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Configure Outgoing Email for Hosts Requiring Two-Step Verification

Many email hosting services —such as Microsoft Outlook, Google Gmail, or others — require two-step verification; for these an app password may be required to use Tekla PowerFab's Automated Events. By following these guidelines, you can seamlessly integrate Tekla PowerFab's Automated Events with your email system, even if it requires two-step…

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Office 365
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Automated Events
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multi factor
app specific
application specific

Estimate Additional Items

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Save additional items like subcontract costs, erection labor and erection equipment to your estimates.


Why PowerFab eXchange (PFX)?

The preferred method for transferring data from detailing software into Tekla PowerFab is through the PowerFab eXchange (PFX) format. This ensures a comprehensive, efficient, and up-to-date data transfer process for PowerFab users. PFX format sidesteps the limitations and obsolescence of alternative formats. Notably, the KISS format falls short in…

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Trimble Connect Desktop

Repair & Uninstall/Reinstall Crystal Reports

Generally, most issues with Crystal Reports are caused by the SAP Crystal Reports runtime engine for .NET Frameworkinstallation becoming corrupted. SAP Crystal Reports runtime engine for .NET Framework is used by other programs, not just Tekla products. Occasionally, other software installations corrupt the existing SAP Crystal Reports runtime…

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Crystal Report CrystalDecisions Error

"Could not load file or assembly 'CrystalDecisions.Windows.Forms, Version=13.0.2000.0, Culture-neutral, PublicKeyToken=692fbea5521e1304' or one if its dependencies. The System cannot find the file specified. OK," If you are trying to open a report in Tekla PowerFab and you receive an error similar to above, then your Crystal Reports Viewer…

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Change order cost breakdown

Change orders now are aligned with cost structure and can be imported directly from an estimate. The project managers have greater control and clarity of the costs, broken down to material, labor and other costs, especially for larger change orders that may now be priced as its own estimate.

Subcontract items on Purchase Order

Create a subcontract purchase order directly from a Load in Production Control eliminating the double entry when sending goods for subcontract services. Distinguish between material and subcontract purchases to make job costing easier and more accurate. Simplify the ordering workflow and avoid unnecessary workarounds.

Model-based communication with BCF Topics

You can now run a summary of all BCF (BIM Collaboration Format) Topics associated with the job's Trimble Connect project. Open the Trimble Connect model in a single click with direct access to the Topics side panel to see what is currently outstanding and which topics are specifically assigned to you.

Cut list prioritization

View all your cutlists and prioritize the order of work across all your current projects. Gain greater control over your shop floor for organizing the work efficiently. Communicate transparently providing clear instructions to shop floor workers to their next tasks.

Purchasing History

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Use thePurchase Historycommand to view the pricing history of a material item. You can filter the purchase history by various options, such as the vendor, the requisition number, or the length.