Structural steel detailing is an incredibly important job; it’s necessary for the safe and sound erection of steel structures that form the basis of buildings, bridges, and all sorts of other major construction work across the world. Steel detailing must be thorough, accurate, and clear to ensure that everyone – from the architect to the engineer to the construction manager – understands every detail of the steel fabrication and erection process.
If your company works with a steel detailing specialist like Restoric Design, you may have heard of Tekla. In this post, we’re going to take a closer look at this innovative software and demonstrate how it could benefit your building project.
What is Tekla?
At Restoric Design, we’re proud to use Tekla software in our steel detailing work. Tekla is a kind of 3D CAD software that is used in Building Information Modeling as well as steel detailing. This industry-grade software can help our steel detailers to create 3D models quickly and effectively, which can then be used by fabricators and construction managers to build and construct important steel structures.
Tekla software differs in its use from traditional steel detailing techniques, which often saw detailers spending more time on 2D drawings, which take a long time and don’t produce the best results for the client. Tekla software makes it easy to create 2D drawings and 3D models quickly and accurately, to the benefit of both the steel detailer and the client.
Why is Tekla so important?
Tekla is a game-changer in the steel detailing industry. With Tekla software, detailing begins as soon as the design phase is over. Using Tekla software offers several benefits to steel detailers, including:
– Tekla automatically synchronises all files and drawings, which means it’s easy to see changes and updates without having to update drawings manually. These management extras make it easy to stay on schedule and make it more straightforward for team members to view shared drawings and documents from a single source.
– Tekla software allows users to estimate the bill of materials for their steel structure design, making it possible to explore more cost-effective designs quickly and easily using the software. Tekla can offer more economical alternative materials, which can save costs without compromising the structure’s strength, and we can pass on these savings to the client.
– Tekla’s workflow options mean that team members can assign various tasks to different members, making working processes more streamlined and meaning that each detailing project can be managed under one roof using the Tekla software.
– Tekla software also allows users to view and monitor a 3D steel detailing model, simultaneously using the Tekla BIM sight viewer. This improves the accuracy and understanding of a model and leads to better final results.
Is Tekla the future of steel detailing?
Tekla software has revolutionised the steel detailing industry. While not all steel detailers are on board just yet, there’s no doubt that as time goes by, more and more steel detailers will be turning to Tekla to raise their working standards and improve efficiency at every stage. Tekla software makes it easier for professional steel detailers to offer both fantastic, high-level results as well as excellent value service. Efficiency savings made from using Tekla can be passed onto customers, while technical staff appreciate the high accuracy that 3D models produced in Tekla can attain.
Get in touch
At Restoric Design, we offer professional steel detailing services using Tekla software. Our team of expert steel detailers are happy to discuss your construction project with you and give friendly advice on how to proceed. To find out more, simply give us a call or get in touch using our contact form.