Tekla BIMsight version 1.3 is the current version and if you haven’t tried it, now might be a good time. Tekla BIMsight was first released in February 2011 and has improved since.
Here’s what Tekla says: "Tekla now offers the missing link BIM application for building information model-based project communication and management to everyone in the construction industry for free."
With Tekla BIMsight you can:
Add and remove projects and models
View, navigate and search in the models
Change color and visibility of the objects and the models
Check for conflicts visually and with conflict checking tools
Measure in the models
Add notes in the projects
Add relevant project documentation and link it to model objects
Add markups in the model view to highlight items
Currently supported model file formats:
- IFC (.ifc)
- IFC XML (.ifcXML)
- IFC ZIP (.ifcZIP)
- DWG (.dwg)
- DGN (.dgn)
- Tekla Web Viewer (.xml)
AEC Magazine reviewed version 1.2
Have you tried it? What are the limitations? Will you try it? What pressure does this put on other vendors with similar products?