Export a model to Tekla Structures

Tekla Structural Designer
Tekla Structural Designer

Export a model to Tekla Structures

To export a model to Tekla Structures, see the following instructions.

  1. Create your model in the usual way.
  2. Ensure that in Model Settings > Structural BIM > Export the settings are as you require.
    Note: For optimum performance of rebar transfer to Tekla Structures ensure that the following are enabled:
    • Separate objects for each stack > Concrete columns

    • Separate objects for each span > Concrete beams

    • Separate objects for each panel > Shear walls

  3. On the BIM Integration tab, click Tekla Structures Export.

    The BIM Integration wizard opens.

  4. On the first page, click Next.
  5. Adjust the location and rotation of the model, and click Next.
  6. Select the items that are included in the model, and click Next.
  7. Specify the export names of material grades, and click Next.
  8. Specify the file name and location.
  9. Select whether the file is exported for the first time, or whether you want to update an existing model.
  10. Click Finish.
  11. Start Tekla Structures and open the file to see your project.
Note: Prior to running the export you can control which levels will be included by setting Include in export as required in the Level Properties. This allows individual levels to be:
  • only included if the level is a floor
  • always included
  • never included
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