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Tekla Structures glossary, 2019

Tekla Structures glossary, 2019

© Trimble Solutions, 2019

Glossary is available:
- in PDF format
- on the web site on Tekla Structures support material

Tekla Structures glossary is a terminological glossary related to the building information modelling software Tekla Structures, and published and maintained by the software company Trimble Solutions (formerly called Tekla). The software and the accompanying glossary contain terminology from both construction and IT fields.

Tekla Structures glossary is a terminological glossary related to the building information modelling software Tekla Structures, and published and maintained by the software company Trimble Solutions (formerly called Tekla). The software and the accompanying glossary contain terminology from both construction and IT fields.

The glossary is targeted especially to technical writers, user interface planners, marketeers, trainers, and software users. The aim of the terminology work is to clarify concepts by means of definitions and to give consistent recommendations on term usage both in the software’s user interface and its accompanying material, such as user assistance and marketing material.

Currently, the glossary comprises 586 concepts related to Tekla Structures, described in English. Relations between concepts are visualised by concept system diagrams. The content of each concept is described by means of a definition and supplementary notes. Usage recommendations are provided for the English terms.

The update cycle of the glossary goes hand in hand with that of the software. In March 2019, new versions of both Tekla Structures software and the glossary were released. In this update, new concepts were added to the glossary and existing concepts were brought up-to-date.

The cooperation between the Terminology Centre TSK and the then software company Tekla started at the end of 2006. The first version of the Tekla Structures glossary was published in 2009. In earlier update projects, since spring 2010, the glossary has been modified to reflect the software in its different development phases, as well as any new practices adopted in the user interface. These update projects have also taken into account any feedback from glossary users.

The Tekla Structures glossary can be used via a number of means. First of all, on the Tekla Structures user manual’s web page, when a mouse pointer is held on a glossary term, a tool tip pops up. Secondly, on the same web page, there is a tool which makes it possible to search for the definition of any given glossary concept. And lastly, the entire glossary can be downloaded in PDF format.