Tekla Structural Designer 2024 release notes

Tekla Structural Designer
Tekla Structural Designer

Tekla Structural Designer 2024 release notes

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.


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

Interoperability highlights

Other enhancements and fixes

Issues with Associated Bulletins

[TSD-14892] - Incorrect seismic and notional loads for some configurations of single bracing

This issue relates to an error in the calculations performed locally at the node formed where one or more single braces attach to a beam within its span. The following calculations were affected: Seismic weight/ mass and forces, notional loads, minimum lateral loads, storey forces/shears. This situation would occur for example when modeling eccentric bracing. Note that the issue did NOT occur for A or V Brace patterns. For more information please see Product Bulletin PBTSD-2403-01.

  • This issue is fixed in this release.

  • In addition, new validation checks and warns for the situation of V and A brace arrangements (where the braces meet at the apex of the V/ A) modeled with single braces - the recommendation is that these are modeled using the specific brace pairs intended for these arrangements.

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 2024.

  • Tekla Portal Frame and Connection Designer 24 - if you install this release and use Tekla Portal Frame Designer and/or Tekla Connection Designer you should install the new Tekla Portal Frame Designer 24 and/or Tekla Connection Designer 24 available from the Tekla Download Service.

  • 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© 2024 was released in September 2023. For more information about this see the Tekla Structural Designer Integrator for Autodesk Revit 2024© Release Notes. The installation for this is available in Tekla Downloads. If you are now using Autodesk Revit© 2024, you can install this to perform BIM integration with Tekla Structural Designer.


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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