Tekla Structures supports concrete contractors from the calculation phase up to erection. Create detailed 3D models, complete with volumes, mix information, rebar types, embeds, formwork and more. You can also add additional information that is needed during the different phases of concrete construction.
Tekla Structures contains many smart features to quickly create a 3D concrete model. Thanks to the posibility to import i.a. DWG, PDF and IFC files as a reference, other project parties' work can be used as a layunder. Furthermore, Tekla offers a library of concrete profiles, but you can also use your own concrete cross sections and profiles. Subsequently the rebar for each pour can be determined automatically. When placing formwork, you can choose elements from several suppliers next to the general formwork componenents that are available. Placing formwork is easy thanks to the placing tool, that recognizes the shape of corners, intersections, piers and wall ends, and that can automatically generate formwork between two specified points in the model. Lastly, you're able to automatically place corresponding centerpens, clamps, braces and/or platforms.
Because concrete constructions are often poured in multiple phases, concrete elements can be supplied with a pouring phase number, after which Tekla automatically divides them into pours. Pours can be split into constructible concrete volumes by placing construction joints. When underlying parts change, the pours are automatically adjusted. In the online library Tekla Warehouse tools are available that generate a shell around concrete shapes, which also allow to indicate which sides need to be incorporated. These tools also work on slopes and round surfaces.
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