New software system for precast element design and production planning

Introducing a new IT system obviously involves a lot of effort. Klebl, a precast business based in the Upper Palatinate region in the German State of Bavaria, decided to implement this technical change in a step-by-step process. Having worked with the Nemetschek systems Allplan Precast and TIM for about a year, Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard Heilmeier (Klebl) reports on initial insights and experience.

There is much to be read about 3D, 4D or even 5D CAD applications, BIM or the benefits of such systems. One gets the impression that each IT supplier applies its own in-house interpretations and definitions of these terms, which are often „high up in the clouds“, as it were. However, this approach does not solve all the existing problems, many of which are related to tiny details, which is why we have to define the specific requirements ourselves. As a matter of course, we do want to utilize the potentials for improvement offered by these new systems whilst also considering the specific site...

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