Continued from page 54… “After a lot of market research, we made the decision to implement Tekla Structures as our main design package. Tekla Structures is a very clever piece of software, as you can view the future development in a 3D model and identify and correct all design clashes. It also finds potential sections where the design could be improved, which is not possible in 2D, as well as helping to split a building into precast elements, create accurate drawings and help you to manage transport, the erection of the building and all of the design processes. “At O’Reilly Concrete, we don’t only just use Tekla Structures and Tekla BIMSight; we also use Tekla Structural Designer and Tekla Tedds and our future plan is to integrate Tekla software more into our production planning and management process. We are currently researching a suitable ERP package to create a robust, bi-directional link between Tekla software and the ERP software to be able to transfer data directly from model into production. “If you have already invested in a package like Tekla Structures, it would be a waste of potential and a waste of investment not to use it to its full extent. From my point of view, the only way is to keep driving forward; always be ahead of the game regarding solutions efficiency and technology. The technology has not been designed to replace people; it has been designed to make companies work quicker and importantly, more efficiently.” With Tekla software, it is possible to make sure that everything fits before it is built – providing accurate, consistent and always up-to-date constructible building
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