SolidAce – 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.

Developed to meet the Architectural, Engineering, Construction (AEC) and Plant,

  • Axis based Grid System. Floor elevation system. Section and material database. Advanced database of Standard Steel Sections by international standards. Material database for structural stell linked to sections.
  • Advanced possibilities to create and place BuiltWorks Structural Members both in Part and Assembly as single ones, in group, in array by nodes, and by selected sketch segments. Members editing individually and by group – siting, rotating, mirroring, offsetting.
  • Special features connection detailing. Members aligning, cutting by intersection or user defined shape reflecting priorities. Fast placing of connection plates. Standard and User defined Connections database. Solution for connections 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.
  • BuiltWorks uses embedded SOLIDWORKS and add in modelling tools that facilitate the creation of a 3D parametric model of a structure under design by using SOLIDWORKS Weldment and BuiltWorks Structural members both in Part and Assembly.
  • BuiltWorks has flexible tools for the modelling of member connections including rule definitions engine by setting relations, aligning, cutting, placing connection plates and fasteners. BuiltWorks contains standard connections libraries, easily expanded by new customised solutions.
  • BuiltWorks ensures the direct and seamless bi-directional integration between the SOLIDWORKS graphics environment and SOLIDWORKS Simulation for the FE analysis of steel structure in addition to leading third party Structural analysis and design application like STAAD.Pro and others.
  • BuiltWorks as a software product was developed to meet the AEC, Structural and Plant industries requirements for high performance flexible and versatile tools that include extended integration capabilities to leading CAD/CAE,CAM Software.
  • BuiltWorks allows user controlled and automatic generation of design stage general arrangement drawings, detailed fabrication drawings of steel assemblies’ as well as component workshopdrawings and
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