Tekla Structural Designer 2024 release notes - DRAFT

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Tekla Structural Designer
2024
Tekla Structural Designer

Tekla Structural Designer 2024 release notes - DRAFT

Welcome to Tekla Structural Designer 2024! To download this version go to: Tekla Downloads.

Check the information below on the many new features and improvements in this version.

Note:

We deliver new features and enhancements in Service Packs as well as the main annual release. We are aware that many users may not install the service packs and so, for completeness, enhancements in 2023 Service Packs are also included here.

General and modeling highlights

Analysis and results highlights

Design highlights

Other enhancements and fixes

Compatibility

Files from all previous versions can be opened in this release however, note that, once saved, they cannot then be opened in a previous release. If you wish to retain this option we therefore recommend using the File > Save As… option to save a copy of the file in the previous release and retain the original.

Integration

  • Tekla Structures - if you wish to integrate with Tekla Structures you should install both this release and Tekla Structures 2024 for optimum performance.

  • Tekla Tedds - for integrated design using Tekla Tedds you should install the 2024 release for Tekla Tedds.

  • Autodesk Revit© - the Tekla Structural Designer Integrator for Autodesk Revit© 2023 was released in December 2022. For more information about this see the Tekla Structural Designer Integrator for Autodesk Revit 2023© Release Notes. The installation for this is available in Tekla Downloads. If you are now using Autodesk Revit© 2023, you can install this to perform BIM integration with Tekla Structural Designer.

    • The other currently supported Revit© versions are: 2020 (Integrator version 6.03), 2021 (Integrator version 7.02) and 2022 (Integrator version 8.0). For more information about these see the Tekla Structural Designer Integrator June 2021 updates page. If you are performing BIM integration with any of these previous Revit© versions, we recommend you install the latest version of the associated Integrator.

Databases

Some Databases are updated in this release. For an existing installation of a previous release, your local Databases will automatically be updated (it is no longer necessary to do this manually via Home > Materials). This process works as follows:

  • Providing all databases can be updated automatically without user intervention, when this release is first run then the updates are applied and a message is displayed stating "updating to latest database versions". On successful completion the message closes and the program will open.

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