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Tekla launches new BIM software.

3D modeling software provider Tekla has launched a new advanced application for building information model-based project communication and coordination.

Tekla BIMsight is ready for everyone in the industry to download and share over the Internet for free, the company said.

Contractors, designers, architects, MEP detailers and fabricators can combine their models, check for clashes, and collaborate using the new BIM software, it said.

Tekla BIMsight is a new collaboration tool that lets construction industry professionals step into the BIM (Building Information Modeling) process for free. This application makes it easy to combine and understand 3D models created by different AEC disciplines with different software, to interpret the design intent, check for clashes, and comment and mark changes.

Tekla BIMsight presents a centralised way to maintain and communicate shared construction information: project participants can see the big picture as well as every important detail in the same, illustrative and easy-to-grasp 3D model. Tekla BIMsight can be used throughout the workflow of construction, from the design phase of the building to its erection and site management.

"Tekla's mission is to drive the evolution to digital information modeling, multiplying our customers' potential to think and achieve big in their projects and businesses," explained Tekla executive vice president Risto Raaty.

"Understanding BIM as a centralised process rather than 'just a model' requires cooperation and goodwill between the construction disciplines. This is exactly what we want to achieve with the new Tekla BIMsight software, and our part of the goodwill is to distribute it for free for the whole industry to easily take into use."

Tekla BIMsight has been described as 'the missing link' BIM software application because it enables accurate and effective 3D building information model-based project collaboration and management for everyone in the industry, the company said.

BIM-based way of working supports the modern requirements of sustainability and green building, for example, by optimizing prefabrication and site management and enabling a paperless process. Accurate, model-based communication enables better constructability through finding, reacting to and correcting possible design errors early before on-site construction.

"Tekla BIMsight will definitely benefit the region's construction industry, by providing a centralised platform from which to manage projects and define business processes. By using BIM, the region's construction industry should see increase in efficiency, reductions in risk and improvements in safety, whilst addressing the critical demand for sustainability, across the whole life of construction projects," added Tahir Sharif, managing director of Tekla Middle East.

Tekla BIMsight software can be downloaded for free from - TradeArabia News Service

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Date:Mar 21, 2011
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