Resources for Steel Fabricators

  • What's New in Tekla PowerFab?

    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!

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  • Tips for Using Tablets in the Shop Part 2

    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.

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  • Tips for Using Tablets in the Shop

    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

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  • Three Methods for Fostering Communication with the Client

    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?

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  • Efficient Fabrication Management at Germantown Iron & Steel4:02

    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.

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  • Complete BIM Process for All Pre-Engineered Buildings1:34

    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

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  • Exclusive MBS-Tekla Link for Better Metal Buildings20:25

    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

    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.

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  • Workflow from Tekla Structures BIM Software to Howick Frame Manufacturing1:13

    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

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  • Accelerating Collaboration and Real-time Data Exchange Between the Office and Field with Trimble Connect

    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.

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  • Increased Bid Accuracy, Accelerated Workflows and a True Competitive Advantage with Model-based Estimating

    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.

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  • Use Tekla Structures for Light Metal Framing12:10

    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.

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  • The Steel Estimator's Guide to Staying Competitive - Free eBook

    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.

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  • Why real time information matters? Choosing fabrication management software at McCombs Steel3:29

    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.

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  • Real time production and inventory information for everyone at McCombs Steel4:01

    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.

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  • Better project management with real-time information at McCombs Steel3:58

    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.

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  • 3 Risks That Are Hurting Your Steel Purchasing

    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.

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  • Are These 3 Risks Hurting Your Steel Project’s Management?

    Are These 3 Risks Hurting Your Steel Project’s Management?

    Avoid these three main pitfalls when you are trying to ensure the optimal outcome of your steel fabrication projects.

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  • 3 Risks that Are Hurting Your Steel Shop’s Productivity

    3 Risks that Are Hurting Your Steel Shop’s Productivity

    For steel production to run smoothly, tons of things need to work together in a seamless manner. These are the three main pitfalls in production that can result in lost resources and failed projects.

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  • Just in time - Light Steel Frame Technology for Speed and Efficiency

    Just in time - Light Steel Frame Technology for Speed and Efficiency

    Intelligent Steel designed, manufactured and constructed Vita Student Westgate, a six-story building using off-site light steel frame technology.

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