Make Your Design Real with Tekla and Autodesk Revit

Before Moshe Safdie’s design of the ArtScience Museum in Singapore become reality, the architects model had to pass to Yongnam Engineering’s structural designers. In the AEC process, Tekla seeks to bring owners and architects, engineers and construction contractors the benefits of accurate, coordinated and rich data. With it you can deliver the projects faster and more economically.

We offer you free tools that allow the models to move between Tekla Structures and Autodesk Revit. To achieve smooth construction workflows and realization of designs, we wish to see project members to collaborate throughout design and construction regardless of the software solutions they use. As one software solution is never enough for realizing construction design, we have chosen an open approach to BIM and work with partners to offer the AEC industry integrated, open workflows.  

Using information from Tekla Structures in Autodesk Revit

For Tekla Structures versions 18, 18.1, 19, 19.1, 20.0 and Revit 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Autodesk Revit designers benefit from the highest level of object intelligence possible with Tekla Structures.  


  • Fail-safe model import
  • Maintained Revit unique ID
  • Optimized family creation or


Tekla BIMsight for construction collaboration

With the free Tekla BIMsight, you can view the models of all construction project parties  collaborate efficiently. For more information, read how Pozzoni architects benefited from using Tekla BIMsight.


Using information from Autodesk Revit (2013, 2014) in Tekla Structures (18, 18.1 and 19)

Revit and Tekla Users can coordinate their building information models to gain greater insight and certainty.  As a Tekla user, you can work and communicate with Revit users effectively by providing them specifically compatible IFC files.


  • Fail-safe model import
  • Maintained Revit unique ID
  • Optimized family creation


Interoperability between earlier versions of Autodesk Revit and Tekla Structures

If you are using Tekla Structures 17 or earlier, then please download the Export to Software (v1) from Tekla Extranet.

Open approach to BIM

In Tekla, we believe that no construction project can be done with just one software solution. Read more about open BIM in the construction workflow.

In case of problems; please direct all feedback to:

  • The Export to Tekla Add-Ins offered for download above delivers the same functionality in both instances and thus known issues remain unresolved.
  • Tekla Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) Import to Revit Add-In has been developed to improve the import of Tekla Structures IFC files by using the Revit API to create native objects from the data supplied by the Tekla IFC file. The Tekla IFC Import to Revit Add-In is available through the ‘Export to Softwares’ function and more detail is available in the Tekla – Revit Customer Link  document.
  • Autodesk and Revit are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates, in the USA and/or other countries.

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