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Tekla Structures configurations

Last updated September 10, 2018 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Tekla Structures configurations

Tekla Structures configurations

Tekla Structures is 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.

Special student and developer configurations of Tekla Structures are available. Visit the main Tekla website for more information on student configurations for home and classroom use. Visit the Tekla Developer Center for more information on the Tekla Partners program.

The help covers the content of the Full configuration. Note that the configuration that 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

Steel components




Concrete components

✔5, 8



User-defined attributes






Clash check manager

Planning tools


Precast planning tools


Project status visualization (4D)

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, IFC, XML, PDF)

Layout manager


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 = Cast in Place concrete components only.

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

✔7 = User-defined attributes in drawing properties can be edited, others view only.

✔8 = Conceptual components only.

✔9 = User-defined attributes that affect numbering cannot be edited.

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by Mritunjay Kumar

Can we convert tekla viewer license to tekla drafter license?
Please advise