Webinar Review: GCs Learn How to Reduce time to Construction

By Christian Erickson on Dec 2, 2019 5:16:19 PM

This special GC-focused webinar took place on November 20th, 2019. The webinar focuses on reducing time to construction for the general contractors. Learn about the connected model, preventing schedule drift, getting uniform bids from fabricators and much more. Qnect provides so much more than software and super service to help them be more successful. 

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"Qnect is revolutionizing connection design..." Read who said this.

By Christian Erickson on Oct 15, 2019 3:34:57 PM

It’s great to get an endorsement. Every business will tell you this. It’s even better to get an endorsement from a neutral, industry association. Qnect experienced this just a few weeks ago when we opened the October issue of AISC’s Modern Steel Construction (MSC)* magazine. 

“Qnect is revolutionizing connection design and conservatively reduces the time it takes design engineers and fabricators to collaborate on approved shop and erection drawings by more than 70%.”  ~ Scott Melnick, Editor

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Webinar Review: Fix Schedule Drift

By Christian Erickson on Aug 20, 2019 11:54:45 AM

Many of Qnect's customers have shared with us just how much Qnect saves them from schedule drift. They said that the buffer gained by using Qnect has not only saved their project but also their reputations. It's a busy time for most in the structural steel business so keeping to schedule is key. With this recent feedback, we created a webinar to share with others just how to gain weeks of buffer time to stay on schedule. View the video or read through the transcription below.

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Using Tech to Cross (State) Borders and Increase Wealth

By Christian Erickson on Aug 15, 2019 11:47:35 AM

You may have seen the July 2019 headline from a Kim Slowey story in Construction Dive about the concentration of construction activity in the US. But did you know....that many of Qnect’s customers work on projects that cross state lines? Working in a Building Information Modeling (BIM) environment and using SaaS applications such as Qnect allows for project participants to be about anywhere. The results include more project opportunities and greater margins.

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Webinar Review: Determining the Lowest Cost Joint Configuration

By Christian Erickson on Jul 23, 2019 1:29:43 PM

Qnect's Henry Lederman and Aaron Bartlett, recently hosted a webinar titled "Determining the Lowest Cost Joint Configuration" for the general public. This blog post is due to the positive responses and requests for the recording.

The transcript below starts at marker 1:36 and ends just before the Q&A starts. This is the meat of the webinar and we hope you enjoy it.

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Tech Tuesday: The New Sync Button

By Christian Erickson on Mar 20, 2019 12:36:09 PM

This new feature allows the user to report only on the information in the model without having to choose which sessions you want to include in the report.The user runs the Sync Button at the top of Button 3 popup window.  You to enter a Sync name and in about 5 seconds it is complete.

(Read full post and then scroll down view 4-minute video demo with transcript.)

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Tech Tuesday: Analyzing the Data

By Christian Erickson on Mar 12, 2019 5:37:16 PM

Wow! This has been one of our most popular videos and we think you’ll get a lot out of this too. In the transcription, we have images pulled from the video so a combination of video and text with images should deliver what you need to analyze the data in Qnect. We’re excited to share this with you and even more excited to analyze the data from one of your current or recent projects. The best way to understand what Qnect can do for your business is to put it to the test. You’ll see on this page, a short video but then you’ll see directions of how to get that project to us.

Analyzing the Data from 1-22 Webinar 3-12 Tech Tue Post
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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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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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