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These are assorted AutoCad related files gathered from various resources over the years. There are menus, toolbars, programs and lots of small autolisp routines that could make your detailing job a little easier. I don't guarantee these will work for you nor do I offer any support. Use at your own risk. If you have any files related to structural steel detailing and would like to share them with other detailers please contact me.

Steel

Wisey's Steel Shapes. This is a rework of Al's Steel Mill with bug fixes and added features.
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Al's Steel Mill.
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Al's Steel Mill - updated files.
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Al's Steel Mill - modified to include Australian Standard metric steel sections.
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Draws beam section from user-input.
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Draws steel channels.
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Draws pipe end cuts from standard sizes.
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Draws pipe end cuts from any two parallel lines.
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Draws a simple ladder.
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Draws grating.
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Stairs and Handrails

Automates the process of calculating and drawing stairway components in AutoCAD.
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Draw stairs in plan view based on your input parameters.
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Draws pline handrail.
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Joists

A routine that draws six versions of joist sections: pipe web, crimped angle web, 3x3 angle web, 4x4 angle web, and two types with plywood web.
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Draws a tji floor joist or steel beam with faces.
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Menus and Toolbars

Menu of Wide Flange dimensions.
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Menu of Channel dimensions.
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Menu of Pipe dimensions.
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Menu of Sheet Metal dimensions.
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Menu of Angle gages.
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Menu of Decimal equivalents.
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LLPsite Toolbar. A collection of some useful routines.
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BTN (Better Than Nothing) Toolbar. Another collection of some useful routines.
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Alphabet Toolbar. This enables the AutoCad user to use the mouse to click on the toolbar anytime a keyboard letter is required. This will work for any of the many AutoCAD commands which still make use of the standard command line prompt sequence.
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Lock Toolbars. Locks all toolbars in place.
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Masonry

Draws end section of wood or metal stud.
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Draws end section of stud. Variable length.
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Draws brick wall from end.
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Draws cmu wall from end.
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Draws reinforced concrete wall with horizontal bars inside.
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Draws a reinforced concrete beam.
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Calculators

Steel-Link Toolbox. The feet and inches calculator accepts all commonly used types of feet and inches input. The toolbox inculdes a stair solver, triangle solver, circle solver, and a steel shapes viewer. The Resource Browser is a web browser with built in links to many valuable resources for the steel construction industry.
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AutoCalc by NYacad. Program for calculations inside AutoCAD (any formats of numbers). Results of calculations can be used directly for performing AutoCAD commands: move, copy and others. Options: copy and paste numbers (decimal or architectural formats) in AutoCAD MText or Text editor; write calculations in Protocol, add comments, copy and paste contents of Protocol in any Text editor (Word or Notepad); get distances from AutoCAD and use them in calculations.
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How Far. A must have routine.
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Trig Calculator.
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A full function calculator inside AutoCad.
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Simple "feet-and-inch" calculator.
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This routine adds up all the line lengths selected. This is particularlly useful for totalling up pipe lengths, etc.
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Finds the bevel of a line.
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Finds the relative bevel of two diagonally crossed lines.
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Here's an old dos program by John T. Power. It calculates a ton of unusual structural stuff.
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Welds

Draws a basic weld symbol.
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Draws weld symbol. DCL driven.
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Miscellaneous

Useful routine for rotating sloping beams and stringers to 0 degrees.
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Draws a slotted hole at an angle.
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Draws a rafter and a roof truss (double rafter).
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Draws an elevation of a floor truss.
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