Tekla South East Asia News - 4th Quarter 2017


The New Tekla Software Versions Spiral up

If you have yet to try out the latest version, Tekla Structures, Structural Designer and Tedds 2017i are available for download, all with various beneficial improvements and fixes. Some of these enhancements are:

Tekla Structures 2017i
The new version includes improvements and fixes in areas such as drawings, collaboration and modeling complex geometries or reinforcement.

As a practical example of what the new version has to offer, modelling structures like spiral shaped stairs are now quick and easy with the new Spiral Beam component, downloadable from the Tekla Warehouse. Working with steel bent plates is also now easier, while Precast Concrete Floors and Wall Layouts and the flexible, intelligent Tekla method for modelling and modifying reinforcements have been improved. Creating more complete drawings has become faster, and DWG export functionality is now more efficient.

In addition, we have also launched Trimble’s collaboration platform, Trimble Connect, for model and cloud-based supply chain management between owners, architects, contractors and engineers.

Tekla Structural Designer 2017i
The new version of the leading analysis and design tool for structural engineers allows for more productive modeling, even more design codes, and offers improved BIM integration. This is reflected, for example, in improvements that allow spending less time doing manual calculation work outside the software workflow, and data that passes to Tekla Structures and Revit more smoothly.

Tekla Tedds 2017
The new improvements in the software for automating repetitive structural calculations will boost your productivity even more. For example, Batch Design for any Tekla Tedds calculation is now possible, and what is more, there is a wealth of new and improved calculations.

Learn more here or download the 2017i version here.



BuildTech Asia & BuildSmart Conference 2017 
(24–26 Oct 2017) – Singapore

The recent Singapore Construction Productivity Week played host to two key events, BuildTech Asia and BuildSmart Conference 2017. As the market leader, Trimble showcased its latest market leading solutions for the AECO industry at Buildtech Asia 2017, as well as to announce its powerful cloud-based collaboration tool, Trimble Connect for Structures. At BuildSmart Conference 2017, Mark Sawyer, Trimble’s Director of Construction Industry Strategy, presented to delegates the latest trends and future of digital technologies that will impact the design and construction sectors. The BuildSmart Conference 2017 was especially highly anticipated by participants who were eager to learn about the Singapore government’s Industry Transformation Map (ITM) for the construction industry, which was announced at the event. 

Read more here.



Practical, Designable and Constructible BIM for Structural Engineers
(24 Oct Kuala Lumpur, 25 Oct Penang, 27 Oct Sabah) – Malaysia

BIM is fast on the move in Malaysia – with more and more private practitioners and builders alike already seeing and reaping the business benefits of BIM. A significant catalyst has been the Malaysian Government’s decision to implement BIM and IBS from as soon as 2018 as part of its RMK-11 plan.

To support the greater adoption of BIM in Malaysia, Trimble organised a series of three half-day seminars entitled, ‘Practical, Designable and Constructible BIM for Structural Engineers.’ These events entitled participants to 3 to 4 CPD points, and were designed to help structural engineers be prepared for the move to BIM, as well as to better understand what to expect, what the investment in time and money will be, and what the returns will be.

Close to 200 combined participants attended these events. Participant feedback was encouragingly positive, and most felt that these seminars were timely in light of the country’s move to BIM, and a good introduction into understanding BIM, its implementation and benefits. Many participants also felt that on a personal level, it was time to learn more about BIM in order to remain competitive and gain an edge in an increasingly fast moving design and build industries.



Konstruksi and the Big 5 Construct Indonesia 
(8–10 Nov 2017) – Indonesia

Konstruksi and the Big 5 Construct Indonesia (KIBG5) was held from 8 to 10 November 2017 at Jakarta Convention Centre, and Trimble, together with global partner Peikko, participated in this key event as a booth exhibitor as well as to present at the event’s workshops.

Trimble presented its Tekla BIM for accountable infrastructure development at a workshop entitled the ‘Supply Chain of Construction Technology Application to Support Acceleration of Infrastructure Development’. This workshop was organised by the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing with the aim of encouraging the construction sector to adopt new technology. 

Trimble also participated in one of the CPD workshops by presenting Tekla BIM for education. The transition from education to work is often both a challenge and a prospect for young graduates globally, and to ease this step, Trimble offers students easier access to leading BIM technology that will enable them to have a firmer foundation in Building Information Modeling (BIM) as well as Tekla software.

Trimble’s booth showcased our leading BIM solutions, and was well-attended by visitors throughout the show. A visitor selfie photo competition was also held, where booth visitors were invited to take a selfie at the booth for a chance to win Trimble souvenirs.



National Engineering Day (17-18 Nov 2017) – Thailand

Trimble participated in Thailand’s National Engineering Day 2017 that was held recently at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Bangkok. The theme of the event, ‘Engineering 4.0’, aimed to introduce new innovation and engineering technology in Thailand, of which BIM was one of the main topics. The event was attended by representatives from government and private agencies, construction professionals, entrepeneurs, engineers, as well as the general public and students. As the market leader, Trimble was well represented at the BIM corner, and its showcase of Tekla Structures and Tekla Structural Designer was a hit throughout the 2-day event. The Trimble team was also at hand for hands-on demonstrations and discussions as well as to provide BIM advice to visitors.



TSSUG (23 Nov Malaysia, 24 Nov Thailand)

The Trimble Solutions Steel User Group (TSSUG), a user group meeting for like-minded professionals to share, learn and connect with each other, was held in Malaysia on 23 Nov and in Thailand on 24 Nov, both inaugurally.  TSSUG meetings are part of Trimble’s efforts to play an active role in providing opportunities for upskilling and training for its users, so that everyone has access to the latest trends, tools, and skill sets, as well as practical learning opportunities made possible via best practice sharing sessions.

This year’s TSSUG were given valuable tips of getting the best out of Tekla software to help boost productivity, and had experts share real-world experiences on their successes in the planning, design and implementation of BIM solutions. 

TSSUG in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

TSSUG in Bangkok, Thailand


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