Compatibility This version is not backwards compatible. When you create or save a model in Tekla Structures 2020, you cannot open it in older versions due to database differences.About Tekla Structures 2020 This version includes improvements and fixes for example in drawings, collaboration and modeling complex geometries or reinforcement. As a practical example of what the new version has to offer is modeling structures like spiral shaped stairs, which can become quick and easy with the new Spiral Beam. Working with steel bent plates is now easier, while Precast Concrete Floor and Wall Layout and the flexible, intelligent Tekla method for modeling and modifying reinforcement have been improved. Creating more complete drawings becomes faster, and DWG export functionality is more efficient.
In addition, there are new tools on top of Trimble’s collaboration platform, Trimble Connect, for model and cloud-based supply chain management between Tekla Structures and Trimble Connect.
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