Tekla Structures 2017i
In drawing setup and layout, what you see is now what you get, which makes generating more reliable drawings from your constructible 3D model quicker and easier.
Enhanced Template editor
Template Editor enables powerful, clear and customizable reporting and scheduling. Create efficiently more reliable schedules and reports with exact quantities, using the format that best suits your business standards and looks professional. What you see on the drawing and on the schedule match 100%, and there is no need for Excel or exporting and re-importing.
With the enhanced DWG export functionality, you can create AutoCAD drawings fast. Utilize the accuracy of Tekla models to create AutoCAD files that follow industry requirements and standards for layers, colors and linetypes. Model curves in steel and concrete quickly, show it in drawings, and then easily update the model and drawing as the design changes.
The all new Spiral beam lets you model with ease spiral stringers, handrails, ramps, stairs and more. The spiral beam maintains a constant up direction for the profile and provides accurate, constructible geometry. With the property pane, it is easy to check and set properties for multiple spiral beams at once. It provides clear visualization of your changes and shows if the properties vary between the selected spiral beams.
The new limit: 1000 polygon points
Plates, slabs, polybeams and strip footings can now contain more than 100 polygon points.
Floor and Wall Layout tools have been improved and are now easier to use.
Reinforcement: The next generation method keeps developing
The flexible and intelligent method for modeling and modifying reinforcement has new functionalities for efficient creation of detailed, fabrication and construction ready rebar models of any type of concrete structure.
Rebar annotation tools automate repetitive tasks when creating rebar drawings, while annotation styles allow faster production of drawings.
Tekla Structural Designer 2017i
More productive modeling
Model and design structures faster, leave more time for other tasks. The new improvements allow you to do more with your software. Because Seismic wizard now includes UBC97 seismic loading, you can work in markets requiring American seismic regulations. With the new range of compound, welded & plated sections you can design structures and achieve more efficient and appropriate solutions. Both Snow (drift) loading and Shear wall modeling now require less manual work, time and effort, and provide more versatility.
More design codes
With the new version, you can spend less time doing manual calculation work outside the software workflow. There are more design checks and options, including fully automated ones, making it quicker and easier to achieve the best solution. There is less room for error and engineering becomes more productive. The new codes include:
AISC: Steel members designed for torsion
Eurocodes: Design of steel angles, double angles & tees in bending; Improvements to pad base design; Cellular Beam floor vibration analysis & design checks
British Standards: Design of steel angles, double angles & tees in bending; Improvements to pad base design; Cellular Beam floor vibration analysis & design checks
US codes: Improvements to pad base design (ACI 3-18-08 & 318-11)
Improved BIM integration
To participate in an efficient BIM workflow, Tekla Structural Designer offers smoother, more complete passage of data to Tekla Structures and Revit. In addition, overall efficiency improves with the BIM integration of continuous members.
Tekla Tedds 2017
Improvements and new calculations boost now your productivity. The new Batch design allows you to try different scenarios for a single design case or design many different design cases in one go. Improved documentation of the variables used in calculations assists linking, Batch design and using the Tekla Tedds API (Application Programming Interface). A new API tester application will also help you to get started using the API. In addition, the Professional developer documentation has been enhanced.
Performance improvements benefit all steel calculations. Steel member design calculations now offer improved overall user experience, including a simplified user interface and enhancements to the output documentation.
The new version includes a wealth of new and improved calculations including:
- A new steel sheet piling design calculation checks the stability of either a cantilever or a propped/tied steel sheet pile wall. The calculation is available for Eurocode, British standards and the US Army Corps of Engineers, but design of sheet pile walls or a general approach using partial factors enables using it in any region.
- A new Eurocode calculation enables designing reinforced cast in place concrete stairs
- For US, an improved Masonry wall panel design calculation enables multi-story loading as well as allowing for separate wind loads to the wall and parapet.
- For Australia, new reinforced cast in place concrete and steel calculations allow you to design single span or continuous beams in isolation or as part of a 2D frame.