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From ProSteel to BIM. TEKLA or Advance Steel?

From ProSteel to BIM. TEKLA or Advance Steel?

From ProSteel to BIM. TEKLA or Advance Steel?

(OP)
Hi

We are looking to join the BIM progress, however we are unsure what is the best solution.

We have spoken to operators, sales people and crunched the numbers.

It's such a huge financial investment.

Advanced Steel is cheaper, however lots of people seem to be using TEKLA.

We are a fabricator, providing PM support and fabrication to structural projects. Producing 3D model and shop dwgs.

I would appreciate hearing your experience of a transition from ProSteel to Tekla or Advanced steel.


Thanks

Kate

RE: From ProSteel to BIM. TEKLA or Advance Steel?

Hi,

For structural steel fabrication shop drawings , I will recommend you SDS/2.
I believe the price range is similar to tekla. But SDS/2 design and generate connections automatically.

If you only work with small projects probably the most cost effective is Advance Steel.

RE: From ProSteel to BIM. TEKLA or Advance Steel?

(OP)
Thanks Lucca.

I will look into SDS/2.

RE: From ProSteel to BIM. TEKLA or Advance Steel?

What can't you do with ProSteel that you want Tekla or SDS/2 to do? I'm interested in this in particular for bridge elements. Anyway, ProSteel does 3D, IFC-compliant detailing models, what are you expecting from "BIM" that it can't do?

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