Join Thiago Santos Mundim for an in-depth discussion in this video Tekla BIMsight workflow, part of Learning Tekla BIMsight.
- [Instructor] Let's take a quick look on the Tekla BIMsight Workflow. So, we have the Architect, the Structural Engineer, the M.E.P. Engineer, all that design team producing their own BIM model. The team then export those into IFC files. IFC stands for Industry Foundation Classes, and is the open format that any BIM compliant to should be able to export and import. In many countries, IFC's the standard sharing format on public projects by law. With IFC, it doesn't really matter what software the design team's using to produce their models.
The Architect can be using ArchiCAD, the Structural Engineer can be using Tekla Structures, and the M.E.P. Engineer can be using AutoDesk Revit. IFC, when exported correctly, makes sure that all the information is available for all stakeholders, especially when combined with Tekla BIMsight. Next, we import all those IFC files into Tekla BIMsight. There, we can visualize the model, check for clashes between disciplines, create comments, add notes, save views and slideshows, and share that back to the design team.
The design team can then make modifications to their models and progress the design. Export a new version of IFC, then we refresh those files inside Tekla BIMsight, run the clash detector again, create new notes and respond to some of the comments, save new views, share it back to the design team. And this process loops hundred of times until the design is concluded and the project has no major issues to be resolved. I have worked on practices where every stakeholder had to share their IFC file on every Wednesday.
We would take the Thursdays to review and make comments to the project, and then on Friday we would do a video conference to discuss the issues of the project. This process was repeated every other week, or sometimes even every week. So, who is Tekla BIMsight good for? It's good for the design team to collaborate better and spend less time checking other consultant drawings. Making less mistakes, and addressing less requests for information when the project is on site. It's good for the client that can visualize the progress of the design, be part of the discussion, and most importantly, have a design that has minimal issues and therefore is cheaper to build.
It's also good for the contractor to visualize the design before and during construction. Tekla supports tablet mode when using a Windows tablet, so it's great to have it in hands when you're on construction site. Tekla is also good for all the other consultants that are not necessarily using BIM on their design. They can visualize what all the other stakeholders are doing and take more informed-based design solutions. So now, let's get started.
- Opening and navigating a project
- Starting a new project
- Editing models
- Visualization techniques
- Adding and managing documents
- Markup tools
- Creating conflict rules
- Managing conflicts
- Exporting and importing notes
- Sharing a project