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Main features

Last updated October 20, 2017 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Main features

Main features

Tekla Structures includes the following features:

  • Easy modeling of basic objects, such as beams, columns, and slabs.

  • Useful modeling aids, such as 3D grids and an adjustable work areacertain portion of the model that is currently active for working on in a view

    Tekla Structures indicates the work area using dashed lines. Since objects outside the work area exist but are not visible the user can set a certain sized work area so that the views of the model are simpler and quickly updated, for example.


  • Catalogs of available material grades, profiles, bolts, and reinforcements.

  • Modeling tools to create complex structures, such as staircases and trusses.

  • Intelligent connections, such as end plates and clip angles, to automatically connect main members.

  • A custom component editortool that is used for modifying component that is created by a custom component, and for creating dependencies between component objects and other model objects

    that you can use to create your own parametric connections, details, and parts.

  • Links to transfer data between Tekla Structures and other software, such as AutoCAD, STAAD, and MicroStation.

  • Drawing tools to create several drawings with one click.

  • Data output for CNCoperation of a machine tool with a computer controlling the manufacturing process

    During the computer numerical control manufacturing process, a machine tool or machining center drills, cuts, or shapes the piece of material.

    The terms numerical control and NC refer to the method used prior to computer numerical control. However, the abbreviation NC is often used in the term NC file.


  • Capability to undo and redo changes you have made, so that you can test solutions, and revert to the original if needed.

  • Tekla Structures is available in a wide range of languages, and adapted to local standards and requirements.

This page is written for a legacy version of Tekla Structures

Documentation comments and feedback are closed because this page will no longer be updated.

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