SOURCE: Tekla, Inc

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February 01, 2010 05:58 ET

Tekla Announces Latest Version of Tekla Structures

Tekla Has Launched Its Annual Main Version of Tekla Structures BIM Software; The New Tekla Structures 16 Introduces Several Workflow Benefits, Such as an Improved Solution for Cast-In-Place Concrete and Better IFC Data Exchange

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - February 1, 2010) - Tekla Structures BIM (Building Information Modeling) software is developed according to a long-term plan of improved user experience, process, and functionality. This provides the whole building design and construction project team a unique model-based way of collaboration, including possibilities for increased business, productivity, and sustainability.

Tekla Structures 16 is "all about you and your team." Many new features improve the users' workflow, such as an improved solution for cast-in-place concrete design and detailing, better IFC data exchange, better utilization of reference models, improved numbering and model publishing tools, such as a free application to share the model over the Internet. New features include improved usability by snapping tools and by zooming to selected parts, an updated Master Drawing Catalog, better object-level settings, and new filtering and instant graphics on drawings.

In addition, Tekla provides a more efficient online delivery of new software versions. The Tekla Structures 16 installation has been built according to Microsoft's requirements for the Windows 7 certification.

"With this new version it is very important for us to introduce a BIM process that is based on the detailed building information model. Tekla Structures 16 includes a newly developed offering for cast-in-place concrete design and detailing, especially for Self-Performing Cast-in-Place contractors," says Tekla Executive Vice President Risto Räty. "Moving towards a greener installation is a small step forward but still part of the bigger sustainability benefits that implementing BIM can bring to construction."

More information on Tekla Structures 16 with online videos and tutorials is available at

For additional information, please contact:

Christian Erickson, North America Marketing Manager tel. 770.426.5105, Christian.Erickson (at)


Tekla's model-based software products make customers' core processes more effective in building and construction and infrastructure management. Tekla Corporation has area offices and partner organizations worldwide. International operations account for approximately 80% of net sales. Founded in 1966, Tekla is one of the longest operating software companies in Finland. More information at

Tekla Structures

Tekla's technology creates new opportunities for the construction industry. Tekla Structures, the most advanced BIM (Building Information Modeling) software on the market, provides an accurate, dynamic, and data-rich 3D environment that can be shared by contractors, structural engineers, steel detailers and fabricators, as well as concrete detailers and manufacturers. The highly detailed as-built structural models created in Tekla Structures enable the highest level of constructability and production control. Centralizing model and non-model based data into the model allows for more collaborative and integrated project management and delivery. This translates into increased productivity, elimination of waste, and an enhanced value for structural modeling. More information at

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Christian Erickson
    North America Marketing Manager
    Christian.Erickson (at)