Tekla Structural Designer 2022 release notes

Tekla Structural Designer
Tekla Structural Designer

Tekla Structural Designer 2022 release notes

Welcome to Tekla Structural Designer 2022! To download this version go to: Tekla Downloads

Click the below links for information on the major new features and enhancements in this version:


We deliver 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 2021 service packs are also included here.

General and modeling



Analysis and results


Other enhancements and fixes

Issues with associated bulletins

  • [TSD-10846] - Timber Design Using Tekla Tedds - Eurocode and USA regional codes - for Timber Design using Tekla Tedds and models with seismic loading using the RSA method, the RSA analysis results were not considered when determining the design forces populated to the Tedds timber design calculation. This was an intended scope limitation of the initial release of this feature, but unfortunately this was not made clear in the release documentation. For more information please see Product Bulletin PBTSD-2201-1.
    • This issue is addressed in this release - RSA results are now considered when determining the design forces populated to the Tedds timber design calculation.

Service packs

Follow the links below for information on new features, improvements and fixes made in each currently available service pack:


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.


  • Tekla Structures - if you wish to integrate with Tekla Structures you should install both this release and Tekla Structures 2022 for optimum performance.

    • Note that there were significant improvements to integration with Tekla Structures - especially for rebar - in the 2021 releases. For more information about this please see the Tekla Structures Help Topic Tekla Structural Designer Import and Export.

  • Tekla Portal Frame and Connection Designer 22 - if you wish to integrate this release with Tekla Portal Frame Designer and/or Tekla Connection Designer (or if you use these stand-alone) you should install the new Tekla Portal Frame Designer 22 and/or Tekla Connection Designer 22 available from the Tekla Download Service (note that these too will also need a new license).

  • Tekla Tedds - for integrated design using Tekla Tedds you should install the 2022 release for Tekla Tedds.


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" as shown below. On successful completion the message closes and the program will open.