Tekla launches its latest version at its seventh annual user meet in India.
Tekla India, a leader in bringing Building Information Modeling (BIM) software to the engineering and construction markets, announced the availability of Tekla Structures 20 at its 7th annual user meet in Jaipur. The latest version of Tekla's BIM software improves construction workflow efficiency by providing the means to organise models, manage tasks and avoid structural clashes. The constructable models created with Tekla can incorporate more detailed information than ever before.
The gathering witnessed over 300 participants from the industry's leading companies such as L&T Engineering, Prothious, ICAD, Structure Online, Simon India, BG Shirke, MN Dastur and Alstom Engineering. With the new version launch, the event aimed at bringing together its customers to discuss the latest developments and technologies in the rapidly growing sector and laying the foundation for BIM adoption to this space amongst the huge potential education market in India. One of the main highlights of the event was the Tekla India Model Competition which is arranged yearly and facilitates as a platform for Tekla customers to showcase their success stories worldwide.
Speaking on the occasion Nirmalya Chatterjee - COO & Business Director, Tekla India said, "Our continuous effort is to introduce new developments and technologies for the infrastructure industry, this year it is Tekla Structure Version 20. The Tekla India user meet gives us a platform to communicate with our customers in India as well as in the neighbouring countries, and exchange trending ideas with latest technological updates. The user responses that we have garnered year-on-year has been simply incredible, witnessing the highest number of participants from leading companies in the space". Recently, in October 2013, Tekla India along with Trimble Buildings, a part of the Engineering Construction segment of US-based Trimble Navigation, strengthened its presence in India with end-to-end Design-Build-Operate (DBO) lifecycle. Chatterjee further added "Trimble's launch in India through Tekla has been remarkably successful as it has proved to be of great relevance to its growing construction and real estate market. India is a very important market for us as we see great potential here. Our technologies enable industry professionals such as architects, structural engineers, MEP trades, general contractors, and building owners to do their jobs better, while achieving greater accuracy, efficiency, and cost management".
These new technologies include a portfolio of synergistic software and hardware helping companies to digitise workflows and minimise rework across the DBO lifecycle. They are focused on optimising collaboration so that managing the moving parts of complex building programmes becomes easy and smart.
As BIM penetrates construction industry processes, architectural trends produce increasingly complex shapes, and buildings include more refined technology, information exchange becomes progressively more important. While information management remains at the core of BIM, building today's structures requires more information than ever before. Tekla Structures 20 meets this requirement by expanding the capacity of constructable Tekla models to easily handle the large amounts of information required to accurately reflect the detail contained in complex build structures.
Tekla Structures 20 brings even more detailed information and flexibility to modeling, while reducing the need for manual data transfer. Information now flows more efficiently from design, purchasing and production to the shop floor. Tekla also provides more links to analysis and design (A&D) solutions to remove the technical and compatibility barriers that compromise workflow between project teams and subcontractors using different types of applications.
To ease the management of the massive amounts of constructable building information required for contemporary structures, Tekla Structures 20 also offers several improved tools:
(Communication by the management of the company)