Tekla BIMsight 1.4 takes BIM to the field with Windows tablets

January 25, 2012 -- Tekla BIMsight now offers a well-designed user interface for Windows tablet computers, thereby enabling use at construction sites. As before, it is still the easiest-to-use  BIM tool  available for everyone in the construction industry to download and use for free.

New features in version 1.4 of the award-winning * BIM ( building information modeling) software , take the application to the construction site. The software now has a user interface optimized for tablet computers. Features include support for multi-touch hand gestures as well as stylus use. Depending on your working environment, you choose which interface you want: desktop or tablet.

This new release enhances the use of Tekla BIMsight in the design coordination process. You can use saved views for efficient project navigation and the new slideshow feature delivers impressive presentations.

The success of Tekla BIMsight continues with an ever growing user base of construction professionals and industry recognition. Tekla is committed to offering the construction industry an easy-to-use tool, allowing any construction professional to explore BIM and enjoy the benefits of timely project delivery and fewer RFIs (request for information).

"We developed this version from conversations with our users and the industry and we will continue this practice in the future. The suggested ideas forum at www.teklabimsight.com and other user feedback really helps us to create a BIM product the construction industry has been asking for," says Stephen Jones, Tekla BIMsight product manager.

"Tablet computers are becoming an integral part of construction industry workflows and BIM creates huge opportunities for more effective interaction between the construction site and the office," Jones continues.

Tekla BIMsight is free and to be used for design coordination in all BIM projects - big and small.

Download Tekla BIMsight 1.4 software for free  at  www.teklabimsight.com.

Video tutorials and an online customer community make it easy for anyone in the industry to get started with visualizing and communicating with building information models.

Further information
(09:00-21:00 CET+2) Stephen Jones, Product Manager, Tekla Corporation, tel. +44 11 8954 5609 e-mail stephen.jones (at) tekla.com

Photos of Tekla BIMsight in action are available at press room.

Building & Construction field media, Tekla web pages

About Tekla and Tekla BIMsight
With its software, Tekla drives the evolution of digital information models and thus provides more and more competitive advantage to the construction, infrastructure and energy industries. The company was established in 1966, and today it has customers in 100 countries, offices in 15 countries, and a global partner network. Tekla became part of Trimble Group in 2011.

Tekla BIMsight is a professional tool for construction project collaboration. All disciplines of the construction workflow can combine their models, check for clashes, markup and share information using the same easy-to-use 3D environment. Tool enables project participants to identify and solve issues already in the design phase before the actual construction.

The award-winning* Tekla BIMsight is free to download and distribute through the internet. Tens of thousands of people in the construction industry have already taken Tekla BIMsight in use in nearly 150 countries. More information at www.tekla.com, www.teklastructures.com and www.teklabimsight.com

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