AB Strängbetong: It’s more fun to work with Tekla!

Tekla Structures Open API used by Strängbetong precast concrete building systems

The precaster Strängbetong does software development by themselves. For example, they automate many design tasks such as automatic modeling, automatic cast-unit drawings for all standard elements, and in some cases, automatic generation of buildings.

Tekla Open API used in Swedbank national arena
Sweden’s Swedbank national arena.

 

Strängbetong is Sweden’s leading provider of precast concrete building systems. Implementation of Tekla BIM at Strängbetong has improved project understanding throughout the company. Recently Tekla Structures software has been used to 3D detail and manage the structures, including precast concrete, of Sweden’s brand new Swedbank national arena.

 

 

The Tekla Open API allows Strängbetong to do powerful software development by themselves. “By using the API we intend to automate a lot of the design work, such as automatic modeling, automatic cast-unit drawings for all standard elements, and in some cases, automatic generation of buildings, such as the Strängbetong Bashallen. We also intend to improve the connection with our ERP system. In some cases, with simpler cast-unit drawings, we have already achieved automatic drawings using the possibilities of the Tekla Open API. Personally, I believe in the possibilities of the Tekla Open API and we have used it extensively in our implementation of Tekla Structures at AB Strängbetong,” says Tobias Svenberg, development engineer at Strängbetong.

 

Tekla Structures Open API used by Strängbetong precast concrete building systems
Strängbetong develops software by themselves.
Tekla Open API used by Strängbetong precast concrete building systems
Lot of the design work have been automated using the API.

   

 

The use of Tekla Structures is increasing in other parts of the company. ”The model should be a natural part of our daily work in all project-related issues: project and site management, production and production planning to start with – that is our goal,” concludes Svenberg.

“Personally I believe in the possibilities of the Tekla Open API and we have used it extensively in our implementation of Tekla Structures at AB Strängbetong,” says  Tobias Svenberg, development engineer at Strängbetong.

”The Tekla Structures Model Reviewer, for example, is a very helpful tool. Our designers want to work in Tekla now and choose it above other available software,” says Tobias Svenberg of Strängbetong. ”The other departments are knocking on our door wanting the models available for their work, too.”