CAD import and export formats

Updated: 2013-10-29 | Created: 2013-03-09 by Tekla BetC_documentation@tekla.com

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19.0
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CAD import and export formats

You can import to and export from Tekla Structures the following file types using the CAD import tool.

Option

Import

Export

Imports from/Exports to

SDNF

x

x

SDNF (Steel Detailing Neutral File) is used in importing to and exporting from several different CAD systems.

Calma

x

x

Calma plant design system

HLI

x

x

HLI (High Level Interface). IEZ AG Speedikon software

Plantview

x

 

Plantview design system

SDNF (PDMS)

x

x

Plant Design Management System. Aveva 3D plant design software.

Data is exported to PDMS via SDNF link. Tekla Structures writes the information of finish field in the member class attribute, whereas in SDNF export it omits the class information.

XML

x

x

ArchiCAD modeling system.

There are some limitations in the export:

  • Conversion files are not used.

  • Holes, bolts and welds are not exported.

PML

 

x

PML exports files in Intergraph’s Parametric Modeling Language format. The PML export can be used with several Intergraph systems.

PDMS

 

x

Outdated format. We do not recommend using this option.

SCIA

 

x

SCIA is used for SteelFab interface.