Resources for Steel Fabricators
Pricing Material Options in Estimating - Tekla PowerFab
This Tips and Tricks video will explain the options for material pricing in Estimating, and demonstrate the differences to help you decide which method is best for your company. Learn more: https://w
Tekla PowerFab Partner Spotlight: SigmaNest
Learn how you can use Tekla EPM and SigmaNest together to boost your shop's efficiency. See how inventory is kept up-to-date and how nesting information flows between the two systems.
6 Things to Consider Before Buying BIM Software
Your checklist for choosing your Building Information Modeling solution.
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What's New in Tekla PowerFab?
The new versions of Tekla EPM and Tekla EPM Go are released in September. Get a sneak preview of what all is new in these new versions!
Tips for Using Tablets in the Shop Part 2
Ricky Horton gives more practical hints and tips for steel fabricators on how to take tablets in use in the shop. The previous blog was about the costs and here he lists the three main benefits.
Tips for Using Tablets in the Shop
Ricky Horton gives practical hints and tips for steel fabricators on how to take tablets in use in the shop to replace printed drawings. What are the costs and benefits? How to get employees motivated
Three Methods for Fostering Communication with the Client
The lack of communication often ruins relationships with the customer. How can the fabricator create confidence and trust by open and proactive communication with the client?
Efficient Fabrication Management at Germantown Iron & Steel
Bill Claas, Senior Project Manager, explains how the Tekla PowerFab system drives efficiency both in the office and in the shop.
Complete BIM Process for All Pre-Engineered Buildings
Innovation drivers come together for superior pre-engineered buildings (PEB): Enjoy the complete BIM workflow with the new exclusive link from MBS to Tekla Structures. Learn more: www.tekla.com/stee
Exclusive MBS-Tekla Link for Better Metal Buildings
The exclusive workflow between MBS and Tekla Structures allows you to design, detail, cost, and fabricate complex metal buildings more accurately in less time than ever before. Watch this short overvi
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Bennett Steel Increases Production Tenfold with Truly Connected Steel Fabrication Management
Tekla PowerFab brings transformative results to Bennett Steel: increased production by tenfold, full traceability, accelerated work for field crews and more profitable projects.
Workflow from Tekla Structures BIM Software to Howick Frame Manufacturing
This video shows the efficient workflow of designing and detailing the light metal frame structure in Tekla Structures and exporting it to Howick machinery for production. Tekla Structures is ideal fo
Accelerating Collaboration and Real-time Data Exchange Between the Office and Field with Trimble Connect
With the fabrication process streamlined and efficient, Bennett Steel turned its attention to increasing efficiency between teams in the shop and crews in the field.
Increased Bid Accuracy, Accelerated Workflows and a True Competitive Advantage with Model-based Estimating
Adam Norman from GMF Industries explains how utilizing model-based estimating has not only improved the accuracy of their estimates but the speed of their bidding process as well.
Use Tekla Structures for Light Metal Framing
Tekla Structures is ideal for modeling all materials including light steel structures (light metal frame/light gauge steel). The video includes a demo of the new framing tools and the Howick tools.
The Steel Estimator's Guide to Staying Competitive - Free eBook
Steel estimators can influence the competitive advantage their shop enjoys through the accuracy, timeliness and effective use of their estimates.
Why real time information matters? Choosing fabrication management software at McCombs Steel
With Tekla, McCombs Steel Company reach a whole new level of real-time visualization that helps them run their steel fabrication business more efficiently.
Real time production and inventory information for everyone at McCombs Steel
Adam MacDonald, production manager at McCombs Steel Company, tells why real-time production and inventory information for everyone has improved their steel fabrication operations.
Better project management with real-time information at McCombs Steel
Bill McCombs from McCombs Steel Company describes how he uses the Tekla PowerFab software suite in his daily work as a project manager.
3 Risks That Are Hurting Your Steel Purchasing
Successful steel purchasing requires everything to be on point. Here are three main pitfalls that you can encounter when you are planning, budgeting and ordering your purchases.