Tekla Structural Designer 2020 release notes

Tekla Structural Designer
Tekla Structural Designer
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Tekla Structural Designer 2020 release notes

Welcome to Tekla Structural Designer 2020!

Select your headcode/region from the list below to see the many new features and improvements that apply to you in this version:


Issues with Associated Bulletins

  • [TSD-6440] - Snow Loading - US Head Code & ASCE 7-2016 - for Roof Projection and Parapet Snow Drift loads to Cl.7.8 of ASCE7-16, the Importance factor value was used directly in the calculation of the drift height hd rather than its square root per the equation of Figure 7.6-1. This could produce unconservative drift load values for some risk categories. For more information please see: Product Bulletin PBTSD-2003-1.
    • This issue is addressed in this release.

General & Modelling


Analysis & Results


BIM Integration


Note: The number in brackets before an item denotes an internal reference number. This can be quoted to your local Support Department should further information on an item be required.


We suggest that you complete any unfinished models using your current version of Tekla Structural Designer.

This version is not backwards compatible. When you create or save a model in Tekla Structural Designer 2020, you cannot open it in older versions due to database differences.

We suggest that Tekla Structures 2020 is only installed on systems meeting these hardware recommendations.

If you are upgrading from a version earlier than the latest release 2019i SP3 (version released Jan 2020) you can find details of requirements, enhancements and fixes for all previous releases in Tekla User Assistance (TUA) and Tekla Downloads via the links below:

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