Tekla Structures
Tekla Structures


You can insert LandXML reference models to Tekla Structures. The supported contents of LandXML files are terrain models, line alignments of roads and railways, and rain water systems.

You can export files in .xml format from applications like Bentley InRoads, Autodesk Civil, and Trimble Business Center, and insert the .xml files in Tekla Structures as reference models. The LandXML format extends the capabilities of Tekla Structures to show merged models, including the infra models. Tekla Structures supports LandXML 1.2 schema and single-precision floating-point format.

A typical example of a building structure where LandXML can be used is the surface of the bedrock to be utilized when pile lengths are to be considered. LandXML can also be used when estimating the need of excavation. The LandXML format is important also for bridge and for civil structures design tasks.

An example of an imported LandXML reference model:

An example of layers in a LandXML reference model:


The LandXML feature does not support all the possible data in the format. It supports the subset of the primitives defined in LandXML 1.2 schema, such as alignments, terrain models and pipe networks.

  • Surfaces are not shown correctly in drawings.
  • Triangle type of surfaces are only supported.
  • There is no warning if the LandXML file contains unsupported data.
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