Benefit from the many improvements that increase flexibility, control and efficiency.

Structural steel

This very first release of bent plates brings a simple but structured approach that allows you to build up complex bent plates and create anything from simple bent angles and clips to folded boxes, spiral stringer plates, folded profiles and more. From your model, you can create NC data of the unfolded plates for testing and fabrication or drawings that include bend line and radius information.

Precast concrete

For precast con
create, the new way to model and detail all concrete walls efficiently and flexibly with Wall layout and Detailing manager functionalities were introduced earlier this year. Developing tools for working with wall structures has continued and now Tekla Structures 2016i brings new reinforcement functionalities and modeling features, which support efficient detailing work with double wall structures.


Cast in place concrete

The new version continues to improve quick and easy information management. The latest development of Tekla’s unique pour concept is Pour unit functionality. A Pour unit is a management unit that consists of a pour object and all related reinforcement, concrete accessories and formwork that needs to be in place before concrete can be poured on site. All relevant information and quantities are automatically linked to pour unit they belong to, which makes managing information with the model and creating material reports and pour schedules easy and effective.



With the arrival of Tekla Structures 2016i, new information management and communication features for structural engineering now allow the creation of even more valuable models than before. Production of more effective – and better looking – general arrangement drawings becomes faster and easier with special line type tools, improved sketching tools (lines, polylines and polygons), easy elevation marking and hatching enhancements.


 Main Tekla Structures 2016 features:

Easier modeling, easier learning

custom-ribbon.pngIt’s not just about the cool contemporary look. The new user interface makes modeling easier and faster. For example, why not start by choosing a model from the list of your recent models, and continue with creating your own custom tab. The default model colors are both pleasant and logical. Your model stands out from the calm background so you can easily spot what you need, while the icons are modern and recognizable.

Two things have remained essentially the same, just improved: Keyboard shortcuts and command names.

Collaboration BIM Change Management

Great information management, great collaboration

For construction, information about what has been done and who did it is critical. Using reference information from the other project parties is now smoother and more reliable: Tekla users can now see what changes others have made to that IFC model they received. Reference handling and collaboration are easier, prevent design and detailing errors. And Tekla Model Sharing has now more sophisticated change management.


Drawings improvements

Better drawings, faster and easier production

Tekla product development has kept the wishes of customers in mind when working on drawing production.  Creating and editing drawings is now easier, more flexible and reliable.  The 2D library is a collection of ready-made 2D details such as bolts where you can just pick details instead of drawing these. Importing, saving and reusing your specific 2D details saves even more time, and you can update details & notes across all project drawings.