, and cast in place concrete.
The solutions – Tekla Structures 2018, Tekla Structural Designer 2018 and Tekla Tedds 2018 – have been developed to benefit designers, detailers and fabricators, concrete contractors, general contractors and structural engineers, said the company.
“We develop software solutions that bring a growing synergy to our customers in their daily work,” said Ville Rousu, responsible for Tekla software development at Trimble. “Trimble’s focus on advancing technology throughout the entire structural BIM workflow, from design to fabrication and construction, allows us to deliver the BIM tools that contribute to the transformation of the building and construction industry.”
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. Improved analysis options for both concrete and steel offer greater control and faster analysis. The new version also supports Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish annexes to the Eurocodes.
Tekla Tedds 2018 introduces a variety of new calculations that vastly improve 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, says Trimble.