Steel Projects PLM and Tekla PowerFab work as one

The integration has increased the efficiency and overall success of shared clients. They can use each software for what it does best.

Steel Projects PLM

Steel Projects, founded in France in 1994, provides innovative technology solutions to improve steel manufacturing processes. In 2013, Steel Projects became a business unit of FICEP group.

Steel Projects PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) software enables steel fabricators to manage the production flow and optimize time and raw material. Work orders for CNC machines and manual workstations are generated using automatic and optimized routing through the workshop.

Steel Projects PLM and Tekla EPM to work as one thanks to Tekla EPM Open API

Automatic data transfers eliminates repetitive manual work

Steel Projects PLM has a direct integration with Tekla PowerFab for stock, purchasing and cut lists. Data, including inventory and CNC for parts, are transferred automatically between the two systems with the Tekla EMP Open API.

Once parts are nested in Steel Projects PLM, a requisition can be automatically generated in Tekla PowerFab for items that need to be purchased. When material is received in Tekla PowerFab, stock is updated in Steel Projects PLM. When material is cut, both the Tekla PowerFab inventory and production parts are updated automatically.

The integration between the two software eliminates manual and repetitive work, thus increasing efficiency. It allows production information to be automatically up-to-date in both software.

Tekla PowerFab integration has a proven track record with many fabricators over several years

From Tekla PowerFab you get an efficient project, raw materials and cost management. You use Steel Projects PLM for workshop management, nesting, automatic CNC programming and production feedback. Thanks to the Open API, our users take benefit from an automatic integration of Steel Projects PLM with Tekla PowerFab, says Didier Bonnet.

“This integration has increased the efficiency and overall success of our shared clients. They can use each software for what it does best.”, says Didier Bonnet at Steel Projects.

“After many years of basic interfaces between MIS and production software using files export and import, the Open API gives new opportunities to make all software work as one.”, continues Didier Bonnet.