BuiltWorks and The Steel Detailer

SolidACE

BuiltWorks is an add-in application for real-time steel design within the native SOLIDWORKS environment, providing tools for 3D solid parametric modeling, analysis and design, connection detailing, and automated generation of both drawings and bills of materials.

What is BuiltWorks?


BuiltWorks is an add-in application for real-time steel design within the native SOLIDWORKS® environment, providing tools for 3D solid parametric modeling, analysis and design, connection detailing, and automated generation of both drawings and bills of materials. BuiltWorks was developed to meet the architectural, engineering, construction (AEC) and plant, process and power industries' requirements for high-performance flexible modeling tools that include extended integration capabilities.

Features
  • Axis-based grid system. Floor elevation system. Section and material database. Advanced database of standard steel sections by international standards. Material database for structural steel linked to sections.
  • Advanced possibilities to create and place BuiltWorks structural members both in part and assembly alone in a group, in array by nodes, and by selected sketch segments. Member editing individually and by group – siting, rotating, mirroring, offsetting.
  • Special features connection detailing. Member aligning, cutting by intersection or user-defined shape-reflecting priorities. Fast placing of connection plates. Standard and user-defined connections database. Solution for connection copying within the model and from other models.
  • Export/import of SOLIDWORKS® model to/from third-party structural analysis and design software like STAAD.Pro. Import of design results with parametric model update reflecting results of the analysis and design by building code requirements. Export/import of SDNF.
  • Generation of standard drawings: general arrangement, detailed fabrication and workshop drawings of steel assemblies. Generation of axis grid representation object. Automatic dimensioning between grid axis, and between general grid lines.
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SolidWorks BuiltWorks capabilities

Listed below, are some of the powerful features that BuiltWorks Professional users benefit from. With the addition of standard part libraries, utilities that will search for design errors, fasteners and tools that will automatically estimate your manufacturing costs, the capabilities are endless. If you would like to know more or have any questions, please use the box below.

SolidAce BuiltWorks

BuiltWorks is an add-in application for real-time steel design within the SolidWorks® environment. BuiltWorks (created by certified SolidWorks’ partner SolidACE) provides tools for 3D solid parametric modeling, analysis and design, connection detailing, and automated generation of both drawings and bills of materials.

BuiltWorks was developed to meet the architectural, engineering, construction (AEC) and plant, process and power industries’ requirements for high-performance flexible modeling tools that include extended integration capabilities.

BuiltWorks maintains an intelligent and true solid model-based architecture. This enables the user to create simulated 3D real-world structures containing all the information required for the design, manufacturing and construction of steelwork structures and assemblies.

Quadro Design

The Steel Detailer, by Quadro Design, is a specialized add-on to solidworks focusing on steelwork applications for the Mining, Industrial and Commercial Industries

The Steel Detailer provides parametric libraries for bolted connections and pre-designed steelwork, and it automates some of the manual processes in SolidWorks–such as allowing you to insert a model from its library that attaches to lines and parametrically updates both the model and associated drawing.

The Steel Detailer is a SolidWorks Certified GOLD Product.