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Compatible formats

Last updated September 6, 2017 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2017i

Compatible formats

Compatible formats

You can import and export several formats in Tekla Structures.

The following table lists many of the different formats you can use in Tekla Structures to import and export data.

For information about software connected to the formats, see Compatible software.

To find out more about the various import and export tools, see Import to and export from Tekla Structures.

Format

Import

Export

aSa ( .TEK)  

X

Autodesk ( .dwg )

X

X

Autodesk ( .dxf )

X

X

Bentley ISM

X

X

BIM Collaboration format ( .bcf )

X

X

BVBS ( .abs )

 

X

Cadmatic models ( .3dd )

X

 

CIS/2 LPM5/LPM6 analytical ( .stp , .p21 , .step )

X

X

CIS/2 LPM5/LPM6 design ( .stp , .p21 , .step )

X

X

CIS/2 LPM6 manufacturing ( .stp , .p21 , .step )

 

X

CPIxml  

X

DSTV ( .nc , .stp , .mis )

X

X

EJE

 

X

Elematic ELiPLAN, ELiPOS ( .eli )

X

X

EPC

 

X

Fabsuite ( .xml)

X

X

FabTrol Kiss File ( .kss )

 

X

FabTrol MIS Xml ( .xml )

X

X

High Level Interface File ( .hli )

X

X

HMS ( .sot )

 

X

IBB Betsy ( .fa , .f , .ev )

 

X

IFC2x2 ( .ifc ) **

X

 

IFC2x3 ( .ifc ) **

X

X

IFC4 ( .ifc ) **

X

 

IFCXML 2X3 ( .ifcXML ) **

X

X

IFCZIP 2x3 ( .ifcZIP ) **

X

X

Initial Graphics Exchange Specification (IGES) ( .iges , .igs )

X

X

LandXML ( .xml )

X

 

Microsoft Project ( .xml )

X

X

Microstation ( .dgn )

X

X

Oracle Primavera P6 ( .xml )

X

X

Plant Design Management System ( .pdms )

 

X

SAP, Oracle, ODBC, etc.

X *

X *

SketchUp ( .skp )

X

X

Staad ASCII file ( .std )

X

X

Steel Detailing Neutral Format ( .sdf , .sdnf , .dat )

X

X

Steel12000

 

X

STEP AP203 ( .stp , .step )

X

STEP AP214 ( .stp , .step )

X

X

StruM.I.S

X

X

Tekla BIMsight project file ( .tbp )

X

X

Tekla Collaboration file ( .tczip )

X

X

Tekla-FabTrol Report ( .xsr )

 

X

Tekla Structural Designer neutral file ( .cxl )

X

X

Tekla Structures shape ( .tsc )

X

X

Trimble Field Link .tfl

X

X

Trimble LM80 ( .txt , .cnx )

X

X

TubeNC ( .xml)

 

X

Unitechnik ( .uni , .cam )

 

X

* Tekla OpenAPI used

**For a list of IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software interoperability

IFC is an open specification developed by the IAI (International Alliance for Interoperability).

Model can be exported into an IFC file.

applications certified by buildingSMART international, see Certified Software.

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