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Advance Steel

Advance Steel is specifically developed for industry professionals that require a comprehensive and completely integrated package in AutoCAD. Advance Steel is an affordable user friendly software that automates the entire structural CAD process (fabrication, erection drawings, various reports) and creates NC fabrication data in AutoCAD.

Website: http://www.cadsusa.com/


Advance Steel Suite

A powerful and user-friendly, flexible AutoCAD-based steel detailing and fabrication package. Easily produces general arrangement drawings, detailing, bills of material, and NC files. Works in all Autodesk-supported versions of AutoCAD.

Website: http://www.graitec.com/en/as.asp


Asteel

Asteel has two programs available.
Asteel 3D Modeler is a three-dimensional input tool that allows you to interactively build models of steel structures then easily produce the drawings and output required for detailing, fabrication and erection.
Asteel 2.0 is a complete detailing solution. It produces high quality shop drawings, CNC and production control data, mill orders, connection calcs, detail summaries of fitup material and more.

Website: http://www.asteel.com/


AutoSD Steel Detailing

Works with AutoCAD 14-2006 and IntelliCAD for detailing structural and miscellaneous steel. Configure the program to your detailing requirements. Beam-tobeam, beam, and vertical brace-to-column connection matching.

Website: http://www.autosd.com/index.htm


CVSPro8

CVSpro8 is a stand-alone, Windows-based program for the creation of structural steel fabrication drawings. Winner of AISC's very first Hot Product of the Year, CVSpro makes full use of Windows' power and ease while increasing a detailer's production many times over. Unlike other automated detailing programs, it does not require months to learn. That's because CVSpro8 uses a unique method that mimics the thought process detailers typically run through in their minds. In essence, the system thinks like a detailer.

Website: http://www.steeldetails.com/


DetailCAD

A software program used to detail structural steel. The user has the option to put all information into a framing plan and have the software generate details, or generate details by a piece-by-piece method..

Website: http://www.detailcad.com/index.cfm


MECH-Q Structural Steel Detailing

For AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, and IntelliCAD. Steel shapes (AISC, CISC, BHP, DIN, JIS) with weighted auto-BOM. Stairs, ladders, connections, frames, beam design, and symbols. Free demo available.

Website: http://www.asvic.com/


ProSteel 3D - DetailerPlus Lite

Designed for the Detailer who does smaller projects (a skid, stairs, platform, individual beams, smaller projects) limited to 1500 objects. Full functionality of the Full DetailerPlus version (create an intelligent 3D model, connections details, 2D output) without CNC output. Another cost effective way to enter the full-featured 3D software world and open up your detailing possibilities.

Website: http://www.strucsoftsolutions.com/


SDS/2

A 3-D computer modeling software product designed for the structural steel industry. The user creates a 3D model that is used to automatically design members and member end connections, produce shop drawings, order material, create CNC files for automated fabrication, and share data with other software products. Steel detailers, fabricators, engineers, and erectors can access the same 3D model from anywhere in the world simultaneously.

Website: http://www.dsndata.com/


Soft Steel

Fastest turn around time for shop drawings of any detailing system. All connection material detailed on separate sheets with sub-assembly marks. The cleanest, best organized, automatically composed and generated shop drawings available anywhere. Download to CNC and MIS software.

Website: http://www.softsteelinc.com/


SSDCP

AutoCAD-based product for making structural and miscellaneous steel fabrication drawings, plate-work details, anchor bolt plans, erection plans, e-sheet sections, and more. Drawings follow AISC standards. Detail beams, columns, bracing, stairs, handrails, frames, tilt-up panels, and full-size shop templates.

Website: http://www.ssdcp.com/


SteelLOGIC

A cost-effective system to create shop details of structural steel and miscellaneous metal including bills of material, cutting lists, and shipping and ordering lists. Automatic stair stringer details from stair plans.

Website: http://www.steellogic.com/


StruCad

A structural steel detailing system that puts an array of powerful modeling and detailing tools in the hands of drafting professionals, providing a productive solution for steel detailing.

Website: http://www.acecadsoftware.com/


StrucPro

2D detailing and structural drawing software for AutoCAD. Quickly generate details (steel and concrete) for erection plans, fabrication details, and shop drawings with little input and a few mouse clicks.

Website: http://www.digitalcanal.com/


Tekla Structures - Steel Detailing

The evolution of Xsteel. A structural and miscellaneous steel detailing solution that maximizes the accuracy and productivity of 3-D modeling while automatically creating shop/erection drawings, material reports, and CNC files for fabrication.

Website: http://www.tekla.com/

Software

Miscellaneous Detailing Packages

Acad Officer

17 programs in one package, 26 forms: Structural and Arch. Design/Drafting, Steel Detailing plus general AutoCAD utilities.

Website: http://www.nyacad.com/


CVSPro ToolBOX

The CVSpro ToolBOX is specially designed for detailing all the things that accompany a structural job - things like Erection plans, stairs, rails, ladders, & roof frames - directly inside AutoCAD!

Website: http://www.steeldetails.com/


SteelPLUS Detailing Bundle

SteelPLUS Detailing Bundle is an inexpensive suite of detailing and drafting applications that work with each specific AutoCAD Release 2000 through AutoCAD 2008 and AutoCAD LT. No extensive learning curve or expensive training programs to attend. SteelPLUS Detailing Bundle includes five modules from the Structural Series and three databases. The SteelPLUS Detailing Bundle offers a more productive detailing solution.

Website: http://www.softdraft.com/

Software

Other Programs

DWGgateway

Eliminate the need to upgrade AutoCAD licenses just to be able to share work and collaborate with other AutoCAD users. DWGgateway is the first free data translation plug-in that lets AutoCAD users work easily with DWG files created by any version of AutoCAD software.

Website: http://www.dwggateway.com/


DWG TrueView

Use the free DWG TrueView to accurately view, plot, and publish authentic DWG and DWF files. And now, DWG TrueView incorporates all the functionality of DWG TrueConvert. This means you can translate any AutoCAD or AutoCAD-based drawing file for compatibility.

Website: http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?id=6703438%26siteID=123112


Brava! Reader

Free Windows desktop/browser plug-in viewer for TIFF, PDF, XPS and secure CSF.

Website: http://www.bravaviewer.com/downloadreader.htm

Brava! DWG Viewer

Free Windows desktop / ActiveX software to view AutoCAD DWG/DWF/DXF and CSF.

Website: http://www.infograph.com/products/dwgviewer/


LispLink

LispLink is an advanced text editor designed to use with ALL AutoCAD customization files. LispLink was designed originally for AutoCAD 14 and has been continually updated to function with all releases of AutoCAD from 2002 through the current version. Here's one feature: It will protect and unprotect autolisp files. Those of you who like to get under the hood and do some tweaking this is the program for you.

Website: http://www.caelink.com/lisplink.htm