New Version means New enhancements; Tekla Structures 2017i is now available for download at Tekla Campus

We know how important it is to learn the tools of the trade and gain an advantage on your peers in this competitive job market.  One of the ways to set yourself apart is by learning Tekla Structures and we have a whole new version packed with many improvements and fixes – be it drawings, collaboration, or modeling complex geometries or reinforcement.

With Tekla Structures 2017i, you can create more complete drawings faster and take advantage of the benefits of the enhanced Layout and Template editors, DWG export functionality, and Drawing snapshots.
The new Spiral Beam makes modeling structures such as spiral-shaped stairs quick and easy, regardless of the material. Working with steel bent plates is now easier than ever. Precast concrete Floor and Wall Layout and the flexible, intelligent method for modeling and modifying reinforcement have been improved. 


We will dive into the features below but you can also take advantage of our free online webinars.

General Design Enhancements:

More complete drawings faster
In drawing setup and layout, what you see is now what you get, which makes generating more reliable drawings from your constructible 3D model quicker and easier.

Enhanced Template editor
Template Editor enables powerful, clear and customizable reporting and scheduling. Create efficiently more reliable schedules and reports with exact quantities, using the format that best suits your business standards and looks professional.  What is seen in the drawing and on the schedule match 100%, and there is no need for Excel or exporting and re-importing.
Improved DWG export
With the enhanced DWG export functionality, you can create AutoCAD drawings fast. Utilize the accuracy of Tekla models to create AutoCAD files that follow industry requirements and standards for layers, colors, and line-types.  Model curves in steel and concrete quickly, show it in drawings, and then easily update the model and drawing as the design changes.

New Spiral beam
The all-new Spiral beam lets you model with ease spiral stringers, handrails, ramps, stairs and more. The spiral beam maintains a constant up direction for the profile and provides accurate, constructible geometry. With the property pane, it is easy to check and set properties for multiple spiral beams at once. It provides clear visualization of your changes and shows if the properties vary between the selected spiral beams.

The new limit: 1000 polygon points
Plates, slabs, polybeams and strip footings can now contain more than 100 polygon points.

Precast Concrete: Floor Layout and Wall Layout tool enhancements
Floor and Wall Layout tools are now at hand in the Ribbon menu and easier to use, too. Direct preview in Floor Layout makes modeling easier and prevents misplacements of panels. You can move and copy both floor and wall openings by dragging and dropping

Reinforcement:  The next generation method keeps developing
The flexible and intelligent Tekla method for modeling and modifying reinforcement in 3D has new functionalities for efficient creation of detailed, fabrication and construction ready rebar models of any type of concrete structure.

  • Rebar Placement Tool is the most user-friendly and flexible tool for quick and easy placement of any rebar bending shape in 3D. Define fast the settings for bar shapes, and benefit from the flexible, automated placement of the defined bar shapes into the concrete parts and pours where they belong to.
    • Create rebar sets using pre-defined bending shapes from the rebar catalog or define the bar shape directly according to the concrete cross section where the rebar is placed.
    • Rebar set is automatically created following the geometry of the concrete object and the spacing settings defined.
    • Reinforcement automatically adapts to changes in concrete. Placed bars can be modified without ungrouping the rebar set.  
  • You can now create Curved crossing and longitudinal bars as rebar sets, which makes creating and modifying structures more efficient.

Rebar: Faster drawing production with annotation tools
Rebar annotation tools automate repetitive tasks when creating rebar drawings. Annotation styles allow faster production of drawings that meet your company standards and industry requirements. Create rebar marks, pull-out pictures and rebar group dimensions with fewer clicks.

Download Tekla Structures 2017i for free today and start building your future