Monthly Archives: July 2017


When the paper is piling up…

When the paper is piling up… when you can’t find the drawings you’re looking for… when you’re struggling to share the information on a project… STRUMIS is there to lend a helping hand.

For any project in the Steel Fabrication Industry, there is huge amount of data involved and hence data management becomes imperative. We estimate that every part or component in the Steel Factory will have over 10 pieces of documents including heat / cast references, material certificates, part drawings, assembly drawings, mill origin certificates, inspection reports, NC / CNC files and much more.

To manage this yourself is an enormous task, and can lead to an incredible amount of paper being used; which can be easily lost or misplaced.

Documents stored in STRUMIS provide evidence of documents under control. Failing to comply can cause fines, the loss of business, or damage to a business’ reputation.

The following are important aspects of document control within STRUMIS

  • Reviewing and approving documents prior to release
  • Reviews and approvals
  • Ensuring changes and revisions are clearly identified
  • Ensuring that relevant versions of applicable documents are available at their “points of use”
  • Ensuring that documents remain legible and identifiable
  • Ensuring that external documents (such as customer-supplied documents or supplier manuals) are identified and controlled
  • Preventing “unintended” use of obsolete documents

STRUMIS is not simply a tool that lets a user manage, access, track and edit information stored, along with it numerous features for Steel Fabrication management it completely eliminates the requirement for a separate data / document management software. The document management module within STRUMIS acts like an electronic cabinet that can be used to organise all paper and digital files for multiple projects being handled by the Steel Fabricator. You can combine paper to digital files and store it into a single hub after it is scanned and digital formats get imported. Web based document management software are becoming the staple of the industry and also a norm in many countries.

With STRUMIS, the fabricator has the advantage of sharing the required documents with consultants, customers and also within the team internally. As all the documents are stored on the server and not individual’s PC, it can be accessed via any computer on the network with an authorised login ID and password. There are restrictions and rules that can be set by the administrator for the documents that can be seen, edited, shared based on the designation, role and rights granted to that particular user.

To see how STRUMIS can manage your documents more effectively and efficiently visit


Only Enter Data Once With STRUMIS, No Matter How Many Pieces Of Software You Use.

STRUMIS prides itself on many things, it’s no secret that we work hard to deliver our customers world leading steel fabrication management information software.

A main aspect we take pride in is that we are able to streamline and simplify all of your projects. One way we do this is to create two-way communication between STRUMIS and 3rd party software.

This means that for key processes such as purchasing, inventory control and production tracking, the work only needs to be done once, and all the relevant information can then be synchronised in real-time between STRUMIS and compatible 3rd party systems, whether this be a company-wide ERP,  an accounting package or a timecard capture software. Beyond the time you can save using this integration there are other benefits such as reducing human errors in data entry.

Nobody wants to enter the same piece of information multiple times, in different formats, in different software, in different locations. So let STRUMIS and its integration platform do the work for you.

The STRUMIS Integration platform allows for the connectivity of external 3rd party data sources to communicate, mirror and link the data objects created or modified from within STRUMIS with any 3rd party data source real time by utilizing the SQL service message broker, and intercepting the events raised by the Notification Listener. Information created in other systems can also be imported into STRUMIS via a mapping process which validates to the xml schemas required for their business objects.

The STRUMIS Integration Platform installer comes pre-installed with a test harness, code samples and in-depth help file allowing 3rd party developers to hook into the capabilities of the Integration wrapper. The installer also includes three templates (Integration Console, Integration Service & Integration File Watcher), that we encourage 3rd party developers to use as a starting point for extending the functionality to meet any further or specific needs.

All three templates perform the same function as “engines” to start and stop the Notification Listener on the STRUMIS database. It is envisaged that the console would be used for development purposes and the service for system testing and production. The file watcher can be used to process incoming xml files located in the configurable input folders and output any outbound data into the configurable output folders.

The file watcher differs from the other two templates as no understanding of coding is needed, and it will process any inbound xml files that get copied into the input folders. Outbound xml files will only get created if you have selected ‘Notify on Insert’ or ‘Notify on Update’ against the required Business Objects in ‘System Integration Settings’ within StruMIS.

The new STRUMIS Web service architecture will slowly replace the Business Objects accessible from the Integration Platform as and when each Business Object gets exposed via the web services, eventually replacing the Integration wrapper entirely. This will further extend the Integration capabilities to end users that wish to incorporate 3rd Party notifications accessible via Web service calls in the same way allowing them to be viewed from any device that has web browser capabilities.

To see how STRUMIS can streamline and simplify your projects visit 


Structural Steel In High Demand

Led by the rebuild of Christchurch and a fast-growing Auckland, New Zealand’s construction industry is experiencing its busiest period in over 40 years, and structural steel is in high demand. Investment in innovative production methods and a modelling tool to match capacity and demand are backing this growth.

Today structural steel’s market share of the national multilevel construction market is more than 50%, and in Christchurch, due to its seismic performance, its share of the multi-level construction market has grown to almost 80%. This us up from virtually nil before the Canterbury earthquakes. The industry’s focus on innovation, particularly in steel fabrication, has driven this growth.

To see how STRUMIS can help your business with the increase in demand by streamlining and simplifying all of your steel fabrication projects visit 


Credit to the SCNZ


Advance Steel Plugin

Users of Autodesk® Advance Steel now have a more direct flow of information between Advance Steel and STRUMIS. Previously having to rely upon on the SMLX file export (previously GTCX) from Advance Steel to get the necessary information transferred to STRUMIS. This add-on outputs a BIMReview BSWX file which is native to STRUMIS reducing the number of file read errors and producing a more tailored output file.

Fabrication information can also be imported back into Advance Steel via BIMReview BSWX file where the user will be given the option to map specific attributes from the BIMReview file to fields in the Advance Steel model.


To download the free plugin please click here.