A structural steel reference and AutoCAD drafting tool for steel construction. View dimensions and properties. Search shapes by property values. Convert shape lists between US and metric. Based on AISC Manual of Steel Construction LRFD Third Edition.
ShapeBook with 2D3DSteel is a quick reference and parametric AutoCAD drafting application for structural steel design and detailing. ShapeBook is based on the AISC Manual of Steel Construction LRFD, 3rd Edition. Structural steel shapes are available in US Imperial and Metric units. The dynamic user interface provides fast shape selection. Shape lists can be saved to a file, and the current list and shape selection can be automatically saved when you exit and then automatically restored the next time you run ShapeBook. Your shape list and the currently selected shape are automatically converted to metric, or US Imperial, whenever the units mode is changed. You can search and select shapes using up to three different search keys, each with a separate property with minimum and maximum values. You can use the weight and surface area calculator on the selected shape to calculate total weight and surface area. All you provide is the quantity and length. 2D3DSteel 2.1 is an AutoCAD VLX application that draws steel shapes in AutoCAD 2000 thru 2005. Any of the shapes available in ShapeBook can be quickly added, in 2D or 3D, to your AutoCAD drawings. ShapeBook with 2D3DSteel is a time locked 30 day free trial. All of the program features are available during the trial period. After 30 days you will need to purchase a registration key to continue using the program.The detailing dimensions and design properties are displayed in ShapeBooks corresponding display tabs on the main dialog box. ShapeBook uses AISC criteria for determining the approximate detailing dimensions in fractional inches. The design properties are shown in decimal. The individual dimensions and properties can be copied into the clipboard and then pasted into another application. Tooltips provide helpful descriptions of all the dimensions and properties. ShapeBook provides hard copy output to your printer, all on one sheet including a diagram.
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