Trimble reveals 2024 Tekla updates

Screen grab of Tekla Structures 2024

Trimble has revealed the 2024 updates to its Tekla software for constructible BIM, structural engineering and steel fabrication management.

As well as updates to each software package, the Tekla portfolio features enhanced interoperability between Trimble software, hardware and other third-party solutions, according to Trimble. Furthermore, the 2024 iterations are aligned more closely “with industry workflows through the support of open standards such as BIM Collaboration Format (BCF)… and buildingSMART properties are supported by improved and extended IFC property sets”.

Michael Evans, senior product director – Trimble engineering and BIM solutions, said: “Improving coordination between all stakeholders on projects is key to ensuring the industry can deliver projects on time, budget and schedule. The Tekla 2024 versions are another significant step in bringing all those stakeholders closer together.”

Tekla Structures 2024

According to Trimble, the 2024 version of Tekla Structures provides an enhanced user experience for staying on schedule and on budget. It provides engineers and detailers access to “more intuitive modelling with fewer iterations from the start. Automated fabrication drawing cloning improvements deliver significant benefits for steel and precast cast unit drawings creation.”

Tekla Structural Designer 2024

The analysis capability of the structural design and analysis software Tekla Structural Designer 2024 has been “enhanced with Staged Construction Analysis, which takes into account that there is a sequence in construction and loading. This fully automated process, which is quick and easy to use, can be applied to the design of both concrete and steel structures,” according to Trimble.

Structural engineers can now also use reference models from other disciplines such as architecture or MEP to check compatibility with their structural model.

Tekla Tedds 2024

Tekla Tedds 2024 offers updated libraries of predefined structural calculations and custom calculation capabilities for faster, more reliable structural element design, also in multi-material designs, Trimble said.

It now also offers masonry design for US codes, steel angle design for European and US codes, and retaining basement wall analysis and design for European and US codes.

Tekla PowerFab 2024

The 2023i version of the Tekla PowerFab steel fabrication management software introduced visual change management and estimate job costing. The latest version now adds enhanced project management tools for organising and keeping track of subcontracts, change order breakdown and integration with BCF Topics using Trimble Connect.

BCF Topics allows for companies using different software to collaborate, with the ability for project managers to do multi-project follow-up and reporting of Topics.

PowerFab 2024 also features a new cut list prioritisation.

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