Link Tekla PowerFab to Trimble Connect

Tekla PowerFab
2024
Tekla PowerFab Tekla PowerFab GO

Link Tekla PowerFab to Trimble Connect

To use Trimble Connect for viewing IFC models for estimating and production control jobs, you need to link Tekla PowerFab and Trimble Connect to each other.

To enable updating the statuses of Tekla PowerFab items to Trimble Connect, you also need to set up status sharing or set up the Trimble Connect organizer published fields.

Linked jobs in the Estimating, Production Control, and Project Management modules can all be linked to a Trimble Connect project.

Note: If an estimating or production control job is linked to a project management job, the Trimble Connect project is managed through the project management job.

In this case, you need to link the project management job to Trimble Connect. The link is then applied to any linked estimating and production control jobs. The Trimble Connect project cannot be modified when you access it through the estimating or production control job.

Linking Tekla PowerFab to Trimble Connect

  1. Go to Maintenance > Integration Settings.
  2. On the menu, select Trimble Connect.

  3. If you have not yet migrated to Tekla licensing, in Trimble Connect Settings dialog box, select the Use Trimble Connect Desktop To View Models checkbox.
  4. To invite users to participate in your Trimble Connect projects, type their emails on separate lines in the Default Users for Trimble Connect Project section.

    The users whose email addresses you type here can later be added to existing Trimble Connect projects. For more information, see Add users to Trimble Connect projects.

  5. If necessary, click the arrow on the right side of the Default Server Location list, and change the server location.

    The list includes allowed Trimble Connect regions.

  6. Click Save.
You need to restart Tekla PowerFab to be able to use Trimble Connect for viewing IFC models.

Set up status sharing with Trimble Connect

You can create and share production control job statuses with users who view the model in Trimble Connect.

The available status types are the following:

  • Purchasing: None, Started (on a purchase order but not yet received), Completed
  • Production: None (production not started), Started, Completed
  • Station: Can include all or any individual stations set up in Tekla PowerFab.

    For more information, see Manage stations.

  • Shipping: None, Started (at an intermediate shipping destination), or Completed
  • Destination: Can include all or any individual destinations set up in Tekla PowerFab.

    For more information, see Manage default shipping routes.

  • In Tekla PowerFab Production: Items highlighted with green are in the production control job.

  • In Tekla PowerFab Estimating: Items highlighted with green are in the estimating job.

To create a new status for sharing:

  1. Go to Maintenance > Integration Settings.
  2. On the menu, select Trimble Connect Status Share.

    The Trimble Connect Status Share Mappings dialog box opens.

  3. Create a status type that can be shared to Trimble Connect:
    1. Click New.
    2. In Tekla PowerFab Status list, select a status.
    3. Depending on the selected status, select an option in the list in Station or Destination.
    4. In the Trimble Connect Status Action Name field, type the name used for the status in Trimble Connect.
    5. Click Add.
  4. To close the dialog box, click the Close button (X) in the upper-right corner.
Was this helpful?
Previous
Next