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Get more done with the new Tekla 2018i versions

The latest versions of Tekla Structures, Tekla Structural Designer and Tekla Tedds are now ready for download. The version updates offer users new features and enhancements that increase efficiency, improve workflows, and provide better documentation and a more fluid working experience.

Tekla Structures 2018i
This version of our structural BIM tool focuses on cultivating a more efficient workflow throughout every phase, more clarity, and increased speed through improved automation.

The new Document Manager improves the organizing and managing of project deliverables. The Document Manager is highly customizable according to the specific needs and workflows of the project and has a comprehensive 3D-based checking process of the drawing content. Tekla continues to improve the user experience. New customization tools for the property pane and ribbon allow the user to organize the screen tools to best suit the way they work.

Earlier this year released Drawing Content Manager is now available also for rebar dimensions. It increases efficiency by letting designers instantly check whether rebar and other parts are marked in the drawing. New dimensioning tools automatically create all dimensions for objects and openings in plans and elevation drawings, reducing error risk.

We have added a variety of enhancements for cast-in-place concrete, such as faster formwork planning, and IFC4 support for Pour Unit, and improved performance for large formwork models. Using pour units is now easier with automatically assigned formwork objects and transfer of rebar fabrication data is more efficient.  Automated formwork planning features now support more complex wall and slab geometries for easier and more versatile use. Concrete formwork planning

Those working with the precast concrete can significantly improve productivity using Half Slab Reinforcement, a new toolset to automatically create optimized, detailed reinforcing and braced girders for half slab floors. We have further developed the wall layout and recently introduced the Double Wall details toolset to improve our customers’ detailing efficiency and user experience. Now drawings can be linked to the model objects in Trimble Connect and Precast Production Export has been further improved to allow more efficient and versatile data transfers. 

Tekla Structures 2018i brings enhancements for the steel industry, such as improved productivity with complex plate work and better planning and automation through more accurate weld modeling.  The model accuracy is better than ever thanks to automatic checks for duplicates.

Tekla Tedds 2018i
This powerful structural calculations tool now offers design code enhancements, which introduce new Eurocode support for timber design, and a more productive structural design process with a simplified concrete beam analysis and design calculation.

Tekla Structural Designer 2018i 
Our analysis and design tool now has new design support code, and a number of workflow enhancements, such as user-defined node by coordinate input, better handling of large models, and improved interoperability between Tekla Structural Designer and Tekla Structures. Updated integration between Tekla Structural Designer and Autodesk Revit now supports the 2019 version of Revit. 

For cast-in-place concrete, we have added the animation of deflected shape and slab deflections for quicker and easier insight into the performance of a proposed structural design. What’s more, a complete concrete foundation design means no more additional supplementary hand calculations.

Structural steel enhancements include a robust link with IDEA StatiCa connection design for both Beam to Column and Beam to Beam steel connections. A structural steel connection resistance check enhancement makes it even easier to improve the quality of early-stage constructability checks. 

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