Concrete Formwork Planning Rises to the Next Level with a New Tekla Structures Tool Set

Concrete contractors can now create constructible formwork plans more quickly and flexibly. With the release of the new Formwork Placing tool set, Tekla Structures, the most advanced BIM software at the market, streamlines the formwork planning process by automating material quantification and drawing creation. With the enhanced visualization, coordination and communication made possible by the constructible formwork models, contractors can prevent mistakes and reduce risks when preparing to pour concrete on site.

Model formwork Tekla software understands how concrete is poured. The software handles pours and allows effective management of all pour-related information including formwork placement. Model-based formwork planning, quantification and coordination is now faster, easier and more flexible than ever thanks to advanced technology.

The new Formwork Placing tool for Tekla Structures is now available for download in Tekla Warehouse, the online model content and applications storage for Tekla Structures. The flexible tool set for Tekla Structures enables intuitive, automated and accurate placing of any wall formwork system quickly and easily. The new tool set is not based on any particular formwork system, but all ready-made system formwork components available for Tekla Structures can be used: The tool can be matched to and used with any formwork inventory a contractor has. Formwork components already available in Tekla Warehouse can be downloaded and taken in to use with the new Formwork Placing Tool set.

How modeling concrete formwork works with Tekla

Together with the new Formwork Placing tool, utilizing the pour and concrete geometry in Tekla models makes placing of various formwork system elements like wall panels, formwork corners, ties, clamps, fillers, shoring and pouring platforms faster and more flexible and user friendly than before.

The new dynamic preview means what you see is exactly what you get when planning placements for different components, and modifying the plan and making the inevitable changes is simple. Parametric customizable corners adapt automatically according to the wall thickness, angle and type of the corner. Formwork ties and clamps can be added automatically, while adjusting and modifying the individual components and groups is flexible and interactive. Users can customize the rules for automated placement and material quantification, thus improving the efficiency even more.

Tekla Software by Trimble

Tekla software solutions for advanced BIM and structural engineering are produced by Trimble. Trimble’s construction offering ranges from total stations to advanced software, giving the industry tools to transform planning, design, construction and operation of buildings. Tekla software is at the heart of the design and construction workflow, building on the free flow of information, constructible models and collaboration. Information about Tekla software:


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