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New extension: Panelizer

This new component helps you increase your productivity by automatically detailing the insulation of your walls using actual insulation panel sizes that will be used in manufacturing. You can easily optimize the distribution of insulation panels, reducing waste in manufacturing. Panelizer will also produce data about individual insulation panels for automated fabrication where needed. As this new tool can be used to split any panel or plate into smaller pieces, it can also be used for modeling e.g. grating or masonry work.
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  • panelizer
  • insulation panels

New extension: Concrete Stairs Tool

This new extension for modeling concrete stairs includes all common shapes including straight stairs, L and U shaped stairs, and spiral form. This easy-to-use tool will make the modeling of any stair shape easy and straightforward. Learn more about the latest developments and new features at https://www.tekla.com/2021​ Find this tool in https://warehouse.tekla.com/#!/catalog/details/6ed95687-8dc0-4a6e-8681-d851cb1ae64e
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  • stairs
  • concrete stairs

New extension: Scaffolding Tools

The Scaffolding Tools will make your detailing work more automated, accurate, and efficient. If you are a scaffolding manufacturer, a scaffolding rental firm, or a concrete contractor, you can get all of these benefits by using Tekla Structures and this extension from Tekla Warehouse. Read more: https://www.tekla.com/resources/blogs/supporting-your-construction-projects-with-the-new-scaffolding-tools
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  • new feature
  • scaffolding tools
  • Scaffolding

See model changes with overlay model improvements

Trimble Connect overlay models now offer full historical and visual identification of changes even from the very first upload, so you now have the ability to see a list and view of changes between two selected .ifc or .tekla models. This functionality helps to detect and adjust work based on reference model updates. Learn more about the latest developments and new features at https://www.tekla.com/2021
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  • new feature
  • Trimble Connect
  • overlay models
  • change management
  • reference models

New extension: Publish drawing annotations to Trimble Connect

New early-stage extensions for Tekla Structures 2021 and Trimble Connect: Once you have created a drawing, you can publish drawing annotations into Trimble Connect. This allows you to view the dimensions in the 3D model view, giving you both the geometry and the dimension or other annotations like material, weld information, or other part marks. This functionality makes your 2D drawings into a 3D format and with this enriched 3D model, your drawing can now be used for fabrication.
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  • new feature
  • drawing annotations
  • publishing
  • Trimble Connect

New extension: Framing tools

This extension includes general framing tools for creating modular, cold rolled steel walls, roofs, trusses, and floors. More about Tekla software for light metal framing: https://www.tekla.com/solutions/steel-fabricators/project-types/light-metal-framing
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  • new feature
  • Framing Tools
  • light metal framing

New extension: Crane Tool

The new Crane Tool extension is the next evolution of the Crane capacity check tool and offers new functionalities that help you save costs, make fewer errors and improve safety during the erection phase of your next project.
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  • new feature
  • crane tool
  • saving costs
  • lift simulations
  • lerection time calculations

Renewed slab and plate splitter

If your next project requires you to split existing plates or slabs, you can utilize the new renewed slab and plate splitter in Tekla Structures 2021. This split command uses newer methods like direct manipulation and pour break algorithms to split slabs and plates in a more reliable and user-friendly manner. Learn more about the latest developments and new features at https://www.tekla.com/2021
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  • new feature
  • splitting slabs
  • splitting plates

Easier access to drawings - Part 1

You can now access related fabrication drawings quicker than ever from the contextual toolbar. When selecting model objects you can now see a list of related drawings and open them directly from the model without opening the Document Manager. Learn more about the latest developments and new features at https://www.tekla.com/2021
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  • new feature
  • fabrication drawings
  • accessing drawings
  • Contextual Toolbar

Easier editing of identical assemblies and cast units with Batch editor - Part 1

Save time and reduce repetitive rework with the new batch editing functionality in Tekla Structures 2021. Great for project changes that come late in the design, utilizing this feature means you won’t be spending tedious time making multiple updates to identical assemblies or cast units within the same number series. You can now copy modifications to identical or similar assemblies in just one click. Learn more about the latest developments and new features at https://www.tekla.com/2021
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  • new feature
  • Batch Editor
  • batch editing
  • editing identical assemblies and cast units

New Copy & Move preview

When you need to move or copy objects within your Tekla Structures model, you will experience an updated copy and move preview in the newest release. With this new update, you can visualize where copied or moved objects will appear to clearly determine what and where you are copying/moving objects before committing to their location. What you see is what you get! Learn more about the latest developments and new features at https://www.tekla.com/2021
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  • new feature
  • copy & move preview
  • copying
  • moving

New extension: Fit Objects

The Fit Objects tool is an application for Tekla Structures BIM software. This tool fits any two objects together. It applies cuts but also creates additional material in order to close any gap between them. It works for most object types (beams, columns, etc.) but it is especially useful for walls, slabs, and plates. The tool can be downloaded from the Tekla Warehouse. The Tekla Warehouse is a repository with hundreds of tools, apps, modeling and drawing settings, environment, product catalogs available for Tekla Structures customers.
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  • Fit Objects
  • fittings
  • fitting objects

Drawing specific layouts

From Tekla Structures 2021 onwards, you can easily make minor changes to the table sets in drawings. This way, you can avoid and remove overlaps in drawing content and tables without editing the drawing layout, or creating new layouts or drawing sizes for each case. Learn more about the latest developments and new features at https://www.tekla.com/2021
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  • new feature
  • drawing specific layouts
  • drawing layouts
  • creating drawing layouts

New options for rendering in Trimble Connect Visualizer - Part 2

Visualize your structural design exactly how it is to be designed with the materials and lighting to give the visual the most impact. You can now render your custom textures and user-defined colors instead of standard defaults. Present your project as it will look in reality, no matter how specific or customized your surface or concrete finish is. Learn more about the latest developments and new features at https://www.tekla.com/2021
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  • new feature
  • Trimble Connect Visualizer
  • viewing the model
  • photorealistic rendering

Instructor side pane

Tekla Structures 2021 introduces a new side pane, Instructor, that shows instructions for the currently active ribbon command. This will help make Tekla Structures easier to learn and use for both new and existing customers by seeing how commands work in the program that you may not have used before or are not very familiar with. You can even customize your own help files with specific instructions and tips for your company. Learn more about the latest developments and new features at https://www.tekla.com/2021  
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  • new feature
  • instructor
  • side pane

Renewed Shape catalog

In this video, we take a look at one of Tekla Structures 2021 new features: the renewed Shape Catalog. Topics include a tour of the new user interface and a look at some of the shape catalog's new functionalities. Additionally, we discuss how to deploy custom grouping and tagging of the shape catalog for use companywide using a firm folder. Learn more about the latest developments and new features at https://www.tekla.com/2021
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  • new feature
  • Shape Catalog
  • shapes
  • items

New options for rendering in Trimble Connect Visualizer - Part 1

Trimble Connect Visualizer can now render your own custom textures and user-defined colors instead of standard defaults. This functionality will enable you to present your project or express your intent to position the unique approach you will take to the project. With the new Visualizer, you will see material exactly how it would look in real life, no matter how specific and custom your surface finishes, concrete finishes, paints, and other material may be.
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  • new feature
  • Trimble Connect Visualizer
  • viewing the model
  • photorealistic rendering

How to take your Tekla product into use

This video guides you through the three initial steps you need to take to start using your Tekla product with an online license.
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  • online license
  • subscription
  • download
  • Tekla Structures Download
  • Trimble identity

Managing layout points

Learn how to manage layout points with Organizer and with Layout Manager. Additionally, learn how to define local coordinate systems, and how to export layout data to field devices.
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  • concrete contractor basics
  • layout points

Creating layout points

Learn how to create layout points using two tools: Layout Point tool and Layout Point Applicator.
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  • concrete contractor basics
  • layout points

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