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 a powerful sales tool to help you win more projects.

Model-based working helps you ensure that projects 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 with fast intelligent modeling.
  • Create cost estimates by extracting bill of materials from the model.
  • Ensure constructability by identifying potential problems early in the process.


Effective project coordination

  • Import the architect’s 3D designs 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 3D visualizations and animations.  
  • Extract all types of associative drawings when required.
  • You can easily share the model and project documentation using Trimble Connect.

With Tekla you can

  • Produce accurate model data that enables you to estimate project time and costs
  • Discover alternative structural solutions
  • Ensure constructibality and find potential problems early
  • Present your bid clearly and visually to your client