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Detailing and fabricating transmission towers using Tekla

Detailing and fabricating transmission tower structures

You can increase productivity of modeling all kinds of transmission and telecommunication towers and substation gantries, from creating the foundation plan to designing the tower layout and detailing the connections. Optimize your production and reduce errors in fabrication and erection with a higher level of collaboration and automation.


  • Accurate, as-built 3D models
  • Smooth integration with analysis & design
  • Efficient design and detailing
  • Linking to production machinery
  • Installation scheduling

Effective estimation and design

An as-built 3D prototype allows you to speed up the estimation and design process and create more accurate bids. Because Tekla’s tower template and components bring efficiency to detailing, you can avoid time-consuming manual work and human errors.

The solution that benefits the entire tower project

With Tekla software, you can produce an accurate 3D model of the whole tower: foundations, tower body, cage, cross arms and peak plus bracings, ladders, platforms, and body and leg extensions. The 3D model is the go-to source for quantities, drawings and project scheduling. The model interfaces with MIS systems and CNC machinery while the software integrates with the leading tower analysis solutions and complies with industry standard formats.

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Smooth project management

Engineers, detailers, project managers, and other parties can view or control the model simultaneously because everyone has access to reliable project information throughout the entire project lifecycle. Conflicts get exposed already during modeling, not on site. Centralized model data enables collaborative and integrated way to manage and deliver projects. Quality control is assured as the information, including assembly drawings and lists of materials, is easy to access and always up to date. Smooth change management and revision control minimize costly errors.


  • Estimate: Easy-to-use modeling tools offer quick, accurate estimates that help you to create accurate bids
  • Design: Interface with analysis packages and enhance productivity with customizable modeling and detailing tools
  • Schedule and manage projects: Utilize Tekla’s project management tools or combine reliably to other scheduling solutions
  • Manufacture: Export the fabrication data directly to workshop machinery and reduce human errors
  • Erect: Create erection drawings, planning schedules and erection simulations

Transmission towers modeled in Tekla Structures

Optimize delivery and erection

You can plan the erection, deliveries and material use to the level of bolt quantities and even the need for labor with the up-to-date model information. Simulated erection sequences show the correct fit-up methodology. This all leads to greater control over costs and schedules also during the erection phase.


Optimize your production and reduce errors in fabrication and erection with a new, higher level of collaboration and automation.

Automate output creation

Precise drawings and reports can be automatically generated from the constructable, as-built 3D model. As the drawings are associated with the model, changes are automatically reflected. You can transfer data directly from the model to estimating, scheduling, procurement and production management.

Less waste and fewer errors in fabrication

The information in Tekla models lets you increase productivity and avoid human errors through higher level of automation in fabrication. CNC machines can use the exported information directly from Tekla, while the two-way interface of Tekla and the leading MIS/PLM systems allows advanced production planning and material procurement.

Tower template and connection library

comprehensive library of intelligent standard tower components and connections allows you to quickly create constructable, as-built 3D models. When you need non-standard items, just create and store these for re-use in coming projects.

Check out the tools for transmission towers in Tekla Warehouse