Qnect is here for you. If you’d like to call and speak with an engineer, call us during business hours eastern time at (413) 387-4375. To email a question or suggestion, simply fill out the form on the contact tab.
Log into Qnect at www.Qnect.com/sign-in/ or sign up for a QuickQnect account, then hit the download button. It will walk you through the setup process and when completed, you’ll have a “Q” on your Tekla toolbar that includes our 1,2,3 buttons – everything you’ll need to use QuickQnect.
For pricing, please fill out the “Get a Free Quote” form below or call 413-387-4375.
Setting up your project preferences
Preference setting is a key element for your savings. Preferences create the rules for our software to design the perfect Qnections for your company. Once your company’s preferred settings are selected, it is easy to copy them (from the dashboard) to a new job. We’re always here to assist with preference settings, whether its matching the EOR standards for mandated jobs, or selecting the settings that best match the fabricator’s shop and equipment.
Approximately half of your savings will come from Preference Optimization or “P+Op”. By running your job 10 or more times, you will be able to compare the cost of different bolt sizes and different connection types.
If it is a “mandated” job where the Engineer mandates all of the connection standards, then QuickQnect can easily mimic the mandated standards. You could also choose to get an override from the Engineer for all Qnect connections. This is commonly done and will add significantly to the optimization savings total.
Approximately half of your savings will come from Bolt Optimization or “B+Op”. QuickQnect will use your priority bolt sizes (up to three) and will try to make the most efficient connections allowable by AISC engineering requirements. Our computer algorithms may give you vertical spacings of 3”, 3.5”, 4”, 4.5”, 5”, 5.5”, or 6”. You can limit it to the conventional 3” or to any subset with simple selections.
You should expect anywhere from 20-50% reduction in the number of bolts, bolt holes, time for bolting, machine use, skilled laborers needed, and erection time.
QuickQnect automatically recognizes “doubler” requirements (need to reinforce the web due to a cope). Qnect offers a doubler report so you can see exactly which members required doublers. Now, you can act very early on to upsize the beam or reduce the load, thereby eliminating the doubler condition. The Doubler Report will indicate the maximum load for each affected member in order to eliminate the doublers.
Because QuickQnect can deliver a fully optimized 3D model so quickly (1,000 ton building in 15 minutes as an example), you can connect every project in the estimating stage to give you a more accurate material take off and a sense of the optimization savings possible before submitting your bid. You can enter your own cost numbers on our website or you can send a KSS file through your shop workflow software.
Revisions and Cost Management
In addition to help with WINNING JOBS at the estimation stage, REDUCING COSTS with Bolt Optimization, Preference Optimization, Doubler Optimization, Qnect also offers almost instant REVISIONS. You are able to connect revisions with the same great speed and flexible preferences without waiting for the Connection Engineer.
Qnect will help run projects efficiently. The consistency of QuickQnect is truly a beautiful thing, no matter where the project is being detailed, Qnect provides consistent quality, flexibility and peace of mind. Our preference selection fields ask the important questions that can sometimes be missed or not considered, to keep you on time and out of trouble.
Engineering and Detailing Tips
It’s important to understand the power of QuickQnect and also its limitations. Before Qnecting your model, please read through “How to prepare your model” to give instructions to our software for erectability, equipment specificity, etc. We are always adding more connection types, and there will always be some “specials” that must be detailed conventionally.
Privacy and Project Data
Qnect does not share any user data with anyone. Your data is safeguarded by secure Amazon cloud servers and commercial security protocols. Please contact us to learn more about the depth and rigor of our security policy.
Uploading Your Models
Qnect keeps your data secure. Within 48 hours, we will have the full results of what your connection material costs were, using your own preferences and the QuickQnect optimized, lowest cost joint configuration. Upload your model to Qnect’s Hightail space.
Qnect Demo featuring Bolt and Preference Optimization (13:17)
Tips and Tricks: Setting Up Your Project (5:47)
Tips and Tricks: Optimization for $60/ton avg. savings (5:50)
Tips and Tricks: One Minute Moment Connections (1:18)
Qnect Preference Optimization (1:06)
Qnect Optimizes Construction Projects (1:26)