Whilst users of each software solution can already exchange information, Asta and Tekla are now developing a bi-directional link which will enable task and schedule information to be brought from Asta Powerproject into Tekla Structures to visualise and manage activity progress in the 3D model. Users will be able to more effectively manage the supply chain, identify schedule and constructability issues, obtain accurate quantities for QTO and create 4D visualisations in a highly detailed model environment. Conversely, structural information can be transferred from the Tekla model into Asta Powerproject, allowing users to create an accurate and comprehensive schedule that maintains an association with model objects, thereby facilitating collaboration between clients throughout the supply chain.
"We are delighted to be able to announce our partnership with Asta Development. This improved interoperability will greatly increase the potential of both software solutions and enable our customers to deliver construction projects on time and under budget with greater control and reduced waste. The industry is becoming increasingly aware of the huge benefits associated with BIM as a process and soon it will become a requirement on many different types of projects."
Andrew Bellerby, Managing Director of Tekla UK
"We are seeing a growing interest from our customers in using 4D visualisation to enhance their project management capability and are very pleased to be partnering with Tekla. We are already working with Tekla on a project with Bell & Webster, a company within the Eleco Group, which combines their visualisation tool with our project management software to show some very impressive results and look forward to expanding our collaboration to the benefit of mutual customers in the future."
Paul Bamforth, Managing Director of Asta Development
Both Tekla and Asta Development are exhibiting at Ecobuild on 1-3rd March, for more information visit Tekla at stand N1972 or Asta Development on the Eleco stand N660.
About Asta Development
Asta Development is a leading international developer of project, programme and resource management software. The company’s two distinct lines of business focus on the construction and engineering markets, and the IT and professional services markets. Asta Development is part of Eleco plc, a holding company listed on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market. More information about Asta Development and its products can be found at www.astadev.com More information about Eleco plc can be found at www.eleco.com.
Tekla's ambition is to multiply customers' potential to think and achieve big. Tekla BIM (Building Information Modelling) software provide an accurate, detailed, and data-rich 3D environment that can be shared by contractors, structural engineers, steel detailers and fabricators, as well as concrete detailers and manufacturers.