Tekla Structures 18 takes BIM from design to reality

March 16, 2012 -- The release of Tekla Structures 18 software makes the long road from design to reality easier. Create building information modeling faster with improved viewing, more intuitive modeling, and streamlined project management tools. The new version is available at www.teklastructures.com.

Collaboration between construction project stakeholders is on the rise and Tekla Structures 18 reflects this. All project stakeholders from architects, fabricators, contractors, designers and engineers to on-site builders benefit from improved access to more constructable, accurate and complete 3D model data.

With the new version, workflow is more efficient and intuitive than before, which reduces lead times in modeling. The result is increased overall design productivity. Easy modeling and improved intuitiveness in drawing editing ensure that what you see is what you get. Improved automation minimizes user errors and need for troubleshooting.

Practical examples of the assets of the improved workflow are better connectivity to machinery and export functions. When you export a model to IFC format, you have now more options: you can include grids, customize information, and export reinforcements in a light or detailed way. And DSTV connectivity to CNC machinery and precast machinery are now enhanced.

“Faster and smoother modeling gives our customers competitive advantage. Added to the assets of BIM, like saving time and money during the bidding process and more manageable construction projects, our new software release will help our customers to raise their project profit margins.”, says Risto Räty, the Executive Vice President of Tekla Corporation.

Tekla Structures BIM software, launched in 2004, is used by construction professionals around the world to model, detail, fabricate and build many of the buildings, bridges, sports complexes, and other structures that surround us. It works seamlessly with Tekla BIMsight, the free tool for construction project collaboration.

See www.teklastructures.com for information and online videos.

Further information:
Risto Räty, Executive Vice President, Tekla B&C, tel. +358 30 661 1781, risto.raty (at) tekla.com

Images: Tekla Structures 18 press images

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With its software, Tekla drives the evolution of digital information models and thus provides more and more competitive advantage to the construction, infrastructure and energy industries. The company was established already in 1966, and today it has customers in 100 countries, offices in 15 countries, and a global partner network. Tekla became part of Trimble Group in 2011.www.tekla.com

Tekla Structures is the most advanced BIM (Building Information Modeling) software on the market. It provides an accurate, dynamic, and data-rich 3D environment that can be shared by all project parties. The very detailed as-built models enable the highest level of constructability and production control. Centralizing data into the model allows for more collaborative and integrated project management and delivery that translates into increased productivity and elimination of waste. www.teklastructures.com

Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location - including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of he field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Madeleine Ehrnrooth
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