CYPECAD. Export to Tekla® Structures

Export to Tekla® Structures
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CYPECAD was brought about to carry out the analysis and design of reinforced concrete and steel structures, subject to horizontal and vertical forces, for houses, buildings and civil work projects.

Its use guarantees maximum analysis reliability and the best drawing design, including the following elements:

Export to Tekla® Structures from CYPE 3D, CYPECAD and Integrated 3D structures of CYPECAD

Exported elements

CYPECAD, the Integrated 3D structures of CYPECAD and CYPE 3D can export the analysed and designed structure to Tekla Structures (v 12.0, 12.1, 13.0, 13.1, 14.0, 14.1, 15.0 SR1, 16.0, 17.0, 18.0, 19.0 and 21.1).

Export to Tekla® Structures

External loads acting on the structure can be introduced in CYPECAD, CYPE 3D or the Integrated 3D structures, so to obtain its optimum design in accordance with the selected code. Additionally, using the Joints I, Joints II, Joints III, Joints IV and Joints V modules, construction details of bolted and welded connections of rolled and welded I sections can be generated.

All this can be exported to Tekla Structures and obtain a 3D model in the program with:

  • The rolled, welded and cold formed sections described below:
  • Rolled sections

    • I section
    • T section
    • U section
    • Angle
    • Symmetrical angle
    • Batten plate
    • Solid circular bar
    • Solid square bar

    Welded sections

    • I section (without web stiffeners)
    • I section with different flange dimensions (without web stiffeners)
    • U section
    • Box section (without web stiffeners)
    • T section

    Cold formed sections

    • Simple U section
    • Rigid U section
    • Simple Z section
    • Rigid Z section
    • Simple angle
    • Box section
    • Circular hollow section
  • The remaining bars are described as generic bars (linear bars).
  • If the licence possessed by the user contains the Export to Tekla and Joints I modules of CYPE, the connections resolved by the Joints I. Welded. module will also be available in Tekla Structures.
  • If the licence possessed by the user contains the Export to Tekla and Joints II modules of CYPE, the connections resolved by the Joints II. Bolted. module will also be available in Tekla Structures.
  • If the licence possessed by the user contains the Export to Tekla and Joints III modules of CYPE, the connections resolved by the Joints III. Welded. module will also be available in Tekla Structures.
  • If the license possessed by the user contains the Export to Tekla and Joints IV modules of CYPE, the connections resolved by the Joints IV. Bolted. module will also be available in Tekla structures.
  • If the license possessed by the user contains the Export to Tekla and Joints V modules of CYPE, the connections resolved by the Joints V. Flat trusses with hollow structural sections. module will also be available in Tekla structures.

This way, the project designed by CYPECAD, CYPE 3D or the Integrated 3D structures of CYPECAD will have all the facilities and possibilities offered by Tekla Structures available:

  • For engineers
    • Project drawings (elevations, layouts, 3D details…)
    • Automatic drawing checks upon carrying out modifications
    • Material take-off lists
    • Model publication on Internet
  • For workshops
    • Marked numbering of the job
    • Workshop drawings (details)
    • CNC file generating for workshop machinery

Export options

Export to Tekla Structures is done using the option File > Export > Tekla Structures in both CYPECAD and CYPE 3D. In CYPECAD, all the Integrated 3D structures are exported at once to Tekla Structures.

There are two options when exporting to Tekla Structures:

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  • Only geometry and properties of nodes and bars (Export to Tekla module not required)
    Exports the geometry and steel sections mentioned in the Exported elements sections to Tekla Structures. The structure does not have to be analysed or designed before it is exported. It does not include the export of joints and so these do not have to be designed before exporting either.

    To export to Tekla Structures using this option, the user is not required to have theJoints I, Joints II, Joints III, Joints IV or Export to Tekla modules.
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  • Complete detailing of the structure, including joints (Export to Tekla and Joints I, Joints II, Joints III or Joints IV module required)

    Export to Tekla Structures includes: the geometry of the job, the steel sections of the types listed in the Exported elements section and the detailing corresponding to the steel elements designed by the Joints I, Joints II, Joints III and Joints IV modules (depending on the Joints module acquired with the user license). The welds designed by these Joints modules are also exported. Tekla Structures can read them if the version in use is greater than v 14.0. The job and joints must be analysed before exporting to Tekla Structures.

    In order to use this option, the user license must contain the Export to Tekla module as well as, at least, one of the Joints modules:

Requirements for exporting to Tekla Structures

The following aspects should be taken into account for CYPECAD or CYPE 3D to export to Tekla Structures:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2” (free download and use software) must be installed. If this work environment is not installed in the user PC, CYPECAD or CYPE 3D will detect this and ask for the user’s consent to install it.
  • Tekla structures (see versions) must be installed, with some of the following modules
    • Steel detailing (complete version)
    • Steel detailing (limited version)
    • Complete detailing
    • Reinforced concrete detailing
    • Precast concrete detailing
    • Standard design (engineering version)

    The Tekla Structures Viewer, Project management and Draughter modules cannot import the information provided by CYPE 3D, CYPECAD or Integrated 3D structures of CYPECAD.

  • CYPE user licenses must contain the following:

CYPECAD and CYPE 3D modules

CYPE 3D modules:

CYPECAD modules:

Modules common to CYPECAD and CYPE 3D:

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