Please review some of our frequently asked questions below and general help information.  Alternatively, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

How can shop drawings help our project?

A correctly prepared set of shop drawings will take the hassle out of pre-fabricating a structure. It will minimise errors, reduce the site time significantly and cut material wastage. It can allow the parts to be pre-cut and drilled (at other locations as required) to then be shop assembled and painted correctly for delivery to site. At Detail Connect we pride ourselves on a thorough service that considers all elements of the structure such as Architectural plans, buildability and whether it can be transported.

What is Tekla BIMsight?

Tekla BIMsight is a free viewing and collaborating app for Windows that Tekla have developed to allow anyone to read Tekla BIMsight files and IFC models to assist in construction coordination. Download your free copy here.

How can I get an IFC model to read BIMsight?

Download and install Tekla BIMsight then run. On the right side of BIMsight there is a yellow button that will add “IFC” to the acceptable file types for BIMsight. Run this add on and after a restart an IFC model Detail Connect have provided will open in BIMsight.

Is Tekla the right tool for us?

Tekla Structures is a building information modelling software with the ability to model structures that incorporate different kinds of building materials, including but not limited to steel and concrete. Tekla is one of the industry leaders and after a recent merger with Strucad (another Steel Detailing Program) and being acquired by Trimble, Tekla Structures is consistently being improved, updated and tested globally. Many Fabricators nationally and globally use Tekla as it also talks to many profile cutting and beamline type machines as well as in-house fabrication management software such as Strumis and Fabtrol.

I want to transfer some files - what's the best method?

If a set of drawings, model or other document is larger than 10MB, we recommend using another method to send it to ensure it is received. Detail Connect have tested many different cloud storage services since 2012 and have now settled with Dropbox as our standard practice for its reliability, speed and features. Dropbox is free up to a certain amount of data and has competitive pricing for larger amount of storage.

Awards & Affiliations:

Tekla BIM Awards 2017 Tekla Steel Construction New Zealand Precast New Zealand Inc

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