Trimble Introduces Tekla 2020 BIM Software
Structural engineering and ste...
Trimble introduced the latest versions of its Tekla software solutions for advanced Building Information Modeling (BIM).
Structural engineering and steel fabrication management, Tekla Structures 2020, Tekla Structural Designer 2020, Tekla Tedds 2020 and Tekla PowerFab 2020. Tekla software is at the heart of the design and construction industry workflows building on the free flow of information, constructible models and improved collaboration. Tekla Structures supports the Constructible Process to transform the entire design, build and operate lifecycle.
Tekla Structures 2020 delivers enhancements, improvements and new features that enable efficient workflows for better productivity. It also brings increased mobility and collaboration across project teams, including:
Easier modelling of complex shapes with geometry improvements
Better usability, control and productivity with concrete rebar detailing enhancements
Quick and easy formworks modelling and improved hollow-core concrete detailing
Enhanced drawing tools that provide speed with confidence
Tekla Structures 2020 Maintenance now includes Trimble Connect™ collaboration platform, a cloud-based solution. It allows stakeholders to share, review, coordinate and comment on data-rich building models, drawings, schedules and other project information in real-time. Across the project lifecycle, from a laptop, desktop or mobile device.
With Trimble Connect, constructible BIM data is extended to the field, liberating data and breaking down silos to improve coordination and project management across touchpoints. New functionalities and usability improvements now better support workflows and make it easier to get started with Trimble Connect.
Tekla Structural Designer 2020 structural analysis and design software introduces data-driven design. With a new direct link between Structural Designer and algorithmic modelling plugin Grasshopper. Enabling quick and easy exploration of different early-stage design alternatives.
Tekla Tedds 2020 structural analysis and design calculation software offer further integration with Structures and Structural Designer. This provides convenient design management across both solutions. With enhanced integration, Tekla Tedds calculation can be automatically associated with a variety of Tekla Structures and Tekla Structural Designer objects.
Tekla Structural Design Suite, a new bundled product including Tedds and Structural Designer and accessed using cloud licensing. Providing better value choices to customers and allowing them to take advantage of new product integrations.
Tekla PowerFab 2020 steel fabrication management software delivers improved production tracking, enhanced visualization and streamlined project management on the go. PowerFab now includes more flexibility in parts tracking through stations and routes on the shop floor. It has the ability to track external processes, such as erection, which can be shared and visualized from the field with Trimble Connect.
To learn more and to download Tekla 2020 versions, visit: www.tekla.com/2020.
About Trimble Buildings
Trimble Buildings provides the widest breadth of technology solutions for optimizing building design and construction projects, streamlining workplace operations and managing real estate portfolios.
Trimble solutions are tailored for each phase of the building lifecycle. From the initial survey to design, construction and operation. Enable stakeholders such as architects, engineers, contractors, building managers and property owners to gain agility and insight.
Trimble's broad portfolio of building construction solutions support the Constructible Process. Trimble's innovative approach to empowering disparate teams across the construction lifecycle with actionable data that improves productivity and reduces waste. For more information visit: buildings.trimble.com.
Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modelling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety, and sustainability. From purpose-built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware, and services are transforming industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation. For more information about Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB), visit: www.trimble.com.
BT and Microsoft unveil strategic partnership
BT and Microsoft have launched a strategic partnership to accelerate innovation across enterprise voice, cyber security and industry-focused services in sectors from digital manufacturing to health.
BT has already been named one of the first development partners for Microsoft Operator Connect and Operator Connect Conferencing. The renewed agreement will allow BT to build on this relationship and offer its own branded global managed voice services directly through Microsoft Teams, with an approach that further enhances customer experience and creates new opportunities for growth.
The strategic partnership will build on BT’s existing portfolio of cyber security services built on Microsoft technology. It will see the companies push forward with the design and launch of a new generation of managed security services to enable and protect the modern collaborative workplace. BT will work closely with Microsoft to develop distinct security propositions to defend customers’ operations across the cloud as well as its own IT estate.
Sustainability and collaboration on digital skills are integral to the partnership. BT and Microsoft will work together on further enhancing sustainability credentials within their supply chains and join forces on promoting digital skills in the communities.
“BT and Microsoft are at the forefront of innovation in global digital platforms and connectivity that will take technology and communication beyond limits,” said Bas Burger, CEO of Global at BT and executive sponsor of BT’s partnership with Microsoft. “This partnership will ensure all of Microsoft’s solutions work ‘Best on BT’ and support both companies’ commitments to improving digital skills in the community.”
Omar Abbosh, corporate vice president of industry solutions at Microsoft, said: “BT can use Microsoft’s cutting-edge tools to develop new communications services that meet the needs and demands of today’s customers. By aligning our visions for communication, connectivity, security and digital technology, Microsoft and BT will support real growth for businesses across the world.”
Microsoft's vision is to transform construction and built environment businesses with design innovation, a supply chain you can control, and a connected, safer, more productive workforce.
Microsoft recently unveiled strong results for the quarter ending June 30:
- Revenue totalled $46.2 billion, up 21%
- Operating income was $19.1 billion, up 42%
- Net income was $16.5 billion, up 47%
- Diluted earnings per share was $2.17, up 49%
For the year, revenues totalled $168.1 billion (up 18%), operating income hit $69.9 billion (up 32%), net income was $61.3 billion GAAP and $60.7 billion non-GAAP, and increased 38% and 37%, respectively.
“We are innovating across the technology stack to help organizations drive new levels of tech intensity across their business,” said Satya Nadella, chairman and chief executive officer of Microsoft. “Our results show that when we execute well and meet customers’ needs in differentiated ways in large and growing markets, we generate growth, as we’ve seen in our commercial cloud – and in new franchises we’ve built, including gaming, security, and LinkedIn, all of which surpassed $10 billion in annual revenue over the past three years.”
In a trading update last month, BT reported profit after tax £2m, down £446m, due to a "one-off tax charge in the quarter to reflect the remeasurement of deferred tax balances following the enactment of the new UK corporation tax rate of 25% from April 2023".