Working with Tekla Structures Models in Vico Office

 

Let’s face it – if your project has concrete or steel in it, you are going to be getting a Tekla Structures model from your engineers and steel fabricators. There is no other BIM authoring platform that can handle the complexity of concrete and steel. If you self-perform either concrete or steel, you already know this and probably have your own in-house team of expert modelers.

 

Well, now it just got easier to work with Tekla Structures 19 models thanks to a new collaboration. The team at Trimble Buildings for General Contractors and Construction Managers put their heads together along with joint Vico and Tekla customers to develop a new workflow for finely-tuned quantity takeoffs.

 

See for yourself in this archived Fridays with Trimble webinar!

 

Who: 

The Team from Trimble

What

Working with Tekla Structures Models in Vico Office

When:

Archived for your convenience

Where

A free online webinar

Why:

 

See how element types are treated more intuitively for this important workflow for concrete and steel models

How:

Use the form at the bottom of the page to download the archived webinar

 

That’s right – the latest release of Vico Office 4.2 and Tekla Structures 19 contain a new workflow which specifically addresses the unique requirements of Tekla models for steel and concrete projects. We’ll look specifically at the new Model Organizer in Tekla, the new publishing options in Vico, and see how your firm can perform quantity takeoffs and then generate 4D Flowline schedules and 5D estimates from those models.
 
Tekla modelers (whether they be structural engineers, steel fabricators, or your own in-house modeling team) can take advantage of Tekla’s Model Organizer to label model content so it is seamlessly registered as an element type (walls, slabs, beam profiles, rectangular columns, stairs, etc.) when the model is published in Vico Office.
 
On the Vico Office side, these element types have specific quantity calculation parameters driving more precise quantity takeoffs, so it means less manual manipulation. The new Vico Office Publisher for Tekla also allows users to publish selected object content – or hone the model to fit requirements. This is a critical development as the size and complexity of models continues to grow exponentially.  The new selection options allow users to break down a multi-building campus into Buildings A, B, and C; or even more granularity by publishing only specific groups, element categories, or design options like an organic curtain wall. This feature offers users the flexibility and control over the content to publish and segregate information into dedicated models. When you boil it all down this means better ability to QA the models, eliminate elements that aren’t important to your work, logically divide all the data contained in a BIM model, and get started analyzing the portions of the model which are completed.
 
There are now 19 properties provided for model activation in Vico Office, as well as the ability to sort their order. Users will also discover a common dialog for all Vico Office Publishers (whether it be Tekla, Revit, and/or ArchiCAD). These activation options mean one thing for users: speed to get working on the fun stuff.
 
And speaking of the fun stuff – we’ll show how the Tekla model gets estimated and scheduled, too! If you missed the Klorman Construction case study on the LAX terminal expansion project, be sure to catch up on some remarkable ROI figures for Trimble Buildings solutions. Now we just made the Tekla-Vico workflow a lot easier. See what happens when two products you know and love get together under the Trimble Buildings’ umbrella? Construction workflows get a lot smarter and your job gets a little easier!

 

Who: 

The Team from Trimble

What

Working with Tekla Structures Models in Vico Office

When:

Archived for your convenience

Where

A free online webinar

Why:

 

See how element types are treated more intuitively for this important workflow for concrete and steel projects

How:

Use the form at the bottom of the page to download the archived webinar

 

You and your team won’t want to miss this webinar. We’ll take a close look at:

• Using the new Model Organizer feature in Tekla to prime your models for
  Vico Office;
• Organize what model content you want to publish to Vico;
• Activate your Tekla model in Vico Office for finely-tuned location-based
  quantity takeoff;
• Use those quantities to drive the estimate and schedule;
• Combine with other project models to create a federated, holistic BIM.

 
Learn from your peers, with your peers, on Fridays with Trimble!

 

System Requirements
PC-based attendees:
Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista
 
Macintosh®-based attendees:
Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer

 

 

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