The story of Tekla BIMsight
Tekla BIMsight is a construction collaboration tool that lets everyone in the industry tap into the BIM (Building Information Modeling) process for free. Here you can find additional background information about the software and its history.
Tekla BIMsight is aimed at contractors, architects, engineers, detailers, fabricators or anyone participating in BIM project workflow. Users can improve their workflow by combining models, checking for clashes, and collaborating with each other in any construction project.
Tekla BIMsight was first launched February 14th 2011.
- Tekla BIMsight 1.2, June 2011: redlining, document linking
- Tekla BIMsight 1.3, October 2011: colors, units, note sharing
- Tekla BIMsight 1.4, January 2012: touch interface, slideshows
- Tekla BIMsight 1.5, April 2012: new user interface icons, additional languages, full-screen mode
- Tekla BIMsight Note, June 2012: an iPad and iPhone app for instant communication
- Tekla BIMsight 1.6, October 2012: updating models made more efficient with the default folder function
- Tekla BIMsight 1.7, December 2012: integration to SMART Boards
- Tekla BIMsight 1.8, August 2013: BIM collaboration by sharing models and notes, grid support
- Tekla BIMsight 1.9, December 2013: rebar measuring and conflict checking, SketchUp, STEP/IGES support, new languages
Tekla BIMsight is available in ten major languages in addition to English: Spanish, German, French, Dutch, Italian, Russian simplified and traditional Chinese, Japanese and Korean. The software also has support for touch controls, which can be used with Windows tablet PCs.
Tekla BIMsight has been a great success with tens of thousands of installations. And what's best, Tekla BIMsight is free.
Learning Tekla BIMsight
Learning how to use the software is easy. With the help of video tutorials and an online customer community anyone can start working with building information models and collaborating with other users.
”It is important to understand that BIM is not just about using 3D models. BIM is a centralized process that requires cooperation and goodwill between the construction disciplines. This is exactly what we want to achieve with the Tekla BIMsight software. Our part of the goodwill is to distribute it for free for the whole industry,” explains Tekla's Executive Vice President Risto Räty.
Images of Tekla BIMsight can be found in Tekla Image Bank.