Steel Fabrication Management

Resources for efficient fabrication operations management

  • Better Understanding of Your Operations with Tekla PowerFab4:23

    Better Understanding of Your Operations with Tekla PowerFab

    M&N Structures have harnessed the full potential of Tekla PowerFab utilizing it throughout their steel fabrication workflow. Jonathan Henriksen, Director of Operations with M&N Structures.

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  • 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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  • 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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    Steel Estimator's Guide to Staying Competitive

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  • More Details for Your Purchases in Tekla EPM 2020i1:43

    More Details for Your Purchases in Tekla EPM 2020i

    You can now add purchasing notes to Requisitions and Purchase Orders on a line by line basis, for example, to reference part numbers from the suppliers.

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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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  • Easy to Find Current Jobs in Tekla EPM 2020i3:02

    Easy to Find Current Jobs in Tekla EPM 2020i

    To help you manage your Tekla EPM Jobs listings, we’ve added the ability to Open and Close Jobs for Estimating, Project Management, and Production Control. In the Job Edit settings, you can choose to

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  • Improved Material Cost Control and Visibility in Tekla EPM 2020i2:29

    Improved Material Cost Control and Visibility in Tekla EPM 2020i

    Using cost codes, you can now break down your material costs on your estimate into your main cost headers such as main sections, fittings, purlins, bolts, etc. and apply specific markups to each group

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  • Enhanced Drawings area in Tekla EPM Go 2020i5:10

    Enhanced Drawings area in Tekla EPM Go 2020i

    An improved Drawings tab has been added to Tekla EPM Go. You can now filter by the different Drawing Log types, show and hide column headers, and search in a totally new and intuitive way.

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  • Greater Visibility of Key Project Information in Tekla EPM 2020i2:49

    Greater Visibility of Key Project Information in Tekla EPM 2020i

    The redesigned Project Management screen gives you greater visibility on the project. It offers a more transparent, dashboard-like view into Transmittals, RFIs, Contracts, Checklists and more.

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  • More Flexibility for Paint and Clean Systems in Tekla EPM 2020i2:12

    More Flexibility for Paint and Clean Systems in Tekla EPM 2020i

    You can now set a default Paint System to be used on new estimates. For Cleaning Systems, you can now use the drop down of existing types or add new Cleaning types.

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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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  • Better Management of Drawings in Tekla EPM 2020i4:19

    Better Management of Drawings in Tekla EPM 2020i

    The Drawing Log portion of Project Management has now been expanded to allow you to host all types of drawings in a more flexible way. You can now add logs for parts, general arrangement, or any type

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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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  • 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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  • Using Trimble Connect in Steel Fabrication3:57

    Using Trimble Connect in Steel Fabrication

    Watch this video to see how Trimble Connect integrates with Tekla PowerFab to further enhance visibility, transparency and decision making on your steel fabrication projects. SUBSCRIBE TO GET THE LA

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  • PowerFab 2020 Tips and Tricks: Compare Combining Runs10:39

    PowerFab 2020 Tips and Tricks: Compare Combining Runs

    A demonstration of side-by-side comparisons of combining runs to help you make more informed decisions on material pricing and utilization.

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  • Tekla PowerFab Tips and Tricks: Shipping Routes17:37

    Tekla PowerFab Tips and Tricks: Shipping Routes

    Tips on load planning, creating shipping tickets and tracking material through intermediate destinations. Learn more at: https://www.tekla.com/powerfab

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  • Efficient Loading and Shipping with Tekla PowerFab4:00

    Efficient Loading and Shipping with Tekla PowerFab

    Errors when loading and shipping steelwork can be costly, both financially and to the project schedule. Watch this video to learn how Tekla PowerFab can help prevent unnecessary delays on site - keepi

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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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  • 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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