On February 16th, Trimble announced that it has been selected as a preferred distributor for the new Tekla BIMSight 3D Modeling Solution.
Trimble will offer a free download of the 3D modeling solution on BIMtoField.com, a Trimble website designed to help building owners, contractors, and engineers better understand the potential of solutions that allow the transfer of building information modeling (BIM) data to field-level systems for increased productivity and cost savings.
BIMSight uses the modeling engine found in Tekla's Structures platform to render 3D models for use in building construction projects. Small, self-performing general contractors to large, global construction conglomerates can download the solution and begin rendering CAD-based design files for 3D clash detection purposes.
Users will be able to “easily” share coordinated models to collaborate with team members more effectively, according to Trimble. “The solution is an ideal fit with our line of layout solutions for the building construction industry, allowing contractors to more easily check for structural or mechanical, electrical, and plumbing system clashes prior to layout of points in the field. Offering the BIMSight solution to our customers and distribution partners is a logical next step in the collaboration between our company and Tekla.”