One Product, One Interface, One Model
What if one single model could cover every aspect of your structural analysis and design requirements, even encompassing both gravity and lateral systems? With Tekla Structural Designer there are no additional modules to buy and you won’t waste time switching between multiple software packages to achieve your final design solution.
A Revolutionary Approach
Unlike traditional analysis software, Tekla Structural Designer creates physical, information-rich models with the ability to fully automate the design and manage project changes. This means faster design times and maximized profitability.
Seamless BIM Integration
Because you’re creating a single model with a single data set, BIM integration is smooth and effective. Collaborate seamlessly, instantly assess the impact of changes and deliver a fully developed solution to your client.
Automated Wind Loading
Applying wind loading to a model can be difficult, so we’ve built this necessary component into the software. Full building wind loads are automatically calculated and applied to your model, saving your time on this complex task. Plus, Tekla Structural Designer also takes care of all the other lateral loading required by the design code.
Tekla Structural Designer automatically generates an underlying and highly sophisticated analytical model from the physical model, allowing you to concentrate on the design. Regardless of the model’s size or complexity, the software’s powerful analytical engine saves you time by accurately predicting the building’s design forces and overall performance.
The software incorporates a powerful Finite Element (FE) engine. Whether you’re working on an irregular concrete flat plate with openings, or a complex core wall system, you can take advantage of fully automated FE meshing tools and lightning-fast analysis.
Reviewing analysis data is essential. Tekla Structural Designer offers completely transparent analysis results so you can investigate the design forces, explore deflections and view every calculation in-depth, giving you complete confidence in the design results.
Develop multi-material buildings, in steel or reinforced concrete, in a fraction of the time. Tekla Structural Designer includes all the critical information needed to provide a fully-automated design tailored to your chosen building code. Regardless of complexity, you can design each facet of a building and view the overall 3D design in one seamless process.
Tekla’s unique approach to combining analysis and design means you won’t need to spend time processing analysis data. With this integrated approach, you can manage changes effectively and provide fast response times to your clients.
Efficient Reinforced Concrete Design
The software instantly optimizes all rebar within the beams, columns, slabs, flat plates and walls. Once designed, detailed reinforcement drawings and accurate material quantities are automatically generated for the whole building, meaning you can provide cost options early in the design process.
Optimized Steel Design
Tekla Structural Designer will design all the steelwork automatically, based on your specific requirements. This includes refining the design of composite beams, columns, US joists, trusses, braces and plated sections.
Compare Design Schemes
It takes just a few minutes to create a range of alternative design options and establish the most cost-effective solution for your client. Become more competitive and bid more effectively with minimal effort.
Tekla Structural Designer makes it easy to communicate your design because it automatically produces accurate and detailed documentation, including calculation reports, material take offs and drawings.
Because the single model contains all the design information, you can generate documentation and make informed decisions at any stage of the project, starting at the very first design. The calculation reports are linked directly to the model, so they update automatically. This means you can manage changes instantly, removing the need to generate new reports manually when variations occur.
Range of Export Options
Increase communication and reduce the risk of errors. Whether you need to provide beam reactions or bracing forces to the contractor or prepare calculation reports for submission, Tekla Structural Designer enables you to export data to a wide range of file formats.
Designed with BIM in Mind
Tekla Structural Designer has been developed specifically to maximize collaboration between the design engineer and other project parties, including technicians, fabricators and architects. Its unique functionality integrates the physical design model seamlessly with Tekla Structures or Autodesk® Revit®, without compromising vital design data.
For total flexibility, and to save valuable design and drafting time, the model can be started in Tekla Structural Designer, Tekla Structures or Autodesk Revit.
No matter where the model begins, it can be synchronized multiple times with confidence, throughout the project lifecycle. Tekla Structural Designer provides powerful and unique auditing tools to highlight exactly what’s been added, changed or deleted during integration. This reduces the risk of errors and ensures everyone involved is kept fully informed during the integration process.