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Trimble has announced three new versions of its software for structural engineering, fabrication and construction teams – Tekla Structures 2017, Tekla Structural Designer 2017 and Tekla Tedds 2017
“In these new Tekla versions, we focus on improving communication and modelling methods because these are directly tied to the productivity of core tasks within large workgroups and projects,” said Paul Wallett, regional director, India and Middle East, Trimble Solutions Corporation. “The software provides a variety of completely new tools for users to expand their scope of work and collaborate with project stakeholders to ensure that the entire team is on the same page.”
Tekla Structures 2017: Next generation methods and improved design communication
For general design, the new version of Tekla Structures BIM software offers more control over direct modification, which allows users to create an accurate structural model quicker and easier. There is a faster organiser for finding and fixing parts, and improved tools for instant information reporting.
For concrete, Tekla Structures 2017 introduces the next generation reinforcement method that gives users more flexibility to create and modify reinforcements for different types of concrete geometries. With the unique pour unit feature, managing and reporting all pour-specific information is effective and easy.
For the precast concrete fabrication, this new version improves information exchange between detailing and production with new data transfer links to production management.
For steel detailing, the new version improves modelling of steel bent plates with full support for direct modification. Now, editing and working with even the most complex bent plates is simple and intuitive.
Enhancements in drawing production enable easier and more flexible shaping of drawings, and help ensure clear communication of design intent and fewer requests for information. The new 2D Library is a productivity tool for replacing repetitive work.
Tekla Structural Designer 2017: Foundation design and wind loading efficiency
Tekla Structural Designer, an analysis and design (A&D) software, compresses design time by enabling an efficient way to quickly establish the best structural solution. Tekla Structural Designer 2017 delivers significant new features and enhancements focused on A&D workflow productivity with numerous enhancements combining to contribute significantly to the overall workflow for both steel and concrete code compliant structural design.
Tekla Tedds 2017: More calculations to improve productivity
Developed to improve engineering productivity and quality, Tekla Tedds automates repetitive and error prone structural and civil calculations. In the face of ever more aggressive deadlines and demands, Tekla Tedds enables users to streamline engineering design by replacing tedious manual calculations and spreadsheets with professional and consistent output. In version 2017, Trimble has added a large number of new calculations and enhancements to existing calculations across various design codes. The software now includes new steel column and base plate design for Euro and US codes. Tekla Tedds can be integrated with Microsoft Word to give engineers control to quickly create professional project documentation that includes calculations, sketches and notes.