SketchUp to Tekla is quite a jump but it’s not impossible Could you tell me more about your workflow? Would you like to bring a SketchUp model for reference to Tekla? You should be able to receive meshes but this workflow hasn’t been well tested.
More advanced option could be mapping elements in SketchUp as beams or columns and receive them as native to Tekla. This workflow is currently only possible between Rhino and ETABS but we could make this happen for SketchUp to Tekla at some point. More on Speckle Mapper in this tutorial.
The idea is that Sketchup (Trimble) and TEKLA (Trimble) already work well together (as an article or as a reference model), but that we would save time by bringing certain things that Sketchup can do easily, directly into TEKLA.
To do some of the more complicated things, we’d currently have to go through grasshopper or import one article at a time into TEKLA to achieve what we want.
Here are 2 examples of things that can’t be done easily in TEKLA but can be done very easily with Sketchup.
I’m only posting today but I’ve been following SPECKLE closely for a while and I think it’s excellent.
I work mostly with TEKLA (and still a bit with Sketchup), but I need to work on BIM related areas. So I’ve also used other tools to process data and ifc … and used tools that you process with SPECKLE (Grasshopper, Excel, PowerBI … taking into account Revit since it is always required of us on arrival … unfortunately.
If you’d like me to test anything for your next developments and get my feedback, I’d be delighted to do so.