Steel Fabrication Management
Resources for efficient fabrication operations management
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.