MAP Software to Promote Tekla BIMsight

MAP data imported to Tekla BIMsight from CADduct software

5 April 2011

UK-based MAP Software recommends and will distribute Tekla’s new construction project collaboration application, Tekla BIMsight. Both companies want to advance the use of open standards in the building and construction industry as well as a fluent Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflow between different construction and engineering disciplines.

Revolutionizing the way companies license and utilize 3D modeling solutions for construction, Tekla BIMsight is offered as a free downloadable application that is built on Tekla’s advanced modeling technology. Everyone from small to large construction companies can download the application for free and begin to utilize their design files for 3D project collaboration purposes, for example, to detect clashes. Most importantly, with the software its users will be able to easily share these coordinated models necessary to collaborate with team members effectively.

In particular, the new Tekla BIMsight application will assist in coordinating structural and mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) plans. Tekla’s main software product, Tekla Structures, and MAP’s CADduct software also form an integrated solution that allows engineers, detailers, fabricators, and contractors to seamlessly share information-rich building information models.

“No one product can provide everything that BIM promises,” said Peter Barcock, managing director of Micro Application Packages aka MAP Software. “While Tekla BIMsight can handle several proprietary file formats, its longer-term strength is in managing BIM-rich open format models like IFCs. The partnership between Tekla, MAP Software and others ensures that customers can confidently head down this path, and that IFCs are more widely accepted as a better, open-format way forward for the construction industry. Here at MAP Software we are fully behind the future development of Tekla BIMsight and committed to as much development as is required on CADmep+ to ensure maximum interoperability between the applications and therefore all the best products used throughout a construction project as a whole.”

“It is crucial for general contractors to be able to coordinate and construct with MEP contractors, seamlessly,” said Laura Virros, director of Project Delivery segment at Tekla. “We are happy to share a common belief in open standards with MAP, and we are delighted to have MAP as a Tekla BIMsight distributor.”

For more information, please contact:
Laura Virros, Tekla Corporation, Finland.
Tel. +358 (0) 30 66110; e-mail laura.virros (a) tekla.com.

To download the free-of-charge Tekla BIMsight software application, go to 
www.map-software.com/partners/tekla or www.teklabimsight.com

News distribution: Tekla and MAP Software websites and industry online media

About MAP Software
MAP has been a leading supplier of specialized software applications to the global construction industry since 1982, with customers in over 80 countries. Developing specialist applications for the MEP Services industry, MAP has a comprehensive portfolio of software covering estimating, design and manufacture. MAP is part of various construction initiatives, including BIM-to-Field and BuildingSMART. Further information can be found at www.map-software.com