Trimble has announced the introduction of the latest versions of its Tekla® software for constructible building information modelling (BIM), structural engineering and steel fabrication management.


Tekla Structures 2023, Tekla Structural Designer 2023, Tekla Tedds 2023 and Tekla PowerFab 2023 all offer significant improvements in construction productivity, efficiency and quality. This latest Tekla software raises the bar for automated and connected workflows across project phases and stakeholders.

These latest Tekla versions include significant performance enhancements, enabling smoother information delivery on projects typically growing in size and intricacy. Robust software performance is key to enabling multiple stakeholders to consult, use and feed data into the models in connected workflows. The Tekla software provides a truly connected construction environment with an integrated suite of solutions, centralised data, streamlined workflows and comprehensive visibility throughout the course of a project. Connected construction enables precision production and reduces rework through constructible design. It forms the basis for green construction strategies to optimise the use of resources, minimise waste and enable full asset lifecycle maintenance.

With the use of open standards, Trimble’s Tekla software products have an active partner community, developing on the Tekla API complementary applications and integrations for specialised industry sectors such as scaffolding design, industrial projects and detailing for modular construction such as light metal framing.

Tekla Structures 2023

The structural BIM software continues to improve the user experience of both new and more experienced users by making it easier to learn and adopt time-saving functionalities faster. Apart from several improvements in software performance, the upgraded drawing editing user experience makes the software easier to learn and use.

Tekla Structures raises advanced detailing for fabrication workflows and project communication to a new level. In rebar detailing, complex bar shape designs are easier to share with procurement, manufacturing and the construction site. Customers in steel fabrication benefit from greater flexibility by being able to cover more detailing options related to bolts and holes for specialised industries. The software also features updated outputs and exports in the field of detailing for fabrication of multiple types of projects and materials.

Tekla Structural Designer 2023

The design and analysis software introduces a rigorous analytical approach to footfall analysis that can bring substantial cost benefits as well as a reduction in risk through accurate quantification of performance. The engineer can run multiple footfall scenarios in a single model effortlessly.
Tekla Structural Designer 2023 further supports optimised engineering office workflows by:

  • Strengthening the design-to-detail workflow with Tekla Structures
  • Improving workflows for timber design using Tekla Tedds
  • Enhancing the link to connection design software, including IDEA StatiCa® software
  • Introducing a new integrator for Autodesk® Revit® 2023 users
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Tekla Tedds 2023

The structural design software now offers seamless integration of structural design information and documentation with Tekla Structures to improve collaborative design-to-detailing workflows. Particularly for steel connection design, the improved integration with Tekla Structures now enables linking Tedds calculations to Tekla Structures components. With this added functionality, Tekla software now provides a seamless workflow for end-to-end connection checking between the engineer and steel detailers. In addition, the Tekla Tedds calculations help support multi-material design in Tekla Structural Designer with a specific focus on timber/wood design. The latest version also includes new and updated calculations for faster, more reliable structural element design.

Tekla PowerFab 2023

The steel fabrication management software suite offers new functionalities that help fabricators manage changes in their projects efficiently to minimise errors. In the latest version of Tekla PowerFab, subscribers can gain quick and easy access to the visual production dashboards and a shipping calendar. The mobile tool Tekla PowerFab Go provides new time-saving functionalities. To support sustainable material sourcing, Tekla PowerFab now features improvements for tracking the origin of raw materials.

Making building information more easily available

Speaking about the launch, Michael Evans, Senior Product Director, Trimble Structures, said, “Our product development focuses on delivering solutions that make building information more easily available, constructible and shareable to stakeholders across the industry, to optimise the use of resources. Through continuous enhancements, in-product intelligence and expanded support for sustainable construction, we provide our customers with one of the most advanced BIM technology platforms on the market today.”


To learn more and to download Tekla 2023 versions, visit: https://support.tekla.com/tekla-2023

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