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All projects are modelled in-house using TeklaStructures 3D modelling and detailing software.  This highly advanced software allows the user to model a project in the finest detail and offers clients the following advantages:

  • 3D Marking Plans.
  • Clash Checking.
  • Report Extraction.
  • Single Central Model Database ensuring any changes made to model are reflected in drawings & reports.
  • Multi User function allowing our entire office to work on one model simultaneously thus ensuring errors do not occur whilst trying to "interface" models.
  • Ability to import 2D or 3D drawings or images from other software
  • Ability to import entire models from designer's software using SDNF transfer format and, once connected, export back to designer for review.

Tekla Bimsight

Tekla Bimsight is a free software program which clients can download from the internet.  Using Tekla Bimsight, clients can zoom,pan,rotate and interrogate a model of their project.  This is an invaluable tool for planning and installation of steelwork.

Available for free download here: www.teklabimsight.com

Office Management

Universal Drafting uses third party OM1 Office Management Database Software which is a database driven office management tool that integrates with TeklaStructures to automate tasks such as drawing transmittals, drawing registers and RFI’s.