SteelGen

SteelGen generates any steel pipe and profiles

Description

SteelGen is an AutoCAD plugin that generates pipes and steel profiles extruding along linear entities, polylines or arcs.

Detailed info.

SteelGen is availlable from the Autodesk Exchange Store.

With SteelGen, you can:

  • Create a pipe with circular section extruding along a set of linear entites, polylines or arcs.
  • Create a pipe with rectangular section extruding along a set of linear entities, polylines or arcs.
  • Create a steel profile selecting the section from a great archive with all the ISO standard sizes. It extrudes the selected section along a set of linear entities, polylines or arcs.
    • Commands

      CreatePipe

      Create a pipe with circular or rectangular section.
      The command shows a window where you can select the circular or rectangular section. In function of the choose, fill the fields displayed with the section dimensions and then press OK. Then select the linear entities or arcs there to extrude the choosen profile.

      Usage

      The command needs of one or more linear entities like line, polylines (2D or 3D) or arcs to use as baseline

      • Click the Create pipe icon in the Plug-ins tab of the AutoCAD ribbonbar.
      • The program will shows the window for defining the type of the pipe section
      • Click the Rectangle on the Section type option. The program will shows the section parameters for the rectangular section:
      • Set the section measures and select the insertion point of the section respect to the selected baseline (i.e. the center)
      • Select all the entities to use as baseline for the pipes to create
      • The program will create the pipes solids


      CreateProfile

      Create a steel profile with the selected section.
      The command shows a window where you can select the section you want from the tree list where are stored all the section of the ISO satandard. When you select an item the window shows the section preview. Phen press OK and then select the linear entities or arcs there to extrude the choosen profile.

      Usage

      The command needs of one or more linear entities like line, polylines (2D or 3D) or arcs to use as baseline

      • Click the Create profile icon in the Plug-ins tab of the AutoCAD ribbonbar.
      • The program will shows the window for selecting the type of section
      • Once selected a section type the program will shows a preview in the right side of the window
      • Select all the entities to use as baseline for the profiles to create
      • The program will create the profiles solids

      GetInfo

      Retrieve all the data of the selected entities and shows them in a grid groupped by section type and size. The resulting list can be then exported in MS-Excel file format.

      Usage

      The command needs of one or more pipes or profiles created with the version 1.1.0.3 or greater.

      • Click the Get info icon in the Plug-ins tab of the AutoCAD ribbonbar.
      • Select the entities on which you want to see the informations
      • The program will shows the data in a grid window

      • If you want to export the result in a MS-Excel file click the Export button and select the output file to create

      How to download

      You can download this tool from the Autodesk Exchange App store.