Tekla bridge software extension spans complete design
Trimble has introduced Tekla Bridge Creator, a new extension for Tekla Structures Building Information Model (BIM) software that is said to integrate the complete workflow from design geometry to constructible modelling and detailing.
The new software extension for bridge designers is said to provide a solution to common problems: importing a road alignment directly from road design software; creating one or more key sections that define the bridge deck and abutments, and then modelling and detailing the reinforcing bars easily and efficiently.
As part of a user feedback program, WSP Finland participated in testing Bridge Creator. WSP Finland is part of WSP Group headquartered in Montreal, Canada and is a global engineering professional services consulting firm with more than 550 offices across 40 countries.
“Bridge Creator is intelligent and certainly the most efficient tool for the whole bridge design workflow, which no other software provider has to offer. It automatically imports the road alignment and helps create bridge geometry easily. Even when facing complex deck geometries, the extension creates the deck with impressive accuracy,” said Hannu Suojanen, Project Engineer for Bridges, WSP Finland.
The Bridge Creator extension version 1.0 can be downloaded from the Tekla Warehouse.