Powerful structural BIM software for better projects
Streamline your work with Tekla Structures
Tekla Structures, the most advanced structural BIM software, lets you create, combine, manage and share multi-material 3D models packed with valuable construction information. You can use Tekla Structures throughout the project, from buildings and infrastructure conceptual planning to fabrication, construction and maintenance, for design, detailing and information management.
All your structural data in the accurate 3D model
With Tekla Structures, you can create accurate, information-rich 3D models that have all the structural data you need to build and maintain any type of structure. Tekla models can deliver LOD 500-the highest level of development possible-making them truly constructible. High LOD, as-built models minimize costly surprises, RFI's (requests for information) and result for more profitable projects.
You can also import, export, and link your data with other software solutions, digital construction tools, and fabrication machinery for smoother workflows. What's more, the as-built models cut back on costly surprises and requests for information (RFIs), making your projects more profitable. Read more about interoperability and our approach to Open BIM.
Tekla Structures is localized to fit your local construction industry standards. The software is available in 17 languages and has 32 environments that include predefined region-specific settings and information. To make sure you off to to a smooth start, we offer local support and training too.
It's easy to get started with structural BIM software
You'll need a license to use Tekla Structures. We have a variety of different licensing options to choose from. Whether you need Tekla Structures for business, education or partnership purposes, you're sure to find a license that suits your needs. Check licencing options
- Create constructible models up to LOD 500
- Use a single tool for all types of materials and projects
- Easily collaborate with project members and third parties
- Utilize model data for fabrication and construction
- Link with architectural, MEP and plant design software through IFC
- Available in 17 languages and 32 environments
- Local support in more than 20 languages
- 24/7 online technical and learning support
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Analysis & Design Go Hand in Hand
With Tekla software, you can model any type of structure of any material, or include several materials to one model. The software can interface with several analysis and design (A&D) packages through Tekla Open API. In addition, Tekla Structures links with A&D packages by file transfer. Supported formats include, for example, SDNF, CIS/2 and IFC. If you use in-house A&D calculation spreadsheets, Tekla Structures can also link with these.
The benefits of linking with A&D packages include coordination and visualization with the model, drawings and reports and efficient change management. Both engineers and draftsmen can work on the same project model.
Drawings, reports and machinery
Tekla integrates with the most of major advanced production or resource planning and machine automation systems that fabricators of steel structures, precast concrete elements and rebar use. Production information can automatically transfer from Tekla model to these systems and minimize manual work and errors. Drawings can be extracted from the model, and they update with the model. Additionally, you can use the model for material quantity take offs.
To interface with a broader range of manufacturing machinery, Tekla uses different file formats.
Tekla software allows effective information flow: Architects, engineers and contractors can share and coordinate project information. Tekla links with major AEC, MEP and with plant design software solutions thanks to open BIM approach and IFC compliancy. The software supports DGN and DWG. Tekla BIM software also integrates with industry leading construction management and analysis and design software.
The benefits of this open approach include better layout coordination and structural information that supports leaner construction. Users enjoy better productivity and less frustration.
Tekla also links to project management applications that further help the users understand and visualize the true scope and context of schedule line items, material ordering, payment requests, and the objects that other project parties create. In addition, mapping critical components of project management information into corresponding intelligent model objects provides users the opportunity to create dashboard views of project status.