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Tekla Structures 19 release provides new capabilities for structural engineers
April 1st, 2013 by Susan Smith
Tekla, a provider of building information modeling (BIM) software and online tools to the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) markets, announced a new version of its 3D modeling software, Tekla Structures 19. Tekla Structures 19 delivers new features designed to further enable structural engineers, fabricators, detailers and concrete contractors to have more integration with third party software and coordinate with the project team.
Michael Gustafson, product team manager with Tekla – North America, answered some questions about the new release.
AECCafe Voice: Does the new release of Tekla Structures integrate with other BIM models and if so, which ones?
Michael Gustafson: Once the general contractor or concrete contractor is brought on board and they start planning their work, they can begin to coordinate with the project team to identify constructability issues and plan their production.
AECCafe Voice: How does the new mobile functionality work? Is it both on and offline?
Michael Gustafson: The pours in Tekla Structures can be published to the free Tekla BIMsight software which operates on a number of Windows-based tablet PC products. Tekla BIMsight can work both on or offline. The Tekla BIMsight application is installed on the tablet itself while the project model can be stored on a network or on the tablet. Model changes can be synchronized via email or any third party cloud sharing service.
AECCafe Voice: How are the PDF models able to be imported directly into the Tekla 3D models?
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