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Trimble introduces Tekla 2020 structural BIM software solutions

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Efficient, Data-Driven Workflows Enable Real-Time Collaboration Across Project Teams.

Trimble is pleased to introduce the latest versions of its Tekla software solutions for advanced Building Information Modelling (BIM), structural engineering and steel fabrication management: Tekla Structures 2020, Tekla Structural Designer 2020, Tekla Tedds 2020 and Tekla PowerFab 2020. Found at the heart of design and construction workflows, Tekla software enables the free flow of information, the creation of constructible models and improved collaboration, supporting the Constructible Process.

It is now easy to model complex platework with lofted plates and create unfolded single part drawings in Tekla Structures 2020

So, what do the new 2020 software releases have to offer? Tekla Structures 2020 delivers enhancements, improvements and new features, all of which enable a more efficient workflow; resulting in better productivity, increased mobility and collaboration across project teams. The update includes geometry improvements to enable easier modelling of complex shapes; better usability and control with concrete rebar detailing enhancements; quick and easy formworks modelling; improved hollow-core concrete detailing; and enhanced drawing tools, providing users with both speed and confidence.

The Tekla Structures 2020 Maintenance package now also includes Trimble Connect™, the cloud-based collaboration platform. This platform allows stakeholders to share, review, coordinate and comment on data-rich building models, drawings, schedules and other project information in real-time, whether from a laptop, desktop or mobile device.

With Trimble Connect, constructible BIM data is extended to the field, helping to liberate data and improve coordination and project management. New functionalities and usability improvements within the platform now make it even easier for customers to get started with Trimble Connect.

Tekla Structural Designer 2020, Trimble’s structural analysis and design software, has introduced data-driven design, with a new direct link between TSD and Grasshopper, the algorithmic modelling plug-in tool. This enables users to explore different early-stage design alternatives quickly and easily.

Tekla Structural Designer 2020 introduces data-driven design with a new direct link between Tekla Structural Designer and Grasshopper

This theme of interoperability is also present in Tekla Tedds 2020, the structural analysis and design calculation software, offering further integration with Tekla Structures and Tekla Structural Designer for convenient design management across both software solutions. As a result of this enhancement, Tekla Tedds calculations can be automatically associated with a variety of objects within Tekla Structures and Tekla Structural Designer.

What’s more, Trimble has introduced Tekla Structural Design Suite, a new cloud-based product bundle, which includes both Tekla Tedds and Tekla Structural Designer, providing customers with additional options for taking advantage of new product integrations.   

Finally, Tekla PowerFab 2020, the management software developed exclusively for steel fabricators, now delivers improved production tracking, enhanced visualisation and streamlined project management on the go. It also offers fabricators with more flexibility when tracking parts through stations and routes on the shop floor, as well as the ability to track external processes, such as erection and assembly, which can be shared and viewed from the field with Trimble Connect.


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Now it’s even easier to model complex geometries such as slabs with varying elevations in Tekla Structures 2020

About Trimble Buildings

Trimble Buildings provides the widest breadth of technology solutions for optimizing building design and construction projects, streamlining workplace operations and managing real estate portfolios. Trimble solutions are tailored for each phase of the building lifecycle—from the initial survey to design, construction and operation—and enable stakeholders such as architects, engineers, contractors, building managers and property owners to gain agility and insight. Trimble’s broad portfolio of building construction solutions support the Constructible Process, Trimble’s innovative approach to empowering disparate teams across the construction lifecycle with actionable data that improves productivity and reduces waste. For more information visit:

About Trimble

Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety, and sustainability. From purpose-built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware, and services are transforming industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation. For more information about Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB), visit: