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Trimble updates structural design software

8 Oct 15 Trimble has introduced a new version of its Tekla Structural Designer software that enables structural engineers to analyse and design steel and concrete buildings by combining analysis and design into a single process.

Enhancements include expanded seismic analysis and design features that automate accidental torsional effects and the required seismic design combinations, allowing engineers to use one product all the way through to code-compliant design.

Other new features include the automation of tedious and complex tasks such as wind loading calculations, floor vibration checks and floor loading.

In addition, Tekla Structural Designer now offers expanded beam design options and integration with cellular beam provider, ASD Westok, and its proprietary Cellbeam software that simplifies design with Westok elements and allows for quick comparisons of different floor beam systems, Trimble says.

“This new release is a significant update after the initial launch of Tekla Structural Designer earlier this year, further automating structural analysis and design to save time, allowing engineers to gain complete confidence in their design decisions,” said Barry Chapman, director of engineering for Trimble’s Structures Division. “As engineers, we understand the competitive advantage that results from productivity and collaboration and we are committed to bringing engineers a tool that makes that possible.”    

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