Through the 3-day meet Tekla Software technical sales and product support staff remained available to assist users with system areas of personal interest and to response to their queries on the spot. Tekla’s Area Sales Managers, Mr. Nirmalya Chaterjee and Mr. Chandrashekar, explained Tekla’s BIM-Building Information Modeling and how it is going to change its users ability to expand its business into structural designs, Precast and Concrete.
In addition to this, Tekla support staff and guides ensured that the participants have all possible contact with users to provide them every information about the three days meets sponsored by Dell, and projected the company that its products are part and parcels of Tekla's customers business. Tekla also ensured that its users utilise the opportunity and gain useful technical knowledge from Tekla’s keynote speakers.
In the meet, the guest speaker AGM INSDAG, Mr. Jayanta Saha, illustrated the prospects of effective usage of steel in infrastructures. Assistant Director & Head SERC, Dr. S. Arul Jayachandran, elaborated on trends in structural steel detailing and fabrications. Mr. Anil Kumar from Tekla headquarter briefed on customs components as well as future roadmaps and product developments. Eversendai, Technical Director, Mr. S R Sarvade, illustrated about the influence of 3D modelling technology in steel engineering domain. Similarly, from the V P Engineering ERA Group, Mr. Abhay Gupta, threw light on technological changes in pre-engineered buildings and Mr. Venkateshwaralle G M–RPL briefed about Tekla structures success story on JERP project and the vital role of Tekla software in delivering competitive advantages to the structural engineering industry.
Tekla Structures 14 includes improved tools for managing and sharing a BIM, building Information Model between software users and construction project participations. The software now enables working on models twice as big as before without the risk of running out of memory. It contains new features and benefits like task oriented user interface, more flexible licening system, multi–user tools and ability to work with bigger models which can be used by all concerned.
For Structural Engineering benefits like cast in place modelling reference model management, wider collaboration, e.g., A&D integration are attached with this latest version. This also includes specific features like easier modelling of assemblies, modelling tools for offshore and PEB, easier modelling for reinforcement, more efficient drawing production, integration to fabrication and manufacturing tools for hollow core which can be used for steel and fabrications as well as pre–cast concrete detailing and manufacturing.
In the concluding session, the winners of the users meeting model competition were announced. They were Cistron Infotek Pvt Ltd Central Heating, Plant for the University of Massachusetts, Sieghart Engineers & Steel Detailers Pvt Ltd, Dubai Metro Station Eversendai consulting engineers Pvt. Ltd, Dubai Mail Starroof. The price for Model Competition was Dell Laptops. There was also lucky draw for participation and the price for this was Sony Disital Camera.
Model Competition winner Momentos and Certificates were presented by vice president Mr. P. Rao, Navi Mumbai SEZ Ltd and lucky draw winner gifts were presented by the GM RPL, Mr.M Venkateshwarallu.