Tech Tuesday: Following the Prescribed Checklist

By Christian Erickson on Mar 5, 2019 12:37:33 PM

This Post builds on an earlier Tech Tuesday post regarding Model Preparation and will be followed by a post on Analyzing the Data, which gives us insight into Qnect’s reports. If you’re not subscribed to our Blog, please do. You will get inbox notification. You can also follow us on Social Media where we also post this information.

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Tech Tuesday: Product Update Global Shear Plate and Single Angle Placement

By Christian Erickson on Feb 25, 2019 4:49:55 PM

To be more specific this is a Preference Setting update that focuses on the Global Shear Plate and Single Angle Placement.

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Tech Tuesday: BIM Model Preparation for Steel Fabrication

By Christian Erickson on Feb 19, 2019 3:53:03 PM

You know that proper model preparation for fabrication can prevent unnecessary headaches and frustrations. Preparing the model right the first time, leads to a smooth project handoff and much more. So what are the secrets? How can I be sure that my model is ready for fabrication?

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My Changing View of NYC Steel, Buildings and Engineering

By Jef Sharp on Feb 15, 2019 8:17:00 AM

I spent fifteen amazing years in New York during a very amazing time, 1985-2000. During that time, I didn’t think about steel all the time like I do now. Then, I was bothered by the construction noise and the staging and street blocking, not paying attention to the incredible feats of engineering and logistics surrounding me. I would say this level of understanding is typical of most of the city’s 8 million residents.

Jump forward to today, 19 years later, and I find myself in NYC about once a month for Qnect. I see the city in a completely different light. Anyone with this much history of the city can see how the skyline today seems to be punctuated with new towers of gleaming steel and glass. The change marches on as does my appreciation for all that it takes to make these amazing structures go up and become living symbols of NYC.

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Tech Tuesday: Preference Settings Product Update

By Christian Erickson on Feb 12, 2019 8:24:49 AM

We are excited to announce a few big updates to the QuickQnect Preference Settings. You will now find three categories:

  • Basic Information
  • Connection Types
  • Forces

This allows the user to separate the Basic Preferences from the Advanced Preferences saving you even more time and allowing you to focus on what's needed with your particular project. 

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Tech Tuesday: How to Change a Single Angle Side in Tekla Structures

By Christian Erickson on Feb 4, 2019 9:04:37 PM

For this week’s Tech Tuesday, we’re going to learn “How To: Change A Single Angle Side in Tekla Using Qnect.” Qnect makes it easy to change the side of a steel connection from one side to another. There are several reasons why this will need to be done but our focus today is the technology to make this happen easily. In this video, you will see how to use the Qnect Listener and the Tekla Structures UDA to make this process work.

Watch the short video now.

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Tech Tuesday: Benefits of Button 3 for the Detailer, EOR and others

By Christian Erickson on Jan 28, 2019 9:32:13 PM

For this week's Tech Tuesday, we dive into Qnect’s Button 3.

Button 3 offers a number of productivity tools for QuickQnect users. You can use it to filter and show exactly the type of connections you want to inspect, then you can easily toggle through them for a visual check.

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Tech Tuesday: Change Connection Type on the Fly

By Christian Erickson on Jan 22, 2019 7:30:00 AM

For this week's Tech Tuesday, we share how to change the connection type on the fly by combining Tekla Structures with the Qnect connection design and optimization service. Many of our customers have told us that having this ability reduces time spent on a project, increases margins and keeps them in control of the project. Another result is much fewer headaches! Watch the short video now - it's under 2 minutes.

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Not Just Another "Welcome New Year" Post

By Christian Erickson on Jan 7, 2019 5:14:17 PM

This is not just another “welcome to the new year” post. We say that with confidence because 2019 already looks good, even with the great 2018 Qnect just experienced .

A great PUSH into the new year came from the voice of the steel industry - American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). Longtime editor and Steel Conference Chief, Scott Melnick, wrote more than a few flattering words comparing Qnect to RAM Steel and the positive impact that Qnect has had and will have on the industry. Melnick writes, “the real advantage is the time it [Qnect] slashes from a project.”

The endorsement continues with a few time savings metrics. Melnick’s point is that “speed is the next big thing in the steel industry” and we believe, as he does, that Qnect’s technology will lead the way. (View the review here or at the end of this post.)

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Qnect Extends its Popular Detailing App with Moment Connections

By Christian Erickson on Sep 27, 2018 11:59:00 AM

Qnect, the steel industry's leading connection design and optimization solution...

...today introduced new capabilities built to enhance the connection portfolio while providing customers with a never before opportunity to optimize top and bottom moment connections in their 3D model.

“The last few years, fabricators and engineers, as well as a few savvy general contractors, have increased their optimization requirements,” says Qnect CEO, Jef Sharp. “And Qnect has responded not only with the fastest and lowest cost (all in) connection design software but also with a robust and growing portfolio of connections. Today, we are excited to announce our latest addition to our continually growing portfolio.”

With the pressures of construction costs, design fees and design and construction schedules, Qnect understands that the responsibility of connection design is often delegated by the EOR to someone else. When using Qnect, all connections meet or exceed AISC code and produce detailed reports that are quick and easy to review.

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ENR’s FutureTech 2018 — Energized Beyond Belief

By Qnect Marketing on Jul 24, 2018 7:16:43 PM

The intersection of innovation and construction sometimes seems like an awkward marriage. However, during the first week of June, I attended Engineering News-Record’s ENR FutureTech conference in San Francisco and walked away with inspiration, hope and excitement for all the places where the industry is making that marriage work.

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Three Themes to Spotlight from the NISD 2018 Conference

By Qnect Marketing on Jul 19, 2018 5:14:24 PM

The NISD's (National Institute of Steel Detailers) 50th Conference, held in Phoenix, Arizona May 4th and 5th provided a diverse set of speakers and topics, which did not disappoint the audience or me. Although this was my first NISD conference to attend, I came away with plenty of notes and ideas to share with my colleagues and you.

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Qnect's Great Week at NASCC 2018

By Qnect Marketing on Apr 20, 2018 12:45:23 PM

It’s good to have great weeks. Qnect had a successful week at this year's NASCC: The Steel Conference! Seeing our customers, partners and other members of the steel industry is always a highlight at this annual event. In addition, we gained more customers, announced an investment in Qnect by Nucor, enjoyed the Thursday Conference Dinner and soaked in the positive energy so many were feeling in the Baltimore Convention Center.

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Qnect continues to shape the steel industry with investment from Nucor

By Qnect Marketing on Apr 11, 2018 5:45:16 PM

America’s Largest Steel Producer is Lead Investor
in SaaS Connection Optimization Company

Qnect is welcoming Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) as the lead investor for Qnect’s $3.8 million funding round. Qnect provides software and digital engineering to optimize connections and production throughput for better steel project efficiency.

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B+Op: The Great Optimizer

By Qnect Marketing on Apr 9, 2018 4:45:16 PM


B+Op (bäp)

noun An acronym for Bolt Optimization pioneered by Qnect.

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