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Tekla Structures 2016

Enjoy the fresh modern look and feel, ease of use, efficient drawing production and enhanced collaboration. The evolution of Tekla Structures goes on strong at the heart of Trimble Buildings’ offering.

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Easier modeling for superior quality and productivity

User Interface

Easier modeling, easier learning

It’s not just about the cool contemporary look. The new user interface makes modeling easier and faster. For example, why not start by choosing a model from the list of your recent models, and continue with creating your own custom tab. The default model colors are both pleasant and logical. Your model stands out from the calm background so you can easily spot what you need, while the icons are modern and recognizable.

Two things have remained essentially the same, just improved: Keyboard shortcuts and command names.

Collaboration BIM Change Management

Great information management, great collaboration

For construction, information about what has been done and who did it is critical. Using reference information from the other project parties is now smoother and more reliable: Tekla users can now see what changes others have made to that IFC model they received. Reference handling and collaboration are easier, prevent design and detailing errors. And Tekla Model Sharing has now more sophisticated change management.


Drawings improvements

Better drawings, faster and easier production

Tekla product development has kept the wishes of customers in mind when working on drawing production. Creating and editing drawings is now easier, more flexible and reliable. 2D library is a collection of ready-made 2D details such as bolts where you can just pick details instead of drawing these. Importing, saving and reusing your specific 2D details saves even more time, and you can update details & notes across all project drawings.

More New Features

Efficient features for structural steel fabricators

Take advantage of your model information and achieve better productivity.

Utilize model information with Organizer: Enjoy faster response times. The new property categories can write information into the model, and you can easily organize, manage and track workflows. Automatically created sub-categories allow you to auto-fill from a native or reference model, then further filter content, and break it down into sub-categories.

The new Organizer supports your processes: With the automatic categorization, everybody stays up to date and benefits from the model information. Use property categories to manage processes and workflows, and add information to the model for all project parties. And for visual status check or classification, you can color the model based on groups.

Snap easily and accurately: Tekla users have asked for Snapping tool improvements and now they are here. For example, you can snap with construction circles and their intersections, but now you won’t accidentally snap through opaque surfaces to hidden objects.


Increase productivity with information flow from model to fabrication: CNC enhancements mean that you can easily set up manufacturer-specific machine settings and benefit from improved feedback. Your control over CNC output is now better: Control hard stamp placement, use new additional output controls, customize the DSTV headers and remove unwanted lines.

Welds in the models for easy checking: The cleaner welding visualization makes it easy to present and communicate welds. New weld solids in drawings offer a clear presentation of weld positions and communicate even complex details.

Drafter has been significantly improved according to customers’ wishes: Creating and cloning drawings is now possible.

Watch webinar recording "Sneak Preview of Tekla Structures 2016 for steel customers"

Informed, easier cast in place concrete construction

The evolution of Tekla Structures 2016 makes utilizing models easy for concrete contractors.

Better Pours and ease of use: The performance of Tekla’s unique Pour modeling and management concept has been improved. Accurate, constructible Tekla concrete models and powerful building information management tools bring effective understanding and communication across a pour project.

Utilize model information with the Organizer: The power of Organizer has increased for effective project planning, coordination and control. With quick, easy access to the rich model information and reports, you can now better forecast and deliver projects. And why not highlight important categories and areas of interest in the geometry for better visual understanding?

Working with location management is now easier and offers more benefits on site. Together with IFC integration, location automation ensures consistent Location Breakdown Structures (LBS). 

Accurate quantities with improved tools: The new Surface Object allows better material quantity take offs (QTOs). You can now enjoy unrivaled insight and control: Reduce risk when planning, procuring and deploying formwork with Form Face creator. Attributes and quantities of surfaces give you more accurate, reportable information. 


Terrain in the model with LandXML: Include the ground, roads and railways and rain water systems created by other project parties simply by importing LandXML files to Tekla Structures.

Easier automatic drawing production: Producing drawings is now easier and faster, and the quality has been improved. GA drawings can present CIP geometry as both pours and parts. You can color pour drawings – no need for highlighter pens any more.

Watch webinar recording "Sneak Preview of Tekla Structures 2016 for contractors planning to pour concrete"


Smooth collaboration for structural engineers

Tekla Structures 2016 offers a lot for engineering offices working in AEC or industrial workflows, regardless the chose level of LOD.

Create high quality drawings faster: The structural engineering drawings are now clear and easy to understand, and also producing them is faster and easier with the improved tools.

Smoother collaboration with wider design team: Improved workflow with plant design system such as Intergraph Smart3D, Aveva PDMS and E3D and architectural solutions brings better management of information transfer. BIM Publisher automates exports of DGN, DWG and IFC models and DWG and PDF drawings.


For creating impressive high quality views for client presentations, export models to Trimble’s SketchUp and use rendering packages. And now you can utilize terrain models, line alignments of roads and railways, and rain water systems created by other project parties simply by importing LandXML files to Tekla Structures.


Also the BIM floor level system matches that other project parties use in their software solutions, and you can provide accurate information organized according to the industry standards.

Utilize the information with Organizer: Now it is easy and fast to check what is actually in the model. You can manage, review and report on model content easily and effectively thanks improved usability and powerful new features.

Watch webinar recording "Sneak Preview of Tekla Structures 2016 for structural engineering"


Powerful tools for precast concrete producers

Tekla Structures 2016 brings new tools and valuable improvements for precast fabrication.

Model walls efficiently: The new Wall layout and associated tools bring advantage and efficiency to modeling and modifying all wall types; solid, double and sandwich. Automated elementation is especially beneficial for double wall structures.

Automate tasks with Detailing manager: Repetitive modeling tasks can be automated. This makes detailing more productive, saves time and prevents errors - never miss a concrete cast insert, or put a wrong size into your model again. You can create rules, for example element type specific ones, and then do repetitive detailing tasks with just one command.

Better reinforcement annotations in drawings: Tekla users have asked for this improvement and now it is here. Enjoy the improvements in creating and modifying drawing annotations, automatic bar pull-out placements, pull-out texts and dimensioning.

Utilize model information with Organizer: Better, more efficient utilization of model information is now possible. You can automate the creation of repetitive fabrication information, such as concrete covers for precast elements, manage model information and visualize categories more efficiently. Information in an object property value field can automatically fill up in another related, relevant object property value field for use in reports and drawings.

Watch webinar recording "Sneak Preview of Tekla Structures 2016 for precast"


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