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Tekla is also a spelling of Thecla, an early Christian saint.
Not to be confused with Super Tekla, a comedian and host in Philippines.
Industry Computer software
Founded 1966 (1966)
Area served
Products See software listing
Owner Trimble Navigation
Website www.tekla.com

Tekla is a software product family that consists of programs for analysis and design, detailing and project communication. Tekla software is produced by Trimble, the publicly listed US-based[not in citation given] technology company.[1]

Between 1966 to 2015[citation needed], Tekla Corporation was a software engineering company specialised in model-based software products for building, construction and infrastructure management. [2] The company was listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange from May 2000[chronology citation needed] until February 2012. [3]

In May 2011, California-based business technology specialist Trimble Navigation announced a public tender offer to acquire Tekla for $450 million.[4] The acquisition was completed in February 2012.[5]

In January 2016, Tekla Corporation as an organization changed its name to Trimble.[6][dead link] [7]


The name Tekla is a given name, used in the Nordic countries, in Poland and in Georgia. However, in this case it is an abbreviation of the Finnish words Teknillinen laskenta, which means technical computation.[8]


Tekla Structures[edit]

Main article: Tekla Structures

Tekla Structures is 3D building information modeling (BIM) software used in the building and construction industries for steel and concrete detailing, precast and cast in-situ. The software enables users to create and manage 3D structural models in concrete or steel, and guides them through the process from concept to fabrication.[9] The process of shop drawing creation is automated. Along with the creation of CNC-files, files for controlling reinforcement bending machines, controlling precast concrete manufacturing, importing in PLM-systems etc. Tekla Structures is available in different configurations and localised environments to suit different segment- and culture-specific needs.[10]

Tekla Structural Designer[edit]

Tekla Structural Designer is a software solution for analysis and design of buildings. It is used[not in citation given] by structural engineers who work on concrete and steel buildings. [11]

Tekla Tedds[edit]

Tekla Tedds is an application for automating repetitive structural and civil calculations. The software is used in engineering for creating output such as calculations, sketches and notes. [12]

Tekla BIMsight[edit]

Tekla BIMsight is a software application for building information model-based construction project collaboration. It can import models from other BIM applications using the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) format, also DWG and DGN. With Tekla BIMsight, users can perform spatial co-ordination (clash or conflict checking) to avoid design and constructability issues, and communicate with others in their construction project by sharing models and notes.[13]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Trimble Buildings products", buildings.trimble.com/structures. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  2. ^ "BIM expert Tekla changes its name to Trimble". Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Tekla Oyj: Trimble Finland Has Acquired Title to All Shares in Tekla Corporation", http://www.finanznachrichten.de/. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Trimble Navigation makes $450 million offer for Tekla Corp". Business Excellence. Retrieved 6 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Trimble Finland Has Acquired Title to All Shares in Tekla Corporation". Stock Exchange Release, February 10, 2012. Reuters. Retrieved 6 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Together we are shaping a smarter future for construction", tekla.com. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  7. ^ "BIM expert Tekla changes its name to Trimble", thebig5hub.com. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Tekla: Historia", www.tekla.com/fi/tietoa-meista/lyhyesti. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Tekla International - Tekla Structures". Construction Software Review. 2020Software.com. Retrieved 6 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "Tekla Structures 20". 17 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "Trimble Buildings products", buildings.trimble.com/structures. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  12. ^ "Trimble Buildings products", buildings.trimble.com/structures. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  13. ^ Wilkes, Stuart. "Tekla BIMsight 1.2". AEC Magazine. Retrieved 6 August 2012. 

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