Resources for Steel Fabricators
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
Straight Staircase in Tekla Structures
This video shows an overview of the new Straight Staircase extension in Tekla Structures.
Real-time fabrication management at McCombs Steel with Tekla PowerFab
McCombs Steel company is one of the early adopters of the Tekla PowerFab system. VP of Finance and Administration, Ricky Horton tells how the company has benefited from the real time fabrication manag
6 Unavoidable Problems When You Use Spreadsheets for Steel Estimating
If you rely on Excel and other spreadsheets for steel estimates, you could put your profits at risk.
3 Ways Technology and MIS Improve Steel Fabrication
Technology and Management Information Systems (MIS) can help structural steel fabricators to get rid of excessive paperwork, chaotic communication, and error-prone manual information input.
Complete and connected steel fabrication with Tekla PowerFab
Tekla PowerFab is a comprehensive software suite for a systematic, collaborative approach to managing your fabrication. Developed for steel fabricators, it manages real-time fabrication information.
Producing Structural Steel Towers with Tekla
For Sisttemex, technology is a tool that can offer efficacy, quality and better communication, thus adding value. They use Tekla from design to fabrication and site mounting plans.
Tekla Partner Spotlight: Linking Tekla with SigmaTUBE and EMI
This webinar focuses on the link between Tekla, SigmaTUBE and EMI. We show how you can take modeled handrail in Tekla, process it through SigmaTUBE to be fabricated by EMI. Learn more about how to b