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 Trimble Connect?

Trimble Connect is a collaborations tool made by Trimble (who also create Tekla, Sketch up and many other soft and hardware. With the free Windows Trimble Connect app a 3d .ifc (Industry Foundation Class) model can be viewed and commented on as part of a review process o ensure the whole project is as intended by client, designers and other parties. Download your free or purchase a copy here.

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. 

Detail Connect

We're 100% New Zealand owned and operated and located in Mount Maunganui.

Phone: 0508 DETAIL (338 245)