Tekla PowerFab seeks to automate steel fabrication management

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New software combines Tekla EPM, Tekla Structures and the Trimble Connect collaboration platform

Trimble has launched Tekla PowerFab, a next-generation software suite for steel fabrication management created specifically for steel fabricators.

PowerFab is being pitched as a complete and connected steel fabrication software solution, providing relevant and real-time information to all project parties. Trimble says it is designed to improve visibility and deliver information on the status of components at every stage of fabrication, from model-based estimating to site delivery.

At the core of Tekla PowerFab is Tekla EPM (formerly FabSuite management information system), which has been used by Trimble customers for some years. By combining Tekla EPM with Tekla Structures and the Trimble Connect collaboration platform, Tekla PowerFab aims to automate the fabrication management process.

“Following the acquisition of FabSuite in 2018, Trimble is now able to further integrate fabrication workflows to give customers improved collaboration and connectivity,” said Jari Heino, general manager of Trimble’s Structures Division. “An industry-first, Tekla PowerFab provides estimators, project managers, production and other project teams with real-time access to the most relevant data throughout the fabrication process.”

Tekla PowerFab is offered as an annual subscription and is available for steel fabricators from 13th March 2019.

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