With Tekla Structures you can efficiently deliver all types of precast concrete elements at the right time to the right place by integrating design and detailing with manufacturing, project management and efficient information sharing.
For the precast fabricators, the target is to offer functionalities to help to optimize the whole precast construction process from modeling to fabrication to site operations, minimize errors and waste in all stages and improve collaboration between project parties in design, production and site.
The offering consist of several product listed below.
Unitechnik (from the company Unitechnik) is the most common format for exporting precast and meshreinforcement that represents a mesh of steel bars in two perpendicular directions
In Tekla Structures, the reinforcement mesh bars in one direction are called main bars and reinforcement mesh bars perpendicular to them are called crossing bars.
geometry as well as production data. Unitechnik is for precast panels and slabs and other products that are manufactured in a pallet circulation as well as for reinforcement meshes.
The Unitechnik format is not used only by UniCAM but also by other industry solutions such as Leit2000.
Export to Unitechnik versions 5.0c - 6.1 are available in Tekla Structures core installation in the most extensive precast-related configurations.
EliPLAN is an ERP software from machinery provider Elematic. The file format .eli also contains production data and geometry for CAM-operated hollow-core slabplate that represents a concrete structure
In Tekla Structures, a slab is created by picking three or more points.
Slab may be part of a floor, for example.
Both export from and import to Tekla Structures are available in the Tekla Structures installation in the most extensive precast-related configurations.
HMS is a CAM software for hollow-core production.
Tekla Structures has export to HMS software included in the Tekla Structures installation in the most extensive precast-related configurations.
Reinforcement geometry can be exported to German BVBS (Bundesvereinigung Bausoftware) format. The result is a text file in ASCII format.
You can export cut and bent 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 and reinforcement meshes, which can be rectangular, polygonal, non-bent or bent, and may include cuts. The export of hooks is also supported.
The supported version of the BVBS format is 2.0 from year 2000.
BVBS export is available in Tekla Structures installation in the most extensive configurations.
UXML (from the company Unitechnik) is for precast panels and slabs and other products that are manufactured in a pallet circulation as well as for reinforcement meshes.
Tekla Structures supports exporting both to Unitechnik and UXML formats.
The data format of progressXML also known as PXML has been developed by Progress Software Development, which is part of precast solution provider Progress Group. Data format is based on hierarchically structured XML for the generation of data and production control and scheduling at precast or rebar prefabrication factories. PXML-contains both the product geometry to be used in production and the attribute data for managing the related processes (ERP-data). In particular, there are two different areas of applicationpart of Tekla Structures functionality that is developed in order to extend the capability of Tekla Structures but that is not included in the Tekla Structures installation
- interface between systems of different manufacturers
- internal (proprietary) storage of data of CAD/CAM systems
PXML is the main data format to bring design geometry between detailer's Tekla Structures and factory's Progress software such as ebos, erpbos, ProFit and AviCAD.