BIM for All Steel Structure types

All Project Types and Sizes, Even Specialized Projects

Tekla Structures is powerful and flexible software for all types of projects. Speed up your work with an extensive library of standard connections for different types of projects. You can create a detailed, constructible 3D model of any steel structure from everyday industrial and commercial buildings to stadiums and high rise buildings. Working with Tekla is the most accurate, integrated way to manage detailing, production and erection.



Collaborate and share design and detailing data, material requirements and project status from design to erection phase of metal buildings. Save time with specialized PEB tools and achieve a smooth workflow.

Read more about Tekla for PEB structures and the link between Tekla Structures and MBS. Find tools for metal buildings / PEB in Tekla Warehouse.


Light Metal Framing

Tekla Structures is ideal for modeling light steel structures (aka light metal frame / light gauge steel / cold rolled steel / metal studs / modular). Design and plan all building elements within the one model, ensuring that all the data is accurate, up-to-date and easily accessible.

Read more about light metal framing.


Miscellaneous Steel

Create constructible models of miscellaneous metalwork such as stairs, ladders, handrails and sheet metal work.

Watch our webinar to learn more: Efficient Miscellaneous Steel Detailing and Fabrication.



Aluminium Curtain Walling and Facades

Using Tekla Structures also for your facade elements or aluminum curtain walling helps to collaborate with architects, clients and other project parties easier. Detect possible collisions in a multi-material environment. Solve complicated connections, issues, and plan logistics and erection sequences in a realistic constructible model.

Model or combine different types of projects into one model: all parts of the structure including not only steel and concrete, but also a variety of facade elements, such as glazing, gaskets, fixings and more. Build your own adaptable components and tools using extensive and flexible Tekla Structures API.



You can model even the largest structures. Everything in a project fits into a Tekla model: 4D visualizations, pipes, welds and bolts. You can also use the model to get information about the weight of the structure and the position of the center of gravity, and the information also serves maintenance and eventual decommissioning. Interface with plant design software reference models to support accurate design. Benefit from the model throughout the structure lifecycle. Read more about Tekla for Offshore structures.



Utilize an accurate 3D modeling environment for steel, concrete, timber and composite bridges and increase productivity through higher automation of fabrication and better project management. Read more about our bridge information modeling (BrIM) solution for bridges and other civil structures.



Transmission Towers

Detailed transmission tower models include everything from foundation layout to tower components and connections. Tower components and other tools boost efficiency in design and detailing. Read more about Tekla for Transmission Towers.