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Frame Generator Improvements for Structural Steel Modelling and Detailing

Status: New Idea
by Active Contributor hagiographa on ‎11-06-2013 03:29 PM

I would like to see the following new features in Frame Generator please:


1. Ability to add standard cleat plates and bracing (connections) that automatically drill holes in beams, columns.  I would also like these to be automatically detailed in shop drawings - similar to AutoCad SD or ProSteel.


2. Ability to not only trim one member to another, but to specify cope size, height, length, radius and depth.  Once again, these automatically generated features should auto dimension for shop drawings.


3. A marking plan grid that is customisable with spacing and that has the option of visible/opacity/invisible.  Have an option so that the columns placed at the grid reference eg. A1 can be used in generating the part number so you can easily tell where each column goes (as connections may differ on each column). 


This last one is a wish:


4. Included iLogic Stair Generator using Australian Standard PFCs, treads (Webforge or Weldlok) and stanchions (Monowills) that conform to AS1657.



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