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Tekla Structures parametric 3-D structural Building Information Modeling (BIM) software suits precast designers and producers. Among software developer-cited

Tekla Structures parametric 3-D structural Building Information Modeling (BIM) software suits precast designers and producers. Among software developer-cited system capabilities are:

Creating dynamic sales models and more accurate estimates

  • Intuitive modeling that lets the user create several alternatives with accurate cost estimates
  • Efficient optimization of structural solutions
  • Visualization capabilities contributing to powerful sales presentations

Producing preliminary designs and engineering

  • Consistent drawings, reports and other documents, because the model contains all of the structural information
  • Fully object-based parametric modeling, allowing the user to design in a true 3-D environment
  • Drawing objects associated with model objects, which means less editing and more time saved
  • Management of the model and project as a whole, not as an aggregate of potentially nonmatching individual objects
  • Unlimited options for viewing a design in real time, regardless of the size or complexity of the project

Faster and more accurate detailing

  • Automated features handling routine work, such as production drawing, leaving the user free to focus on essential design decisions
  • Flexible libraries of connections, reinforcements and cast-in embedments, allowing instant application of accurate details to any design
  • Efficient modeling and storage of specific connections, details and drawing templates for reuse in future projects

Managing change with ease

  • Costly errors minimized though change management
  • Reaction to a change of all related components, i.e., drawings and documentation updated automatically
  • Automated clash-checking to expose design conflicts

Improving the flow of information from sales to erection

  • Consistent utilization of information Û user inputs information once
  • Information accumulative and accessible by everyone
  • All changes reflected in the output, eliminating the duplication of date, mistakes and human error
  • Multi-user capabilities for efficient throughput and fluent collaboration with other parties involved in the project

Integrating sales & erection with design & detailing

  • Production management and fabrication data obtained directly from the model
  • Fully integrated drawing production to ensure everything fits together on the construction site
  • Open and customized solution to support production needs