Steelwork with SOLIDWORKS

SolidSteel parametric is a parametric 3D CAD steelwork solution, integrated into SOLIDWORKS by 100%. Using the powerful and user-friendly functions for constructions, there are no limits to your creativity. The software is not branch-specific and can be used for classic steelwork, as well as for plant and mechanical engineering.

Create complex steel constructions fast and efficient, including the typical steel connections. With SolidSteel parametric even complex connection types can be created with a few clicks and all connected beams will be extended, shortened or modified. Of course fully automatic and conforming to standards.

Integration

SolidSteel parametric for SOLIDWORKS is not just a software solution for steelwork. It is integrated into SOLIDWORKS by 100%.

In the case of the user interface of SolidSteel parametric we adopted the way of the standard SOLIDWORKS user interfaces. So the user will not notice, that he is working with a third party software product.

With many functions its much faster to select several objects in only one step. Our new multi select function support makes the construction process faster, much easier and more comfortable.

For placing profiles we added a new preview function. After selecting the system line, the virtual profile will be visible immediately. Now you can change the position of the profile and the type. After clicking apply, the profile will be finally placed.

typical steel connections

For the construction process, comfort was very important for us. With SolidSteel parametric for SOLIDWORKS, typical steel connections like end plates, gusset plates or frame corners are not just placed within seconds. For example the intelligent selection of the software provides the correct end plate for the selected profile. Therefor different libraries like DAST are available which can be extended ad lib.

Additional to the usual end plates, there is the possibility to add clip angle connections of I beams to the construction. If the flange of the transverse beam hits the flange of the main beam, a typical steel notch will be placed at the transverse beam. The main connection is made with clip angles which will be screwed together with both parts. This connection type is a standard DAST connection, too.

With the frame corners, SolidSteel parametric provides the possibility to implement very complex connections between steel beams. The frame corners are available in different types. All frame corners have in common, that a complex assembly with many different parts will be created automatically with only one function. Of cause this assembly in integrated into SolidSteel parametric by 100%.


Coming soon!

SolidSteel parametric for SOLIDWORKS will be available in second quarter 2018. But we will keep you up to date about the current development status. Just register for the SolidSteel parametric Newsletter. Free of charge and without any obligation. After the registration you will receive periodically information about steelwork & SOLIDWORKS.