Open Structure Wind Loading in Tekla Structural Designer
Often it is necessary to apply wind loading to portions of a structure that are not clad, especially for Industrial Structures, and manually performing this task can be very labor-intensive. The new O
General Arrangement Drawings – Object Type and Other Settings
This video provides an overview of General Arrangement (GA) drawings settings for object types (such as parts) and other settings. Topics include an introduction to these settings, how they work, and
Cloning Template and Drawing Automation Setup
In this video we take a look at Cloning Templates and how to set up some typical cast unit drawing automation. We also shed some light onto the hidden cloning template model “Basic Structural Traditi
Tekla Structures 2021 - Improvements to the Contextual Toolbar
In Tekla Structures 2021, we introduced two improvements to the contextual toolbar. You can now list, open and create drawings through the contextual toolbar. You can also create new view depth clip
Images in Templates with Tekla Structures
In this month's Tips and Tricks we show how to add a custom image such as a company logo to your drawing templates. In previous videos, we've shown how to import a DWG file to the Template Editor: htt
Load Planning in Tekla EPM
The tools of Tekla PowerFab work together to help you plan loads in advance with Tekla EPM, Trimble Connect and Tekla EPM Go. Also check out the following video which is referenced within the video ab
You're Using Machine Control Technology. Now What?
Since global positioning systems (GPS) were first combined with earthmoving technology in the late 1990s, contractors have been using machine control to improve precision, productivity, and...
How to Build the Consulting Engineering Firm of the Future
Not many executives are willing to burn their business to the ground in order to stay relevant. That’s what makes Kohrs Lonnemann Heil (KLH) Engineers' President and COO, Jim...
These 10 Construction Projects Redefine How We Build
Illustration of a Mars habitat concept developed by the Colorado School of Mines and ICON for NASA's 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge. Credit: Logan Architecture When compared to other...
BIM for True Constructibility - Build Better and Faster
Constructibility refers to ensuring in advance that a building or structure can be built efficiently, in terms of time, resources and money
What is BIM?
With BIM (Building Information Modeling) technology, one or more accurate virtual models of a building are constructed digitally.
Open Approach to BIM - Better Collaboration
Construction project parties should be able to work together smoothly regardless of the tools they use. Open BIM is about workflow-level compatibility, not just between two software packages.
Efficient and Detailed Multi-Material Modeling
Designing a constructible building and creating your design documents—whether you’re using steel, concrete, masonry, cold-formed steel and/or timber—can be a difficult and time-consuming process if yo
8 Astonishing Construction Innovations That Could Go Mainstream
Innovations in construction will take the industry to new heights in the future. Join us as we review 8 astonishing innovations that promise to push the boundaries of construction and take...
Dodge Data & Analytics Talks About the Future of Construction Market Data
For more than 125 years, Dodge Data and Analytics has reported rich data to the U.S. construction community — empowering everyone from building product manufacturers to architects, engineers,...
How UMass Amherst Uses Construction Technology to Turn Students Into Smart Hires
Opening the door to construction careers for younger generations has never been more important. That’s why University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Building and Construction Technology program...
Partially Cracked Concrete Members in Tekla Structural Designer
The stiffness of concrete members is determined in large part by their state of cracking - which can vary between the ‘extreme’ conditions of entirely uncracked and fully cracked. The new Partially Cr
General Arrangement Drawings – View, Dimension, and Mark Settings
This video provides an overview of General Arrangement (GA) drawings settings for views, dimensions, and marks. Topics include an introduction to these settings, how they work and correlates their rel
Master Drawing Catalog – Drawing Templates
In this video, we take a look at the Master Drawing Catalog and how to create Drawing Templates. Creating Drawing Templates via the MDC can significantly improve your production ticketing process.
How BIM Software Turned Into Plato's Cave
Ask an AEC professional what BIM software is and chances are, they will name a popular 3D modeling system, and maybe a couple of plug-ins. This is a big problem in our industry. It reminds me...