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Tekla Structures configurations

Last updated December 22, 2016 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Tekla Structures configurations

Tekla Structures configurations

Tekla Structures is one product available in different configurations that provide specialized sets of functionalities to suit the needs of the construction industry. Tekla Structures can be used to cover the entire building process from conceptual design to fabrication, erection and construction management.

Tekla also offers configurations of Tekla Structures for students for both home and classroom use. For more information, visit www.tekla.com/solutions/students.

The help covers the content of the Full configuration, so the configuration you are using may not contain all the described features.

Feature map

The features included in different configurations are:




Steel Detailing

Precast Concrete Detailing

Rebar Detailing


Construction Modeling


Project Viewer



Grids, construction lines, points


Building elements







Precast cast units






Pour modeling










Pour viewing










Cast in Place cast units












Assigning control numbers






Conceptual components







Steel components







Concrete components











User-defined attributes


Project status visualization (4D)




Clash check manager



Task manager




Printing and publishing

Printing and plotting

Publish models


External editors

Symbol Editor

Template Editor

Drawings, plans and reports

Creating general arrangement drawings (plan, section, erection)


Modifying general arrangement drawings (plan, section, erection)


Creating steel fabrication drawings (single-part drawings)






Modifying steel fabrication drawings (single-part drawings)






Creating steel fabrication drawings (assembly drawings)






Modifying steel fabrication drawings (assembly drawings)






Creating precast concrete drawings (cast unit drawings)






Modifying precast concrete drawings (cast unit drawings)






Creating cast-in-place concrete drawings (cast unit drawings)





Modifying cast-in-place concrete drawings (cast unit drawings)





Anchor bolt plans




Export CNC, DSTV






Steel MIS links





Import 2D and 3D DWG, DXF



Export 3D DWG, DXF, DGN


Export drawings (DXF, DWG)

Import and export CAD and FEM packages


IFC 2x3 export


CIS/2 import and export


EliPlan import and export







BVBS export






HMS export







Unitechnik export







View reference models

Attach reference models (DXF, DWG, DGN, 3DD, IFC, XML, PDF)



Create analysis model




Analysis and Design interface








Open API

Open API capabilities


✔1 = Limitation: 2500 parts, 5000 reinforcing bars + reinforcing barreinforcement that represents a steel bar used to reinforce a concrete structure

The steel bars are usually ribbed and they are used to increase the tensile strength of concrete.

groups, unlimited number of bolts.

✔2 = Pours are enabled by an advanced option.

✔3 = Numberingprocess of assigning position numbers to parts, cast units, assemblies, or reinforcement

In Tekla Structures, the position numbers assigned in the numbering are shown in marks and templates, for example.

is limited to cast-in-place parts, cast units and reinforcing bars.

✔4 = View only.

✔5 = Only Cast in Place concrete components.

✔6 = Numbering is limited to steel parts and cast units.

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by Ali Khan

CM has CNC / DSTV checked in the above table, which is not correct because if CM can't number members, then it can't create NC files. Please check and update.

by Anu from Tekla User Assistance

Thanks for your comment. We will check this.


by Area Finland Service

Hello! This table needs to be updated. For example it doesn't show which configs can / can't run model dump. Construction Modeling for example can't do that even though one might think it could.