Trimble improves rebar, hollowcore detailing in Tekla Structures

The latest solutions for Trimble’s advanced Building Information Modeling and structural engineering software—Tekla Structures 2020, Tekla Structural Designer 2020 and Tekla Tedds 2020—were unveiled last month at ConExpo-Con/Agg in Las Vegas. New Tekla Structures features enable efficient workflows for better productivity, increased mobility and collaboration across project teams, including:



  • Easier modeling of complex shapes with geometry improvements;
  • Better usability and control with concrete rebar detailing enhancements;
  • Quick and easy formworks modeling;
  • Improved hollowcore concrete detailing; and,
  • Enhanced drawing tools that provide speed with confidence.

Tekla Structures 2020 Maintenance now includes the Trimble Connect collaboration platform, a cloud-based solution where stakeholders share, review, coordinate and comment on data-rich building models, drawings, schedules and other project information from a laptop, desktop or mobile device. With Trimble Connect, constructible BIM data is extended to the field, liberating information and breaking down silos to improve coordination and project management across touchpoints. New functionalities and usability improvements better support workflows and make it easier to get started with Trimble Connect.

Tekla Structural Designer 2020 analysis and design software introduces data-driven design with a new direct link between the program and algorithmic modeling plugin Grasshopper, enabling quick and easy exploration of different early-stage design alternatives. Tekla Tedds 2020 structural analysis and design calculation software offers further integration with Tekla Structures and Tekla Structural Designer for convenient design management across both solutions. With enhanced integration, Tekla Tedds calculation can be automatically associated with a variety of Tekla Structures and Tekla Structural Designer objects. Tekla Structural Design Suite is a new bundled product with Tedds and Tekla Structural Designer; accessed through cloud licensing, it provides value choices and allows customers to take advantage of new product integrations. — Trimble Solutions, Sunnyvale, Calif.,