Fast and accurate estimates: All tools for model-based estimating workflow to manage risk, win more bids and grow profits

Tekla PowerFab suite provides you a powerful estimating workflow. Enjoy accurate material take offs, quick data entry, customizable pricing, and certainty that everything is covered in your bid.

With Tekla Structures you can quickly create conceptual models and generate accurate quantity take offs for estimation and bidding.  Having a 3D model creates a more visual and professional presentation at the bidding phase that will help your clients to better understand the whole project. This provides you a powerful sales tool to win more projects.

Model-based working helps you ensure that project can be built efficiently in terms of time, cost and safety. You can easily share the model and project documentation with any interested parties using Trimble Connect.


Main benefits:

Create realistic bids and cost estimates

  • Study alternative structural solutions for structures with fast intelligent modeling
  • Create cost estimates by extracting bill of materials from the model.
  • Identify potential problems early in the project to ensure successful construction.




Effective project coordination

  • Import the architect’s 3D design and other non-structural reference data and manage it using Tekla Structures.
  • Integrate Tekla models with industrial plant modeling solutions.
  • Integrate Tekla models with structural analysis software to speed up the design process.
  • Exchange data with estimation software solutions or fabrication management solutions, such as Tekla PowerFab.



Communicate your steel concept

  • Demonstrate the advantages of your structural solution by producing high quality sales presentations with powerful visualizations and animations directly from Tekla 3D model.  
  • Easily share the estimate model and your bid documents with the client to ensure that expectations are fully met.
  • Extract all types of associative drawings when required

With Tekla you can

  • Produce high-quality estimates with accurate model data that includes all material, time and costs
  • Discover alternative structural solutions and compare bid scenarios
  • Ensure constructibility of your project and find potential problems early
  • Present your bid clearly and visually to your client