Tekla Structural Designer Software

Seamlessly combine design & analysis into one easy and efficient single model-based process.

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Our simple, integrated design & analysis software enables engineers to deliver safe, effective, and rationalized design more quickly, regardless of structural material. Try it for yourself and revolutionize the way you work today!

Analyze and Design Buildings Efficiently

Tekla Structural Designer gives engineers the power to analyze and design buildings more efficiently and profitably.

Fully automated for optimized concrete and steel design, Tekla Structural Designer helps engineering businesses win more bids and maximize profits. From cost-effective change management to seamless BIM collaboration, Tekla Structural Designer will transform your business.

Our simple, integrated design & analysis software makes it easy to deliver safe, effective and rationalized design, regardless of structural material. Try it for yourself and revolutionize the way you work today!

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Key Software Benefits:

  • Achieve faster design times
  • Establish the best solution quickly
  • Manage changes easily
  • Maximize profitability and efficiency
  • US Design Codes including ASCE7, IBC, AISC, and ACI


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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.

Unique Analysis

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.

Finite Elements

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.

Total Transparency

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.


Fully Automated

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.

Professional Output

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. 

Real-Time Information

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.

Intelligent Synchronization

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.