SteelSketch

SteelSketch generates any steel pipe and profiles

Description

SteelSketch is a SketchUp plugin that generates pipes and steel profiles extruding along linear entities or arcs.

Detailed info.

SteelSketch is availlable from the SketchUp Extension Warehouse for free.

With SteelSketch, you can:

  • Create a pipe with circular section extruding along a set of linear entites or arcs.
  • Create a pipe with rectangular section extruding along a set of linear entities 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.
  • Get the volume and the weight of the created pipes and profiles
    • 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

      • Select the entities to convert in pipes
      • Click the Create pipe icon in the SteelSketch toolbar.
      • 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)
      • Click the OK button and the program will create the pipes

      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 oen or more linear entities like line, polylines (2D or 3D) or arcs to use as baseline

      • Select the entities to convert in pipes
      • Click the Create profile icon in the SteelSketch toolbar.
      • 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
      • Click the OK button and the program will create the profiles

      How to download

      You can download this tool from the Sketchup Extension Warehouse for free