When you have a direct link to an analysis and design 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
, and you export the analysis modelstructural model that is created from a physical model and used on the one hand for analyzing structural behavior and load bearing, and on the other hand for design
Analysis model can be viewed in Tekla Structures in a model view.
Analysis model that is made with Tekla Structures can be worked on in other analysis and design software or application.
from Tekla Structures using that particular analysis application, the model is opened in the application. Tekla Structures and the analysis and design application need to be installed on the same computer.
The analysis and design direct links are created either using the Tekla Open APIapplication programming interface that lets third-party applications integrate to and communicate with Tekla Structures
Tekla Open API enables, for example, customizing Tekla Structures.
or the older COM link (Common Object Model transfermoving the model in a selected format from another software to Tekla Structures or from Tekla Structures to another software
Model transfer refers to the use of both import and export. Model transfer may include the use of conversion files.
technology). A number of direct links are available including AxisVM, Diamonds, Dlubal, ETABS, GTStrudl, ModeSt, MIDAS, NISA, Powerframe, ISM, Robot, SAP2000, SCIA, S-Frame, STAAD.Pro, STRUDS, and Strusoft.
Many of the direct links are available for downloading in Tekla Warehouse. For the applications that are not available in Tekla Warehouseservice for collaboration and for storing and sharing Tekla Structures content
In Tekla Warehouse the content items are stored in collections. Tekla Warehouse includes the Tekla Warehouse Service and the Tekla Warehouse web site.
Tekla Warehouse is one of the Tekla Online services.
, the links can be downloaded from the vendor web sites or by contacting the vendor.