Tekla launches new version of BIM software
Dubai, February 22, 2011
BIM (Building Information Modeling) software leader Tekla has launched a new version of its main product Tekla Structures, immediately after the launch of its new BIMsight application.
Tekla Structures 17 is ready to download on the Tekla Extranet, introducing many improvements for project collaboration, such as better project managing tools and even more interoperability with other software systems.
Tekla Structures BIM software was first launched in 2004 and is now used by construction professionals around the world to model, detail, fabricate and build many of the buildings, bridges, sports complexes, and other structures that surround us in our everyday lives.
New to the latest annual version Tekla Structures 17 are improved clash checking, organising, viewing, snapping, commenting and project managing tools, including easy input to the free-of-charge Tekla BIMsight collaboration application launched just one day earlier.
Tekla Structures 17 provides even more interoperability than before with leading software systems, such as Unitechnik, BVBS 2.0, and BETSY for those operating in the precast concrete industry. For the steel industry there is now an improved DSTV connection to CNC machinery. Tekla Structures 17 allows higher accuracy with more customizable and automated drawings. Visualization of parts and objects in the model has been enhanced by, for example, providing a larger colour palette to choose a correct tone from.
Tekla Structures 17 functions are more and more Windows-like to make its use more intuitive and standardised. In addition, Tekla Structures 17 is now certified to support the use of 3Dconnexion mouse.
'At Tekla we know how fragmented and complex construction projects can be. We also know that building information models have a way of making reality seem much less complicated,' said Tekla executive vice president Risto Räty.-TradeArabia News Service