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Tekla Structures 2017: A Powerful Structural BIM Software

Tekla Structures is a structural BIM software that allows users to create, combine, manage and share information-rich accurate 3D models for various types of structures. Tekla Structures 2017 is the latest version of this software, which offers new features and enhancements for general design, concrete, precast concrete fabrication, steel detailing, and collaboration. In this article, we will explore some of the highlights of Tekla Structures 2017 and how it can improve the productivity, profitability and accuracy of structural engineering, fabrication and construction projects.

General Design

For general design, Tekla Structures 2017 offers more control over direct modification, which allows users to create an accurate structural model quicker and easier. Users can manipulate objects in the model directly by dragging, rotating, moving or copying them with a mouse. There is also a faster organizer for finding and fixing parts, and improved tools for instant information reporting. Users can generate reports based on any information in the model, such as material quantities, weights, bolt counts, etc. Users can also customize the reports to suit their needs and preferences.


Another new feature for general design is the basepoint, which enables engineering offices and architects to work together in a BIM workflow with consistent and correct common coordinates. The basepoint defines the origin and orientation of the model in relation to the project coordinate system. Users can import or export the basepoint data from or to other software applications, such as Revit or IFC files.

A new plugin that allows live algorithmic modelling for Tekla Structures using graphical algorithm editor Rhino/Grasshopper is also available for general design. This plugin enables users to create complex parametric shapes and structures with Tekla Structures using visual programming. Users can modify the parameters in Rhino/Grasshopper and see the changes reflected in Tekla Structures in real time. This plugin opens up new possibilities for creating innovative and optimized designs with Tekla Structures.


For concrete, Tekla Structures 2017 introduces the next generation reinforcement method that gives users more flexibility to create and modify reinforcements for different types of concrete geometries. Users can create any shape of reinforcement using direct modification tools or predefined components. Users can also edit the properties of reinforcement bars or meshes, such as diameter, spacing, bending radius, etc. Users can also use automatic clash checking and clash prevention tools to ensure that the reinforcements are feasible and constructible.

Another feature for concrete is the unique pour unit feature, which allows users to manage and report all pour-specific information effectively and easily. A pour unit is a group of concrete parts that are poured together as one entity. Users can define pour units based on various criteria, such as pour number, pour phase, pour type, etc. Users can also assign attributes to pour units, such as concrete mix, formwork type, curing time, etc. Users can generate reports based on pour units to track the progress and status of concrete work.

Precast Concrete Fabrication

For precast concrete fabrication, Tekla Structures 2017 improves information exchange between detailing and production with new data transfer links to production management software. Users can export production-related information from Tekla Structures to production management software, such as Unitechnik or BVBS formats. Users can also import production status information from production management software to Tekla Structures to update the model accordingly.

A new palletizer tool is also available for precast concrete fabrication, which improves model-based production planning. The palletizer tool allows users to plan how precast elements are placed on pallets or beds for casting or transportation. Users can define pallets or beds based on their dimensions and properties. Users can also assign rules and constraints for placing elements on pallets or beds, such as weight limit, stacking order, orientation, etc. The palletizer tool then automatically optimizes the placement of elements on pallets or beds based on the rules and constraints. Users can also manually adjust the placement if needed.

Steel Detailing

For steel detailing, Tekla Structures 2017 improves modelling of steel bent plates with full support for direct modification. Users can create any shape of bent plate using direct modification tools or predefined components. Users can also edit the properties of bent plates, such as thickness, bend radius, bend angle, etc. Users can also use automatic clash checking and clash prevention tools to ensure that the bent plates are feasible and constructible.

Enhancements in drawing production are also available for steel detailing, which enable easier and more flexible shaping of drawings. Users can customize the layout, content and appearance of drawings to suit their needs and preferences. Users can also use smart tools to create and edit views, dimensions, annotations, symbols, etc. Users can also use automatic drawing update and revision tools to keep the drawings consistent with the model.


Tekla Structures 2017 enables users to collaborate with other project parties, software, digital construction tools and machinery for smoother workflows. Users can import, export and link their model data with other software applications, such as architectural, MEP and plant design software through IFC or other formats. Users can also use Tekla Model Sharing to work on the same model at the same time with other Tekla Structures users from anywhere, anytime. Users can also use Trimble Connect to share and access project information online with other project stakeholders.

Tekla Structures 2017 also supports integration with digital construction tools and machinery, such as laser scanners, total stations, robotic welders, etc. Users can import point cloud data from laser scanners to create or verify the model. Users can also export model data to total stations for layout or verification on site. Users can also export fabrication data to robotic welders for automated welding of steel structures.


Tekla Structures 2017 is a powerful structural BIM software that offers new features and enhancements for general design, concrete, precast concrete fabrication, steel detailing and collaboration. Tekla Structures 2017 can help users to improve their productivity, profitability and accuracy in every phase of their structural engineering, fabrication and construction projects. Tekla Structures 2017 is available in three subscription plans: Tekla Structures Core, Tekla Structures Advanced and Tekla Structures Full. Users can also try Tekla Structures 2017 for free for 30 days by downloading it from the Tekla website.


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