Resources for Steel Fabricators

  • Wareing Buildings takes control of its workflow, with Tekla PowerFab

    Wareing Buildings takes control of its workflow, with Tekla PowerFab

    How did Wareing Buildings use a central information management system to digitize their everyday business processes, controlling, tracking and delivering jobs?

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  • Express Your Project Intent with the Trimble Connect Visualizer1:54

    Express Your Project Intent with the Trimble Connect Visualizer

    The Trimble Connect Visualizer can now render your own custom textures, and user defined colors instead of standard defaults.

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  • Access to Drawings is Easier than Ever Before - Tekla Structures 20212:16

    Access to Drawings is Easier than Ever Before - Tekla Structures 2021

    You can access related fabrication drawings quicker than ever from the contextual toolbar. When selecting model objects you can see a list of related drawings and open them directly from the model.

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  • Why Modular Construction is the Building Method of the Future

    Why Modular Construction is the Building Method of the Future

    One of the hottest trends in the building industry right now is modular or pre-panelized construction. Let’s see how modular construction is changing cityscapes the world over.

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  • Pricing Material Options in Estimating - Tekla PowerFab10:29

    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

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  • Tekla PowerFab Partner Spotlight: SigmaNest12:04

    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.

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  • 6 Things to Consider Before Buying BIM Software

    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 2020i?

    What's New in Tekla PowerFab 2020i?

    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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