Utilize the Tekla 3D model in fabrication

Using the model in your fabrication workflow ensures an improved project management and information flow between detailing and production.  

When Tekla Structures model is the source of information, you always have the same consistent data, be it for material lists, reports, fabrication drawings or data for the production office, shop floor and CNC machines.

Production status such as the progress of CNC machines and welding stations, can be monitored directly and visually from within the model. This helps you plan and observe projects and production accurately and with full confidence.

With easy to use mobile solutions, everybody has access to the visual 3D model information. This helps fabrication personnel to better understand the work in progress and improves both the efficiency and quality of production.

With Tekla Structures you can also quickly create conceptual models and generate accurate quantity take offs for estimation and bidding, visualize structural solutions and present them in a professional way to your clients to help them understand better the project and win you more work.


Key Benefits:

Work effectively with complementary technologies

  • Interface with all the leading MIS software and CNC equipment providers via proprietary links as well as standard formats including IFC, DXF, DWG and DSTV-NC.
  • Integrate Tekla Structures with your own processes and applications through the Tekla Open API™ programming interface for seamless data transfer.



Get the most out of the detailed 3D model

  • Plan and manage the project by classifying and organizing the detailed model into building sections, project phases, truck loads or any breakdown.
  • Communicate and monitor progress by visualizing production status in the model.
  • Optimize your detailing and production planning by including erection sequences to the model.
  • Generate up to date reports on demand
  • View, navigate and get item information from the model with easy to use mobile tools

Mobile solutions bring the model to the shop floor and on site

  • Streamline the communication process by sharing project information with Trimble’s mobile solutions
  • Inquire additional information and measure dimensions as needed using our desktop or mobile applications.
  • Make complex assemblies and details easy to understand on the shop floor and on site by using the model with mobile tools.
  • Enhance real-time communication by adding comments, creating to do’s, feedback etc. to the model 



With Tekla you can

  • Interface with the industry leading technologies like CNC, MIS, PLM and ERP
  • Use the model to plan and track project and production status
  • Stay on top of changes in estimating, scheduling, procurement and production management
  • Share project information using Trimble’s mobile solutions and streamline the process