The RISA-Tekla Link provides proprietary integration between RISA-3D, RISAConnection and Tekla Structures.
The RISA-3D portion of the link enables users to import or export their Tekla or RISA-3D models to the other program. All members, materials, geometry and design parameters are mapped between the two programs. Thus, a model can be built in Tekla Structures and then exported to RISA-3D to design/check the members. Another workflow is that a completed RISA-3D model could be imported directly into a Tekla model to get a jumpstart on the detailing process.
The RISAConnection portion of the link enables users to perform steel connection design directly within the Tekla Structures environment. Connections may be grouped and solved collectively or analyzed individually, allowing for refinement of each connection to the designers preferences. Summary Pass/Fail analysis results are easily visualized in the Tekla Structures 3D BIM model or in a report format. Users may also access individual detailed design calculations from within RISAConnection.
The RISA-Tekla Link can support the following environments in Tekla Structures:
The link between RISAConnection and Tekla Structures can transfer the following connections.
|Connection Type||Tekla Structures Connection #||RISAConnection Description|
|Clip Angle||Clip Angle (141)||Girder(Column)/Beam Clip Angle Connection|
|End Plate||End Plate (144)||Girder(Column)/Beam End Plate Connection|
|Column/Beam Extended End Plate Moment Connection|
|Column/Beam Flush End Plate Moment Connection|
|Column/Beam End Plate Moment Connection
(Extended on the Tension Side)
|Seismic Flange Plate Moment Connection
(Bolted Flange Plate OMF, IMF & SMF)
|Shear Tab||Shear plate simple (146)||Girder(Column)/Beam Shear Tab Connection|
|Full Depth (184)||Girder/Beam Shear Tab Connection (Full Depth)|
|Shear Tab Through Plate||Shear plate tube column (189)||Column/Beam Shear Tab Connection
(HSS Column - Knife Plate)
|Moment Plate||Bolted moment connection (134)||Column/Beam Flange Plate Moment Connection|
|Seismic End Plate Moment Connection
(Bolted Extended End Plate OMF, IMF & SMF)
|Direct Weld||Column with stiffeners (182)||Column/Beam Direct Weld Moment Connection|
|Dogbone (1), Column with stiffeners (182)||Reduced Beam Section Moment Connections
(OMF, IMF & SMF)
|Stanchion weld (85)||HSS T Connection|
|Splice||Splice connection (77)||Beam or Column Splice Connection|
|End Plate Splice||Joining Plates (14)||Beam or Column Extended End Plate Splice Connection|
|Vertical Brace||Wraparound gusset cross (60)||Diagonal Vertical Brace (except Wide Flange)|
|Wraparound Gusset (58)||Diagonal Vertical Brace (Wide Flange)|
|Hollow brace wraparound gusset (59)||Diagonal Vertical Brace (HSS-knife plate)|
|Chevron Brace||Tube Gusset (20)||Chevron Vertical Brace (HSS & Pipe)|
|Gusseted Cross (62)||Chevron Vertical Brace (Wide Flange)|
|Bolted Gusset (11)||Chevron Vertical Brace (except Wide Flange)|
Description: Download the Full Installation Package for the RISA-Tekla Link. The compatibility information is below.
|Link Version||Compatibility – RISA||Compatibility – Tekla|
|RISA-Tekla Link v8.0.0||RISAConnection v8.0 OR RISA-3D 16.0.3 or higher||Tekla Structures 2018, 2017i, 2017, 2016i|
Description: PDF documentation for the RISA-Tekla Link