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Tekla launches Structures 21, enhances workflow functions

Trimble BIM division aims to deliver ‘advanced collaboration’ with architects, plant, MEP

Enhancements on previous versions include advancements in interoperability and drawing control.
Enhancements on previous versions include advancements in interoperability and drawing control.

Trimble Buildings subsidiary Tekla today launched Tekla Structures 21, the latest version of its Building Information Modeling (BIM) software for the engineering and construction markets.

Enhancements on previous versions include advancements in interoperability and drawing control and improvements in industrial and commercial construction project workflows across construction disciplines.

According to Tekla, the enhancements deliver "benefits to structural steel and precast concrete designers; detailers and fabricators; concrete and general contractors; and enhanced collaboration with Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP), plant design engineers and architects.

In conjunction with Tekla Structures 21, Tekla is also launching two other services: Tekla Model Sharing and Tekla Warehouse.

"After a decade in use, Tekla Structures continues to further the evolution of BIM from an experimental to an essential part of designing, engineering and building all types of... structures," said Risto Räty, executive vice president, deputy CEO of Tekla and general manager of Trimble Buildings Structures Division.

"Tekla Structures 21 reduces the time between concept and construction by enabling more advanced project team collaboration and productivity, enabling free-flowing communication between all project stakeholders."