Trimble has launched Tekla Bridge Creator, a new extension for Tekla Structures Building Information Model (BIM) software that integrates the complete bridge design workflow from design geometry to constructible modelling and detailing. This new solution expands upon Trimble's constructible process, an innovative approach for enabling the digital transformation of architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) workflows.
The new software extension for bridge designers provides 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 or even abutments, and then modelling and detailing the reinforcing bars easily and efficiently.
By adding the Bridge Creator extension, Tekla Structures can create and utilise Bridge Information Models (BrIM) from conceptual design level of development (LOD 100) to truly accurate, fabrication-ready (LOD 400) and as-built constructible models (LOD 500). The LOD specification is a reference that enables practitioners in the AEC industry to specify and articulate with a high level of clarity the content and reliability of BIM at various stages in the design and construction process.