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Tekla Structures configurations

Added June 15, 2017 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


Production Planner - Concrete

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 Dave Mahaffy

I was reviewing some of the features on this configurations list and I see that there is a footnote 4 in the box for the Organizer under the Project Viewer license.
I believe this is incorrect - the Project Viewer now has full access to the Organizer (not just View ONLY) - doesn't it?
Is there something within the Organizer that is not accessible from the Project Viewer that I may have overlooked?
BTW - I have not noticed any other potential discrepancies...
Thank you.

by Tekla User Assistance

Thanks for noticing. Yes, Organizer should not have footnote 4 in the Project Viewer configuration column. We corrected the table.

by Dave Mahaffy

You're welcome. Looking at it closer, I believe that the Clash Check Manager should have footnote 4 removed for the Project Viewer too - unless there are restrictions in the Project Viewer that I can't detect...please confirm.

NOTE: The accuracy of this entire chart is very important to potential customers and customers looking to upgrade by adding new users within their organization. If they believe that the (for example) Construction Modeling License is required for full access to certain features that are actually available in the Project Viewer, they may mistakenly delay (or not make) a purchase at all.

by Hanna from User Assistance team

We will investigate this, thank you for the feedback.