Project teams across the U.S. are enhancing the submittal review process to improve the delivery of their projects. Using Tekla’s In-Model Reviewer, designers and builders can more effectively visualize, review and share shop drawing submittals in 3D while still delivering a 2D record set.
Are you tired of sifting through stacks of shop drawings to find information? Are you spending too much time trying to understand the fabrication drawings? Is the whole process very tedious? If your answer is yes then take a look at this new approach to shop drawing review that leading firms in the building and construction industry have already adopted.
Tekla Structures is the leading steel detailing software in the US so there's a good chance that the steel fabricator will be detailing your next steel project using Tekla Structures. In that case you can save time and effort by using the 3D Tekla model provided by the fabricator. Using Tekla’s In-Model Reviewer, you and your project team members can more effectively visualize, review and share shop drawing submittals in 3D while still delivering a 2D record set. Benefits include:
- Visualize better in 3D
You can better understand the fabricator's to-be-built structure within the context of a data-rich, highly detailed construction model.
- Review more efficiently
The 2D shop drawings are linked to the model, making it quick and easy to find, review and stamp piece marks in the model and drawings at the same time.
- Share record sets in both 2D and 3D
The 2D-3D review process still provides 2D electronic drawing (pdf's) that are shared with the fabricator and stored by you as a record set, matching your current workflow and contractual obligations.
- Enjoy the shop drawing review experience
Visualizing, reviewing and sharing in an integrated 2D-3D workflow makes the review process much less tedious, more enjoyable experience.
To see how this process works in action, watch the sequence of short videos to the right.
Review by the design team, part 1:
Review by the design team, part 2:
Review and Action by the Fabricator:
Several projects across the US have successfully implemented in-model review technologies over the past few years. To learn more about these projects, go this link.
To implement this process on your next project, engage the project team early and ask the steel or concrete fabricator to detail using Tekla Structures. Then contact Tekla for information on what you need to enhance the submittal review process. See the references link for a list of fabricators who have experience implementing model-based submittal review on real projects.
Tekla Structures provides other benefits to the engineer. Learn more at Engineering solutions
To read a white paper about new ways to review shop drawing submittals, click here.
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