Cutting-edge, Wall-sized, Fun and Free - Reality with Tekla BIMsight on SMART Board Interactive Whiteboards

Tekla BIMsight Smartboard

Finland (December 13, 2012) - Tekla Corporation software development firm and member of theSMART Technologies ecosystem network, today announced that the latest Tekla BIMsight 1.7 is integrated with SMART Board® interactive displays.  Tekla BIMsight users can use the software directly on a SMART Board interactive display, which is an increasingly common tool used by architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) firms to facilitate communication and problem solving during design reviews. 

Creates highly interactive visual collaboration experience

You can use all the features of Tekla BIMsight you are used to, just on a new and exciting device. Walk to the display and touch it, or take a pen and eraser and use them in the way you learned at school.

  • "Tekla BIMsight's integration to SMART Technologies' Freestorm solution gives anyone an engaging way to start to use BIM for meeting collaboration. You obviously need a SMART Board, but you don't have to pay anything for the powerful BIM software," says Jussi Ketoja, Marketing Manager of Tekla Corporation.

    No extra plug-ins. To start, you only need to connect a SMART Board to a computer with an Internet connection for downloading Tekla BIMsight 1.7. 

    Engages all members of the project team, even remote ones,  and can increase the speed of problem solving in finding solutions to the numerous design conflicts  you often find during the design and construction process. 

     "The SMART Technologies collaboration suits Tekla as we are committed to develop better model-based construction collaboration," says Jussi Ketoja. "With Tekla BIMsight 1.7, we continue to offer the AEC industry the most advanced design coordination and collaboration technologies on the market for free."

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SMART Board interactive display features supported by Tekla BIMsight 1.7:

Tekla BIMsight on a SMART Board is ideal for a design and construction coordination meeting between project members or a big room situation. Actually, those with a touch screen device can take part remotely and do not have to walk to the SMART Board as they can use their own screen to participate, regardless of where they are.

  • Special SMART Board features, such as pens and eraser, with redlining
  • Use colored pens to draw colored drawings and/or notes directly onto the model
  • SMART Board eraser removes bits of redlining in the model view
  • Use touch controls on SMART Board to use Tekla BIMsight tools and manipulate the BIM model
  • Move multiple clip planes at once on devices supporting multi-touch controls

    Pricing and availability: 
    The latest version of Tekla BIMsight 1.7 software is FREE to download from the Tekla BIMsight website. The software is only offered as a download, and future software updates will be distributed electronically. 

    For more information, please contact:
    Jussi Ketoja, Marketing Manager, Tekla Corporation, tel. +358 40 483 6022, e-mail jussi.ketoja (at)

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    Marina Geronazzo, Public Relations Manager, SMART Technologies
    Tel. +403 407 5088, e-mail marina.geronazzo (at)

    Tekla drives the evolution of digital information models and provides competitive advantage to the construction and infrastructure industry. The company was established in 1966, and today it has customers in 100 countries, offices in 15 countries, and a global partner network. Tekla became part of Trimble Buildings Group in 2011.

    SMART Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of collaboration solutions that change the way the world works and learns. As the global leader in interactive whiteboards, our focus is on developing a variety of easy-to-use, integrated solutions that free people from their desks and computer screens, making collaboration and learning with digital resources more natural. 

    Tekla BIMsight is a professional tool for construction project collaboration. The entire construction workflow can combine their models, check for clashes, and share information using the same easy-to-use BIM environment. Tekla BIMsight enables project participants to identify and solve issues in the design phase before construction. The award-winning* Tekla BIMsight is FREE to download from the website. Over 150,000 AEC professionals in the construction industry already use Tekla BIMsight in over 160 countries. 

    *Gold Baltimat innovation award 2011, Paris/FR; 2011 Hot Product Overall Winner Modern Steel Construction, US; World of Concrete 2012, Most Innovative Product, Experts' Choice in the Business Tools and Software category