Select and view parts of a model
Isolate selected elements in a work area to improve performance when working with complex models. Quickly choose selected elements in a work area and view them in the current visual style. Background data gets a much lower LOD (with only the beams axis shown).
Model-based approval workflow
Improve the review and approval process of your project by color-coding objects based on their approval status, or assign approval status manually to a document or drawing. Control the status of your project through specific parameters available for assemblies and steel connections.
Weld definition properties
User-defined or automatically generated, weld symbols using automatic steel connectors contain information in the model and on drawings, including effective throat, root opening, and more. Display them based on ISO standards automatically. Customize them to your preferences by adjusting a DWG™ file containing parameters specific to the welds.
Intelligent structural objects
Model faster using a large library of intelligent parametric structural objects, or use tools to easily create custom structural elements. Quickly model standard objects, such as trusses, bracings, purlins, and portal frames, by using wizards that guide you through each step of the creation process.
Parametric steel connections
Reduce design and modeling time with an extensive library of ready-to-use parametric steel connections. The connections in the library are parametric; changes to any structural member’s size automatically adjust the connection’s size.
Built-in steel connection design engine
Validate connections by checking compliance with American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) or Eurocodes 3 (EC3) standards. Obtain a printable report of calculations based on the formulas used.
Stairs, railings, and cage ladders
Use wizards to generate more accurate straight and spiral stairs, straight and curved railings, and cage ladders. Then, easily modify their properties by using a large selection of customizable parameters.
Sheet metal and folded plate work
Use dedicated commands to create complex sheet metal designs such as folded, twisted, or conical metal plates. Create unfolded shop drawings, complete with folding line, bending direction, folding angles, and dimensions, that include CNC data for fabrication.