Tekla Structures configurations

Added May 4, 2021 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Tekla Structures configurations

Tekla Structures configurations

Tekla Structures online licenses are purchased as a recurring or fixed-term subscription. The license details, including renewal information, can be viewed in the Tekla Online Admin Tool. The licenses unlock the Tekla Structures Carbon, Tekla Structures Graphite, or Tekla Structures Diamond configurations, which progressively enable more product features. Also special student and developer configurations are available. Note that legacy configurations are still used with on-premises licensing.

  • Tekla Structures Diamond is for detailing & production information.

  • Tekla Structures Graphite is for modeling & design documentation.

  • Tekla Structures Carbon is for viewing & collaboration.

Our documentation covers the content of the Tekla Structures Diamond configuration, so you may not have access to all the described features. If your organization has licenses for different configurations, you can select between them when you start Tekla Structures.

Feature map for online licenses






Opening and viewing models
Modeling of parts, steel assemblies, precast cast units, concrete pour units  
Creating steel and concrete components   ✔1
Creating unique part marking (numbering)   ✔2
Intelligent batch editing tools    

Planning tools

Logistics planning, sequencing, scheduling, classifying, status visualization

Drawings and reports

Creating reports & print drawings
Creating general arrangement, rebar and anchor bolt drawings (plan, section, erection)  
Creating steel and concrete production drawings (part, assembly, cast units)    


Exports for steel CNC & MIS systems
Exports to rebar manufacturing systems
Exports for precast concrete ERP & MES systems
Work with reference models (such as DWG, DXF, IFC formats)


Create analysis models and analysis loads  
Analysis and design interfaces  


Open API capabilities

✔1 = Conceptual components only.

✔2 = 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 reinforcement.

Feature map for on-premises licenses



Steel Detailing

Precast Concrete Detailing

Rebar Detailing


Construction Modeling

EPM Modeler


Production Planner for Concrete

Project Viewer



Grids, construction lines, points

Building elements



Precast cast units

Batch editing



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 (such as Palletizer and Stacker)



Project status visualization (4D)

Task manager



External editors

Symbol Editor

Template Editor

Drawings, plans and reports

Drawing layout editor

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


Printing and plotting


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 export

CIS/2 import and export

ELiPLAN import and export

BVBS export

HMS export

Unitechnik export

View reference models

Insert 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 reinforcement objects, unlimited number of bolts.

✔2 = Pours are enabled by an advanced option.

✔3 = Numbering is limited to cast-in-place parts, cast units and reinforcement.

✔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.

✔10 = Availability depends on the extension, check the 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.

page for details.

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